|A group of Fantasy Teams will comprise a
Fantasy League. Some leagues are perpetual, where teams continue year after year with the
same owners and players. These are comonly referred to as "Keeper" leagues.
|Fans will draft actual NBA players onto their
Fantasy Teams, the number of players allowed varies but usually ranges from 12-14, and
after the Draft this group of players will be referred to as a Team Roster. Some leagues
also use Player Salaries and a Salary Cap to further restrict Fantasy Teams which in turn
adds more realism.
|Each NBA player has a set annual salary, with
the combined salary of all a team's players equating to a Team Payroll.
|Team's are only allowed to spend up to a
certain amount of money on Team Payroll's, the Salary Cap is that limit. This limit is
recalculated annually in July.
|Each Team Roster should have at least two
players, a Starter and a Backup, that qualify to play each position.
|Player's usually only qualify to play the same
Basketball position that they play in real life. The positions are Center, Power Forward,
Small Forward, Shooting Guard, and Point Guard. In some cases players will qualify at more
than one position, as they may play more than one position in the NBA.
|Each Fantasy League sets up a Season Schedule
defining which Fantasy team will play a game each week and against whom. Before each game,
each Fantasy team will submit their list of players that will be Starting for their
Fantasy team in that game, and in some leagues a list of Backup players. These are
referred to as Lineups.
|Each lineup should include one player at each
position, whose actual NBA statistics will be used to calculate the team's score, these
are your Starters. In some leagues a list of Backup players at each position will also be
sent. These player's NBA statistics will be used in case of an injury to a Starting player
at the same position.
|Actual NBA Player's statistics will determine
a Fantasy team's final scores, and ultimately whether you win or lose, so if your players
perform well your team will consequently perform well. One of the basic scoring systems is
one Fantasy Point for each Point Scored, Rebound, and Assist by an NBA player.
|Each Fantasy game will match one Fantasy
team's Lineup against another Fantasy team's. The actual statistics from the NBA players
submitted on their lineups will be calculated, and the Fantasy team with the most points
wins that Fantasy game.
|Most leagues will have a Regular Season, after
which the teams with the most games won will face off in a Playoff System to determine the