NBA fantasy basketball

is hella fun. i'm just getting my feet wet this year, but i'm not doing too badly overall; my team's in 2nd place, a little more than halfway through the season. the best team in my league this year is run by a guy who goes by the handle "kg'smydaddy"; his winning percentage is a little better than mine, 88.5% to my 82.3%. this is prob'ly gonna change this week, as we're matched up for the 2nd of 3 times this season. at least two of the other teams in the league are abandoned, as far as i can tell; most of their eligible players sit on the bench, and whoever plays against them that week gets an easy win across the board.

for anyone unfamiliar with fantasy basketball, there are a lot of different rules depending on your league setup. for my first year trying out fantasy sports, i chose a league that was fairly easy to follow. each fantasy team totals the stats of their players in 5 categories: points, assists, steals, blocks, and TTL rebounds (both offensive and defensive). each category where your team outscores your opponent's counts as a win, for a total of 5 wins, losses, or ties per week, in any combination. my teams stands at 53-11-1, and the #1 team at 57-7-1. if i beat that team across the board this week (highly unlikely) i'd be #1, at 58-11-1, while the other dropped to 57-12-1. chances are it'll be a split decision though; if i had to guess it'd be something along the lines of my team going 2-3 this week.

still, there are at least 5 teams in the league that are actively pursuing their league play, so 2nd (so far) out of 5 still isn't bad, for a first timer.

the last two weeks of the regular season are for all the marbles; the top seed (#1) team plays the 4th seed in the semifinals, while the #2 and #3 teams duke it out. the winners of those 2 games go on to the finals. at the moment it looks like i'll be the #2 seed, if everything holds true to form, and the #3 seed is likely to be one of two teams, against both of which i have a record of 7-3 so far. it looks fairly good for a trip to the championship for ol' inf- though i have to admit the odds are against me winning it all- at least as of this moment. you never know, players get hurt, etc. i could tank and go in the toilet tomorrow (can't today, all the action for my team's done hehehehe).

when the season gets done i plan on posting the highly elaborate spreadsheet that's grown up over the course of the season; i keep a running record of all my players' stats, including the ones i waived, for comparison (i may not have made a lot of personnel moves, but i made good ones) and it helps me decide who to put in when i have to choose between players on any given day. overall i'm prob'ly a little slow to waive players- i keep rooting for the guys i've got, rather than jumping ship early. actually, i'm contemplating dropping my bottom guy right now.....we'll see. Loren likes the guy....and he's a Sonic player i like too- so it makes it a little harder to let him go. but business is business dammit! [grinz].

ok i'm out for now. housework calls....and FOOD!


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