Friday has arrived, and that means it is time for another freeroll fantasy hoops contest tonight on DraftStreet.com.
For those of you who know the drill, here is the link.
For those of you new to these contests, here is how it works.
You start with an imaginary salary cap of $100,000, and you have to choose a lineup of eight players — two centers, two forward, two guards and two utility players — from the players who are in action tonight. (LeBron James carries the highest price tag tonight — $20,868, and Melvin Ely of Charlotte has the lowest — $2,101.).
You get 2 points for every steal and blocked shot your team produces, 1.5 points for every assist, 1.25 points for every rebound and 1 point for every point scored. You lose a half-point for every missed field goal attempt and missed free throw, and you lose 1 point for every turnover.
The top seven finishers get paid from the $350 prize pool, and DraftStreet will send you the money via Pay Pal, snail mail or anything in between. Many players also will receive a follow-up e-mail from DraftStreet offering a bonus if you make a deposit to play in their nightly cash games (and it’s not just basketball. They have fantasy baseball, golf, and football when that sport is in season).
Now that you know the rules, click here to enter tonight’s contest.
Our prolific fantasy writer, Kent Williams, dispenses DraftStreet advice every morning in his Fantasy Spin column, and he has become quite adept at winning.
As this is a fantasy contest, it is a game of skill and not a game of chance, and thus is legal unless you live in Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Vermont or Puerto Rico, in which case you should contact your state assemblyman or write a letter to your Governor.