Our fantasy draft was postponed twice because of Hurricane Sandy, and by the time everyone got their lights back on and their acts together, the commissioner deemed it too late to conduct an auction.
First time in 20 years I have not had a fantasy team.
But you know what? I don’t miss it.
I have evolved as a fantasy player, and my days of waiting impatiently for an e-mail or a phone call to discuss a proposed trade are over. In this day and age, who has time to wait? We all want instant gratification, and it ain’t just the young folks.
For example, if this type of gratification was being made available to you, would you jump at it?
It is a pertinent question, and not just because the most beautiful woman in China is sending me these types of pictures. I would half to fly halfway around the world to get a better look at the young lady pictured above, and that type of gratification isn’t instant enough for me. Not without certain guarantees. (More on “Jenny” in the days/weeks ahead).
So with no roto league, no airline ticket to China and little daylight to keep me going, I at least have this Web site to run and my daily roto games to play in.
I am happy to announce that we have partnered back up with DraftStreet, which hosted our fantasy freerolls all of last season.
We are doing our first DraftStreet freeroll tonight, and I encourage you sign up. You get to pick a team of two centers, two forwards, two guards and two utility players, and their numbers over the course of the evening will determine whether you get a piece of the $300 prize pool.
I’ll give you the rules in a nutshell: You get a point for every point your player scores, you lose a half-point for every shot he misses — including free throws. steals and blocks are worth 2 points each, assists are worth 1.5 points apiece, and rebounds are worth 1.25 points apiece. You lose a point for every turnover.
After you have signed up for the freeroll, you can choose to enter cash games by making a deposit through PayPal or with a debit/credit card. DraftStreet is pretty generous with their deposit bonuses, by the way.
They also serve both the rich and the not-so-rich. For example, you can enter a $2 tournament that pays $200 to the winner, or you can enter a $215 tournament (only 25 entries allowed) that pays $1,800 to whoever finishes in first place.
There are tons of league with price ranges in between, and I have taken a liking to the $11 entry tournaments each night that pay the top 10 finishers, with $300 for first place and $210 for second place. (Michael Kidd-Gilchrist kept me out of the money last night).
So go ahead and take the plunge, and sign up for the freeroll. And then go to the next step, and play every night, like me. Maybe you will get lucky and start getting enticing photo messages from the likes of Jenny. She is pictured again after the jump.