Want to win $100,000 on Opening Night? Read this

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Fantasy basketball season is upon us, which for some of us is better than the basketball season itself. And on Oct. 29, DraftKings is conducting a contest you won’t want to miss — with a cool $100,000 going to the first-place finisher. For those who are accustomed to the old school types of fantasy leagues, we implore you to give this a try. You get to pick a new team every night. You can play every night. You get paid the following

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DraftStreet Fantasy Spin, May 30, 2014: Shame on Matt Bonner

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Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet’s two-day NBA playoff fantasy leagues Yeah, I really felt like the smart guy yesterday evening when I got on the computer immediately after hearing that Matt Bonner was starting and added him to my lineups. It enabled me to drop Steven Adams and Kawhi Leonard and and a third superstud, Kevin Durant, to a team that already included Russell Westbrook, LeBron James and Tony Parker. I was not the

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DraftStreet Fantasy Spin, May 29, 2014: Will LeBron James bounce back?

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Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet’s two-day NBA playoff fantasy leagues We get three more nights of fantasy basketball, and maybe more. Thank you, Indiana Pacers — and you, too, LeBron James, for passing instead of shooting on that final possession. That is the only thing I am saying thank you to James for, because I keyed most of my fantasy teams toward having him on them, and he produced the lowest-scoring playoff game of

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DraftStreet Fantasy Spin, May 28, 2014: Last Call?

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Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet’s two-day NBA playoff fantasy leagues This will be the final fantasy column I will write this season, if — and that is a big if — the Miami Heat win tonight in Game 5 against the Indiana Pacers. If that is indeed the case, I will walk away triumphant. In the Monday-Tuesday contests that I entered, I finished in 2nd place in two of them _  a $2 entry-fee

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DraftStreet Fantasy Spin, May 27, 2014: The Birdman Effect

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Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet’s two-day NBA playoff fantasy leagues Monday was a tough day to be playing fantasy hoops if you were not plugged in. Contestants who had Chris “Birdman” Andersen on their rosters got a rude surprise not long before tipoff — Andersen’s wings were clipped by a deep left thigh bruise, and he sat out Game 4 as Miami took a 3-1 lead over Indiana.

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DraftStreet Fantasy Spin, May 26, 2014: Winning Ugly Can Happen

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Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet’s two-day NBA playoff fantasy leagues It usually takes about 250 DraftStreet points to win a two-day fantasy contest. You get 1 point f0r each point your players score, 1.25 points for every rebound, 1.5 points for each assist, and 2 points for every blocked shot and steal. Turnovers cost you 1 point, and missed shots take away a half-point. I have been playing heavily and writing about it for

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DraftStreet Fantasy Spin, May 22, 2014: How I won $250 without finishing first

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Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet’s two-day NBA playoff fantasy leagues No, I do not have another first-place triumph story to tell you. I have a third-place triumph story to tell you. My ship came in again last night, and it was piloted by Danny Green. The Spurs guard hit seven 3-pointers in San Antonio’s 35-point rout of Oklahoma City, and I now have enough cash to take Mallory Edens out for a nice dinner.

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DraftStreet Fantasy Spin: May 20, 2014: Preparing for Game 2s

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Click on this banner to sign up for DraftStreet’s two-day NBA playoff fantasy leagues Finishing 20th out of 75 participants brought me no solace. And no money. Today, like the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder, I will hit the reset button. But first, an autopsy of the past 48 hours is in order. I have been operating on the studs and duds theory of fantasy basketball, and the duds I picked to fill out my lineups the past

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