Mr. Sports Basketball Rules

Leagues
Pro Leagues

Pro Leagues are recommended for those people who are new to Fantasy Basketball. One Pro League will be a Father and Son League.

Makeup: A 1 year league consisting of 12 teams in 2 divisions (6 teams per division)
Fee: $160 (no hidden costs)
Prizes:

  • 1st Place - $600 cash
  • 2nd Place - $150 cash
  • 3rd & 4th Place - $50 off another team.
Major Leagues

Major League Teams are recommended for people who like to build from year to year.

Makeup: A continuous league consisting of 12 teams in 2 divisions (6 teams per division) in which 3-4 of 14 players are retained for the following year.
Fee: $160 (no hidden costs)
Prizes:

  • 1st Place - $600 cash
  • 2nd Place - $150 cash
  • cash 3rd & 4th Place - $50 off another team.
Veteran Leagues

Veteran Leagues are recommended for people who want more prize money and who like to start from scratch each year.

Makeup: A 1 year league consisting of 12 teams in 2 divisions (6 teams per division)
Fee: $240 (no hidden costs)
Prizes:

  • 1st Place - $1000 cash
  • 2nd Place - $250 cash
  • 3rd & 4th Place - $50 off another team.
Expert Leagues

Expert Leagues are recommended for people who want more prize money and who like to build year after year.

Makeup: A continuous league consisting of 12 teams in 2 divisions (6 teams per division) in which 3-4 of 14 players are retained for the following year.
Fee: $240 (no hidden costs)
Prizes:

  • 1st Place - $1000 cash
  • 2nd Place - $250 cash
  • 3rd & 4th Place - $50 off another team.
Champion Leagues

Champion Leagues are for people who are very serious about Fantasy Basketball and want serious prize money.

Makeup: A 1 year league consisting of 12 teams in 2 divisions (6 teams per division)
Fee: $350 (no hidden costs)
Prizes:

  • 1st Place - $2000 cash
  • 2nd Place - $500 cash
  • 3rd & 4th Place - $100 off another team.
League Make-up

Each team plays 8 games against teams in their division and 7 games against teams outside their division for a total of 82 games played.

The regular season is 17 weeks long. The playoffs are the following 4 weeks.

The All-Star week will be an off week for games, trades, and transactions.

In the continuous leagues, the 4 playoff teams retain 3 players. The non-playoff teams retain 4 players.

The roster size is 15 players in ALL leagues.

The pick order for the redraft will be based on team records through week 12. This will prevent teams from trying to “tank� to get a better pick position. If a team makes the playoffs they will automatically pick between 9-12.

Tanking

Losing on purpose or "Tanking" will not be permitted under ANY circumstances.

Negligence is not tanking. If someone is not paying attention and doesn't make lineup changes, it is not considered tanking.

If someone is caught blatantly tanking, they will be penalized and will not be able to change their lineup for the rest of the season.

It is up to the members of each league to monitor and alert the Commissioner of anyone trying to lose on purpose.

Draft

The Draft will consist of 15 rounds in which each team picks once per round.

The team that picks first in the 1st round, picks last in the 2nd, 3rd. The team that picks last in the 1st round picks first in the 2nd, 3rd. After the 3rd round it inverts every round.

The draft order is determined by random envelope selection.

The Draft is conducted via call-in conference number. It takes roughly two hours. Online drafting is coming in the 2020 season.

NOTE: There is no cost for the phone draft.

Player Positions

Each player counts at one position for the entire season (CF,C,F,GF,G) .

These positions are determined before the draft.

Players can earn a new position by starting 7 games at the new position.

Scoring System

The Scoring is as follows:

  • 1 point per point scored
  • 1 point per rebound
  • 1 point per assist
  • 1 point per blocked shot
  • 1 point per steal
  • -1 point per turnover
Weekly Lineup

Every week your starting line-up includes:

  • 2 Forwards, 1 Center, and 2 Guards
  • Each team starts up to 12 backups:
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Backup Forward
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Backup Center
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Backup Guard
  • Backups are not required at all 12 positions.
Weekly Scoring

Your two forwards combine for 10 games played. If they play less than 10 games, then the scores from the 1st backup forward fill in for those games missed. If your 1st backup forward plays more games than games needed, then you divide by the number of games played by that forward and insert the average for every game needed.

For example, Ben Simmons and Kevin Durant are your starting forwards. They played in 8 games. Your backup forward Julius Randal played in 4 games and scored 129 points. Since Julius played more games than games needed, you divide 129 by 4 and get the average of 32.25 points per game. So, Julius scores 64.50 or 64 points rounded down. Under this scenario, it did not matter what the 2nd backup scored, since he was not needed.

The 2nd backups only count if the 1st backup did not fulfill the games needed.

Your center counts for 5 games played. The same principle applies for your backup center.

Your two guards combine for 10 games played. The same rules apply for the backup guards as for the backup forwards.

Wins and Losses

To determine wins and losses, your total score for the week is compared to the total score for all the teams you played. Those you outscored, you defeated. Those that outscored you, defeated you.

The winner in the case of a tie will be the team with the highest scoring player.

If the highest scoring players are also tied, the winner is the team with the second highest scoring player. If the two teams are still tied, then the winner is the team with the third highest, etc.

Deadlines

By the first game on Monday, your full weekly line-up must be left on the Mr. Sports web site.

Trades are due by Friday Midnight Eastern Time on the web site.

Round 1 of Transactions are due by Thursday Midnight Eastern Time on the web site.

Round 2 of Transactions are due by Saturday Midnight Eastern Time on the web site.

Trades

Once two teams agree on the trade then each person must submit the trade to the Mr. Sports web site. If the trade is not identical it does not go through.

There is no trading limit. No cash or "player to be named later" trades will be allowed.

There will be no trade committee.

You MUST waive a player if your roster is going to exceed the 15 player limit.

You are not allowed to trade players that you just received that week.

The Trade Deadline is midnight EST on Sunday of Week 14.

Waivers / Free Agents

You can pick up ONLY two players per week.

For each round of pickups, if two teams want the same player, the team with the worst record gets him, with a tie breaker going to the team with the lowest average.

If a player is waived to complete a trade or waived in round 1 transactions, he is available to be picked up the same week. If a player is waived for a transaction for round 2, he is not available to be picked up until the following week.

Transactions can be made through the League Finals.
For the playoffs, a transaction period will be available during the second week of the 1st and 2nd round for ALL teams in continuous leagues and playoff teams ONLY in one year leagues.

Playoffs

After 17 weeks of play, the top team in each division and the two top teams that did not win the divisions advances to the playoffs.

If two teams have the same win total, the tie-breaker is scoring average, then head-to-head record.

The 4 playoff teams are seeded based on record with 1 playing 4, and 2 playing 3. These teams play each other during weeks 18 and 19.

The higher seed gets 1 point per difference in total scoring average before the playoff round starts.

A wild card team cannot have home field over a divisional winner, even if they have the better average.

If two teams are tied after the two weeks the winner is the team with the highest contributing player over the 2 weeks. If still tied, then second highest, etc.

If the team with the higher seed has the worst average, there is no advantage for either team in the Finals.

The two winning teams play during weeks 20 and 21 of the season with the highest scorer declared champion of the league

The same tie breaking rules apply to the Finals as in the semi-finals.

Discounts and Other Info

For every additional team that you purchase, you get $10 off the previous team, up to a maximum of $30 off per team.

There is a $20 credit given to the team with the highest score overall each week.

The Commissioner has the right to remove any owner from the service if he feels the owner is a disruptive force to the integrity of the league; i.e. tanking, bad behaviour, etc.

There will be no refunds of any kind.

Mr. Sports will withhold an $80 deposit for current Major League teams and a $120 deposit for current Expert League teams from winnings accumulated during the Basketball Season. Any winnings earned will be used first to fill the deposits. The deposit is non-refundable should the owner drop the aforementioned team or teams.

Any customer who has not FULLY paid for all of his/her basketball teams will not have access to his/her teams.

Hall of Fame

To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, an owner must accumulate 150 points over his or her career.

The Hall of Fame Scoring is as follows:

  • Conference Winner=5 points
  • Wild Card=3 points
  • League Runner Up=10 points
  • League Champion=15 points
  • Team of the Week=1 point

For being ranking in the Top 20 in Total is scored as follows:

  • 1st=20 points
  • 2nd=19 points
  • 3rd=18 points
  • 4th=17 points
  • 5th=16 points
  • 6th=15 points
  • 7th=14 points
  • 8th=13 points
  • 9th=12 points
  • 10th=11 points
  • 11th=10 points
  • 12th=9 points
  • 13th=8 points
  • 14th=7 points
  • 15th=6 points
  • 16th=5 points
  • 17th=4 points
  • 18th=3 points
  • 19th=2 points
  • 20th=1 point