What is ABA Basketball Fantasy?

ABA Basketball Fantasy is a real-time simulation game that allows users to show their skills in creating virtual basketball teams consisting of players who take part in the 2017/18 ABA League season. Each ABA Basketball Fantasy team will consist of 10 players at a time. An ABA Basketball Fantasy team's weekly score will be based on the official index rating of all 10 players and the success of their teams in the real ABA League games. ABA Basketball Fantasy will be played during ABA League Regular Season only. The weekly and cumulative scores of all participating ABA Basketball Fantasy teams will determine rankings.

DURATION

ABA Basketball Fantasy will start on 29 September and will last until the final date of the ABA League Regular Season. Participants may register teams at any time from the launch of the 2017/18 ABA Basketball Fantasy through the Regular Season.

RESTRICTIONS

ABA League employees and all paid collaborators may play the game but are not eligible to win any prizes. Should any of the above-mentioned win a prize, this would go to the next-ranked team.

COMPETITION SYSTEM

Each registered user may create ten (10) teams only. Each team will have an initial budget of 350 credits and must put together a team with ten (10) players distributed as follows:

  • 2 point guards
  • 4 shooting guards and small forwards
  • 4 power forwards and centers
A team with less than ten (10) players on its roster once the weekly playing cycle begins will not be a valid team. Such teams will receive no score for that week. Each team will be allowed to substitute three (3) players per week. The substitution period begins immediately after first match of previous round starts and will expire 15 minutes before the start of the next round's first game.

SCORES

Each official ABA League player will get his own ABA Basketball Fantasy score for each and every ABA League game in which he officially plays one second or more. His score will be the equivalent of his official ABA League statistical valuation in that game, plus a 10% bonus when his ABA League team wins. The bonus will not be applied if a player receives an index rating of zero (0) or lower.

Players who do not appear in a game will receive a ABA Basketball Fantasy score of zero (0) for that week.

The score of each ABA Basketball Fantasy team is obtained adding the individual scores of its ten (10) players, negative scores included. Each ABA Basketball Fantasy team will have a weekly score and, starting the second week, an accumulated score. New weekly and accumulated standings for all ABA Basketball Fantasy teams will be published after the conclusion of each round of ABA League Regular Season.

TEAM MANAGEMENT

A starting budget of 350 credits for the purchase of 10 players is available to each new ABA Basketball Fantasy team.

The price of players may rise or fall after the season begins, depending on their average index ratings in ABA League games and the success of their teams. Index rating points will be applied to each player's price in credits at a rate of one to four (1 index rating point = 4 credits). The same rate will be applied to the 10% bonus for players with positive index ratings in weeks when their teams win official ABA League games. A player's price may not go up or down more than 15% from one week to the next, although his average index rating may keep his price rising or falling. No player's price can fall below 5 credits. There is no maximum price in credits for a player.

Before the start of the ABA League season, players may be bought and sold freely up to the limit of 10 players and 350 total credits per team. After the start of the season, no more than three (3) players per ABA Basketball Fantasy team may be bought or sold, according to their current price in credits, between the two rounds. All substitutions must be made at least 15 minutes before the start of the first ABA League match of the round. After that, the teams will be locked until the end of the last game of the round.

If fewer than 350 credits are spent at the time of creating a ABA Basketball Fantasy team, the extra credits remain available for use in the future. The worth of a ABA Basketball Fantasy team may rise above 350 credits due to increases in the value of that team's players.

STANDINGS

The ABA Basketball Fantasy will calculate and publish the following standings each week:

  • Top score, current week: (ABA Basketball Fantasy eams ranked according to score totals for their 10 players in one week.)
  • Top score, overall: (ABA Basketball Fantasy teams ranked according to accumulated score totals for all weeks played to date.)
  • Most points: (ABA Basketball Fantasy teams ranked according to accumulated points scored by their players in ABA League games.)
  • Most rebounds: (ABA Basketball Fantasy teams ranked according to accumulated rebounds collected by their players in ABA League games.)
  • Most three-pointers made: (ABA Basketball Fantasy teams ranked according to accumulated three-pointers made by their players in ABA League games.)
  • Most assists: (ABA Basketball Fantasy teams ranked according to accumulated assists made by their players in ABA League games.)
  • All standings will be accessible generally and by country.

TIE-BREAKERS

If two or more ABA Basketball Fantasy teams are tied in any weekly standings, the tie will be broken according to the following criteria and in this particular order.

  1. The team with fewer credits spent on its team that week will be ranked highest. If the tie remains unbroken, then:
  2. The highest-ranked team in the overall standings will be ranked highest. If the tie remains unbroken, then:
  3. The team with the most unused credits will be ranked highest. If the tie remains unbroken, then:
  4. A draw will be declared.

If two teams are tied in any of the general standings of the ABA Basketball Fantasy, the tie will be broken according to the following criteria and in this particular order.

  1. The team with the best average of index rating points per game will be ranked highest. If the tie remains unbroken, then:
  2. The team with the most unused credits will be ranked highest. If the tie remains unbroken, then:
  3. The tied team with the better cumulative score after deducting the single worst week for each will be ranked highest. If the tie remains unbroken, then:
  4. A draw will be declared.

IMPORTANT

Participation in ABA Basketball Fantasy shall not be deemed to include any right to compensation of any kind. Users can be banned at any time if it is found out that they are cheating. Participation and prizes are given at the sole discretion of ABA Liga j.t.d., which retains the right to cancel ABA Basketball Fantasy with no previous warning for any reason of its choosing. Moreover, the organization will have the right to interpret and/or modify all or any part of these rules as it deems appropriate.

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