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  • Lebron James/Kobe Bryant) have the ball in the hands more and are more likely to make mistakes with it, but in my opinion this adds alot of room in the game for strategy and doesn't make the game straight forward, helping to make the game less boring
  • So in my opinion Yahoo has gone to great lengths to make their game flexible for the enjoyment of more people
  • I personally play in public and private leagues because I enjoy the different scoring and size settings which they offer which means that every league I play in is different, and technically is a different game
  • The interface and ease of use of the draft window and team/league pages make for a smooth and hassle free experience

    • by Andrew
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      This is a review for the Fantasy Basketball game, the Yahoo! Fantasy Sports version. Like most fantasy sports games, this is a website-based game.

      Yahoo are one of the earliest places online which offered Fantasy Basketball. I have played since the 2004-05 NBA season.

      The most exciting part of the game is the very start, which is the draft. In a public league, all the managers (players) are randomised and take turns to draft players, once a player is drafted by a manager they can’t be drafted by another. What sets Yahoo apart from other websites which offer fantasy basketball is the ease of use of the draft window. There is a window for the other teams, the draft order and the actual list of players to be drafted which is sortable by position.


      Yahoo recently updated their draft window and it looks superb. The combination of ease of use with vibrant colors and sounds make the draft one of the most exciting times of the fantasy basketball season and enhances the gameplay, setting the tone for the rest of the NBA season.

      Public leagues are 12 teams big, and score via 9 categories. These are all positive stats, except for turnovers, which is a negative stat. Some may not like that turnovers are counted because generally the better players (ie. Lebron James/Kobe Bryant) have the ball in the hands more and are more likely to make mistakes with it, but in my opinion this adds alot of room in the game for strategy and doesn’t make the game straight forward, helping to make the game less boring. If ...


      • a player doesn’t like the default scoring categories or wants to play in a small or bigger league, they have the option of starting or joining a private league with their own scoring/size settings. So in my opinion Yahoo has gone to great lengths to make their game flexible for the enjoyment of more people. I personally play in public and private leagues because I enjoy the different scoring and size settings which they offer which means that every league I play in is different, and technically is a different game.

        Top 6 teams after the regular season make the playoffs, Yahoo use the regular and popular system of giving the top 2 teams first round playoff byes.

        If you are a first time fantasy basketball player, you must try the Yahoo version, because it is

        where most of the fantasy basketball players play. The interface and ease of use of the draft window and team/league pages make for a smooth and hassle free experience. Because you are the only one in the league who can own the player you draft (unless you decide to trade with other managers) you have the feeling of ownership over that player and this definately enhances enjoyment of the real NBA, since you will be supporting the players on your fantasy team to do well in real life so that their stats can contribute to you team.

        I honestly will never play fantasy basketball anywhere online apart from Yahoo, ive played for many seasons and I don’t intend to stop!

        I miss playing during the offseason and look forward to the draft time and playoffs most.




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