The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the premier basketball competition in the world, and one which has a very strong following in India. The NBA season is a lengthy one, with 30 teams playing 82 games each before the top sides take part in a play-off series, where every match-up is determined via a best-of-7 games format.
There are a number of daily fantasy sports sites in India that offer contests in fantasy basketball, with the most notable being Dream11, NostraGamus and StarPick, while Fandromeda is set to introduce NBA contests in the near future.
Each site is slightly different as to how the fantasy game is played. At Dream11 you have to pick a team of 8, while StarPick has two formats, one with a team of 5 players and the other with a team of 9.
NostraGamus is a completely different format whereby you have to predict the outcome of specific situations.
At both Dream11 and StarPick you are given a total amount of credits of which to select your team with. You cannot pick a side whose total credits is greater than the amount allocated to you. And you have to pick the precise number of players required, ensuring also that you select the correct number of players for each position as well.
All players are worth a specific number of credits. They all earn points based on their real world performance in the accompanying game.Knowing how players earn points is very important as you get an insight into what makes a valuable fantasy player and which players you should overlook.
Now that you understand how the game is played, you can now go and play fantasy NBA and you could very well be on your way to winning real cash!