basketball betting in 2012
As the calendar rolls toward November, it's time to start thinking about
the 2012 fantasy basketball season.
Yes, the season has already started, and yes, my Detroit Pistons are
firmly entrenched one level below mediocrity. So what is a fan like myself to do with these prospects of another lottery pick season? I can't turn to my NFL team for bragging rights as the Lions have opened with thornes in their pawns, meowing to a 2-3 start. If you are looking for that interesting distraction to carry you past football season, I have the answer – fantasy basketball betting online!
The most popular fantasy sports betting sites among fantasy sports
players are http://partners.fanduel.com/processing/clickthrgh.asp?btag=a_1724b_2 and http://www.draftstreet.com/register.aspx?r=toad
Both have weekly leagues, giving you a chance to reload every week. Both sites use a salary cap system to pick players, and employ a standard “snake draft” whereby the team picking last in the current round chooses first in the next round. There are several other options available to place your online bets including head2head.com and BetonUSA.com. NBA basketball is offered and you can play college basketball also.
Before you go jumping right in and renting a limo for you and your girl
and planning a big night out, consider that the landscape in the NBA has changed not only in the last few seasons, but significantly in the last few months as well. Dwight Howard finally cried,errrr...engineered his way to a trade out of Orlando and landed in Los Angeles. And by that I mean the Lakers. Howard not only joins Kobe Bryant, but also Steve Nash, acquired from Phoenix, to form a powerhouse of offensive potential.
But the Lakers are not the only show in LA or even the Staples Center for that matter. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin teamed to produce big stats for theClippers. Dirk Nowitzki “struggled” in Dallas putting up 21.6 points per game.
Carmelo Anthony put up points, but struggled with injuries and played
only 55 games. Jeremy Lin set the league on fire, scoring points in many categories, but was likely not even drafted in his own mother's league.
Lin is now in Houston after the Knicks refused to match the Rocket's free agent offer.
Young stars emerged to change the landscape of the NBA in the 2011-12 season. Fantasy players betting online can't just pick from the team USA Basketball roster any longer.
Fantasy basketball has been taken over by team players, from LeBron James to Kevin Durant, who still score the basketball, but also keep their teammates involved. As with most fantasy sports, winners will chose their second tier players wisely.
So do your research before taking your smack talk to the online betting
sites. Don't fight the trends that were firmly established last season.
It's time to make your deep knowledge of basketball pay some real
greenbacks instead of just correcting your buddies.