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Be an NBA General Manager*

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Child Protective Services is threatening to put section214 and Exhibit G in the foster care system if I don't feed them one square meal a month. This cannot happen!

PASPN takes fantasy basketball to another dimension. Instead of allowing you to draft the best players and forcing you to think way too much about Troy Murphy, it attempts to put you in the shoes of an actual NBA GM or an actual NBA agent. You can be Isiah Thomas or you can be Geoff Petrie. You can be Kevin McHale or you can be Mitch Kupchak. IT'S YOUR CHOICE!

Here's how the GM portion works:

There will be 30 General Manager spots available: one for each NBA franchise. Since this is a new league, we will start by taking over each team's existing contracts. After that, it's up to you to re-tool your team via trades, draft picks, and free agent signings to form the best team that you can. Since PASPN leagues are governed by the rules of the NBA's collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the Mock GM game mixes fantasy basketball playing with the realities of the business of the NBA.

Once the NBA regular season begins, we will compete in an 18-week Head-to-Head season, where each team has a new opponent every week. You start 8 players (PG, SG, SF, PF, C, UTIL, UTIL, UTIL), and whoever scores more fantasy points wins the matchup. The scoring system is based on's Efficiency rating: ((PTS + TRB + AST + STL + BLK) - ((FGA - FGM) + (FTA - FTM) + TOV )). The top 16 teams qualify for the Playoffs, which take place during the final 4 weeks of the regular season.

And here's how the agent portion works:

As an NBA Agent, your goal is to make sure your clients needs are being answered whether they are a free agent and in need of a new contract or looking to get bought out of their existing contract.  The GMs have to negotiate with them, to sign free-agents, or to get buyouts approved.
The agents are ranked based on the size of the contracts they're able to get for their contracts and the performance of the players during the regular season.  Only points earned when a player is part of the GM's roster count towards the Agents rankings, so there is incentive for the Agents to place their clients in situations where they'll see playing time.

The official Sactown Royalty league has 30 GM spots available in total. Sign up quickly, lest you be forced to be a ruddy agent. You'll probably be Bonzi Wells's agent. We all know how that goes. I'm in the league, and I have no doubt I'll get saddled with the ... Kings. Ugh.

This has been a sponsored post. Back to your regularly scheduled unsponsored posts.

UPDATE: I lied! I've been told there has such a demand for the Sactown Royalty league that we require a second Sactown Royalty league. If you missed out on the first, sign up for SON OF STR here.