Fantasy Basketball Playoffs Talk
Apr 8, 2009
Quick question. Are you in your fantasy basketball championship right now? If you answered “Yes” then I have a followup question. Why? Seriously. In NFL terms you are allowing your league’s biggest game to be determined in Week 17. You know what happens if a guy tweaks his ankle or something like that this week? They shut him down for the year. Do you know what happens when teams can’t improve their playoff positioning? They start to rest their players for the playoffs. Do you know what happens with the lottery bound teams? They decide they need to evaluate their young players and rest their veterans. That is not the type of basketball that should determine the outcome of a hard fought marathon of a fantasy basketball season. It’s just not right. If you’re in a league that makes lineup adjustment weekly, your hands are tied with what you can do. Plus, when you play the thing out the last matchup is usually longer than your typical matchup. For example, this year in Yahoo leagues the final matchup started on April 6th and runs through the 19th. Why a sudden change at the end? You should lobby to your commissioner and your league that next year you wrap things up the second to last week.
Besides, most of us make the switch to fantasy baseball. Wrapping the basketball season up a week early helps that transition.