$50,000 one-day fantasy basketball contest

To celebrate the start of the NBA season, SNY Nets is offering you a great opportunity to win a share of $50,000 by picking a fantasy basketball team for Wednesday night.

All you have to do is pick the eight NBA players you think will score the most fantasy points during the NBA games on Wednesday night.

Draft 1 PG, 1 SG, 1 SF, 1 PF, 1 C, 1 G, 1 F and 1 Utility player while staying under the $50,000 salary cap.

The entry fee is $2 or FREE with your first deposit. First place wins $5,000.

The top 5,750 fantasy scores win cash, guaranteed.

Get your money when the last game ends on Wednesday night.

Here is a sample lineup for Wednesday Night:

draftstreet nba

But wait, there’s more…

If this is your first deposit at Draftkings.com you automatically get a 100 percent deposit bonus, up to $600, and FREE entry into the league.

Daily fantasy basketball is the easiest way to add excitement to the start of the NBA season.

Here is how to enter the $50,000 layup contest:

  1. Draft your eight-man NBA roster here
  2. Pay your $2 entry fee or receive a FREE entry with your first deposit
  3. Finish in the top 5,750 fantasy scores and get paid Wednesday night

GEICO SportsNite: Nets ready for Celtics

Lionel Hollins and Deron Williams talk about looking forward to the Nets’ season opener against the Celtics on Wednesday.

Lopez doubtful for opener; Rondo? He’ll sleep on it

The Nets listed center Brook Lopez as doubtful for Wednesday’s regular season opener against the Celtics in Boston (Nets, Record, Oct. 28).

Lopez hasn’t practiced at full speed since spraining his surgically repaired right foot Oct. 15. The Record reported first-year coach Lionel Hollins said Mason Plumlee would probably start if Lopez can’t go. The Nets went 16-6 when Plumlee started last season.

Meanwhile in Boston, Rajon Rondo (broken bone in left hand) wasn’t sure if he would be able to play Wednesday (AP, Oct. 28).

The Celtics point guard said he would make a decision about playing when he wakes up from his customary pregame nap Wednesday. He missed the first half of last season recovering from knee surgery. This summer, before camp, Rondo said he hurt the hand after slipping in the the shower. Wednesday is about five weeks after the injury; a 6-8 week absence was anticipated after news of the injury became public.”

Nets defiant against pundits on eve of season opener

Brian Erni

The Nets really don’t care if anyone thinks they’re good. That’s both convenient and helpful, because many experts and statistical-driven analyses don’t think they are. But just one day before they open their 2014-15 season in Boston against the Celtics, they’re out to prove everyone wrong. Finally.

This is the swagger I have been waiting to see from a Nets team that included one of the great NBA leaders of all time — Kevin Garnett — for the last 14-15 months. Don’t get me wrong, all the leadership qualities w heard about were on display in his first year in the borough. But it always felt like the Nets were collectively holding their tongue.NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Orlando Magic

I can understand that. They’re were the presumptive favorites to win the Atlantic last season, and most pundits expected they’d, at the very least, make it to the Eastern Conference Finals. So why draw any more attention to that super team than they had to? This year, it’s about coming out swinging hard against the detractors and proving them wrong. It’s quite the deviation in team personality, as you can see in Garnett’s recent comments to the New York Times.

“We can’t get into, people who have never touched a basketball. Writers are going to be writers. You guys have to fill your columns and make dollars and do whatever you have to do to make a story sound whatever it needs to sound like,” Garnett said. “We come in here and work every day at this, this is not something that we take very lightly, this is our job, this is our craft, and we want to perfect it as best we can.”

Bam! That’s what I’m talking about. I love when any athlete shows emotion, and Garnett always has plenty of that.But the sheer dismissive nature which he attacked experts’ picks make me fired up as a Nets fan, and hopeful this team can defy tempered the expectations. But wait, there’s more!

“Whether someone puts in you in a poll, or in an article as winning or not, I can’t really say what I want to say, but you have to take that like a grain of salt and continue to move on,” Garnett continued. “We internally have our own, obviously, goals as a team and that’s priority. You can’t get into the naysayers or the people who are supposed to be professionals or professional analysts, people who have never touched a basketball, you know, it is what it is, man.”

This new forthcoming attitude may stem all the way from the top. Where Jason Kidd was careful to not say, well, much of anything as his time as Nets head coach, Lionel Hollins has come out swinging.

“[Predictions are] nice for TV,” Hollins told reporters. “It’s nice for [writers] to have something, but when it comes down to it, nobody knows. If you knew, you wouldn’t be writing. I can guarantee you that.”

I like this Nets’ team. They’re defiant. And let’s be real: if they stay healthy, they’re going to be better than most people think. So be brash, Brooklyn. Remember that you have a ton of All Star talent on this team, and after the King’s Cavs, the East is wide open. The chance to seize that opportunity starts Wednesday in Beantown.

$50,000 one-day fantasy basketball contest

To celebrate the start of the NBA season, SNY Nets is offering you a great opportunity to win a share of $50,000 by picking a fantasy basketball team for Wednesday night.

All you have to do is pick the eight NBA players you think will score the most fantasy points during the NBA games on Wednesday night.

Draft 1 PG, 1 SG, 1 SF, 1 PF, 1 C, 1 G, 1 F and 1 Utility player while staying under the $50,000 salary cap.

The entry fee is $2 or FREE with your first deposit. First place wins $5,000.

The top 5,750 fantasy scores win cash, guaranteed.

Get your money when the last game ends on Wednesday night.

Here is a sample lineup for Wednesday Night:

draftstreet nba

But wait, there’s more…

If this is your first deposit at Draftkings.com you automatically get a 100 percent deposit bonus, up to $600, and FREE entry into the league.

Daily fantasy basketball is the easiest way to add excitement to the start of the NBA season.

Here is how to enter the $50,000 layup contest:

  1. Draft your eight-man NBA roster here
  2. Pay your $2 entry fee or receive a FREE entry with your first deposit
  3. Finish in the top 5,750 fantasy scores and get paid Wednesday night

GEICO SportsNite: Nets prep for season opener

Lionel Hollins and Deron Williams discuss their preparations for the Celtics in the team’s season opener and how the Nets will cope without injured center Brook Lopez.

Nets waive Ware

The Nets waived guard Casper Ware Saturday, a day after acquiring him from Philadelphia (Nets, Oct. 25).

Ware appeared in nine games for the 76ers last season as a rookie out of Long Beach State, averaging 5.3 points ain 12.9 minutes per game. The move brings the Nets roster to 15 players.