To enter the Basketball Challenge® via the Contest website, click the appropriate navigational link on the Contest website, agree to abide by the official rules governing the Contest, then follow the instructions to submit your entry, which includes selecting your team name and team. Upon successfully entering your team, if you do not already have a CDM Sports® account, you will setup your account using your email address and create a password to be used for modifying your team as well as accessing results and the BBS.

Entries are also accepted via our toll-free number (1.888.636.7559), regular mail (CDM Sports, PO Box 31782 St. Louis, MO 63131) and fax (314.546.4230).

Payment and Deadline

Your Internet entry must be paid by credit card or debit card, using either: MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover. All internet entries must be received by 7:00 PM CT, Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Phone and fax entries have the same requirements.

Mailed entries can also be paid by check or money order and must be postmarked by Monday, October 16, 2017, and received no later than Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

The Contest begins with the games on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, and ends with the last game of the regular season (currently scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, 2018), spanning the entire pro basketball regular season.


To enter the Basketball Challenge®, there is a one-time entry fee. There are additional fees for modifying your team as listed under Costs in the Modify Team section of these official rules. All fees are payable in U.S. funds.

Save Even More Money! Enter Basketball Challenge® full season contest and Basketball Challenge Playoff contest with all-inclusive transaction packages and SAVE! Get 1 Basketball Challenge® entry with all-inclusive transaction package and 1 Basketball Challenge® Playoff entry with all-inclusive transaction package for $379.90. No other costs all year! (Please Note: No Hall of Fame or other discounts apply when purchasing both contests at this special discounted price.)


Option Basketball Challenge ® Entry Options
Cost by 10/2
Cost After 10/2
1) Full Season Contest (with all transactions) $299.95 $329.95
2) All Additional Entries (with all transactions) $299.95 $329.95
3) Full Season Contest (with no transactions included) $34.95 $44.95


In order to comply with new government regulations in the fantasy sports industry, we have created Throwback Leagues. These "Throwback leagues" will be limited to 15 teams, will have a flat fee that includes all transactions for the season and will have a different league prize structure that will pay cash prizes to the top 6 teams in the 15 team league. All participants in the Throwback leagues are eligible for overall prizes.

These leagues will be open (with a limit of 1 entry) to the following customers:

1)   New players of the Basketball Challenge contest.
2)   Past Basketball Challenge team owners who didn't play in 2016 and have won less than $500 in 2012 - 2015.
3)   2016 Basketball Challenge team owners who didn't win an end of the contest prize, and who are entered in a regular league (with any transaction package) in 2017 and have won less than $500 in 2012 - 2016.

Option Basketball Challenge Entry Options
1) Full Season Contest (with all transactions) $199.95

MULTI GAME (Full and Playoff) Entry Packages

Basketball Challenge (ALL INCLUSIVE) Multi Game Entry Options
1) BEST DEAL! 1 Entry in the Full Season and Playoff Contests (with all transactions included for all contests) $379.90 $30.00!


Type of Transaction
Any Player Change before 6 PM CT on Tuesday, October 17th (unlimited) FREE
Taxi Squad Switch (unlimited) $2.50 each
Mid Week Switch (limit 10) $2.50 each
New Player Purchase (limit 14) $10.00 each
Swing Shift (unlimited) $1.00 each
Taxi Squad Roster Expansion, 6:30 PM CT, Feb 9th - Feb 12th (limit 1) $5.00 each


If you don't purchase an entry with ALL transactions included, you can add one of the following packages to your team by 6 PM CT on Monday, October 23rd. A package must be assigned to one team, and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Package Options
Transaction Packages
1) ALL player switches for weeks 1 - 10 until 6:00 PM CT on Monday, December 18th $75.00
2) ALL 14 new player purchases $120.00
3) ALL switches for weeks 1 - 10 until 6:00 PM CT on Monday, December 18th & all 14 player purchases $195.00
4) ALL player switches $205.00
5) ALL 14 new player purchases & ALL player switches $285.00



During signup, you select, from the listed players, a starting lineup of 15 players within the constraints of a $30,000,000 salary cap as well as a taxi squad of 11 players. These players remain on your team until you switch them or purchase and drop an existing player.

Starting Lineup

Your starting lineup must consist of the following:
5 Guards
5 Forwards
3 Centers
2 Swing Players (any position)

Taxi Squad

Your taxi squad must consist of any 11 players. The salary cap and position distribution constraints do not apply to your taxi squad but do apply when these players are switched into your starting lineup.

Salary Cap, Player Salaries and Player Positions

The $30,000,000 salary cap, as well as the player salaries and player positions, are assigned by CDM Sports and do not change. For player salaries, click here.

Listed Players

You can select listed players at any time before or during the Contest. Listed players can be selected for your starting lineup and taxi squad effective immediately upon submitting your entry. A listed player's position has been determined by CDM Sports and will remain the same for the entire season.

Unlisted Players

You can select unlisted players for your starting lineup or taxi squad at any time before or during the Contest. However, all unlisted players are assigned a $750,000 salary. An unlisted player's position will be assigned based on play during the season. To request that an unlisted player be added to the salary file in order to be selected, email us at [email protected] or call us at 1.888.636.7559.