MODIFY TEAM

Overview

To modify your team via the Internet, click the appropriate navigational link on the Contest website, login using your email address and password (if you haven't already done so), modify your starting lineup within the constraints of the $30,000,000 salary cap, modify your taxi squad, submit the modifications and record the confirmation number you receive for them. There are five types of modifications: (1) taxi squad switch, (2) swing shift, (3) new player purchase, (4) taxi squad roster expansion and (5) mid-week taxi squad switch.

Modifications are also accepted via our toll-free number (1.888.636.7559).

Deadlines and Stat Week

During the Contest, modifications must be made before 6:00 PM CT each Monday in order to be effective for the upcoming stat week (consisting of the applicable games played Monday through Sunday, except for the first week of the Contest which will consist of games played Tuesday, October 17th through Sunday, October 23rd.) In the event that one or more games begin before 6:00 PM CT on Monday, the weekly transaction deadline for that week will be 10 minutes prior to the first game on Monday.

In the event that there are no Monday games, the weekly transaction deadline will be 6:00 PM CT on Tuesday. In the event that one or more games begin before 6:00 PM CT on Tuesday, then the transaction deadline for that week will be 10 minutes prior to the first game on Tuesday.

Special Player Change Deadline for the All-Star Break

Due to the All-Star Break, player changes for the week of February 16th - 21st may be made until 6:00 PM CT on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

The following weeks have a special deadline:

  • Friday, November 24th at 10:50 AM CT
  • Monday, December 25th at 10:50 AM CT
  • Monday, January 15th at 11:20 AM CT
  • Thursday, February 22nd at 6:00 PM CT
  • Tuesday, April 3rd at 6:00 PM CT

  • At the deadline, your team is locked in for the upcoming week. Any modifications made after the deadline do not take effect until the following week. Your team carries over from week to week if you do not make any modifications. The first deadline for modifying your team during the Contest is 6:00 PM CT, Friday, October 20, 2017.

    Holiday Hours

    Our office will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Day holiday, Sunday, December 24th and Monday, December 25th for the Christmas holiday, Sunday, December 31st, and Monday, January 1, 2018 (New Year's Day).

    Taxi Squad Switch

    A taxi squad switch occurs when you replace a player from your starting lineup with a player from your taxi squad that is eligible at the same roster position. Taxi squad switches are unlimited during the Contest. Taxi squad switch example: "Start Deron Williams, Taxi James Harden."

    Swing Shift

    A swing shift occurs when you move the swing player in your starting lineup to another position in your starting lineup. Swing shifts are unlimited during the Contest and must be accompanied by a taxi squad switch and/or a new player purchase. Swing shift example: "Shift Kevin Durant to forward for Jimmy Butler. Start Dwight Howard at Swing, Taxi Jimmy Butler."

    New Player Purchase

    A purchase occurs when you add a new player to either your starting lineup or taxi squad and drop a player from your team. You can purchase any listed or unlisted player not on your current team. Purchases are limited to fourteen (14) per team (made from Friday 6:30 PM CT - Monday's Deadline) during the Contest and must involve players listed at the same position when you are dropping a player from your starting lineup. Player purchase example: "Purchase Derrick Rose, Drop Tony Parker."

    Taxi Squad Roster Expansion

    Taxi squad roster expansion occurs when you add a new player to your taxi squad without having to drop a player. The new player may be any position. Taxi squad roster expansion is limited to one per team from 6:30 PM CT Friday, February 9, 2018, through 6:00 PM CT on Monday, February 12, 2018. Taxi squad roster expansion example: "Call up Stephen Curry."

    Mid-Week Taxi Squad Switch

    A mid-week taxi squad switch occurs when you replace a player from your starting lineup with a player from your taxi squad between Tuesday and Friday. You must make mid-week taxi squad switches by 6:00 PM CT on Friday to be effective for games played Friday through Sunday each week during the Contest. In the event that one or more games begin before 6:00 PM CT on Friday, the weekly mid-week switch deadline for that week will be 10 minutes prior to the first game on Friday. (Note: mid-week taxi squad switches are NOT effective for any games played before the Friday deadline.) Mid-week taxi squad switches are limited to a total of ten (10) during the Contest. Accompanied swing shifts can be made while making mid-week taxi squad switches and there is no limit to the number of swing shifts that can be made. Taxi squad switch example: "Start Chris Paul, Taxi Brandon Jennings."

    SCORING

    Overview

    Using the Basketball Challenge rotisserie-ranking method, statistics are accumulated each week in the applicable games played Monday through Sunday by all 15 players in your starting lineup. Your team is then ranked within league and overall competitions based on 9 statistical scoring categories.

    Nine Scoring Categories:

       3-Point Field Goals Made
       2-Point Field Goals Made
       Free Throws Made
       Total Points Scored
       Assists
       Offensive Rebounds
       Steals
       Defensive Rebounds
       Blocked Shots

    Scoring System

    Teams are ranked by comparing their team totals to the other teams in their league. The team with the best total in each category will receive 25 points and the team with the worst will receive 1 point.

    Overall points are calculated by ranking your team's statistics totals versus all other entries in the Basketball Challenge.

    Stats are accumulated weekly for all 15 starting players. The stat week begins with games played on Monday and ends with games played on Sunday.

    All statistics accumulated by the players in your starting lineup, regardless of what position they actually play during the Contest, contribute to your team's statistics totals.

    Statistics by a player on your taxi squad, statistics by a player before being added to your team, and statistics by a player after being dropped from your team do not contribute to your team's statistics totals.

    Preseason, All Star game and playoff statistics do not contribute to your team's statistics totals.