Welcome on Dunkest, the NBA Fantasy Basketball game based on the National Basketball Association (NBA)!
You can play Fantasy Basketball throughout the entire NBA season: from the first match of the Regular Season, until the last match of the Finals. You can also register after the beginning of the competition, getting an entry score that allows you to be competitive from the beginning (see paragraph Scoring).
Please read carefully the instructions below to find out all the secrets of the game.
Your Fantasy Team must always have 10 players and 1 coach, split as follows:
All the players of your Fantasy Team get points, with a different weight based on their presence in the starting five (100% of their score) or bench (50% of their score). The Sixth Man, even if part of the bench, gets 100% of his score (for more details, please see the paragraph Scoring)
The lineup selection must abide by one of the following combinations of guards, forwards and centers respectively:
A transaction price – expressed in credits – is linked to each and every player or coach. At the moment of the registration, you have a total of 95 credits (100 if you have subscribed to an All-Star Premium account, 105 if you have subscribed to a MVP Premium account) to build your Fantasy Team. At the end of the Regular Season tournament and before the Playoffs tournament, the number of credits will be brought back to 95 and the teams will be reset. Therefore you should recreate your team of 10 players and 1 coach for the most engaging stage of the NBA.
During the Regular Season, the number of members (players+coach) that you can pick from the same NBA team depends on the type of account selected:
Also during the Playoffs, the number of members (players+coach) that you can pick from the same NBA team depends on the type of account selected:
Dunkest Schedule is organized in Matchdays. Every Matchday can last several days and it is composed of several matches of the NBA championship.
On each Matchday, your players will get points only for the first match played by their NBA team (the valid matches are the ones in capital letters in the section Schedule).
The structure in Matchdays has been studied in order to increase competitiveness. In this way, NBA players who play more matches during a certain period (e.g. a week) do not get additional points.
Matchday 50 only considers 28 teams and not 30 (Phoenix Suns and Charlotte Hornets are missing): we have decided to consider as valid the games of the last day of the NBA Regular Season (even without two teams) rather than lose the scores of all other 28 teams that play that day.
The Schedule of Dunkest Playoffs is organized in Matchdays. Every Matchday includes all the matches that are played during one day (as stated below, “day” means the US calendar day).
The calendar is created in this way since the number of games played by each team depends on the duration of each Playoffs series and therefore it is not possible to divide the schedule in Matchdays, as was done for the Regular Season.
Every day the scores will be updated and you will be able to trade the players. It is therefore important to check your team everyday in order to evaluate the games that are going to be played and decide the best strategy.
For each Matchday, the total score of your Fantasy team will be calculated taking into consideration the points scored by your players at the end of the Matchday, as follows:
Every basketball player gets a score depending on his performance during the match in question and on the result of his NBA team (“match” meaning regulation time and additional extra times).
This score depends on the following point values:
|Missed field goal||-1|
|Missed free throw||-1|
|Foul out (6 fouls)||-5|
The Captain: For each Matchday a Captain must be chosen between the players of the lineup: the captain’s total score gets doubled. If the Captain does not play the match, you will miss the chance to gain additional points.
The score of your coach is calculated as the sum of the following values:
|Team’s win with a 1-5 points margin||+15|
|Team’s win with a 6-10 points margin||+20|
|Team’s win with a 11-20 points margin||+23|
|Team’s win with a 21-30 points margin||+25|
|Team’s win with a 31-40 points margin||+28|
|Team’s win with a >40 points margin||+30|
|Overtime team’s win (regardless of the points margin)||+15|
|At least 100 or more points scored by the team||+5|
|85 or less points allowed||+5|
|Team wins by over 20 or more points||+5|
|Team’s loss with a 1-5 points margin||-7|
|Team’s loss with a 6-10 points margin||-10|
|Team’s loss with a 11-20 points margin||-13|
|Team’s loss with a 21-30 points margin||-15|
|Team’s loss with a 31-40 points margin||-20|
|Team’s loss with a >40 points margin||-25|
|Overtime team’s loss (regardless of the points margin)||-7|
|85 or less points scored by the team||-3|
|100 or more points allowed||-3|
In case a coach is absent or disqualified, the score will be related to his team anyway. In case a coach is dismissed during a Matchday, the points related to his team will be valid; while from the subsequent Matchdays, the coach will be automatically substituted with the new coach of the same team.
All the values of players and coaches (expressed in credits) change at the end of a Matchday, based on the performances obtained in the previous Matchday.
The variation of the value depends on two factors:
The value of players and coaches can decrease up to a minimum of 4 credits.
Within the section Trade, you will see two pieces of information:
Making winning choices means to bet on players who can increase their value during the season and, if traded, can generate an increase of available credits.
For example: the sum of the values of my Fantasy Team’s players is 93 and I have 2 credits left (Total Value Team: 95). The player X, who costs 10 credits, increases his value up to 12 after the first Matchday. My team value is now 97. If I trade player X, therefore, I could substitute him with a 12-credits player. My team value remains 97, till the next Matchday.
For this reason, it is possible that during the season the value of your team exceeds 105 credits (if you are going well and you have made the right choices) or it could go below 95 credits (if your players have lost value).
Before the Playoffs tournament the quotations will be reviewed and updated based on the performances during the Regular Season.
Every Fantasy Team automatically takes part in three leagues:
IN CASE OF TIE BETWEEN TWO OR MORE TEAMS:
To see the ranking of a specific Matchday, you just need to visit the Leagues section and click on the arrows next to “TOT” (the total ranking).
RANKINGS OF REGULAR SEASON AND PLAYOFFS
As in the previous years of Dunkest, the Regular Season and the Playoffs are two separate tournaments. So before the start of the Playoffs, the teams scores will be reset and a new tournament will begin.
CUMULATIVE RANKINGS OF REGULAR SEASON AND PLAYOFFS
From this year, in addition to the individual rankings of Regular Season and Playoffs, there will also be a special ranking that will sum the points scored by the same team that participates in Regular Season and Playoffs. Each team will be automatically inserted in this ranking, provided that it had taken part in both tournaments. At the end of the Playoffs it will also be determined the winner of this special ranking.
Besides the public leagues, you can participate in an unlimited number of private leagues, in which you can challenge your friends. You can create a new league or you can join an existing one in the Leagues section.
There are two types of leagues:
You can join a league that already exists by inserting a participation code (that you will receive by email) in the specific section “Join league”.
You can create a league in the Leagues section by clicking on “Create league”. After that, you will be able to decide the name of the league and the friends you want to invite.
Remember that the team that will compete in the private league will be the same as your general team (you cannot create a specific team for the league).
Within the private leagues, the different Fantasy coaches might be able to select the same players. If you want to perform drafts (in order not to have the same players), you will need to do that offline.
This game mode is characterized by a ranking, where the position of each team is determined by the sum of the scores obtained in each Matchday.
IN CASE OF A TIE BEWTEEN TWO OR MORE TEAMS: the criteria for determining which team is ranked first are the same as the ones in the paragraph 4A regarding the public leagues.
In the head-to-head leagues, teams compete against a single other team over each Matchday, based on a random calendar that is drawn at the beginning.
The overall points scored by the teams determine the result of the match. For example:
You can manage your Fantasy team through the two subsections:
In the Team section you can check the score of your Fantasy team and you can make substitutions to and from the bench during the very same Matchday.
Substitutions allow you to move out an active starting five player who has already played and add one of the bench who still has to play. Substitutions are very useful if you think that the score of a bench player that still has to play will be higher than a score obtained from a starting five player that has already played. The Captain’s choice works in the same way.
To check the results of the previous Matchdays, you should simply click on the arrows next to the current Matchdays
Despite the Regular Season tournament, it will not be possible to perform substitutions (the ones made by the user between one day and another, in order to insert in the field players who still need to play). This happens because every day the rankings are going to be updated.
Every day it will be possible to change the lineup and players for the next Matchday.
Before every Matchday, in the Trades section, you can modify your fantasy basketball roster by selling basketball players and head coach and buying new ones from other teams. You can save the changes only between two different Matchdays.
Players who leave the NBA championship during the season (because transferred in other leagues or because they have finished their career) will appear in red and will not get any score. You will need to sell them in the first available window of trades.
You can play Dunkest Fantasy Basketball choosing between three types of account, whose price depends on the type of tournament:
You can change your account in every moment (also during the Regular Season), accessing the Premium section.
|ROOKIE – free||ALL STAR – 11,49 $||MVP – 15,99 $|
|Roster composition||10 players + coach||10 players + coach||10 players + coach|
|View other teams||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Extra credits (starting from 95)||0||+5||+10|
|Free trades per Matchday||0||1||2|
|Number of players from the same NBA Team||2||3||4|
|Dunkest Statistic Area||No||Yes||Yes|
During the entire season you can decide to upgrade your Premium account from All-Star to MVP, only paying the price difference between the two profiles.
During the entire season you can enrich your Rookie, All-Star or MVP account by buying single advantages separately. This will allow you to customize your account.
The Premium account is valid for the whole Regular Season Tournament.
During the NBA season you can enrich your Rookie, All-Star or MVP account with further advantages that can be bought singularly (see section Premium > Single Advantages):
Single advantages could be easily associated to any account (Rookie, All-Star or MVP), keeping in mind that they will be summed up to the ones already present in the Premium account, up to the maximum of each advantage.
Single advantages last for the whole Regular Season.
For any question, doubt or information that have not exhaustively been discussed or explained, please have a look at the Contacts section, where you can find the solution to your problem.