The NBA season is approaching its second month, and for one reason or another, you totally missed out on putting together a fantasy basketball squad. Maybe you’ve had too much homework. Maybe your grandmother needed you to paint her fence and promised you a tall glass of lemonade that never came. Whatever the reason, you’ve been feeling empty inside, because you no longer have a reason to check how many steals Cory Brewer made last night.
Well, STACK is here to tell you that it’s not too late. All of Yahoo’s fantasy basketball leagues are wide open, calling your name, in any and all styles. Whether your prefer head-to-head or rotisserie style, or you want to take a shot at an auction draft, it’s all patiently waiting for you on the Interwebs.
In fact, joining late in the 2014-2015 NBA season might actually be better than joining early. With so many major players suffering early injuries, Yahoo fantasy basketball expert Andy Behrens says you’ll be in better shape by showing up fashionably late to the party.
“Some of us drafted teams before the Kevin Durant injury. All of us drafted teams before [Ricky] Rubio went down, before [Russell] Westbrook went down, before we had a good read on Kobe’s availability and on [Derrick] Rose’s availability,” Behrens said. “The first couple weeks of the fantasy season changes so much. There’s got to be thousands of people out there who couldn’t wait for fantasy basketball, who drafted their teams three weeks early. They probably ended up with Durant, Rubio, etc., and already feel that their season is shot.”
Now you are armed with the knowledge that, yes, Kobe Bryant will hoist up 30 shots a night no matter how difficult the task. You know that Durant will still be out for a few months, but that his running mate Russell Westbrook should be back on the court much sooner. You know that Derrick Rose is as big an injury risk as he is a reward. And if you were skeptical before, you definitely now know now that Anthony Davis is a basketball-playing alien and should be your first overall pick should you be so lucky.
So stop crying and walk 10 feet to your laptop. You’ll soon be feeling that familiar wave of comfort wash over you—after you sign up and once again stay up until 2:00 a.m. to monitor Andrew Bogut’s rebound totals.
Head over to basketball.fantasysports.yahoo.com today to create a league or join a pre-existing one.