This weekend the Spanish ACB starts, and so it’s time to get your ACB.com SuperManager team ready. I will also be present this year in the most popular fantasy basketball game in Europe but, as I am not that much into the ACB, my team won’t be super. Possessing a lot of knowledge about a country does not necessarily help you, though, as I can see in my current ranking in German fantasy. But more on that later.
To create your Super Manager teams, you should go to the official website of the game. When setting up your roster, you have to pay attention to the specific rules of the ACB: minimum of four Spanish flagged players (Players that can play as Spanish citizens; guys like Tiago Splitter are included because of their double-citizenship) and maximum of two non-European players. All the players are easy to recognize as you find a flag next to every name in the database.
Due to specificity of the ACB, this year featuring only 17 teams, you’ll have to pay attention that one team is not playing on every game day. The players from that team can be exchanged for “free” after every gameday in addition to the three allotted substitutions. For Day 1, Gran Canaria is not playing.
ACB.com also offers lots of interesting prices again this season. The final winner goes away with a €6000 holiday trip and several other prizes can be won. Next to the normal race for the best team, there is a also a Broker Challenge, in which the team with the most monetary value at the end wins. Here, too, a holiday trip can be won. So you see that it’s really worth participating. To make it even more fun, we also created the BallinEurope Private League. The password is the same as always: ballineurope. Hope to see you there.
This weekend will also see the start of the French Fantasy League, so you still have some time to create your ProA team and join us on basketnews.net. At the moment, we have already four very competitive teams of BallinEurope readers in the race, at least four teams that have the heart to unveil their name. Good luck to Eric and his Alsace Teckels, Dimitris’ wardjdim team, Uhg80’s Scouted by Don Beck and of course my own team.
In the German fantasy league, I must admit that I again made all my typical mistakes and did not follow the official BallinEurope 10 commandments of a good fantasy team. Not only that, I took guys that have been injured since the beginning (George Evans) and prospects that are total fantasy busts despite playing minutes (Bahiense de Mello, Lischka, Hoffmann); now, I also read that my best contributor thus far (Julius Jenkins) is injured and will miss at least the next game while Giessen could eventually disappear because of financial problems, taking another of my players (Lischka) with them. Thank you very much. I think I have to do this now: