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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.  But it seems right up our alley and it is something to do during the offseason, so here ya go.

All we do every day on here is either guess at what Ainge is thinking, second guess him, or offer up what we'd do in his shoes.  It is great fun, but we never really get a chance to see how well we'd really do.  Fantasy basketball is great and all, but it is kind of a step or two removed from reality.

This is a new kind of fantasy basketball league run by PASPN which tries to re-create the aspects of a GM's job as close as you can in a simulation.  I haven't played it yet, but it sounds pretty cool.

Here's the synopsis:

There will be 30 General Manager spots available: one for each NBA franchise. Since this is a new league, we will start by taking over each team's existing contracts. After that, it's up to you to re-tool your team via trades, draft picks, and free agent signings to form the best team that you can. Since PASPN leagues are governed by the rules of the NBA's collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the Mock GM game mixes fantasy basketball playing with the realities of the business of the NBA.

Once the NBA regular season begins, we will compete in an 18-week Head-to-Head season, where each team has a new opponent every week. You start 8 players (PG, SG, SF, PF, C, UTIL, UTIL, UTIL), and whoever scores more fantasy points wins the matchup. The scoring system is based on NBA.com's Efficiency rating: ((PTS + TRB + AST + STL + BLK) - ((FGA - FGM) + (FTA - FTM) + TOV )). The top 16 teams qualify for the Playoffs, which take place during the final 4 weeks of the regular season.

Here's the link to sign up for a league specifically created for CelticsBlog.  Enjoy.

Update: Due to high demand, a second league has been created for CelticsBlog.  Sign up here for CelticBlog.com Deuce