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    The world of basketball is buzzing, and RYP is right at the heart of it. RunYourPool (RYP) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have teamed up to offer fans an electrifying experience: the chance to compete for prizes while watching the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament.

    A Game-Changing Collaboration

    This collaboration is set to redefine fan engagement. From now on, fans will not just be passive spectators; they can dive into the excitement, showing off their basketball prowess. By making winning predictions about the In-Season Tournament, which kicks off on November 3rd, fans stand a chance to clinch tickets to the NBA All-Star Game. And not just the tickets—winners will get an all-expenses-paid trip, including flights and accommodation.

    Other prizes for the contest include tickets to All-Star Saturday night, Fanatics gift cards, and much more!

    Understanding the NBA In-Season Tournament

    The NBA In-Season Tournament, debuting in the 2023-24 season, promises a fresh and thrilling format, reminiscent of the global favorite, the World Cup. Here’s a breakdown:

    Group Play

    • 30 NBA teams are split into six groups, with five teams in each group.
    • A round-robin format means every team faces its group members.
    • The top 8 teams then progress to the Knockout Round.

    Knockout Round

    • The best of the best, the final 8 teams, battle it out in a single-elimination format.
    • Fans participating in In-Season Tournament pools will predict the outcomes, bringing their A-game of analysis and strategy.

    Advantages of Joining an NBA In-Season Tournament Pool

    Engaging in this tournament pool offers fans numerous benefits:

    • Effortless Participation: Say goodbye to tedious paper forms. Just log into RunYourPool and you’re good to go.
    • Automatic Updates: No more manual calculations. Standings update in real-time.
    • Real-time Reports: Stay informed and engaged with various reports and updates.

    Why the NBA In-Season Tournament?

    Launching in the 2023-24 season, the In-Season Tournament draws inspiration from the WNBA’s Commissioner’s Cup. The ultimate champion is awarded the prestigious NBA Cup, with the winning team receiving a hefty $500K prize. But beyond the trophy and the cash, the tournament addresses a deeper issue. It aims to make regular-season games more appealing, ensuring star players remain active throughout the season.

    Join the Excitement

    So, basketball fans, the court is set, and the ball is in your court. Prove you’re the ultimate hoops fan. Register on RunYourPool, make your predictions, and immerse yourself in this riveting basketball journey. The contest is free, the stakes high, and the rewards truly phenomenal. Time to shoot your shot!

    NBA FAQs

    How do you win NBA pick'em pool?

    In order to win an NBA Pick'Em pool, players must have the most points at the end of the season. For each correct pick during the regular season, members will receive one point (customizable based on the pool commissioner). Some pools will choose picks based on the spread or straight up.

    What is NBA pick'em pool?

    In an NBA Pick'Em pool, players make weekly picks (either against the point spread or straight-up). The number of picks each week is customizable by the pool commissioner. Optional best-bet and confidence pick settings can be put into place as well. Commissioners can use a hosting site like RunYourPool to keep up with scoring and calculations.

    How to play an NBA basketball pool?

    The way one plays a basketball pool varies on the game type. For example, in Pick'em Pools, you simply pick every game each week.

    How to run a weekly basketball pool?

    In order to run a basketball pool, you must first crown yourself as Pool Commissioner. Begin by picking a game type like Survivor or Pick'Em. You'll want to establish rules before inviting friends, family, and colleagues to join. As commissioner, you make the rules and also need to enforce them equally and fairly.

    How do you win NBA Survivor Pool?

    In NBA Survivor, the last player standing wins. The name of the game is to make it to the next week. A member will select one game from all the games in that given week. If members choose the correct winner, they move on to the next week. If they pick incorrectly, they are eliminated from the contest.

    What is NBA Surivor Pool?

    In an NBA Survivor pool, players choose one NBA team each week that they believe will win. They may only pick a team one time per season. Picks are made "straight up," not using a point spread system. If their pick is correct, they survive until the next week. An incorrect pick eliminates the player from the pool for the remainder of the season.

    What is a basketball pool?

    "Basketball Pool" is a broad term for a group of people competitively guessing the outcome of one or more basketball game. There are many types of formats, each assigning winners differently. They can be played informally between friends or through a more formalized system.

    How to make a basketball pool?

    A basketball pool generally requires the creation of a shareable spreadsheet (like Google Sheets) so that members may pick teams. Then depending on the game type, creators must use several kinds of formulas (e.g. CountIF), data validation, and conditional formatting. Or, you can just use basketball pool hosting services like RunYourPool where we do all the work for you!

    How do you win NBA Playoff Bracket Pool?

    In NBA Playoff Bracket pools, the winning entry is the team with the most points at the end of Playoffs. Members try to pick the winner of each playoff series. For each series, they also pick how many games they think the series will go. Points are awarded for each winning pick, with bonus points for how close they come to the correct series length

    What is an NBA Playoff Bracket Pool?

    In an NBA Playoff Bracket pool, players pick the winner of each NBA Playoff series. Commissioners can choose to have members receive bonus points for guessing the series length. Points increase as the tournament progresses (points per round are configurable by the commissioner). The winning entry is the player with the most points at the end of the playoffs.

    Are there other Playoff Pools?

    Yes! RunYourPool offers plenty of contest types for various playoff events! March Madness squares and bracket pools aer very popular among basketball fanatics, while the Super Bowl Prop Pool is the most popular annual event game.

    How to set up a basketball pool?

    To set up a basketball pool, you'll need to first choose a pool type like Survivor or Pick'em. Then, you'll need to set the ground rules. As pool commissioner, you'll enforce these rules and make sure the game runs smoothly throughout the season. Many commissioners use pool hosting sites like RunYourPool to make it easier and more engaging.

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    Matt K

    Matt is the Social Media Manager at RYP and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. He has experience managing social media accounts with agencies, small brands, and large companies. He’s a diehard New England sports fanatic, and if he’s not watching the Celtics, he can be found roaming around Boston discovering all that the city has to offer.

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