NBA Starting 5 Pool

Be the head coach. Introducing the new weekly fantasy format

You've seen the "here's $15 to create the best lineup" social posts, and you've argued with your friends over who's lineup is best. Now's your chance to put that knowledge to the test.

The starting five pool is a player based game. You get $15 to fill five positions, just pick the players that you think will produce the most fantasy points. It's that simple.

You can play weekly, monthly, or all season long. Can you build the best lineup with just $15 to spend?

Only one way to find out!

Start an NBA Starting 5 Pool

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How does a Starting 5 Pool work?

  • Use the $15 salary cap to build the best team possible to beat your friends.
  • Scores are based on the average fantasy points your player scores for a week
  • The week starts on Monday and ends on Sunday
  • Scoring:
    • Point 1 point
    • Block 2 points
    • Double-Double 1.5 points
    • Assist 1.25 points
    • Steal 2 points
    • 3pt Shot 0.5 points
    • Triple-Double 3 points
    • Rebound 1.25 points
    • Turnover -0.5 points

Customize your pool

NBA pool commissioners are provided a number of ways to customize their Fantasy Pool, including the options to:

  • Allow multiple pick entries per member account or limit members to a single entry
  • Choose the week to start your pool and when it ends (can run for only one week)
  • Decide when the pick deadline is
  • Fantasy

How RunYourPool Saves You Time

We make running your own NBA Fantasy Pool both hassle-free and mistake-free!

  • Automated pick collections. You no longer have your members send you their picks. They login to the website directly to make their picks.
  • Error-free pick sheet. We make it impossible for your members to make technical errors when submitting picks.
  • Automatic updating. Pool standings are automatically updated in real-time.
  • No more need to distribute standings. Members simply login to the site to see updates.

Brand Your Pool

If you'd like to run an NBA Fantasy pool as a business promotion, you're one smart cookie. We've accounted for this by allowing you to add your company or organization logo and customize the look of your Fantasy pool. For more information, see our Brand Your Pool page.

Private Message Boards

What's a season-long NBA Fantasy pool without smacktalk? Every NBA Fantasy pool hosted at includes a free, private message board. Your pool's message board, accessible only to your pool members, is a great way to communicate with members.

Start Your Pool Today

Start an NBA Starting 5 Pool


You can find pricing details on our Pricing page.