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NBA In-Season Tournament Pool

The NBA In-Season Tournament is a new annual competition for all 30 teams that will debut in the 2023-24 season. Similar to the World Cup, the NBA In-Season Tournament will consist of two stages: Group Play and the Knockout Rounds.

  • Group Play — During group play, 30 teams are broken into six groups containing five teams each. Each team competes in a round robin tournament with the other teams in its group. At the end of the group stage, the top 8 teams will advance to the Knockout round.
  • Knockout Round — The final 8 teams participate in a single elimination bracket pool. For those of you familiar with the NCAA Basketball tournament, think of the Knockout round as the NBA equivalent to the Elight Eight.

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How Do In-Season Tournament Pools Work?

Here are the rules:

  • Pool Commissioners have the option of including both the Group and Knockout Stage or limiting their pool to just the Knockout Stage.
  • For the Group stage, pool members predict the finishing position of each team in all the groups and points are awarded for correct predictions. Points are awarded for each correct team ranking in each groups.
  • For the Knockout stage, members pick all 8 games in the bracket and are awarded points for correct picks. They will pick the ACTUAL teams qualifying for bracket play, NOT those they predicted to advance. This means they will fill out their brackets AFTER the Group Stage is completed.
  • Point values for both stages are configurable by the Pool Commissioner.
  • The goal is to be the member with the most points at the end of the In-Season Tournament.
Most In-Season Tournament Pools will include the Group stage to allow more pick variation.

How You'll Save Time

We do all the hard work to make sure that your NBA In-Season Tournament pool runs smoothly:
  • No more collecting picks on paper or in e-mail. Members login to the website directly to make their picks.
  • No more calculating standings and explaining errors. Pool standings are automatically updated for you.
  • No more need to distribute standings. Members simply login to the site to see updates.
  • Keep your members interested. We create all the reports your members will want to see ... and more!

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