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Fantasy basketball mock draft: 8-team, head-to-head points

Want some extra smiles this winter? Grab a few people and draft a quick ESPN Fantasy Basketball team. Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Our ESPN Fantasy Basketball experts never stop obsessing about our games. We're all hyper-competitive and want to win our leagues. And we pass that information along to you, so you can obsess and try to win your leagues too.

That all said, we also do our best to not forget what fantasy sports is really all about: having fun with your friends, family, coworkers, and even strangers.

You don't have to put big bucks on a league or have humiliating consequences for the loser of the Toilet Bowl in order to gain enjoyment. Sometimes, you just need to grab a few people, have a quick draft, set your lineups for the week on Mondays, and get some extra enjoyment when you tune into NBA games.

With that in mind, we did a simple eight-team head-to-head points league mock draft on Monday, including one team that let the app autopick their squad. It took about 45 minutes, and as you can see, even the autopicked team has no shortage of fun players to watch:

Giannis Antetokounmpo Mil, PF
Karl-Anthony Towns Min, C
Ben Simmons Phi, PG
Jimmy Butler Mia, SF
Ja Morant Mem, PG
Donovan Mitchell Utah, SG
D'Angelo Russell Min, PG
T.J. Warren Ind, SF
Kelly Oubre Jr. GS, PF
Mitchell Robinson NY, C
Robert Covington Por, PF
Hassan Whiteside Sac, C
Delon Wright Det, SG

As an added bonus, the NBA season is just getting underway, so you haven't missed much action. And this season, you can start your ESPN Fantasy Basketball leagues with a 0-0 record after your draft without using retroactive scoring to the beginning of the NBA campaign.

If you're new to fantasy hoops, here is a tutorial of all the basics.

Now go grab a handful of people, set up a draft, and have some fun!

The participants in our 8-team H2H points mock, in order of draft position, were: Autopick, Jim McCormick, André Snellings, Eric Karabell, John Cregan, Field Yates, Tom Carpenter and Joe Kaiser.


Round 1

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo Mil (PF1) -- Autopick
2. Nikola Jokic Den (C1) -- McCormick
3. Anthony Davis LAL (PF2) -- Snellings
4. James Harden Hou (SG1) -- Karabell
5. Luka Doncic Dal (PG1) -- Cregan
6. LeBron James LAL (SF1) -- Yates
7. Damian Lillard Por (PG2) -- Carpenter
8. Trae Young Atl (PG3) -- Kaiser


Round 2

9. Jayson Tatum Bos (PF3) -- Kaiser
10. Kevin Durant Bkn (SF2) -- Carpenter
11. Andre Drummond Cle (C2) -- Yates
12. Bradley Beal Wsh (SG2) -- Cregan
13. Stephen Curry GS (PG4) -- Karabell
14. Joel Embiid Phi (C3) -- Snellings
15. Bam Adebayo Mia (C4) -- McCormick
16. Karl-Anthony Towns Min (C5) -- Autopick


Round 3

17. Ben Simmons Phi (PG5) -- Autopick
18. Devin Booker Phx (SG3) -- McCormick
19. Paul George LAC (SF3) -- Snellings
20. Kawhi Leonard LAC (SF4) -- Karabell
21. Kyrie Irving Bkn (PG6) -- Cregan
22. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander OKC (SG4) -- Yates
23. Russell Westbrook Wsh (PG7) -- Carpenter
24. Brandon Ingram NO (SF5) -- Kaiser


Round 4

25. Khris Middleton Mil (SF6) -- Kaiser
26. Nikola Vucevic Orl (C6) -- Carpenter
27. Jrue Holiday Mil (PG8) -- Yates
28. Zach LaVine Chi (SG5) -- Cregan
29. Pascal Siakam Tor (PF4) -- Karabell
30. Zion Williamson NO (PF5) -- Snellings
31. Deandre Ayton Phx (C7) -- McCormick
32. Jimmy Butler Mia (SF7) -- Autopick


Round 5

33. Ja Morant Mem (PG9) -- Autopick
34. Tobias Harris Phi (SF8) -- McCormick
35. De'Aaron Fox Sac (PG10) -- Snellings
36. Rudy Gobert Utah (C8) -- Karabell
37. Jamal Murray Den (PG11) -- Cregan
38. Christian Wood Hou (C9) -- Yates
39. Domantas Sabonis Ind (PF6) -- Carpenter
40. Fred VanVleet Tor (SG6) -- Kaiser


Round 6

41. Gordon Hayward Cha (SF9) -- Kaiser
42. CJ McCollum Por (SG7) -- Carpenter
43. Malcolm Brogdon Ind (PG12) -- Yates
44. Myles Turner Ind (C10) -- Cregan
45. Jaylen Brown Bos (SG8) -- Karabell
46. DeMar DeRozan SA (SG9) -- Snellings
47. Kyle Lowry Tor (PG13) -- McCormick
48. Donovan Mitchell Utah (SG10) -- Autopick


Round 7

49. D'Angelo Russell Min (PG14) -- Autopick
50. Julius Randle NY (PF7) -- McCormick
51. Chris Paul Phx (PG15) -- Snellings
52. John Collins Atl (PF8) -- Karabell
53. Jerami Grant Det (SF10) -- Cregan
54. John Wall Hou (PG16) -- Yates
55. Michael Porter Jr. Den (SF11) -- Carpenter
56. Jonas Valanciunas Mem (C11) -- Kaiser


Round 8

57. Collin Sexton Cle (SG11) -- Kaiser
58. Kristaps Porzingis Dal (PF9) -- Carpenter
59. Mike Conley Utah (PG17) -- Yates
60. Caris LeVert Bkn (SG12) -- Cregan
61. Clint Capela Atl (C12) -- Karabell
62. Jusuf Nurkic Por (C13) -- Snellings
63. Dennis Schroder LAL (PG18) -- McCormick
64. T.J. Warren Ind (SF12) -- Autopick


Round 9

65. Kelly Oubre Jr. GS (PF10) -- Autopick
66. Buddy Hield Sac (SG13) -- McCormick
67. Victor Oladipo Ind (SG14) -- Snellings
68. Montrezl Harrell LAL (C14) -- Karabell
69. Thomas Bryant Wsh (C15) -- Cregan
70. Steven Adams NO (C16) -- Yates
71. LaMelo Ball Cha (PG19) -- Carpenter
72. Dejounte Murray SA (PG20) -- Kaiser


Round 10

73. Markelle Fultz Orl (PG21) -- Kaiser
74. Mason Plumlee Det (C17) -- Carpenter
75. Lonzo Ball NO (PG22) -- Yates
76. Mikal Bridges Phx (SF13) -- Cregan
77. Tyrese Haliburton Sac (PG23) -- Karabell
78. Devonte' Graham Cha (PG24) -- Snellings
79. Terry Rozier Cha (PG25) -- McCormick
80. Mitchell Robinson NY (C18) -- Autopick


Round 11

81. Robert Covington Por (PF11) -- Autopick
82. Eric Bledsoe NO (PG26) -- McCormick
83. Darius Garland Cle (PG27) -- Snellings
84. Al Horford OKC (PF12) -- Karabell
85. OG Anunoby Tor (SF14) -- Cregan
86. Kemba Walker Bos (PG28) -- Yates
87. Richaun Holmes Sac (C19) -- Carpenter
88. Kyle Anderson Mem (SF15) -- Kaiser


Round 12

89. Larry Nance Jr. Cle (PF13) -- Kaiser
90. Keldon Johnson SA (SF16) -- Carpenter
91. Tyler Herro Mia (SG15) -- Yates
92. Miles Bridges Cha (SF17) -- Cregan
93. Draymond Green GS (PF14) -- Karabell
94. LaMarcus Aldridge SA (PF15) -- Snellings
95. Aaron Gordon Orl (PF16) -- McCormick
96. Hassan Whiteside Sac (C20) -- Autopick


Round 13

97. Delon Wright Det (SG16) -- Autopick
98. Jaren Jackson Jr. Mem (PF17) -- McCormick
99. Coby White Chi (PG29) -- Snellings
100. Donte DiVincenzo Mil (SG17) -- Karabell
101. P.J. Washington Cha (PF18) -- Cregan
102. Joe Ingles Utah (SF18) -- Yates
103. Otto Porter Jr. Chi (SF19) -- Carpenter
104. De'Andre Hunter Atl (SF20) -- Kaiser