Don't forget to enter to beat us tonight for up to 250 in prizes in DraftStreet.com fantasy hoops

Don't forget to enter to beat us tonight for up to 250 in prizes in DraftStreet.com fantasy hoops

As we mentioned on Wednesday, our free one-day fantasy league where
you can win up to $250 in cash prizes kicks off tonight. So be sure to
head on over to our partner DraftStreet.com and select your team before tonight's game's tip off if you haven't already done so.

If you're not familiar just yet, here's how the league works. It's a
new way to play fantasy basketball that turns the season-long grind
into quick hitting one night leagues. And the best part is that you can
win cash every single day. You draft a team for one night and get paid
out as soon as the games end that night. DraftStreet.com
is at the forefront of this new trend in the fantasy world and is
giving us a great promotion: a FREE one-day fantasy league with $100 in
prizes exclusively for readers of The700Level.

This free contest will be salary-cap style drafting where everyone
tries to assemble the best team out of the available players. You will
have a $100,000 budget to build a team of 2 forwards, 2 guards, 2
centers, and 2 utility players. Each NBA player has been assigned a
price based on their expected fantasy performance.

Here's our squad for this evening.

F Elton Brand
F Blake Griffin
G Deron Williams
G Lou Williams
C Tony Battie
C Dwight Howard
U Greg Monroe
U Kirk Hinrich

You
can adjust your roster up until the contest starts tonight, Friday,
March 30th, at 7:00pm at which time your rosters will lock and the
Live Scoreboard will be available. Our team is in there as
"The700Level."

The prize pool is $250 and the payouts are as follows: 90, 60, 40, 30, 20, 10.

Should
be fun. CLICK HERE to compete against us in the free one-night league.
Feel free to share your team's roster in the comments.

Nerlens Noel on Sixers' frontcourt logjam: 'I don't see a way it can work'

Nerlens Noel on Sixers' frontcourt logjam: 'I don't see a way it can work'

CAMDEN, N.J. — Nerlens Noel is standing his ground.

After saying that the Sixers' entering the season with three starting-caliber centers (himself, Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid) "doesn't make sense," Noel didn't back down from his stance during the team's annual media day.  

"I don't see a way it can work," Noel said Monday. "It's just a logjam. You have three young, talented centers that can play 30-plus minutes a night." 

The Sixers attempted to play with two bigs in Noel and Okafor last season but had little success. Now that Embiid is finally healthy, the fit to the puzzle doesn't figure to get any better.

Reports swirled during the offseason that the Sixers were looking to trade either Noel or Okafor to add backcourt help to the woeful franchise, but nothing came to fruition.

"Things need to get situated," Noel said. "I think things obviously need to be moved around, someone needs to be moved around. It's just a tough situation. I can't really say too much because I have no say in the matter, so obviously that's for who can handle the situation in the right manner.

"I've gone through a whole lot. Probably the most, arguably, that any player has gone through in the NBA in losing. It's a tough situation to still be in. Year by year, to see things get more difficult to show your value. Year by year, it's always been something. It's really at a point where it's just a lot."

Bryan Colangelo said he understands Noel's viewpoint. However, the Sixers' president said he is in no rush to trade any of the centers and will wait the situation out.

"It’s not disappointing. It’s understandable," Colangelo said. "I think Nerlens actually did a pretty good job sizing up what we have, which is a lot of depth and a lot of talent at that position."

Despite each of the three centers being early in their career, Noel, who is in the final year of his rookie contract, doesn't want to hold off to see if the trio can actually mesh on the floor.

"I can't say I do really understand that (wait-and-see approach)," Noel said. "If you have a group of players, I just don't think it makes too much sense to just still come into the season with such a heavy lineup at the center position. I don't know what there is to wait and see."

Noel made sure to express that he has no issues with Okafor and Embiid and said they are some of his closest friends on the team. But when asked whether he was happy to be a Sixer, Noel deflected.

"I feel good," he said. "I'm all right, I'm in a good place right now."

Sure sounds like it.

Darren Sproles' TD from Wentz set to Sonic the Hedgehog music

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Darren Sproles' TD from Wentz set to Sonic the Hedgehog music

You may fondly remember the time Darren Sproles took a punt return to the house last season and a wonderful Twitter user set the video to the Super Mario Bros.' star music, yes?

It was great.

Now that Sproles' put on the jets again yesterday in the Eagles win over the Steelers, the same @pacdude on Twitter has done it again.

This time it's the theme music from Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Please enjoy.