On the ESPN Fantasy App:
On the Fantasy Basketball tab, select "Create League".
Enter your desired league name, number of teams, scoring preference, draft preference, and draft time and date.
On the Web:
Go to the "Play Fantasy Basketball" page located here and select "Create a New League".
Determine if you want to create a League Manager League, a Custom League, or a Standard Free League.
League and Draft Information:
- League Manager Leagues: League Managers have access to League Manager Tools throughout the season to control aspects of their league such as draft settings, the number of teams in the league, regular season and playoff schedules and scoring adjustments. League Manager leagues are private/invite only.
- Standard Free Leagues: Standard ESPN rules.
- Draft Type: Auction Draft, Live Online "Snake" Draft or Autopick Draft.
Draft Date: Select from the available dates in the pull-down menu or the calendar function.
Draft Time: Select from the available time slots (hour/minute). If a particular time slot is not available, all the slots at that time are taken. However, if a league changes their time or is deleted, time slots may open up.
*Make sure all your settings are entered correctly because after they are submitted they can only be changed with a league vote (via the League Referenda).