2017 NBA Draft Countdown

Frequently Asked Questions

What is RealTime Draft?

RealTime Draft (aka “RTD”) is a uniquely interactive home to a community of amateur basketball scouts interested in having their opinions on NBA Draft prospects heard and valued by the league, respective franchises, the media, and their peers.  Registered users can submit personalized rankings of NBA Draft prospects.  RTD then averages all user submitted rankings to generate and display an RTD community ranking of the prospects.  This RTD community average ranking is continuously updated as individual user’s personalized rankings change, which creates the first ever real-time pulse and historical record of the fans’ evolving opinions on NBA Draft prospects.  Additionally, users can compete in a game against other users to determine who is best at predicting the upward and/or downward trend of the prospects on the RTD community ranking board.  And finally, users can scout the prospects by rating various metrics and submitting full scouting reports.  RTD, as a whole, gives both the diehard amateur scout and the casual fan a platform for expressing their opinion.  Sign-up for free today! 

What do the RealTime Rankings represent?

The RealTime Rankings is a community-based ranking that represents how, on average, the RTD users ranks the prospects.  As individual users change their rankings, the RealTime Rankings update accordingly in real-time.

What do the up/down arrows indicate on the RTD rankings?

The up/down arrows on the RealTime Rankings detail the 24-hour movement of the respective prospect on the RealTime Rankings.

How can I share my RTD activity with my friends?

There are social media share buttons on your personal ranking workspace, the scouting reports that you write, and your "My Account" page.  Additionally, please use the email invitation portal ("My Account" page) to encourage your friends to join the RTD community!  

Do I have to rank a complete top 60?

No.  The math involved with RTD allows for incomplete rankings.

How is the top prospect comparison determined?

Whichever comparison player (all current NBA players) receives the most votes by the RTD users is displayed as the prospect's top comparison.

How do I interpret the ranking history graph for each prospect?

The graph shows the ranking history info for a given prospect over the last 3 months.  The black line represents the RTD community average rankings, while the red line represents how you have ranked the prospect over the past 3 months.  Click on the graph points for further detail.

How does the prediction game work?

Based on the current RealTime Rankings (community average), users can attempt to predict the upward or downward movement of the prospects.  Users gain or lose one point for each ranking position moved by the given prospect depending on whether or not their prediction is proven correct or not.  For example, if a user predicts that prospect X will rise from his current rank of 36 and the prospect does in fact rise to the rank of 30, then the user will gain 6 points.  Alternatively, if prospect X had fallen to 40 then the user will lose 4 points.  The RTD Leaderboard page ranks the users based on their points earned and/or lost while playing the prediction game.  

 

What is RTD?

RealTime Draft (aka “RTD”) utilizes Patent Pending processes to create a uniquely interactive home for a community of amateur basketball scouts interested in having their opinions on NBA Draft prospects heard and valued by the league, respective franchises, the media, and their peers.
Registered users can:
  • Submit personalized rankings of NBA Draft prospects. RTD then averages all user submitted rankings to generate and display an RTD community ranking of the prospects. This RTD community average ranking is continuously updated as individual user’s personalized rankings change, which creates the first ever real-time pulse and historical record of the fans’ evolving opinions on NBA Draft prospects;
  • Compete in a game against other users to determine who is best at predicting the upward and/or downward trend of the prospects on the RTD community ranking board; and,
  • Scout the prospects by rating various metrics and submitting full scouting reports.
RTD, as a whole, gives both the die-hard amateur scout and the casual fan a platform for expressing their opinion. Sign-up for free today!

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