Grizzled GM Basketball is a single-player basketball management simulation game. Set your roster, make trades, draft prospects, manage your finances, and try to build a dynasty. Play it in your browser now, completely 100% free!
May 28, 2020 - New Feature
For the real player 2022 draft class the number of prospects has been expanded to over 60.
May 27, 2020 - New Feature
The top 30 real player prospects have been added to the 2022 real player draft class.
May 26, 2020 - New Feature
For the real player 2021 draft class the number of prospects has been expanded to over 60.
May 25, 2020 - New Feature
The top 30 real player prospects have been added to the 2021 real player draft class.
May 24, 2020 - New Feature
For the real player 2020 draft class the number of prospects has been expanded to over 60. Also, the ratings for the entire draft class have been refined.
May 23, 2020 - New Feature
The top 30 real prospects have been added to the 2020 real player draft class.
May 22, 2020 - New Feature
Real players before the 1940 (and back to the 1890s) now have pictures and colleges.
May 21, 2020 - New Feature
I have extended the real player draft classes back to 1895. Now when you play those pre NBA leagues the teams will have real players and the drafts will include real players.
May 20, 2020 - New Feature
It was only 7 years prior to the creation of the National Basketball League (NBL) that basketball itself was created. So to be thorough I added a league type in 1891 that is only two teams and represents the start of it all.
The team names are the Gulick Skins and the Naismith Shirts. That is because while James Naismith did invent the sport it was actually his job to do so because Dr. Luther Gulick, head of physical education at the Springfield YMCA (now called Springfield College), thought he could use an "athletic distraction" for Naismith's rowdy students during the harsh New England winter.
May 19, 2020 - New Feature
Grizzled GM Basketball has now added the National Basketball League (NBL) which was started in 1898. It was the first professional basketball league ever created. In honor of those initial teams I've kept them all even though two of them only played 5 and 7 games respectively that first season (the most any team played was 21) before leaving the league. In fact, the league itself was only around for 6 years and had 23 different teams, but only had between 5 and 8 at one time.
So now you can start in 1899 and watch the NBL convert to the ABL and then eventually to the NBA.