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It’s been a while since you’ve angrily stared at a basketball roster and wished you could start all over … unless, you’re Dan Gilbert, in which case, not a day has gone by where this wasn’t something you did at least twice. I hear you. I feel you. I touch you, Tommy. It’s all good. It’s that time of the year again. Time for Kevin Martin to strain a tricep? No … well, I mean, yeah. If this were a normal season, that would be correct, but for 2011, it’s time to sign up for one of Razzball’s fantasy basketball leagues. Come. Join in our reindeer games (because, sadly, reindeer will be in season when the NBA kicks off!)

The details are being etched into stone tablets as we speak, but here are the basics: we’re going to open as many 12-team leagues as there are readers interested in joining up. Last year, I only updated the combined efforts of each league a small handful of times. This year, I’m putting on my Hulk hands so this year’s handful will be much more plentiful. After all 1,980 regular season NBA games are tabulated, we’ll crown not only individual winners from each league, but one supersexy, ultra-macho, uber-menche winner among all the winners. (What’s he or she get for winning? That’s a good question. I’m working on it. Maybe something, maybe nothing. If you’ve got ideas, drop them in the comments – gently). We’re going to take the best scores among all the leagues to determine the best overall fantasy owner. Your standing in each individual league will determine your standing within your league. Picture your individual league as your division or conference. Pictured it? Good. We’re moving on.

Here’s how things shook out last year. For the Top 10-15 players from last year, I’m creating a special league for just you guys. Make sure to mention your final standings in the comments if you happen to be one these lucky cats. If you’re a forgetful lucky cat, the final standings can be found here.

We’re going to fill up as many fantasy leagues as we can for the next couple of weeks with a draft sometime between December 15-23.  Each Razzketball league will be a 12 team, 13-player Roto rosters (I know H2H is preferred, but it’s harder to link multiple leagues with H2H) that will shape up like this:  PG/SG/G/SF/PF/F/C/C/3 UTIL/3 BENCH.  The fantasy leagues will be played at ESPN’s site and they will be free to join. I prefer Yahoo, but Yahoo doesn’t give non-leaguemates the ability to see the leagues – those yahoos.

Drop me a line down in the comments so I know how many pints of apple juice and boxes of animal crackers we’re gonna need. If you’re interested in being a league organizer (we’ll need one per league to accept the other 11 people into the league, set up a draft time, set it up on ESPN, etc.) please say so in either the comments or you can message me on Twitter (TWEET!), Facebook (LIKE!) or even Tumblr (TUMBL LIKE!) if you’d like to look at girls in bikini right before you alert me to your interest in joining one of the RCLs. 

Jazzed? Good. Go sign up!

49 Responses

  1. Rob says:
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    I’d love to be in the league – and wld be willing to be commish if needed. Thanks!
    Rob

  2. CL says:
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    I’m definitely in for an RCL league and will be a commish as well.

  3. Jon says:
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    count me in

  4. Roberts says:
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    I’m in

  5. Peter W. says:
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    I’m down for a spot in an RCL league too. Thanks!

  6. Mr. Duck Fat says:
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    Count me in for a RCL as well… thanks Adam.

  7. Rob says:
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    Am interested also. Thanks.

  8. joe says:
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    I’m interested.

  9. Mindicohn says:
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    sorry for this being semi-off topic, but i trust the razzball commenters more than any other site…need some advice on my own league set up…we do H2H with daily lineups but we like to have a games limit per matchup…normally with 10 starters we’d limit 40 games, but no idea what would be reasonable with the ‘accelerated’ scheduling that they’re talking…any thoughts?

  10. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @Mindicohn: Short answer: I’d suggest 46 games a week instead of 40.

    If I understand you correctly, your daily lineup H2H league allows 40 games a week divided amongst 10 starters (average 4 weekly games per starter).

    A normal 82-game season allows each team (and subsequently each player) to play an average of 3.4 games per week. This season’s 66-game schedule allows each team to play an average of 3.9 games per week (or 1 additional game every two weeks)

    Applying that math (4 weekly games per starter divided by 3.4 82-game season weekly game average = 1.17 x 3.9 66-game season weekly game average = 4.6 weekly games per starter x 10 starters = 46 games per week). Feasibily, you could add one game per week per starter and one for the UTIL spot. Or you could add two games per general position (G, F, C) or something along those lines depending on your league setup.

  11. Mr. Fat Duck says:
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    Count me in. Thanks!

  12. Fahed says:
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    I want in

  13. DWRlovesKAR_OLR says:
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    I would love a spot in the RCL! Thanks.

  14. Joe says:
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    Count me in as well.

  15. DWRlovesKAR_OLR says:
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    I know you have a lot on your plate these next couple of weeks. i was wondering if you will have the auction value ranking sheet up by the 15th?

  16. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @DWRlovesKAR_OLR: I’ll try. No promises. If nothing else, I can answer specific questions either in the comments or on Twitter.

  17. DWRlovesKAR_OLR says:
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    Well I guess it’s never to early to start asking the questions. I’m a first time drafter and will be needing lots of help lol
    I’m in a 13 team roto scoring(pts, stl, reb, 3pm, ft%, blk, ast, to, fg%, ppm) 6 keeper league.
    Our roster consist of: starters(pg, sg, sf, PF, c, g, f, sg/sf, g/f, pf/c, f/c, 3*u) Bench of 8 and 1 IR
    How should I spread my wealth of cash come draft day?
    Thanks in advance for all your help! Just let me know were I can send a donation lol

  18. trevor says:
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    @DWRlovesKAR_OLR: I would say go after Blake Griffin, John Wall, Lamarcus ALdridgeBrandon Jennings, but thats just me. Keeper leagues you should be careful, but not too careful. i’d stay way from Gerald Wallace, Kobe, Nash, Al jefferson, C boozer, brandon Roy

  19. THC says:
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    I guess I am one of the 15 guys.

    With a bad back (5). However, it’s a short season, hopefully I can do better this time…

  20. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @DWRlovesKAR_OLR: @trevor: There are a handful of studs-in-waiting that might be had for cheaper prices than more established franchise guys. Love, Griffin, Wall, Eric Gordon, Jrue Holiday, Hibbert, McGee, Ibaka, Greg Monroe, Marcus Thornton, Hickson, Harden … guys like this are both young and comparatively cheaper than more established all-stars. (Love and Griffin on the cheap might just be a delirious fantasy at this point, but there are still some leagues drafting Kobe Bryant with the first pick, so it can’t hurt to mention them here).

    I’d aim for an established killer like LeBron, Rose, Dirk, etc. and then aim for quality guys with fewer than four seasons under their belts. You’ll save a ton of money and have a wealth of keepers for the future.

  21. Matt says:
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    I am interested in joining an RCL. Thanks!

  22. Mike T. says:
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    I’m totes interested in joining an RCL.

  23. Marty says:
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    Would dig a spot a spot in the RCL. Thankyou

  24. Andrew says:
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    I’m ready to join a league.

  25. BrewFreeOrDie says:
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    Would love a spot in RCL, game on.

  26. Scott says:
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    I’m in. Thanks

  27. Tyler says:
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    I’m in for a RCL

  28. Turd Ferguson says:
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    Turd’s in

  29. Sure, why not? I will be in. If you desperately need an organizer, I will do that, too, but I prefer to be a sheep.

  30. RashDecisions says:
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    +1

  31. NastyNetNYC says:
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    I’d like to play in this here league.

  32. dimmy says:
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    hurry up and start this ish

  33. bergie says:
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    I’m in

  34. Kyuss says:
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    I’m also one of the 15 guys…Sky Valley – finished 4th overall

  35. Adam

    Adam says:
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    @Tyler: I’m hoping to have the deets out Monday or Tuesday. Also, sorry for using the term deets.

  36. Whiskey Diet says:
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    I’m in for sure.

  37. Dan says:
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    I’m in. Thanks!

  38. Matt says:
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    Count me in if there’s still room.

  39. charles says:
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    id like an invite too. thanks.

  40. Lloyd Braun says:
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    I would love to be in a RCL…if there is still room of course.

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