As we prepare for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, I’ll be taking a look at each NBA team with their major adds and drops to see if we can pan for any surprise rotational gold.  This open is especially witty for the Nuggets…  We’ll be counting down from worst NBA regular season to the best, mainly because I’m still figuring out how to rank the Warriors…

Utah Jazz (40-42)

Utah Jazz

Key Acquisitions:

G George Hill

G/F Joe Johnson

Boris Diaw

Key Losses:

Trey Burke

F Trevor Booker

A terrible logo!

Hell yes!  Look at the Jazz bringing sexy back, using their old school look as their official logo of 16-17.

Ya know, this team reminds me of a defensive-minded version of the Wolves.  Oodles of young talent, they barely made any changes, and I think Slim will indeed get his wish and see them as a postseason team.  Slim loves his Jazz!  I think it’s just because they’re a team in the West who didn’t burn his Heat…

Anywho, the position where they made the biggest change was a MASSIVE upgrade at PG, so A+ in the offseason moves department!  And oh man, wait until you get idea of what this second unit is gonna be…  Here’s how the 16-17 Utah Jazz are coming together for the upcoming season:

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With my Top 200 Rankings now complete and listed in one easy-to-use list, it’s time to take a look at where I stand against the experts. Every year, I ignore ADP and other ranking sets when making my top 200 list, so I’m not sullied with crazy opinions – many of which you can read about here! I am unsullied, like Khaleesi’s war general dude! That guy is boss! Except for… Well, ya know…

Stemming from a comment, I was asked more-or-less “who are your guys this year?” And well, without really knowing ADPs or expert consensus, it was tough to answer. So for the first time since I’ve been helming the Razzball ship (helm to 108!), I decided to put an article together, highlighting where I deviate from the septum. Time for a nose job! If Ryan Anderson breaks his nose this year, his new nickname should be Ryno-plasty! Ok, focus JB, I know you’re pumped for basketball, but we have your calls to get to! Here’s where I’m against the grain according to other experts’ ranks on FantasyPros:

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We’re back with a brand new edition of the Razzball Hoops Pod as we move to weekly episodes! On today’s show, we hit on the incredibly somber news of former fantasy stalwarts in Milwaukee and Miami and the opportunities their absences create, then commence our yelling about my Top-75 and Top-100 ranks. Only minimal quibbles, we need more quibbling! I hope to hear from a lot of you commenters about Slim’s thoughts on Denver’s frontcourt… Here’s our latest edition of the Razzball Basketball Podcast:

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[updated 9/23 – Got the top 200 fully included! We’ve also made updates regarding the Bucks unfortunate news and a few other early-preseason jostles. Slim’s still cranking away on the projections, but they will be included soon on the next update! Let us know your thoughts on this update; happy early drafting, Razzball Nation!]

Oh. My. God. It’s here!!!

Not too be all Sapper (I love Millsap!), but this post is the pinnacle of everything I’ve worked for through the years at Razzball. Taking over hoops in 2013 and building a community with you awesome commenters has been unreal. And is anything more important in fantasy hoops than ranks?! As Zoolander would say when clowned for having one look, “I DON’T THINK SO!”

Enough melodrama, this is where it all comes together! Our one-stop rankings page where we will be continually updating the top 200 until opening night, complete with Yahoo position eligibility (where we’ll be playing in 16-17 RCLs – sign up now!), my short-form blurb (you can read further on everyone in the rankings posts linked below), Slim’s ranks projection (if a rank looks wildly wrong compared to Slim’s projection – it’s a player we wildly disagree on!), and the comments section below that I dare say was the best in fantasy basketball last year. In 15-16’s ranks, we got to 1,572 comments complete with rankings disagreements, breaking news, draft strategy, draft reviews, and general Razzball hijinks that can’t be topped. Let’s go for 2,000 this year!

Here’s our 2016-17 Razzball Fantasy Basketball Rankings:

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I’m going to warn you all ahead of time; this article will be filled with cliches about winning… Fortunately, many of them apply to fantasy, particularly dynasty leagues. That being said, let’s dive into the keys to success!

  • Winning is all that matters.

Yes, I know this seems obvious, however, a surprising amount of dynasty owners in all sports get carried away with upside and forget about winning. This is particularly the case in baseball, but basketball owners are not immune to this lackadaisical approach. At the end of the day, nobody cares how much upside your team is going to have a couple years from now.

I’m not advising against young players, but you have to keep things in perspective. I’m not advising against drafting rookies, but you have to make sure to keep a balance between upside and actual production. Yes, you want that underrated guy that could be a superstar someday, but you also want to have those boring veterans that put up stats. Consistency is key.

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As we prepare for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, I’ll be taking a look at each NBA team with their major adds and drops to see if we can pan for any surprise rotational gold.  This open is especially witty for the Nuggets…  We’ll be counting down from worst NBA regular season to the best, mainly because I’m still figuring out how to rank the Warriors…

Orlando Magic (35-47)

magic

Key Acquisitions:

F Serge Ibaka

C Bismack Biyombo

F Jeff Green

G D.J. Augstin

F/C Arinze Onuaku

G C.J. Wilcox

Key Losses:

G Victor Oladipo

F Ersan Ilyasova

G Brandon Jennings

F Andrew Nicholson

C Dewayne Dedmon

C Jason Smith

G Shabazz Napier

SKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILES!

Wooooo, get this Skiles fool out of here!  We get to turn the page on this franchise, and finally get some fantasy excitement going – – only to have them then hoard big men like they’re the Sixers.  There’s only ONE PF and ONE C spot, Orlando!

A lot of the Magic’s turnover happened around the trade deadline last year, and some “key losses” were only in Florida for a hot, swampy minute.  It’s hard to say if they really got any better or worse – losing Oladipo hurts anyone – but I’m excited to see what new frontman Frank Vogel can get out of the band.  Here’s how their roster is shaping up:

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(Re-posting to the top! We have plenty of leagues still open for signups, and need a few brave new commishes out there! It takes only 1 or 2 minutes to launch a new league, so start one up today!)

The RCLs are back, baby! Ugh, I am eager to win some titles this year after getting bounced in the finals in not one, not two, but THREE different leagues last year. Infuriating! I think that just proves I need to be in like, 15 RCLs this year. You should too!

With the new season upon us, it’s time to round up the competitors in Razzball Nation for a chance at RCL glory. Try for infamy and join legends High as Greg Kite, Akron Lebrons, & Nick is Razzy in the RCL Hall of Fame by beating the best & brightest fantasy basketball community in the land. And if you’re stumped on a good team name for your 2016-17 RCL squads, be sure to use our RAZZBALL BASKETBALL TEAM NAME GENERATOR with some Razzball-exclusive terms in there. Robin Lopez TOTALLY sucks at basketball! While getting your name immortalized in the Hall of Fame is obviously priceless, 1st place will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and the power of puppetry by subjecting me to another YouTube shaming video. I’m totally up for suggestions here, just no tattoos, gross out challenges, or things that would get me in trouble with my wife…

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We did it! YES WE CAN!! Make rankings great again! Oh man, I’m ready for election season to be over… But I’m even more ready to have my top 200 out into the world!

So I don’t really have a sound philosophy for these final ranks… We do all of our rankings for 12-team, 9-cat H2H, since that’s how we play our Razzball Commenter Leagues. Shameless promo time! We need more RCL Players out there in Razzball Nation! Just follow that link and either start up or join an open league today! Anywho, in a 12-team RCL league (13 roster spots), you’re only drafting 156 players, so most of these ranks are guys you’re not drafting. Do I rank guys all as sleepers for your final pick? I’m not sure that really helps anyone. So the final ranks here are a blend of sleeper potential, and possible last-roster-spot-usability for a specific build. Is Arron Afflalo REALLY going to be your last pick? Meh, probably not, but maybe he has a hot month and it could be the first month! You never know… If you’re still catching up, check out all our ranks in the Top-10, Top-25, Top-50, Top-75, Top-100 & Top 150 which you can also find linked above in the 2016-17 Ranks menu. Here’s our final big rankings post, the Top 200 for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season:

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(This episode is playing now, sorry about it not loading this morning! Accidental technical fubar.  But you can hear our sexy voices now!)

With the dog days of Summer slowly counting down and some of the leaves beginning to fall, it means it’s nearing basketball time!  The seasons change wayyyyy too fast in North Carolina, it stays too hot, there’s once nice week, then it’s effin’ cold again!  That’s why I prefer my sports indoors…  On today’s show, Slim and I catch up on some pieces of news including updates on two key Heat players and the Jrue Holiday situation, then continue our debates through my Top-50 and Top-75 ranks.  Our quibbles of course don’t get us through too much, so we’ll be back at the same time next week!  New Pod will be up next Friday morning as well!  Here’s our latest edition of the Razzball Basketball Podcast:

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1617-rcl-logoSay whaaaaaa?! It’s draft season?! Hell yeah, let’s start some early-drafting for hoops, who ISN’T bored of fantasy football already?! I keed, I keed, but fans of the Rams might be ready for a new sport already, amiright?!

If you’re jonesing for some early fantasy basketball action in the dopiest of dope fan leagues around, it’s time to join us an play in the 2016-17 Razzball Basketball RCL Leagues! 100% free, fun prizes, shame me in a Youtube video, and take a stab at joining the illustrious few who have made it into the RCL Hall of Fame. Is it narcissistic that I want to make it into my own site’s Hall of Fame?! Man, it would be awesome to have my name on there!

With that fantasy basketball fever enveloping us all, start up your very own new RCL league and set an early draft time (takes 2 minutes tops to launch a league) and challenge the masses for the overall RCL title. But if you only have 5 seconds, that’s fine too! Tons of leagues are open, so clickity click the link above and join an open league. Start up as many teams as you’d like to make a run at RCL infamy!

Enough tomfoolery! Wait, I mean JBfoolery, my name isn’t Tom! It’s time to start looking at how RCL drafts are playing out! We just had our first RCL draft last night in the inaugural RCL of the season. Here’s how my team came together:

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