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Tehol is back with me to update everyone on the newest developments around the NBA!  We start off focusing on Summer League in a number of facets.  Surprise players, how each of the top picks looked, who disappointed, fantasy values for the rookie class, we got it covered!  I gush over Dennis Smith Jr. some more after I declared future greatness on the previous podcast while Tehol loves him some Lonzo Ball. Afterwards, I get Tehol’s opinion on some of the big summer moves that Son and I discussed on the last podcast and also hit on the Avery Bradley trade plus Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signing.  From there, we hit on the rumored Melo to Rockets rumors and our thoughts on its potential impact.  All of that and more on the latest edition of the Razzball Basketball Podcast!

Note: We recorded this right before it was reported Kyrie Irving wants a trade.  A new podcast will drop if Kyrie or Melo are officially moved.

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Summer is here and our three favorite B’s are back. Not Big Baller Brand, but Bikinis, BBQs, and Basketball. The NBA Summer League commenced on July 1, so I’m going to highlight some of the guys that balled out in this edition of The Abode. Here’s a little tune to get us going:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr0tTbTbmVA

Before I start, Slim and I are working on projections and rankings. We should start pumping out some serious content around August. In the meantime, I’ll post random thoughts in The Abode every Monday and Craig B has been churning out his Dynasty Deep Dive articles every Saturday, so check those out. If you or anyone you know would like to write for Razzball hoops, email me at [email protected]

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Hey everyone!  This is Viz and I’m back with Son, the new man in charge of Razzball Basketball, to talk about NBA craziness.  We start off by hitting all of the big free agent moves and trades.  Chris Paul to Houston, Paul George to Oklahoma City, Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, Gordon Hayward to Boston, and Paul Millsap are the headliners but they’re far from the only moves discussed.  We look at each player’s fit on their new team, the impact on their fantasy value and also the changes in value of the players on their old teams.  After that, we discuss our favorite fantasy players from the 2017 NBA Draft, both in terms of 2017-18 redrafts and dynasty formats.  All of that and more in the latest edition of The Razzball Basketball Podcast!
(The ad Son talks about is in the full post)

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I’m so sad the season is officially over.

I’m still amped from the Finals. KD, Steph, Lebron, and Kyrie all balled the F out.

As I’m writing this….

It’s been reported that the Celtics will be trading the No. 1 pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for the rights to Markelle Fultz. Wow.

I love Fultz. The consensus has him in a tier by himself for this year’s draft. 6′ 4″ 195 pounds. Can shoot. Can finish. Can break a defender down with his handles. Condor-like wingspan with the hops of a flea. Just go watch the tape.

Man, the Sixers are going to be the new videogame team, like Run TMC. Markelle Fultz is 19 years old. Ben Simmons 20 years old. Dario Saric 23 years old. The Process 23 years old. Robert Covington 26 years old. I think it’s only appropriate to link this tweet…

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Hey everyone! I’m Viz, and for those who don’t know me, I’m the editor of the hockey side of things on Razzball and the co-host of the Razzball Hockey Podcast. Now, with the departure of the legends J.B. and Slim, I’m co-hosting the basketball podcast too! I’m joined by our Lord, Tehol Beddict, to talk about a wide array of subjects. We start off by briefly introducing who we are before getting to what everyone wants to hear about, basketball! Among the notable topics are the current NBA Playoffs, the loaded 2017 NBA Draft, the up and coming teams we’re looking forward to seeing next season, the #1 player on my board for next season and free agency. We hit on a bunch of teams, either with multiple, notable free agents or with a large amount of cap space and the players we’d like to see them spend on. We had some technical difficulties, my talking doesn’t come through perfectly, but I promise it’ll be better next time around! Be sure to post anything you want us to talk about in the future in the comments section below. All of that and more in the newest edition of the Razzball Basketball Podcast!

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JB has been your Grand Poobah of Fantasy Hoops for the last few years. He took Razzball Basketball from Ashy to ClassyUnfortunately, like Ryu at the end of Street Fighter 2, JB has walked away to seek his next challenge. Wishing you nothing but the best JB!

With that said, I want to introduce myself to all of you. I’m SON. No, not Stream-O-Nator. I started out on the football side, then contributed for baseball. Now, I’m taking over for JB on the hoops side. I’ve got big shoes to fill, both literally and figuratively. I thought it only appropriate to start things off with this:

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Playoff basketball – yes spelled “basketball” – is underway, got some great games to kick it off, including from our boy PBev!  While I’m coming around and trying to watch more playoff hoops (baseball is still fresh and new, sue me!), I’m still more excited for the hopes and dreams of 2017-18 fantasy titles.

In case you’re still catching up, here’s my Way Too Early Top 10 ranks, which hopefully mostly hold up (they mostly come out at night…) for the 2017-18 season.  Of course my boldest call of Rudy #10 gets greeted by a first quarter knee injury in game 1 of the playoffs, hooray!  C’mon Rudy, just stay healthy, no one in fantasy cares how you play in the playoffs!  Hah!  So let’s all hope none of these guys in my 11-25 get injuries their next postseason game…  Here’s my Way Too Early Top 25 for the 2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Season:

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Whoa, how weird is that?!  “2017-18 Fantasy Basketball”?!?!  Already?!  Well, as what typically happens with postseason fantasy hoops disappointments for me, I’m ready to again turn the page.  Gonna get nothing but titles next year, wooooo!  I’m gonna be like UCLA in the 60s-70s.  Plenty of white players on those teams, right LaVar Ball!?  Oh shizz, yeah let’s get straight to the inappropriate right off the bat for 2017-18!

As tradition, we’re kicking off our Way Too Early Ranks for 17-18 on the last day of the 16-17 season, passing the torch to next year on a hot handoff, but not hot enough to knock the baton out of someone’s hands.  Ish ain’t allowed!  Also, I should be disallowed from ranking Chandler Parsons, amiright?!  Thanks again to everyone reading through the season, and let’s get some early rankings on!  Here’s my Way Too Early Top 10 for the 2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Season:

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