The season is here!  The season is here!  Oh my god, an N64!  It’s Christmas morning here at Razzball Nation, as the 15-16 season tips off tonight.  On today’s show we talk last minute changes to the top-200 ranks, take a look at fantasy pros and the players where we’re in the green or red, the preview tonight’s games with our first 30-Point Challenge picks.  Here’s our season premiere of the Razzball Hoops Pod:

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  1. JB,

    I just discovered Razzball this year while prepping for my fantasy basketball draft and I can’t get enough. I am in a 12 man, 11 Cat league (FG Makes & FT Makes) and we just conducted our draft. I had th #1 pick in a 16rd snake draft and I felt like I came away with a lot of the guys I had targeted, but now that I look at the team as a whole, I’m wondering if I need to upgrade the Forward spot. Any thought? (below is my draft order)

    1. Anthony Davis – 1
    2. Eric Bledsoe – 24
    3. Kyle Lowry – 25
    4. Andrew Wiggins – 48
    5. Karl Anthony Towns – 49
    6. Brad Beal – 72
    7. Elf Payton – 73
    8. RoLo – 96
    9. Alec Burks – 97
    10. Bojan Bogdanovic – 120
    11.Aaron Gordon – 121
    12.Jusuf Nurkic – 144
    13. Marcus Morris – 145
    14. John Jenkins – 168
    15. Capela – 169
    16. Tony Snell – 192

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @E.Bonzie: Awesome, thanks so much glad you found us! Love your 2/3 PG next to Brow, and love Wiggins then big. Killed the draft! I think your REB stats are fine, and I wouldn’t be surprised if KAT gains F elig that will help

  2. CTMN says:
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    I can’t stand the IL spot already. It won’t let me put Jack on IL even though he’s out tomorrow and it won’t let me add someone because Stauskas “no longer qualifies” even tho he’s hurt and is listed as out. Suggestions?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @CTMN: I think they’re making IL only for very long term injuries. Which I actually agree with. Jack might only miss 1-2 games and Stauskas the same. Nurkic, Wroten, Jennings are all “INJ” so I think it’s only surgeries/long term

      • CTMN says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Oh ok, thanks. It’s just it says “out” which can be confusing. I’ve obviously never used anything like it before.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @CTMN: Yeah they changed it and never really put out a guideline. I think it’s like “out” in MLB vs. “DL” and they’re trying to mimic that

  3. Steve says:
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    I’m in need of a big that blocks shots and doesn’t kill me in FT%. I have an offer on the table where I would receive Robin Lopez and Oladipo for Wall. Should I do it? I still have Lillard, Rubio, Jack and Ellis at PG.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve: It’s definitely a position of strength, but nah that feels like giving up too much value losing Wall, I bet you can get more

  4. Cousins from Anotha Motha says:
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    Hey guys love the site! I’ve never played fantasy bball before so I’m looking for a review of my team as I’m more of a causal NBA fan. 10 team 8-Cat H2H

    Harden
    Gobert
    Bledsoe
    Favors
    Reggie Jackson
    Danillo
    Rubio
    Ariza
    Terrance Jones
    Elfrid Payton
    Aaron Gordon
    Tyson Chandler
    Alec Burks

    Seeing how i’ve never played before, just wondering if anyone has any advice. Also, after the draft someone offered me Draymond for my Bledsoe. would that make my team better? Thanks for your time!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Cousins from Anotha Motha: Hey man! Thanks so much and welcome to hoops! Lovvvve your guard depth for 8 cat. I like Dray more in 9cat, but in 8cat I would hold Bledsoe. BLK look good, I think your overall REB are pretty good but you could use maybe one more big. Can’t believe I’m saying dropping Burks is an option, love him, but if there’s a good big out there I’d nab them

  5. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Alright JB, the season is finally here! About damn time too!

    I had my final draft last night. This was the REL style commenter league, and I was clearly going with youth as you’ll see. Its amazing how much having a couple autodrafters can screw up the auction prices in a dynasty towards the end of the draft. Yahoo just didn’t think anyone was worth bidding on for those guys so alot of their money went unused, which made for crazy bargains at the end if you had any money left over. Hit me with your thoughts JB.

    PG – Mudiay ($25)
    PG – Smart ($17)
    SG – Reggie Jackson ($31)
    SG – KCP ($7)
    SF – Bazemore ($2)
    SF – Terrence Jones ($10)
    PF – A.Gordon ($25)
    PF – DMo ($2)
    C – B.Lopez ($28)
    C – Valanciunas ($23)
    UT – Len ($2)
    UT – Hezonja ($4)
    B – Capela ($11)
    B – D.Booker ($9)
    B – W.Tavares ($2)
    B – T.Lyles ($2)
    B – Tyus Jones ($1)

    • CTMN says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Man you have almost every good young guy. Let me know if you’re interested in trading Reggie Jackson and/or interested in any of my guys.

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @CTMN: There was a handful of guys I wanted that DK stole from me (Oubre and WCS for sure). I did get alot of the guys I wanted though, but trust me, it wasn’t easy to stay patient with some of the prices guys were going for, ha-ha.

        • JB Gilpin

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          @CTMN: @A Hill O’ Beans: KCP WITH AN AWESOME START TONIGHT! Love the youth and minutes. Nice %s and pretty good in TO it looks solid to me, probably in that top 4-5 range

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            @JB Gilpin: Haha I have Drummond in Slim’s RCL and he went for 18 and 19! I also have AD’s 1 for 16 start in FGs though…
            What’s going on with Atlanta losing to Detroit? I caught the Cavs/Bulls but don’t have league pass.

            • Slim

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              @CTMN: DirecTV and Cable give league pass free for the 1st week. I don’t know about Dish or UVerse.

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                @Slim: Didn’t know that, thanks! I’m guessing there’s some kind of equivalent trial like that in Canada.

                • A Hill O' Beans says:
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                  @CTMN: I think if you just go to NBA dot com slash leaguepass you can get the trial there for the online streaming version.

  6. JB!

    After watching Nik Mirotic and having him on my bench i have to ask, who do you recommend i start out of him and danny green, im leaning toward Mirotic purely because i think he gets me more rebounds and maybe even scores slightly better. who would you recommend. (in a 8 man roto league)

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Everybody loves draymond: Oh damn that sucks! Wait, why was he on your bench? Tonight I’d go Green, I think Spurs play starters a lot of minutes in premiere OKC matchup. Any time!

      • @JB Gilpin: Just was a massive oversight on my part, was pretty busy and didnt get a chance to look at the lineups before game time (I live in Australia so the games start in the middle of the day) Not a great way to start the fantasy season!

        Cheers JB!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Everybody loves draymond: Ah damn, yeah I was confused thinking maybe it was a weekly… Yeah tough playing with the time differences! Sorry Green played like poo tonight! Cheers!

          • Everybody loves draymond says:
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            @JB Gilpin: hahaha, yeah he didn’t have his best game! but thanks anyway!

  7. Sleepy Eyed Assassin says:
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    Hi, what do you think of my team? I’m not confident enough of my team this year. 12 man 9 cat roto legue

    Russell Westbrook
    Monta Ellis
    Reggie Jackson
    Draymond Green
    Thaddeus Young
    Derrick Favors
    Rudy Gobert
    Dwight Howard
    JR Smith
    Joakim Noah
    Clint Capela
    Kyle O’Quinn
    Jae Crowder

    Thanks!

  8. Richard Yuan says:
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    Hi JB, I’m abit worried about my team this year. What stats would you strengthen or give up? I was thinking of giving up TO and 3s. My yahoo league has DD as well so big guys get a premium. And it’s 11 cat H to H.
    1.John Wall
    2.Draymond Green
    3. Al jefferson
    4. Tobias Harris
    5. Markieff Morris
    6. Bradley Beal
    7. Jordan Clarkson
    8. Kobe Bryant
    9. Ryan Anderson
    10. George Hill
    11. Ian Mahimi
    12. Tyreke Evans
    13. Jusuf Nurkic

  9. Richard Yuan says:
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    Hi JB, I’m abit worried about my team this year. What stats would you strengthen or give up? I was thinking of giving up TO and 3s. My yahoo league has DD as well so big guys get a premium. And it’s 10 cat H to H.
    1.John Wall
    2.Draymond Green
    3. Al jefferson
    4. Tobias Harris
    5. Markieff Morris
    6. Bradley Beal
    7. Jordan Clarkson
    8. Kobe Bryant
    9. Ryan Anderson
    10. George Hill
    11. Ian Mahimi
    12. Tyreke Evans
    13. Jusuf Nurkic

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      @Richard Yuan: its a 14 players league

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Richard Yuan: Yeah TO will be rough once Reke is back, but right now it’s not terrible! Hopefully Kobe can carry scoring which looks a little low, and yeah one more 3PT guy would help but you can stream that. @Richard Yuan:

        • Richard Yuan says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Your site quickly becoming my go-to every day.

          What do you think of trading Mahinmi and Tyreke for Middleton and Luo Deng; then cut Deng to pick up Mo Williams or Myles Turner?

          The alternative is to hold on and make no moves; or trade tyreke for T. Young. Need your advice

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Richard Yuan: Thanks so much man! Actually love that move, gives you a usable piece right now and Mahinmi, while I like him as a back end guy, is just that. Rather Mo and turner over him, and gives you a SF playing now. If that all falls though and your dimes are OK, I’m good with the Thad one too

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