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It’s baaaaaaaaack. I know the wait was excrutiating. The eye fatigue from those countless hours staring into the digital dojo. The clicks. Oh, the millions of clicks on the mouse button that turned you into a one-armed Popeye. What was it all for?… <in a voice that echoes and decreases in volume each time the phrase is repeated> What was it all for?…What was it all for?….

The chance to be the best of the best of course!

I’ve been told that the RCLs are populated with some of the sharpest fantasy basketball minds in the land. Do you have what it takes?

For those of you new to the game, RCLs stand for Razzball Commenter Leagues. It’s not one…not two…not three….not four….but an infinite number of 12-team leagues all vying for one spot atop the RCL landscape. You can both join AND create a league. One may even have your favorite writer or commenter. Since you will be in multiple leagues, make sure to use the RAZZBALL TEAM NAME GENERATOR. It’s been proven to be a hit with the ladies. At the end of the season, the overall best team will win a $50 Amazon gift card and be immortalized in the RCL Hall of Fame. 2nd place will get a $20 Amazon gift card and forever be the bitch.

Before I continue, I want to give a shoutout to my predecessor, JB Gilpin. The RCL Hall of Fame would not exist with him. The awesome community would not exist without him. Razzball Basketball would not be dope without him. As a result, I’ll try to maintain the status quo as much as possible.

The leagues with be Yahoo standard H2H cats: FG%, FT%, 3PM, PTS, REB, AST, STL, BLK, TO. Rosters will be: 10 starters (1 PG, 1 SG, 1 G, 1 SF, 1 PF, 1 F, 2 C, 2 UTIL), 3 bench, and 2 IL. The overall winner will be the team that:

  • Wins their playoff/league title
  • Out of all the champions, the team with the best overall W/L/T regular season record.

You ready?

TO CREATE A LEAGUE

  • Create a league using this link
  • Type in your league name
  • Change LEAGUE TYPE to Head-to-Head
  • Leave DRAFT as Live Standard Draft
  • Set your DRAFT DATE and TIME. (Note: You may ONLY change the draft time/date with unanimous agreement from everyone in the league)
  • Click FINISH

  • The next page is COPY AND SHARE YOUR LEAGUE LINK. Copy and paste the link to the spreadsheet.
  • Click COMMISSIONER TOOLS. Then click EDIT LEAGUE SETTINGS.

Scroll down and click AUTO-RENEW LEAGUE to NO and MAKE LEAGUE PUBLICLY VIEWABLE to YES.

  • Update the spreadsheet when spots get filled in your league.

TO JOIN A LEAGUE

  • Click the LINK of the league you would like to join in the spreadsheet. Easy Peezy!

SPREADSHEET LINK

  1. Smush9 says:
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    Hey man! Been wanting to drop a comment here for the longest time ever since you took over for JB. Long time follower of this site all the way from the Philippines. Feeling a little pride that a fellow Asian is taking over the best fantasy nba blog in the universe! Haha. Anyway, just wanna say thanks for the top 200. Love your aggressive rankings of certain players. I’m sure we all miss JB, but so far, lovin your content. JB definitely knew what he was doing entrusting this to you. Can’t wait for more of your stuff! By the way, I signed up for the first league available here on RCL, Straight Cash Homie. Can’t wait! Might actually take a leave from work just to draft. Hahaha

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Smush9: We International Y’all!!!!! We can’t be stopped. We won’t be stopped. I appreciate the kind words Smush. I must say, as a Lakers fan, I’m getting angry emotions right now because Smush Parker keeps spinning around in my head. But since you a pinoy, I’ll let it slide. Looking forward to competing with you. Good luck. Hope you take the whole thing down.

      • Smush9 says:
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        @Son: yeeeeah! we takin over the world! hahaha you’re gonna get angrier since I actually did get this moniker from him. I wasn’t a fan of him and his game at all. But his name was always so interesting to me. Don’t worry bro, that was a looong time ago. He is now just a distant memory, a dot, in the vast and celebrated Laker history. Hahaha. Thanks man! Definitely looking forward to battling it out with the best this coming season!

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Smush9: O….M….G……I’m at a loss for words. You are going to troll me all year without ever having to say a word.

          • Smush9 says:
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            @Son: every single time I sent a trade offer. “Smush has proposed a trade….” this is all just a part of my plan. HAHA. wait, your Stan’s Team right?

            • Smush9 says:
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              @Smush9: *send

            • Son

              Son says:
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              @Smush9: Permanent tilt. I don’t like you anymore.

              I used to be Stan’s Team, but I’ve changed to SON. I recommend that you change as well

              • Smush9 says:
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                @Son: hahahaha don’t worry my team name isn’t s****. But fine, this is how much I love razzball, I even changed my manager name for you. Accept this as an offering oh grand master son!

                • Son

                  Son says:
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                  @Smush9: Oh shit. I’m a freaking Jedi now!!!

  2. Fenris-77

    Fenris-77 says:
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    Linky mc-linkerson isn’t working. It says I can’t view the page because I’m not in the league. Awkward. I felt like a stalker trying to catch a glimpse of Son in his underwear doing his pre-bedtime fantasy calisthenics.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Fenris-77: Ha! I don’t wear underwear.

      I changed the link. Does it work now?

  3. Fenris-77

    Fenris-77 says:
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    And disregard that whole vignette, as saucy as it might have been. I just can’t computer today apparently. As you were gentlemen.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Fenris-77: I’m still not wearing any underwear

  4. Fenris-77

    Fenris-77 says:
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    Sometimes the boys need the joy of swinging free, unencumbered by such plebeian notions as cotton and lycra. I salute you sir.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Fenris-77: Ha! Well said. Cotton and lycra? Only silk over here!!!

      Yeah right.

  5. TheBeardedOne says:
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    Love the rankings sir. Will you compile them to one article later on? thanks..

    Just joined your RCL league, First time, been wanting to join last year’s RCL but because Im GMT +8 so I cant join the live draft. But not this year, I will be able join the draft thanks to your schedule friendly draft time.

    Thank you.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @TheBeardedOne: Thanks BeardedOne. I’m going to work on putting the rankings into a sortable spreadsheet.

      Welcome to the RCLs. Glad you are able to participate this year. Good luck!

      • Emre says:
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        @Son: How can I join the league ? Tnx.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Emre: You can join Osama’s league or create your own. I’ll also create another league under my name

  6. Emre says:
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    From Turkey. I will join your league. Excellent !

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Emre: Turkey’s in the house!!!! Good luck Emre

    • OSH says:
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      @Emre: Take a look also to Italy vs Razzball, we should have a good draft time for Turkey!

  7. Jasper Gatapia says:
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    Hi, I just joined Straight Cash Homie 2. From the Philippines!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Awesome! Another one from the Philippines. Do I need to learn Tagala?

  8. Shahed says:
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    Hey Son,

    I’m in Dynasty league, 10 teams, PG, PG, SG, SG, SF, SF, PF, PF, C, C, Util, Util, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, IL, IL, IL

    Anthony Davis, Kyle Lowry, C.J. McCollum, Joel Embiid, Marc Gasol, Isaiah Thomas, Otto Porter, Avery Bradley, Willy Hernangomez, Eric Gordon, Wesley Matthews, Joe Ingles, Richaun Holmes, Cody Zeller, Taurean Prince, Dewayne Dedmon, Skal Labissiere, Cameron Payne, Juancho Hernangomez, Ivica Zubac, David Lee, Noah Vonleh, Yogi Ferrell, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Thomas Robinson, Georgios Papagiannis

    I can keep as many players as I want. Who should I not keep?
    I’m thinking Zeller, Payne, Lee, Vonleh and Robinson can definitely go. Who else? What are your thoughts?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Shahed: Is keep Zeller and Vonleh. I’m good with dropping the others.

  9. IV says:
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    Hey Son,

    I am in a startup dyanasty league this year (20 teams, 15 man rosters) and have only played redraft formats until this year. I plan on using your top 200 rankings as a base because I want to compete this year, but wanted to get your thoughts on how I should adjust (move younger guys up?) for the dynasty factor.
    Thanks in advance

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @IV: Young guys will probably all get scooped up fairly early, but every draft is different. Just be in tune with what the other owners are doing. Be like Bruce Lee. Be like water.

  10. Fenris-77

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    For dynasty, oddly, don’t focus too much on youth. It’s really only guys that are already into their 30’s that you want to bump down a little, and even then it depends on health and style of play how much you’d actually bump them. A lot of managers get too focused on rookies and sophs for dynasty and unrealistically drop guys who are in their prime. Don’t be that guy.

  11. Lior says:
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    Hey guys, please help me out in trying to find some people for our league! It’s inspired by the REL dynasty league at Razzball, and it’s all the same rules except we have a $270 in-season “salary cap” (to prevent teams from trading a bunch of cheap players to load up on stars). It’s been a lot of fun and we’re now going into our third year. We’ve got 12/20 spots filled – let me know if you want to be in it!

  12. Tweak says:
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    Would love to do an RCL, but just can’t make it work this year.

    In my 2nd year of trying out basketball and using these ranks has helped immensely (I won my league last season). Did a draft for shits n giggles last night and ended up with this:

    PG – Ricky Rubio
    SG – Victor Oladipo
    G – Avery Bradley
    SF – Giannis Antetokuonmpo
    PF – Draymond Green
    F – Myles Turner
    C – Jonas Valanciunas
    C – Richaun Holmes
    Uti – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
    Uti – TJ Warren

    BN – Thaddeus Young, Taurean Prince, Larry Nance Jr

    I had the #2 pick. Not sure how it will play out since I’m much more familiar with the top 50 than the next 100. Went a different route after last year stacking on big guys after Harden (had Drummond/Jordan/Nowitzki) and tried for more balance.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Tweak: Wow. Giannis, Myles, and Dray. I’d be ecstatic with that start!

      Hope you can join an RCL next year.

      • Tweak says:
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        @Son: Yeah, I think it was pretty good. I’m a bit worried that my guards won’t produce enough, but maybe I’ll get lucky with a breakout / early season pickup. I wanted to supplement the Giannis/Green picks with a guy like Wall or Walker, but both were gone and Myles was just sitting there.

        • Son

          Son says:
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          @Tweak: You are blessed!

  13. daniel says:
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    i hear there’s a draft this evening?!.

    see you there.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      It’s on like Donkey Kong

  14. AUFan says:
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    i have a trade question for you if you dont mind. h2h 10 team dynasty league (9 cat). I got offered rubio/favors/1st round rookie pick for my lonzo ball/3rd round rookie pick. what do you think of this deal? thanks!

    • Son

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      Don’t like it, but you’re asking a huge Lonzo believer. Plus, the Lakers situation is one of the best for fantasy. Is it a fair trade? It is. Rubio is going to get you the assists and steals with some boards. The shooting is always a concern but he’s improved. I like Favors a lot, but the injuries scare me. I’d probably consider this deal more if it was the guaranteed #1 pick.

  15. Threekola says:
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    Whatsup guys, quick question.

    Can you guys by any chance make a page with all the rankings from 1-200, cause it’s really inconvenient to keep switching between the different sections. And if that already exists sorry I couldnt find it!

    lol thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Threekola: I hear you. Working on it.

  16. moshe amira says:
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    Is it’s just me or you forgot to put Zach LaVine in your top 200??? or I missed him somewhere

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @moshe amira: I don’t think I have him in there. He’s not slated to return until November at the earliest. Plus, it’s not like he’s going to come right in and get a ton of minutes and have his explosiveness, which is essential for his game. I get it if you want to stash due to the potential, but personally, I’m usually leery of these kinds of situations.

    • moshe amira says:
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      @moshe amira: also: Zach Randolph, Jabari Parker, Trevor Booker..

      • Son

        Son says:
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        @moshe amira: I view Parker similarly to Lavine. I don’t have a problem with Randolph and Booker in. I just chose other players. They could be valuable in spurts, but they are older players on teams that will/should give their younger guys more run.

  17. moshe amira says:
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    Thomas isnt going to be back until January or even later and he is high in

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @moshe amira: Yeah, the IT part was done a long time ago. Well before the news came out. Viz and I spoke on the pod that it may be viable to drop him out completely.

      • moshe amira says:
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        @Son: ok, thanks bro.

  18. Eden says:
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    Would love to do a RCL, but I’m super busy this year.

    Anyways, I love your insight on fantasy basketball, and it has informed some of my decision making while drafting. Your ranking are also super helpful!

    I just finished drafting in my other league and this is the team I got. Its a 12 team, H2H league, with 10 categories (FGM is the extra cat).

    In no particular order,

    Kevin love
    Kemba Walker
    Goran Dragic
    Demarcus cousins
    Damian Lillard
    Gary Harris
    Jamal Murray
    Clint Capela
    Marquese Chriss
    Josh Richardson
    Rondae Hollis Jefferson
    Allen Crabbe
    Terrance Ross

    Tell me what you think of my team! Strengths and weaknesses? Trade targets or strategies moving forwards?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      No prob Eden. Hopefully next year you can experience what many have written poems on scrolls about.

      Appreciate the kind words. Thank you for reading.

      I love your guards. You may be a little light on blocks and boards. Can’t speak on trade targets because I have no league context.

  19. zaphrodesiac says:
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    I’m not too busy for your commenter leagues. Here’s what I ended up with in the 6 hole in last Sunday’s, lay it on me

    PG Bledsoe
    SG Booker
    G Ball
    SF Barnes
    PF Turner
    F Hood
    C Towns
    C Adams
    Util Wade
    Util Collison
    BN Hield
    BN Gibson
    BN Zeller

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @zaphrodesiac: Towns at 6. I like it. Love the Towns/Myles/Ball trifecta. I think your front court is fantastic. Not thrilled with the backcourt though. It’s not bad, but I’m not the biggest fan of Bledsoe and Wade

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