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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.

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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

  20. Brent

    Brent says:
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    Wanted to see a comment from 2018…

    Got my league up and ready: Brent’s Ballers. See if you can beat me (you can’t).

    Son – you need a 2nd league, I wanted to take on the master…or join mine

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Brent: I may put up another league later. Want the others to get filled first. I am no master. Just a guy that enjoys fantasy sports

  21. osama says:
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    a lot of guys ducking me and my league. i get it though.

    • Son

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      @osama: Ha!

  22. Mr. Blast says:
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    AYO!

    Long time reader, first time RCL’er.

    Looking forward to the challenge!

    The draft in Son’s league was pretty good. All the good sleepers got nabbed fairly early.

    Will I still be able to ask advice questions here, that apply to your league Son ?

    Considering we will be competing, Haha

    Like Danny Green or Levert ?

    • Son

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      @Mr. Blast: AYO!!! My man Mr. Blast! What’s crack-a-lackin?

      Man, all my dudes got taken inthat draft!! May swarm of locust visit each and every one of your homes.

      Never hesitate to ask a question. I will try and answer the best I can. Obviously if there is a conflict of interest , then I won’t or will try and be as transparent as possible.

      As for Green vs LeVert, really depends on your team and what you want. In a vacuum, I like LeVert better. More all around contribution and more assists. But Green gives more 3s and D stats. I think I have LeVert down for more minutes.

      • Mr. Blast says:
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        @Son:

        Not all of your guys got taken.. – Doncic !

        Ya, Danny Green got sent packing for Levertical.

        Thanks my man.

        • Son

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          @Mr. Blast: I love Doncic so I was happy about that, but like 4 rounds in a row, I had dudes lined up and they all got scooped. All good though. I’m just happy someone actually looks at my shit!

          Anytime Mr. Blast!

  23. Tweak says:
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    New year, new team.

    Did a shits n giggles draft with randos, so here goes (I had pick #8):

    1. LeBron James
    2. Paul George
    3. Kevin Love
    4. Otto Porter, Jr.
    5. Robert Covington
    6. Lou Williams
    7. Enes Kanter
    8. Luka Doncic
    9. Jaren Jackson, Jr.
    10. JJ Redick
    11. Danilo Gallinari
    12. Marcin Gortat
    13. Tyler Johnson

    No idea how this team is going to work out; I’m feeling light on all fronts.

  24. Miel says:
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    Hi Son,
    It’s really amazing that I could join your league. I’ve been an avid follower of this page way back when JB was still in charge. . Don’t know if you could still remember me asking for advice before but you’ve been my NBA fantasy hero and I won my league through your guidance. Looking forward competing with you on your league and hopefully be guided by you as well.

    PS: I’ve read on some comments here that you’re asian. I’m from Philippines and good thing to know that my fantasy guru is a fellow asian.

    • Son

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      I am humbled and honored Miel. Viva Razzball!

      Now it’s time to sweep the leg though. No mercy!!!

      I am Asian, Korean American to be exact.

      • Miel says:
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        @Son: Lol. No Mercy it is then. I know a lot of koreans here in my country, mostly in Casinos. Hope you could visit here, I’ll buy u a drink.

  25. Miel says:
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    @Son: Lol. No Mercy it is then. I know a lot of koreans here in my country, mostly in Casinos. Hope you could visit here, I’ll buy u a drink.

    • Son

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      We are everywhere! Actually, that’s the Chinese. My bad. That’s why I married Chinese. For protection if/when they rule the world. Anyways, sounds good. If you ever in LA, hit me up as well

      • Miel says:
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        @Son: Hahaha, yeah. Chinese outnumbers everybody. If you can’t beat them, join them. I’ll let you know as well when I get there.
        For now,let’s just meet on Fantasy League.

        • Son

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          Ha! Indeed. Good luck this year

  26. Brent

    Brent says:
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    My 2nd league is live!!

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      @Brent:
      I’m in!
      Also my League Italy vs the rest of Razzball world (second year) is available.

  27. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    We just finished drafting, this was how I drafted—I got the 8th pick by the way.

    Durant, PF
    Oladipo, SG
    Gobert, C
    Holiday, SG
    Porter jr., SF
    G. Harris, SG
    Richardson, SF
    Covington, SF
    J. Allen, C
    D. Murray, PG
    Bell, C
    Ariza, SF
    Osman, SF

    LOL. I filled my roster with effing forwards. Haha Anyway, it’s still a 9C, H2H league, with 12 teams total. My mind was set that with my 8th pick it is possible that I could land either Jokic or Towns, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. Lol So I got KD as my main man instead.

    I think my team will suck at the assists department, but my turnovers are going to be just fine in my opinion—weak dimes but decent turnover rate I believe is a good formula for a good team.

    My strongest points I believe are: rebounding, blocks, steals, and probably FG? I think I don’t have someone on my team that’ll kill my field goal percentage. While my guards, Dipo, Jrue and Dejounte are great rebounders for their position and can contribute also in the swatting department to complement Gobert, KD and Allen.

    For the free throw percentage, Dipo and KD are both going to be great in that area. I will still need to unload an SF or two for an SG that shoots very well behind the arc.

    • Son

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      @I just wanna Kawhi: Pretty good draft I must say. You did go F crazy but you’ve got some ammo to wheel and deal. I love most of the guys on your squad. Plug your lineup into the Draft Companion and you’ll get a better look at how your squad stacks up in each category.

      • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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        @Son:

        Yea maybe Ariza for a guard will do… I wanna keep Roco and Jrich! I think they’re gonna mesh well with my boys. Thanks ma man

        • Son

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          @I just wanna Kawhi: you got both the metric whores in Otto and Roco. You know I be loving my RichardSON!

      • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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        @Son:

        One last thing brother, I’m really leaning towards just dropping Ariza straight up for reasons like he’s older now, the production has regressed for the past few years. He wasn’t remarkable with Houston last season and it makes want to believe that there ain’t no way he’s suddenly improving in a young team like the suns. Would you say, drop him for Beverley?

        • Son

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          @I just wanna Kawhi: I think I would, especially in the context of your squad

          • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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            @Son:

            Yea, I like the move, thanks for liking to too!

            • Son

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              Ha! I’m here to serve

  28. Marco says:
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    Hello

    My league Italy vs Razzball still has only 5 owners.
    We are thinking to move the draft from Friday to Saturday 13th, hoping to get more people joining. We are from Europe so the drafting time probably is not good for other regions.
    But two owners are not answering me to confirm that and we are stack at the moment.

    Maybe I’m overreacting and should relax a bit?

    • Son

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      You still have time. It’s up to you if you want to move the time. I’ll try and get people to join

      • Marco says:
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        @Son: Moved to Saturday 13, the time zone probably was creating problems for many.

  29. NBA>NFL says:
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    Sorry for the unrelated question but this is about the Draft Companion tool. If I were to be drafting 13 players, should I just use the sheet for the first 10 picks and draft accordingly to my needs with the last 3 players without using the sheet or is a way to adjust for 13 players? Thank you!

    • Son

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      You can copy/paste as many players as you want. As for the benchmark numbers, you could divide the current by 10, then multiply by 13. Won’t be the greatest indicator because the data was pulled from leagues with 10 players, but it should give you a rough idea.

  30. Mark says:
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    Hi Son,

    $200 budget auction league (budget goes up a bit after the draft), I can keep Harden for a year at 68 or Giannis for a year at 76. Do you keep either? Thanks!

    And any chance you’re keeping Tyreke for a year at 10, or too big a risk?

    • Son

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      How many teams in league and how many roster spots?

      • Mark says:
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        @Son: 12 teams, 15 spots plus one IR, thanks.

      • Mark says:
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        @Son: and for a little more context, I have $28 total locked up between Jrue and Elfrid. I can also keep Batum this year for $13, but seems a bit much.

        • Son

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          @Mark: What price you get Elf at?

          I’m assuming this is 9-cat. I’m usually a stars and scrubs guy (especially for basketball)but not sure about going both Harden and G here. I like the Harden price so I’d keep him. Plus I’m high on him in general. So, if you keep Harden at $68 and Jrue/Elf at $28, that leaves you around $8.6 per player. If you keep Harden and G, you’d be left with around $3.5 per. It comes down to League context. If you feel comfortable that you can get lots of value late in the draft, then I’d go with Harden/G. If not, I’d go the Harden solo route.

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            @Son: thanks Son, much appreciated. I was not planning to keep both, it was more a question of whether it made sense to keep either at the prices. I took a risk with Elfrid two years ago and he’s locked for this year at 14…it’s likely too high, but I’m good with my decision, and it might work out just fine.

            • Son

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              @Mark: Anytime. I’m not an Elf guy but he did cut his hair and it always comes down to price

  31. Cohen says:
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    Son, im in a 9 team roto. Turnovers is not a cat
    Im pretty sure i can get Durant/Paul with first 2 picks. That being said what direction would u go in with my 3rd pick with these guys avaliable?
    Butler
    Holliday
    Lowry
    George
    Bledsoe
    Love
    Gasol

    • Son

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      George

  32. kuzzz says:
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    Are you planning on doing a Top 200 with the sortable table again?

    • Son

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      I’m updating right now. Should be up in a few days

  33. sebapargue says:
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    Hey Son, just had my money league draft. 14 team league, h2h 9cat. I went with a punt ast strategy for this one.

    How did I do? any tips? thanks!

    Phenomenal Cock
    1. (14) Kawhi Leonard (Tor – SG,SF)
    2. (15) Joel Embiid (Phi – PF,C)
    3. (42) Gary Harris (Den – SG,SF)
    4. (43) Deandre Ayton (Pho – C)
    5. (70) Zach LaVine (Chi – PG,SG)
    6. (71) Hassan Whiteside (Mia – C)
    7. (98) Darren Collison (Ind – PG,SG)
    8. (99) Trevor Ariza (Pho – SG,SF)
    9. (126) Danilo Gallinari (LAC – SF,PF)
    10. (127) Jeremy Lamb (Cha – SG,SF)
    11. (154) Willy Hernangomez (Cha – C)
    12. (155) Jordan Bell (GS – PF,C)
    13. (182) Rodney Hood (Cle- SG-SF)

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Love the stable of big men. Could be light in 3s but you can find those

  34. Flo20 says:
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    Ayo Son!

    In a 18 team h2h 9CAT league, tough one i know..

    Do let me know your thoughts on my team:
    P. George
    A. Drummond
    P. Milsap
    D. Schroeder
    E. Fournier
    M. Bamba
    Thad Young
    S. Dinwiddie

    Available in waivers is J. Isaac, D. Powell, M. Williams, C. Zeller, MKG, B. Adebayo, W. Hernangomez. Anyone i should reconsider with the available players and who to drop?

    Cheers!

  35. Chris says:
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    What up son! I just did a mock I had the #1 pick. I plan on doing 12 mcoks 1 from each position since I don’t knowthe draft order until and hour before the draft. This is what I ended up with. Let e know what you think. I kinda sorta ended up unintentionally punting assists, but I didn’t want to reach!
    #1-Antetekumpo
    #2-Kemba
    #3 Geroge
    #4 Vucevic
    #5 JOhn Collins
    #6 Kuzma
    #7 Whitesside
    #8 Mirotic
    #9 DJ Augustin
    #10 Fournier
    #11 Lamb
    #12 Covington
    #13 Carroll

    Any reaches?

    Thanks man!

    • Son

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      @Chris: DJ. Looks good though. Utilize the Draft Companion

      • Chris says:
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        It’s roto 9 cats do any categories scare or overall good?

        • Son

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          @Chris: Strong in points, rebounds, and blocks. Steals and 3s are ok. Weakest in assists

  36. Tenethor says:
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    Hello Son and may we have a good fantasy basketball year,

    12 team – H2H – 9CAT.

    I drafted the following :

    Jokic
    Paul
    Beal
    Horford
    Barton
    Wendel Carter Jr.
    Murray Dejounte
    Allen Jarret
    Prince
    Anderson Kyle
    Covington
    Rozier

    My starting plan was to aim for FG%, FT%, REB, AST and STL since Jokic is a good pick for most of there categories, but after the first rounds i feel that i kinda fell behind PG-wise. I think the team is a bit heavy on the SF position but i got good value from most of my picks during the draft.
    Unfortunately, yesterday i lost Dejounte Murray (like i wasnt thin on PG already).
    What are your thoughts and what kind of trade would you be aiming for in order to further boost the Jokic build? Finally, who would you aim for in order to replace Dejounte?

    Thanks in advance man and keep up the good work!

    • Son

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      @Tenethor: That’s the allure of having Jokic. You can go in pretty much any direction you want. As for Murray replacement, obviously White or Mills if they are available. Don’t know who’s available on the wire. Trade targets are tough because I don’t know the context of your league. Since you wing heavy, look for a team that needs wings and see what pgs they have

      • Tenethpr says:
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        @Son: Thanks for the response. Both White and Mills are availabe, but im thinking about going with Beverley. Who would you prefer?

        • Son

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          White

      • Tenethor says:
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        Thanks for the response man. Both White and Mills are available, so is Beverley. Who would you prefer?

  37. I just wanna Kawhi says:
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    I don’t know if I cursed the spurs or vice versa, but every time I draft a player from that team the said player always ends up missing the entire season. Meh

    • Son

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      @I just wanna Kawhi: Ha! Isn’t that a good omen? I Just Wanna Kawhi in a Murray

      • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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        @Son:

        So the vacant roster spot left by Murray is now occupied by Nance, and I also dropped Bell for Beverley. This is my squad’s new look now:

        PG1 – Holiday
        PG2 – Beverley
        SG1 – Oladipo
        SG2 – Harris
        SF1 – Porter jr.
        SF2 – Richardson
        SF3 – Covington
        SF4 – Osman
        PF1 – Durant
        PF2 – Isaac
        C1 – Gobert
        C2 – Allen
        C3 – Nance jr.

        I really like Nance’s situation with the cavs now. Love is old and injury prone, while TT does nothing but rebound. I’m thinking maybe 12/8 with d-stats, ya? Compared to where Bell stands right now, man I really don’t know. Too many players possibly playing for the center spot with the Warriors, I won’t be signing up for that. Your thoughts man? But I could still make swap for a better center or powerforward and drop Pat, I don’t mind having just one PG. But I’m praying to God Osman delivers man. As you can see I got too many smallfs, would love to move maybe either Jrich or Bobby cov for Jamal Murray, yea? Or Dunn. I just freaking want a rebounding guard. Dejounte was a perfect fit but shit always happens so…

        • Son

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          @I just wanna Kawhi: I like Nance, but he may be matchup dependent. WHen other teams have a bruiser, TT will play. I’m a Bell guy but understand the questions surrounding him. I have come around on Cedí and think he gets the minutes and does well. I’d do Covington for Murray. Not for my RichardSON though. I’m not sure about PatB. Should be fine but there are a lot of guys on the depth chart and could see Shai rising to the top at some point

          • I just wanna Kawhi says:
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            @Son:

            Ughh yea man I’m not high on Beverley myself either and unfortunately the wire is pretty thin in pointguards. My best bet of landing a decent PG really is via trade. My league mates don’t wanna make moves yet until the seasons starts and that’s not too far from now so we’ll definitely be able to really address the issue.

            Would you take the likes of Willy and Bell for Nance? I mean I could really see LNJ having to average more minutes than of those guys, with only TT as his competition..

            • Son

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              I’d rather have Willy and Bell

  38. hellohello says:
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    In another thread you commented “no way I could put Simmons in the top 25 for 9-cat”. Can you explain that please? I don’t want to make a comparison, but a lot of other mocks have him around the 20th pick

    • Son

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      Sure, no problem. While Simmons will provide raw points and can mess around on any night, you’re getting no threeecolas, bad free throw percentage, and high turnovers

  39. Taurean says:
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    Hi Son!

    Day after the draft, 14 team league. I am quite happy overall but not sure if it makes sense to have 4 Atlanta Hawks players… I would right now consider picking up Poeltl instead of Bell. Different options are: (C) Portis, Monroe, Adebayo (Others) Lyles, Carroll, Miles Bridges, James Johnson, Osman, Marvin Williams.

    Since I might seek to trade Trae Young, what are your thoughts on PGs Ntilikina, Melton, Derrick, White, Dj Augustin,Clarkson, Gilgeous, Rose or Mason?

    1. (9) Nikola Jokic (Den – PF,C)
    2. (20) Kyrie Irving (Bos – PG,SG)
    3. (37) Myles Turner (Ind – PF,C)
    4. (48) Jamal Murray (Den – PG,SG)
    5. (65) John Collins (Atl – PF,C)
    6. (76) Taurean Prince (Atl – SF)
    7. (93) Harrison Barnes (Dal – SF,PF)
    8. (104) Trae Young (Atl – PG)
    9. (121) Jaren Jackson Jr. (Mem – PF)
    10. (132) Caris LeVert (Bkn – SF)
    11. (149) Kent Bazemore (Atl – SG,SF)
    12. (160) Jordan Bell (GS – PF,C)

    Thanks a lot for your advice!

    • Son

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      If you want to get rid of a player, I’d go with Prince. The usage is going to come down this year. That is if you can stomach the poor FG% and TOs from Trae, but he’s going to be really good for assists and his usage is going to be sky high. If you want the D stats, then disregard everything I just wrote. Out of the FAs you listed, I like Portis, Lyles, Bridges, Osman, and White.

      • Taurean says:
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        @Son:

        Interesting, I do expect a good year from Prince but I will keep my eyes open… You think that Jordan Bell will be a valuable asset then? I got him in discount but I am not sure of how much playing time he will see, even before Cousins returns.

        On the FAs, Portis, Lyles, Bridges, Osman, and White, in that order?

        Thank you once again 🙂

        • Son

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          @Taurean: I like Bell alot, but the playing time concerns are warranted. I do think he will get enough to be fantasy relevant, but the ceiling could be lowered.

          White, Osman, Portis, Bridges, then Lyles.

          Anytime

        • Son

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          @Taurean: Ha! I just realized your screen name is Taurean. Yeah, no way you’re trading Prince away

          • Taurean says:
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            @Son:
            Taurean Prince is such a sci-fi cool name, it might be hard to trade him only for that. I had him in both of my teams last year, and both of my teams this year…
            Still, I will ask him to perform, no special treatment here…

            On Jordan Bell, I will keep track of his performance and check on Portis, Poeltl and Mitchell Robinson. I see you are pretty high on the latter… Would you pick him up for Bell? I guess playing time is unclear as well.

            Thank you and congrats for the blog!

            • Son

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              @Taurean: Ha! I can dig that. I do like Robinson a lot. Still like Bells’s overall game more, but if you need blocks, Rob is your guy. Poeltl probably has the highest floor. If you want scoring, then Portis

              • Taurean says:
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                @Son:

                Thank you for the detailed answer. Will keep Bell for now!

                I forgot to add that Harry Giles is also available, another potential sleeper candidate?

                • Son

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                  @Taurean: He looks awesome, but I think the Kings bring him along slowly

  40. jeffrey acevedo says:
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    12 Team 10 CAT h2h Keeper League – I have the 5th pick and am thinking o taking Jaren Jackson. The 4 ahead of me said they are taking Ayton, Doncic, WCJ, Knox.

    Who do you think I should take?

    PG: Curry/Fox
    SG: Harden(PG eligibility)/THJ (SF eligibility)/Lamb/Hart
    SF: Giannis (PF eligibility?/Hayward (SG Eligibility)
    PF: Sabonis (C eligibility)/Anderson
    C: Willie Cauley-Stien

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I’m good with JJJ

  41. Taurean says:
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    Hi again,

    This is my second team in another 14 team league. I hope I dont abuse of your time if I ask you a couple of questions:

    My biggest concern with this team is JaVale McGee. Centers were being picked up crazily so I made this pick without having a lot of confidence. There is barely competition for the C position in Lakers but they can also just play without. He doesnt guarantee a lot of playing time. What would you do? Mitchell Robinson could be a drop candidate. Barton might play worse than last year for that pick place (60) and I could explore trades.

    Interesting FAs are Miles Bridges, Crowder, Carroll, Smart, Clarkson, Burke, Ryan Anderson, Lyles, Adebayo, Monroe and… Marquese Chriss. I used to be high on his potential and Houston is all offense, not a lot of competition. What do you think of his chances this year?

    1. (5) Stephen Curry (GS – PG,SG)
    2. (24) Clint Capela (Hou – PF,C)
    3. (33) Aaron Gordon (Orl – SF,PF)
    4. (52) Myles Turner (Ind – PF,C)
    5. (61) Will Barton (Den – SG,SF)
    6. (80) Taurean Prince (Atl – SF)
    7. (89) Dennis Smith Jr. (Dal – PG,SG)
    8. (108) Tyreke Evans (Ind – PG,SG)
    9. (117) JaVale McGee (LAL – C)
    10. (136) Caris LeVert (Bkn – SF)
    11. (145) Collin Sexton (Cle – PG)
    12. (164) Mitchell Robinson (NY – C)

    Thank you in advance!!

    • Son

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      @Taurean: I don’t see Chriss getting much time. I think you are fine with what you have

      • Taurean says:
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        @Son:
        So you like McGee’s prospects for the year or should I look to ship him?

        • Son

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          @Taurean: He’s fine, but I don’t see him getting more than 20 mpg. If you can upgrade, I would

    • Son

      Son says:
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      @Drew: Signal boost sent. Will try and get those last 3 spots filled

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