Joel is a writer at Razzball and took 2nd in the RazzJam. We talk about fantasy hoops strategy and things he’s learned.Please, blog, may I have some more?
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Join a 30-team salary cap league for fantasy basketball.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I am humbled and honored to chat with Giuseppe Racco, who is 11th in career earnings on NFBKC. He shares his insights and process in what makes him successful.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Change. Is good, although it takes time for it to manifest. There are trials and tribulations. There are new things to learn and old things to forget. There will be haters. There will always be haters. But change is vital to reach one’s potential. A caterpiller walks and eats before wrapping itself in a cocoon, then morphs into a butterfly and eventually flies into the sky. Pascal Siakam entered the league in 2016 and embarked upon the journey that all rookies undertake. He flashed his two-way potential early on and continued to climb the ladder. In 2019, after Kawhi Leonard left, he was thrust into a more prominent role and became an All-Star. While the numbers were there, there was some hesitancy. Fred VanVleet put it best: “I think what happened was Kyle [Lowry] was such an immovable object, such a force of who he was in his status as a Hall of Famer, it was like a little tit-for-tat there, even if it was subconscioius….It’s not something where’ I don’t like this guy’ or ‘I’m not passing to him’, it’s a little nuance that you would never understand unless you played at the highest level.” Lowry was traded before the beginning of the 2021-22 season and things became more clear and comfortable for Siakam. He missed the first 10 games of the season but it’s been alllll good this season and last night was the culmination of the season.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Every year, millions of Muslims travel to Saudi Arabia to complete the Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca in order to get a clean sheet from the heavens. Tens of thousands line the streets of NYC in the frigid cold to watch a lit-up ball descend from the sky, signifying one less year before ascending to heaven. Or descending to hell. I’m not here to judge. You do you. Less than a hundred readers of Razzball Hoops experience heaven when logging onto the site, then voluntarily enter hell on earth when they sign up for one of the RCLs. where the fiercest, most knowledgeable fantasy hoops players reside.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Can LeBron be corny at times? Yup. Does LeBron flop sometimes? Premier League players break down his tape. Is LeBron entering the final stages of his hooping career? Father Time is undefeated. That said, is LeBron one of the greatest players of all time? He almost won a chip with Eric F’ing Snow at point guard. He’s Magic Johnson in Karl Malone’s body with Zion Williamson hops, before Zion morphed into the long lost Klump. He’s won the chips, received all the accolades and awards, and is still doing this at age 37….Please, blog, may I have some more?
I am creating a startup dynasty fantasy basketball league that will incorporate a salary cap and consist of 30 teams. If interested, email me at [email protected] for more information.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Joe Bernard writes the weekly Underperformer of the Week. We rap about his hometeam Toronto Raptors, the rookie class, breakout players for next year, and players to avoid.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I was humbled and honored to chat with Michael Kimball. He’s a professional writer by day and fantasy hoops sleuth by night. We go over his fantasy journey, success in the 2021 RazzJam, and he provides tidbits and advice for writing in general and for fantasy.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Many cat lovers don’t just have one cat. I don’t understand it but if it’s akin to the Lay’s commercials of “Betcha can’t eat just one!” then I get it. I’ve seen the shows with the lonely woman who dies and has dozens of cats feasting on her festering corpse. Yuck. Having so many cats would seem to be a big f’ing problem. First of all, the more cats, the more food that is needed. Cliques and territory. More cats would bring prison rules to the landscape. I’ve seen cats fight. They go so illmatic that Nas would be motivated to start sampling the fracas. Poo and pee. The literal shit would be everywhere because, unless you had a kitty litter for all, there’s no way cats would patiently wait in a line like at an NBA arena. If given enough time, I’m sure I could come up with many more reasons why having many cats would be an issue but I got things to do, people to see, and blurbs to write. Which brings me to Karl-Anthony Towns. The KAT of the NBA. Normally, I trash KAT a bit because KAT doesn’t seem to have that dog in him. I’ve always acknowledged KAT’s fantasy greatness though because KAT has few weaknesses and provides a solid base to build a team around. But the time with Jimmy Butler exposed some things about KAT that brought doubts to KAT’s ability to lead a team to the championship. Last night, all of that was shoved into the drawer for at least one night because we had not one KAT, not two KATs….We need some Dr. Seuss in the house because we had 60 KATs:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Joel, who writes the Tuesday recap, is currently #2 overall in the RazzJam. He chronicles his journey from last seasons’s debacle to this year’s success. He offers his insights and tips on what brought the good fortune.Please, blog, may I have some more?
That song always gets me amped for some reason. I went to school out in New York and lived/worked out there for many years, so I used to hear that song all the time. Didn’t matter what borough I’d walk through. There would always be a Puerto Rican blasting that while cruising in his ride. Ok, maybe not in Manhattan but everywhere else! As that song brought back nostalgic vibes, so did the return of one Victor Oladipo. Oladipo Ho! Oladipo Ho! Oladipo Ho! He last played in April of 2021 and finally made his season debut on Monday.
PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
11 1 4 0 0 1 2/3 4/7 1/2
Only played 15 minutes as that was the cap mentioned before the game. He wasn’t as explosive as before, but the shot looked smooth, he was navigating pick and roll action, and he was able to get by defenders and finish at the rim. Back in 2017, he finished as the 11th overall player on a per-game basis! He averaged 34 minutes, 23.1 points, 2.1 tres, 5.2 boards, 4.3 dimes, 2.4 steals, and 0.8 blocks while shooting 47% from the field and 79% from the line. Dayam! He’s obviously not going to replicate that this season but he could eventually play around 20 minutes and be a contributor. Man, this Heat team could be scary. I actually put them at #1 in a power rankings I did a few weeks ago. The team is already top 10 in both offensive and defensive efficiency. If Oladipo can get healthy and be a significant contributor, the Heat get that much scarier because he’s another plus defender who can get his own shot on the offensive end.
Here’s what else I saw last night:Please, blog, may I have some more?