“Cry ‘Havoc!’, and let slip the dogs of war”

The NBA draft season is upon us and it’s good to see you once again, metaphorically speaking, Razzballers. It’s been a while.

As we all eagerly await the draft, and the Wild West front office action of the NBA that will follow, in traditional Dynasty Deep Dive fashion, I thought I would highlight some of the guys heading into the draft that I am sticking my dick on the table for (to coin a phrase from a good friend of mine). Industry consensus thinking be damned.

It’s important to remember that progression isn’t linear, and landing spot will be huge in the development of these unfinished products. Maybe even more so in a projected weak class such as this, but I invite you to sit back, enjoy the ride, and enjoy a typical Dynasty Deep Dive dig into what I believe are some of the undervalued rookies heading into the draft.

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  Craig Bozic (@storytelling41) is joined by Jay Taaffe of The Fantasy Unicorns to compare their 2019 NBA Draft Big Boards, specifically the top 12. We take a deep dive into Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, Bol Bol, Cam Reddish, and more. Got a question you want answered on the show? Find Craig on Twitter @storytelling41 […]

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In this week’s show, Craig Bozic starts with some quick hitting listener questions (1:01), puts the rookie profile on Sun’s French PG Elie Okobo (5:51) and looks at potential buy low opportunities for Marvin Bagley III and Lauri Markannen (9:56). Craig rounds out the show being joined by Co-host of the Hardwood Homies podcast and Stepien writer Jackson Hoy (18:40), where we discuss under appreciated mid major prospects and Jackson Hoy’s current top 5 on his college big board. Got a question for the show? You can find Craig on Twitter @storytelling41.

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Craig Bozic is joined in episode 3 by Kevin So of Razzball and Fantasy Unicorns. They start the show by taking the listening questions, put the rookie spotlight on Atlanta Hawks’ Kevin Huerter and discuss the values of Derrick White and Goran Dragic moving forward.  Craig finishes the show by profiling USC freshman Kevin Porter Jr and his impressive start to the college season.

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In this week’s episode, Craig Bozic is joined by Brett Nelson, one of our new writers at Razzball to answer listener questions, talk Wendell Carter Jr while also looking at the dynasty outlooks of Josh Richardson and Jaylen Brown.

Craig finishes the show taking a look at the marquee college season opener between Duke and Kentucky, profiling the impressive debut performances from Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett and Cameron Reddish.

Got a question for next week’s show? You can find Craig Bozic on Razzball in the comments section or on twitter @storytelling41

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Razzball presents the inaugural edition of the Dynasty Deep Dive podcast, hosted by our one and only dynasty guru from across the pond, Craig Bozic.

In this episode, Craig answers questions about Harry Giles and Dragan Bender, profiles Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young, reveals three potential buy-low candidates for dynasty leagues, and kicks off his 2019 NBA draft class profiles with Oregon center Bol Bol.

You can find Craig on Twitter @storytelling41 or via email at [email protected]

 

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In this week’s show, Craig Bozic and Brent Carlson are joined by Jordan Schultz, Host of the Hashtag Basketball Dynasty podcast to compare and contrast thoughts on this years rookie draft class.  They start the show by talking about the Jimmy Butler trade request, and the fantasy implications for the remaining Timberolves. From there, Jordan reveals his top Rookie top 30 for dynasty leagues, Including what to expect from the likes of Dzanan Musa, Aaron Holiday, Grayson Allen, Miles Bridges, Collin Sexton, Mikal Bridges and Zhaire Smith.  Find out why both Craig Bozic and Jordan Schultz are high on Marvin Bagley III, Trae Young and more on the latest edition of the Razzball Basketball Podcast!

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Heading into the offseason, it was clear that the Magic were in desperate need of a playmaker. As a result, many draft analysts, myself included, were anticipating that the Magic were going to select Trae Young with the 6th overall pick in the draft. The unexpected happened instead, as the Mavericks traded up to select Luka Doncic while the Hawks selected Trae Young at number five, leaving the Magic with the decision to take the best player available on their board or select based on need, which would have been one of the point guards in Collin Sexton or Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The Magic chose the former, but in doing so left a big hole at the point guard position and added to a crowded front-court that already consisted of arguably their three most talented players in Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon, and potential breakout star Jonathan Isaac, the 5th overall pick in 2017. Common sense suggests that it is likely that the Magic will explore the trade market throughout the season, potentially dangling Vucevic to address the need at point guard. Without strengthening the back court and given the inexperienced level of the team, another season missing the playoffs in the desecrated East division seems likely.

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It’s September, which means draft season is around the corner. Son published his Top 100, so after many a podcast & Twitter battle between us (all in good spirits of course) I figured that the best thing to do was publish a comparison piece. I promise there will be no talk of Corey Brewer in here (yeah, nah), but as Son attested to in his comments, personal biases and intangibles must be accounted for when looking at rankings. We all build teams and weight categories uniquely. There is more than one way to build a winner.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at the Top 100 comparisons between our fierce leader Son and myself.

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Here is the next installment of the Dynasty Deep Dive Rookie Rankings, which will cover players 16-30. If you missed Part One (1-15), do not fear, as you can find it HERE.

Now that we’ve gone over the potential superstars from the class, let’s delve into the potential steals. If you think picks 16-30 don’t/won’t matter, let’s rewind the calendar to last year when the Atlanta Hawks selected John Collins with the 19th overall pick, the Kings picked Harry Giles at 20, Jarrett Allen went 22nd to the Nets, OG Anunoby was scooped at 23 by the Raptors, and the Lakers cleaned up with Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart at picks 27 and 30 respectively.

History has shown that many in this area will bust, but I’m here to help you find those potential golden nuggets.

Let’s rock and roll and see who made the cut. Part Three of the rankings will be released soon, so come back and check to see who cracked the top 45.

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