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I’m going to pull an Infinite Jest here…  Literary jokes!  2015-16 will now be known as “The Year of the Point Guard Hoarding”.

Man it was unreal finally drafting a real team, and not having an awful mock draft with uneducated click-happy idiots or autodrafting based off of Yahoo’s pre-ranks…  Shizz got intense!  The PG run got so hot-n-heavy that I had to go to my warm-and-fuzzy Rubio just to feel safe…

To feel the immense pressure of the PG run, or the frustration of sleepers two-to-three pages down from the top available slipping through your fingers right before your pick, start up a Razzball Commenter League today!  We need more commissioners, more leagues, we need more mmmmk!  Had a little Mr. Mackey happen right there…  If you’ve thought about starting a new league with good competition, or have a few friends trying to start a new league and need the best fantasy basketball community to fill it out, start an RCL league today and join the fun.  100% free, great competition, and solid prizes – mainly me making an ass of myself on Youtube…

Anyway, I feel pretty good about this first RCL team I drafted, mainly by scoring a randomized top-3 pick and netting an ideal PG/C combo to start my draft.  But that damn PG run got me caught up, and I don’t love my bigs…  Here’s how the draft went last night, and my pick-by-pick analysis below:

JB
PG Ricky Rubio
SG James Harden
G Andrew Wiggins
SF Tobias Harris
PF Serge Ibaka
F Chris Bosh
C Jusuf Nurkic
C John Henson
UTIL George Hill
UTIL Jarrett Jack
BN Aaron Gordon
BN Timofey Mozgov
BN Clint Capela

(draft results)

Round 1, Pick 3 – James Harden – SG, SF –  After some trade negotiations fell though to swap for the #1 pick and potentially secure – FINALLY – an Anthony Davis team, I still ended up very happy with James Harden at 3.  He’s #2 for me in the really close 1-3 studs, and to get a randomized top 3 pick was glorious enough in itself.

Round 2, Pick 22 – Serge Ibaka – PF, C – I was likely taking Ibaka over Blake Griffin, so I might have to flip-flop those two in my ranks (#17 Blake #18 Ibaka).  Fortunately Blake went the pick immediately prior, so I got my guy.  I come out of rounds 1-2 with an elite PG and an elite big.  Cha ching!

Round 3, Pick 27 – Andrew Wiggins – SG, SF – Getting the PC/C combo has me feeling great on the risk of Wiggins so high as I have him ranked.  Maybe it’s a little bit of a psychological response that this feels risky to me, just because Yahoo has him infamously ranked at 82.  I’m hoping for some superstardom breakout early in his career (got a pretty good glimpse in the 2nd half) and FT volume just to crush the cat to protect maybe a few bad FT guys in the late rounds.

Round 4, Pick 46 – Ricky Rubio – PG – As I wrote in the draft chat, “this is where I ruin my team”.  Really wanted Elfrid Payton, but settled for my ultimate “why can’t I quit you?!” player in Rubio.  Mentioned in the open, the run on PG was so unbelievably heavy that I felt I had to take a PG.  Well, I didn’t have to.  It sure feels dirty in the 40s this year off such a bad ankle injury and a lot of trade rumors through the offseason, but his contract will be tough to move if a team isn’t willing to make him a starter right away.  I have him ranked right at 46 as well, so I have to fall on my sword.

Round 5, Pick 51 – Chris Bosh – PF, C – Wow, Bosh fell harrrrrrd.  Through our draft convo, it seemed like there’s a little concern over his blood clot issue from last year.  I have to admit, I didn’t love the pick, and given I have him ranked 32, I may need to re-think that one.  But for the value, I can’t complain.  I add yet another scorer to pad the lows there from Ibaka and Rubio, and keep up the nice %s while fighting off the TO.  Very happy so far.

Round 6, Pick 70 – Tobias Harris – SF, PF – Curse you, team “Bloopers”!  Curse!  I really wanted to go ahead and get my reach on for Myles Turner, but he was snagged the pick before me.  Although I shouldn’t complain as I have Harris 54 and Turner 62.  Another high-upside blocker seemed to fit me better, but I had to settle on value and continue my onslaught of points and well-roundedness.

Round 7, Pick 75 – George Hill – PG, SG – With the run on PG still heavy, I went safe and boring grabbing Hill to keep the dimes up.  Who knows how he’ll look next to Monta Ellis, but his second half last year would’ve been a career season, so the talent is still there.  I won’t need him to do much, just be consistent with the dimes.

Round 8, Pick 94 – Jarrett Jack – PG, SG – Speaking of not needing much but the dimes, I was really surprised Jack fell into the 90s with the heavy PG drafting.  I have 3s and steals fairly well covered, so another dimer that doesn’t turn it over too much is a welcome addition.  Time to focus on only big men to round out the draft:

Round 9, Pick 99 – Aaron Gordon – PF, C – I was feeling good with my team, so decided to go a little reachy.  Blocks is a huge need, and I could use a few more steals –  Gordon’s defensive upside is orgasmic.  And I have a ridiculous amount of good, high-volume FT shooters, so I think I’m protected against Slim and I’s hotly debated 55-65% FT% he’ll bring.

Round 10, Pick 118 – Jusuf Nurkic – C – The Jamba Jus is now open for business!  I get the risk.  I get they’ll take him slow.  But I need bigs, and it seems like Nurk is either going to be ready for the opener or close to it.  And with Yahoo adding IL spots, I feel OK nabbing him this late, and stashing if need be the first few weeks.  His blocks are the main need, and he keeps up the nice %s.

Round 11, Pick 123 – John Henson – PF, C – I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a cut for me a couple months down the road, but out of the gate, he’s going to get a ton of run.  Other than a fluke 3 minutes from Sim Bhullar and a crazy run from Joel Anthony in 406 minutes (Remember that block streak he went on?!  From March 18 to April 1 – 8 games – he had multi blocks in 7 of 8, and 4 blocks in 5 of 8 games! Averaged 3.3 blocks in 16.8 MPG in that span!  WTF?!?!?!?), Henson led the NBA in blocks per-36.  And just out of necessity at PF as they ease Jabari Parker in, Henson is going to play way more than the 18:20 MPG we saw last year.  Nice source of late blocks – a little surprised he lasted this long.  I think I need to raise him from #124 in my ranks.

Round 12, Pick 142 – Timofey Mozgov – C – Meh.  Not a Healthcare.Mozgov fan, but this value is just fine.  At least he will hit his FT, so I don’t have two scrubby bigs just for boards and blocks late eating into my nice FT%.

Round 13, Pick 149 – Clint Capela – PF, C – Shot in the dark to wrap it up!  I needed one final big, and went for the lottery ticket.  I probably wouldn’t hold him through the pre-season with how leagues were last year, but this season with Yahoo adding two IL spots, I have 6 guys that can be slotted as “injured”, even though Nurk is the only one really in question for opening night.  So I’ll have two more adds by throwing two guys in my IL, and the wire is pretty ugly right now.  And who knows, maybe something happens to Dwight Howard by the season opener…

 

And there is team JB!  Ironically, my 2014-15 RCL league also had the 3rd pick, and I thought it would be interesting to link how I thought I did last year.  Whoa, look at that roster if I had it for 2015-16!  Damn, if only the league was a tad deeper, I woulda held Gobert…

I could’ve felt a lot better had I gotten Myles Turner’s upside for 2 blocks per game…  Like I expected, drafting with Razzball readers was really tough – no reliance on awful Yahoo pre-ranks from this crew! As it stands I think I’m light on big man stats and FG%.  Hopefully my onslaught on points, dimes and steals will flank a good FT% and turn this team into a winner.  I’ll definitely need a few big men pickups that become key contributors.

I know you’re wondering what the title is teasing, but yes, an REL spot is open to the first commenter who wants it!  Our coveted Razzball Elite League has one more spot to be filled for a replacement owner.  You’ll be taking over a dynasty team, but off-season trades are encouraged and the inherited roster is actually pretty solid.

To win the spot:

  • Be the first commenter to mention you want the REL spot.
  • Include either an e-mail I can reach you (or mention if I can reach you through your commenter e-mail you associate with your commenter name).
  • Answer the trivia question “with which player does JB have an addiction?” (hint – key word “addiciton” – no not Rubio!)

Please only apply if you plan on playing for years to come!  We haven’t set the draft time yet, so you will be part of the democratic process to pick the draft time as well.  First-come, first-serve, but be sure to still answer if you’re second or third in the comments since I will reach out to the owner and be sure they’re responsive/like their roster before solidifying their invite.  I know it’s not the fairest way to give away the spot since many of you are around the world and on different schedules, but I wanted to give the early bird commenter the worm!

 

Thanks for stopping by Razzball Nation, and good luck in the 2015-16 RCLs!

  1. Xsaliden says:
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    No one can quit the Spanish Inquisition lol. I would like to join the REL league if the spots open, fun to get a dynasty team with such competitive and good players. Plus I too seem to suffer from JB’s KCP addiction.

    • Xsaliden says:
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      @Xsaliden: woops and you can reach me through my commenters email forgot to mention that lol.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Xsaliden: Cool you’re in! Sorry commenters below, spam filter got a few of you guys, this was the first comment.

        E-mailing ya now.

        • Nick says:
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          @JB Gilpin:

          Sorry, I’m still relatively new to the site, am I understanding that there’s room to sign up in a dynasty league? I signed up for an RCL league and am looking forward to it. I’m already in a 12 team dynasty but joining anywhere from a 16+ team league would be awesome!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Nick: Welcome to Razz! Ah, yeah sorry this 20 teamer is heading into the 3rd year and we just replaced a few unresponsive owners, so it’s full… But the RCLs are certainly always open, and maybe through the players in there or other comments you can put together another really fun dynasty! Thanks for dropping by man!

  2. Jura says:
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    So I was in this gritty draft…for me it was trying to get my brain functional between 3:30 and 5:00am, and trying to outmaneuver others without doing it to myself 🙂 but it was an awesome one, a lot of knowledgeable and yahoo ranks abusers…I’m one of the guys who got burned with PG run – i got Wall and JB homeboy Clarkson

    My buzzy pick was Mirotic at 58…i still think that he is only bulls guy to get solid 30MPG (maybe not first two months) and with that i think he is capable of 17-9-2-1-1 with at least 1.5 3PT…but It’s probably just my balkan guy respect/love! we’ll se if I’m the smart one in 8 months 🙂

    Well for the REL! I’m up for it…i think i’m the first one here and you have my mail 🙂 i dont know if you can have sophmore addiction (wiggins, clarkson) but I have to go with David Lee – just cause addiction is bad and you cannot go a podcast without him in there somewhere, you just have to admit you’re addicted do DLee 🙂

    • Jura says:
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      @Jura: whoaaaa…yahoo email is different…you can find me at [email protected]

      bball specific email. Thnx

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jura: Yeah this was a tough draft, thanks so much for drafting so late for you! Really appreciate it.

        Nah I like Clarkson where you got him. But yeah, as I mentioned in the draft I thought Mirotic was a tad high 🙂 But that Balkan love could def come true if the Bulls vets all get hurt early…

        Hah well the addiction was for KCP, although I do love some David Lee slamming… Haha. thanks for the interest! And thanks for playing in RCLs!

        • Jura says:
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          @JB Gilpin: ahh…to bad but no biggie 🙂 i’m here if something else opens up.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Jura: Cool will keep ya on file!

  3. Dirk's Digglers says:
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    I’m in … use my commenter email …is KCP in my team?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dirk’s Digglers: Ahhhhh, sorry Xsaliden beat ya, and no, KCP is on my team haha. Thanks for the interest though!

      • Dirk's Digglers says:
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        @JB Gilpin: damn spam filter got me all excited … let me know if doesn’t work out with X … I’m sure you could do with an owner from NZ

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dirk’s Digglers: Hah it would’ve def been awesome spreading the nationalities to NZ! but nah, Xsaliden is in… Thanks for the interest though man, really appreciate it!

  4. Stro

    Daniel Reid says:
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    I’m if you need someone else

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Daniel Reid: Ah got it filled, sorry wanted to get one more reader in there just to spread out the teams. It’s also 9-cat, I wasn’t sure if you’d love the format…

  5. Jura says:
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    or is it ADdiction…but who isnt high on him 🙂 screw it I wanna play proper longterm fantasy bball! just give me a chance to razzball!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jura: Haha Brow is def close too! Sorry about that man, well maybe a band of commenters could start another dynasty with ya!

  6. Matty says:
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    Nice recap, JB and thanks for a fun draft last night (the same thanks extend to the other 10 owners in the league – great stuff, fellas!). It was pretty cool to see a full draft room well before the opening bell. It also made for some great comedy with your Brow “trade” – that was good for a chuckle with how quickly it went awry as soon as the draft was live.

    I like your team build and you’ve got some good balance. I’m actually not a huge fan of Harden or Ibaka (I think both take small steps back this year), but there’s no denying they complement each other well. Bosh outside of the top-50 is a potential “steal of the draft” candidate if he returns to form and can handle 32-34 minutes of run each night. Jack is also a nice score near the end of the 8th, especially with the premium placed on PGs in this draft.

    I’m not looking for a “deep dive” on my team, but any feedback you’ve got (good, bad or indifferent) would be appreciated. I’ve always been an 8-cat roto guy, so this is my first shot with 9-cat H2H and it’ll be a learning experience for me throughout the year. Here’s how mine went from the 9 spot:

    Round 1 – Damian Lillard (Have Dame at #6 on my board.)
    Round 2 – Eric Bledsoe (Maybe slight reach, but wanted to shore up PG stats early.)
    Round 3 – Gordon Hayward (Well rounded production here with good out-of-position ASTs given UTA PG situation.)
    Round 4 – Hassan Whiteside (Not my fave, but had to go big here and he’s potentially elite in REBs/BLKs.)
    Round 5 – Terrence Jones (Feels like a good spot for him.)
    Round 6 – Tyreke Evans (Thinking he could thrive in Gentry’s up-tempo system.)
    Round 7 – Robin Lopez (Not exciting, but he’ll get good run and help with BLKs and %s.)
    Round 8 – Thaddeus Young (No competition for minutes. Looking for positive regression in 3s.)
    Round 9 – Wilson Chandler (Shouldn’t have trouble seeing 30+MPG and can help provide the long ball if Thad & Reke struggle there.)
    Round 10 – Roy Hibbert (Similar to RoLo – not exciting, but need some more BLKs and the cupboard is pretty bare in the LAL frontcourt.)
    Round 11 – Jose Calderon (If healthy, really good source of late ASTs & 3s even in sub-28MPG role.)
    Round 12 – Nik Stauskas (I just wanted to yell “SAUCE CASTILLO!” in all caps. Plus, I think he’s going to get some serious burn on the wing in Philly. Breakout very possible.)
    Round 13 – Omer Asik (Why are all my non-Whiteside bigs so “blah”? Some more boards and maybe a BLK per. Won’t shed any tears if I send him to the WW.)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matty: Thanks man! And yes other 10 owners, everyone was there, everyone drafted smartly, it was a great draft. Haha yeah that Brow trade had me happy for about 3 minutes, only to crumble. But he took Curry, so at 3 I got one of my 1-2 ranked guys so I was happy.

      Yeah, I’m not huge on Ibaka and Harden is only barely ahead of Curry, but I like the combo. Hard to do much better rounds 1-2. I felt good with Bosh and Jack too, even if they aren’t sexy.

      Yeah Lillard I have 7, so we’re both huge on him. I like Bledsoe reach early. Jones was perfect for your build. I still think you’re a tad behind on big man stats, love Whiteside for the blocks, but his boards might actually be a tad inconsistent due to the minutes when they play against small ball lineups. TO might be a tad high too, since Bledsoe and Evans will chip in their 6-7 dimes but with such high TO. Overall it’s solid, but you’ll be in the running for a big man off the wire with me. Haha, I felt the same way with bigs like your Asik comment

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        @JB Gilpin: Alright, thanks for the feedback, brother. I don’t disagree with you at all on the big man stats potentially lacking. I do like that my guards/”small wings” (Lillard, Bledsoe, Hayward, ‘Reke, Wilson Chandler) all rebound very well for their positions. Most of those guys will be at or above 5 RPG which will help offset some of the true big deficiencies. And yes, TOs are going to be an issue because I’ve got some high usage players…such is the price you pay to get facilitators (i.e. assists), I suppose.

        Looking forward to hearing the pod next week with some more breakdown on the draft and maybe what you’d replicate/do differently next time. Hindsight is always a butt-kicker when it comes to fantasy drafts!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Matty: Yeah that’s a good point, Bledsoe’s versatility helps. And yeah, I’m in the same boat for TO, but I actually think I worked around it with low TO/low end Hill and Jack.

          Will be talking this draft for sure man! Let’s see how much Slim grills it haha

  7. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    And here I was all excited thinking I was gonna win a prize or something JB……I guess my prize will be not having an absent owner in the REL.

    Though I see nobody has actually bothered to try answering your trivia question yet. Where’s the commitment people??? The REL takes commitment!

    • Scott says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: It’s kind of hidden, but Dirk answered it above.

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @Scott: yeah I wasn’t sure if he was answering or asking if KCP was on the available team. I need clarity, like from Jensen below.

        • Jensen says:
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          @A Hill O’ Beans: yeah, I wasn’t sure either. So I was very specific with my answer. With an REL spot on the line, you can’t take chances.

          • Dirk's Digglers says:
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            @Jensen: yep was answering it thinking JB would get the cryptic nature of my response

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @A Hill O’ Beans: @Scott: @Jensen: @Jura: @Jura: Oh my bad, well a few people got it at least, but yeah was looking for KCP. KCP is on my team! Hence the addiction…

        And yeah, it was answered above a few times but the spam got it.

  8. Scott says:
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    Wiggin’ for Wiggins!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott: Haha yup, I’m wiggin out for Wiggins! I dunno if I get him that high if I don’t have a great PG/C combo, but I did, so I liked it

  9. Jensen says:
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    I would love to be in the REL.

    nichola[email protected]

    JB is addicted to KCP. as stated in his top 150 ranks. Even tho he is married.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jensen: Hah thanks for the answer! Looks like your third alternate, just e-mailed the top guy. Sorry spam made it look like you were earlier, but really appreciate it man!

      • Jensen says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Do you accept bribes?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jensen: Hah, in all walks of life, usually yes! Hah but not on this one 🙂 Although still haven’t gotten an e-mail back from the winner…

  10. Eric B says:
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    Damn it, lil late for the dynasty spot but. still excited none the less about being in the commenter league with ya. I’ve had sucess in a standard 10 team league, this will be my first foray into a 12 team 9 cat league so I’m interested to see how I match up. Don’t love my team, but don’t hate it either. Definitely have some age and injury concerns, but picking where I did I watched a ton of targets go off thew board literally 2-3 picks before me so I did what I had to do lol. Looking forward to the season, and at least I got a highly ranked sleeper and Green, might just have to be active on the wire to try to contend.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Eric B: Yup this league will be damn fun! 12 team still isn’t too deep, but it takes about a month to get interesting guys off the wire to fill you up. Yeah you stole some of my guys, but I think I ended up doing pretty well. Looking forward to the season!

      • Eric B says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Well the fact I got a couple of your guys just speaks to how much I trust your analysis lol. Looking forward to it, now I just need to win my baseball league that I’ve been 1st in all year long…trying my best to avoid an epic collapse lol. Have a good one, talk with ya soon!

        • JB Gilpin

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          @Eric B: Hah appreciate it man! Yeah I’m struggling to bring it home in my dynasty, it’s far and away a two team race and he’s had an unreal run from Cesepdes/Donaldson/Greinke, so many guys not regressing… Talk with ya later!

  11. Dante Green says:
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    JESUS CHRIST, JAMES HARDENNNN! Damn that’s a solid pick JB!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dante Green: Hah yeah I was happy with him third for sure!

  12. Drez1 says:
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    Hey guys, been awhile! Nice work keeping things going during the off-season, though.

    Anyway, in the middle of a dynasty rookie draft (h2h, pick 5). How do you guys rank Myles Turner, Mudiay, Russell, and Porzingis long term? Thanks.

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      @Drez1: Thanks man, good to see ya! Appreciate it!

      Hah, sorry to ask about semantics, but what is long term? 3 years? 5 years? I def like Turner the most this year, but in a 3-5 year window it’s gotta be Porzingis. Such a good shot and ability to block. But if only 3 years, Mudiay is really close… It’s really tough man, but Turner is so fantasy friendly and ready to contribute now, he might have to be my pick.

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        @JB Gilpin:

        Hmm, lol… I’d probably say 3+ years. I like Turner, but all the gait/injury prone talk has me a bit nervous. Gotta admit I still haven’t seen much of Porzingis (sounds like he has massive upside, though). Pretty sure he’ll still be on the board at 5, too.

        • Slim

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          @Drez1: They all have plenty of risk/reward but for me it’s Porzingis. Out of those 4 I’d say he’s the most likely to be a top 25 guy, eventually… If you’re more looking to win this year though I might have to let Porzingis go and take Turner.

          • JB Gilpin

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            @Drez1: @Slim: Yeah what Slim said, this year if you feel like you have a strong contender I would go Turner, but year 3+ years weighing each year equally along with that + future beyond, I’d go Porzingis

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              @JB Gilpin:

              Ended up. going with Turner (I feel like I can compete this season). How’s this looking:

              14 team, h2h with oreb/dreb and a/t ratio instead of turnovers.

              PG-Wall, Payton, Schroeder
              SG-Kawhi, P.George
              SF-Draymond, T.Jones
              PF-Bosh, M.Turner, Mason Plumee
              C-Gobert, Dieng, K.O’Quinn

              Feels like I could use some 3’s. Might try to salvage my FT% by moving Plumlee, too.

              Thanks again guys, looking forward to seeing what Turner can do.

              • JB Gilpin

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                @Drez1: Nice! Yeah he’s def the guy for now. Even better for now for the boards.

                Yeah FT% is an issue. Plumlee getting moved will help, then it’s only Gobert/TJones/Dray hurting, luckily all in fairly low volume.

                Any time man!

  13. Nick Woods says:
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    Need help with draft strategy. I have Damian Lillard as my keeper in my 12 team H2H 9 category league. I love your rankings, since I too believe yahoo has so many of these players ranked too low. I have the 12th pick in my draft which isn’t until late October. I’m trying to figure out who my first 2 picks ( 12th, 13th pick overall, snake draft) should be, considering I already have Lillard on my team? Any ideas? Thanks.

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      @Nick Woods: Thanks man! Well first thought is if you want to punt FG% or not. Lillard is going to have a crazy volume bad FG%. Either way, one of those 12/13 picks has to be a big. Mannnnn if Gobert is on the board then, I’d feel awesome. The it’s probably between another big or reaching for a 2nd PG. Ya know, with 12 kept and the fact you have such a layoff, I might reach for Bledsoe to get a 2nd PG. If you got those two, they both help FG% and youre set with two elite PG. Kinda my initial thoughts, hope that helps!

      • nick woods says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        What about Milsap, and Bledsoe? Gobert is a keeper as well.
        Thanks, and I look forward to your next post.

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          @nick woods: Yeah that’d be a really solid start too, I have Millsap ahead of Gobert in my ranks for his all-aroundness. Appreciate it man!

  14. Stanley says:
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    Why did you post this on the 2014-2015 page?? No wonder i couldn’t find it until now I was refreshing your 2015-2016 fantasy season page

    • Stanley says:
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      @Stanley: also how do you know if someone has sent you a trade In our league? Is it through email because I don’t use my Yahoo email since I use Gmail

      • Matty says:
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        @Stanley: Click on your team name and go into your settings (“Edit Team Information”). Scroll about half way down that page and you’ll see “Email Preferences” – there you can add whatever account you prefer to use, and also which type of notifications you’d like to receive (i.e. trade info, message board posts, etc.)

        Hope that helps. Cheers!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Stanley: Haha oops, just a mistake, thanks for the catch! Was still at the top of the site though 🙂

          Yup, what @Matty: said!

  15. Dante Green says:
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    JB I have been a 9-cat guy eversince, but this year I joined a couple of 8-cat leagues. My question tho is who do I draft? Lol Who goes up the ranks? Thanks man!

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      @Dante Green: Always fun to try new shizz out! Def PG go way up. With no TO, their game is really enhanced. Cousins way up too. The good multi-cat guys with low TO drop a tad – Kawhi, Klay, etc. since they hit 8 cats decent instead of 9, their spread isn’t as valuable. Hope that helps man!

  16. Would any of you awesome, brilliant nerds be interested in joining a slightly more stat-heavy league with me (separate from the usual RCL arrangement) with a few more cats thrown in?

    I had a great time adding 3PT% and Offensive Rebounds to a league I did a while back. If any of yall would be into that, leave me a comment and I can set that shizz up.

    p.s. Love the site dudes! we need more solid fantasy basketball blogs so i greatly appreciate the work yall do.

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      @deeztayl: Thanks man! Just reposted the RCL sign ups to the top so let’s hope some readers hop on board!

  17. patrick says:
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    got my super early 16-man league 9cat h2h draft done, please tell me what you think

    1. (4) LeBron James (Cle – SF,PF)
    2. (29) Pau Gasol (Chi – PF,C)
    3. (36) Jeff Teague (Atl – PG)
    4. (61) Derrick Favors (Uta – PF,C)
    5. (68) Reggie Jackson (Det – PG,SG)
    6. (93) Jordan Clarkson (LAL – PG)
    7. (100) Myles Turner (Ind – C)
    8. (125) Darren Collison (Sac – PG)
    9. (132) Alec Burks (Uta – PG,SG)
    10. (157) Zaza Pachulia (Dal – C)
    11. (164) Gerald Henderson (Por – SG,SF)
    12. (189) Tony Wroten (Phi – PG,SG)
    13. (196) Kendall Marshall (Phi – PG)

    couldn’t snag e. bled in the second round; marc, iblaka, gobert and draymand were also all taken!!

    I’m thinking about trading LBJ and Pau for Wall and Gobert.. yeah, somebody was able to get that combo. tho my SF position would be basically non-existent

    another thought was to trade for andre drummond and go straight punt free throw (have never done that). drummond went 3rd round at pick 39; the manager also has derozan (70s) Nurkic (130), p. bev (flier), cp3 and k. love as potential trade chips.

    Im pretty happy with my team when i compare with others in the league, just kind of upset i had to go pau/teague based on needs and (lack of) supply. considering the FT punt because of LBJ. let me know what you think.

    also great job as always

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      @patrick: Ugh, damn that sucks missing on E Bled! Luckily you got nice dimes from LeBron to start it off and Teague/R Jax/Clarkson all at value for me.

      Hell yeah, would love that Wall Gobert trade if you can make it happen.

      Hmmmm, I mean James and Favors don’t help, but I don’t think you’re too bad off with FT anyway, I dunno if go too hard for Drummond, but crazy he fell that far. I think the ups of the other guys, well unless Wroten becomes a must play and takes a huge FT volume, will counter LBJ.

      Yup lovvvvve this team, a ton of picks well below where I have them ranked. A lot will hinge on Turner panning out the way I think he will and Pau staying healthy for your big man stats, but that’s the only real risk I see, nice draft!

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        @JB Gilpin: this is my 3rd attempt at a reply hopefully this time it works — got a trade: Wall/Gobert for LBJ/Favors, so a bit of a discount! my league was giving me shit for letting LBJ go. although lebron will probably go bonkers with kyrie and love recovering, overall i’m pretty sure i won. need some SFs now.. kind of annoying with waivers so damn thin from 16 man league!!

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        @JB Gilpin: test

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          @patrick: all OK?

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        @JB Gilpin: yeah kept uploading replies yesterday but they didn’t post, seems to be all good now though

        so was able to get Wall/Gobert for LBJ/Favors!!!! which i thought was insanely good but a lot of people in my league were giving me shit for letting lebron go. i see him going bonkers while kyrie and love are limited, but overall i’m very sure i got great value.

        IMPORTANT QUESTION: I am badly hurting for a forward (or two) and waiver wire is much thinner than I’m used to. the following are available: D Motijunas, Henson (just dropped), C. Lee (just dropped), Clint Capela, Marvin Williams, james johnson. what do you think of elijah millsap’s playing time? he gets some pretty high end steals which i am eyeing — tony allen is taken. i’m letting go either pachulia, henderson or wroten. Wroten i’m pretty sure i can get a trade — a manager was interested in a wroten for dunleavy trade.

        i can’t even imagine a 32 man league like you guys play, but what do you think about the above players in terms of value?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @patrick: Hmm weird… Damn sorry about that, just dug into the automatic Spam folder and it threw your comments in there so I couldn’t even see them… Anyway you should be good now.

          Wooooooooo, nice trade man!!!!!!!!! That’s pretty incredible. I dunno, LeBron has those issues with declining D stats, such bad TO, obviously the mediocre Ft% and FG% became not elite… Very solid move.

          Henson is a HUGE target for me. Should play a lot of PF as Jabari is eased in. Then a good sell high. Capela is probably my #2. Motiejunas still isn’t healthy… Poor guy.

          Hah well it’s 20 teams, but 17 man rosters with an injured spot too, so it gets to 340-360 players owned, with is virtually everyone playing haha

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            @JB Gilpin: yeaahhh remembered it was up to the 300s, that’s insane. good point about henson, dropping pachulia

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              @patrick: Hah, if by insane you mean insanely fun, then OK! Cool, sounds like a good move! Former Buck for remaining Buck…

  18. Ralph Nader says:
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    This team gives me the heebie jeebies as far as injury goes. I think nearly half my team was off the wire last year and still made it to the playoffs so i am sure you will deal with whatever comes at you. The longer I play this game the more conservative i get in this department. Really curious to see what kind of run Gordon gets. I can see your excitement there. The MAgic are a great team for fantasy. Tobias has been a squeaky wheel last year or so. Maybe he gets moved and Gordon splits the whole front court sandwich with Vucevic by trade deadline 🙂

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      @Ralph Nader: Wow, really? I guess a few guys off surgeries, but I don’t get that sense at all. Nurk is coming in hurt and Rubio obviously, I guess Bosh could be scary but I got him at such a value and it wasn’t like a broken leg. I don’t get the injury fears with this squad at all, Harden is durable up top too. Now you got me scared! Especially since your commenter name is Ralph Nader and the seatbelt thing haha…

      Yeah love his D stat upside, and it was my need at the time. I hope he isn’t timid off this jaw thing… DAMMIT MORE INJURIES!

  19. MAC says:
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    RAZZUP MAN?!!! sorry for the “trade”. didnt know u would take it seriously from the start. its not like i agreed and sealed it. and yeah, i think u didnt understand what i meant of swapping picks in the next rounds. haha! sorry bout that. ur team is bigs heavy. ur last 5 picks are bigs. as strong as harden at 3s, harris and hill are the only ones to offer support in the cat. as rubio wiggins jack are below avg there with bosh and ibaka sprinkling in some. and to some extent, u do have some injury risk there with rubio bosh nurkic harris ibaka.

    i think i did ok in the draft with the razzball community, knowing this, it gives me a whole lot of confidence drafting with my friends. though having a top 3 pick, with me getting num 1 pick will do that. haha! just hoping i didnt just burned my top pick luck in our league, but its definitely worth it. hehe

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      @MAC: Hah all good my man! No issues at all, very happy to get Harden 🙂

      Agree 3s might be low, but I’ll be streaming out of the gate = ThrAGNOF! Yeah Rubio I see the risk, and obviously nurk, but those other guys I feel pretty good about.

      Well I woulda gone Brow obviously, so let’s see how that #1 for Curry works out!

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        @JB Gilpin:
        yeah man, u cant go wrong top 3. its not bad actually to land 3 than 1, as u dont have to pick 1 of the 3 and have regrets later. ha! but im with slim on that, curry harden davis. factoring playoff sched and davis’ upside is negated by his health risk compared to the 2.

        yeah, definitely easy to stream 3s with thragnofs.

        yup, i just think with pg being thin, u just have to go with curry and harden over davis. another reason davis is at 3 for me.

        lets get this thing going!!! yo!!! wheres slims articles?!!! hehe

        • JB Gilpin

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          @MAC: If Brow hits 3s and plays 75 games, he’ll no question be #1 by the metrics. Per-game he was still ahead of the field, and 3s will make it better. In 8-cat, absolutely no question it’s the guards, but I would be fine piecing together PG with Brow as a rock in standard.

          Hah he will get pushed on it tomo when I talk to him for the Pod!

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