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The Numbers Game – Pre Playoff Special

Fantasy playoff time is just a mere few days away.  Whether it's playing for that final playoff spot, playoff positioning or just like me in one of my leagues---playing spoiler, the next few days could end up being very pivotal.  I will not show the opponent ranking grid for this article as it hasn't really changed much for the last few weeks.  If you've been reading the posts...
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March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Elfrid Putting Tripdubs On The Shelfrid

Oh man, the jet lag is real!  Sorry for the later daily notes again this morning, I'm in sunny Florida but couldn't get my ass up in the morning!  Still on LA time!  And you could probably say the same for those lousy Chicago Bulls these days, they were sleepwalking in Orlando.  The walking of the Bulls!  Doesn't have the same ring as running of the Bulls...  But they looked...
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March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

RazzWired: Wire Questions!

Ok folks, it's the home stretch!  Unfortunately, this week is midterm week, so I'm not going to write a full article.  Plus, there just isn't a lot of new information at this point in the season.  Feel free to check out last week's article, if you're looking for some names, but I think at this point, those of you in contention want specific advice. So that being said, ask away...
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March 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Dirk Reaches 30k Milestone

Scoring 18 points in the first quarter, Dirk finished with 25 points (all in the first half), 11 rebounds, 1 block, and 3 threes for his third double-double in the last four games. His fantasy days are numbered, but after a slow, injury-filled start to the season, Nowitzki has given patient owners plenty to smile about since the start of the New Year.
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March 08, 2017  |  Discuss

The Other J Crawford Returns To The NBA To Confuse Us

JB be California dreamin'!  Sorry for the later notes today, as I wrap up my West Coast trip and head for sunny Florida tomorrow.  I'm so discombobulated with my jet lag and California culture, I thought the Jamal version of Crawford got traded to the Pelicans or something!  But nooooooo, Jordan Crawford is back in the NBA ladies and germs! In a game where the Pelicans were...
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March 07, 2017  |  Discuss

2016-17 REL Dynasty League Update: Week 19

Only one regular season week left to go - one last week to jostle for the playoffs!  And oh man, do we have some sublime drama in the REL!  Am I using sublime right?!  I feel like it's an adjective thrown around a little willy-nilly....  Anywho, #2 seed Scurry and #3 seed Yappers took on big losses last week, opening the door for a 4-way battle for that coveted 2nd bye week....
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March 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Ulis S. Great!

Man, big weekends all around!  And only fitting one of the breakout weekends of the NBA would be someone from the Suns!  I was in Phoenix all weekend!  ...sadly not to see the Suns, but I don't think anyone was...  Grey and I were scouting some Spring Training, and us goofballs had a good ol' desert time...  Speaking of goofballs, check out this jump ball for the Suns/Celtics...
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March 06, 2017  |  Discuss

“How Could You Be So Harkless?” …And The 7 Ahead, Week 20

How could you be so Dr. Evil? You're bringing out of a side of that I don't know. Maybe this was the beginning of the end for legit Kanye, when we started to see the side of him that we (he) didn't know? Sorry Yeezy fans, but his last great album was Graduation. But maybe that's what we all need to do...graduate. Onto better seasons. Onto changes perceptions. Onto the playoffs....
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March 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Down Go The Dubs!

The Warriors are now fighting to regain their composure after the massive injury to Kevin Durant.  Unfortunately, without him, this is a much weaker squad than last year.  This was quite obvious in their 87-94 loss to the mediocre Bulls squad on national TV.  Although, Matt Barnes did an admirable job of filling in KD with a massive 2/0/0/0/0 line...
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March 03, 2017  |  Discuss

03/03/2017 – “The First Step To Denial Is… Denial?”

Oh no... It's another one of THOSE podcasts!  Yes, I go solo again today - sorry everyone!  Had some scheduling stuff come up, but next Thursday or Friday we get our special edition Pod on location in Florida!  On today's show, we recap the big injury news on Kevin Durant and Joel Embiid, I compare the fantasy stock of some big men with big upside that are playing more fringy...
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March 03, 2017  |  Discuss

The Numbers Game – Man Down

Not a Shia LaBeouf, fan so I've never even heard about this movie 'til now.  Well, what a difference a week makes.  We were analyzing trade impacts last week.  This week, we'll be looking at a few major injuries that has hit some top tier fantasy players.  Kyle Lowry, Kevin Durant, & Joel Embiid.  And due to Embiid being gone for the season, no more EmBIIIIID for him....
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March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

The Injury Gods Claim More Lives

Man, what a horrid week for injuries!  Highlighted by the worst injury of all: yesterday we got news that JB Gilpin - yes pickup basketball superstar - rolled his ankle in his after-work pickup game on someone else's fat foot.  That's right, I got a kankle!  Some rough swelling, probably out 1-2 weeks, go ahead and give me that INJ tag!  No joke, this is the second time in a...
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March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Mr. Holmes, I Presume?

With the season winding down, we're going to stick to this shorter format.  Frankly, the waiver wire is fairly dry at the moment, and most players available are known quantities at this point. Richaun Holmes - PF/C - 16% - He's suddenly relevant after the trade of Nerlens Noel, and the injury to Joel Embiid.  Over the past 3 games, he's racked up 10 blocks along with decent contributions...
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March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

KD Goes Down in DC

The biggest news of the night comes from a guy who barely played at all. Less than 2 minutes into the game between Golden State and Washington, Warriors’ center Zaza Pachulia (12 points, 8 rebounds) fell into Kevin Durant’s left knee. KD walked away gingerly before heading to the bench and being whisked away into the locker room. Diagnosed with a hyperextended left knee, Durant...
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March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Swing Lowry, Sweet Chariot

...comin' for to carry me OUT of my fantasy playoffs!  Brutal news yesterday that Kyle Lowry has to undergo surgery on his right wrist - his shooting wrist - to remove some loose bodies.  Should've kept those bodies in a well, like Buffalo Bill!  "It puts the lotion on the skin!"  Without an IL spot, you're cutting him in your redraft leagues, even with the prospect he gets a...
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February 28, 2017  |  Discuss

02/28/2017 – “If He Starts To Really Falter There, He Gets The Yank”

The Razzball Hoops Pod is back, and ready as ever to recap an eventful last few days.  We got a major, MAJOR injury, guys making debuts on their new teams off the deadline, and teams embracing their punting culture...  Get ready for a big second half of 16-17, now smothered in Big Sauce!  We then wrap up the show by previewing tonight's games with our 30-point challenge picks...
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February 28, 2017  |  Discuss

2016-17 REL Dynasty League Update: Week 18

Through the break, through the prolonged week 18, and only two regular season weeks left to go!  Damn this season has flown by...  I know, I know, cliche award of the year right there for JB...  Wait, what's that?!  Cliche award of the year actually went to Moonlight! Sorry to write about myself again, but I officially clinched a playoff spot.  Woohoo!  With a 4 game lead...
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February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Game Over, Man. Game Over.

I don't typically do this, but I'm going completely off-script for the open today, after we got the awful news Bill Paxton passed away in his early 60s due to complications from heart surgery.  Isn't it weird how attached we get to actors we obviously don't know in person?!  Especially more a character guy like Bill, but this one hit me hard for some reason!  Who doesn't love...
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February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

In The Mudiay For A Full Nelson …And The 7 Ahead, Week 19

Y'all think he got out of it? I mean, c'mon...it's Razor offing Ramon! I bet he walked over, grabbed his toothpick and flicked it straight at Scott Steiner's eye. The glory of that gif. The mullet. Sorry, the sweaty mullet. The stubble chest hair. The shaking hamstrings. The black leather leotard. The metal print banner of WCW Monday Nitro. Goodness, take me back to 6th grade already...
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February 26, 2017  |  Discuss

The Numbers Game – Trades, Waives, And …

... A Long Ass post trade deadline analysis (couldn't come up with a word that rhymes with automobiles). I'll dive deep into a couple of trades (Boogie and Nerlens Noel). I'll also cover the much hyped but somewhat boring (thanks to Boston, Indiana & Chicago!) trade deadline that has come and gone. Oh and by the way, if you'd rather just listen to an analysis instead of read...
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February 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Brow Down To The Boogie Man

The most exciting part of the evening, was clearly the debut of the Pelicans shiny new front court. While the Pels did get overwhelmed by the Rockets shooting, the chemistry was obviously there with the New Orleans big men. I would say though, that they're both a bit tentative, and that will change as they get more comfortable and assertive. I am not scared to say though, that...
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February 24, 2017  |  Discuss

02/23/2017 – Trade Deadline Special!

We're finally back with the Razzball Pod, and have so many monstrous trades right at the deadline to cover! Everyone was on pins and needles waiting to see where Roy Hibbert would end up! On today's show, we break down the trades from around the deadline, including the bigger and better trades made well before the clock struck 3:00... We then preview tonight's games making our...
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February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

The Trade Deadline Loometh! (Semi-Live Post)

Razzball Nation!  The Trade Deadline is here!  Fantasy Basketball's most interesting day south of the year change has arrived, and fantasy owners have itchy trigger fingers on their wires, ready to find that newly minted asset after a deal.  Forge me some upside, fantasy gods!  Wait, wait, in no way did I mean to compare NBA GMs to gods...  Vlade Divac is like, "that's the nicest...
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February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

2016-17 RCL Basketball Update: Week 16 + Finally Paying Off 15-16’s Winner With A Food Challenge!

See, this is how to use the All-Star Break, as catch up time! No, not ketchup time, although ketchup is delicious. I hate that ketchup has become a poster child of the worst condiments you can use, it's f-in' delicious! Although, as you'll see in a second, it's not like I'm a champion of healthy eating! As promised - just a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit late - 2015-16 RCL Champion Nick...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Don’t All-Star Break My Heart, My Achy Breaky Heart

Ah, the All-Star Break. The week where fantasy basketball goes to die, but fantasy basketball writers get a few days off! Hah, sorry I probably shoulda had this post go up yesterday, but I was lazy, OK! Speaking of lazy, did you see what kind of horrendous offer the Kings caved on to deal away DeMarcus Cousins?! Well, of course you did by now, that was the world's most rhetorical...
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February 21, 2017  |  Discuss
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