It was a strange summer for the NBA, including the creation of our 2016 fantasy basketball team names. Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Western Conference rival Golden State Warriors, Tim Duncan shockingly and also not shockingly retired, and U.S. won Olympic gold in Rio.
But while the talented Ben Simmons-led college crop of 2016 draftees keep prepping and Walt Clyde Frazier continues posting and toasting, fantasy basketball diehards are flocking to computers everywhere with one thing in mind.. season-long victory. They’ll study rankings, import player lists into spreadsheets and sort, take part in countless meaningless mock drafts; they’ll do whatever what it takes to take home the mythical trophy.
And to help with the quest, Spleaze has 50 fantasy basketball team names that are sure to shoot your team to the top of the popularity charts.
Ranking our favorite 2016 Fantasy Basketball Team Names
50. Kawhi You Always Lying
The reigning Defensive Player of the Year is always trending.
Except for his opponents.
48. Beverley Hills Cop
Could Patrick Beverley be the Eddie Murphy of basketball? No, probably not.
47. Kyrie On My Wayward Son
This song always gives us options [cut to Jason Heyward meme].
46. Party Favors
With a big fat double-double in the bag.
45. Dawn Of The Shved
Or Shaun of the Schved, depending on what you think of Alexey Shved’s career thus far.
44. Lin It To Win It
Honestly, props to Jeremy Lin for still being around.
43. 10 Points For Blake Griffindor
Also referred to as the high-flying tomato.
42. Mahinmi Vice
Ian Mahinmi’s style revolves around the basketball hoop.
41. Capela Ella Ella Ay Ay
Third time’s/year’s the charm for 2014 first-round Rockets pick Clint Capela?
40. Shelvin Mack Ops 2
A forgotten man or the Jazz’s best-kept backcourt secret?
You Boston fans get it.
K. Love used to be James Bond smooth, but now.. I’m just not sure. He’s just a sports meme.
37. The Home Oladipo
Victor’s eclectic name offers him plenty of future opportunities post basketball.
36. Aaahh!!! Beal Monsters
Bradley Beal, the name that always just works.
35. Hibbert And Ernie
Roy seems like he’d fit right in with the Sesame Street crew.
34. Kobe-Wan Kenobi
A now-retired legend in Jedi mastery, a favorite among our 2016 fantasy basketball team names.
33. Netflix And Phil
Who wouldn’t want to?
32. Crosby, Mills And Nash
Featuring Patty Mills.
31. Dirty Wroten Scoundrels
Yes, Tony Wroten is still in the league. Grizzlies.
30. The DeMartian
Something tells me DeMar DeRozan could survive on Mars.
29. Curryous George
I guess Klay Thompson would be The Man With the Yellow Hat.
Brand awareness for the newest sports meme.
27. Road To Noah-where
Talking Heads. Joakim Noah. The end.
26. Deron To The Next One
Deron Wiliams has a million ways to get it.. choose one.
25. Hide J-Kidd, Hide Your Dwight
Antoine Dodson throwback.
24. Super Dario
We’re still waiting to see the 12th pick of the 2014 NBA draft, Sixers’ Croation forward Dario Saric.
23. Luol & Order
The courtroom can get a little sweaty.
22. Melo Gear Solid
Given his recent heroism, Melo can never be questioned.
New season this October.
For the Warriors, at least.
19. Monta’s Peak
Monta Ellis is always on the verge of an explosive performance.
18. Chronicles Of Redick
There’s a cult following out there for this type of stuff.
17. Teague Of Legends
A new Indiana favorite.
16. Love Don’t Kosta Thing
Sans Nick Cannon, thankfully.
15. I Got Gasol, But I’m Not A Gosoldier
All These Things That Pau Gasol’s Done
14. Russell And Flow
Maybe this OKC star will have a mid-life crisis and try to become a hip-hop emcee.
13. Watch Me Nene
In other words, watch me offer the greatest troll face of all time.
12. Boyz N The Rodney Hood
I’d see it.
11. The Golbert Report
Or The Late Show with Rudy Gobert.
10. Forget About Dray
Until he throws up another triple-double, we’ll remember Dray for making our best 2016 fantasy basketball team names list.
9. Imagine Dragan
The Phoenix Suns are praying No. 4 pick Dragan Bender is truly radioactive.
8. A Walk Among The Batum-Stones
There’s not a lot to say here. 2016 fantasy basketball team names.
7. Kobe Dick
A whale of a basketball legend and a much-needed sports meme.
6. Jruish Princess
Funny, she doesn’t look Jruish.
5. How Can You Be Mo Harkless
808s & Heartbreak.
4. Noel Diggity
3. Hield Of Dreams
Buddy Hield playing the role of Kevin Costner playing the role of Ray Kinsella.
2. My Cousins Vinny
The “yoot” that he is.
1. Dunn And Dumber
Kris Dunn is Mr. Perfect..
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