Quote of the day
"They are young and very physical and athletic, and we are not precisely that. We have to do better with our brains." -- San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili, after a 16-point loss in Memphis
The player to own on the Knicks last night was not Carmelo or Amare – it was Chauncey Billups, with 30 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, and 52.5 RSCP. His fantasy points almost topped the combined total of the “big 2”, matching the Carmelo-Amare total of rebounds, and topping the pair in assists and steals.
Billups wasn’t the top producer of the night, though, as Jason Kidd put another notch in his triple-double belt, the 107th of his career. And in Toronto, facing the Hornets, Jose Calderon had a Chris Paul-like stat line of 22 points, 16 assists, 7 boards, and a steal. Meanwhile, Chris Paul had a Calderon-like line of 7 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and a steal. On second thought, that stat line is typically sub-Calderon.
If you are thinking of joining a qualifying league for the RIBC, you need to act now. Sign-ups for the two AAA leagues and one or two AA leagues are taking place at the baseball forum. You need to be pre-qualified for a AAA league (based on your result in a RIBC league in 2010), but anyone may sign up for a AA league, provided there are sufficient openings available. There is no cost to play (and no cash prizes), but those who finish in the top half of a AA league will qualify to move up to AAA next year, and the AA winner will move all the way up to next year’s RIBC. The league is a 16-team 10-category format, and the “slow” draft will take place online over the second half of March, using the draft software at Draftime.com
The Honda Classic tees off early tomorrow morning, so your GuruGolf foursome will lock at 6:50am ET. If you are planning ahead, be aware that next week’s GuruGolf event will be the Puerto Rico Open, and not the WCG event at Doral.