Subject: Daily Blurb - January 24, 2012|
Posted by: Guru
-  Tue, Jan 24, 2012, 10:55
Quote of the day
"There was a couple plays where [Kevin Garnett] beat me up and down the floor. There's no way. He's 40 and I'm 25. I just can't allow that to happen. I have to step up and be the leader for this team." -- Orlando center Dwight Howard, after an 87-56 loss in Boston
Orlando (11-4) goes into Boston (6-9), where the Celtics are playing without Rajon Rondo. And the Celtics win by 31, holding the Magic to 56 points. How’d that happen?
Draft$treet has finally launched the weekly version of their NBA contests. You select an 8-player lineup (2G, 2F, 2C, 2 flex) and accumulate points over the next 7-days, rather than just one night. Player salaries are adjusted to compensate for game counts, so it’s not simply a matter of maximizing games played, and it’s not simply a matter of getting a big night from one player. In baseball, I preferred the weekly format at Draft$treet, and I suspect I’ll prefer it for hoops as well. Salaries for the weekly game are now incorporated in the sortable stats, and the projection capabilities allow you to easily calculate and manipulate data for games over the coming week. Have at it!