The setting is February 2008. The Memphis Grizzlies have reached their peak with Pau Gasol. At their best, they are a middle of the pack team in a dominant Western Conference. At their norm, they are a surefire lottery mainstay.
Five games hath the NBA on cinco de Febrero. The Rockets tied an NBA record, the Lakers continued their dominance over the Nets, the Pacers crept closer to a franchise record, and Samuel Dalembert played the greatest game of his career. Yes, Samuel Dalembert.
“Hats for bats, keep bats warm…Gracias…”
Lessons learned on Monday? 1) You can’t win the $1,000 Survivor tournament if you get knocked out the first night. 2) Never be ‘sure’ about players. I ‘loved’ Al Jefferson; thought he’d shoot over and duck under Omer Asik with ease. Paul Millsap was another ‘lock,’ as I thought the Jazz would win 115-110 or thereabouts. They got blown out by 45, which never happens in Utah.
It’s a new week, with the bankroll reset to $100, and a $25 profit in the books from last week. The main focus of this daily feature is Salary Cap leagues, but we have had some success in Pick ‘Em contests and I really enjoy live Snake drafts when time permits.