All-Star Buzz – James Harden gets love from ESPN’s 5-on-5.Back to the Future II – ESPN Insider (paid subscription) hops in the DeLorean to see who will be starting in the 2015 All-Star game. No word on hoverboards, but check out this nugget from Brad Doolittle about James Harden:
Harden’s 2015 forecast of 14.1 WARP is the fourth-best of all players behind James, Paul and Durant. He hasn’t emerged merely as a present-day All-Star but as a future MVP candidate. Harden’s 2015 forecast of 14.1 WARP is the fourth-best of all players behind James, Paul and Durant. He hasn’t emerged merely as a present-day All-Star but as a future MVP candidate. With Bryant forecasted to slip out of the top 50 in WARP by 2015, Harden’s closest challenger as the best 2-guard in the West is probably Golden State’s Klay Thompson.
Morey’s Myriad Musical Metaphors – Daryl Morey has been likened to both Elvis and Cat Stevens, but now he’s leaning toward Macklemore.More from Hoopspeak – breaking it down with Jason Friedman and drawing the connection between Peyton Manning and the Rockets’ offense. Return of PPatt – he’s back in the starting lineup to guard a string of tough forwards. One done; three to go.Chandler Bang – Despite the loss, Chandler Parsons made sure to get his highlight play over Blake Griffin before the night was through.If you have suggestions for sweet links to add to The Daily Blast, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Twitter @EbyNews