The Daily Blast – January 18, 2013
Hey Now, You’re Official – The starting line-ups for the All-Star game are in. Jeremy Lin is the third-most popular guard in the West. Everybody thinks James Harden should get in the game.Tweet that
Two thoughts on this: first, this is not encouraging to read in the throes of a losing streak. Second, the mystique of Morey is that whenever he says something like this, I get the feeling he has reams of proprietary data on precisely how “bad” these forced shots are, and I wish I could see it.Stat Check
– How much have tired legs affected the Rockets’ offense this year? I limited the data to the team’s top eight shot attempters and found a trend. With 3 or more days of rest, they shoot 48.2%
from the field. With 2 days of rest, they stay up at 48.9%.
One day of rest shows some slippage: 46%
. On the second night of a back-to-back the percentage plummets to 41.3%
. So much for youthful energy.Getting To Know You
– Patrick Beverly is settling in.Game Recognize Game
– Zach Lowe on how great Kevin Durant is on offense
. Kobe Bryant on how great Kobe Bryant is on offense.If you have any sweet links or suggestions, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Twitter @Ebynews.