The Daily Blast – January 24, 2013

Guess Who – Royce White might suit up after all. Also, Kevin McHale is not the boss of him.

Stat Check – Worth noting after the Rockets went 11-34 from distance against the Nuggets: Houston is shooting 33.7 percent from 3-point range in January, compared to 35.4 percent on a season as a whole. The 33.7 percent  mark has them tied for 20th in the league in accuracy this month. The problem is, they are also taking a league-leading 30.2 attempts per game this month. In other words, they’re building one of these.

Jinx – One of the writers at the Dream Shake speculates on whether Chandler Parsons could become an All-Star. Parsons proceeded to score 6 points on 2-8 shooting with 5 fouls last night.

Lintrospective – Jeremy Lin talks about his problems.

Tweet That – Jason Friedman with a tweet to sum up Wednesday night’s futility:

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Let’s Change the Subject – Even the combination of the Royce White situation and a losing streak can’t add up to making the Rockets the most dysfunctional team in the league this year. If you enjoy a few thousand words between Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe about the Lakers’ swirling maelstrom of incompetence, then we can probably be friends.

The Scallenge – Brian Scalabrine proves that even the “worst” guy in the NBA will kick your butt in basketball.

Desperation – Hardwood Paroxysm explores just how addicted we are to trade news.

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About the author: John Eby got on the Rockets bandwagon in 1994 and never got off. He is a public relations guy and recovering TV journalist living in South Carolina.

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