Happy Friday everybody. Another week of work over and another week closer to the start of the NBA season.
Here are today’s suggested readings to take you into the weekend.
Just like his fellow Grantland writer, Zach Lowe, everything Jonathan Abrams writes is a must read for NBA fans. In this great piece, Abrams details the basketball journey of Jonny Flynn – a former lottery pick who flamed out and found himself playing in Australia last year. Now, Flynn is looking for another shot in the league.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have just recently resigned center Nikola Pekovic. While he might not be a household name, Pek was one of the better centers in the league last year. Over at Hardwood Paroxysm, Derek James explains why signing Pekovic was important for the T’Wolves, and why the money the gave him is justified.
Over at ESPN True Hoop’s X’s and O’s site, Hoop Chalk, they are starting a new series of looking at the teams who are bringing in new head coaches and how those coaches’ ideas and knowledge will translate to their new teams. In this edition, Jacob Frankel examines former Golden State Warriors assistant and new Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Malone.
Bucks nearing completion of Larry Sanders extension: By Eric Buenning (@ericbuenning)
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Milwaukee Bucks are finally close to completing an extension for big man
Larry Sanders. LARRY SANDERS! Eric Buenning, of SB Nation’s Brew Hoop explains why its a good move for the Bucks.