Here are today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
In today’s Boston Globe, Gary Washburn brings us some “Sunday Basketball Notes” featuring an interview with the Portland Trail Blazers’ C.J. McCollum discussing making the jump from a small school to the NBA. Washburn also has short notes on Anthony Bennet as well as Paul Pierce discussing Rajon Rondo as the new leader of the Celtics.
An Unnoticed Reason Behind an Interesting Offseason: By Joe Moore (@Joe_m543)
This next piece comes to us from Joe Moore of At The Hive, SB Nation’s New Orleans Pelicans site. The Pelicans underwent massive roster changes this offseason, bringing in Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans. Moore discusses a number of reasons to why the Pelicans went for an immediate rebuild.
The guys over at FanSided’s Los Angeles Lakers site, Lake Show Life, have been counting down the top 10 Lakers of all time. Coming in at number four is Jerry West. Caleb Cottrell highlights the brilliant career of one of the league’s greatest players and the inspiration for its logo.
In another edition of Hardwood Paroxysm’s breakdown of teams’ off seasons, Jared Dubin details the Portland Trail Blazers’ summer. He takes a look at the moves they made, including a number of solid draft picks and free agent signings which may be enough to push them back into the playoffs in a tough Western Conference.