We’re back with another round of suggested basketball reading from across the web.
KnicksTape: How should the Knicks isolate Carmelo Anthony?: By Dylan Murphy (@DylanTMurphy)
We all know that Carmelo Anthony likes to go to work in isolation and that isn’t going to change any time soon. So Dylan Murphy of Poasting and Toasting, SB Nation’s New York Knicks site, tried to figure out how exactly, the Knicks should go about using Iso Melo. The amount of time and detail put into this excellent post is amazing. Great work from Dylan.
Over at another SB Nation site, Pounding the Rock, Jesus Gomez brings us a very nice piece about “3-and-D” players. With the movement towards analytics and efficiency taking over the league, these types of players are becoming very popular. Gomez details just what a “3-and-D” player is, and who the best ones are across the league.
One of the lesser known names in the big Rudy Gay trade last season was forward Ed Davis, who the Raptors shipped to the Grizzlies. In this piece from FanSided’s Memphis Grizzlies site, Beale Street Bears, Kevin Yeung takes a look at the areas in which the talented young lefty can improve heading into this season.
In another piece from the FanSided network, Trey Adell of Hardwood Houdini broke down the Boston Celtics‘ offseason. He takes a look at both the good and the bad, and how the summer moves will factor into this season.