Start off your weekend on a good note by reading some words about basketball. Here are today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
The Washington Wizards hope they have a bright future with John Wall and Bradley Beal leading the way. Over at FanSided’s Wiz of Awes, Ben Mehic points out they still have an issue with their big men. Emeka Okafor and Nene are nice players, but they aren’t part of the long term future. Mehic tries to figure out what solutions the Wizards have moving forward.
Give And Go: What could stop five contenders from cracking conference finals?: By Rob Mahoney and Ben Golliver (@RobMahoney and @blazersedge)
The Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks all should be playoff teams and have aspirations of contending for a championship. Each team has some flaws, however. Rob Mahoney and Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated’s Point Forward discuss each of these teams and what might hold them back.
In another edition of Hardwood Paroxysm’s “How Was Your Summer?” series, Jack Winter takes a look at the Atlanta Hawks. He details their offseason, looking at their free agent and draft decisions, and the impact it will have on the upcoming season.