Another day closer to the start of the NBA season, another bunch of writings about basketball for you to read. Enjoy your Friday, everyone.
We’ve linked to numerous Dylan Murphy pieces before, from multiple sites, including Hardwood Paroxysm and Posting and Toasting. Today, we find another high quality piece from Murphy, this time on Sports on Earth. Murphy made his way to the NBA D-League National Tryout, which also doubles as the tryout for referees looking to make the jump to the next level. This is a really interesting look into the world of officiating.
The Orlando Magic’s Andrew Nicholson had a fairly decent rookie season, especially given his limited minutes. As with all young players, there is hope for improvement. For Nicholson, that improvement must come on the glass, where he was notably absent, given his size. Over at SB Nation’s Orlando Pinstriped Post, Evan Dunlap takes a look at the likelihood of Nicholson becoming a solid rebounder in the league.
Phoenix Philm Study: Suns guard Eric Bledsoe, Part II: By Jacob Padilla (@JacobPadilla_)
Recently, we linked to Part I of this video breakdown series from SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun, featuring Eric Bledsoe. Today, we bring you Part II, courtesy of Jacob Padilla. In the post, Padilla looks at what Bledsoe can bring to the Suns offensively, specifically focusing on Bledsoe’s ability to play off the ball.