Hope everyone is enjoying the start of their weekend. Here are today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
Philadelphia is making no attempt to hide the fact they are tanking this year. Whether you like the strategy or not, they didn’t have to many options after the Andrew Bynum trade backfired miserably. With a number of young players and a lack of talent comes a number of low money deals. This has led the Sixers, who have multiple roster spots open, to be under the salary floor. Over at SB Nation, Mark Deeks explains the Sixers’ salary situation and clears up any misconceptions about their options moving forward.
In his latest piece for SB Nation, the great James Herbert profiles Cory Joseph, the unheralded back-up guard for the Spurs. Herbert details the long road and hard work that Joseph put in to show he belonged in the league. The Spurs were willing to give Joseph a shot, and finally, his patience paid off.
Not much can compare to an amazing dunk. Everyone enjoys watching someone dunk on another guy or throw down an alley-oop. Jacob Greenberg of The Diss is no different, and he brings us a nice piece about why dunks are so special and their importance in the fabric of the game.