We’re exactly 50 days from opening night, when the season will get going with a trio of games, including Chicago vs. Miami and an all Los Angeles matchup between the Lakers and Clippers. To help you get prepared for the upcoming season, here are today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
This time of year is notoriously dry in terms of NBA news and activity. Thankfully, the guys at Hickory High have a summer roundtable to quench our thirst. The crew over there offered their thoughts on a number of topics, ranging from Michael Beasley to injuries, to Brad Stevens.
Tyler Zeller will still play an important on Cavaliers despite busy offseason: By Conrad Kaczmarek (@ConradKazNBA)
Over the summer, the Cavaliers made a number of moves, including adding the number 1 pick, Anthony Bennet and signing Andrew Bynum and Jarrett Jack. Despite these moves, Conrad Kaczmarek of SB Nation’s Fear The Sword doesn’t want us to forget about Tyler Zeller. While Zeller still has some things to work on, he can be an important part of the Cavs future, especially with the injury prone big men alongside him.
We usually find Curtis Harris over at Pro Hoops History, but today he has a neat column in the Indy Star. Former ABA star Roger Brown was inducted to the Hall of Fame over the weekend, and Harris writes about his career and Reggie Miller’s introduction of Brown.