We’re 6 weeks from opening night, and we’re back with more words you should read about basketball. Here are today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
We just had this year’s Hall of Fame induction, but it’s never to early to start thinking about next year’s class. One notable player who will be eligible starting next year is Chris Webber. Over at Grantland, Zach Lowe makes the case for Webber being a Hall of Famer. Webber is often remembered for the negatives in his playing days, but Lowe hopes that doesn’t overshadow his impressive career.
The Miami Heat took home the NBA championship for the second straight time last year, and this year many will expect them to win it again. So what did the Heat do over the offseason as they prepare for a third straight title run? Scott Rafferty of Hardwood Paroxysm breaks it all down for you. He looks at their offseason transactions and how it will impact the team.
By now, most people are aware that Avery Bradley is a stalwart defender. But what really separates him from the pack of great backcourt defenders is his ability to pressure the ball the whole way up the court. Over at SB Nation’s Celtics Blog, Jay Asser takes a closer look at Bradley’s defensive game.