Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. To make it even better, you should catch up on some great writing about basketball by checking out today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
The debate over whether or not someone can have a “hot hand” will likely never end. Lately there has been a number of studies that tried to figure out the “hot hand” mystery. Over at Grantland, Zach Lowe tells about one of the most recent studies on the subject from a group of Harvard grads.
The Celtics of the recent years were known for their defense. It’s one of the main reasons Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and company were so successful for their time together. Now with Doc Rivers, Garnett and Pierce out of the picture, how will Boston’s defense stack up next year? Over at SB Nation’s Celtics Blog, Wjsy takes a look at how the team can apply some of the same defensive principles Butler used under Brad Stevens.
If you are planning on ordering the broadband version of NBA League Pass for this upcoming season, you will have to face the dilemma of which 5 teams to select. This can be a brutally touch process, but thankfully, Sean Highkin of USA Today is here to help us through it.