We’re closing in on 5 weeks until the NBA season tips off and of course we’re back with more words to read about basketball to help you get ready for that glorious day.
40-Day NBA Warning: John and Jan and the Wizards Against the World: By Andrew Sharp (@andrewsharp)
There was a lot of optimism for the Washington Wizards this summer, as many people thought John Wall and company were ready to take the next step and find their way back into the playoffs. And while there is still excitement over Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter, the mood shifted after the news of Emeka Okafor and Chris Singleton’s injuries. Over at Grantland, Andrew Sharp writes about being a Wizard fan and feeling like the whole world is against your team.
As with the Washington Wizards, there is a lot of hope in Cleveland that the Cavaliers can make a playoff push this year. In order to reach that goal, they will likely need help from their rookies, including the number one overall pick in the draft, Anthony Bennet. Over at SB Nation’s Fear the Sword, Ryan Mourton takes a look at Bennet, Sergey Karasev and Carrick Felix and suggests what players they should look to emulate in their first NBA season.