We’re under a month now until the start of the regular season. And as always, we’re here with some great words to read about basketball. So, get your week started the right way, by checking out today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
Last year was a good of a season as the New York Knicks have had in a while. Thanks in large part to historic three-point shooting, they finished with 54 wins, good for the second seed in the Eastern Conference. This year, however, figures to be quite different inside Madison Square Garden. Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal explains why.
No one really knows what to expect from the Boston Celtics this year, after they shook up the organization about as much as one possibly can be shook. The drastic shift in head coaches, from Doc Rivers to Brad Stevens was one of the most surprising offseason moves. Over at SB Nation, Paul Flannery wrote about this “experiment” of bringing in a very young coach from the college ranks.
The Portland Trail Blazers had a very solid offseason, acquiring a number of players that give the fan base hope for the future. But with those acquisitions, the Blazers now have a rather crowded backcourt with Damian Lillard, draft pick C.J. McCollum and Mo Williams. Over at SB Nation’s Blazers Edge, Sam Tongue writes about how those three can fit together.