Get your weekend started off the right way by checking out some great words about basketball. Here are today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
One of the best parts of a new NBA season starting up is getting to finally watch all the players you’ve been missing since last season. Over at Grantland, Zach Lowe picked the 10 players he’s looking forward to watching the most this year. His All-Intruiging team features Eric Bledsoe, Anthony Davis, Jeff Green and more.
Russell Westbrook’s developing knee problem has caused a temporary hitch in Oklahoma City’s plans. From favorites to win the Western Conference last year, the Thunder suddenly have a lot of people doubting them. Over at Wayne Washington Jr.’s new site, The Morning Pickup, Shawn Gregoire wonders whether it is time for the Thunder to hit the panic button.
(Editor’s note: An earlier edition of this post credited this piece to Wayne Washington Jr. Shawn Gregoire is in fact the writer of this piece and our post has been changed to reflect that.)
After a number of putrid seasons, the Charlotte Bobcats hope that a turnaround is in their franchise’s future. They tried to move towards that goal by signing free-agent Al Jefferson to a big deal this offseason. There are still a lot of questions regarding the team and its future, however. Over at FanSided’s Roberto Gato, Edward Shuler Jr. takes a look at some of these questions.