Only a few more weekends left without regular season NBA action. To fill the void this weekend you can check out some preseason action and do some reading. Back as always with some recommended pieces to check out, here are today’s suggested readings from across the web.
As we know, this is the first year of the New Orleans basketball team going by the Pelicans. Regardless of where you stand on the nickname (I think it’s pretty cool), the there is a lot of excitement and intrigue surrounding the team because of their offseason moves. Over at Grantland, Andrew Sharp writes about why he’s all in on the Pelicans this year. Check it out, if only for the Birdman .gif.
Expectations, Meet Reality: A Washington Wizards Season Preview: by Bobby Karalla (@bobbykaralla)
The guys over at Hickory High have been going strong with their season previews, leading up to the regular season. In this edition, Bobby Karalla previewed the Washington Wizards. He discussed the culture surrounding the organization and changing it, along with expectations for the team this season.
Kobe Bryant or not, LA’s shooting guards must step up: By The Great Mambino (@TheGreatMambino)
There has been all sorts of talk regarding when Kobe Bryant will return, but whatever that date may be, the Lakers are certain to be without the Mamba for a while. There are number of players who, in his absence, have a chance to step up. Over at SB Nation’s Silver Screen and Roll, The Great Mambino wrote about these players.