While you’re hanging out this Saturday, you should take a few minutes to read some words about basketball. As always, we’re here with what we think are some of the best of those words. So check out today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
The debates will likely never end about what method is the best way to go about rebuilding in the the NBA. Many teams bottom out and “tank” for a chance at the top draft pick. The Bucks, however, have decided to toil away in mediocrity, in hopes of a few breaks taking them to real playoff contention. Over at SB Nation, Paul Flannery [aka PFlanns tha god (word to @JoshZavadil)] wrote about finding the good in the Bucks’ strategy.
3 Things James Harden Can Improve Upon For This Season: By Bryson Jones (@RedNationBlogga)
After getting traded to the Houston Rockets and taking the reigns as the team’s leader last season, James Harden emerged as one of the league’s best players. Along with a solid supporting cast, he led the Rockets to the playoffs. Now that the Rockets have picked up Dwight Howard, they are favorites to contend for the Western Conference crown. If they are to contend, they will once again need Harden to be one of the league’s best. Over at FanSided’s Space City Scoop, Bryson Jones gave us three ways in which Harden can be even better than last year.