It’s Monday, and so another week of work and school begins (unless you have Columbus Day off). And at work or school you’ll probably get bored and find something to distract you for a few minutes – maybe checking your phone or your email, maybe reading something online. Well why not check out some words about basketball? Here we have some of the best writing for you to check out in today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
Gordon Hayward catching, shooting and moving off-ball: By Drew Garrison (@DrewGarrisonSBN)
Much has been made of the Utah Jazz turning the keys to the franchise over to their young core. One of the guys the Jazz hope will lead them to the promised land is swingman Gordon Hayward. Now a few years into his career, the former Butler man has turned into a very solid player. Over at SB Nation, Drew Garrison wrote about one thing that Hayward does very well – moving off-ball and using screens. The post is complete with video breakdown and screenshots that show just how Hayward is able to free himself and knock down shots.
The Washington Wizards and their fans have dreams of playoff success in their future, thanks to John Wall, Bradley Beal and company. While they won’t be real contenders this year, they hope it will be the first of many postseason appearances to come. Over at FanSided’s Wiz of Awes, Ben Mehic has been watching their preseason closely and found 3 things we can take away from their performances so far.