Happy Friday everybody. Get your weekend started off the right way by catching up on some reading about the NBA. It’s one of only 2 weekends left without any regular season NBA games to watch. But you can still check out some preseason games and our suggested basketball readings from across the web.
After a rookie season in which he showed a lot of promise, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond became a favorite of fans across the league. His summer adventures gained him even more fans, and now he is expected by many to be one of the breakout players of the year. A few days ago, Jonathan Abrams blessed us with a long read about Drummond and his path from high school star to one of the NBA’s bright young stars.
Regardless of how Joakim Noah makes you feel when you watch him play, there is no denying he is one of the league’s better big men. It doesn’t always make sense how he succeeds on the court – especially on the offensive end, where his jumper is amongst the worst in the league – but succeed he does, often by outworking the opposition. Over at Hardwood Paroxysm, Seerat Sohi wrote about Noah and the chaos he creates on the court.