We’re another day closer to every NBA junkie’s Christmas: Opening Night. Only 6 days now as we continue to forge ahead. As always, we’re here with some great words for you to read, so check out today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
You should already be reading everything Zach Lowe writes over at Grantland, but in case you somehow aren’t familiar with him or just missed this piece, here you go. Lowe gives us 32 bold predictions for the upcoming season, including who he thinks will (and won’t) get traded, and his pick for highlight of All-Star Weekend.
Around this time of the year, most people are giving you their picks for end of the season awards such as MVP or Rookie of the Year. Ian Levy over at Hickory His also giving awards, but of a different kind. Check out his picks for the prestigious “Shawn Bradley Award” and the “Nick Anderson Award,” among others.
Why Andrew Nicholson is the Magic’s best starting power forward: by Tyler Lashbrook (@lashy)
With a glut of young players, there is a lot of hope that Magic (while maybe not this year) can get out of the lottery sometime in the near future. From Nik Vucevic, to Tobias Harris, to Andrew Nicholson to Victor Oladipo, there are number of reasons to be excited about this young squad. Over at SB Nation’s Orlando Pinstriped Post, Tyler Lashbrook wrote about who should start at power forward, and came to the conclusion that it is Andrew Nicholson.