We’re almost through another week of school and work, the last week without regular season NBA games. All summer and fall we’ve waited and waited, and now the big day is only 5 days away. As always, we’re back with some good words to read about basketball as we get ready for Tuesday. So check out today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
Kendrick Perkins, Carlos Boozer and Not Fixing What Ain’t Broke: By Caleb Nordgren (@chisportsguy41)
Everyone who watches basketball – or any sport really – always has ideas about what the front office or coaching staff should be doing differently. It’s just part of being a fan. Even though deep down we know (well most people do, I hope) we couldn’t do anywhere near as good a job (or we would have their jobs), we still question them and wonder why they aren’t doing things differently. Over at Hardwood Paroxysm, the newest member of the crew, Caleb Nordgren, focusing on Kendrick Perkins as an example, wrote about this topic and coaches sticking to what they know.
It’s often said about players that if they could only (as if it’s a simple thing, to just suddenly become a great shooter) learn to shoot they would be such a better player. Over at SB Nation’s Mavs Moneyball, Andrew Tobolowsky wrote about the idea of “learning to shoot,” specifically in regards to the Dallas Mavericks.