The league slowed down last night, as it does every Thursday, for some marquee match-ups on TNT. We saw the Heat outlast the Clippers at home and the Lakers stun the Rockets in Houston, courtesy of St3v3 Blak3. Tonight, the pace picks back up again, with 12 games on the schedule. But no matter how many games we have on a given night, we’re here every day with some great words for you to read. So check out today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
The Night Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Showed Us What Could Be: By Scott Rafferty (@crabdribbles)
Though still very early in his career, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hasn’t been the star that the Charlotte Bobcats hoped they were getting when they drafted him 2nd overall back in the 2012 draft. The main issue so far for MKG has been his lack of scoring, which overshadows other things he does well. As Scott Rafferty wrote over at Hardwood Paroxysm, MKG’s performance Tuesday night against the Knicks showcased what he does do really well, and that’s get to the basket and play great defense.
Rudy Gay has certainly not lived up to the expectations that he could be “the man” for a team. He’s a nice player, but has become the enemy of the analytics generation. But has the perception of him swung too far? Jeremy Conlin of Hickory High asked that question, and thinks that we’ve become too harsh on Gay.