A slower day in the association yesterday, but we still saw an overtime shootout between Oklahoma City and Washington, as well as the Timberwolves knock off the Lakers for the first time in 22 tries. Things kick back up again tonight with 9 games on the schedule, including a T’Wolves vs. Clippers match-up as the nightcap. As for us, we’re here with more words to read in today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
Now that he’s healthy again, Kevin Love is showing everyone why he’s the best power forward in the game, and one of the league’s best players. Over at Hardwood Paroxysm, Derek James writes about just how good Love has been through the first few games of this season.
A short time ago, the New Orleans Pelicans debuted their new mascot, Pierre the Pelican. If you recall, the unveiling didn’t go over so well, with many people frightened and confused by the strange looking bird. But over at The Classical, Brian Lauvray defended Pierre, and wrote about why we should give him a chance.
A few weeks ago, the NBA released select data from the SportVu cameras that they have installed in every arena this year. The information is really cool, and gives you stats that don’t show up in box scores. Over at FanSided’s Right Down Euclid, Zak Kolesar took a look at some of that SportVU data specifically in regards to Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson.