There were another 11 games on the schedule last night, but not too many memorable ones. We did, however, see the Chicago Bulls – with Derrick Rose back in the lineup – hand the Indiana Pacers their first loss of the season. Only three games on the schedule today, as the pace slows down as per usual on Sundays. While you’re enjoying the last few hours of your weekend, you might want to relax with a little reading. Well as always, we’re here to help. Check out today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
Last Thursday, the Houston Rockets traveled to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks, which meant Jeremy Lin was back again. With Lin making his way back to New York, it brought up “Linsanity” and the magic of the brilliant few months Lin put together two years ago. Over at Grantland, netw3rk – an Asian American and Knicks fan – wrote about Lin and why letting him go was the right move for both parties, even if it hurt at the time.
Every Sunday over at SB Nation, Paul Flannery, aka “PFlanns tha God” writes his “Sunday Shootaround” piece. It starts off with a column, follows up with some other, shorter thoughts, and then also includes a viewing guide for the following week, quotes and .gifs. This week, Flannery’s column centers around tanking, and why it’s so hard for NBA players to lose.