Last night was another night full of blowouts and forgettable games. Seven of the nine games were decided by double-digits. There was one game that went into overtime – Chicago Bulls vs. Utah Jazz – but neither team could manage to score 90 points, even with the extra period. With only four games on the schedule tonight, there isn’t a ton to look forward too. However, we do get a Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans match-up that should be lots of fun. But even with minimal options for game watching tonight, we’re still here with things you should read. So check out today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
It’s been a rough few years for fans of the Chicago Bulls. Obviously you had Derrick Rose’s ACL tear ruin championship aspirations in 2012. Then he ended up sitting out all of 2013 because he didn’t feel comfortable returning, eliminating any hope for playoff success that year. And now, after tearing his meniscus a few days ago, it was announced he will be out for the year, effectively ending the Bulls’ season before it really got started. Over at Hardwood Paroxysm, Brian Schroeder wrote about Rose’s injury, the burden of Rose playing in his home city, and the Bulls’ future.
Last Friday was a brutal day for NBA fans across the league. Derrick Rose, Andre Iguodala, and Marc Gasol all went down with long-term injuries. It leaves those teams wondering why, and also wondering how they’ll replace the production of those players. Over at Hickory High, David Vertsberger wrote about injuries, and the opportunity they can create for lesser known players to grow and become stars.