68 days until the start of the NBA season, so here are 68 artic… just kidding, that would be excessive. We do have a fresh batch of words about the NBA for you to read today though, so here are today’s suggested readings.
5-on-5: Offseason Grades: By Hawks Hoop staff
This first piece comes from the guys at Hawks Hoop of ESPN’s True Hoop Network. With topics ranging from the Hawks’ draft to their free agent decisions, the roundtable discussion gives us some good stuff on Atlanta’s offseason.
Thomas Robinson is already on his third team, despite only having one year of experience under his belt. Now with the Portland Trail Blazers, he is looking to show he belongs. Over at FanSided’s Rip City Project, Kevin Yeung takes a look at Robinson’s skill set and how he can find his spot in the league.
Last year the Pacers were just one game away from knocking off the mighty Heat and representing the Eastern Conference in the Finals. This year, they’ll be back and looking to take down LeBron and co. Over at Hardwood Paroxysm, Jack Winter gives you everything you need to know about Indiana’s offseason and how they prepared themselves for this year’s title run.
I’m disappointed that it took me so long to feature a piece from Curtis Harris’ excellent site, Pro Hoops History. In this post, Harris writes about the outstanding John Stockton (complete with career accolades and video highlights) and officially inducts him into the Pro Hoops History Hall of Fame, which Harris is compiling.