As we move closer and closer to the start of the season, we’re back as usual, with some words about basketball for you to read.
Grantland’s Zach Lowe has pretty much established himself as the class of NBA writers (at least on the internet). This piece, covering the Portland Trail Blazers, is yet another example why that is the case. Lowe dives into the Trail Blazers, taking a look at their current roster – bolstered by a busy offseason – and what they are capable of, both this year and moving forward.
Over at Hardwood Paroxysm, Jack Winter brings us yet another edition of their summer series that takes a look at each team’s offseason. Phoenix certainly had a busy offseason, getting a new head coach, sending out long time small forward Jared Dudley for Eric Bledsoe and picking Alex Len 5th overall in the draft. Winter discusses these moves and the impact they will have this year (Spoiler Alert: Phoenix is going to be very bad.) and beyond.
Dwight Howard and Omer Asik aren’t an ideal pairing: By Drew Garrison (@DrewGarrisonSBN)
With Dwight Howard in town, it certainly seems that Omer Asik will be pushed to a backup role. Not many people believe that the two can play together at the same time. Over at SB Nation, Drew Garrison shows us exactly why.