ICYMI: Suggested Basketball Reading From Across the Web

Just under 2 months from now, the NBA season will be tipping off. While there might not be a lot going on in the NBA world these days, we still have some good things for you to read about the upcoming season.

Caron Butler and the Evolving Identity of the Salary Dump: By Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA

No one has really understood what the Milwaukee Bucks are up to for a while now. Then they went and traded for Caron Butler from Phoenix. Over at Grantland, Zach Lowe wrote a bit about the trade, but mostly used it as a starting point for a look at changing nature of salary dumps in the NBA.

Higher Calling: By David Vertsberger (@_verts)

Over at Hickory High, David Vertsberger brings us a nice piece about Josh Harrellson, and his struggle to find a place in the league. Fringe players like Harrellson are often overlooked, especially when the season starts going and there is a lot to focus on. It was fun to learn more about a player many casual fans have probably not even heard of.

Phoenix Philm Study: Suns guard Eric Bledsoe, Part 1: By Jacob Padilla (@JacobPadilla_)

The Suns are all in on the rebuild, and trading for Eric Bledsoe was their first big move in that direction. Over at Bright Side of the Sun, SB Nation’s Phoenix Suns site, Jacob Padilla took an in-depth look at what Bledose can bring to the Suns in his first year with the team.


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