Sure it’s the first Sunday of football, but there’s still some words for you read about the NBA. Here’s today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
Michael Beasley is the argument for conditional NBA contracts: By Tom Ziller (@teamziller)
After yet another off-court incident, the Phoenix Suns decided to let Michael Beasley go, but are still on the hook for most of his salary after the buyout. Tom Ziller, of SB Nation uses Beasley as an example to push for a greater use of conditional contracts in the NBA. Making more contracts conditional would leave less teams stuck with big money to dole out to undeserving players after they don’t live up to the expectations.
Piecing together the Nuggets front office, coaching staff moves: By Nate Timmons (@NuggetsNate)
The Denver Nuggets underwent a massive overhaul of their organization this offseason, losing their GM, head coach, and best player from last season. Over at SB Nation’s Denver Stiffs, Nate Timmons gives a background on all the members of the Nuggets’ front office and coaching staff – both the new and the old. It’s an interesting read, especially for the information about the lesser known assistant coaches.
As the Utah Jazz made the move to turn over the franchise to their young core, this left Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson looking for new teams. Millsap found his way to Atlanta, where he will team up with Al Horford to form a very solid frontcourt. Over at FanSided’s Sir Charles In Charge, Michael Saenz takes a look at the impact Millsap will have in Atlanta and how his season will go.