We’re slowly moving towards opening night and we’re still bringing you words to read about basketball. Here are today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
With all the personnel changes the Pistons made this summer, it would be easy to overlook their draft pick, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Over at SB Nation’s Detroit Bad Boys, Sean Corp makes the case that Caldwell-Pope shouldn’t be glossed over so quickly, because sooner or later, he says, Caldwell-Pope will be starting for the Pistons.
The Quest for 900: How slingers have replaced Goliath in the NBA: By Zach Harper (@talkhoops)
With the analytics and efficiency movement, three-pointers have become a much bigger part of the NBA. Over at CBS Sports, Zach Harper writes about how the three became such an important part of the offensive game. Last year the Knicks hit 891 threes, setting the record for most threes made in a year. Harper believes the day is coming, and coming quickly, that a team will break the 900 mark.
Last weekend was the Hall of Fame induction of 12 great members of the basketball community, from Gary Payton and Oscar Schmidt to Rick Pitino and Jerry Tarkanian. Ian Levy, writing here for Hardwood Paroxysm, was lucky enough to be at the ceremonies. He wrote about his experience and how the Hall is first and foremost about the inductees’ stories.
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