Some of you are probably watching some NFL games right now, but what you should be doing is reading some words about basketball. So if you are watching the games, be sure to check out today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web during halftime.
The Utah Jazz let both Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap go, officially turning the team over to the young core of Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, and company. It will probably be a long season, but the Jazz hope it will be one for growth. Over at True Hoop’s Salt Lake City Hoops, Andy Larsen took a look at a way each player on the Jazz could get better this year.
DeMarre Carroll isn’t well known to casual fans, but NBA junkies know him as a hard working player who can bring a lot of effort and energy off the bench. After a number of stops around the league, Carroll found his way to Atlanta this offseason. Over at HawksHoop, Cole Patty tells us what we can expect to see from Carroll in his first year with the Hawks.
The analytics movement has increasingly gained traction across the NBA world, as seen by the recent announcement that special tracking cameras will now be installed in every NBA arena. Over at Blazers’ Edge, Sam Tongue shared his thoughts about analytics and how it shouldn’t take away our enjoyment of the game.