5 weeks. Just 35 days until we finally get to watch regular season NBA games again. To prepare yourselves for that day, check out today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
Who is Chris Webber?: Yet Another Summer Roundtable: By Hickory High Staff (@hickoryhigh)
Ian Levy has assembled a great staff over at Hickory High, and their summer roundtables have been great so far. It comes as no surprise that their latest edition is no different. Check out the guys’ thoughts on a wide range of topics – from SportsVU cameras and analytic data, to Chris Webber, to poetry about pick-and-rolls.
The bi-annual EuroBasket competition took place over the last few weeks, wrapping up two days ago, with France taking home the Gold Medal for the first time in the country’s history. The French team featured a number of NBA players, including Nic Batum, and strangely, three Spurs – Tony Parker, Nando De Colo and Boris Diaw. Over at Grantland, Danny Chau writes about Parker – after a number of attempts – finally getting a EuroBasket championship and how it must feel.
Will Valanciunas Break Out in His Sophomore Season?: By Braedon Clark: @Braedon_Clark)
After a pretty solid rookie campaign, there has been a lot of excitement about the Raptors’ 7-foot Lithuanian, Jonas Valanciunas. Over at SB Nation’s Raptors HQ, Braedon Clark writes about the potential for the big man to have a break out season.