Exactly 4 weeks (!) from today we’ll be celebrating the start of the NBA season. To help you prepare and increase your knowledge about the league, we’re back as always with some words for you to read. Here are today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
28-Day NBA Warning: Say Hi to the Brooklyn Bad Guys: By Chris Ryan (@ChrisRyan77)
The Brooklyn Nets are certainly going to be a sight to see this year. With no regard for the salary cap, they assembled a team full of second-tier stars. Then they brought in Jason Kidd, who just retired, to be the head coach. As Grantland’s Chris Ryan writes, the Nets are the bad guys. They’re even holding training camp at Duke!
After a number of trips to the lottery, the Phoenix Suns are once again going into a rebuilding year. But despite another season sure to be full of losses, there are still reasons to be excited about the team. Over at SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun, Scott Howard unveils his player excitement index, telling you why each player on the team is worth watching.
The Northwest Division is sure to be an interesting one this year, with the Thunder challenging for a title, and the Trail Blazers, Nuggets, and Timberwolves pushing for the playoffs. Over at FanSided’s Right Down Euclid, Trevor Magnotti previewed the division.
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