Just 27 days to go now until the regular season tips off. Media day is over, we’ve entered training camp season and preseason games are just a few days away. We can’t wait here at Saving the Skyhook, and we’re sure you can’t wait either. So check out today’s suggested readings from across the web to fill the void until there are games to talk about.
The suicide of Ryan Anderson’s girlfriend was one of the saddest stories of the offseason. Over at Yahoo!’s Ball Don’t Lie, Dan Devine brings us some great quotes from Anderson and other members of the organization on how Anderson is coping with the tragedy. Wishing Anderson all the best as he deals with the sadness.
Shooting Bad: The Deterioration of Shooting Guards: By Wayne Washington (@WayneWash0)
With Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade both aging and on the downslopes of their careers, James Harden is in line to ascend to the top of the shooting guard mountain. Harden is obviously deserving, but he also doesn’t face much competition. Over at the new site Morning Pickup, Wayne Washington writes about the lack of great shooting guards.
What should we expect from Tobias Harris in 2013/2014?: By Tyler Lashbrook (@lashy)
After getting shipped to Orlando in the J.J. Redick trade, Tobias Harris surprised everyone with his play in Orlando. Now, Harris will begin his first full season as a member of the Magic and also his first full season in which he can expect consistent playing time. Over at SB Nation’s Orlando Pinstriped Post, Tyler Lashbrook tells us what we can expect to see from the Magic’s new number 12.