Another night of preseason games in the books, we’re inching closer to the start of the regular season. Now, scattered throughout the internet, there are a plethora of words about these preseason games, preparing for the start of the regular season, and the NBA in general. As always, we’re here with some of the best of those words. So check out today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
The other day we got disappointing news; Iman Shumpert had cut off his signature flattop. Yet even without his excellent hair, Shumpert is still one of the coolest guys in the league. Over at Grantland, Jared Dubin wrote about Shumpert and the “coolness” factor he brings.
What Dwight Buycks of the Raptors gained from playing in Europe: By Eric Koreen (@ekoreen)
After a few years in junior college, a few years at Marquette, and a few years over in Europe (where he won MVP of the French league), Dwight Buycks has finally made it to the NBA. At the National Post, Eric Koreen caught up with Buycks and discussed his journey to finally making it in the best league in the world.
Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler should be a pretty good backcourt this year: By Ricky O’Donnell (@SBN_Ricky)
With Derrick Rose back, the Chicago Bulls are back to being contenders for the Eastern Conference crown. But Rose can’t do it on his own; and that’s where Jimmy Butler comes in. The youngster out of Marquette came into his own last year, and as SB Nation’s Ricky O’Donnell writes, will combine with Rose to form a pretty good backcourt.
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