Day 1 is in the books. The Bulls vs. Heat game turned out to be a bit of a letdown, but it was still great to see Derrick Rose back on the court in a regular season game again, and LeBron James was as awesome as ever. In late night action, the Lakers stunned the new-look Clippers, to retain their grasp on the city – for one more night anyway. Tonight we have a full slate of games – 14 to be exact. But before you check out tonight’s action, you should do a little reading. Here, as always, are today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
Brandon Jennings has opportunity with Pistons to transform his reputation: By Jameson Draper (@jamdraper)
Brandon Jennings certainly has his share of critics across the league, mostly due to his horribly inefficient game. But he also has some definite skill sets. Over at ESPN True Hoop’s Piston Powered, Jameson Draper wrote about what Jennings does well, and how he has an opportunity in his new home to change the way people view him and his game.
Opening night has come and gone, but don’t despair, because we have months of FANtastic NBA action left. The beginning of the season brings hope and excitement, even if only a handful of teams have realistic shots at winning a championship. Over at SB Nation, Paul Flannery wrote about why we love the NBA and keep coming back year after year.