After an exciting TNT doubleheader last night, the NBA schedule is once again jam packed, with 13 games set for tonight. Friday means the return of the weekend, our first weekend with meaningful basketball since June. Before you enjoy ESPN’s doubleheader tonight – or whatever local or league pass game you fancy – take a few minutes to check out some worthwhile reading. Here are today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
Today is an exciting day for NBA nerds. After hearing about SportVU cameras off and on for the last few years, they were installed in every arena for this season. The cameras offer a lot of information that was before unattainable. And later today, the general public will have access to at least some of the data the cameras provide teams across the league. But as Andrew Lynch of Hardwood Paroxysm warns us, don’t go looking for tell-all answers from the data. Like everything, it’s just another piece of the puzzle.
Breaking down Dwight Howard and Omer Asik’s opening night together: By Patrick Harrel (@PatrickHarrel)
After signing Dwight Howard in the offseason, there was countless hours of talk about how he would coexist with the incumbent center, Omer Asik. Wednesday night, the Rockets played their first regular season game of the year, and over at SB Nation’s Dream Shake, Patrick Harrel broke down how the two big men worked together.
The Unofficial 2013 NBA Census by Best Tickets
Here’s a great information-heavy article by Best Tickets. They ran a “census” on the NBA with some fascinating information. Everything from weight and race is discussed so make sure to check it out.