Our first regular season weekend is in the books, and it was a fun one. We saw overtimes, buzzer beaters, slick passes and big dunks. With our first full week set to start, we’re surely in for more FANtastic NBA action. We’re also in for more great words written for us to read. Here are some great pieces to start off the week in today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
Destruction from a Distance: Why Denver Can’t Defend the Three Pointer: By Matt Cianfrone (@Matt_Cianfrone)
After losing many key pieces over the summer, many thought the Denver Nuggets would be in for a tough season this year. Through two games, they are indeed off to a rough start, at 0-2. One of the reasons for their winless start so far has been their poor defense, especially against three-pointers. Over at ESPN True Hoop’s Roundball Mining Society, Matt Cianfrone took a look at the Nuggets three-point defense to try and figure out why they’ve been struggling so far this season.
Last week, the NBA released select data from the SportVU cameras that this year have been installed inside every NBA arena. (If you haven’t checked out that information out yet, you really should.) Over at Hickory High, Cole Patty wrote about some data that hasn’t been released yet that he would really like to see. Another great piece from our friend Cole here.