ICYMI: Suggested Basketball Reading From Across the Web

When last night’s action wrapped up, it marked the end of the first full week of the regular season. And with 10 more games on the docket for tonight, we’re cruising right along. As for us here at Saving the Skyhook, we’re here again with words for you to read before you settle in to watch some games tonight.

Why LeBron James gets uncomfortable in order to keep getting better: By Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur)

After watching LeBron James in Toronto last night, Bruce Arthur of Canada’s National Post wrote about the reigning MVP. Check it out for the awesome lede, and stay for some great quotes from those around LeBron.

Learning About the Cavs From SportVU Data: By Trevor Magnotti (@TMagnotti)

Last week we were #blessed to receive data from the SportVU cameras that the NBA has installed in every arena. The cameras track everything from “hockey assists” to how fast players run. Over at Fansided’s Right Down Euclid, Trevor Magnotti wrote about what can be learned about the Cleveland Cavaliers by looking at the SportVU data.

Monta Ellis vs. the Shot Chart: Week One: By Tim Cato (@tim_cato)

Monta Ellis is a notoriously un-shy gunner. So over at SB Nation’s Mavs Moneyball, they are keeping up with Ellis in his first season in Dallas in a recurring series called Monta Ellis vs. the Shot Chart. Did #MontaEllisHaveItAll this week? Check out the piece to see for yourself.


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