There were some exciting basketball moments, including a ridiculous Spencer Hawes three-pointer to force overtime against the Bucks. But it’s hard to even think about the actual games given all the injuries. Derrick Rose, Andre Iguodala, and Marc Gasol all suffered seemingly significant ailments. We haven’t heard anything official on any fronts, but the early reports aren’t good. The injury to Rose is especially devastating – especially if it turns out to be a long term issue – given he waited a whole year to come back specifically because he was worried about this possibility. Anyways, we’re still here with words to read, so check out today’s suggested basketball readings from across the web.
Often times when you read, it is to learn something. This idea hold true with basketball reading. You may read to better understand a play a team is running, or to know more about a player. Well if you’re truly interested in learning about basketball, you should already be reading everything Curtis Harris writes, but if you’re unfamiliar, check out his latest effort, for Hardwood Paroxysm, about the career for Vern Mikkelsen.
On the Pistons’ woeful 3-point shooting and pregame preparation: By Matt Watson (@mattwatson)
The first few weeks of the year haven’t been so great for the Pistons, but with as bad as the Eastern Conference is, a little winning streak would have them right back in the playoff picture. In order to start winning, they’ll need some better three-point shooting. Because as Matt Watson over at SB Nation’s Detroit Bad Boys wrote about, the Pistons have been just plain awful from behind the arc so far this season.