Precious little news today. Keep an eye on the main SB Nation page for the ongoing coverage of our fictitious 3-on-3 tournament. How do you think our Thunder team stacks up? Follow it here:
I really like this post because it underscores a basic maxim that I have held, whether I'm watching, playing, or coaching basketball - just because you can shoot a 3-pointer doesn't mean you should shoot a 3-pointer. And I would really like to see OKC shoot less of them by about 25%.
Finally, a bit of reason when looking at how the new-look Lakers stack up against last year's Western Conference champs.
I missed this in my link yesterday, but here is the full transcript of Gregg Popovich's mailbag. Oh how I would have loved to be the transcriptor for this little event. I imagine that in between every answer, Pop would just involuntarily shout, "Get back on defense, Kawhi!"
Warriors head coach and former teammate Mark Jackson commented that aside from Jordan and Kobe Bryant, I'd probably agree, if we're only talking about the playoffs.
Aha, numbers, ya'll!
While the idea of the American Basketball League somehow usurping the NBA's own D-League is unlikely, the overall strength of more options and more competition means everyone could win.