NBA Daily Links: 9.2.15

Sheridan Hoops (Peter Newmann) — PHILOSOPHICAL QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.” -Milan Kundera ================================   NBA: How 3-point shooting has changed the game   Song for my father:...
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Report: Pistons signing Eric Griffin ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Griffin will give Pistons 19 players, 17 with guaranteed salaries
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LeBron James: Championship not a requirement of a great team ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — LeBron indicates 1999-00 Trail Blazers were great, implies something about his own career
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Erik Spoelstra: Heat’s starting lineup needs time before it’ll succeed ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside look pretty good on paper
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Andrew Wiggins dunks on Andres Nocioni at FIBA Americas Ball Don't Lie (Ball Don't Lie Staff) — Expectations are high for reigning Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins in 2015-16. With the Minnesota Timberwolves now employing the last three first-overall draft picks and several other promising young talents, the pressure is on Wiggins to develop into a superstar capable of leading this franchise back to contention (or at least its first playoff berth since 2004). For what it's worth, our...
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No, Canada! Luis Scola Leads 2-0 Argentina In FIBA Americas

Sheridan Hoops (Kent Williams) — Aiming for a 2016 Olympic medal (and dreaming of an even shinier one in 2020) the Canadian team began its FIBA Americas tournament with an ugly loss. 35-year-old Luis Scola was unstoppable, with 35 points and 13 rebounds for Argentina in a 94-87 upset. This is hardly an impartial, expert analysis of international basketball. Unlike my Sheridan Hoops […]
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Wizards expect Tomas Satoransky to join them in summer of 2016 ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — He's a 6'7" combo guard with a lot of potential
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Newmann: Big changes in Sacto; Kings offseason review

Sheridan Hoops (Peter Newmann) — It is hard to find a team in the Western Conference that made as many changes in the offseason as the Sacramento Kings. Yes, you could make the case that the Portland Trail Blazers underwent an even bigger overhaul, but that team is in a rebuilding mode, whereas the Kings are trying to crack the […]
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Three-Man Weave: Which rookie landed in the best spot? Ball Don't Lie (Ball Don't Lie Staff) — With the draft and the bulk of free agency now behind us, it's time to start taking stock of what's transpired this summer and how it all figures to impact the upcoming NBA campaign. This week, we discuss: Which 2015 rookie landed in the best spot? *** Kelly Dwyer :  Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks. This isn’t a joke, and we’re not trolling. Speaking as someone who is so old that...
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BDL 25: What the hell will the Dallas Mavericks even look like? Ball Don't Lie (Kelly Dwyer) — The NBA offseason has brought many changes to rosters, coaching staffs, and the list of championship contenders. As we draw closer to opening night, it's time to move our focus from the potential impact of each offseason event and onto the broader issues that figure to define this season. The BDL 25 takes stock of, uh, 25 key storylines to get you up to speed on where the most fascinating...
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