A fine Sunday morning to you, NBA fans/Hardwood Houdini faithful!
Today, the Boston Celtics begin their toughest road trip of the season, a five-game West Coast swing that will see them take on 4 of the 8 best teams in the Western Conference.
I’m a little apprehensive about this evening’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, myself – didn’t Kevin Durant just drop in 48 points last night against Minnesota? To keep my mind, and yours, off of the match-up, at least for a little while, here are today’s links!
Nine games went down Saturday – get caught up here. [NBA.com]
Here’s a look at some NBA trends and some important observations around the week from this past week. [Bleacher Report]
The Boston Celtics is a team that needs to improve via addition, but sometimes you can improve by employing subtraction. The Toronto Raptors subtracted Rudy Gay from their roster – check out the difference here. [Sports Illustrated]
The NBA has lost an awful lot of big-name players to injury this year, and a team like the Los Angeles Lakers has lost virtually half of its roster to injuries. This piece argues it’s time to start hiring more medical staff in the NBA. [b/r]
I bet you’ve noticed this much so far this season: the Eastern Conference sucks. Could it be that the NBA draft is partially to blame for this? [ESPN]
For anyone who cares about this, Dennis Rodman has put the finishing touches on an exhibition game to be played in North Korea. [Yahoo! Sports]
And today’s Boston Celtics-inspired link: Gerald Wallace’s thoughts on the importance of the Celtics’ huge road trip. [Masslive.com]
Thanks for the read, and be sure to check in with us all day as I chronicle MarShon Brooks’ D-League career and was we cover the Celtics-Thunder game!
Tags: Boston Celtics