Sorry for the missed day of links, some stuff prevented it from being posted yesterday but today we return with a few extra things to make up for it. So make sure to clear off some time with the rest of your day today to check out these great pieces about things from all around the NBA.
The Cramping Story: After a great Game 1 got washed away under a flow of narratives thanks to some cramping from LeBron James there was no avoiding linking to something on it. That something is a great piece from Paul Flannery.
Old Man Game: I love using the term old man game to describe things and these Finals are going to have plenty of moments that fit that description. Eddie Maisonet gave us a good reminder of how great old man game can be and how old man game doesn’t have to mean guys can’t move or jump.
It’s not that these guys aren’t athletic. Seven-footers who are as strong and as fluid as Duncan don’t grow on trees. Ginobili’s athleticism has always been severely underrated, as he’s never had a problem dunking over 7-footers or blocking a 7-footer’s dunk attempt. Allen’s endurance is like that of a marathoner, as he’s never seen a screen he didn’t mind running off of and on occasion he reminds us that Mr. Shuttlesworth can still get on up there.
Jazzy: The Jazz hired Quinn Snyder to be their new head coach yesterday. Fansided’s Purple and Blues gave fans a rundown of who he is and what to expect.
Lasting Success? Can the Hornets stay successful after their surprising season this year? HoopHabit ponders the question.
Developing Davis: Over at Pelicans.com Jim Eichenhofer continues looking at the Pelicans summer workouts, highlighting Randy Ayers and work with the Pelican bigs like Ryan Anderson, Alexis Ajinca and and Al Farouq-Aminu.