Happy Tuesday, everyone. Later today, LeBron James will play in his first preseason game. Here are today’s links.
ICYMI from Fear the Sword: How Tristan Thompson’s impact could change coming off the bench, Dwyane Wade will start for the Cavs, Derrick Rose will still start, but be subbed out early to run the Cavs’ second unit, Cedi Osman made an impression against the Wizards and a J.R. Smith player preview
At Sports Illustrated, Rohan Nadkarni has a really cool profile of Dion Waiters. It’s an interesting look at a guy who is more complicated than we realize.
At SB Nation, Tom Ziller examines Gary Harris’ contract with the Nuggets and what it tells us about restricted free agency: Reminder: Restricted free agency is the worst.
At Bleacher Report, Mirin Fader has the best Lonzo Ball profile you’ll read. To understand Lonzo, you need to talk to the people that actually know him.
The Ringer’s Justin Verrier asks a simple question: Have we been undervaluing Chris Paul this whole time?
The Step Back’s Trevor Magnotti (also a FTS contributor) has a Euroleague preview up. At the very least, read up on Luka Doncic’s season outlook.
Lastly, The New York Times’ Andrew Das write about Christian Pulisic being so good against Panama that it hurt.