Happy Tuesday, everyone. There are 35 days until the first night of the NBA season. Here are today’s links.
From Fear the Sword: J.R. Smith and Derrick Rose didn’t make SI’s top 100, Tristan Thompson did and a podcast on LeBron’s future.
At SB Nation, Tom Ziller runs through why the NBA’s rest policy is built specifically for LeBron James and the Warriors. This also brings up an interesting question about the Cavs’ season: can Cleveland balance getting LeBron rest and winning games if Isaiah Thomas misses a large part of the year.
Speaking of the Warriors, The Score’s William Lou wrote about why Steph Curry is their Tim Duncan. This is from June, but as we look at the future, it seems relevant.
Also at SB Nation, Tim Cato ranked Kristi Tolliver’s NBA record nine threes.
Lastly, The New York Times’s Rory Smith has a fascinating feature looking at money being invested in the Belgian second soccer division. And thought money in American sports was insane.