It’s August 9th and we’ve officially hit another slow NBA news day. We’re just a couple of weeks away from the FIBA Basketball World Cup and there have been some interesting developments regarding that. Oh, the NBA Hall of Fame inductions are taking place. Enjoy.
They made for an eclectic group: two players who came from long distances to make their true legacy impacts, Alonzo Mourning and Sarunas Marciulionis; two non-players who never went anywhere, David Stern and Bob Leonard; and one player, Mitch Richmond, who uniquely rode a bad team into the Hall of Fame.
- The Washington Wizards congratulated former Wizard, Mitch Richmond, on Twitter
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) August 8, 2014
Trevor Ariza was the Washington Wizards’ best defensive player last season and arguably one of the most reliable players on that end of the floor in the entire league, and it’s no secret that much of their success is credited to their elite-level defense.
First, this game was a moment where the Wizards were missing one of their most important players in the low post, yet they still won anyway, and in convincing fashion.
Sacramento Kings forward and Baltimore native Rudy Gay has been added to the men’s national team roster. The sudden departure of Kevin Durant on Thursday left a scoring void and uncertainty with the Stretch-4 role.
That’s it for today’s Wizardly Links.
We’re just a few weeks away from the FIBA World Cup. I know it’s tough, but basketball is almost back.