Grandma Helen’s Attic is a collection of basketball related links, video’s, article excerpts, commentary, interesting tweets, breaking news and the occasional off topic post of funny or topical material (I’ll do my best to stay away from politics).
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Adding in a new wrinkle here. When I have the opportunity to read through the articles linked in Grandma Helen’s Attic, I’ll recommend my favorites.
- The good and bad of Al Horford’s fit with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons (Mike O’Connor, The Athletic) — As per usual, insightful work from Mike. He thinks Al Horford’s presence this season will tell us a lot about Ben Simmons, which is interesting and something I hadn’t really thought about yet.
- NBA offseason survey: Led by Kawhi, Clippers dominate chatter (Tim Bontemps, ESPN) — In this article, Bontemps surveys a pool of 20 NBA coaches, executives and scouts. I always love these sorts of pieces, they give a good pulse on how the league’s decision-makers view the landscape. The Sixers showed up in the results a few times: they received 8 nods to win the Eastern Conference (the Bucks got the other 12) and 2 votes to win the Finals. The signing of Al Horford was named the “most surprising” offseason move with 6 votes and 2 participants said the move they liked most over the summer was Josh Richardson and Horford to Philly.
- T.J. McConnell on falling for Philly and finding a new home with the Pacers (Stephen J. Nesbitt, The Athletic) — One last goodbye to Philly from TJ. As much as I thought the Sixers needed to upgrade their backup PG, it will be weird not seeing TJ scrapping for inbound steals and dribbling in circles until he tires out his defender enough to get room for a midrange shot. Best of luck, Teej.