Welcome to the 2017-18 NBA Season. Read up.

Excited for the new NBA season like I am? Pulled together some gems you should read to get ready or to kill time or to get you through the 4th quarters of Warriors games. Pass it along to any NBA fans you think might want to read these stories. (Listed in no particular order).

Baxter Holmes on how charcuterie helped create the Warriors’ offense.

The Free Darko NBA preview.

Jackie Mac on how Chris Paul ended up in Houston.

Kevin O’Connor on why the Rockets might give us the best offense ever.

Chris Herring on Klay Thompson’s super-flush jumper.

Howard Beck and Jonathan Abrams explore the NBA is reckoning with its era of superteams.

The Process failed Jahlil Okafor, by Jordan Brenner.

Draymond Green gets the GQ profile treatment from Clay Skipper.

Lee Jenkins dropped two new joints: On Jimmy Butler and Isaiah Thomas.

Erik Malinowski on the bigger picture and Betaball.

Scott Cacciola takes us behind the curtains with the Warriors.

The oral history of Kendrick Perkins, by Jake Fischer.

Jared Dubin identified archetypes for the 2017-18 season.

Paul George feels at home in OKC, by Chris Mannix.

Tom Ziller explains why jerseys matter as self-expression.

The Thunder’s culture saved basketball in OKC, by Tim Cato.

Think you know Lonzo? By Mirin Fader.

Yaron Weitzman on Dennis Smith Jr. and Ben Simmons.

Is Kyrie Irving a franchise player? Howard Beck checks it out.

The Zach Lowe podcast with Ian Eagle is amazing.

What it’s like to be Muslim in the NBA, by Marc J. Spears.

Ben Cohen on the Rockets’ three-happy plan to beat the Warriors.

There’s more to Dion Waiters than we know, a profile by Rohan Nadkarni.

LeBron James with a long Q&A with Mark Anthony Green.

Jack McCallum with the story behind Jerry West’s divorce from the Warriors.

Koby Altman has had a crazy summer, and Joe Vardon wrote about it.

The Celtics’ summer was a roller coaster too, and Adam Himmelsbach gives us the whole story.

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