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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Lindy's Pro Basketball 2022-23 is on Sale Now

The arrival of the new Lindy's Pro Basketball is a happy and welcome sight because that means the NBA season is going to start soon. The 2022-23 edition of Lindy's Pro Basketball has 30 team previews, plus eight feature stories: "Scopin' the NBA" by Mike Ashley (recapping the major off-season stories), "The Pick-and-Roll, A Love Story" (Michael Bradley discusses how modern defenses adjust to basketball's oldest play), "Tatum and Brown" (Mark Murphy profiles Boston's dynamic duo), "Keeping the Faith" (Bill Sorrell writes about how Jonathan Isaac is strengthened by his religious beliefs), "NBA Report Card" (editor Roland Lazenby grades each team's off-season moves), "A Look Ahead" (Jeremy Treatman scouts the 2023 NBA Draft), "NBA Fantasy Guide" (Ashley provides advice for fantasy basketball enthusiasts) and "A Look Back" (Lazenby reflects on the 25th anniversary of the Chicago Bulls' fabled "Last Dance").

I wrote six team previews and sidebar articles this year: Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers, and San Antonio Spurs. My sidebar articles discuss, respectively, Luka Doncic, the "GOAT" conversation surrounding Stephen Curry, CJ McCollum, the tanking Thunder, Damian Lillard, and the tanking Spurs (parenthetical note: it is sad that two of the six teams that I analyzed are openly tanking). It is worth noting that the magazine went to press before the Thunder's Chet Holmgren suffered a season-ending foot injury, so my Thunder preview does not indicate that he will not play in 2022-23. Also, my "3 Things to Look For" regarding the Warriors were reprinted from last year's issue due to a technical error; my "3 Things to Look For" regarding the Warriors should read as follows:

1) One For the Thumb? The Warriors are seeking their fifth title in nine seasons, a feat matched only by Mikan's Lakers, Russell's Celtics, the Magic/Kareem Lakers, and the Jordan/Pippen Bulls.                       

2) Revolving Door: The defending champions will have at least five new players on their roster, and will need to replace rotation players Otto Porter Jr. and Gary Payton II.

3) Wiseman’s Impact: If James Wiseman can stay healthy and continue to develop, he could be an important member of the Warriors’ rotation.

This is the 14th year that I have contributed to Lindy's, dating back to 2005 (with interruptions for the 2011 lockout, my attendance at law school in 2014-15, and then in 2020 because Lindy's Pro Basketball was not published in the wake of COVID-19). As always, I am grateful to Roland Lazenby for providing the opportunity to contribute to Lindy's Pro Basketball, and I am proud to be associated with the finished product.

If you do not see the magazine in any stores in your area, you can order a copy online. 

Selected Previous Articles About Lindy's Pro Basketball:

Lindy's Pro Basketball 2021-2022 is in Stores Now 

"Forever Mamba" Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant 

Look for Lindy's Pro Basketball 2019-20 in Stores Now 

Lindy's Pro Basketball 2018-19 Is Available Now 

Lindy's Pro Basketball 2017-18 is on Sale Now

Lindy's Pro Basketball 2016-17 is Available Now! 

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