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Brew Hoop Night Shift: January 30th, 2018

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Summer League News/Book Recommendations

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Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.

Tonight’s (on)topic: Summer League News

This is fantastic news for the Summer League. Consolidating all 30 NBA teams into one location for the tournament is going to add to the buzz that the games got this past summer as well as increase television exposure for the players on teams that would have otherwise skipped out on Vegas. It’s a shame we most likely won’t get to see Rashad Vaughn carve up the entire league’s worth of summer rosters but maybe D.J. Wilson can carry the mantle in his absence.

The expansion will only make a Bucks Summer League championship that much sweeter.

Personally, I am in the preliminary stages of planning a trip to catch the first weekend of games but we’ll see how that pans out.

Tonight’s (off)topic: Book Recommendations

I spent Sunday night combing through Amazon to pick out which books I would read throughout 2018. I ended up going with seven in total and they are: All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire, Basketball (And Other Things), Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, Reflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaks, Slimed!: An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age, A Spirited History of Milwaukee Brews & Booze, and finally, Woodstock: The Oral History.

I really like oral histories. Any book recommendations from y’all?


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