Kevin Pelton and Bradford Doolittle (and others) have written a hell of an annual and it's now available for download (print edition coming soon, click the link for details) for the ridiculously low price of $9.95. You'll learn things from this book, it will stimulate original thoughts of your own, and there's more than enough content to last you through the dog days of pre-season.
Best of all, for regular Hoopinion readers, only one paragraph of one page of the Hawks chapter is taken up by familiar cant.
I'm terribly proud to be a tiny part of this book and encourage everyone with a jones for serious, accessible analysis to check out the book. If I don't convince you, try the free samples.