Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/29/16

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–  Rim Protection And How Teams Take Away Shots Inside  (from Zach Harper, CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-rim-protection-and-how-teams-go-about-taking-away-shots-inside/

D’Antoni’s 7 Seconds Or Less Offense On The Rockets (from Eli Horowitz, Today’s Fastbreak):

Read and view it here:  http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-west/houston-rockets/seven-seconds-less-harden-dantoni-rockets/

–  Fun With Lineups: Impact Of Nerlens Noel And Jahlil Okafor  (from Derek Bodner, phillymag.com):

Read it here:  http://www.phillymag.com/news/2016/08/27/jahlil-okafor-lineups/

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 Tim Frazier/Langston Galloway/E’Twaun Moore  (from Rick Stone, pelicandebrief.com):  http://pelicandebrief.com/2016/08/28/will-new-orleans-pelicans-backup-point-guard/  and from Brendon Kleen:  http://pelicandebrief.com/2016/08/28/etwaun-moore-shines-light-pelicans-backcourt-logjam/

–  Kay Felder  (from Aaron Ferguson, King James Gospel):  http://kingjamesgospel.com/2016/08/28/kay-felder-next-damon-stoudamire/

–  Kyle Lowry/DeMar DeRozan  (from Holly McKenzie, raptors.com):  http://www.nba.com/raptors/holly-blog/lowryderozan-082616

–  Festus Ezeli  (from Steven Dewald/Carlos Murillo, ripcityproject.com):  http://ripcityproject.com/2016/08/28/viewing-festus-ezeli-from-golden-states-side/

–  Willie Cauley-Stein (from David Ramil, Today’s Fastbreak):  http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-west/sacramento-kings/willie-cauley-stein-must-stand-out-in-kings-bloated-front-court/

–  Cole Aldrich  (from elevator music, canishoopus.com):  http://www.canishoopus.com/2016/8/29/12625322/timberwolves-preview-cole-aldrich-fan-favorite

Xavier Henry  (from Marquis Munson, Ridiculous Upside): http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/8/28/12624864/could-xavier-henrys-comeback-journey-continue-in-los-angeles

 Shane Larkin (from Jorge Sierra,  Hoops Hype):  http://hoopshype.com/2016/08/28/shane-larkin-it-has-not-been-the-easiest-path-for-me/

 Jason Terry  (from Gery Woelfel, journaltimes.com):  http://journaltimes.com/sports/basketball/bucks-beat-sharpshooter-terry-a-boost-for-bucks/article_015c934e-c968-5b6d-98fa-eed060d73507.html

–  Garrett Temple  (from Ben Mehic, Waizard Of Awes);  http://wizofawes.com/2016/08/28/washington-wizards-garrett-temple-sacramento-kings-culture-change/

 

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/28/16

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–  Hornets:  Reason For Optimism  (from Ben Dowsett,  Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/how-charlotte-became-clevelands-biggest-eastern-obstacle/

–  Kings’ Coach Joerger Racing To Get Ahead  (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article98386622.html

–  Nuggets Pointed In Right Direction  (from Court Zierk, Today’s Fastbreak):

Read it here:  http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-west/denver-nuggets/nuggets-unquestionably-pointed-right-direction/

–  2017 Draft’s Sleeper At Each Position  (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2659223-the-2017-nba-drafts-biggest-sleeper-at-each-position

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:  

–  DeMarcus Cousins  (from Gary Washburn,  Boston Globe):  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2016/08/27/demarcus-cousins-takes-home-more-than-gold-from-rio/XSuU9G1xsUppgiQYmTGMuK/story.html

–  Harrison Barnes  (from Eddie Sefko,  dallasnews.com):  http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-mavericks/mavericks/2016/08/27/really-expect-mavericks-new-94-million-man

–  Josh Smith  (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/josh-smith-currently-out-of-the-nba-was-is-so-much-better-than-you-think/

–  Andre Drummond  (from Jesse Blancarte,  Basketball Insiders):  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-saturday-drummond-on-course-to-take-game-to-another-level/

 

–  Lance Thomas  (from Kristian Winfield, elitesportsny.com): http://elitesportsny.com/2016/08/27/new-york-knicks-lance-thomas-spike-lee/

 Joel Embiid  (from Marc Narducci,  philly.com):  http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20160828_Embiid_says_he_s__100_percent__at_Sixers_Beach_Bash.html

–  D’Angelo Russell  (from Will Reeve, Jr, Today’s Fastbreak):  http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-west/los-angeles-lakers/dangelo-russell-poised-ascend-luke-walton/

–  R. J. Hunter (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live): http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2016/08/rj_hunter_boston_celtics_guard.html

Marcus Smart (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports): http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/if-celtics-marcus-smart-is-going-to-make-a-leap-this-is-the-year-to-do-it/

–  Kelly Olynyk  (from Joshua Bateman,  Hardwood Houdini):  http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2016/08/27/contract-year-will-be-telling-for-kelly-olynyk/

–  Marc Gasol  (from Mike Parrott,  Beale Street Bears):  http://bealestreetbears.com/2016/08/27/marc-gasol-best-center-nba/

–  Greg Monroe  (from Ti Windisch, Behind The Buck Pass):  http://behindthebuckpass.com/2016/08/27/milwaukee-bucks-will-greg-monroes-role/

–  Kevin Seraphin  (from Ben Mehic,  wizofawes.com):  http://wizofawes.com/2016/08/27/washington-wizards-kevin-seraphin-quickly-fallen-obscurity/

–  Wayne Selden  (from Gary Bedore,  kansascity.com):  http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article98404082.html

 

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/27/16

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 Billy Donovan Podcast (from Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo.com):
 Heat Looking For An Assist (Or Two) From Whiteside  (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
–  Jonas Jerebko  (from A. Sherrod Blakely, csnne.com):  http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/can-jerebko-parlay-playoff-starts-bigger-role-celtics
–  Kendall Marshall (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):  http://thesixersense.com/2016/08/26/does-nba-have-more-chapters-for-kendall-marshall/
–  Avery Bradley  (from Tom Westerholm,  Mass Live):  http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2016/08/avery_bradley_boston_celtics_g.html
–  Dragan Bender  (from Noel Schneider, Hashtag Basketball):  http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/phoenix-suns/content/realistic-expectations-for-dragan-bender
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/26/16

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–  Steve Clifford’s “Angle Short”  (from Zak Boisvert,  pickandpop.net):
NBA, NBPA Should Fix Draft Rights Rules  (from Dan Clayton, Salt City Hoops):
–  Cousins Faces His Last Shot At Normalcy With The Kings  (from Zach harper, CBS Sports):
–  The Phil Jackson Chronicles, Part VII  (from Charley Rosen, Today’s Fast Break):
–  Podcast With Luke Walton  (from Chris McGee, twcssportsnet.com):
Additional Player Note, Updates, Profiles:
–  Festus Ezeli  (from Colin Hoobler,  Oregon Live):  http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2016/08/festus_ezeli_knee_recovery.html

Nikola Mirotic/Doug McDermott (from Tyler  Pleiss,  blogabull.com):  http://www.blogabull.com/2016/8/25/12617616/doug-mcdermott-nikola-mirotic-stats

–  Serge Ibaka  (from Lang Greene,  Basketball Insiders):  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-pm-serge-ibaka-bounce-back-coming-in-2016-17/

Trey Lyles  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):  https://theringer.com/trey-lyles-utah-jazz-secret-weapon-b3edb76c6ad9#.djyxgzhpb

 Tyler Zeller  (from A. Sherrod Blakely, csnne.com):  http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/starter-bench-or-dnp-zeller-ready-any-role-celtics

–  Giannis Antetokuonmpo  (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2016/08/26/51-questions-will-giannis-antetokounmpo-at-point-guard-be-as-cool-as-we-hope/

–  Taurean Prince  (from Nile Goodwyn, Soaring Down South):  http://soaringdownsouth.com/2016/08/25/taurean-prince-dark-horse-roy-contender/

 Jeff Teague  (from Donovan Reed, 8points9seconds.com):  http://8points9seconds.com/2016/08/26/how-indiana-pacers-can-maximize-jeff-teague-abilities/

 Jared Sullinger  (from Cooper Smither, Raptors Republic):  http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2016/08/26/jared-sullinger-offensive-scouting-report/

–  Marcus Smart/Jaylen Brown/Gerald Green/Terry Rozier  (from Josue Pavon, WEEI):  http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2016/08/26/four-candidates-to-grab-the-celtics-sixth-man-role/

 Derrick Rose  (from Chase Thomas, Sports Illustrated): https://thecauldron.si.com/what-exactly-is-derrick-rose-supposed-to-say-does-it-even-matter-45b540159083#.tlmnrfg44

 Kris Dunn (from Drew Mahowald, Canis Hoopus):  http://www.canishoopus.com/2016/8/26/12637332/kris-dunn-rookie-of-the-year-three-straight-timberwolves

–  Jae Crowder  (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):  http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2016/08/26/boston-celtics-need-more-jae-crowder/

–  Andrew Harrison  (from Drew Parrott, Beale Street Bears):  http://bealestreetbears.com/2016/08/26/feel-energy-getting-know-d-leaguer-andrew-harrison/

–  Ramon Harris  (from Ian Pierno, Beale Street Bears):  http://bealestreetbears.com/2016/08/25/energy-getting-know-ramon-harris/

 

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/25/16

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The Magic’s New Defensive Identity  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):

Read it here:  http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2016/08/24/orlando-magic-all-about-defense-with-serge-ibaka-bismack-biyombo/

Dave Joerger Interview  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Listen to it here:  http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play/_/id/17383599

–  Royce White: Dear NBA  (from pg-sports.com):

Read it here:  http://pg-sports.com/dear-nba/

–  Introducing Fouls Drawn Percentage  (from Matt Femrite,  Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  http://nyloncalculus.com/2016/08/25/introducing-foul-drawn-percentage/

Which College Coach Will be The Next To Jump To The NBA?  (from Matt Norlander,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/candid-coaches-which-college-coach-will-be-the-next-to-make-the-jump-to-the-nba/

–  NBA D-League Expansion Draft Selections  (from Harrison Faigen, Ridiculous Upside):

Readit here:  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/8/24/12631176/nba-d-league-expansion-draft-results-greensboro-swarm-long-island-nets-windy-city-bulls

–  Using Cash To Facilitate Transactions  (from Eric Pincus, Basketball Insiders):  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/19-5-million-in-cash-swapped-in-2015-16/

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Meyers Leonard  (from Tom West,  Today’s Fastbreak):  http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-west/portland-trail-blazers/something-prove-meyers-leonard/

–  John Wall/Bradley Beal  (from J. Michael, csnmidatlantic):  http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/washington-wizards/what-it-means-and-doesnt-wizards-john-wall-and-bradley-beal-admit-tension  and from  Candace Buckner, Washington Post:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wizards-insider/wp/2016/08/24/its-bickering-not-beef-but-john-wall-and-bradley-beal-still-need-to-figure-it-out/

–  Terry Rozier  (from A. Sherrod Blakely,  csnne.com):  http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/boston-celtics-ceiling-to-floor-profiles-terry-rozier-continues-to-emerge

–  Jusuf Nurkic  (from Christopher Dempsey, Denver Post):  http://www.denverpost.com/2016/08/24/jusuf-nurkic-nuggets-evaluation/

–  Harrison Barnes  (from Bobby Karalla,  mavs.com):  http://www.mavs.com/here-are-some-ways-harrison-barnes-can-score-and-facilitate-within-the-mavs-offense/

–  Derrick Favors  (from Max Resetar, Slamonline.com ):  http://www.slamonline.com/nba/derrick-favors-great-expectations/?#68Wls9VciUIUrw2Z.97

–  E’Twaun Moore  (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/etwaun-moore-on-why-he-joined-pelicans/

–  Jason Terry  (from Charles F. Gardner,  jsonline.com):  http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2016/08/24/jason-terry-aims-play-mentor-role-bucks/89228330/

–  Abdel Nader (from Brian Robb, CBS Boston):  http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/08/24/boston-celtics-abdel-nader-d-league/

 Shawn Dawson  (from Brett Dawson, The Advocate):  http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/pelicans/article_4de7a608-6a47-11e6-bc03-5be4a40e265a.html

Shabazz Muhammad  (from Jace Frederick, twincities.com):  http://www.twincities.com/2016/08/24/wolves-shabazz-muhammad-hopes-tom-thibodeaus-influence-helps-defense/

–  Rodney Hood  (from Derek Simshauser,  purpleandblues.com):  http://purpleandblues.com/2016/08/24/deep-dives-rodney-hood/

–  Kay Felder  (from Aaron Ferguson, King James Gospel):  http://kingjamesgospel.com/2016/08/24/kay-felder-provides-perfect-balance/

–  Ersan Ilyasova  (from Fred Katz, normantranscript.com):  http://www.normantranscript.com/sports/thunderroad/the-importance-of-ersan-ilyasova/article_6bd121da-6a01-11e6-8b5d-57ec78f96c87.html

–  Josh Huestis (from Fred Katz, cnhi):  http://www.claremoreprogress.com/sports/thunder-the-curious-case-of-josh-huestis/article_6ea531fc-6a34-11e6-95f6-c33c7ac975af.html

 

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