Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/14/18

–  LBJ Has Always Played His Best Alongside Players Like Josh Hart (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
How Dwight Howard Is Adapting & Evolving (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
NOP: Randle Should Fit Nicely Next To AD  (from Ti Windisch, The Step Back):
How Will Grizzlies Approach JJJ’s Rookie Season? (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
Rookies In The Best Position To Make An Impact (from Matthew Blum, NBA.com):
How Ben Simmons Thrives Without Shooting Threes (from Tom West/Alex Kungu, Liberty Ballers/Celtics Blog):
MDA Says Melo Is “A Lot Better Fit” With Rockets (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Humanizing NBA Refs (from Spencer Lund, RealGM):
Jerami Grant: Poised To Become OKC X-Factor (from Yams, Thunderous Intentions):
Best One-Year Contract Signings Of 2018 (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Bobby Marks On Suns’ GM  (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Daniel Hamilton’s Path To The NBA (from Don Amore, Hartford Courant):
Color-Mixing & Lineup Synergies (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
Clippers:  Bruce Bowen Won’t Be Back After Remarks About Kawhi (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
Notes From FIBA U18 Tournaments (from The Stepien):
Why The Nets Refuse To Tank (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
On The Rise: Caris LeVert (from Alex Squadron, slamonline.com):
– Nets: What Dudley Brings (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Zach Collins: Not Ready For Big Minutes At “5” But That Still Might Be Blazers’ Best Hope (from Jack Winter, Hoop Ball):
Remaining Offseason Questions: Atlantic Division (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
John Wall And The Wizards Must Evolve (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Battle Of The Backups: Yogi Ferrell Vs. Frank Mason (from Tim Maxwell, Sactown Royalty):
How The Best NBA Teams Have Used The G-League To Hack The System (from Ben Beecken, Grandstand Central):
Oliver Miller Battles Weight Issues, Hopes To Inspire Others (from KSAZ):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/7/18

Dejounte Murray & Lonnie Walker Are What’s Next For Spurs (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
The NW Division Is For Gladiators (from Lucas Seehafer, The Step Back):
DeRozan Will Always Go Home To Compton (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Thank You, San Antonio (from Tony Parker, The Players’ Tribune):
Grading Mid-Tier FA Signings (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
5 Bold Predictions For Ben Simmons Next Season (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
How Fultz Can Take Sixers’ Offense To Next Level (from Christopher Kline, he Sixer Sense);
Myles Turner Is Using Yoga To Reshape His Body & His Career (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Q & A: Assistant Coach Mermuys Breaks Down Lakers’ New Roster (from Mike Trudell, Laskers.com):
Ranking How Each Team Did In The Offseason (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
How Lowry Benefits Most From Leonard Trade (from Matthew Blum, Raptors.com):
How Free Agency, Salary Cap Work (from Kerry Miller, Bleacher Report):
Draft Stock Watch: 5 Top U18 International Prospects (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Arenas Vs. Crittendon: Inside The Gambling Showdown That Rocked The NBA (from Jon Gold, The Action Network):
NBA Is Experimenting With Deep Learning As League Interest In VR Grows (from  VR Fitness Insider):
Clippers: Coaching Moves Show Commitment To Development (from Tomer Azarly, Clippers.com):
Beware Of The Nuggets (from Jordan Scott, The All Around):
How One Team Built A Dynasty – And Won $7 Million – In  TBT  (from Tim Casey, Deadspin):
How To Read Basketball Play Diagrams (from Silver Screen And Roll):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/6/18

Knicks: How Does Ntilikina Get Better?  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
How LaMarcus Aldridge Got His Groove Back (from Brandon Meiners, Pounding The Rock):
KLove: What Version Will We See Next Season? (from Jordan Brenner, Cleaning The Glass):
What Is Devin Booker’s Ideal Role? (from Scott Levine, 94 Feet Report):
Markelle Fultz And The Yips (from Tim Marcin, Newsweek):
Will Fultz Realize His Potential Next Season?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
How The Pelicans Lost A Star But Became More Dangerous (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Bucks: How Pat Connaughton’s Off-Ball Work Can Help (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
Nuggets: Who Is Jarred Vanderbilt?  (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Answering The Biggest 2019 Draft Questions (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Rudy Gay Interview (from Don Amore, Hartford Courant);
Shawn Marion Q & A (from Vivek Jacob, sportsnet.ca):
2018-19 ROY Forecast (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The Impact Of The 2016 Salary Cap Spike (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Some Ideas For Rules Changes (from Jonathan Schulman, Posting And Toasting):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/5/18

The Thunder Go Against The Normal School Of Thought (from Justin Jett, Def Pen):
Pistons: Starting Spot Should Be Bullock’s To Lose (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
How Much Will The Sixers Develop In The Offseason? (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
Maximizing Simmons’ Offensive Versatility Should Be Priority For Sixers (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
Sixers Hire Exceptional International Scout J.R. Holden (from Nathan Beighle, USA Today):
Luke Walton’s Big New Challenge: Finding Balance In Coaching The Lakers (from Hannah Kulik, Lakers Nation):
R.J. Hunter: Trying To Keep HIs NBA Dream Alive (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Shabazz Napier & Ed Davis: Poised For Success With Nets (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
 Justise Winslow Q & A (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Cavs: Nwaba’s Carved-Out Role (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Luol Deng: Victim Of An Awful Contract (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Dubs’ Two-Way Player Damion Lee Stays Focused (from Adam Johnson, 2way10days):
Most Intriguing Prospects Attending G League Player Invitational (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
CP3 Elite Guard Camp: Breakout Prospects (from Mike Schmitz,  ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/3/18

An Updated Look At Draft Pick Protections For 2019 (from Danny Leroux, The ASthletic):
Gary Harris: Overlooked Star (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
How The Thunder Should And Shouldn’t Use Schroder (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Patrick Patterson: Aiming For More (from NickGallo, thunder.com):
Sixers Must Embrace Their Young Talent Next Season (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Embiid: Modern Day Hakeem?  (from Ethan Piechota, Sixer Sense):
OKC’s Double Threat: Offensive Rebounding/Transition Defense (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
– Sean Marks: “No Reason We Can’t Make Playoffs” (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
Q & A: Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (from Serrat Sohi, SBNation):
Isaiah Thomas: “This Year Can’t Define Me”  (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Nate McMillan & Mythical Unicorn Replacement Theory (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Pacers: Low-Key Winners Of The Off-Season (from Bryan Toporek, Give Me Sport):
Comparing Kawhi & DeMar (from Daniel Hackett, Raptors HQ):
–  Dellavedova Remains A Steady Playmaker (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
David Pick: Moving From Reporter To Agent (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
How Non-Bird Rights Impact Promotions For Two-Way Players (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Luol Deng On The Africa Game (from Stuart Hess, IOL):
Perspectives From Aussies In The Summer League (from Oxygenbuilder.com):
Clippers: Coaching Changes This Summer (from Adrian Rivera, clipperholics):
Q & A: Dikembe Mutombo (from Ben Ladner, Sports Illustrated):