Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/18/18 PART ONE

BOS:  How Baynes Limits Embiid  (from Jack Noonan, Celtics Blog):
–  CHI: Tyler Ulis Is Still Surprising Doubters (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Q & A: Draymond Green (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Can Melo Change To Play The Rockets’ Way?  (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
HOU: It’s A Good Time To Be PJ Tucker (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
LAL: How LBJ Became An Offensive Force  (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
MIL: The Bucks’ New Style Of Play (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
NOP: Have The Pels Finally Given AD A Real Supporting Cast?  (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
NYK: How Allonzo Trier Has Surprised Everyone (from Benoit Lilievre, Knicks Film School):
PHI: Observations From Opening Night Loss (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Bahamian DeAndre Ayton: Son Of The Soil  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
TOR: The Raptors’ Defensive Blueprint (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
WAS: How Wizards’ Players Are Navigating Fatherhood (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Video Breakdown: Best Sets: NBA Day One (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
How The Lottery Picks Did On Opening Night (from Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports):
Ayton, Doncic Showcase Bright Futures On Opening Night (form Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
LBJ’s 1st NBA Game: An Oral History (from Justin Tinsley/Aaron Dodson):
Success For New Agents Is A Long Shot  (from Kevin Draper, NY Times):
NOTE:  Today’s BI is delayed & abbreviated due to Comcast internet service interruption.  We will play catch-up in Part Two later today.  Thank you for your patience.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/17/18 PART TWO

BOS: Celtics Present Matchup Nightmares (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini):
CLE: The Re-Invention Of Kevin Love (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
DAL:  DeAndre Jordan Is The Mavs’ Tyson Chandler 2.0  (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
DEN: Finding The Jokic Blueprint (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
GSW: Boogie & Draymond Are Bonding; Will Their Play Mesh?  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
HOU: Q & A: Chris Paul (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Vucevic Still Has A Big Part To Play (from Luke Duffy, Hoops Habit);
PHI: For Defense, Communication Is An Early Key  (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: Give Fultz A Role And Stick With It (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
PHO: Q & A: Ryan Anderson (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
PHO: Jamal Crawford Is An Odd Fit  (from Kent Somers, Arizona Republic):
WAS: Wizards Want Porter To Be More Aggressive (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
NBA.com/Stats Switches To True Possessions (from Brian Martin, NBA.com):
Ennis, C. Zeller & Tolliver Are Intriguing & Important Role Players (from Eric Spyropolous, Lineups):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/17/18 PART ONE

BKN: LeVert Gets The Call As Opening Night Starter (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BOS: Bench Spells The Difference In Opening Win  (from Sid Ventura, ESPN):
BOS: The Celtics Passed Their 1st Test (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Hayward’s Return (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
BOS: Celtics Flaunt How Many Ways They Can Win (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
CLE: Why The Cavs Are Against Tanking (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: How To Watch Doncic (from Pelton, Givony, Schmitz, ESPN):
DAL: Video: Why Doncic Is The ROY Favorite (from  ESPN):
DEN: Jamal Murray: Growing Into Leadership Role (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Dwane Casey’s System (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: For The Dubs, Size Matters, Even Without DMC  (from Adrian Dy, ABS-CBN):
IND: Five Questions (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MEM: JaMychal Green: Ready To Do The Dirty Work (from Michael Inabinett, AL Sports):
MIN: What Has To Go Right For The Season To Go Well (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NOP: Signs Point To A Jahlil Okafor Comeback  (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
PHI: Film Review: Sixers’ Big Picture Concerns (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: Joerger Has Simplified The  Playbook & Checked Analytics (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
TOR: Raptors’ Gamble Rests On Defensive Improvement (from Michael Grange, Sportsnet.ca):
TOR: What Makes Kawhi So Good?  (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
Opening Night Takeaways (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
– A League Scout’s WC Team-By-Team Take (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
For Lottery Pick Flameouts, There Can Be A Chance At Redemption (from Howard Megdal, The ASthletic):
AI’s Mom: Being Ann Iverson (from Maya Jones, The Undefeated):
2018-19’s Burning Questions (from ESPN):
Each Team’s Top 2018-19 Storyline (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
For Japan, NBA 101 Is Now In Session (from Jere Longman, NY Times):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/16/18 PART ONE

BKN:  Nets Looking For More Than Respect (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
BOS: The Next Step For The C’s & The PG Who Will Lead Them  (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
BOS: Jayson Tatum Is Ready For Prime Time (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
BOS: How Ainge’s Bold Moves Made The Celtics A Title Contender  (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
CHA: Caught Between Two Identities  (from Quinn Pilkey, Hashtag Basketball):
DAL: Doncic: Ok Kid, You’re Up  (from Emmet Ryan, Ball In Europe):
DEN: Jamal Murray’s Offball Weaponry (from Jackson Frank, BBall Index):
DET:  Stanley Johnson: Still A Chance For Development?  (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
LAC: SGA’s Career Is Off To A Great Start (from CBC News):
MIL: Giannis’ New Jump Shot (from Scott Romportl, Behind The Buck Pass):
NYK:  Fizdale’s Energy, Relationship-Forging Are Key (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
OKC: Westbrook & George: A Bond Between Stars Provides New Hope (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Q & A: Magic Exec John Gabriel (from  George Diaz, Orlando Sentinel):
PHI: Elton Brand Is Embracing The Challenge Of Running A Team (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
PHI: Sixers Building Depth To Push Them To The Top (from George Kondoleon, Bball index):
WAS: Finally Healthy, Dwight Howard Must Learn To Play With Wizards (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: What Oubre Still Needs To Learn (from Ben Mehhic, Bullets Forever):
Crazy Predictions (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Is It Time To Reduce The Schedule To 72 Games?  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Scouting Reports For Every NBA Player  (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Breakout Candidates: Giles, LeVert, Isaac, John Collins  (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
One Important Thought About Each Team (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Paul Allen:

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/15/18 PART ONE

ATL: Hawks’ Playbook: Chest Split Down (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: What To Expect From John Collins (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
DAL: How Much Will Kleber’s Role Change? (from Nick Angstadt, Mavs Moneyball):
HOU: Less is More For Melo In Houston (from Colin Connors, The Dream Shake):
LAL: LBJ Shriks Generation Gap As Leader Of Younger Teammates (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
MIA: Dragic’s Changing Role (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIA: The Misunderstanding Of Hassan Whiteside (from Haley O’ Shaugnessy, The Ringer);
MIL: The Value Of Henson’s Pick-And-Roll Success (from Rob Gueldner, Behind The Buck Pass):
PHI: With Addition Of Chandler, Muscala, Shamet Options Have Opened Up (from Sarah Todd, Philly.com):
PHI: Smashing Modest Expectations (from Sean O’Connor, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Cotton Fitzsimmons Was Bold, Flashy & A Winner (from Kent Somers, Arizona Republic):
UTA: What We Learned From The Preseason (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):
Defining 23 Offensive Roles Using Play-Type Data (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
Projecting Best & Worst Cases & Toughest Stretches For Each Team (from ESPN):
The NBA’s “High Variance” Teams (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Don’t Be Fooled By Trade “Rumors”  (from Joel Blank, Sports Map):
Ten Questions That Will Define The Season (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
For The Three Holiday Brothers, It’s Just Like When They Were Kids  (from Kendra Andrews, Washington Post):
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What To Make Of Rookie Preseasons (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):