Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/28/18

At Long Last, Nets & Knicks Are Being Patient  (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2018/09/28/long-last-knicks-nets-are-employing-profound-strategy-patience/?utm_term=.8d1e5ac92def

BKN: D’Angelo Russell Is All In On The Intensity (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):

Read it here: https://www.nba.com/nets/news/2018/09/27/brooklyn-nets-training-camp-dangelo-russell-is-all-in-on-the-intensity

From Greg Logan, Newsday: https://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/nets/nets-focal-point-remains-fourth-year-point-guard-d-angelo-russell-1.21289233

BOS: Horford Leads By Example (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

Read it here:  https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/9/27/17907084/boston-celtics-al-horford-brad-stevens

CHI: Wendell Carter: Most Likely To Succeed (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/bulls/features/wendell-carter-jr-most-likely-succeed

DAL: No One Position Defines Doncic’s Game (from Sean Bush, The Smoking Cuban):

Read it here:  https://thesmokingcuban.com/2018/09/28/dallas-mavericks-2018-luka-doncic-position-define-game/

DEN: Film Study: Anatomy Of The Nuggets’ Horns Flex (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.denverstiffs.com/2018/9/27/17907852/anatomy-of-a-play-from-the-denver-nuggets-playbook-horns-flex

GSW: Demarcus: Coming To The Warriors Is “The Best Basketball Decision I Ever Made” (from Demarcus Cousins, The Players Tribune):

Read it here:  https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/demarcus-cousins-golden-state-warriors

GSW: How Steph Handled An Offseason Of Change (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):

Read it here:  https://www.sfchronicle.com/warriors/article/How-Stephen-Curry-handled-an-offseason-of-change-13264866.php

GSW: They Are The Warriors’ System, Part Two: Draymond Green (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2018/9/24/17874072/nba-2018-golden-state-warriors-draymond-green-system-video-play-breakdown

IND: Turner-Sabonis Experiment To Enter New Trial Phase (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/pacers/news/turner-sabonis-experiment-enter-new-trail-phase

MEM: What We Learned From 1st Week Of Training Camp  (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):

Read it here:  https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/nba/grizzlies/2018/09/28/nba-memphis-grizzlies-training-camp/1448260002/

MIA: What Whiteside Did This Offseason To Improve  (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):

Read it here:  https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article218828095.html

MIN: The KAT Era Will Soon Begin In Earnest (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/9/27/17910312/karl-anthony-towns-tom-thibodeau-wolves

NYK: Kevin Knox: Training Camp Isn’t Summer League (from Marc Berman, NY Post):

Read it here:  https://nypost.com/2018/09/27/kevin-knox-is-looking-much-different-against-real-nba-players/

NOP: Julius Randle’s Winding Road (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

Read it here:  http://theundefeated.com/features/julius-randle-from-hollywood-to-the-big-easy/

ORL: Coaches, Teammates See Jonathan Isaac As Potential X-Factor (from John Denton, magic.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/magic/news/coaches-teammates-think-jonathan-isaac-could-be-magics-x-factor-20180927

PHO:  What Type Of System Will Coach Kokoskov Run? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here:  https://fansided.com/2018/09/28/igor-kokoskov-phoenix-suns-system-playbook/

SAS: Dejounte Murray: The Spurs’ Crucial Point (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):

Read it here:  https://cleaningtheglass.com/the-spurs-crucial-point/

TOR: Will Last Season’s G-League MVP Lorenzo Brown Have A Meaningful Role With The Raptors? (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):

Read it here: https://raptorsrapture.com/2018/09/28/toronto-raptors-lorenzo-brown-preview/

Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of Hambone Williams:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/nba/sd-sp-sports-hambone-williams-nba-death-20180927-story.html

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis: 8/17/18

For Celtics’ Rookie Robert Williams, Al Horford Has Had A Silent Impact For Years (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Teams Nobody Should Sleep On Next Season (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Is Dillon Brooks A Real Dynamic Scorer?  (from pfleming15, Grizzly Bear Blues):
The Crawsover Is A Reflection Of Laid-Back Seattle (from Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated):
Why The Knicks Should Not Stretch Noah…For Now (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Hardaway Jr Might Be Better Than You Think (from Luke Hickey, Hashtag Basketball):
Lakers: Ingram Needs More Pick-And-Roll Polish (from Jake Paynting, NBA Analysis Network):
Lakers Film Room: How Ball & Ingram Fit Together (from Silver Screen And Roll ):
Kuzma Has The Potential To Become LBJ’s New Favorite Target On Offense (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
Spurs: Poeltl Eager For Bigger Role (from Tom Orsborn, Express-News):
–  How John Collins Can Complement The Hawks’ Young Splash Brothers (from Joe Hulbert, NBA Analysis Network):
Q & A: Rockets’ Broadcaster & Former Player Matt Bullard  (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Rockets: MDA Has No Qualms About Reunion With Melo (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Bucks: Maintaining Control Of Transition Play (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
Predicting 2018-19 Analytics All-Stars By Category  (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
The Cleveland Cabdriver’s Son Who Sowed The Seeds Of A Hoops Revolution (from Lindsay Krasnoff, The Athletic):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/30/18

How The Mavs Got Luka And Where They Go From Here (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
How Jokic Gave The Bottoming-Out Nuggets Championship Aspirations (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Video Breakdown: A Deep Dive Into Trae Young (from Graham Chapple, Peachtree Hoops):
Lonzo Might Be The Perfect Running Mate For LBJ (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
How Jordan Bell Handled Up And Down Rookie Season (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
5 Mikal Bridges Q & As With A Shooting Coach (from Dan Volpone, Valley Of The Suns):
Horford Is Perfect For Robert Williams (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Free Agency’s 10 Biggest Questions (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
The NBA’s 2016 FA Spending Spree Will Cost Players In 2018 (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Which Second-Tier FAs Should Teams Retain (from Shane Rhodes, Basketball Insiders):
Atlantic Division Teams’ Payrolls (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
De’Aaron Fox Wants The Kings To Play Faster (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):
Summer League Rosters (from Joe Tansey, Bleacher Report):
Undrafted Peyton Aldridge: Trusting The Process (from Joe Simon, Tribune Chronicle):
Ja Morant: The Ultimate 2019 Draft Sleeper? (from Jackson Hoy, The Stepien):
2018 NBA Manifesto (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):

 

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

How Much Has Durant’s Game Actually Changed Since Last Season? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Defensive Adjustments Cavs Can Make In Game 3 (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
Two Things To Watch In Game 3 (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Cavs Are Asking A Lot From KLove On Defense (from Jason Patt, The Step Back):
The Dubs’ “Anyone But LBJ” Approach Is Working (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
LBJ: The Strange Thrill Of A One-Man Show (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Video: The Tactical Chess Match In Games 1 & 2 (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
McGee Isn’t Playing The Fool (from Rodger Sherman, The Ringer):
Even The Splash Brothers Had Nemeses In Their Past (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
The BIggest Playoff X-Factor Might Be A Good Night’s Sleep (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
LBJ Sees The Game Unlike Anyone Else (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
8 Moments That Shaped The Cavs’ Season (from Michael Beaven/George Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal):
“Head Performance Therapist” Chelsea Lane Might Be The Most Important Warrior You Don’t Know (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Shaun Livingston Keeps Peoria Close To His Heart (from Malika Andrews, Chicago Tribune):
The Pistons Can Copycat Their Way To Offensive Respectability (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
–  The Anatomy Of A Missed Shot (from Ryan Mahanna, Celtics Hub):
Jaren Jackson Jr: Perfect Modern Center?  (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
Udoka: Intriguing Coaching Target (from James L. Edwards III, The Athletic):
The Grind Of Working In The G-League (from Keith Schlosser, Ridiculous Upside):
Dennis Rodman’s Complicated Legacy (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/27/18

GSW 115, HOU 86:
Are The Rockets The Anti-SABA? (from Brian McCormick, learntocoachbasketball.com):
7 Things The Celtics Must Do (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Keys For The Celtics (from Jay King, The Athletic):
Video: Brad Stevens’ Press Availability Before This Morning’s Shootaround (from Chris Grenham, Celtics Blog):
LBJ & The Art Of The Chasedown Block (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
10 Years Into Superstar Career, Is Westbrook Open To Change? (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Draft: Fran Fraschilla & Ryan Blake Compare Miles & Mikal Bridges (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
The 10 Most Intriguing Free Agents This Summer (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Mavs’ Player Development Assistant Jake Ness (from Mark Nelke, Coeur D’Alene Press):
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