Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/13/18

Q & A: New Hawks HC Lloyd Pierce (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
What’s Next For The Cavs? (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Sixers: With Help Of Data Scientist, Coaches, Analytics Dept. Seek To Strengthen Communication (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):
How NBA GMs Vacation & Deal With Cell Phone Addiction (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
OKC: Daniel Hamilton Hopes Year At PG Proves Valuable In NBA Quest (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Cavs: Speeding Up Should Help Sexton & Osman (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Nets: Turning Agony into Opportunity (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
MEM: Grit & Grind Is Back, Sort Of (from Eric Spyropolous, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Why Wagner May Be Perfect Fit For LBJ, Lakers (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Adebayo: Heat’s Future At Center?  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Can Watanabe Become Japan’s Second-Ever NBA Player? (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Marcus Smart Sign-And-Trade Considerations (from Ryan Bernardoni, Danger Cart):
Raptors: Nick Nurse’s Expectations (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
Why James Ennis Is A Perfect Fit For The Rockets (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Kevin Knox Could Be A Star For Knicks (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
The Knicks May Have Unearthed A Gem In Mitchell Robinson (from Tommy Beer, Forbes):
Wendell Carter: The Bulls May Have Hit It Big (from Ricky O’Donnell, SB Nation):
Q & A: Dell Demps (from Rod Walker, The Advocate):
Isaac Bonga Wouldn’t Be The Lakers’ First 6’9″ PG (from Bill Oram, The Athletic):
Trade Tracker: Grades & Details (from ESPN):
Most Impactful FA Signings Of The Summer (from Jonathan Macri, The Step Back):
LVSL: Rookie Observations (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
Free Agency Update (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Free Agency & Summer League Observations (from Kyle Ratke, timberwoves.com):
Anfernee Simons: The Draft Class’ Biggest Enigma (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/4/18

Losing Ariza Is Huge Loss For Rockets (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Kevon Looney: Family & Basketball (from Max Whittle, Give Me Sport):
Best FAs Left (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Free Agency Day Three (from The Ringer):
Sixers: Trade For Chandler Makes Too Much Sense (from Isaac Gutierrez, The Step Back):
How Chandler Trade Affects Nuggets’ Roster (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
Zhaire Smith: Early Impressions (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
The Trials Of Enes Kanter: “I Got No Country”  (from Robert Silverman, The Daily Beast):
First Impressions Of Sacramento & Utah Summer Leagues (from Kevin Arnovitz/Marc J Spears, ESPN):
Q & A: Bam Adebayo (from Couper Moorhead, Heat.com):
Warriors’ SL Notes (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
How LBJ’s Move Changes Leonard Trade Talks (from Kevin Pelton/Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Why DMC’s Market Barely Existed (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Lakers’ Offseason Running Notes (from Cranjis McBasketball):
“Sources Say”? How Insiders Actually Break Stories (from Greg Esposito, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Playoff Format Seeding Change Would Add 40,000 Travel Miles (from Brian Mahoney, AP):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/8/18

Jazz’ Assistant Coach Johnnie Bryant Works Behind The Scenes But His Impact Is Unmistakable (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Everyone In The West Playoff Race Controls Their Own Destiny (from Tom Ziller, SB Nation):
Knee Expert Explains Irving’s Status & What Could Come Next (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Brad Stevens Sees Similarities Between Horford & Monroe (from Quenton Albertie, USA Today):
VanVleet: 6MOY? (from Curtis Rafter, Hashtag Basketball):
Observations From Jimmy Butler’s Return (from Kyle Ratke, Timberwolves.com):
Q & A: Jeff Green (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Q & A: Trey Burke (from Steve Serby, NY Post):
Knicks: Ntilikina’s Progress (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Clint Capela: Greatly Improved, But Just Scratching The Surface (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
How The NBA Schedule Rattled The Nuggets…And Their Opponents (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Tanking Has Become A Problem (from Al Iannazzone, Newsday):
The Evolution Of Jonas Valanciunas (from Mike Rouleau, Raptors HQ):
Heat: Adebayo Won’t Forget Where He Came From But His Sights Are Set On A Bright Future (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Wizards Struggle To Explain What’s Wrong (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
NBA Draft: International Prospect Scouting Reports (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The Sixers Have Six Picks In The 2018 Draft (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
Is Role Change The Culprit In Dinwiddie’s Drop-Off? (from Greg Logan, Newsday):

 

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

Valanciunas: Reaping The Rewards Of Raptors’ Egalitarian Offense (from Jordan Skuse, Raptors Rapture):
Q & A: Jusuf Nurkic (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Draymond Set The Tone In Warriors’ Win Over Suns (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
How The Sixers Manufacture Scoring For Ben Simmons (from Jackson Frank, Patreon):
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Sixers: Fultz Might Return Soon, But It’s Not As Simple As It Seems (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
The Sixers Blend Youth & Maturity (from Jack McCaffery, delcotimes.com):
X-Factor For Every WC Playoff Contender (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Timberwolves: Balancing The Offense Without Butler (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
Corey Brewer Fits In With The Thunder (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
– Justise Winslow: Heat’s Overlooked Hero (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):
Bam Adebayo’s All-Rookie Worthy Defense (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Willy Hernangomez Loves Steve Clifford’s Bluntness (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Knicks: The Kyle O’Quinn Conundrum (from Jonathan Macri. The Knicks Wall):
Celtics: Greg Monroe, Making An Impact (from Justin Quinn, Celtics Life):
Spurs: Assessing Dejounte Murray As Starting PG (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Meet TJ Leaf (from Jon Marks, Times Of Israel):
How The NBA Finally Learned To Start Taking Mental Health Seriously (from Robert Silverman, The Daily Beast):
G-League: Jeremy Pargo Is On A Tear Since Joining Santa Cruz (from Jim Seimas, Santa Cruz Sentinel):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/11/18

Valanciunas & Poeltl Gave TOR The Edge It Needed Vs HOU (from Sean Woodley, Raptors HQ):
Raptors Keep Shattering Old Narratives (from William Lou, ca.pressfrom.com):
– The Raptors’ Bench Mob (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
Deep Dive On DEN’s Win Over LAL (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Could Oladipo Make An All-Defense Team? (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Why It Didn’t Work Out For IT In Cleveland (from Dave McMenamin & Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Hornacek: Giving Young Players Time & Tanking Are Not The Same Things (from Chris Iseman, northjersey.com):
Mudiay: Trying Not To Think Too Much On Court (from Fred Kerber, NY Post):
Michael Beasley: Still Chasing The Dream (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Jabari Parker’s Advice For Rehabbing Porzingis (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Can The Thunder Start Beating Good Teams? (from Tim Cato, SB Nation):
Nets Roster: Full Of Players With Something To Prove (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Fixing The Magic (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball insiders):
Rodney Purvis Fulfills His NBA Dream – For Himself & His Late Godbrother (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Wolves: Why Not Play PGs Together? (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Jazz: Red-Hot And Ready To Shake Up West’s Playoff Picture (from Codi Benner, Sir Charles In Charge):
Jazz: Tony Bradley Navigates Rookie Year Splitting Time Between G-League & NBA (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Film Study: Al Horford, Point Forward (from Marc D’Amico, Celtics Life):
Brad Stevens & Marcus Smart On The Importance Of Mental Health (from Jay King, Mass Live):
The Heat Can’t Put A Ceiling On Adebayo (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Spurs: Poor Late-Game Execution (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
5 Non-Stars he Sixers Need To Keep Long-Term (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Troy Brown: A Pro With College-Kid Dreams (from Austin Meeks, Register-Guard):
Q & A: Jordan Clarkson On His Rookie Season (from Joe Gabriele, cavs.com):