Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/16/18 PART ONE

Jabari Parker’s Homecoming Is A Win For Both Sides (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Emptying The Celtics SL Notebook, Part Two (from Keith P Smith, Celtics Blog):
Brad Stevens’ Book Recommendations Make Big Imprint On Celtics (from Jay King, The Athletic):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
How Does Malik Monk Get Better? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Cavs: Collin Sexton Has Shown Flashes In LV (from Andre Snellings, ESPN):
Ben Simmons, Point Center Of The Future (from Luke Swiatek, The Sixer Sense):
Jonah Bolden Hasn’t Been Satisfied With His SL Performance (from Keith Pompey, Philly.com):
Kawhi Leonard Is Now Supermax Eligible (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
The Future Is Long; When Everyone Becomes A Unicorn (from Fendo, Dancing With Noah):
How Faried’s Game Fits With The Nets (from Nick LeTourneau, Nets Daily):
Blazers: Anfernee Simons Hopes To Find A Good Fit (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
A 2-3-2 Format Would Reduce Playoff Reseeding Travel Concerns (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):
Derrick Jones, Jr: The Impact Of Heat Culture (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
OKC: The Perfect Rehab Center For Nerlens Noel (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
Summer League Takeaways (from ESPN):
Why Lindell Wigginton Is A Unique Guard Prospect (from Connor Harr, 94 Feet Report):
10 FAs Who Could End Up In Europe (from Antigoni Zachari, Eurohoops.net):
Q & A: Brian Windhorst (from Maxwell Strachan, Huffington Post):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/15/18

Can Trae Young Make It?  (from Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):
Sean Marks: Weaponizing Cap Space (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
Zhaire Smith: Used To Defying Odds (from Keith Pompey, Philly.com):
Miles Bridges Gives Hornets Dynamic Athleticism (from Andre Snelling, ESPN):
Amare’ Stoudemire Looks Back, Ahead (from Ira Winderman, SunSentnel):
Rashad Vaughn: Career At A Crossroad (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Suns Get More Value By Avoiding Veteran Free Agents (from Dan Volpone, Valley Of The Suns):
Devin Robinson: Showcasing Growth In Summer League (from Zach Rosen, wizards.com):
Ask Sam Smith (from Bulls.com):
Svi: Laker Draftee Is Proving Himself In LVSL (from Benton KU Sports):
Devin Booker Followed His Incentives And Won The Free Agent Game (from David Berri, Forbes):
Nets: Watanabe Using Versatility, Defense To Push Forward (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Yabusele Shows Off Playmaking Skills (from Marc D’Amico, Celtics.com):
Part I: Emptying The Celtics SL Notebook (from Keith P Smith, Celtics Blog):
Pistons: GRIII Wants To Start (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):

Q & A: David Robinson (from Jabari Young, Express-News):

Shabazz Napier Has Carved Out A Decent NBA Role (from Nicholas LeTourneau):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/14/18 PART ONE

What Does Summer League Performance Mean? (from Coach Nick/Fran Fraschilla, BBall Breakdown):
Bamba & Isaac: The Magic’s Latest Hope (from Michael Lee, Yahoo.com):
Kevin Knox: Totally Different Player Than He Was At Kentucky  (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Isaiah Thomas Has A Chance To Resurrect His Career (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
Summer League Studs Becoming Dark Horse ROY Candidates (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
At Summer League, Referees Are Also Chasing A Dream (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
Stop Comparing Trae Young To Steph (from Andrew Sharp/Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
With Demands Growing, NBA Coaches Game Plan For Better Health (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Otto Porter Remains Unappreciated – And It’s Time He Forces Change (from Ben Standig, The Sports Capitol):
Jack Cooley: Hungry To Prove He Belongs (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Notes On The Nuggets’ Transaction Timing (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Nets’ Dawson Should Feel Right At Home In Brooklyn (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
The Suns Are Running Out Of PG Options (from Brendon Kleen, Valley Of The Suns):
Nuggets: Banking On Continuity (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
How Does Julius Randle Fit In New Orleans? (from Jake Paynting, Def Pen):
What The Nets, Nuggets & Hawks Got From Thursday Night’s Salary Swaps (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
3 And D: The D Needs To Stand For Dimensions, Not Just Defense (from Will Muckian, Medium):
His H.S. Coach Explains What Kind  Of Player Celtics Are Getting In Robert Williams (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
Can Any Pacers SL Players Make An Immediate Impact?  (from Ben Pfeifer, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Free Agency: Behind The One-Year Deal Trend (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Josh Hart Might Be The Best Laker Fit Playing With LBJ (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
Anthony Carter: Still Scrapping For Heat; This Time In Coach Mode (from Ira  Winderman, SunSentinel):
How Does MIA Manage Its SG Glut? (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
2017-18 Position Estimates:

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/12/18

Steve Clifford Has All Clear From Docs After Last Season’s Health Scare (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
The Dark Side Of Free Agency (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
LBJ & The Lakers: Hollywood’s Ultimate Marriage (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Jerry West On LBJ & The Allure Of Los Angeles (from Jack McCallum, Sports Illustrated):
–  Jonathan Isaac Could Be The One To Break The Magic’s Curse (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
With Kevin Knox, The Knicks New Era Is Here (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Wendell Carter: Best Big IN LV?  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Svi: More Than Just A Shooter (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
Okobo Is A Perfect Fit For New Suns (from Andrew Bernucca, The Step Back):
Does Westbrook’s Ball Dominance Hamper The Thunder? (from Daniel Massop, Nylon Calculus):
Summer League Rookie Watch (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Spoelstra Explains Why Heat Will Be Better (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
The Biggest Offseason Moves So Far (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Smart Remains Celtics’ Top Priority (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Grizzlies’ Lineup Possibilities (from Jack Noonan, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Alkins: Looking To Be The Raptors’ Latest Success Story (from Blake Murphy, Dime Mag):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/11/18 PART TWO

NOTE:  We are publishing in two parts today to accommodate today’s best stories as well as to further assist in playing catch-up re: items missed during our 3-day hiatus.  We anticipate returning to our usual schedule later this week.

 

Why Warriors Believe Willie Green Will Become A Head Coach (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Semi Ojeleye Is Remaking Himself To Be About Much More Than Defense (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Clippers GM Explains The Keys To Free Agency (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Cavs In A Much Better Post-LBJ Position This Time (from Sean Devey, Sporting News):
Neil Olshey’s Thoughts On Summer League (from NBC Sports):
Rookies Who Have Impressed In Summer League (from Charlie Stanton, Golden State Of Mind):
Some Summer League Standouts (from Dave Zarum, sportsnet.ca):
Summer League: Second-Year Players Making An Impact (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Embiid: Things To Work On This Summer (from Matt Esposito, Hoops Habit):
Steph Curry Q & A (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
David Fizdale Q & A (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Curious Case Of Myles Turner’s 3-Point Shooting (from Ben Pfeifer, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Nuggets: Roster Implications Of Signing Jarred Vanderbilt (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):