Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/27/18

How NBA Moms Help Their Sons Deal With Fame & Fortune (from Benjamin Rachlin,The Atlantic):

Read it here:  https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/09/how-moms-help-nba-players-adjust-league/571195/

BKN: Theo Pinson, Diamond In The Rough (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):

Read it here:  https://www.netsdaily.com/2018/9/27/17909268/theo-pinson-a-diamond-in-the-rough-with-a-chip-on-his-shoulder

BKN: Working On Forcing More Turnovers (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

Read it here:  https://nypost.com/2018/09/26/nets-coach-already-working-on-fixing-a-past-weakness/

BOS: Brad Stevens’ Year Away From Basketball (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2794424-spreadsheets-poker-and-run-down-camry-brad-stevens-year-away-from-basketball

BOS: Marcus Smart Is Adjusting To Life Without His Beloved Mother (from Jay King, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/549552/2018/09/26/a-beautiful-nightmare-marcus-smart-adjusting-to-life-without-his-beloved-mother/

CHA: What Tony Parker Hopes To Bring To The Hornets (from Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer):

Read it here:  https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/scott-fowler/article219008980.html

DET: Inside Blake Griffin’s “Scientific” Offseason (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/546394/2018/09/26/inside-blake-griffins-scientific-offseason/

DET: Dwane Casey’s Culture Revolves Around Honest Communication (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):

Read it here:  https://www.detroitbadboys.com/2018/9/27/17878274/dwane-caseys-culture-revolves-around-honest-communication-media-day-andre-drummond-blake-griffin

GSW: Steph Curry On His Offseason Work (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):

Read it here:  https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/26/stephen-curry-calls-his-offseason-work-one-of-the-best-summers-i-had/

GSW: Mike Dunleavy, Jr: Complicated Past, New Scouting Future With The Dubs (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/550772/2018/09/26/mike-dunleavy-jr-complicated-past-new-scouting-future-with-the-warriors/

LAL: Lonzo May Be The Key To LBJ’s Golden Years (from DJ Foster, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/9/25/17896972/lonzo-ball-lebron-james-lakers

LAL: Post-Break Jump In Threes (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/article/2018/09/25/one-team-one-stat-los-angeles-lakers-3-point-shooting

MEM: Grading The Grizzlies Roster (from NBA Math):

Read it here:  https://nbamath.com/crystalbasketball-ranking-the-memphis-grizzlies-for-2018-19/

MIA: Grading The Heat Roster  (from NBA Math):

Read it here:  https://nbamath.com/crystalbasketball-ranking-the-miami-heat-for-2018-19/

MIA: Heat Can Capitalize On Versatility With Olynyk (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):

Read and watch it here:  https://allucanheat.com/2018/09/27/miami-heat-can-capitalize-versatility-kelly-olynyk/

MIA: Meet The Personal Chef Who Helped DWade Change His Diet To Prolong His Career (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):

Read it here: https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/9/26/17827222/dwyane-wade-chef-richard-ingraham-nba-player-diet-nutrition-day-in-the-life

MIL: Budenholzer Has Everyone Shooting Threes (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):

Read it here:  https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2018/09/26/budenholzer-has-bucks-all-them-shooting-three-pointers/1426257002/

MIN: Luol Deng Has That Fire Back (from Kyle Ratke, timberwolves.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/timberwolves/news/luol-deng-has-fire-back

NOP: Q & A: Darren Erman (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):

Read it here: https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/pelicans/article_f41adbb2-bc11-11e8-9441-93f72e1b4bbb.amp.html

NYK: Hezonja Confident Career Will Turn Around (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):

Read it here:  http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/ny-sports-hezonja-knicks-breakthough-20180926-story.html

ORL: Bamba’s Quest For Greatness (from John Denton, magic.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/magic/news/bamba-focused-quest-greatness

PHO: 1st Impressions Of Deandre Ayton (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):

Read it here:  https://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2018/9/25/17902260/deandre-ayton-phoenix-suns-teammates-astounded

SAS: Dejounte Murray Could Be Spurs’ Next Star (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):

Read it here:  https://fansided.com/2018/09/27/dejounte-murray-spurs-homegrown-star/

TOR: Why The New-Look Raptors Could Lead The NBA In 3-Pointers  (from William Lou, The Score):

Read it here:  https://www.thescore.com/nba/news/1613840

TOR: Nick Nurse Thrives In The Details (from Holly MacKenzie, raptors.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/raptors/nick-nurse-thrives-in-the-details

TOR: Raptors Hoping Championship Pedigree Of Spurs Vets Will Rub Off (from Josh Lewenburg, tsn.ca):

Read it here:  https://www.tsn.ca/raptors-hoping-championship-pedigree-of-spurs-vets-will-rub-off-1.1181469

WAS: Satoransky Is Ready To Embrace His Positional Versatility (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):

Read it here:  https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/wizards/tomas-satoransky-ready-embrace-his-positional-versatility-never

WAS: Wall Knows That Being Better On Paper Means Nothing (from Jerry Brewer, Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/the-wizards-are-a-better-team-on-paper-john-wall-knows-that-means-nothing/2018/09/26/f423b050-c1ae-11e8-b338-a3289f6cb742_story.html

Brian Bowen’s Situation May Prove That Australia’s NBL Is A Viable Workaround  (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/541085/2018/09/26/brian-bowen-situation-may-prove-australias-nbl-is-a-viable-work-around-of-ncaa-eligibility-rules/

Video Breakdown: Veer Finish (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop/Drew Hanlen, Pure Sweat):

Watch it here:  https://pickandpop.net/2018/09/veer-finish/

Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Jack McKinney:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/obituaries/jack-mckinney-dead.html

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/24/18

Melo Will Be The Ultimate Test of The Rockets’ System (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Training Camp Questions For Each Team  (from Sports Illustrated):
Nuggets: Training Camp Storylines  (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
Nuggets: How HC Malone Is Approaching Upcoming Season (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Nuggets: A Brief History Of The Malone-Jokic Era So Far (from ZachMikash, Denver Stiffs):
Pistons: Training Camp Storylines  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
10 Relative Unknowns Approaching Defining Seasons In 2018-19 (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Q & A: Joe Lacob (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
CJ McCollum Interview (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
Sixers: Versatile Saric Has Even More Roles Ready To Unlock (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
Sixers: Embiid Strives For More Bully Ball (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
Grizzlies: Mike Conley’s Methodical Path Back To Health (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
Grading The Clippers Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Lakers Roster (from NBA Math):
Profile: Trainer Chris Brickley (from Sowmya Krishnamurthy, Highsnobeity):
Six Former Lottery Picks Facing Make-Or-Break Seasons  (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Bill Pope: Orlando’s New Director Of Pro Personnel (from Gary Bedore, kansascity.com):
How New Lottery Rules Change Tanking Incentives (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/27/18

Biggest FA & Trade Decisions For All 30 Teams (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
The Most Interesting Restricted FAs (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Salary & Roster Sheets For All Teams (from Keith Smith):
Some Need-To-Know Terms Of Free Agency & The Salary Cap (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Film Breakdown: How Dennis Smith & Luka Can Co-Exist (from Akshay Mirchandani, Dallas Morning News):
Chimezie Metu’s NBA Journey (from Tom Orsborn, Express-News):
Ranking The Celtics’ Core (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
“Won’t Be Long Now” (from Gordon Hayward):
Celtics: Wanamaker Can Be Important (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Daryl Morey Faces New Challenges (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
How Will Warriors Bolster Their Championship Roster? (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Reviewing Iguodala’s Season (from Connor Letourneau, SF Gate):
Warriors: Putting Jacob Evans In A Position To Succeed (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Timberwolves’ Rookies Want To Play Early.  But Will They?  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
Okogie Has Great Act To Follow: Jimmy Butler  (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
The Suns Go All-In On Devin Booker (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Josh Jackson: Ready For An Even Bigger Leap (from Alex Wong, slamonline.com):
The WAS-LAC Trade:
After Hip Surgery, Gerald Henderson Is Ready To Attempt A Comeback (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/12/18

Bob Myers & Steve Kerr: Exit Interviews (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Bob Myers: The Secret Hand Making It All Work  (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
Bob Myers: Q & A (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Durant Stands Apart Among All-Time Greats (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Kevin Durant & The Dagger That Foreshadowed The Broom (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
How Draymond Sacrificed To Help Build The Dubs’ Dynasty (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Xs & Os Behind GSW’s Championship Run (from Austin Anderson, Fast Model Sports):
Steph Curry Is In The VIP Room Of NBA History (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Dubs: Offseason Priorities & Targets (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Film Tribute: OKC’s Defensive “Suicide Squad” (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
Sixers: How Ben Simmons Can Improve: More Than Just Shooting (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
The Raptors’ Biggest Flaw (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):
The Celtics Have Marshaled The NBA’s Most Valuable Resource – Versatility (from Jay King, The Athletic):
Daniel Theis: An Atypical Rookie (from Matt Chin, Celtics Blog):
Heat: Positionless Play Needs A Whiteside-Sized Retool (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Will The Best Player Go #1 In The Draft? (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Doncic: Draft Scouting Video (from Draft Express/ESPN):
Miles Bridges’ Film Breakdown (from Ben Falk/Bjorn Zetterberg, Cleaning The Glass):
Is Wendell Carter Quick Enough For Today’s NBA?  (from Jackson Hoy, The Stepien):
What Every East Team Needs This Summer (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
How Nuggets’ Asst GM Calvin Booth Helped Change Basketball Fortunes In Ireland (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
The Kings’ Offseason Preview (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Meet The Cameraman Whose Job Was To Shadow LBJ In The Finals (from Richard Dietsch, The Athletic):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/5/17

Game Two Recap (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Video Breakdown: Warriors Run Crafty Floppy ATO To Get Steph Wide Open 3 (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Kyrie Irving’s Struggles (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Steve Kerr And The Decision To Return (from Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports):
KD Isn’t The Cavs Only Problem (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Coach Lue’s Game Two Post-Game Media Session Transcript (from Nathaniel Cline, cleveland.com):
Cavs Have No Margin For Error (from Nate Scott, Fox Sports):
Neutralizing Tristan Thompson Is Killing The Cavs (from Marcus Thompson II, Mercury News):
Dakari Johnson Q & A (from Brett Dawson, NewsOK):
In The Shadow Of A Superstar: The Story Of Jason Peters And Marc Gasol (from Marcus Gronauer, Beale Street Bears):
Terrance Ferguson Scouting Report (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
International Draft Prospects’ Profiles (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
Jaylen Brown: Setting The Standard For Rookies (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Spurs: Who Is Adam Hanga? (from Rob Wolkenbrod, Air Alamo):