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

Daryl Morey Had A Busy Offseason (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
The Rise Of Private Skill Trainers (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Paul Fabritz Uses Detailed Scientific Methods To Train NBA Players (from Mirjam Swanson, ocregister.com):
Q & A: Magic HC Steve Clifford (from John Denton, magic.com):
Deron Williams & Jerry Sloan Put The Past Where It Belongs (from Aaron Falk, Utahjazz.com):
Sixers’ Assistant Monty Williams Ready To Return To Coaching (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
Video Breakdown: They Are The Dubs’ System, Part One: Steph Curry  (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
Dwane Casey’s Coaching Philosophy & Principles, Part Two (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
John Wall Is Looking For A Bounce-back Season (from Eric Spyropolous, The Step Back):
20 Things To Watch This Season (from Bryan Toporek, The Step Back):
Knicks: Fizdale Focused On Foundation, Not Wins, This Season (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
The NBA’s Most Valuable Floor Spacers (from 94 Feet Report):
Point Horford (from Andrew Doxy, Celtic Blog):
The Best Creator At Each Position (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
Last Season’s Injured Star Players: Status Update (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Understanding Tobias Harris’ Defense (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
Nets: Rodion Kurucs’ Road To Brooklyn (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Suns: Can Booker Follow In Nash’s Footsteps? (from Aaron Johnson, Clutch Points):
Lee Jenkins To Leave Sports Illustrated, Join Clippers’ Front Office (from Sports Illustrated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/17/18

Jokic Pushes The Boundaries Of Big Man Offense (from Shehan Peiris Blog Don’t Lie):
Q & A: Terry Rozier (from Clay Skipper, GQ):
How The Suns Have Turned Over The Roster Around Booker (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Nets: Dzanan Musa’s Basketball Journey (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
Nets: What Impact Will New Two-Way Signee Alan Williams Make?  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Raptors: Will The Bench Remain Dominant?  (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
Should The Heat Start Adebayo?  (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
Unlikely Rookies Who May Surprise (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Celtics: What To Expect From Theis  (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Jazz: Is This The Year Exum Arrives?  (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
How The Pacers Could Manage Their Crowded Backcourt (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Pistons: Galloway Ready To Get Going In Casey’s 3-Point Attack (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Meet The Locals Chasing Dreams At G-League Tryout (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/14/18

5 ROY Favorites (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Dissecting Doncic’s D (from Max Levefvre, Cleaning The Glass):
5 EC Players Poised For Breakout Seasons (from Shlomo Sprung, Forbes):
Ben Simmons Doesn’t Need The Three-Pointer (from Trevor Magnotti):
Grading The Pistons’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Warriors’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Hayward: “Basically 100 Percent” (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Best Passing Centers In NBA History  (from NBA.com):
Thibodeau On Acquiring Deng (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Q & A: Kevin Pritchard (from Scott Agness, The  Athletic):
Q & A: NBA Head Of Referee Ops Michelle Johnson (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
The Difficulty In Understanding The Importance Of Rebounding (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
This Proposed Rule Change Will Lead To “The Fast Break Reborn” (from Xiane, The Dream Shake):
Orlando Magic Film Room: Bigs Already Terrific Defensively (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
What Is It Like To Try Out For A G-League Team? (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Coach Don Newman:
QOTD (from Ti Windisch on player ranking lists):  “…those kinds of lists are always going to be limited in how useful they can be. Any list of simply the “best” player is devoid of context. It takes place in a weird vacuum universe where it’s impossible to weigh the surrounding pieces.”

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/12/18

What’s Going On With Sixers’ GM Search?  (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
The Joy Of Kyrie Irving (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
Laker Film Room: Breaking Down The Adjustments Lonzo Ball Has Made To His Jump Shot (from Laker Film Room):
Jamal Murray Will Continue To Rise (from Kane Pitman, The Step Back):
Gary Harris Is A Shooting Star (from Bryan Toporek, The Step Back):
Doncic Is Ready For His Closeup (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Westbrook’s Player Impact By The Numbers (from Jordan Buckamneer, Thunderous Intentions):
The Draymond Green Do-It-All All-Stars (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
Cavs: How Zizic Can Have A Bigger Impact (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Grading The Mavs’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Nuggets’ Roster (from NBA Math):
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Podcast: Insights Into The Sixers’ Offseason Player Development Program (from Brian Seltzer/Chris Babcock, sixers.com):
Who Are The NBA’s Most Productive Passers?  (from Scott LaForrest, Nylon Calculus):
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The Knicks Are Finding Direction (from Nick Zappulla, RealGM):
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James Ennis’ Journey (from Kane Pitman, The Pick And Roll):
New Head Coach Borrego On The Hornets’ Roster (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Bucks: Can “Playoff Thon” Become A Regular Season Contributor? (from Ben Mallis, Pick And Roll):
Knicks Film Room: Can Hardaway, Jr Become A 3-Point Assassin? (from Danny Small, Elite Sports NY):
FIBA 2019 World Cup Qualifiers Are A Mess (from Yiannis Bouranis, Courtside):
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QOTD (from Bill Sy): “Even in projection and prediction, we can get caught up in this obsession to rank and rate. Our hopes and dreams for next season get quantified by NBA2K, 538’s CARMELO projections, and SI’s player rankings as if a player’s worth can be boiled down to one number”

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/11/18

Q & A: Bob Lanier (from Steve Aschburner, nba.com):
Q & A: Sam Jones (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
Erik Spoelstra Clinic Notes (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
How Will DMC Fit Into The Dubs’ System?  (from Hugo Kitano, Golden State Of Mind):
Why Joe Ingles Is One Of The Best Shooters In The Assn. (from Ben Mallis, The Pick And Roll):
Is Lauri Markkanen Dirk v2.0?  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Why Aren’t You Using pbpstats.com?  (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
Julius Randle Doesn’t Care For Modernity (from Kris Fenrich, The Step Back):
The Crossroads: Anthony Davis At 25 (from Johnathan Tillman, The Sports Fan Journal):
Why Tony Parker Signed With The Hornets (from Jeff Garcia, Spurs Zone):
Can Collin Sexton Live Up To Expectations?  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Grading The Bulls’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Cavs’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Why Haslem Decided To Stay With The Heat (from Tim Reynolds, Associated Press):
Kuzma: Ready For A Breakout Season (from Joey Ramirez, Lakers.com):
How Lance Stephenson Is Re-Focusing (from Scott Agness, The Athletic):
Theis’ Return Gives Celtics Yet Another Weapon (from Dan Gilinsky, NBA Analysis Network):
Aaron Gordon: Still Searching For Consistency (from Kris Fenrich, The Step Back):