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 8/16/18

Kings:  MBIII Will Need To Shoot To Be A Star (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Can Melo Fit In With The Rockets? (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Can Hayward Give The Celtics Enough Firepower To Make The Finals? (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
D’Angelo Russell, & His Knees, Will Guide Nets’ 2018-19 Plans  (from Brian Lewis,  NY Post):
Gary Trent, Jr.: Son’s Time To Shine (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Celtics Vs. Warriors: 13 Things To Watch  (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
The Upstart Pacers Are Grounded In Restraint (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Where Dejounte Murray Goes From Here (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
How The Pels Can Maximize Shooting (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
PG Is Only The Start Of ORL’s Weaknesses (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
The Magic Want To Brew Something BIG  (from Nick Zappulla, RealGM):
Pels:  There’s A Wing Missing (form Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
Jazz: Exum Is Both Expendable And Indispensable (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
How Does Donovan Mitchell Compare To Past High-Scoring Rookies?  (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
Raptors: Grades For The Past Five 1st-Round Picks (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):
Trey Burke Significantly Improved Finishing Near The Rim (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Players Ready To Thrive In New Situations (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Nuggets’ Monte Morris: Strong Facilitator With Underrated Scoring Acumen (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Nick Young: What It’s Like To Win For The 1st Time (from Adam Caparell, Complex):
Rookie Encyclopedia: Welcome To Europe (from Sam Meyerkopf, nextstep-basketball.com):
2019 Draft Prospects Rankings (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
2019 Draft: An Early Look At Top Prospects (from Steve Dewald, Ridiculous Upside):
Why Shams Charania Is Leaving Yahoo For The Athletic (from Aaron Mansfield, Complex):
Q & A: 17-year-old Agent Ariel Levy (from Ryan Ward, Clutch Sports):

 

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

Carmelo: A Complicated But Promising Fit With The Rockets (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Why Things Will Be Different For Carmelo Under D’Antoni This Time (from Dan Favale, Bleacher report):
Nuggets: What’s Next For Jamal Murray?  (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Can The Pels Defeat Space With Pace?  (from Jake Paynting, hashtag Basketball):
Pels’ Perfect Fit: When The Brow Met Niko  (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
Dillon Brooks Interview (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
Grizzlies: Mike Conley Eager To Bounce Back From His Most Frustrating Year (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
– Come Summer 2019, Kenny Atkinson Will Be Real Face Of Nets (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Joe Harris Embodies The Nets’ Work Ethic (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
After Adding James Nunnally, A Look At The Wolves’ Depth Chart (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
NBA Teams Need To #Let Luol Play (from Huw Hopkins, Double Clutch):
– Lance Thomas Is One Of The NBA’s Good Guys (from Paul Centopani, The Step Back):
Knicks: Breaking Down The 2 Most Important Decisions This Offseason (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News);
Celtics: Stevens Not Worried About Starting Lineup (from Nicole Yang, boston.com):
What Do The Kings Do With All Their Big Men? (from James Ham, NBC Sports):
Q & A: Vince Carter (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Andre Iguodala (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Brian Bowen Signs To Play Professionally In Australia (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Player Type By Shot Selection (from Natnael Kitaw, Nylon Calculus):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/2/18

Q & A:  Grizzlies’ EVP John Hollinger, Part 3 (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
Steve Clifford’s Simple Goals Will Set The Magic On The Right Path (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Film Breakdown: How Melo Would Fit Into Rockets’ Offense (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
Blazers: Neil Olshey Explains The Offseason Moves (from NBC Sports):
How Lillard & Nurkic Can Improve Their Pick And Rolls (from Nate Mann, Rip City Project):
Mike Conley’s Shifting Role In Grizzlies’ Offense (from Eric Spyropolous, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Q & A: Aron Baynes (Boston Sports Journal):
What’s Next For Each Team Before The Season Starts  (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Heat: Counting On Internal Improvement  (from DefPen):
Does Tyus Jones Need To Shoot More?  (from Jake Paynting, On The Prowl):
Faried: Targeting A Spot In Nets’ Rotation (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Embiid: What A Healthy Offseason Means (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Darleen Santore, Suns’ Life Coach (from Greg Esposito, Bright Side Of The Sun):
The Drew League (from Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/29/18

Kenny McFadden: The Man Who Shaped Steven Adams & New Zealand Basketball (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Phil Handy: Former Cavs’ Assistant Who Is Now With The Raptors (from Colton Jones, Amico Hoops):
A Statistical Deep Dive Into Joe Ingles’ Performance (from Andrew Bailey,  SLC Dunk):
Q & A: Drew Hanlen (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Mikal Bridges: Bigger Upside Than You Think (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
How Mitch Creek Could Help The Nets (from Nicholas LeTourneau, Nets Daily):
Mirotic Is Ready To Breakout For Pels (from Preston Ellis, The Bird Writes):
How To Build The Pacers Into NBA Champ (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
– Trae Young: SL Synopsis (from Graham Chapple, Peachtree Hoops,):
What Can The Hawks Expect From Jeremy Lin? (from Sam Meredith, Peachtree Hoops):
What To Expect From Hawks’ New HC Lloyd Pierce (from Zackery Rogers, Soaring Down South):
Draft Stock Watch: Breakout International Prospects (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
As Sterling Brown Fights For An NBA Job, He’s Embraced His Role In A Bigger Struggle (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Smart & Horford: Best Defensive Duo In The Assn?  (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Will DeRozan’s Old School Game Be A Problem?  (from Kelly Scaletta, Bleacher Report):
The Really Real Conversation Between CJ & KD (from BBall Breakdown):
Watch and listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgN2jeXt7jo
Pull-Up Jumpers Held The Heat Back Last Season (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):
Jerian Grant: Struggling To Find PG Versatility (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Nerlens Noel: Recruited And Rejuvenated (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Wolves’ SL Review: Okogie & Bates-Diop (from Tim Faklis, A Wolf Among Wolves):
Pistons’ Two-Way Prospect Keenan Evans (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
TBT: The Best Basketball Event Of The Summer (from Dan Wolken, USA Today):