Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/9/18 PART ONE

ATL: Takeaways From Hawks’ Preseason Games (from Greg Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
–  BOS: Kyrie’s Sick Handles: Inside His Bag Of Tricks (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
DAL: The Mavs’ Pick-And-Roll Academy (from Shehan Peiris, Blog Don’t Lie):
DEN: How The Nuggets & Jokic Are Trying To Survive Against Pick-And-Rolls  (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Malik Beasley Knows His Role. Can He Flourish Within It?  (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
LAL: The Metamorphosis Of Brandon Ingram  (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
MIL: We’re About To See A New Giannis  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
MIL:  Q & A: Khris Middleton (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
MIN: In Meeting With Thibs, Butler Reiterates His Desire To Be Traded (from Jon Krawcynzski, The Athletic):
NOP: Depression Had Jahlil Okafor In A Dark Place, But He’s Come A Long Way (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
PHI: Sixers Could Draw On Lob City’s Offense  To Utilize Fultz & Simmons  (from Kevin F. Love, Liberty Ballers):
PHO:  McDonough’s Firing:
SAC: Grading The Kings’ Roster (from NBA Math):
SAS: Grading The Spurs’ Roster (from NBA Math):
TOR: Inside The Raptors’ Big Bet Of Kawhi Loving Their Culture (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
TOR: The Raptors Want Even More From Delon Wright (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players:  11-20 (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):
Q & A: Spanish Coach Joan Plaza (from Alex Madrid, eurohoops.net):
What Impact Will The New Draft Lottery Rules Have On Tanking (from Bryan Toporek, The Step Back):
Next Step For NBA Is Hiring Women In Positions Of Power (from Associated Press):
Q & A: “Basketball: A Love Story” Director Dan Klores (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
“Love Of The Game”: Excerpt From “Basketball: A Love Story” (from ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/6/18

BKN: Jarrett Allen’s Glaring Weakness (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
CHA: The Importance Of Keeping Cody Zeller Healthy (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Can The Cavs’ Plan Work?  (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
CLE: After Horrible Playoff Run, Clarkson Changed His Diet & HIs Workouts (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Nuggets’ Depth: Untested But Ready For The Challenge (from Zach Mikash, Denver Stiffs):
GSW: Ron Adams Again Named #1 NBA Assistant Coach (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
IND: Q & A: Tyreke Evans (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
LAC:  Tobias Harris Can Be Clips’ Go-To Guy, Per His Mentor George Gervin  (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAL:  How Does LBJ Fit In With Lakers?  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
LAL: Ingram’s Star On The Rise (from Mike Trudell, lakers.com):
MEM: MarShon Brooks: “Professional Bucket Getter” (from Mark Giannotto, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: Heat Preseason A Forward-Thinking Opportunity (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIA: Heat, Spoelstra Adjust To Non-Contact NBA (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIL:  Antetokounmpo’s Time Has Arrived (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
MIN: An Early Call To Circle The Wagons After Rout By OKC (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
NYK: Fizdale Is Giving Clyde Frazier The Chance He’s Been Craving (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Roberson Will Be Out Longer Than Expected (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
OKC: Dennis Schroder Savors Second Chance To Make NBA Impression (from Brett Dawson, The Athletic):
ORL: Film Room: Aaron Gordon Becoming More Complete Player (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Q & A: Jonathan Issac (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
PHI: Landry Shamet Is Shining In Preseason Play (from Liberty Ballers):
POR: Video Breakdown: Terry Stotts’ Horns Offensive Set (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
POR: Point Forward Evan Turner (from Dwight Jaynes, NBC Sports):
UTA: How Sefolosha Elevates Teammates’ Play (from Dan Clayton, Salt City Hoops):
WAS: Despite Postseason Snub, Satoransky Enters Third Season With Confidence (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Larry Brown Can’t Stop Coaching (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
An Oral History Of The Sonics’ Final Game At KeyArena (from Percy Allen, Seattle Times):
The NBA Big Man Isn’t Disappearing, Just Evolving (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 41-50 (from Antonis Stroggylakis, Eurohoops.net):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/24/18

Trae Young, KLove & The Future Of Mental Health In The NBA (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Wolves: Okogie Isn’t Getting ROY Hype, Which Is Fine With Him (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
The Likely Minimal Impact Of The New Offensive Rebound Shot Clock Rule  (from Daniel Massop, Nylon Calculus):
Mavs: Why Coach Carlisle Isn’t Concerned About Pairing Doncic & DSJ  (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
How Do The Celtics And Raptors Match Up? (from Fred Katz, Mass Live):
Siakam: A Jumper Away From Stardom?  (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
–  2017-18 Answers: Evolution Of The Big Man (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
The Path To The WC Playoffs Will Be Even Tougher Next Season (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
The All-Question-Mark Team (from Levi Wenrich, 94 Feet Report):
Building The Perfect Rookie From The 2018 Draft Class (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
2019 Draft: Examining Every Protected Pick (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
How Muscala Can Help The Sixers Bench (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
–  How The Lakers’ Young Players Can Help Get Them Back Into The Playoffs (from Kameron Duncan, NBA Analysis Network):
Duncan Robinson Puts Team USA On Hold For Shot At Heat’s 15-Man Roster (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Dante Exum Interview (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Pooh Jeter’s Clinic To Bring Together Generations Of L.A. Basketball Talent (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Q & A: Trainer Lily Abdelmalek (from Harry Lyles, Jr., SNation):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/12/18

BOS-CLE Preview (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
Brad Stevens Makes The Celtics Better Than They Have Any Right To Be (from Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight):
Aron Baynes: Celtics Unsung 3-Point Shooter (from Tomasz Kordylewski):
Kevin Love’s Roller Coaster Ride (from Steve Aschburner, nba.com):
HOU-GSW Preview (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Can GSW Keep HOU Off The FT Line? (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
Harden Keeps Reinventing Himself (from Kent Babb, Washington Post):
Rockets’ Player Development Intern Mike James Coaches Like He Played (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
Why Didn’t The Kerr-D’Antoni Partnership Work In Phoenix? (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Will Simmons & Embiid Learn From Boston Series? (from Bob Ford, Philly.com):
Jazz: Season Review (from Dan Clayton, Clutch Points):
Draft Lottery & Draft Position Q & A (from Mike Zarren/David Sparks, Celtics.com):
2018 Draft: Breaking Down The Top 14 (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Why The Raptors Fired Casey & What’s Next (from Michael Grange sportsnet.ca):
Film Room: Brandon Ingram’s Development – Finishing At The Rim (from Pate Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
International Spotlight: Bojan Bogdanovic (from Hoop Ball):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/5/18

Warriors: New Era, New Challenges (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Warriors: Pros & Cons Of Starting Javale McGee (from Simon Cherin-Gordon, Hoops Habit):
Jordan Bell: Determined To Shed Rustiness & “Be The Best I Can Be” (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Rookies Who Are Primed For 2nd Year Breakouts (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Raptors: Valanciuanas’ Miraculous Defensive Improvement (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
Q & A: DeMar DeRozan (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Jarrett Allen Gives Nets Hope For The Future (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
For Sam Hinkie’s Next Act… (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Why Pat Riley Likes The Heat Roster And Having Wade Back (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
Thunder: Does Patrick Patterson Need To Play More? (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
Height And Defensive Matchups (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Visualizing Versatility: A New Way To Look At The Warriors’ Defense (from Golden State Of Mind):
The Remarkable Women Of The NBA (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
BI Note:  Of course this story contains just a partial list of women making outstanding contributions.  There is a long list of others who deserve similar recognition.  Some examples are NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts, Washington Wizards TV Analyst Kara Lawson and Charlotte Hornets sideline reporter Stephanie Ready.
MIP Candidates (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Re-Live Lonzo Ball’s Big Night In San Antonio (from Christian Rivas, Silver Screen And Roll):
The Cavs’ Three-Point Defense Remains A Big Issue (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Ben Simmons And “Non-Traditional Stats” (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Mavs:  Harrison Barnes Is Liking The Move Back To The Three (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
The Celtics’ Bench Is Shaping Up (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Sixers: How TJ McConnell Morphed From Undrafted To Invaluable (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Brett Brown: Adding Ilyasova Is A Massive Pick-Up  (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):
Pau Gasol Says Brother Marc “Should Be Upset” (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):
Re-Thinking Draft Day Debates (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
With Scandals Rocking Youth Basketball, NBA Readying Plan To Step In (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):