Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/13/18

ATL: Trae Young Can Unlock His Star Potential By Improving Off The Ball (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
ATL: Alex Len To Play Vital Role In Hawks’ Offensive Scheme (from Kevin Chouinard, hawks.com):
BKN: Jarrett Allen: Living Up To The Hype (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
BOS: Hayward: The Bumps At The End Of Comeback Trail Hurt, Too (from Jay King, The Athletic):
BOS: Amid The Hoopla, Don’t Forget About The Bigs (from Mard D’Amico, celtics.com):
CHI: Q & A: Zach Lavine  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
CHI: Frontcourt Continues To Gain Clarity In Markkanen’s Absence (from Mark Strotman, NBC Sports):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith  (from bulls.com):
CLE: Preseason Observations (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
GSW:  Damian Jones Earns Starting Center Job (from Logan Murdock, Mercury News):
IND: No Excuses As Pacers Go Back To Work  (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
IND: Myles Turner Sees Pacers Reaching New Heights (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
MIL: Bucks Want Opponents To Earn Their Points This Season (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
NYK: Knox Will “Take His Lumps” As Starting SF (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
ORL: Isaac’s Length Changes The Defense (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Ben Simmons’ Roadmap To Improving  (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
PHI: Simmons Has His Native Australia Obsessed  (from Mike Jensen, philly.com):
PHO: The Suns Should Not Sign Jamal Crawford (from Kyle Manthe, Valley Of The Suns):
POR: Q & A: Terry Stotts (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAS: Bryn Forbes Slides Into NBA’s Most Cursed Role (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
UTA: Perfect Preseason Provides Answers & More Questions (from Dan Clayton, Salt City Hoops):
UTA: Exum Could Be In Best Situation Of His Career This Season (from Kyle Standfield, Pick And Roll):
Numbers Game: The Future Of Sports Stats (from Jack Malooley, chicagomag.com):
Who Gets An Extension? (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Tex Winter: Far More Than Just The Triangle Pioneer (from Jack McCallum, Sports Illustrated):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/1/18

The 2018-19 League Pass Rankings, Part One (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BOS: Quality 3-Pointers On Celtics’ Menu (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
CHI: Markkanen’s Out 6-8 Weeks: Now What?  (from Ryan Borja, bullsconf.com):
DAL: The Mavs Could Be Better Than You Think, Sooner Than You Think (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
LAL: Key Takeaways From LBJ’s Lakers Debut  (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
LAL: Observations From Training Camp (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
MIA: Whiteside The Big Positive In Heat’s Preseason Opener (from Anthony Chicang, Miami Herald):
MIN: Wolves Facing Rising Pressure In The Butler Saga (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
NYK: What Fizdale Wants From Hezonja (from Greg Joyce, NY Post):
OKC: Grading The Thunder Roster (from NBA Math):
OKC: Takeaways From Blue & White Scrimmage (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
OKC: Schroder Could Lead Thunder To New Heights (from Chris Guest, 94 Feet Report):
PHO: Suns’ Preseason Keys (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
POR: Blazers Shoot For Improvement (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
POR: Setting A Baseline For Blazers’ Assists This Season (from TeamMom, Blazer’s Edge):
SAS: The Debut Of The New-Look Spurs (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
TOR: Simplifying The Offense Is Just One Step In Acclimating Kawhi (from Eric Koreen, he Athletic):
TOR: Raptors Have Two Weeks To Prepare Their Defense (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
TOR: Miles Looking To Overcome Defensive-Minded Depth on The Wing (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
The Next EC Dynasty Could Depend On The…Sacramento Kings  (from Bryan Mears, The Action Network):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 91-100  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, Eurohoops.net):
Josh Boone: Finding A Home In The NBL  (from Matthew Kipp, Liberty Ballers):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/30/18

How The 7 Seconds Or Less Suns Influenced The Modern Game (from Lucas Gaynor, 94 Feet Report):
BKN: Why LeVert Is Poised For Breakout Season (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BKN:  RHJ Working To Add Vital Piece To His Game (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: Davis, Faried Strengthen Nets On Boards (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BOS: Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
CHI: Markkanen Out 6-8 Weeks (from Sam Smith, Bulls.com):
CHI: Parker-Holiday Frontcourt Pairing  (from Michael Walton, NBC Sports):
DAL: Doncic Impresses In Preseason Debut (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Video Highlights (from NBA.com):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6d5JdoLu7Q
DEN: Lessons Learned, Continuity & A New Defensive Focus (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
DEN: Isaiah Thomas’ Vocal Leadership (from Matt Stephens, Denver Post):
DET: After Early UM Exit, GRIII Looks To Stay With Pistons (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
DET: Stanley Johnson Tired Of Hearing About Potential (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
IND: Late Picks Showing Early Signs Of Growth (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAL: LBJ & Walton See Lakers As Fast, Positionless Team (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Will All The Pieces Fit?  (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
MIN: Thibodeau Attempts To Push Through (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
PHI: Lineup With Simmons & Fultz Shows Promise (from Sarah Todd, Philly.com):
PHO: Booker Working Overtime To Become More Dangerous With Left Hand (from Duane Rankin, Azcentral.com):
POR: Point Of Emphasis Chops Up Exhibition Game (from Dwight Jaynes, NBC Sports):
POR: Observations From Preseason Game 1 (from Dan Marang, Blazers Edge):
SAC: McLemore Impresses In Camp (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: Spurs’ Shooting Fell Off Last Season (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
TOR: Leonard’s Preseason Debut (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
TOR: Pascal Siakam Film Room Breakdown (from Cooper Smither, Raptors Republic ):
TOR: Raptors Battle For Minutes Will Be At Center (from Stephen Brotherston, Pro Bball Report):
TOR: Raptors Struggled To Defend League’s Best (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
UTA: Grayson Allen Lights It Up In 1st NBA Game (from Mike Sorensen, Deseret News):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/26/18

Each Team’s Greatest Flaw As Training Camps Open (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
10 Breakout Candidates (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BKN:  How The Boomers Helped Mitch Creek Land An NBA Opportunity (from fiba.basketball):
BKN: New Net Alan Williams Has Service In His Blood (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Horford Welcomes His Role (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
BOS: A Reintroduction To Hayward (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
CHI: Portis Is Embracing His Sixth Man Role (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DAL:  Inside JJ Barea’s Unique Bond With Puerto Rico  (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

DEN: The Nuggets Are Defined By Why They Play, Not Just How (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
GSW: A Statistical Analysis Of Why The Dubs Are The Golden Standard (from Jordan Wong, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Will Dubs’ Youth Movement Prevail? (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
IND: Pacers Not Letting Contract Situation Affect Chemistry (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
MEM: A Note To Memphis (from Chandler Parsons, The Players Tribune):
MIA: How Much Does The Rotation Matter? (from Couper Moorhead, heat.com):
MIL: Budenholzer Emphasizes Defensive Transition & Offensive Spacing (from Ben Steele, jsonline.com):
NYK: Finally Speaking With One Voice (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
PHO: What Kokoskov’s Offense Is All About  (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
PHO: Ryan Anderson Lands In Ideal Situation For A Fresh Start (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
WAS: Wizards Begin Commitment To Spacing The Floor (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: Brooks Wants Otto Porter To Shoot More (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
Whatever Happened To Big Country Reeves? (from Gerald Narciso, Bleacher Report):
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Checking In On Each Team’s Roster Count (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
QOTD (from PJ Tucker, responding to being asked if he cared about player rankings): “No, I could care less. Some guys care about that crap. But man, they could have me dead last. I really don’t care. What does it mean? If you’re 12, if you’re 15… It doesn’t change how many wins you’re gonna get, what you mean to your team. I’m sure somebody on Golden State isn’t even on the list, but he’s got a lot of rings. So, it doesn’t matter to me.”

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/26/18

Daryl Morey Q & A (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
How Reclassification Fast-Tracks Top Prospects To College And The NBA (from Jeff Borzello, ESPN):
The Timberwolves’ Place In The New NBA Landscape (from Josh Bungum, Dunking With Wolves):
What Are Wolves’ Bench Options In 2018-19? (from Jake Paynting, Hashtag Basketball):
What Can Cavs’ Expect From  KLove As #1 Option? (from Jeff Siegel, Fear The Sword):
Grizzlies: JJJ Is Here (from Dave DuFour, Grizzly Bear Blues):
How Good Can These Young Bulls Become? (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Poythress Adds Another SF To Hawks’ Rotation (from Jeff Siegel, Soaring Down South):
Did The Warriors Really Ruin The NBA? (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
Summer League Alums Signing Database (from Nicola Lupo):
Jenny Boucek’s Pregnancy Represents A 1st For The NBA (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Melo: Stint With Thunder “Wasn’t A Good Fit”  (from Jemele Hill, ESPN):
Rockets Are Melo’s Best, Last Hope (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
After Nightmare Year, Will Isaiah Thomas Find HIs Way With Nuggets? (from Ben Ladner, Sports Illustrated):
Terry Rozier’s Most Important Trait: Ball Security (from Jason Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Building USA’s Dream Team For 2020 Olympics (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Sheldon Jeter: Still Searching For His NBA Chance (from Michael Mccleary, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette):
Who Ya Got: Warriors Starting 5 Or 5 #1 Picks?  (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Vucevic: Future In Doubt, But Magic Still Need His Present (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Isaiah Briscoe’s Signing Is An Example Of How Technology Has Changed NBA Scouting (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
Don’t Write Off Henry Ellenson (from Steve Hinson, Detroit Bad Boys):
LBJ Still Soaring At 33: A Close Look At His Workouts (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
Video: “Post Deep” Screen (Triangle O) (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
21 Players Under 21 Who Are Rising In World Cup Qualifiers (from FIBA.basketball):
10 Players Who Remain On The EuroLeague Market  (from George Orfanakis, Eurohoops.net):