Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/13/18

Q & A: New Hawks HC Lloyd Pierce (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
What’s Next For The Cavs? (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Sixers: With Help Of Data Scientist, Coaches, Analytics Dept. Seek To Strengthen Communication (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):
How NBA GMs Vacation & Deal With Cell Phone Addiction (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
OKC: Daniel Hamilton Hopes Year At PG Proves Valuable In NBA Quest (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Cavs: Speeding Up Should Help Sexton & Osman (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Nets: Turning Agony into Opportunity (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
MEM: Grit & Grind Is Back, Sort Of (from Eric Spyropolous, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Why Wagner May Be Perfect Fit For LBJ, Lakers (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Adebayo: Heat’s Future At Center?  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Can Watanabe Become Japan’s Second-Ever NBA Player? (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Marcus Smart Sign-And-Trade Considerations (from Ryan Bernardoni, Danger Cart):
Raptors: Nick Nurse’s Expectations (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
Why James Ennis Is A Perfect Fit For The Rockets (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Kevin Knox Could Be A Star For Knicks (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
The Knicks May Have Unearthed A Gem In Mitchell Robinson (from Tommy Beer, Forbes):
Wendell Carter: The Bulls May Have Hit It Big (from Ricky O’Donnell, SB Nation):
Q & A: Dell Demps (from Rod Walker, The Advocate):
Isaac Bonga Wouldn’t Be The Lakers’ First 6’9″ PG (from Bill Oram, The Athletic):
Trade Tracker: Grades & Details (from ESPN):
Most Impactful FA Signings Of The Summer (from Jonathan Macri, The Step Back):
LVSL: Rookie Observations (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
Free Agency Update (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Free Agency & Summer League Observations (from Kyle Ratke, timberwoves.com):
Anfernee Simons: The Draft Class’ Biggest Enigma (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/11/18 PART TWO

NOTE:  We are publishing in two parts today to accommodate today’s best stories as well as to further assist in playing catch-up re: items missed during our 3-day hiatus.  We anticipate returning to our usual schedule later this week.

 

Why Warriors Believe Willie Green Will Become A Head Coach (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Semi Ojeleye Is Remaking Himself To Be About Much More Than Defense (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Clippers GM Explains The Keys To Free Agency (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Cavs In A Much Better Post-LBJ Position This Time (from Sean Devey, Sporting News):
Neil Olshey’s Thoughts On Summer League (from NBC Sports):
Rookies Who Have Impressed In Summer League (from Charlie Stanton, Golden State Of Mind):
Some Summer League Standouts (from Dave Zarum, sportsnet.ca):
Summer League: Second-Year Players Making An Impact (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Embiid: Things To Work On This Summer (from Matt Esposito, Hoops Habit):
Steph Curry Q & A (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
David Fizdale Q & A (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Curious Case Of Myles Turner’s 3-Point Shooting (from Ben Pfeifer, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Nuggets: Roster Implications Of Signing Jarred Vanderbilt (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/2/18

LBJ To The Lakers:
Making Sense Of The Cap (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Breaking Down The Lakers’ Cap Situation (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Will DMC Be The Lakers’ Next Target?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Where Do The Cavs Go Next? (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Inside The Cavs’ Draft (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
Free Agency Tracker/Analysis (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/415893/2018/07/01/nba-free-agency-tracker-analysis-of-the-deals-you-need-to-know/
VanVleet Deal Suggests Raptors Are Doubling Down On 59-Win Core (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
Why Didn’t The Blazers Re-Sign Ed Davis? (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Which Teams Had Cap Space & How Are They Using It?  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Should OKC Stretch Melo?  (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Nabbing Tyreke Would Give OKC A Competitive Edge (from Benjamin McCoy, Thunderous Intentions):
After “Redshirt Year”, Frank Jackson Is Ready to Begin His NBA Career On Court This Week (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):

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 6/10/18

Amid Constant Change, Brett Brown has Given The Sixers Stability (from Jesse Larch,  Sports Talk Philly):
Shouldering The Offense Took A Big Toll On LBJ’s Defense (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
A Look At The Warriors Off-Season To-Do List (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Why The Warriors Have Remained Unbeatable (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
Warriors: Beautiful Basketball Should Be Easy To Love (from Lee Dresie, Pounding The Rock):
The Warriors Dealt With Challenges All Season (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated);
Kerr’s System Proved Victorious (from Hugo Kitano, Golden State Of Mind):
The Celtics Will Not Need A Primary Ballhandler (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Timberwolves’ Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Spurs Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Mo Bamba’s Growing Case As The Best Player In This Draft (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Miles Bridges’ Path To The NBA (from Howie Kussoy, NY Post):
Junior Robinson: “Size Doesn’t Matter” (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):