Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/7/17

Can Westbrook Become More Of An Off-Ball Threat? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
This Is For Boston (from Isaiah Thomas, The Players Tribune):
Brad Stevens Responds To IT’s Comments (from Scott Polacek, Bleacher Report):
Top 50 Most Interesting Players In European Hoops:  11-20 (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The New And Improved Nuggets (from Austin Hutchinson, medium.com):
Pacers Hopes Center Around Myles Turner (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Markkanen: Already Easing The Blow From Losing Butler (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Mark Cuban Q & A (from Oliver Maroney, uproxx.com):
Kyrie Irving: Brad Stevens’ Next Project  (from wjsy, Celtics Blog):
The Summer League Story Of John Collins  (from Greg Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
What Can Otto Porter Do To Live Up To His Max Contract? (from Eric Spyropolous, NBA Math):
Biggest Impacts Of Players Changing Teams This Offseason (from Joe Romano, fansided.com):
Attacking The Switch – Concepts  (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Rex Walters Joins SVG’s Staff To Help Player Development (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
The Grizzlies’ Training Camp Concerns  (from BC Abraham, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Phil Jackson On Jerry Krause (from Sam Smith, Bulls.com):
Vin Baker’s Journey To Sobriety (from Bill Littlefield, WBUR):
Introduction To Dean Oliver’s Four Factors (from Justin Jacobs, squared2020):
Why Jaylen Brown And Other NBA Players Use Mental Skills App Lucid  (from Avery Yang,  Sporttechie.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/6/17

The NBA’s Coming Attractions At Eurobasket 2017  (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
What Makes Luka Doncic Special (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Jimmy Butler Has Something To Say (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Pistons Banking On Reggie Jackson Regaining Magic  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Predicting The Next Second Round All-Stars (from Lang Greene, Basketball Insiders):
The 50 Most Interesting Players In European Hoops: 21-30  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Balancing The Value Of Scoring Volume Vs. Scoring Efficiency (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
5 Young FAs Who Are Still Available (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Trading For Irving Was The Only Move Left For The Celtics (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Isaiah Thomas’ Fit With The Cavs (from Cranjis McBasketball, Real Ball Insiders):
Thomas Faces Uncertain Return From Hip Injury  (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
Grading The Mavericks’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Defining Bogdan Bogdanovic  (from Emmet Ryan, ballineurope.com):
10 Young Players In Need Of A Breakout Season (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Bucks’ Continue Growth Plan (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Players Looking To Shed Injury-Prone Label (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
After Golden Weekend, Jameel Warney Awaits The Call  (from Jerry Carino, app.com):
2018 Draft Primer: The Simple Subjective Initiator Test (from Ben Rubin, Ode To Oden):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/3/17

Kyrie Irving: Confident In His Decision And Himself (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Assembled Celtics Talent Follows Gospel According To Brad Stevens  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
With Millsap, Can Nuggets Make Playoffs?  (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Saric: Still A Critical Piece In Sixers’ Development  (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Willy Hernangomez: Key To Knicks’ Future (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Kuzminskas: Under The Radar & Poised To Improve (from Randy Porga, Daily Knicks):
No Shortage Of Big-Time Players At Eurobasket 2017  (from Jeff Taylor, FIBA):
Getting To Know Hawks’ Rookie Tyler Dorsey (from Joshua Sutter, Peachtree Hoops):
Undrafted Treasure: Daniel Dixon  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
George McGinnis: LBJ Before LBJ?  (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/31/17

An NBA Statistics Treatise: Cataloging The Features Of The Major Publicly Available Stats Sites (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):
BOS-CLE Trade And Its Aftermath
Eurobasket 2017 (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
– The Top 5 Scorers Under Age 25 (from Ben Rohrbach, Yahoo Sports):
5 Players On The Verge Of Breaking Out (from Yahoo Sports):
Kings Complicate Rebuild With High-Priced Free Agents  (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
The Most Underrated Moves Of The Offseason (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
What’s Next For Damian Lillard? (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Hornets Look For Bounce Back Year (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Why Reggie Jackson Is The Key To Pistons’ Success (from Brenden Welper, Piston Powered):
Flirting With The Luxury Tax: What’s Next For POR, MIL, CHA, OKC? (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
Something To Prove: Rockets’ Edition (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Timberwolves: G-League Coach Scott Roth And Justin Patton’s Development (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Jerami Grant: Thunder’s Swiss Army Knife (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
Future Traded Picks Details (from RealGM):
–  Luke Kennard’s Fit With The Pistons (from Steve Hinson, Detroit Bad Boys):
Pick And Roll D: Chasing The Snake Dribble (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
When Athletes Share Their Battles With Mental Illness (from Scott Gleeson/Erik Brady, USA Today):

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/26/17

How Adding CP3 Shifts The Rockets’ Dynamic (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Are The Pelicans Deep Enough To Make The Playoffs? (from Eric Spyropolous, NBA Math):
Clippers Continue Front Office Restructuring  (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Jameer Nelson: Still Thriving At Age 35 (from Mike Jensen, philly.com):
Orlando: Assessing Talent, Forging New Goals  (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Learning Patience Has Been Orlando’s Biggest Chore (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Trevor Booker: The Versatile Forward Every Team Wants (from Nick LeTourneau):
Knicks Settling In With New Leadership (from Shaun Powell,NBA.com):
A New Day For The Knicks: The Journey Begins (from Steve Mills,  msg.com):
Simmons Will Change How Fultz Plays (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
BOS-CLE Trade (Day 4):
Nuggets: Director Of Performance Steve Hess Transfers To Consulting Role  (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
A Deep Dive Into Vince Hunter (from Ti Windisch, Behind The Buck Pass):
Hines Brothers Connect Players On Both Sides Of Atlantic Ocean (from Kevin Callahan,  sixers.com):
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