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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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/23/17

CLE/BOS Trade:
Koby Altman: The GM Behind The Biggest Trade (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Ingram, Winslow, Ingles: 3 SFs Who Reflect The NBA’s Positional Evolution (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Will Antetokounmpo Develop A Reliable Jumper?  (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Film Breakdown: Butler/Towns Pick-And-Roll, Part Two  (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Can DMC & AD Save The Pelicans? (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
Five Under The Radar Rookies (from Max Holm, Hoops Habit):
Offseason Moves Start Lakers’ Facelift  (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
2018 Draft: Don’t Sleep On These Potential One-And-Done Freshmen  (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
The Champions Basketball League (from Sam Rosen, The Ringer):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/16/17

The 4-Year Rebuild That Has Transformed The Celtics (from Chris Forsberg/Luke Knox, ESPN):
Markelle Fultz’ Potential (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Ideal Laker Playbook (from Forum Blue And Gold):
Designing A Great Offense (from Forum Blue And Gold):
2017-18 Breakouts: Three Players With New Roles (from Eric Spyropolous, NBA Math):
Cousins Is An Elite Scorer, Jokic Is An Elite Basketball Player (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
Top 2018 Draft Prospects (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Dejounte Murray: Replacing Tony Parker (from PSherman42, Pounding The Rock):
Wolves’ Backup PG Duty: Tyus Jones (from Andy Grimsrud, A Wolf Among Wolves):
Transition Program Helps Rookies Avoid Financial, Social Pitfalls (from AJ Neuharth-Keusch, USA Today):
Best Ball Fakes From 2017 Season (from NBA.com):