Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/14/17

Dennis Smith: The Perfect Next Face Of The Mavs (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
NBA Scouts On Dennis Smith, Jr. (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
FA Fit: CP3 On The Rockets (from Mike O’Connor, BBall Breakdown):
Ekpe Udoh Is Back, Better Than Ever (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
How Sean Marks Is Saving The Nets (from Morgan Dunn, Sir Charles In Charge):
A Fair Appraisal Of Nikola Jokic (from Paul Headley, 16 Wins):
The Cavs Are Standing Idle And It Might Cost Them LBJ (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The NBA’s New Breed Of Big Men: Joel Embid  (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Summer League Review (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):
LV Summer League Day 7 Standouts (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
6 Young Execs Likely To Become GMs (from Brian Rauf, Chat Sports):
Why Warriors Prefer Klay Thompson Over Paul George (from Monte Poole, csnbayarea):
Avery Bradley: Pistons May Have Found Their “Glue Guy”  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Celtics Trying To Utilize Zizic’s Strengths (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Lonzo Ball’s Agent Harrison Gaines Q & A (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/3/17

Rubio: Perfect Fit For Jazz Defense (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Grade: Wolves To Sign Taj Gibson (from Nicholas Agar-Johnson, Hoops Habit):
Grade: Rockets To Sign P.J. Tucker (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
Thunder & Rockets: Rewarding Their Stars’ Patience (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
Rockets Get To Keep Nene After All (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Adding Millsap: A Major Coup For Nuggets (from Nick Kosmider, Denver Post):
Can The Pels’ Big Three Stay Healthy & Play Effectively Together? (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Cheick Diallo’s Growth (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
Re-signing Joe Ingles: Vital For Jazz (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Video Breakdown: UCLA Cut (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Dejounte Murray: Aiming For A Summer Of Improvement (from Jabari Young, Express-News):
Running The Knicks Would Be A Great Job….Except For One Thing (from Jared Dubin, GQ):
Dennis Smith, Jr’s Rise Came With A Caring Single Dad (from Brad Townsend, Dallas News):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/26/17 PART ONE

Fultz Proved His Mettle At DeMatha High School (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
Behind The Scenes As The Lakers Prepared To Draft Lonzo (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
The Butler Trade: What Now? (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
There’s More Than Unparalleled Athleticism To Dennis Smith’s Game (from Bobby Karalla, Mavs.com):
Undrafted, Not Unwelcome (from Andy Wittry, Sporting News):
Three Undrafted Free Agents To Watch In Summer League (from Max Holm, Hoops Habit):
Video Breakdown: Cavs’ Elevator Doors In Finals’ Game Four (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Jimmy Butler: From Texas To NBA Stardom To Timberwolves (from Chip Scoggins, Tribune News service);
Interview: Pete Philo On The Draft And Being A Pro Scout (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Understanding NBA Salaries As A Percentage Of The Cap (from Joel Rush, BSNDenver):
Caleb Swanigan’s Stunning Life Turnaround (from Aaron Mesh, wweek.com):
Magic’s Isaac, Iwundu Grew To Become NBA Players (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Helping Jonathan Isaac’s Development (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
What The Bucks Learned From The Finals (from Josh Cornelissen, Behind The Buck Pass);
–  Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
–  Okafor: A Good Reminder That Sure Things Aren’t Always (from Bob Ford, philly.com):
Life cycle of NBA rumor reporting: 1: The root rumor 2: wild mutations 3: “highly unlikely” that anything will happen 4: Nothing happened  5: lame explanation why something that had zero chance of happening didn’t happen.