Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/30/18

How Does Josh Jackson Build On The End Of Last Season? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Jayson Tatum’s Three-Point Shooting (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
Ryan Broekhoff’s Long Road To Dallas (from Steve Smith, ESPN):
Trainer Chris Brickley’s Offseason Work With Melo, Ntilikina, Kanter (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
How Effective Can Reggie Jackson Be Playing Off The Ball?  (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Interview: Sixers’ Former Director Of Applied Analytics Lance Pearson (from Brian Jacobs, sixersfrontoffice.net):
Is It Make Or Break Time For Justise Winslow?  (from Jonathan Macri, The Step Back):
The Ripple Effects Of A Busy Nuggets Offseason (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
Can Juan Hernangomez Re-Emerge In Year 3? (from Max Carlin, Hoops Habit):
3 Kings Players Facing The Most Pressure Next Season (from Tomas Kassahun, Hoops Habit):
Draft Scouting: Best Prospects At U20 Euros (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Predicting 3-Point Shooting For Incoming Rookies (from Patrick Miller, Nylon Calculus):
Jerry Colangelo; Isaiah Thomas; Andre Drummond; Kyle Lowry (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Harrison Barnes: Excited To Spread “The Game Of Basketball” At NBA Africa (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Jazz: Udoh Will Continue To Stay Ready (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune);
Porzingis Visit Is Everything Knicks Love About Coach Fizdale (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Upcoming Salary Guarantee Dates To Watch (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Mid-Major Prospects To Watch   (from Jackson Hoy, The Stepien):

 

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

Ayton’s Debut: The Good And The Bad (from Kevin Pelton/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Doncic Was The Top Player On Mavs’ Draft Board (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
New Raptors’ HC Nurse Ready To Challenge DeRozan Defensively (from Emily Sadler, sportsnet.ca):
Sean Marks Talks Trades & FAs (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Q & A: Steve Kerr On Adding DMC (from Scott Ostler, SFGate):
DMC To The Dubs Didn’t Break The NBA (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Mavs: Broekhoff Relishing Dream Opportunity (from Benyam Kidane, Sporting News):
Pistons Likely To Add Grgurich To Coaching Staff (from Sean Corp, Detroit Bad Boys):
– Pistons: Casey’s Staff Hits Ground Running In Player Development (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
The Rise & Fall Of Microfracture Surgery (from Malika Andrews, Chicago Tribune):
Shrinking FA Market Means It’s Likely Celtics Retain Smart (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Cavs: Altman Says No To Tanking (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Tyreke Evans: Ready For New Role  (from Mark Monteith, Pacers.com):
What Does O’Quinn Bring To The Pacers? (from Jonathan Matthes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Pacers: McDermott Hopes He’s Found A Home (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
The Top Day One NVSL Performances (from Real GM):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/24/18

Bamba Confident He Can Contribute Right Away (from John Denton, magic.com):
MPJ: “Can’t Wait To Prove People Wrong” (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Draft: Winners And Losers/ Best And Worst (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Why Miles Bridges Didn’t Turn Pro Last Year (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Spurs’ Pick Lonnie Walker IV: Not All Talk (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
– Getting To Know Lonnie Walker Through The Eyes Of Jim Larranaga (from Jabari Young, Express-News):
Q & A: Kevin Knox (from Steve Serby, NY Post):
His High School Coach Sheds Light On The Enigma Of Mitchell Robinson (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Draft: Schlenk, Hawks Execute Controversial Plan (from Brad Rowland, Peachtree Hoops):
Sixers: The Trade For Zhaire Smith  (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
“Draymond’s Law” & How Jacob Evans Fits (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
How JaVale McGee Stayed Ready To Contribute (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
Nets Picks: Solid, But Long-Term Projects (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
Rising Sun:  New Assistant Coach Cody Toppert (from Geoff Grammer, Albuquerque Journal):
Sixers: Brett Brown Embracing Difficult Job As Interim GM (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
How Long Will Sixers Remain Patient With Fultz? (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
Job 1 For Pistons’ New Coach Casey: Develop Young Talent (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
What Holiday Brings To The Pacers (from Grant Afseth, Kokomo Tribune):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/25/18

Sloan Conference, Day 2 (from Nylon Calculus):
Cavs: LBJ & The New 4 (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
Wolves: Surviving Butler’s Injury (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
From Jackson Frank, Patreon.com:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/17181535
Wiggins’ Offensive Regression (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
Can Dejounte Murray Be The Next Great Spur?  (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Spurs: What’s Up With Kawhi Leonard’s Injury?  (from Lucas Seehafer, Zone Coverage):
Ballmer: Clippers Traded Griffin To Build For Modern NBA (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Pels: AD Is In The Midst Of The Best 4-Game Stretch Of His Career  (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
Julius Randle: Dynamic Scoring Threat (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Mavs: Is Playing Dennis Smith Off-The-Ball A Nod To Draft Plans?  (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
Sunday Notes: Harden, Raptors, Silver, Hornets & More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Kings: Labissiere Knows It’s Time To Step Up (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
For The Dubs, It All Still Starts With Curry (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
The Toughest Transition For NBA Rookies (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Pistons Playbook: Three-Point Defense (from Matthew Way, Piston Powered):
Video: How The Wolves Adjusted Their Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Lillard Time (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
Despite Flying Under The Radar, Poeltl Does A Lot For The Raptors (from Jordan Skuse, Raptors HQ):
Donovan Mitchell: Proving That He Is A Star (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Justise Winslow: Finding A Rhythm (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Bucks: 40-Year-Old Jason Terry Provides A Lift On & Off The Court (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
– Young Player To Watch On Each WC Lottery-Bound Team (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):

 

The Clippers-Pistons Trade: Special Edition

It seems as if virtually everyone published a “take” on the deal.  Here are some interesting ones: