Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/2/18

League Pass Rankings, Part Two (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BKN: No Limits When Experimenting With Lineups (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
BKN: Nets’ Forward Options (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
BOS: Bench Role Hasn’t Sapped Rozier’s Energy (from Scott Souza, Providence Journal):
BOS: Yabusele Improves His Game (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Globe):
CHA: Hornets’ Plan For Miles Bridges Is Changing Already (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Splitting The Starting Center Job (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: The Cavs’ New Offense (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Notable Aspects Of Preseason Win Over LAL (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
GSW: How Curry’s Usage Has Evolved (from Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Quinn Cook Found His Place In Golden State (from Jake Paynting, Def Pen):
MIA: Duncan Robinson Now Slinging Instead Of Sprinting  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIA: Winslow Can Fill In All The Blanks (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
MIL: Bucks’ Players Like Budenholzer’s “Daily Vitamins”  (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: Star Track: Anthony Davis (from The Ringer):
ORL: Film Room At Sixers: Bamba, Vucevic & Ross (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Grading The Magic’s Roster (from NBA Math):
PHI: Monday’s Game Analysis: Fultz, Shamet, Embiid (from David Murphy,  philly.com):
PHI: Fultz Looks Set For Breakout Year Alongside Simmons (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
PHI: Improved Post Play Should Be A Focus For Simmons (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Unlike Fultz, Simmons Not Going To Start Launching Threes (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
PHI: JJ Redick Is More Than Just A Mentor To Sixers’ Young Players (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
SAS: When It Comes To D, Spurs Aim To Reload, Not Rebuild  (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
SAS: Can Dejounte Murray Lead Spurs Into New Era? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
TOR:  New Role For Siakam Could Have Big Benefits For Raptors (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
TOR: Raptors’ Playbook: Halfcourt Season Preview (from Cooper Smither, Raptors Republic):
UTA: Joe Ingles: Most Unappreciated Star?  (from Micah Adams, Sporting News):
UTA: Can The Jazz Attack Switching Defenses Effectively? (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Offseason Boxing Workouts Help Gobert On The Court (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
UTA: Ricky Rubio: Case Study In Confidence (from Dan Godziszewski, 94 Feet Report)):
10 Candidates For A Bounce-Back Season (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 81-90  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net ):
Hoop Dreams: Why Basketball Never Sleeps (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
How Can We Best Measure Individual Defensive Impact? (from Daniel Massop, Nylon Calculus):
How Can An Analytic Approach Be Applied To Player Psychology?  (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/26/18

Each Team’s Greatest Flaw As Training Camps Open (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
10 Breakout Candidates (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BKN:  How The Boomers Helped Mitch Creek Land An NBA Opportunity (from fiba.basketball):
BKN: New Net Alan Williams Has Service In His Blood (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Horford Welcomes His Role (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
BOS: A Reintroduction To Hayward (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
CHI: Portis Is Embracing His Sixth Man Role (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DAL:  Inside JJ Barea’s Unique Bond With Puerto Rico  (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

DEN: The Nuggets Are Defined By Why They Play, Not Just How (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
GSW: A Statistical Analysis Of Why The Dubs Are The Golden Standard (from Jordan Wong, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Will Dubs’ Youth Movement Prevail? (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
IND: Pacers Not Letting Contract Situation Affect Chemistry (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
MEM: A Note To Memphis (from Chandler Parsons, The Players Tribune):
MIA: How Much Does The Rotation Matter? (from Couper Moorhead, heat.com):
MIL: Budenholzer Emphasizes Defensive Transition & Offensive Spacing (from Ben Steele, jsonline.com):
NYK: Finally Speaking With One Voice (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
PHO: What Kokoskov’s Offense Is All About  (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
PHO: Ryan Anderson Lands In Ideal Situation For A Fresh Start (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
WAS: Wizards Begin Commitment To Spacing The Floor (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: Brooks Wants Otto Porter To Shoot More (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
Whatever Happened To Big Country Reeves? (from Gerald Narciso, Bleacher Report):
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Checking In On Each Team’s Roster Count (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
QOTD (from PJ Tucker, responding to being asked if he cared about player rankings): “No, I could care less. Some guys care about that crap. But man, they could have me dead last. I really don’t care. What does it mean? If you’re 12, if you’re 15… It doesn’t change how many wins you’re gonna get, what you mean to your team. I’m sure somebody on Golden State isn’t even on the list, but he’s got a lot of rings. So, it doesn’t matter to me.”

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/6/18

Summer League Storylines To Watch (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
10 European League Players To Watch In Las Vegas Summer League (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
James Nunnally: The Undrafted American In Europe Drawing Intrigue From NBA Teams (from Ben Rohrbach, Yahoo Sports):
The Oldest Players At The LV SL  (from Hoops Hype):
Kawhi Leonard Trade Talk Mystery (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Should Lakers Include Ingram In Trade Offer For Kawhi? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Top Remaining Unrestricted FAs (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Top Remaining FAs (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
The Pacers Got Better While Everyone Else Was Chasing Superstars (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
MPJ’s New Role: Underdog (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
The Kings Will Rise Or Fall With Their Young Trio (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
Q & A: Amar’e Stoudemire (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Whose Stock Started To Rise Or Fall In The Early Mini Summer Leagues? (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
OKC: Why Rookie Devon Hall Opens SL With A Shot At Thunder Roster Spot  (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Chinese Star Is The Net Getting The Most Summer Buzz (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Ask Sam Smith (from bulls.com):
How 2016’s Free Agency Period Continues To Impact Today’s Market (from Steve Zavala, Sir Charles In Charge ):
Q & A: Tomas Satoransky (from Lukas Kuba, Truth About It):
Eric Glass: Next In The Long Line Of Success Coaches, Execs Produced By Heat Video Room?  (from Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post):
Kokoskov Hits Ground Running As Suns Head To SL  (from Jack Harris, Cronkite News):
Teammates For Life: Niang, Mitrou-Long Bring Out The Best In Each Other  (from Aaron Falk, UtahJazz.com):
Heat: Coach Spoelstra Shares Summer League Insights (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald ):
Derrick Jones, Jr: Showing Improvement (from Couper Moorhead, heat.com):
What The Celtics Are Looking For From Their Summer League Players (from Jay King, The Athletic);
How GSW Can Maximize DMC (from Will Gottlieb, Bleacher Report):
The Warriors Haven’t Ruined The NBA (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Sixers: Wilson Chandler Isn’t Just A Potential Trade Piece (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
What Makes Marcus Smart Special? (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
Free Agency & Free Will (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/7/17

Miami Has A Deep, Talented Roster & A Top-Four Coach  (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Q & A: Eric Malinowski, Author Of Betaball (from Matt Giles, Longreads):
– Justise Winslow’s True Test Will Come (from Ira Winderman, SunSentiel):
Q & A: Malcolm Delaney  (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
One Way Each Team Can Improve (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Magic Want Vucevic To Embrace The Trey (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Hawks’ Collins Has Set His Sights High (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Jayson Tatum: In A Unique Position With The Celtics  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Thunder Show Offensive Potential (from Royce Young, ESPN):
In Playoffs, OKC Collapsed w/o Westbrook (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
CP3/Rockets: A Clash In Shot Selection (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
The Raptors’ Young Bench  (from Demar Grant, Tip Of The Tower):
Aaron Gordon: Taking His Game To The Next Level (from John Denton, Magic.com):
The Importance Of Defensive Rebounding (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
Why Okafor’s Trade Value Is Rising (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 51-60 (from Sportando):
Gian Clavell: Impressing In Early Preseason Games (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Blazers: Replacing Crabbe (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
Should The NBA Adopt These G-League Rules?  (from Donnovan Bennett, Sportsnet.ca):
Today’s BI is dedicated to the Memory of The Hawk:

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/2/17

OKC: Teammates Who Will Benefit Most From Formation Of “Big 3”  (from Lawrence George, Thunderous Intentions):
The Westbrook Roadmap 2.0  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Knicks’ KP Dilemma (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Sixers: The Value Of JJ & RoCo (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Heat: Spoelstra Conjures Intriguing 5-Men-Out Alignment  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
How Jabari Parker Breaks Down Defenders In Transition (from Scott Rafferty):
Grading The Sixers Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
How Anthony Tolliver Can Help The Pistons (from Lazarus Jackson, Detroit Bad Boys):
LeVert Used 1st Real Offseason To Get Seriously Fit (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Why The Jazz Offense Will Be Better Than People Think (from Jared Woodcox, The JNotes):
Dennis Smith, Jr & Backcourt Depth Will Allow Mavs To Do New Things (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
League Pass Rankings, Part One (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Kings: Buddy Hield “Burns To Win” (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Kuzma Continues To Build Off Impressive Summer (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Avery Bradley’s Work Ethic (from John Niyo, Detroit News):
Brad Stevens Continues To Stress Jaylen Bown’s Defense  (from Jay King, MassLive):
RIP: Frank Hamblen Was A Revered NBA Coach (from Andy Amey, TribStar.com):