Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/4/18

BOS: Terry Rozier, Jr Rekindles Relationship With His Father (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
CLE:  Sexton Can’t Drink With The Cavs Yet, But He Can Play (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DET: Tim Grgurich: The “Yoda” Of The NBA  (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
DET: Casey’s Shot Spectrum: A Different Brand Of Basketball (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
LAL: How Switchable Are The Guards In Lakers’ Defense?  (from Pete Zayas, The Athletic):
LAL: The Lakers’ Big Man Mystery (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
LAL: How Javale McGee Survived The “Dilution” Of The Big Man (from Bill Oram, The Athletic):
LAL: LBJ Ready To Pace & Race In Year 16 (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
MEM: Garrett Temple Gives Grizzlies Veteran Stability (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIA: Whiteside For 3?  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIN: Derrick Rose: Relearning His Game In A New Spot (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NYK: Fizdale Likes Trier’s One-On-One Ability (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
ORL: Vucevic Still Loves Playing For The Magic (from Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel):
ORL: Augustin Excited To Be Key Cog For Magic (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Fultz Is Starting To Find The Confidence He Needs (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
SAS: Lonnie Walker Is Building A Bond With Tim Duncan  (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
UTA: Jazz Offense About To Set NBA On  Fire?  (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
WAS: Who Is Chasson Randle?  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Jimmy Butler Update:
Evaluating The Two-Way Contract Experiment (from Micahel Scotto, The Athletic):
NBA Going All-In On New Rule Emphasis (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players (from Antonis Stroggylakis, europhooops.net):
Answers To 8 Big 2019 Draft Questions (from Kyle Boone, CBS Sports):

 

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 10/1/18

The 2018-19 League Pass Rankings, Part One (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BOS: Quality 3-Pointers On Celtics’ Menu (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
CHI: Markkanen’s Out 6-8 Weeks: Now What?  (from Ryan Borja, bullsconf.com):
DAL: The Mavs Could Be Better Than You Think, Sooner Than You Think (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
LAL: Key Takeaways From LBJ’s Lakers Debut  (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
LAL: Observations From Training Camp (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
MIA: Whiteside The Big Positive In Heat’s Preseason Opener (from Anthony Chicang, Miami Herald):
MIN: Wolves Facing Rising Pressure In The Butler Saga (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
NYK: What Fizdale Wants From Hezonja (from Greg Joyce, NY Post):
OKC: Grading The Thunder Roster (from NBA Math):
OKC: Takeaways From Blue & White Scrimmage (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
OKC: Schroder Could Lead Thunder To New Heights (from Chris Guest, 94 Feet Report):
PHO: Suns’ Preseason Keys (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
POR: Blazers Shoot For Improvement (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
POR: Setting A Baseline For Blazers’ Assists This Season (from TeamMom, Blazer’s Edge):
SAS: The Debut Of The New-Look Spurs (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
TOR: Simplifying The Offense Is Just One Step In Acclimating Kawhi (from Eric Koreen, he Athletic):
TOR: Raptors Have Two Weeks To Prepare Their Defense (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
TOR: Miles Looking To Overcome Defensive-Minded Depth on The Wing (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
The Next EC Dynasty Could Depend On The…Sacramento Kings  (from Bryan Mears, The Action Network):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 91-100  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, Eurohoops.net):
Josh Boone: Finding A Home In The NBL  (from Matthew Kipp, Liberty Ballers):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/29/18

The Bucks Are The EC Wild Card (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Dwight Howard Dilemma  (from Steve Jones, Jr/Jordan Brenner, Cleaning The Glass):
Nets Will Be Focusing On Closing Out Games (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Mavs: Steph’s Trainer On DSJ (from Dalton Trigg, 247 Sports):
In Focus: DeMar DeRozan (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Jazz’ Prescription For Upcoming Season: Continuity  (from Nicolas Colling, isportsweb.com):
How The Spurs Pick-And-Roll Could Evolve, Part III (from Brandon Meiners, Pounding The Rock):
Spurs: Aldridge & DeRozan Combined To Shoot More Mid-Range Shots Than Several Teams  (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
EuroLeague’s Best Players:  21-30 (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Manu Retires After 16 Incredible Seasons (from Alejandro Danois, The Shadow League):
Pistons’ Assistant GM Sachin Gupta’s Journey (from Matt Langone, Lowell Sun):
Hornets:  All Summer Long, Frank Kaminsky has Been Grinding To Expand His Game (from Rodger Bohn, slamonline.com):
Will The Thunder Hire Shooting Coach Chris Mathews?  (from Stephen Dolan, Thunderous Intentions):
Why Teams Are Already Planning For The 2022 Draft (from Morton Jensen, Give Me Sport):
Best Value Contracts Of The Offseason (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
–  10 Who Are Leaving The NBA For EuroLeague (from Dimitris Minaretzis, Eurohoops):
Wizards & Capital City Go-Go Can Model Their Partnership After  G-League Success Stories  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
From Kerr To Jokic: The All-Time Best Passing Centers (from Christian Clark, bsndenver.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/28/18

There Can Never Be Another Manu (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
Manu Will Live Forever In Basketball’s Soul (from Seerat Sohi, SB Nation):
The Magnitude Of Manu’s Impact (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Assessing Embiid’s Areas Of Improvement (from Jake Hyman, Liberty Ballers ):
Sixers: What Can Wilson Chandler Bring To The Second Unit? (from Christopher Kline/Matthew Huff, The Sixer Sense):
What To Make Of Sixers Expanded GM Search & Front Office Moves (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
A VHS Blunder & Fear Of Failure Still Motivate Nets’ Coach Kenny Atkinson (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
Video Breakdown: Best Of Celtics’ ATOs  (from NBA.com):
What Lineups Should The Celtics Use In 2018-19?  (from Keith P. Smith, Celtics Blog):
Q & A: Jayson Tatum (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Celtics: It Won’t Be About The Minutes  (from Jeremy Stevens, Hashtag Basketball):
Laker Film Room: How Switchable Are The Bigs In LAL Defense? (from Pete Zayas, The Athletic):
Pelicans’ Breakout Candidates (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
Frank Jackson: Ready To Be Unveiled By Pelicans  (form Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
Q & A: Clippers’ Assistant Coach Natalie Nakase (from Michelle Uzeta, Clips Nation):
Heat: Prospect Yante Maten Attempting To Spell NBA Success (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Underrated Offseason Acquisitions (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
Billy Donovan ” NBA Early Offense” Clinic Notes (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Euroleague Best Players: 31-40  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Market Adjustment: Good Big Men Are Bargains Now (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Jazz: 3 Grayson Allen Stats To Get Excited About (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Thibodeau Reassures Nervous Wolves Fans (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Nets: Jarrett Allen “Gotta Get Rugged”  (from Francis Adu, Nets Republic):
Jasikevicius: Doncic See Things That Can’t Be Learned (from E. Carchia, Sportando):