Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/22/17

This Season’s Most Intriguing Players  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Q & A: Frank Vogel Previews The Upcoming Season (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
How Will The Cavs Work Out Their Frontcourt Rotation? (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Best Case, Worst Case: Nuggets (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
What We Learned About Each Team During The Offseason  (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Weltman’s “Type”: Versatility, Length & Defensive Mindset  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Kyrie: Celtics Will Need Patience (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Ojeleye: Celtics’ New X-Factor? (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
The NBA’s “Most Interesting Teams” (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Ideas From Some Insiders Re: Improving The NBA  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Everything To Know From Eurobasket 2017  (from Brandon Anderson, 94 Feet Report):
Grading The Timberwolves’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Morris’ Surgery Will Test Wizards’ Depth (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Cavs: More Changes To Come (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
The Rookie Point Guard Class (from Bobby Karalla, mavs.com):
Meet De’Aaron Fox (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Spots Up For Grabs During NBA Training Camps (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
TJ McConnell Both Defines And Defies The Process (from Jason Blevins, The Sixer Sense):
Scott Perry Likes Things “Clean And Neat” (from Mailika Andrews, NYTimes):
The Billy King Interview…Annotated  (from Net Income, Nets Daily):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/31/17

Paul & Harden: The Rockets’ Superstar Experiment (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Nuggets’ Film Room: Gary Harris’ Terrific Off-Ball Movement  (from Tom West, Nugg Love):
Langston Galloway: Latest Validation Of JVG’s Pro Scouting Staff (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Pat Riley: Heat Don’t Need To Add Back-Up PG (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Bryn Forbes Could Be The Spurs’ Next Success Story (from Melissa Rohlin, expressnews.com):
Read it here:  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/Forbes-could-be-Spurs-next-success-story-11720258.php

–  All The Spurs Do Is Win, Win, Win  (from Kyle Ringo,  expressnews.com):
Cavs Have Asking Price For Irving & History Of Complexity In Trades (from Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com):
Q & A: Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days):
Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey, The Craftsman (from Trey Sanders, Hashtag Basketball):
Jeff Green: The Scar (from The Players Tribune):
Nets’ Head Coach Atkinson: The Importance Of Being Kenny (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
Suns’ Head Coach Earl Watson: Philosophy, Strategy, Tendencies (from Yusuf Saleem, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Vogel’s History Suggests Magic Will Improve Defensively In Year Two (from Dar-Wei Chen, Orlando Magic Daily):
Bucks’ Offense Needs More Screens (from Ti Windisch, Behind The Buck Pass):
Lineups, Potential Moves For All 30 Teams (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
T’Wolves’ Strength & Conditioning Coach David Crewe  (from David Boehler, Kenosha News):
The Other NBA Father-Son Story: Roosevelt Barnes & Caleb Swanigan (from Liz Mullen, Sports Business Journal):
PJ Tucker: How A One-Time Washout Explains The Modern NBA (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Maxi Kleber Q & A  (from Jorge Sierra, Hoops Hype):
How I Started My Pro Basketball Career In Poland (from Brian Freeman, Blazers Edge):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/27/17

Jazz Blueprint (Draft, Develop, Retain) Is Paying Off (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Daryl Morey Explains The Rockets’ Turnaround (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
 The East’s Best Teams Can’t Get Stops (from Jared Dubin, Fansided):
Q & A: Vince Carter, Dirk Nowitzki, Paul Pierce  (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Prospect Calibration: Dejounte Murray  (from Cole Zwicker, Fansided):
–  Horford’s Value To The Celtics  (from Michael Pina, Bleacher report):
NBA Insiders On Embiid’s “Upside”  (from Bob Cooney, philly.com):
–  The Joel Embiid Stats Bonanza  (from Miles Wray, Fansided):
Kawhi Leonard’s Ruthlessly Efficient Offense  (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
How Much Does The Three Affect The Bucks’ Defense  (from Mitchell Maurer, Brew Hoop):
Jim Clibanoff, Nuggets’ Director Of Scouting  (from Mike Jensen, Philly.com):
Devin Booker Breaks Down His Fast Ascension (from Jared Zwerling, NBPA.com):
NBA No-Man’s Land: The Knicks  (from Brett Koremenos, RealGM):
Friendship Between Brad Stevens And Frank Vogel Started At Suburban Indy Park  (from John Denton, magic.com):
–  Will Barton: Grinder Since Day One  (from Matan Halzel, Nugg Love):
21-And-Under All-Stars (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
Okaro White (from Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/18/16

–  The Hornets Are Right Where They Should Be  (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/12/18/13997908/hornets-steve-clifford-kemba-walker-sunday-shootaround

How Similar Are The Rockets To D’Antoni’s Suns?  (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2016/12/14/13951652/mike-dantoni-rockets-suns-seven-seconds-or-less

From Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-saturday-houston-rockets-back-on-track-under-mike-dantoni/

–  Walton, Lakers Make Coaching Staff’s Health A Priority  (from Bill Oram,  OCRegister):

Read it here:  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/walton-738765-coach-coaches.html

–  James Johnson, Sixth Man Of Year? (from Frank Urbina, allucanheat.com):

Read it here:  http://allucanheat.com/2016/12/18/is-miami-heats-james-johnson-making-a-case-for-sixth-man-of-the-year/

–  The Evolution Of Terrence Ross (from Sahal Abdi  Raptors Rapture):

Read it here:  http://raptorsrapture.com/2016/12/18/the-evolution-of-terrence-ross/

–  The Balancing Act That Horford Has To Establish (from A. Sherrod Blakely, csnne.com):

Read it here:  http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/celtics-heat-preview-horford-taking-greater-load-offensively

Jokic Scores,Passes, Rebounds And Defends (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs.com):

Read it here:  http://www.denverstiffs.com/2016/12/14/13934602/stat-of-the-week-nikola-jokic-s-numbers-are-mind-boggling

–  For Bucks, The Time Is Now  (from Gary D’Amato, Journal Sentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.tri-cityherald.com/sports/nba/article121618272.html

–  Sean Kilpatrick: One Who Got Away From Sixers (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):

Read it here:  http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20161218_Nets__Sean_Kilpatrick__One_who_got_away_from_Sixers.html

–  Raptors’ Rebounding: A Work In Progress (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):

Read it here:  https://www.thestar.com/sports/raptors/2016/12/17/raptors-need-to-roll-off-the-rim-to-win.html

Lance Thomas’ Return Helps Knicks’ Small Lineup  (from Quentin Haynes, Hoops Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2016/12/17/new-york-knicks-lance-thomas-return-helps-knicks-small-ball/

–  Ian Clark: Kerr’s Reliable Bench Weapon  (from Monte Poole,  csnbayarea):

Read it here:  http://www.csnbayarea.com/warriors/after-long-journey-warriors-clark-now-kerrs-reliable-bench-weapon

–  Pistons At Crossroads Over Stagnant Play  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):

Read it here:  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2016/12/18/detroit-pistons-team-meeting-indiana-pacers-loss/95580402/

–  The Heat Miss Tyler Johnson’s Offense And Defense  (from Waler Villa, Miami Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nba/miami-heat/article121566422.html

–  Video Breakdown:  How The Rockets Broke The Three-Point Record  (from Coach Nick, BBall breakdown):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=8AYOkpOLJgI

Shelvin Mack Plays Key Role For Jazz While Staying Beneath The Radar  (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.sltrib.com/sports/4723142-155/utah-jazz-shelvin-mack-plays-a

–  Eric Gordon: Harden’s Perfect Complement  (from Rahat Huq, red94.net):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.red94.net/eric-gordon-perfect-complement-james-harden/16524/#

 Three Things Okafor Can Improve Quickly  (from Mike O’Connor, The Sixer Sense):

Read and watch it here:  http://thesixersense.com/2016/12/18/three-things-jahlil-okafor-improve-his-game-quickly/

–  Frank Vogel Gained Strength From Traumatic Fire 26 Years Ago  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-sp-frank-vogel-survives-fire-1218-20161217-story.html

–  Saturday Recap (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):

Read it here: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/12/18/13996926/nba-scores-2016-rockets-comeback-timberwolves-knicks-nuggets-warriors-blazers-cavs

From Insider Hoops/AP:  http://www.insidehoops.com/daily.shtml

–  GSW 135, POR 90  (from Ethan Sherwood Strauss, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.co.uk/blog/golden-state-warriors/post/_/id/3120/efficiency-exercise-durants-accuracy-puts-warriors-in-charge

–  HOU 111, MIN 109  (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):

Read it here:  http://www.chron.com/sports/rockets/article/Three-pointers-Takeaways-from-Rockets-win-over-10804368.php

–  Video Breakdown: Westbrook’s Shammgod  (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2016/12/18/13998102/russell-westbrook-shammgod-video-thunder-highlights

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis: 10/5/16

–  Embiid’s First Step is A Big One  (from Mike Sielski, philly.com):

–  Sixers Learn That Patience Is A Virtue:  Embiid And Saric Debut  (from Shamus Clancy, Liberty Ballers);

Read it here:  http://www.libertyballers.com/2016/10/4/13168726/sixers-learn–patience-is-a-virtue-in-joel-embiid-and-dario-saric-debut-76ers-hinkie-preseason-nba

–  How The Nets Are Taking Care Of The Ever-Improving Bojan Bogdanovic  (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
 –  LaMarcus Aldridge Finds His Comfort Zone  (from Michael C. Wright,  ESPN):
 –  Bucks Are Happy To Have Dellavedova  (from Charles F. Gardner, jsonline.com):

–  Myles Turner Is Ready For 2nd Year Expectations  (from Shane Young, Today’s Fastbreak):

Read it here:  http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-east/indiana-pacers/myles-turner-is-ready-for-sophomore-year-expectations/

–  Fournier Looks To Improve On His Breakthrough Season  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-orlando-magic-evan-fournier-1005-20161004-story.html

–  Olynyk Vows To be More Aggressive With Outside Shot  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2016/10/kelly_olynyk_vows_to_be_more_assertive_with_outside_shot_this_season

–  Vanishing Big Men: Greg Monroe To Come Off  The Bench  (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/article/2016/10/04/big-men-robin-lopez-greg-monroe-bulls-bucks

–  James Harden In Seven Seconds Or Less  (from Ian Levy, Fansided):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2016/10/05/nba-season-preview-james-harden-seven-seconds-or-less/

–  Garrett Temple’s Versatility Gives The Kings Another Option At Point Guard  (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here;  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/kings-blog/article106045207.html

–  The Mentality Of An Underdog Player  (from Jake Rauchbach, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-the-mentality-of-an-underdog/

–  Ray McCallum:  SVG’s System Is My Style Of Play  (from Perry Farrell, Dteroit Free Press):

Read it here:  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2016/10/04/detroit-pistons-ray-mccallum/91584034/

Dwyane Wade: Circle Of Life  (from Leo Sepkowitz, slamonline.com):

Read it here:  http://www.slamonline.com/circle-of-life/

–  Frank Vogel Challenges Common Conceptions Of Offensive Rebounding  (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):

Read it here:  http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2016/10/05/how-frank-vogel-challenges-common-conceptions-of-offensive-rebounding/

–  Wizards: Under Construction  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wizards-insider/wp/2016/10/04/as-wizards-begin-nba-preseason-focus-is-more-on-winning-plays-than-winning/

–  The Unboxing Of Tomas Satoransky  (from Adam Rubin,  truthaboutit.net):

Read and view it here:  http://www.truthaboutit.net/2016/10/wizards-vs-heat-the-unboxing-of-tomas-satoransky.html

–  Alex Len: Seeking Growth And Consistency  (from deadpoolio, Bright Side Of The Sun):

Read it here:  http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2016/10/4/13159784/alex-len-works-to-be-more-basketball-player-than-enigma-this-year-phoenix-suns

–  Terrance Ross Is Impressing Early On  (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):

Read it here:  http://www.torontosun.com/2016/10/04/just-go-out-there-and-play-terrence-ross-impressing-early-on-at-raptors-camp

–  Biyombo Thrilled To Have Integral Role With Magic  (from John Denton,  magic.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/magic/news/bismack-biyombo/thrilled-integral-role-denton-20161004

Growing Stauskas’ Game  (from Mike Sielski, philly.com):

Read it here:  http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/pattisonave/Sixers-hope-move-to-PG-can-grow-Stauskas-game.html

–  Kris Dunn, Combo Guard?  (from Drew Mahowald, canishoopus):

Read it here:  http://www.canishoopus.com/2016/10/5/13170440/kris-dunn-shooting-guard-timberwolves-rubio

–  Malik Beasley is A Unique Component Of Nuggets’ Backcourt  (from Jake  Hyman, Ridiculous Upside):

Read it here:  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/10/3/13003274/malik-beasley-denver-nuggets-interview

–  Palpreet Singh Brar  (from Dakota Schmidt,  Rididculous Upside):

Read it here:  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/10/4/13152052/indian-forward-palpreet-singh-brar-nbadl-dleague

–  Timberwolves’ Season Preview (from Dane Moore, canis hoopus):

Read it here:  http://www.canishoopus.com/2016/10/4/13149150/minnesota-timberwolves-team-preview-sbn-nba

–  Chicago Bulls’ Season Preview  (from blogabull.com):

Read it here:  http://www.blogabull.com/2016/10/4/13160712/chicago-bulls-season-preview