Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/13/17 PART ONE

Raptors: Trying To Win The Right Way (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
Suns’ GM Ryan McDonough Q & A (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Tom Thibodeau Q & A (from Nick Friedell, ESP):
Despite HIs Flaws, Why Drummond Has Value To Pistons (from Duncan Smith, Piston Powered):
Dwight Howard’s Fit With The Hornets (from Coach Percy, Queen City Hoops):
Welcome To The NBA’s Era Of Positionless Offense (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math ):
The Celtics’ Young Talent (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Wade Baldwin: Year Two Is Vital After Underwhelming Rookie Season (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days):
Summer League Grizzlies Lack Consistency (from Mac Trammell, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Summer League: Most Intriguing Players List (from Sports Illustrated):
Summer League Intel Report On Stars In The Making (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
The Nets Focus Is On Continuity And Culture (from Benny Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Why A Possible Melo Trade To Rockets Is Taking So Long (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Jordan Bell Shows His Versatility (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
New Hawks’ GM Schlenk Quick To Dump Pricey Vets, Go With Youth (from Shaun Pawell, NBA.com):
Jaylen Brown Enjoys Mentor Role (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
The Two Men Who Make Money From The NBA In Summer (from Kevin Draper, NYTimes):
NBA Approves Rule Changes To Improve Game Flow (from NBA.com):
–  Video: “4 Away” Late Game SLOB Package (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Video Breakdown: Raptors’  Zipper Pick And Roll SLOB (from Cooper Smither,  Raptors Republic):
Video: GSW: Using Shooters To Set Screens (from John Zall):
Redick’s Likely Impact On Sixers’ Offense (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Quinn Cook: “Staying Paranoid” (from Cassie Calvert, goduke.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/8/17

Why Hayward Is A Seamless Fit For Celtics (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Orlando’s Conundrum: Payton’s Inconsistency (from Ruben Badillo, Orlando Magic Daily):
–  Karl-Anthony Towns’ 2018 Defensive Outlook (from Michael Walton, Hoops Habit):
Day 7 Free Agency Recap (from Jeff Siegel, Medium.com):
FA Winners And Losers So Far (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Five Draftees Exceeding Expectations In Summer League (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Heat: The Importance Of Re-Signing Waiters (from Allana Tachauer, All U Can Heat):
Heat: Olynyk’s Fit/Role (from Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post):
Fultz/Harden Comparison (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Intriguing Rookie Jordan Bell Set To Debut For Dubs (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):
Two-Way Contract Tracker (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days.com):
Dakari Johnson: Hoping Hard Work Pays Off (from Fred Katz, CNHI Sports):
Justin Robinson/Dylan Ennis: Summer League Paths (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):
Nwaba’s Role In Year Two (from Lloyd Tunstill, Lake Show Life):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/4/17

Otto Porter: Wizards Have A Decision To Make (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Timberwolves Have Taken Big Step Forward (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
What Makes Paul George A Perfect Fit With The Thunder (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Taking Every Team’s Pulse After FA Opening Weekend (from Brandon Anderson, 94FeetReport):
Hornets: Pros And Cons Of Signing MCW (from Colby Giacubeno, Hoops Habit):
Signs That “Trusting The Process” Is Paying Off (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
The Rockets Have Narrowed The Gap On The Dubs (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
The Highest Three-Year Peaks Reached By Shooting Guards In The Modern Era (from Adam Fromal, BA Math):
Eric Moreland’s Case To  Be The Pistons’ #3 Center (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
FA Willie Reed’s MIP Goal (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Magic’s Isaac Shows Flashes Of Potential And Areas For Growth (from Fran Blinebury, NBA.com):
Iwundu’s Underdog Mentality (from John Denton, magic.com):
Fultz Follows Trainer’s Grind (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
Copycat League: The NBA’s Ever-Changing Meta (from Ryan Jarvis, NBA Math):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/2/17

Inside The Pursuit Of An NBA Coaching Job (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Redick To Join Sixers (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
The Thunder Must Add Another Shooter (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Warriors Re-sign Iguodala And Livingston (from Christopher Reina, Real GM):
How Iguodala Got The Warriors To Pay Up (from Marcus Thompson II, Mercury News):
The OKC-IND Trade (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
– Oladipo Fits Pritchard’s Mold (from C. Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
The Best FAs Still On The Market (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
The Suns: Backing Off Their Free Agents Pursuit Makes Sense (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Summer League Rosters (from Alberto de Roa, Hoops Hype):
Will An Obscure Rule Cost The Rockets Nene? (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
What Teague Brings To The Wolves (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Comparing Kennard With Redick, Korver (from Ash Vanclay, Piston Powered):
The Timberwolves Look Like Contenders (from Nate Silver, FiveTirtyEight):
Q & A With Former Lakers Strength Coach Tim DiFrancesco (from Serena Winters,  Lakers Nation):
Dwayne Bacon Plays At His Own Pace (from Fran Blinebury, NBA.com):
Waiting For Zhou Qi (from Fang Yuan, ESPN):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/1/17

Thunder: Swinging For The Fences (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Paul George, the People’s Champion (from Kelly Iko, 94feetreport.com):
DeMar DeRozan Q & A (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Biggest Questions In Another Wild Offseason (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Is Teague An Upgrade For Wolves At PG? (fromGerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Iguodala: Team Culture Changer (from Maxwell Ogden, Hoops Habit):
Rubio & The Jazz: Defensive Hand In Glove Fit (from My_Lo, SLCDunk):
Can MCW Bounce Back? (from Ti Windisch, The Step Back):
What Korkmaz’ Arrival Means To Sixers (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Jonah Bolden Could Be Sixers’ Back-Up Four Next Season (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Meet Harrison Gaines, Lonzo Ball’s Agent (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
The Phil Jackson Era Wasn’t A Total Dumpster Fire (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
Guide To 2017 Contract Options, Qualifying Offers (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
How An NBA Front Office Handles Free Agency, Step-By-Step (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Ekpe Udoh: From NBA Bench Player To Turkish Hero (from Patrick Kingsley, NYTimes):
D-League Alums To Watch At Orlando Summer League (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days.com):
Rob Pelinka Q & A: Draft Evaluation & Offseason Outlook (from Mike Trudell, Lakers.com):
Lakers’ Priority: Cap Flexibility For Next Summer (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News);

 

 

 

 

Derrick Caracter Is Still Ballin’ (from Shereen Rayan, Lake Show Life):

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Chicago Bulls Asst GM Brian Hagen
  • Charlotte Hornets Asst. GM Chad Buchanan
  • New York Knicks Director of Player Personnel Mark Warkentien
  • FIBA Agent Jan Wieland
  • NBA Agent Bret Kanis
  • CBS Sports “The Agent’s Take” Joel Corry
  • ESPN Amin Elhassan
  • Basketball Analytics Guru Dean Oliver
  • Reno Bighorns Director of Basketball Operations Kyle Nishimoto
  • Portland Trail Blazers Video Coordinator John Ross
  • Creative Artists Agency Consultant Shareen Lavi
  • South Bay Lakers GM Nick Mazzella
  • SMWW President Dr. Lynn Lashbrook
  • and many more
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