Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/16/18

Kings:  MBIII Will Need To Shoot To Be A Star (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Can Melo Fit In With The Rockets? (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Can Hayward Give The Celtics Enough Firepower To Make The Finals? (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
D’Angelo Russell, & His Knees, Will Guide Nets’ 2018-19 Plans  (from Brian Lewis,  NY Post):
Gary Trent, Jr.: Son’s Time To Shine (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Celtics Vs. Warriors: 13 Things To Watch  (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
The Upstart Pacers Are Grounded In Restraint (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Where Dejounte Murray Goes From Here (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
How The Pels Can Maximize Shooting (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
PG Is Only The Start Of ORL’s Weaknesses (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
The Magic Want To Brew Something BIG  (from Nick Zappulla, RealGM):
Pels:  There’s A Wing Missing (form Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
Jazz: Exum Is Both Expendable And Indispensable (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
How Does Donovan Mitchell Compare To Past High-Scoring Rookies?  (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
Raptors: Grades For The Past Five 1st-Round Picks (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):
Trey Burke Significantly Improved Finishing Near The Rim (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Players Ready To Thrive In New Situations (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Nuggets’ Monte Morris: Strong Facilitator With Underrated Scoring Acumen (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Nick Young: What It’s Like To Win For The 1st Time (from Adam Caparell, Complex):
Rookie Encyclopedia: Welcome To Europe (from Sam Meyerkopf, nextstep-basketball.com):
2019 Draft Prospects Rankings (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
2019 Draft: An Early Look At Top Prospects (from Steve Dewald, Ridiculous Upside):
Why Shams Charania Is Leaving Yahoo For The Athletic (from Aaron Mansfield, Complex):
Q & A: 17-year-old Agent Ariel Levy (from Ryan Ward, Clutch Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/11/18 PART ONE

Biggest Winners & Losers In Free Agency (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Team-By-Team 2018 & 2019 FA Lists (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
How Carmelo Would Fit With The Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Hornets’ LV Takeaways (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Tim Grgurich Receives Assistant Coach Lifetime Achievement Award (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Drew Hanlen Has Been Helping Bamba Become More Polished (from John Denton, magic.com):
How LBJ’s Decision Instantly Changed The Lakers, Cavs & The NBA (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
Summer League Rookie Report Cards (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Derrick Jones, Jr & The Heat Culture (from Justin Verrier, The Ringer):
Nets: Dawson & Watanabe Have Impressed (from Chris Milholen, Nothin But Nets):
Wendell Carter Is Showing Defensive Dominance (from Luke Askew, Pippin Ain’t Easy):
Zhaire Smith: Showing Off His Feel For The Game (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
Lakers Film Room: How Moritz Wagner Is Making An Impact (from Silver Screen And Roll):
Jordan Bell Is Becoming A Transition Playmaker (from Brady Klopfer, Golden State Of Mind):
Grizzlies: Why Kyle Anderson Is A Good Pickup (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
A Reminder Of How Good Gordon Hayward Is (from Mark Dunphy, Boston.com):
Q & A: Austin Ainge (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Journal):
Celtics: Oliver Hanlan Is StillWaiting For His Turn (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
What Julius Randle Brings To The Pels (from Jesse Brooks, Bourbon Street Shots):
How The NBA & NFL Helped Inspire England’s World Cup Run (from Henry Bushnell, Yahoo Sports):
Lauren Niemiera: From NBA Summer League Intern To Referee (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/14/18

Wizards’ Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Celtics’ Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
How Will The Celtics Use Gordon Hayward? (from Jay King, The Athletic):
Mavs’ Assistant VP Michael Finley (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
Rod Strickland Praises Trae Young (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Suns: Pros & Cons Of Ayton At #1 (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
2018 Draft Superlatives In Various Categories (from Chris Johnson, Sports Illustrated):
Strengths, Weaknesses, Comps For Top Draft Prospects (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Q & A: Landry Shamet (from Seerat Sohi, SB Nation):
Who Is Dzanan Musa? (from Ed Odeven, court-side.com):
Bagley: Most NBA-Ready Player In The Draft? (from Mark Titus, The Ringer):
The Four PGs Likely To Be Drafted Mid-First Round (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Breaking Down Jaren Jackson Jr’s Potential (from Nick Sciria, Cleaning The Glass):
The Michael Porter Mystery (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Malik Pope & The Perils Of Early Expectations (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Dakota Mathias’ Skill Set Extends Beyond The Three-Point Line (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Cherokee Parks’ Inspirational Journey Back To Basketball (from Yaron Weitzman, slamonline):
The Celtics And The Repeater Tax (from Keith P. Smith, Celtics Blog):
Video: Shot Fake Side-Step 3 (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Nurse’s First Boss Says Raptors Made The Right Move (from Lori Ewing, The Globe And Mail):
Thaddeus Young: More Than Just The Glue Guy For The Pacers (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Mavs: Rick Carlisle Is Key To Successful Rebuild (from Sean Bush, The Smoking Cuban):
George Galanopolous’ Unlikely Journey From Basketball Dreamer To Uganda Head Coach (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):

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

NBA Execs Weigh In On Next Generation Of Head Coaches (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
On The Rebirth Of Post Play – With A Twist (from Ben Falk & Ryan Nyugen, Cleaning The Glass):
COY Candidates (from Jeremias Engelmann, ESPN):
Nuggets: Millsap & Jokic Are Learning How To Flourish Together (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Thunder: Westbrook & Adams: Telepathic Bond? (from Scott Rafferty, Dime Mag):
Q & A: Kris Dunn (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Q & A: Victor Oladipo (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
Weekly Observations (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
How About A Dash Of Zone Defense In The Playoffs? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
How Brad Stevens Has Kept The Celtics Afloat  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Brad Stevens Says Jay Wright has Talent To Coach In NBA; Support From A Team Is Key (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
UTA 117, LAL 110 (from Andy Larsen, KSL):
What Butler’s Absence Has Shown The Wolves (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Another Positive Step For Fultz (from David Murphy, philly.com):
Sixers: Additions Ilyasova & Belinelli Providing Timely Bench Boost (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
Simmons: 1st-Team All-Defense?  (from Liberty Ballers):
The Long Road Back (from Gordon Hayward):
Denzel Valentine’s Season (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
NBA Creates New International Camp For Top Prospects (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/30/18

OKC’s 2018 Success (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
4 Thoughts On The GSW-BOS Game (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
8 Observations (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Blazers: Ed Davis Accepts & Excels In His Role (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Bucks: Finding Sterling Brown (from Max Carlin, Behind The Buck Pass):
Game Control & A New Take On Team Metrics (from Dan Loman, Nylon Calculus):
Closure On 3-Point Team Defense (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Celtics: Theis Has Become An Elite Role Player (from Marc D’Amico, celtics.com):
The Domino Effect Of Tristan Thompson’s Return To The Starting Lineup (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Cavs: Gilbert’s Mistakes Pushing Team To Breaking Point (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
How NOP & OKC Adjust To Losing DMC & Roberson Will Shape The WC Playoffs (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Reflecting On DMC’s Injury (from Nathaniel Friedman, GQ):
Sabonis, Turner: Forming A Tag Team (from Mark Monteith, Pacers.com):
The Bucks’ Great Defensive Experiment Is Over (from Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
Jabari Parker To Make Season Debut On Friday (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
Kerr: Why Steph Is Better Than Ever (from Melissa Rohlin, Mercury News):
Heat: Breaking The Mold In Their Quest For Success (from Simon Smith, All U Can Heat):
Jeff Teague Needs A Timeout (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Tyrone Wallace: Pros & Cons Of Playing On A Two-Way Contract (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
The Rehab Grind (from Gordon Hayward):
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