Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/23/18

Nets: Defense Will Determine How Far They’ve Come (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Sixers: Will Elton Brand Get Leeway From Ownership To Be A Leader?  (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
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Lonnie Walker: “Just A Kid From Reading”  (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
SVG At Crossroads Over Next Step  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
The Sixers’ Offseason Work (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
DeRozan’s Three-Point Shooting: Reason For Optimism  (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock ):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Hayward Ready To Put Grueling Rehab Behind Him (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Max-Contract Talks: Behind The Scenes Look From Team Execs, Agents  (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Lee Jenkins’ New Job With The Clippers:  Why?  (from Ben McGrath, The New Yorker):
From Cape York To The NBA & Back (from Nate Jawai, Players Voice):
Glen Grunwald: A Perfect Fit As Canda Basketball’s New Head (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
NBA Vet Henry Walker Powers His PBA Team To Record Start (from Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/14/18

5 ROY Favorites (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Dissecting Doncic’s D (from Max Levefvre, Cleaning The Glass):
5 EC Players Poised For Breakout Seasons (from Shlomo Sprung, Forbes):
Ben Simmons Doesn’t Need The Three-Pointer (from Trevor Magnotti):
Grading The Pistons’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Warriors’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Hayward: “Basically 100 Percent” (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Best Passing Centers In NBA History  (from NBA.com):
Thibodeau On Acquiring Deng (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Q & A: Kevin Pritchard (from Scott Agness, The  Athletic):
Q & A: NBA Head Of Referee Ops Michelle Johnson (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
The Difficulty In Understanding The Importance Of Rebounding (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
This Proposed Rule Change Will Lead To “The Fast Break Reborn” (from Xiane, The Dream Shake):
Orlando Magic Film Room: Bigs Already Terrific Defensively (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
What Is It Like To Try Out For A G-League Team? (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Coach Don Newman:
QOTD (from Ti Windisch on player ranking lists):  “…those kinds of lists are always going to be limited in how useful they can be. Any list of simply the “best” player is devoid of context. It takes place in a weird vacuum universe where it’s impossible to weigh the surrounding pieces.”

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):