Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/29/18

10 Takeaways From The 1st Preseason Games (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Draft & Stash Players: Where Are They Now? (from Alberto De Roa, Hoops Hype):
What NBA Officials Will Focus On This Season (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
BOS: Versatility: Celtics Show Glimpses Of Promising Future  (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Kyrie Irving’s Secret Workouts In Seattle (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
CHI: Bulls Practice Observations (from Will Perdue & Kendall Gill, NBC Sports):
CLE: Osman Is Ready For Expanded Role (from Kaelen Jones, Sports Illustrated):
DAL: Ryan Broekhoff’s Journey To The NBA (from Isaac Harris, Mavs.com):

 

DEN: Nuggets Are Asking Young Vet Gary Harris To Take Another Leap (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/539301/2018/09/28/at-only-24-gary-harris-is-a-young-veteran-the-nuggets-are-asking-to-take-another-leap/

 

GSW: Q & A: Andre Iguodala (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):

Read it here: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/28/warriors-andre-iguodala-on-his-health-last-seasons-playoffs-and-life-after-basketball/

HOU: Rockets Like What They See In James Ennis (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: How To Process The Pacers’ Obsession With Rebounding (from J Michael, Indy Star):

 

IND: Screening: O’Quinn Brings Rare Skill To Pacers (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/pacers/news/oquinn-brings-rare-skill-pacers

LAL: Kuzma Diversifying Role (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
MIL: Bucks’ Roster Analysis (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):

MIL: Budenholzer Will Teach His Players To Work Smarter (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):

Read it here:  https://behindthebuckpass.com/2018/09/29/milwaukee-bucks-mike-budenholzer-will-teach-players-work-smarter/

MIL: Brook Lopez Gives Bucks A Stretch 5  (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  https://stats.nba.com/articles/brook-lopez-gives-milwaukee-a-stretch-five/

MIN: Taj Gibson’s Leadership Style (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: Grading The Pels Roster  (from NBA Math):
NYK: Grading The Knicks Roster (from NBA Math):
NYK: Is Mudiay Ready To Break Out?  (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Training Camp Notes (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
OKC: How Much The Thunder Defense Suffers Without Roberson (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):

ORL: Clifford Working On Determining Vucevic & Bamba’s Roles (from John Denton, magic.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/magic/news/clifford-plans-experiment-playing-vucevic-and-bamba-together-20180928

POR: Seth Curry Brings Shot-Making, Underdog Mentality To Blazers (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):

SAC: Harry Giles Is Ready To Unleash (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  https://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/article219164180.html

TOR: Lowry Remains Raptors’ Most Compelling, Complicated Figure (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/555712/2018/09/28/despite-upheaval-kyle-lowry-remains-raptors-most-complicated-compelling-figure/

UTA: For Some Jazz Players, Learning To Sacrifice Playing Time Will Be Key (from Tony Jones, The Athletic):
WAS: Lineup Experimentation (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/24/18

Melo Will Be The Ultimate Test of The Rockets’ System (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Training Camp Questions For Each Team  (from Sports Illustrated):
Nuggets: Training Camp Storylines  (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
Nuggets: How HC Malone Is Approaching Upcoming Season (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Nuggets: A Brief History Of The Malone-Jokic Era So Far (from ZachMikash, Denver Stiffs):
Pistons: Training Camp Storylines  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
10 Relative Unknowns Approaching Defining Seasons In 2018-19 (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Q & A: Joe Lacob (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
CJ McCollum Interview (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
Sixers: Versatile Saric Has Even More Roles Ready To Unlock (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
Sixers: Embiid Strives For More Bully Ball (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
Grizzlies: Mike Conley’s Methodical Path Back To Health (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
Grading The Clippers Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Lakers Roster (from NBA Math):
Profile: Trainer Chris Brickley (from Sowmya Krishnamurthy, Highsnobeity):
Six Former Lottery Picks Facing Make-Or-Break Seasons  (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Bill Pope: Orlando’s New Director Of Pro Personnel (from Gary Bedore, kansascity.com):
How New Lottery Rules Change Tanking Incentives (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/2/18

Video Breakdown: De’Anthony Melton (from Spencer Pearlman, Front Office Eye):
The HOU-PHO Trade (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Lakers Stretching Deng Q & A (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Celtics: Key Stats To Track This Season (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Not Enough Minutes For The Heat’s Deep Roster?  (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
How Will Valanciunas Fit In Raptors’ Rotation?  (from Darien, Raptors Cage):
Melo’s Fit With The Rockets (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
The Spain Pick-And-Roll (from KJ Smith, Medium):
Suns’ Stats Thread: Deep Dive Into Exum, Niang, Bradley, Allen  (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):
Players Who Could Breakout In Big Way Next Season (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Spencer Dinwiddie: 6MOY Candidate?  (from Jac Manuell, Nets Republic):
Special Factors That Will Make 2019 Free Agency Even More Interesting (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Updated Salary & Roster Sheets (from Keith P. Smith):
Steve Nash: Prodigal Sun (from Matt Petersen, NBA.com):
Hawks’ Season Preview (from DefPen):
–  Video: Teodosic’s Best 2017-18 Dishes (from NBA.com):
Q & A: Mo Dakhil  (from Daniel Volkov, SlamDunk3):
Pelicans: Trevon Bluiett Hoping To Make A Splash (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
How Lanard Copeland’s Final NBA Play Set Up 27 Years In Australia (from Roy Ward, Sydney Morning Herald):

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

Carmelo: A Complicated But Promising Fit With The Rockets (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Why Things Will Be Different For Carmelo Under D’Antoni This Time (from Dan Favale, Bleacher report):
Nuggets: What’s Next For Jamal Murray?  (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Can The Pels Defeat Space With Pace?  (from Jake Paynting, hashtag Basketball):
Pels’ Perfect Fit: When The Brow Met Niko  (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
Dillon Brooks Interview (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
Grizzlies: Mike Conley Eager To Bounce Back From His Most Frustrating Year (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
– Come Summer 2019, Kenny Atkinson Will Be Real Face Of Nets (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Joe Harris Embodies The Nets’ Work Ethic (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
After Adding James Nunnally, A Look At The Wolves’ Depth Chart (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
NBA Teams Need To #Let Luol Play (from Huw Hopkins, Double Clutch):
– Lance Thomas Is One Of The NBA’s Good Guys (from Paul Centopani, The Step Back):
Knicks: Breaking Down The 2 Most Important Decisions This Offseason (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News);
Celtics: Stevens Not Worried About Starting Lineup (from Nicole Yang, boston.com):
What Do The Kings Do With All Their Big Men? (from James Ham, NBC Sports):
Q & A: Vince Carter (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Andre Iguodala (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Brian Bowen Signs To Play Professionally In Australia (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Player Type By Shot Selection (from Natnael Kitaw, Nylon Calculus):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/26/18

Daryl Morey Q & A (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
How Reclassification Fast-Tracks Top Prospects To College And The NBA (from Jeff Borzello, ESPN):
The Timberwolves’ Place In The New NBA Landscape (from Josh Bungum, Dunking With Wolves):
What Are Wolves’ Bench Options In 2018-19? (from Jake Paynting, Hashtag Basketball):
What Can Cavs’ Expect From  KLove As #1 Option? (from Jeff Siegel, Fear The Sword):
Grizzlies: JJJ Is Here (from Dave DuFour, Grizzly Bear Blues):
How Good Can These Young Bulls Become? (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Poythress Adds Another SF To Hawks’ Rotation (from Jeff Siegel, Soaring Down South):
Did The Warriors Really Ruin The NBA? (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
Summer League Alums Signing Database (from Nicola Lupo):
Jenny Boucek’s Pregnancy Represents A 1st For The NBA (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Melo: Stint With Thunder “Wasn’t A Good Fit”  (from Jemele Hill, ESPN):
Rockets Are Melo’s Best, Last Hope (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
After Nightmare Year, Will Isaiah Thomas Find HIs Way With Nuggets? (from Ben Ladner, Sports Illustrated):
Terry Rozier’s Most Important Trait: Ball Security (from Jason Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Building USA’s Dream Team For 2020 Olympics (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Sheldon Jeter: Still Searching For His NBA Chance (from Michael Mccleary, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette):
Who Ya Got: Warriors Starting 5 Or 5 #1 Picks?  (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Vucevic: Future In Doubt, But Magic Still Need His Present (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Isaiah Briscoe’s Signing Is An Example Of How Technology Has Changed NBA Scouting (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
Don’t Write Off Henry Ellenson (from Steve Hinson, Detroit Bad Boys):
LBJ Still Soaring At 33: A Close Look At His Workouts (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
Video: “Post Deep” Screen (Triangle O) (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
21 Players Under 21 Who Are Rising In World Cup Qualifiers (from FIBA.basketball):
10 Players Who Remain On The EuroLeague Market  (from George Orfanakis, Eurohoops.net):