Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis: PART ONE 9/20/17

How Teague Can Make KAT Better (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Potential Breakout Players:
 – Nuggets Front Court: Their Best In A Long Time (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
Best Case, Worst Case Previews: Lakers, Bucks, Nets (from The Ringer):
Examining Okafor’s Future (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
Why Is Avery Bradley’s DRPM So Low? (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Kawhi Leonard Is The Spurs’ System (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Nets Are Following The League Trend Toward Positionless Basketball (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Healthy AD & DMC: Playoff Locks? (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
How Jameer Nelson Helped Make JJ Redick An NBA Player (from Bob Ford, philly.com):
Harrison Barnes: Building On Last Season’s Success (from Nick Angstadt, Mavs Moneyball):
Doncic: Early Favorite For #1 Draft Pick  (from Kevin Pelton/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Why Malik Monk Is Still A Mystery (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Making Sense Of DeMar DeRozan (from Tony East, NBA Math):
Grading The Heat Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Aaron Gordon: Finally Ready To Be Magic’s PF (from Tom Rende, NBA Math):
Each Team’s Preseason “Power Index” (from Seth Walder, ESPN):
Why The Jazz’ Two-Way Signings Of Nate Wolters And Eric Griffin Were Perfect (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Nets: Getting Beyond The Lost Picks With Creativity & Development (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
4 Teams In Danger Of Having To Rebuild (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/14/17

More Thoughts On How Teams Run Shooters Off Screens (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
LBJ & Cavs Need KLove More Than Ever (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Luka Doncic’s EuroBasket Brilliance (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Dark Horse ROY Candidates (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Raptors’ Veteran Corps Ready To Roll (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Toronto Remodels Its Game Plan (from Ian Thomsen, NBA.com):
Grading The Clippers’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Assembling Every Team’s “Death Lineup” (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
What To Expect From Jaylen Brown (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Blog):
Nets Will Miss Brook Lopez’ Three-Point Shooting (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
More, Better 3-Point Shooting Key For Pistons  (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Nine Breakout Season Candidates (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Top 100 Players: 1-10  (from Ben Golliver/Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Jeff Teague’s Strengths & Weaknesses (from Lucas Seehafer, A Wolf Among Wolves):
Ian Clark: Looking To Take Next Step (from Jim Eichenhofer, Pelicans.com):
Glancing At Bulls’ PG Depth  (from Michael Whitlow, Pippin Ain’t Easy):
NCAA Elite “Student-Athlete” Symposium  (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/12/17

CP3 Q&A (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Doc Rivers Q&A (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Behind-The-Scenes Look At Hayward’s Decision  (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Wolves’ Newcomers Looking Forward To Playing For Thibs (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
OKC Has A Year To Convince Paul George To Stay (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Pat Riley Q&A (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
Hard Work And Perseverance: Justin Holiday Signs With Bulls (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
The Mirotic Free Agency Conundrum (from Vijay Vemu, BlogABull):
Tomas Satoransky Q&A (from Lukas Kuba, truthaboutit.net):
Felton Solidifies OKC’s 2nd Unit (from Berry Tramel, NewsOK):
How Does Jayson Tatum Fit In Celtics’ Big Picture? (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Donovan Mitchell Is Putting His Skills On Display In Summer League (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Undrafted Prospects Who Are Making Their Case in Summer League (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Players Turning Heads In Summer League (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated);
Bryn Forbes May Be Spurs’ Latest Hidden Gem (from Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo Sports):
Lakers Address Need At SG By Signing KCP  (from Christian Rivas, 16 Wins):
SVG Is Doing A Better Job In The Front Office (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Dakari Johnson: Grinding For An Opportunity (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
Could Strong Summer League Play Propel Alex Caruso To NBA Opportunity? (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

 

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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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/17

 

Jeff Teague Is Feeling At Home  (from David Ramil, The Step Back):

Read it here; http://fansided.com/2017/02/09/jeff-teague-feeling-home/

–  Brett Brown’s Lasting Effect On The Spurs  (from Jessica camerato, csnphilly):

Read it here: http://www.csnphilly.com/philadelphia-76ers/brett-brown-still-has-lasting-effect-gregg-popovichs-spurs

–  The Rise Of Malcolm Brogdon  (from Justin Ware, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/the-rise-of-malcolm-brogdon-ed2393cb4c2c#.uxp96rdwi

Jabari Parker: The Awakening (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/nba-milwaukee-bucks-jabari-parker-basketball-and-political-awakening-bea7f0d34a8#.9du15qxgr

 The Lakers Are Setting A Low Bar On Defense (from Jared Dubin, VICE Sports):

Read it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/on-defense-the-lakers-are-setting-a-low-bar

Collis Temple’s Historic Struggle  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

Read it here: https://theundefeated.com/features/inside-collis-temples-historic-struggle-as-lsus-first-black-basketball-player/

–  Attacking Denial With Ball Screens (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):

Watch it here: http://pickandpop.net/2017/02/attacking-denial-ball-screens/

–  Mark Cuban On The Mavs’ Approach To A Youth Movement (from Bobby Karalla, mavs.com):

Read it here;  https://www.mavs.com/mark-cuban-on-the-mavs-different-approach-to-a-youth-movement/

–  What Signing Derrick Williams Means For Cavs (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):

Read it here:  http://kingjamesgospel.com/2017/02/09/cleveland-cavaliers-derrick-williams-contract/

–  Kent Bazemore: From Small-Town Kid To Big-Time Game-Changer  (from Jared Zwerling, NBPA):

Read it here:  http://nbpa.com/kent-bazemore-from-small-town-kid-to-big-time-student-athlete-game-changer/

Kyrie Irving Q & A (from Rohan Nadkarni):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2017/02/09/kyrie-irving-cavaliers-all-star-books-politics-interview

Oscar Robertson’s Legacy (from Sam Amick, USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/columnist/sam-amick/2017/02/08/oscar-robertson-legacy-triple-double-russell-westbrook/97637180/

Robertson And West On Westbrook (from Sam Amick, USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nba/thunder/2017/02/08/russell-westbrook-triple-double-oscar-robertson-jerry-west/97664346/

Why Heat Players Appreciate Pat Riley (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article131653804.html

Steve Kerr On David West’s Impact (from csnbayarea):

Read it here: http://www.csnbayarea.com/warriors/kerr-one-player-has-helped-make-draymond-easy-handle-year

–  Injuries Haven’t Hindered Celtics’ Climb  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://insider.espn.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4725209/injuries-havent-hindered-bostons-climb-in-east

Unorthodox Late Lineup Rallies Timberwolves To Win Over Raptors  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):

Read it here:  http://www.twincities.com/2017/02/08/unorthodox-late-lineup-rallies-timberwolves-to-win-over-toronto/

The Brilliance Of Patty Mills’ Screens (from Ben Mallis, pickandroll.com.au):

Read and watch it here:  https://pickandroll.com.au/aussies-in-nba-spurs-subtle-brilliance-of-patty-mills/

Pistons Must Revive Their “Tenacious D”  (from John Niyo, Detroit News):

Read it here:  http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/columnists/john-niyo/2017/02/08/niyo-pistons-fate-rests-reviving-tenacious/97679440/

 Grievis Vasquez Q & A  (from David Alarcon, Hoops Hype):

Read it here:  http://hoopshype.com/2017/02/08/greivis-vasquez-id-like-to-go-back-to-brooklyn-i-have-a-lot-of-respect-for-them/

–  Mike Fratello Q & A  (from Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post):

Read it here: http://heatzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/02/09/mike-fratello-talks-heat-coaching-and-broadcasting-in-our-qa/

Offense-Defense Tradeoff At Each Position (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):

Read t here;  http://fansided.com/2017/02/09/nylon-calculus-understanding-offense-defense-tradeoffs-position/