Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/11/18

Tiers: Contenders, Hopefuls & Bad Teams (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Anonymous Scouts’ Takes: Previewing All 30 Teams (from Sports Illustrated):
ATL: 3 Ways Trae Young Will Impact The Team (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: The Key To Unlocking The Offense  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
BOS: It’s Not What Irving Sees, It’s How He Sees It (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
BOS: Jaylen Brown & The Quest To Reach His Ceiling  (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
CHA: Hornets Are Shifting From “Kemba-Or-Bust” Offense (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
GSW: Q & A: Draymond Green (from Sam Alipour, ESPN):
GSW: The Death Of Bully Ball & The Rebirth Of Steph Curry (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
HOU: Rockets Getting In Touch With New Freedom Of Movement Calls (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: Will Change Be Good For The Rockets?  (from Eric Spyropolous, The Step Back):
IND: Pacers Need Less Iso-Ball (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
IND: Should Pacers Convert Sumner’s Two-Way Contract?  (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Exploring LBJ’s Offensive Role (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
LAL: Why The Lakers Might Not Make The Playoffs (from Daniel Lubofsky, Hoops Habit):
MIL: Video: Breaking Down The Bucks’ Secondary Series (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
MIN: Jimmy Butler’s Return (from Jon Krawczynski/Shams Charania):
NYK: For Enes Kanter, Basketball Is More Than A Paycheck Or Even A Passion (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
ORL: Film Room: Isaac’s Versatility, Magic’s Smothering Defense (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Isaac Puts The Magic At Ease & Makes Their Job Easier (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
POR: Role Players Who Will Decide Blazers’ Fate (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAC: On The Rise: WCS  (from Alex Squadron, Slamonline):
SAC: Kings’ Rotation Coming Into View (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
UTA: Grading The Jazz Roster (from NBA Math):
Players, Coaches Are Trying To Adapt To New Clutching, Grabbing Calls (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Preseason Injury Updates  (from Justin Fensterman, Fantasy Alarm):
USA Basketball Adds Star Power To Its Coaching Staff (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Tex Winter:

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/21/18

Mental Health: Making The NBA Isn’t A Cure-All (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Jay Hernandez: The Man Behind Kemba Walker’s Rise To PG Royalty (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Channing Frye (from Erik Garcia Gundersen, USA Today):
How The Celtics Match Up With The Rockets (from Fred Katz, Mass Live):
Why Ed Davis Signing Sets Up Nets For Success (from Phil Watson, Nothin But Nets):
Resilient Roberson Working His Way Back (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
Do The Incentives In Capela’s Contract Reflect Rockets’ Priorities?  (from Rahat Huq, Forbes):
Recapping The Great Lakes Analytics In Sports Conference (from Vijay Vemu, Nylon Calculus):
De’Aaron Fox: Poised For Breakout Season?  (from Richard Ivanowski, Sactown Royalty):
Seth Curry: The Blazers’ Biggest Risk & Reward (from Jack Winter, Hoop Ball):
How Wendell Carter Will Make Markkanen Better (from Drew Favakeh, NBA Analysis Network):
Lonnie Walker IV: More Than A Hooper (from Alex Squadron, slamonline.com):
Free Throw Woes Could Limit Lakers’ Potential (from Christian Rivas, Silver Screen And Roll):
Grunwald Leaving McMaster For NBA Job (from Scott Radley, thespec.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/5/17

Eurobasket 2017 Preview (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
Prospect Watch: Luka Doncic (from Jonathan Mahon, Medium.com):
What Mbah A Moute Brings To Rockets  (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
Video Breakdown:  “Trailing Big”: Marc Gasol’s New Favorite Play  (from Michael Snyder, 94feetreport):
Chris Brickley: How Former College Assistant Became Go-To Trainer For NBA Superstars  (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
The Jazz’ Floor-Spacing Issues (from Ben Mehic, Deseret News):
Nerlens Noel: What Does The Future Hold? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
What Does ‘Melo Have Left? (from Eric Spyropolous, NBA Math):
Talking With Glenn Robinson III & His Trainer Joey Burton (from Grant Afseth, Indiana Sports Coverage):
Enes Kanter Q & A (from Fred Katz, Norman Transcript):
Video Breakdown: Kemba Walker (from Justin Jett):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/23/17

Steph Curry’s Secrets To Success: Brain Training, Float Tanks And Strobe Goggles (from Bradon Sneed, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2693694-steph-currys-secrets-to-success-brain-training-float-tanks-and-strobe-goggles

The HOU/LAL Trade:

From David Brandon, 16 Wins A Ring:  https://16winsaring.com/trade-grades-skip-to-my-lou-554c54567307#.eyo0ntowv

From Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/02/21/nba-trade-grades-houston-rockets-add-lou-williams-from-lakers/

The PHI/ATL Trade  (from Adam McGee, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/02/23/atlanta-hawks-analyzing-ersan-ilyasova-trade/

–  The WAS/BKN Trade (from Net Income, Nets Daily):

Read it here: http://www.netsdaily.com/2017/2/23/14706874/trade-grades-nets-get-high-marks-for-wizards-deal

From Keith Smith, Real GM: http://basketball.realgm.com/article/245034/Grading-The-Deal-Wizards-Acquire-Bojan-Bogdanovic-From-Brooklyn

From Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/02/22/nba-trade-grades-wizards-acquire-bojan-bogdanovic-nets/

Nerlens Noel’s Breakout Season  (from Kevin Rowley, The Sixer Sense):

Read and watch it here: http://thesixersense.com/2017/02/23/philadelphia-76ers-nerlens-noel-secretly-having-breakout-season/

(NOTE:  BI will link to coverage of the PHI/DAL trade tomorrow)

 

 

 

 

 

DeMarcus Cousins’ Fresh Start  (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/766374-031535387.html

AD & DMC Won’t Be Exclusively Inside Oriented ( from John Reid, NOLA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2017/02/anthony_davis_demarcus_cousins.html

The Warriors’ “Center By Committee” Situation (from Anthony Slater, Bay Area News Group):

Read it here: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20170222/SPORTS/170229892

–  Pelicans’ New Look Creates Curiosity, Not Concern, Among Rockets  (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):

Read it here:  http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets/article/Rockets-ready-for-three-for-all-against-Cousins-10952316.php

Tyus Jones: In NBA “Choppy Waters”  (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694165-two-years-removed-from-duke-stardom-tyus-jones-swimming-in-nba-choppy-waters

Buddy Hield Reached The NBA With Hard Work  (from Matt Kawahara, Sacrmento Bee):

Read it here: http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/article134416239.html

Tyreke Evans Returns To Sacramento (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here: http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article134420674.html

–  Willie Cauley-Stein’s Development Is A Top Kings’ Priority (from Omer Khan, Sactown Royalty):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.sactownroyalty.com/2017/2/22/14703632/willie-cauley-stein-is-ready-for-more-minutes

Serge Ibaka: Learning Quickly To Be A Raptor (from Frank Zicarelli, Postmedia Network):

Read it here: http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Basketball/NBA/Toronto/2017/02/22/22705983.html?cid=rsssportsbasketball

The Trade Deadline Period Can Be Nerve-Racking For Players (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/02/22/trade-deadline-can-be-roller-coaster-ride-nba-players

Robin Lopez’ Midrange Shooting Improvement (from Sean Highkin, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/39567/2017/02/21/robin-lopez-making-unexpected-improvements-as-a-midrange-shooter/

Kemba Walker’s Arrival Was No EZ Pass (from Alejandro Danois, The Shadow League):

Read and watch it here: https://www.theshadowleague.com/story/kemba-walker-s-arrival-was-no-ez-pass

D-League Gaining Respect (from Kareem Copeland, AP):

Read it here: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/league-respect-legit-nba-minor-league-system-45679706

Kendall Williams Update (from Cole Shelton, Ridiculous Upside):

Read it here:  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2017/2/22/14540910/kendall-williams-nba-dleague-nbadl-new-mexico-lobos