Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/11/19 PART ONE

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
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The Week In Review: Hayward, Brogdon, Satoransky, Drummond (from William Lou, The Score):
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The 5 Most Interesting Teams Of The Week: MIN,ATL, SAS, WAS, IND (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
What’s The Path To The Playoffs For The EC’s Middle Class? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
ATL: Lin Is Ready For Whatever Comes Next (from Howard Megdal, Forbes):
ATL: Alex Len Is Enjoying His Best Season (from Rashad Milligan, Peachtree Hoops):
BOS: Kyrie Irving, Finding His Balance (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
DET: No Griffin, No Luck (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
GSW: Kerr, DMC Appreciate Each Other’s Competitiveness (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: No One Shoots 3-Pointers Like Harden (from Bo Schwartz Madsen, Nylon Calculus):
HOU: How The Rockets Can Manage Harden’s Workload (from Jackson Lloyd, The 94 Feet):
IND: Why The Pacers’ Defense Has Slipped (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MIL: The Bucks Have A Deep, Versatile Roster Around Giannis (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
MIL: The Bucks’ Defensive Strategy Against Harden (from Mike Prada, SB Nation):
NYK: Kevin Knox Is Rounding Into Form (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
NYK: The Rebuilding Knicks & Their Bargain Bin Of Former Lottery Picks (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
PHI: How Embiid Has Improved As A Passer (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: How To Get Simmons Rolling With Butler (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
*SAS: Bertans Is Spurs’ Next Elite Role Player (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
SAS: Even On A Career-High 56 Point Night, LMA Stays The Same (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
SAS: Belinelli: Sharpshooter Who Refuses To Shoot Straight (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
UTA: The Jazz’ PG Injury Crisis (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
UTA: The Jazz Lead The League In Contract Incentives (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):

*SAS: Bertans Is Spurs’ Next Elite Role Player (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/13/18

ATL: Trae Young Can Unlock His Star Potential By Improving Off The Ball (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
ATL: Alex Len To Play Vital Role In Hawks’ Offensive Scheme (from Kevin Chouinard, hawks.com):
BKN: Jarrett Allen: Living Up To The Hype (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
BOS: Hayward: The Bumps At The End Of Comeback Trail Hurt, Too (from Jay King, The Athletic):
BOS: Amid The Hoopla, Don’t Forget About The Bigs (from Mard D’Amico, celtics.com):
CHI: Q & A: Zach Lavine  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
CHI: Frontcourt Continues To Gain Clarity In Markkanen’s Absence (from Mark Strotman, NBC Sports):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith  (from bulls.com):
CLE: Preseason Observations (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
GSW:  Damian Jones Earns Starting Center Job (from Logan Murdock, Mercury News):
IND: No Excuses As Pacers Go Back To Work  (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
IND: Myles Turner Sees Pacers Reaching New Heights (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
MIL: Bucks Want Opponents To Earn Their Points This Season (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
NYK: Knox Will “Take His Lumps” As Starting SF (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
ORL: Isaac’s Length Changes The Defense (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Ben Simmons’ Roadmap To Improving  (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
PHI: Simmons Has His Native Australia Obsessed  (from Mike Jensen, philly.com):
PHO: The Suns Should Not Sign Jamal Crawford (from Kyle Manthe, Valley Of The Suns):
POR: Q & A: Terry Stotts (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAS: Bryn Forbes Slides Into NBA’s Most Cursed Role (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
UTA: Perfect Preseason Provides Answers & More Questions (from Dan Clayton, Salt City Hoops):
UTA: Exum Could Be In Best Situation Of His Career This Season (from Kyle Standfield, Pick And Roll):
Numbers Game: The Future Of Sports Stats (from Jack Malooley, chicagomag.com):
Who Gets An Extension? (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Tex Winter: Far More Than Just The Triangle Pioneer (from Jack McCallum, Sports Illustrated):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/15/18

The Pels Should Be Better Because AD Will Be Better (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Video: Analyzing Kevin Knox (from Seamus/Ryan, Scot Shot Basketball):
Pistons Have A Valuable Asset In Kennard (from James Edwards III):
Bucks: Can Middleton Continue To Improve As A Playmaker?  (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
–  Heat: What’s Holding Whiteside Back?  (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):
Trey Burke Has Found New Life With The Knicks (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
Grizzlies: Poised For Comeback (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
Remaining Offseason Questions: Central Division (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Underdog Hero Joe Ingles Has Defied The Odds In A Big Way (from Ryan Aston, The J Notes):
Ricky Rubio: The Next Chapter (from Taylor Griffin, SLC Dunk):
Q & A: Andre Iguodala (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Raptors’ Defense Set For Improvement (from Vivek Jacobs, Raptors Republic):
Nets: Could Jordan McLaughlin Be More Than Long Island’s PG? (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Nike Basketball Academy Camp:  Rising, Falling College Players To Watch (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Nike Basketball Academy Camp: High Schoolers With Pro Potential (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Thunder’s Biggest Fan Lives In Japan  (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/4/18

Grizzlies Could Be A Sleeping Giant (from Dylan Hughes, The Step Back):
Heat: Can Waiters Be Oladipo 2.0? (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Ranking Every Team’s Projected Starting Five (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
WC Summer League Notes (from Keith P Smith, Real GM):
Jazz: Ways For Donovan Mitchell To Improve (from Dan Gilinsky, NBA Analysis Network):
Brett Brown Has Performed Admirably As Sixers’ Interim GM  (from Rory Fette, The Sixer Sense):
Lance Thomas Is Going To School The Knicks’ Rookies (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Knicks: Kevin Knox Is Perfect For Utah Uphill Handoff Action (from Danny Small, Elite Sports NY):
Nuggets Take Advantage Of Two-Way Contract Rule By Promoting Craig & Morris (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Treveon Graham: Nets Taking Shot At Developing Another Low-Risk Flier (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Nets: Sean Marks Shoots Down Tanking Talk (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Cavs Enamored With Billy Preston’s Potential (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Jazz Depth Will Leave A Few Players Out In The Cold (from John Keeffer, The J Notes):
How Zion Williamson Should Deal With Weight Issue (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
G League Invitational Player Roster Released (from Jake Winderman, NBA GLeague):
The Top Prospects To Watch At The G League Player Invitational (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Predicting The Future All-Stars Of The 2018 Rookie Class (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Bucks: The Brandon Jennings  Reunion Comes To A Quiet End (from Kane Pitman, NBA Analysis Network):
BWB Alums Mark  NBA Africa Game Rosters (from Brian Martin, NBA.com):
Each Euroleague Team’s Former NBA Players (from George Orfanakis, eurohoops.net):
Dennis Smith: Primed For Breakout Season (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Cynthia Marshall, The NBA’s 1st African-American Female CEO (from Kelly Dunleavy O’Mara, California Magazine):
Q & A: The NBA’s New Gambling Partnership (from David Purdum, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/12/18

Steve Clifford Has All Clear From Docs After Last Season’s Health Scare (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
The Dark Side Of Free Agency (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
LBJ & The Lakers: Hollywood’s Ultimate Marriage (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Jerry West On LBJ & The Allure Of Los Angeles (from Jack McCallum, Sports Illustrated):
–  Jonathan Isaac Could Be The One To Break The Magic’s Curse (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
With Kevin Knox, The Knicks New Era Is Here (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Wendell Carter: Best Big IN LV?  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Svi: More Than Just A Shooter (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
Okobo Is A Perfect Fit For New Suns (from Andrew Bernucca, The Step Back):
Does Westbrook’s Ball Dominance Hamper The Thunder? (from Daniel Massop, Nylon Calculus):
Summer League Rookie Watch (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Spoelstra Explains Why Heat Will Be Better (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
The Biggest Offseason Moves So Far (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Smart Remains Celtics’ Top Priority (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Grizzlies’ Lineup Possibilities (from Jack Noonan, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Alkins: Looking To Be The Raptors’ Latest Success Story (from Blake Murphy, Dime Mag):