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 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 9/8/18

How Steph Curry Became “Steve Nash On Steroids” (from Mark Medina, Bay Area News Group):
Grading The Celtics’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Timberwolves’ Player Profile: Andrew Wiggins (from Dane Moore/Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
The Shot That Can Take Jamal Murray To The Next Level (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Tobias Harris’ Limitations & Untapped Versatility (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Sixers: Would Bringing Saric Off The Bench Make Sense? (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
Season Review: How Iguodala Proved His Worth (from Vijay Singh, Golden State Of Mind):
Suns: Building A Lineup Around Defensive Switch Coverages (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Heat: Is There A Point Where Trading Dragic Makes Sense? (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Q & A: Grant Hill (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Future FA Details By Team (from Real GM):
10-Year Net Rating Rankings – Infographics For All 30 Teams (from Real GM):
B.J. Armstrong’s Early Gym Hours Led To The NBA (from Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press):
Catching Up With Adam Morrison (from Brian Bennett, The Athletic):
Sue Bird & Kyrie Irving: Basketball’s Best PG Friendship (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
The Way The Spurs Need To Turn Defense Into Offense (from Pounding The Rock):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/14/18

Oladipo: Redefining His Career Through Biomechanics (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
PHI- MIA: A Study In Contrasts (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
– PHI-MIA preview (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Who Can Stop Ben Simmons? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Video Breakdown: Sixers’ Defense (from Ben Falk/Nick Sciria, Cleaning The Glass):
COY: The Case For Brett Brown (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
POR-NOP Preview (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
BOS-MIL Preview (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Brad Stevens: The Celtics’ Not-So-Secret-Weapon (from Matt Chin, Celtics Blog):
The Challenge Of Defending Giannis (from Owen Pence, Boston Globe):
Celtics’ Young Core Poised To Learn Playoff Lessons (from Jay King, The Athletic):
Horford Has To Headline (from Sam Sheehan, Celtics Blog):
TOR-WAS Preview (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Raptors Must Solve Beal (from William Lou, The Score):
HOU-MIN Preview (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
 – The Evolution Of Mike D’Antoni’s Offense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
The Impossible Task Of Guarding Harden, Explained By Players, Coaches (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
– Ariza Plays Understated But Key Role For Rockets (from Brian T. Smith, Houston Chronicle):
The Wolves Finally Get Their Moment, 14 Years In The Making (from Robert Mays, The Ringer):
How Can Cavs Replace Irving’s Production? (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
The Importance Of Jeff Green’s Defensive Versatility (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
1st Round Forecast (from David Berri, Forbes):
WC 1st Round Preview (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
EC 1st Round Preview (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
The Sidekicks Who Will Decide The Playoffs (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
GSW-SAS Preview (from Golden State Of Mind):
Jordan Bell: Prototype Of Centers To Come (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
OKC-UTA Preview (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Lonzo Ball’s Exit Interview (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Andre Ingram’s Long Road To The NBA (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
NBA Awards Ballot, Part Two (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Weeks 25/26 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Nuggets’ Young Core Is 100% Behind Coach Malone (from Harrison Wind, bsndenver.com):
Impact FAs Who Could Be Bargain-Bin Finds (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Grading The Hornets After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Grading The Bulls After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/23/18

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Jeff Teague Emerges From Between A Rock & A Hard Place (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
Devin Booker’s Game (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Playing All 82 Games Means Something More To Bradley Beal (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
All-Star Break Has Worked Wonders For Blazers, Jazz & Heat (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Humble Beginnings For Giannis: 60 Minutes Preview (from CBS):
The Misutilization of Giannis’ Post-Up Game (from Max Carlin, Hoops Habit):
Paul Millsap On His Reintegration Into The Nuggets’ Lineup (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Oladipo On Overcoming Being Defended Like An All-Star (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):
Week 22 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Raptors-Cavs Takeaways (from William Lou, Medium):
Raptors: Serge Ibaka’s Continuing Struggles (from Jordan Skuse, RaptorsHQ):
Spurs’ Games 63-72: An Evaluation (from Paul Garcia, Project Spurs):
Paul Silas On Dwight Howard’s Rebounding (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Video: How The Blazers Hurt The Rockets With Nurkic Post-Ups (from Jeff Siegel, Blazer’s Edge):
Warriors: Steph Curry Really Is “The System” (from Will Gottlieb, Bleacher Report):
Steph Curry Is Not Going To Change The Way He Plays (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Why OKC Continues To Play Starterless Units (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Does Corey Brewer Bring The Needed Last Piece To OKC’s Closing Lineup? (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Anthony Davis: The Joy And Limits Of Individual Brilliance (from Zito Madu, SBNation):
What John Wall Can Learn From Tomas Satoransky (from Marcus Atkinson, Sr., Bullets Forever):
MIA Doesn’t Need James Johnson To Be A Star (from Brandon DiPerno, Hot Hot Hoops):
Montrezl Harrell Is Shining For Transitioning Clippers (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
The Jazz Defense Reaps The Benefit Of Small Ball (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Clippers: Tobias Harris Has Been Better Than Expected (from Broderick Turner, LATimes):
What Plays Would Be Dreams Come True For Lonzo Ball? (from Kevin Ding, Lakers.com):
Wayne Ellington: Not Satisfied With 200 3s (from Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post):
Defensive Analytics: Situational Fouling (from ZigZag Analytics):
Sixers: Every Starter’s Most Interesting Stat (from Daniel Volpone, The Sixer Sense):
Isaiah Hicks May Have A Future With The Knicks (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
An Oral History Of Kyrie Irving’s Tantalizing 11-Game Duke Career (from Aaron Dodson, The Undefeated):