Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/31/18

The Improbable Yet Predictable Stardom Of Victor Oladipo (from Nick Zappulla, RealGM):
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Interview (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Best Bargain FA Deals This Offseason (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Why Jimmer Expects Trae To Have More NBA Success Than He Did (from Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo Sports):
Drummond: Adding Three-Point Shot To Arsenal (from Joseph Casciaro, The Score):
Knicks’ GM Scott Perry: Calm & Sticking To The Plan (from Steve Popper, Northjersey.com):
The Best And Most Underrated Offseason Moves (from ESPN):
The Four Basketball Rules You Always Get Wrong (from Coach Nick/Ronnie Nunn, BBall Breakdown):
LBJ Shows Off His New School (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
After Medical Procedures, Paul George Is Looking Like His Old Self (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Video Breakdown: Daniel Theis, Rim Protector (from Celtics Blog):
Khris Middleton: (Re)Setting The Standard (form Eric Nehm, bucks.com):
Wizards Give Enigmatic Dwight Howard His (Latest) New Chance (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Jarrett Allen Embraces Life On And Off The Court (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
Look To The Past To See How Dubs Could Use Cousins  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Suns: Evaluating A Josh Jackson/Mikal Bridges Pairing (from Roger Acker, Valley Of The Suns):
Pistons: What To Expect From GRIII (from Justin Lambregtse, NBA Analysis Network):
Bucks Set Up To Succeed With Help From The Wisconsin Herd (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
Longest-Tenured Head Coaches (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Why Jock Landale Rejected NBA Offers (from Michael Randall, Fraser Coast Chronicle):
The (Updated) Math Of Transition Defense (from Joseph Nation, Nylon Calculus:
Game Theory And The Deep Three (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
Real Plus-Minus Is Less Real When Players Change Teams (from Andrew Johnson, Nylon Calculus):
NBA Policy Gives Long-Term Employees Sabbaticals (from John Lombardo, New York Business Journal):

 

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):

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):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/4/18

Losing Ariza Is Huge Loss For Rockets (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Kevon Looney: Family & Basketball (from Max Whittle, Give Me Sport):
Best FAs Left (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Free Agency Day Three (from The Ringer):
Sixers: Trade For Chandler Makes Too Much Sense (from Isaac Gutierrez, The Step Back):
How Chandler Trade Affects Nuggets’ Roster (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
Zhaire Smith: Early Impressions (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
The Trials Of Enes Kanter: “I Got No Country”  (from Robert Silverman, The Daily Beast):
First Impressions Of Sacramento & Utah Summer Leagues (from Kevin Arnovitz/Marc J Spears, ESPN):
Q & A: Bam Adebayo (from Couper Moorhead, Heat.com):
Warriors’ SL Notes (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
How LBJ’s Move Changes Leonard Trade Talks (from Kevin Pelton/Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Why DMC’s Market Barely Existed (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Lakers’ Offseason Running Notes (from Cranjis McBasketball):
“Sources Say”? How Insiders Actually Break Stories (from Greg Esposito, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Playoff Format Seeding Change Would Add 40,000 Travel Miles (from Brian Mahoney, AP):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/3/18

DMC To The Dubs:
The System That Allowed The Dubs To Happen (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
LBJ To The Lakers – Day Two:
Sixers: Silver Linings On Losing Out On LBJ  (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Sixers Film Study: Shake Milton (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
The East, Post-LBJ (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Free Agency Watch: Day Two (from The Ringer):
Top Remaining FAs (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
The Upcoming WC Playoff Race (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Nets: Why Ed Davis Could Be A Great Fit (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Video Breakdown: New Pacers’ Forward Doug McDermott (from Derek Kramer, ipacers.com):
Suns: Coach Kokoskov’s Journey Began With Near-Fatal Auto Accident (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
How JVG Became The NBA’s John Madden (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
What Role Do Celtics’ Players Need To Play For Robert Williams? (from Gary Washburn/Emerson Latzia, NESN):
Derrick Jones, Jr Knows His His Heat Future Hinges On His Jump Shot (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Meet The Newest Piston:  GRIII (from Joseph Sikne, Hashtag Basketball):
Damion Lee: No White Flags (from The Players Tribune):
Morehouse’s Tyrius Walker: A Step Closer To His NBA Dream (from C. Isaiah Smalls II, The Undefeated):
Special Defenses (from Eric Musselman, coachmuss.com):