Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/11/17

The Re-Energizing Of Andre Drummond (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Pistons: Improved Perimeter Defense & Andre Drummond (from Matthew Way, Piston Powered):
Film Study: Allen Crabbe (from Charles Maniego, Nets Daily):
Five 2018 Draft Prospects Who “You Need To Care About” (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Rising Draft Prospects (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Dennis Schroder’s Breakout Moment (from Ryan Akin,Soaring Down South):
New G-League GM Anthony Parker Is Excited About The Challenge (from John Denton, magic.com):
Sam Dekker: Blueprint For The Future NBA SF? (from Paul Tooke, Clipperholics):
Will Zach LaVine Make Another Leap This Season?  (from Nick Birdsong, NBA Math):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/7/17

What Can Teodosic Bring To The Clippers? (from Andrew Bernucca, The Step Back):
What Are The Kings Doing? (from Jerry Christodoulatos, The Step Back):
Paul George And The Spacing Revolution (from Paul Headley, 16 Wins):
How Hayward Changes The Celtics (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
How Andre Drummond Can Improve Offensively To Become Elite (from Shameek Mohile, 16 Wins):
The Salary Cap Is Normalizing (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Free Agency Winners And Losers (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Quality FAs Still Available (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Rubio Offers Different Note For Jazz (from Brady Klopfer, BBall Breakdown):
Jaylen Brown’s More Demanding Summer Job (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Two-Way Contracts FAQ (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days):
Darius Miller Gets A Rare Second Chance With The Pelicans (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Wizards’ Otto Porter Gamble (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
–  Orlando Summer League Winners And Losers (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Fansided):
Why The Sixers Made Their Draft Night Moves (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/30/17

Draymond Green Q & A (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):
Jimmy Butler’s Go-To Scoring Guide (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
A Lineup-Based Analysis Of CP3 Trade (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
Chris Paul: The Rockets Add The Missing Piece (from Duncan Smith, 16 Wins):
The Clippers’ Front Office: Making The Best Of It (from Tom West, 16 Wins):
Explaining The Cash Considerations Of The CP3 Trade (from Rodger Sherman, The Ringer):
Sixers: Extending Robert Covington Is A Must (from Jason Dandy, The Sixer Sense):
Dion Waiters Reflects On His Darkest Moments (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Meet Bogdan Bogdanovic (from Charles Cotton, NY Post):
 Podcast: Fran Fraschilla On The Kings (from Bill Herenda, KFBK):
Film Study: Josh Jackson’s Playmaking (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Everything To Know About Free Agency (from Brandon Anderson, Arc Digital):
The New CBA Is Already Changing The NBA (from Jared Dubin, VICE Sports):
Free Agency And The Supermax Paradox (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
2017 NBA Manifesto (from Mark Deeks, shamsports.com):
” The idea of the manifesto is thus. It outlines the assets available to every NBA team. It looks at what their financial situation is, what instruments and exceptions they have for spending, and their total salary outlook. It does the same with their draft position. It looks at the players they already have on their roster, plus the issues that need addressing as a team. And then it thinks aloud about what to do with it all.
It does this 30 times for 30 teams. All in all, it gets quite big.”
2018 Draft: An Early Look At Luka Doncic (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
The 2017 No-Defense Team (from Tim Kawakami, Mercury News):
Prospects To Watch In Orlando & Utah Summer Leagues (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Damyean Dotson Could Thrive In More Wide-Open Knicks Offense (from Adam Zagoria, Fanrag Sports):
Who Is Running The Bucks? (from Zach Lowe/Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/16/17

How The Cavs Defend Steph Curry (from Mike Prada, SBNation):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2017/1/16/14229548/stephen-curry-stats-cavaliers-defense-analysis

From Joe Vardon, cleveland.com: http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2017/01/stephen_curry_cavs_iman_shumpe.html

Breaking Down Buddy Hield And Jamal Murray’s First Half-Season  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here:  https://theringer.com/jamal-murray-vs-buddy-hield-191c24ba83f4#.4659mwcp6

–  The Hawks Have Gone From Good To Bad To Good Again  (from Tim Cato, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/1/16/14282924/2017-nba-scores-hawks-rebuild-win-streak-standings

Celtics Cooking With Healthy Olynyk In The Mix  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Read it here:  http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/01/15/celtics-get-cooking-with-healthy-kelly-olynyk-back-mix/rym75CESRkGAJBfIB4c1kL/story.html

Spurs 10-Game Review: Volume 4  (from Paul Garcia, The Sports Daily):

Read and watch it here:  http://thesportsdaily.com/project-spurs/spurs-10-game-review-volume-4/

–  The Raptors Are The Anti-Knicks  (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):

Readit here:  http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/raptors-continue-prove-theyre-anti-knicks/

Clippers’ News: DeAndre Jordan, Mo Speights, CP3  (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2686588-kevin-garnett-has-found-the-perfect-pupil-in-trash-talking-deandre-jordan

Sunday’s Best Performance: Doug McDermott  (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/doug-mcdermott-has-caught-fire-and-chicago-ought-to-keep-stoking-the-flame-67b0db9e136f#.xde62vxf9

–  The Spurs’ Excellent Defense Has One Glaring Problem  (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):

Read and watch it here: http://www.poundingtherock.com/2017/1/16/14270668/spurs-excellent-defense-glaring-problem

The Pelicans’ Stagnant Offense And Situational Play  (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calulus):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/01/16/nylon-calculus-pelicans-stagnant-offense-situational-play/

–  Warriors Still Searching For Right Risk/Reward Balance  (from Monte Poole, csnbayarea.com):

Read it here:  http://www.csnbayarea.com/warriors/nba-best-warriors-still-searching-right-balance-between-risk-and-reward

–  The Cavs Have Learned To Love The 3-Point Shot (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/18485666/are-cleveland-cavaliers-golden-state-warriors-real-3-point-stars-nba

–  How San Antonio Helped Mold Jordan Clarkson (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News):

Read it here:  http://www.sgvtribune.com/sports/20170111/how-san-antonio-helped-mold-the-lakers-jordan-clarkson

Tristan Thompson: Blue Collar Center  (from Joe Gabriele, cavs.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/news/features/tristan-center-170114

–  Evaluating Towns And Embiid  (from Jake Rauchbach, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/prodigies-karl-anthony-towns-and-joel-embiid/

Jokic’s Unselfish Ways Fuel His Greatness (from Harrison Wind, bsndenver.com):

Read it here:  http://bsndenver.com/nikola-magic-jokics-unselfish-ways-continue-to-fuel-his-greatness/

Elfrid Payton Is Playing With Supreme Confidence  (from John Denton, magic.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.nba.com/magic/news/elfrid-payton-playing-supreme-confidence-during-recent-stretch-20170115

Wizards’ Film Study: This Is What Defensive IQ & Effort Look Like  (from J. Michael, csnmidatlantic.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/washington-wizards/film-study-what-defensive-iq-and-effort-look-wizards

–  Reggie Bullock Readjusts After Extended Absence  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):

Read it here:  http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2017/01/15/pistons-bullock-readjusts-extended-abscence/96625718/

Nets: The Importance Of Perspective (from Benny Nadeau, The Brooklyn Game):

Read it here:  http://thebrooklyngame.com/importance-keeping-things-perspective/

European Hoops Weekly Recap  (from Trevor Magnotti, fansided.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/01/16/european-hoops-recap-nba-prospects-everywhere-look/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/17/16

–  How Steph Curry Is Training To Improve  (from Ron Kroichick,  sfchronicle.com):

Read it here:  http://www.sfchronicle.com/warriors/article/How-Stephen-Curry-a-back-to-back-MVP-is-9973811.php

–  How Coach Fizdale Has Changed the Grizzles’ Offense  (from Mike Parrott, Beale Street Bears):

Read and view it here:  http://bealestreetbears.com/2016/10/17/grizzlies-david-fizdale-offense-change/

–  Deep Dive: Ricky Rubio’s Shooting  (from Josh Clement, Canis Hoopus):

Read and view it here:  http://www.canishoopus.com/2016/10/17/13284670/player-preview-deep-dive-ricky-rubio-shooting-skills

–  Steven Adams: Set To Terrorize An Arena Near You (from Adam Joseph, Welcome To Loud City):

Read and view it here:  http://www.welcometoloudcity.com/2016/10/17/13303606/steven-adams-set-to-terrorize-an-arena-near-you-thunder-nba-season-preview

–  Danny Ainge Has Built A Super-Good team; Can He Get It To The Next Level?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://theringer.com/the-luck-and-genius-of-danny-ainge-bd5555ebaddc#.9x4422k3v

–  Kevin McHale Interview; Roy Hibbert; Joel Embiid; More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Read it here:  http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2016/10/15/kevin-mchale-has-lots-say-about-celtics-nba/fGyQiefwdu7AObUttxY5RI/story.html

–  Aaron Gordon Embraces His Move To Small Forward  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-orlando-magic-aaron-gordon-1016-20161015-story.html

–  Richaun Holmes: Forgotten Sixers Big Man  (from Aaron Mah, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:   http://hoopshabit.com/2016/10/16/richaun-holmes-the-forgotten-philadelphia-76ers-big-man/

–  Myles Turner’s Development Is Key For Pacers  (from Brendan Galella, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/10/16/development-myles-turner-key-indiana-pacers/

–  Willy Hernangomez Is Turning Into A Revelation  (from Zach Braziller, NY Post):

Read and view it here:  http://nypost.com/2016/10/16/knicks-big-man-flier-is-turning-into-a-revelation/

–  Hawks Need Dwight Howard To Be Versatile  (from Ray Glier, USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/hawks/2016/10/17/dwight-howard-dennis-schroder-kyle-korver-mike-budenholder-hawks-nba/91177644/

And, Not Or: The Battle Between Andrew Harrison And Wade Baldwin (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):

Read it here:  http://www.grizzlybearblues.com/2016/10/17/13301540/andrew-harrison-wade-baldwin-memphis-grizzlies-point-guard

–  Cole Aldrich Gives Timberwolves Rim Protection  (from Jace Frederick, twincities.com):

Read it here:  http://www.twincities.com/2016/10/17/entering-his-prime-cole-aldrich-gives-timberwolves-a-rim-protector/

Clippers’ Diamond Stone Shows That He Can Shoot (from LA Times):

Read it here:  http://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/la-sp-diamond-stone-clippers-20161016-snap-story.html

–  Gbinije Bolts Into Pistons Mix With Sparkling Debut (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/gbinije-bolts-pistons-mix-sparkling-nba-debut

–  Bojan Bogdanovic Needs To Do More Than Score  (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

Read it here:  http://nypost.com/2016/10/17/why-bojan-bogdanovic-needs-to-do-more-than-score-for-nets/

–  Celtics’ Draftee Ante Zizic On Fire In Early Adriatic League Play  (from Francis Adu, Ridiculous Upside):

Read and view it here: http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/10/14/13282840/ante-zizic-adriatic-league-boston-celtics