Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/5/18

Steve Nash: Tough Love From Don Nelson Influenced Him (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
The Jazz Are Title Contenders (from Chris Herring, FiveThrtyEight):
Shabazz Napier: Brooklyn’s Secret Weapon Off The Ball?  (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Julius Randle: Just Getting Started In New Orleans (from William Guillory, The Athletic):
How Can Giannis Improve This Year?  (from Theodore Konstantellos, Behind The Buck Pass):
Bucks: Building Around Giannis (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
Grant Hill’s Brilliance With The Pistons (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Q & A:  Ray Allen (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
Q & A: Lonnie Walker (from nicekicks.com):
The Most Important Numbers For Each Spur In 2018-19  (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
Pacers: McMillan Knows The Coaching Longevity Formula  (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Sixers’ Muscala: Well-Positioned For A Successful Season (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Film Room: What James Ennis Brings To The Rockets (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
Celtics Film School: Marcus Smart (from Andrew Doxy, Celtics Blog):
Wolves’ Player Profile: Derrick Rose  (from Dane Moore/Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
The Friendship That Sent Rick Welts To The HOF  (from Maggie Hendricks, For The Win):
Clippers Retrospective: DeAndre Jordan (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
Q & A: Greg Kelser (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Big3 Exit Interview: Ice Cube & The League’s Top Brass (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/14/18

–  LBJ Has Always Played His Best Alongside Players Like Josh Hart (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
How Dwight Howard Is Adapting & Evolving (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
NOP: Randle Should Fit Nicely Next To AD  (from Ti Windisch, The Step Back):
How Will Grizzlies Approach JJJ’s Rookie Season? (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
Rookies In The Best Position To Make An Impact (from Matthew Blum, NBA.com):
How Ben Simmons Thrives Without Shooting Threes (from Tom West/Alex Kungu, Liberty Ballers/Celtics Blog):
MDA Says Melo Is “A Lot Better Fit” With Rockets (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Humanizing NBA Refs (from Spencer Lund, RealGM):
Jerami Grant: Poised To Become OKC X-Factor (from Yams, Thunderous Intentions):
Best One-Year Contract Signings Of 2018 (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Bobby Marks On Suns’ GM  (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Daniel Hamilton’s Path To The NBA (from Don Amore, Hartford Courant):
Color-Mixing & Lineup Synergies (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
Clippers:  Bruce Bowen Won’t Be Back After Remarks About Kawhi (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
Notes From FIBA U18 Tournaments (from The Stepien):
Why The Nets Refuse To Tank (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
On The Rise: Caris LeVert (from Alex Squadron, slamonline.com):
– Nets: What Dudley Brings (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Zach Collins: Not Ready For Big Minutes At “5” But That Still Might Be Blazers’ Best Hope (from Jack Winter, Hoop Ball):
Remaining Offseason Questions: Atlantic Division (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
John Wall And The Wizards Must Evolve (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Battle Of The Backups: Yogi Ferrell Vs. Frank Mason (from Tim Maxwell, Sactown Royalty):
How The Best NBA Teams Have Used The G-League To Hack The System (from Ben Beecken, Grandstand Central):
Oliver Miller Battles Weight Issues, Hopes To Inspire Others (from KSAZ):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/11/18 PART TWO

NOTE:  We are publishing in two parts today to accommodate today’s best stories as well as to further assist in playing catch-up re: items missed during our 3-day hiatus.  We anticipate returning to our usual schedule later this week.

 

Why Warriors Believe Willie Green Will Become A Head Coach (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Semi Ojeleye Is Remaking Himself To Be About Much More Than Defense (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Clippers GM Explains The Keys To Free Agency (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Cavs In A Much Better Post-LBJ Position This Time (from Sean Devey, Sporting News):
Neil Olshey’s Thoughts On Summer League (from NBC Sports):
Rookies Who Have Impressed In Summer League (from Charlie Stanton, Golden State Of Mind):
Some Summer League Standouts (from Dave Zarum, sportsnet.ca):
Summer League: Second-Year Players Making An Impact (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Embiid: Things To Work On This Summer (from Matt Esposito, Hoops Habit):
Steph Curry Q & A (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
David Fizdale Q & A (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Curious Case Of Myles Turner’s 3-Point Shooting (from Ben Pfeifer, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Nuggets: Roster Implications Of Signing Jarred Vanderbilt (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/20/18

Passing On Doncic Is A Mistake (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Suns: Pros & Cons Of Drafting Doncic At #1 (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
What Is The Draft Like Inside A Team? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Inside Mo Bamba’s Quest To Be The Next Great Big Man (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Mo Bamba Is The Latest Chapter In Harlem’s Basketball History (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Ayton’s Biggest Problem Areas (from Norm de Silva, Cleaning The Glass):
Melvin Frazier’s Unique Path To The Draft (from William Guillory, NOLA.com):
Kenrich Williams’ Path To The Draft  (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Jacob Evans (from Robby Kalland, Hoops Hype):
Psychological Testing: The Last Frontier of Draft Analysis (from Ben Dowsett, The Step Back):
Miles Bridges: Mature Beyond His Years (from Yaron WeitzmanBleacher Report):
Around The Rim: Draft-Focused Edition (from Josh Eberley, Hoop Magazine):
9 Draft “Sleepers” (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Possibilities For The Warriors In The Draft (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
Warriors Offseason Preview (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Orlando Magic Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Dallas Mavericks Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early bird Rights):
Knicks: Remedial Chaos Theory Mock Drafts (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Should The Celtics Put Jalen Brown In A Kawhi Trade?  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Maximum Salary Cap Space Projections For 2018-19 (from Eric Pincus, Basketball Insiders):
Jay Williams Has A Renewed Appreciation For Coaching (from Jerry Carino, Asbury Park Press):
What Draft History Tells Us To Expect From Each Top Ten Pick (from Robby Kalland, Dime Mag):
Q & A: Marvin Bagley III (from Matt Norlander, CBS Sports):
The State Of The Clippers (from Nekias Duncan/Robert Flom, Clutch Points):

The Clippers-Pistons Trade: Special Edition

It seems as if virtually everyone published a “take” on the deal.  Here are some interesting ones: