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:

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/12/17

Underrated Rookies, For This Season & The Future (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The History Of Playoff Reformatting (from Rich Kraetsch, The Step Back):
Y’All Ready For Dion Waiters? (from Seerat Sohi, Bleacher Report):
Clippers: Filling The Chris Paul-Sized Hole (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
Summer Vacation Was Anything But For The Celtics  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Warriors’ Trio Of Newbies – Young, Casspi, Bell – May All Have Major Impact (from Carl Steward, Mercury News):
Rose & Wade Must Hit Corner Treys (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Knicks: Damyean Dotson Is Drawing Comparisons To Shumpert (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
E’Twaun Moore Prepares For Increased Role With Rondo Out (from William Guillory, NOLA.com):
Should Jazz Pick Up The Tempo? (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Nets Look To Limit Turnovers (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
10 Things To Watch For In The G-League Draft (from Adam Johnson, 2ways10days.com):
Lakers Looking To Improve Dreadful Defense (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
Sixers: Korkmaz Has Earned A Consistent Role (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Jokic: Throwback Star For The Modern Era (from Phillip Barnett, Yardbarker):
Magic Film Room: Newcomers Having Defensive Impact (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Uptempo Offense Suits Elfrid Payton’s Strengths (from John Denton, magic.com):
PJ Tucker: Exactly What The Rockets Needed (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
The Celtics Have A Stacked Roster & Jaylen Brown & Jayson Tatum Are On The Rise (from Rich Levine, VICE Sports):
First Glimpse Of Simmons/Embiid Pairing (from Jai Bednall, news.com.au):
– Okafor: Time To Move On?  (from Jordan Brenner, SBNation):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 11-20 (from Sportando):
2018 Draft: Top 10 International Prospects (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
G-League: What’s Next For Will Davis? (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Raptors’ Bench Kids (from Mike Ganter, slam.canoe.com):
Video: Shammgod’s Legendary Crossover Lives On (from Bleacher Report):
Video: “Bullet” Action Screening (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/9/17

Rating NBA Tiers: From Warriors To Worst (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Teodosic: Already Giving Clippers Joy & Pace (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
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Breakout Watch: Norman Powell  (from Vivek Jacob, BBball Breakdwon):
Nets: Is Allen Crabbe A Perfect Fit?  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Q & A: Vince Carter (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Player Preview: Nikola Jokic  (from Tyler Bowen, Hoops Nations):
The New-Look Hawks’ Offense (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
Is Kuzma The Real Deal? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Four Atlantic Division Breakout Players  (from Matt Chin, otgbasketball.com):
Marcus Smart’s Scrappiness Is Rubbing Off On New Teammates  (from Taylor C. Snow, Celtics.com):
Yabusele: Strengths & Weaknesses  (from Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com):
Spurs: Lauvergne Looking Like Good Fit (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Podcast: Nuggets’ President Tim Connelly (from Adrian Wojnarowski):
The Cavs Are Counting On LBJ’s Defense (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Grizzlies: Playoff Hopes Depend On Four Comeback Candidates (from Chris Herrington, Commercial Appeal):
Every Teams’ Best Case Scenario (from Ti Windisch, Fansided):
Wolves: Thibodeau Executes The Rerunning Of The Bulls (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Grading The Spurs’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Summer Internship Could Help Willy Hernangomez Separate Himself (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
There Is More To Dion Than Waiters Island (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Coach Vogel: Excited About Orlando’s Modernized Style Of Play (from John Denton, magic.com):
Lakers’ Preseason: Data Takeaways  (from Cranjis McBasketball, Forum Blue And Gold):
–  Jazz: Joe Johnson Can Still Play (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):
The Top 5 Prospects From the 2017 Draft (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Pistons Like Moreland’s Energy, Not His Lapses (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Euroleague Season Preview (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 31-40  (from Sportando):