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 7/7/18

Ayton’s Debut: The Good And The Bad (from Kevin Pelton/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Doncic Was The Top Player On Mavs’ Draft Board (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
New Raptors’ HC Nurse Ready To Challenge DeRozan Defensively (from Emily Sadler, sportsnet.ca):
Sean Marks Talks Trades & FAs (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Q & A: Steve Kerr On Adding DMC (from Scott Ostler, SFGate):
DMC To The Dubs Didn’t Break The NBA (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Mavs: Broekhoff Relishing Dream Opportunity (from Benyam Kidane, Sporting News):
Pistons Likely To Add Grgurich To Coaching Staff (from Sean Corp, Detroit Bad Boys):
– Pistons: Casey’s Staff Hits Ground Running In Player Development (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
The Rise & Fall Of Microfracture Surgery (from Malika Andrews, Chicago Tribune):
Shrinking FA Market Means It’s Likely Celtics Retain Smart (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Cavs: Altman Says No To Tanking (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Tyreke Evans: Ready For New Role  (from Mark Monteith, Pacers.com):
What Does O’Quinn Bring To The Pacers? (from Jonathan Matthes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Pacers: McDermott Hopes He’s Found A Home (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
The Top Day One NVSL Performances (from Real GM):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/6/18

Summer League Storylines To Watch (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
10 European League Players To Watch In Las Vegas Summer League (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
James Nunnally: The Undrafted American In Europe Drawing Intrigue From NBA Teams (from Ben Rohrbach, Yahoo Sports):
The Oldest Players At The LV SL  (from Hoops Hype):
Kawhi Leonard Trade Talk Mystery (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Should Lakers Include Ingram In Trade Offer For Kawhi? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Top Remaining Unrestricted FAs (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Top Remaining FAs (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
The Pacers Got Better While Everyone Else Was Chasing Superstars (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
MPJ’s New Role: Underdog (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
The Kings Will Rise Or Fall With Their Young Trio (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
Q & A: Amar’e Stoudemire (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Whose Stock Started To Rise Or Fall In The Early Mini Summer Leagues? (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
OKC: Why Rookie Devon Hall Opens SL With A Shot At Thunder Roster Spot  (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Chinese Star Is The Net Getting The Most Summer Buzz (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Ask Sam Smith (from bulls.com):
How 2016’s Free Agency Period Continues To Impact Today’s Market (from Steve Zavala, Sir Charles In Charge ):
Q & A: Tomas Satoransky (from Lukas Kuba, Truth About It):
Eric Glass: Next In The Long Line Of Success Coaches, Execs Produced By Heat Video Room?  (from Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post):
Kokoskov Hits Ground Running As Suns Head To SL  (from Jack Harris, Cronkite News):
Teammates For Life: Niang, Mitrou-Long Bring Out The Best In Each Other  (from Aaron Falk, UtahJazz.com):
Heat: Coach Spoelstra Shares Summer League Insights (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald ):
Derrick Jones, Jr: Showing Improvement (from Couper Moorhead, heat.com):
What The Celtics Are Looking For From Their Summer League Players (from Jay King, The Athletic);
How GSW Can Maximize DMC (from Will Gottlieb, Bleacher Report):
The Warriors Haven’t Ruined The NBA (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Sixers: Wilson Chandler Isn’t Just A Potential Trade Piece (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
What Makes Marcus Smart Special? (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
Free Agency & Free Will (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/26/18

Robert Williams: Following DeAndre Jordan’s Path  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Will Robert Williams Develop Into A Capela Clone?  (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Why The Mavs Are The Right Fit For Luka (from David Griffin, Dallas Morning News):
Wendell Carter Is A Different Type Of Modern Big Man (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Why Trae Young’s Best Days Have Yet To Come (from Adam Spinella, Clutch Points):
The Nuggets Have Locked Down Nikola Jokic (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
MJP’s Waiting Game (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Inside the Rockets’ Proposal To Flip The Draft & Free Agency (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Keita Bates-Diop Is A Story Of Resilience (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Wizards’ Pick Troy Brown Is Eager To Prove He Belongs (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Dubs’ Pick Jacob Evans Brings Toughness, Grit (from Ryan Gorcey, SF Examiner):
Pistons’ Pick Khyri Thomas: Defense Is Part Of His DNA (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Q & A: Pacers’ Pick Alize Johnson (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
What Value Does Wanamaker Have In Boston? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
How Ryan Broekhoff Is Following In Joe Ingles’ Footsteps (from Damien Arsenis, The Pick And Roll):
Oladipo: Still Seeking Improvement (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
How Much Do The Heat Need Ellington To Stay? (from Patrick Miller, Nylon Calculus):
Olynyk Has Found His Groove (from JJ Adams, The Province):
Jazz’ Preseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
How Boston & Philadelphia Can Avoid OKC’s Fate (from Ben Mertens, Welcome To Loud City):
On The Eve Of Marcus Smart’s Free Agency, The Celtics Should Remember The Kendrick Perkins Trade (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Teams Entering Franchise-Altering Free Agency (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/11/18

The Draft: Wanted: Modern NBA Big Men (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
–  The Draft: Breaking Down The Pick-And-Roll Play Of Doncic, Young & Sexton (from Liam Flynn, Cleaning The Glass):
The Bulls: 20 Years Since The Dissolution Of The Dynasty (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
An Insider’s Look At Kostas Antetokounmpo (from Spencer Davies, Basketball insiders):
Sixers Need A Leader Who Is A Master Of The NBA Marketplace (from David Murphy, philly.com):
The Celtics Could Be The NBA’s Next Evolution (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
How LBJ To The Rockets Could Happen (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
The Warriors: Switching To Defang The Pick And Roll (from Dan Clayton, Clutch Points):
Dubs: Some Very Important Things Were Amplified And Validated In The Title Run (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
How The Push For Parity Enabled GSW To Form A Super Team (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
The Dubs “Bent But Never Broke” (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Warriors’ Offseason Preview (from Ben Ladner, Sports Illustrated):
Thon Maker: Just Getting Started? (from Kane Pitman, The Pick And Roll):
Free Agency: Marcus Smart Is Sure To Draw Interest  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald);