Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/4/18

BOS: Terry Rozier, Jr Rekindles Relationship With His Father (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
CLE:  Sexton Can’t Drink With The Cavs Yet, But He Can Play (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DET: Tim Grgurich: The “Yoda” Of The NBA  (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
DET: Casey’s Shot Spectrum: A Different Brand Of Basketball (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
LAL: How Switchable Are The Guards In Lakers’ Defense?  (from Pete Zayas, The Athletic):
LAL: The Lakers’ Big Man Mystery (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
LAL: How Javale McGee Survived The “Dilution” Of The Big Man (from Bill Oram, The Athletic):
LAL: LBJ Ready To Pace & Race In Year 16 (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
MEM: Garrett Temple Gives Grizzlies Veteran Stability (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIA: Whiteside For 3?  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIN: Derrick Rose: Relearning His Game In A New Spot (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NYK: Fizdale Likes Trier’s One-On-One Ability (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
ORL: Vucevic Still Loves Playing For The Magic (from Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel):
ORL: Augustin Excited To Be Key Cog For Magic (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Fultz Is Starting To Find The Confidence He Needs (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
SAS: Lonnie Walker Is Building A Bond With Tim Duncan  (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
UTA: Jazz Offense About To Set NBA On  Fire?  (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
WAS: Who Is Chasson Randle?  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Jimmy Butler Update:
Evaluating The Two-Way Contract Experiment (from Micahel Scotto, The Athletic):
NBA Going All-In On New Rule Emphasis (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players (from Antonis Stroggylakis, europhooops.net):
Answers To 8 Big 2019 Draft Questions (from Kyle Boone, CBS Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/2/18

League Pass Rankings, Part Two (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BKN: No Limits When Experimenting With Lineups (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
BKN: Nets’ Forward Options (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
BOS: Bench Role Hasn’t Sapped Rozier’s Energy (from Scott Souza, Providence Journal):
BOS: Yabusele Improves His Game (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Globe):
CHA: Hornets’ Plan For Miles Bridges Is Changing Already (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Splitting The Starting Center Job (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: The Cavs’ New Offense (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Notable Aspects Of Preseason Win Over LAL (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
GSW: How Curry’s Usage Has Evolved (from Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Quinn Cook Found His Place In Golden State (from Jake Paynting, Def Pen):
MIA: Duncan Robinson Now Slinging Instead Of Sprinting  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIA: Winslow Can Fill In All The Blanks (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
MIL: Bucks’ Players Like Budenholzer’s “Daily Vitamins”  (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: Star Track: Anthony Davis (from The Ringer):
ORL: Film Room At Sixers: Bamba, Vucevic & Ross (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Grading The Magic’s Roster (from NBA Math):
PHI: Monday’s Game Analysis: Fultz, Shamet, Embiid (from David Murphy,  philly.com):
PHI: Fultz Looks Set For Breakout Year Alongside Simmons (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
PHI: Improved Post Play Should Be A Focus For Simmons (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Unlike Fultz, Simmons Not Going To Start Launching Threes (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
PHI: JJ Redick Is More Than Just A Mentor To Sixers’ Young Players (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
SAS: When It Comes To D, Spurs Aim To Reload, Not Rebuild  (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
SAS: Can Dejounte Murray Lead Spurs Into New Era? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
TOR:  New Role For Siakam Could Have Big Benefits For Raptors (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
TOR: Raptors’ Playbook: Halfcourt Season Preview (from Cooper Smither, Raptors Republic):
UTA: Joe Ingles: Most Unappreciated Star?  (from Micah Adams, Sporting News):
UTA: Can The Jazz Attack Switching Defenses Effectively? (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Offseason Boxing Workouts Help Gobert On The Court (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
UTA: Ricky Rubio: Case Study In Confidence (from Dan Godziszewski, 94 Feet Report)):
10 Candidates For A Bounce-Back Season (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 81-90  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net ):
Hoop Dreams: Why Basketball Never Sleeps (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
How Can We Best Measure Individual Defensive Impact? (from Daniel Massop, Nylon Calculus):
How Can An Analytic Approach Be Applied To Player Psychology?  (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/6/18

Knicks: How Does Ntilikina Get Better?  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
How LaMarcus Aldridge Got His Groove Back (from Brandon Meiners, Pounding The Rock):
KLove: What Version Will We See Next Season? (from Jordan Brenner, Cleaning The Glass):
What Is Devin Booker’s Ideal Role? (from Scott Levine, 94 Feet Report):
Markelle Fultz And The Yips (from Tim Marcin, Newsweek):
Will Fultz Realize His Potential Next Season?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
How The Pelicans Lost A Star But Became More Dangerous (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Bucks: How Pat Connaughton’s Off-Ball Work Can Help (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
Nuggets: Who Is Jarred Vanderbilt?  (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Answering The Biggest 2019 Draft Questions (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Rudy Gay Interview (from Don Amore, Hartford Courant);
Shawn Marion Q & A (from Vivek Jacob, sportsnet.ca):
2018-19 ROY Forecast (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The Impact Of The 2016 Salary Cap Spike (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Some Ideas For Rules Changes (from Jonathan Schulman, Posting And Toasting):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/24/18

Bamba Confident He Can Contribute Right Away (from John Denton, magic.com):
MPJ: “Can’t Wait To Prove People Wrong” (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Draft: Winners And Losers/ Best And Worst (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Why Miles Bridges Didn’t Turn Pro Last Year (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Spurs’ Pick Lonnie Walker IV: Not All Talk (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
– Getting To Know Lonnie Walker Through The Eyes Of Jim Larranaga (from Jabari Young, Express-News):
Q & A: Kevin Knox (from Steve Serby, NY Post):
His High School Coach Sheds Light On The Enigma Of Mitchell Robinson (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Draft: Schlenk, Hawks Execute Controversial Plan (from Brad Rowland, Peachtree Hoops):
Sixers: The Trade For Zhaire Smith  (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
“Draymond’s Law” & How Jacob Evans Fits (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
How JaVale McGee Stayed Ready To Contribute (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
Nets Picks: Solid, But Long-Term Projects (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
Rising Sun:  New Assistant Coach Cody Toppert (from Geoff Grammer, Albuquerque Journal):
Sixers: Brett Brown Embracing Difficult Job As Interim GM (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
How Long Will Sixers Remain Patient With Fultz? (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
Job 1 For Pistons’ New Coach Casey: Develop Young Talent (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
What Holiday Brings To The Pacers (from Grant Afseth, Kokomo Tribune):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/9/18

Sixers: The New-Look Bench Unit Has Transformed The Team (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
Ben Simmons: Already Among The Best Cutters (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Fultz’ Return Renders McConnell To “Staying Ready” Status (from Jack McCaffery, Delco Times):
Doncic: Changing The Thinking About Euro Imports (from Mina Kimes, ESPN):
When Players Agree To Take Plays Off (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
The Fizdale List: 10 Black Assistant NBA Coaches Who Could Become Head Coaches (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
A Look At the State Of One-And-Done (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
DPOY: The Case For Gobert (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
Stating The Case For Each Of The Top MVP Candidates (from Kelly Scaletta, The Step Back):
Playoff Race: Which Of Monday’s Games Matter (from ESPN):
Will Darius Bazley Be A Pioneer Or An Outlier? (from Sam Fortier, Washington Post):
Can The Celtics Keep Jabari Bird For The Playoffs? (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
How Deep Should The Celtics’ Playoff Rotation Be? (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
With More Minutes And Confidence, Ojeleye Is Finding His Shot (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
NBA Scorekeepers Have A Harder Job Than You Think (from Spencer Lund, Complex Sports):
Bulls: Portis Reflects On His Season & Career (from Sam Smith,bulls.com):
Clippers: Tough Decisions Ahead (from Moke Hamilton, NBA Insiders):
The Jazz’ Dominant Run Since January (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
How One Play Tells Us About The Jazz (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
How Far Can Becky Hammon Go In The NBA? (from Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker):
Casspi: A Casualty Of Dubs’ Numbers Game (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Jarrett Jack: Ultimate Professional (from Fred Kerber, NY Post):
Hornets:  Monk’s Progress (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Kris Dunn’s Improvement (from Luke Askew, Pippin Ain’t Easy):
Pacers Need The Spacing That Myles Turner Sometimes Provides (from Dylan Hughes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):