Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/14/18 PART ONE

What Does Summer League Performance Mean? (from Coach Nick/Fran Fraschilla, BBall Breakdown):
Bamba & Isaac: The Magic’s Latest Hope (from Michael Lee, Yahoo.com):
Kevin Knox: Totally Different Player Than He Was At Kentucky  (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Isaiah Thomas Has A Chance To Resurrect His Career (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
Summer League Studs Becoming Dark Horse ROY Candidates (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
At Summer League, Referees Are Also Chasing A Dream (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
Stop Comparing Trae Young To Steph (from Andrew Sharp/Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
With Demands Growing, NBA Coaches Game Plan For Better Health (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Otto Porter Remains Unappreciated – And It’s Time He Forces Change (from Ben Standig, The Sports Capitol):
Jack Cooley: Hungry To Prove He Belongs (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Notes On The Nuggets’ Transaction Timing (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Nets’ Dawson Should Feel Right At Home In Brooklyn (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
The Suns Are Running Out Of PG Options (from Brendon Kleen, Valley Of The Suns):
Nuggets: Banking On Continuity (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
How Does Julius Randle Fit In New Orleans? (from Jake Paynting, Def Pen):
What The Nets, Nuggets & Hawks Got From Thursday Night’s Salary Swaps (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
3 And D: The D Needs To Stand For Dimensions, Not Just Defense (from Will Muckian, Medium):
His H.S. Coach Explains What Kind  Of Player Celtics Are Getting In Robert Williams (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
Can Any Pacers SL Players Make An Immediate Impact?  (from Ben Pfeifer, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Free Agency: Behind The One-Year Deal Trend (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Josh Hart Might Be The Best Laker Fit Playing With LBJ (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
Anthony Carter: Still Scrapping For Heat; This Time In Coach Mode (from Ira  Winderman, SunSentinel):
How Does MIA Manage Its SG Glut? (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
2017-18 Position Estimates:

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/20/18

CLE 116, BOS 86:
The Warriors Are Leaning On KD Like Never Before (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Warriors’ To-Do List For Game 3 (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Warriors’ Biggest Issue Isn’t Curry’s Shooting (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
The Three-Point Shot: From Novelty To Necessity (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
David West: Struggling To Get On Floor Vs. Rockets (from Connor Letourneau, SF Gate):
Video: The Rockets Did Almost Nothing Different In Game Two (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
How The Rockets Forced The Warriors Out Of Their Offensive Comfort Zone (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Sunday Notes: Kendrick Perkins, The Combine, More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Blazers Take Different Approach In Combine Interviews (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Blazers Asst. Nate Tibbets Builds Resume, Awaits Next Step (from Mike Garry, Argus Leader):
Players Who Made The Biggest Impression At The Combine (from Joe Tansey, Bleacher Report):
Udonis Haslem On Continuing The Heat Culture (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Without A Pick, How Heat Stays In Draft Game (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/28/18

In Spite Of Everything, The Pelicans Are Here (from Justin Verrier, The Ringer):
The Pels Depend On, Believe In Rondo (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Are The Pels A Real Threat To The Dubs? (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Who Guards KD?  Who Guards AD? (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Jrue Holiday: Family First (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
The Loneliest Beat In The NBA (from Bryan Curtis, The Ringer):
HOU vs UTA Preview (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
With Shooters To Spare, Rockets Always Have Productive Offense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Video: Bucks vs Celtics: The Secret To Winning Game 7 (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
The Celtics’ Ojeleye Conundrum (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Bucks/Celtics: Notes From Game Six (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Sixers: Ilyasova A Perfect Fit (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
UTA 96, OKC 91 (from Andy Larsen, KSL):
Donovan Mitchell: Dominant In His Playoff Series Debut (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Thunder: The End Of OK3?  (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Casey Turns To Raptors Bench: VanVleet Was The Difference (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Pacers Have Cavs On Brink Of Disaster (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Oladipo Never Loses Confidence (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
The Grizzlies Got Lance Stephenson’s Career Back On Track (from Christian Dudley, Beale Street Bears):
Cavs: How To Get More From Rodney Hood (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Best Xs & Os Of Playoffs Round One (from FastModel Sports):
Top Ten Coaching Candidates Who Are Also Former Players (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
For Spurs’ Murray, Summertime Is No Vacation (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
What’s Next For The Heat & Whiteside? (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
One Stat Shows Ntilikina’s Defensive Dominance (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
2018 Draft: Elie Okobo Is A Euro Name To Know (from Max Holm, Hoops Habit):
Exposing The Kawhi Leonard Rumor As Absurd (from Marilyn Dubinski, Pounding The Rock):
Doris Burke: The Added Challenges Of Being A Female NBA Network Analyst (from Noam Scheiber, NY Times):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/29/18

Each Title Contender’s Biggest Question Mark (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Week 23 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
How The Heat Have Unleashed Wayne Ellington’s Shooting (from Shehan Peiris, Blog Don’t Lie):
Jaylen Brown Knows The Secret To Success (from Max Resetar, slamonline.com):
Celebrating Daniel Theis (from Romy Nehme, Celtics Blog):
What Walter McCarty Learned About Coaching From Brad Stevens & Rick Pitino (from Mark Dunphy, Boston.com):
How Quinn Cook Stayed Resilient Through Father’s Passing, NBA Roster Cuts (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Fultz: Another Step In The Right Direction (from Jessica Camerato, NBC Sports):
Fultz Needs A Perimeter Jumper To Play Next To Simmons (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
BOS 97, UTA 94 (from Celtics Blog):
3 Lessons From Jazz’ Success After Losing Hayward (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Trey Burke Is Finally Making Jumpers (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Pacers: Why Nate McMillan Calls Thad Young “The Glue” (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):
Why The Knicks Believe In Ntilikina (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Anthony Davis: DPOY? (from Jake Madison, Locked On Pelicans):
COY Candidacies Highlight Different Situations (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
MVP Candidate Scoring: Points Per Possession By Play Type (from Todd Whitehead, Crumpled Jumper):
Luol Deng: Standing Tall For Africa (from forbesafrica.com):
This Summer’s RFA Market (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):
The Basketball Dictionary: “Dive” (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/1/18

Examining The Jazz (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
– Jazz’ Offense Is Stuck In Neutral As Second Unit Struggles To Find Identity (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):
For Wade & The Heat, Less Is More (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Kevin Durant & Michael Beasley (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Wizards: Beal’s Leadership Has Been Key Without Wall (from Ben Standig, The Sports Capitol):
The Wizards & Their Alleged John Wall Issue (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
PG’s Thunder Future Relies On Bond With Westbrook (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Ben Simmons’ Historic Avoidance Of The 3-Point Arc (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
Celtics: Monroe Shows His Value (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
Film Study: Kyrie Irving’s Feel For The Game (from Greg Cassoli, USA Today):
Grading The Knicks’ New-Look Backcourt (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Don’t Forget About Dillon Brooks (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Pistons: Missing Reggie Jackson (from Jackson Lloyd, 94 Feet Report):
Comparing Griffin & Harris Since The DET-LAC Trade (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Suns: Josh Jackson’s Progress (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
The Bucks’ Problematic Center Rotation (from Josh Cornelissen, Behind The Buck Pass):
How Hawks Rookie John Collins Compares To His Peers (from Michael Cunningham, myajc.com):
Remaining Schedule Strength (from tankathon.com):
Who’s Next In Villanova’s Unique NBA Draft Pipeline? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
For Three NBA Refs, An HBCU Southern Connection Endures (from Brian Martin, NBA.com):
Celebrating Violet Palmer, NBA’s 1st Female Ref (from Lauren Jones, LA Sentinel):
Q & A: Marcus Thompson, author of Golden: The Miraculous Rise Of Steph Curry (from Emily Parker, Cross Rhythms:
Damien Wilkens: Shining In The G-League (from Scott Agness, Vigilant Sports):