Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/26/17 PART ONE

Fultz Proved His Mettle At DeMatha High School (from Keith Pompey,
Behind The Scenes As The Lakers Prepared To Draft Lonzo (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
The Butler Trade: What Now? (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
There’s More Than Unparalleled Athleticism To Dennis Smith’s Game (from Bobby Karalla,
Undrafted, Not Unwelcome (from Andy Wittry, Sporting News):
Three Undrafted Free Agents To Watch In Summer League (from Max Holm, Hoops Habit):
Video Breakdown: Cavs’ Elevator Doors In Finals’ Game Four (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Jimmy Butler: From Texas To NBA Stardom To Timberwolves (from Chip Scoggins, Tribune News service);
Interview: Pete Philo On The Draft And Being A Pro Scout (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Understanding NBA Salaries As A Percentage Of The Cap (from Joel Rush, BSNDenver):
Caleb Swanigan’s Stunning Life Turnaround (from Aaron Mesh,
Magic’s Isaac, Iwundu Grew To Become NBA Players (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Helping Jonathan Isaac’s Development (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
What The Bucks Learned From The Finals (from Josh Cornelissen, Behind The Buck Pass);
–  Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
–  Okafor: A Good Reminder That Sure Things Aren’t Always (from Bob Ford,
Life cycle of NBA rumor reporting: 1: The root rumor 2: wild mutations 3: “highly unlikely” that anything will happen 4: Nothing happened  5: lame explanation why something that had zero chance of happening didn’t happen.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/23/17

Butler Is Who The Timberwolves Need (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back);
Bulls: Hard Decisions Made; New Direction Set (from Sam Smith,
Scouting Report Breakdowns Of Every Draft Pick (from
Free Agency Primer (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Anunoby Could Be The Steal of The Draft (from Michael Sykes, SBNation):
Ferguson’s Year Overseas Should Have Him Well Prepared (from Michael Sykes, SBNation):
Stevens, Ainge Enthralled By Tatum’s Potential (from Taylor Snow,
DJ Wilson’s Positional Versatility Fits The Bucks’ DNA (from Brendan Quinn, MLive):
Draft Day Trades (from Joel Brigham, Basketball Insiders):
The Best Players Who Were Not Selected In This Year’s Draft (from Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo Sports):
Undrafted Free Agents: Top Rookie Signings (from Scott Polacek, Bleacher Report):
The Warriors’ Joe Lacob Formula: Buy Another Pick, Land Another Valuable Talent (from Tim Kawakami, Mercury News:
Dubs Defy Draft Norm Again With Jordan Bell Pick (from Randy Sharf, Forbes):
Knicks Need To Make Ron Baker An Offer He Can’t Refuse (from Randy Porga, Daily Knicks):
David Griffin’s Top 5 Moves As Cavs’ GM (from Devin Williams, King James Gospel):
Cross-Screen Counters (from Zak Boisvert,

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/19/17

Fultz Is The Perfect Partner For Simmons (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Fultz’ Defensive Potential (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Richaun Holmes Q & A (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Jayson Tatum Was Born And Raised To Be An NBA Star (from Reid Forgrave, Bleacher Report):
Video Breakdown: Warriors Up Screen Decoy With Klay Vs. Cavs (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Does Size Still Matter When Drafting Post Players? (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentiel):
What Happens In The Days Leading Up To The Draft? (from Ryan McDonald, Deseret News):
Knicks: International Draft Prospects (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Michael Fusek Has The Attention Of NBA Scouts (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):
Positional Versatility And The Draft (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
Just Who Is The Bucks New GM, Jon Horst? (from Matt Velazques, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel):
How Jeanie Buss Became The Most Powerful Woman In Sports (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/24/17

CLE 112, BOS 99 (from 16 Wins):
Stop Betting Against Isaiah Thomas (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
The Marcus Smart Brand Is Mayhem (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
JR Smith’s Defense Is Upside Down (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
What Makes The Warriors Different? (from Mike Prada, Ben Epstein, Chris Herring):
Popovich, Spurs Adapt & Endure (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Dejounte Murray Has A Bright Future (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Which Flaws Some Of The Top Young Players Each Need To Work On This Summer (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Alvin Gentry Q & A (from Jim Eichenhofer,
Juan Hernangomez Q & A (from Jorge Sierra, Hoops Hype):
Mis-Evaluating Coaches (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Byron Scott On His Two Seasons As Lakers’ Coach  (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News):
Analyzing Some Of The Top Draft Prospects (from Fran Fraschilla/Matt Mosley/Bobby Karalla, The PostUp/
The 3-And-D Prospect Is A Must-Have Archetype In The Draft (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Orlando Magic Hire Jeff Weltman & John Hammond (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Meet Mo Bamba (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Chris Boucher Has A Unique Skill Set And Story (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Jake Wiley’s Unusual Path Has Turned Him Into A Draft Sleeper (from Matt Norlander, CBS Sports):
Jeff Van Gundy’s Victory (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
Time For Bogdan Bogdanovic To Take NBA Plunge (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/27/17 PLAYOFF EDITION

Mike Conley: One Of The NBA’s Best Has Been Perpetually Overshadowed (from Mark Titus, The Ringer):
Wednesday Recap (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
BOS-CHI: Game Five Takeaways (from Patrick Sheetz, Pippin Ain’t Easy):
Avery Bradley’s Two-Way Play Powers Game Five Win (from Taylor Snow,

Horford Proves His Worth (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):
Celtics’ Xs & Os (from Zak Boisvert,
Brad Stevens Has Changed His Sets To Give Isaiah Thomas More Space To Work (from Keith Smith,  Celtics Blog):
–  Isaiah Thomas Doesn’t Back Down (from Carvell Wallace ESPN):
The Celtics And Raptors Gained Control By “Going Small”  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
DeMarre Carroll Loves Seeing The Raptors Pass More (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
Kidd’s Composed Style Resonates With Bucks’ Players (from Lori Nickel,
Anticipating Possible Bucks’ Lineup Tweaks (from Blake Murphy, Raptors HQ):
WAS-ATL: Bradley Beal’s Continued Emergence (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Scott Brooks Is Proving His Worth (from Jerry Brewer, Washington Post):
Game 5: The Wizards Maligned Bench Came Through With Just Enough (from John Schuhmann,
The Hawks Have Found A Two-Way Gem In Taurean Prince  (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Jazz Win By Forcing Their Pace (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Boris Diaw Is Showing Off His Old Man’s Game (from David Vertsberger, Fanrag Sports):
Utah Has Cooled Clips’ Long-Range Attack By Contesting Shots (from All That Amar, SLC Dunk):
Chris Paul: The Clippers’ Last Hope (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Eric Gordon Is Giving The Rockets Exactly What They Need (from Ian Thomsen,
The Rockets Adapted Out Of Necessity (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
How The Warriors Helped McGee Go From Joke To Feel-Good Story  (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
–  Six Takeaways From The Playoffs So Far (from Ethan Sears, Sportsnaut):
David Stern: It Was “Inexcusable” For The Nets’ To Have Rested Their Starters In The Last Regular Season Game (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):