Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/30/18

Season Preview: Each Team’s Biggest Question (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Steven Adams’ Crucial Role As OKC’s Complementary Star (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
Pacers: Myles Turner Needs To Make The “Leap” (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Sixers: Why Is Robert Covington Such A Divisive Figure?  (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
How Can The Sixers Best Merge Simmons’ Transition Game With Embiid’s Post Dominance? (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
The EuroLeague’s Best Players:  11-20 (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
How Nick Nurse Will Impact Jonas Valanciunas (from Mohammed Ali, Raptors Rapture):
David Nurse Wants To Change How Players Train (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Film Room: Projecting ORL’s Best 3-Point Shooting Lineup (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
The Celtics’ “43” Play (from Matt Esposito, Hoops Habit ):
Public Injury Timelines Could Be Harmful To NBA Athletes (from Lucas Seehafer, The Step Back):
How Sean Marks Inspired New Zealand’s National Rugby Team’s Lethal Counter Attack (from Ben Smith, Rugby Pass):
The Luol Deng Situation Could Be Resolved Soon (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
JJJ Can Bring The Grizzlies Back To The Future (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Grizzlies: What Is Chandler Parson’s Future Role?  (from Eric Spyropolous, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Can Dillon Brooks Become A Plus Defender? (from pfleming15, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Timberwolves’ Rookie Preview (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
“Wall”: European Pick-And-Roll Defense Concept (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Bucks: Jaylen Morris’ Defense May Lead To NBA Minutes (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
Briante Weber Hopes 4th Time Is Charm With Heat (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Preseason Thoughts On Sekou Doumbouya  (from Ricky Scricca, The Stepien):
On Ball Screen Offense Vs Man  (from Zico Coronel):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/10/18

How Myles Turner Can Take The Next Step (from Grant Afseth, NBA Analysis Network):
The Rise Of Draymond Green (from Tony Pesta, Hoops Habit):
Are Too Many Sleeping On Julius Randle? (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
The Spurs Must Make DeRozan A Better Defender (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
“Kids Of The War”: Luka Doncic And Dzanan Musa (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
10 Draft Prospects From U18 European Championship (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
NBA Players’ Growing Advocacy For The WNBA (from Tyler Mason, The Athletic):
Over/Unders: Breaking Down The Best In The WC (from Fred Katz, Mass Live):
Over/Unders: Breaking Down The Best In The EC (from Fred Katz, Mass Live):
The Pacers Will Benefit From Bringing Last Year’s Team Back (from Dylan Hughes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Sixers’ Defense Could Be Even Better In 2018-19 (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
Hornets: What To Expect From Malik Monk (from Evan Dyal, At The HIve):
Dillon Brooks Has Already Arrived (from Ryan Jones, Slamonline.com):
Q & A: Brook Lopez (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Free Agency 2019: The Top Players (from Hoops Hype):
Prospective NCAA Rule Changes “Explained”  (from Matt Norlander, CBS Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/1/18

Q & A: Grizllies EVP John Hollinger (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
DeAndre Ayton: At A Fork In The Road (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Film Room: Why Bamba Will Be An Elite Shot Blocker (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Defense Will Propel Thunder To New Heights (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
Luke Kennard: NBA’s Next Great Shooter? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Lakers Have The Best Group Of Rebounding Guards (from Silver Screen And Roll):
The Hawks Are Building Something Real Around Young And Collins (from Jonathan Rosenberg, Sporting News):
Harden Laughs Off Talk That Rockets Took A Step Back This Summer (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2018/08/01/james-harden-laughs-off-talk-that-the-rockets-took-a-step-back-this-summer

Messy Summer Thins Rockets’ Margin For Error (from Jack Winter, Hoopball):
How Mitchell Robinson Was Built Into A Steal (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Mitchell Robinson Has Much To Learn (from Zach Diluzio, Posting And Toasting ):
Time For Fultz To Shoot His Shot (from Ronald Glover, The Starting Five):
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What Does Bjelica Bring To The Kings? (from Jake Fitzgibbons/Kevin Brand, Hoopball):
The Miami Heat Influence On David Fizdale Is Clear (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Video Breakdown: Miami Heat Defense (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Read and watch it here:
Why & How The Offensive Pairing Of Turner/Sabonis Needs To Evolve (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Frank Session, Drew League MVP (from Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated):
The NBA’s Billion Dollar Bear Market (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
The Most Interesting Rookie-Extension Cases (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
The NBA & MGM Partner On Sports Betting (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
Q & A: Scott Kaufman-Ross, NBA Head Of Fantasy & Gaming (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
Discerning Decision-Making From 3-Point Shot Type (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):

 

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):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/27/18

The Evolution Of The Spain Pick-And-Roll (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Kevin Pritchard Is EOY, Regardless Of Who May Win The Award (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Season In Review: Ben Simmons’ No-Range Game Hasn’t Stopped His Ascension (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
Film Room: Markelle Fultz’ Return (from Cole Zwicker, The Stepien):
Can The Warriors Win The Title Without Steph? (from Eric Apricot, Clutch Points):
How Kemba Walker Changed His Shot And Catapulted To Greatness (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Deep Dive on Denver’s Defense (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
The Wolves Are Guarding The Wrong Spots On The Floor (from Pack Mentality):
Raptors’ Playbook: (End Of Quarter) Veer (from Cooper Smither, Raptors Republic):
Thunder: Is It Time To Bring Melo Off The Bench? (from Josh Planos, Washington Post):
Underrated Rebuilding Pieces (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
LBJ’s Genius Was On Full Display With This Pass (from Scott Rafferty, Dime Mag):
Cavs’ Problems Won’t Go Away (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Andre Drummond And The Pursuit Of More (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
The Stressful World Of NBA Coaching (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
How The NBA Fines System Works & Where The Money Goes (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Ed Davis Interview (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Myles Turner 2.0 (from Ben Gibson,  8 Points, 9 Seconds):
–  Behind The Numbers: The Heat Have Been Playing Better Than Their Record (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Stat Of The Week: Gobert + Favors (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Nets’ Joe Harris: Much More Than A Spot-Up Shooter (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
KCP & Brook Lopez: Stepping Up For The Lakers (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
His Late Sister Has Inspired Mo Speights (from John Denton, magic.com):
Jahlil Okafor: Still A Work In Progress? (from Bryan Fonseca, Nats Daily):