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 8/3/18

An Updated Look At Draft Pick Protections For 2019 (from Danny Leroux, The ASthletic):
Gary Harris: Overlooked Star (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
How The Thunder Should And Shouldn’t Use Schroder (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Patrick Patterson: Aiming For More (from NickGallo, thunder.com):
Sixers Must Embrace Their Young Talent Next Season (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Embiid: Modern Day Hakeem?  (from Ethan Piechota, Sixer Sense):
OKC’s Double Threat: Offensive Rebounding/Transition Defense (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
– Sean Marks: “No Reason We Can’t Make Playoffs” (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
Q & A: Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (from Serrat Sohi, SBNation):
Isaiah Thomas: “This Year Can’t Define Me”  (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Nate McMillan & Mythical Unicorn Replacement Theory (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Pacers: Low-Key Winners Of The Off-Season (from Bryan Toporek, Give Me Sport):
Comparing Kawhi & DeMar (from Daniel Hackett, Raptors HQ):
–  Dellavedova Remains A Steady Playmaker (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
David Pick: Moving From Reporter To Agent (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
How Non-Bird Rights Impact Promotions For Two-Way Players (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Luol Deng On The Africa Game (from Stuart Hess, IOL):
Perspectives From Aussies In The Summer League (from Oxygenbuilder.com):
Clippers: Coaching Changes This Summer (from Adrian Rivera, clipperholics):
Q & A: Dikembe Mutombo (from Ben Ladner, 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 4/15/18

HOU-MIN Preview (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Wolves: Butler & Rose’s Role Reversal (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
OKC-UTA Preview (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
CLE-IND Preview (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Nate McMillan’s Calm Hides A Competitive Spirit (from Mark Montieth, pacers.com):
Pacers: Assistant Coach Bill Bayno’s Work With Sabonis (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
BOS-MIL Preview (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Brad Stevens Respects Joe Prunty (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Marcus Morris Feels Overlooked & Disrespected (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Celtics Got An Early Start Molding Jayson Tatum For Their System (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
GSW 113, SAS 92 (from Charlie Stanton, Golden State Of Mind):
Warriors Look To Switch Back To Dominance After Poor End To Regular Season (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
PHI 130, MIA 103 (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
RoCo Is The Sixers’ Enforcer (from Bret Stuter, Fansided):
– The Process Didn’t Have To Work, But It Did (from Michael Levin, Dime Mag):
NOP 97, POR 95 (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Holiday & Davis: Beating The Injury Odds (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
Jrue Holiday’s 2018 Defense Highlights:
TOR 114, WAS 106 (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
How NBA Offenses Became Impossible To Defend (from Mike Prada/Seth Rosenthal, SB Nation):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Nuggets: Why Jokic Deserves An All-NBA Selection (from Brian Finci, isportsweb.com):
Jarrett Allen Gives Nets Reasons For Optimism (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Knicks: Scott Perry Era Truly Begins (from Moke Hamilton, Basketball Insiders):
Cavs: John Holland Q & A (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Darius Bazley’s Next Stop is The G-League (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/6/18

Josh Richardson: MIA’s Most Important Player? (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Top 4 ROY Candidates (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Defense Makes “Playoff Lebron” A Thing  (from Ben Alamar, ESPN):
Kyle Korver: Still Playing At A High Level (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Can We Just Enjoy Nikola Jokic For A Minute? (from Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
Nuggets: Will Barton Recaptured Thrill After Dark Times (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Will Gobert Be The Jazz’ Big Advantage AND Big Problem In The Playoffs? (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
VanVleet May Be The Key To Raptors’ Success (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
The Celtics’ Best Non-Irving Lineups (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
How Losing Irving Impacts The Celtics’ Playoff Run (from Neil Paine/Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
Pacers: GR III Is Making A Defensive Impact (from Sean Reynolds, Hashtag Basketball):
Nate McMillan’s Genius: Getting A Complete Team Effort Every Night (from Gregg Doyel, Indy Star):
Lillard: The Meaning Of “Dame Time” (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
How Portland Fell In Love With Lillard (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
Blazers: Wade Baldwin IV’s Defensive Impact (from Jayson Quick, NBC Sports):
Heat: Spoelstra Won’t Hesitate To Play McGruder In The Playoffs (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Video: Watch College Coaches Implement Pro Xs & Os: How Basketball Lessons Translate Across Levels (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Ask Sam Smith (from bulls.com):
Q & A: Jonathan Isaac (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Devin Booker Aims To Rise With The Suns (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
In Season Full Of Surprises, Bogdanovic May Be Pacers’ Biggest (from J.Michael Falgoust, Indy Star):
Julius Randle’s Tortuous Path (from Davide Tovani, Lake Show Life):
Knicks: O’Quinn Makes Most Of Opportunities (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Why I’m Jumping To The G-League (from Darius Bazley, The Players’ Tribune):
Doncic: International Man Of Mystery (from Eustacchio Raulli/Trevor Magnotti, 94 Feet Report):
What Can NBA Teams Do With Dzanan Musa? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):