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

ATL: The Hawks Took A Big Step Backwards Defensively Last Season  (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
BOS: Terry Rozier’s Dad Sees Him Play In NBA For 1st Time (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
BOS: Video: Gordon Hayward – The Return, Part One (from The Athletic):
CHA: Hornets’ Preseason: What’s Left To Decide? (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Cavs Adjust Shot Clock At Practice To Help Ensure Faster Pace (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: 6 Players Are Fighting For The Cavs’ Last Roster Spot.  Their Stories Are Compelling  (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DET: Blake Griffin’s Role Under New Coach Casey (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
DET: The Pistons Have Improved Defensively In Each Of The Past Four Seasons (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
GSW: Q & A: Danuel House (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW:  DMC’s Unusual Situation: Why His 1st Season With Dubs Might Be His Last (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
GSW: How Long Do Dubs Enjoy Championship Before Preparing For Next Season? (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: MCW’s New Role: So Far, So Good  (from Colin Connors, The Dream Shake):
IND: Why Tyreke Signed With The Pacers (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
IND: Pacers: Now Featuring More Than 8 Rotation Players (from 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Why The Lakers Will Thrive At Being Positionless (from Jason Reed, LA Sports Hub):
LAL: How LBJ Will Bolster The Lakers’ Transition Game (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIN: Inside The Play: KAT’s Corner Three (from Lucas Seehafer, A Wolf Among Wolves):
MIN: Butler Status Update (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
NYK: How Fizdale Is Evaluating Knicks’ PG “Competition” (from Chris Iseman, northjersey.com):
NYK: Fizdale Has Been The Real Star Of The Preseason (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: New Assistant Coach Bob Beyer’s Offensive Philosophy (from Jordan Buckamneer, Thunderous Intentions):
ORL: Jonathon Simmons Is Impressing Coach Clifford With Toughness & Fearlessness (from John Denton, magic.com):
POR: Nurkic: A Few Added Threes Could Be Plenty (from Mike Tokito, Forbes):
WAS: Dwight Howard’s back Injury Is Forcing Him To Miss Benefits Of Preseason (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: Austin Rivers Is An Ideal Fit In Wizards’ System (from Zach Rosen, washingtonwizrds.com):
Q & A: NBA Officiating VP Monty McCutcheon (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Feature Film: 2018-19 Preseason (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 21-30  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/9/18

How Coach Budenholzer Can Use Giannis (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Can Rick Celebrini Help Steph Curry Age Like Steve Nash? (from Patrick Murray, Forbes):
Bucks: Brook Lopez’ Offensive Impact (from Max Carlin, Hoops Habit):
Raptors: The Pros And Cons Of Greg Monroe (from Joshua Howe, Raptors Republic):
Dillon Brooks: Memphis’ Swiss-Army Knife (from pfleming15, Grizzly Bear Blues):
The Spurs’ Defense Is In Danger Of Being Mediocre (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
What Wolves’ Signees Nunnally & CJ Williams Bring (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
Draymond Green Encourages Players To Rise And Grind (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
5 Youngsters With “Franchise Player” Potential (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
Video Breakdown: “Stampede” Action (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
2019 Salary Cap Projection & How It Impacts Spending Power (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
NCAA’s Proposed New Rules Blindside NBA, USA Basketball Execs (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
Making Sense Of The NCAA’s New Rules (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
Meet The Reddit User Who Keeps Beating Powerful NBA Reporters To Scoops (from Owen Phillips, Deadspin):
Can Kostas Antetokounmpo’s Versatility Ultimately Translate Into NBA Success? (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Hawks Announce Basketball Operations Additions, Promotions (from hawks.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/31/18

The Improbable Yet Predictable Stardom Of Victor Oladipo (from Nick Zappulla, RealGM):
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Interview (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Best Bargain FA Deals This Offseason (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Why Jimmer Expects Trae To Have More NBA Success Than He Did (from Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo Sports):
Drummond: Adding Three-Point Shot To Arsenal (from Joseph Casciaro, The Score):
Knicks’ GM Scott Perry: Calm & Sticking To The Plan (from Steve Popper, Northjersey.com):
The Best And Most Underrated Offseason Moves (from ESPN):
The Four Basketball Rules You Always Get Wrong (from Coach Nick/Ronnie Nunn, BBall Breakdown):
LBJ Shows Off His New School (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
After Medical Procedures, Paul George Is Looking Like His Old Self (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Video Breakdown: Daniel Theis, Rim Protector (from Celtics Blog):
Khris Middleton: (Re)Setting The Standard (form Eric Nehm, bucks.com):
Wizards Give Enigmatic Dwight Howard His (Latest) New Chance (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Jarrett Allen Embraces Life On And Off The Court (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
Look To The Past To See How Dubs Could Use Cousins  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Suns: Evaluating A Josh Jackson/Mikal Bridges Pairing (from Roger Acker, Valley Of The Suns):
Pistons: What To Expect From GRIII (from Justin Lambregtse, NBA Analysis Network):
Bucks Set Up To Succeed With Help From The Wisconsin Herd (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
Longest-Tenured Head Coaches (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Why Jock Landale Rejected NBA Offers (from Michael Randall, Fraser Coast Chronicle):
The (Updated) Math Of Transition Defense (from Joseph Nation, Nylon Calculus:
Game Theory And The Deep Three (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
Real Plus-Minus Is Less Real When Players Change Teams (from Andrew Johnson, Nylon Calculus):
NBA Policy Gives Long-Term Employees Sabbaticals (from John Lombardo, New York Business Journal):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/24/18

Why Moreyball Works For The Rockets (from Neal Sharma, House Of Houston):
DMC & IT & The Injuries That Bind Them Together (from Lucas Seehafer, The Step Back):
Trae Young’s Success Will Depend On Perpetual Motion (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Can Schroder Open Up A New Side Of Westbrook? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Film Room: Jarell Martin Will Bring Defensive Toughness To The Magic (from Josh Cohen, Magic.com):
Trust Brett Brown & Sixers With Fultz’s Process (from Marcus Hayes, philly.com):
Coach Will Weaver: Ready To Lead Long Island Nets (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
Mike Bibby Intends To Parlay Summer Volunteer Stint Into NBA Coaching Role (from Michael Wallace, Grind City Media):
The Grizzlies Don’t Need Another “True 5”  (from pfleming15, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Mitchell Robinson’s Summer League Statement (from Nick Scolaro, The Knicks Wall):
Summer League Scouting Report: Mo Bamba (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Clippers: The Team-Building Impact Of The Harrell Contract And The Harris Non-Extension (from Lucas Hann, Clips Nation):
The Fate Of The No-Trade Clause (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Q & A: Tyler Dorsey  (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Blazers Should Use Pick-And-Roll Often With Bench Unit (from Nate Mann, Rip City Project):
Ujiri’s Bold Gamble (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Scott Brooks Knows Exactly What He Wants Wizards To Be; Now Comes The Hard Part (from Jerry Brewer, Washington Post):
Ntilikina’s Growth Holds Key To Knicks’ Rebuild (from Sean Highkin, Dime Mag):
Damian Wilkins Interview (from Evan Massey, NBA Analysis Network):
Popovich’s Second Job Comes At The Right Time (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Stability Has Returned To Jae Crowder’s Life (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):
Torrey Craig: Role Player Looking To Fill A Big Need With Nuggets (from Eric Spyropolous, NBA Analysis Network):
What Does Josh Hart Bring To The New-Look Lakers? (from Levi Wenrich, 94 Feet Report):
 – Sixers: Still Processing  (from Ronald Glover, The Starting Five):
The NBA Is Funding Sports Injury Research At Newcastle University (from Damon Cronshaw, The Herald):

 

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: