Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/26/18

Each Team’s Greatest Flaw As Training Camps Open (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
10 Breakout Candidates (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BKN:  How The Boomers Helped Mitch Creek Land An NBA Opportunity (from fiba.basketball):
BKN: New Net Alan Williams Has Service In His Blood (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Horford Welcomes His Role (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
BOS: A Reintroduction To Hayward (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
CHI: Portis Is Embracing His Sixth Man Role (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DAL:  Inside JJ Barea’s Unique Bond With Puerto Rico  (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

DEN: The Nuggets Are Defined By Why They Play, Not Just How (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
GSW: A Statistical Analysis Of Why The Dubs Are The Golden Standard (from Jordan Wong, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Will Dubs’ Youth Movement Prevail? (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
IND: Pacers Not Letting Contract Situation Affect Chemistry (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
MEM: A Note To Memphis (from Chandler Parsons, The Players Tribune):
MIA: How Much Does The Rotation Matter? (from Couper Moorhead, heat.com):
MIL: Budenholzer Emphasizes Defensive Transition & Offensive Spacing (from Ben Steele, jsonline.com):
NYK: Finally Speaking With One Voice (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
PHO: What Kokoskov’s Offense Is All About  (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
PHO: Ryan Anderson Lands In Ideal Situation For A Fresh Start (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
WAS: Wizards Begin Commitment To Spacing The Floor (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: Brooks Wants Otto Porter To Shoot More (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
Whatever Happened To Big Country Reeves? (from Gerald Narciso, Bleacher Report):
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Checking In On Each Team’s Roster Count (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
QOTD (from PJ Tucker, responding to being asked if he cared about player rankings): “No, I could care less. Some guys care about that crap. But man, they could have me dead last. I really don’t care. What does it mean? If you’re 12, if you’re 15… It doesn’t change how many wins you’re gonna get, what you mean to your team. I’m sure somebody on Golden State isn’t even on the list, but he’s got a lot of rings. So, it doesn’t matter to me.”

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/21/18

Q & A: Steve Kerr (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Q & A: Pelicans’ Assistant Coach Chris Finch  (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
The Most Intriguing Players This Season (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Q & A: Tony Parker (from Matt Rochinski, hornets.com):
MIP Candidates Ready To Break Out (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher report):
How Sean Marks Brought The Nets Back From The Abyss  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Jarrett Allen Carries A New Profile Into His Second Nets’ Training Camp (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Grading The Pacers Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Rockets Roster (from NBA Math):
10 Teams That Made  Meaningful Changes Entering 2018-19 Season (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Jamal Crawford: “I Could Just Sign A Deal To Sign A Deal”  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Sixers Believe Brand Can Help Make Them A FA Destination  (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
Presti’s Plan For 2018-19 Thunder: Fast But Accurate (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
Presti On Steven Adams (from Ananth Pandian, 247 Sports):
Film Room: More Important: Making Threes Or Defending Threes? (from Josh Cohen, maigc.com):
What’s Left For Alex Len? (from Nick Sciria, Cleaning The Glass):
How Far Can The Contrarian, Big, Defensive Jazz Go This Season?  (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
The Clippers Hired Lee Jenkins For What He Did Best At SI  (from Ben Strauss, Washington Post):
The Clippers Almost Had A Lee Jenkins Precedent, 25 Years Ago (from Jon Greenberg, The Athletic):
Ref Lauren Holtkamp: Perfecting Her Craft & Carving A Career Path For Women (from Dan Greene, Sports Illustrated):
Jackie MacMullan/Rafe Bartholomew’s Book Ties Generational Stars To Common Thread (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Brandon Ingram: The Lakers’ Wild Card (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Breaking Down Magic & Pelinka’s Presser  (from Mike Trudell, lakers.com):
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Knicks: Stressing Patience & Taking The Long View (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
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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 8/23/18

Yelled At, Spit On & Insulted: Inside The Life Of An NBA Referee (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Bucks: How The New Coaching Staff Can Help Thon Maker (from Bob Polglaze, Behind The Buck Pass):
Bucks: How Brook Lopez Will Help Defensive Rebounding (from Max Carlin, Hoops Habit):
Nets: What Jarrett Allen Needs To Do To Take The Next Step (from Nicholas LeTourneau, Nets Republic):
Nets: Lurking Future EC Power (from Adam Spinella, Clutch Points):
Cavs: Give Osman The Pick-And-Roll Keys  (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Shooting Volume Versus Efficiency: Which Players Deserve More Shots?  (from Scott LaForest, Nylon Calculus):
Suns: Which Version Of DeAndre Ayton Is Best? (from Luke Swiatek, Hoops Habit):
How Much Will DMC Help The Dubs?  (from Brady Klopfer, Golden State Of Mind):
Sixers: Bold Predictions For Mike Muscala  (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Suns: Will Davon Reed Break Out Or Fade Out Ths Season? (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Q & A: Josh Okogie (from Kyle Ratke,timberwolves.com):
Lakers: Scouting The 2018 Draft With Jesse Buss (from Mike Trudell, lakers.com):
Harrison Barnes And Wife Brittany Don’t Fit The NBA Stereotype (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas News):
This Is What Chicago Means (from Jabari Parker, The Players’ Tribune):
Jah Okafor Looks To Rebound His Career, Life In New Orleans (from Ronald Glover, The Starting Five):

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):