Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/20/18

The ATL-OKC-PHI Trade:
What Happens Now In The EC? (from ESPN):
The Celtics Won Free Agency Without Doing Much (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Marcus Smart: Celtics Keep Their Heart And Soul (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
What’s Next For Each Team Before The Season Starts? (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
JJJ’s NBA Journey Began In The Backyard (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
The Raptors Are Playing With House Money (from Nekias Duncan, Give Me Sport):
Raptors: Greatest Threat To Dubs?  (from Jesse Blanchard, Clutch Points):
Kawhi Makes The Raptors Scary (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Spurs’ System Should Make DeRozan Feel At Home (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
The Spurs’ Offense Could Become A Traffic Jam (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
The Endless Potential Of The Nuggets’ Offense (from Eric Spyropolous, NBA Analysis Network):
Dubs:  DMC’s Stay Will Be Short But Might Be Very Rewarding For Both Sides (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
How Two-Way Contracts Have Changed The SL Scouting Process (from Matt Rybaltowski, Forbes):
Can Robert Upshaw Carve Out Another NBA Path? (from Keith Schlosser, Ridiculous Upside):
Q & A: Nuggets’ TV Analyst Scott Hastings, Part Three (from Mike Olson, Denver Stiffs):
Watanabe Made Good Impression In Summer League (from Ed Odeven, Japan Times):
Q & A: Shane Heal (from Tom Hersz, nbl.com.au):
Blazers: Swanigan Showed Off New Facets Of His Game In SL (from Nate Mann, Rip City Project):

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

The TOR-SAS Trade:
Summer Winners And Losers So Far (from Adam Spinella, The Box And One):
New Coach Kokoskov Brings Euro Offense To Suns (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
The Cavs Need The Wolves’ Kevin Love (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Sean Marks Discusses His Latest Deals (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Clippers Backcourt Of The Future Is A Calculated Gamble (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
ORL: Building Something Familiar, But Still Different (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Q & A: Shabazz Muhammad (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Summer League Takeaways (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Meet Warren LeGarie, The NBA’s King Of Summer (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
3 Players Who Landed In Good Spots For Potential Rejuvenation (from Haley O’ Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Grizzlies: The Other Side Of Grit And Grind (from Eric Spyropolous, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Mavs’ Director Of Player Personnel Tony Ronzone’s Incredible Basketball Journey (from Isaac Harris, mavs.com):
Jazz: No Move Was The Best Move (from hansenjames, SLCDunk):
Q & A: FredVanVleet (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Pistons, Arnie Kander Reunite To Address Injury Prevention (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Suns’ 2nd-Round Pick George King: Plotting Rare Lengthy NBA Career (from Jack Harris, Cronkite News):
Terrance Ferguson: Focused On Becoming A Well-Rounded Player (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
Nuggets: Key Lineups For Next Season (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Q & A: Scott Hastings, Part One (from Mike Olson, Denver Stiffs):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/17/18

SGA Looked Like The Best Rookie PG At LVSL (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Why NBA Agents Leak Info (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Brett Brown Always Has An Eye On Rival Celtics (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
What Jabari Parker Means To The Bulls (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Scouting Report: Jonathan Isaac (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
More To Mikal Bridges Than Meets The Eye (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Trae Young: Shaking Off Early SL Demons (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
Heat: What Duncan Robinson’s Two-Way Deal Means (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Knicks: Scott Perry’s Early Returns (from Moke Hamilton, Basketball Insiders):
Mitchell Robinson: Most BPGs In Summer League History (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Tim Hardaway, Jr. Worked His Way Back After “Dark Period”  (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
Rockets See Young Players’ Growth In LVSL (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Legends Of Summer League: Zero Pay, Year-Long Grind And Elusive Dreams (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
The Warriors’ Potential 2019 Luxury Tax Bill (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
How Much Do Teams Spend On Summer League? (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
The New Under-The-Radar Contenders (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Jayson Tatum And The Improvement Of Young Passers (from Ben Taylor, Nylon Calculus):
Can DeRozan Guard All-Stars Like Nike Nurse Says He Wants Him To?  (from Steven Loung, sportsnet.ca):
Jerebko: The Bench Stretch-Four The Dubs Have Needed (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
IT, Nuggets: “A Perfect Fit”?  (from Christopher Dempsey, Nuggets.com):
Can Summer League Predict Surprise Stars And Busts?  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Ref University: NBA Spending Summer Seeking New Officials (from Tim Reynolds, Associated Press):
Los Angeles, New York: Readying For Their Big  Moment In The Free Agent Sun (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Early Max Salary Projections For 2019/2020  (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Introducing “Gentry Ball”:  Early Offense And The Fit Of Elfrid Payton (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory of Len Chappell:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/15/obituaries/len-chappell-dead.html

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/15/18

Can Trae Young Make It?  (from Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):
Sean Marks: Weaponizing Cap Space (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
Zhaire Smith: Used To Defying Odds (from Keith Pompey, Philly.com):
Miles Bridges Gives Hornets Dynamic Athleticism (from Andre Snelling, ESPN):
Amare’ Stoudemire Looks Back, Ahead (from Ira Winderman, SunSentnel):
Rashad Vaughn: Career At A Crossroad (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Suns Get More Value By Avoiding Veteran Free Agents (from Dan Volpone, Valley Of The Suns):
Devin Robinson: Showcasing Growth In Summer League (from Zach Rosen, wizards.com):
Ask Sam Smith (from Bulls.com):
Svi: Laker Draftee Is Proving Himself In LVSL (from Benton KU Sports):
Devin Booker Followed His Incentives And Won The Free Agent Game (from David Berri, Forbes):
Nets: Watanabe Using Versatility, Defense To Push Forward (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Yabusele Shows Off Playmaking Skills (from Marc D’Amico, Celtics.com):
Part I: Emptying The Celtics SL Notebook (from Keith P Smith, Celtics Blog):
Pistons: GRIII Wants To Start (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):

Q & A: David Robinson (from Jabari Young, Express-News):

Shabazz Napier Has Carved Out A Decent NBA Role (from Nicholas LeTourneau):

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: