Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/23/18

Nets: Defense Will Determine How Far They’ve Come (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Sixers: Will Elton Brand Get Leeway From Ownership To Be A Leader?  (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
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Lonnie Walker: “Just A Kid From Reading”  (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
SVG At Crossroads Over Next Step  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
The Sixers’ Offseason Work (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
DeRozan’s Three-Point Shooting: Reason For Optimism  (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock ):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Hayward Ready To Put Grueling Rehab Behind Him (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Max-Contract Talks: Behind The Scenes Look From Team Execs, Agents  (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Lee Jenkins’ New Job With The Clippers:  Why?  (from Ben McGrath, The New Yorker):
From Cape York To The NBA & Back (from Nate Jawai, Players Voice):
Glen Grunwald: A Perfect Fit As Canda Basketball’s New Head (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
NBA Vet Henry Walker Powers His PBA Team To Record Start (from Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/20/18

Pelicans: Jrue Holiday Ready For Different Challenge (from William Guillory, The Athletic):
How The Jazz Use Misdirection (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
Video Breakdown: A Look Into Gordon Hayward’s Versatility (from Chris Grenham, Celtics Blog):
Can Bud Boost The Bucks?  (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
Dwane Casey Q  & A, Part Two  (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Q & A: Enes Kanter, Man Without A Country (from Diamond Leung, The Athletic):
How Oladipo Aggressively Attacked The Offseason (from Scott Agness, The Athletic):
Ricky Rubio 2.0  (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
Video Breakdown: “Seal” And “Snake” Screens (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
9 Storylines That Will Define The Biggest Year In Aussie Hoops History (from Ben Mallis, pickandroll.com.au):
Australia: The NBL Import Class Of 2018-19 (from Peter Munt, The Pick And Roll):
Glenn Robinson & The Birth Of The Rookie Wage Scale (from Scott Romportl, Behind The Buck Pass):
Assessing The Mavs’ Investigation & Penalties (from Michael McCann, Sports Illustrated):
NOTE:  Digging through the tsunami of Butler stories seems to be taking the better part of forever.  So, in order to publish this edition of BI at a reasonable time, we will publish a later edition with links to the “Best of Butler”, once we have completed the review process.

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/27/18

Nuggets Need MillsapTo Fill In The Blanks  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
The EuroLeague’s Best Players: 50-41  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Q & A:  Steve Kerr (from Scott Ostler, SF Chronicle):
This Is Personal (from Steph Curry, The Players’ Tribune):
Spurs: Derozan Will Help In The Pick-And-Roll (from Brandon Meiners, Pounding The Rock):
Expect Big Changes To The  Spurs’ Pick-And-Roll Attack (from Brandon Meiners, Pounding The Rock):
Cavs’ Coach Lue Looks Forward To New Challenges (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Jazz: Royce O’Neale Was A Revelation Last Season; Now He’s Planning His Encore (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):
What Exum Needs To Show Next Season  (from John Keeffer, The J Notes):
Celtics: Why Healthy Hayward Is So Important (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
A By-The-Numbers Look At The Jazz’ 2017-18 Season (from Ryan Aston, The J Notes):
Heat: Can Adebayo & Whiteside Co-Exist? (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
5 Rookies Who Can Exceed Expectations In 2018-19 (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Q & A: James Nunnally  (from Kyle Ratke, timberwolves.com):
Pacers: How Evans Can Mesh With Oladipo (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
What Has Thon Maker Shown So Far?  (from Theodore Konstantellos, Behind The Buck Pass):
Film Room: Projecting The Magic’s Best Defensive Lineup (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Darius Bazley Opts To Train On His Own Instead Of Going To The G-League (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
Can Norvel Pelle Make The Sixers’ Roster This Year?  (from Larry Mendte, Hoops Habit):
Knicks: Mudiay’s Longevity Question (from Mike Cortez, The Knicks Wall):
Each Team’s Maximum 2019 Cap Space (from Keith P. Smith,  Real GM):
The New Rule Changes: Good For The Game (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
3 Players Who Raise OKC’s Win Potential (from Fernando Colmenero, Thunderous Intentions):
Q & A: Corey Maggette (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):

 

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 8/7/18

Dejounte Murray & Lonnie Walker Are What’s Next For Spurs (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
The NW Division Is For Gladiators (from Lucas Seehafer, The Step Back):
DeRozan Will Always Go Home To Compton (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Thank You, San Antonio (from Tony Parker, The Players’ Tribune):
Grading Mid-Tier FA Signings (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
5 Bold Predictions For Ben Simmons Next Season (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
How Fultz Can Take Sixers’ Offense To Next Level (from Christopher Kline, he Sixer Sense);
Myles Turner Is Using Yoga To Reshape His Body & His Career (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Q & A: Assistant Coach Mermuys Breaks Down Lakers’ New Roster (from Mike Trudell, Laskers.com):
Ranking How Each Team Did In The Offseason (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
How Lowry Benefits Most From Leonard Trade (from Matthew Blum, Raptors.com):
How Free Agency, Salary Cap Work (from Kerry Miller, Bleacher Report):
Draft Stock Watch: 5 Top U18 International Prospects (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Arenas Vs. Crittendon: Inside The Gambling Showdown That Rocked The NBA (from Jon Gold, The Action Network):
NBA Is Experimenting With Deep Learning As League Interest In VR Grows (from  VR Fitness Insider):
Clippers: Coaching Moves Show Commitment To Development (from Tomer Azarly, Clippers.com):
Beware Of The Nuggets (from Jordan Scott, The All Around):
How One Team Built A Dynasty – And Won $7 Million – In  TBT  (from Tim Casey, Deadspin):
How To Read Basketball Play Diagrams (from Silver Screen And Roll):