Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/29/18

The Bucks Are The EC Wild Card (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Dwight Howard Dilemma  (from Steve Jones, Jr/Jordan Brenner, Cleaning The Glass):
Nets Will Be Focusing On Closing Out Games (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Mavs: Steph’s Trainer On DSJ (from Dalton Trigg, 247 Sports):
In Focus: DeMar DeRozan (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Jazz’ Prescription For Upcoming Season: Continuity  (from Nicolas Colling, isportsweb.com):
How The Spurs Pick-And-Roll Could Evolve, Part III (from Brandon Meiners, Pounding The Rock):
Spurs: Aldridge & DeRozan Combined To Shoot More Mid-Range Shots Than Several Teams  (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
EuroLeague’s Best Players:  21-30 (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Manu Retires After 16 Incredible Seasons (from Alejandro Danois, The Shadow League):
Pistons’ Assistant GM Sachin Gupta’s Journey (from Matt Langone, Lowell Sun):
Hornets:  All Summer Long, Frank Kaminsky has Been Grinding To Expand His Game (from Rodger Bohn, slamonline.com):
Will The Thunder Hire Shooting Coach Chris Mathews?  (from Stephen Dolan, Thunderous Intentions):
Why Teams Are Already Planning For The 2022 Draft (from Morton Jensen, Give Me Sport):
Best Value Contracts Of The Offseason (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
–  10 Who Are Leaving The NBA For EuroLeague (from Dimitris Minaretzis, Eurohoops):
Wizards & Capital City Go-Go Can Model Their Partnership After  G-League Success Stories  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
From Kerr To Jokic: The All-Time Best Passing Centers (from Christian Clark, bsndenver.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/25/18

Diary of A Rescue: Marc Gasol’s Mission To The Mediterranean  (from Gene Wojciechowski, ESPN):
Grizzlies: Garrett Temple Can Do More Than Just Play Defense (from Eric Spyropolous, Grizzly Bear Blues):
The Potential Impact Of The Proposed Shot Clock Rule Change (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Remaining Offseason Questions: Northwest Division (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Second-Year Breakout Candidates (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Longest Tenured GMs/Presidents (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Appreciating Nikola Jokic (from Andre Marsh, NBA Quick Report):
Gary Harris Is Growing Into A Complete Offensive Monster (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Jamal Murray Must Improve Defensively (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
Nuggets:  MPJ’s Transition Skills (from Matt Esposito, Hoos Habit):
Bucks: Dellavedova’s Screens Are Impactful (from Ben Rauman, Behind The Buck Pass):
Nets: The Progression Of RHJ’s Jump Shot (from Noah Shatzer, Nets Republic):
Nets: Analyzing D’Angelo Russell’s Defense (from Nicholas LeTourneau, Nats Republic):
A Deep Dive Into Utah’s Bench Mob’s Performance (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):
SVG On The Evolving Role Of The Center (from Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel):
Caboclo Is Getting A Fresh Start With The Rockets (from Blake Murphy, Dime Mag):
Women Are Joining Basketball Ops Around The NBA.  What About The Nets? (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
Draft Scouting: Which Players Stood Out In 5-On-5 Action At BWB Europe Camp? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
An NBA Scouting Director Discusses Kentucky, Duke Stars  (from Adam Zagoria, flohoops.com):
Euroleague Stars Who Could Jump To The NBA Next Summer (from Austin Green, flohoops.com):
International Teams With 4 Or More Former NBA Players (from Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/14/18

–  LBJ Has Always Played His Best Alongside Players Like Josh Hart (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
How Dwight Howard Is Adapting & Evolving (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
NOP: Randle Should Fit Nicely Next To AD  (from Ti Windisch, The Step Back):
How Will Grizzlies Approach JJJ’s Rookie Season? (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
Rookies In The Best Position To Make An Impact (from Matthew Blum, NBA.com):
How Ben Simmons Thrives Without Shooting Threes (from Tom West/Alex Kungu, Liberty Ballers/Celtics Blog):
MDA Says Melo Is “A Lot Better Fit” With Rockets (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Humanizing NBA Refs (from Spencer Lund, RealGM):
Jerami Grant: Poised To Become OKC X-Factor (from Yams, Thunderous Intentions):
Best One-Year Contract Signings Of 2018 (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Bobby Marks On Suns’ GM  (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Daniel Hamilton’s Path To The NBA (from Don Amore, Hartford Courant):
Color-Mixing & Lineup Synergies (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
Clippers:  Bruce Bowen Won’t Be Back After Remarks About Kawhi (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
Notes From FIBA U18 Tournaments (from The Stepien):
Why The Nets Refuse To Tank (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
On The Rise: Caris LeVert (from Alex Squadron, slamonline.com):
– Nets: What Dudley Brings (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Zach Collins: Not Ready For Big Minutes At “5” But That Still Might Be Blazers’ Best Hope (from Jack Winter, Hoop Ball):
Remaining Offseason Questions: Atlantic Division (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
John Wall And The Wizards Must Evolve (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Battle Of The Backups: Yogi Ferrell Vs. Frank Mason (from Tim Maxwell, Sactown Royalty):
How The Best NBA Teams Have Used The G-League To Hack The System (from Ben Beecken, Grandstand Central):
Oliver Miller Battles Weight Issues, Hopes To Inspire Others (from KSAZ):

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

How Myles Turner Can Take The Next Step (from Grant Afseth, NBA Analysis Network):
The Rise Of Draymond Green (from Tony Pesta, Hoops Habit):
Are Too Many Sleeping On Julius Randle? (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
The Spurs Must Make DeRozan A Better Defender (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
“Kids Of The War”: Luka Doncic And Dzanan Musa (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
10 Draft Prospects From U18 European Championship (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
NBA Players’ Growing Advocacy For The WNBA (from Tyler Mason, The Athletic):
Over/Unders: Breaking Down The Best In The WC (from Fred Katz, Mass Live):
Over/Unders: Breaking Down The Best In The EC (from Fred Katz, Mass Live):
The Pacers Will Benefit From Bringing Last Year’s Team Back (from Dylan Hughes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Sixers’ Defense Could Be Even Better In 2018-19 (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
Hornets: What To Expect From Malik Monk (from Evan Dyal, At The HIve):
Dillon Brooks Has Already Arrived (from Ryan Jones, Slamonline.com):
Q & A: Brook Lopez (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Free Agency 2019: The Top Players (from Hoops Hype):
Prospective NCAA Rule Changes “Explained”  (from Matt Norlander, CBS Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/15/18

Doncic: Living HIs Best Life Twice (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
Drafting A Top-5 Center: Riskier Than Ever Before (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Lonnie Walker & Zhaire Smith: The Most Known Unknowns Of The Draft (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
A Deep Dive On Zhaire Smith (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):
Michael Porter’s Back Injury, Explained By A Surgeon (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Miles Bridges’ Shooting: More Than Meets The Eye (from Trevor Magnotti, Clips Nation):
NBA Talent Evaluators Intrigued By JJJ’s All-Around Potential (from John Denton, magic.com):
Q & A: Draft Prospect Arnoldas Kulboka (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Each Team’s Biggest Draft Question To Answer (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Every Lottery Teams’ Plans A, B & C (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Mikal Bridges: The Rare 4-Year Player Destined To Be A Lottery Pick (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
Is Ayton A Better Defensive Prospect Than His Numbers Indicate?  (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
There’s Never A Bad Time Wirth DeAndre Ayton (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
How Bamba’s Help Defense Might Translate To The NBA (from Dylan Murphy, Cleaning The Glass):
Bulls Bring In Trae Young For Pre-Draft Workout (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Q & A: Mavs’ GM Donnie Nelson On The Draft (from Tim Cowlishaw/Chuck Cooperstein, KESN/Dallas Morning News):
Cavaliers’ Offseason Preview (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
What We Know, And What We Have To Find Out About The Latest Coaching Hires (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Stealing How The Rockets Use Capela Could Benefit The Pistons (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Nick Nurse Made A Lasting Impression On Masai Ujiri (from Associated Press):
Nurse Intends To Think Outside The Box (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
Danny Green: There’s No Locker Room Tension With Kawhi (from Marilyn Dubinski, Pounding The Rock):
Danny Green’s Offensive Decline (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
Debunking 5 Myths Re: The Dubs’ Season (from Daniel Hardee, Golden State Of Mind):
Khris Middleton: Poised To Help Take Bucks To Next Level (from Max Resetar, slamonline.com):
Brett Brown’s Ability To Learn On The Fly Will Be Tested (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):