Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/12/18

What’s Going On With Sixers’ GM Search?  (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
The Joy Of Kyrie Irving (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
Laker Film Room: Breaking Down The Adjustments Lonzo Ball Has Made To His Jump Shot (from Laker Film Room):
Jamal Murray Will Continue To Rise (from Kane Pitman, The Step Back):
Gary Harris Is A Shooting Star (from Bryan Toporek, The Step Back):
Doncic Is Ready For His Closeup (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Westbrook’s Player Impact By The Numbers (from Jordan Buckamneer, Thunderous Intentions):
The Draymond Green Do-It-All All-Stars (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
Cavs: How Zizic Can Have A Bigger Impact (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Grading The Mavs’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Nuggets’ Roster (from NBA Math):
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Podcast: Insights Into The Sixers’ Offseason Player Development Program (from Brian Seltzer/Chris Babcock, sixers.com):
Who Are The NBA’s Most Productive Passers?  (from Scott LaForrest, Nylon Calculus):
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The Knicks Are Finding Direction (from Nick Zappulla, RealGM):
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James Ennis’ Journey (from Kane Pitman, The Pick And Roll):
New Head Coach Borrego On The Hornets’ Roster (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Bucks: Can “Playoff Thon” Become A Regular Season Contributor? (from Ben Mallis, Pick And Roll):
Knicks Film Room: Can Hardaway, Jr Become A 3-Point Assassin? (from Danny Small, Elite Sports NY):
FIBA 2019 World Cup Qualifiers Are A Mess (from Yiannis Bouranis, Courtside):
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QOTD (from Bill Sy): “Even in projection and prediction, we can get caught up in this obsession to rank and rate. Our hopes and dreams for next season get quantified by NBA2K, 538’s CARMELO projections, and SI’s player rankings as if a player’s worth can be boiled down to one number”

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/10/18

How Four NBA Sophomores Can Take The Leap This Season (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
How The Wolves’ Young Stars Can Improve Next Season (from Josh Clement, Canis Hoopus):
Grizzlies: Coach Bickerstaff Discusses Offseason Moves & New Direction (from Mike Giannotto, Commercial Appeal):
A Look Into Dwane Casey’s Coaching Principles (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Grading The Nets’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Hornets’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Hornets: Cody Zeller’s Underrated Potential For 2018-19  (from Dan Godziszewski,94 Feet Report):
What Can Bob Beyer Do For The Thunder? (from newsok.com):
The Most Underrated Acquisitions Of The Offseason (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Saric Is The Sixers’ Glue (from Bryan Toporek, The Step Back):
Wendell Carter: No Real Weaknesses (from Chris Manning, The Step Back):
JJJ: The Zeitgeist Of Modern Basketball (from Max Carlin, The Step Back):
Raptors: Anunoby Offers Maximum Flexibility (from Chris Manning, The Step Back):
Lonzo Ball Is Many Things (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
Cavs: Osman & Zizic Are Putting On A Show In World Cup Prep Games (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel ):
Bucks: Why Giannis’ Defense Should Anchor Any New Scheme (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
How Tim Connelly Completely Transformed The Nuggets Roster In 4 Years (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
Austin Ainge Makes A Strong Case For Holding Free Agency Before The Draft (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Journal):
18 NBA Players Who Will Join European World Cup Qualifiers (from George Orfanakis, eurohoops.net):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/5/18

Steve Nash: Tough Love From Don Nelson Influenced Him (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
The Jazz Are Title Contenders (from Chris Herring, FiveThrtyEight):
Shabazz Napier: Brooklyn’s Secret Weapon Off The Ball?  (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Julius Randle: Just Getting Started In New Orleans (from William Guillory, The Athletic):
How Can Giannis Improve This Year?  (from Theodore Konstantellos, Behind The Buck Pass):
Bucks: Building Around Giannis (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
Grant Hill’s Brilliance With The Pistons (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Q & A:  Ray Allen (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
Q & A: Lonnie Walker (from nicekicks.com):
The Most Important Numbers For Each Spur In 2018-19  (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
Pacers: McMillan Knows The Coaching Longevity Formula  (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Sixers’ Muscala: Well-Positioned For A Successful Season (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Film Room: What James Ennis Brings To The Rockets (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
Celtics Film School: Marcus Smart (from Andrew Doxy, Celtics Blog):
Wolves’ Player Profile: Derrick Rose  (from Dane Moore/Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
The Friendship That Sent Rick Welts To The HOF  (from Maggie Hendricks, For The Win):
Clippers Retrospective: DeAndre Jordan (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
Q & A: Greg Kelser (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Big3 Exit Interview: Ice Cube & The League’s Top Brass (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):

 

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 8/27/18

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):