Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/13/18

ATL: Trae Young Can Unlock His Star Potential By Improving Off The Ball (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
ATL: Alex Len To Play Vital Role In Hawks’ Offensive Scheme (from Kevin Chouinard, hawks.com):
BKN: Jarrett Allen: Living Up To The Hype (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
BOS: Hayward: The Bumps At The End Of Comeback Trail Hurt, Too (from Jay King, The Athletic):
BOS: Amid The Hoopla, Don’t Forget About The Bigs (from Mard D’Amico, celtics.com):
CHI: Q & A: Zach Lavine  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
CHI: Frontcourt Continues To Gain Clarity In Markkanen’s Absence (from Mark Strotman, NBC Sports):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith  (from bulls.com):
CLE: Preseason Observations (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
GSW:  Damian Jones Earns Starting Center Job (from Logan Murdock, Mercury News):
IND: No Excuses As Pacers Go Back To Work  (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
IND: Myles Turner Sees Pacers Reaching New Heights (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
MIL: Bucks Want Opponents To Earn Their Points This Season (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
NYK: Knox Will “Take His Lumps” As Starting SF (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
ORL: Isaac’s Length Changes The Defense (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Ben Simmons’ Roadmap To Improving  (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
PHI: Simmons Has His Native Australia Obsessed  (from Mike Jensen, philly.com):
PHO: The Suns Should Not Sign Jamal Crawford (from Kyle Manthe, Valley Of The Suns):
POR: Q & A: Terry Stotts (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAS: Bryn Forbes Slides Into NBA’s Most Cursed Role (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
UTA: Perfect Preseason Provides Answers & More Questions (from Dan Clayton, Salt City Hoops):
UTA: Exum Could Be In Best Situation Of His Career This Season (from Kyle Standfield, Pick And Roll):
Numbers Game: The Future Of Sports Stats (from Jack Malooley, chicagomag.com):
Who Gets An Extension? (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Tex Winter: Far More Than Just The Triangle Pioneer (from Jack McCallum, Sports Illustrated):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/11/18

Tiers: Contenders, Hopefuls & Bad Teams (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Anonymous Scouts’ Takes: Previewing All 30 Teams (from Sports Illustrated):
ATL: 3 Ways Trae Young Will Impact The Team (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: The Key To Unlocking The Offense  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
BOS: It’s Not What Irving Sees, It’s How He Sees It (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
BOS: Jaylen Brown & The Quest To Reach His Ceiling  (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
CHA: Hornets Are Shifting From “Kemba-Or-Bust” Offense (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
GSW: Q & A: Draymond Green (from Sam Alipour, ESPN):
GSW: The Death Of Bully Ball & The Rebirth Of Steph Curry (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
HOU: Rockets Getting In Touch With New Freedom Of Movement Calls (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: Will Change Be Good For The Rockets?  (from Eric Spyropolous, The Step Back):
IND: Pacers Need Less Iso-Ball (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
IND: Should Pacers Convert Sumner’s Two-Way Contract?  (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Exploring LBJ’s Offensive Role (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
LAL: Why The Lakers Might Not Make The Playoffs (from Daniel Lubofsky, Hoops Habit):
MIL: Video: Breaking Down The Bucks’ Secondary Series (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
MIN: Jimmy Butler’s Return (from Jon Krawczynski/Shams Charania):
NYK: For Enes Kanter, Basketball Is More Than A Paycheck Or Even A Passion (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
ORL: Film Room: Isaac’s Versatility, Magic’s Smothering Defense (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Isaac Puts The Magic At Ease & Makes Their Job Easier (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
POR: Role Players Who Will Decide Blazers’ Fate (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAC: On The Rise: WCS  (from Alex Squadron, Slamonline):
SAC: Kings’ Rotation Coming Into View (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
UTA: Grading The Jazz Roster (from NBA Math):
Players, Coaches Are Trying To Adapt To New Clutching, Grabbing Calls (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Preseason Injury Updates  (from Justin Fensterman, Fantasy Alarm):
USA Basketball Adds Star Power To Its Coaching Staff (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Tex Winter:

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/4/18

BOS: Terry Rozier, Jr Rekindles Relationship With His Father (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
CLE:  Sexton Can’t Drink With The Cavs Yet, But He Can Play (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DET: Tim Grgurich: The “Yoda” Of The NBA  (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
DET: Casey’s Shot Spectrum: A Different Brand Of Basketball (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
LAL: How Switchable Are The Guards In Lakers’ Defense?  (from Pete Zayas, The Athletic):
LAL: The Lakers’ Big Man Mystery (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
LAL: How Javale McGee Survived The “Dilution” Of The Big Man (from Bill Oram, The Athletic):
LAL: LBJ Ready To Pace & Race In Year 16 (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
MEM: Garrett Temple Gives Grizzlies Veteran Stability (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIA: Whiteside For 3?  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIN: Derrick Rose: Relearning His Game In A New Spot (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NYK: Fizdale Likes Trier’s One-On-One Ability (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
ORL: Vucevic Still Loves Playing For The Magic (from Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel):
ORL: Augustin Excited To Be Key Cog For Magic (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Fultz Is Starting To Find The Confidence He Needs (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
SAS: Lonnie Walker Is Building A Bond With Tim Duncan  (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
UTA: Jazz Offense About To Set NBA On  Fire?  (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
WAS: Who Is Chasson Randle?  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Jimmy Butler Update:
Evaluating The Two-Way Contract Experiment (from Micahel Scotto, The Athletic):
NBA Going All-In On New Rule Emphasis (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players (from Antonis Stroggylakis, europhooops.net):
Answers To 8 Big 2019 Draft Questions (from Kyle Boone, CBS Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/3/18

BKN: Breaking Down The Nets “Stretch-5” Position (from Chris Milholen, Nets Daily):
BOS: Searching For Chemistry (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Jaylen Brown’s Focus: Improving His Handle (from Tom Westerholm, Mas Live):
CHA:  Adjusting To Defending Without Dwight Howard (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CHA: Miles Bridges’ Smarts & Versatility (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
CLE: 5 Observations (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DET:  Coach Casey Focusing On Mentality More Than Playbook So Far (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
–  GSW: McCaw’s Situation is Entering The CBA’s Shadow-Dimension (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
IND: Myles Turner: Areas Of Necessary Improvement  (from Kevin Bowen, 1070thefan.com):
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IND: Pacers Will Let It Fly From Three (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAL: Josh Hart’s Positional Versatility (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Whiteside: Reverting To HIs YMCA Mindset (from Shandel Richardson, The Athletic):
MIL: Star Track: Giannis Antetokounmpo  (from The Ringer):
MIN: Derrick Rose: “Most Guys Would Have Been Retired”  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
MIN: Derrick Rose Is Ready To be Whatever The Wolves Need (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
MIN: The Butler Situation  (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):
PHI: Grading The Sixers Roster  (from NBA Math):
PHO: Suns Should Be Worried About Bender (from Adam Maynes, Valley Of The Suns):
TOR: Why Kawhi Can Be An Offensive Monster (from Steven Loung, sportsnet.ca):
TOR: Star Track: Kawhi Leonard (from The Ringer):
TOR: Norm Powell Has Work Cut Out On Deep Raptors (form Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
UTA: For Gobert, The Journey Matters Most (from Aaron Falk, jazz.com):
UTA: Analysis Of 2nd Half Comeback Win (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
Ranking The Difficulty Of The Eight News Head Coaches’ Jobs (from Marc Stein, New York Times):
Is Social Media Addiction In The NBA Out Of Control?  (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players, 71-80 (from eurohoops.net):
How Can An Analytical Approach be Applied To Rest And Injury Prevention?  (from Sentil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
10 Players Approaching Their Last Chance (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/2/18

League Pass Rankings, Part Two (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BKN: No Limits When Experimenting With Lineups (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
BKN: Nets’ Forward Options (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
BOS: Bench Role Hasn’t Sapped Rozier’s Energy (from Scott Souza, Providence Journal):
BOS: Yabusele Improves His Game (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Globe):
CHA: Hornets’ Plan For Miles Bridges Is Changing Already (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Splitting The Starting Center Job (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: The Cavs’ New Offense (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Notable Aspects Of Preseason Win Over LAL (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
GSW: How Curry’s Usage Has Evolved (from Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Quinn Cook Found His Place In Golden State (from Jake Paynting, Def Pen):
MIA: Duncan Robinson Now Slinging Instead Of Sprinting  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIA: Winslow Can Fill In All The Blanks (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
MIL: Bucks’ Players Like Budenholzer’s “Daily Vitamins”  (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: Star Track: Anthony Davis (from The Ringer):
ORL: Film Room At Sixers: Bamba, Vucevic & Ross (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Grading The Magic’s Roster (from NBA Math):
PHI: Monday’s Game Analysis: Fultz, Shamet, Embiid (from David Murphy,  philly.com):
PHI: Fultz Looks Set For Breakout Year Alongside Simmons (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
PHI: Improved Post Play Should Be A Focus For Simmons (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Unlike Fultz, Simmons Not Going To Start Launching Threes (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
PHI: JJ Redick Is More Than Just A Mentor To Sixers’ Young Players (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
SAS: When It Comes To D, Spurs Aim To Reload, Not Rebuild  (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
SAS: Can Dejounte Murray Lead Spurs Into New Era? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
TOR:  New Role For Siakam Could Have Big Benefits For Raptors (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
TOR: Raptors’ Playbook: Halfcourt Season Preview (from Cooper Smither, Raptors Republic):
UTA: Joe Ingles: Most Unappreciated Star?  (from Micah Adams, Sporting News):
UTA: Can The Jazz Attack Switching Defenses Effectively? (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Offseason Boxing Workouts Help Gobert On The Court (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
UTA: Ricky Rubio: Case Study In Confidence (from Dan Godziszewski, 94 Feet Report)):
10 Candidates For A Bounce-Back Season (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 81-90  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net ):
Hoop Dreams: Why Basketball Never Sleeps (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
How Can We Best Measure Individual Defensive Impact? (from Daniel Massop, Nylon Calculus):
How Can An Analytic Approach Be Applied To Player Psychology?  (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):