Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/17/18 PART ONE

BKN: LeVert Gets The Call As Opening Night Starter (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BOS: Bench Spells The Difference In Opening Win  (from Sid Ventura, ESPN):
BOS: The Celtics Passed Their 1st Test (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Hayward’s Return (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
BOS: Celtics Flaunt How Many Ways They Can Win (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
CLE: Why The Cavs Are Against Tanking (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: How To Watch Doncic (from Pelton, Givony, Schmitz, ESPN):
DAL: Video: Why Doncic Is The ROY Favorite (from  ESPN):
DEN: Jamal Murray: Growing Into Leadership Role (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Dwane Casey’s System (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: For The Dubs, Size Matters, Even Without DMC  (from Adrian Dy, ABS-CBN):
IND: Five Questions (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MEM: JaMychal Green: Ready To Do The Dirty Work (from Michael Inabinett, AL Sports):
MIN: What Has To Go Right For The Season To Go Well (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NOP: Signs Point To A Jahlil Okafor Comeback  (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
PHI: Film Review: Sixers’ Big Picture Concerns (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: Joerger Has Simplified The  Playbook & Checked Analytics (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
TOR: Raptors’ Gamble Rests On Defensive Improvement (from Michael Grange, Sportsnet.ca):
TOR: What Makes Kawhi So Good?  (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
Opening Night Takeaways (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
– A League Scout’s WC Team-By-Team Take (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
For Lottery Pick Flameouts, There Can Be A Chance At Redemption (from Howard Megdal, The ASthletic):
AI’s Mom: Being Ann Iverson (from Maya Jones, The Undefeated):
2018-19’s Burning Questions (from ESPN):
Each Team’s Top 2018-19 Storyline (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
For Japan, NBA 101 Is Now In Session (from Jere Longman, NY Times):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/5/18

BKN:  Q & A: Jared Dudley  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BOS: Inside Gordon Hayward’s Misery-Filled Fight To Play Again (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BOS: The Rebuild Is Over. It’s Winning Time (from Romy Nehme, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Star Track: Kyrie Irving (from The Ringer)
DAL: The Mavs Hire Bob Voulgaris  (from Matt Bonesteel, Washington Post):
DEN: How Torrey Craig’s Path Through The NBL Has Shaped His NBA Game (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
IND: What’s Next For The Pacers? (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
IND: Pacers Preseason Games Primer (from TonyEast, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Rondo’s Importance To The Lakers’ Present And Future  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
LAL: Film Room: Hart Replaces KCP In The Starting Lineup  (from Silver Screen And Roll ):
LAL: LBJ Praises Ingram After Lakers’ 1st Preseason Win  (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
MIL: DiVincenzo Won’t Let A Few Missed Shots Get Him Down (from Ben Steele, jsonline.com):
NOP: Jahlil Okafor Eager For Fresh Start (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
NYK: Kanter’s Realistic Three-Point Shooting Output (from Matt Spendley, The Knicks Wall):
PHI: Everything Is Different Now (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
PHI: Star Track: Joel Embiid (from The Ringer):
PHO: Grading The Suns’ Roster (from NBA Math):
PHO: The Suns Still Need A PG (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
POR: Grading The Blazers’ Roster (from NBA Math):
TOR: Are We Forgetting About Danny Green? (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
Video: Stopping The Pick And Roll (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players, 51-60  (from Anotnis Stroggylakis, europhoops.net):
Intriguing 2019 Draft Prospects (from Roger Acker, Hoops Habit):
Q & A: Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum (from Eion Connolly, SportsPro):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/1/18

The 2018-19 League Pass Rankings, Part One (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BOS: Quality 3-Pointers On Celtics’ Menu (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
CHI: Markkanen’s Out 6-8 Weeks: Now What?  (from Ryan Borja, bullsconf.com):
DAL: The Mavs Could Be Better Than You Think, Sooner Than You Think (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
LAL: Key Takeaways From LBJ’s Lakers Debut  (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
LAL: Observations From Training Camp (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
MIA: Whiteside The Big Positive In Heat’s Preseason Opener (from Anthony Chicang, Miami Herald):
MIN: Wolves Facing Rising Pressure In The Butler Saga (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
NYK: What Fizdale Wants From Hezonja (from Greg Joyce, NY Post):
OKC: Grading The Thunder Roster (from NBA Math):
OKC: Takeaways From Blue & White Scrimmage (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
OKC: Schroder Could Lead Thunder To New Heights (from Chris Guest, 94 Feet Report):
PHO: Suns’ Preseason Keys (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
POR: Blazers Shoot For Improvement (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
POR: Setting A Baseline For Blazers’ Assists This Season (from TeamMom, Blazer’s Edge):
SAS: The Debut Of The New-Look Spurs (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
TOR: Simplifying The Offense Is Just One Step In Acclimating Kawhi (from Eric Koreen, he Athletic):
TOR: Raptors Have Two Weeks To Prepare Their Defense (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
TOR: Miles Looking To Overcome Defensive-Minded Depth on The Wing (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
The Next EC Dynasty Could Depend On The…Sacramento Kings  (from Bryan Mears, The Action Network):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 91-100  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, Eurohoops.net):
Josh Boone: Finding A Home In The NBL  (from Matthew Kipp, Liberty Ballers):

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 8/4/18

Grizzlies Could Be A Sleeping Giant (from Dylan Hughes, The Step Back):
Heat: Can Waiters Be Oladipo 2.0? (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Ranking Every Team’s Projected Starting Five (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
WC Summer League Notes (from Keith P Smith, Real GM):
Jazz: Ways For Donovan Mitchell To Improve (from Dan Gilinsky, NBA Analysis Network):
Brett Brown Has Performed Admirably As Sixers’ Interim GM  (from Rory Fette, The Sixer Sense):
Lance Thomas Is Going To School The Knicks’ Rookies (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Knicks: Kevin Knox Is Perfect For Utah Uphill Handoff Action (from Danny Small, Elite Sports NY):
Nuggets Take Advantage Of Two-Way Contract Rule By Promoting Craig & Morris (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Treveon Graham: Nets Taking Shot At Developing Another Low-Risk Flier (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Nets: Sean Marks Shoots Down Tanking Talk (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Cavs Enamored With Billy Preston’s Potential (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Jazz Depth Will Leave A Few Players Out In The Cold (from John Keeffer, The J Notes):
How Zion Williamson Should Deal With Weight Issue (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
G League Invitational Player Roster Released (from Jake Winderman, NBA GLeague):
The Top Prospects To Watch At The G League Player Invitational (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Predicting The Future All-Stars Of The 2018 Rookie Class (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Bucks: The Brandon Jennings  Reunion Comes To A Quiet End (from Kane Pitman, NBA Analysis Network):
BWB Alums Mark  NBA Africa Game Rosters (from Brian Martin, NBA.com):
Each Euroleague Team’s Former NBA Players (from George Orfanakis, eurohoops.net):
Dennis Smith: Primed For Breakout Season (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Cynthia Marshall, The NBA’s 1st African-American Female CEO (from Kelly Dunleavy O’Mara, California Magazine):
Q & A: The NBA’s New Gambling Partnership (from David Purdum, ESPN):