Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/17/18

SGA Looked Like The Best Rookie PG At LVSL (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Why NBA Agents Leak Info (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Brett Brown Always Has An Eye On Rival Celtics (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
What Jabari Parker Means To The Bulls (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Scouting Report: Jonathan Isaac (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
More To Mikal Bridges Than Meets The Eye (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Trae Young: Shaking Off Early SL Demons (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
Heat: What Duncan Robinson’s Two-Way Deal Means (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Knicks: Scott Perry’s Early Returns (from Moke Hamilton, Basketball Insiders):
Mitchell Robinson: Most BPGs In Summer League History (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Tim Hardaway, Jr. Worked His Way Back After “Dark Period”  (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
Rockets See Young Players’ Growth In LVSL (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Legends Of Summer League: Zero Pay, Year-Long Grind And Elusive Dreams (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
The Warriors’ Potential 2019 Luxury Tax Bill (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
How Much Do Teams Spend On Summer League? (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
The New Under-The-Radar Contenders (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Jayson Tatum And The Improvement Of Young Passers (from Ben Taylor, Nylon Calculus):
Can DeRozan Guard All-Stars Like Nike Nurse Says He Wants Him To?  (from Steven Loung, sportsnet.ca):
Jerebko: The Bench Stretch-Four The Dubs Have Needed (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
IT, Nuggets: “A Perfect Fit”?  (from Christopher Dempsey, Nuggets.com):
Can Summer League Predict Surprise Stars And Busts?  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Ref University: NBA Spending Summer Seeking New Officials (from Tim Reynolds, Associated Press):
Los Angeles, New York: Readying For Their Big  Moment In The Free Agent Sun (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Early Max Salary Projections For 2019/2020  (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Introducing “Gentry Ball”:  Early Offense And The Fit Of Elfrid Payton (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory of Len Chappell:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/15/obituaries/len-chappell-dead.html

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/14/18 PART ONE

What Does Summer League Performance Mean? (from Coach Nick/Fran Fraschilla, BBall Breakdown):
Bamba & Isaac: The Magic’s Latest Hope (from Michael Lee, Yahoo.com):
Kevin Knox: Totally Different Player Than He Was At Kentucky  (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Isaiah Thomas Has A Chance To Resurrect His Career (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
Summer League Studs Becoming Dark Horse ROY Candidates (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
At Summer League, Referees Are Also Chasing A Dream (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
Stop Comparing Trae Young To Steph (from Andrew Sharp/Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
With Demands Growing, NBA Coaches Game Plan For Better Health (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Otto Porter Remains Unappreciated – And It’s Time He Forces Change (from Ben Standig, The Sports Capitol):
Jack Cooley: Hungry To Prove He Belongs (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Notes On The Nuggets’ Transaction Timing (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Nets’ Dawson Should Feel Right At Home In Brooklyn (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
The Suns Are Running Out Of PG Options (from Brendon Kleen, Valley Of The Suns):
Nuggets: Banking On Continuity (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
How Does Julius Randle Fit In New Orleans? (from Jake Paynting, Def Pen):
What The Nets, Nuggets & Hawks Got From Thursday Night’s Salary Swaps (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
3 And D: The D Needs To Stand For Dimensions, Not Just Defense (from Will Muckian, Medium):
His H.S. Coach Explains What Kind  Of Player Celtics Are Getting In Robert Williams (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
Can Any Pacers SL Players Make An Immediate Impact?  (from Ben Pfeifer, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Free Agency: Behind The One-Year Deal Trend (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Josh Hart Might Be The Best Laker Fit Playing With LBJ (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
Anthony Carter: Still Scrapping For Heat; This Time In Coach Mode (from Ira  Winderman, SunSentinel):
How Does MIA Manage Its SG Glut? (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/13/18

Q & A: New Hawks HC Lloyd Pierce (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
What’s Next For The Cavs? (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Sixers: With Help Of Data Scientist, Coaches, Analytics Dept. Seek To Strengthen Communication (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):
How NBA GMs Vacation & Deal With Cell Phone Addiction (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
OKC: Daniel Hamilton Hopes Year At PG Proves Valuable In NBA Quest (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Cavs: Speeding Up Should Help Sexton & Osman (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Nets: Turning Agony into Opportunity (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
MEM: Grit & Grind Is Back, Sort Of (from Eric Spyropolous, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Why Wagner May Be Perfect Fit For LBJ, Lakers (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Adebayo: Heat’s Future At Center?  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Can Watanabe Become Japan’s Second-Ever NBA Player? (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Marcus Smart Sign-And-Trade Considerations (from Ryan Bernardoni, Danger Cart):
Raptors: Nick Nurse’s Expectations (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
Why James Ennis Is A Perfect Fit For The Rockets (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Kevin Knox Could Be A Star For Knicks (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
The Knicks May Have Unearthed A Gem In Mitchell Robinson (from Tommy Beer, Forbes):
Wendell Carter: The Bulls May Have Hit It Big (from Ricky O’Donnell, SB Nation):
Q & A: Dell Demps (from Rod Walker, The Advocate):
Isaac Bonga Wouldn’t Be The Lakers’ First 6’9″ PG (from Bill Oram, The Athletic):
Trade Tracker: Grades & Details (from ESPN):
Most Impactful FA Signings Of The Summer (from Jonathan Macri, The Step Back):
LVSL: Rookie Observations (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
Free Agency Update (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Free Agency & Summer League Observations (from Kyle Ratke, timberwoves.com):
Anfernee Simons: The Draft Class’ Biggest Enigma (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/11/18 PART TWO

NOTE:  We are publishing in two parts today to accommodate today’s best stories as well as to further assist in playing catch-up re: items missed during our 3-day hiatus.  We anticipate returning to our usual schedule later this week.

 

Why Warriors Believe Willie Green Will Become A Head Coach (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Semi Ojeleye Is Remaking Himself To Be About Much More Than Defense (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Clippers GM Explains The Keys To Free Agency (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Cavs In A Much Better Post-LBJ Position This Time (from Sean Devey, Sporting News):
Neil Olshey’s Thoughts On Summer League (from NBC Sports):
Rookies Who Have Impressed In Summer League (from Charlie Stanton, Golden State Of Mind):
Some Summer League Standouts (from Dave Zarum, sportsnet.ca):
Summer League: Second-Year Players Making An Impact (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Embiid: Things To Work On This Summer (from Matt Esposito, Hoops Habit):
Steph Curry Q & A (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
David Fizdale Q & A (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Curious Case Of Myles Turner’s 3-Point Shooting (from Ben Pfeifer, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Nuggets: Roster Implications Of Signing Jarred Vanderbilt (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/11/18 PART ONE

Biggest Winners & Losers In Free Agency (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Team-By-Team 2018 & 2019 FA Lists (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
How Carmelo Would Fit With The Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Hornets’ LV Takeaways (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Tim Grgurich Receives Assistant Coach Lifetime Achievement Award (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Drew Hanlen Has Been Helping Bamba Become More Polished (from John Denton, magic.com):
How LBJ’s Decision Instantly Changed The Lakers, Cavs & The NBA (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
Summer League Rookie Report Cards (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Derrick Jones, Jr & The Heat Culture (from Justin Verrier, The Ringer):
Nets: Dawson & Watanabe Have Impressed (from Chris Milholen, Nothin But Nets):
Wendell Carter Is Showing Defensive Dominance (from Luke Askew, Pippin Ain’t Easy):
Zhaire Smith: Showing Off His Feel For The Game (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
Lakers Film Room: How Moritz Wagner Is Making An Impact (from Silver Screen And Roll):
Jordan Bell Is Becoming A Transition Playmaker (from Brady Klopfer, Golden State Of Mind):
Grizzlies: Why Kyle Anderson Is A Good Pickup (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
A Reminder Of How Good Gordon Hayward Is (from Mark Dunphy, Boston.com):
Q & A: Austin Ainge (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Journal):
Celtics: Oliver Hanlan Is StillWaiting For His Turn (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
What Julius Randle Brings To The Pels (from Jesse Brooks, Bourbon Street Shots):
How The NBA & NFL Helped Inspire England’s World Cup Run (from Henry Bushnell, Yahoo Sports):
Lauren Niemiera: From NBA Summer League Intern To Referee (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):