Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/12/18

BKN: The Nets Finally Control Their Own Destiny  (from Eric Spyropolous, The Step Back):
BOS: Is Horford The Most Important Celtic?  (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
BOS: How Horford Can Continue To Improve (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini);
CLE: Which Cav Had The Best Training Camp?  (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DEN: Q & A: Michael Porter, Jr  (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
GSW: Quinn Cook Could Be Poised For Breakout Year (from Patrick Murray, Forbes):
GSW: The Dubs’ Favorite JaVale Memories (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
LAL: Landing LeBron: Jeanie Buss & The Kobe Assist  (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
LAL: Will The Lakers Make The Playoffs?  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass);
LAL: Film Room: Lonzo Returns (from Pete Zayas, Lakers Film Room):
MIA: Hassan Whiteside Wants To Be Unleashed (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
MIN: Why Do The Wolves Want Josh Richardson So Badly?  (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NYK: Is Ntilikina The Knicks’ PG Of The Future? (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
NYK: Fizdale Wants To See How Ntilikina Does Defending Some PFs  (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
OKC: Can Schroder & Westbrook Form A Dynamic Duo?  (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
OKC: Grant And Patterson Are Keys To Thunder’s Faster Play (from Jenni Carlson, newsok.com):
ORL: Vucevic: Consistent & Still Improving  (from Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel):
ORL: Can The Magic Overcome Their PG Issue?  (from Brandon Jefferson, The Step Back):
PHO: James Jones Has Already Made His Mark On The Suns  (from Brendon Kleen, Bright Side Of The Sun):
PHO: Bender’s Future In Phoenix Looks Bleak (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
POR: Does Taking More Three-Pointers Really Make For A Great Offense?  (from Robert Flom, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: How The Kings Plan To Push The Pace (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
UTA: The Jazz’ Embarrassment Of Riches On The Bench (from Jordan Cummings, SLC Dunk):
WAS: Grading The Wizards’ Roster  (from NBA Math):
Inside Brian Bowen’s New Path To The NBA And What It Means (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Refs Are Using Psychology To Keep Up With The Pace Of The Modern NBA (from Ben Dowsett, SBNation):
Are Curry & Harden Breaking The Rules?  (from Coach Nick/Ronnie Nunn, BBall Breakdown):
The Art Of The Sidle: The Slickest Move In NBA Media (from Bryan Curtis, The Ringer):
Ranking All 30 Bench Units  (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
How Does The Luxury Tax Work?  (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Sleepers, Breakout Candidates & More (from The Athletic):
Two-Way Contracts Have Given Teams A Powerful Tool (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Tex Winter Was A Stickler For Details (from Dan Woike, LA Times):

 

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

ATL: Takeaways From Hawks’ Preseason Games (from Greg Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
–  BOS: Kyrie’s Sick Handles: Inside His Bag Of Tricks (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
DAL: The Mavs’ Pick-And-Roll Academy (from Shehan Peiris, Blog Don’t Lie):
DEN: How The Nuggets & Jokic Are Trying To Survive Against Pick-And-Rolls  (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Malik Beasley Knows His Role. Can He Flourish Within It?  (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
LAL: The Metamorphosis Of Brandon Ingram  (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
MIL: We’re About To See A New Giannis  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
MIL:  Q & A: Khris Middleton (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
MIN: In Meeting With Thibs, Butler Reiterates His Desire To Be Traded (from Jon Krawcynzski, The Athletic):
NOP: Depression Had Jahlil Okafor In A Dark Place, But He’s Come A Long Way (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
PHI: Sixers Could Draw On Lob City’s Offense  To Utilize Fultz & Simmons  (from Kevin F. Love, Liberty Ballers):
PHO:  McDonough’s Firing:
SAC: Grading The Kings’ Roster (from NBA Math):
SAS: Grading The Spurs’ Roster (from NBA Math):
TOR: Inside The Raptors’ Big Bet Of Kawhi Loving Their Culture (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
TOR: The Raptors Want Even More From Delon Wright (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players:  11-20 (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):
Q & A: Spanish Coach Joan Plaza (from Alex Madrid, eurohoops.net):
What Impact Will The New Draft Lottery Rules Have On Tanking (from Bryan Toporek, The Step Back):
Next Step For NBA Is Hiring Women In Positions Of Power (from Associated Press):
Q & A: “Basketball: A Love Story” Director Dan Klores (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
“Love Of The Game”: Excerpt From “Basketball: A Love Story” (from ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/23/18

Nets: Defense Will Determine How Far They’ve Come (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Sixers: Will Elton Brand Get Leeway From Ownership To Be A Leader?  (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
Read it here:

http://www2.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/elton-brand-sixers-gm-76ers-ownership-david-heller-nba-20180922.html

Lonnie Walker: “Just A Kid From Reading”  (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
SVG At Crossroads Over Next Step  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
The Sixers’ Offseason Work (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
DeRozan’s Three-Point Shooting: Reason For Optimism  (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock ):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Hayward Ready To Put Grueling Rehab Behind Him (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Max-Contract Talks: Behind The Scenes Look From Team Execs, Agents  (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Lee Jenkins’ New Job With The Clippers:  Why?  (from Ben McGrath, The New Yorker):
From Cape York To The NBA & Back (from Nate Jawai, Players Voice):
Glen Grunwald: A Perfect Fit As Canda Basketball’s New Head (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
NBA Vet Henry Walker Powers His PBA Team To Record Start (from Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/22/18

–  Q & A: Daryl Morey (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Even With Championship Contender, Brad Stevens Has Concerns (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
“I Can’t Wait”  (from Gordon Hayward):
Read and watch it here:  Can’t Wait
The Chaos In Minnesota (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
Fultz: “What Happened Last Year Was An Injury.  ‘Yips’ Is A Misterm”  (from Andy Schwartz, The Morning Call):
The Science Behind The Training Methods Micah Lancaster Used With Brandon Ingram  (from Dr. RS Brar, Silver Screen And Roll):
Kyrie Irving Interview (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Video: Giannis Antetokounmpo Interview (from Jim Paschke):
Zizic Could Be Beneficiary Of Cavs’ Shift Into Player Development Mode (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
NBA  Approves 3 Rule Changes (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/21/18

Q & A: Steve Kerr (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Q & A: Pelicans’ Assistant Coach Chris Finch  (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
The Most Intriguing Players This Season (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Q & A: Tony Parker (from Matt Rochinski, hornets.com):
MIP Candidates Ready To Break Out (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher report):
How Sean Marks Brought The Nets Back From The Abyss  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Jarrett Allen Carries A New Profile Into His Second Nets’ Training Camp (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Grading The Pacers Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Rockets Roster (from NBA Math):
10 Teams That Made  Meaningful Changes Entering 2018-19 Season (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Jamal Crawford: “I Could Just Sign A Deal To Sign A Deal”  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Sixers Believe Brand Can Help Make Them A FA Destination  (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
Presti’s Plan For 2018-19 Thunder: Fast But Accurate (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
Presti On Steven Adams (from Ananth Pandian, 247 Sports):
Film Room: More Important: Making Threes Or Defending Threes? (from Josh Cohen, maigc.com):
What’s Left For Alex Len? (from Nick Sciria, Cleaning The Glass):
How Far Can The Contrarian, Big, Defensive Jazz Go This Season?  (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
The Clippers Hired Lee Jenkins For What He Did Best At SI  (from Ben Strauss, Washington Post):
The Clippers Almost Had A Lee Jenkins Precedent, 25 Years Ago (from Jon Greenberg, The Athletic):
Ref Lauren Holtkamp: Perfecting Her Craft & Carving A Career Path For Women (from Dan Greene, Sports Illustrated):
Jackie MacMullan/Rafe Bartholomew’s Book Ties Generational Stars To Common Thread (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Brandon Ingram: The Lakers’ Wild Card (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Breaking Down Magic & Pelinka’s Presser  (from Mike Trudell, lakers.com):
Read it here:
Knicks: Stressing Patience & Taking The Long View (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
From George Willis, NY Post: