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 7/7/18

Ayton’s Debut: The Good And The Bad (from Kevin Pelton/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Doncic Was The Top Player On Mavs’ Draft Board (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
New Raptors’ HC Nurse Ready To Challenge DeRozan Defensively (from Emily Sadler, sportsnet.ca):
Sean Marks Talks Trades & FAs (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Q & A: Steve Kerr On Adding DMC (from Scott Ostler, SFGate):
DMC To The Dubs Didn’t Break The NBA (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Mavs: Broekhoff Relishing Dream Opportunity (from Benyam Kidane, Sporting News):
Pistons Likely To Add Grgurich To Coaching Staff (from Sean Corp, Detroit Bad Boys):
– Pistons: Casey’s Staff Hits Ground Running In Player Development (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
The Rise & Fall Of Microfracture Surgery (from Malika Andrews, Chicago Tribune):
Shrinking FA Market Means It’s Likely Celtics Retain Smart (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Cavs: Altman Says No To Tanking (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Tyreke Evans: Ready For New Role  (from Mark Monteith, Pacers.com):
What Does O’Quinn Bring To The Pacers? (from Jonathan Matthes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Pacers: McDermott Hopes He’s Found A Home (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
The Top Day One NVSL Performances (from Real GM):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/25/18

Potential Second-Round Steals (from Connor Harr, Hoops Habit):
Q & A: Jeffrey Carroll (from Honi Ahmadian, Lakers Outsiders):
Can Dwane Casey Fix Stanley Johnson? (from Steve Hinson, Detroit Bad Boys):
Chandler Hutchison Stands Ready To Work Hard For Bulls (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Wendell Carter Gets To Fulfill Lifelong Ambition Playing For Bulls (from Malika Andrews, Chicago Tribune):
Film Study: Landry Shamet (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
Takeaways From A Jacob Evans Film Session (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Who Is Running The Sixers? (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
What Will Zhaire Smith’s Offensive Role Be & What Is His Long-Term Upside?  (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):
How Collin Sexton Fits With LBJ, Cavs (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
Post-Draft Big Board Rankings (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Winding Career Arc Of New Raptors Coach Nick Nurse (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Kings’ Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Suns’ Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Which Teams The Top Undrafted Players Have Agreed To Join (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
The Celtics Will Finally Dominate With Shooting  (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Celtics: Continuity More Important Than Small Needs In Free Agency (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Spurs: Where Milutinov’s Game Stands After 5 European Pro Seasons (from Paul Garcia, Project Spurs):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/24/18

Bamba Confident He Can Contribute Right Away (from John Denton, magic.com):
MPJ: “Can’t Wait To Prove People Wrong” (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Draft: Winners And Losers/ Best And Worst (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Why Miles Bridges Didn’t Turn Pro Last Year (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Spurs’ Pick Lonnie Walker IV: Not All Talk (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
– Getting To Know Lonnie Walker Through The Eyes Of Jim Larranaga (from Jabari Young, Express-News):
Q & A: Kevin Knox (from Steve Serby, NY Post):
His High School Coach Sheds Light On The Enigma Of Mitchell Robinson (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Draft: Schlenk, Hawks Execute Controversial Plan (from Brad Rowland, Peachtree Hoops):
Sixers: The Trade For Zhaire Smith  (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
“Draymond’s Law” & How Jacob Evans Fits (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
How JaVale McGee Stayed Ready To Contribute (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
Nets Picks: Solid, But Long-Term Projects (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
Rising Sun:  New Assistant Coach Cody Toppert (from Geoff Grammer, Albuquerque Journal):
Sixers: Brett Brown Embracing Difficult Job As Interim GM (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
How Long Will Sixers Remain Patient With Fultz? (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
Job 1 For Pistons’ New Coach Casey: Develop Young Talent (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
What Holiday Brings To The Pacers (from Grant Afseth, Kokomo Tribune):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/21/18

Doncic’s Overseas Opponents Break Down His Game, NBA Potential (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Q & A With Mavs’ GM Donnie Nelson & Director Of Player Personnel Tony Ronzone  (from Isaac Harris, Mavs.com):
Pre-Draft Process: A Tireless, Year-Long Project For Austin Ainge & Celtics’ Staff (from Taylor Snow, Celtics.com):
Mikal Bridges Draft Scouting Video (from Draft Express/ESPN):
Big Men Expected To Go Early Even As The NBA Is Playing Small (from Fred Kerber, NYPost):
Prospect Profile: Jaren Jackson, Jr. (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
Prospect Breakdown: Miles Bridges (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
Searching The Sleepers: Jalen Brunson  (from Jake Paynting, Medium.com):
Kevin Huerter Always Returns To His Roots (from Don Markus, Baltimore Sun):
Chandler Hutchison’s Unusual Basketball Background (from Scott Phillips, NBC Sports):
How Anfernee Simons Spent His Year Skipping College (from Rick Maese, Washington Post):
Sights & Sounds Of Draft Media Availability (from Andrew Perna, RealGM):
Isaac Haas: Can Old-Style Big Fit In Modern NBA? (from Mike Defabo, Goshen News):
Draft Scouting Reports, By Tier (from Mike Zavagno):
Aggregate Mock Draft (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
How To Approach Prospect Evaluation: Defense (from Danny Leroux, RealGM):
Draymond Is Helping The Dubs Search For The Next Draymond (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
How The Warriors Have Found Gold At The End Of The Draft (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Read it here:  https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/06/20/nba-draft-how-warriors-have-been-successful-with-recent-late-draft-picks/

Options For The Dubs At 28 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
What Can We Learn From The Last Time Nick Nurse Was A Head Coach? (from JD Quirante, Raptors HQ):
Mahlalela: Perfect Fit As Raptors 905 Head Coach (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
Grading The BKN-CHA Deal (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):