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 10/11/18

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 10/8/18

ATL: The Hawks Took A Big Step Backwards Defensively Last Season  (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
BOS: Terry Rozier’s Dad Sees Him Play In NBA For 1st Time (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
BOS: Video: Gordon Hayward – The Return, Part One (from The Athletic):
CHA: Hornets’ Preseason: What’s Left To Decide? (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Cavs Adjust Shot Clock At Practice To Help Ensure Faster Pace (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: 6 Players Are Fighting For The Cavs’ Last Roster Spot.  Their Stories Are Compelling  (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DET: Blake Griffin’s Role Under New Coach Casey (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
DET: The Pistons Have Improved Defensively In Each Of The Past Four Seasons (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
GSW: Q & A: Danuel House (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW:  DMC’s Unusual Situation: Why His 1st Season With Dubs Might Be His Last (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
GSW: How Long Do Dubs Enjoy Championship Before Preparing For Next Season? (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: MCW’s New Role: So Far, So Good  (from Colin Connors, The Dream Shake):
IND: Why Tyreke Signed With The Pacers (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
IND: Pacers: Now Featuring More Than 8 Rotation Players (from 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Why The Lakers Will Thrive At Being Positionless (from Jason Reed, LA Sports Hub):
LAL: How LBJ Will Bolster The Lakers’ Transition Game (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIN: Inside The Play: KAT’s Corner Three (from Lucas Seehafer, A Wolf Among Wolves):
MIN: Butler Status Update (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
NYK: How Fizdale Is Evaluating Knicks’ PG “Competition” (from Chris Iseman, northjersey.com):
NYK: Fizdale Has Been The Real Star Of The Preseason (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: New Assistant Coach Bob Beyer’s Offensive Philosophy (from Jordan Buckamneer, Thunderous Intentions):
ORL: Jonathon Simmons Is Impressing Coach Clifford With Toughness & Fearlessness (from John Denton, magic.com):
POR: Nurkic: A Few Added Threes Could Be Plenty (from Mike Tokito, Forbes):
WAS: Dwight Howard’s back Injury Is Forcing Him To Miss Benefits Of Preseason (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: Austin Rivers Is An Ideal Fit In Wizards’ System (from Zach Rosen, washingtonwizrds.com):
Q & A: NBA Officiating VP Monty McCutcheon (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Feature Film: 2018-19 Preseason (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 21-30  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):

 

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 7/31/18

The Improbable Yet Predictable Stardom Of Victor Oladipo (from Nick Zappulla, RealGM):
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Interview (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Best Bargain FA Deals This Offseason (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Why Jimmer Expects Trae To Have More NBA Success Than He Did (from Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo Sports):
Drummond: Adding Three-Point Shot To Arsenal (from Joseph Casciaro, The Score):
Knicks’ GM Scott Perry: Calm & Sticking To The Plan (from Steve Popper, Northjersey.com):
The Best And Most Underrated Offseason Moves (from ESPN):
The Four Basketball Rules You Always Get Wrong (from Coach Nick/Ronnie Nunn, BBall Breakdown):
LBJ Shows Off His New School (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
After Medical Procedures, Paul George Is Looking Like His Old Self (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Video Breakdown: Daniel Theis, Rim Protector (from Celtics Blog):
Khris Middleton: (Re)Setting The Standard (form Eric Nehm, bucks.com):
Wizards Give Enigmatic Dwight Howard His (Latest) New Chance (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Jarrett Allen Embraces Life On And Off The Court (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
Look To The Past To See How Dubs Could Use Cousins  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Suns: Evaluating A Josh Jackson/Mikal Bridges Pairing (from Roger Acker, Valley Of The Suns):
Pistons: What To Expect From GRIII (from Justin Lambregtse, NBA Analysis Network):
Bucks Set Up To Succeed With Help From The Wisconsin Herd (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
Longest-Tenured Head Coaches (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Why Jock Landale Rejected NBA Offers (from Michael Randall, Fraser Coast Chronicle):
The (Updated) Math Of Transition Defense (from Joseph Nation, Nylon Calculus:
Game Theory And The Deep Three (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
Real Plus-Minus Is Less Real When Players Change Teams (from Andrew Johnson, Nylon Calculus):
NBA Policy Gives Long-Term Employees Sabbaticals (from John Lombardo, New York Business Journal):