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):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/26/18

Robert Williams: Following DeAndre Jordan’s Path  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Will Robert Williams Develop Into A Capela Clone?  (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Why The Mavs Are The Right Fit For Luka (from David Griffin, Dallas Morning News):
Wendell Carter Is A Different Type Of Modern Big Man (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Why Trae Young’s Best Days Have Yet To Come (from Adam Spinella, Clutch Points):
The Nuggets Have Locked Down Nikola Jokic (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
MJP’s Waiting Game (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Inside the Rockets’ Proposal To Flip The Draft & Free Agency (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Keita Bates-Diop Is A Story Of Resilience (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Wizards’ Pick Troy Brown Is Eager To Prove He Belongs (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Dubs’ Pick Jacob Evans Brings Toughness, Grit (from Ryan Gorcey, SF Examiner):
Pistons’ Pick Khyri Thomas: Defense Is Part Of His DNA (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Q & A: Pacers’ Pick Alize Johnson (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
What Value Does Wanamaker Have In Boston? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
How Ryan Broekhoff Is Following In Joe Ingles’ Footsteps (from Damien Arsenis, The Pick And Roll):
Oladipo: Still Seeking Improvement (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
How Much Do The Heat Need Ellington To Stay? (from Patrick Miller, Nylon Calculus):
Olynyk Has Found His Groove (from JJ Adams, The Province):
Jazz’ Preseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
How Boston & Philadelphia Can Avoid OKC’s Fate (from Ben Mertens, Welcome To Loud City):
On The Eve Of Marcus Smart’s Free Agency, The Celtics Should Remember The Kendrick Perkins Trade (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Teams Entering Franchise-Altering Free Agency (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):

 

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 6/23/18

Grading The Draft (Day Two):
NOTE:  If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out Day One  of “Grading The Draft” coverage in yesterday’s BI
The Three Most Interesting Teams Of The Draft (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Highlights Of Coach Mike Hopkins’ Draft Night Analysis  (from Percy Allen, Seattle Times):
Top Undrafted Players (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Top Undrafted FAs Signed After The Draft (from Michael Bohlin, 247 Sports):
Doncic: The Mavericks’ Wonder Years Are Here (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Doncic Feels The Burn of The Spotlight – And The Thrill (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Robert Williams: Steal Of The Draft? (from Mark Dunphy, Boston.com):
Michael Porter, Jr’s Microdiscectomy (from Injury Insight):
Free Agency: What Is The “Moratorium Period”?  (from Bryan Toporek, The Step Back):
“Max Contract” Explained (from Micah Wimmer, The Step Back):
NBA Offseason FAQs (from Dave Zarum, Sportsnet.ca):
Brett Brown: The Progress Of Fultz’ Shot Is Looking Great (from Keith Pompey, Philly.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/22/18

Grading The Draft:
Six Big 1st Round Winners (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The Draft’s Biggest Steals (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
What Robert Williams Brings To The Celtics (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
How The Draft Sets Up Trades And Free Agency (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Sixers’ Draft Deals Were Made To Set Up Chase For Star Free Agent (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
What Zhaire Smith Brings To The Sixers (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Drew Hanlen: The Basketball Whisperer (from Matthew Giles, The Step Back):
The Unbearable Tedium Of Waiting To Hear Your Name Called In The Draft (from Charlotte Wilder, Sports Illustrated):
Doncic Almost Makes Your Forget That He’s Only 19 (from Tim Cato, The ASthletic):
Doncic Scouting Report (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
How Drawing Up A Play In The Interview Process Helped Sell The Wizards On Troy Brown (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Best Undrafted Free Agents (from Shiloh Carder, Yardbarker):
While Navigating A Storm, The Spurs Welcomed A Hurricane (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
MPJ At 14: Steal Or Buyer Beware?  (from Injury Insight):
Nuggets Nab MPJ At 14 (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Holiday Should Look Familiar To Pacers (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Grizzlies’ Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):