Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/18/19

ATL: Why Huerter Is The Perfect Backcourt Mate For Trae Young (from Zach Hood, Peachtree Hoops) ):
ATL: The Hawks Have A Turnover Problem (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: Q & A: Vince Carter (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BKN: How Nets Rebuilt From The Worst Trade Ever (from Anthony Puccio, SNY):
BKN: Signature Win Comes At Opportune Time (from Erik Slater, Nothin’ But Nets):
From Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index:  https://www.bball-index.com/nets-game-46-2019/
BKN: Joe Harris Is One Of The NBA’s Best Shooters (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
BOS: Theis Is The Celtics’ Secret Weapon (from Jeremy Stevens, Hashtag Basketball):
CHA: The Bench Comes Together: The Kids & A Wise Old Man (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CHA: Film Study Has Accelerated Miles Bridges’ Growth (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Burks Has Revived His Career With Greater Opportunity (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DET: Kalin Lucas Is Back On NBA’s Doorstep (from Matt Schoch, Detroit News):
GSW: Video Analysis: How Will DMC Fit In The Offense? (from Eric Apricot, Goden State Of Mind):
GSW: Inside The Warriors Before DMC’s Debut (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
GSW: Will DMC’s G-League Rehab Fuel A League-Wide Trend? (from Ben Golliver, Washingotn Post):
IND: How The Pacers Have Become Even Better Than Last Season (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: Gallinari & Harris Have Strong All-Star Cases (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
LAL: Luke Walton Is Up To The Challenge As LBJ Recovers (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
MIL: Brook Lopez Is Making History, One Three Pointer At A Time (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
MIL: The Bucks’ Defense Is Built Around Brook Lopez (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
MIL: The Importance Of Bledsoe To The Bucks (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
MIN: Q &A: Kevin Garnett On The WNBA & More  (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
NYK: Knox Is Merely Scratching The Surface (from Sean Hiighkin, SNY):
PHI: Sixers Kick Off Brutal Stretch With Arguably Season-Best Win (from Paul Hudrick, NBC Sports):
*PHI: The Fate Of The Sixers’ Process Looms (from Bryan Toporek, The Basketball Writers):
POR: Maybe McCollum Really Isn’t Having a “Down Year” (from Doug Patrick, Rip City Project):
10 Things, Including Draymond, Kawhi & Lonzo (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The  5 Most Interesting Teams Of The Week (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Caboclo: Finally Ready For The NBA? (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Inside The Grueling Role Of An NBA Equipment Manager  (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Eric Musselman Is Thriving In College Hoops.  Will The NBA Ever Call Again? (from Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Sam Mitchell (from John Martin, The Athletic):
– *Pro Sports Agency Owner.  Still In High School (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
Projected Luxury Tax Teams For 2019 Free Agency (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):

*PHI: The Fate Of The Sixers’ Process Looms (from Bryan Toporek, The Basketball Writers):
– *Pro Sports Agency Owner.  Still In High School (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/22/18

CLE: The Cavs Are Still A Nightmare (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
DEN: Q & A: Sue Bird (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
GSW: Dubs Still Sputtering Without Curry & Green (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: Q & A: Kevin Durant (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
IND: Domantas Sabonis & The Art Of The Perfect Pass (from Tony East, BBall Index):
LAC: Clippers’ Bench Is Powering Their Success (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
LAL: A Diagnosis Of Lonzo Ball’s Jump Shot (from Alex Regla, BBall Index):
LAL: Isaac Bonga’s Impressive Growth In The G-League (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll ):
MIA: Does The Heat Need Another True PG?  (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
MIA: Duncan Robinson: Life On A Two-Way Contract (from Shandel Richardson, The Athletic):
MIL: Middleton Won’t Let Stardom & Max Deal Buzz Change Him (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):
NOP: The Pels Don’t Need Your Salary Dumps (from Preston Ellis, BBall Index):
NYK: Mudiay Is Finding His Touch (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
ORL: Vucevic Is Earning Recognition & Respect (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Bamba Shares A Unique Bond With Kawhi Leonard (from John Denton, magic.com):
SAC: The Kings’ Exciting Young Backcourt (from Nekias Duncan, Dime Mag):
SAC: An Early Evaluation Of MBIII (from Adi Brescic, Hoops Habit):
SAS: The Spurs’ Offensive Resurgence (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: The Raptors Are Deflection Junkies (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
UTA: Jazz Defense Fails Again Vs Kings (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Jazz Want Teams To Take Mid-Range Shots, But Not Have Such An Easy Time Making Them (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
Pick And Rolls With Empty Weak Side Are Being Used More Frequently (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Bob Cousy And Bill Russell: Linked By A Clock And A Letter, 53 Years Apart  (from Gary Pomerantz, NY Times):
9 Players Who Are Quietly Balling (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Why NBA Players Lob “Grenades” To Teammates Before Time Expires (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Clippers, Sixers, Evan Turner & More (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Teams That Can Make Money-Centric Trades This Season (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Jared Jeffries Was A Rising NBA Exec, Then He Decided To Embrace ESports (from Cary Chow, Washington Post):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/28/17

Knicks Part Ways With Phil Jackson (from Scott Cacciola, NYTimes):
The Draft: Understanding How Different Pieces Of Evidence Factor Into Decision-Making (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass);
Free Agency: What To Watch For  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Top 20 Free Agents (from Bobby Marks, Yahoo Sports):
The Moments That Won Westbrook The MVP (from Royce Young, ESPN):
The Numbers Behind Patrick Beverley’s Hustle Award (from Brian Martin, NBA.com):
Justin Patton: From 6’1′ Point Guard To 7-foot Center (from Associated Press):
Warriors Season-In-Review Player Capsules: The Wings (from Brian Witt, Warriors.com):
The Highest Peaks Reached By PGs In The Modern Era (from Adam Fromal, NBAMath.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis

Different paths to rebuilding: A view of the Sixers, Celtics, Magic  (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25253002/different-paths-to-rebuilding-a-view-of-the-sixers-celtics-magic

 

–  How do the Celtics go from good to great?  (from Amin Elhassan, Tom Penn, Kevin Pelton,  ESPN Insider):

Those with access to ESPN Insider can read it here:  http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/13369018/nba-nba-front-office-analyzes-boston-celtics-do-next

 

–  The Rebuilding Of The Orlando Magic: A Look Into Their Future  (from Dakota Schmidt, BBaall Breakdown):

Read it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/08/02/the-rebuilding-of-the-orlando-magic-a-look-into-their-future/

 

–  The NBA’s first Palestinian? Sani Sakakini’s remarkable basketball odyssey  (form Les Carpenter,  theguardian.com):

Read it here:  http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/aug/03/the-nbas-first-palestinian-sani-sakakinis-remarkable-basketball-odyssey

 

–  Who Still Has Cap Space and who is “staring at the luxury tax”? (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-who-still-has-cap-space/

 

–  Teams With Hard Caps For 2015/16  (from Chuck Myron,  hoopsrumors.com):

Read it here: http://www.hoopsrumors.com/2015/08/hard-capped-teams-201516.html

 

–   Traded Future NBA Draft Picks, By Round  (from Marc Porcaro,  Hoopsrumors.com):

Read it here:  http://www.hoopsrumors.com/2015/02/traded-future-nba-draft-picks.html

 

 

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

Doug McDermott:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/08/03/mcdermott-or-mirage-the-bulls-summer-league-star/

 

Jahlil Okafor:  http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/deep-sixer/Hinkie-excited-about-Okafor.html

 

Ersan Ilyasova/Marcus Morris:  http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/pistons-deals-morris-ilyasova-held-appeal-many-levels-no-brainers-svg-says

 

Jrue Holiday:  http://www.thebirdwrites.com/2015/8/2/9086091/jrue-holiday-looking-strong-workouts-pelicans-tibia

 

Boban Marjanovic:  http://www.poundingtherock.com/2015/8/2/9069043/boban-marjanovic-scouting-report-defense-spurs

 

Andre Drummond/Aron Baynes:  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2015/08/02/detroit-pistons-andre-drummond/31022979/

 

Nik Stauskas:  https://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-east/atlantic/philadelphia-76ers/76ers-offer-nik-stauskas-chance-restart-career/

 

Nikola Vucevic:  http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2015/08/03/orlando-magic-need-a-focused-nikola-vucevic-to-thrive/

 

Tyler Harvey:  http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2015/08/03/orlando-magic-guard-tyler-harvey-will-fight-hard/

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis

–   The Educated Consumer’s Guide to Following the NBA Free Agency Rumor Madness  (from  Kyle Welch, waitingfornextyear.com):

Read it here:  http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/2015/07/the-educated-consumers-guide-to-following-the-nba-free-agency-rumor-madness/

(NOTE: We would add: if you are offered a proposition over/under bet of 2% of free agency rumors proving out – take the under.)

 

 

–  Deeper look reveals dynamic under-the-radar free agents  (from Fran Blinebury, NBA.com):

Read it here:   http://www.nba.com/2015/news/features/fran_blinebury/06/29/under-the-radar-free-agents-2015/

 

 

– Sixers in tough spot with free agency, pending cap increase  (from John Gonzalez, csnphilly.com):

Read it here:  http://www.csnphilly.com/basketball-philadelphia-76ers/sixers-tough-spot-free-agency-pending-cap-increase

 

 

Non-guaranteed contracts play a big role in trades (from  Sporting News):

Read it here:  http://www.sportal.com.au/nba/brendan-haywood-contract-trade-cleveland-cavaliers-non-guaranteed-deal-free-agencyl/10zcvzxosx0p218e033dz3n0uu

 

 

Thomas Robinson: Traveling Man  (from Jonathan Abrams, Grantland.com):

Read it here:  http://grantland.com/features/thomas-robinson-nba-free-agency-philadelphia-76ers-portland-trail-blazers-houston-rockets-sacramento-kings-kansas-jayhawks/

 

 

Celtics: Youth Movement & Patience  (from wjsy, celticsblog.com):

Read it here: http://www.celticsblog.com/2015/7/1/8865557/a-lesson-learned-before-free-agency

 

 

–  Five Questions: Los Angeles Clippers  (from Jesse Blanchard,  Bball Breakdown):

Read it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/06/30/five-questions-los-angeles-clippers/

 

 

–  Summer League Can Be Valuable Experience  (from Cody Taylor, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-pm-summer-league-can-be-valuable-experience/

 

 

For those with access to ESPN Insider:

 

–  2015 free-agent Big Board 2.0  (from Amin Elhassan):

Read it here:  http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/13170103/nba-2015-big-board-top-30-free-agents-20

 

 

 

Day 6 of our continuing coverage of 2015 draft selections:

 

3, Philadelphia, Jahlil Okafor:  http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20150701_Sixers__Brett_Brown_envisions_big_things_for_draft_pick_Jahlil_Okafor.html

 

–  5, Orlando, Mario Hezonja:  http://www.h4-entertainment.com/2015/06/mario-hezonja-offers-the-orlando-magic-plenty-of-versatility-and-confidence/

 

16, Boston,  Terry Rozier:  http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2015/06/danny_ainge_compares_boston_ce.html

 

20, Toronto, Delon Wright:  http://probballreport.com/raptors-rookie-delon-wright-is-nba-ready-now/

 

23, Brooklyn,  Rondae Hollis-Jefferson:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2511244-expectations-for-rondae-hollis-jeffersons-rookie-season-with-brooklyn-nets

 

38, Detroit, Darrun Hilliard:  http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/pistons-saw-something-hilliard-others-didnt-now-hes-out-prove-them-right

 

 

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

Noah Vonleh:  http://ripcityproject.com/2015/06/30/what-is-noah-vonleh-capable-of/

 

Al-Farouk Aminu:  http://ripcityproject.com/2015/07/01/free-agent-al-farouq-aminu-portland-trail-blazers/

 

Mason Plumlee:  http://www.h4-entertainment.com/2015/07/mason-plumlee-brings-a-new-facet-to-the-portland-trail-blazers/

 

James M ichael McAdoo:  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2015/7/1/8875725/nba-and-d-league-champion-james-michael-mcadoo-discusses-keys-to-success

 

Enes Kanter:  http://thunderousintentions.com/2015/06/30/looking-enes-kanter-situation/

 

Dante Exum:  http://purpleandblues.com/2015/06/30/breakout-season-on-tap-for-dante-exum/

 

Nikola Jokic:  http://bsndenver.com/breaking-down-nikola-jokic-the-nuggets-newest-european-import/

 

Josh Selby:  https://www.thetournament.com/news/josh-selby-takes-another-shot-tbt