Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/7/17

Can Westbrook Become More Of An Off-Ball Threat? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
This Is For Boston (from Isaiah Thomas, The Players Tribune):
Brad Stevens Responds To IT’s Comments (from Scott Polacek, Bleacher Report):
Top 50 Most Interesting Players In European Hoops:  11-20 (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The New And Improved Nuggets (from Austin Hutchinson, medium.com):
Pacers Hopes Center Around Myles Turner (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Markkanen: Already Easing The Blow From Losing Butler (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Mark Cuban Q & A (from Oliver Maroney, uproxx.com):
Kyrie Irving: Brad Stevens’ Next Project  (from wjsy, Celtics Blog):
The Summer League Story Of John Collins  (from Greg Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
What Can Otto Porter Do To Live Up To His Max Contract? (from Eric Spyropolous, NBA Math):
Biggest Impacts Of Players Changing Teams This Offseason (from Joe Romano, fansided.com):
Attacking The Switch – Concepts  (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Rex Walters Joins SVG’s Staff To Help Player Development (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
The Grizzlies’ Training Camp Concerns  (from BC Abraham, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Phil Jackson On Jerry Krause (from Sam Smith, Bulls.com):
Vin Baker’s Journey To Sobriety (from Bill Littlefield, WBUR):
Introduction To Dean Oliver’s Four Factors (from Justin Jacobs, squared2020):
Why Jaylen Brown And Other NBA Players Use Mental Skills App Lucid  (from Avery Yang,  Sporttechie.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/6/17 PART ONE

Give Danny Ainge His Due (from Chad Finn, Boston.com):
How Thibodeau Has Remade The Wolves (from Britt Robson, Minn Post):
Draft Risk Profiles (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Under The Radar Players To Watch In The LV Summer League (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Omri Casspi: A Legitimate Weapon, Not A Throwaway Signing, For The Dubs (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Best Of What’s Left Of Free Agents (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
The Nets’ Focus Is On Finding Players; Other Teams’ Cap Situations Isn’t Their Concern (from Derek James, The Step Back):
The Cavs’ Front Office Chaos (from Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report):
Agent Tells Hayward’s Side Of The Story (from Jody Genessy, Deseret News):
Fixing The Competitive Balance Problem (from Basketball Insiders):
Video Breakdown: Kevin Durant Transition Scoring Series (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Do Analytics Deserve A Seat At The Table? (from Steve Shea, Basketball Analytics):
Despite Major Improvements, Dakari Johnson Is Still On Outside Looking In (from Chris Reichert, 2Ways10Days):
Two Summer League Teams Equals Two Shots At NBA For Some Players (from Tim Reynolds, Associated Press):
Russ Smith Is Averaging 61.4 ppg in China (from Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo Sports):
Today we feature Basketball Intelligence Podcast #4 with special guest Fran Fraschilla. Following his distinguished career as head coach at Manhattan College, St. John’s and New Mexico, Fran joined ESPN where he serves as an analyst for Big 12 Games as well as covering the NBA draft and FIBA broadcasts.

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/30/17

Draymond Green Q & A (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):
Jimmy Butler’s Go-To Scoring Guide (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
A Lineup-Based Analysis Of CP3 Trade (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
Chris Paul: The Rockets Add The Missing Piece (from Duncan Smith, 16 Wins):
The Clippers’ Front Office: Making The Best Of It (from Tom West, 16 Wins):
Explaining The Cash Considerations Of The CP3 Trade (from Rodger Sherman, The Ringer):
Sixers: Extending Robert Covington Is A Must (from Jason Dandy, The Sixer Sense):
Dion Waiters Reflects On His Darkest Moments (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Meet Bogdan Bogdanovic (from Charles Cotton, NY Post):
 Podcast: Fran Fraschilla On The Kings (from Bill Herenda, KFBK):
Film Study: Josh Jackson’s Playmaking (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Everything To Know About Free Agency (from Brandon Anderson, Arc Digital):
The New CBA Is Already Changing The NBA (from Jared Dubin, VICE Sports):
Free Agency And The Supermax Paradox (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
2017 NBA Manifesto (from Mark Deeks, shamsports.com):
” The idea of the manifesto is thus. It outlines the assets available to every NBA team. It looks at what their financial situation is, what instruments and exceptions they have for spending, and their total salary outlook. It does the same with their draft position. It looks at the players they already have on their roster, plus the issues that need addressing as a team. And then it thinks aloud about what to do with it all.
It does this 30 times for 30 teams. All in all, it gets quite big.”
2018 Draft: An Early Look At Luka Doncic (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
The 2017 No-Defense Team (from Tim Kawakami, Mercury News):
Prospects To Watch In Orlando & Utah Summer Leagues (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Damyean Dotson Could Thrive In More Wide-Open Knicks Offense (from Adam Zagoria, Fanrag Sports):
Who Is Running The Bucks? (from Zach Lowe/Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/23/17

Butler Is Who The Timberwolves Need (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back);
Bulls: Hard Decisions Made; New Direction Set (from Sam Smith, Bulls.com):
Scouting Report Breakdowns Of Every Draft Pick (from NBA.com):
Free Agency Primer (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Anunoby Could Be The Steal of The Draft (from Michael Sykes, SBNation):
Ferguson’s Year Overseas Should Have Him Well Prepared (from Michael Sykes, SBNation):
Stevens, Ainge Enthralled By Tatum’s Potential (from Taylor Snow, Celtics.com):
DJ Wilson’s Positional Versatility Fits The Bucks’ DNA (from Brendan Quinn, MLive):
Draft Day Trades (from Joel Brigham, Basketball Insiders):
The Best Players Who Were Not Selected In This Year’s Draft (from Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo Sports):
Undrafted Free Agents: Top Rookie Signings (from Scott Polacek, Bleacher Report):
The Warriors’ Joe Lacob Formula: Buy Another Pick, Land Another Valuable Talent (from Tim Kawakami, Mercury News:
Dubs Defy Draft Norm Again With Jordan Bell Pick (from Randy Sharf, Forbes):
Knicks Need To Make Ron Baker An Offer He Can’t Refuse (from Randy Porga, Daily Knicks):
David Griffin’s Top 5 Moves As Cavs’ GM (from Devin Williams, King James Gospel):
Cross-Screen Counters (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/19/17

Fultz Is The Perfect Partner For Simmons (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Fultz’ Defensive Potential (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Richaun Holmes Q & A (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Jayson Tatum Was Born And Raised To Be An NBA Star (from Reid Forgrave, Bleacher Report):
Video Breakdown: Warriors Up Screen Decoy With Klay Vs. Cavs (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Does Size Still Matter When Drafting Post Players? (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentiel):
What Happens In The Days Leading Up To The Draft? (from Ryan McDonald, Deseret News):
Knicks: International Draft Prospects (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Michael Fusek Has The Attention Of NBA Scouts (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):
Positional Versatility And The Draft (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
Just Who Is The Bucks New GM, Jon Horst? (from Matt Velazques, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel):
How Jeanie Buss Became The Most Powerful Woman In Sports (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):