Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/29/18

Kenny McFadden: The Man Who Shaped Steven Adams & New Zealand Basketball (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Phil Handy: Former Cavs’ Assistant Who Is Now With The Raptors (from Colton Jones, Amico Hoops):
A Statistical Deep Dive Into Joe Ingles’ Performance (from Andrew Bailey,  SLC Dunk):
Q & A: Drew Hanlen (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Mikal Bridges: Bigger Upside Than You Think (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
How Mitch Creek Could Help The Nets (from Nicholas LeTourneau, Nets Daily):
Mirotic Is Ready To Breakout For Pels (from Preston Ellis, The Bird Writes):
How To Build The Pacers Into NBA Champ (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
– Trae Young: SL Synopsis (from Graham Chapple, Peachtree Hoops,):
What Can The Hawks Expect From Jeremy Lin? (from Sam Meredith, Peachtree Hoops):
What To Expect From Hawks’ New HC Lloyd Pierce (from Zackery Rogers, Soaring Down South):
Draft Stock Watch: Breakout International Prospects (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
As Sterling Brown Fights For An NBA Job, He’s Embraced His Role In A Bigger Struggle (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Smart & Horford: Best Defensive Duo In The Assn?  (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Will DeRozan’s Old School Game Be A Problem?  (from Kelly Scaletta, Bleacher Report):
The Really Real Conversation Between CJ & KD (from BBall Breakdown):
Watch and listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgN2jeXt7jo
Pull-Up Jumpers Held The Heat Back Last Season (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):
Jerian Grant: Struggling To Find PG Versatility (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Nerlens Noel: Recruited And Rejuvenated (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Wolves’ SL Review: Okogie & Bates-Diop (from Tim Faklis, A Wolf Among Wolves):
Pistons’ Two-Way Prospect Keenan Evans (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
TBT: The Best Basketball Event Of The Summer (from Dan Wolken, USA Today):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/17/18

SGA Looked Like The Best Rookie PG At LVSL (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Why NBA Agents Leak Info (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Brett Brown Always Has An Eye On Rival Celtics (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
What Jabari Parker Means To The Bulls (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Scouting Report: Jonathan Isaac (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
More To Mikal Bridges Than Meets The Eye (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Trae Young: Shaking Off Early SL Demons (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
Heat: What Duncan Robinson’s Two-Way Deal Means (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Knicks: Scott Perry’s Early Returns (from Moke Hamilton, Basketball Insiders):
Mitchell Robinson: Most BPGs In Summer League History (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Tim Hardaway, Jr. Worked His Way Back After “Dark Period”  (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
Rockets See Young Players’ Growth In LVSL (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Legends Of Summer League: Zero Pay, Year-Long Grind And Elusive Dreams (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
The Warriors’ Potential 2019 Luxury Tax Bill (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
How Much Do Teams Spend On Summer League? (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
The New Under-The-Radar Contenders (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Jayson Tatum And The Improvement Of Young Passers (from Ben Taylor, Nylon Calculus):
Can DeRozan Guard All-Stars Like Nike Nurse Says He Wants Him To?  (from Steven Loung, sportsnet.ca):
Jerebko: The Bench Stretch-Four The Dubs Have Needed (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
IT, Nuggets: “A Perfect Fit”?  (from Christopher Dempsey, Nuggets.com):
Can Summer League Predict Surprise Stars And Busts?  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Ref University: NBA Spending Summer Seeking New Officials (from Tim Reynolds, Associated Press):
Los Angeles, New York: Readying For Their Big  Moment In The Free Agent Sun (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Early Max Salary Projections For 2019/2020  (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Introducing “Gentry Ball”:  Early Offense And The Fit Of Elfrid Payton (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory of Len Chappell:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/15/obituaries/len-chappell-dead.html

 

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 6/29/18

LBJ, PG & More League-Shaping Free Agency Madness (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Expiring Contracts To Watch In NBA Trade Talks (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Jokic Will Be Worth Every Cent Of His Expected Max Contract (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Kings Must Learn From Recent Errors In Free Agency  (from Tomas Kassahun, Hoops Habit):
Celtics: Trading For Kawhi Would Come With Significant Risk (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
Which Teams Actually Have Cap Space This Summer?  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
The Top 75 FAs You Need To Know (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Top FA Wings (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
B-List FAs To Keep An Eye On (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Why Teams Can Get Good Free Agents At Low Prices (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Laker Film Room: How Would LBJ Change The Offense? (from Pete Zayas, The Athletic):
Sixers’ Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Second Draft: Mario Hezonja (from Dylan Murphy, Cleaning The Glass):
Believe In JJJ (from Nathan Chester, Grizzly Bear Blues):
The Justise Winslow PG Experiment (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Q & A: Texas Tech’s Max Lefevre On On Zhaire Smith (from Kevin F. Love, Liberty Ballers):
Why You Should Still Believe In Fultz (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
Europe’s Next Elite Prospect (from Bryan Meler, slamonline.com):
Q & A: Kenyon Martin (from Bryan Crawford, NBA.com):
– How A Wide-Eyed Rookie Helped Deliver The Sixers First Title (from Andy Jasner, The Athletic):
The Real Stars Of LaVar’s League Are The Players Chasing A Dream (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/27/18

Biggest FA & Trade Decisions For All 30 Teams (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
The Most Interesting Restricted FAs (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Salary & Roster Sheets For All Teams (from Keith Smith):
Some Need-To-Know Terms Of Free Agency & The Salary Cap (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Film Breakdown: How Dennis Smith & Luka Can Co-Exist (from Akshay Mirchandani, Dallas Morning News):
Chimezie Metu’s NBA Journey (from Tom Orsborn, Express-News):
Ranking The Celtics’ Core (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
“Won’t Be Long Now” (from Gordon Hayward):
Celtics: Wanamaker Can Be Important (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Daryl Morey Faces New Challenges (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
How Will Warriors Bolster Their Championship Roster? (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Reviewing Iguodala’s Season (from Connor Letourneau, SF Gate):
Warriors: Putting Jacob Evans In A Position To Succeed (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Timberwolves’ Rookies Want To Play Early.  But Will They?  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
Okogie Has Great Act To Follow: Jimmy Butler  (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
The Suns Go All-In On Devin Booker (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Josh Jackson: Ready For An Even Bigger Leap (from Alex Wong, slamonline.com):
The WAS-LAC Trade:
After Hip Surgery, Gerald Henderson Is Ready To Attempt A Comeback (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):