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):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/15/18

Doncic: Living HIs Best Life Twice (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
Drafting A Top-5 Center: Riskier Than Ever Before (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Lonnie Walker & Zhaire Smith: The Most Known Unknowns Of The Draft (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
A Deep Dive On Zhaire Smith (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):
Michael Porter’s Back Injury, Explained By A Surgeon (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Miles Bridges’ Shooting: More Than Meets The Eye (from Trevor Magnotti, Clips Nation):
NBA Talent Evaluators Intrigued By JJJ’s All-Around Potential (from John Denton, magic.com):
Q & A: Draft Prospect Arnoldas Kulboka (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Each Team’s Biggest Draft Question To Answer (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Every Lottery Teams’ Plans A, B & C (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Mikal Bridges: The Rare 4-Year Player Destined To Be A Lottery Pick (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
Is Ayton A Better Defensive Prospect Than His Numbers Indicate?  (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
There’s Never A Bad Time Wirth DeAndre Ayton (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
How Bamba’s Help Defense Might Translate To The NBA (from Dylan Murphy, Cleaning The Glass):
Bulls Bring In Trae Young For Pre-Draft Workout (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Q & A: Mavs’ GM Donnie Nelson On The Draft (from Tim Cowlishaw/Chuck Cooperstein, KESN/Dallas Morning News):
Cavaliers’ Offseason Preview (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
What We Know, And What We Have To Find Out About The Latest Coaching Hires (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Stealing How The Rockets Use Capela Could Benefit The Pistons (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Nick Nurse Made A Lasting Impression On Masai Ujiri (from Associated Press):
Nurse Intends To Think Outside The Box (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
Danny Green: There’s No Locker Room Tension With Kawhi (from Marilyn Dubinski, Pounding The Rock):
Danny Green’s Offensive Decline (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
Debunking 5 Myths Re: The Dubs’ Season (from Daniel Hardee, Golden State Of Mind):
Khris Middleton: Poised To Help Take Bucks To Next Level (from Max Resetar, slamonline.com):
Brett Brown’s Ability To Learn On The Fly Will Be Tested (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/14/18

Wizards’ Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Celtics’ Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
How Will The Celtics Use Gordon Hayward? (from Jay King, The Athletic):
Mavs’ Assistant VP Michael Finley (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
Rod Strickland Praises Trae Young (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Suns: Pros & Cons Of Ayton At #1 (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
2018 Draft Superlatives In Various Categories (from Chris Johnson, Sports Illustrated):
Strengths, Weaknesses, Comps For Top Draft Prospects (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Q & A: Landry Shamet (from Seerat Sohi, SB Nation):
Who Is Dzanan Musa? (from Ed Odeven, court-side.com):
Bagley: Most NBA-Ready Player In The Draft? (from Mark Titus, The Ringer):
The Four PGs Likely To Be Drafted Mid-First Round (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Breaking Down Jaren Jackson Jr’s Potential (from Nick Sciria, Cleaning The Glass):
The Michael Porter Mystery (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Malik Pope & The Perils Of Early Expectations (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Dakota Mathias’ Skill Set Extends Beyond The Three-Point Line (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Cherokee Parks’ Inspirational Journey Back To Basketball (from Yaron Weitzman, slamonline):
The Celtics And The Repeater Tax (from Keith P. Smith, Celtics Blog):
Video: Shot Fake Side-Step 3 (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Nurse’s First Boss Says Raptors Made The Right Move (from Lori Ewing, The Globe And Mail):
Thaddeus Young: More Than Just The Glue Guy For The Pacers (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Mavs: Rick Carlisle Is Key To Successful Rebuild (from Sean Bush, The Smoking Cuban):
George Galanopolous’ Unlikely Journey From Basketball Dreamer To Uganda Head Coach (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):