Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/15/18 PART ONE

ATL: Hawks’ Playbook: Chest Split Down (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: What To Expect From John Collins (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
DAL: How Much Will Kleber’s Role Change? (from Nick Angstadt, Mavs Moneyball):
HOU: Less is More For Melo In Houston (from Colin Connors, The Dream Shake):
LAL: LBJ Shriks Generation Gap As Leader Of Younger Teammates (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
MIA: Dragic’s Changing Role (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIA: The Misunderstanding Of Hassan Whiteside (from Haley O’ Shaugnessy, The Ringer);
MIL: The Value Of Henson’s Pick-And-Roll Success (from Rob Gueldner, Behind The Buck Pass):
PHI: With Addition Of Chandler, Muscala, Shamet Options Have Opened Up (from Sarah Todd, Philly.com):
PHI: Smashing Modest Expectations (from Sean O’Connor, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Cotton Fitzsimmons Was Bold, Flashy & A Winner (from Kent Somers, Arizona Republic):
UTA: What We Learned From The Preseason (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):
Defining 23 Offensive Roles Using Play-Type Data (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
Projecting Best & Worst Cases & Toughest Stretches For Each Team (from ESPN):
The NBA’s “High Variance” Teams (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Don’t Be Fooled By Trade “Rumors”  (from Joel Blank, Sports Map):
Ten Questions That Will Define The Season (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
For The Three Holiday Brothers, It’s Just Like When They Were Kids  (from Kendra Andrews, Washington Post):
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What To Make Of Rookie Preseasons (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/10/18

BKN: Nuni Omot: Perilous Journey From Refugee Camp To Nets Hopeful  (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Celtics Believe Horford’s Best Days Are Still Ahead (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
BOS: The Great Expectations Of Tatum & Brown (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Kyrie Irving: Brilliance Doesn’t Have To Complicate Chemistry (from Jesica Camerato, SBNation):
GSW: Warriors’ Training Camp Invitees Brace For Final Week Of Preseason (from Logan Murdock, Mercury News):
IND: Pacers Look Ready For Regular Season (from Derek Kramer, IPacers.com):
IND: How Myles Turner Invested In Himself To Transform His Mind & His Game (from Scott Agness, The Athletic):
LAL: Jason Hart May Be LBJ’s Most Valuable Teammate (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
MIL: Budenholzer Is Implementing His Type Of Pace (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIN: Appreciating Tyus Jones (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
MIN: Paging Andrew Wiggins (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
NOP: How Does Randle Fit With The Pelicans? (from James Grayson):
NOP: Q & A: Solomon Hill (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
NYK: The Lessons Kevin Knox Learned From His Father (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
NYK: Ron Baker’s “Havoc Mindset” (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
ORL: Film Room: Magic’s Stifling Defense (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Vucevic Is Too Valuable To Trade Right Now (from Jean Racine, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Iwundu & Grant Are Impressing Coach Clifford (from Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel):
PHO: Importance Of Recognizing The New “Freedom Of Movement” Officiating Emphasis  (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
POR: Blazers’ Big Three Look Ready (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAC: Make Or Break Season For WCS?  (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
SAC: Kings Searching For New Leader Following Temple’s Departure (from James Ham, NBC Sports):
SAC: Harry Giles: Best Rookie No One Is Talking About (from Jake Paynting, Def Pen):
SAS: What Murray’s Injury Means For The Spurs (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
TOR: Grading The Raptors’ Roster (from NBA Math):
The Big Man Training Revolution (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Five Unheralded 2nd Year Players Ready For Their Closeup  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Top Ten EuroLeague Players (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):
Brandon Jennings Interview (from rt.com):
How Skills Trainers Are Helping The League’s Best Players (from Matt Ellentuck, NBA.com):
Second Chances And The Rebounding Specialist (from Justin Jacobs, Squared2020):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/7/18

BKN: Sweet-Shooting Treveon Graham Knows He Can’t Be One-Dimensional Player (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Brad Wanamaker’s Long International Journey To The NBA (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
CHI: Blakeney Continues To Bring Energy & Develop His Game (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
CHI: Bulls Ranked Near The Top In Both Ball Movement & Player Movement (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
DAL: Traveling Is Called Differently In The NBA Than In Europe: Doncic Needs To Adjust  (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
DEN: Strong Bench Play So Far (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
DET: Reggie Bullock Is The X-Factor  (from Gabriel Allen, The Sports Daily):
GSW: Damian Jones Development Is Looking More Legit (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
GSW: DMC Works To Shed Unflattering Reputation (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
LAC: Is Jerome Robinson Too Unselfish?  (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
 MEM: Q & A: Assistant Coach Chad Forcier (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
MIL: Budenholzer Pushing Bucks To Keep Hands High & Fouls Low (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NYK: Presenting Exhibit 10: Another Reason To Love The Front Office (from Alex Wolfe, Posting & Toasting):
SAS: With Murray At The Helm, Spurs Will Play Faster  (from Jeff McDonald, Express-MNews):
SAS: Dejounte Murray Is Developing His Jumper (from Nathan Kudla, Project Spurs):
SAS: Bryn Forbes Has Put In The Work To Improve (from David Flores, kens5.com):
TOR: Ibaka Is Defending Bigger Players As Raptors Downsize (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Top DPOY Candidates (from Jared Woodcox, J Notes):
Rookies Most Likely To Exceed Expectations (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Each Team’s Best Player Who Might Not Make Opening Night Roster (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
Preseason Notes & Observations (from William Lou, The Score):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players, 31-40 (from Anotnis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/5/18

BKN:  Q & A: Jared Dudley  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BOS: Inside Gordon Hayward’s Misery-Filled Fight To Play Again (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BOS: The Rebuild Is Over. It’s Winning Time (from Romy Nehme, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Star Track: Kyrie Irving (from The Ringer)
DAL: The Mavs Hire Bob Voulgaris  (from Matt Bonesteel, Washington Post):
DEN: How Torrey Craig’s Path Through The NBL Has Shaped His NBA Game (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
IND: What’s Next For The Pacers? (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
IND: Pacers Preseason Games Primer (from TonyEast, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Rondo’s Importance To The Lakers’ Present And Future  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
LAL: Film Room: Hart Replaces KCP In The Starting Lineup  (from Silver Screen And Roll ):
LAL: LBJ Praises Ingram After Lakers’ 1st Preseason Win  (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
MIL: DiVincenzo Won’t Let A Few Missed Shots Get Him Down (from Ben Steele, jsonline.com):
NOP: Jahlil Okafor Eager For Fresh Start (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
NYK: Kanter’s Realistic Three-Point Shooting Output (from Matt Spendley, The Knicks Wall):
PHI: Everything Is Different Now (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
PHI: Star Track: Joel Embiid (from The Ringer):
PHO: Grading The Suns’ Roster (from NBA Math):
PHO: The Suns Still Need A PG (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
POR: Grading The Blazers’ Roster (from NBA Math):
TOR: Are We Forgetting About Danny Green? (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
Video: Stopping The Pick And Roll (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players, 51-60  (from Anotnis Stroggylakis, europhoops.net):
Intriguing 2019 Draft Prospects (from Roger Acker, Hoops Habit):
Q & A: Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum (from Eion Connolly, SportsPro):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/4/18

BOS: Terry Rozier, Jr Rekindles Relationship With His Father (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
CLE:  Sexton Can’t Drink With The Cavs Yet, But He Can Play (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DET: Tim Grgurich: The “Yoda” Of The NBA  (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
DET: Casey’s Shot Spectrum: A Different Brand Of Basketball (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
LAL: How Switchable Are The Guards In Lakers’ Defense?  (from Pete Zayas, The Athletic):
LAL: The Lakers’ Big Man Mystery (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
LAL: How Javale McGee Survived The “Dilution” Of The Big Man (from Bill Oram, The Athletic):
LAL: LBJ Ready To Pace & Race In Year 16 (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
MEM: Garrett Temple Gives Grizzlies Veteran Stability (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIA: Whiteside For 3?  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIN: Derrick Rose: Relearning His Game In A New Spot (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NYK: Fizdale Likes Trier’s One-On-One Ability (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
ORL: Vucevic Still Loves Playing For The Magic (from Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel):
ORL: Augustin Excited To Be Key Cog For Magic (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Fultz Is Starting To Find The Confidence He Needs (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
SAS: Lonnie Walker Is Building A Bond With Tim Duncan  (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
UTA: Jazz Offense About To Set NBA On  Fire?  (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
WAS: Who Is Chasson Randle?  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Jimmy Butler Update:
Evaluating The Two-Way Contract Experiment (from Micahel Scotto, The Athletic):
NBA Going All-In On New Rule Emphasis (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players (from Antonis Stroggylakis, europhooops.net):
Answers To 8 Big 2019 Draft Questions (from Kyle Boone, CBS Sports):