Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/5/18

The Thunder Go Against The Normal School Of Thought (from Justin Jett, Def Pen):
Pistons: Starting Spot Should Be Bullock’s To Lose (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
How Much Will The Sixers Develop In The Offseason? (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
Maximizing Simmons’ Offensive Versatility Should Be Priority For Sixers (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
Sixers Hire Exceptional International Scout J.R. Holden (from Nathan Beighle, USA Today):
Luke Walton’s Big New Challenge: Finding Balance In Coaching The Lakers (from Hannah Kulik, Lakers Nation):
R.J. Hunter: Trying To Keep HIs NBA Dream Alive (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Shabazz Napier & Ed Davis: Poised For Success With Nets (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
 Justise Winslow Q & A (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Cavs: Nwaba’s Carved-Out Role (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Luol Deng: Victim Of An Awful Contract (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Dubs’ Two-Way Player Damion Lee Stays Focused (from Adam Johnson, 2way10days):
Most Intriguing Prospects Attending G League Player Invitational (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
CP3 Elite Guard Camp: Breakout Prospects (from Mike Schmitz,  ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/4/18

Grizzlies Could Be A Sleeping Giant (from Dylan Hughes, The Step Back):
Heat: Can Waiters Be Oladipo 2.0? (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Ranking Every Team’s Projected Starting Five (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
WC Summer League Notes (from Keith P Smith, Real GM):
Jazz: Ways For Donovan Mitchell To Improve (from Dan Gilinsky, NBA Analysis Network):
Brett Brown Has Performed Admirably As Sixers’ Interim GM  (from Rory Fette, The Sixer Sense):
Lance Thomas Is Going To School The Knicks’ Rookies (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Knicks: Kevin Knox Is Perfect For Utah Uphill Handoff Action (from Danny Small, Elite Sports NY):
Nuggets Take Advantage Of Two-Way Contract Rule By Promoting Craig & Morris (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Treveon Graham: Nets Taking Shot At Developing Another Low-Risk Flier (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Nets: Sean Marks Shoots Down Tanking Talk (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Cavs Enamored With Billy Preston’s Potential (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Jazz Depth Will Leave A Few Players Out In The Cold (from John Keeffer, The J Notes):
How Zion Williamson Should Deal With Weight Issue (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
G League Invitational Player Roster Released (from Jake Winderman, NBA GLeague):
The Top Prospects To Watch At The G League Player Invitational (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Predicting The Future All-Stars Of The 2018 Rookie Class (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Bucks: The Brandon Jennings  Reunion Comes To A Quiet End (from Kane Pitman, NBA Analysis Network):
BWB Alums Mark  NBA Africa Game Rosters (from Brian Martin, NBA.com):
Each Euroleague Team’s Former NBA Players (from George Orfanakis, eurohoops.net):
Dennis Smith: Primed For Breakout Season (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Cynthia Marshall, The NBA’s 1st African-American Female CEO (from Kelly Dunleavy O’Mara, California Magazine):
Q & A: The NBA’s New Gambling Partnership (from David Purdum, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/3/18

An Updated Look At Draft Pick Protections For 2019 (from Danny Leroux, The ASthletic):
Gary Harris: Overlooked Star (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
How The Thunder Should And Shouldn’t Use Schroder (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Patrick Patterson: Aiming For More (from NickGallo, thunder.com):
Sixers Must Embrace Their Young Talent Next Season (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Embiid: Modern Day Hakeem?  (from Ethan Piechota, Sixer Sense):
OKC’s Double Threat: Offensive Rebounding/Transition Defense (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
– Sean Marks: “No Reason We Can’t Make Playoffs” (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
Q & A: Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (from Serrat Sohi, SBNation):
Isaiah Thomas: “This Year Can’t Define Me”  (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Nate McMillan & Mythical Unicorn Replacement Theory (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Pacers: Low-Key Winners Of The Off-Season (from Bryan Toporek, Give Me Sport):
Comparing Kawhi & DeMar (from Daniel Hackett, Raptors HQ):
–  Dellavedova Remains A Steady Playmaker (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
David Pick: Moving From Reporter To Agent (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
How Non-Bird Rights Impact Promotions For Two-Way Players (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Luol Deng On The Africa Game (from Stuart Hess, IOL):
Perspectives From Aussies In The Summer League (from Oxygenbuilder.com):
Clippers: Coaching Changes This Summer (from Adrian Rivera, clipperholics):
Q & A: Dikembe Mutombo (from Ben Ladner, Sports Illustrated):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/2/18

Q & A:  Grizzlies’ EVP John Hollinger, Part 3 (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
Steve Clifford’s Simple Goals Will Set The Magic On The Right Path (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Film Breakdown: How Melo Would Fit Into Rockets’ Offense (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
Blazers: Neil Olshey Explains The Offseason Moves (from NBC Sports):
How Lillard & Nurkic Can Improve Their Pick And Rolls (from Nate Mann, Rip City Project):
Mike Conley’s Shifting Role In Grizzlies’ Offense (from Eric Spyropolous, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Q & A: Aron Baynes (Boston Sports Journal):
What’s Next For Each Team Before The Season Starts  (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Heat: Counting On Internal Improvement  (from DefPen):
Does Tyus Jones Need To Shoot More?  (from Jake Paynting, On The Prowl):
Faried: Targeting A Spot In Nets’ Rotation (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Embiid: What A Healthy Offseason Means (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Darleen Santore, Suns’ Life Coach (from Greg Esposito, Bright Side Of The Sun):
The Drew League (from Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/1/18

Q & A: Grizllies EVP John Hollinger (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
DeAndre Ayton: At A Fork In The Road (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Film Room: Why Bamba Will Be An Elite Shot Blocker (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Defense Will Propel Thunder To New Heights (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
Luke Kennard: NBA’s Next Great Shooter? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Lakers Have The Best Group Of Rebounding Guards (from Silver Screen And Roll):
The Hawks Are Building Something Real Around Young And Collins (from Jonathan Rosenberg, Sporting News):
Harden Laughs Off Talk That Rockets Took A Step Back This Summer (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2018/08/01/james-harden-laughs-off-talk-that-the-rockets-took-a-step-back-this-summer

Messy Summer Thins Rockets’ Margin For Error (from Jack Winter, Hoopball):
How Mitchell Robinson Was Built Into A Steal (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Mitchell Robinson Has Much To Learn (from Zach Diluzio, Posting And Toasting ):
Time For Fultz To Shoot His Shot (from Ronald Glover, The Starting Five):
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What Does Bjelica Bring To The Kings? (from Jake Fitzgibbons/Kevin Brand, Hoopball):
The Miami Heat Influence On David Fizdale Is Clear (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Video Breakdown: Miami Heat Defense (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Read and watch it here:
Why & How The Offensive Pairing Of Turner/Sabonis Needs To Evolve (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Frank Session, Drew League MVP (from Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated):
The NBA’s Billion Dollar Bear Market (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
The Most Interesting Rookie-Extension Cases (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
The NBA & MGM Partner On Sports Betting (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
Q & A: Scott Kaufman-Ross, NBA Head Of Fantasy & Gaming (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
Discerning Decision-Making From 3-Point Shot Type (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):