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

BOS:  How Baynes Limits Embiid  (from Jack Noonan, Celtics Blog):
–  CHI: Tyler Ulis Is Still Surprising Doubters (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Q & A: Draymond Green (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Can Melo Change To Play The Rockets’ Way?  (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
HOU: It’s A Good Time To Be PJ Tucker (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
LAL: How LBJ Became An Offensive Force  (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
MIL: The Bucks’ New Style Of Play (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
NOP: Have The Pels Finally Given AD A Real Supporting Cast?  (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
NYK: How Allonzo Trier Has Surprised Everyone (from Benoit Lilievre, Knicks Film School):
PHI: Observations From Opening Night Loss (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Bahamian DeAndre Ayton: Son Of The Soil  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
TOR: The Raptors’ Defensive Blueprint (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
WAS: How Wizards’ Players Are Navigating Fatherhood (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Video Breakdown: Best Sets: NBA Day One (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
How The Lottery Picks Did On Opening Night (from Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports):
Ayton, Doncic Showcase Bright Futures On Opening Night (form Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
LBJ’s 1st NBA Game: An Oral History (from Justin Tinsley/Aaron Dodson):
Success For New Agents Is A Long Shot  (from Kevin Draper, NY Times):
NOTE:  Today’s BI is delayed & abbreviated due to Comcast internet service interruption.  We will play catch-up in Part Two later today.  Thank you for your patience.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/16/18 PART ONE

BKN:  Nets Looking For More Than Respect (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
BOS: The Next Step For The C’s & The PG Who Will Lead Them  (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
BOS: Jayson Tatum Is Ready For Prime Time (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
BOS: How Ainge’s Bold Moves Made The Celtics A Title Contender  (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
CHA: Caught Between Two Identities  (from Quinn Pilkey, Hashtag Basketball):
DAL: Doncic: Ok Kid, You’re Up  (from Emmet Ryan, Ball In Europe):
DEN: Jamal Murray’s Offball Weaponry (from Jackson Frank, BBall Index):
DET:  Stanley Johnson: Still A Chance For Development?  (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
LAC: SGA’s Career Is Off To A Great Start (from CBC News):
MIL: Giannis’ New Jump Shot (from Scott Romportl, Behind The Buck Pass):
NYK:  Fizdale’s Energy, Relationship-Forging Are Key (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
OKC: Westbrook & George: A Bond Between Stars Provides New Hope (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Q & A: Magic Exec John Gabriel (from  George Diaz, Orlando Sentinel):
PHI: Elton Brand Is Embracing The Challenge Of Running A Team (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
PHI: Sixers Building Depth To Push Them To The Top (from George Kondoleon, Bball index):
WAS: Finally Healthy, Dwight Howard Must Learn To Play With Wizards (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: What Oubre Still Needs To Learn (from Ben Mehhic, Bullets Forever):
Crazy Predictions (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Is It Time To Reduce The Schedule To 72 Games?  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Scouting Reports For Every NBA Player  (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Breakout Candidates: Giles, LeVert, Isaac, John Collins  (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
One Important Thought About Each Team (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Paul Allen:

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 10/14/18

BKN: Afterthought Treveon Graham Is Making A Case For Serious Court Time (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
CLE: George Hill Is Looking To Be Collin Sexton’s Tony Parker (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: Unresolved Issues (from Chris Parker, King James Gospel):
DAL:  Doncic & Jordan Set To Make Magic Out Of Pick-And-Roll (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
DAL: Can Doncic Be A Good Defender?  (from Sean Bush, The Smoking Cuban):
DET: Fully Healthy, Blake Griffin Is Out To Silence Doubters (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
DET: Pistons Will Rely On Unconventional Lineups At Times (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: When The Warriors Took Root In Oakland (from Bruce Jenkins, SF Chronicle):
HOU: Rockets Run On CP3’s Competitive Spirit (from Jenny Dial Creech, Houston Chronicle):
IND: McMillan Is Tapping The Breaks On Turner-Sabonis Pairing  (form Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
MEM: Grizzlies Roster Analysis  (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
MEM: Grizzlies’ Rebounding Need A Quick Fix (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: Q & A: Udonis Haslem (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
OKC: What’s Real & What’s Fake From Thunder’s Preseason  (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
PHI: Q & A: Robert Covington (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
PHI: Landry Shamet’s Expected Role (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
SAC: Finishing Better Could Make A World Of Difference For De’Aaron Fox (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
TOR: Kawhi: No Talk, All Action (from Dave Zarum, Sportsnet.ca):
Rules Changes: What To Expect  (from Broderick Turner, LA Times):
Get To Know The 8 New Head Coaches (from Kyle Irving, Sporting News):

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):