Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/31/19

BKN: Kenny Atkinson Has Created A Star In DLo & A Playoff Team In The Nets (from Anthony Puccio,
BKN: DLo Is On The Rise (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
BKN: Jarrett Allen: Strengths & Areas That Need Growth (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
BOS: Keeping Track Of The Celtics’ 2019 Draft Picks (from Jeremy Stevens, Hashtag Basketball):
DEN: The Nuggets Still Have Room To Grow (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
GSW: Observations From DMC’s 1st 5 Games (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
MIL: Marques Johnson To Be Honored With Jersey Retirement (from Brandon Cruz, Fox6Now):
MIN: Ricky & Ryan: A Bond Like No Other (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
MIN: Have The Wolves Improved Under Saunders?  (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
MIN: Canaan Will Get Plenty Of Chances To Prove Himself With Short-Handed Wolves (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NOP: Jrue Holiday Is Having An All-Star Worthy Season (from Jim Eichenhofer,
*NOP: Read This Before Constructing Your Aspirational AD Trades (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
OKC: Shouldn’t PG-13 Be Getting More MVP Love? (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
PHI: Jimmy Butler Is Always Keeping Score (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
PHI: Muscala Is Fitting In With The Sixers (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
PHO: Emanuel Terry Fulfills NBA Dream With 10-Day Contract (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
SAC: Rookies Bagley & Giles Shine In Kings’ Win (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
TOR: Raptors Are Markedly Better Whenever Danny Green Is On The Court (from John Schuhmann,
TOR: Siakam Could Be Most Unlikely All-Star (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
TOR: Evaluating Lowry’s New Role (from Holden Walter-Warner, Hoops Habit):
WAS: Scott Brooks Made A Statement With Final Play Against Cavs (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
–  Draft Prospects: Why Bitadze Is One Of 2019’s Top Bigs (from Jackson Hoy, The Stepien):
Hasheem Thabeet Is On The Comeback Trail & Says It Will Be Different This Time (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):

*NOP: Read This Before Constructing Your Aspirational AD Trades (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/16/18

Gar Forman Opens Up (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):

Top Defenders In The Draft (from Chris Walder, The Score):
DeAndre Ayton Scouting Report (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
Video: Robert Williams Draft Comparison (from Draft Express/ESPN):
Video: Mo Bamba Draft Comparison (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Video: JJJ’s Draft Comparison (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Inside The Summer Of Mikal Bridges (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Zhaire Smith & De’Anthony Melton: Not Donovan Mitchell But… (from Chris Stone, Sporting News):
2018 Draft Guide (from Kevin O’Connor et al, The Ringer):
Draft Q & A: Cole Zwicker (from Aaron Goldstone, Orlando Pinstriped Post):
Memo: NBA Draft Eligibility Could Shift By 2021 (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Breaking Down The Scenarios On How A Trade For Kawhi Would Work (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Where Will Kawhi End Up? A Breakdown Of The Possibilities (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic);
What To Make Of Kawhi’s Trade Request (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
– Admiral Schofield Reflects On Lessons From NBA Draft Process (from Mike Wilson, Knoxville News Sentinel):
Oscar Robertson To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award (from

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/26/17 PART ONE

Fultz Proved His Mettle At DeMatha High School (from Keith Pompey,
Behind The Scenes As The Lakers Prepared To Draft Lonzo (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
The Butler Trade: What Now? (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
There’s More Than Unparalleled Athleticism To Dennis Smith’s Game (from Bobby Karalla,
Undrafted, Not Unwelcome (from Andy Wittry, Sporting News):
Three Undrafted Free Agents To Watch In Summer League (from Max Holm, Hoops Habit):
Video Breakdown: Cavs’ Elevator Doors In Finals’ Game Four (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Jimmy Butler: From Texas To NBA Stardom To Timberwolves (from Chip Scoggins, Tribune News service);
Interview: Pete Philo On The Draft And Being A Pro Scout (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Understanding NBA Salaries As A Percentage Of The Cap (from Joel Rush, BSNDenver):
Caleb Swanigan’s Stunning Life Turnaround (from Aaron Mesh,
Magic’s Isaac, Iwundu Grew To Become NBA Players (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Helping Jonathan Isaac’s Development (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
What The Bucks Learned From The Finals (from Josh Cornelissen, Behind The Buck Pass);
–  Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
–  Okafor: A Good Reminder That Sure Things Aren’t Always (from Bob Ford,
Life cycle of NBA rumor reporting: 1: The root rumor 2: wild mutations 3: “highly unlikely” that anything will happen 4: Nothing happened  5: lame explanation why something that had zero chance of happening didn’t happen.