Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/2/18

LBJ To The Lakers:
Making Sense Of The Cap (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Breaking Down The Lakers’ Cap Situation (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Will DMC Be The Lakers’ Next Target?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Where Do The Cavs Go Next? (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Inside The Cavs’ Draft (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
Free Agency Tracker/Analysis (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/415893/2018/07/01/nba-free-agency-tracker-analysis-of-the-deals-you-need-to-know/
VanVleet Deal Suggests Raptors Are Doubling Down On 59-Win Core (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
Why Didn’t The Blazers Re-Sign Ed Davis? (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Which Teams Had Cap Space & How Are They Using It?  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Should OKC Stretch Melo?  (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Nabbing Tyreke Would Give OKC A Competitive Edge (from Benjamin McCoy, Thunderous Intentions):
After “Redshirt Year”, Frank Jackson Is Ready to Begin His NBA Career On Court This Week (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/26/18

Robert Williams: Following DeAndre Jordan’s Path  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Will Robert Williams Develop Into A Capela Clone?  (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Why The Mavs Are The Right Fit For Luka (from David Griffin, Dallas Morning News):
Wendell Carter Is A Different Type Of Modern Big Man (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Why Trae Young’s Best Days Have Yet To Come (from Adam Spinella, Clutch Points):
The Nuggets Have Locked Down Nikola Jokic (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
MJP’s Waiting Game (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Inside the Rockets’ Proposal To Flip The Draft & Free Agency (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Keita Bates-Diop Is A Story Of Resilience (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Wizards’ Pick Troy Brown Is Eager To Prove He Belongs (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Dubs’ Pick Jacob Evans Brings Toughness, Grit (from Ryan Gorcey, SF Examiner):
Pistons’ Pick Khyri Thomas: Defense Is Part Of His DNA (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Q & A: Pacers’ Pick Alize Johnson (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
What Value Does Wanamaker Have In Boston? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
How Ryan Broekhoff Is Following In Joe Ingles’ Footsteps (from Damien Arsenis, The Pick And Roll):
Oladipo: Still Seeking Improvement (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
How Much Do The Heat Need Ellington To Stay? (from Patrick Miller, Nylon Calculus):
Olynyk Has Found His Groove (from JJ Adams, The Province):
Jazz’ Preseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
How Boston & Philadelphia Can Avoid OKC’s Fate (from Ben Mertens, Welcome To Loud City):
On The Eve Of Marcus Smart’s Free Agency, The Celtics Should Remember The Kendrick Perkins Trade (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Teams Entering Franchise-Altering Free Agency (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/9/18

One Stat That Stood Out In The Warriors’ Title Defense  (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
The Dubs Have Put The Rest Of The NBA On The Clock (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
LBJ’s Upcoming Free-Agency Decision (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Steph, Klay & Larry, Jr. Learned About More Than Basketball From Their NBA Fathers (from William C. Rhoden, The Undefeated):
How Steph Sets The Dubs’ Unselfish Culture (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Don’t Overlook Kerr’s Role In The Dynasty (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
No-Maintenance Klay’s Singular Focus (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
LBJ Carried The Cavs In An Historic Way (from Adam Pearce/Joe Ward, NY Times):
Kerr, Lue Balance Stress, Pressure & Health In Grueling Industry (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
Q & A: Assistant Coach Miles Simon On Developing The Lakers’ Young Core (from Mike Trudell, lakers.com):
Q & A: ESPN’s Chris Haynes (from Alex Putterman, Awful Announcing):
Bill Bradley Interview: Phil Jackson, The Knicks, The Dubs & More (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
International Spotlight: Scouting Doncic & More (from Dio Nikiforos, HoopBall):
International Spotlight: Top Shooters In The 2018 Draft Class  (from Dio Nikiforos, Hoop Ball):
International Spotlight: 2018 Draft Class Preview (from Dio Nikiforos, Hoop Ball):
Video: Attacking Switching Defenses With “Boomerang” (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/20/18

A Look Back At The Wolves’ Best Start In 14 Years (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Analyzing The Wolves’ Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Ben Simmons & Donovan Mitchell: Breaking Down The Two Best Rookies’ Games (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
Q & A:  Kyle Kuzma (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Q & A: Steve Clifford (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
The Evolution Of The G-League (from Keith Smith, RealGM):
Assessing Jaylen Brown’s Progress Toward Accomplishing Key Objectives (from Greg Cassoli, USA Today):
Blazers Confident In Zach Collins (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Oladipo: Behind The Scenes At ASG (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
8 Observations: ASG Review & More (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Each Team’s Stretch Run “Stat That Could Matter”  (from Andrew Bailey, Fanrag Sports):
New Wrinkles That Have Invigorated The Cavs’ Offense (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Knicks Should Drop Jarrett Jack – And That’s Just The Start (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Dubs’ Assistant Ron Adams: “This Is Kind Of How Our Team Has Operated” (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
5 Up-And-Coming Stars (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
How Tiny Kinston, NC Became The Greatest Per Capita Producer Of  NBA Talent (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Draft Report: Taking Stock Of The Talent At BWB (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Hawks: Ahead Of The Game When It Comes To Future Payroll Flexibility (from Sam Meredith, Peachtree Hoops):
The Kings’ Final 25 Games: What To Watch For (from James Ham, NBC Sports):
Teams That Are Poised To Make A Post-ASG Run (from Dan Favale, Bleahcer Report):
The Rise Of The NBA In Australia (from Bryan Curtis, The Ringer):

 

The Clippers-Pistons Trade: Special Edition

It seems as if virtually everyone published a “take” on the deal.  Here are some interesting ones: