Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/22/17

Why The Wizards Were Happy To Give $106M To Their 3rd Best Player (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Draymond Green Shakes Everything Up  (from Ryan Jarvis, NBA Math):
What Rubio Brings To The Jazz (from Tim Stubbs, NBA Math):
Free Agency Bargain: Patrick Patterson  (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Best Value Signings Of The Offseason (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
–  Who Will Be Next Season’s Best Pick-And-Roll Big Man?  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
The Bulls Rebuild: Lauri Markkanen  (from Vincent Goodwill, SLAM):
Cavs Have 3 Choices With Irving & No Rush To Decide  (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Irving’s List Of Preferred Destinations Doesn’t Really Matter (from Michael Sykes, SBNation):
Ranking Celtics’ Rookies’ Chances (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Heat: Did It Have To End This Way With Willie Reed? (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Summer League Observations (from Jeremy Nellis,  NBADraft.net):
Takeaways From Lonzo Ball’s Summer League Performances (from Nick Birdsong, NBA Math):
Celtics Are Placing A Premium On Sports Science/Biological Analytics  (from Curtis Rafter, Hardwood Houdini):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/7/17

What Can Teodosic Bring To The Clippers? (from Andrew Bernucca, The Step Back):
What Are The Kings Doing? (from Jerry Christodoulatos, The Step Back):
Paul George And The Spacing Revolution (from Paul Headley, 16 Wins):
How Hayward Changes The Celtics (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
How Andre Drummond Can Improve Offensively To Become Elite (from Shameek Mohile, 16 Wins):
The Salary Cap Is Normalizing (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Free Agency Winners And Losers (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Quality FAs Still Available (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Rubio Offers Different Note For Jazz (from Brady Klopfer, BBall Breakdown):
Jaylen Brown’s More Demanding Summer Job (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Two-Way Contracts FAQ (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days):
Darius Miller Gets A Rare Second Chance With The Pelicans (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Wizards’ Otto Porter Gamble (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
–  Orlando Summer League Winners And Losers (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Fansided):
Why The Sixers Made Their Draft Night Moves (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/1/17

Thunder: Swinging For The Fences (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Paul George, the People’s Champion (from Kelly Iko, 94feetreport.com):
DeMar DeRozan Q & A (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Biggest Questions In Another Wild Offseason (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Is Teague An Upgrade For Wolves At PG? (fromGerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Iguodala: Team Culture Changer (from Maxwell Ogden, Hoops Habit):
Rubio & The Jazz: Defensive Hand In Glove Fit (from My_Lo, SLCDunk):
Can MCW Bounce Back? (from Ti Windisch, The Step Back):
What Korkmaz’ Arrival Means To Sixers (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Jonah Bolden Could Be Sixers’ Back-Up Four Next Season (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Meet Harrison Gaines, Lonzo Ball’s Agent (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
The Phil Jackson Era Wasn’t A Total Dumpster Fire (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
Guide To 2017 Contract Options, Qualifying Offers (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
How An NBA Front Office Handles Free Agency, Step-By-Step (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Ekpe Udoh: From NBA Bench Player To Turkish Hero (from Patrick Kingsley, NYTimes):
D-League Alums To Watch At Orlando Summer League (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days.com):
Rob Pelinka Q & A: Draft Evaluation & Offseason Outlook (from Mike Trudell, Lakers.com):
Lakers’ Priority: Cap Flexibility For Next Summer (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News);

 

 

 

 

Derrick Caracter Is Still Ballin’ (from Shereen Rayan, Lake Show Life):

 

 

 

 

 

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/21/16

–  What To Know About Serbian Team In Final  (from Jeff Zilgitt,  USAToday):

Read it here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/rio-2016/2016/08/20/four-things-to-know-serbia-usa-mens-basketball-gold-medal-game/89048716/

 Coach K In The Olympics  (from Marc Stein, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/olympics/basketball/story/_/id/17356879/olympics-2016-kobe-bryant-coach-k-brought-pride-being-american-back-team-usa

–  Meet Larry Coon: Yoda Of The Salary Cap  (from Dan Woike, ocregister.com):

Read it here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/coon-726484-nba-cba.html

–  Breaking The Warriors Down By Play Types:  Spot Ups  (from Andy Serbe, Blue Man Hoop):

Read it here:  http://bluemanhoop.com/2016/08/20/breaking-warriors-play-type-spot-ups/

–  Balance Will Be The Key To The Celtics’ Offense  (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here:  http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2016/08/20/balance-will-be-key-to-bostons-offense/

 What Adrian Griffin Brings To The Thunder  (from Erik Horne,  newsok.com):

Read it here:  http://newsok.com/what-adrian-griffin-brings-to-the-thunder/article/5514716

–  Team USA  Assistant Coach Mike Hopkins  (from Mark medina,  LA Daily News):

Read it here:  http://www.dailynews.com/events/20160820/syracuse-assistant-former-mater-dei-standout-mike-hopkins-overcomes-the-odds

–  Sixers’ Coach Brett Brown  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Listen to it here:  http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=17347896

 Al-Farouk Aminu At PF Can Fuel Blazers’ Improvement  (from Evans Clinchy, Blazers Edge):

Read and view it here:  http://www.blazersedge.com/2016/8/19/12550328/portland-trail-blazers-al-farouq-aminu-power-forward-frontcourt

–  D-League RGV Vipers’ Assistant Coach Cody Toppert  (from Clevis Murray, Sir Charles In Charge):

Read it here:  http://sircharlesincharge.com/2016/08/14/nba-cody-toppert-summer-league/

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

Frank Kaminsky  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):  http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article96899607.html

Jeremy Lin:  http://www.jlin7.com/blogs/journal/off-season-training

–  Sean Kilpatrick  (from Zach Cronin,  Nothin’ But Nets):  http://nothinbutnets.com/2016/08/20/nba-sean-kilpatrick-brooklyn-nets/

Wesley Matthews  (from Cole Mentzel,  Hoops Habit):  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/08/21/dallas-mavericks-wesley-matthews-key-competing-west/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/3/16

Free Agency:

–  Celtics To Sign Al Horford  (from Steve Bulpet,  Boston Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/celtics_insider/2016/07/bulpett_al_horfords_arrival_proves_celtics_are_building  and from Ben Golliver,  Sports Illustrated:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/07/02/nba-free-agency-al-horford-boston-celtics-atlanta-hawks-grades

–  Will The Celtics Be Title Contenders After Signing Horford? (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2649436-dont-laugh-boston-celtics-are-nbas-next-title-contender-in-waiting

–  Jackson Filling Knicks’ Holes  (from Al Iannazzone, Newsday):

Read it here:  http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/knicks/knicks-phil-jackson-looks-around-for-shooting-guard-1.11998556

–  Sixers To Sign Jerryd Bayless  (from Keith Pompey,  philly.com):

Read it here:  http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20160703_Sixers_will_give_Bayless_chance_to_show_what_he_s_got.html

–  Joe Johnson To Sign With The Jazz  (from Gordon Monson,  Salt Lake Tribune):

Read it here: http://www.sltrib.com/sports/4073288-155/monson-joe-johnson-makes-the-jazz?fullpage=1

–  Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon Don’t Solve Rockets’ Defensive Issues  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here: http://www.si.com/nba/2016/07/03/nba-free-agency-houston-rockets-ryan-anderson-eric-gordon-grades

–  Why Ryan Anderson Make Sense For Rockets  (from Darren Yuvan, The Dream Shake):

Read it here:  http://www.thedreamshake.com/2016/7/3/12089796/why-ryan-anderson-makes-sense-in-houston

–  Anderson, Gordon Upgrade Rockets’ Offense  (from Rahat Huq, red94.net):

Read it here:  http://www.red94.net/saturdays-acquisitions-houston-rockets-now-team-beat/16439/

–  Magic Reach Agreement With Biyombo  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/magic-basketblog/os-orlando-magic-bismack-biyombo-20160702-story.html

–  Blazers:  Evan Turner Scouting Report  (from Mike Freeman,  Oregon Live):

Read it here:  http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2016/07/portland_trail_blazers_scouting_report_evan_turner.html

–  Mike Conley Deserves His Max Contract  (from Ballfromgrace,  Grizzly Bear Blues):

Read it here:  http://www.grizzlybearblues.com/2016/7/3/12088594/deal-with-it-mike-conley-deserves-his-max-contract   and from The Players Tribune:  http://www.theplayerstribune.com/mike-conley-2016-memphis-grizzlies-nba-free-agency/

 Jared Dudley To Return To Suns  (from Kyle Fleeger, Valley Of The Suns):

Read it here:  http://valleyofthesuns.com/2016/07/03/jared-dudley-perfect-signing-phoenix-suns/

–  Pistons To Sign Jon Leuer  (from Vince Ellis,  Detroit Free Press):

Read it here:  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2016/07/02/detroit-pistons-sign-jon-leuer/86636494/

–  E’Twaun Moore To The Pels  (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/etwaun-moore-agrees-to-four-year-34-million-deal-with-pelicans/

–  Winners, Losers And Predictions After Day Two  (from Kevin Pelton,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/16705479/good-bad-deals-day-2-2016-nba-free-agency

and from James Holas, Bball Breakdown:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/07/03/the-boston-celtics-make-their-move/

–  NBA’s Middle Class Gets Richer As Best Players And Rookies Are Capped  (from Ken Berger,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/how-the-nba-ended-up-giving-all-this-mind-blowing-money-to-the-wrong-players/

–  Nets’ Will Tender Offer Sheet To Tyler Johnson   (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-tyler-johnson-s070316-story.html   and from James Herbert, CBS Sports:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/why-nets-reportedly-gave-a-poison-pill-offer-sheet-to-tyler-johnson/

–  Who Is Mirza Teletovic?  (from Ti Windisch,  behindthebuckpass):

Read and view it here:  http://behindthebuckpass.com/2016/07/03/who-is-mirza-teletovic/

–  Deng, Mozgov And The Timeline Of The Lakers’ Young Core  (from Darius Soriano, forumblueandgold.com):

Read it here:  http://www.forumblueandgold.com/2016/07/02/deng-mozgov-and-the-timeline-of-the-lakers-young-core/

The Draft:

 

–  Giorgios Papagiannis  (from Ailene Voisin,  Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article87417652.html

Summer League:

 

Summer League Day Two  (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2649738-nba-summer-league-2016-top-takeaways-from-july-2-in-orlando

–  Stanley Johnson  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2016/07/02/detroit-pistons-stanley-johnson-summer-league/86646038/   and from Keith Langlois, Pistons.com:  http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/orlandos-top-takeaway-pistons-see-strong-evidence-johnson-embracing-rookie-lessons

Cameron Payne (from Fran Blinebury,  nba.com):  http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2016/07/02/okcs-payne-learning-new-steps/