Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/10/18

How Myles Turner Can Take The Next Step (from Grant Afseth, NBA Analysis Network):
The Rise Of Draymond Green (from Tony Pesta, Hoops Habit):
Are Too Many Sleeping On Julius Randle? (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
The Spurs Must Make DeRozan A Better Defender (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
“Kids Of The War”: Luka Doncic And Dzanan Musa (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
10 Draft Prospects From U18 European Championship (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
NBA Players’ Growing Advocacy For The WNBA (from Tyler Mason, The Athletic):
Over/Unders: Breaking Down The Best In The WC (from Fred Katz, Mass Live):
Over/Unders: Breaking Down The Best In The EC (from Fred Katz, Mass Live):
The Pacers Will Benefit From Bringing Last Year’s Team Back (from Dylan Hughes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Sixers’ Defense Could Be Even Better In 2018-19 (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
Hornets: What To Expect From Malik Monk (from Evan Dyal, At The HIve):
Dillon Brooks Has Already Arrived (from Ryan Jones, Slamonline.com):
Q & A: Brook Lopez (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Free Agency 2019: The Top Players (from Hoops Hype):
Prospective NCAA Rule Changes “Explained”  (from Matt Norlander, CBS Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/25/16

–  Video: Breaking Down Devin Booker’s Game  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):

Watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUR1qS5BOuw

–  Intriguing Players Of The 2016-17 Season  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://theringer.com/the-12-most-intriguing-players-of-the-2016-17-nba-season-c689f817114b#

–  E’Twaun Moore Has Golden Opportunity In New Orleans  (from Jamile Dunn, The Bird Writes):

Read it here:  http://www.thebirdwrites.com/2016/10/25/13400840/nba-2016-17-player-preview-etwaun-moore-golden-opportunity-new-orleans-pelicans

–  2016-17 Heat: Versatility, Depth  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-hassan-whiteside-102616-story.html

–  Behind The Blazers’ Locker Room Door: Player Introductions  (from Jason Quick, csnnw.com):

Read it here:  http://www.csnnw.com/portland-trail-blazers/blazers-behind-locker-room-door-part-one-player-introductions

–  Embiid Works On Leading Break  (from Jessica Camerato, csnphilly.com):

Read it here:  http://www.csnphilly.com/philadelphia-76ers/point-guard-joel-embiid-sixers-big-man-works-leading-break

 

 

–  Rondo has Been The Driving Force Behind Team Unity  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/how-rajon-rondo-has-been-driving-force-behind-team-unity/

–  Rondo Confident He Can Help Bulls Win Right Away  (from Vincent Goodwill, slamonline.com):

Read it here;  http://www.slamonline.com/nba/rajon-rondo-interview-chicago-bulls/#eMirREl0P6LecUvF.97

–  The Warriors Play The Beautiful Game  (from John Branch, NYTimes):

Read it here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/26/sports/basketball/golden-state-warriors-nba-stephen-curry-kevin-durant.html

–  Undrafted Players Earning Roster Spots  (from Cody Taylor, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-pm-undrafted-players-earning-final-roster-spots/

–  JVG/Mark Jackson Q & A  (from Mark Woods, mvp247.com):

Read it here:  http://www.mvp247.com/2016/10/vangundy-jackson-nbap2016/

–  If The Bulls Want To Force More Turnovers, That Means More Cristiano Felicio  (from Tyler Pleiss blogabull.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.blogabull.com/2016/10/25/13367260/if-the-bulls-want-their-defense-to-force-more-turnovers-that-means-more-cristiano-felicio

–  The Spurs Will Miss Tim Duncan, Their Defensive Shield  (from Jared Dubin, VICE Sports):

Read it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/without-tim-duncan-the-spurs-are-missing-their-shield

–  Austin Rivers Thinks He’s Ready For Life In The NBA’s Fast Lane  (from Dan Woike, ocregister.com):

Read it here:  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/rivers-733192-ferrari-people.html

Marcus Smart Continues To Adapt  (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2016/10/celtics_marcus_smart_takes_a_shot_at_improving_his_game

–  Garrett Temple Continues To Seize Opportunities (from Alex Kramers, Kings.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/kings/garrett-temple-continues-seize-opportunities

–  Being A Great Scorer Takes Physical And Mental Ability  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):

Read it here;  http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2016/10/bulpett_being_a_great_nba_scorer_takes_physical_mental_ability

–  How The Front Office Analyst Took Over The NBA  (from Rob Arthur/Rian Watt, VICE Sports):

Read it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/how-the-front-office-analyst-took-over-the-nba

–  Dean Oliver On The Future Of Analytics (from UNC Business School):

Read it here:  http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/en/news/2016/10/BAS-Dean-Oliver

–  Statistical Analysis Of Lakers’ Preseason   (from Reed, Forum Blue And Gold):

Read it here:  http://www.forumblueandgold.com/2016/10/24/a-statistical-analysis-of-the-lakers-preseason/

Today’s best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/24/16

–  The Rise Of The Wolves Rests With Thibodeau  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/the-rise-of-the-twolves-rests-with-tom-thibodeau-152339587.html

Steven Adams, The Thunder’s Ascendant Star  (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

Read and view it here:  https://theringer.com/steven-adams-new-oklahoma-city-thunder-star-nba-436156b161b7#.luxcy55o9

–  Rodney McGruder’s Perseverance Rewarded With Heat’s Final Roster Spot  (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):

Read it here;  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nba/miami-heat/article110026252.html

–  The Foundation For Jonas Valanciunas As A High-Usage Offensive Weapon  (from Cooper Smither, Raptors Republic):

Read and view it here:  http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2016/10/24/tactical-observations-preseason-foundation-jonas-valanciunas/

–  Andre Drummond’s Evolving Post Game  (from Aaron McMann, MLive):

Read it here:  http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/2016/10/andre_drummonds_evolving_post.html

–  Moving DeMarcus Cousins  (from Moke Hamilton, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-sunday-moving-demarcus-cousins/

–  Avery Bradley Continues Adapting  (from A. Sherrod Blakely, csnne.com):

Read it here:  http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/avery-bradley-boston-celtics-continues-adapting-improves-ball-handling-and-court-vision

Celtics, Nets Futures Remain Linked (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):

Read it here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2016/10/23/future-celtics-and-nets-inexorably-linked/YG76Gzxtk6FX8qzXViJWlL/story.html

–  Jerebko Is The Celts’ Best Option To Replace Olynyk  (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here: http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2016/10/24/could-jonas-jerebko-finally-seize-a-bigger-role/

–  NBA Season Preview  (from The Step Back):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2016/10/24/how-to-read-this-nba-preview/

–  Rockets’ Preview (from Vivek Jacob, BBall Breakdown):

Read it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/10/23/for-better-and-worse-everyone-should-get-points-in-houston-rockets/

–  Nets Want To Unleash Trevor Booker  (from Ryan Lazo, NY Post):

Read it here:  http://nypost.com/2016/10/23/nets-want-to-unleash-forward-as-more-than-defensive-stopper/

–  Adapting To The New Technology On The Bench  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4724219/new-technology-on-nba-sidelines-but-celtics-will-lean-on-their-ibrad

–  Replacing Evan Turner  (from wjsy, Celtics Blog):

Read it here:  http://www.celticsblog.com/2016/10/24/13365138/replacing-evan-turner

Damjan Rudez And Arinze Onuaku Make The Magic’s Roster  (from John Denton, magic.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/magic/news/damjan-rudez/arinze-onuaku/most-opportunity-denton-20161023

–  Could Chasson Randle Thrive In Westchester?  (from Chris Priczak, Daily Knicks):

Read it here:  http://dailyknicks.com/2016/10/24/new-york-knicks-chasson-randle-thrive-westchester/

–  Thomas Walkup Is On His Way  (from Giles, FanSided):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2016/10/24/thomas-walkup-chicago-bulls-glory-anonymity/

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/23/16

–  Devin Booker’s Roots Inspired Stardom  (from Paul Coro, azcentral.com):
–  D’Antoni Thinks He Has Roster Capable Of Implementing His Vision  (from Matthew Tynan, USA Today):
Domantas Sabonis’ Hoops Education Prepared Him For Prominent Role With Thunder (fromBrett Dawson, newsok.com):
–  Three-Point Shot More Popular Than Ever  (from Aaron Miller, USA Today):
Pelicans Focus On Chemistry And Health  (from Scott Kushner, theadvocate.com):
–  Cavs’ Advanced Stats To Keep An Eye On  (from David Zavac, Fear The Sword):
–  Rookie McCaw Reminds Kerr Of Iguodala, Livngston  (from csnbayarea.com):
–  E’Twaun Moore Q & A  (from Raul Barrigon, Hoops Hype):
–  Marks Faces Major Challenge Rebuilding Nets  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
–  Will Brook Lopez Fit Into The Nets’ New System?  (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
–  Kenny Atkinson Q & A  (from Steve Serby, NY Post):
–  Jeremy Lin Q & A (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
–  Taj Gibson’s Selfless Attitude  (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
–  Depth Chart Projections For Each NBA Team  (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
–  Player-By-Player Look At The Heat (from Ira Winderman, SunSentiel):
Celtics: It Was Only The Preseason But… (From Mark D’Amico, Celtics.com):
–  Jamal Murray Is Getting Crash Course In Playing Point Guard In The NBA  (from Christopher Dempsey, Denver Post):
Kris Dunn’s Rough Preseason Ended On A High Note  (from John Meyer, canishooopus.com):
–  Injuries Already Mounting In The Association (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
–  Player Preview: Kelly Oubre  (from Adam Rubin, truthaboutit.net):
–  Pacers’ Georges Niang Is Learning At His Own Pace  (from Nate Taylor, indystar.com):
–  Damjan Rudez: Instant Offense Stretch-4  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
–  Scott Brooks Credits Front Office For Rookies “That Fit Our DNA”  (from J. Michael, csnmidatlantic.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/22/16

–  Knicks’ New Offense:  It’s Not Phil Jackson’s Triangle  (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
–  What The Knicks Are Running  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):

–  NBA Schedule Turns Teams Into Sleepwalking Dead  (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17790282/the-nba-grueling-schedule-cause-loss

–  Why The Celtics View Horford As A Perfect Fit  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/why-boston-views-al-horford-as-a-perfect-fit-151245674.html

–  Rockets’ Season Preview  (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):

–  Bucks’ Season Preview  (from Joe Kiemen,  Dairyland Express):

Read it here:  http://dairylandexpress.com/2016/10/22/ranking-milwaukee-bucks-2016-2017/

–  Blake Griffin Handles Full Preseason Workload (from Rowan Kavner, clippers.com):

–  Mark Cuban Q & A (from CL Anthony, The Hardwood Nation/ESPN Radio):

Read it here: https://thehardwoodnation.net/2016/10/22/qa-mark-cuban-15/

–  Rookie Preview: Jamal Murray (from Daniel O’Brein, Today’s Fastbreak):

–  Bruno Caboclo Remains A Mysterious Project  (from Eric Koreen,  The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/22800/2016/10/20/in-his-third-season-bruno-caboclo-remains-a-mysterious-project/

–  Cory Joseph, Patrick Patterson Have The Same Goal  (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/22490/2016/10/18/cory-joseph-patrick-patterson-have-different-incentives-but-same-goal/

–  Joe Harris: Carving Out Vital Role With Nets  (from Howie Kussoy, NY Post):

Read it here: http://nypost.com/2016/10/21/former-cavaliers-bench-warmer-carving-out-vital-role-with-nets/

–  John Lucas Follows His Heart To Join Rockets  (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
–  Family Business:  Aaron Gordon And His Sister  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
 –  SVG To Stanley Johnson: Keep It Simple  (from Aaron McMann,  MLive):

–  The Emergence Of Patrick McCaw  (from Campbell Yamane, Naismith Nation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.naismithnation.com/2016/10/emergence-of-patrick-mccaw/

–  Coach Thibodeau Finds A Way To Fit The Pieces Together  (from Jace Frederick, twincities.com):

Read it here:  http://www.twincities.com/2016/10/21/timberwolves-tom-thibodeau-knows-how-to-put-that-battery-pack-in-players/

–  Can Ivica Zubac Help The Lakers This Season? (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
–  Change In Scenery:  MCW And Tony Snell (from Ashley Wijangco, Hoops Addict):

–  Jeff Van Gundy Assesses The Heat  (from BarryJackson, Mmiami Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article109625477.html

–  Thanks To James Harden, Bobby Brown Gets His Chance With Rockets (from Calvin Watkins, ESPN):