Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/17/18

SGA Looked Like The Best Rookie PG At LVSL (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Why NBA Agents Leak Info (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Brett Brown Always Has An Eye On Rival Celtics (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
What Jabari Parker Means To The Bulls (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Scouting Report: Jonathan Isaac (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
More To Mikal Bridges Than Meets The Eye (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Trae Young: Shaking Off Early SL Demons (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
Heat: What Duncan Robinson’s Two-Way Deal Means (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Knicks: Scott Perry’s Early Returns (from Moke Hamilton, Basketball Insiders):
Mitchell Robinson: Most BPGs In Summer League History (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Tim Hardaway, Jr. Worked His Way Back After “Dark Period”  (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
Rockets See Young Players’ Growth In LVSL (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Legends Of Summer League: Zero Pay, Year-Long Grind And Elusive Dreams (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
The Warriors’ Potential 2019 Luxury Tax Bill (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
How Much Do Teams Spend On Summer League? (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
The New Under-The-Radar Contenders (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Jayson Tatum And The Improvement Of Young Passers (from Ben Taylor, Nylon Calculus):
Can DeRozan Guard All-Stars Like Nike Nurse Says He Wants Him To?  (from Steven Loung, sportsnet.ca):
Jerebko: The Bench Stretch-Four The Dubs Have Needed (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
IT, Nuggets: “A Perfect Fit”?  (from Christopher Dempsey, Nuggets.com):
Can Summer League Predict Surprise Stars And Busts?  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Ref University: NBA Spending Summer Seeking New Officials (from Tim Reynolds, Associated Press):
Los Angeles, New York: Readying For Their Big  Moment In The Free Agent Sun (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Early Max Salary Projections For 2019/2020  (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Introducing “Gentry Ball”:  Early Offense And The Fit Of Elfrid Payton (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory of Len Chappell:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/15/obituaries/len-chappell-dead.html

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/15/18

Can Trae Young Make It?  (from Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):
Sean Marks: Weaponizing Cap Space (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
Zhaire Smith: Used To Defying Odds (from Keith Pompey, Philly.com):
Miles Bridges Gives Hornets Dynamic Athleticism (from Andre Snelling, ESPN):
Amare’ Stoudemire Looks Back, Ahead (from Ira Winderman, SunSentnel):
Rashad Vaughn: Career At A Crossroad (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Suns Get More Value By Avoiding Veteran Free Agents (from Dan Volpone, Valley Of The Suns):
Devin Robinson: Showcasing Growth In Summer League (from Zach Rosen, wizards.com):
Ask Sam Smith (from Bulls.com):
Svi: Laker Draftee Is Proving Himself In LVSL (from Benton KU Sports):
Devin Booker Followed His Incentives And Won The Free Agent Game (from David Berri, Forbes):
Nets: Watanabe Using Versatility, Defense To Push Forward (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Yabusele Shows Off Playmaking Skills (from Marc D’Amico, Celtics.com):
Part I: Emptying The Celtics SL Notebook (from Keith P Smith, Celtics Blog):
Pistons: GRIII Wants To Start (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):

Q & A: David Robinson (from Jabari Young, Express-News):

Shabazz Napier Has Carved Out A Decent NBA Role (from Nicholas LeTourneau):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/13/18

Q & A: New Hawks HC Lloyd Pierce (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
What’s Next For The Cavs? (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Sixers: With Help Of Data Scientist, Coaches, Analytics Dept. Seek To Strengthen Communication (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):
How NBA GMs Vacation & Deal With Cell Phone Addiction (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
OKC: Daniel Hamilton Hopes Year At PG Proves Valuable In NBA Quest (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Cavs: Speeding Up Should Help Sexton & Osman (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Nets: Turning Agony into Opportunity (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
MEM: Grit & Grind Is Back, Sort Of (from Eric Spyropolous, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Why Wagner May Be Perfect Fit For LBJ, Lakers (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Adebayo: Heat’s Future At Center?  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Can Watanabe Become Japan’s Second-Ever NBA Player? (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Marcus Smart Sign-And-Trade Considerations (from Ryan Bernardoni, Danger Cart):
Raptors: Nick Nurse’s Expectations (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
Why James Ennis Is A Perfect Fit For The Rockets (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Kevin Knox Could Be A Star For Knicks (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
The Knicks May Have Unearthed A Gem In Mitchell Robinson (from Tommy Beer, Forbes):
Wendell Carter: The Bulls May Have Hit It Big (from Ricky O’Donnell, SB Nation):
Q & A: Dell Demps (from Rod Walker, The Advocate):
Isaac Bonga Wouldn’t Be The Lakers’ First 6’9″ PG (from Bill Oram, The Athletic):
Trade Tracker: Grades & Details (from ESPN):
Most Impactful FA Signings Of The Summer (from Jonathan Macri, The Step Back):
LVSL: Rookie Observations (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
Free Agency Update (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Free Agency & Summer League Observations (from Kyle Ratke, timberwoves.com):
Anfernee Simons: The Draft Class’ Biggest Enigma (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/12/18

Steve Clifford Has All Clear From Docs After Last Season’s Health Scare (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
The Dark Side Of Free Agency (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
LBJ & The Lakers: Hollywood’s Ultimate Marriage (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Jerry West On LBJ & The Allure Of Los Angeles (from Jack McCallum, Sports Illustrated):
–  Jonathan Isaac Could Be The One To Break The Magic’s Curse (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
With Kevin Knox, The Knicks New Era Is Here (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Wendell Carter: Best Big IN LV?  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Svi: More Than Just A Shooter (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
Okobo Is A Perfect Fit For New Suns (from Andrew Bernucca, The Step Back):
Does Westbrook’s Ball Dominance Hamper The Thunder? (from Daniel Massop, Nylon Calculus):
Summer League Rookie Watch (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Spoelstra Explains Why Heat Will Be Better (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
The Biggest Offseason Moves So Far (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Smart Remains Celtics’ Top Priority (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Grizzlies’ Lineup Possibilities (from Jack Noonan, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Alkins: Looking To Be The Raptors’ Latest Success Story (from Blake Murphy, Dime Mag):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/11/18 PART TWO

NOTE:  We are publishing in two parts today to accommodate today’s best stories as well as to further assist in playing catch-up re: items missed during our 3-day hiatus.  We anticipate returning to our usual schedule later this week.

 

Why Warriors Believe Willie Green Will Become A Head Coach (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Semi Ojeleye Is Remaking Himself To Be About Much More Than Defense (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Clippers GM Explains The Keys To Free Agency (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Cavs In A Much Better Post-LBJ Position This Time (from Sean Devey, Sporting News):
Neil Olshey’s Thoughts On Summer League (from NBC Sports):
Rookies Who Have Impressed In Summer League (from Charlie Stanton, Golden State Of Mind):
Some Summer League Standouts (from Dave Zarum, sportsnet.ca):
Summer League: Second-Year Players Making An Impact (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Embiid: Things To Work On This Summer (from Matt Esposito, Hoops Habit):
Steph Curry Q & A (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
David Fizdale Q & A (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Curious Case Of Myles Turner’s 3-Point Shooting (from Ben Pfeifer, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Nuggets: Roster Implications Of Signing Jarred Vanderbilt (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):