Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/18/18 PART ONE

ATL: Lin Finds His Best Basketball Self With The Hawks (from Howard Megdal, Forbes):
CHA: How Far Can Kemba Carry The Hornets?  (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
DEN: Jokic’s Strong, Silent MVP Push (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
HOU: Rockets Switch Their Philosophy On Switches (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Oladipo Returns With New Ways To Dominate (from Adam Friedman, Indy Cornrows):
IND: Pacers Name Kelly Krauskopf 1st Female Assistant GM In The NBA (from Charlotte Wilder, Sports Illustrated):
MEM: Q & A: Mike Conley (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
MIL: Film Room: 4th Quarter Of Bucks At Raptors (from Brian Sampson,):
MIN: Time To Unleash Okogie (from Devan Olsem, The Sports Daily):
NOP: How To Help Ensure The Pels Can Keep AD (from Jordan Brenner, The Athletic):
NYK: Mudiay: Making The Case To Be Long-Term Starting PG (from Robbie Stratakos, Sir Charles In Charge):
ORL:  Why The Magic Shoot So Few FTs  (from Garrett Townsend, Orlando Pinstriped post):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox Has Broken Out (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
The World Of The Black International Player in The NBA (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
“Game-ifying” The Gym (from Malika Andrews, ESPN):
Luguentz Dort & His Unconventional Rise To Possible Lottery Pick (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
*Milutinov & Radicevic: A Tale Of Two Draft & Stash Nikolas (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
As NBA’s Big Men Play More Like Guards, High School Coaches Face A Dilemma (from Samantha Pell, Washington Post):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/10/18

ATL: Hawks’ “Chest Series” Aims To Get Huerter Going (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BOS: The Celtics’ HORNS Set (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Reasons For The Winning Streak (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini):
CHA: Video Breakdown: How Kemba Keeps Getting Better ( from J Kyle Mann, The Ringer):
* From Austin Hutchinson, The Basketball Writers:  https://bballwriters.com/profiles/kemba-walker-needs-another-superstar/
CHI: Boylen’s Tumultuous 1st Week (from Shams Charania, The Athletic: ):
*CHI: The Subtle Brilliance Of Wendell Carter (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
DET: Losing Streak Due To Poor Perimeter Play (from Dana Gauruder. Detroit Free Press):
GSW: Draymond Is The Fizz That Makes The Dubs Sparkle (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
HOU: The Rockets: No Easy Solutions (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
IND: Bojan Bogdanovic, Wide-Pindown Artist (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: Q & A: Tobias Harris  (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
MIL: How Giannis Is A Crucial Part Of The Bucks’ Three-Point Revolution (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
NYK: Ntilikina “Needs To Provoke The Action” (from Frank Isola, The Athletic):
ORL: The Education Of Mo Bamba (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Should Simmons Add A 3-Point Shot? (from Brian Murphy, Liberty Ballers):
*PHI: EuroLeague Stash Vasilije Micic Is Turning Heads (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
SAS: The Revitalized Rudy Gay (from Dylan Carter,Air Alamo):
TOR: Lowry Scoreless Vs Bucks; Needs To Be More Aggressive (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
UTA: Thoughts On The Loss To The Spurs (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Latest Trade Breaks Up Positive Pairing (from Ben Standig, NBC Sports):
*What’s Behind The NBA’s Switching Revolution? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
How To Get A Contract In China (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/28/18

At Long Last, Nets & Knicks Are Being Patient  (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2018/09/28/long-last-knicks-nets-are-employing-profound-strategy-patience/?utm_term=.8d1e5ac92def

BKN: D’Angelo Russell Is All In On The Intensity (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):

Read it here: https://www.nba.com/nets/news/2018/09/27/brooklyn-nets-training-camp-dangelo-russell-is-all-in-on-the-intensity

From Greg Logan, Newsday: https://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/nets/nets-focal-point-remains-fourth-year-point-guard-d-angelo-russell-1.21289233

BOS: Horford Leads By Example (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

Read it here:  https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/9/27/17907084/boston-celtics-al-horford-brad-stevens

CHI: Wendell Carter: Most Likely To Succeed (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/bulls/features/wendell-carter-jr-most-likely-succeed

DAL: No One Position Defines Doncic’s Game (from Sean Bush, The Smoking Cuban):

Read it here:  https://thesmokingcuban.com/2018/09/28/dallas-mavericks-2018-luka-doncic-position-define-game/

DEN: Film Study: Anatomy Of The Nuggets’ Horns Flex (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.denverstiffs.com/2018/9/27/17907852/anatomy-of-a-play-from-the-denver-nuggets-playbook-horns-flex

GSW: Demarcus: Coming To The Warriors Is “The Best Basketball Decision I Ever Made” (from Demarcus Cousins, The Players Tribune):

Read it here:  https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/demarcus-cousins-golden-state-warriors

GSW: How Steph Handled An Offseason Of Change (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):

Read it here:  https://www.sfchronicle.com/warriors/article/How-Stephen-Curry-handled-an-offseason-of-change-13264866.php

GSW: They Are The Warriors’ System, Part Two: Draymond Green (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2018/9/24/17874072/nba-2018-golden-state-warriors-draymond-green-system-video-play-breakdown

IND: Turner-Sabonis Experiment To Enter New Trial Phase (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/pacers/news/turner-sabonis-experiment-enter-new-trail-phase

MEM: What We Learned From 1st Week Of Training Camp  (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):

Read it here:  https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/nba/grizzlies/2018/09/28/nba-memphis-grizzlies-training-camp/1448260002/

MIA: What Whiteside Did This Offseason To Improve  (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):

Read it here:  https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article218828095.html

MIN: The KAT Era Will Soon Begin In Earnest (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/9/27/17910312/karl-anthony-towns-tom-thibodeau-wolves

NYK: Kevin Knox: Training Camp Isn’t Summer League (from Marc Berman, NY Post):

Read it here:  https://nypost.com/2018/09/27/kevin-knox-is-looking-much-different-against-real-nba-players/

NOP: Julius Randle’s Winding Road (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

Read it here:  http://theundefeated.com/features/julius-randle-from-hollywood-to-the-big-easy/

ORL: Coaches, Teammates See Jonathan Isaac As Potential X-Factor (from John Denton, magic.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/magic/news/coaches-teammates-think-jonathan-isaac-could-be-magics-x-factor-20180927

PHO:  What Type Of System Will Coach Kokoskov Run? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here:  https://fansided.com/2018/09/28/igor-kokoskov-phoenix-suns-system-playbook/

SAS: Dejounte Murray: The Spurs’ Crucial Point (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):

Read it here:  https://cleaningtheglass.com/the-spurs-crucial-point/

TOR: Will Last Season’s G-League MVP Lorenzo Brown Have A Meaningful Role With The Raptors? (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):

Read it here: https://raptorsrapture.com/2018/09/28/toronto-raptors-lorenzo-brown-preview/

Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of Hambone Williams:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/nba/sd-sp-sports-hambone-williams-nba-death-20180927-story.html

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/16/18

Nuggets Film Study: Delay STS (Screen The Screener) Play (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Video Breakdown: Best Sets (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Q & A: Kevin Pritchard (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Q & A: Kyle Kuzma (from Mike Trudell, lakers.com):
Evaluating The Heat’s Upside Through The Eyes Of A Scout (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Steve Mills: Patience The Key In Knicks’ Transition (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
Don’t Lose Sight Of How Good Robert Covington Is (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
Next Steps In Lonzo Ball’s Development (from Joey Ramirez, Lakers.com):
Dzanan Musa Shows Off PG Skills (from Nick LeTourneau, Nets Daily):
For Leon Wood, Officiating Is A Labor Of Love, Most Nights  (from Gordie Jones, Forbes):
Wolves’ Butler & Thibs To Meet  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
Damian Lillard Interview (from Charlotte Bates, CGTN):
G-League:  Hoop Dreamers Follow The Path To The Go-Go Open Tryouts (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
20 Years Ago She Sued The NBA, Charging Sex Discrimination Blocked Her From Becoming An Official  (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/28/18

Jaylen Brown & The FT Line (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
Cavs: How Jordan Clarkson Can Improve At Both Ends (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Q & A: Henry Ellenson (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Q & A: Jimmer Fredette (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
Biggest Hole Each Team Still Needs To Fill (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Rookies With The Most To Prove (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Why The Hawks Fell In Love With Trae Young (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
Mavs’ Head Athletic Trainer Casey Smith (from Dwain Price, mavs.com):
Dwight Howard Could Provide Pick-Me-Up In Wizards’ Most Used Play (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Kevin Knox Found HIs True Self In Vegas (from Mike Cortez, The Knicks Wall):
Can Myles Turner Become The Pacers’ Second Star? (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Can Zach Collins Fill Ed Davis’ Back-Up Center Role Defensively?  (from Nate Mann, Rip City Project):
Capela’s FA Saga Finally Comes To An Close (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
The Spurs Are Poised To Defy Convention, Again (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
Taking A Look At Okobo’s Future Role With The Suns (from Roger Acker, Valley Of The Suns):
Pat Riley Assesses The Heat (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
Pat Riley Remains Confident In Hassan Whiteside (from Shandel Richardson, SunSentinel):
Video: Celtics 2017-18 Side OB (from Jimmie Oakman):
Video:  Igor Kokoskov Favorite Sets (from Jimmie Oakman):
Video: Slips And Attacking The Switch (from Jimmie Oakman):
FA Bigs Still Available (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
FA Wings Still Available (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
FA Guards Still Available (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Players Who Can Veto Trades In 2018-19 (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Xavier Munford Deserves A Real NBA Shot (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
Q & A: Jevon Carter’s Mom (from Sharon Brown, All Heart In Hoop City):