Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/17/18 PART ONE

BKN: LeVert Gets The Call As Opening Night Starter (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BOS: Bench Spells The Difference In Opening Win  (from Sid Ventura, ESPN):
BOS: The Celtics Passed Their 1st Test (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Hayward’s Return (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
BOS: Celtics Flaunt How Many Ways They Can Win (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
CLE: Why The Cavs Are Against Tanking (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: How To Watch Doncic (from Pelton, Givony, Schmitz, ESPN):
DAL: Video: Why Doncic Is The ROY Favorite (from  ESPN):
DEN: Jamal Murray: Growing Into Leadership Role (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Dwane Casey’s System (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: For The Dubs, Size Matters, Even Without DMC  (from Adrian Dy, ABS-CBN):
IND: Five Questions (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MEM: JaMychal Green: Ready To Do The Dirty Work (from Michael Inabinett, AL Sports):
MIN: What Has To Go Right For The Season To Go Well (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NOP: Signs Point To A Jahlil Okafor Comeback  (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
PHI: Film Review: Sixers’ Big Picture Concerns (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: Joerger Has Simplified The  Playbook & Checked Analytics (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
TOR: Raptors’ Gamble Rests On Defensive Improvement (from Michael Grange, Sportsnet.ca):
TOR: What Makes Kawhi So Good?  (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
Opening Night Takeaways (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
– A League Scout’s WC Team-By-Team Take (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
For Lottery Pick Flameouts, There Can Be A Chance At Redemption (from Howard Megdal, The ASthletic):
AI’s Mom: Being Ann Iverson (from Maya Jones, The Undefeated):
2018-19’s Burning Questions (from ESPN):
Each Team’s Top 2018-19 Storyline (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
For Japan, NBA 101 Is Now In Session (from Jere Longman, NY Times):

 

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

Ayton’s Debut: The Good And The Bad (from Kevin Pelton/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Doncic Was The Top Player On Mavs’ Draft Board (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
New Raptors’ HC Nurse Ready To Challenge DeRozan Defensively (from Emily Sadler, sportsnet.ca):
Sean Marks Talks Trades & FAs (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Q & A: Steve Kerr On Adding DMC (from Scott Ostler, SFGate):
DMC To The Dubs Didn’t Break The NBA (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Mavs: Broekhoff Relishing Dream Opportunity (from Benyam Kidane, Sporting News):
Pistons Likely To Add Grgurich To Coaching Staff (from Sean Corp, Detroit Bad Boys):
– Pistons: Casey’s Staff Hits Ground Running In Player Development (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
The Rise & Fall Of Microfracture Surgery (from Malika Andrews, Chicago Tribune):
Shrinking FA Market Means It’s Likely Celtics Retain Smart (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Cavs: Altman Says No To Tanking (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Tyreke Evans: Ready For New Role  (from Mark Monteith, Pacers.com):
What Does O’Quinn Bring To The Pacers? (from Jonathan Matthes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Pacers: McDermott Hopes He’s Found A Home (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
The Top Day One NVSL Performances (from Real GM):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/8/18

Jazz’ Assistant Coach Johnnie Bryant Works Behind The Scenes But His Impact Is Unmistakable (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Everyone In The West Playoff Race Controls Their Own Destiny (from Tom Ziller, SB Nation):
Knee Expert Explains Irving’s Status & What Could Come Next (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Brad Stevens Sees Similarities Between Horford & Monroe (from Quenton Albertie, USA Today):
VanVleet: 6MOY? (from Curtis Rafter, Hashtag Basketball):
Observations From Jimmy Butler’s Return (from Kyle Ratke, Timberwolves.com):
Q & A: Jeff Green (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Q & A: Trey Burke (from Steve Serby, NY Post):
Knicks: Ntilikina’s Progress (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Clint Capela: Greatly Improved, But Just Scratching The Surface (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
How The NBA Schedule Rattled The Nuggets…And Their Opponents (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Tanking Has Become A Problem (from Al Iannazzone, Newsday):
The Evolution Of Jonas Valanciunas (from Mike Rouleau, Raptors HQ):
Heat: Adebayo Won’t Forget Where He Came From But His Sights Are Set On A Bright Future (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Wizards Struggle To Explain What’s Wrong (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
NBA Draft: International Prospect Scouting Reports (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The Sixers Have Six Picks In The 2018 Draft (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
Is Role Change The Culprit In Dinwiddie’s Drop-Off? (from Greg Logan, Newsday):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/30/18

Video Breakdown: All The Ways KAT Can Score (from Tim Cato):
James Harden’s Step-Back 3 (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
All The Cavs’ Offense Needs Is Love (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
–  Hill & Clarkson: Cavs’ Unlikely PG Duo (from Ryan Piers, Hoops Habit):
Q & A: Shane Larkin (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Dejounte Murray Won’t Settle For Anything Less Than Greatness (from Alex Squadron, slamonline.com):
Suns Face Crucial Summer (from Morten Jensen, Fanrag Sports):
In DLo & Jarrett Allen, Nets’ Future Is Coming Into Focus (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
The Nets Have Found Their Center In Jarrett Allen (from James Herbert, CB Sports):
OKC: Steven Adams Is Essential (from Ian Levy, Sporting News):
OKC: Bad Habits & Inconsistency Prove Costly (from Tamberlyn Richardson, Thunderous Intentions):
Pacers: Still Searching For A Second Option To Score In The Clutch (from Adam Friedman, Indy Cornrows ):
Raptors: How CJ Miles has Helped The “Bench Mob” (from Dave Zarum, sportsnet.ca):
Q & A: Former Overall #1 Draft Pick Joe Smith (from Trey Flynn, Dunking With Wolves):
Friday Film: Zone “Ds”, Different Kind Of Steals, The Inbounder Defender (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
The Distinction Between Short-Term & Long-Term Tanking (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Heat: Justise Winslow’s Emergence (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
NOTE: Today’s BI is late due to a medical emergency.  We expect to be able to return to our normal content & schedule tomorrow.

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/14/18 PART ONE

Jabari Parker: Staying Humble, Guarded In Latest Comeback (form Yaron Weitzman, BleacherReport):
New Age Of Center Play (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Hawks: Dedmon Has Picked Up Where He Left Off (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
Pelicans: Explaining The Spain Pick & Roll (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
The Porzingis Post-Surgery Timetable (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Steve Kerr Let The Players Do The Coaching  (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
Inside The 24 Hours That Changed The Cavs’ Season (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
LBJ’s Versatility Is The Key To Cavs’ Success (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
The Cavs’ Looming Luxury Tax Bill (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
Will IT Ever Be Last Season’s Player Again? (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Pacers Are Building A Winning Culture (from Grant Afseth, Kokomo Tribune):
The Jazz’ Recent Roll (from Zach Lowe,ESPN):
Jazz: So Far, No Moment Has Been Too Big For Royce O’Neale (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Trade Deadline Takeaways (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Mavericks: This Is How Young Players Learn (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
Ranking The Best Buyout Players (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
– Second Look: Pistons Vs Pelicans (from Joseph Sinke, Piston Powered):
Pistons: A Whole New World For James Ennis (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Can Greg Monroe Save The Celtics’ 2nd Unit? (from Graham Allen Celtics Hub):
Wolves: Teague Adjusts To Unfamiliar Role (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Clippers: Big Decisions Loom (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Khem Birch’s Unique Journey To The NBA (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Jahlil Okafor Is Tanking A Team With Nothing To Tank For (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
Cristiano Felicio Overcame Prep School Nightmare To Achieve His NBA Dream  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Lakers: Alex Caruso Finds His Role (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Is Jaren Jackson, Jr The Most Versatile Player In The 2018 Draft?  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Five Draft Prospects Who Deserve More Shine (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Raptors: Caboclo Was A Worthwhile Gamble (from Blake Murphy, VICE Sports):