Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/12/18

BKN: The Nets Finally Control Their Own Destiny  (from Eric Spyropolous, The Step Back):
BOS: Is Horford The Most Important Celtic?  (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
BOS: How Horford Can Continue To Improve (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini);
CLE: Which Cav Had The Best Training Camp?  (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DEN: Q & A: Michael Porter, Jr  (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
GSW: Quinn Cook Could Be Poised For Breakout Year (from Patrick Murray, Forbes):
GSW: The Dubs’ Favorite JaVale Memories (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
LAL: Landing LeBron: Jeanie Buss & The Kobe Assist  (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
LAL: Will The Lakers Make The Playoffs?  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass);
LAL: Film Room: Lonzo Returns (from Pete Zayas, Lakers Film Room):
MIA: Hassan Whiteside Wants To Be Unleashed (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
MIN: Why Do The Wolves Want Josh Richardson So Badly?  (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NYK: Is Ntilikina The Knicks’ PG Of The Future? (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
NYK: Fizdale Wants To See How Ntilikina Does Defending Some PFs  (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
OKC: Can Schroder & Westbrook Form A Dynamic Duo?  (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
OKC: Grant And Patterson Are Keys To Thunder’s Faster Play (from Jenni Carlson, newsok.com):
ORL: Vucevic: Consistent & Still Improving  (from Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel):
ORL: Can The Magic Overcome Their PG Issue?  (from Brandon Jefferson, The Step Back):
PHO: James Jones Has Already Made His Mark On The Suns  (from Brendon Kleen, Bright Side Of The Sun):
PHO: Bender’s Future In Phoenix Looks Bleak (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
POR: Does Taking More Three-Pointers Really Make For A Great Offense?  (from Robert Flom, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: How The Kings Plan To Push The Pace (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
UTA: The Jazz’ Embarrassment Of Riches On The Bench (from Jordan Cummings, SLC Dunk):
WAS: Grading The Wizards’ Roster  (from NBA Math):
Inside Brian Bowen’s New Path To The NBA And What It Means (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Refs Are Using Psychology To Keep Up With The Pace Of The Modern NBA (from Ben Dowsett, SBNation):
Are Curry & Harden Breaking The Rules?  (from Coach Nick/Ronnie Nunn, BBall Breakdown):
The Art Of The Sidle: The Slickest Move In NBA Media (from Bryan Curtis, The Ringer):
Ranking All 30 Bench Units  (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
How Does The Luxury Tax Work?  (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Sleepers, Breakout Candidates & More (from The Athletic):
Two-Way Contracts Have Given Teams A Powerful Tool (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Tex Winter Was A Stickler For Details (from Dan Woike, LA Times):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/19/17

 –How Draymond Green Has Helped Jordan Bell Prepare For Rookie Season (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
How Dwight Howard Lost His Way & Is Trying To Get It Back (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Lue: KLove Isn’t Taking Tristan Thomspon’s Spot, Yet  (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
In Midst Of League Activity, Spurs Hold Tight (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Warriors: Primed For Another Dominant Season (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
The Rockets’ Roster Reshaping  (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
LBJ: The Ultimate Clutch Weapon (from Tim Stubbs, NBA Math):
Grading The Grizzlies’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Could Shawn Long Emerge As Rockets’ Surprise Contributor? (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Colangelo: Building On Hinkie’s Groundwork (from Ian Thomsen, NBA.com):
Nearly Half The NBA Lost Money Last Season; Now What?  (from Brian Windhorst/Zach Lowe):
Don’t Overlook Myles Turner (from Noah Shatzer, Real Ball Insiders):
Talks With Steve Kerr Engaged The Mind And Soothed The Soul (from Jack McCallum):
Anthony Tolliver Returns To Pistons Ready To Lead (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Doncic: The Future (from Ilia Shatashvili, The Sports Daily):
Consistency Will Be The Key For Terry Rozier This Year (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Blog):
What Bogut’s Laker Deal Means (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Deep Dive On Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus (from Justin Jacobs, squared2020 ):

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 7/17/2016

–  Quin Snyder Q & A (from Jody Genessey, Deseret News):

Read it here:  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865658213/QA-Coach-Quin-Snyder-gives-his-thoughts-on-Jazz-moves-expectations.html?pg=all

–  David Griffin Interview  (from Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports):

Listen to it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/vertical-pod-with-woj–david-griffin-152852316.html

–  Riley Seeks To Rise Again Behind Heat’s Youth  (from Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-pat-riley-dwyane-wade-s071616-story.html

–  Celtics/Lakers Future Off-Court Battles  (from Mark Deeks,  givemesport.com):

Read it here:  http://www.givemesport.com/827196-the-lakers-and-celtics-have-done-battle-on-the-court-but-their-future-is-off-it

–  Talent Needs Desire To Succeed In The NBA  (from Steve Bulpett,  Boston Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2016/07/bulpett_talent_needs_desire_to_succeed_in_this_nba

–  Magic Assistant Chad Forcier Interview  (from Clevis Murray,  Sir Charles In Charge):

    Part One:  http://sircharlesincharge.com/2016/07/10/nba-credited-success-1-on1-assistant-coach-with-chad-forcier/

    Part Two:  http://sircharlesincharge.com/2016/07/17/orlando-magic-asst-coach-chad-forcier-settling-into-new-role/

–  Sixers Face “Big” Decision  (from Bob Ford, philly.com):

Read it here:  http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20160717_76ers_face__big__decision.html

–  2016/17 Rosters/Depth Charts For All 30 Teams  (from Eddie Scarito, Hoops Rumors):

Read it here:  http://www.hoopsrumors.com/2016/07/201617-nba-rostersdepth-charts.html

Summer League:

 

 

–  Summer League Is Proving Ground For Coaches Too (from Associated Press):

Read it here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/sports/basketball/nba-summer-league-is-proving-ground-for-coaches-too.html

–  Takeaways From July 16  (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):

Read  and view it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2652447-nba-summer-league-2016-top-takeaways-from-july-16-in-las-vegas

–  Summer League July 16 Recap  (from Jesus Gomez, SBNation):

Read it here: http://www.sbnation.com/2016/7/17/12207228/2016-nba-scores-summer-league-bulls-bobby-portis-denzel-valentine

Bucks: 5 Summer League Takeaways  (from Charles F. Gardner, jsonline):

Read it here:  http://www.jsonline.com/sports/bucks/five-take-aways-about-the-bucks-from-summer-league-b99761657z1-387120871.html

Lakers:  Biggest Summer League Takeaways  (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/160716summer-league-takeaways

–  Ivica Zubac  (from Mark Medina,  insidesocal.com):

Read it here:  http://www.insidesocal.com/lakers/2016/07/16/lakers-ivica-zubac-exceeds-expectations-in-summer-league/

–  Kings:  9 Summer League Takeaways  (from CSN Bay Area);

Read it here:  http://www.csnbayarea.com/kings/nine-takeaways-kings-2016-summer-league

 Celtics’ Summer League Takeaways  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4723603/celtics-summer-superlatives-terry-rozier-jaylen-brown-at-head-of-class

 Jazz Young Players Show Improvement  (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.sltrib.com/sports/4123545-155/utah-jazz-young-players-show-improvement

Devin Booker  (from Jovan Buha,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.co.uk/blog/nba/post/_/id/22658/devin-booker-emerges-as-summer-league-standout

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Jaylen Brown  (from Mark Murphy,  Boston Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2016/07/celtics_rookie_jaylen_brown_truly_a_student_of_the_game

–  Jakob Poeltl/Delon Wright  (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):  http://www.torontosun.com/2016/07/16/raptors-poeltl-wright-already-buddies-in-basketball

–  Glenn Robinson III  (from  Al Hamnik,  nwtimes.com):  http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/columnists/al-hamnik/al-hamnik-summer-league-grind-a-way-of-life/article_00211c50-3a8c-5693-b029-7f864341800f.html

–  Malcolm Delaney  (from  Norm Wood, dailypress.com):  http://www.dailypress.com/sports/virginia-tech/dp-spt-feature-malcolm-delaney-virginia-tech-nba-0714-20160716-story.html

–  Ryan Anderson/Eric Gordon  (from Tamberlyn Richardson, Space City Scoop):  http://spacecityscoop.com/2016/07/17/takeaways-from-houston-rockets-introduction-of-ryan-anderson-and-eric-gordon/

–  D.J. Augustin  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):  http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2016/07/17/d-j-augustin-hopes-to-be-orlando-magics-security/

–  Justise Winslow  (from Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel):  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-justise-winslow-s071716-story.html

–  Wesley Johnson  (from Rowan Kavner, clippers.com):  http://www.nba.com/clippers/news/feet-feeling-100-percent-better-johnson-rejoins-clippers