Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/9/18 PART ONE

ATL: Takeaways From Hawks’ Preseason Games (from Greg Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
–  BOS: Kyrie’s Sick Handles: Inside His Bag Of Tricks (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
DAL: The Mavs’ Pick-And-Roll Academy (from Shehan Peiris, Blog Don’t Lie):
DEN: How The Nuggets & Jokic Are Trying To Survive Against Pick-And-Rolls  (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Malik Beasley Knows His Role. Can He Flourish Within It?  (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
LAL: The Metamorphosis Of Brandon Ingram  (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
MIL: We’re About To See A New Giannis  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
MIL:  Q & A: Khris Middleton (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
MIN: In Meeting With Thibs, Butler Reiterates His Desire To Be Traded (from Jon Krawcynzski, The Athletic):
NOP: Depression Had Jahlil Okafor In A Dark Place, But He’s Come A Long Way (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
PHI: Sixers Could Draw On Lob City’s Offense  To Utilize Fultz & Simmons  (from Kevin F. Love, Liberty Ballers):
PHO:  McDonough’s Firing:
SAC: Grading The Kings’ Roster (from NBA Math):
SAS: Grading The Spurs’ Roster (from NBA Math):
TOR: Inside The Raptors’ Big Bet Of Kawhi Loving Their Culture (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
TOR: The Raptors Want Even More From Delon Wright (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players:  11-20 (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):
Q & A: Spanish Coach Joan Plaza (from Alex Madrid, eurohoops.net):
What Impact Will The New Draft Lottery Rules Have On Tanking (from Bryan Toporek, The Step Back):
Next Step For NBA Is Hiring Women In Positions Of Power (from Associated Press):
Q & A: “Basketball: A Love Story” Director Dan Klores (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
“Love Of The Game”: Excerpt From “Basketball: A Love Story” (from ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/26/18

Each Team’s Greatest Flaw As Training Camps Open (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
10 Breakout Candidates (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BKN:  How The Boomers Helped Mitch Creek Land An NBA Opportunity (from fiba.basketball):
BKN: New Net Alan Williams Has Service In His Blood (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Horford Welcomes His Role (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
BOS: A Reintroduction To Hayward (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
CHI: Portis Is Embracing His Sixth Man Role (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DAL:  Inside JJ Barea’s Unique Bond With Puerto Rico  (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

DEN: The Nuggets Are Defined By Why They Play, Not Just How (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
GSW: A Statistical Analysis Of Why The Dubs Are The Golden Standard (from Jordan Wong, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Will Dubs’ Youth Movement Prevail? (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
IND: Pacers Not Letting Contract Situation Affect Chemistry (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
MEM: A Note To Memphis (from Chandler Parsons, The Players Tribune):
MIA: How Much Does The Rotation Matter? (from Couper Moorhead, heat.com):
MIL: Budenholzer Emphasizes Defensive Transition & Offensive Spacing (from Ben Steele, jsonline.com):
NYK: Finally Speaking With One Voice (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
PHO: What Kokoskov’s Offense Is All About  (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
PHO: Ryan Anderson Lands In Ideal Situation For A Fresh Start (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
WAS: Wizards Begin Commitment To Spacing The Floor (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: Brooks Wants Otto Porter To Shoot More (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
Whatever Happened To Big Country Reeves? (from Gerald Narciso, Bleacher Report):
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Checking In On Each Team’s Roster Count (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
QOTD (from PJ Tucker, responding to being asked if he cared about player rankings): “No, I could care less. Some guys care about that crap. But man, they could have me dead last. I really don’t care. What does it mean? If you’re 12, if you’re 15… It doesn’t change how many wins you’re gonna get, what you mean to your team. I’m sure somebody on Golden State isn’t even on the list, but he’s got a lot of rings. So, it doesn’t matter to me.”

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/24/18

Melo Will Be The Ultimate Test of The Rockets’ System (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Training Camp Questions For Each Team  (from Sports Illustrated):
Nuggets: Training Camp Storylines  (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
Nuggets: How HC Malone Is Approaching Upcoming Season (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Nuggets: A Brief History Of The Malone-Jokic Era So Far (from ZachMikash, Denver Stiffs):
Pistons: Training Camp Storylines  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
10 Relative Unknowns Approaching Defining Seasons In 2018-19 (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Q & A: Joe Lacob (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
CJ McCollum Interview (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
Sixers: Versatile Saric Has Even More Roles Ready To Unlock (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
Sixers: Embiid Strives For More Bully Ball (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
Grizzlies: Mike Conley’s Methodical Path Back To Health (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
Grading The Clippers Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Lakers Roster (from NBA Math):
Profile: Trainer Chris Brickley (from Sowmya Krishnamurthy, Highsnobeity):
Six Former Lottery Picks Facing Make-Or-Break Seasons  (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Bill Pope: Orlando’s New Director Of Pro Personnel (from Gary Bedore, kansascity.com):
How New Lottery Rules Change Tanking Incentives (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/17/18

Jokic Pushes The Boundaries Of Big Man Offense (from Shehan Peiris Blog Don’t Lie):
Q & A: Terry Rozier (from Clay Skipper, GQ):
How The Suns Have Turned Over The Roster Around Booker (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Nets: Dzanan Musa’s Basketball Journey (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
Nets: What Impact Will New Two-Way Signee Alan Williams Make?  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Raptors: Will The Bench Remain Dominant?  (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
Should The Heat Start Adebayo?  (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
Unlikely Rookies Who May Surprise (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Celtics: What To Expect From Theis  (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Jazz: Is This The Year Exum Arrives?  (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
How The Pacers Could Manage Their Crowded Backcourt (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Pistons: Galloway Ready To Get Going In Casey’s 3-Point Attack (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Meet The Locals Chasing Dreams At G-League Tryout (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/31/18

Joel Embiid In The Post (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
It’s Story Time (from Joel Embiid, The Players’ Tribune):
Will This Be OKC’s Breakthrough Season? (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
How The Dubs Create Open Looks For Steph & Klay (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
Is Jordan Bell The Warriors’ Center Of The Future?  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back ):
Q & A: Warriors’ Team President Rick Welts  (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Grizzlies:  Ivan Rabb Needs To Become More Versatile  (from Nathan Chester, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Grizzlies: SG Has Been Transformed To A Position Of Strength (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
Grizzlies: Watanabe’s 3-And-D Potential (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
The Rise Of Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
Who Will Fill Out The Celtics’ Rotation? (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Inside The Week Of Uncertainty Before Kyrie Officially Became A Celtic (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Celtics’ Best Defenders (from Kenny Doyle, Guy Boston Sports):
Heat: Should Whiteside Prioritize His Three-Point Game?  (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
The Future Of The Bucks & Bledsoe (from Dan Godziszewski, 94 Feet Report):
Nets: Extending Dinwiddie Is Complicated (from Jeff Siegel, Forbes):
Hornets: Two Potential Rotation Shifts  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Mirotic: The Pelicans’ Low-Usage, High-Efficiency Third Option (from Scott Levine, 94 Feet Report):
Close-up On Nuggets’ Big Three (from James Siegle, Nugg Love):
Jamal Murray & Gary Harris: Underrated Young Duo (from Bryan Toporek, Give Me Sport):
David West Was A Baaaaaaad Man During His Career (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Hack-A-Shaq Math: The Numbers Behind The Strategy (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
Podcast: Journey Inside The Numbers With Dean Oliver (from Adam Finkelstein, yurview.com):
The EuroLeague’s Best Players: 1-10  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Proximous Spirou GM Sebastian Bellin’s Inspiring Story: Don’t Call It A Comeback (from Jonathan Macri, The Step Back):
2017-18 Stat Leaders: Top Scorers Off Drives To The Rim (from NBA.com):
Saying Goodbye To Manu (from James Holas, Clutch Points):