Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/29/18

10 Takeaways From The 1st Preseason Games (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Draft & Stash Players: Where Are They Now? (from Alberto De Roa, Hoops Hype):
What NBA Officials Will Focus On This Season (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
BOS: Versatility: Celtics Show Glimpses Of Promising Future  (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Kyrie Irving’s Secret Workouts In Seattle (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
CHI: Bulls Practice Observations (from Will Perdue & Kendall Gill, NBC Sports):
CLE: Osman Is Ready For Expanded Role (from Kaelen Jones, Sports Illustrated):
DAL: Ryan Broekhoff’s Journey To The NBA (from Isaac Harris, Mavs.com):

 

DEN: Nuggets Are Asking Young Vet Gary Harris To Take Another Leap (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/539301/2018/09/28/at-only-24-gary-harris-is-a-young-veteran-the-nuggets-are-asking-to-take-another-leap/

 

GSW: Q & A: Andre Iguodala (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):

Read it here: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/28/warriors-andre-iguodala-on-his-health-last-seasons-playoffs-and-life-after-basketball/

HOU: Rockets Like What They See In James Ennis (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: How To Process The Pacers’ Obsession With Rebounding (from J Michael, Indy Star):

 

IND: Screening: O’Quinn Brings Rare Skill To Pacers (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/pacers/news/oquinn-brings-rare-skill-pacers

LAL: Kuzma Diversifying Role (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
MIL: Bucks’ Roster Analysis (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):

MIL: Budenholzer Will Teach His Players To Work Smarter (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):

Read it here:  https://behindthebuckpass.com/2018/09/29/milwaukee-bucks-mike-budenholzer-will-teach-players-work-smarter/

MIL: Brook Lopez Gives Bucks A Stretch 5  (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  https://stats.nba.com/articles/brook-lopez-gives-milwaukee-a-stretch-five/

MIN: Taj Gibson’s Leadership Style (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: Grading The Pels Roster  (from NBA Math):
NYK: Grading The Knicks Roster (from NBA Math):
NYK: Is Mudiay Ready To Break Out?  (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Training Camp Notes (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
OKC: How Much The Thunder Defense Suffers Without Roberson (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):

ORL: Clifford Working On Determining Vucevic & Bamba’s Roles (from John Denton, magic.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/magic/news/clifford-plans-experiment-playing-vucevic-and-bamba-together-20180928

POR: Seth Curry Brings Shot-Making, Underdog Mentality To Blazers (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):

SAC: Harry Giles Is Ready To Unleash (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  https://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/article219164180.html

TOR: Lowry Remains Raptors’ Most Compelling, Complicated Figure (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/555712/2018/09/28/despite-upheaval-kyle-lowry-remains-raptors-most-complicated-compelling-figure/

UTA: For Some Jazz Players, Learning To Sacrifice Playing Time Will Be Key (from Tony Jones, The Athletic):
WAS: Lineup Experimentation (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/7/18

Sixers Need To Start Unlocking Simmons-Embiid Pick-And-Roll (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
How Innovative Can New Raptors HC Nick Nurse Get?  (from Vivek Jacob, Raptors Republic):
New Hornets’ HC James Borrego’s Demand: Ball Movement  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Best Celtics’ Lineups In Different Situations (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Grading The Atlanta Hawks Roster (from NBA Math):
Timberwolves Player Profile: James Nunnally (from Dane Moore/Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage);
Caris LeVert’s Versatility (from Jac Manuell, Nets Republic):
OKC: Westbrook, Schroeder May Thrive While Sharing The Court  (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Nuggets: Could Akoon-Purcell Follow In Torrey Craig’s Footsteps? (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
What To Watch For In September (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
The Colorful Life & Shocking Death Of R.J. Adelman (from Jon Krawcynzki, The Athletic):
How Hoops Legend Henry Logan Overcame Injuries, Alcoholism & Illiteracy (from Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated):
David West: Consummate Pro (from Derek Tahara, NBA Analysis Network):
Mavs’ Assistant Coach Jamahl Mosley (from Debbie Fetterman, Dallas Morning News):
HOF Class Of 2018:
 Steve Nash 
 Steve Nash/Jason Kidd
 Grant Hill
 Jason Kidd/Rod Thorn 
 Ray Allen

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):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/27/18

Nuggets Need MillsapTo Fill In The Blanks  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
The EuroLeague’s Best Players: 50-41  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Q & A:  Steve Kerr (from Scott Ostler, SF Chronicle):
This Is Personal (from Steph Curry, The Players’ Tribune):
Spurs: Derozan Will Help In The Pick-And-Roll (from Brandon Meiners, Pounding The Rock):
Expect Big Changes To The  Spurs’ Pick-And-Roll Attack (from Brandon Meiners, Pounding The Rock):
Cavs’ Coach Lue Looks Forward To New Challenges (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Jazz: Royce O’Neale Was A Revelation Last Season; Now He’s Planning His Encore (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):
What Exum Needs To Show Next Season  (from John Keeffer, The J Notes):
Celtics: Why Healthy Hayward Is So Important (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
A By-The-Numbers Look At The Jazz’ 2017-18 Season (from Ryan Aston, The J Notes):
Heat: Can Adebayo & Whiteside Co-Exist? (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
5 Rookies Who Can Exceed Expectations In 2018-19 (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Q & A: James Nunnally  (from Kyle Ratke, timberwolves.com):
Pacers: How Evans Can Mesh With Oladipo (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
What Has Thon Maker Shown So Far?  (from Theodore Konstantellos, Behind The Buck Pass):
Film Room: Projecting The Magic’s Best Defensive Lineup (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Darius Bazley Opts To Train On His Own Instead Of Going To The G-League (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
Can Norvel Pelle Make The Sixers’ Roster This Year?  (from Larry Mendte, Hoops Habit):
Knicks: Mudiay’s Longevity Question (from Mike Cortez, The Knicks Wall):
Each Team’s Maximum 2019 Cap Space (from Keith P. Smith,  Real GM):
The New Rule Changes: Good For The Game (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
3 Players Who Raise OKC’s Win Potential (from Fernando Colmenero, Thunderous Intentions):
Q & A: Corey Maggette (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/21/18

Mental Health: Making The NBA Isn’t A Cure-All (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Jay Hernandez: The Man Behind Kemba Walker’s Rise To PG Royalty (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Channing Frye (from Erik Garcia Gundersen, USA Today):
How The Celtics Match Up With The Rockets (from Fred Katz, Mass Live):
Why Ed Davis Signing Sets Up Nets For Success (from Phil Watson, Nothin But Nets):
Resilient Roberson Working His Way Back (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
Do The Incentives In Capela’s Contract Reflect Rockets’ Priorities?  (from Rahat Huq, Forbes):
Recapping The Great Lakes Analytics In Sports Conference (from Vijay Vemu, Nylon Calculus):
De’Aaron Fox: Poised For Breakout Season?  (from Richard Ivanowski, Sactown Royalty):
Seth Curry: The Blazers’ Biggest Risk & Reward (from Jack Winter, Hoop Ball):
How Wendell Carter Will Make Markkanen Better (from Drew Favakeh, NBA Analysis Network):
Lonnie Walker IV: More Than A Hooper (from Alex Squadron, slamonline.com):
Free Throw Woes Could Limit Lakers’ Potential (from Christian Rivas, Silver Screen And Roll):
Grunwald Leaving McMaster For NBA Job (from Scott Radley, thespec.com):