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 10/5/18

BKN:  Q & A: Jared Dudley  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BOS: Inside Gordon Hayward’s Misery-Filled Fight To Play Again (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BOS: The Rebuild Is Over. It’s Winning Time (from Romy Nehme, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Star Track: Kyrie Irving (from The Ringer)
DAL: The Mavs Hire Bob Voulgaris  (from Matt Bonesteel, Washington Post):
DEN: How Torrey Craig’s Path Through The NBL Has Shaped His NBA Game (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
IND: What’s Next For The Pacers? (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
IND: Pacers Preseason Games Primer (from TonyEast, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Rondo’s Importance To The Lakers’ Present And Future  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
LAL: Film Room: Hart Replaces KCP In The Starting Lineup  (from Silver Screen And Roll ):
LAL: LBJ Praises Ingram After Lakers’ 1st Preseason Win  (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
MIL: DiVincenzo Won’t Let A Few Missed Shots Get Him Down (from Ben Steele, jsonline.com):
NOP: Jahlil Okafor Eager For Fresh Start (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
NYK: Kanter’s Realistic Three-Point Shooting Output (from Matt Spendley, The Knicks Wall):
PHI: Everything Is Different Now (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
PHI: Star Track: Joel Embiid (from The Ringer):
PHO: Grading The Suns’ Roster (from NBA Math):
PHO: The Suns Still Need A PG (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
POR: Grading The Blazers’ Roster (from NBA Math):
TOR: Are We Forgetting About Danny Green? (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
Video: Stopping The Pick And Roll (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players, 51-60  (from Anotnis Stroggylakis, europhoops.net):
Intriguing 2019 Draft Prospects (from Roger Acker, Hoops Habit):
Q & A: Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum (from Eion Connolly, SportsPro):

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 9/8/18

How Steph Curry Became “Steve Nash On Steroids” (from Mark Medina, Bay Area News Group):
Grading The Celtics’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Timberwolves’ Player Profile: Andrew Wiggins (from Dane Moore/Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
The Shot That Can Take Jamal Murray To The Next Level (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Tobias Harris’ Limitations & Untapped Versatility (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Sixers: Would Bringing Saric Off The Bench Make Sense? (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
Season Review: How Iguodala Proved His Worth (from Vijay Singh, Golden State Of Mind):
Suns: Building A Lineup Around Defensive Switch Coverages (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Heat: Is There A Point Where Trading Dragic Makes Sense? (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Q & A: Grant Hill (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Future FA Details By Team (from Real GM):
10-Year Net Rating Rankings – Infographics For All 30 Teams (from Real GM):
B.J. Armstrong’s Early Gym Hours Led To The NBA (from Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press):
Catching Up With Adam Morrison (from Brian Bennett, The Athletic):
Sue Bird & Kyrie Irving: Basketball’s Best PG Friendship (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
The Way The Spurs Need To Turn Defense Into Offense (from Pounding The Rock):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/2/18

Video Breakdown: De’Anthony Melton (from Spencer Pearlman, Front Office Eye):
The HOU-PHO Trade (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Lakers Stretching Deng Q & A (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Celtics: Key Stats To Track This Season (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Not Enough Minutes For The Heat’s Deep Roster?  (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
How Will Valanciunas Fit In Raptors’ Rotation?  (from Darien, Raptors Cage):
Melo’s Fit With The Rockets (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
The Spain Pick-And-Roll (from KJ Smith, Medium):
Suns’ Stats Thread: Deep Dive Into Exum, Niang, Bradley, Allen  (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):
Players Who Could Breakout In Big Way Next Season (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Spencer Dinwiddie: 6MOY Candidate?  (from Jac Manuell, Nets Republic):
Special Factors That Will Make 2019 Free Agency Even More Interesting (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Updated Salary & Roster Sheets (from Keith P. Smith):
Steve Nash: Prodigal Sun (from Matt Petersen, NBA.com):
Hawks’ Season Preview (from DefPen):
–  Video: Teodosic’s Best 2017-18 Dishes (from NBA.com):
Q & A: Mo Dakhil  (from Daniel Volkov, SlamDunk3):
Pelicans: Trevon Bluiett Hoping To Make A Splash (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
How Lanard Copeland’s Final NBA Play Set Up 27 Years In Australia (from Roy Ward, Sydney Morning Herald):