Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/16/18

Kings:  MBIII Will Need To Shoot To Be A Star (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Can Melo Fit In With The Rockets? (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Can Hayward Give The Celtics Enough Firepower To Make The Finals? (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
D’Angelo Russell, & His Knees, Will Guide Nets’ 2018-19 Plans  (from Brian Lewis,  NY Post):
Gary Trent, Jr.: Son’s Time To Shine (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Celtics Vs. Warriors: 13 Things To Watch  (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
The Upstart Pacers Are Grounded In Restraint (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Where Dejounte Murray Goes From Here (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
How The Pels Can Maximize Shooting (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
PG Is Only The Start Of ORL’s Weaknesses (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
The Magic Want To Brew Something BIG  (from Nick Zappulla, RealGM):
Pels:  There’s A Wing Missing (form Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
Jazz: Exum Is Both Expendable And Indispensable (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
How Does Donovan Mitchell Compare To Past High-Scoring Rookies?  (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
Raptors: Grades For The Past Five 1st-Round Picks (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):
Trey Burke Significantly Improved Finishing Near The Rim (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Players Ready To Thrive In New Situations (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Nuggets’ Monte Morris: Strong Facilitator With Underrated Scoring Acumen (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Nick Young: What It’s Like To Win For The 1st Time (from Adam Caparell, Complex):
Rookie Encyclopedia: Welcome To Europe (from Sam Meyerkopf, nextstep-basketball.com):
2019 Draft Prospects Rankings (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
2019 Draft: An Early Look At Top Prospects (from Steve Dewald, Ridiculous Upside):
Why Shams Charania Is Leaving Yahoo For The Athletic (from Aaron Mansfield, Complex):
Q & A: 17-year-old Agent Ariel Levy (from Ryan Ward, Clutch Sports):

 

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

Carmelo: A Complicated But Promising Fit With The Rockets (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Why Things Will Be Different For Carmelo Under D’Antoni This Time (from Dan Favale, Bleacher report):
Nuggets: What’s Next For Jamal Murray?  (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Can The Pels Defeat Space With Pace?  (from Jake Paynting, hashtag Basketball):
Pels’ Perfect Fit: When The Brow Met Niko  (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
Dillon Brooks Interview (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
Grizzlies: Mike Conley Eager To Bounce Back From His Most Frustrating Year (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
– Come Summer 2019, Kenny Atkinson Will Be Real Face Of Nets (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Joe Harris Embodies The Nets’ Work Ethic (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
After Adding James Nunnally, A Look At The Wolves’ Depth Chart (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
NBA Teams Need To #Let Luol Play (from Huw Hopkins, Double Clutch):
– Lance Thomas Is One Of The NBA’s Good Guys (from Paul Centopani, The Step Back):
Knicks: Breaking Down The 2 Most Important Decisions This Offseason (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News);
Celtics: Stevens Not Worried About Starting Lineup (from Nicole Yang, boston.com):
What Do The Kings Do With All Their Big Men? (from James Ham, NBC Sports):
Q & A: Vince Carter (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Andre Iguodala (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Brian Bowen Signs To Play Professionally In Australia (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Player Type By Shot Selection (from Natnael Kitaw, Nylon Calculus):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/1/18

Q & A: Grizllies EVP John Hollinger (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
DeAndre Ayton: At A Fork In The Road (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Film Room: Why Bamba Will Be An Elite Shot Blocker (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Defense Will Propel Thunder To New Heights (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
Luke Kennard: NBA’s Next Great Shooter? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Lakers Have The Best Group Of Rebounding Guards (from Silver Screen And Roll):
The Hawks Are Building Something Real Around Young And Collins (from Jonathan Rosenberg, Sporting News):
Harden Laughs Off Talk That Rockets Took A Step Back This Summer (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2018/08/01/james-harden-laughs-off-talk-that-the-rockets-took-a-step-back-this-summer

Messy Summer Thins Rockets’ Margin For Error (from Jack Winter, Hoopball):
How Mitchell Robinson Was Built Into A Steal (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Mitchell Robinson Has Much To Learn (from Zach Diluzio, Posting And Toasting ):
Time For Fultz To Shoot His Shot (from Ronald Glover, The Starting Five):
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What Does Bjelica Bring To The Kings? (from Jake Fitzgibbons/Kevin Brand, Hoopball):
The Miami Heat Influence On David Fizdale Is Clear (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Video Breakdown: Miami Heat Defense (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Read and watch it here:
Why & How The Offensive Pairing Of Turner/Sabonis Needs To Evolve (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Frank Session, Drew League MVP (from Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated):
The NBA’s Billion Dollar Bear Market (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
The Most Interesting Rookie-Extension Cases (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
The NBA & MGM Partner On Sports Betting (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
Q & A: Scott Kaufman-Ross, NBA Head Of Fantasy & Gaming (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
Discerning Decision-Making From 3-Point Shot Type (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/12/18

Bob Myers & Steve Kerr: Exit Interviews (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Bob Myers: The Secret Hand Making It All Work  (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
Bob Myers: Q & A (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Durant Stands Apart Among All-Time Greats (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Kevin Durant & The Dagger That Foreshadowed The Broom (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
How Draymond Sacrificed To Help Build The Dubs’ Dynasty (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Xs & Os Behind GSW’s Championship Run (from Austin Anderson, Fast Model Sports):
Steph Curry Is In The VIP Room Of NBA History (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Dubs: Offseason Priorities & Targets (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Film Tribute: OKC’s Defensive “Suicide Squad” (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
Sixers: How Ben Simmons Can Improve: More Than Just Shooting (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
The Raptors’ Biggest Flaw (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):
The Celtics Have Marshaled The NBA’s Most Valuable Resource – Versatility (from Jay King, The Athletic):
Daniel Theis: An Atypical Rookie (from Matt Chin, Celtics Blog):
Heat: Positionless Play Needs A Whiteside-Sized Retool (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Will The Best Player Go #1 In The Draft? (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Doncic: Draft Scouting Video (from Draft Express/ESPN):
Miles Bridges’ Film Breakdown (from Ben Falk/Bjorn Zetterberg, Cleaning The Glass):
Is Wendell Carter Quick Enough For Today’s NBA?  (from Jackson Hoy, The Stepien):
What Every East Team Needs This Summer (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
How Nuggets’ Asst GM Calvin Booth Helped Change Basketball Fortunes In Ireland (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
The Kings’ Offseason Preview (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Meet The Cameraman Whose Job Was To Shadow LBJ In The Finals (from Richard Dietsch, The Athletic):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/25/18

Sloan Conference, Day 2 (from Nylon Calculus):
Cavs: LBJ & The New 4 (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
Wolves: Surviving Butler’s Injury (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
From Jackson Frank, Patreon.com:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/17181535
Wiggins’ Offensive Regression (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
Can Dejounte Murray Be The Next Great Spur?  (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Spurs: What’s Up With Kawhi Leonard’s Injury?  (from Lucas Seehafer, Zone Coverage):
Ballmer: Clippers Traded Griffin To Build For Modern NBA (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Pels: AD Is In The Midst Of The Best 4-Game Stretch Of His Career  (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
Julius Randle: Dynamic Scoring Threat (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Mavs: Is Playing Dennis Smith Off-The-Ball A Nod To Draft Plans?  (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
Sunday Notes: Harden, Raptors, Silver, Hornets & More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Kings: Labissiere Knows It’s Time To Step Up (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
For The Dubs, It All Still Starts With Curry (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
The Toughest Transition For NBA Rookies (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Pistons Playbook: Three-Point Defense (from Matthew Way, Piston Powered):
Video: How The Wolves Adjusted Their Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Lillard Time (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
Despite Flying Under The Radar, Poeltl Does A Lot For The Raptors (from Jordan Skuse, Raptors HQ):
Donovan Mitchell: Proving That He Is A Star (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Justise Winslow: Finding A Rhythm (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Bucks: 40-Year-Old Jason Terry Provides A Lift On & Off The Court (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
– Young Player To Watch On Each WC Lottery-Bound Team (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):