Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/16/18

BKN: Driving Sets Tone For Improving Offense  (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BKN: Kurucs Is Starting To Blossom (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BKN: Dinwiddie’s 6MOY Credentials (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS: Heavy Legs & Tired Brains Snap The Win Streak (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Still Room To Improve (from Marc D’Amico, celtics.com):
CHA: The New Coaching Staff Has Established A New Culture (from Andrew Waters, At The Hive):
CHI: Popovich Says Boylen Knows What It Takes To Win (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
CHI: Boylen, Popovich Describe Bulls’ Comeback Win (from Michael Wright, ESPN):
DAL: Video Breakdown: Mavs’ Five Favorite Plays (from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nyugen):
DAL: How Doncic Won Over The Entire Mavs Organization Long Before He Was Drafted (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
DAL: Do The Mavs Have Too Many Good Players? (from Kohl Rast, The Smoking Cuban):
DAL: Welcome To The NBA, Ryan Broekhoff (from Ben Mallis, Pick And Roll):
DEN: Inside Nick Young’s Journey From The Couch To The Nuggets (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Drummond’s Blocks Highlight Defensive Improvement (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: Jerebko Feels Empowered Under Dubs’ Culture (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: Q & A: Steph Curry (from James Ham, NBC Sports):
IND: On Thaddeus Young’s Role Player Tour De Force (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAL: Lonzo’s Defensive Impact (from Joey Ramirez, Lakers.com):
MEM: Jevon Carter’s Solid NBA Debut (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: Derrick Jones, Jr Is Earning Meaningful Minutes (from David Furones, Miami Herald):
MIN: The Rotation Challenges That Come With Having Depth (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
ORL: Magic Making Great Strides On Defense (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
PHO: Booker Magnificent In Return; Suns Beginning To Gel (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
SAC: The Ups & Downs Of Willie Cauley-Stein (from Alex West, BBall Index):
TOR: Is Chris Boucher Ready For His Potential NBA Moment? (from JD Quirante, RaptorsHQ):
Drew Gooden On What It’s Like To Be Traded (from NBC Sports):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/7/18

BKN: Sweet-Shooting Treveon Graham Knows He Can’t Be One-Dimensional Player (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Brad Wanamaker’s Long International Journey To The NBA (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
CHI: Blakeney Continues To Bring Energy & Develop His Game (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
CHI: Bulls Ranked Near The Top In Both Ball Movement & Player Movement (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
DAL: Traveling Is Called Differently In The NBA Than In Europe: Doncic Needs To Adjust  (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
DEN: Strong Bench Play So Far (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
DET: Reggie Bullock Is The X-Factor  (from Gabriel Allen, The Sports Daily):
GSW: Damian Jones Development Is Looking More Legit (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
GSW: DMC Works To Shed Unflattering Reputation (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
LAC: Is Jerome Robinson Too Unselfish?  (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
 MEM: Q & A: Assistant Coach Chad Forcier (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
MIL: Budenholzer Pushing Bucks To Keep Hands High & Fouls Low (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NYK: Presenting Exhibit 10: Another Reason To Love The Front Office (from Alex Wolfe, Posting & Toasting):
SAS: With Murray At The Helm, Spurs Will Play Faster  (from Jeff McDonald, Express-MNews):
SAS: Dejounte Murray Is Developing His Jumper (from Nathan Kudla, Project Spurs):
SAS: Bryn Forbes Has Put In The Work To Improve (from David Flores, kens5.com):
TOR: Ibaka Is Defending Bigger Players As Raptors Downsize (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Top DPOY Candidates (from Jared Woodcox, J Notes):
Rookies Most Likely To Exceed Expectations (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Each Team’s Best Player Who Might Not Make Opening Night Roster (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
Preseason Notes & Observations (from William Lou, The Score):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players, 31-40 (from Anotnis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):

 

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 9/21/18

Q & A: Steve Kerr (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Q & A: Pelicans’ Assistant Coach Chris Finch  (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
The Most Intriguing Players This Season (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Q & A: Tony Parker (from Matt Rochinski, hornets.com):
MIP Candidates Ready To Break Out (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher report):
How Sean Marks Brought The Nets Back From The Abyss  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Jarrett Allen Carries A New Profile Into His Second Nets’ Training Camp (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Grading The Pacers Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Rockets Roster (from NBA Math):
10 Teams That Made  Meaningful Changes Entering 2018-19 Season (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Jamal Crawford: “I Could Just Sign A Deal To Sign A Deal”  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Sixers Believe Brand Can Help Make Them A FA Destination  (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
Presti’s Plan For 2018-19 Thunder: Fast But Accurate (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
Presti On Steven Adams (from Ananth Pandian, 247 Sports):
Film Room: More Important: Making Threes Or Defending Threes? (from Josh Cohen, maigc.com):
What’s Left For Alex Len? (from Nick Sciria, Cleaning The Glass):
How Far Can The Contrarian, Big, Defensive Jazz Go This Season?  (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
The Clippers Hired Lee Jenkins For What He Did Best At SI  (from Ben Strauss, Washington Post):
The Clippers Almost Had A Lee Jenkins Precedent, 25 Years Ago (from Jon Greenberg, The Athletic):
Ref Lauren Holtkamp: Perfecting Her Craft & Carving A Career Path For Women (from Dan Greene, Sports Illustrated):
Jackie MacMullan/Rafe Bartholomew’s Book Ties Generational Stars To Common Thread (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Brandon Ingram: The Lakers’ Wild Card (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Breaking Down Magic & Pelinka’s Presser  (from Mike Trudell, lakers.com):
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Knicks: Stressing Patience & Taking The Long View (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/26/18

Robert Williams: Following DeAndre Jordan’s Path  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Will Robert Williams Develop Into A Capela Clone?  (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Why The Mavs Are The Right Fit For Luka (from David Griffin, Dallas Morning News):
Wendell Carter Is A Different Type Of Modern Big Man (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Why Trae Young’s Best Days Have Yet To Come (from Adam Spinella, Clutch Points):
The Nuggets Have Locked Down Nikola Jokic (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
MJP’s Waiting Game (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Inside the Rockets’ Proposal To Flip The Draft & Free Agency (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Keita Bates-Diop Is A Story Of Resilience (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Wizards’ Pick Troy Brown Is Eager To Prove He Belongs (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Dubs’ Pick Jacob Evans Brings Toughness, Grit (from Ryan Gorcey, SF Examiner):
Pistons’ Pick Khyri Thomas: Defense Is Part Of His DNA (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Q & A: Pacers’ Pick Alize Johnson (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
What Value Does Wanamaker Have In Boston? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
How Ryan Broekhoff Is Following In Joe Ingles’ Footsteps (from Damien Arsenis, The Pick And Roll):
Oladipo: Still Seeking Improvement (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
How Much Do The Heat Need Ellington To Stay? (from Patrick Miller, Nylon Calculus):
Olynyk Has Found His Groove (from JJ Adams, The Province):
Jazz’ Preseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
How Boston & Philadelphia Can Avoid OKC’s Fate (from Ben Mertens, Welcome To Loud City):
On The Eve Of Marcus Smart’s Free Agency, The Celtics Should Remember The Kendrick Perkins Trade (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Teams Entering Franchise-Altering Free Agency (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):