Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/29/18

BKN: The Emergence Of Rodions Kurucs (from Chris Von Achen, Hashtag Basketball):
BKN: Marks & Atkinson Have Used Minimal Resources To Build Nets For Long-Term Success (from Jeff Feld, Forbes):
BOS: Indispensable Irving Gives The Celtics Time To Figure Things Out (from Ben Ladner, The STep Back):
BOS: Video: Marcus Smart’s Defense On Harden (from Matt Esposito):
CHA: How Long Can Tony Parker Keep Doing This? (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
DAL: Barnes Is Changing His Game Next To Luka (from Vladislav Shufinskiy ,The Smoking Cuban):
DET: Bruce Brown Makes The Grade In Defensive Tests (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: What Are The Dubs’ Options With McCaw?  (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
HOU: Harden Is Amazing But We’re Getting Worried About His Minutes (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
HOU: What Rivers Brings To The Rockets (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
LAL: Q & A: Ivica Zubac (from Mike Trudell, lakers.com):
MIA: Winslow Flashes Potential As Starting PG (from Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald):
MIL: Brook Lopez Is Making Opponents Pay For Hard Closeouts Along The Arc (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
MIN: What’s Left Of Wiggins’ Potential? (from James Grieco. Hoops Habit):
MIN: Thibodeau Through The Eyes Of His TimberBulls (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
PHO: Recapping The Suns’ Road Trip (from Yusuf Saleem, Bball Index):
PHO: TJ Warren’s Historic Three-Point Percentage Increase (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
SAC: Buddy Hield: Stellar Start To His 3rd Year (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
SAS: Bertans Is Becoming An Elite Role Player (from Jared Johnson, Bball Index):
UTA: Rudy Gobert Is Still Evolving As A Defender (from Ryan Miller, KSL):
UTA: The 2nd-Half Surge Is Coming For The Jazz (from John Keeffer, The JNotes):
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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 9/13/18

Tales From Advance Scouts Around The NBA  (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic);
Who Is Kawhi Leonard? (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
A Look At Jeremy Lamb (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Oladipo & Perpetual Motion (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
Josh Hart: The Next Steps (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
Expect LeBron To Amp Up Lakers’ Corner Three Production (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):
What Lonzo Ball Had Done To His Knee & What It Likely Means (from Dr. RS Brar, Silver Screen And Roll):
How Can Nurkic Become The Blazers’ Needed Third Piece? (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Andre Drummond’s Development (from Steve Jones, Jr/Jordan Brenner, Cleaning The Glass):
For Gary Clark, Two-Way Deal With Rockets Is Golden Opportunity  (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
The G-League Is Becoming  More Important For Player Development (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
Ralph Lawler Is Retiring As The Voice Of The Clippers (from Bill Plaschke, LA Times):
Sean Marks’ Draft Record Bodes Well For Nets’ Next Picks (from Jason Max Rose, Nets Daily):
Breakout Seasons That Will Change The NBA (from BBall Breakdown):
Will The Grizzlies Be A Good Shooting Team This Year?  (from Grizzly Bear Blues):
How Otto Porter & The Wizards Can Reach A New Level (from Andrew Favakeh, Clutch Points):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/13/18

Q & A: New Hawks HC Lloyd Pierce (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
What’s Next For The Cavs? (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Sixers: With Help Of Data Scientist, Coaches, Analytics Dept. Seek To Strengthen Communication (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):
How NBA GMs Vacation & Deal With Cell Phone Addiction (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
OKC: Daniel Hamilton Hopes Year At PG Proves Valuable In NBA Quest (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Cavs: Speeding Up Should Help Sexton & Osman (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Nets: Turning Agony into Opportunity (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
MEM: Grit & Grind Is Back, Sort Of (from Eric Spyropolous, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Why Wagner May Be Perfect Fit For LBJ, Lakers (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Adebayo: Heat’s Future At Center?  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Can Watanabe Become Japan’s Second-Ever NBA Player? (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Marcus Smart Sign-And-Trade Considerations (from Ryan Bernardoni, Danger Cart):
Raptors: Nick Nurse’s Expectations (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
Why James Ennis Is A Perfect Fit For The Rockets (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Kevin Knox Could Be A Star For Knicks (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
The Knicks May Have Unearthed A Gem In Mitchell Robinson (from Tommy Beer, Forbes):
Wendell Carter: The Bulls May Have Hit It Big (from Ricky O’Donnell, SB Nation):
Q & A: Dell Demps (from Rod Walker, The Advocate):
Isaac Bonga Wouldn’t Be The Lakers’ First 6’9″ PG (from Bill Oram, The Athletic):
Trade Tracker: Grades & Details (from ESPN):
Most Impactful FA Signings Of The Summer (from Jonathan Macri, The Step Back):
LVSL: Rookie Observations (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
Free Agency Update (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Free Agency & Summer League Observations (from Kyle Ratke, timberwoves.com):
Anfernee Simons: The Draft Class’ Biggest Enigma (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/29/18

GSW 101, HOU 92:
Game 7: How The East Was Won (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
LBJ Takes Immaculate Care Of His Body & The NBA World Is In Awe (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
ECF Game 7: Gerald Green Answered The Call (from Harvey Araton, NY Times):
One Flaw Each Top Rookie Needs To Fix (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
Pacers: Player Review: Cory Joseph Catalyzed Defensive Chain Reactions (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
The Uniqueness Of Trae Young’s Playmaking (from Ricky Scricca, Nylon Calculus):
Draft Decision Tracker: Who’s In; Who’s Going Back To School (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Nets: Making The G-League Matter In Long Island (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Jeff Bzdelik Clinic Notes (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):