Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/13/16

–  Getting Offense Unstuck Tops SVG’s To-Do List  (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/getting-offense-unstuck-tops-svgs-do-list-pistons-near-nba-regular-season

–  How The Spurs’ Post-Centric Offense Can Keep Them Elite  (from Mike Monroe, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2669178-how-the-spurs-post-centric-offense-can-keep-them-among-nbas-elite-teams

What To Expect From Joel Embiid This Season  (from Bryan Toporek, BBall Breakdown):

Read and view it here: http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/10/12/can-76ers-fans-expect-joel-embiid-2016-17/

This Season’s Top Rookies’ Exploitable Weaknesses (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2668598-the-scouting-report-that-will-expose-every-top-2016-17-nba-rookie

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Under-The-Radar Rookies  (from Tyler Conway, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2668995-nba-preseason-2016-schedule-and-predictions-for-under-the-radar-rookies

–  Magic Preach Team Basketball (from Cody Taylor,  Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-magic-preach-team-basketball/

–  Hawks’ Offense: A Work In Progress (from Peachtree Hoops):

Read it here: http://www.peachtreehoops.com/2016/10/13/13253390/atlanta-hawks-offense-preseason-nba

–  Warriors’ Chemistry: Incorporating Durant’s Game (from Erik Malinowski, Bleacher report):

Read  it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2669238-warriors-insider-for-a-budding-superteam-chemistry-means-everything

And from Monte Poole (nbcbayarea.com):  http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/csn/warriors/Cracking_code_of_Curry_s_passive_preseason_shooting-396894681.html

Celtics: Playmakers  (from Lachlan Marr, celticsblog.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.celticsblog.com/2016/10/13/13264910/boston-celtics-playmakers-nba

–  JaVale McGee Is Trying To Revive His Career  (from Anthony Slater,  Bay Area News Group):

Read it here:  http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2016/10/12/javale-mcgee-trying-to-shed-shaqtin-a-fool-label-revive-career-with-warriors/

–  Jon Leuer Gives Pistons New Flexibility  (from Brandon Marlow, Piston Powered):

Read it here:  http://pistonpowered.com/2016/10/12/jon-leuer-provides-pistons/

–  Finding A New Future For Low-Post Big Men  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Read and view it here:  https://theringer.com/nba-big-men-future-zach-randolph-greg-monroe-74ecd04a1ab5#.3hy46mh19

Lakers Look To Build Defensive Habits That Will Limit Fouls  (from Tania Ganguli,  LA Times):

Read it here:  http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/la-sp-lakers-report-20161012-snap-story.html

And from Mark Medina, LA Daily News:  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/lakers-731972-walton-players.html

–  Podcast: Sixers Coach Brett Brown  (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):

Listen to it here:  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2016/10/13/pbt-podcast-sixers-coach-brett-brown-talks-joel-embiid-building-a-culture-job-security/

–  Andrew Bogut (from Scott Howard-Cooper, NBA.com):

Read it here; http://www.nba.com/article/2016/10/13/dallas-mavericks-andrew-bogut-hopes-stay-team-long-term

And from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/dallas/mavericks/post/_/id/4706506/andrew-bogut-qa-leaving-golden-state-part-of-the-business

–  Chasson Randle:  Proving He Is NBA-Ready  (from Keith Schlosser,  sny.tv):

Read it here:  https://www.sny.tv/knicks/news/with-rose-out-randle-continues-to-prove-hes-nba-ready/205948846

–  Derrick Jones, Jr. Takes Unexpected Detour To Suns  (from Paul Coro, azcentral.com):

Read it here:  http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2016/10/11/derrick-jones-jr-takes-unexpected-nba-detour-suns/91919078/

–  Hawks’ Season Preview  (from Kris Willis, Peachtree Hoops):

Read it here:  http://www.peachtreehoops.com/2016/10/12/13252688/atlanta-hawks-2016-17-nba-season-preview

–  Suns Preparing Tyler Ulis To Float Into The Rotation (from Kevin Zimmerman, Arizona Sports):

Read it here:  http://arizonasports.com/story/861323/suns-preparing-tyler-ulis-to-float-into-the-rotation/

Clippers’ Starting Small Forward Spot Could Remain A Matchup based Decision  (from Dan Woike, OC Register):

Read it here:  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/want-731948-rivers-clippers.html

–  Magic Training Camp Invitee Kevin Murphy Hopes To Stick In The NBA  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):

Read it here: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-orlando-magic-kevin-murphy-1011-20161010-story.html

–  Draft-And-Stash prospect Cedi Osman Will Be Ready Next Season  (from Quenton Albertie,  King James Gospel):

Read it here:  http://kingjamesgospel.com/2016/10/13/cleveland-cavaliers-cedi-osman-instant-contributor/

–  Front-Office Insider:  Rookie Scale Options  (from Bobby Marks, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/front-office-insider-the-rookie-scale-option-143821675.html

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/11/16

–  James Harden Is The Changing Face Of The Point Guard Position  (from Jonathan Tjarks, Real GM):

–  Joe Lacob, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala On Free Agency, Last Season’s Finals And More (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):

Read it here:  http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/10/11/kevin-durant-joe-lacob-shed-more-light-on-durants-free-agency-decision/

and from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2016/10/10/the-wait-was-worth-it-for-warriors-owner-joe-lacob/

–  The NBA’s Shot Doctors  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://theringer.com/nba-shooting-coaches-kent-bazemore-kawhi-leonard-8660e9939680#.6koxlh1xi

–  The Blazers’ Home-Road Discrepancy  (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/article/2016/10/10/one-team-one-stat-portland-trail-blazers-home-road

The Grizzlies: Forcing Turnovers (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/article/2016/10/10/one-team-one-stat-grizzlies-turnovers-rebounds

D’Angelo Russell: Leading The Lakers To Their New Identity (from Drew Garrison, Silver Screen And Roll):

Read it here:  http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2016/10/10/13225104/la-lakers-dangelo-russell-ontario-denver-nuggets

–  Blake Griffin’s Improved Shot Mechanics  (from Tom West, Clipperholics):

Read and view it here:  http://clipperholics.com/2016/10/07/la-clippers-blake-griffin-improved-shot-mechanics/

–  Glenn Robinson III: Fighting For Minutes (from Al Hamnik,  NWTimes.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/basketball/professional/pacers/glenn-robinson-iii-has-earned-pacers-respect/article_4964976c-cdda-5c54-90e2-2fea9c8ae844.html

Nurkic Could Win Comeback Player Award  (from Brandon Carney,  Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/10/11/jusuf-nurkic-could-win-comeback-player-of-the-year/

–  Thunder’s Offense Needs Massive Overhaul  (from Jon Hamm, Bleacher report))

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2668049-okc-thunders-offense-needs-massive-overhaul-without-kevin-durant

–  Thunder: Oladipo And Abrines Are Working On Their Post Games  (from Erik Horne):

Read and view it here:  http://newsok.com/what-victor-oladipos-learned-from-russell-westbrooks-post-game/article/5521887

–  Kawhi Leonard:  Filling The Post-Duncan Leadership Void  (from Jeff McDonald, Express News):

Read it here:  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/Spurs-Leonard-becoming-the-voice-of-the-9961543.php?t=b406b5a746927fc3fb&cmpid=twitter-premium

–  Tyronn Lue Interview  (from the Jim Rome Show):

Read it here:  http://cavsnation.com/head-coach-tyronn-lue-opens-coaching-cavs-championship/

–  Heat Ready To Bounce Back After Summer Of Roster Change  (from David Aldridge,  nba.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/article/2016/10/10/morning-tip-miami-heat-erik-spoelstra-moves-dwyane-wade-chris-bosh

–  Jeremy Lin: Back From The Depths  (from Mike Mazzeo,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york/brooklyn-nets/post/_/id/23787/up-from-the-depths-how-jeremy-lin-got-back-on-point

–  Will Teams Double-Team Dwight Howard?  (from Chris Vivlamore,  ajc.com):

Read it here:  http://www.ajc.com/sports/basketball/double-team-not-double-team-howard-that-the-question/mH0edlHSZi9LM1qqh1NB9K/

–  Analyzing The Bucks’ Offensive Style  (from Eric Nehm,  brewhoop.com):

Read it here:  http://www.brewhoop.com/2016/10/11/13155094/milwaukee-bucks-offensive-style

–  Hornacek “Overjoyed” With Chasson Randle  (from Marc Berman, NY Post):

Read it here:  http://nypost.com/2016/10/11/knicks-young-point-guard-picks-up-two-major-endorsements/

–  How Assistant Coach Dan Burke Has Lasted 20 Years With The Pacers  (from Nate Taylor, indystar.com):

Read it here:  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2016/10/10/insider-pacers-place-their-faith-defense-dan-burke/91847296/

Sergio Rodriguez Is Critical To Sixers’ Big Men’s Progress (from Bob Cooney, philly.com):

Read it here:   http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20161011_Cooney__Sixers__new_point_guard_critical_to_big_men_s_progress.html

–  Demetrius Jackson “Comes To Work Every Day”  (from Mark D’Amico, celtics.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/sidebar/prac-101016-jackson-is-learning-a-new-routine-as-an-nba-rook

–  How Will Evan Turner Fit With The Blazers Defensively?  (from Willy Raedy,  Blazers’ Edge)

Read and view it here:  http://www.blazersedge.com/2016/10/11/13240252/portland-trail-blazers-evan-turner-2016-nba-free-agency-defense-analysis

Orlando Magic Film Room: 5 Keys To Increase FTAs (from Josh Cohen,  magic.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.nba.com/magic/news/film-room-increase-free-throws-cohen-20161011

–  Hornets’ Season Preview  (from Nicklaus Denning, At TheHive):

Read it here:  http://www.atthehive.com/2016/10/10/13219182/charlotte-hornets-2016-17-season-preview-nba-sbnation

Spurs’ Season Preview (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):

Read it here: http://www.poundingtherock.com/2016/10/10/13213016/san-antonio-spurs-2016-17-season-preview

Podcast: Alvin Gentry And Jason Lloyd Interviews (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):

Listen to it here:  http://www.ajc.com/sports/basketball/double-team-not-double-team-howard-that-the-question/mH0edlHSZi9LM1qqh1NB9K/

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/30/16

Celtics: Building From The Middle  (from Ben Rohrbach, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/bdl-25-al-horford-the-celtics-and-building-from-the-nba-middle-193013927.html

–  Dwyane Wade Continues To Expand His Game  (from Sam Smith,  bulls.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/dwyane-wade-continues-expand-his-game

–  Derrick Rose Is Getting Used To The Triangle (from Ian Begley, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/65298/knicks-derrick-rose-getting-used-to-foreign-triangle-offense

–  Lopez/Lin Relationship Vital For Nets  (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

Read it here:  http://nypost.com/2016/09/29/nets-hopes-rest-on-budding-relationship-of-their-big-two/

–  Denzel Valentine’s Versatility  (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-denzel-valentine-developing-bulls-spt-0930-20160929-story.html

–  DeAndre Bembry’s Versatility  (from Chris Vivlamore, myajc.com):

Read it here:  http://www.myajc.com/news/sports/basketball/hawks-bembry-opening-eyes-of-coaches-teammates-wit/nshDh/

–  Four Ways Dwight Howard Can Make The Hawks Better  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/dwight-howard-season-preview-hawks-fit/45rwz80th6w51fpxe654jhsjp

–  Mindaugas Kuzminskas May Be Carmelo’s Backup  (from Marc Berman, NY Post):

Read it here:  http://nypost.com/2016/09/29/knicks-rookie-with-catchy-nickname-may-be-carmelos-backup/

 Ibaka Embracing New Opportunity  (from John Denton, Magic.com):

Reaed and view it here:  http://www.nba.com/magic/news/serge-ibaka/motivated-story-denton-20160929

–  SVG Considering 10-Deep Rotation  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):

Read it here:  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2016/09/29/detroit-pistons-roster/91274104/

–  Pau Gasol Can Be A Better Duncan Replacement Than You Think  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/pau-gasol-spurs-tim-duncan-offense-breakdown/odl08k4j9qbj15dt5ozraum0x

–  Aldridge, Gasol And Extra Spacing  (from Paul Garcia, Project Spurs):

Read and view it here:  http://projectspurs.com/2016-articles/aldridge-gasol-and-extra-spacing.html

–  Tyson Chandler Embraces Suns’ Direction  (from Paul Coro, azcentral.com):

Read it here:  http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2016/09/29/tyson-chandler-embraces-phoenix-suns-youth-direction/91281406/

–  Marquese Chriss’ Potential  (from Paul Coro,  azcentral.com):

Read it here:  http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2016/09/29/marquese-chriss-potential-leaps-suns-forefront/91299602/

Karl-Anthony Towns: The Perfect Storm  (from Adam Figman, slamonline.com):

Read it here:  http://www.slamonline.com/the-perfect-storm/

–  Nets Embrace Holistic Approach To Health (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

Read it here:  http://nypost.com/2016/09/28/nets-buy-in-to-tough-training-but-brook-lopez-misses-slurpees/

–  Why Watching Has Made Embiid Better  (from Mike Sielski, philly.com):

Read it here:  http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20160930_Sielski__Why_watching_made_Wentz_and_Embiid_better.html

How Beal Can Be Great For The Wizards  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/bradley-beal-john-wall-wizards-offense-fit-breakdown-preview/3wsejqxz2i8f17j5hlh4omzs7

–  Gerald Henderson Gives Sixers Consistent Wing Play  (from Jake Pavorsky, Liberty Ballers):

Read it here:  http://www.libertyballers.com/2016/9/30/13115062/gerald-henderson-sixers-2016-nba-free-agency-portland-trail-blazers-charlotte-hornets

–  Tobias Harris’ Improving Defense  (from Aaron McMann,  MLive):

Read it here:  http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/2016/09/tobias_harris_offseason_workou.html#incart_river_index

–  The Bucks’ Greg Monroe Problem  (from Andrew Snyder, Hoops Habit):

Read and view it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/09/30/milwaukee-bucks-the-greg-monroe-problem-lingers/

–  In Praise Of Players Too Talented To Start  (from Jack Winter, Dime Magazine):

Read and view it here:  http://uproxx.com/dimemag/nba-best-bench-players/

–  Why Steph Could Be Better Than Ever With KD  (from Eric Malinowski, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2666652-warriors-notebook-why-steph-curry-could-be-better-than-ever-with-kevin-durant

–  Doug McDermott: Bulls’ Offseason Changes Have Left A Better Vibe  (from Joe Cowley, Chicago Sun Times):

Read it here:  http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/offseason-changes-have-left-a-better-vibe-says-doug-mcdermott/

–  Terry Rozier Is Distinguishing Himself In Celtics’ Camp (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://insider.espn.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4724080/hey-bulldog-terry-rozier-distinguishing-himself-early-in-celtics-camp

–  Mike Dunleavy Is Excited To Be In Cleveland  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):

Read it here:  http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2016/09/mike_dunleavy_cleveland_cavali.html

–  Celtics’ Defense Should Be Among NBA’s Best  (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2016/09/celtics_notebook_with_al_horford_on_board_defense_should_be_among_nba_s_best

 Derrick Williams Hoping To Finally Make His Mark  (from Manny Navarro, Miami herald):

Read it here:  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nba/miami-heat/article105033106.html

Raptors’ VanVleet Moves Past Draft Snub  (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):

Read it here;  http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Basketball/NBA/Toronto/2016/09/29/22670886.html

–  Ron Baker Hoping To Land Roster Spot With Knicks (from Adam Zagoria, sny.tv):

Read it here:  https://www.sny.tv/college-recruiting/news/despite-no-guaranteed-deal-ron-baker-hoping-to-land-roster-spot-with-knicks/204081804

–  Reflecting On The NBA Hackathon  (from Chris Pickard, Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  http://nyloncalculus.com/2016/09/30/reflecting-time-nba-hackathon/

–  Warriors’ Player Profile: Damian Jones  (from Ian Smith, warriorsworld.net):

Read and view it here:  http://www.warriorsworld.net/2016/09/29/warriors-player-profile-damian-jones/

My Journey To Professional Basketball, Part II  (from Brian Freeman, Blazer’s Edge):

Read it here:  http://www.blazersedge.com/2016/9/22/12638994/brian-freeman-professional-overseas-basketball-west-albany-clackamas-long-beach-state

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/15/16

  •  R.C.Buford Interview  (from Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports):

Listen to it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/vertical-pod-with-woj–r-c–buford-162451176.html

–  Brett Brown Has Reason To Smile  (from Paul Hudrick,  csnphilly.com):

Read it here:  http://www.csnphilly.com/philadelphia-76ers/sixers-head-coach-brett-brown-has-reason-smile-legitimate-nba-roster

–  Wizards’ Scott Brooks Bonds With Young Players  (from Jerry Brewer, Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/wizards-new-foundation-begins-with-scott-brookss-bond-with-young-players/2016/0

–  Kenny Atkinson Fast Breaks Into Coaching Nets Summer League Team (from Robert Horne, Newsday):

Read it here:  http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/nets/kenny-atkinson-fast-breaks-into-coaching-nets-summer-league-team-1.12045225

–  Las Vegas Day 7 Player Grades  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/17080616/nba-las-vegas-summer-league-grades-day-7

–  Does Summer League Success Matter?  (from Joel Brigham,  Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/does-nba-summer-league-success-matter/

–  Remaining Unsigned FAs  (from Moke Hamilton, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/difference-making-free-agents-remain-unsigned/

–  Continuity At The Heart Of Raptors’ Off Season  (from Dave Zarum, sportsnet.ca):

Read it here:  http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/derozan-extension-proves-continuity-heart-raptors-off-season/

–  Do The Clippers Need More Facilitator Balance?  (from Maxwell Ogden, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/07/14/los-angeles-clippers-one-change-thatd-make-lac-true-contenders/

–  Is This The End Of Hack-A-Nonsense?  (from Matt Femrite, Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  http://nyloncalculus.com/2016/07/13/is-this-the-end-of-hack-a-shaq/

Mavs’ Off Season  (from Tim McMahon,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/17080521/nba-dallas-mavericks-summer-league-buzz-harrison-barnes-front-center

–  What NBA Teams Want Changed In The Next CBA  (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2016/07/15/nba-teams-appear-to-be-preparing-for-a-lockout-heres-what-they-want-changed/?

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

 

 Towns/Wiggins  (from Jason Concepion, The Ringer):  https://theringer.com/brotherhood-of-the-wolf-e70e68b3889e#.ispiufel1

–  DeMar DeRozan  (from Ryan Wolstat, National Post):  http://news.nationalpost.com/sports/nba/new-deal-done-demar-derozan-turns-his-attention-to-improving-his-game-and-taking-the-raptors-further

–  Buddy Hield  (from Renaldo Dorsett,  tribune242.com):  http://www.tribune242.com/news/2016/jul/14/buddys-shot-target-nba-summer-league-play/

Jose Calderon  (from Marc Berman,  NY Post):  http://nypost.com/2016/07/14/calderons-knicks-reflection-ive-needed-lesser-role-for-years/

–  Ramon Sessions  (from Ben Mehic,  wizofawes.com):  http://wizofawes.com/2016/07/14/washington-wizards-remembering-the-departing-free-agents-ramon-sessions/

Jared Sullinger (from Ryan Wolstat, slam.canoe.com):  http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Basketball/NBA/Toronto/2016/07/14/22651791.html

–  Dario Saric  (from Bob Cooney, philly.com):  http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/20160715_Cooney__Early_reviews_of_Saric_are_mixed.html

–  Jaylen Brown (from Brian Robb,  Bleacher Report):  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2651069-jaylen-brown-is-ready-for-the-nbas-space-and-boston-celtics-expectations

–  Kay Felder  (from Jason Lloyd,  ohio.com):  http://www.ohio.com/sports/cavs/cavaliers-rookie-point-guard-kay-felder-still-betting-on-himself-1.697324

–  Dragan Bender/Marquese Chriss (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/dragan-bender-and-marquese-chriss-are-raising-the-ceiling-in-phoenix

–  Terry Rozier  (from Danielle Hobeika , Celticslife.com):  http://www.celticslife.com/2016/07/danny-ainge-terry-rozier-winning-spot.html

 Terrence Ross (from Oliver Maroney, Basketball Insiders):  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/terrence-ross-working-hard-to-maximize-potential/

–  Cheick Diallo  (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):  http://www.thebirdwrites.com/2016/7/14/12165282/summer-league-cheick-diallo-grade-chriss-maker-skal-poeltl-zubac

–  Georges Niang  (from Jared Wade,  8points9seconds.com):  http://8points9seconds.com/2016/07/15/georges-niang-indiana-pacers-film-study-draymond-green/

Richaun Holmes  (from Christopher Kline, thesixersense.com):  http://thesixersense.com/2016/07/14/richaun-holmes-winner-christian-wood-departure/

–  Tyus Jones (from John Meyer and David Naylor,  canishoopus):  http://www.canishoopus.com/2016/7/14/12193930/mr-survive-and-advance-tyus-jones-leads-wolves-to-quarterfinals-in

–  Larry Nance, Jr.  (from Broderick Turner, LA Times):  http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/la-sp-lakers-larry-nance-hand-injury-20160714-snap-story.html

–  Christian Wood  (from Eric Laboisonniere,  Ridiculous Upside):  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/7/14/12190844/christian-wood-nba-summer-league-charlotte-hornets

–  Kyle Kuric/Timothe Luwawu (from David Pick, Bleacher Report):  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2651944-international-nba-notebook-a-summer-league-ballers-showdown-with-death

–  Thon Maker  (from Jeff Siegel,  Hardwood Paroxysm):  http://hardwoodparoxysm.com/2016/07/15/thon-maker-bucks-summer-league-youtube-learning-quickly-raw/

–  Cody Zeller  (from Luke Spencer, swarmandsting.com):  http://swarmandsting.com/2016/07/15/charlotte-hornets-underappreciated-work-of-cody-zeller/

–  Troy Daniels  (from Mac Trammell, Grizzly Bear Blues):  http://www.grizzlybearblues.com/2016/7/15/12188554/troy-daniels-memphis-grizzlies-free-agency-nba

–  Stanley Johnson  (from Leighton Chappell,  pisotnpowered.com):  http://pistonpowered.com/2016/07/15/stanley-johnson-right-guy-detroit-pistons/

–  Tyler Ulis  (from Kyle Fleeger,  Valley Of The Suns):  http://valleyofthesuns.com/2016/07/15/short-look-tyler-ulis-big-potential/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis Part One – 7/13/16

 Tim Duncan Departs, Brilliantly, Without Fanfare  (from Jason Gay, Wall Street Journal):
–  Pete Newell, The Basketball Guru Who Dared To Compare Duncan To Michael Jordan – in 1999  (from Mitch Lawrence, Forbes.com):
–  Tim Duncan’s Influence  (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):

–  Pop On Duncan  (from ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/17024510/nba-popovich-duncan-retirement-transcript

–  Brad Stevens Is Happy With Celtics’ Offseason  (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald);
–  Dwight Howard Interview  (from Marc Stein, ESPN):
–  Pacers Expect To Defend Well Despite Small Backcourt  (from Nate Taylor,  indystar.com):
–  Al Horford Q & A  (from Chris Vivlamore,  myajc.com):
–  Free Agency Winners And Losers  (from Zach Lowe,  ESPN):
–  The NBA Needed To Kill Intentional Fouling But It Didn’t Do It  (from Tom Ziller,  SBNation):

 Jazz Ready To Make The Leap  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://theringer.com/utah-jazz-next-thunder-gordon-hayward-52b0879ed3b2#.tcwc97k9q

Summer League:
–  DeAndre’ Bembry  (from Chris Vivamore,  myajc.com):
–  D’Angelo Russell  (from Mark Medina,  LA Daily News):
Kyle Kuric  (from Paul Coro, USA Today):
–  Thon Maker  (from Mike Prada,  SBNation):
 T.J. McConnell  (from Bob Cooney, philly.com):
–  Norman Powell (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
Jaylen Brown  (from Chris Forsberg,  ESPN):
–  Bobby Portis  (from K. C. Johnson,  Chicago Tribune):;
–  Andrew Harrison/Wade Baldwin  (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):
–  Willie Cauley-Stein (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):

–  Cheick Diallo  (from John Reid,  NOLA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2016/07/cheick_diallo.html

–  Gary Payton II  (from Calvin Watkins,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/blog/houston-rockets/post/_/id/2729/gary-payton-ii-tries-to-fit-like-a-glove

 Isaia Cordinier  (from Chris Vivlamore,  myajc.com):
Tyler Ulis  (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):
–  Pat Connaughton  (from Mike Richman, Oregon Live):
–  Jake Layman  (from Mike Richman, Oregon Live):
Timothe Luwawu  (from Keith Pompey, Philly.com):
–  Kay Felder  (from Jamyson Frierson, Hoops Habit):
–  3 Things We’ve Learned From Grizzlies’ Summer League  (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):
–  Cavs’ Summer League Grades So Far  (from Trevor Magnotti, Fear The Sword):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Marvin Williams  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
NOTE:  Today’s BI is in two parts because we are playing catch-up.  We did not publish yesterday – we were in Las Vegas for Pro Scout School  and NBA Summer League.  Part Two will be published this afternoon and should bring us fully up to date.
A word about Pro Scout School.  Pete Philo, Fran Fraschilla and the rest of the folks at TPG once again delivered a wonderful experience.  This was my 3rd annual attendance – I always learn something and the networking is great.  The quality of the NBA scouts, team execs and coaches on the panels is consistently outstanding as is Fran’s MC work.  I recommend PSS to all of you unqualifiedly, whether you have any intention or desire to get into scouting or not.