Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/17/18 PART ONE

BKN: LeVert Gets The Call As Opening Night Starter (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BOS: Bench Spells The Difference In Opening Win  (from Sid Ventura, ESPN):
BOS: The Celtics Passed Their 1st Test (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Hayward’s Return (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
BOS: Celtics Flaunt How Many Ways They Can Win (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
CLE: Why The Cavs Are Against Tanking (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: How To Watch Doncic (from Pelton, Givony, Schmitz, ESPN):
DAL: Video: Why Doncic Is The ROY Favorite (from  ESPN):
DEN: Jamal Murray: Growing Into Leadership Role (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Dwane Casey’s System (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: For The Dubs, Size Matters, Even Without DMC  (from Adrian Dy, ABS-CBN):
IND: Five Questions (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MEM: JaMychal Green: Ready To Do The Dirty Work (from Michael Inabinett, AL Sports):
MIN: What Has To Go Right For The Season To Go Well (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NOP: Signs Point To A Jahlil Okafor Comeback  (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
PHI: Film Review: Sixers’ Big Picture Concerns (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: Joerger Has Simplified The  Playbook & Checked Analytics (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
TOR: Raptors’ Gamble Rests On Defensive Improvement (from Michael Grange, Sportsnet.ca):
TOR: What Makes Kawhi So Good?  (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
Opening Night Takeaways (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
– A League Scout’s WC Team-By-Team Take (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
For Lottery Pick Flameouts, There Can Be A Chance At Redemption (from Howard Megdal, The ASthletic):
AI’s Mom: Being Ann Iverson (from Maya Jones, The Undefeated):
2018-19’s Burning Questions (from ESPN):
Each Team’s Top 2018-19 Storyline (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
For Japan, NBA 101 Is Now In Session (from Jere Longman, NY Times):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/10/18

BKN: Nuni Omot: Perilous Journey From Refugee Camp To Nets Hopeful  (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Celtics Believe Horford’s Best Days Are Still Ahead (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
BOS: The Great Expectations Of Tatum & Brown (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Kyrie Irving: Brilliance Doesn’t Have To Complicate Chemistry (from Jesica Camerato, SBNation):
GSW: Warriors’ Training Camp Invitees Brace For Final Week Of Preseason (from Logan Murdock, Mercury News):
IND: Pacers Look Ready For Regular Season (from Derek Kramer, IPacers.com):
IND: How Myles Turner Invested In Himself To Transform His Mind & His Game (from Scott Agness, The Athletic):
LAL: Jason Hart May Be LBJ’s Most Valuable Teammate (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
MIL: Budenholzer Is Implementing His Type Of Pace (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIN: Appreciating Tyus Jones (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
MIN: Paging Andrew Wiggins (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
NOP: How Does Randle Fit With The Pelicans? (from James Grayson):
NOP: Q & A: Solomon Hill (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
NYK: The Lessons Kevin Knox Learned From His Father (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
NYK: Ron Baker’s “Havoc Mindset” (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
ORL: Film Room: Magic’s Stifling Defense (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Vucevic Is Too Valuable To Trade Right Now (from Jean Racine, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Iwundu & Grant Are Impressing Coach Clifford (from Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel):
PHO: Importance Of Recognizing The New “Freedom Of Movement” Officiating Emphasis  (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
POR: Blazers’ Big Three Look Ready (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAC: Make Or Break Season For WCS?  (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
SAC: Kings Searching For New Leader Following Temple’s Departure (from James Ham, NBC Sports):
SAC: Harry Giles: Best Rookie No One Is Talking About (from Jake Paynting, Def Pen):
SAS: What Murray’s Injury Means For The Spurs (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
TOR: Grading The Raptors’ Roster (from NBA Math):
The Big Man Training Revolution (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Five Unheralded 2nd Year Players Ready For Their Closeup  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Top Ten EuroLeague Players (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):
Brandon Jennings Interview (from rt.com):
How Skills Trainers Are Helping The League’s Best Players (from Matt Ellentuck, NBA.com):
Second Chances And The Rebounding Specialist (from Justin Jacobs, Squared2020):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/10/18

How Four NBA Sophomores Can Take The Leap This Season (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
How The Wolves’ Young Stars Can Improve Next Season (from Josh Clement, Canis Hoopus):
Grizzlies: Coach Bickerstaff Discusses Offseason Moves & New Direction (from Mike Giannotto, Commercial Appeal):
A Look Into Dwane Casey’s Coaching Principles (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Grading The Nets’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Hornets’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Hornets: Cody Zeller’s Underrated Potential For 2018-19  (from Dan Godziszewski,94 Feet Report):
What Can Bob Beyer Do For The Thunder? (from newsok.com):
The Most Underrated Acquisitions Of The Offseason (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Saric Is The Sixers’ Glue (from Bryan Toporek, The Step Back):
Wendell Carter: No Real Weaknesses (from Chris Manning, The Step Back):
JJJ: The Zeitgeist Of Modern Basketball (from Max Carlin, The Step Back):
Raptors: Anunoby Offers Maximum Flexibility (from Chris Manning, The Step Back):
Lonzo Ball Is Many Things (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
Cavs: Osman & Zizic Are Putting On A Show In World Cup Prep Games (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel ):
Bucks: Why Giannis’ Defense Should Anchor Any New Scheme (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
How Tim Connelly Completely Transformed The Nuggets Roster In 4 Years (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
Austin Ainge Makes A Strong Case For Holding Free Agency Before The Draft (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Journal):
18 NBA Players Who Will Join European World Cup Qualifiers (from George Orfanakis, eurohoops.net):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/24/18

Trae Young, KLove & The Future Of Mental Health In The NBA (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Wolves: Okogie Isn’t Getting ROY Hype, Which Is Fine With Him (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
The Likely Minimal Impact Of The New Offensive Rebound Shot Clock Rule  (from Daniel Massop, Nylon Calculus):
Mavs: Why Coach Carlisle Isn’t Concerned About Pairing Doncic & DSJ  (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
How Do The Celtics And Raptors Match Up? (from Fred Katz, Mass Live):
Siakam: A Jumper Away From Stardom?  (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
–  2017-18 Answers: Evolution Of The Big Man (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
The Path To The WC Playoffs Will Be Even Tougher Next Season (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
The All-Question-Mark Team (from Levi Wenrich, 94 Feet Report):
Building The Perfect Rookie From The 2018 Draft Class (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
2019 Draft: Examining Every Protected Pick (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
How Muscala Can Help The Sixers Bench (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
–  How The Lakers’ Young Players Can Help Get Them Back Into The Playoffs (from Kameron Duncan, NBA Analysis Network):
Duncan Robinson Puts Team USA On Hold For Shot At Heat’s 15-Man Roster (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Dante Exum Interview (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Pooh Jeter’s Clinic To Bring Together Generations Of L.A. Basketball Talent (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Q & A: Trainer Lily Abdelmalek (from Harry Lyles, Jr., SNation):

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):