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 7/22/18

Kawhi & The Spurs: How It Fell Apart (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
Nuggets Assistant Jordi Fernandez Combines Academic Background, Worldwide Experience (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Heat’s Dan Craig Eager For Olympic Call To Duty Alongside Popovich (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Kawhi & The Raptors: The Best Case Scenario (from Andre Snellings, ESPN):
Danny Green’s Fit In Toronto (from Joshua Howe, Raptors Republic):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Podcast: Drew Hanlen (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Sophomore Breakout Candidates (from Daniel Poarch, Clutch Points):
What We Can Learn From Summer League (from Justin Jett, Def Pen):
Budenholzer: The Key To The Bucks Breaking Through (from Mitchell Mauer, Brew Hoop):
Celtics Work On New Skill For Yabusele (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Ennis, Hunter, Brown Can Make Mark With Rockets (from Jenny Dial Creech, Houston Chronicle):
Clipper Darrell Won’t Bow To King James (from Kurt Streeter, NY Times):
A Statistical Deep Dive Into Derrick Favors’ Performance (from Andrew Bailey, SLCDunk):
Low-Stakes Move For The Hawks: Just What Alex Len Needs (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
Pels Think They Have The Right Formula To Replace Rondo (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
 Justise Winslow: Time To Establish Offensive Identity Is Now (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Each Team’s Most Troubling Number Heading Into 2018-19 (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
What Are The Rockets Thinking?  (from Xiane, The Dream Shake):
The Jazz Are Betting On Continuity (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Celtics: Baynes Has Molded His Game To The Modern Style (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Wire):
Ask Sam Smith (from Bulls.com):
Jake Layman’s Summer League May Have Earned Him Minutes (from Nate Mann, Rip City Project):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/21/18

Where Do The Raptors Rank In The Post-LBJ EC?  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Making Sense Of Ujiri’s Summer (from William Lou, Medium):
– Raptors’ New HC Nick Nurse Chases Perfection (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
It’s OK To Believe In Blake Griffin (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Dwane Casey’s Goal For Blake Griffin: Best Passing PF In The Assn (from Detroit Bad Boys):
Knicks Should Develop Robinson Into Capela (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
OKC: Is Schroder Worth The Gamble?  (from Scott Rafferty, NBA.com):
Muscala: Sixers Got A Bargain (from Larry Mendte, Hoops Habit):
Gordon Hayward Gives Update On Recovery & Expectations (from Nicole Yang, Boston Globe):
Q & A: Antawn Jamison  (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
Q & A: Shane Larkin (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Grizzlies: What SL Showed About JJJ (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
Podcast: Garrett Temple Discusses Being Traded & More (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
The OKC-ATL-PHI Deal (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Nuggets: MPJ & IT Are Risks Worth Taking (from Brandon Ewing, Mile High Sports):
Pistons Need Healthy Reggie Jackson (from Duncan Smith, Clutch Points):
Anunoby: Primed To Take Another Leap (from Alex Wong, slamonline.com):
Poeltl’s Fit On The Spurs (from Kendall Garriss, Air Alamo):
Georges Niang’s Big Break (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Brandon Goodwin’s Hot SL Run (from Dana Caldwell, Naples Daily News):
The iPhone App Making The NBA Smarter With Artificial Intelligence (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):

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

The TOR-SAS Trade:
Summer Winners And Losers So Far (from Adam Spinella, The Box And One):
New Coach Kokoskov Brings Euro Offense To Suns (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
The Cavs Need The Wolves’ Kevin Love (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Sean Marks Discusses His Latest Deals (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Clippers Backcourt Of The Future Is A Calculated Gamble (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
ORL: Building Something Familiar, But Still Different (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Q & A: Shabazz Muhammad (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Summer League Takeaways (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Meet Warren LeGarie, The NBA’s King Of Summer (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
3 Players Who Landed In Good Spots For Potential Rejuvenation (from Haley O’ Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Grizzlies: The Other Side Of Grit And Grind (from Eric Spyropolous, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Mavs’ Director Of Player Personnel Tony Ronzone’s Incredible Basketball Journey (from Isaac Harris, mavs.com):
Jazz: No Move Was The Best Move (from hansenjames, SLCDunk):
Q & A: FredVanVleet (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Pistons, Arnie Kander Reunite To Address Injury Prevention (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Suns’ 2nd-Round Pick George King: Plotting Rare Lengthy NBA Career (from Jack Harris, Cronkite News):
Terrance Ferguson: Focused On Becoming A Well-Rounded Player (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
Nuggets: Key Lineups For Next Season (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Q & A: Scott Hastings, Part One (from Mike Olson, Denver Stiffs):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/20/18 PART ONE

Mirotic: Keeping It Simple, Making Pels Difficult To Figure Out (from William Guillory, NOLA.com):
Anthony Davis: Portable Rim Protector (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Pels’ Blueprint To Stop Lillard Is Working (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Lillard Assesses Effect Of Pels’ Defensive Tactics On His Performance (from George Mills, Expressco.uk):
How The Pels Have Controlled The Series (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
Pels Showing What They’d Look Like Without DMC (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Jaylen Brown, Celtics’ Surging Star (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
How The Celtics Have Played Jabari Parker Onto The Bench (from Greg Cassoli, USA Today):
Shaun Livingston: “We Played For Each Other”  (from The Athletic):
Warriors: Quiet, Consistent, Focused, Stable (from Chris L., Mercury News):
Embiid Is Back! (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
Whiteside’s Struggles (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
5 Things Cavs Must Improve (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
Capela: Launching Into The Stratosphere (from Michael Baumann, The Ringer):
The Wolves Have A Long Way To Go (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
Jazz: What Went Right/Wrong In Game Two (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
There’s More To Brewer On Mitchell Than The Matchup (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Joe And Renae Ingles Didn’t Want A Long-Distance Marriage (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):
Terry Rozier & Delon Wright: Ready To Step Out Of The Shadows (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Q & A: David Blatt (from Irad Tsafrir, Haaretz):