Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/2/18

LBJ To The Lakers:
Making Sense Of The Cap (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Breaking Down The Lakers’ Cap Situation (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Will DMC Be The Lakers’ Next Target?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Where Do The Cavs Go Next? (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Inside The Cavs’ Draft (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
Free Agency Tracker/Analysis (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/415893/2018/07/01/nba-free-agency-tracker-analysis-of-the-deals-you-need-to-know/
VanVleet Deal Suggests Raptors Are Doubling Down On 59-Win Core (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
Why Didn’t The Blazers Re-Sign Ed Davis? (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Which Teams Had Cap Space & How Are They Using It?  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Should OKC Stretch Melo?  (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Nabbing Tyreke Would Give OKC A Competitive Edge (from Benjamin McCoy, Thunderous Intentions):
After “Redshirt Year”, Frank Jackson Is Ready to Begin His NBA Career On Court This Week (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/3/17 PART ONE

The Unspeakable Greatness Of Giannis (from Marc Stein, NYTimes):
Bucks Want To Lighten Giannis’ Load (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Westbrook’s One-Man Show Is Over: Welcome To The Thunder’s Variety Hour (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Analyzing Eric Gordon’s Hot Start (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
Robert Covington’s Spacing: Playing A Major Role In Sixers’ Offense  (from George Kondoleon, Bball Breakdown):
Fewer Timeouts Is Making Crunch Time More Exciting (from Kristian Winfield/Mike Prada, SBNation):
Steph Curry Is Shooting More FTs (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Does Orlando Have Enough Magic Potion For The Entire Season? (from Mo Dahkil, The Jump Ball):
Basketball Dictionary: Double Drag Screens (from Dylan Murphy, The Medium):
Everyone Should Watch The Jazz (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Dejounte Murray: Has The Spurs’ Missing Piece Been There All Along?  (from Will Hoekenga, 16 Wins):
5 Rookies Teams Will Regret Passing On (from Brandon Jefferson, Fansided):
Thursday Highlights (from Paolo Uggeti, The Ringer):
Everyone Makes Mistakes In The Draft: We Should Learn From Them (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
The Spurs Still Need Manu (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Grizzlies: Tyreke Evans’ Great Start & More (from Chris Herrington, Commercial Appeal):
Aron Baynes Provides The Celtics With Toughness (from Mike Petraglia, Celtics Blog):
G-League Q & A:  Agua Caliente Clippers Coach Casey Hill (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
G-League Tips Off Today: Here Are The Rosters (from N. Lupo, Sportando):
Markelle Fultz’ Confounding Injury (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
The NBA’s Age Limit Is Broken: Prospects Are Actually Getting Younger (from Owen Phillips, FiveThirtyEight):
Cavs Need To Slow It Down (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/23/17

Steph Curry’s Secrets To Success: Brain Training, Float Tanks And Strobe Goggles (from Bradon Sneed, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2693694-steph-currys-secrets-to-success-brain-training-float-tanks-and-strobe-goggles

The HOU/LAL Trade:

From David Brandon, 16 Wins A Ring:  https://16winsaring.com/trade-grades-skip-to-my-lou-554c54567307#.eyo0ntowv

From Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/02/21/nba-trade-grades-houston-rockets-add-lou-williams-from-lakers/

The PHI/ATL Trade  (from Adam McGee, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/02/23/atlanta-hawks-analyzing-ersan-ilyasova-trade/

–  The WAS/BKN Trade (from Net Income, Nets Daily):

Read it here: http://www.netsdaily.com/2017/2/23/14706874/trade-grades-nets-get-high-marks-for-wizards-deal

From Keith Smith, Real GM: http://basketball.realgm.com/article/245034/Grading-The-Deal-Wizards-Acquire-Bojan-Bogdanovic-From-Brooklyn

From Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/02/22/nba-trade-grades-wizards-acquire-bojan-bogdanovic-nets/

Nerlens Noel’s Breakout Season  (from Kevin Rowley, The Sixer Sense):

Read and watch it here: http://thesixersense.com/2017/02/23/philadelphia-76ers-nerlens-noel-secretly-having-breakout-season/

(NOTE:  BI will link to coverage of the PHI/DAL trade tomorrow)

 

 

 

 

 

DeMarcus Cousins’ Fresh Start  (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/766374-031535387.html

AD & DMC Won’t Be Exclusively Inside Oriented ( from John Reid, NOLA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2017/02/anthony_davis_demarcus_cousins.html

The Warriors’ “Center By Committee” Situation (from Anthony Slater, Bay Area News Group):

Read it here: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20170222/SPORTS/170229892

–  Pelicans’ New Look Creates Curiosity, Not Concern, Among Rockets  (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):

Read it here:  http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets/article/Rockets-ready-for-three-for-all-against-Cousins-10952316.php

Tyus Jones: In NBA “Choppy Waters”  (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694165-two-years-removed-from-duke-stardom-tyus-jones-swimming-in-nba-choppy-waters

Buddy Hield Reached The NBA With Hard Work  (from Matt Kawahara, Sacrmento Bee):

Read it here: http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/article134416239.html

Tyreke Evans Returns To Sacramento (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here: http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article134420674.html

–  Willie Cauley-Stein’s Development Is A Top Kings’ Priority (from Omer Khan, Sactown Royalty):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.sactownroyalty.com/2017/2/22/14703632/willie-cauley-stein-is-ready-for-more-minutes

Serge Ibaka: Learning Quickly To Be A Raptor (from Frank Zicarelli, Postmedia Network):

Read it here: http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Basketball/NBA/Toronto/2017/02/22/22705983.html?cid=rsssportsbasketball

The Trade Deadline Period Can Be Nerve-Racking For Players (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/02/22/trade-deadline-can-be-roller-coaster-ride-nba-players

Robin Lopez’ Midrange Shooting Improvement (from Sean Highkin, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/39567/2017/02/21/robin-lopez-making-unexpected-improvements-as-a-midrange-shooter/

Kemba Walker’s Arrival Was No EZ Pass (from Alejandro Danois, The Shadow League):

Read and watch it here: https://www.theshadowleague.com/story/kemba-walker-s-arrival-was-no-ez-pass

D-League Gaining Respect (from Kareem Copeland, AP):

Read it here: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/league-respect-legit-nba-minor-league-system-45679706

Kendall Williams Update (from Cole Shelton, Ridiculous Upside):

Read it here:  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2017/2/22/14540910/kendall-williams-nba-dleague-nbadl-new-mexico-lobos