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Today’s Best NBA Reporting & Analysis 10/22/18

BKN: Kenny Atkinson On The Coaches Who Influenced Him (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):

Read it here: https://www.nba.com/nets/news/feature/2018/10/22/kenny-atkinson-brooklyn-nets-coach-on-the-coaches-that-influenced-him

BKN: With RHJ’s Return, Can Impressive Rookie Kurucs Stay In The Rotation? (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

Read it here: https://nypost.com/2018/10/22/why-impressive-nets-rookie-may-soon-see-his-playing-time-cut/

BKN: 5-Out Offense Effective, But Execution An Issue (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):

Read it here: https://nothinbutnets.com/2018/10/22/brooklyn-nets-5-offense-effective-execution/

CHA: Triano: NBA Coaching Is His Profession; Canadian Basketball Is His Obsession (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):

Read it here: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article220366900.html

DEN: Nuggets Are Winning Games On The Defensive End (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):

Read it here: https://theathletic.com/605024/2018/10/22/go-figure-the-nuggets-are-winning-games-on-the-defensive-end-and-swear-its-no-smoke/

From Mike Singer, Denver Post: https://www.denverpost.com/2018/10/21/denver-nuggets-defense-golden-state-warriors/

GSW: Dubs “Must Clean Up Defense” (from NickFriedell, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25050373/draymond-green-golden-state-warriors-defense-not-emphasis-nba-anymore

MIL: Bucks Finding Success In Funneling Opponents To Midrange Shots (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):

Read it here: https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2018/10/21/bucks-finding-success-funneling-opponents-midrange-shots/1695199002/

OKC: Defensive Effort & Rotation Usage Are Issues In 0-3 Start (from Tamberlyn Richardson, Thunderous Intentions):

Read it here: https://thunderousintentions.com/2018/10/22/okc-thunder-5-takeaways-effort-rotation-issues/

From Brett Dawson, The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/605123/2018/10/22/terrance-ferguson-is-struggling-but-heres-why-hes-unlikely-to-lose-his-starting-spot-for-now/

OKC: Is Loss To SAC A Sign Of The Times? (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):

Read it here: https://newsok.com/article/5612450/is-thunder-loss-to-sacramento-a-sign-of-the-times

OKC: Is It Too Soon o Start Worrying (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/10/22/18009704/oklahoma-city-thunder-early-trouble

ORL: Vucevic Knows It’s Time For Magic To Turn Things Around (from John Denton, magic.com):

Read it here: https://www.nba.com/magic/news/vucevic-knows-now-time-magic-turn-things-around-20181021

PHI: Fultz Looks More Comfortable At PG (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):

Read it here: https://thesixersense.com/2018/10/22/philadelphia-76ers-markelle-fultz-more-comfortable-point-guard/

PHI: Joel Embiid: 7-Feet Tall & Rising (from Clay Skipper, GQ):

Read it here: https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/10/22/18008362/nba-opening-week-takeaways

SAS: What Makes The Spurs’ Motion Offense Go? (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):

Read and watch it here: https://www.poundingtherock.com/2018/10/18/17995342/main-thing-makes-san-antonio-spurs-motion-offense

TOR: Kawhi Imposed His Will Vs The Celtics (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):

Read it here: https://www.sbnation.com/2018/10/20/18003028/kawhi-leonard-highlights-raptors-vs-celtics-takeover

UTA: Jazz’ Chemistry Makes A Difference (from Eric Walden, Salt Lake Tribune):

Read it here: https://www.sltrib.com/sports/2018/10/21/league-obsessed-with/

WAS: Coach Brooks Says Otto Porter Needs To Do More To Help Himself (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):

Read it here: https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/wizards/another-low-shot-total-otto-porter-coach-brooks-says-porter-needs-do-more-help-himself

WAS: Brooks: “I Set A Poor Example” In Getting Ejected (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Read it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2018/10/21/i-set-poor-example-getting-ejected-scott-brooks-didnt-practice-what-he-preaches/

5 Takeaways From Opening Week (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/10/22/18008362/nba-opening-week-takeaways

Video Breakdown: TOR 113, BOS 101 (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):

Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=fTKqiXjvw18

Darius Bazley: Million-Dollar Intern (from Marc Stein, NY Times):

Read it here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/22/sports/darius-bazley-g-league-new-balance.html

An NBA Broadcasting Guide & How Hubie Keeps Going Strong (from Richard Deitsch, The Athletic):

Read it here: https://theathletic.com/604627/2018/10/22/media-circus-an-nba-broadcasting-guide-hubie-brown-on-what-the-audience-wants/

Sleep Experts On How East Coast Fans Can Deal With West Coast Games (form Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):

Read it here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/lebron-james-has-turned-the-nba-into-the-zzz-1540155563

CourtVision Review (from Todd Bishop, Geek Wire):

Read and watch it here: https://www.geekwire.com/2018/courtvision-review-tested-steve-ballmers-attempt-transform-nba-viewing-experience/

The NBPA Is Taking Mental Health Very Seriously (from Branden Peters, The Athletic):

Read it here: https://theathletic.com/586105/2018/10/22/the-nba-players-association-is-taking-mental-health-very-seriously/


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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/1/18

– Q & A: Grizllies EVP John Hollinger (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
– DeAndre Ayton: At A Fork In The Road (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
– Film Room: Why Bamba Will Be An Elite Shot Blocker (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
– Defense Will Propel Thunder To New Heights (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
– Luke Kennard: NBA’s Next Great Shooter? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
– The Lakers Have The Best Group Of Rebounding Guards (from Silver Screen And Roll):
– The Hawks Are Building Something Real Around Young And Collins (from Jonathan Rosenberg, Sporting News):
– Harden Laughs Off Talk That Rockets Took A Step Back This Summer (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2018/08/01/james-harden-laughs-off-talk-that-the-rockets-took-a-step-back-this-summer

– Messy Summer Thins Rockets’ Margin For Error (from Jack Winter, Hoopball):
– How Mitchell Robinson Was Built Into A Steal (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
– Mitchell Robinson Has Much To Learn (from Zach Diluzio, Posting And Toasting ):
– Time For Fultz To Shoot His Shot (from Ronald Glover, The Starting Five):
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– What Does Bjelica Bring To The Kings? (from Jake Fitzgibbons/Kevin Brand, Hoopball):
– The Miami Heat Influence On David Fizdale Is Clear (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
 Video Breakdown: Miami Heat Defense (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Read and watch it here:
– Why & How The Offensive Pairing Of Turner/Sabonis Needs To Evolve (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
– Frank Session, Drew League MVP (from Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated):
– The NBA’s Billion Dollar Bear Market (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
– The Most Interesting Rookie-Extension Cases (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
– The NBA & MGM Partner On Sports Betting (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
– Q & A: Scott Kaufman-Ross, NBA Head Of Fantasy & Gaming (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
– Discerning Decision-Making From 3-Point Shot Type (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/25/18

Cavs: Feeling The Love (from Joe Gabriele, Cavs.com):
Why KLove Wanted To Stay With Cavs (from Terry Pluto, Cleveland.com):
What We Learned About Nick Nurse At Summer League (from Vivek Jacob, sportsnet.ca):
The NBA’s Female Power Brokers (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Abdel Nader: OKC’s Latest Perimeter Piece In Small-Ball Overhaul  (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Tobias Harris Learned His Worth With Two Big Phone Calls (from Broderick Turner, LA Times):
Grizzlies: Mike Conley, Building Toward Healthy Return (from Michael Wallace, Grind City Media):
Shane Larkin Analyzes Jason Tatum’s Game (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe)
Celtics: Rozier’s Passing Shows Room For Improvement (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
Trae Young: Summer League Scouting Report (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
The Dubs’ Passing Is Historically Great (from Brady Klopfer, Golden State Of Mind/Ben Taylor, Nylon Calculus):
Nuggets: Millsap’s Expected 2018-19 Role (from James Siegle, Nugg Love):
5 Places Wolves Rookies Should Help On Defense (from Pietro Caddeo, Dunking With Wolves):
Thoughts On Offseason Developments (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Lakers Film Room: How LBJ, Rondo & Lonzo Will Get Their Assists (from Pete Zayas, The Athletic):
Video Breakdown: Michael Beasley (from Joey Ramirez, Lakers.com):
Ettore Messina Clinic Notes (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Sixers: Jonah Bolden’s Golden Opportunity To Claim Back-up Center Spot (from Jake Hyman, Liberty Ballers):
Raptors: Poeltl Will Be Hard To Replace (from Jordan Fleguel, Raptors Rapture):
TBT: The Elam Ending (from Matt Yoder, The Comeback):
Predicting ROY Favorites And Surprises (from Kevin Pelton/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Wizards: The Dwight Howard Experience (from Nick Arguelles, NBA Analysis Network):