Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/9/18 PART ONE

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ATL: Takeaways From Hawks’ Preseason Games (from Greg Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
–  BOS: Kyrie’s Sick Handles: Inside His Bag Of Tricks (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
DAL: The Mavs’ Pick-And-Roll Academy (from Shehan Peiris, Blog Don’t Lie):
DEN: How The Nuggets & Jokic Are Trying To Survive Against Pick-And-Rolls  (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Malik Beasley Knows His Role. Can He Flourish Within It?  (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
LAL: The Metamorphosis Of Brandon Ingram  (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
MIL: We’re About To See A New Giannis  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
MIL:  Q & A: Khris Middleton (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
MIN: In Meeting With Thibs, Butler Reiterates His Desire To Be Traded (from Jon Krawcynzski, The Athletic):
NOP: Depression Had Jahlil Okafor In A Dark Place, But He’s Come A Long Way (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
PHI: Sixers Could Draw On Lob City’s Offense  To Utilize Fultz & Simmons  (from Kevin F. Love, Liberty Ballers):
PHO:  McDonough’s Firing:
SAC: Grading The Kings’ Roster (from NBA Math):
SAS: Grading The Spurs’ Roster (from NBA Math):
TOR: Inside The Raptors’ Big Bet Of Kawhi Loving Their Culture (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
TOR: The Raptors Want Even More From Delon Wright (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players:  11-20 (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):
Q & A: Spanish Coach Joan Plaza (from Alex Madrid, eurohoops.net):
What Impact Will The New Draft Lottery Rules Have On Tanking (from Bryan Toporek, The Step Back):
Next Step For NBA Is Hiring Women In Positions Of Power (from Associated Press):
Q & A: “Basketball: A Love Story” Director Dan Klores (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
“Love Of The Game”: Excerpt From “Basketball: A Love Story” (from ESPN):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/8/18

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ATL: The Hawks Took A Big Step Backwards Defensively Last Season  (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
BOS: Terry Rozier’s Dad Sees Him Play In NBA For 1st Time (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
BOS: Video: Gordon Hayward – The Return, Part One (from The Athletic):
CHA: Hornets’ Preseason: What’s Left To Decide? (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Cavs Adjust Shot Clock At Practice To Help Ensure Faster Pace (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: 6 Players Are Fighting For The Cavs’ Last Roster Spot.  Their Stories Are Compelling  (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DET: Blake Griffin’s Role Under New Coach Casey (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
DET: The Pistons Have Improved Defensively In Each Of The Past Four Seasons (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
GSW: Q & A: Danuel House (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW:  DMC’s Unusual Situation: Why His 1st Season With Dubs Might Be His Last (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
GSW: How Long Do Dubs Enjoy Championship Before Preparing For Next Season? (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: MCW’s New Role: So Far, So Good  (from Colin Connors, The Dream Shake):
IND: Why Tyreke Signed With The Pacers (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
IND: Pacers: Now Featuring More Than 8 Rotation Players (from 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Why The Lakers Will Thrive At Being Positionless (from Jason Reed, LA Sports Hub):
LAL: How LBJ Will Bolster The Lakers’ Transition Game (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIN: Inside The Play: KAT’s Corner Three (from Lucas Seehafer, A Wolf Among Wolves):
MIN: Butler Status Update (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
NYK: How Fizdale Is Evaluating Knicks’ PG “Competition” (from Chris Iseman, northjersey.com):
NYK: Fizdale Has Been The Real Star Of The Preseason (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: New Assistant Coach Bob Beyer’s Offensive Philosophy (from Jordan Buckamneer, Thunderous Intentions):
ORL: Jonathon Simmons Is Impressing Coach Clifford With Toughness & Fearlessness (from John Denton, magic.com):
POR: Nurkic: A Few Added Threes Could Be Plenty (from Mike Tokito, Forbes):
WAS: Dwight Howard’s back Injury Is Forcing Him To Miss Benefits Of Preseason (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: Austin Rivers Is An Ideal Fit In Wizards’ System (from Zach Rosen, washingtonwizrds.com):
Q & A: NBA Officiating VP Monty McCutcheon (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Feature Film: 2018-19 Preseason (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 21-30  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):

 

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/7/18

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BKN: Sweet-Shooting Treveon Graham Knows He Can’t Be One-Dimensional Player (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Brad Wanamaker’s Long International Journey To The NBA (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
CHI: Blakeney Continues To Bring Energy & Develop His Game (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
CHI: Bulls Ranked Near The Top In Both Ball Movement & Player Movement (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
DAL: Traveling Is Called Differently In The NBA Than In Europe: Doncic Needs To Adjust  (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
DEN: Strong Bench Play So Far (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
DET: Reggie Bullock Is The X-Factor  (from Gabriel Allen, The Sports Daily):
GSW: Damian Jones Development Is Looking More Legit (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
GSW: DMC Works To Shed Unflattering Reputation (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
LAC: Is Jerome Robinson Too Unselfish?  (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
 MEM: Q & A: Assistant Coach Chad Forcier (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
MIL: Budenholzer Pushing Bucks To Keep Hands High & Fouls Low (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NYK: Presenting Exhibit 10: Another Reason To Love The Front Office (from Alex Wolfe, Posting & Toasting):
SAS: With Murray At The Helm, Spurs Will Play Faster  (from Jeff McDonald, Express-MNews):
SAS: Dejounte Murray Is Developing His Jumper (from Nathan Kudla, Project Spurs):
SAS: Bryn Forbes Has Put In The Work To Improve (from David Flores, kens5.com):
TOR: Ibaka Is Defending Bigger Players As Raptors Downsize (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Top DPOY Candidates (from Jared Woodcox, J Notes):
Rookies Most Likely To Exceed Expectations (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Each Team’s Best Player Who Might Not Make Opening Night Roster (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
Preseason Notes & Observations (from William Lou, The Score):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players, 31-40 (from Anotnis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):

 

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/6/18

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BKN: Jarrett Allen’s Glaring Weakness (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
CHA: The Importance Of Keeping Cody Zeller Healthy (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Can The Cavs’ Plan Work?  (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
CLE: After Horrible Playoff Run, Clarkson Changed His Diet & HIs Workouts (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Nuggets’ Depth: Untested But Ready For The Challenge (from Zach Mikash, Denver Stiffs):
GSW: Ron Adams Again Named #1 NBA Assistant Coach (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
IND: Q & A: Tyreke Evans (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
LAC:  Tobias Harris Can Be Clips’ Go-To Guy, Per His Mentor George Gervin  (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAL:  How Does LBJ Fit In With Lakers?  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
LAL: Ingram’s Star On The Rise (from Mike Trudell, lakers.com):
MEM: MarShon Brooks: “Professional Bucket Getter” (from Mark Giannotto, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: Heat Preseason A Forward-Thinking Opportunity (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIA: Heat, Spoelstra Adjust To Non-Contact NBA (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIL:  Antetokounmpo’s Time Has Arrived (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
MIN: An Early Call To Circle The Wagons After Rout By OKC (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
NYK: Fizdale Is Giving Clyde Frazier The Chance He’s Been Craving (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Roberson Will Be Out Longer Than Expected (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
OKC: Dennis Schroder Savors Second Chance To Make NBA Impression (from Brett Dawson, The Athletic):
ORL: Film Room: Aaron Gordon Becoming More Complete Player (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Q & A: Jonathan Issac (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
PHI: Landry Shamet Is Shining In Preseason Play (from Liberty Ballers):
POR: Video Breakdown: Terry Stotts’ Horns Offensive Set (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
POR: Point Forward Evan Turner (from Dwight Jaynes, NBC Sports):
UTA: How Sefolosha Elevates Teammates’ Play (from Dan Clayton, Salt City Hoops):
WAS: Despite Postseason Snub, Satoransky Enters Third Season With Confidence (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Larry Brown Can’t Stop Coaching (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
An Oral History Of The Sonics’ Final Game At KeyArena (from Percy Allen, Seattle Times):
The NBA Big Man Isn’t Disappearing, Just Evolving (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 41-50 (from Antonis Stroggylakis, Eurohoops.net):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/5/18

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BKN:  Q & A: Jared Dudley  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BOS: Inside Gordon Hayward’s Misery-Filled Fight To Play Again (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BOS: The Rebuild Is Over. It’s Winning Time (from Romy Nehme, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Star Track: Kyrie Irving (from The Ringer)
DAL: The Mavs Hire Bob Voulgaris  (from Matt Bonesteel, Washington Post):
DEN: How Torrey Craig’s Path Through The NBL Has Shaped His NBA Game (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
IND: What’s Next For The Pacers? (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
IND: Pacers Preseason Games Primer (from TonyEast, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Rondo’s Importance To The Lakers’ Present And Future  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
LAL: Film Room: Hart Replaces KCP In The Starting Lineup  (from Silver Screen And Roll ):
LAL: LBJ Praises Ingram After Lakers’ 1st Preseason Win  (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
MIL: DiVincenzo Won’t Let A Few Missed Shots Get Him Down (from Ben Steele, jsonline.com):
NOP: Jahlil Okafor Eager For Fresh Start (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
NYK: Kanter’s Realistic Three-Point Shooting Output (from Matt Spendley, The Knicks Wall):
PHI: Everything Is Different Now (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
PHI: Star Track: Joel Embiid (from The Ringer):
PHO: Grading The Suns’ Roster (from NBA Math):
PHO: The Suns Still Need A PG (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
POR: Grading The Blazers’ Roster (from NBA Math):
TOR: Are We Forgetting About Danny Green? (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
Video: Stopping The Pick And Roll (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players, 51-60  (from Anotnis Stroggylakis, europhoops.net):
Intriguing 2019 Draft Prospects (from Roger Acker, Hoops Habit):
Q & A: Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum (from Eion Connolly, SportsPro):
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