Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/28/18

Jaylen Brown & The FT Line (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
Cavs: How Jordan Clarkson Can Improve At Both Ends (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Q & A: Henry Ellenson (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Q & A: Jimmer Fredette (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
Biggest Hole Each Team Still Needs To Fill (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Rookies With The Most To Prove (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Why The Hawks Fell In Love With Trae Young (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
Mavs’ Head Athletic Trainer Casey Smith (from Dwain Price, mavs.com):
Dwight Howard Could Provide Pick-Me-Up In Wizards’ Most Used Play (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Kevin Knox Found HIs True Self In Vegas (from Mike Cortez, The Knicks Wall):
Can Myles Turner Become The Pacers’ Second Star? (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Can Zach Collins Fill Ed Davis’ Back-Up Center Role Defensively?  (from Nate Mann, Rip City Project):
Capela’s FA Saga Finally Comes To An Close (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
The Spurs Are Poised To Defy Convention, Again (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
Taking A Look At Okobo’s Future Role With The Suns (from Roger Acker, Valley Of The Suns):
Pat Riley Assesses The Heat (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
Pat Riley Remains Confident In Hassan Whiteside (from Shandel Richardson, SunSentinel):
Video: Celtics 2017-18 Side OB (from Jimmie Oakman):
Video:  Igor Kokoskov Favorite Sets (from Jimmie Oakman):
Video: Slips And Attacking The Switch (from Jimmie Oakman):
FA Bigs Still Available (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
FA Wings Still Available (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
FA Guards Still Available (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Players Who Can Veto Trades In 2018-19 (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Xavier Munford Deserves A Real NBA Shot (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
Q & A: Jevon Carter’s Mom (from Sharon Brown, All Heart In Hoop City):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/3/16

 Frank Vogel Brings Positive Approach To Magic  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando magic Daily):
–  Warriors’ Film Room:  Breaking Down Patrick McCaw’s Debut  (from Anthony Slater,  Mercury News):
–  Why KD Already Fits With The Warriors  (from Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports):
–  Thaddeus Young Catches A Break  (from Joel Brigham, Basketball Insiders):

 The Multiple Layers Of Ben Simmons’ Story  (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/sixers/news/beat-simmons-story-one-multiple-layers

–  C. J. Miles Changes His Plan After Reading His Scouting Report (from Nate Taylor,  indystar.com):
–  Ask Sam Mailbag  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
–  Nets’ Season Preview  (from Brian Fleurantin, Nets Daily):
–  Observations After 1st Week Of Nuggets’ Preseason Camp  (from Christopher Dempsey, Denver Post):
–  Grizzlies Hope Chandler Parsons Can Revolutionize Their Offense (from Brendan Galella,  Hoops Habit):
–  Pistons:  10 Observations From Opening Of Training Camp  (from Rod Beard, Detroit news):
–  Hornets’ Marvin Williams Would Be Hard To Replace  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
–  Sergio Rodriguez Is Suddenly Very Important For Sixers  (from Sean O’Connor, Liberty Ballers):
–  Jimmy Butler: Ready For The Spotlight  (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
–  The Elements Of The Magic’s Pace-Heavy Offense  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
–  Offseason In Review: Brooklyn Nets  (from Eddie Scarito, Hoops Rumors):
–  Thibodeau’s 1st Wolves Offseason  (from Michael Pina,  Real GM):
–  Raptors Expect Big Things From Siakam  (from Doug Smith,  thestar.com):

–  Mozgov Confident He’ll Be Ready  (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News):

Read it here:  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/firmly-730896-typical-santa.html

–  The Case For Damjan Rudez  (from Luka Jelcic, Orlando Magic Daily):
–  DeAndre Liggins: Getting Defensive  (from Joe Gabriele, cavs.com):
–  Connaughton Works On Ways To Get More Playing Time  (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
–  Shabazz Muhammad Must Improve His Defense And Versatility  (from Kent Youngblood,  Star Tribune):
–  Thibodeau Has Big Plans For Bjelica  (from Jace Frederick,  twincities.com):
–  Clippers’ Player Preview:  Austin Rivers  (from Robert Flom):
–  New Heat Backup Center Willie Reed  (from Manny Navarro,  Miami Herald):
–  Robin Lopez’ “Under Pin” For Damian Lillard  (from Jon Giesbrecht,  BBall Breakdown):
–  More Than 125 Players Will Be Cut Before Season Starts  (from Eric Pincus, Basketball Insiders):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting 1/16/16

–  The Spurs Are A Machine  (from Ananth Pandian,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25450286/theres-just-no-other-way-to-say-it-the-spurs-are-a-flat-out-machine

–  The Rockets’ First Half Report: 10 Observations  (from Jonathan Feigen,  Houston Chronicle):

Read it here:  http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets/article/Rockets-first-half-report-10-observations-6761437.php

–  Spurs’ Evolution Includes Same Brilliant Level Of Dominance  (from Adrian Wojnarowski,  Yahoo Sports):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/spurs–evolution-includes-same-brilliant-level-of-dominance-231013698.html

–  Marc Gasol  Q & A  (form Peter Edmiston,  Commercial Appeal):

Read it here:  http://www.commercialappeal.com/sports/grizzlies/Whats-wrong-with-Marc-Gasol-365463031.html

–  Larry Bird Not Satisfied With Pacers So Far This Season  (form Nate Taylor,  indystar.com):

Read it here:  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2016/01/15/larry-bird-not-satisfied-pacers-team-nears-midseason-point/78877876/

–  Mavericks Refuse To Fall To Earth  (form Andy Silvis,  Vantage Sports):

Read it here:  http://www1.vantagesports.com/Articles/article_view/VplMOx8AALBiOSuY

–  Anti-Modernism In Minnesota  (from Seth Partnow,  Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  http://nyloncalculus.com/2016/01/15/anti-modern-offense-in-minnesota/

–  Cavs’ Update  (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):

Read it here: http://www.cleveland.com/pluto/index.ssf/2016/01/cleveland_cavaliers_have_terry_34.html

–  Recapping Yesterday’s Games  (from Tim Cato, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2016/1/16/10777846/2016-nba-scores-damian-lillard-trail-blazers-revival-aldridge-depature

–  Despite Impressive Stats,  Questions Remain For Whiteside  (from jesse Blancarte,  Basketball Insiders):

Read and view it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-saturday-despite-impressive-stats-questions-remain-for-whiteside/

–  Video Breakdown: Steph Curry’s Dunk  (form EricApricot,  goldenstateofmind.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2016/1/15/10774182/warriors-vs-lakers-video-analysis-highlights-stephen-curry-dunks

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Isaiah Thomas  (from Howard Megdal,  Vice Sports):   https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/isaiah-thomas-is-a-star-whether-the-nba-admits-it-or-not

–  Kyle Lowry  (from Neil Paine,  fivethirtyeight.com):  http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/kyle-lowry-could-make-toronto-an-nba-finals-dark-horse/

–  Damian Lillard  (from Jason Quick,  csnnw.com):    http://www.csnnw.com/blazers/damian-lillard-enters-game-and-turns-tide-one-message-teammates-its-winning-time

–  Amir Johnson  (form Gary Washburn,  Boston Globe):  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2016/01/16/amir-johnson-fitting-and-celtics-are-better-for/jn2sb8IBkrcfWxBG4B3leN/story.html

–  Tristan Thompson  (from Greg Swartz,  Bleacher Report):  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2607856-tristan-thompson-is-the-spark-that-cleveland-cavaliers-starting-lineup-needs

–  E’Twaun Moore  (form The Hungarian Jordan,  blogabulls.com):  http://www.blogabull.com/2016/1/16/10778608/etwaun-moore-is-tony-allen-with-a-shot

–  Aaron Gordon, Kelly Olynyk, Richaun Holmes  (from Adam Fromal,  Bleacher Report):  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2607615-play-that-man-nba-big-men-in-need-of-bigger-minutes

–  Nene  (form J. Michael,  csnmidatlantic.com):  http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/basketball-washington-wizards/talk/morning-tip-when-nene-isnt-hurt-hes-special

–  Gordon Hayward: Where We Stand  (from gordonhayward20.com):  http://www.gordonhayward20.com/2016/01/15/where-we-stand/

–  Kyrie Irving  (from Scottt Davis, Business Insider.com):  http://www.businessinsider.com/kyrie-irving-on-rookie-transition-nba-2016-1

–  Manny Harris  (from Ethan Drigotas,  Ridiculous Upside):  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/1/16/10778348/manny-harris-texas-legends-warriors-potential-nba-call-up