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

Embiid’s Improvement In 1st Healthy Offseason Could Propel 76ers To Another Level (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
Projecting The Nuggets’ Explosive Backcourt (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
Five 2nd-Rounders Looking For Rookie Season Role (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Andrew Wiggins: Strengths & Weaknesses (from Max Carlin, Hoops Habit):
Wendell Carter, Jr: Soaking In The NBA’s Rookie Orientation Program (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Draymond’s Extension Options The Next Two Seasons (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Knicks: Hardaway, Jr Buying Into Fizdale’s Program (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
ORL: What Does The Future Hold For Vucevic & Fournier?  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Catching Up With Brooklyn Nets’ First Ever Rookie, Tyshawn Taylor (from Ben Stinar, Hoops Habit):
Mavs’ CEO Celebrates Workplace Culture Change (from Deborah Ferguson, nbcdfw.com):
Are Two-Way Contracts Fundamentally Flawed?  (from Justin Jett, Def Pen):
Former Spurs’ GM Bob Bass Passes After A Series Of Strokes (from Tom Orsborn, mysanantonio.com):
Johnny Kline, Globetrotter Turned Advocate: Dead At 86  (from Richard Sandomir, NY Times):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis: 8/17/18

For Celtics’ Rookie Robert Williams, Al Horford Has Had A Silent Impact For Years (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Teams Nobody Should Sleep On Next Season (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Is Dillon Brooks A Real Dynamic Scorer?  (from pfleming15, Grizzly Bear Blues):
The Crawsover Is A Reflection Of Laid-Back Seattle (from Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated):
Why The Knicks Should Not Stretch Noah…For Now (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Hardaway Jr Might Be Better Than You Think (from Luke Hickey, Hashtag Basketball):
Lakers: Ingram Needs More Pick-And-Roll Polish (from Jake Paynting, NBA Analysis Network):
Lakers Film Room: How Ball & Ingram Fit Together (from Silver Screen And Roll ):
Kuzma Has The Potential To Become LBJ’s New Favorite Target On Offense (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
Spurs: Poeltl Eager For Bigger Role (from Tom Orsborn, Express-News):
–  How John Collins Can Complement The Hawks’ Young Splash Brothers (from Joe Hulbert, NBA Analysis Network):
Q & A: Rockets’ Broadcaster & Former Player Matt Bullard  (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Rockets: MDA Has No Qualms About Reunion With Melo (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Bucks: Maintaining Control Of Transition Play (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
Predicting 2018-19 Analytics All-Stars By Category  (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
The Cleveland Cabdriver’s Son Who Sowed The Seeds Of A Hoops Revolution (from Lindsay Krasnoff, The Athletic):

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 8/15/18

The Pels Should Be Better Because AD Will Be Better (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Video: Analyzing Kevin Knox (from Seamus/Ryan, Scot Shot Basketball):
Pistons Have A Valuable Asset In Kennard (from James Edwards III):
Bucks: Can Middleton Continue To Improve As A Playmaker?  (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
–  Heat: What’s Holding Whiteside Back?  (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):
Trey Burke Has Found New Life With The Knicks (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
Grizzlies: Poised For Comeback (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
Remaining Offseason Questions: Central Division (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Underdog Hero Joe Ingles Has Defied The Odds In A Big Way (from Ryan Aston, The J Notes):
Ricky Rubio: The Next Chapter (from Taylor Griffin, SLC Dunk):
Q & A: Andre Iguodala (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Raptors’ Defense Set For Improvement (from Vivek Jacobs, Raptors Republic):
Nets: Could Jordan McLaughlin Be More Than Long Island’s PG? (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Nike Basketball Academy Camp:  Rising, Falling College Players To Watch (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Nike Basketball Academy Camp: High Schoolers With Pro Potential (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Thunder’s Biggest Fan Lives In Japan  (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/14/18

–  LBJ Has Always Played His Best Alongside Players Like Josh Hart (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
How Dwight Howard Is Adapting & Evolving (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
NOP: Randle Should Fit Nicely Next To AD  (from Ti Windisch, The Step Back):
How Will Grizzlies Approach JJJ’s Rookie Season? (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
Rookies In The Best Position To Make An Impact (from Matthew Blum, NBA.com):
How Ben Simmons Thrives Without Shooting Threes (from Tom West/Alex Kungu, Liberty Ballers/Celtics Blog):
MDA Says Melo Is “A Lot Better Fit” With Rockets (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Humanizing NBA Refs (from Spencer Lund, RealGM):
Jerami Grant: Poised To Become OKC X-Factor (from Yams, Thunderous Intentions):
Best One-Year Contract Signings Of 2018 (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Bobby Marks On Suns’ GM  (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Daniel Hamilton’s Path To The NBA (from Don Amore, Hartford Courant):
Color-Mixing & Lineup Synergies (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
Clippers:  Bruce Bowen Won’t Be Back After Remarks About Kawhi (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
Notes From FIBA U18 Tournaments (from The Stepien):
Why The Nets Refuse To Tank (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
On The Rise: Caris LeVert (from Alex Squadron, slamonline.com):
– Nets: What Dudley Brings (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Zach Collins: Not Ready For Big Minutes At “5” But That Still Might Be Blazers’ Best Hope (from Jack Winter, Hoop Ball):
Remaining Offseason Questions: Atlantic Division (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
John Wall And The Wizards Must Evolve (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Battle Of The Backups: Yogi Ferrell Vs. Frank Mason (from Tim Maxwell, Sactown Royalty):
How The Best NBA Teams Have Used The G-League To Hack The System (from Ben Beecken, Grandstand Central):
Oliver Miller Battles Weight Issues, Hopes To Inspire Others (from KSAZ):