Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/3/18

BKN: Breaking Down The Nets “Stretch-5” Position (from Chris Milholen, Nets Daily):
BOS: Searching For Chemistry (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Jaylen Brown’s Focus: Improving His Handle (from Tom Westerholm, Mas Live):
CHA:  Adjusting To Defending Without Dwight Howard (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CHA: Miles Bridges’ Smarts & Versatility (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
CLE: 5 Observations (from Chris Fedor,
DET:  Coach Casey Focusing On Mentality More Than Playbook So Far (from Keith Langlois,
–  GSW: McCaw’s Situation is Entering The CBA’s Shadow-Dimension (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
IND: Myles Turner: Areas Of Necessary Improvement  (from Kevin Bowen,
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IND: Pacers Will Let It Fly From Three (from Mark Monteith,
LAL: Josh Hart’s Positional Versatility (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Whiteside: Reverting To HIs YMCA Mindset (from Shandel Richardson, The Athletic):
MIL: Star Track: Giannis Antetokounmpo  (from The Ringer):
MIN: Derrick Rose: “Most Guys Would Have Been Retired”  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
MIN: Derrick Rose Is Ready To be Whatever The Wolves Need (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
MIN: The Butler Situation  (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):
PHI: Grading The Sixers Roster  (from NBA Math):
PHO: Suns Should Be Worried About Bender (from Adam Maynes, Valley Of The Suns):
TOR: Why Kawhi Can Be An Offensive Monster (from Steven Loung,
TOR: Star Track: Kawhi Leonard (from The Ringer):
TOR: Norm Powell Has Work Cut Out On Deep Raptors (form Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
UTA: For Gobert, The Journey Matters Most (from Aaron Falk,
UTA: Analysis Of 2nd Half Comeback Win (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
Ranking The Difficulty Of The Eight News Head Coaches’ Jobs (from Marc Stein, New York Times):
Is Social Media Addiction In The NBA Out Of Control?  (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players, 71-80 (from
How Can An Analytical Approach be Applied To Rest And Injury Prevention?  (from Sentil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
10 Players Approaching Their Last Chance (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting

Lionel Hollins Q & A  (from Mike Mazzeo,  ESPN):

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–  On Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson, Perry Jones and a revamped Celtics defense  (from Evans Clinchy,

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” The Bulls basically didn’t make any significant changes to their roster and rotation heading into next season following a second round playoff elimination. Of course, the Bulls did make a coaching change from Tom Thibodeau to Fred Hoiberg. But there will be major changes for the Bulls in 2015-16. Not so much in personnel, but likely in how those players are employed.

Perhaps the biggest question coming into the season is who will start at center. The Bulls have two All-Star centers in Gasol and Joakim Noah, and starting both last season obviously didn’t work well. Though new coach Hoiberg has been circumspect about his plans, it seems likely Gasol and Noah will no longer both start.

Which leaves many possibilities”

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–  New assistant coach Phil Weber optimistic about Pelicans potential in Alvin Gentry system  (from Jim Eichenhofer,

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Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:


Aron Baynes:


Jeremy Evans:


Bruno Caboclo:


Nikola Jokic


J. J. O’Brien:


Shayne Whittington: