Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/16/16

–  How The Hawks Offense Will Be Different With Dwight Howard  (from Chris Vivlamore,  myajc.com):
–  Unleashing Porzingis  (from Cole Zwicker, Upside And Motor):
 Comparing And Contrasting Kyrie Irving And Mike Conley (from Ian Pierno, Beale Street Bears):
 Pistons’ Bench  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Suns’ Small Forwards (from Adam Maynes, Valley Of The Suns):
–  How PJ Tucker’s Absence Impacts The Suns  (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):
 Magic’s Small Forwards  (from John Denton, Magic.com):
–  Breaking Down The Magic’s Congested Frontcourt  (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
 Langston Galloway  (from Jake Rauchbach, Basketball Insiders):  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-langston-galloway-wouldnt-be-denied/
–  Luis Scola  (from Cory Wright, nets.com):  http://www.nba.com/nets/news/2016/09/16/real-talk-luis-scola
 Harrison Barnes  (from Earl K. Sneed, mavs.com):  http://www.mavs.com/dirk-nowitzki-ready-willing-mentor-mavs-newcomer-harrison-barnes/
Nicolas Batum (from DeShawn White,  Swarm And Sting):  http://swarmandsting.com/2016/09/12/charlotte-hornets-just-valuable-nicolas-batum/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/28/16

–  Hornets:  Reason For Optimism  (from Ben Dowsett,  Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/how-charlotte-became-clevelands-biggest-eastern-obstacle/

–  Kings’ Coach Joerger Racing To Get Ahead  (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article98386622.html

–  Nuggets Pointed In Right Direction  (from Court Zierk, Today’s Fastbreak):

Read it here:  http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-west/denver-nuggets/nuggets-unquestionably-pointed-right-direction/

–  2017 Draft’s Sleeper At Each Position  (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2659223-the-2017-nba-drafts-biggest-sleeper-at-each-position

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:  

–  DeMarcus Cousins  (from Gary Washburn,  Boston Globe):  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2016/08/27/demarcus-cousins-takes-home-more-than-gold-from-rio/XSuU9G1xsUppgiQYmTGMuK/story.html

–  Harrison Barnes  (from Eddie Sefko,  dallasnews.com):  http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-mavericks/mavericks/2016/08/27/really-expect-mavericks-new-94-million-man

–  Josh Smith  (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/josh-smith-currently-out-of-the-nba-was-is-so-much-better-than-you-think/

–  Andre Drummond  (from Jesse Blancarte,  Basketball Insiders):  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-saturday-drummond-on-course-to-take-game-to-another-level/

 

–  Lance Thomas  (from Kristian Winfield, elitesportsny.com): http://elitesportsny.com/2016/08/27/new-york-knicks-lance-thomas-spike-lee/

 Joel Embiid  (from Marc Narducci,  philly.com):  http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20160828_Embiid_says_he_s__100_percent__at_Sixers_Beach_Bash.html

–  D’Angelo Russell  (from Will Reeve, Jr, Today’s Fastbreak):  http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-west/los-angeles-lakers/dangelo-russell-poised-ascend-luke-walton/

–  R. J. Hunter (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live): http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2016/08/rj_hunter_boston_celtics_guard.html

Marcus Smart (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports): http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/if-celtics-marcus-smart-is-going-to-make-a-leap-this-is-the-year-to-do-it/

–  Kelly Olynyk  (from Joshua Bateman,  Hardwood Houdini):  http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2016/08/27/contract-year-will-be-telling-for-kelly-olynyk/

–  Marc Gasol  (from Mike Parrott,  Beale Street Bears):  http://bealestreetbears.com/2016/08/27/marc-gasol-best-center-nba/

–  Greg Monroe  (from Ti Windisch, Behind The Buck Pass):  http://behindthebuckpass.com/2016/08/27/milwaukee-bucks-will-greg-monroes-role/

–  Kevin Seraphin  (from Ben Mehic,  wizofawes.com):  http://wizofawes.com/2016/08/27/washington-wizards-kevin-seraphin-quickly-fallen-obscurity/

–  Wayne Selden  (from Gary Bedore,  kansascity.com):  http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article98404082.html

 

Today’s Top NBA Stories

Brett  Brown sees signs of success amid Sixers’ many losses  (from Ian Thomsen, NBA.com):

” Even after 127 losses in two seasons, coach Brett Brown feels he’s slowly building a solid foundation in Philadelphia”

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/2015/news/features/ian_thomsen/09/13/brett-brown-philadelphia-76ers-coach-endures-losing-readies-for-brighter-future/

 

 

What’s Holding Anthony Bennett Back from NBA Success?  (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):   https://trove.com/a/Whats-Holding-Bennett-Back-from-NBA-Success.ZusiM

 

Tibor Pleiss could be an X-factor for the Utah Jazz   (from Jared Woodcox,  isportsweb.com): http://isportsweb.com/2015/09/13/tibor-pleiss-could-be-an-x-factor-for-the-utah-jazz/

 

 

And very sad news – the passing of Moses Malone:

 

Moses Malone’s Legacy Extends Beyond Numbers  (Phil Watson, Hoopshabit.com):   http://hoopshabit.com/2015/09/13/nba-moses-malones-legacy-extends-beyond-numbers/