Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/7/17

Contenders Weighing Stretch-Run Chase Vs. Playoff Health (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/article/2017/03/06/morning-tip-rest-driving-teams-players-nba-season-winds-down

SAS 112, HOU 110  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://theringer.com/san-antonio-spurs-houston-rockets-kawhi-leonard-james-harden-40b5e73fb36f#.vi8cefpvp

There Are No Good Answers For Kawhi  (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):

Read and watch it here: http://www.si.com/nba/2017/03/07/kawhi-leonard-mvp-case-spurs-james-harden-russell-westbrook

Kawhi Keeps Delivering (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.co.uk/nba/story/_/id/18836308/nba-quiet-methodical-rise-kawhi-leonard-superstar

Pelicans: DMC/AD Sets (from Paul Garcia, The Sports Daily):

Read and watch it here;  http://thesportsdaily.com/analyzing-the-league/early-offensive-sets-for-pelicans-davis-cousins-pairing/

Isaiah Thomas Is Using The Rim To Outsmart Tall Defenders (from Chris Herring, Five Thirty Eight):

Read and watch it here:  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/isaiah-thomas-is-using-the-rim-to-outsmart-tall-defenders/

From Liam O”Brien, Hardwood Houdini: http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/03/07/isaiah-thomas-nbas-best-pick-roll-ball-handler/

The Next Generation: Nikola Jokic  (from Adam McGee, The Step Back):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/03/07/next-generation-nikola-jokic/

Also today in The Next Generation Series:

 – Luka Doncic (from Brandon Jefferson): http://fansided.com/2017/03/07/luka-doncic-greatest-generation/

 – Jabari Parker (from Chris Manning):  http://fansided.com/2017/03/07/jabari-parker-next-generation/

 – D’Angelo Russell (from Brendon Kleen):  http://fansided.com/2017/03/07/dangelo-russell-next-generation/

Jamal Crawford’s Long And Winding Road (from Mike Wise, The Undefeated):

Read it here:  http://theundefeated.com/features/jamal-crawford-of-the-clippers-long-and-winding-road/

Dario Saric Interview Translated (from tabslabblue, reddit.com):

Read it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/sixers/comments/5xsusq/darios_big_interview_for_croatian_sports_news/

A Guidebook For Exploiting Playoff Matchups  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/03/07/guidebook-exploiting-playoff-matchups/

Kyle Lowry On His Surgery And Its Impact On The Raps  (from Mike Ganter, The Sun):

Read it here:  http://www.torontosun.com/2017/03/06/raptors-lowry-opens-up-about-wrist-surgery-its-a-10-year-process

Willy Hernangomez: Second Round Steal  (from Kyle Maggio,The Knicks Wall):

Read and watch it here: https://theknickswall.com/rookie-of-the-year-577de05e1d1d#.bijmly4ag

Ron Baker: With Playing Time Comes Confidence (from Lenn Robbins, msgnetwork.com):

Read it here:  http://www.msgnetworks.com/2017/03/06/with-playing-time-comes-confidence-for-baker/

Where Has The Skyhook Gone? (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/why-the-skyhook-isnt-a-part-of-todays-game-195220557.html

Bojan Bogdanovic Is Fitting In With The Wizards (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-bojan-bogdanovic-fitting-in-with-washington-wizards/

From Neil Greenberg, Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fancy-stats/wp/2017/03/07/bojan-bogdanovic-gives-the-wizards-a-player-they-havent-had-in-years/

From Bryan Frantz, truthaboutit.net: http://www.truthaboutit.net/2017/03/scott-brooks-rotational-mystery-tour-rolls-on.html

5 Keys To Bucks’ Winning Streak (from Joshua Cornelissen, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/07/milwaukee-bucks-5-keys-winning-streak/

From Ti Windisch, Behind The Buck Pass:  http://behindthebuckpass.com/2017/03/07/milwaukee-bucks-takeaways-win-philadelphia-76ers/

Grizzlies: The Underrated Importance Of Brandan Wright (from Parker Fleming, Beale Street Bears):

Read and watch it here: http://bealestreetbears.com/2017/03/07/memphis-grizzlies-underrated-importance-brandan-wright/

Glenn Robinson III’s Development (from Cameron Stewart, 16 Wins A ring):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/glenn-robinson-iii-more-than-a-dunk-contest-spectacle-72d1781ac464#.85js4ndob

Sean Marks: The Perfect Exec To Lead The Nets Out Of The Dark (from George Kondoleon, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/the-brooklyn-nets-will-eventually-creep-out-of-gloomy-era-59b1ab2c8963#.1jwkre9ge

Breaking Down Where The Nets’ Defense Has Broken Down  (from Christopher Lavinio, Hoops Habit):

Read and watch it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/06/brooklyn-nets-defense-bad-every-level/

Breaking Down The Nets’ Offense (from Charles Maniego, Nothin’ But Nets):

Read and watch it here:  http://nothinbutnets.com/2017/02/28/breaking-brooklyn-nets-offense/

Why Ibaka/Biyombo Never Gelled (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):

Read it here: http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2017/03/07/why-the-serge-ibaka-bismack-biyombo-frontcourt-never-quite-gelled/

Spoelstra’s Case For Coach Of The Year (from Rob Slater, All U Can Heat):

Read it here:  http://allucanheat.com/2017/03/07/miami-heat-erik-spoelstras-case-for-coach-of-the-year/

Growing Up In The NBA (from DeAndre Jordan, The Players Tribune):

Read it here: https://www.theplayerstribune.com/deandre-jordan-clippers-rebounding-all-star/

Limiting Opponents’ Offensive Rebounds Is A Growing Priority For Nuggets (from Nick Kosmider, Denver Post):

Read it here: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/03/06/limiting-offensive-rebounds-opponents-priority-nuggets/

Suns’ New Second Unit Transforms The Offense (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):

Read and watch it here: http://arizonasports.com/story/1045788/new-second-unit-suns-offense-hottest/

Suns’ GM Saw Winning Trend In Tyler Ulis  (from Doug Haller, azcentral.com):

Read it here: http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2017/03/06/suns-gm-mcdonough-saw-winning-trend-ulis/98830564/

Knicks: After Jennings’ Release, Chasson Randle Is Making His Presence Felt  (from Keith Schlosser, sny.tv):

Read it here: https://www.sny.tv/knicks/news/after-release-of-jennings-randle-is-making-his-presence-felt/218291648

From Marc Berman, NY Post: http://nypost.com/2017/03/06/chasson-randle-helps-his-case-and-hurts-tank-in-knicks-rally/

D-League: The Top Catch-And-Shoot Wings (from Chris Reichert, The Step Back):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/03/07/catch-shoot-wings-d-league-call-up/

Despite Amazing Week, Felder Still Needs More Time In The D-League (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

Read it here: http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2017/3/6/14834660/kay-felder-nba-dleague-nbadl-canton-charge-cleveland-cavaliers

European Hoops Recap  (from Trevor Magnotti, Fansided):

Read And Watch It Here:  http://fansided.com/2017/03/06/european-hoops-recap-playoffs/

QOTN (from Marc Gasol, reacting to the Griz’ 3-game losing streak):

“I thought by now that we had a good idea of what we were going to do, especially from the players’ standpoint, knowing exactly what we are supposed to do. We can look ourselves in the mirror and be honest with ourselves, each and every single one of us. That’s what you’re supposed to do, especially when things don’t go as well as you would want them. Just look at yourself in the mirror instead of looking for an answer somewhere else and trying to point fingers.”

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 12/19/15

–  How Will Teams Stop the Best 3-point Scorers?  (from Zach Harper,  CBS Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25418260/how-will-teams-stop-the-best-3-point-scorers-in-the-nba

–  Kawhi Leonard, Quiet Superstar  (from Michael C. Wright,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14386491/san-antonio-spurs-kawhi-leonard-nba-quiet-new-superstar

–  Brad Stevens:   Always Seeking an Edge  (from Gary Washburn,  Boston Globe):

Read it here:  http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/12/17/celtics-found-right-man-brad-stevens/MLmGbthDRz6TQA92DNsRDO/story.html

–  Paul George’s Defense  (from Clint Corey,  Vantage Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://www1.vantagesports.com/Articles/article_view/VnRYQx8AAOVqw5hF

–  Spurs’ Defense:  Blast from the Past (from Jesus Gomez, BBall Breakdown):

Read and view it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/13413/

Luke Walton:  Warriors’ Unlikely Leader  (from Lee Jenkins,  Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2015/12/17/golden-state-warriors-stephen-curry-luke-walton-steve-kerr

–  Recapping Friday’s Games  (from SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba-scores

–  James Johnson Helps Lead Raptors Past Heat  (from Blake Murphy,  raptorsrepublic):

Read it here:  http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2015/12/19/utilized-james-johnson-draws-start-help-leads-raptors-past-heat/

–  Eight Surprise Starters Who Have Caught On This Season  (from Zach Buckley,  Bleacher Report):

Read and view it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2599467-8-surprise-starters-who-have-caught-on-this-season

–  Zach LaVine’s True Position  (from Gerald Bourguet,  Hoops Habit):

Read and view it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2015/12/19/minnesota-timberwolves-zach-lavine-thriving-true-position/

–  Jeff Green Cannot Play With Zach Randolph  (from Joe Mullinax,  grizzlybearblues):

Read it here:  http://www.grizzlybearblues.com/2015/12/18/10440742/friday-three-jeff-green-zach-randolph-memphis-grizzlies-problems?_ga=1.263042572.1018263438.1420308416

–  Jerian Grant Is Struggling in the Knicks’ Triangle  (from Stefan Bondy,  NY Daily News):

Read it here:  http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/knicks-jerian-grant-change-plays-article-1.2470803

–  Brandon Jennings’ Decision to Play in D-League May Change NBA’s Rehab Practice  (from Peter J. Wallner,  Grand Rapid Press):

Read it here:  http://www.mlive.com/drive/2015/12/brandon_jennings_decision_to_p.html

–  Tony Parker Is Back to Being Key Cog for Spurs  (from Fran Blinebury,  NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/2015/news/features/fran_blinebury/12/19/even-with-new-parts-for-spurs-parker-remains-key-cog/

–  Jeremy Lin’s Revival  (from Jesus Gomez,  SBNation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/18/10575088/jeremy-lin-highlights-stats-hornets-helping

–  Decisions Nearing on Non-Guaranteed Players  (from  Eric Pincus,  Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/decisions-nearing-on-non-guaranteed-players/

–  Dario Saric Q & A  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, slamnroll):

Read it here:  http://www.slamnroll.com/content/dario-saric-how-i-feel-and-think-about-basketball-comes-first

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 12/6/15

–  How Rest and Fun Transformed Perfect Warriors into a Monster    (from Fred Kerber,  NYPost):

Read it here:  http://nypost.com/2015/12/05/how-rest-and-fun-transformed-perfect-warriors-into-a-monster/

–  Andrew Wiggins’ Developing Offense  (from Zach Harper, CBS Sports):

Read and View it here:   http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25401659/andrew-wiggins-becoming-clutch-go-to-scorer-wolves-need-him-to-be

Dellavedova Has Transformed the Cavs into a Passing Team  (from Aaron Fischman,  Vantage Sports):

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

Cassell Grateful to Flip Saunders for Giving Him His First Chance to Coach  (from Jerry Zgoda, startribune.com):

Read it here:  http://www.startribune.com/sam-casell-grateful-to-flip-saunders-for-giving-him-his-first-chance-to-coach/360689111/

–  Recapping Saturday’s Games  (from Jesus Gomez, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/6/9855606/nba-scores-2015-raptors-warriors-kyle-lowry-stephen-curry

Wariors 103, Raptors 101: Video Breakdown  (from Apricot, goldenstateofmind.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2015/12/6/9855754/warriors-vs-raptors-2015-highlight-video-stephen-curry-gravity-draymond-green

–  Sixers’ Fate Hinges on this Summer’s Draft  (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2015/12/03/the-fate-of-the-foundering-philadelphia-76ers-hinges-on-this-summers-nba-draft/

–  The East Is Back.  Maybe  (from Paul Flannery,  SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/6/9856504/sunday-shootaround-the-east-is-back-maybe

–  Gregg Popovich and Brad Stevens: Mutual Respect  (from Jay King,  masslive.com):

Read it here:  http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2015/12/as_usual_brad_stevens_gregg_po.html

Hornets: Best in the League Scoring Off Screens  (from Austin Peters,  atthehive.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.atthehive.com/2015/12/6/9855880/charlotte-hornets-stat-of-the-week-points-per-possession-off-screens

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Tobias Harris’ Switch to Small Forward Has Paid Dividends  (from Josh Robbins,  orlandosentinel.com):

Read it here:  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-magic-tobias-harris-1206-20151205-story.html

Will Barton  (from Christopher Dempsey,  Denver Post):  http://www.denverpost.com/nuggets/ci_29207257/dempsey-sixth-man-sense-that-will-barton-is

–  Rockets Coaching Staff Trying to Get Harden the Ball in Different Situations  (form Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):  http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterockets/2015/12/rockets-coaching-staff-trying-to-get-james-harden-the-ball-in-different-situations/

–  Budenholzer Explains Hardaway’s D-League Assignment  (from Chris Vivlamore,  myajc.com):  http://www.myajc.com/news/sports/basketball/budenholzer-explains-hardaway-jr-d-league-assignme/npcSW/

–  Lance Stephenson  (from Candace Buckner,  Indystar.com):  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2015/12/02/lance-stephenson-aims-fix-reputation-3rd-team-3-years/75986858/

–  Austin Rivers  (form Dan Woike,  ocregister.com):  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/season-694427-rivers-playing.html

Markieff Morris  (from Paul Coro,  azcentral.com):  http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2015/12/02/markieff-morris-all-right-phoenix-suns-sits-out-detroit/76699074/

–  Kawhi Leonard Is a Handful  (from A. Sherrod Blakely,  csnne.com):  http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/behind-enemy-lines-spurs-kawhi-leonard-a-handful-for-celtics

–  Gerald Green  (from Ira Winderman,  sun-sentinel.com):  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-gerald-green-s120615-story.html

–  Jon Leuer  (from Dave King,  brightsideofthesun.com):  Can new starting power forward be Phoenix Suns Leuer’d and savior?

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis

–   How the NBA Has Changed in the Last Three Decades  (from Dave Deckard,  blazersedge.com):

Read it here:  http://www.blazersedge.com/2015/9/7/9274677/nba-changes-michael-jordan-hakeem-olajuwon-charles-barkley

 

–  Could Brad Stevens be the next head coach for Team USA?  (from Tyler Sullivan,  celticslife.com):

Read it here:  http://www.celticslife.com/2015/09/could-brad-stevens-be-next-coach-for.html

 

–   The Rockets have a rebounding problem  (from NVP,  thedreamshake.com):

” There are no easy solutions for this particular problem. Rockets’ open floor style is inherently prone to give up offensive rebounds… (T)here are no real affordable alternatives to the current platoon next to Dwight Howard. James Harden and Trevor Ariza did an admirable job last season supporting the front court on the glass, but ultimately the battle is in the paint with the big players. There is still a bit of hope for the current players to improve, but to expect significant improvement is probably unlikely. Young players like Clint Capela and Montrezl Harrell may see themselves come into some unexpected minutes if they demonstrate the ability to be an impact rebounder, but that’s a lot of expectations on the young players. It may just be something Rockets have to live with this season.”

Read it here:  http://www.thedreamshake.com/2015/9/8/9209835/houston-rockets-rebounding-issues-2015-season-preview

 

–   Will the Blazers struggle more on offense or defense next year?   (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25293560/will-the-blazers-struggle-more-on-offense-or-defense-next-year

 

Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

The Incredible Journey of Seth Curry (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):  http://www.si.com/nba/2015/09/08/seth-curry-kings-stephen-curry-warriors

 

Derrick Favors’ development with the Jazz (from Adi Joseph, Sporting News):  http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/story/2015-09-08/derrick-favors-jazz-utah-atlanta-native-improvement-dennis-lindsey-quin-snyder-gordon-hayward

 

–  Bulls Profile: Doug McDermott (from Jeremy Karll,  pippenainteasy):  http://pippenainteasy.com/2015/09/08/chicago-bulls-profile-doug-mcdermott/

 

–  What to expect from Norman Powell with the Toronto Raptors  (from Kevin Nimmock,  raptorsrapture.com):  http://raptorsrapture.com/2015/09/07/what-to-expect-from-norman-powell-with-the-toronto-raptors/

 

–  Ed Davis Will Help the Trail Blazers’ Offense  (from Carlos Diaz,  ripcityproject.com):  http://ripcityproject.com/2015/09/07/ed-davis-will-help-trail-blazers-offense/

 

–   James Ennis Has to Earn His Roster Spot with the Heat  (from Wes Goldberg,  allucanheat.com):  http://allucanheat.com/2015/09/08/on-the-bubble-james-ennis-has-to-earn-his-roster-spot/

 

–   Sixers’ Saric, Aldemir, And Stauskas Shining On International Stage  (from Max Rapoport,  sixers.com):   http://www.nba.com/sixers/news/150908-eurobasket-fiba-americas

 

–  Eric Griffin tore up D-League last season. Now he wants to stick in the NBA  (from Seth Ferranti,  slamonline.com):  http://www.slamonline.com/nba/eric-griffin-detroit-pistons-interview/

 

–   Tony Allen is known for his defense, but the Grizzlies should still value his offensive abilities  (form Jonah Jordan, grizzlybearblues.com):  http://www.grizzlybearblues.com/2015/9/8/9120989/memphis-grizzlies-tony-allen-offensive-abilities-value

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis

–  What the heck is going on in the NBA Finals?   (from Adi Joseph,  Sporting News):

Read it here:  http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/story/2015-06-11/cavaliers-warriors-nba-finals-game-4-matthew-dellavedova-lebron-james-david-lee-stephen-curry

 

 

 

Mike Malone on the finals (from  hahnandhumpty):

Listen to it here:  http://cdn16.castfire.com/audio/303/2115/26024/2505324/hahnandhumpty_2015-06-10-230424-3953-0-0-0.32.mp3

(Note: Don’t miss this great interview)

 

 

 

Hubie Brown on the finals (from Haberman & Middlekauf, 957thegame.com):

List to it here:  http://media.957thegame.com/a/106331501/hubie-brown.htm

 

 

 

–  Warriors need to assert will on Cavs  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics_nba/boston_celtics/2015/06/bulpett_warriors_need_to_assert_will_on_cavs

 

 

 

The Warriors must regain their flow or find a way to adjust to the slow pace  (from Paul Flannery, sbnation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/6/11/8762679/warriors-hype-stephen-curry-draymond-green-nba-finals-2015

 

 

 

–  How David Lee Helped Get Stephen Curry Back On Track In Game 3  (from Coach Nick,,  Bball Breakdown):

View it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/06/10/how-david-lee-helped-get-stephen-curry-back-on-track-in-game-3/

 

 

 

 In the NBA Finals Lineup Lab  (from Seth Partnow,  BBall Breakdown):

” Sure, the Warriors are missing shots (it is a Make or Miss League, always), but they aren’t the same shots, in the same rhythm the team is used to. Counting on Curry to get his shooting stroke together isn’t the worst plan, but there’s no reason to stop there. Getting more open looks and easier baskets is never a bad thing, so how can the Dubs do so?”

Read and view it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/06/11/in-the-nba-finals-lineup-lab/

 

 

 

–  David Blatt deserves his due for Cavaliers’ NBA Finals run  (from Adam Kilgore, Washington Post):

Read it here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2015/06/11/david-blatt-deserves-his-due-for-cavaliers-nba-finals-run/

 

 

 

How the Cavs Are Attempting to Exploit Stephen Curry’s Defense (from Dylan Murphy, Bleacher Report):

Read and view it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2492176-how-cleveland-cavaliers-are-exploiting-stephen-currys-defense-in-the-nba-finals

 

 

 

–  Breaking Down LeBron’s Historic NBA Finals Performance  (from Kirk Goldsberry, Grantland.com):

Read and view it here:  http://grantland.com/the-triangle/superhero-ball-breaking-down-lebrons-historic-nba-finals-performance/

 

 

 

–  How to beat the Curry rules  (from Ethan Sherwood Strauss,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.co.uk/basketball/playoffs/2015/story/_/id/13057093/how-beat-stephen-curry-rules

 

 

 

How trainer gets spent LeBron James from one Herculean effort to next  (from Ken Berger, CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/writer/ken-berger/25210929/what-trainer-does-to-get-a-spent-lebron-james-from-one-herculean-effort-to-next

 

 

 

–   Jerry West’s fire burns as deep as ever with Warriors  (from Chriis Ballard,  Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2015/06/11/jerry-west-nba-finals-golden-state-warriors

 

 

 

–   Small Sample Size Theater: NBA Finals Edition  (from Jeff, basketballpredictions):

” When the sports media debates analytics, they like to frame it as stats vs scouting. But this is nonsense. Statistics and scouting must go hand-in-hand. And what matters is significance.”

Read it here:  http://basketballpredictions.blogspot.com/2015/06/small-sample-size-theater-nba-finals.html

 

 

 

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How the  Raptors put their draft prospects through the ringer, on and off the court  (from Eric Koreen, nationalpost.com):

Read it here:  http://news.nationalpost.com/sports/nba/how-the-toronto-raptors-put-their-draft-prospects-through-the-ringer-on-and-off-the-court

 

 

 

Chandler Parsons, Part III: Finishing (from Bobby Karalla, mavsoutsider.com):

‘Part III of a five-part breakdown of his game”

Read and view it here:   http://www.mavsoutsider.com/2015/06/10/chandler-parsons-part-iii-finishing/

 

 

 

– The State Of The Bucks  (from Wesley Share,  RealGM):

Read it here:  http://basketball.realgm.com/article/238155/The-State-Of-The-Bucks

 

 

 

Additional Player Notes, Updates, profiles:

 

 

–  Donatas Motiejunas:   http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2485359-donatas-motiejunas-emergence-poses-big-questions-for-houston-rockets-offseason

 

DeMarre Carroll:  http://www.myajc.com/news/sports/basketball/hawks-demarre-carroll-will-be-coveted-free-agent/nmZkM/?icmp=ajc_internallink_invitationbox_apr2013_ajcstubtomyajcpremium#93bd2569.3585979.735759

Dario Saric:   http://www.libertyballers.com/2015/6/10/8763079/76ers-dario-saric-philadelphia-contract-buyout-sixers

 

Andre Roberson:  http://newsok.com/thunder-guard-andre-roberson-says-billy-donovan-will-be-a-great-fit/article/5426664

 

Dante Exum:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2488602-how-dante-exum-can-bounce-back-from-rough-rookie-season