Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/18/17

Video Breakdown: Jayson Tatum  (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
5 Major Takeaways From Eurobasket 2017 (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
There’s Never Been A Draft Prospect Like Luka Doncic (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The Sophomore Campaign Of Willy Hernangomez (from Rory Breasil, Hashtag Basketball):
Why DeRozan Is Such A Polarizing Player  (from Scott Rafferty. Sporting News);
Grading The Lakers’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Should The NBA Implement A Version Of The Coach’s Challenge?  (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days.com):
What Is The Goal For Domantas Sabonis?  (from Hunter Kuffel, 8points9seoncds.com):
What Are The Pacers Getting In Oladipo? (from Ben Gordon, 94 Feet Report):
Video Breakdown: Harrison Barnes With The Mavericks (from Michael Snyder, 94 Feet Report):
Mitchell Robinson Will Bypass College, Train For 2018 Draft  (from Evan Daniels, Scout.com):
Influence Of Minutes Played On Risk Of ACL Injury (from Orthopedics):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/17/17

Who And What To Watch In Eurobasket Final  (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Marcus Morris, Point Forward?  (from wjsy, Celtics Blog):
Rockets Hope Harden/CP3 Mesh Quickly (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Anthony Randolph On The NBA: “Now I Fit In Perfect, Right?”  (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Saric Can Emulate Simmons Off The Bench (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Why Whiteside And Heat Should Love Him Being Double-Teamed In Post (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):
Where The Triangle Offense Lives (from Jordan Teicher, The New Yorker):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/5/17

Eurobasket 2017 Preview (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
Prospect Watch: Luka Doncic (from Jonathan Mahon, Medium.com):
What Mbah A Moute Brings To Rockets  (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
Video Breakdown:  “Trailing Big”: Marc Gasol’s New Favorite Play  (from Michael Snyder, 94feetreport):
Chris Brickley: How Former College Assistant Became Go-To Trainer For NBA Superstars  (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
The Jazz’ Floor-Spacing Issues (from Ben Mehic, Deseret News):
Nerlens Noel: What Does The Future Hold? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
What Does ‘Melo Have Left? (from Eric Spyropolous, NBA Math):
Talking With Glenn Robinson III & His Trainer Joey Burton (from Grant Afseth, Indiana Sports Coverage):
Enes Kanter Q & A (from Fred Katz, Norman Transcript):
Video Breakdown: Kemba Walker (from Justin Jett):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting

–  Blake Griffin On Offseason Training, LA’s Moves, More (from Alex Kennedy,  Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/qa-blake-griffin-on-offseason-training-clippers-moves-more/

 

–   CBA Corner – Renegotiate and Extend Scenarios   (from Nate Duncan,  Nylon Calculus):

” Last week, we introduced the concept of renegotiating and extending as a way to circumvent the usual limitations on extensions and use the league’s burgeoning cap space to retain teams’ stars before they hit free agency.  By this method, current salary cap space is used to give players a raise on already existing contracts, then do an extension based on the increased salary.  Not every player may renegotiate, but they may occur on existing contracts of four or more years after the third anniversary of the signing of that contract or extension.  However, those parameters apply to nearly every non-rookie contract star in the league as he nears free agency.  The bigger caveat, of course, is that the team must have the cap room to increase a player’s salary.  And any extension may not be longer than four years, including the remaining seasons on the player’s existing contract.

For which teams and players might it make sense to renegotiate and extend?  Here’s a look at some of the more logical candidates, starting with one of the league’s nascent stars.”

Read it here:   http://nyloncalculus.com/2015/09/18/cba-corner-renegotiating-and-extend-scenarios/

 

–  NBA’s Largest Pay Raises Show It Pays To Be Patient  (from Chris Bernucca, heridan Hoops):

“It pays to be patient.

That is the financial lesson of the NBA’s offseason, which saw the biggest pay raises go to players who turned down contract extensions and gambled on themselves.

Among the top 11 pay increases this summer, five went to players who felt like they were being lowballed by their teams — and proved it when they cashed in with bigger deals as restricted free agents this summer.”

Read it here:  http://www.sheridanhoops.com/2015/09/16/bernucca-nbas-largest-pay-raises-show-it-pays-to-be-patient/

 

–  Behind the Scenes in L.A., the Wide-Ranging Summer World for NBA Players  (from Jared Zwerling, Bleacher Report):

Read and view it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2544665-behind-the-scenes-in-los-angeles-the-wide-ranging-summer-world-for-nba-players

 

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

–   BBALLBREAKDOWN’S Top 50 NBA Players: 40-36  (from Joshua Riddell, BBall Breakdown):  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/09/15/players-40-36-nba/

 

–  The ageless Pau Gasol paints his latest masterpiece  (from Tim Cato,  SBNation):   http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/9/18/9352063/pau-gasol-highlights-eurobasket-2015-spain-france-bulls

 

–  Washout no longer? Czech Republic’s Jan Vesely intrigues scouts once again  (from Mark Woods, ESPN):  http://www.espn.co.uk/basketball/story/_/id/13683878/nba-washington-wizards-washout-jan-vesely-excels-eurobasket-not-eager-nba-return

 

–  What we learned from Tomas Satoransky’s play at EuroBasket 2015 (from Umair Khan,  bulletsforever.com):  http://www.bulletsforever.com/2015/9/18/9340357/what-we-learned-from-tomas-satoranskys-play-at-eurobasket

 

–   Can Anderson Varejao Become A Positive Again?  (from Luke Sicari,  kingjamesgospel.com):   http://kingjamesgospel.com/2015/09/19/can-anderson-varejao-become-a-positive-again/

 

–  Will Andrea Bargnani Regain Respect With Nets?  (from Daniel O’Brien, today’sfastbreak.com):   https://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-east/atlantic/brooklyn-nets/will-andrea-bargnani-regain-respect-with-nets/

 

James Young  (from wjsy, celticsblog.com):  http://www.celticsblog.com/2015/9/19/9119847/countdown-to-training-camp-james-young-potential-scorer

 

NOTE:   An earlier version of Basketball Intelligence was inadvertently posted this morning.  This more complete version replaces it.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis

–  Lakers coach Byron Scott has definite ideas about 2015-16  (from  Bill Oram,  Orange County Register):

Read it here:  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/scott-683390-season-lakers.html

 

–   Good Health, and Good Luck: How Oklahoma City can win a title this year  (from Ian Levy,  Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/cauldron/2015/09/16/oklahoma-city-thunder-kevin-durant-russell-westbrook-nba-championship

 

–  The NBA goes back to school (from Hardwood Paroxysm):

” All across the nation, kids are heading back to school to start the new year. With that in mind, the Hardwood Paroxysm crew wanted to send some of the NBA’s best players, coaches and even owners some tips on what they need to learn before the season starts. “

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2015/09/18/hardwood-paroxysm-presents-nba-goes-back-school/

 

–  EuroBasket 2015, Spain vs. France final score: 3 things we learned from Pau Gasol’s domination  (from Jesus Gomez,  sbnation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/9/17/9347687/spain-france-results-score-eurobasket-2015-pau-gasol-40-points

 

–   The rise of Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz  (from Dan Devine,  Yahoo Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/bdl-25–the-rise-of-rudy-gobert-and-the-utah-jazz-210208333.html

 

–   The NBA Is Leaning Toward Wearable Tech  (from Zach Lowe, Grantland):

Read it here:  http://grantland.com/the-triangle/from-bmi-to-tmi-the-nba-is-leaning-toward-wearable-tech/

 

For those with access to ESPN Insider:

Aaron Gordon, Julius Randle lead injury-bit 2014 draftees who need bounceback seasons  (from Amin Elhassan):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/13677288/nba-aaron-gordon-julius-randle-lead-sophomores-need-bounceback-seasons

 

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

–  Trail Blazer  C.J. McCollum is Ready for a Big Role (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-c-j-mccollum-is-ready-for-a-big-role/

 

–  Dirk Nowitzki  (from Bobby Karalla, mavs.com):  http://www.mavs.com/the-four-horsemen-dirk-nowitzki/

 

–  Suns’ Mirza Teletovic rebounds from adversity  (from Paul Coro, azcentral.com):  http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2015/09/17/phoenix-suns-mirza-teletovic-rebounds-adversity/72362238/

 

–   Mirza Teletovic: Survivor of War, Sickness and Basketball  (from Matt Petersen,  suns.com):  http://www.nba.com/suns/news/mirza-teletovic-survivor-war-sickness-and-basketball

 

–  Sasha Vujacic open to teaching triangle  (from Ian Begley, ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york-knicks/post/_/id/62965/vujacic-open-to-teaching-triangle

 

–   Film Room: Counting the Dribbles w/ Elfrid Payton  (frm Josh Cohen,  magic.com):  http://www.nba.com/magic/film-room-counting-dribbles-w/payton

 

–   Deron Williams’ curious demise, and where he goes from here  (from Ken Berger,  CBS Sports):  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/writer/ken-berger/25305521/the-curious-demise-of-deron-williams-and-where-he-goes-from-here

 

–   What Eurobasket Taught Us About Giannis Antetokounmpo  (from Adam McGee,  behindthebuckpass.com):  http://behindthebuckpass.com/2015/09/17/what-eurobasket-taught-us-about-giannis-antetokounmpo/

 

–  Chandler Parsons (from Bobby Karalla, mavs.com):  http://www.mavs.com/the-four-horsemen-chandler-parsons/

 

–  Nemanja Bjelica Looking Like He’ll Be the Real Deal Upon NBA Arrival  (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2568497-nemanja-bjelica-looking-like-hell-be-the-real-deal-upon-nba-arrival

 

–  Why Myles Turner is the Perfect Fit for the Indiana Pacers  (from Jordan Yant,  8points9seconds.com):   http://8points9seconds.com/2015/09/17/myles-turner-perfect-fit-for-indiana-pacers/

 

–   What Separates Damian Lillard From The NBA’s Best Point Guards?  (from Evans Clinchy,  blazersedge.com):  http://www.blazersedge.com/2015/9/18/9350033/portland-trail-blazers-damian-lillard-top-nba-point-guards-2015-16

 

–  Aaron Harrison’s case for making the Charlotte Hornets 2015-2016 roster  (from Austin Peters,  atthehive.com):  http://www.atthehive.com/2015/9/18/9274749/aaron-harrison-Charlotte-Hornets-2015-2016-roster

 

–  Charlotte Hornets 2015-2016 season previews: Aaron Harrison  (from Chris barnewall,  atthehive.com):  http://www.atthehive.com/2015/9/18/9349663/charlotte-hornets-2015-2016-season-previews-aaron-harrison

 

–   How has Quincy Acy improved since his last stint with the Kings?  (from Aykis16,  sactownroyalty.com):  http://www.sactownroyalty.com/2015/9/18/9350549/30q-how-has-quincy-acy-improved-since-his-last-stint-with-the-kings

 

–   Thunder Should Worry About Andre Roberson  (from Rucker Haringey, thunderousintentions.com):  http://thunderousintentions.com/2015/09/18/oklahoma-city-thunder-worry-andre-roberson/

 

–  Jodie Meeks, healthy again, hopes a little stability sparks a comeback season for him, Pistons  (from Keith Langlois,  pistons.com):  http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/meeks-healthy-again-hopes-little-stability-sparks-comeback-season-him-pistons

 

Clippers End of the Bench Comparisons  (from Larson Ishii and Caden Kinard,  clipsnation.com):  http://www.clipsnation.com/2015/9/18/9350515/clip-chat-roster-dopplegangers-end-of-the-bench-clippers