Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/13/18

Tales From Advance Scouts Around The NBA  (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic);
Who Is Kawhi Leonard? (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
A Look At Jeremy Lamb (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Oladipo & Perpetual Motion (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
Josh Hart: The Next Steps (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
Expect LeBron To Amp Up Lakers’ Corner Three Production (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):
What Lonzo Ball Had Done To His Knee & What It Likely Means (from Dr. RS Brar, Silver Screen And Roll):
How Can Nurkic Become The Blazers’ Needed Third Piece? (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Andre Drummond’s Development (from Steve Jones, Jr/Jordan Brenner, Cleaning The Glass):
For Gary Clark, Two-Way Deal With Rockets Is Golden Opportunity  (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
The G-League Is Becoming  More Important For Player Development (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
Ralph Lawler Is Retiring As The Voice Of The Clippers (from Bill Plaschke, LA Times):
Sean Marks’ Draft Record Bodes Well For Nets’ Next Picks (from Jason Max Rose, Nets Daily):
Breakout Seasons That Will Change The NBA (from BBall Breakdown):
Will The Grizzlies Be A Good Shooting Team This Year?  (from Grizzly Bear Blues):
How Otto Porter & The Wizards Can Reach A New Level (from Andrew Favakeh, Clutch Points):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/12/18

What’s Going On With Sixers’ GM Search?  (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
The Joy Of Kyrie Irving (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
Laker Film Room: Breaking Down The Adjustments Lonzo Ball Has Made To His Jump Shot (from Laker Film Room):
Jamal Murray Will Continue To Rise (from Kane Pitman, The Step Back):
Gary Harris Is A Shooting Star (from Bryan Toporek, The Step Back):
Doncic Is Ready For His Closeup (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Westbrook’s Player Impact By The Numbers (from Jordan Buckamneer, Thunderous Intentions):
The Draymond Green Do-It-All All-Stars (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
Cavs: How Zizic Can Have A Bigger Impact (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Grading The Mavs’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Nuggets’ Roster (from NBA Math):
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Podcast: Insights Into The Sixers’ Offseason Player Development Program (from Brian Seltzer/Chris Babcock, sixers.com):
Who Are The NBA’s Most Productive Passers?  (from Scott LaForrest, Nylon Calculus):
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The Knicks Are Finding Direction (from Nick Zappulla, RealGM):
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James Ennis’ Journey (from Kane Pitman, The Pick And Roll):
New Head Coach Borrego On The Hornets’ Roster (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Bucks: Can “Playoff Thon” Become A Regular Season Contributor? (from Ben Mallis, Pick And Roll):
Knicks Film Room: Can Hardaway, Jr Become A 3-Point Assassin? (from Danny Small, Elite Sports NY):
FIBA 2019 World Cup Qualifiers Are A Mess (from Yiannis Bouranis, Courtside):
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QOTD (from Bill Sy): “Even in projection and prediction, we can get caught up in this obsession to rank and rate. Our hopes and dreams for next season get quantified by NBA2K, 538’s CARMELO projections, and SI’s player rankings as if a player’s worth can be boiled down to one number”

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/4/18

Raptors’ Defensive Upside Hinges On Siakam  (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
The Raptors & The Future Of Defense (from Adam Iafrate, Raptors HQ):
Nuggets: Debunking Jokic’s Defensive Narrative (from Grayson Moore, Nugg Love):
Rockets: Capela Works On Becoming A Key Weapon (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
Film Breakdown: Carmelo Anthony’s Defense (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
Mikal Bridges Ups The Gravity In The Suns’ Orbit (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Michael Porter: A Once Seemingly Certain Future Now Carries Question Marks (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
Jabari Bird’s Journey To The Celtics (from Fred Katz, Mass Live):
Celtics: Wanamaker Has Been Grinding For This Shot (from Emmet Ryan, ballineurope.com):
How De’Aaron Fox Can Improve In Year Two:  Part One (from Zack Geohagen, KSR):
What’s Next For JaMychal Green?  (from Nathan Chester, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Bucks’ Challenge: Refine Maker’s Defensive Capabilities (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
ATL: Kevin Huerter Is More Than Just A Shooter (from Graham Chapple, Peachtree Hoops):
10 Questions For The Pacers (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
The “Timberbulls”  (from Tim Faklis, A Wolf Among Wolves):
Wolves’ Player Profile: Jeff Teague (from Dane Moore/Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
Sixers: What Ben Simmons Learned From The Celtics In The Playoffs (from The Pick And Roll):
Four Castoffs From The Sixers’ “Process” & Their Last Chance  (from Jacob Doole, Sir Charles In Charge):
Q & A: Grant Hill (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
JKidd’s Vision Was Always To Assist Others (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Remembering Late Nets’ Great Super John Williamson (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Bucks: Wayne Embry Remains An Unsung Hero (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
The Storm Is Seattle Basketball Royalty (from Isaiah Thomas, The Players’ Tribune):
Blazers: Why Evan Turner Will Make The Bench More Productive (from Peter Sampson, Blazers Edge):
Igiehon: Biggest Irish Prospect Ever (from Emmet Ryan, Ballin Europe):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/2/18

Video Breakdown: De’Anthony Melton (from Spencer Pearlman, Front Office Eye):
The HOU-PHO Trade (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Lakers Stretching Deng Q & A (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Celtics: Key Stats To Track This Season (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Not Enough Minutes For The Heat’s Deep Roster?  (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
How Will Valanciunas Fit In Raptors’ Rotation?  (from Darien, Raptors Cage):
Melo’s Fit With The Rockets (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
The Spain Pick-And-Roll (from KJ Smith, Medium):
Suns’ Stats Thread: Deep Dive Into Exum, Niang, Bradley, Allen  (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):
Players Who Could Breakout In Big Way Next Season (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Spencer Dinwiddie: 6MOY Candidate?  (from Jac Manuell, Nets Republic):
Special Factors That Will Make 2019 Free Agency Even More Interesting (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Updated Salary & Roster Sheets (from Keith P. Smith):
Steve Nash: Prodigal Sun (from Matt Petersen, NBA.com):
Hawks’ Season Preview (from DefPen):
–  Video: Teodosic’s Best 2017-18 Dishes (from NBA.com):
Q & A: Mo Dakhil  (from Daniel Volkov, SlamDunk3):
Pelicans: Trevon Bluiett Hoping To Make A Splash (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
How Lanard Copeland’s Final NBA Play Set Up 27 Years In Australia (from Roy Ward, Sydney Morning Herald):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/31/18

Joel Embiid In The Post (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
It’s Story Time (from Joel Embiid, The Players’ Tribune):
Will This Be OKC’s Breakthrough Season? (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
How The Dubs Create Open Looks For Steph & Klay (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
Is Jordan Bell The Warriors’ Center Of The Future?  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back ):
Q & A: Warriors’ Team President Rick Welts  (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Grizzlies:  Ivan Rabb Needs To Become More Versatile  (from Nathan Chester, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Grizzlies: SG Has Been Transformed To A Position Of Strength (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
Grizzlies: Watanabe’s 3-And-D Potential (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
The Rise Of Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
Who Will Fill Out The Celtics’ Rotation? (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Inside The Week Of Uncertainty Before Kyrie Officially Became A Celtic (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Celtics’ Best Defenders (from Kenny Doyle, Guy Boston Sports):
Heat: Should Whiteside Prioritize His Three-Point Game?  (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
The Future Of The Bucks & Bledsoe (from Dan Godziszewski, 94 Feet Report):
Nets: Extending Dinwiddie Is Complicated (from Jeff Siegel, Forbes):
Hornets: Two Potential Rotation Shifts  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Mirotic: The Pelicans’ Low-Usage, High-Efficiency Third Option (from Scott Levine, 94 Feet Report):
Close-up On Nuggets’ Big Three (from James Siegle, Nugg Love):
Jamal Murray & Gary Harris: Underrated Young Duo (from Bryan Toporek, Give Me Sport):
David West Was A Baaaaaaad Man During His Career (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Hack-A-Shaq Math: The Numbers Behind The Strategy (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
Podcast: Journey Inside The Numbers With Dean Oliver (from Adam Finkelstein, yurview.com):
The EuroLeague’s Best Players: 1-10  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Proximous Spirou GM Sebastian Bellin’s Inspiring Story: Don’t Call It A Comeback (from Jonathan Macri, The Step Back):
2017-18 Stat Leaders: Top Scorers Off Drives To The Rim (from NBA.com):
Saying Goodbye To Manu (from James Holas, Clutch Points):