Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/22/17

Why The Wizards Were Happy To Give $106M To Their 3rd Best Player (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Draymond Green Shakes Everything Up  (from Ryan Jarvis, NBA Math):
What Rubio Brings To The Jazz (from Tim Stubbs, NBA Math):
Free Agency Bargain: Patrick Patterson  (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Best Value Signings Of The Offseason (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
–  Who Will Be Next Season’s Best Pick-And-Roll Big Man?  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
The Bulls Rebuild: Lauri Markkanen  (from Vincent Goodwill, SLAM):
Cavs Have 3 Choices With Irving & No Rush To Decide  (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Irving’s List Of Preferred Destinations Doesn’t Really Matter (from Michael Sykes, SBNation):
Ranking Celtics’ Rookies’ Chances (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Heat: Did It Have To End This Way With Willie Reed? (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Summer League Observations (from Jeremy Nellis,  NBADraft.net):
Takeaways From Lonzo Ball’s Summer League Performances (from Nick Birdsong, NBA Math):
Celtics Are Placing A Premium On Sports Science/Biological Analytics  (from Curtis Rafter, Hardwood Houdini):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/20/17

How To Breakdown NBA Film (from Nick Sciria, BBall Breakdown):
European Prospect Luca Doncic  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
NBA Scout On What He Loved/Didn’t Love About 10 Rookies In Summer League (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):
Hawks’ John Collins Impresses In LV (from Jacob Eisenberg, hawks.com):
The Highest Peaks Reached By PFs In The Modern Era  (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Suns’ Owner Sarver: Turning A New Leaf?  (from Gerald Bourguet,  Hoops Habit):
DMC & AD: Just Getting Started (from Tim Faklis, Fansided):
–  The Evolution Of Dante Exum  (from Melanie Dinjaski, Fox Sports):
FA Fit: Rudy Gay & The Spurs (from Mike O’Connor, BBall Breakdown):
Brandon Paul Finally Gets His Chance (from Steve Kyler,  Basketball Insiders):
9 Summer League Standouts (from Zion Olojede, Complex.com):
Rajon Rondo & D’Angelo Russell’s Shared Connection: High School Coach Doug Bibby  (from Randy Whetstone, Jr, voice-tribune.com):
–  Should Matt Costello Be Offered A Two-Way Contract?  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Oladipo Needs To Blend Last year’s Shooting With Old Style Of Play (from Ben Gibson, 8points9seconds):
Jarnell Stokes: Hoping For Another Shot At The NBA (from W.G. Ramirez, Commercial Appeal):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/19/17

What We Learned From The Lonzo Ball Show In LV (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Rockets Add More Defense With Mbah A Moute  (from Mason Hicks, Space City Hoops):
The Draymond Green Summer League All-Stars (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Summer League: Top Rookies (from Max Holm, Hoops Habit):
CJ Miles: Quality Role Player The Raptors Needed (from Jordan Kligman, Hashtag Basketball):
How The New Two-Day Contracts Work (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
–  How The Lakers Secured KCP (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News):
In Search Of The Ideal Talent Distribution For An NBA Roster (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
No Two Coaching Stories Are The Same (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Andre Drummond’s Post-Up Experiment Must End (from Steve Hinson, Detroit Bad Boys):
Ginobili: The Journey Continues (from Michael Wright, ESPN):
The Grizzlies’ SG Dilemma  (from Eric Monroe, Grizzly Bear Blues):
John Collins: Summer League Review (from Graham Chapple, Peachtree Hoops):
Kuzma Says He Can Play Any Position (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
DeMarre Carroll: Nets A Better Fit For Me  (from Brian Lewis,  NY Post):
Doug McDermott Q & A  (from Dirk Chatelain, omaha.com):
Dear NBA Coaches: Please Stop Running So Many ISOs  (from Brian Sampson,  NBA Math):
Orlando Goes Small With Versatility, Not With A Stretch-4  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Newest Denver Nugget Torrey Craig: In-Depth Scouting Report (from Adam Mares/Andrew Price, Denver Stiffs):
Vander Blue Has Earned A Spot In The NBA (from Shereen Rayan, Lake Show Life);
Quincy Acy Continues His NBA Journey (from Christopher Lavinio, Hoops Habit):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/11/17

Lawrence Frank Leading Clippers Into New Era (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-pm-lawrence-frank-leading-clippers-into-new-era/

Paul George On OKC & The Trade (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here: https://www.si.com/nba/2017/07/11/paul-george-thunder-trade-kevin-durant-lakers-pacers-russell-westbrook

Hornets Have Significantly Improved Their Bench (from Jerry Stephens, Swarm and Sting):

Read it here: https://swarmandsting.com/2017/07/10/charlotte-hornets-vastly-improved-bench-summer/

Patrick Patterson: Best Low-Key Offseason Signing? (from Scott Rafferty, Fansided):

Read it here: https://fansided.com/2017/07/11/patterson-fit-offense-defense-thunder-westbrook/

The Biggest Game Plan Changers In Free Agency (from Daniel O’ Brien, Fanrag):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/biggest-game-plan-changers-2017-nba-free-agency/

Celtics Address Biggest Weakness With Baynes (from Tom West, Fanrag):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/celtics/celtics-address-biggest-weakness-aron-baynes-deal/

Highest Peaks Reached By Small Forwards In Modern Era (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):

Read it here: http://nbamath.com/the-highest-peaks-reached-by-nba-small-forwards-in-the-modern-era/

Felicio’s Hard Work Pays Off (from Sam Smith, Bulls.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/bulls/features/felicios-hard-work-pays-new-contract/

Pistons Need Bradley To Be Player He’s Become (from Jared Dubin, Fansided):

Read it here: https://fansided.com/2017/07/10/avery-bradley-hayward-celtics-pistons-trade/

DeMarre Carroll On Raptors (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):

Read it here:  http://www.torontosun.com/2017/07/10/i-feel-like-a-lot-of-guys-didnt-trust-each-other-carroll-on-raptors-divisive-locker-room

Introducing Dennis Smith (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):

Read it here: http://cdn.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/19958324/nba-dennis-smith-jr-future-dallas-mavericks

Wayne Selden In Starting Lineup? (from Nathan Chester, Beale Street Bears):

Read it here: https://bealestreetbears.com/2017/07/11/memphis-grizzlies-wayne-selden-starting-lineup/

Greg Oden Heading Back To Ohio State Cursed By His Body  (from Seth Wickersham, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19868061/cursed-body-was-blessing-greg-oden-headed-back-ohio-state

Unintended Consequences Of Having Rejected Cap Smoothing (from Bryan Toporek, BBall Breakdown):

Read it here: https://bballbreakdown.com/2017/07/10/nbpa-screwed-2017-free-agents-rejecting-cap-smoothing/

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/6/17 PART ONE

Give Danny Ainge His Due (from Chad Finn, Boston.com):
How Thibodeau Has Remade The Wolves (from Britt Robson, Minn Post):
Draft Risk Profiles (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Under The Radar Players To Watch In The LV Summer League (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Omri Casspi: A Legitimate Weapon, Not A Throwaway Signing, For The Dubs (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Best Of What’s Left Of Free Agents (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
The Nets’ Focus Is On Finding Players; Other Teams’ Cap Situations Isn’t Their Concern (from Derek James, The Step Back):
The Cavs’ Front Office Chaos (from Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report):
Agent Tells Hayward’s Side Of The Story (from Jody Genessy, Deseret News):
Fixing The Competitive Balance Problem (from Basketball Insiders):
Video Breakdown: Kevin Durant Transition Scoring Series (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Do Analytics Deserve A Seat At The Table? (from Steve Shea, Basketball Analytics):
Despite Major Improvements, Dakari Johnson Is Still On Outside Looking In (from Chris Reichert, 2Ways10Days):
Two Summer League Teams Equals Two Shots At NBA For Some Players (from Tim Reynolds, Associated Press):
Russ Smith Is Averaging 61.4 ppg in China (from Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo Sports):
Today we feature Basketball Intelligence Podcast #4 with special guest Fran Fraschilla. Following his distinguished career as head coach at Manhattan College, St. John’s and New Mexico, Fran joined ESPN where he serves as an analyst for Big 12 Games as well as covering the NBA draft and FIBA broadcasts.