Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/29/17

The Rockets’ Fascinating Gamble (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How Will Paul & Harden Fit Together? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Mike D’Antoni On The Trade: Q & A (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Daryl Morey Painted A Masterpiece (from Jeff Siegel, Medium.com):
At Least Phil Jackson Didn’t Leave The Knicks In Ruins (from Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
D’Angelo Russell, The Passer (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Raptors Promote Bobby Webster To GM (from Blake Murphy, Raptors Republic):
Hoiberg Is Still Confident In Himself (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Grading Draft Graders (from Ryan Chen, 16 Wins):
The Strength Of The Weak Side (from Bradley Heltzel, Medium.com):
2017 Playoffs Best Sets (from Half Court Hoops):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/28/17

Knicks Part Ways With Phil Jackson (from Scott Cacciola, NYTimes):
The Draft: Understanding How Different Pieces Of Evidence Factor Into Decision-Making (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass);
Free Agency: What To Watch For  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Top 20 Free Agents (from Bobby Marks, Yahoo Sports):
The Moments That Won Westbrook The MVP (from Royce Young, ESPN):
The Numbers Behind Patrick Beverley’s Hustle Award (from Brian Martin, NBA.com):
Justin Patton: From 6’1′ Point Guard To 7-foot Center (from Associated Press):
Warriors Season-In-Review Player Capsules: The Wings (from Brian Witt, Warriors.com):
The Highest Peaks Reached By PGs In The Modern Era (from Adam Fromal, NBAMath.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/27/17

From Compton To MVP Race, Westbrook & Harden Always Kept Each Other On Notice (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):
Markelle Fultz Scouting Report (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Sports):
Draymond Green: Revolutionary Defensive Genius (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Dejounte Murray’s Time Is Coming (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
Hartenstein Brings Future Versatility To Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Anunoby: Rehab “Ahead Of Schedule” (from Associated Press):
Finding International Talent Important To Sixers Approach (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):
Pacers Face Difficult Decision (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
 – What’s Next For The Thunder? (from Royce Young, ESPN):

Jerry West’s Role With The Clippers (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):

How Iverson Finally Found His Way Home (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/26/17 PART ONE

Fultz Proved His Mettle At DeMatha High School (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
Behind The Scenes As The Lakers Prepared To Draft Lonzo (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
The Butler Trade: What Now? (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
There’s More Than Unparalleled Athleticism To Dennis Smith’s Game (from Bobby Karalla, Mavs.com):
Undrafted, Not Unwelcome (from Andy Wittry, Sporting News):
Three Undrafted Free Agents To Watch In Summer League (from Max Holm, Hoops Habit):
Video Breakdown: Cavs’ Elevator Doors In Finals’ Game Four (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Jimmy Butler: From Texas To NBA Stardom To Timberwolves (from Chip Scoggins, Tribune News service);
Interview: Pete Philo On The Draft And Being A Pro Scout (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Understanding NBA Salaries As A Percentage Of The Cap (from Joel Rush, BSNDenver):
Caleb Swanigan’s Stunning Life Turnaround (from Aaron Mesh, wweek.com):
Magic’s Isaac, Iwundu Grew To Become NBA Players (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Helping Jonathan Isaac’s Development (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
What The Bucks Learned From The Finals (from Josh Cornelissen, Behind The Buck Pass);
–  Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
–  Okafor: A Good Reminder That Sure Things Aren’t Always (from Bob Ford, philly.com):
Life cycle of NBA rumor reporting: 1: The root rumor 2: wild mutations 3: “highly unlikely” that anything will happen 4: Nothing happened  5: lame explanation why something that had zero chance of happening didn’t happen.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/25/17

Suns See Some Kawhi Leonard In Josh Jackson (from Jack Magruder, Fanrag Sports):
GM Dennis Lindsey on The State Of The Jazz (from Kyle Goon, Sal Lake Tribune):
Competitive Family Cultivated Markkanen’s Basketball Obsession (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Dennis Smith, Jr Joins Mavs’ Growth Situation (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Malik Monk: the Biggest Draft Steal?:
For Spurs’ Derrick White, The Fairy Tale Is Just Beginning  (from Jeff McDonald, mysanantonio.com)
Frank Ntilikina’s Journey (from Daniel Popper, NY Daily News):
Fran Fraschilla On The Knicks’ Picks (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Adebayo’s High Octane Workout Sold Heat (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Spoelstra Won’t Shrink From Adebayo, Whiteside Power Possibilities (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Iwundu’s Road To The NBA (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
The Best Undrafted Players (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Why Drafting Josh Hart Was The Right Move For LAL (from Matt Leaman, Lake Show Life):
Why Kuzma Was A Smart Pick (from Shereen Rayan, Lake Show Life):
Luke Kennard Could Have Immediate Impact For Pistons (from Matthew Way, Piston Powered):
Bucks’ 2nd Round Pick Sterling Brown (from Lucas Harkins, Behind The Buck Pass):
Butler Brings Everything Wolves Need.  And More.  (from Britt Robson, Minn Post):
DeMarcus Cousins’ Conditioning Work Showing Results (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
Lin, Nets Look To Move On Without Lopez (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
Bill Russell Q & A (from Scott Cacciola, NYTimes):
Tim Duncan, The Spurs And The “Captain Class” (from D.P. Jones, Pounding The Rock):