Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/21/18

Doncic’s Overseas Opponents Break Down His Game, NBA Potential (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Q & A With Mavs’ GM Donnie Nelson & Director Of Player Personnel Tony Ronzone  (from Isaac Harris, Mavs.com):
Pre-Draft Process: A Tireless, Year-Long Project For Austin Ainge & Celtics’ Staff (from Taylor Snow, Celtics.com):
Mikal Bridges Draft Scouting Video (from Draft Express/ESPN):
Big Men Expected To Go Early Even As The NBA Is Playing Small (from Fred Kerber, NYPost):
Prospect Profile: Jaren Jackson, Jr. (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
Prospect Breakdown: Miles Bridges (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
Searching The Sleepers: Jalen Brunson  (from Jake Paynting, Medium.com):
Kevin Huerter Always Returns To His Roots (from Don Markus, Baltimore Sun):
Chandler Hutchison’s Unusual Basketball Background (from Scott Phillips, NBC Sports):
How Anfernee Simons Spent His Year Skipping College (from Rick Maese, Washington Post):
Sights & Sounds Of Draft Media Availability (from Andrew Perna, RealGM):
Isaac Haas: Can Old-Style Big Fit In Modern NBA? (from Mike Defabo, Goshen News):
Draft Scouting Reports, By Tier (from Mike Zavagno):
Aggregate Mock Draft (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
How To Approach Prospect Evaluation: Defense (from Danny Leroux, RealGM):
Draymond Is Helping The Dubs Search For The Next Draymond (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
How The Warriors Have Found Gold At The End Of The Draft (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Read it here:  https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/06/20/nba-draft-how-warriors-have-been-successful-with-recent-late-draft-picks/

Options For The Dubs At 28 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
What Can We Learn From The Last Time Nick Nurse Was A Head Coach? (from JD Quirante, Raptors HQ):
Mahlalela: Perfect Fit As Raptors 905 Head Coach (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
Grading The BKN-CHA Deal (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis

–  Iguodala masters mental side of basketball  (from Marcus Thompson, Bay Area News Group):

Read it here:  http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/sports/20150605/commentary-iguodala-masters-mental-side-of-basketball

 

 

–  Andre Iguodala did whatever was necessary to help the Warriors win  (from Tim Cato, SBNation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2015/6/5/8735293/andre-iguodala-defense-nba-finals-2015-golden-state-warriors

 

 

 

–  Warriors’ defensive approach pushes LeBron James’ burden to new levels  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):

Read and view it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2015/06/05/lebron-james-nba-finals-cavaliers-warriors-andre-iguodala-klay-thompson

 

 

 

–  NBA Shootaround: Finals Game One  (from Grantland staff):

Read and view it here:  http://grantland.com/the-triangle/nba-shootaround-finals-game-1/

 

 

 

Going Big – Cleveland’s Game One Bright Spot (from Seth Partnow, BBall Breakdown):

Read it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/06/05/going-big-clevelands-game-one-bright-spot/

 

 

 

–  Warriors Resolve Unbreakable, Even For LeBron James  (from Jesse Blanchard,  BBall Breakdown):

Read it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/06/05/warriors-resolve-unbreakable-even-for-lebron-james/

 

 

 

–  Understanding Kyrie Irving’s Patella Fracture  (from Jeff Stotts, instreetclothes.com):

Read it here:  http://instreetclothes.com/2015/06/05/understanding-kyrie-irvings-patella-fracture/

 

–  Analyzing the potential long term effects of Kyrie Irving’s patellar fracture  (from Trevor Magnotti, fearthesword.com):

Read it here:  http://www.fearthesword.com/2015/6/6/8739603/what-are-the-long-term-effects-of-kyrie-irvings-patellar-fracture

 

 

 

–  Cavaliers Yet Another Example of Fragility of Championship Runs (from jason Patt,  todaysfastbreak.com):

Read it here: http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/from-the-courts/cavaliers-fragility-championship-runs-kyrie-irving-kevin-love/

 

 

 

–  How Curry overcame ankle issues  (from Tom Haberstroh,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2015/story/_/id/13019137/2015-nba-playoffs-how-stephen-curry-put-ankle-issues-him

 

 

 

– LeBron James has sparked Tristan Thompson (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):

Read it here:  http://www.torontosun.com/2015/06/03/lebron-james-has-sparked-tristan-thompson

 

 

 

THE VALUE OF DEFENSIVE COMMUNICATION (from Bob Starkey,  Hoops Thoughts):

Read it here:  http://hoopthoughts.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-value-of-defensive-communications.html

 

 

 

–  Keeping players healthy high on Adam Silver’s list  (from Sam Amick,  USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/playoffs/2015/06/05/adam-silver-nba-commissioner/28582449/

 

 

–  Kyrie Irving is the latest victim of the NBA’s injury problem  (rom Ken berger,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/writer/ken-berger/25206602/with-kyrie-irving-the-latest-victim-the-nbas-injury-problem-reaches-critical-mass

 

 

 

–  Alvin Gentry has emerged since working as Tim Floyd’s lead assistant in New Orleans  (from John reid,  NOLA.com):

Read it here:   http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2015/06/alvin_gentry_has_evolved_into.html

 

 

 

–  Envisioning the Chicago Bulls Under Fred Hoiberg  (from Kelly Scaletta and Randy Sherman, todaysfastbreak.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-east/central/envisioning-chicago-bulls-under-fred-hoiberg-strategy-head-coach/

 

 

 

–  Fred Hoiberg’s approach to coaching is radically different from Tom Thibodeau  (from  Sean Highkin, NBC Sports):

Read it here: http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/06/02/fred-hoibergs-approach-to-coaching-is-radically-different-from-tom-thibodeau/

 

 

 

–  Draft Mistakes GMs Make  (from Joel Brigham,  Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-pm-draft-mistakes-gms-make/

 

 

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

Draymond Green:  http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-west/pacific/draymond-green-warriors-free-agency-change-nba/   and    http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/06/05/why-dramond-green-is-the-real-mvp-of-the-warriors/

 

Joe Harris:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/cavaliers-rookie-harris-took-road-less-traveled-to-nba-finals/

 

Anthony Davis:  http://www.si.com/nba/2015/06/04/anthony-davis-nba-2k16-pelicans-monty-williams-alvin-gentry-playoffs

 

Jeff Withey:  http://www.thebirdwrites.com/2015/6/6/8740113/jeff-withey-pelicans-center-future-asik

 

Khris Middleton:  http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150605/PC20/150609537/1032

 

Luis Scola:  http://8points9seconds.com/2015/06/06/verticality-101-with-luis-scola/

 

Nikola Vucevic:  http://hoopshype.com/interviews/sierra/nikola-vucevic

 

Damien Wilkins:  http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/from-the-courts/somewhere-other-than-here-the-story-of-damien-wilkins-the-d-league-and-a-vision-that-drives-the-future/