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 7/8/17

Why Hayward Is A Seamless Fit For Celtics (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Orlando’s Conundrum: Payton’s Inconsistency (from Ruben Badillo, Orlando Magic Daily):
–  Karl-Anthony Towns’ 2018 Defensive Outlook (from Michael Walton, Hoops Habit):
Day 7 Free Agency Recap (from Jeff Siegel, Medium.com):
FA Winners And Losers So Far (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Five Draftees Exceeding Expectations In Summer League (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Heat: The Importance Of Re-Signing Waiters (from Allana Tachauer, All U Can Heat):
Heat: Olynyk’s Fit/Role (from Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post):
Fultz/Harden Comparison (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Intriguing Rookie Jordan Bell Set To Debut For Dubs (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):
Two-Way Contract Tracker (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days.com):
Dakari Johnson: Hoping Hard Work Pays Off (from Fred Katz, CNHI Sports):
Justin Robinson/Dylan Ennis: Summer League Paths (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):
Nwaba’s Role In Year Two (from Lloyd Tunstill, Lake Show Life):

 

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

What Can Teodosic Bring To The Clippers? (from Andrew Bernucca, The Step Back):
What Are The Kings Doing? (from Jerry Christodoulatos, The Step Back):
Paul George And The Spacing Revolution (from Paul Headley, 16 Wins):
How Hayward Changes The Celtics (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
How Andre Drummond Can Improve Offensively To Become Elite (from Shameek Mohile, 16 Wins):
The Salary Cap Is Normalizing (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Free Agency Winners And Losers (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Quality FAs Still Available (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Rubio Offers Different Note For Jazz (from Brady Klopfer, BBall Breakdown):
Jaylen Brown’s More Demanding Summer Job (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Two-Way Contracts FAQ (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days):
Darius Miller Gets A Rare Second Chance With The Pelicans (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Wizards’ Otto Porter Gamble (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
–  Orlando Summer League Winners And Losers (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Fansided):
Why The Sixers Made Their Draft Night Moves (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):

 

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

The Small Market Problem Is More Perception Than Reality (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):
A Deep Dive On Teodosic (from Dylan Mendelowitz, 94feetreport.com):
–  How Does The New-Look Western Conference Stack Up?  (from Eric Spyropolous, NBA Math):
The Rockets: A Short Odyssey To The Top Of The West (from Noah Torr, Sir Charles In Charge):
Thunder Defense Will Benefit Most From Paul George (from Bo Cardona, Thunderous Intentions):
Thunder Solidify Their Imposing Defense With Roberson Deal (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Will Tatum And Brown Be Ready To Help Celtics Contend? (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Western Conference Will Be Even More Dominant: The Metrics (from Adam Fromal Bleacher Report):
Caleb Swanigan: It’s Time To Work (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Layman Looks To Build In Las Vegas (from Casey Holdahl, blazers.com):
Derrick Walton, Jr.: Looking To Defy Critics (from John Denton, magic.com):
Orlando Summer League Standouts (from Cody Taylor, Basketball Insiders):
Today’s Edition Of Basketball Intelligence Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Gene Conley:
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.

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.