Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/4/18

Losing Ariza Is Huge Loss For Rockets (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Kevon Looney: Family & Basketball (from Max Whittle, Give Me Sport):
Best FAs Left (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Free Agency Day Three (from The Ringer):
Sixers: Trade For Chandler Makes Too Much Sense (from Isaac Gutierrez, The Step Back):
How Chandler Trade Affects Nuggets’ Roster (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
Zhaire Smith: Early Impressions (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
The Trials Of Enes Kanter: “I Got No Country”  (from Robert Silverman, The Daily Beast):
First Impressions Of Sacramento & Utah Summer Leagues (from Kevin Arnovitz/Marc J Spears, ESPN):
Q & A: Bam Adebayo (from Couper Moorhead, Heat.com):
Warriors’ SL Notes (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
How LBJ’s Move Changes Leonard Trade Talks (from Kevin Pelton/Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Why DMC’s Market Barely Existed (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Lakers’ Offseason Running Notes (from Cranjis McBasketball):
“Sources Say”? How Insiders Actually Break Stories (from Greg Esposito, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Playoff Format Seeding Change Would Add 40,000 Travel Miles (from Brian Mahoney, AP):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/3/18

DMC To The Dubs:
The System That Allowed The Dubs To Happen (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
LBJ To The Lakers – Day Two:
Sixers: Silver Linings On Losing Out On LBJ  (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Sixers Film Study: Shake Milton (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
The East, Post-LBJ (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Free Agency Watch: Day Two (from The Ringer):
Top Remaining FAs (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
The Upcoming WC Playoff Race (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Nets: Why Ed Davis Could Be A Great Fit (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Video Breakdown: New Pacers’ Forward Doug McDermott (from Derek Kramer, ipacers.com):
Suns: Coach Kokoskov’s Journey Began With Near-Fatal Auto Accident (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
How JVG Became The NBA’s John Madden (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
What Role Do Celtics’ Players Need To Play For Robert Williams? (from Gary Washburn/Emerson Latzia, NESN):
Derrick Jones, Jr Knows His His Heat Future Hinges On His Jump Shot (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Meet The Newest Piston:  GRIII (from Joseph Sikne, Hashtag Basketball):
Damion Lee: No White Flags (from The Players Tribune):
Morehouse’s Tyrius Walker: A Step Closer To His NBA Dream (from C. Isaiah Smalls II, The Undefeated):
Special Defenses (from Eric Musselman, coachmuss.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/2/18

LBJ To The Lakers:
Making Sense Of The Cap (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Breaking Down The Lakers’ Cap Situation (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Will DMC Be The Lakers’ Next Target?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Where Do The Cavs Go Next? (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Inside The Cavs’ Draft (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
Free Agency Tracker/Analysis (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/415893/2018/07/01/nba-free-agency-tracker-analysis-of-the-deals-you-need-to-know/
VanVleet Deal Suggests Raptors Are Doubling Down On 59-Win Core (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
Why Didn’t The Blazers Re-Sign Ed Davis? (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Which Teams Had Cap Space & How Are They Using It?  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Should OKC Stretch Melo?  (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Nabbing Tyreke Would Give OKC A Competitive Edge (from Benjamin McCoy, Thunderous Intentions):
After “Redshirt Year”, Frank Jackson Is Ready to Begin His NBA Career On Court This Week (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/1/18

Free Agency Deal Tracking/Grading/Analysis:
The Warriors Have Already Won Free Agency  (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
Denver & OKC Highlight First Night Of Free Agency (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
How OKC’s Wild PG-13 Gamble Paid Off (from Royce Young, SPN):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Wolves’ Free Agency Primer (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
Summer League Rule Experiments Include Coaches’ Challenge (from Associated Press):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/30/18

How The Mavs Got Luka And Where They Go From Here (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
How Jokic Gave The Bottoming-Out Nuggets Championship Aspirations (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Video Breakdown: A Deep Dive Into Trae Young (from Graham Chapple, Peachtree Hoops):
Lonzo Might Be The Perfect Running Mate For LBJ (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
How Jordan Bell Handled Up And Down Rookie Season (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
5 Mikal Bridges Q & As With A Shooting Coach (from Dan Volpone, Valley Of The Suns):
Horford Is Perfect For Robert Williams (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Free Agency’s 10 Biggest Questions (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
The NBA’s 2016 FA Spending Spree Will Cost Players In 2018 (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Which Second-Tier FAs Should Teams Retain (from Shane Rhodes, Basketball Insiders):
Atlantic Division Teams’ Payrolls (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
De’Aaron Fox Wants The Kings To Play Faster (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):
Summer League Rosters (from Joe Tansey, Bleacher Report):
Undrafted Peyton Aldridge: Trusting The Process (from Joe Simon, Tribune Chronicle):
Ja Morant: The Ultimate 2019 Draft Sleeper? (from Jackson Hoy, The Stepien):
2018 NBA Manifesto (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):