Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/13/18

Q & A: New Hawks HC Lloyd Pierce (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
What’s Next For The Cavs? (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Sixers: With Help Of Data Scientist, Coaches, Analytics Dept. Seek To Strengthen Communication (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):
How NBA GMs Vacation & Deal With Cell Phone Addiction (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
OKC: Daniel Hamilton Hopes Year At PG Proves Valuable In NBA Quest (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Cavs: Speeding Up Should Help Sexton & Osman (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Nets: Turning Agony into Opportunity (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
MEM: Grit & Grind Is Back, Sort Of (from Eric Spyropolous, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Why Wagner May Be Perfect Fit For LBJ, Lakers (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Adebayo: Heat’s Future At Center?  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Can Watanabe Become Japan’s Second-Ever NBA Player? (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Marcus Smart Sign-And-Trade Considerations (from Ryan Bernardoni, Danger Cart):
Raptors: Nick Nurse’s Expectations (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
Why James Ennis Is A Perfect Fit For The Rockets (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Kevin Knox Could Be A Star For Knicks (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
The Knicks May Have Unearthed A Gem In Mitchell Robinson (from Tommy Beer, Forbes):
Wendell Carter: The Bulls May Have Hit It Big (from Ricky O’Donnell, SB Nation):
Q & A: Dell Demps (from Rod Walker, The Advocate):
Isaac Bonga Wouldn’t Be The Lakers’ First 6’9″ PG (from Bill Oram, The Athletic):
Trade Tracker: Grades & Details (from ESPN):
Most Impactful FA Signings Of The Summer (from Jonathan Macri, The Step Back):
LVSL: Rookie Observations (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
Free Agency Update (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Free Agency & Summer League Observations (from Kyle Ratke, timberwoves.com):
Anfernee Simons: The Draft Class’ Biggest Enigma (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/12/18

Steve Clifford Has All Clear From Docs After Last Season’s Health Scare (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
The Dark Side Of Free Agency (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
LBJ & The Lakers: Hollywood’s Ultimate Marriage (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Jerry West On LBJ & The Allure Of Los Angeles (from Jack McCallum, Sports Illustrated):
–  Jonathan Isaac Could Be The One To Break The Magic’s Curse (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
With Kevin Knox, The Knicks New Era Is Here (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Wendell Carter: Best Big IN LV?  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Svi: More Than Just A Shooter (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
Okobo Is A Perfect Fit For New Suns (from Andrew Bernucca, The Step Back):
Does Westbrook’s Ball Dominance Hamper The Thunder? (from Daniel Massop, Nylon Calculus):
Summer League Rookie Watch (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Spoelstra Explains Why Heat Will Be Better (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
The Biggest Offseason Moves So Far (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Smart Remains Celtics’ Top Priority (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Grizzlies’ Lineup Possibilities (from Jack Noonan, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Alkins: Looking To Be The Raptors’ Latest Success Story (from Blake Murphy, Dime Mag):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/11/18 PART TWO

NOTE:  We are publishing in two parts today to accommodate today’s best stories as well as to further assist in playing catch-up re: items missed during our 3-day hiatus.  We anticipate returning to our usual schedule later this week.

 

Why Warriors Believe Willie Green Will Become A Head Coach (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Semi Ojeleye Is Remaking Himself To Be About Much More Than Defense (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Clippers GM Explains The Keys To Free Agency (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Cavs In A Much Better Post-LBJ Position This Time (from Sean Devey, Sporting News):
Neil Olshey’s Thoughts On Summer League (from NBC Sports):
Rookies Who Have Impressed In Summer League (from Charlie Stanton, Golden State Of Mind):
Some Summer League Standouts (from Dave Zarum, sportsnet.ca):
Summer League: Second-Year Players Making An Impact (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Embiid: Things To Work On This Summer (from Matt Esposito, Hoops Habit):
Steph Curry Q & A (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
David Fizdale Q & A (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Curious Case Of Myles Turner’s 3-Point Shooting (from Ben Pfeifer, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Nuggets: Roster Implications Of Signing Jarred Vanderbilt (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/11/18 PART ONE

Biggest Winners & Losers In Free Agency (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Team-By-Team 2018 & 2019 FA Lists (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
How Carmelo Would Fit With The Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Hornets’ LV Takeaways (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Tim Grgurich Receives Assistant Coach Lifetime Achievement Award (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Drew Hanlen Has Been Helping Bamba Become More Polished (from John Denton, magic.com):
How LBJ’s Decision Instantly Changed The Lakers, Cavs & The NBA (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
Summer League Rookie Report Cards (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Derrick Jones, Jr & The Heat Culture (from Justin Verrier, The Ringer):
Nets: Dawson & Watanabe Have Impressed (from Chris Milholen, Nothin But Nets):
Wendell Carter Is Showing Defensive Dominance (from Luke Askew, Pippin Ain’t Easy):
Zhaire Smith: Showing Off His Feel For The Game (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
Lakers Film Room: How Moritz Wagner Is Making An Impact (from Silver Screen And Roll):
Jordan Bell Is Becoming A Transition Playmaker (from Brady Klopfer, Golden State Of Mind):
Grizzlies: Why Kyle Anderson Is A Good Pickup (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
A Reminder Of How Good Gordon Hayward Is (from Mark Dunphy, Boston.com):
Q & A: Austin Ainge (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Journal):
Celtics: Oliver Hanlan Is StillWaiting For His Turn (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
What Julius Randle Brings To The Pels (from Jesse Brooks, Bourbon Street Shots):
How The NBA & NFL Helped Inspire England’s World Cup Run (from Henry Bushnell, Yahoo Sports):
Lauren Niemiera: From NBA Summer League Intern To Referee (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/10/18

Summer League, So Far (from Michael Pina, VICe Sports):
Hornets’ Miles Bridges Figuring Out NBA  Pace (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
The G-League Impact On The Magic’s Draft Process (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Celtics’ Coach Larranaga: Using Summer League As Learning Experience (from Fred Katz, MassLive):
Raptors: The Ceilings Of The Young Core Players (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):
Andre Ingram Had A Storybook NBA Debut But He Doesn’t Want It To End There (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
How Bjelica Fits In With Sixers (from Kevin F.Love Liberty Ballers):
Rodney Hood Faces An Uncertain Future (from Dylan Murphy, Cleaning The Glass):
It’s Time To Seriously Consider The Elam Ending (from Joe Posnanski, The Athletic):
Best Players Left In Free Agency (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Ntilikina: Showing Signs Of Offensive Growth (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Pistons Roster Breakdown (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
The Apps And Gadgets The Sixers Use To Track Their Players (from Marcus Hayes, Philly.com):
Undrafted FAs Making Their Case In Summer League (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Get Ready For An Unprecedented Summer In 2019 (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):