Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis

–  David Griffin Deserves Praise as Cleveland Cavaliers’ Overlooked Architect  (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2500376-david-griffin-deserves-praise-as-cleveland-cavaliers-overlooked-architect

 

 

 

Lute  Olson knew Kerr would deliver  (from Bruce Pascoe, azcentral.com):

Read it here:  http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/ncaab/ua/2015/06/18/arizona-wildcat-hunch-lute-olson-knew-steve-kerr-would-deliver/28955679/

 

 

 

–  The Warriors Secret Key To Beating LeBron James And The Cavs  (from Coach Nick,  Bball Breakdown):

” Coach Nick broke down the key After Time Out plays by both teams, and it revealed distinctly different methods of attack. The Cleveland Cavaliers squandered more of their opportunities to run good sets to get their players open for good shots, while the Warriors executed theirs to an elite level. These types of plays, in a close game, could mean the difference between winning and losing a championship.”

Watch it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/06/18/the-secret-key-to-the-warriors-beating-lebron-james-and-the-cavaliers-in-the-2015-nba-finals/

 

 

 

–  Isaiah Austin: A story of faith, courage, and the tenacity to overcome   (from Hoopshype.com):

Read it here:  http://hoopshype.com/2015/06/19/isaiah-austin-a-story-of-faith-courage-and-the-tenacity-to-overcome/

 

 

 

–  Karl Towns may very well be the next step in the revolution Kevin Garnett started  (from Key Dae, canishoopus.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.canishoopus.com/2015/6/18/8652109/karl-towns-may-very-well-be-the-next-step-in-the-revolution-kevin

 

 

–  Karl-Anthony Towns vs. Jahlil Okafor: One man’s opinion  (from Zach Harper,  awolfamongwolves.com):

Read and view it here: http://www.awolfamongwolves.com/2015/06/karl-anthony-towns-vs-jahlil-okafor-one-mans-opinion/

 

 

 

–  ASK SAM | SAM SMITH OPENS HIS MAILBAG   (from Bulls.com):

” Sam Smith of Bulls.com opens his Ask Sam mailbag and responds to the latest round of emails from his readers”

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/ask-sam-sam-smith-opens-his-mailbag-6.19.2015

 

 

San Antonio Spurs shuffle  (from Half Court Hoops):

Watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz1pswj0uyQ  and see the options diagrammed here:  https://twitter.com/HalfCourtHoops/status/611800743813615617

 

 

–   Five Questions: San Antonio Spurs  (from Jesse Blanchard, BBall Breakdown):

Read it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/06/18/five-questions-san-antonio-spurs/

 

 

 

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

Omer Asik/Roy Hibbert:  http://www.blazersedge.com/2015/6/17/8788901/portland-trail-blazers-free-agents-trade-center-roy-hibbert-omer-asik

 

Dante Cunningham:  http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2015/06/offensive_shortcomings_could_p.html

 

Karl-Anthony Towns/Devin Booker:  http://vaughtsviews.com/sports/college/uk/basketball/positiionless-basketball-helped-both-karl-anthony-towns-and-devin-booker/article_77fb780c-1629-11e5-a844-bfed145eb954.html