Cavs, OKC, Mavs, Wiz, Nets, Raps, Magic, Cap Update, D-League

– How LeBron, Love, and Kyrie Might Fit Together (from Kirk Goldsberry, Grantland.com):

” James, Love, and Irving are each gifted scorers, but they are all very different, and now that the Love trade is official, it’s a good time to look at how these three top-tier scorers might interact on the court.”

Read it here: http://grantland.com/the-triangle/lebron-james-kevin-love-kyrie-irving-cavs-offense/

-Kevin Love’s Arrival Offers LeBron James, Cavs Chance to Redefine Title Style (from Jared Zwerling, Bleacher Report):

” The biggest asset in building LeBron James‘ presence in Cleveland into a title-contending Cavaliers team might not be the playmaking of the King or Kyrie Irving. That honor might actually be the court vision of the final piece of the Big Three, Kevin Love, who has now officially become a member of the Cavaliers, as NBA.com reports.

Love is one of the league’s most gifted outlet passers. And with the speed, ball-handling and finishing skills of James and Irving, Love’s ability to quickly translate defense into offense isn’t to be underestimated, say a handful of NBA talent evaluators, who analyzed what the league’s newest terrifying trio might look like on the court next season with Bleacher Report.”

Read it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2169480-kevin-loves-arrival-offers-lebron-james-cavs-chance-to-redefine-title-style

– Thunder’s D-League program acting as a career springboard for players, coaches and support staff (from Anthony Slater, newsok.com):

” More than any other NBA franchise, the Thunder has steadily utilized its D-League program the past six years. And it’s produced a ton of success stories.”

Read it here: http://newsok.com/oklahoma-city-thunder-thunders-d-league-program-acting-as-a-career-springboard-for-players-coaches-and-support-staff/article/5335

– Looking at Chandler Parsons’ offensive tendencies (from Tim Cato, mavsmoneyball.com):

Read and view “How Parsons scores the ball” here: http://www.mavsmoneyball.com/2014/8/24/6061367/film-study-looking-at-chandler-parsons-offensive-tendencies

– How the Wizards can generate more free throws (from Nick Bilka, bulletsforever.com):

” Getting to the line was a major weakness for the Wizards last year, but the pieces are in place to improve significantly.

Read and view it here: http://www.bulletsforever.com/2014/8/24/6059809/washington-wizards-free-throws-bradley-beal-pau-pierce

– Luc Richard Mbah a Moute can help guide Joel Embiid again (from Drew Garrison, sbnation.com):

” The Cameroon natives have a long history together, and a landscape-shifting trade has united mentor with pupil.”

Read it here: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2014/8/24/6060709/joel-embiid-luc-mbah-a-moute-philadelphia-76ers

How did Mason Plumlee’s stock rise so much so fast? (from Tim Bontemps, NYPost):

Read it here: http://nypost.com/2014/08/24/nets-youngster-secures-himself-a-plum-assignment

-Why Landry Fields Is Still With The Raptors (from Stephen Brotherston, Pro Bball Report):

Read it here: http://probballreport.com/why-landry-fields-is-still-with-the-raptors/

– College Coach: “Aaron  (Gordon) is a once-in-a-lifetime player” (from John Denton, nba.com/magic):

” The player that Aaron Gordon was at the end of his freshman season at the University of Arizona was vastly different than the one who arrived on campus last summer predominantly unable to hit a jump shot.

Similarly, Arizona coach Sean Miller knows that the player that Gordon is now as he embarks on his rookie season with the Orlando Magic will likely pale in comparison to the standout player that the 18-year-old forward will ultimately become.

Miller said that while Gordon has his flaws when it comes to shooting the basketball those are merely blips on the radar when considering the forward’s impressive array of talents as a player. Combine the off-the-charts athleticism with a maturity well beyond his years with a work ethic that is unrivaled and Gordon is on a collision course with being an elite player in time, Miller said.

And, oh yeah, Miller pointed out, Gordon is still three weeks from his 19th birthday, meaning he still ridiculously young and has so much growing to do both as a basketball player and a person.”

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/magic/college-coach-aaron-once-lifetime-player

– NBA Salary Cap Update (from Eric Pincus, Basketball Insiders):

See it here: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-salary-cap-update/

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