Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/22/17

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Nikola Jokic: Mid-Range Assassin/Highlight Reel Passer  (from TJ McBride, BSNDenver):

Read and watch it here: http://bsndenver.com/nikola-jokic-is-a-mid-range-assassin-with-an-offensive-ceiling-that-keeps-climbing/

Nuggets Giving Former Coach Doug Moe A Team He Can Recognize And Love  (from Christopher Dempsey, Denver Post):

Read it here:  http://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/21/doug-moe-denver-nuggets-former-coach/

Nuggets: Reason For Optimism  (from Robson Friend, Nugg Love):

Read it here: http://nugglove.com/2017/01/21/nuggets-timely-form-gives-optimism/

James Michael McAdoo: Life Is Good On Warriors’ Bench  (from Scott Cacciola, NYTimes):

Read it here:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/21/sports/basketball/golden-state-warriors-james-michael-mcadoo-nba.html

–  The Warriors’ Motley Crew Of Back-Up Centers (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):

Read it here:  http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/01/21/the-warriors-motley-crew-of-big-men-tag-teaming-the-backup-center-spot/

–  Otto Porter, Jr: Deadly Shooter  (from Dan Karpuc, Give Me Sport):

Read it here: http://www.givemesport.com/968107-otto-porter-jr-is-quietly-the-nbas-most-deadly-shooter

Celtics Know They Need To Be Better  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Read it here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/01/21/gary-washburn-celtics-know-they-need-better/yu6cEHhgSR0keR7W6qpfsJ/story.html

 Even The Blazers Can’t Figure Out The Blazers (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/1/22/14349976/blazers-portland-inconsistency-damian-lillard-sunday-shootaround

–  The Nets At The Midway Point  (from Net Income, Nets Daily):

Read it here: http://www.netsdaily.com/2017/1/22/14334186/halfway-home-a-look-at-the-new-nets-at-the-midway-point

Video Breakdown: Knicks’ Season-Long Problems  (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/analyzing-knicks-woes-new-yorks-season-long-problems-wrapped-up-in-two-plays/

GM Lindsey Loaded Up The Jazz With Depth This Off-Season (from AllThatAmar, SLCdunk.com):

Read it here: http://www.slcdunk.com/research-statistics-analytics/2017/1/21/14346118/nba-free-agency-playoffs-utah-jazz-dennis-lindsey-gordon-hayward-rudy-gobert-george-hill-boris-diaw

New-Age NBA Reinventing How Teams Score (from Fred Kerber, NY Post):

Read it here: http://nypost.com/2017/01/21/behind-the-new-age-nba-thats-reinventing-how-teams-score/

Film Room: Aaron Gordon’s Defense On Antetokounmpo  (from Josh Cohen, Magic.com):

Read and watch it here: http://www.nba.com/magic/news/film-room-aaron-gordons-exceptional-defense-giannis-antetokounmpo-cohen-20170121

–  Timberwolves’ Point Guards  (from Michael Rand, Star Tribune):

Read it here: http://www.startribune.com/tnts-barkley-smith-lobby-for-wolves-to-play-dunn-and-tyus-over-rubio/411341515/

From Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-saturday-no-love-for-ricky-rubio/

  • SVG On The Dirty Truth Behind Trade Rumors (from Andrew Lynch, Fox Sports):

Read it here: http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/nba-trade-rumors-detroit-pistons-stan-van-gundy-truth-players-available-012117

Cavs: Smoothing Rough Edges Is A Formidable Challenge  (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.co.uk/blog/cleveland-cavaliers/post/_/id/3542/for-cavs-smoothing-rough-edges-the-challenge-now

Dekker’s 1st Career Start Helps Rockets Win  (from Calvin Watkins, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.co.uk/blog/houston-rockets/post/_/id/3557/sam-dekker-gets-first-career-start-helps-rockets-win

Spurs’ Future: Dejounte Murray  (from Alex Eddy, Sir Charles IN Charge):

Read it here: http://sircharlesincharge.com/2017/01/22/san-antonio-spurs-dejounte-murray-future/

D-League Showcase Recap: Day 4  (from Brian Kotloff, NBA.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://dleague.nba.com/news/2017-nba-d-league-showcase-recap-012117/

 

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/21/17

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GSW 128, HOU 108: Warriors’ D just as important as its offense (from Tim Cato, SBNation):

Read it here: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/1/21/14342924/2017-nba-scores-warriors-rockets-rematch-three-point

 Video Breakdown: James Michael McAdoo’s Three Dunks (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and watch it here: http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2017/1/21/14344004/nba-video-highlights-warriors-rockets-james-michael-mcadoo-dunks-curry-klay

How The Cavs Defend The Pick-And-Roll (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.fearthesword.com/2017/1/21/14341564/making-sense-of-how-the-cavs-defend-the-pick-and-roll

“UCLA  Seal”:  The Play The Cavs Are Obsessed With And Why It Works (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):

Read and watch it here: http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/lebron-james-kyrie-irving-kevin-love-cavs-play-highlights-breakdown-offense-ucla-seal/193ic98bw5bdz1j0bxj4p5yuzn

Mavericks, Hornets, Blazers And More (from Adam Spinella, BBall breakdown):

Read and watch it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2017/01/20/from-the-coaches-seat-mavericks-hornets-blazers-and-more/

Next Step For Jokic: The Defensive Glass (from Eli Horowitz, BBall Breakdown):

Read and watch it here: http://bballbreakdown.com/2017/01/20/nuggets-next-step-for-jokic-the-defensive-glass/

The Wizards Have Turned A Corner, but…. (from Jared Dubin, VICE Sports):

Read it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/the-wizards-have-turned-a-corner-but-are-they-facing-a-wall

–  Evaluating Prodigies Myles Turner And Zach Lavine (from Jake Rauchbach, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/prodigies-myles-turner-and-zach-lavine/

–  Curry, Harden Are Wonderfully Mutated Evolution Of Steve Nash (from Zach Harper, fanragsports.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.fanragsports.com/nba/harper-curry-harden-wonderfully-mutated-evolution-nash/

Larry Bird Q & A (from Nate Taylor, indystar.com):

Read it here: http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2017/01/20/larry-bird-talks-paul-georges-contract-monta-ellis-move-bench-and-much-more/96857468/

 Mike D’Antoni On Corey Brewer  (from Josh Reese, The Dream Shake):

Read it here: http://www.thedreamshake.com/2017/1/21/14343794/corey-brewer-bad-mike-dantoni

Leonard’s Brilliance May Not Be Enough For The Spurs (from Mike Monroe, Bleacher Report):

Read it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2688278-kawhi-leonards-brilliance-may-not-be-enough-for-flawed-san-antonio-spurs

John Wall’s Season Is A Lot Better Than You Think  (from Neil Greenberg, Washingtn Post):

Read it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fancy-stats/wp/2017/01/20/john-walls-season-is-a-lot-better-than-you-think-it-is/?utm_term=.be008a279026

Satoranky’s Emergence (from Fim Oshin, Bullets Forever):

Read it here:  http://www.bulletsforever.com/2017/1/20/14296616/tomas-satoransky-washington-wizards-emergence-bench-help

Pairing Nogueira With Valanciunas  (from Gavin MacPherson, Raptors Republic):

Read it here: http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2017/01/20/odd-couple/

How Speights Helps The Clippers  (from Rowan Kavner, clippers.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/clippers/news/editorial-speights-feature

From Mike DiGiovanna, LA Times:  http://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/la-sp-clippers-report-20170120-story.html

Video: Breaking Down 4 Plays From WAS/NYK Game  (from MMiranda, Posting And Toasting):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.postingandtoasting.com/2017/1/20/14338156/xs-and-uh-os-breaking-down-4-plays-from-knicks-wizards

D-League Showcase: Day 3 Recap  (from Ashley Docking, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/01/21/nba-dleague-showcase-recap/

From Brian Kotloff, NBA.com: http://dleague.nba.com/news/2017-nba-d-league-showcase-recap-012017/

 

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/20/17

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Point Guards Are Leading The Scoring Boom (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/01/20/point-guards-leading-nbas-scoring-boom/

–  The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Read and watch it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18513891/zach-lowe-10-things-like-featuring-ricky-rubio-renaissance-nba

Tyson Chandler’s “Big Brother” Role With The Suns (from Spencer Davies, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/tyson-chandler-relishing-role-as-big-brother-with-suns-373a45c08f6c#.rjuoz2bxq

What Middleton’s Return Could Mean For The Bucks  (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/01/20/khris-middleton-return-impact-milwaukee-bucks/

How Good Can Aaron Gordon Be?  (from Dylan Hughes, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/how-good-can-aaron-gordon-be-ab26c341d302#.j2j8m1oa0

–  Earl Watson, Tyronn Lue Share Similar Journey (from AZCentral Sports):

Read it here: http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2017/01/18/suns-earl-watson-cavaliers-tyronn-lue-share-similar-journey/96730308/

 The Cavs Need More From Shumpert  (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):

Read it here: http://kingjamesgospel.com/2017/01/20/cleveland-cavaliers-need-iman-shumpert/

–  Every Team’s Best Lineup, By The Numbers  (from Nicholas Gonzalez, Sir Charles In Charge):

Read it here: http://sircharlesincharge.com/2017/01/20/nba-teams-best-lineup-2017/

–  The Celtics’ Defensive Problems  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2017/01/no_defense_for_celtics_problems

–  Wizards Winning Despite Lineup Imbalance (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/01/19/one-team-three-stats-washington-wizards-lineups-otto-porter

–  Otto Porter Is Making Opponents Pay For Letting Him Shoot (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wizards-insider/wp/2017/01/20/opponents-keep-letting-otto-porter-jr-shoot-he-keeps-making-them-pay/?utm_term=.5b312780ae7d

 Why The Rockets Shoot Very Deep Three-Point Shots  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2017/1/20/14284896/houston-rockets-three-point-stats-mike-dantoni

Erik Spoelstra On Goran Dragic  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-goran-dragic-s012017-story.html

Prospect Calibration: Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot  (from Cole Zwicker, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/01/20/timothe-luwawu-cabarrot-philadelphia-prospect-sixers/

Reggie Bullock’s Aptitude For Cutting  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):

Read it here:  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2017/01/19/matt-barnes-reggie-bullock/96777576/

From Rod Beard, Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2017/01/19/pistons-bullock-proving-cut-above-kcps-absence/96794926/

Saric Is Hitting His Stride (from Jessica Camerato, csnphilly.com):

Read it here: http://www.csnphilly.com/philadelphia-76ers/dario-saric-hitting-his-stride-altering-games-sixers-second-unit

 Why Did Anthony Bennett And NBA Scouts Fail? (from Sam Vecenie, Sporting News):

Read and watch it here: http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/anthony-bennett-nba-draft-class-busts-scouting-report-cavs-nets/11ddeundr4ufq18du5eeg2rq91

–  Detailed Summary Of Changes In The New CBA  (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):

Read it here:  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/01/20/detailed-summary-of-changes-under-the-nbas-new-collective-bargaining-agreement/

D-League Showcase: Day 2 Recap  (from Ashley Docking, fansided.com):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/01/20/nba-d-league-showcase-2017-day-2-recap/

 

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/19/17 PART TWO

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Magic Need A Biyombo Reset (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
–  Rookie Rodney McGruder: Heat’s Go-To Defender  (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Jrue Holiday: Pelicans’ Building Block, When Healthy  (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
–  Robert Covington Steps Up As A Sixers’ Leader (from Ian Thomsen, NBA.com):
Isaiah Thomas’ Surge Is Amazing (from Alex Speier, Boston Globe):
Q & A: Timberwolves Head Strength And Conditioning Coach David Crewe  (from Kyle Ratke, Timberwolves.com):
Veterans Making Impact On Young Sixers (from Bob Cooney, Philly.com):
How Brook Lopez, Antawn Jamison, Myles Turner Developed Their 3-Point Shots (from Nina Mandell, USA Today):
–  The Throwback Raptors (from Daniel Reynolds, RaptorsHQ.com):
D-League: Why Briante Weber Deserves To Be In The NBA (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Evaluating Former/Future NBA Players In The Chinese Basketball Association (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
On Campus: Rashard Griffith’s Promise (from Mike Lucas, uwbadgers.com):

 

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/19/17 PART ONE

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Is James Harden The Perfect Superstar?  (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://thelab.bleacherreport.com/james-harden-mike-d-antoni-system/

–  Nikola Jokic: Hidden Gem  (from Vijay Vemu, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here:  https://16winsaring.com/nikola-jokic-the-nbas-hidden-gem-514661eb82a4#.ywo9y0tf0

Rookie Malcolm Brogdon Is The Bucks’ Steadying Presence  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://theringer.com/malcolm-brogdon-milwaukee-bucks-nba-e4ba76544985#.pd2m845hn

–  The Sixers Are Surging  (from Ben Detrick, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://theringer.com/the-sixers-are-surging-no-seriously-1ba309be239#.aaq176n1c

Switching And The Offensive Trends To Counter It  (from Andrew Cutler, BBall Breakdown):

Read and watch it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2017/01/18/nba-switching-and-the-offensive-trends-to-counter-it/

Midseason Report Cards For All 30 Teams (from NBA.com):

Read and watch it here: http://www.nba.com/reportcard

 The NBA’s “No Man’s Land”: Trail Blazers (from Brett Koremenos, Real GM):

Read and watch it here:  http://basketball.realgm.com/article/244635/The-NBAs-No-Mans-Land-Portland-Trail-Blazers

–  Rear View Mirror Contest (Pick-And-Roll D)  (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net)

Watch it here: http://pickandpop.net/2017/01/rearview-mirror-contest-pick-roll-d/

–  Malcolm Delaney Is Settling Into His Role  (from Andrew Snyder, Soaring Down South):

Read it here:  http://soaringdownsouth.com/2017/01/17/atlanta-hawks-malcolm-delaney-settling-role-perfectly/

 Video Breakdown: Pachulia Pick-And-Roll With Curry And Durant (from EricApricot, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and watch it here: http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2017/1/19/14321230/nba-2017-highlights-video-zaza-pachulia-pick-and-roll-with-curry-and-durant

–  Rondae And Caris Are Making Their Way  (from Net Income, Nets Daily):

Read it here: http://www.netsdaily.com/2017/1/19/14319604/the-swing-brothers-rondae-and-caris-making-their-way

From Howie Kussoy, NY Post:  http://nypost.com/2017/01/19/the-nets-one-reason-to-be-optimistic-about-their-future/

 

 

 

Rockets Launch From Deep At Record Rate (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://india.nba.com/news/nba-experts/one-team-three-stats-rockets-launch-deep-record-rate/

TJ McConnell Q & A  (from Jorge Sierra, Hoops Hype):

Read it here: http://hoopshype.com/2017/01/19/tj-mcconnell-fight-every-day-like-its-your-last-thats-how-i-try-to-play/

NOTE: PART TWO of 1/19 Basketball Intelligence will be published later today.

 

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