Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/25/17

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How The Cavs Are Using Kyle Korver  (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):

Read and watch it here: http://www.fearthesword.com/2017/2/17/14643248/kyle-korver-the-nbas-best-shooter-since-coming-to-cleveland

The Cavs “Jumbo” Second Unit Is Torching The Opposition (from Carter Rodriguez, Fear The Sword):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.fearthesword.com/2017/2/25/14736588/the-cavaliers-bench-lineup-williams-korver-frye-james-jefferson

Under-The-Radar Figures From The Trade Deadline  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/10-under-the-radar-figures-from-an-underwhelming-nba-trade-deadline-80f9c8f22bde#.1bf95zmxk

What Tucker Brings To The Raptors  (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/toronto-raptors-phoenix-suns-pj-tucker-trade-6c741b95a95a#.yyi6usmr3

Grading The Deadline Day Dumps (from David Brandon, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/trade-grades-deadline-day-dumps-605f08fd2aa5#.7niir284i

–  Appreciating Sam Presti  (from Sean Reece, Thunderous Intentions):

Read it here:  http://thunderousintentions.com/2017/02/25/start-appreciating-sam-presti/

What Ferrell Has Brought To The Mavs  (from Jake Rauchbach, Basketball Insiders):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/yogi-ferrells-10-day-contract-showing/

Rakeem Christmas Provides Unexpected Boost For Pacers  (from Nate Taylor, Indy Star):

Read it here:  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2017/02/25/rakeem-christmas-provides-unexpected-boost-pacers-win/98392282/

–  Richaun Holmes Stars In Bigger Role (from Jessica Camerato, csnphilly.com):

Read it here: http://www.csnphilly.com/philadelphia-76ers/thrust-bigger-role-sixers-holmes-stars-win-over-wizards

–  Rick Carlisle Can Unlock Noel’s Talent  (from Austin Ngaruiya, Mavs Moneyball):

Read and watch it here: http://www.mavsmoneyball.com/2017/2/25/14722828/rick-carlisle-can-unlock-nerlens-noel-talent-dallas-mavericks

Sixers: What To Expect From Justin Anderson  (from Jake Pavorsky/Tim Cato/Nck Henderson, LibertyVallers/Mavs Moneyball):

Read it here: http://www.libertyballers.com/2017/2/25/14725196/justin-anderson-philadelphia-76ers-dallas-mavericks-nba-trade-deadline-nerlens-noel

Patterson And Kelly Make Sense For The Hawks (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):

Read it here:  http://www.peachtreehoops.com/2017/2/25/14731574/atlanta-hawks-trade-deadline-lamar-patterson-ryan-kelly

 

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CORRECTED: Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/24/07

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The 15-Year Chain Reaction That Led To The NBA’s Offensive Explosion (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):

Read it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/02/21/the-15-year-chain-reaction-that-led-to-the-nbas-current-offensive-explosion/

–  How The Celtics Created The Best Pick-And-Roll Offense In The Assn. (from Jeff Nooney, celticsblog.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.celticsblog.com/2017/2/24/14652258/boston-celtics-best-pick-and-roll-offense-nba-isaiah-thomas-al-horford

The TOR-PHO Trade (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://theringer.com/toronto-raptors-phoenix-suns-pj-tucker-trade-6c741b95a95a#.mnlzs2egx

Raptors Bolster Their Wing Play With Ibaka And Tucker (from Tom West, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/p-j-tucker-deal-caps-off-a-brilliant-trade-deadline-for-raptors-37be54fe831d#.sjqojf7re

The DAL-PHI Trade (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://theringer.com/philadelphia-76ers-dallas-mavericks-nba-trade-nerlens-noel-d706e2cf7710#.ksgdfiamk

From Bryan Toporek, BBall Breakdown: http://bballbreakdown.com/2017/02/24/dallas-mavericks-fleece-philadelphia-76ers-nerlens-noel-trade/

The Sixers Traded The Wrong Big Man (from Michael Baumann, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/philadelphia-76ers-jahlil-okafor-trade-e8636f6a2d69#.hkrs2sw4b

Jrue Holiday Is The Key To Making AD/DMC Work  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2017/2/23/14259530/jrue-holiday-pelicans-leader-anthony-davis-demarcus-cousins

Jamal Murray: Rising Star  (from Tom West, 16 ins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/denver-nuggets-have-a-genuine-rising-star-in-jamal-murray-6e6ca92ecc43#.h1deucfki

Pachulia Powered The Warriors’ 50 Point Quarter  (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):

Read it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2017/2/24/14723524/nba-video-highlights-clippers-warriors-zaza-pachulia-durant-curry-50-point-quarter

23 Thoughts About The Cavs  (from Jason Lloyd, Ohio.com):

Read it here: http://www.ohio.com/blogs/cleveland-cavaliers/cleveland-cavaliers-1.275356/cavs-119-knicks-104-jason-lloyd-s-final-final-thoughts-1.749434

–  Taj Gibson’s Bulls’ Legacy  (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/chicago-bulls/post/_/id/24129/taj-gibson-leaves-lasting-legacy-as-he-says-goodbye-to-chicago

From KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-taj-gibson-leaves-bulls-with-class-spt-0224-20170223-story.html

 Thunder Gets Better With Gibson, McDermott (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):

Read it here: http://newsok.com/tramel-thunder-gets-better-with-trade-for-gibson-mcdermott/article/5539204

 David Lee: Sacrifice And Success (from Lorne Chan, Spurs.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/spurs/david-lee-sacrifice-and-success/

Each Team’s Pre-All Star Game Story In One Stat (from Brandon Anderson,medium.com):

Read it here:  https://medium.com/sportsraid/the-first-half-story-for-every-nba-team-in-one-stat-90a0cfdd68ed#.5lj7a0och

Grizzlies’ Rookie Head Coach Fizdale Earns Acclaim  (from Don Wade, Memphis Daily News):

Read it here:  https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2017/feb/24/as-rookie-nba-head-coach-grizzlies-david-fizdale-earns-acclaim/

Grizzlies: 3 Things To Keep In Mind (from Red Coleman, Three Shades Of Blue):

Read it here: http://www.3sob.com/?p=24298

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/24/17

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The 15-Year Chain Reaction That Led To The NBA’s Offensive Explosion (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):

Read it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/02/21/the-15-year-chain-reaction-that-led-to-the-nbas-current-offensive-explosion/

–  How The Celtics Created The Best Pick-And-Roll Offense In The Assn. (from Jeff Nooney, celticsblog.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.celticsblog.com/2017/2/24/14652258/boston-celtics-best-pick-and-roll-offense-nba-isaiah-thomas-al-horford

The TOR-PHO Trade (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://theringer.com/toronto-raptors-phoenix-suns-pj-tucker-trade-6c741b95a95a#.mnlzs2egx

Raptors Bolster Their Wing Play With Ibaka And Tucker (from Tom West, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/p-j-tucker-deal-caps-off-a-brilliant-trade-deadline-for-raptors-37be54fe831d#.sjqojf7re

The DAL-PHI Trade (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://theringer.com/philadelphia-76ers-dallas-mavericks-nba-trade-nerlens-noel-d706e2cf7710#.ksgdfiamk

From Bryan Toporek, BBall Breakdown: http://bballbreakdown.com/2017/02/24/dallas-mavericks-fleece-philadelphia-76ers-nerlens-noel-trade/

The Sixers Traded The Wrong Big Man (from Michael Baumann, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/philadelphia-76ers-jahlil-okafor-trade-e8636f6a2d69#.hkrs2sw4b

Jrue Holiday Is The Key To Making AD/DMC Work  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2017/2/23/14259530/jrue-holiday-pelicans-leader-anthony-davis-demarcus-cousins

Jamal Murray: Rising Star  (from Tom West, 16 ins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/denver-nuggets-have-a-genuine-rising-star-in-jamal-murray-6e6ca92ecc43#.h1deucfki

Pachulia Powered The Warriors’ 50 Point Quarter  (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):

Read it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2017/2/24/14723524/nba-video-highlights-clippers-warriors-zaza-pachulia-durant-curry-50-point-quarter

23 Thoughts About The Cavs  (from Jason Lloyd, Ohio.com):

Read it here: http://www.ohio.com/blogs/cleveland-cavaliers/cleveland-cavaliers-1.275356/cavs-119-knicks-104-jason-lloyd-s-final-final-thoughts-1.749434

–  Taj Gibson’s Bulls’ Legacy  (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/chicago-bulls/post/_/id/24129/taj-gibson-leaves-lasting-legacy-as-he-says-goodbye-to-chicago

From KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-taj-gibson-leaves-bulls-with-class-spt-0224-20170223-story.html

 Thunder Gets Better With Gibson, McDermott (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):

Read it here: http://newsok.com/tramel-thunder-gets-better-with-trade-for-gibson-mcdermott/article/5539204

 David Lee: Sacrifice And Success (from Lorne Chan, Spurs.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/spurs/david-lee-sacrifice-and-success/

Each Team’s Pre-All Star Game Story In One Stat (from Brandon Anderson,medium.com):

Read it here:  https://medium.com/sportsraid/the-first-half-story-for-every-nba-team-in-one-stat-90a0cfdd68ed#.5lj7a0och

Grizzlies’ Rookie Head Coach Fizdale Earns Acclaim  (from Don Wade, Memphis Daily News):

Read it here:  https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2017/feb/24/as-rookie-nba-head-coach-grizzlies-david-fizdale-earns-acclaim/

Grizzlies: 3 Things To Keep In Mind (from Red Coleman, Three Shades Of Blue):

Read it here: http://www.3sob.com/?p=24298

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/23/17

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Steph Curry’s Secrets To Success: Brain Training, Float Tanks And Strobe Goggles (from Bradon Sneed, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2693694-steph-currys-secrets-to-success-brain-training-float-tanks-and-strobe-goggles

The HOU/LAL Trade:

From David Brandon, 16 Wins A Ring:  https://16winsaring.com/trade-grades-skip-to-my-lou-554c54567307#.eyo0ntowv

From Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/02/21/nba-trade-grades-houston-rockets-add-lou-williams-from-lakers/

The PHI/ATL Trade  (from Adam McGee, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/02/23/atlanta-hawks-analyzing-ersan-ilyasova-trade/

–  The WAS/BKN Trade (from Net Income, Nets Daily):

Read it here: http://www.netsdaily.com/2017/2/23/14706874/trade-grades-nets-get-high-marks-for-wizards-deal

From Keith Smith, Real GM: http://basketball.realgm.com/article/245034/Grading-The-Deal-Wizards-Acquire-Bojan-Bogdanovic-From-Brooklyn

From Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/02/22/nba-trade-grades-wizards-acquire-bojan-bogdanovic-nets/

Nerlens Noel’s Breakout Season  (from Kevin Rowley, The Sixer Sense):

Read and watch it here: http://thesixersense.com/2017/02/23/philadelphia-76ers-nerlens-noel-secretly-having-breakout-season/

(NOTE:  BI will link to coverage of the PHI/DAL trade tomorrow)

 

 

 

 

 

DeMarcus Cousins’ Fresh Start  (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/766374-031535387.html

AD & DMC Won’t Be Exclusively Inside Oriented ( from John Reid, NOLA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2017/02/anthony_davis_demarcus_cousins.html

The Warriors’ “Center By Committee” Situation (from Anthony Slater, Bay Area News Group):

Read it here: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20170222/SPORTS/170229892

–  Pelicans’ New Look Creates Curiosity, Not Concern, Among Rockets  (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):

Read it here:  http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets/article/Rockets-ready-for-three-for-all-against-Cousins-10952316.php

Tyus Jones: In NBA “Choppy Waters”  (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2694165-two-years-removed-from-duke-stardom-tyus-jones-swimming-in-nba-choppy-waters

Buddy Hield Reached The NBA With Hard Work  (from Matt Kawahara, Sacrmento Bee):

Read it here: http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/article134416239.html

Tyreke Evans Returns To Sacramento (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here: http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article134420674.html

–  Willie Cauley-Stein’s Development Is A Top Kings’ Priority (from Omer Khan, Sactown Royalty):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.sactownroyalty.com/2017/2/22/14703632/willie-cauley-stein-is-ready-for-more-minutes

Serge Ibaka: Learning Quickly To Be A Raptor (from Frank Zicarelli, Postmedia Network):

Read it here: http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Basketball/NBA/Toronto/2017/02/22/22705983.html?cid=rsssportsbasketball

The Trade Deadline Period Can Be Nerve-Racking For Players (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/02/22/trade-deadline-can-be-roller-coaster-ride-nba-players

Robin Lopez’ Midrange Shooting Improvement (from Sean Highkin, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/39567/2017/02/21/robin-lopez-making-unexpected-improvements-as-a-midrange-shooter/

Kemba Walker’s Arrival Was No EZ Pass (from Alejandro Danois, The Shadow League):

Read and watch it here: https://www.theshadowleague.com/story/kemba-walker-s-arrival-was-no-ez-pass

D-League Gaining Respect (from Kareem Copeland, AP):

Read it here: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/league-respect-legit-nba-minor-league-system-45679706

Kendall Williams Update (from Cole Shelton, Ridiculous Upside):

Read it here:  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2017/2/22/14540910/kendall-williams-nba-dleague-nbadl-new-mexico-lobos

 

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/22/17

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Celtics: Legitimate Threat Facing Crossroads (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):

Read it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2017/02/21/coaching-spin-boston-celtics-legitimate-threat-facing-crossroads/

Houston Acquires Lou Williams  (from Frank Urbina, NBA Math):

Read it here:  http://nbamath.com/houston-rockets-building-upon-strengths-with-lou-williams-acquisition/

Dante Exum Is Showing Signs For Jazz (from Nicholas Sciria, BBall Breakdown):

Read and watch it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2017/02/21/dante-exum-showing-signs-for-jazz/

–  How NBA Trades Go Down  (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):

Read it here: http://hoopshype.com/2017/02/21/this-is-how-trades-go-down-in-the-nba/

–  How Harden Draws Fouls At The Three-Point Line  (from Scott Rafferty, fansided.com):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/02/22/james-harden-3-point-foul-rockets/

–  DMC & AD: Finding Balance In Real Time  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2017/02/21/demarcus-cousins-trade-anthony-davis-pelicans-kings-vlade-divac

From Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=kbOSXhOUYjw

–  Analyzing Buddy Hield’s Game  (from William Travis, NBA Math):

Read and watch it here: http://nbamath.com/checking-in-with-buddy-hield-unexpected-centerpiece-of-demarcus-cousins-deal/

From BabyGiraffe, Sactown Royalty:  http://www.sactownroyalty.com/2017/2/21/14685544/sacramento-kings-trade-buddy-hield-please-dont-be-another-ben-mclemore

For Warriors, Depth Isn’t An Issue (from Mike Brady, Golden State Of Mind):

Read it here: http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2017/2/21/14667184/2017-nba-warriors-bench-depth-durant-iguodala-mcgee

Horford Breaks The Mold (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/sidebar/misc-022117-parquet-magazine-horford-breaks-the-mold/

Lakers’ Rebuild Will Take Time (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2017/02/21/lakers-magic-johnson-president-jeanie-buss-rob-pelinka

Rob Pelinka: New Age GM  (from Dan Woike, LA Times):

Read it here:  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/2017/02/22/rob-pelinka-los-angeles-lakers/98247718/

This Week’s “Four Statistical Trends” (from Chris Herring, fivethrtyeight.com):

Read it here:  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/demarcus-cousins-is-slow-the-pelicans-are-fast-somethings-gotta-give/

Terrence Ross: Adjusting To New Environment (from John Denton, magic.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/magic/news/terrence-ross-adjusting-well-new-environment/

 1979-80: The NBA’s First Three-Point Season  (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/article/2017/02/21/history-3-pointer-evolution-nba-game-larry-bird-stephen-curry-james-harden

 

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