Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 12/15/15

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–  While You Were Watching the Warriors, the Spurs Were Quietly Crushing Everyone  (from Tim Bontemps,  Washiington Post):

Read ithere:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2015/12/15/while-you-were-watching-the-warriors-the-spurs-were-quietly-crushing-everyone/

 The Forever Changing,  Still-Winning Mavericks  (form Zach Lowe,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14368804/dallas-keeps-striking-free-agents-seem-matter-standings

–  Dwyane Wade’s Advice to Hassan Whiteside  (from Ethan J. Skolnick,  Miami Herald):

Read it here:  http://blogs.herald.com/miami_heat/2015/12/dwyane-wades-advice-to-hassan-whiteside-dominate-then-cheer-.html

–  Skiles Working His Defensive Magic in Orlando  (from Chris Bernucca,  sheridanhoops.com):

Read it here:  http://www.sheridanhoops.com/2015/12/14/bernucca-skiles-working-his-defensive-magic-in-orlando/

–  Now Kawhi Leonard is Elite on Offense, Too (from Yaron Weitzman,  SBNation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/14/10104568/Kawhi-Leonard-highlights-spurs-breakdown-offense-stats

–  Blake Griffin’s MVP-Caliber Season Lost Among Clippers’ Mediocrity  (from Bryan Toporek,  BBall Breakdown):

Read it ere:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/12/15/blake-griffins-mvp-caliber-season-lost-amidst-clippers-mediocrity/

Recapping Last Night’s Games  (from Liam Boylan-Pett,  SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/15/10148978/2015-nba-scores-los-angeles-clippers-win-blake-griffin-chris-paul

–  5 Takeaways from Monday’s games  (from Kurt Helin,  NBC Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2015/12/15/five-takeaways-from-nba-monday-blake-griffin-can-pass-the-ball-too/

–  Pistons’ Overtime Heartbreaker : A Lesson For Andre Drummond  (from Jamie Delancey,  detroitbadboys.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.detroitbadboys.com/2015/12/15/10195452/detroit-pistons-la-clippers-recap-overtime-andre-drummond-blake-griffin-heartbreaker

–  The Ground-and-Pound Offense in the Samll Ball Era  (form Matt Lurie,  RealGM):

Read and view it here:  http://basketball.realgm.com/article/240147/The-Ground-Pound-Offense-In-The-Small-Ball-Era

–  Grizzlies Move Grit-and-Grind to the Bench  (from Matt Smith, Hardwood Paroxysm):

Rea it here:  http://hardwoodparoxysm.com/2015/12/15/memphis-grizzlies-move-grit-and-grind-to-the-bench/

The Hawks are OK – and That’s Not OK  (from Jason Patt,  SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2015/12/15/10153760/atlanta-hawks-breakdown-statistics-ok-nba

 Hoiberg, Colangelo, Reggie Jackson, more  (from David Aldridge,  NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/2015/news/features/david_aldridge/12/14/morning-tip-chicago-bulls-struggle-to-start-2015-16-derrick-rose-philadelphia-76ers-state-after-hiring-jerry-colangelo-qa-with-reggie-jackson/index.html

Hornets New 3-point Prowess Changing How teams Guard Them  (from Rick Bonnell,  Charlotte Observer):

Read it here:  http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article49731645.html

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

Will Barton  (from Sean Deveney,  Sporting News):  http://www.sportingnews.com/nba-news/4688097-will-barton-baltimore-freddie-gray-protests-nuggets-denver

What’s Up With Danny Green’s Jumper?  (from Mika Honkasalo,  Nylon Calculus):  http://nyloncalculus.com/2015/12/15/whats-danny-greens-jumper/

Chandler Parsons Says That He Finally Felt Like Himself  (from Tim McMahon,  ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/mavericks/post/_/id/4705899/chandler-parsons-finally-felt-like-myself

–  Kevin Love Refelects on Shouder Injury  (from Dave McMenamin,  ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/blog/cleveland-cavaliers/post/_/id/1678/kevin-love-looks-back-on-shoulder-injury-and-the-changes-it-sparked-upon-boston-return

–  Brett Brown Wants Stauskas to Work on Defense  (from Bob Cooney,  philly.com):  http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20151215_Sixers__Brett_Browns_wants_Nik_Stauskas_to_work_on_defense.html

 Olynyk Finding His Groove Shooting  (from  A.  Sherrod Blakely,  csnne.com):  http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/olynyk-finding-his-groove-shooting-ball

–  Luis Scola  (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):  http://www.torontosun.com/2015/12/14/pacers-coach-frank-vogel-praises-raptors-luis-scola

 C.J. McCollum  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):  http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2015/12/canton-native_cj_mccollum_lear.html

–  Nicolas Batum is the Key to the Hornets’ Resurgence  (form Josh Planos,  Washington Post):  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fancy-stats/wp/2015/12/15/nicolas-batum-is-the-key-to-hornets-resurgence/

–  Evan Fournier’s Rise Doesn’t Surprise Scott Skiles (from Britt Robson, SBNation):   http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/15/10112406/evan-fournier-scott-skiles-orlando-magic-profile

–  Clint Capela Providing Rockets With Hope  (from Dan Feldman,  NBC Sports):  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2015/12/14/clint-capela-providing-rockets-with-much-needed-hope/

–  Trey Burke (from Ben Dowsett,  saltcityhoops.com):  http://saltcityhoops.com/right-at-home-trey-burke-on-comfort-role-and-personal-improvement/

–  Film Study:  Omer Asik Has Not Met Expectations  (from John Reid,  nola.com):  http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2015/12/new_orleans_pelicans_omer_asik_3.html

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