Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/7/18

– 10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Week 7 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
The Confusing Analytics Of The NBA’s Three-Point Obsession (from Tom Haberstroh, NBC Sports):
Major Award Favorites, So Far This Season – Part Two  (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
Early Returns: Digging Into A Few Early Season Stats To Keep An Eye On (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Melo Never Updated His System (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
ATL: Screen Assists Underrate What The Hawks Do Offensively (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: Despite Low Usage, Huerter Is Killing It (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Nets Hope To Learn From Late-Game Collapses  (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
CLE: The Value Of Channing Frye’s Veteran Professionalism  (from Hayden Grove, cleveland.com):
DAL: Video Breakdown: What Makes Doncic So Good (from Bryan Oringher, Mavs Moneyball):
DEN: How The Nuggets Have Improved On Defense (from Chris Herring, FiveThiryEight):
DET: Stanley Johnson Finally Finds His Way (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: An Oral History Of The Dubs’ 24-0 Start In 2015-16 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Takeaways From Rockets’ Loss To The Jazz (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Sabonis-Turner Pairing Getting A Longer Look (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: Montrezl Harrell’s “Motor”, Explained (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
LAC: Tobias Harris & His Family Always Had A Plan For Success (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
LAL: What’s Behind The Lakers’ Recent Improvement? (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
LAL: Film Room: The 42 Point 4th Quarter (from Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: JJJ Isn’t “Just Scratching The Surface” Any More (from Peter Edmiston,The Athletic):
MIL: How Coach Bud’s Offensive Overhaul Has Led To More Giannis Dunks (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
NOP: Dissecting The Pels’ Defense (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
NYK: Film Study: What Kind Of Offense Are The Knicks Running? (from Zach DiLuzio, Posting And Toasting):
PHI: How Brett Brown’s Unique Language Drives Success (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
PHI: It Is Still Early In Sixers’ Development (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: Fox’s Development Gives The Kings Hope (from Isaac Gutierrez, Clutch Points):
UTA: Q & A: Joe Ingles  (from Aaron Falk, Jazz.com):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/5/18 PART ONE

ATL: Warriors Believe Schlenk Will Be Successful With The Hawks (from Chjris Kirschner, The Athletic):
BKN: Jarrett Allen’s Steady Ascent (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
DAL: How DeAndre Jordan Found His Free Throw Zone (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
DEN: Jokic Is A Passing Wizard (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
HOU: PJ Tucker Once Again Leads NBA In Corner Threes (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
IND: Sabonis Needs More Minutes (from Adam Friedman, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: The Clippers Are Surprisingly Good (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
MEM: JJJ: Grizzlies’ Paragon Malleable Big Man (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
MIL: Who Is Thon Maker?  A Spin Of The Globe Provides A Glimpse (from Lori Nickel, jsonline):
MIN: RoCo Is A Unique DPOY Candidate (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
MIN: KAT Is Back  (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
PHI: What Is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome? (from Stephania Bell, ESPN):
PHI: Surviving “Uncontrollable Happenstance” (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
PHO: Dragan Bender Lives In Basketball Hell (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
TOR: Kawhi Will Be The Next Test Of The Raptors’ Place In The NBA  (from Kevin Arnovitz,  ESPN):
TOR: Inside Siakam’s Journey To Raptors Stardom (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
UTA: Anxiety, Pain & Resilience: How One Night In NY Changed Thabo Sefolosha’s Life (from Tony Jones, The Athletic):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/3/18

ATL: Q & A: Hawks’ Long-Tenured Radio Voice Steve Holman (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
BKN: Harris:The Face Of The Changing NBA Is A Guy Named Joe (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
BOS: Robert Williams Is Making An Impression In His Cameo Appearances (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
DAL: Jalen Brunson: Veteran Disguised As A Rookie (from Brice Paterik, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL: Barea Works His Magic (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
DET: The Warriors Talk About The Pistons (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
DET: 5 Reasons For Optimism (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
GSW: Dubs Not Shooting Enough Treys (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
GSW: Last Season’s Health Scare (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
IND: Myles Turner’s Defense Has Never Been Better (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAL: How Beasley Earned A Spot In The Rotation (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Kuzma Is Becoming More Than Just A Scorer (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: Time To Unleash Jevon Carter? (from JLew23, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIL: So This Is What Prime Eric Bledsoe Looks Like (from bucks.com):
MIL: Jaylen Morris, The Only D2 Player In The NBA (from Flynn Patrick, Fadeaway World):
MIN: Inconsistency Has Plagued Teague This Season (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
* ORL: Vucevic 2.0 Is The Best Version Yet (from Austin Hutchinson, The Basketball Writers):
PHI: Embiid’s MVP-Caliber Season (from Kevin O’Connor,The Ringer):
PHI: Simmons’ Offensive Potential Lies Within Face-Up Game (from George Kondoleon, Bball Index):
PHI: Monty Williams: Coaching With A Servant’s Heart (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: Six Thoughts On The Sixers (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: Justin Patton Aims To Return This Season As More Than A Trade Throw-In (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
TOR: The Raptors Can Be Better (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
TOR: Siakam Is Nearly Unstoppable (from Jacob Mack, BBall Index):
TOR: Danny Green Is Exceptionally Valuable To The Raptors (from Jacob Mack, Bball Index):
UTA: What Korver Adds To The Jazz (from Tavan Parker, BBall Index):
UTA: Karl Malone’s Life After Basketball (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
* The Evolution Toward Positionless Basketball (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
*The Dangers Of Single-Number Metrics (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/28/18

–  BKN: D’Angelo Russell’s Resurgence (from Justin Thomas, Nothin’ But Nets):
BKN: The Nets’ PF Situation (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: The Nets’ Defensive Flaw (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Marcus Smart Is Still The Celtics’ Heart & Soul (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
BOS: How The Celtics Can Be Better (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
CHA: Kemba Walker Never Saw This Superstar Turn Coming (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
CHA: MKG Has Taken A Step Forward (from Howard Megdal, Forbes):
CHI: Arcidiacano Is Making The Case To Be The Backup PG (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
CLE: Clarkson Must Adjust To Double-Teams (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
DEN: “Defense Is Our Staple” (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Pistons’ Reserves Are Making An Impact (from Dana Gauruder, Free Press):
DET: Blake Griffin Is Fully Invested In The Pistons (from Vincent Goodwill, Yahoo Sports):
LAC: Montrezl Harrell Is The Force That Drives The Clippers (from Jake Paynting, DefPen):
MEM: The Grizzlies Are Back To Their Ugly, Winning Ways (from Tim MacMahon, ESPn):
MEM: The Grizzlies Need Dillon Brooks Back In A Big Way (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIL: Takeaways From 1st Quarter Of The Season (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: As Payton Waits, Pels Search For Ways To Handle The Point (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
NYK: Trier Is Proving The Doubters Wrong (from Max Resetar, slamonline.com):
PHI: As Season Evolves, Simmons’ Leadership Stands Out (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: The Sparks Between Butler & The Sixers  Are Undeniable  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
PHI: Butler’s Impact Being Felt Early On (from George Kondoleon, BBall Index):
PHI: Now The Sixers Need To Work On Defense (from Tom Moore, The Morning Call):
PHO: DeAndre Ayton’s Lessons, Vol. 2 (from Gina Mizell, The Athletic):
POR: A Look At The Blazers One Quarter Of The Way Into The Season (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox Has Gotten Better At Just About Everything (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
SAC: Coach Joerger On The 10-10 Kings (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
UTA: The Jazz Are A Major Disappointment But GM Lindsey Is Keeping Powder Dry (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Wizards Are Somehow Their Best When Bedlam Hits (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
How The New Offensive Rebound Shot Clock Has Changed Things (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Underrated Moves With The Biggest Impact (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Steve Nash Aspires To Be NBA Coach Or GM, But Family Comes First (from Martin Rogers, USA Today):
You May Not Know That These NBA Legends Played Overseas (from Alberto De Roa, Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/21/18

BKN: LeVert Is Ready To Work His Way Back (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BKN: D’Angelo Russell Is Stepping Up (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
BOS: Blaming Hayward For Celtics’ Slow Start Isn’t Fair Or Right  (from Chad Finn, Boston.com):
BOS: Hayward’s Incremental Progress (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
BOS: Why The Celtics Are Not Scoring As Well As They Should (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
HOU: Why The Rockets’ Offense Is Humming Again (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
IND: Bogdanovic Finding It Harder To Hide (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: Harrell’s Rim Rolls Are Among The NBA’s Most Effective Plays (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAL: LBJ Has Added Deep Three-Point Shots To His Repertoire (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
LAL: Most Players Grab Rebounds, Tyson Chandler Swats Them (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
MIA: Rodney McGruder, From Anonymous To Irreplaceable (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
MIN: How DRose Developed His 3-Point Shot (from Jace Frederick, twincities.com):
MIN: Wiggins Needs More Post-Up Opportunities (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NYK: The Curious Case Of Emmanuel Mudiay (from Jonathan Macri, Knicks Film School):
OKC: How The Thunder Has Thrived Without Westbrook (from Royce Young, ESPN):
ORL: Vucevic Is Having A Career Year (from Chris Murch, Hoops Habit):
ORL: Iwundu’s Valuable Contributions (from Philip Rossman-Reich, magic.com):
PHI: Making The Butler/Simmons Pairing Work (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
SAS: The Spurs’ Picks Need More Rolls & Fewer Pops (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
UTA: Jazz Didn’t Bring Effort, Energy Or Toughness In Loss To Indiana (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: After His Most Difficult Years, Jae Crowder Has Found A Home With The Jazz (from Aaron Falk, utahjazz.com):
WAS: A 5-Step Plan For Beginning To Fix The Wizards (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
The Mid-Range Shot Is Still Important (from Coach Nick, The Athletic):
The 5 Most Interesting Teams In Week 6 (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
The EC Is Back, At Least At The Top (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
What Each Team Has To Be Thankful For (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Brian Windhorst & The Burden Of Being An LBJ Whisperer (from Kevin Draper, NY Times):
The Ever Volatile Draft Stock Of Luka Samanic (from Ignacio Rissotto, The Stepien):
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