Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/19/17

Lessons From Rockets-Warriors Opener  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
How The Van Gundys Became An Influential NBA Duo (from John Lombardo & John Ourand, Sports Business Daily):
Will Thibodeau Overwork The Wolves? (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
– Are The Wolves Ready To Be A Super Team? (from Evan Dyal, Sir Charles In Charge):
Kaminsky’s Opportunity (from Benny Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Utah’s Foundational Frontcourt (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):
Wednesday Recap (from Tim Cato, SBNation, with links to individual game stories):
The Sixers Were Worth The Wait (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Attacking Switching (Actions/Sets)  (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Crowder: Great Fit Alongside LBJ (from Robbie DiPaola, King James Gospel):
Can Lonzo Ball’s Jumper Make It In The NBA?  (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Kings: Divac Breaks Down The Roster (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Nuggets Roster Analysis (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Jaylen Brown/Jayson Tatum: Trying To Take Offensive Pressure Off Irving (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
Greg Monroe: Sixth Man Of The Year Candidate (from Brian Sampson, Dime Mag):
Pat Riley Reflects On 50 NBA Years, How He’s Changed & Why He Loves This Heat Team (from Greg Cote, Miami Herald):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/17/17

Dario Saric & The Sixers’ Future (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
The Passing Center: How Horford & Jokic Are Warping Defenses (from Alex West, 94 Feet Report):
The Bucks’ Team-Building Blueprint (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
How The Rockets Landed CP3: The Inside Story  (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
The Basketball Dictionary: “2.9”  (from Dylan Murphy, Medium.com):
Inside The New Superstar Reality Of The NBA (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
Hornets Rookies Monk & Bacon May Become Key Contributors (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
The Inside Story Of The Celtics’ Crazy Summer (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Jimmy Butler: Leading The Young Wolves (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
Why Adam Silver Is Right In Calling For End Of “One & Done” (from Dan Wetzel, Yahoo Sports):
Lauren Holtkamp’s Cool Job: NBA Referee (as told to Andrew Kahn, ESPN):
Deep Dive: Myles Turner’s Scoring Ability (from Grant Afseth, Indiana Sports Coverage):
Sacramento Kings Season Preview (from Basketball Intelligence):
Rookie Contract Extensions: How They Work & Who Signed Them (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Pistons: Drummond Embraces Facilitator Role (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
Pistons: Avery Bradley Adds Credibility, Respect & Big Defense (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
4 Years Later, Damien Wilkins Reaches His Destination (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Raptors Await Full Return Of OG Anunoby (from Francis Okupa, Kwese, ESPN):
Q & A: Koby Altman (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Blazers Aim To Prove They Are Better On Defense (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
Wizards’ Old School Centers Are Fighting For Respect (from Jerry Brewer, Washington Post):
Being Muslim In The NBA (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Pacific Division Offseason Review (from Keith P Smith, RealGM):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/12/17

Underrated Rookies, For This Season & The Future (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The History Of Playoff Reformatting (from Rich Kraetsch, The Step Back):
Y’All Ready For Dion Waiters? (from Seerat Sohi, Bleacher Report):
Clippers: Filling The Chris Paul-Sized Hole (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
Summer Vacation Was Anything But For The Celtics  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Warriors’ Trio Of Newbies – Young, Casspi, Bell – May All Have Major Impact (from Carl Steward, Mercury News):
Rose & Wade Must Hit Corner Treys (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Knicks: Damyean Dotson Is Drawing Comparisons To Shumpert (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
E’Twaun Moore Prepares For Increased Role With Rondo Out (from William Guillory, NOLA.com):
Should Jazz Pick Up The Tempo? (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Nets Look To Limit Turnovers (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
10 Things To Watch For In The G-League Draft (from Adam Johnson, 2ways10days.com):
Lakers Looking To Improve Dreadful Defense (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
Sixers: Korkmaz Has Earned A Consistent Role (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Jokic: Throwback Star For The Modern Era (from Phillip Barnett, Yardbarker):
Magic Film Room: Newcomers Having Defensive Impact (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Uptempo Offense Suits Elfrid Payton’s Strengths (from John Denton, magic.com):
PJ Tucker: Exactly What The Rockets Needed (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
The Celtics Have A Stacked Roster & Jaylen Brown & Jayson Tatum Are On The Rise (from Rich Levine, VICE Sports):
First Glimpse Of Simmons/Embiid Pairing (from Jai Bednall, news.com.au):
– Okafor: Time To Move On?  (from Jordan Brenner, SBNation):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 11-20 (from Sportando):
2018 Draft: Top 10 International Prospects (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
G-League: What’s Next For Will Davis? (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Raptors’ Bench Kids (from Mike Ganter, slam.canoe.com):
Video: Shammgod’s Legendary Crossover Lives On (from Bleacher Report):
Video: “Bullet” Action Screening (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/11/17

Warriors: How History’s Most Explosive Offense Began (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Traffic Cones & High-Fives: A Glimpse Behind The Warriors’ Curtain (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Isaiah Thomas: “Best Year Of My Career, Worst Year Of My Life” (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Is This The Season Gary Harris Becomes One Of NBA’s Best SGs?  (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
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Pindown Defense: “Top-Lock”  (from Dylan Murphy, medium.com):
Dennis Smith, Jr. Turns Heads As He Adjusts (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Jokic Has Revolutionized The Nuggets’ Offense (from Brandon Jefferson, The Step Back):
Paul George: Feeling Right At Home In OKC (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Anonymous NBA Scouts Preview The Northwest (from Sports Illustrated):
Anonymous NBA Scouts Preview the Pacific (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
How The Blazers Make Flare Screens Unstoppable (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Blazers: Nurkic Sparked Post-Break Turnaround (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
 – Bucks Live In The Paint (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Nuggets Need To Get Easy Stops (from Ian Levy, Fansided):
Celtics’ Depth Is A Good Problem To Have (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Can Terry Rozier Become A Traditional Facilitator? (from Matt Chin, Celtics Blog):
Celtics Still Have A Rebounding Problem (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
Cracking Down On Faux “Shooting Fouls”  (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
Nets Need To Make Open 3s (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
This Season Will Be Doc Rivers’ Greatest Coaching Challenge  (from Robert Flom, clipsnation.com):
Hornets Can’t Keep Allowing Open 3s (from Max Schimanski, Nylon Calculus):
Embiid’s Deal Protects Sixers In Case Of Contractually Specific Injuries  (from Adrain Wojnarowski/Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Grading The Raptors’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Sabonis, Stephenson Make Early Connection (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Vucevic Hopes To Be Stretch-5 That Works The Post (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 21-30 (from Sportando):
McGruder’s Long, Winding Path To The NBA (from Aaron Torres, Washington Post):
Meet Alfonzo McKinnie (from Curtis Rafter, Hashtag Basketball):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/10/17

Don’t Try To Change Jimmy Butler (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Steph Curry: Democracy In Action  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
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The Devin Booker Hype Train: How Valid?  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Video Breakdown: “21 Series” Can Help Unlock Rockets’ Offense (from Alykhan Bijani, Fansided):
Film Room: Aaron Gordon’s Offensive Development (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Anonymous NBA Scouts Preview The Southwest (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Anonymous NBA Scouts Preview The Southeast (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Anonymous Scouts Preview The Atlantic (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
How Denver Is Stealing The Warriors’ Championship Blueprint (from Micah Adams, ESPN):
Nuggets: Juancho Hernangomez Has Earned A Rotation Spot (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs);
How Andre Roberson Complements The New Look Thunder (from Ben Gordon, 94 Feet Report):
Can Schroder Drive The Hawks Offense? (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Deep Dive: Wiggins Vs. Advanced Statistics (from Josh Clement, Canis Hoopus):
The Next Offensive Evolution: Scoring Without Dribbling (from Seldon John Levasseur. 94 Feet Report):
Here Comes Ben Simmons (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
So You Think You Know Lonzo Ball (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
Raptors’ Practice Offers Insight Into Coaches’ Priorities (from Brian Boake, Raptors Rapture):
Meet Semi Ojeleye (from Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com):
Preseason Notes & Observations (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
How Rookie Extension Deals Are Shaping Up (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Suns Had Biggest Drop In 3-Pt Attempts (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
No Offense In Atlanta (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Irving’s Dribbling Won’t Be An Issue (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
How Towns Can Improve His Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Why Fultz Changed His FT Motion (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Wolves’ Assistant John Lucas III’s Role Models: His Dad & Coach Thibs (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
All Aboard The Jonathan Isaac Hype Train (from Luke Duffy, Hoops Habit):
Assessing The Current State Of The Nuggets (from Rafael Torres, digindenver.com):
J.R. Henderson Still Navigating Through Pro Ball – At 41  (from Noah Perkins, Bakersfield.com):