Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/20/18 PART ONE

Mirotic: Keeping It Simple, Making Pels Difficult To Figure Out (from William Guillory, NOLA.com):
Anthony Davis: Portable Rim Protector (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Pels’ Blueprint To Stop Lillard Is Working (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Lillard Assesses Effect Of Pels’ Defensive Tactics On His Performance (from George Mills, Expressco.uk):
How The Pels Have Controlled The Series (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
Pels Showing What They’d Look Like Without DMC (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Jaylen Brown, Celtics’ Surging Star (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
How The Celtics Have Played Jabari Parker Onto The Bench (from Greg Cassoli, USA Today):
Shaun Livingston: “We Played For Each Other”  (from The Athletic):
Warriors: Quiet, Consistent, Focused, Stable (from Chris L., Mercury News):
Embiid Is Back! (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
Whiteside’s Struggles (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
5 Things Cavs Must Improve (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
Capela: Launching Into The Stratosphere (from Michael Baumann, The Ringer):
The Wolves Have A Long Way To Go (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
Jazz: What Went Right/Wrong In Game Two (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
There’s More To Brewer On Mitchell Than The Matchup (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Joe And Renae Ingles Didn’t Want A Long-Distance Marriage (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):
Terry Rozier & Delon Wright: Ready To Step Out Of The Shadows (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Q & A: David Blatt (from Irad Tsafrir, Haaretz):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/18/18

Jrue Holiday Is A Big Reason Why Pels Lead 2-0 (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
Film Breakdown: This Is A Different Raptors’ Team (from Jacob Mack, Raptors HQ):
Film Room Breakdown: Rockets Tactics Against The Wolves (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
Rockets: Capela Could Be Front & Center (from Stefano Fusaro, The Undefeated):

From Jackson Frank, Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/18258136
Thibodeau’s Derrick Rose Gamble (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
CLE-IND Game Two Preview (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

From Chris Barnewall, CBS Sports: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/2018-nba-playoffs-the-cavaliers-case-for-and-against-using-jeff-green-in-the-starting-lineup/

Film Sessions: UTA & OKC Prepare For Game Two (from Dylan Murphy/Steve Jones, Jr, Cleaning The Glass):
Physical Play Is Key As OKC-UTA Series Continues (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
The Heat-Sixers Chess Match (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Sixers: Game Two Loss Showed Effect Of Embiid’s Absence (from Liberty Ballers):

The Bucks’ Flaws Were Exposed In Game Two (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):

Jaylen Brown Has Improved By Leaps And Bounds (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Bucks And Sixers: Pushing The Boundaries Of Small-Ball (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Iguodala Has A Knack For Big Playoff Performances (from Janie McCauley, Associated Press):

Warriors’ Assistant Mike Brown’s Selective Head Coaching Aspirations (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):

Nets: Full-Time Duties At The 4 Helped RHJ Make Big Leap (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):

Becky Hammon Is Just The Start Of A Revolution (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):


2018 Draft: Biggest Questions For Projected Lottery Picks (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Is A Bet On Bamba A Bet On Athletic Development? (from JZ Mazlish, The Stepien):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/17/18

How The Pacers Contained LBJ & The Cavs In Game 1 (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
“Closing Speed” Makes Oladipo Great (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
All The Ways Oladipo Sliced & Diced The Cavs’ Defense (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
What The Cavs Need To Fix Before Game Two (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
Can’t Play Whiteside? (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Sixers Learn Playoff Realities (from Jack McCaffery, Delco Times):
Game 2: Warriors Answer Spurs’ Physical Counterpunch The Only Way They Know How (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Iguodala Is Showing How Valuable He Is (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
Don’t Blame Kawhi For Taking Control (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
Welcome To The Paul George Playoff Experience (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Read it here:  https://www.theringer.com/nba-playoffs/2018/4/16/17242298/paul-george-thunder-jazz

Reserves Give Thunder Reason To Celebrate (from Jenni Carlson, newsok.com):
Read it here:
Thunder Needs Defensive Detail To Continue (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Thunder: Maintaining What Worked In Game One (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
The Jazz Miss Sefolosha (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Ibaka: Benefitting From Full Season With Raptors (from Sportsnet.ca):
Capela Completes Rockets’ Cornerstone Trio (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
KAT & DRose: The Good, The Bad & The Decent (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
In-Flight Adjustments: Wolves Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Ben Falk And Liam Flynn, Cleaning The Glass):
How John Wall Went From Fat To Six-Pack Abs While Recovering (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Video: Jrue Holiday’s Defensive Brilliance In Game One (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):

In Playoff Debut, Blazers’ Rookie Zach Collins Proved Ready For The Stage (from Andrew Greif, Oregon Live):
Brandon Jennings’ Roads Not Taken (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Thoughts On Opening-Weekend’s Playoff Games (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Laker Film Room: Randle’s Breakout Season (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
How Stackhouse Crafted Himself Into Hot-Shot Head Coaching Candidate (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Get To Know David Fizdale (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Doncic Enters The Lions’ Den (from Emmet Ryan, Ball In Europe):
Luka Doncic: Situational Analysis (from Nick Prevenas, NBADraft.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/15/18

HOU-MIN Preview (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Wolves: Butler & Rose’s Role Reversal (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
OKC-UTA Preview (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
CLE-IND Preview (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Nate McMillan’s Calm Hides A Competitive Spirit (from Mark Montieth, pacers.com):
Pacers: Assistant Coach Bill Bayno’s Work With Sabonis (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
BOS-MIL Preview (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Brad Stevens Respects Joe Prunty (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Marcus Morris Feels Overlooked & Disrespected (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Celtics Got An Early Start Molding Jayson Tatum For Their System (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
GSW 113, SAS 92 (from Charlie Stanton, Golden State Of Mind):
Warriors Look To Switch Back To Dominance After Poor End To Regular Season (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
PHI 130, MIA 103 (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
RoCo Is The Sixers’ Enforcer (from Bret Stuter, Fansided):
– The Process Didn’t Have To Work, But It Did (from Michael Levin, Dime Mag):
NOP 97, POR 95 (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Holiday & Davis: Beating The Injury Odds (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
Jrue Holiday’s 2018 Defense Highlights:
TOR 114, WAS 106 (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
How NBA Offenses Became Impossible To Defend (from Mike Prada/Seth Rosenthal, SB Nation):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Nuggets: Why Jokic Deserves An All-NBA Selection (from Brian Finci, isportsweb.com):
Jarrett Allen Gives Nets Reasons For Optimism (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Knicks: Scott Perry Era Truly Begins (from Moke Hamilton, Basketball Insiders):
Cavs: John Holland Q & A (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Darius Bazley’s Next Stop is The G-League (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/13/18

For Daryl Morey, A Game Is Agony Until It’s Over (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
The Rockets Need Mbah A Moute (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
TOR-WAS Preview (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
BOS-MIL Preview (from Ti Windisch, Behind The Buck Pass):
The Celtics Still Have An Advantage: Their Coach (from Adam Kilgore, Washington Post):
Q & A: Kevin McHale (from Jay King, The Athletic):
CLE-IND Preview (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):
EC Playoffs X-Factors (from Yahoo Sports):
Feature Film: LBJ Show, Slipping The Pin, Double Big (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
ORL Season Recap (from Kevin Clark, The Ringer):
Who Is To Blame For Vogel’s Firing? (from Mike Cali, Orlando Pinstriped Post):
The Rockets Put Banner Regular Season To Bed (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
– Jrue Holiday’s Stellar Season (from Jeff Duncan,NOLA.com):
How The Pels Did It Post DMC Injury (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
NOP: “Help Me, Rondo” (from Ron Higgins, NOLA.com):
Sixers: RoCo Started At The Bottom (from Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated):
The Numbers That Defined Ben Simmons’ Rookie Year (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Big Questions About The Playoffs (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Bold Playoff Predictions (from ESPN Insiders):
Navigating The Unforgiving Terrain Of The Knicks’ Head Coaching Job (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Grading The Celtics After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Grading The Nets After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Dirk Clones Are Everywhere (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):