Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/17/18

OKC: Josh Huestis Could Be The Answer At SG (from Albert Dadson, Thunderous Intentions):
Bogan Bogdanovich: Proving He Belongs (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
Film: ROY Debate (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Q & A: Herb Magee On Markelle Fultz (from Dennis Young, Deadspin):
Four Nets Players Give Their Perspective On Season So Far (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Kevin Love Says Chemistry Won’t Be A Problem (from ESPN):
Q & A: Larry Nance, Jr (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):
Q & A: NBPA ED Michele Roberts (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Ntilikina’s Family Ties Run Strong (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
DPOY Watch (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
What Is The Future Of The Turner/Sabonis Combo? (from Jacob Breece, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Dwane Casey Gets His Moment (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Paul George’s L.A. Homecoming (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
–  DeMar DeRozan: No Stranger To Pain (from Mark Kriegel, ESPN):
Andrew Wiggins’ Mysterious Inconsistency (from Michael Rand, Star Tribune):
Kyrie Irving Looks Forward To A Future With Gordon Hayward, Brad Stevens (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Spencer Dinwiddie’s Hard Work Is Paying Off (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
Koby Altman Has Put His Stamp On The Cavs (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Q & A: Kevin Garnett (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
Unicorns Might Not Exist Without KG (from Andy Bailey, Bleacher Report):
Trey Burke: Dealing With Knicks’ PG Glut (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Q & A: Xavier Munford (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Jazz: Jae Crowder Appears To Be A Perfect Fit (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/4/18 PART ONE

Putting Jaylen Brown’s “January Slump” Into Perspective (from Jeremy Stevens, Hardwood Houdini):
Who Gets The Credit For The Uptick In Batum’s Game?  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Sixers’ Bench Issues Continue (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
The Dubs’ Advantage: Continuity & Chemistry (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
How Bob Myers & Steve Kerr Collaborate (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Pressed Into Starting Duty, Josh Hart Delivered In A Variety Of Ways (from Harrison Faigen, Lakers Nation):
Spurs’ D Flat In Loss To Jazz (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
A Rested Joe Johnson Is A Good Joe Johnson (from David Locke, Hooked On Jazz):
The Cavs’ Internal Adversarial Situation Grows (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Satoransky Keeps Taking His Game To New Heights (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
The State Of The Wizards (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Jarrett Allen Is Becoming Nets’ Center Of Attention (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
Monroe Gives Celtics’ Post Play A Big Lift (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Sunday Basketball Notes: Hawks’ John Collins Is Taking Flight & More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Schedule Alert: Games Tired Teams Should Lose In February (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Embiid Finally Feels Like An NBA Player (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):
Overlooking Hernangomez Might End Up Haunting The Knicks (from Dan Karpuc, Give Me Sport):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/31/18

This Move Makes CP3 Unguardable In Isolation (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
How Is Okafor Progressing In Brooklyn? (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
Pick And Roll Adjustments Helped The Raptors Beat The Wolves (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Bucks: Getting Their Groove & Jabari Parker Back (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
Scouting Devin Booker: Already A Borderline All-Star (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Tuesday Recap: Harden Hits 60 & More (from Russell Steinberg, Slamonline.com):
Arenas Predicted Harden’s Greatness (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Jayson Tatum: Real Mean, Green Machine (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Celtics: Expect Theis To Play A Major Role In Playoffs (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Reliance On 3-Pointers Doesn’t Make A Team More Susceptible To Meltdowns  (from Bo Schwartz Madsen, Nylon Calculus):
The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Lou Williams Is Elite (from Nate Wolf, NBA Math):
Ben Simmons Interview (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Q & A: Bradley Beal (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Q & A: Isaiah Whitehead (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Miami Heat: Makes & Misses (from Rob Slater, All U Can Heat):

Wiggins Is Answering Thibs’ Challenge (from Chicco Nacion, CBC Sports):

Fixing The Cavs With Artificial Intelligence (from Michael Watson, ZigZag Analytics):
The Cavs Aren’t Built To Sustain KLove’s Injury (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Cavs: Channing Frye Is Blocking Out Noise By Focusing On Championship Goal (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Wizards: Satoransky Steps Up (from Rashad Mobley, Truth About It):
Lakers: How Luol Deng Is Handling Not Playing (from Shahn Ahmed, NBC Sports):
The Most Important Things For Rookies’ Development: Playing Time & Experience (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Lakers: Jerry Stackhouse On Brandon Ingram (from Mike Trudell, Lakers.com):
Pacers Defense Emerges In A Crisis (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
GSW 109, BOS 105 (from Mike Zavagno):
Embiid’s Excellence Propels Sixers (from Shane Young, Fanrag Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/28/18

OKC: The Fallout From Roberson’s Injury (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Impossible To Guard: The Rockets Shoot From Way Past The 3-Point Line (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
GSW 109, BOS 105 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
–  Q & A With Bucks GM On Kidd Firing & What’s Next (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
How NBA Players Have Historically Fared After Achilles’ Injuries (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Ty Lue Believes Lineup Change Gives Cavs What They Need Defensively (from Cris Fedor, cleveland.com):
–  Scouting Jonah Bolden: Is The Perfect Fit For Simmons & Embiid Stashed Overseas?  (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
G-League: Landry Nnoko’s Long Path (from Brian Rzeppa, Ridiculous Upside):
Why Wayne Ellington Is Shooting Better Than Ever (from Andre Fernandez, Miami Herald):
The Nuggets’ Perilous PG Situation (from Max Carlin, Nugg Love):
Wizards Moved The Ball Crisply  With Satoransky & Frazier Filling In For John Wall (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
DMC Injury: Day Two (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Erik Spoelstra On The Players/Officials Issues (from Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post):
Sixers: Surging Behind Elite Defense (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Trae Young & Collin Sexton Impressed NBA Scouts In Their Matchup  (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Dakari Johnson: A Brooklyn Family’s Long March Finally Reaches The NBA (from Amos Barshad, NY Times):
Josh McRoberts Focus Is On Getting Healthy, Not The Trade Deadline (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
Please check out the first episode in our new podcast series: The Unrestricted Area.  You are probably already familiar with our other podcasts that have featured guests Dean Oliver, Fran Fraschilla, Rick Barry, Mo Dakhil, Jim Petersen, Jim Barnett, Marques Johnson, Sam Smith and others. Those are still available on SoundCloud.  Here is The Unrestricted Area, Episode#1, featuring Ray LeBov and Kelly Scaletta (note that it was recorded before Andre Roberson’s injury):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/27/18

Joel Embiid: DPOY?  (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):

The DMC Injury:
Video Breakdown: E’Twaun Moore’s Defensive Deficiencies (from Seth Nefsky, Pelican Debrief):
Celtics: How To Score When Kyrie Sits (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Danny Ainge Is Masterful; Brad Stevens Makes Him Look Even Better (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Horford’s Unique Role Provides Immense Value (from Jesse Collings, Hardwood Houdini):
Q & A With Wolves TV Analyst Jim Petersen (from Britt Robson, The Athletic):
Tyus Jones’ Defensive Improvement (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Nuggets: Jokic/Plumlee Spacing Is Improving (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
Hornacek: Impressed With Trey Burke (from Anthony Rieber, Newsday):
OKC’s Suffocating Defense Makes Them A Real Contender (from Michael D. Sykes, SBNation):
The Success (And Failure) Of OKC’s All-Bench Units (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
This Isn’t Westbrook 3.0 (from Matt Craig, Daily Thunder ):
–  Steven Adams’ Rebounding, Kelly Olynyk’s Fakes  & More (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Westbrook, Adams And Uncontested Rebounds (from Jeremy Lambert, Thunderous Intentions):
Film Study: How John Wall’s Movement, Or Lack Thereof, Sets The Tone For Wiz’ Offense (from Osman Baig, Bullets Forever):
Donovan Mitchell: “None Of This Was Supposed To Happen” (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
The Warriors’ Ruthless Efficiency (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
Steph Curry’s Pregame Show (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Montrezl Harrell Interview (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Pistons: Missing Reggie Jackson Down The Stretch Of Games (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
Why Have The Pistons Fallen So Far Without Reggie Jackson? (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Valanciunas: Slowly Evolving Into Modern-Day Center (from Arden Zwelling, sportsnet.ca):
Suns: Josh Jackson Showing Great Growth (from Scott Bordow, azcentral):
Anunoby: Adjusting To NBA Life (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
Celtics To Take On Warriors Without Smart’s Defense (from Mac D’Amico, celtics.com):
Malcolm Brogdon: No Sophomore Slump (from Ryan Riley, Behind The Buck Pass):