Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/15/17 PART ONE

How The Celtics Became The NBA’s Hottest Team (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Anatomy Of The Celtics’ Win Streak (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Brett Brown: The Process’ Survivor (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
How The Blazers Brought Out The Worst In The Nuggets (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Q&A: Kyle Korver (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Q&A: Kyle Kuzma (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Q&A: Dennis Smith, Jr. (from David Aldridge,
DMC’s Dominance (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
DMC’s Benching: Performance Or Strategy-Based?  (from Chris Conner, Pelican Debrief):
Why OKC Has Been Bad In Close Games (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
How The Spurs Stay Afloat Minus Kawhi (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Is Belinelli’s Career Year Happening In Season 11?  (from KL Chouinard,
Knicks Are More Confident “Running Hornacek’s Stuff”  (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Will Raptors’ Changed Offense Work In The Postseason? (from Tim Bontemps, Washingotn Post):
Hardaway & The Knicks: An Ideal Fit (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Rockets’ Defensive Emphasis Stresses Switching Assignments (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Is This The Real Jeremy Lamb? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
Jonathan Simmons: Toughness And Determination (from John Denton,
Wolves’ Film Breakdown: Active Hands (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Ben Simmons: Forcefully Reminding The Basketball World Of His Talent  (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Robert Covington: Leading By Example (from Rusty Gorleick, The Sixer Sense):
Suns: Lack Of PG Production Is Becoming A Problem (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Joe Harris: Getting Shots & Respect (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Shabazz Napier: Earning His Minutes (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Q&A: Bernard King (from Ali Danois, The Shadow League):
Cavs: The Irving Trade Didn’t Cause The Crisis  (from Zachary Tenner, Sir Charles In Charge):
LBJ Is Unstoppable But The Cavs Are In Trouble (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
LBJ’s Most Unstoppable Shot (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
The Rockets Are Shooting Even More 3s & It Is Working (form Tim Cato, SBNation):
Lakers’ Practice Notes: Clarkson, Kuzma, Vander Blue,Thomas Bryant (from Serena Winters, Lakers Nation):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/12/17 PART TWO

The Key To Kemba Walker’s Offense: Finishing In The Paint (from Matt Cianfrone, The Step Back):
Will Barton Interview (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
KP & Hornacek: Keys To Knicks’ Fast Start (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
SVG: Not Satisfied With Simply Winning (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Raymond Felton: The Glue Of OKC’s Second Unit (from Erik Horne,
Whiteside’s Impact Can Make Heat Elite On Defense (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Celtics: Brad Stevens Is Being Pushed To The Limit (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Celtics Becoming Very Familiar With NBA’s Concussion Rules (from A. Sherrod Blakely, Yahoo Sports):
Bucks: Bledsoe Debut: A Taste Of What’s To Come (from Josh Cornelisson, Behind The Buck Pass):
Thoughts On Veterans Day (from Steph Curry, The Players Tribune):
Nuggets: The Steady Hand Of Will Barton (from Nicholas Agar-Johnson, Nugg Love):
The Magic: Using Similar Principles To The Warriors (from John Denton,
Fournier’s Defensive Improvement (from Ian Holmes, Orlando Magic Daily):
How It All Started For Bogdan Bogdanovic  (from Cameron York, Cowbell Kingdom):
Sixers: Emulating The Warriors’ Culture (from Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports):
Is Everything Ok With Embiid? (from Andrew Unterburger, Yahoo Sports):
Torrey Craig Is Dominating In The G-League (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/12/17 PART ONE

Andre Drummond: Point Center (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Andre Drummond’s Most Impressive Statistic (from Shameek Mohile, Piston Powered):
Cavs’ Versatile Crowder Working To Get Comfortable In Many Roles (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Should The Cavs Give John Holland A Shot? (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Cavs Celebrate All The Ways Korver Helps Them Win (from Joe Vardon,
Aaron Gordon Leads The NBA In 3-Point Shooting (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Blazers: Still Struggling To Attack The Rim (from Raymond Simms, Hoops Habit):
UTA 114, BKN 106  (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
Sixers’ Monstars Unit Is Crushing The Competition (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Carlisle On Noel’s DNP: Minutes Have To Be Earned (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
What’s Behind Mudiay’s Hot Shooting?  (from Daniel C. Lewis, Denver Stiffs):
The Full Jokic Highlight Reel (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Dillon Brooks Is Impressing The Grizzlies (from Steve Mims,

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

How Giannis Dominates Without Needing A Jump Shot  (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
The Sixers Could Be Dominant Soon ( From Chris Herring & Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight):
Ben Simmons’ Dominance Goes Beyond Numbers (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
How Harden Unraveled The Cavs’ Trapping Defense (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
A Terrifying Thought For Opponents: Rockets Threes Aren’t Falling Yet (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
How The Bucks Should Use Bledsoe (form Brett Koremenos, RealGM):
Tyreke Evans’ Hot Start (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
The Nuggets Defense & The Most Valuable Shots (from Max Carlin, Nugg Love):
MCW: “I’ve Been Through A Lot”  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
The Wide-Ranging Impact Of Drummond’s Improved FT Shooting (from Matt Way, NBA Math):
Zubac: Getting Lost In Crowded Laker Frontcourt (from Michael Dugger, Hoops Habit):
For Jazz To Make Playoffs, The Offense Must Improve (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
Durant Has Gone To Great Lengths To Become Dominant Defender (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Steph: Producing In Subtler, More Nuanced Ways (from Paolo Uggeti, The Ringer):
Is Robert Covington The Best 3-And-D Wing? (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Otto Porter: MIP? (from Paul Headley, 16 Wins):
Basketball Dictionary: “Shake”  (from Dylan Murphy,
Understanding Floor Spacing (from Matt Craig, Daily Thunder):
Josh Jackson: The Good & The Bad So Far (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Middleton Brings Patience & Shooting To Bucks  (from Robby Kalland, Dime Mag):
Raptors’  Ujiri On Hiring Women (from
Markkanen’s Early Success (from Dan Cahill, Chicago Sun Times):
Jake Wiley’s Incredible Odyssey (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Rule Change Affecting Lowry Most On Raptors (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
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Friday Night Recap (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Should Brett Brown Call TOs In Game-Ending Scenarios? (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/7/17 PART TWO

–  Grading The MIL-PHO Trade (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
How An Israeli Tech Startup Changed The NBA (from Ben Choen, Wall Street Journal):
Why The Ibaka-Valanciunas Pairing Doesn’t Work (from Sean Woodley,
Mavericks Machine Learning Scout (from Zigzag Analytics):
Ojeleye Seeks Longevity As A 3-And-D Specialist (from Mark D’Amico,
The Week In Review (from Zach Harper, CBS Sports):
Jazz’ 1st 10 Games: Sorting Fact From Fiction (from John Keefer, The J Notes):
Spurs’ 10-game Evaluation (from Paul Garcia, Project Spurs):
Q&A: CJ McCollum (from David Aldridge,
Analyzing Hardaway, Jr.’s Shooting Woes (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Film Breakdown: Wolves’ Pick & Roll Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Wolves’ Defense Is Improving (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
Brad Stevens: Master Defensive Strategist (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
MIPs So Far This Season (from Darryn Albert, Larry Brown Sports):
Tony Snell: Flamethrower (from Max Carlin, Behind The Buck Pass):
Paul George Trade, Revisited (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Knicks: Ntilikina Is Growing Up Fast (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Terrence Ross: Remaining Positive Despite Shooting Struggles (from John Denton,
How Steph Curry Has Reduced Fouling (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Simmons & Embiid: The Fresh Prince & The Process (from Ben Iezzi, The Sixer Sense):
Sixers: Redick Proving To Be An inspired Signing (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):