Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/10/19

BKN: Nets’ Next Challenge: Re-Integrating LeVert & Crabbe (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

BKN: LeVert Is Still The Nets’ Most Important Player (from Quintin James, Nothin’ But Nets):

CLE: The Cavs’ Rebuilding Plan (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
DEN: How The Nuggets Discovered Jokic (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
GSW: Klay & DMC Chemistry (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: Collison Makes Quiet Contributions That Have Loud Impact (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAL: Lakers Take Big Risk In Trading Zubac (from Trevor Lane, Lakers Nation):
MEM: What To Expect From Delon Wright (from Ed Memphis, Beale Street Bears):
NYK: Kadeem Allen Keeps Turing Heads (from Howie Kussoy/Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Video Breakdown: Westbrook Analysis: Who Needs Efficiency? (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
PHI: Can The Sixers Reach Their Incredible Ceiling? (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
PHI: The New Sixers’ Rotation So Far (from Adam Aaronson, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Ayton Has Signature Post Moves & A Path To Dominance (from Kellan olson, Arizona Sports):
POR: Breaking Down Hood’s 1st Game With The Blazers (from Nate Mann, Blazer’s Edge):
TOR: Breaking Down Marc Gasol’s Raptor Debut (from Scott Rafferty, ca.nba.com ):
TOR: Don’t Judge Gasol By His Age (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
WAS: Parker Can Give The Wizards A New Element (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
The Two-Way Contract Standouts (from Ben Nadeau, BasketballInsiders):
2019 Draft’s Boom-Or-Bust Prospects (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/19

BKN: Marks Won’t Let Nets’ Surprising Rise Alter His Long-Term Strategy (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: LeVert Better Than Expected In Return (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Importance Of Defining Roles (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
CHI: Otto Porter’s Bulls’  Debut  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DAL: Why Luka Loves Dallas & How The Mavs Plan To Keep it That Way (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DET: Reggie Jackson Is Adapting Well To New Role In Offense (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: Harden’s Unstoppable, Maddening, Beautiful Game (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
IND: Pritchard’s Commitment Remains Firm (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: The Clippers Might Have Won The Trade Deadline (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
LAL: Muscala’s Acquisition Was Calculated But Expensive ( from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: How The Bucks Solidified Their Roster By Adding Mirotic (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIN: Sorely Missing RoCo (from Dylan Hughes, Dunking With Wolves):
NOP: Balancing AD’s Playing Time With Future Concerns (from Associated Press):
PHI: Harris Fits Right In As Sixers Defeat Nuggets (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
POR: Video Breakdown: Blazers’ 5 Favorite Plays ( from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nguyen):
POR: New Lineup Brings New Hopes (from Dan Marang, Blazer’s Edge):
WAS: Ernie Grunfeld Interview (from Fred Katz, The Athletic)
Projecting The Buyout Market (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
From Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-daily-buyout-watch/
Q & A: Liliahn Majeed, NBA VP Of Diversity & Inclusion (from Dominique Fluker, Forbes):
– QOTD: Kenny Smith on the (non)-impact of LaVar Ball on the Lakers: ” “It’s not about dads and uncles and cousins in the NBA. It’s not like high school. The relationship is only your agent and player. As long as the agent and the player doesn’t say anything, you’re fine.”
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/7/19

– BKN: As Injuries Start To Catch Up To The Nets, What The Pending Returns Of Caris LeVert And Allen Crabbe Mean (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic)
– BKN: Behind The Nets’ Success Is A Carefully Crafted Culture And, Finally, A Clue (from Harvey Araton, New York Times)
– BOS: Marcus Smart Is East’s Most Accurate Three-Point Shooter Since January 1 (from Bryan Kalbrosky, HoopsHype)
– CHI: After The 200th Loss Of His NBA Career, Zach Lavine Can Only Hope Otto Porter Will Help Him Win (from Jon Greenberg, The Athletic)
 DAL: Dallas Mavericks’ Salary Breakdown (from HoopsHype Salary Database)
– DET: Pistons Deal With Lakers Better Positions Them To Fill Needs For 2020 And Beyond (from Keith Langlois, Detroit Pistons Web Editor)
– GSW: NBA Daily: Alfonzo McKinnie’s Road To The NBA (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders)
– LAC: Clippers’ Big Trade Has Brought Them Assets To Build For The Future, Now Or This Summer (from Andrew Grief, LA Times)
– LAC: The Clippers Pivot Again, This Time To Build The West’s Next Super Team (from Wes Goldberg, FanSided)
 LAL: How The Stabbing Death Of His Transgender Sibling Shaped Newest Laker Reggie Bullock (from Arash Markazi, LA Times)
– LAL: Lakers Understand The Cautionary Tale Of Giving Up Too Many Draft Picks For A Star (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times)
MIL: Brook Lopez Is The Bucks’ 3-Point Shooting Avenger (from Martenzie Johnson, The Undefeated)
– ORL: Inside The Magic: Want To Trade Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Fans? Be Careful What You Wish For (from Josh Robbins, The Athletic)
– ORL: Stress Fracture Could Cost Magic’s Mo Bamba Remainder Of His Rookie Season (from Josh Robbins, The Athletic)
– PHI: The 76ers Upcoming Offseason Will Have Historic Luxury Tax Obligations (from yossinba, SixersWire)
– PHI: In Trading For Tobias Harris, The Sixers Have Chosen Their Course (from Dan Devine, The Ringer)
– PHI: 8 Possible Reasons For The 76ers Going All-In With The Tobias Harris And Jimmy Butler Trades (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation)
PHI: Will The Sixers’ Big Deal Be Enough? (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight)
– SAC: Kings Trades: When Human Emotions Collide With Business Side Of Basketball (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee)
– WAS: Otto Porter Jr. Was A Luxury The Cap-Strapped Wizards Could No Longer Afford (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post)
– WAS: After 7 Years, Washington Was More Than Just Place Of Business For Otto Porter (from Ben Standig, NBC Sports)
– WAS: Why Bobby Portis And Jabari Parker Were Exactly What The Wizards Were Looking For (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports Washington)
– Forbes Says Knicks Most Valuable Team, Worth $4B (from The Associated Press)
Trade Grades: Sixers Go All-In For Tobias Harris While Clippers Reload For The Offseason (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated)

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/6/19

ATL: Huerter: The Quiet Shooting Threat (from Kevin Chouinard, hawks.com):
DET: The Creative Ways Teams Are Defending Blake Griffin (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
DET: Looking More Like The Reggie Jackson Of Old (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: DMC Is Shedding Uncoachable Label (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
MIA: Takeaways From Win Over POR (from Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald):
MIL: How The Bucks Modernized Their Offense (from Todd Whitehead, FiveThirtyEight):
NYK: Inside The Porzingis Deal (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
NYK: Breen & Clyde’s Relationship Has Stood The Test Of Time (from Vincent Mallozzi, NY Times):
OKC: Westbrook Assist Tear Continues (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
*SAS: The Spurs Don’t Die, They Multiply (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
WAS: The Human Element Of Wall’s Injury (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
The PHI-LAC Trade (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
From Jovan Buha, The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/803060/
From Derek Bodner, The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/803176/2019/02/06/the-breakdown-with-shocking-tobias-harris-trade-sixers-double-down-on-championship-aspirations/
The DET-LAL Trade (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
NBA Scouts Break Down Zion Williamson’s Game & How It Might Translate  (from Pete Thamel, Yahoo Sports):
Video: 5 Great Actions From Yesterday’s Games (from Adam Spinella):

*SAS: The Spurs Don’t Die, They Multiply (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/3/19

BKN: DLo Adds To Nets Player Development Success Story (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BOS: Hayward Is Feeling His Athleticism Slowly Coming Back  (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
DEN: Malik Beasley’s “Thrill”-Ing Path (from James Siegle, Hoops Habit):
DEN: Mike Malone Earns All-Star Bid, Respect & Gratitude Of His Players (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: The Pistons’ Epic Collapse Vs LAC (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Dubs’ “Dribble Back Door” Play (from Bryan Oringher):
MEM: Julian Washburn Achieves His Dream Of Playing In The NBA (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: Dion Waiters: Out Of Rhythm, Searching For Answers (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIL: The Wizards Got Their 1st Look At Giannis & The New-Look Bucks (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
MIN: The Wolves Need More From Wiggins (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
ORL: Magic Showing They Can Become Elite Defensive Team (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
PHI: Missing Redick & Chandler In Loss Showcased The Sixers Need For More Depth (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
PHO: Mikal Bridges: More Than Just A 3-And-D Prototype  (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
So You Just Got Traded – Now What?  Players Share Their Stories (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Franchises That Are Turning Weaknesses Into Strengths: MIL, SAC, SAS, IND (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball insiders):
QOTD (from Jared Dudley): “90 percent of the trade rumors on social media don’t happen. It’s the ones  that are super quiet, that’s when you’re agent says, ‘Here it is.’ “
Australia’s Talent Pool Runs Deep (from Damian Arsenis, Pick And Roll):