Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/19/18

Conditioning And Coaching Are Fueling The Heat (from Simon Smith, All U Can Heat):

The Heat’s Versatility Is The Key To Their Recent Success (from Chase Eyrich, All U Can Heat):
Adebayo Could End Up Being The Steal Of The 2017 Draft (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Breakout Star Capela Has Merely Scratched The Surface (from David Ramil, The Step Back):
The Pacers’ League-Leading ATOs  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
How The Young Wolves Have Gained Their Footing (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
The Wolves’ Offense Is Unconventional (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Tyrone Wallace Is Making The Most Of His Chance (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
PHI 89, BOS 80 (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Brad Stevens: COY? (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Terry Rozier’s Development (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
–  IT Working His Way Back: Growing Pains For Cavs (from Chris Fedor,
Nate McMillan Has Fond Memories Of Portland (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):
How Lance Stephenson Found A Home In Hoosier Country (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
OKC: The Progression Of Melo (from Weston Shepherd, Daily Thunder):
HOU: Ariza Embracing Role As Glue Guy (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
Eric Gordon Is Not Shooting Well On His Most-Frequent Three-Point  Shot (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Reggie Hearn’s NBA Shot (from Keith Langlois,
GSW: How Chris Boucher Overcame His ACL Injury (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
–  Austin Rivers Has Heard It All & Now He’s Firing Back (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):


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

Coming To America: NBA’s Global Growth (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):

Steve Kerr Believes In Fred Hoiberg’s Coaching Chops (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Dubs Have Rave Reviews For Markkanen, Hoiberg, Bulls (from Steve Greenberg, Sun Times):
How The Bulls Have Emulated The Dubs During Their Hot Streak (from Nate P., Golden State Of Mind):
Luke Walton’s Blueprint For Building  (from Dan Woike, LATimes):
Jrue Holiday’s Career Year Is Making A Huge Difference For The Pels (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Giannis Is Learning New Ways To Win (from Josh Cornelissen, Behind The Buck Pass):
Midseason Check-In On The Wolves (from Adam Ziobrowski, Dunking With Wolves):
The Wolves’ Defensive Improvement (from Josh Clement, Canis Hoopus):
Wolves: Not All Good Teams Have To Hit The Three (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
Q & A: Zach Collins (from David MacKay, Blazer’s Edge):
Anthony Davis Has Arrived. Again (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Jayson Tatum: No Average Rookie (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Melo: Accepting Role Has Made Game Fun Again (from Royce Young, ESPN):
OKC: The Importance Of Steven Adams’ Offensive Rebounding (from Fred Katz, CNHI):
Brett Brown On What Fultz Is Showing Behind The Scenes (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Sixers: Covington Must Step Up In Redick’s Absence (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
No Matter Who Is Missing, The Spurs Are Always Ready To Go (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
MIA 106, MIL101: Bucks’ Bad Habits Return In 4th Quarter (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline):
Potential Of Satoransky Playing Alongside Wall & Beal Is Starting To Show (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Wizards: Scott Brooks Vows Changes (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
New Two-Way Contract Players Worth Watching (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Three Statistical Observations: KP,OKC, MIN (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
How David West Became An Expert In African American History (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Popovich: Kawhi’s Confidence In Quad “Just Wasn’t There”  (from Ian Begley/Michael Wright):
Popovich Praises Sean Marks’ Work With The Nets (from Alex Labidou,
Takeaways From The Wolves’ Winning Streak (from Katie Nelson, LWOS):
Blow Up The Clippers?  Not So Fast! (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Playing In Lakeland Helped Sharpen Khem Birch’s Skills (from John Denton,
Pacers: Damien Wilkins Defense Will Be Missed (from Tony East, 8Points9Seconds):
Oladipo Has Found The Perfect Home (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):
Will The Trade-Down Become A Draft Day Trend? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Josh Childress Found A Second Basketball Life Down Under (from Bryan Curtis, The Ringer):
New Age Steve Clifford Remembers How To Scream (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Kyrie Irving Is On A Rebounding Tear (from Odie Waukewan, Celtics Life):
A Mini-Study Of NBA Team Pace (from Andre Liu, RotoBaller):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/11/18 PART ONE

Can Miami Get Red-Hot Again Without Making A Big Move? (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Sixers’ SLOB Keeps Defenses Guessing (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Cavs’ Defensive Woes (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Kuzma Isn’t Done Smashing Expectations (from Joey Ramirez,
Jaylen Brown Believes Fasting This Summer Helped Him Become Celtics’ Defensive Stopper (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Meet Benas Matkevicius, The Celtics’ One Man Euro Scouting Department (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Josh Richardson’s Development Raises The Heat’s Ceiling (from Wes Goldberg,  The Step Back):
Wayne Ellington: Miami’s Secret Weapon (from Jaelin Wilson, Hashtag Basketball):
Heat: Whiteside Struggles, Others Surge (from Rob Slater, All U Can Heat):
Q & A: Blake Griffin (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Sixers’ Overseas Stashed Players: An Update (from Owen Nelson, The Sixer Sense):
Myles Turner & The Danger Of High Expectations (from Jonathan Macri, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Wizards: Inability To Defend Forwards (from Kenny Chapman, Wiz Of Awes):
The Secret Of Spencer Dinwiddie’s Success (from Ben Detrick, The Ringer):
DeRozan’s Evolution Is Complete (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Why Does Nurkic Draw So Many Opposing Flagrant Fouls? (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Where Does Ellenson Fit With The Pistons’ Future? (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketall):
The Pelicans’ Complacency/Underachievement (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
What Can Liggins Bring To The Pels? (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
What Has Happened To The Hornets?  (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Rockets: Takeaways From Win Over POR (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Spurs’ Notes: Gasol, Kyle Anderson, More (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
Trey Burke On His Past Failings & Renewed Mission (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/7/18

A Walk In KAT’s Shoes (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Q & A: Westbrook On The Adjustments That Have The Thunder Clicking (from Brett Dawson,
Melo Is Adjusting (from Jared Mintz, Fanrag Sports):
IT: Already Making A Difference (from Joe Vardon,
Sunday Basketball Notes, Featuring Jae Crowder, IT & More (from Gary Washburn, Bosotn Globe):
Cavs Shouldn’t Count On Explosive Offense To Make Up For Defensive Struggles (from Chris Fedor,
Tatum’s Success Adds To Drew Hanlen’s Rep (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Assessing Kawhi’s Post-Injury Performance (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
All Systems Are Go For Delon Wright (from Vivek Jacob, Raptors Republic):
Fox Transforms Kings’ Offense (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):

Kings:  All Seems To Be Falling Into Place For WCS (from James Ham, NBC Sports):


Should The Hornets Bench Batum? (from Quinn Pilkey, Hashtag Basketball):
Johnny O’Bryant: Next Man Up (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Saric: Carving Himself Into Future Sixers’ Plans (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Update On Sixers’ Stash Jonah Bolden (from Michael Randall, Herald Sun):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/3/18

What Kyrie Hopes To Find In Boston (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Does Irving Play Differently In Boston: 25 NBA Players Weigh In (from Nicole Yang,
IT Gives The Cavs A New Dimension (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
Kris Dunn’s Development (from Sam Smith,
What Can NBA Teams Learn From Kuzma & Bell For The Next Draft? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
DeRozan’s Evolving Game Keys Raptors’ Culture Change (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
John Wall’s Shot Blocking (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
A Unique Strategy Is One Of Dubs’ Secrets To Prolonged Success (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Dubs Are Making Shots At Historic Rate (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Kyle Kuzma’s Ascendance (from Katie Baker, The Ringer):
Without Oladipo, The Pacers Have A Thin Margin Of Error (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Will The Lakers Ignore The Realities Of Team-Building? (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Reggie Bullock: Capitalizing On Opportunity (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
Finding A Bigger Offensive Role For Jayson Tatum (from Danny Emerman, The Ringer):
Tatum, Mitchell & Kuzma Take Different Paths To First Year Success (from Mitch Lawrence, Sporting News):
Sixers: How Brett Brown Uses Schoolteacher Tactics With Young Team (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Adebayo Has Helped The Heat Lead The League In Screen Assists (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Dellavedova Has Turned His Time Away Into Production (from Matt Velazquez,
Nuggets Need To Get More Players Into The Rotation (from Christopher Dempsey,
Redick: Preparation Helps Deal With Highs And Lows (from Keith Pompey,
Unlocking Saric (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Basketball Dictionary: Weak (Defense) (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Warriors’ General Counsel Was An Underground Rapper (from Melissa Rohlin, Mercury News):
G-League: Kennedy Meeks’ Improvement (from Andrew Damelin, Raptors Republic):