Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/27/19

BKN: Dinwiddie Is An Absolute Bargain (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
BKN: Mitch Creek Makes A Dream Come True (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BKN: Veteran Players Are Sending The Right Message To Streaking Nets (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BOS: Too Many Celtics’ Mistakes in Loss To Dubs (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Where Does Hayward Fit In This Celtics’ Roster?  (from Ryan Eggers, Hardwood Houdini):
*CHA: Kemba Walker Is No Longer Forgotten (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
DEN: Jarred Vanderbilt Is The Newest Golden Nugget (from Ben Pfeifer, NBA Analysis):
HOU: Harden’s 61 Points: From His Eyes (from Bryan Oringher):
HOU: Does Harden’s MVP Case Have A Flaw?  (from Scott Davis, Business insider):
HOU: Harden’s Scoring Binge Will End To The Benefit Of The Rockets  (from Jerome Solomon, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: Faried Is Enjoying Life With The Rockets (from Adam Spolane, Sports Radio 610):
HOU: Will CP3’s Return Be The Answer To Rockets’ Late Game Issues? (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
LAC: Tobias Harris Is Focused On This Season, Not Pending Free Agency (from KC Johsnon, Chicago Tribune):
LAL: Scouts Debate Value Of Lakers’ Young Players As Trade Assets (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
MIL: Bledsoe Is Finally Where He Wants To Be (from Malika Andrews, ESPN):
NYK: Tearing It Down To Build It Up (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
ORL: Fournier’s Defense On Harden Has Been Terrific The Past Few Seasons (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Aaron Gordon Has Become A Very Good Passer (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
WAS: Wizards Need To Take Note Of Dubs For Building A Championship Team (from David Aldridge, The Athletic):
How A Handwritten Letter To Penny Hardaway Got Video Coordinator A Job (from Drew Hill, Commercial Appeal):
* Euroleague Updated Draft Prospects & Stashes Report (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
How The Three Is Halving The Game Of Basketball (from Serge Leschuck, Grandstand Central):

*CHA: Kemba Walker Is No Longer Forgotten (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
* Euroleague: Updated Draft Prospects & Stashes Report (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/5/19

BKN: Jarrett Allen’s One-Man Paint Patrol (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS: Takeaways From Celtics’ Win Over Mavs (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
CHI: Paxson On Playing The Bulls’ Young Core (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown: The Last Ten Minutes That Cost The Dubs A Win Vs. HOU  (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Steph Curry, Anatomy Of A Shooter (from NBA TV Canada):
GSW: Draymond’s Defense Key To Regaining “Super Team” Status (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
HOU: Is Harden The Most Unstoppable Player Of His Generation  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
IND: Myles Turner, DPOY Candidate (from Tony East, BBall Index):
MEM: Grizzlies Need To Get Back To Defense (from King Producer, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIL: The “Tony Snell Play”: Simple But Difficult To Defend (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
NYK: Kevin Knox Is Growing Physically & Mentally (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
OKC: Adams’ Rugby Spirit Is At Center Of Thunder’s Strong Start (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
ORL: Can The Magic Find Suitable PG Depth In Time For A Playoff Chase? (from Preston Ellis, BBall Index):
ORL: Gordon Is Doing A Better Job Reading Defenses (from John Denton, magic.com):
ORL: Mentorship From Thibodeau Helped Clifford Rise Through Coaching Ranks (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI How The Sixers Can Maximize Their Big 3 (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Film Room: How The Sixers Use On-Ball Screens (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
UTA: Jazz Use 2004 Pistons As A Barometer Of What They Want To Become  (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News ):
Predicting The Six Most Improved Teams For 2019  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
The WC’s “Muddy Pecking Order”  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
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–  Some Top Ten Offenses Succeed Without Emphasizing Threes  (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
How Goga Bitadze Is Increasing His NBA Draft Stock  (from Antonis Straggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/3/19

BKN: Joe Harris Has Found A Home With Nets (from Erik Slater, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: Celtics Show That Their Depth Can Shine Without Irving (from Jay King, The Athletic):
DEN: Jokic Is Lifting Nuggets To New Heights (from Pat Graham, Associated Press):
GSW: Looney Has Won The Pre-DMC Spot At Center (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
GSW: No Return Date For DMC, But Teammates Are Encouraged (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: Harden Is Pushing The Limits Of Basketball (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
MIL: Film Room: How The Bucks Defended Blake Griffin (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
MIL: DJ Wilson Is Making Progress (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
MIL: The Early Glimpses Of George Hill’s Impact (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIL: Brogdon & The Question Of Fit (from Jacob Szaniawski, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIN: The Pros & Cons Of KAT’s Passing (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NYK: Breaking Down The Futures Of The Knicks’ Forgotten Five (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
ORL: Gordon & Fournier Have Become Terrific Passers (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
SAC: Summer Workouts Helped Fix Fox’ Jumper (from Jason Jones, The Athletic):
SAS: The Spurs Have Adapted And Thrived Without Kawhi (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
SAS: Lessons DeRozan Learned In Toronto Are Yielding Dividends In San Antonio (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
TOR: Raptors Are Title Contenders In Part Because Of Danny Green (form Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
UTA: How Ingles Has Expanded His Offensive Game (from Ben Mallis, Pick And Roll):
International Stars Leaving Growing Imprint On NBA (from Tim Reynolds, Associated Press):
Runners, Touch & Shooting Development (from Cole Zwicker, The Stepien):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/31/18

CLE: Who Matters For The Team’s Future? (from Mike Schnreiner, Cavs, The Blog):
DAL: The Luka/DSJ Ceiling Is Very High (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
GSW: DMC: “It’s Been The Longest Year Of My Life”  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
GSW: Jerebko Using Similar Experience To Help DMC With Rehab (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
HOU: How Austin Rivers Is Finding A Home With The Rockets (from Gavriel Wilkins, Hoops Habit):
MIN: Q & A: KAT  (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
MIN: Tyus Jones: Adept At Theft (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
ORL: Aaron Gordon Has Become An Elite Defender (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
PHI: Interesting Sixers Stats, Vol. 1 (from Adam Aaronson, Liberty Ballers):
*PHO: Ayton Is Thriving On The Offensive Glass (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
PHO: Ayton Is Just Getting Started (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
PHO: How Klay Thompson Influenced DeAndre Ayton (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
PHO: Booker Is Finding Balance Between Scoring & Facilitating  (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
TOR: Lowry’s Absence Has Significant Impact On Raptors’ Pace (from Arden Zwelling, sportsnet.ca):
TOR: Kawhi Is Back On Top (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
UTA: Confident Exum Is Rising To The Occasion (from Jody Genessy, Deseret News):
WAS: With Wall Out, Focus Turns To Satoransky  (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
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*PHO: Ayton Is Thriving On The Offensive Glass (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/14/18

5 ROY Favorites (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Dissecting Doncic’s D (from Max Levefvre, Cleaning The Glass):
5 EC Players Poised For Breakout Seasons (from Shlomo Sprung, Forbes):
Ben Simmons Doesn’t Need The Three-Pointer (from Trevor Magnotti):
Grading The Pistons’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Warriors’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Hayward: “Basically 100 Percent” (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Best Passing Centers In NBA History  (from NBA.com):
Thibodeau On Acquiring Deng (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Q & A: Kevin Pritchard (from Scott Agness, The  Athletic):
Q & A: NBA Head Of Referee Ops Michelle Johnson (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
The Difficulty In Understanding The Importance Of Rebounding (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
This Proposed Rule Change Will Lead To “The Fast Break Reborn” (from Xiane, The Dream Shake):
Orlando Magic Film Room: Bigs Already Terrific Defensively (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
What Is It Like To Try Out For A G-League Team? (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Coach Don Newman:
QOTD (from Ti Windisch on player ranking lists):  “…those kinds of lists are always going to be limited in how useful they can be. Any list of simply the “best” player is devoid of context. It takes place in a weird vacuum universe where it’s impossible to weigh the surrounding pieces.”