Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/13/18

For Daryl Morey, A Game Is Agony Until It’s Over (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
The Rockets Need Mbah A Moute (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
TOR-WAS Preview (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
BOS-MIL Preview (from Ti Windisch, Behind The Buck Pass):
The Celtics Still Have An Advantage: Their Coach (from Adam Kilgore, Washington Post):
Q & A: Kevin McHale (from Jay King, The Athletic):
CLE-IND Preview (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):
EC Playoffs X-Factors (from Yahoo Sports):
Feature Film: LBJ Show, Slipping The Pin, Double Big (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
ORL Season Recap (from Kevin Clark, The Ringer):
Who Is To Blame For Vogel’s Firing? (from Mike Cali, Orlando Pinstriped Post):
The Rockets Put Banner Regular Season To Bed (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
– Jrue Holiday’s Stellar Season (from Jeff Duncan,NOLA.com):
How The Pels Did It Post DMC Injury (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
NOP: “Help Me, Rondo” (from Ron Higgins, NOLA.com):
Sixers: RoCo Started At The Bottom (from Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated):
The Numbers That Defined Ben Simmons’ Rookie Year (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Big Questions About The Playoffs (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Bold Playoff Predictions (from ESPN Insiders):
Navigating The Unforgiving Terrain Of The Knicks’ Head Coaching Job (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Grading The Celtics After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Grading The Nets After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Dirk Clones Are Everywhere (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/21/18

HOU 115, POR 111 (from Dave Deckard, Blazer’s Edge):
The Rockets Have Embraced Iso-Ball In Their Own Unique Way (from Serrat Sohi, SBNation):
How Denver Uses Elevator Screens To Get Jamal Murray Open (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
TOR 93, ORL 86 (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
How Raptors Ditched “Same Old Crap” To Dominate The East (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
Raptors: Lowry Has His Eye On Playoff Success (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Raptors: CJ Miles Is Playing A Vital Role (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
How VanVleet Became The NBA’s Unlikeliest Linchpin (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
OKC: Offensive Problems And Projecting The Playoffs (from Paul Headley, Real Ball Insiders):
Celtics: Larkin’s Energetic Play (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
Celtics: Built To Survive Adversity (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Mid-Range: The NBA’s Worst Shot, Except For The Warriors (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
12 Observations: Jayson Tatum, Bradley Beal, Taurean Prince & More (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Damian Lillard’s Powerful Gravity (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
JJ Redick: The NBA’s Most Meticulous Player (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Reggie Jackson & The Big Impact Of Losing Your Starting PG (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Grizzlies: Chandler Parsons Hopes To Finish The Season On A High Note (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
What’s Next For Hezonja? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
How Good Has Jose Calderon Been This Year? (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
Each Eliminated Team’s Silver Lining (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Is Taurean Prince The Best & Most Important Hawk? (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
Sixers’ Roster Has 3 Championship Pieces (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
Magic: Gordon & Isaac Will Likely Be On Court Together A Lot To Close Out Season (from John Denton, magic.com):
Monty McCutcheon & The Pursuit Of Refereeing Excellence (from Doug Smith, The Star):
I Walked Away From My NBA Dream (from Jalen Moore, The Players Tribune):
The Draft: Guidelines For Scouting Twins (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):

5 Up, 5 Down: Rockets, Blazers, Raptors, Players Only & More (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):

Rockets’ Two-Way Prospect RJ Hunter Has Been Electrifying In The G-League (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

 

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

Tyus Jones Leads PGs In A Defensive Stat That Thibodeau Doesn’t Trust (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
Breaking Down The Blazers’ Improved Defense (from Eric Griffith, Blazers’ Edge):
Takeaways From Heat’s Win Over IND (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Simmons Hits The Wall Without Embiid (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Delon Wright Can Be The Raptors’ Difference Maker (from Simon Broder, raptorshq.com):
Introducing Player-Impact Plus-Minus (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
Celtics: Realizing Defense Is Their Identity  (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Read it here: https://hardwoodhoudini.com/2018/01/10/boston-celtics-realizing-defense-is-their-identity/

Celtics: Historically Competitive For A Young Team (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
(Note: Don’t overlook the 73-74 ABA Champion New York Nets, whose starting lineup of Doctor J, Super John Williamson, Larry Kenon, Brian Taylor & Billy Paultz averaged 23 years old).
The Freak Is Great, But Don’t Call Him “The Next LBJ” (from Alex West, NBA Math):
Eric Gordon: Stepping Up In Harden’s Absence (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
Erik Spoelstra: COY Candidate (from Simon Smith, All U Can Heat):
The Next Wave Of International Stars Is Here (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Aaron Gordon Is Asked To Walk A Fine Line (from John Denton, magic.com):
Video: Analyzing Aminu’s Jump Shot (from Jeff Siegel, Blazers’ Edge):
Jerami Grant: The Process Continues For OKC’s X-Factor (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

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, cleveland.com):
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, registerguard.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/4/17

What Ails The Nuggets’ Offense?  (from Paul Headley, 16 Wins):
Speed & Space: Why Players Are Slimming Down (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Friday Night Recap (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
CLE 130, WAS 122: LBJ Breaks Out All The Tools (from Brian Windhorst. ESPN):
PHI 121, IND 110 (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
TOR 109, UTA 100 (from William Lou, The Medium):
BOS 101, OKC 94  (from Justin Quinn, Celtics Life):
How Draymond Fuels The Dubs (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
The Cavs’ Defense Makes Them Vulnerable (from Shane Young, Bball Breakdown):
Ben Simmons Deserves More Attention (from Zachary Tenner, Sir Charles In Charge):
Bazemore: Flashing New Skills (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
Covington & McConnell: Gems Of The Sixers’ Process (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
Andre Drummond: Demonstrating Maturity & Focus (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
Celtics: What We Know & Don’t Know (from Paul Swydan, Boston.com):
DPOY Watch (from Spencer Davies, BBall Insiders):
Raptors: Siakam Is Playing Like A 10-Year Vet (from Mike Ganter, Postmedia Network):
D’Angelo Russell’s Fresh Start (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Dennis Smith, Jr: Finding His Footing (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Suns’ GM On Triano’s Coaching (from Scott Bordow, azcentral):
Video: Can Aaron Gordon Lead The Magic To The Playoffs? (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdwon):
Gary Harris Might Be Making Another Leap (from Max Carlin, Nugg Love):
Heat: Andy Elisburg, From Intern To GM (from Walter Villa, Miami Herald):