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.”

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):