Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/14/19

ATL: The Artistry Of Trae Young’s Passes (from Chris Kirschner, The Athletic):
BKN: D’Lo Is Breaking Free (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
BKN:  Jarrett Allen Embodies “Rising Star” (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BOS: The Importance Of Horford Vs The Sixers (from Daniel Poarch, Celtic Blog):
DAL: Doncic & The Art Of Passing (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
DEN: Can Isaiah Thomas Rise Again? (from Robert Sanchez, ESPN):
DET: Ellington’s Focus Is On “Right Now” (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: Q & A: Steph Curry (from David Dennis, Jr, The Undefeated):
GSW: How The Dubs Overcame The Jazz In The 4th Quarter (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Durant At PG Is Looking Better & Better (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
HOU: Shumpert Brings A Steel Will To Defense (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: How Harden’s Streak Is Different Than Wilt’s (from Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight):

Read it here:  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/james-harden-is-outdoing-wilt-chamberlain-where-it-matters/

IND: Kyle O’Quinn’s Road To The NBA (from Josiah Turner, Sports Illustrated):
IND: Why The Pacers Are Thriving After Oladipo Injury (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
MEM: Joakim Noah Is Happiest He’s Ever Been (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
MEM: Was Avery Bradley Misused By LAC? (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
MIN: Taj Gibson: From Starter To Reserve (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
MIN: Takeaways From Win Over HOU (from Andy Grimsrud, A Wolf Among Wolves):
NOP: When Kenrich Williams Became Kenny Hustle (from Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com):
*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
NYK: How Dennis Smith’s Journey Readied Him For A Fresh Start (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
OKC: Steven Adams Is Much More Than Just Strong (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Rebounding At Center Of Magic’s Identity (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Magic’s Patience For Isaac Is Paying Off (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Embiid: DPOY?  (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Q & A: Rodney Hood (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
POR: Kanter Makes Blazers Deeper & Better (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
SAC: Harrison Barnes Prepared For Playoff Push (from Alex Kramers, kings.com):
SAS: Aldridge’s All-Star Journey (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: Q & A: Chris Boucher (from Gad Elmaleh, BallNRoll):
UTA: Gobert’s MVP-Like Season (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):
WAS: The Newest Wizards Are Fitting Beautifully By Playing Their Strengths (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
Shot-Chart Trivia: Guess That All-Star (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
Sports Reference Informs The World (from James Wagner, NY Times):
The Step-Back 3 (from Associated Press):
An Oral History Of The 1998-99 Lockout  (from Thomas Golianopolous, The Ringer):
G-League: Keep An Eye On Stockton Rookie Cameron Reynolds (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/13/19 PART ONE

ATL: Trae Young Is Figuring It Out (from Ben Pfeifer, Clutch Points):
BOS: Horford Shows How Impactful He Can Be In Win Vs Sixers (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
BOS: Another Step Forward For Gordon Hayward (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Sixers (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
CLE: Are The Cavs Misusing Osman? (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
DAL: Maxi Kleber Should Be Long-Term Piece For Mavs (from Joe Hulbert, Hoops Habit):
DAL: Why The NBA World Is Enthralled With Doncic (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
GSW: There’s Only One Draymond Green (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
IND: Can Myles Turner Keep The Pacers A Playoff Threat? (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
LAC: Player Development Coach Natalie Nakase (from Mirjam Swanson, scng.com):
MIN: Okogie’s Road To All-Star Weekend (from Tyler Metcalf,  Hashtag Basketball):
PHI: Lessons From Loss To BOS (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
SAC: D’Aaron Fox Is One Of The NBA’s Best Thieves (from Tony Xypteras, Sactown Royalty):
SAC: Watching Fox Figure It Out (from Chris Manning, Fear The Sword):
SAC: Marvin Bagley’s Development (from Harrison Hamm, The Step Back):
TOR: Gasol Is Already Altering The Raptors’ DNA (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
UTA: Takeaways From Loss To Dubs (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
The Best Low-Minute Specialists (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
So You Want To Be An NBA GM Quiz  (from Sports Illustrated):
Each Projected Lottery Team’s Biggest Need In the 2019 Draft (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/5/19

ATL: Huerter’s Journey To The NBA (from Roman Stubbs, Washington Post):
BOS: The Quiet Brilliance Of Al Horford (from Chris Grenham, Celtics Blog):
CHI: What Should Bulls Expect From TLC?  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
LAL: The New, Old School Brandon Ingram (from Mike Garcia, Bball Index):
MIA: Spoelstra: I Love The Profession Of Coaching (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
MIL: DJ Wilson’s Development Provides Peek Into Future (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIL: Middleton’s Versatility Is Paying Off For Bucks (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIL: Brogdon Shoots His Shot (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
MIN: Bayless Will Soon Have His College Diploma (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NYK: Can Vonleh Run An Offense? (from Alex Wolfe/Dallas Amico, Posting And Toasting):
OKC: Where Does Schroder Rank Among 6MOY Candidates? (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
PHI: Shamet Bet On Himself Entering The NBA (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
PHI: The Corey Brewer Era Was Fun While It Lasted (from Justin Carter, Liberty Ballers):
SAC:  Bagley & Ferrell Help Kings Continue Home Roll  (From Noel Harris, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: Spurs Struggle With Kings’ Speed (from Jared Johnson, Bball Index):
The Value In Having A Head Coach Without Front Office Power (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Key Points To Remember As Trade Deadline Arrives (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
Everyone Is Falling For Ja Morant (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
Scouting Deni Avdija (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall Index):
Canada Continues To Churn Out Elite Talent (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/4/19

ATL: Hawks Use Double Drag In Lieu Of Spain Pick & Roll (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Injuries Are Taking A Toll On Nets’ Offensive Efficiency (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: Assists Can Go Either Way When Irving & Horford Connect (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
DAL: Does Doncic Have Any Flaws? (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
GSW: Joe Lacob On The Warriors’ Future (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
GSW: Klay Thompson Is Getting More Valuable (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
*GSW: The Dubs Now Have A Power Game (from Nekais Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: The Rockets’ Consistent Three-Point Threat (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
HOU: Harden: From ASU To NBA Elite (from Bob Young, The Athletic):
MIL: Budenholzer Sticking With Ilyasova Despita Rough Stretch (from Matt Velzquez, jsonline.com):
* MIN: Wiggins: The Potential Vs The Production (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
NOP: Okafor Is Still Okafor (from Max Carlin, The Step Back):
PHI: Sixers’ 2-2 Road Trip Had “Healthiest Team Wins” Feel (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
PHI: Bolden’s Rise Helps Before Trade Deadline (from Rusty Gorelick, The Sixer Sense):
PHO: Coach Kokoskov’s American Dream (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
UTA: The Science Behind Keeping Gobert’s Body Functioning At A High Level (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
How NBA Agents Prepare For The Trade Deadline (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
What Kind Of Trade Deadline Moves Can Each Team Make?  (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
(Note: Great to see the two good trade deadline stories, above,  stand out among the vast wasteland of silly pieces)
Mario Chalmers Wants More (from CJ Moore, The Athletic):

*GSW: The Dubs Now Have A Power Game, Too (from Nekais Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
* MIN: Wiggins: The Potential Vs The Production (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/19/19

ATL: Trae Young Is The Offensive Fulcrum The Hawks Need (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Kenny Atkinson Puts Players In Position To Succeed (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
BKN: Understanding Joe Harris’ Value (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
*BKN: Nets EuroStash Sasha Vezenkov Reclaims Form (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
BOS: How Baynes’ Return Is Fixing What’s Broken (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS:  Using A Horford-Baynes Combo  (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
From Marc D’Amico/Taylor Snow, Celtics.com: https://www.nba.com/celtics/news/post-ups
CHA: Hornets’ Signs Of Life (from Spencer Percy, Queen City Hoops):
GSW: Cousins Impresses In Dubs’ Debut (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
GSW: What Will Rotations Look Like With DMC? (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
HOU: What Changed PJ Tucker’s Mind About Coming Back To The NBA? (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
IND: Alize Johnson Is Showing Great Promise In The G-League (from Tony East, BBall Iindex):
LAL: Zubac Is Hitting His Stride (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
MIN: A Quick Look At The Ryan Saunders Offense (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall Index):
OKC: Paul George Is The Most Disruptive Force In The NBA (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
ORL: Gordon Has Improved His Three-Point Shooting Coming Off Screens (from Josh Cohen, Magic.com):
POR: Seth Curry, Sharpshooter (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAC: The Kings’ New Bench Mob (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAC: Harry Giles Is Filling In The Kings’ Defensive Gaps (from Tim Maxwell, Sactown Royalty):
SAC Joerger: “Shumpert Has Been Tremendous For Us” (from Christopher Cason,  NBA.com):
SAS: LaMarcus Aldridge Has Turned His Season Around (from Jared Johnson, Bball Index):
UTA: Mitchell Continues To Thrive As Fill-In PG (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):

*BKN: Nets EuroStash Sasha Vezenkov Reclaims Form (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
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