Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/17/17


Bob Ferry: 79-Year Old Scout Has Embraced Analytics But Hasn’t Abandoned The Eye Test (from Roman Stubbs, Washington Post):
Will The Cavs Give IT The Curry Treatment?  (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back);
ECF Preview (from 16 Wins):
The Celtics Break Through (from JM Poulard, BBll Breakdown):
Jaylen Brown Can’t Stop LBJ But The Celtics Need Him To Try (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Al Horford Is Having A Historic Postseason (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
How Kyrie Irving Learned To Love Being Himself (from Flinder Boyd, Bleacher Report):
GSW 136, SAS 100 (from 16 Wins):
Takeaways From WCF Game Two (from Simon Cherin-Gordon, Hoops Habit):
Steph Is Back (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Finding A Draymond Green Replica Is Complicated (from Mark Titus, The Ringer):
Lottery Winners And Losers (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
The Celtics Make Their Own Luck (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Big Questions Await Wizards (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Latest Attempt To Promote Competition: $200 Million Contracts (from Jeremy Venook, The Atlantic):
CSKA President Andrey Vatutin Q & A (from David Pick,


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/14/17

WCF Preview (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
The Spurs Will Need More Game Six LMA  (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Spurs Relish Underdog Role (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
Patty Mills Steps In For TP (from Ron Kroichick, SFGate):
Mike Brown’s Ties To Pop, Spurs Run Deep (from Tom Orsborn, Express-News)):
Popovich Should Be Coach Of The Year Every Year (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
You Can’t Always See Good Coaching But You Can See The Effects Of It  (from Lee Dresie, Pounding The Rock):
The Dubs’ Commitment To Dominant Defense (from Jordan Schultz, Huffington Post):
David West Sacrificed Millions In Search For A Title (from Daniel Brown, Mercury News):
Everything Horford Brings To The Celtics In 7 Plays (from Gary Dzen,
Beal Smart To Go After Celtics’ Bigs (from J. Michael, csnmidatlantic):
D’Antoni Vows To Add Layers (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
The Combine (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
How Do Max Contracts Work? (from Mika Honkasalo, Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/12/17

SAS-HOU Series Takeaways (from Connor Learn, Fansided):
SAS 114, HOU 75 (from 16 Wins):
Jonathon Simmons: Raising His Game At The Right Time (from Tom West, 16 Wins):
Romp Shows Wisdom In Spurs’ Plan (from Mike Finger, Express-News):
There Is More Than One Way To Win In The NBA (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Patty Mills’ Value (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
BOS-WAS: Things To Watch (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How IT Torched The Wizards In Game 5 Without Scoring (from Scott Rafferty, The Sporting News):
Jaylen Brown: Huge In Game 5 And Possible Key Going Forward (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Avery Bradley’s Defense Has Been Key Ingredient (from Kyle Hightower, AP):
The Evolution of Al Horford (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Lue Vows To Make Love Bigger Part Of Offense (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
A Look Inside The Hornets’ Walker-Zeller Pick-And-Roll (from Max Seng, 16 Wins):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/10/17 PLAYOFF EDITION

SAS 110, HOU 107 (from 16 Wins):
Spurs Closed First Half With Another SLOB Special From Pop (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
The Small Tweak That Helped Kawhi Leonard Become An Elite Shooter (from Scott Rafferty, The SepBack):
Leonard And Harden: Studying The NBA’s Silent Stars (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
The D’Antonis: All Their Hoops And Dreams (from Tim Keown, ESPN):
Draymond: Better Than Ever On Defense (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Video Breakdown: Steph & KD Dominate The Jazz On Consecutive BLOBs (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
The Dubs’ Deadly Combo Of Hustle And Flow (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Terry Rozier Should Be Running The Celtics’ Second Unit (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Al Horford And The Rise Of The Stretch Five (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
A Look Back At The Jazz’ Season (from Taylor Griffin, 16 Wins):
Ujiri: Raptors “Need A Culture Re-Set” (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/29/17 PLAYOFF EDITION

WAS 115, ATL 99  (from Sekou Smith,
Andre Miller Sees Growth Within Wall & Beal (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

BOS 105, CHI 83 (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):

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Horford Has Been The Best Player In The Series (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

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Avery Bradley Enjoyed A Breakout Series (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

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From Chris Forsberg, ESPN:

LAC 98, UTA 93 (from 16 Wins):

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Best BLOBs, Playoff Edition (from Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):
Channing Frye’s Presence On The Court Causes Havoc For Defenses (from Zach Geoghegan, Hoops Habit):
The First-Round All-Surprise 1st & 2nd Teams  (from Ryan Magdziarz, Sir Charles In Charge):
The Thunder Must Get Smaller (from Berry Tramel,