Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/17/19 PART ONE

BOS: Ainge On Celtics’ So-Called Drama: “These Aren’t Stories” (from Darren Hartwell, NBC Sports):
BOS: How Irving Took Over Crunch Time Vs. The Raptors (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Journal):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Raptors (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
CLE: Lack Of Attention To Detail Haunts The Cavs (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
DET: Toughness, Resilience The Key To Return To Early Season Form (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Depth Looking Formidable With DMC Set To Return (from Simon Cherin-Gordon, Hoops Habit):
GSW: Klay Thompson’s Under-The-Radar Defensive Work (from Steffen Pedersen, Blue Man Hoop):
GSW: What The DMC Experiment Means (And Doesn’t Mean) (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
GSW: Dubs 147, Pels 140 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
*HOU: Harden’s Great Offensive Run: An Historical Perspective (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: Rockets Send Down House: A Gamble For Both Sides (from Rahat Huq, Forbes):
IND: Doug McDermott Does More Than Shoot (from Tony East, BBall Index):
IND: The Pacers Are So Much More Than  Oladipo (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
OKC: Two Games To Understand Westbrook (from Rory Masterson, The Step Back):
OKC: Steven Adams Is The NBA’s Immovable Object (from Royce Young, ESPN):
PHI: What’s Wrong With Sixers’ Defense & How They Can Improve It (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
PHI: Elton Brand Tries To Complete The Process (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
PHO: Oubre’s Emergence Raises Lineup & Roster Construction Questions (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
TOR: Inside The New, Free Raptors (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
UTA: Jazz 129, Clippers 109 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Post-Wall Injury, Beal Has Turned Into A Monster (from Andrew Favakeh, Clutch Points):
Where Bitadze’s Draft Stock Stands (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Which Teams Are Saving Cap Space For Free Agency? (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Sleep Is For Cowards: Europe’s NBA Fans Watch Hoops In The Dark (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):

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*HOU: Harden’s Great Offensive Run: An Historical Perspective (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/27/18

The Evolution Of The Spain Pick-And-Roll (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Kevin Pritchard Is EOY, Regardless Of Who May Win The Award (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Season In Review: Ben Simmons’ No-Range Game Hasn’t Stopped His Ascension (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
Film Room: Markelle Fultz’ Return (from Cole Zwicker, The Stepien):
Can The Warriors Win The Title Without Steph? (from Eric Apricot, Clutch Points):
How Kemba Walker Changed His Shot And Catapulted To Greatness (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Deep Dive on Denver’s Defense (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
The Wolves Are Guarding The Wrong Spots On The Floor (from Pack Mentality):
Raptors’ Playbook: (End Of Quarter) Veer (from Cooper Smither, Raptors Republic):
Thunder: Is It Time To Bring Melo Off The Bench? (from Josh Planos, Washington Post):
Underrated Rebuilding Pieces (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
LBJ’s Genius Was On Full Display With This Pass (from Scott Rafferty, Dime Mag):
Cavs’ Problems Won’t Go Away (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Andre Drummond And The Pursuit Of More (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
The Stressful World Of NBA Coaching (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
How The NBA Fines System Works & Where The Money Goes (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Ed Davis Interview (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Myles Turner 2.0 (from Ben Gibson,  8 Points, 9 Seconds):
–  Behind The Numbers: The Heat Have Been Playing Better Than Their Record (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Stat Of The Week: Gobert + Favors (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Nets’ Joe Harris: Much More Than A Spot-Up Shooter (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
KCP & Brook Lopez: Stepping Up For The Lakers (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
His Late Sister Has Inspired Mo Speights (from John Denton, magic.com):
Jahlil Okafor: Still A Work In Progress? (from Bryan Fonseca, Nats Daily):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/18/17

OKC & HOU: Does It Matter That There Is Only One Basketball?  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Will Jrue Holiday Benefit From Playing Shooting Guard? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Hayward’s Injury Has Changed The Celtics’ Trajectory (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Hayward’s Injury: Understanding The Early News (from Jeff Stotts, In Street Clothes):
With Butler Joining Wiggins & Towns, Can The Wolves Become Elite? (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Presenting The Archetypes For The 2017-18 Season (from Jared Dubin, Dime Mag):
“Betaball” Excerpt: Draymond Green (from Eric Malinowski, Dime Mag):
The Weirdest NBA Season Is Finally Here (from Nathanial Friedman/Eric Freeman, GQ):
Opening Night Observations (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
12 MVP Candidates (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
What Nurkic Brings To The Blazers (from Ben Gordon, 94 Feet Report):
 – The Starting 5 (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Will Andre Drummond Get Another Shot At Stardom? (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Video Analysis: RHJ’s Improved Game (from Nicholas LeTourneau, Nets Daiily):
30 People Who Will Define This Season (from Dave Zarum, Sportsnet.ca):
Players Who Deserve More Run (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):

Refreshed Dragic: Ready For New Season (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):

How The Warriors Plan To Balance Work & Fun (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Knicks Preview (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Knicks: Pick-And-Roll Should Be Key On Offense (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/15/17

3 PGs With Different Skill Sets & How They Fit Today’s Game (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Read it here:  https://www.theringer.com/nba/2017/8/15/16146000/nba-point-guards-ricky-rubio-reggie-jackson-malcolm-brogdon

Nets’ Playbook: Three Plays To Watch (from Charles Maniego, Nets Daily):
Dakari Johnson Keeps Working To Find His Fit (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Proving Grounds: Jabari Parker (from Bryan Toporek, BBall Breakdown):
Cavs’ Goal Of Irving Trade Tied To Fear Of Losing LBJ  (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
How The Schedule Was Made: Taking A Hard Look At Metrics (from Tim Reynolds, AP):
Which Teams Will Make The Biggest Leaps This Season? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
What To Expect From The Celtics’ Rookies (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Just How Good Is Avery Bradley’s Defense? (from Ash Vanclay, Piston Powered):
Read and watch it here:  https://pistonpowered.com/2017/08/15/detroit-pistons-avery-bradley-defense/

Building The Perfect Rookie From This Year’s Draft Class (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Bradley Beal: Rising From Good To Great (from Tony East, NBA Math):
Drummond Passes Post-Surgery Breathing Test (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Talking With Myles Turner (from Grant Afseth, Indiana Sports Coverage):
Jazz Defense: Poised To Be Even Better (from Adam Coffman, Hoops Habit):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/11/17

The Re-Energizing Of Andre Drummond (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Pistons: Improved Perimeter Defense & Andre Drummond (from Matthew Way, Piston Powered):
Film Study: Allen Crabbe (from Charles Maniego, Nets Daily):
Five 2018 Draft Prospects Who “You Need To Care About” (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Rising Draft Prospects (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Dennis Schroder’s Breakout Moment (from Ryan Akin,Soaring Down South):
New G-League GM Anthony Parker Is Excited About The Challenge (from John Denton, magic.com):
Sam Dekker: Blueprint For The Future NBA SF? (from Paul Tooke, Clipperholics):
Will Zach LaVine Make Another Leap This Season?  (from Nick Birdsong, NBA Math):
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