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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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/18/18 PART ONE

BOS:  How Baynes Limits Embiid  (from Jack Noonan, Celtics Blog):
–  CHI: Tyler Ulis Is Still Surprising Doubters (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Q & A: Draymond Green (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Can Melo Change To Play The Rockets’ Way?  (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
HOU: It’s A Good Time To Be PJ Tucker (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
LAL: How LBJ Became An Offensive Force  (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
MIL: The Bucks’ New Style Of Play (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
NOP: Have The Pels Finally Given AD A Real Supporting Cast?  (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
NYK: How Allonzo Trier Has Surprised Everyone (from Benoit Lilievre, Knicks Film School):
PHI: Observations From Opening Night Loss (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Bahamian DeAndre Ayton: Son Of The Soil  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
TOR: The Raptors’ Defensive Blueprint (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
WAS: How Wizards’ Players Are Navigating Fatherhood (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Video Breakdown: Best Sets: NBA Day One (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
How The Lottery Picks Did On Opening Night (from Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports):
Ayton, Doncic Showcase Bright Futures On Opening Night (form Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
LBJ’s 1st NBA Game: An Oral History (from Justin Tinsley/Aaron Dodson):
Success For New Agents Is A Long Shot  (from Kevin Draper, NY Times):
NOTE:  Today’s BI is delayed & abbreviated due to Comcast internet service interruption.  We will play catch-up in Part Two later today.  Thank you for your patience.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/2/18

Q & A:  Grizzlies’ EVP John Hollinger, Part 3 (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
Steve Clifford’s Simple Goals Will Set The Magic On The Right Path (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Film Breakdown: How Melo Would Fit Into Rockets’ Offense (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
Blazers: Neil Olshey Explains The Offseason Moves (from NBC Sports):
How Lillard & Nurkic Can Improve Their Pick And Rolls (from Nate Mann, Rip City Project):
Mike Conley’s Shifting Role In Grizzlies’ Offense (from Eric Spyropolous, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Q & A: Aron Baynes (Boston Sports Journal):
What’s Next For Each Team Before The Season Starts  (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Heat: Counting On Internal Improvement  (from DefPen):
Does Tyus Jones Need To Shoot More?  (from Jake Paynting, On The Prowl):
Faried: Targeting A Spot In Nets’ Rotation (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Embiid: What A Healthy Offseason Means (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Darleen Santore, Suns’ Life Coach (from Greg Esposito, Bright Side Of The Sun):
The Drew League (from Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/22/18

Kawhi & The Spurs: How It Fell Apart (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
Nuggets Assistant Jordi Fernandez Combines Academic Background, Worldwide Experience (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Heat’s Dan Craig Eager For Olympic Call To Duty Alongside Popovich (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Kawhi & The Raptors: The Best Case Scenario (from Andre Snellings, ESPN):
Danny Green’s Fit In Toronto (from Joshua Howe, Raptors Republic):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Podcast: Drew Hanlen (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Sophomore Breakout Candidates (from Daniel Poarch, Clutch Points):
What We Can Learn From Summer League (from Justin Jett, Def Pen):
Budenholzer: The Key To The Bucks Breaking Through (from Mitchell Mauer, Brew Hoop):
Celtics Work On New Skill For Yabusele (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Ennis, Hunter, Brown Can Make Mark With Rockets (from Jenny Dial Creech, Houston Chronicle):
Clipper Darrell Won’t Bow To King James (from Kurt Streeter, NY Times):
A Statistical Deep Dive Into Derrick Favors’ Performance (from Andrew Bailey, SLCDunk):
Low-Stakes Move For The Hawks: Just What Alex Len Needs (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
Pels Think They Have The Right Formula To Replace Rondo (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
 Justise Winslow: Time To Establish Offensive Identity Is Now (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Each Team’s Most Troubling Number Heading Into 2018-19 (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
What Are The Rockets Thinking?  (from Xiane, The Dream Shake):
The Jazz Are Betting On Continuity (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Celtics: Baynes Has Molded His Game To The Modern Style (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Wire):
Ask Sam Smith (from Bulls.com):
Jake Layman’s Summer League May Have Earned Him Minutes (from Nate Mann, Rip City Project):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/7/18

Capela: The Key To Rockets’ Defense (from Tim Cato, SB Nation):
HOU-UTA: Takeaways From Game 4 (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Mike D’Antoni Has Adapted To His Personnel (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
The Strategic Battle With The Horford Pick-And-Pop (from Coach Daniel):
4 Ways Horford Impacted Celtics Game 3 Win (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
How Brad Stevens Has Stopped The Sixers (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Game 3: The Brad Stevens Advantage (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Jayson Tatum’s Developmental Growth Spurt (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
Aron Baynes Make Real Plays, Not Highlight-Reel Plays (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Barry Larkin Is Impressed By His NBA-Playing Son (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Celtics: Showing True Value Of Regular Season (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Covington, Saric Must Do More In Game 4 (form Marc Narducci, Philly.com):
Q & A:  Rudy Gay (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Ranking The Top Ten Rookies By Star Potential (from Mike Schmitz/Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
The State Of Mental Health Care In The NBA (from Julie Kliegman, The Ringer):
Player Review: Domantas Sabonis (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Kokoskov’s Hiring Offers Clues To Suns’ Plans (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
He’s 7’2″ With An Efficient Post Game.  Why Aren’t NBA Teams Sold On Purdue’s Isaac Haas? (from CJ Moore, The Athletic):