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: 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,
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,
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 3/10/18

How The Rockets Built Their Championship Caliber Defense (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
D’Antoni’s Continuing Offensive Revolution (from Brett Koremenos, RealGM):
How The Raptors Defense Stifled The Rockets In The First Half & How The Rockets Adjusted (from Tim Cato, SB Nation):
The Raptors’ Minor Adjustments Have Produced Major Results (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
Rockets: The Importance Of Resting Players (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
Wizards: John Wall Must Adapt (from Kevin Broom, Bullets Forever):
Brewer Fits OKC’s System (from Albert Dadson, Hoops Habit):
Celtics: Marcus Smart Loaded Up On Winning Plays Vs The Wolves (from Jay King, Mas Live):
Al Horford, Dennis Smith, Jr, Ben Simmons & More (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
How Much Better Are The Blazers? (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
The Hawks Are On The Right Rebuilding Path (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Cavs: Is It Time To Bench JR? (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
Fraschilla: Fran’s The Man At Tourney Time, So Pay Attention (from Barry Horn, Dallas Morning News):
Team Defense Is The Biggest Evaluation Inefficiency In The Draft (from Cole Zwicker, The Stepien):
The 2018 Big Man Draft Class (from Pete Thamel, Yahoo Sports):
How Rookies Get Past Mental, Physical Obstacles (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Tin Hat Stats, February Edition (from Tony East, NBA Math):
Kaminsky & Okafor: Where Are The Stars Of The 2015 NCAA Title Game? (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
Pacers: Preparing To Deal With Tough Remaining Schedule (from Mark Monteith,
Jazz: Jae Crowder Is Making It Easy To Move On From Rodney Hood (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Heat: Winslow Is Suddenly Among The NBA’s Most Efficient 3-Point Shooters (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Celtics: Marcus Morris Is Turning Into A Top Offensive Option (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Q & A:  Damian Lillard On “Lillard Time”  (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
Misunderstood Players: Clint Capela (from Justin Jett):
Pacers: GRIII’s Long Detour Leads To An Uncertain Future (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Hornets: What To Expect From Malik Monk For The Rest Of The Season (from Evan Dyal, Hashtag Basketball):
Anthony Brown, Amile Jefferson & The Nature Of Two-Way Contracts (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
Mavs’ Bench Has Been Playing Incredibly Well With Dirk (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Pistons: Reggie Hearn’s Journey To The NBA (from Reggie Hayes, News-Sentinel):
To Fling Or Not To Fling End Of Period Half Court Heaves? (from Darnell Mayberry, The Athletic):
G-League: A Week With The Long Island Nets (from Thomas Dowd,
The Warriors Drafted Denise Long in 1969: Here Is Her Story (from Scott Ostler, SF Chronicle):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/19/18

Hezonja: The Curse Of Bravado & The Gift of Opportunity (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):

Cavs: The Advanced Stats That Improved The Team (from Ryan Piers, King James Gospel):
Dario Saric, Overlooked Sixer (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
Wolves: KAT & Butler Work On Forging A Connection (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
Checking In On The Wolves’ Progress (from Adam Ziobrowski, Dunking With Wolves):
Horford: Center Of Evolution (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Suns: Payton’s 1st Impression Is Both Encouraging And Concerning ( from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
How The NBA’s “Next Generation” Stars Fell In Love With The League (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Pelicans: What Is The Future Path For AD & DMC ?: (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
Dillon Brooks’ Season, So Far (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Coach Kerr: Leadership In Action (from Jonny McMurtry, Coaching The Coaches):
Oladipo: The Star The Pacers Needed (from Ryan Eggers, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
How The Pacers Can Benefit From The NBA’s Market Correction (from Jonathan Matthes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Basketball Broke Out At The ASG (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Most Promising “Stars In The Making” (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
What Do The Knicks Have To Look Forward To The Rest Of This Season? (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
What Killed Off The Hook Shot? (from Mark Story,
Hawks: Tyler Dorsey’s Development  (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
Evaluating The Top Prospects At Basketball Without Borders (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/4/18 PART ONE

Putting Jaylen Brown’s “January Slump” Into Perspective (from Jeremy Stevens, Hardwood Houdini):
Who Gets The Credit For The Uptick In Batum’s Game?  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Sixers’ Bench Issues Continue (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
The Dubs’ Advantage: Continuity & Chemistry (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
How Bob Myers & Steve Kerr Collaborate (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Pressed Into Starting Duty, Josh Hart Delivered In A Variety Of Ways (from Harrison Faigen, Lakers Nation):
Spurs’ D Flat In Loss To Jazz (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
A Rested Joe Johnson Is A Good Joe Johnson (from David Locke, Hooked On Jazz):
The Cavs’ Internal Adversarial Situation Grows (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Satoransky Keeps Taking His Game To New Heights (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
The State Of The Wizards (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Jarrett Allen Is Becoming Nets’ Center Of Attention (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
Monroe Gives Celtics’ Post Play A Big Lift (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Sunday Basketball Notes: Hawks’ John Collins Is Taking Flight & More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Schedule Alert: Games Tired Teams Should Lose In February (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Embiid Finally Feels Like An NBA Player (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):
Overlooking Hernangomez Might End Up Haunting The Knicks (from Dan Karpuc, Give Me Sport):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/3/18

Nets: Kenny Atkinson’s Offense (from Alec Liebsch, Nothin’ But Nets):
Bobby Portis’ New Role (from Sam Smith,
BOS 119, ATL 110 (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
Rozier Shines In Another Spot Start  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Jabari Parker Is Finally Back – Again (from Steve Aschburner,
What Is Greg Monroe’s Fit With The Celtics? (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
-Friday Film: Pelicans Edition (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
–  Video Breakdown: Jrue Holiday: One The NBA’s Best Defenders  (from James Grayson, Bourbon Street Shots):
Film Room: Do The Lakers Have Ingram Going Down The Wrong Path? (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue & Gold):
Wolves Expose Bucks’ Interior Defense (from George Kondoleon, BBall Breakdown):
Nuggets Have Been Dominating Since Coach Stopped Calling As Many Plays (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Jamal Murray’s Clutch Shooting (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Jeremy Lin Swears His Year Off Has Been Great For Him (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
G-League: Marcus Thornton Is Lighting It Up With Grand Rapids (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):