Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/13/19

ATL:How Will Taurean Prince Fit In When He Returns? (from Xavier Cooper, Peachtree Hoops):
BOS: Smart’s Progression As A Leader (from Hardwood Houdini):
BOS: Bad Offensive Habits Resurface.  Cause For Concern? (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: Robert Williams’ Learning Process (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
CHA: The Hornets Need Cody Zeller (from Quinn Pilkey, Hashtag Basketball):
CLE: How Osman Earned LBJ’s Respect (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Why Jokic Has Become One Of The NBA’s Most Dangerous Transition Threats (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
GSW: What DMC Learned From Other NBA Players With Achilles Injuries (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: DMC Faces Long Odds To Return To All-Star Level (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
IND: No Rest, No Problem For Pacers (from Justin Byers, 8Points,9Seconds):
MIA: Winslow Wants More Than Numbers To Do The Talking (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIA: Video Breakdown: Justise Served Against The Celtics (from Jac Manuell, Off The Glass):
MIN: Now The Real Work Begins (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
NOP: Since Return From G-League, Frank Jackson Is Looking Like NBA Player (from Delayo, The Bird Writes):
NYK: 3 Observations, 2 Questions, 1 Prediction (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
NYK: Fizdale’s Frustration With Knicks’ Defense (from Zach Braziller, NY Post):
OKC: How Westbrook Needs To Adapt (from Noah Schulte, Thunderous Intentions):
PHO: Josh Jackson Needs To Stay Aggressive Offensively After Booker Returns (from Adam Maynes, Valley Of The Sun):
POR: Jusuf Nurkic Has Finally Found Himself (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
SAS: Q & A: Ettore Messina (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
UTA: Jazz 110 ,Bulls 102(from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Jerry Sloan Remembers Those Who Remember Him (from Brad Rock, Deseret News):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
What To Watch For In The Season’s Second Half (from ESPN):
How Experts Identify The Rookie Wall (from Bob Young, The Athletic):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/12/19

ATL:  Q &A:  GM Travis Schlenk (from Chris Kirschner, The Athletic):
CLE: Cavs Don’t Have The Personnel To Fix Their Historically Bad Defense (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: Doncic Is Erasing The Euro Prospect Stigma  (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
DAL Carlisle Gets Real About How He Will Use Dirk  (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DEN: Malik Beasley’s Breakout Season (from Harrison Wind, BSN Denver):
DET: Was Trading For Griffin Worth It? (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: What Really Happened With Patrick McCaw (from Marcus Thompson III, The Athletic):
IND: The Pacers Are Here To Disrupt The EC (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
LAL: Luke Walton’s Week That Was (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
LAL: Ingram’s Defensive Impact (from Raj C, Medium):
MEM: How Bickerstaff Developed Plan For JJJ (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: At PG, All Of Winslow’s Talents Are On Display (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
NOP: Mirotic Opens The Floor For Pels (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
PHI: TJ McConnell Has Become Indispensable (from Matty Breisch, Section 215):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox’s Defense (from Richard Ivanowski, Sactown Royalty):
–  SAC: What Giles Hopes To Do With Increased Playing Time (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: LMA Is Thriving With Slow & Steady Approach (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
SAS: How The Spurs’ Super-Small Lineup Helped Defeat OKC (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
UTA: Jazz 113, Lakers 95 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
How The Celtics’ Offense Has Surged, Jaylen Brown’s Roller Coaster Ride, Spurs’ 3-Point Game (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/9/19 PART ONE

ATL: John Collins Is The 2017 Draft’s Best Kept Secret (from DJ Foster, The Ringer):
BKN: Bench Is A Key To Recent Success (from Justin Thomas, Nothin’ But Nets):
DET: Griffin Returns To His Former Home Court A Different Player (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
GSW: Jordan Bell: Waiting For Increased Role (from Steve Mims, Duck Sports):
GSW: Underrated (from Steph Curry, The Players Tribune):
GSW: Will Cousins Make Good On The Dubs’ Big Bet? (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
HOU: The Harden Experience Is Unprecedented & Undeniable (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
HOU: Harden Is The Outlier Of The NBA (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
IND: The Pacers Have Built A Stable System Around Oladipo (from Dylan Hughes, The Step Back ):
IND: We Still Don’t Know If Turner & Sabonis Can Play Together & That’s Okay (from Adam Friedman, Indy Cornrows):
MEM: Should Gasol Take Time Off To Get Healthy?  (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: Justise Winslow Is In His Comfort Zone (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
MIL: Film Room: Giannis Vs Rudy G  (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
OKC: Poor FT Shooting Could Prove To Be Thunder’s Fatal Flaw (from Alex McEwen, Thunderous Intentions):
PHO: De’Andre Ayton’s Lessons, Vol 3 (from Gina Mizell, The Athletic):
PHO: Oubre Is Proving To Be A Great Fit (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
PHO: Oubre Fuels Comeback Win (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
WAS: Satoransky: Ultimate Glue Guy (from Haley O’ Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
WAS: Chasson Randle Set To Make Most Of New Opportunity (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Most Intriguing Pick & Roll Creators In The NBA Right Now  (from Zach Harper, The Athletic):
Breaking Down The NBA’s Usage Percentages (from Coach Nick, The Athletic):
Strength Of Schedule To Date & For Remainder Of Season (from Ed Kupfer):
We Should Show More Reverence Toward Past Superstars (from David Aldridge, The Athletic):
How Yale’s Oni Went From D-3 Commit To NBA Prospect (from Adam Zagoria, Forbes):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/6/18

*ATL: Trae Young’s Passing Is Ahead Of Schedule (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
ATL: Vince Carter’s Journey To Becoming NBA’s Go-To Mentor (from David Singh, Sportsnet.ca):
BKN: D’Angelo Russell Is Playing Like An Elite PG (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: DeMarre Carroll Is Playing Like His Old Self Again (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: Nets Point To Depth As Reason For Improvement (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BOS: Rozier’s Backup Role Brings Challenges (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
CHI: Boylen Just Wants Bulls To Play Smarter (from Mike McGraw, Daily Herald):
CHI: Bulls Focus Is On The Future (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
DAL: Broekhoff Find His Rhythm (from Nick Metallinos, ESPN):
GSW: Video Breakdown: How The Dubs Won Against The Hot-Shooting Kings (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
LAC: SGA Is Dealing With Fatigue & Fighting Through The “Rookie Wall” (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
LAL: Film Room: The Problem With How The Lakers’ Have Developed Ingram (from Pete Zayas, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Lakers’ Youth Is Wasting Its Opportunity To Shine (from Bill Oram, The Athletic):
LAL: Video: Lonzo Ball: Scrub Or Star? (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
MIN: Petersen & Benz: The Wolves’ Top Broadcast Team (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press)
MIN: Wolves Need A Strong, Candid Communicator (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NYK: Hardaway: Losing Is Tough But It Builds Character & Matures You As A Player (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
POR: Assists On The Rise (from Jamie Hudson, NBC Sports):
TOR: How To Properly Feed A Hungry Pack Of Raptors (from Rachel Brady, Globe And Mail):
Inside The Life Of NBA Assistant Coaches (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
A Study Of Blown Leads, Comebacks & Close Games Around The NBA (from Andrew Patton, Liberty Ballers):
Predicting Six Players Who Will Be Better In 2019  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
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*ATL: Trae Young’s Passing Is Ahead Of Schedule (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/5/18 PART ONE

ATL: Warriors Believe Schlenk Will Be Successful With The Hawks (from Chjris Kirschner, The Athletic):
BKN: Jarrett Allen’s Steady Ascent (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
DAL: How DeAndre Jordan Found His Free Throw Zone (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
DEN: Jokic Is A Passing Wizard (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
HOU: PJ Tucker Once Again Leads NBA In Corner Threes (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
IND: Sabonis Needs More Minutes (from Adam Friedman, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: The Clippers Are Surprisingly Good (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
MEM: JJJ: Grizzlies’ Paragon Malleable Big Man (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
MIL: Who Is Thon Maker?  A Spin Of The Globe Provides A Glimpse (from Lori Nickel, jsonline):
MIN: RoCo Is A Unique DPOY Candidate (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
MIN: KAT Is Back  (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
PHI: What Is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome? (from Stephania Bell, ESPN):
PHI: Surviving “Uncontrollable Happenstance” (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
PHO: Dragan Bender Lives In Basketball Hell (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
TOR: Kawhi Will Be The Next Test Of The Raptors’ Place In The NBA  (from Kevin Arnovitz,  ESPN):
TOR: Inside Siakam’s Journey To Raptors Stardom (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
UTA: Anxiety, Pain & Resilience: How One Night In NY Changed Thabo Sefolosha’s Life (from Tony Jones, The Athletic):