Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/14/19

ATL: Hawks Knock Off MEM With Offensive Clinic (from Graham Chapple, Peachtree Hoops):
DEN: What Does Isaiah’s DNP-CD Mean? (from Sean Keeler, Denver Post):
DEN: Takeaways From Win Over MIN (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
DET: Pistons’ Offense Is Thriving Off Simplicity (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
GSW: What The Dubs Did To Defeat HOU (from Joe Viray, Goden State Of Mind):
GSW: DMC Holds The Key (from Charles Curtis, USA Today):
HOU: Harden: The Keys To Guarding The Unguardable (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
HOU: Harden Is Even Better Than You Think (from Seerat Sohi, Yahoo Sports):
IND: Sabonis’ Screens Open Up Everything (from Tony East, BBall Index):
LAC: Zubac’s Rim Protection Has Transformed The Clippers’ Defense (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAC: SGA Has Established Himself As Clippers’ PG Of The Future (from Chris Murch, Clips Nation):
MIA: Haslem Is Still Here (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
MIL: Brogdon: Steadiness & Consistency (from Matt Velazquez,
NOP: Positives In A Lost Season (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
PHI: Embiid’s Defensive Brilliance Immediately On Display After Return (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: The Confusing Evolution Of Butler’s 3-Point Shooting (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: Evaluating Butler’s Impact (from Alec Liebsch, Hoops Habit):
PHO: Booker Is Taking The Suns To A Whole New Level (from Andrew Favakeh, Clutch Points):
SAC: Training Camp Set The Stage For The NBA’s Most Surprising Season (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
UTA: Takeaways From Win Over Suns (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
The Achilles Heel Of Each Finals Contender (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
Players With Most To Prove In Season’s Final Month (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
Video: Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
The NBA Should Do More To Deter Hate Speech From “Fans” (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/13/19

ATL: The Hawks Can Use Beal & LaVine As Models For Huerter’s Offensive Development (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: The Nets Are Ahead Of Schedule (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
BOS: Everything To Know About Celtics’ Future Draft Picks (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
CLE: Brandon Knight Showing Glimpses Of Old Form (from Chris Fedor,
DET: Kennard Is At His Best As A Shooter When Pistons Play Fast (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
DET: Healthy Ish Smith Proving To Be Pistons’ X-Factor (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
HOU: The Keys To Austin Rivers’ Defensive Success (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
LAC: Why Lou Williams Embraced Life As Bench Player (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
MEM: Valanciunas Has Been Unleashed (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
MIL: Giannis: DPOY?  (from Alex Boeder,
MIL: Pat Connaughton: The NBA’s Kyler Murray (from Alan Siegel, The Ringer):
MIN: KAT’s All-NBA Play Puts Wolves In A Tricky Spot (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
MIN: KBD Is Impossible To Ignore (from Julian Andrews,
NOP: Can AD Find A Better Running Mate Than Jrue Holiday? (from Preston Ellis, Bleacher Report):
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PHO: Josh Jackson: From Detroit To Napa To The NBA (from Cyril Penn, Napa Valley Register):
UTA: How Black Utah Jazz Players Have Embraced Salt Lake City (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The 7 Teams That Could Win It All If Their Pieces Fit (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
Video: Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
Future Team Power Rankings, By Category (from Kevin Pelton/Bobby Marks, ESPN):
The Shifting Scouting Landscape (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/12/19

ATL: Video: Trae Young, Undersized QB (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
BKN: How Kenny Atkinson Has Transformed the Culture In Brooklyn (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
CLE: Sexton Shows How Far He’s Come (from Chris Fedor,
DEN: Patience Is A Virtue For Nuggets’ Half-Court Offense (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
GSW: Q & A: Steve Kerr (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
MEM: The Complexity Of Gasol/Valanciunas Comparison (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIL: Patience Is Warranted As Middleton Adjusts To New Role (from Dan Larsen, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIL: Antetokounmpo & Connaughton In The Weight Room (from Lori Nickel,
MIN: Okogie’s Offensive Improvements & Where To Go From Here (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus ):
MIN: KBD Has A Chance To Show His Skills (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NYK: What To Watch For From The Young Knicks Down The Stretch (from Jonathan Lacri, Knicks Film School):
OKC: Markieff Morris: Beyond The Numbers (from Tailor Finney, Thunderous Intentions):
PHI: Zhaire Smith’s Jump Shot Form: Evolution & Analysis (from Dave Early, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Suns’ Future Looks Bright (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
POR: Playoff Race Update: WC Standings, Schedules, Tiebreakers (from Casey Holdahl,
SAS: Spurs Welcomed Gasol Back With An Offense Designed To Exploit Him (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
A Great NBA What-If (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Video: Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/10/19

ATL: Q & A: Trae Young (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
BKN: Accepting Analytics: Another Reason The Nets Have Made The Jump (from Bryan Fonseca/Net Income, Nets Daily):
BKN: Dinwiddie’s Return Is Potent Force Off Bench (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over LAL (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
DEN: Morris & Beasley, Essential Complementary Duo (from Jamie Powell, Double Clutch):
DET: Why Tanking Was Never An Option (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press ):
HOU: Tucker’s Unsung Defense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: Austin Rivers Is At Peace With His Career (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
IND: Myles Turner’s 3-Point Shooting (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
IND: Collison Has Mastered The Corner Three (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
LAC: Beverley Provides The Defensive Spark The Clippers Need (from Broderick Turner, LA Times):
MIA: Heat Benefitting From Starter Quality Minutes Off The Bench (from David Furones, SunSentinel):
MIL: Bledsoe Thriving With The Bucks (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
NOP: Cheick Diallo, Revisited (from Dio Nikiforos, Hoop Ball):
SAS: The Spurs’ PG Depth (from Andrew Ites, Air Alamo):
UTA: Gobert’s Offense Is Invaluable (from Ryan Aston, The J Notes):
Video: Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/9/19

ATL: Trae Young Is Seeing More Traps (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
BOS: How The Celtics May Have Saved Their Season (form John Karalis, Mass Live):
CHI: Q & A: Michael Reinsdorf (from Stephen Noh, The Athletic):
CHI: Zach LaVine’s Decision-Making Is Improving (from Phil Thompson, Chicago Tribune):
CLE: Who Can The Cavs Revive Off The “Scrap Heap”?  (from Jason Lloyd, The Athletic:
DEN: The Scoring Growth Of The Nuggets’ Young Core (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):;
DET: Luke Kennard Has Finally Arrived (from Brady Fred, Detroit Bad Boys):
MIA: New Look Second-Unit Proving A Winner (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
NYK: Mitchell Robinson’s Defensive Impact (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
OKC: Steven Adams’ Defense (from Reid Belew, Welcome To Loud City):
PHI: The Sixers’ Small Lineups Without Embiid (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Q & A: Lillard On Women Working In The NBA (from Casey Holdahl,
SAC: Harrison Barnes In The Post Is An Added Dynamic (from Sanjesh Singh, Sactown Royalty):
UTA: Takeaways From Loss To MEM (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Q & A: Rudy Gobert (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
The Psychology Of Tanking, Part Two (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):

QOTD:   from Nuggets’ Coach Malone on defending the Dubs“You have to have a different pick-up point. This is a different animal. The 3-point line is not out far enough. You’ve gotta pick them up two feet outside the 3-point line.”


“The randomness of their offense, the quick rip screen by a shooter and popping, the cutting through.  Steph Curry is most dangerous when he passes the ball, because now he’s cutting and everybody stands still and relaxes. It makes it really hard, but that’s where you have to understand, KYP, know your personnel. Who am I guarding, what are their tendencies, and when the ball is given up, don’t ball watch, don’t stand up, be ready to run and chase and stay connected.”

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