Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/7/18

Paul George Has Evolved Into Westbrook’s Ideal Sidekick (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):

OKC’s Turnover-Forcing Defense & How It Fuels Their Offense (from SBNation):
The Raptors Show How Good They Can Be (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
Raptors & Celtics Are Examples Of Importance Of Player Development (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
KP’s ACL Tear: A Franchise Altering Injury (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Behind The Scenes Story Of A Deadline Deal That Changed The Trajectory Of A Franchise (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Jazz Sets That Create Open 3s (from Mike Zavagno):
Meet The Nuggets’ Point Guard: Center Nikola Jokic  (from Josh Plaos, Washington Post):
Oladipo’s Underrated Defense (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Pacers: Why Making No Move At The Trade Deadline May Be Their Best Move (from Adam Friedman, Indy Cornrows):
Grading 2017’s Deadline Deals One Year Later (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Reggie Bullock Has Been A Delightful Surprise For The Pistons This Season (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
The Distance Between LBJ & The Cavs Is Growing (from Jason LLoyd, The Athletic):
Cristiano Felicio: Trying To Show He’s Still Got Game (from Will Gottlieb, The Athletic):
Sixers Assistant Coach Billy Lange’s Role Regarding Markelle Fultz (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
Sixers: The Fultz Saga Continues (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
Trade Deadline BS Meter (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
Seth Curry’s Injury Changed The Season For The Mavericks (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):

Key Factors In ORL’s Improved Play: Trust & Jonathon Simmons (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):

Michael Beasley Is Instant Offense But He’s Stuck Being An NBA Nomad (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
How Steve Kerr’s Talented Roster Helped Him Build The Culture He Wanted (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Read it here:  https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/02/06/how-steve-kerrs-talented-roster-helped-him-build-culture-he-wanted/

Blake Griffin’s Leadership Style (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Has SVG Finally Figured Out The Stanley Johnson Puzzle? (from Ku Khahlil, Piston Powered):
Juancho Hernangomez: Staying Patient & Prepared (from Brendan Vogt, Mile High Sports):
Heat: Spoelstra Looking To Play Whiteside & Adebayo Together More  (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
16 Years, Nine Teams, One Love (from Caron Butler, The Players Tribune):
What’s Next For The Bulls’ Rebuild? (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):
Shabazz Napier: Seizing Opportunity With The Blazers (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
Cavs: How To Solve Their IT Problem  (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/19/18

Conditioning And Coaching Are Fueling The Heat (from Simon Smith, All U Can Heat):

The Heat’s Versatility Is The Key To Their Recent Success (from Chase Eyrich, All U Can Heat):
Adebayo Could End Up Being The Steal Of The 2017 Draft (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Breakout Star Capela Has Merely Scratched The Surface (from David Ramil, The Step Back):
The Pacers’ League-Leading ATOs  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
How The Young Wolves Have Gained Their Footing (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
The Wolves’ Offense Is Unconventional (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Tyrone Wallace Is Making The Most Of His Chance (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
PHI 89, BOS 80 (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Brad Stevens: COY? (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Terry Rozier’s Development (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
–  IT Working His Way Back: Growing Pains For Cavs (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Nate McMillan Has Fond Memories Of Portland (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):
How Lance Stephenson Found A Home In Hoosier Country (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
OKC: The Progression Of Melo (from Weston Shepherd, Daily Thunder):
HOU: Ariza Embracing Role As Glue Guy (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
Eric Gordon Is Not Shooting Well On His Most-Frequent Three-Point  Shot (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Reggie Hearn’s NBA Shot (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
GSW: How Chris Boucher Overcame His ACL Injury (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
–  Austin Rivers Has Heard It All & Now He’s Firing Back (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/13/18

Jayson Tatum: Franchise-Altering Talent (from Jeff Clark, Celtics Blog):
How Anunoby Defended LBJ (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
Video Breakdown: Donovan Mitchell (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Basketball, Family One & The Same To Tony Snell (from Lori Nickel, jsonline.com):
John Lucas Runs Special Workouts For Rockets’ Younger Players (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Kerr Takes Big-Picture Approach To Warriors’ Title Pursuits (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Watching Film With Coach Triano Is Helping Josh Jackson (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.co):
The Unusual Challenge Of A Potential Spencer Dinwiddie Contract Extension (from Danny Leroux, RealGM):
The Cautionary Tale Of The Magic (from Brett Koremenos, RealGM):
Adebayo Brings Energy, Quickness, Toughness (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
What Steve Clifford Did When His Body Screamed “Enough”  (from Rick Bonnell, harlotte Observer):
Pelicans: A Deep Dive Into Rotations (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
The Rookie Growth Curve Of Hawks’ Rookie John Collins, Version 3.0  (from Greg Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
G-League Showcase: Day 2 Recap (from Alex Busch, gleague.nba.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/3/18

What Kyrie Hopes To Find In Boston (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Does Irving Play Differently In Boston: 25 NBA Players Weigh In (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
IT Gives The Cavs A New Dimension (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
Kris Dunn’s Development (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
What Can NBA Teams Learn From Kuzma & Bell For The Next Draft? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
DeRozan’s Evolving Game Keys Raptors’ Culture Change (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
John Wall’s Shot Blocking (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
A Unique Strategy Is One Of Dubs’ Secrets To Prolonged Success (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Dubs Are Making Shots At Historic Rate (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Kyle Kuzma’s Ascendance (from Katie Baker, The Ringer):
Without Oladipo, The Pacers Have A Thin Margin Of Error (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Will The Lakers Ignore The Realities Of Team-Building? (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Reggie Bullock: Capitalizing On Opportunity (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
Finding A Bigger Offensive Role For Jayson Tatum (from Danny Emerman, The Ringer):
Tatum, Mitchell & Kuzma Take Different Paths To First Year Success (from Mitch Lawrence, Sporting News):
Sixers: How Brett Brown Uses Schoolteacher Tactics With Young Team (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Adebayo Has Helped The Heat Lead The League In Screen Assists (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Dellavedova Has Turned His Time Away Into Production (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
Nuggets Need To Get More Players Into The Rotation (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
Redick: Preparation Helps Deal With Highs And Lows (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
Unlocking Saric (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Basketball Dictionary: Weak (Defense) (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Warriors’ General Counsel Was An Underground Rapper (from Melissa Rohlin, Mercury News):
G-League: Kennedy Meeks’ Improvement (from Andrew Damelin, Raptors Republic):