Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/17/18

Nuggets: The Unconventional Efficiency Of Gary Harris (from Max Carlin, Nugg Love):

Raptors: Offensive Makeover Is Going Well, But Could Be Stalled By Lack Of Shooters (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Raptors’ Midseason Report Card (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Wright, VanVleet Leading Raptors Bench To New Heights (from Faizan Hasnany, NBA Math):
The Raptors’ Improved Defensive Identity: Switching, Communication, Versatility, Intensity  (from Gabe Nisker, RaptorsHQ):
The Rockets Are Finally Getting Healthy (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
Pelicans:  AD & DMC Are Twin Towers For The Modern NBA (from Seth Rosenthal/Mike Prada, SBNation):
Bulls: LaVine Eager To Prove He’s More Than A Dunk Contest Icon (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
Rookie Status Update: Jordan Bell (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Bogdan Bogdanovic: The Best Rookie No One Is Talking About (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Hawks: Rookie Road Finally Leads To Playing Time For Tyler Dorsey (from Chris Vivlamore, ajc.com):
Every GM’s Trade Deadline History (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Q & A: Joe Harris (from Sam Blum, Daily Progress):
Scouting International Prospects For Future Drafts  (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Mo Bamba Is The Draft’s Freakish Defensive Star (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
The NBA’s International Takeover: How Marciuionis Opened Pandora’s Box  (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Video Breakdown: Steph Guards DeRozan, Draymond Wrecks Raptors (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Good, Bad, Ugly Of OKC’s Offense (from Kelly Scaletta, Dime Mag):
OKC: Donovan Likes His All-Bench Lineup (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
The Problem With How Assists Are Awarded (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Inside The Film Room With Kenny Atkinson (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
  NBA G-League All-2018 Showcase Teams (from gleague.nba.com):
G-League: It’s Been A Long Road For Damion Lee (from Blake Murphy, The ASthletic):
Basketball Dictionary: Pick & Roll Defense:”Under-Two” (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of JoJo White, who passed away on Tuesday:

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/12/18 PART TWO

Raptors: All About Chemistry (from William Lou, Medium):
Depth Is Keying Raptors’ Success (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
The Raptors’ Bench Is A Glimpse Into Their Future (from Def Pen):
Troy Daniels Has Thrived In Suns’ Evolving Offense (from Kevin Zimmerman, Arizona Sports):
Mavs’ Assistant Melvin Hunt’s Journey As A Coach (from Isaac Harris, Mavs.com):
Video Breakdown: Angles & Spacing In The Context Of Closeouts & The Pick-And-Roll (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Cavs’ Defense Makes Finals No Certainty (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Cavs’ Latest Problem: Tristan Thompson’s Return (from Evan Dammarell, Cavs Nation):
Wiggins Is Responding To Thibodeau’s Prodding (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):

Can Sabonis Prosper As A Hybrid 4/5?  (From Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):

What Steve Clifford Had To Change To Keep Coaching (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
Dennis Smith, Jr: Taking Lead For Mavs (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
Can Al Jefferson Still Have Impact?  (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Kings’ Mid-Season Autopsy (from Sactown Royalty):

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):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/23/17 PART ONE

Q & A:  James Harden’s Trainer Paul Gabritz  (from Gavriel Wilkins, Space City Scoop):
Clint Capela Has Arrived (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Nets’ Young Guns (from Jacob Ahlmann, Nothin’ But Nets):
Why Brad Stevens Doesn’t Overreact To Foul Trouble (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Melo’s New Role (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Casspi’s Cutting Makes Him Ideal Fit With Warriors (from Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle):
Jordan Bell’s Evolution On Display (from Logan Murdock, Mercury News):
Ben Simmons Bends The Game To His Will (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Sixers: TLC Isn’t Playing Like A Viable Reserve (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Can The Raptors Reverse Their Playoff Trend?  (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Anunoby Finds Shooting Stroke, Gives Raptors Potential 1st Round Steal  (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
Inside The Heat’s Quest To Win Without A Superstar  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Through Off-Court Tragedy, Devin Harris Remains A True Professional  (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
Bucks: John Henson’s Connections Lead To Consistent PT (from Eric Nehm ESPN):
Friday Night Recap – With Links To Game Stories (from Michael D. Sykes, SBNation):
Devin Booker Is Becoming A More Complete Player (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
Suns:  Isaiah Canaan Is Making The Most Of His Opportunity (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Lakers Like What They Are Seeing From Lonzo Ball’s Shot (from Josh Martin, USA Today):
Are The Cavs Better Prepared For The Dubs?  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Film Room: Episode Two (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Lakers’ Film Room: Kuzma’s 38-Point Game (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
Jameel Warney, Team USA’s Unsung Male Athlete Of The Year  (from DefPen):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/19/17

The Rockets Have A Counter For Everything (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Why Have The Rockets Played So Well? (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
Rockets: Second Only To GSW In Effective & True Shooting Percentages (from Brian K. Patterson, Huse Of Houston):
How Oladipo Has Changed His Game Since Joining The Pacers (from Scott Rafferty, Dime Mag):
What Mirotic Has Brought To The Bulls (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
Blazers: Zach Collins Is Taking Positive Steps (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Alongside Embiid, Simmons Is Pushing Sixers Back To Prominence (from Tim Faklis, Sporting News):
Korkmaz’ Injury Complicates Sixers’ Off-Season  (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
By Relying Less On Their Stars, Raptors Have Sharpened Into Dangerous Contender (from Josh Planos, Washington Post):
8 Observations (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Grizzlies: Dillon Brooks Has Been A Massive Help (from Tony East, Beale Street Bears):
Is Al Horford The DPOY? (from Alex West,  NBA Math):
Celtics’ DPOY:  Horford Or Smart? (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Nitpicking Jaylen Brown’s Lockdown Defense (from Danny Emerman, 16 ins):
Things We Learned From Brad Stevens’ Conversation With Coach K (from Nicole Yang, Bosotn.com):
The Current State Of The Celtics (from Robby McKittrick, Hashtag Basketball):
No Shortcuts: Nets’ Sean Marks & Kenny Atkinson Are Turning Agony Into Opportunity (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Small-Ball Is Complicating JaVale McGee’s Playing Time (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Monday Night Recap – With Links To Game Stories (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Q & A: David Wesley (from Fernando Ritzman, Locked ON Pelicans):
Front-Office Look At Where Teams Are Headed (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
What The Wizards Learned During Wall’s Absence (from Kevin So, Hashtag Basketball):
Wizards: Keeping Mike Scott Beyond This Season Presents Challenges (from Tony East, Bullets Forever ):
The Pistons’ Small Forward Issue (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Darren Collison’s Pull-Up 3s  (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Nets: Okafor’s Conditioning Will Determine When He Plays (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
–  Will Barton’s Balanced Attack Is Crucial For Nuggets (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
The Mudiay Experience (from Brendan Vogt, Mile High Sports):
Michael Beasley: The Good & The Bad (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Porzingis Says That Hornacek Is More Comfortable Because He Is Running His Own Offense This Season  (from Al Ianazzone, Newsday):
Sean Kilpatrick Feels At Home With The Bucks (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
Hezonja: Making The Most Of Opportunity (from John Denton, magic.com):
Nearly Every Magic Player’s Three-Point %Age Is Up From Last Season (from Josh Coen, magic.com):
For Doris Burke, Having Game Is All That Matters (from Mark Bechtel, Sports Illustrated):
Basketball Dictionary: “Ice” (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Heat Two-Way Prospect Derrick Walton, Jr  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):