Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/29/18

Each Title Contender’s Biggest Question Mark (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Week 23 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
How The Heat Have Unleashed Wayne Ellington’s Shooting (from Shehan Peiris, Blog Don’t Lie):
Jaylen Brown Knows The Secret To Success (from Max Resetar, slamonline.com):
Celebrating Daniel Theis (from Romy Nehme, Celtics Blog):
What Walter McCarty Learned About Coaching From Brad Stevens & Rick Pitino (from Mark Dunphy, Boston.com):
How Quinn Cook Stayed Resilient Through Father’s Passing, NBA Roster Cuts (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Fultz: Another Step In The Right Direction (from Jessica Camerato, NBC Sports):
Fultz Needs A Perimeter Jumper To Play Next To Simmons (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
BOS 97, UTA 94 (from Celtics Blog):
3 Lessons From Jazz’ Success After Losing Hayward (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Trey Burke Is Finally Making Jumpers (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Pacers: Why Nate McMillan Calls Thad Young “The Glue” (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):
Why The Knicks Believe In Ntilikina (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Anthony Davis: DPOY? (from Jake Madison, Locked On Pelicans):
COY Candidacies Highlight Different Situations (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
MVP Candidate Scoring: Points Per Possession By Play Type (from Todd Whitehead, Crumpled Jumper):
Luol Deng: Standing Tall For Africa (from forbesafrica.com):
This Summer’s RFA Market (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):
The Basketball Dictionary: “Dive” (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/16/18

Blazers: Catching Fire At The Right Time (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Ed Davis Is One The NBA’s Best Bench Players (from Robert Flom, Blazer’s Edge):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Ben Simmons’ Defensive Versatility (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
Joe Ingles Plays At His Own Speed (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
How The Rockets’ Defense Has Improved (from Gavriel Wilkins, Hoops Habit):
Adjusting To The LeBron James System (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
Bjelica: Willing, Intelligent, Capable Defender (from Brian Sampson, Canis Hoopus):
Pistons: Stanley Johnson Remains A Mystery (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Pistons: Buycks Make Case For Roster Spot Next Season (from Vince Ellis, Free Press):
Q & A: Justise Winslow (from Brandon Di Perno, Hot Hot Hoops):
Marcin Gortat Is Slowing Down (from Kenny Chapman, Hoops Habit):
Celtics: Theis Will Be Sorely Missed (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Weekly Roundup: KD, AD, Knicks, Lonzo, Zach Collins, More (from Micahel Pina, VICE Sports):
X-Factor For Every EC Playoff Contender (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
– A HOU-TOR Final Would Be Fun (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Rockets: Ariza Is A Perfect Lineup Piece (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Raptors Reserves Ready For Playoffs (from Joshua Howe, Raptors Republic):
What If These Are The Real Cavs? (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Jazz: Dante Exum’s Return (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Players Who Deserve More Attention (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
Basketball Dictionary: “Thumb Down/Up” (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Is Nick Young Ready For The Bright Lights?(from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Fixing The Knicks (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):
Where The Knicks’ Most Productive Work Is Getting Done (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
These Knicks Didn’t Have To Be Jarrett Jack’s Reality (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
What Moves Can And Should The Nets Make In The Offseason? (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Overseas Stars Share Crazy Stories (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Q & A: Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):

 

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

Breathing New Life Into The Post Game (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Jazz: Joe Ingles Is Anything But Average (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
Hawks’ GM Is Trying To Rebuild The Franchise In GSW’s Image (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
What It Means For Wiggins To Thrive Without Butler (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Wolves: Adjusting To Life Without Butler (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
Jeff Teague Got His Mojo Back (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
PHI 108, CLE 97 (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Ben Simmons: LBJ In The Making? (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Lillard Has Been Amazing But Needs More Help (from Wes Goldberg, Fanrag Sports):
Markieff Morris: Wizards’ Unsung Hero (from Jake Whitacre, Bullets Forever ):
Nuggets: With Millsap Back, Coach Malone Must Retool His Rotation (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Rockets’ Wins Come In All Shapes And Sizes (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Spencer Dinwiddie: G-League Success Story (from Thomas Dowd,  Nets.com):
Long Island Hoop Lessons Launched Kenny Atkinson’s Journey To The NBA (from Thomas Dowd, Nets.com):
G-League Long Island Nets Follow A Course Set In Brooklyn (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
Can The Pelicans Make A Run At WC 3rd-Seed?  (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
Q & A: E’Twaun Moore (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Luka Doncic Is The Real Deal (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Simplicity, Effectiveness, Predictability: Cavaliers’ Paradox  (from Alex Hooper, CBS Cleveland):
Magic: Vucevic’s Road To Recovery (from Dan Savage, magic.com):
The Magic Must Address The PG Issue (from Drew Miller, Orlando Magic Daily):
Hardaway Jr & The Knicks Final 20 Games (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
Why Kyle O’Quinn Could Be Playing Himself Out Of New York (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Luke Walton: Lonzo Was The Best Player Tonight  (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Siakam’s Path To Impact Player: Not Exactly Normal (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
The Rockets’ March Schedule Madness (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Schedule Alert: Games That Tired Teams Should Lose In March (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
What Does OKC Need From Its Bench In The Playoffs? (from Ben Merten, Welcome To Loud City):
How Tony Bennett Turned Virginia Into College Basketball’s Spurs (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
How Australian Basketball Will Be Targeting One-And-Dones (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Basketball Dictionary: “Split Cut” (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
And thanks to Andrew Gould of B/R for highlighting the ultimate silliness of those dumb combo stat exclusivity lists:

 

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):