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):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/14/17 PART TWO

How 2016 Draftees Ingram, Bender, Hield, Sabonis, Prince Are Faring In Year Two (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Taurean Prince: Year Two (from Michael Cunningham, ajc.com):
The Warriors Are Shooting Better Than Ever (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
LBJ’s Improved Shooting (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
Sabonis & Oladipo Are Feuling The Pacers’ Rise (from Michael Sykes II, SB Nation):
Video Breakdown: KAT’s Defense Versus Embiid (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
Can The Rockets Be Stopped?  (from Tim Cato, SB Nation):
Nets:  RHJ’s 2nd Chance (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Stephen Silas On The Rockets’ Defense (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
Ranking The NBA’s New Middle Class (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Why Satoransky Should Be Wall’s Primary Backup (from Donnell Coley, Wiz Of Awes):
Spurs: Brandon Paul Finally Gets His Shot (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):
Yogi Ferrell Continues To Rise (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Thunder: Abrines Can Shoot, Roberson Can Defend (from David Brandon, 16 Wins):
Film Room: Episode 1: Defensive Execution (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/5/17

Roy Hibbert And The Search For Truth In Defensive Stats (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
What KAT Can Learn From DMC (from Michael Walton, Dunking With Wolves):
Are The Pacers Overachieving Or Underestimated?  (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Now D’Antoni Has Two Stellar PGs (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
The Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Horford Credits Marcus Smart For Blossoming Alley-Oop Connection (form Jay King, Mass Live):
Tatum’s Historic Shooting Pace (from Taylor King, celtics.com):
NBA Scout Breaks Down Ben Simmons’ Biggest Strengths, Flaws (from Sean Devey, Sporting News);
Cavs’ Playbook: New Sets Are Exploiting Opposing Centers (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
Film Breakdown: Timberwolves’ Flex Offense Concepts (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Interesting Trends So Far This Season (from Shane Young, BBall Breakdown):
The Raptors’ Youth Movement (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Nuggets: Lyles Ready For Increased Opportunity (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Thaddeus Young: The Do-It-All Big Man The Pacers Need (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
How Are The Jazz Doing It?  (from Andy Larsen, ksl.com):
Grizzlies’ Winning Formula: Defend & Score In Transition (from Grizzly Bear Blues):
Three Under-The-Radar Storylines From The Season’s 1st Quarter (from Austin Cracraft, LWOS):
Bulls: Can Dunn Provide Stability At PG? (from Sam Smith,  bulls.com):
ORL Reality: Improve Defense Or Miss Playoffs (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
With Room To Maneuver, WCS Is Playing Better Off The Bench (from Nate Wolf, NBA Math):
G-League Scouting Report: Christian Wood (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days.com):
Basketball Dictionary: “Drop”, Part Two (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Demario Mayfield Finds Basketball Peace In The Middle East (from David Gardner, Bleacher Report):

Adaptable Dwyane Wade (from Vincent Goodwill, NBC Sports):

Brandon Ingram: Transforming Before Lakers’ Eyes (from Tania Ganguli, LATimes):