Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/19/18

Warriors: With Other 3 Stars Out, Draymond Showcases His Versatility (from Conor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):

Warriors’ Video Breakdown: How Quinn Cook Can Play Off-Ball Like Klay Thompson (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Quinn Cook States His Case For Place On Dubs’ Playoff Roster (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Warriors Look For Spurs-like Long-Term Success (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):

How LeBron James Fixed His Back (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):

Giannis: Bucks’ Best Hope Since KAJ (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
OKC: 4 Big Questions (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Nets Got Everything They Wanted From DeMarre Carroll (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Video Breakdown:  D’Angelo Russell Shows What He Can Do (from Nicholas LeTourneau, Nets Daily):
Heat: Adebayo’s Defensive Edge Is Fancy Footwork (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Nuggets: Debunking The Myth That It’s All Coach Malone’s Fault (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Is It Time To Take The Blazers Seriously As Title Contenders? (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):
The Knicks’ PGs (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Jarrett Jack’s Wide Circle Of Influence (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Cheick Diallo: Providing Energy For Pelicans (from William Guillory,
Emeka Okafor: Impacting The WC Playoff Race (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Spurs: Finding The “Silver Lining” Amid Playoff Struggle (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Suns: Josh Jackson Is Breaking Out (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
CBA Encyclopedia: Explaining The “Stepien Rule” (from Danny Leroux, Real GM):
Marshall Henderson: Still Chasing His Dream (from Jason King, Bleacher Report):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/18/18

Valanciunas: Reaping The Rewards Of Raptors’ Egalitarian Offense (from Jordan Skuse, Raptors Rapture):
Q & A: Jusuf Nurkic (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Draymond Set The Tone In Warriors’ Win Over Suns (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
How The Sixers Manufacture Scoring For Ben Simmons (from Jackson Frank, Patreon):
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Sixers: Fultz Might Return Soon, But It’s Not As Simple As It Seems (from Keith Pompey,
The Sixers Blend Youth & Maturity (from Jack McCaffery,
X-Factor For Every WC Playoff Contender (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Timberwolves: Balancing The Offense Without Butler (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
Corey Brewer Fits In With The Thunder (from Brett Dawson,
– Justise Winslow: Heat’s Overlooked Hero (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):
Bam Adebayo’s All-Rookie Worthy Defense (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Willy Hernangomez Loves Steve Clifford’s Bluntness (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Knicks: The Kyle O’Quinn Conundrum (from Jonathan Macri. The Knicks Wall):
Celtics: Greg Monroe, Making An Impact (from Justin Quinn, Celtics Life):
Spurs: Assessing Dejounte Murray As Starting PG (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Meet TJ Leaf (from Jon Marks, Times Of Israel):
How The NBA Finally Learned To Start Taking Mental Health Seriously (from Robert Silverman, The Daily Beast):
G-League: Jeremy Pargo Is On A Tear Since Joining Santa Cruz (from Jim Seimas, Santa Cruz Sentinel):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/17/18

The Continuing Evolution of Shot Selection (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Raptors: Valanciunas Has Found His Place (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Julius Randle: From Out Of Mind To Front And Center (from Jesse Blanchard, BBall Breakdown):
NBA Post Game Hasn’t Disappeared, Just Moved (from Def Pen):
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LaMarcus Aldridge Is Keeping The Low Post Game Alive (from Katie Nelson, Hashtag Basketball):
How The Spurs’ Trying Season Unlocked Kyle Anderson (from Sarah Cilea, BBall Breakdown):
Celtics: Smart’s Injury Is A Major Blow (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Yabusele Eager To Earn Role For Banged-Up Celtics (from Taylor Snow,
Celtics: Terry Rozier Prospering With Added Responsibility (from Taylor Snow,
Friday Film (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Lakers: Luke Walton Explains Improving Defense, Sees Potential For Further Growth (from Harrison Faigen, Lakers Nation):
Blazers: Offense & Defense Have Each Contributed Significantly To Winning Streak (from Nate Mann, Rip City Project):
Thunder: Is Corey Brewer A Net Positive?  (from Tamberlyn Richardson, Thunderous Intentions):
Dennis Smith Wonders Why He Can’t Get To The FT Line More (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News);
Bucks: How Two Friends Brought Brandon Jennings Back (from Lori Nickel,
How Vince Carter Is Mentoring Kings’ Young Players (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Pistons: Andre Drummond: Working On Adding A Jump Shot (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Fixing The Pistons (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Fixing The Bulls (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Justin Anderson Could Help The Sixers’ Defense (from Christopher Kline, The Sixers Sense):
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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,
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,


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/15/18

Nuggets: A Beautiful ATO GIves Them Lots Of Options (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
The Pacers Are Stranding Oladipo’s Speed Against Hedges & Traps (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Fred VanVleet: The Bench Boss (from Michael Grange,
Raptors: Siakam’s Evolution Is Paying Dividends At Both Ends (from Jordan Skuse, Raptors HQ):
Julius Randle Is Changing The Narrative Of His Future (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Is Robert Covington Really A “Streaky Shooter”?  (from Eric Sidewater & blindloyalty76, Liberty Ballers):
The Sixers’ Draft Strategy Dilemma (from Bret Stuter, The Sixers Sense):
Fixing The Hornets (from Shane Rhodes, Basketball Insiders):
Why The Knicks Are Shooting Mid-Range Shots (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Q & A: Knicks’ Player Development VP Craig Robinson (from Ian Begley,ESPN):
How The Wolves Defended Durant (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
NBA Scouts On Trae Young (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Being Trae Young: Behind The Scenes (from Cody Stavenhagen, Tulsa World):
Wendell Carter, Jr Was Born Into An NBA Future (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
Carl English Is Still Balling Out (from Blake Murphy, VICE Sports):