Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/12/19 PART TWO

ATL: Alex Len Has Restarted His Career (from Don Markus, Baltimore Sun):
BOS: Do The Celtics Have A Leadership Problem? (from Bryan Oringher, Lineups.com):
BOS: Robert Williams: Beginning To Realize How Good He Can Be (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
DEN: Isaiah Thomas’ Invaluable Contributions To Playoff Push (from Harrison Wind, BSN Denver):
GSW: A Night Steve Kerr Won’t Forget (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
HOU: Morey Positioning Rockets To Be Dubs’ “Toughest Opponent” (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
HOU: Rockets Have Small Margin Of Error (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Pieces Are In Place For Stretch Run (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
MEM: Garrett Temple Carries Family Lesson In Community Service To NBPA VP Role (from Warren Shaw, Closeup 360):
MIA: Winslow Is Finding His Lane At PG (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
NOP: Undrafted Rookie Kenrich Williams Is Making A Big Impact (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
*OKC: PG13’s MVP Candidacy Is Growing (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
PHO: Ayton Focused On Perfecting His Body & Expanding His Game (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
*SAS: Spurs’ Prospect Adam Hanga Intrigues (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
TOR: Marc Gasol Was Human Highlight Factory In 1st Raptors Home Game (from Kyle Kantion, Yahoo Sports):
TOR The New-Look Raptors (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
Terminology Tuesday: M.I.G. (from Bryan Oringher):
NBA Executives: Possibility Vs Certainty  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Read it here:  Possibility vs. Certainty
Layman’s Guide To Following #DraftTwitter (from Evan Zamir, Medium):
*OKC: PG13’s MVP Candidacy Is Growing (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
*SAS: Spurs’ Prospect Adam Hanga Intrigues (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/12/19 PART ONE

– BKN: Napier Is Quite The Luxury (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
– BKN: The Loss At Toronto Was Encouraging (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
– BOS: Jayson Tatum And The Art Of Getting To FT Line (from Max Carlin, Celtics Blog):
– CLE: Steven Adams, The Ultimate Yeoman (from Jeff Siegel, Fear The Sword):
– DEN: Nuggets’ Depth Is A Good Problem (from Sean Keeler, Denver Post):
Read it here:  https://www.denverpost.com/2019/02/12/isaiah-thomas-michael-malone-denver-nuggets/

– GSW: Steph Curry’s Game Is More Than Just The Shot (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
– HOU: Harden’s Leadership (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
– HOU: Harden Is Rockets’ MVP But Playoff Hopes Hinge On CP3 (from Ben Golliver, Washingotn Post):
Read it here:   http://wapo.st/2GzSMzP
 IND: What Can Wesley Matthews Bring To The Pacers?  (from Tony East, BBall Index):
– LAL: Walton Says Lakers Need To Re-Find Passion For Playing Defense (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
– MIA: Winslow Now Countering Opponents’ Counterpoints (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIL: Khris Middleton: Perfect 2nd Option (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
– MIL: Brook Lopez Stretches The Bucks’ Offense By Shooting Threes (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
– OKC: Westbrook Is Thriving With PG In Control (from Nate Scott, USA Today):
– ORL:  Jonathan Isaac Breaks Out (from Luke Duffy, Hoops Habit):
– PHI: Simmons Three-Point Attempt (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
– POR: Seth Curry On Blazing His Own Career Path (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
– SAC: Bagley Is Getting Opportunities To Dominate  (from BS West, Sactown Royalty):
– The Art Of Talking To Refs (from Alex Wong, Yahoo Sports):
– AND1’s Influence On Today’s NBA Handles (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/11/19

BOS: Back To The Drawing Board? (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Why Has Celtics Defense Been Bad In 2nd & 3rd Quarters? (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
BOS: Who Deserves Blame For Collapse Vs LAC? (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Journal):
CHA: Dementia is Stealing Carl Scheer’s Memories But Not His Legacy (from Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Explaining The Cavs’ Future Plans (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: Can Brandon Knight Regain Old Form? (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Defensive Improvement Is Imperative (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
DET: Maker Is Still A Project. How Limited Is His Upside? (from Sean Corp, Detroit Bad Boys):
GSW: Video Breakdown: How The Dubs’ Big 3 Survived The Heat (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: 5 Observations From Win Over Heat (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
IND: What Wesley Matthews Brings (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
MIL: Bucks Are Juggernaut Hiding In Plain Sight (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
MIN: Saric Looking For Comfort Zone (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: Could Pels Run Afoul Of Anti-Tanking, Anti-Resting Rules? (from Michael McCann, Sports Illustrated):
NYK: Film Study: How To Improve Ntilikina’s Layups (from Posting And Toasting):
ORL: Magic Continue To Be One Of NBA’s Best Passing Teams (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Magic Gaining Confidence At Right Time (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Isaac Showing Signs Of Becoming Transformational Player (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Ben Simmons’ 3-Point Attempt (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
TOR: Marc Gasol Offers Raptors New Dimension (from Vivek Jacob, Raptors Rapture):
WAS: Chasson Randle Is Making Impressions (from Jeff Wentland, Dispatch-Argus):
Read it here:
Video: The Daily ATO: Great Actions For Backdoors & Shooters (from Adam Spinella):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/10/19

BKN: Nets’ Next Challenge: Re-Integrating LeVert & Crabbe (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

BKN: LeVert Is Still The Nets’ Most Important Player (from Quintin James, Nothin’ But Nets):

CLE: The Cavs’ Rebuilding Plan (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
DEN: How The Nuggets Discovered Jokic (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
GSW: Klay & DMC Chemistry (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: Collison Makes Quiet Contributions That Have Loud Impact (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAL: Lakers Take Big Risk In Trading Zubac (from Trevor Lane, Lakers Nation):
MEM: What To Expect From Delon Wright (from Ed Memphis, Beale Street Bears):
NYK: Kadeem Allen Keeps Turing Heads (from Howie Kussoy/Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Video Breakdown: Westbrook Analysis: Who Needs Efficiency? (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
PHI: Can The Sixers Reach Their Incredible Ceiling? (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
PHI: The New Sixers’ Rotation So Far (from Adam Aaronson, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Ayton Has Signature Post Moves & A Path To Dominance (from Kellan olson, Arizona Sports):
POR: Breaking Down Hood’s 1st Game With The Blazers (from Nate Mann, Blazer’s Edge):
TOR: Breaking Down Marc Gasol’s Raptor Debut (from Scott Rafferty, ca.nba.com ):
TOR: Don’t Judge Gasol By His Age (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
WAS: Parker Can Give The Wizards A New Element (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
The Two-Way Contract Standouts (from Ben Nadeau, BasketballInsiders):
2019 Draft’s Boom-Or-Bust Prospects (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/19

BKN: Marks Won’t Let Nets’ Surprising Rise Alter His Long-Term Strategy (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: LeVert Better Than Expected In Return (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Importance Of Defining Roles (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
CHI: Otto Porter’s Bulls’  Debut  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DAL: Why Luka Loves Dallas & How The Mavs Plan To Keep it That Way (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DET: Reggie Jackson Is Adapting Well To New Role In Offense (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: Harden’s Unstoppable, Maddening, Beautiful Game (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
IND: Pritchard’s Commitment Remains Firm (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: The Clippers Might Have Won The Trade Deadline (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
LAL: Muscala’s Acquisition Was Calculated But Expensive ( from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: How The Bucks Solidified Their Roster By Adding Mirotic (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIN: Sorely Missing RoCo (from Dylan Hughes, Dunking With Wolves):
NOP: Balancing AD’s Playing Time With Future Concerns (from Associated Press):
PHI: Harris Fits Right In As Sixers Defeat Nuggets (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
POR: Video Breakdown: Blazers’ 5 Favorite Plays ( from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nguyen):
POR: New Lineup Brings New Hopes (from Dan Marang, Blazer’s Edge):
WAS: Ernie Grunfeld Interview (from Fred Katz, The Athletic)
Projecting The Buyout Market (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
From Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-daily-buyout-watch/
Q & A: Liliahn Majeed, NBA VP Of Diversity & Inclusion (from Dominique Fluker, Forbes):
– QOTD: Kenny Smith on the (non)-impact of LaVar Ball on the Lakers: ” “It’s not about dads and uncles and cousins in the NBA. It’s not like high school. The relationship is only your agent and player. As long as the agent and the player doesn’t say anything, you’re fine.”
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):

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