Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/24/18 PART TWO

Celtics: How Marcus Smart Can Change The Series (from Scott Levine, Sir Charles In Charge):

Read it here:  https://sircharlesincharge.com/2018/04/24/boston-celtics-marcus-smart-change-series-milwaukee-bucks/

From Keith P. Smith, Celtics Blog:  https://www.celticsblog.com/2018/4/24/17275850/how-marcus-smart-can-boost-the-boston-celtics-offense-milwaukee-bucks-2018-nba-playoffs

Film Sessions: Sixers & Heat Prepare For Game 5 (from Steve Jones, Jr/Dylan Murphy, Cleaning The Glass):

Read and watch it here: https://cleaningtheglass.com/shootaround-heat-at-sixers-game-5/

Thon Maker: This Is My Time (from Eric Nehm, ESPN):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/milwaukee/post/_/id/2345/thon-maker-this-is-my-time

From Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass:  https://behindthebuckpass.com/2018/04/24/milwaukee-bucks-the-postseason-rejuvenation-of-thon-maker/

Offensive Adjustments Cavs Can Make For Game 5 (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.fearthesword.com/2018/4/24/17273018/cavaliers-game-5-offensive-adjustments

Mitchell & Rubio: The Jazz’ Odd Couple Is Destroying OKC (from Brady Klopfer, Clutch Points):

Read and watch it here:  https://clutchpoints.com/the-utah-jazz-odd-couple-is-destroying-the-oklahoma-city-thunder/

 

The “Normal” Life Of Steven Adams (from Royce Young, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23277928/normal-life-oklahoma-city-thunder-center-steven-adams-nba

Inside An NBA Head Coaching Search: What Execs Consider (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/326873/2018/04/24/inside-an-nba-head-coaching-search-what-execs-consider-as-they-make-a-hire/

 

A New Wrinkle Has Powered Wall & The Wizards (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):

Read and watch it here:  https://clutchpoints.com/a-new-wrinkle-has-powered-john-wall-and-the-wizards-past-the-raptors/

 

Grading The Nuggets After 2017-18  (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):

Read it here:  https://nbamath.com/crystalbasketball-ranking-the-denver-nuggets-after-2017-18/

Evaluating Mason Plumlee (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.denverstiffs.com/2018/4/24/17273654/player-evaluation-mason-plumlee-nba-denver-nuggets-reverse-dunks-free-throws

Grading The Pistons After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):

Read it here:  https://nbamath.com/crystalbasketball-ranking-the-detroit-pistons-after-2017-18/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/24/18

Sixers: Getting A Huge Boost From Their Role Players (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here:  https://fansided.com/2018/04/24/nba-playoffs-76ers-role-players-embiid-simmons/

How The Sixers Can Combat The Heat’s Aggressive Defense (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):

Read and watch it here:  https://theathletic.com/325900/2018/04/23/how-the-sixers-can-combat-miamis-aggressive-defense-and-close-out-the-series/

Do AD & The Pels Still Need DMC? (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23297808/zach-lowe-anthony-davis-demarcus-cousins-new-orleans-pelicans-nba-playoffs

Celtics: Tatum & Brown Are Owning The Moment (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23297168/jaylen-brown-jayson-tatum-owning-moment-boston-celtics-nba

Maker Impacts Series With High-Octane Minutes (from Gary D’Amato, jsonline.com):

Read it here:  https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2018/04/22/damato-bucks-thon-maker-impacts-series-high-octane-minutes/529565002/

From Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini:  https://hardwoodhoudini.com/2018/04/24/boston-celtics-semi-ojeleye-taking-over-greg-monroes-role/

Maker & Delly Swinging The Series (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):

Read and watch it here: https://thejumpball.net/2018/04/23/the-bucks-maker-and-delly-swinging-the-series/

The Bucks Have Found A Winning Defensive Formula (from Nate Wolf, Charity Stripe):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/milwaukee-bucks-18377101

How The Celtics Can Adjust To Bucks’ Switching Defense (from Michael DePrisco, Celtics Blog):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.celticsblog.com/2018/4/24/17273432/how-the-boston-celtics-can-adjust-to-milwaukee-bucks-switching-defense

 

Ojeleye’s Rugged Defense (from Simon Pollock, Celtics Blog):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.celticsblog.com/2018/4/23/17269266/semi-ojeleye-game-four-boston-celtics-milwaukee-bucks-playoffs

 

Celtics’ Takeaways (from Jay King, The Athletic):

Read and watch it here:  https://theathletic.com/326826/2018/04/23/kings-celtics-takeaways-marcus-smarts-return-could-add-teeth-to-boston-defense/

 

Oubre Energized The Wizards To Even The Series (from Zach Rosen, wizards.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.nba.com/wizards/oubre-energizes-wizards-even-series

HOU 119, MIN 100 (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23299214/houston-rockets-find-their-rhythm-minnesota

From Tim Faklis, Zone Coverage:  https://zonecoverage.com/2018/timberwolves/inside-houstons-50-point-quarter-and-how-the-timberwolves-fell-into-a-3-1-series-hole/

Wolves Finally Using Butler At PF (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):

Read and watch it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/kzxjaa/jimmy-butler-minnesota-timberwolves-nba-playoffs

Derrick Rose Has Been Reborn (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):

Read and watch it here: https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/4/23/17267854/derrick-rose-minnesota-timberwolves-stats-highlights-nba-playoffs

UTA 113, OKC 96 (from Andy Larsen, KSL):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.ksl.com/article/46306840/the-triple-team-jazz-victorious-over-okc-in-physical-game-4-battle-for-3-1-series-lead

Gobert’s Defense Has Thunder Frustrated (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):

Read it here:  http://newsok.com/article/5592010/rudy-goberts-defense-has-thunder-frustrated

The Gravity Of The Thunder’s Situation (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/4/24/17274292/russell-westbrook-thunder-jazz-game-4

Inside Quinn Cook’s Winding NBA Journey (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  https://www.si.com/nba/2018/04/24/nba-playoffs-quinn-cook-warriors-mavericks-pelicans-stephen-curry

What Is The Best Way For Coaches To Manage Foul Trouble? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):

Read it here:  https://cleaningtheglass.com/the-trouble-with-foul-trouble/

What’s Ahead For Trail Blazers? (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):

Read it here:  https://portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/393174-284426-whats-ahead-for-trail-blazers

Bazley Charts Another Path To NBA (from Adam Zagoria, NY Times):

Read it here:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/sports/darius-bazley.html

NOAH Shooting System Wants To Fix Every Jump Shot (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  https://fansided.com/2018/04/24/nylon-calculus-noah-fix-every-jumpshot/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/22/18

Give LBJ Shooters & Get Out Of The Way (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
The Biggest Issue For The Cavs (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Cavs: Adjustments To Consider For Game 4 (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Raptors Plan To Stick With Bench Mob (from Rachel Brady, Globe And Mail):
Raptors Facing Key Defensive Questions (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
Anunoby: Thriving In The Playoffs (from Arden Zwelling, sportsnet.ca):
Maker, Bucks’ Length Put The Celtics On Their Heels (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Bucks Need Middleton To Continue His Hot Shooting (from Nicholas LeTourneau, The Charity Stripe):
The Giannis Effect: Bucks Counting On Him To Take Them To New Heights (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
Sixers Sets Of The Week: Creating Threes With Misdirection (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):
PHI 106, MIA 102 (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
UTA 115, OKC 102 (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
How Rubio Turned His & The Jazz’ Season Around (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
Game Changer: Rondo’s Preparedness (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
MIN 121, HOU 105 (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Rookies Are Lifting Playoff Teams (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders:
Playoff Rondo Is Back (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
How Worried Should The Warriors be About Facing The Pels?  (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Luka Doncic Is The Real Deal (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
Q & A: Kara Lawson On Her Path To NBA Analyst (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/21/18

The Cavs Have A Talent Problem That LBJ Alone Can’t Fix (from Tim Cato, SB Nation):
Game Three: Bogdanovic Did It At Both Ends (from Mike Wells, ESPN):
This Time The Cavs’ Offense Was To Blame (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
MIL 116, BOS 92 (from Jason Patt, The Step Back):
Brad Stevens Trusts Shane Larkin (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
WAS 122, TOR 103 (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
Derrick Favors: “100% Healthy” And Making An Impact (from Associated Press);
Mythbusting The “Donovan Mitchell Shoots Too Much” Theory (from Andy Bailey, SLC Dunk):
Thunder Offense: More Movement Needed (from Matt Craig, Daily Thunder):
Q & A: Patrick Patterson (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
How The Jazz Are Using “Euro-Fouling” (from Fred Katz, Norman Transcript):
How Embiid Creates A Matchup Nightmare For The Heat (from Nicholas LeTourneau, The Charity Stripe):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/18309084
Dario Saric, Unsung Hero (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
The Heat Have No Margin For Error (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
Erik Spoelstra’s Coaching Progeny Are Taking Root (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
How The Pels Stymied The Blazers At The Point Of Attack (from Jackson Frank, The Charity Stripe):
Klay Thompson: Master Of Efficiency (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
How Steph Curry Has Mentored Quinn Cook (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
The Nets’ Development Process (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
How Bazley Showcases The Growth And Development Of The G-League (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
COY Candidates (from Spencer Lund, RealGM):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/20/18 PART TWO

Q & A: Kevin McHale (from Alex Squadron, slamonline.com):
Q & A: DeRozan & Lowry (from Rachel Nichols, ESPN):
Wizards: Already Out Of Moves? (from Sean Woodley, Raptors HQ):
Thaddeus Young: Confident In Himself & Pacers (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Film Sessions: Cavs-Pacers Prepare For Game 3 (from Norm de Silva/KC Beard, Cleaning The Glass):
This Isn’t What LBJ Signed Up For When He Came Back To The Cavs (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
The Pels Have Unleashed Mirotic (from Kevin Skiver, CBS Sports):
The Power Of Jrue Holiday (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Pels: Misfits Coalescing Into A Juggernaut (from Zito Madu, SBNation):
Embiid Returns! (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
Video Breakdown: Celtics’ Early Offense Double Drag (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
The Playoff Growth Of Jaylen Brown (from Keith P Smith, Celtics Blog):
The Bucks Should Roll With Their Starters (from Brian Sampson, Dairyland Express):
Jason Terry: The Jet At 40 (from Max Whittle, Give Me Sport):
Draymond Green: Master Of Disruption (from CBS San Francisco):
Jazz Lock In On Paul George In Game Two (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
OKC Defensive Matchups Vs UTA In Games 1 & 2 (from Positive Residual):
Video Breakdown: Combating Top-Lock (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Video Breakdown: How Teams Are Punishing Defenses For Going Under Ball Screens (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Coaching Candidates: Big Names, Prospects, Wild Cards (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Eric Moreland Looks To Build On Emergence With Pistons (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):