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):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/14/18

Celtics: The League Is Starting To Take Notice Of Terry Rozier (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Most Efficient ISO Scorers (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
KAT’s Offensive Brilliance (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Blazers: How Terry Stotts Is Reaching Jusuf Nurkic (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Blazers Average Fewest Assists In The NBA: Why It Doesn’t Matter (from Eric Griffith, Blazer’s Edge):
What NBA Scouts Will Be Watching In Each NCAA Tourney Friday Game (from Mike Schmitz/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Top Prospects To Watch In Every 1st Round Game (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Q & A: Fred VanVleet (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Rockets: Winning At A Slower Pace (from Gavriel Wilkins, Hoops Habit):
Rockets: Improved Defense Gives Them Championship Ceiling (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
CP3 & Harden Are The Opposite Of Bad Playoff Players (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Fit Matters: The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
The Cavs’ Reliable Shuffle ATO (from Jeff Siegel, Fear The Sword):
What Happened To Malik Monk? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Cavs: Lue Happy With Korver/JR Lineup Switch (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Jrue Holiday Opens Up About The Most Challenging Time Of His Life (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
Fixing The Lakers (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Pacers: Myles Turner’s Improved Post Play (from Grant Afseth, Kokomo Tribune):
What Trevor Booker Brings To The Pacers (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Jazz: Ricky Rubio Is A Monster (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
Bucks: Tony Snell Is Trying To Regain Form After Recent Slump (from Matt Velazquez,
Wizards: Leaky Perimeter Defense’s Role In Recent Skid  (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Grizzlies’ Silver Lining: Dillon Brooks’ Breakthrough (from Michael Wallace,
Film Room: Jerami Grant Is OKC’s Biggest X-Factor (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
Monty McCutcheon On The Respect For The Game Initiative (from Erik Horne,
Hawks: Jaylen Morris’ Unlikely Climb To The NBA (from Sam Meredith, Peachtree Hoops):
Brett Brown Lauds Dellavedova & The Growth Of Aussie Basketball (from Ben Mallis, The Pick And Roll):
Markelle Fultz Is Starting To Look Like His Old Self (from Sam Cooper, Yahoo Sports):
Sixers: How Using Data-Driven Analysis Is Changing The Game (from Tim Wigmore, I News):
Podcast: Shooting Coach Ryan Sypkens (from The Unrestricted Area):