Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/15/18

The Deadline Trades Have Brought Optimism To The Cavs (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
The Cavs Can Now Mask Love’s Defense (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Exploring The Bucks’ Defensive Improvement (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Ben Simmons Is The Best Rookie So Far  (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
Reggie Bullock Is Blossoming In Expanded Role (from Grant Hughes, Keeping It Heel):
Goran Dragic: From National Hero To 1st-Time All-Star (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Video: Bulls’ DHO Series (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Clippers: Montrezl Harrell Has Carved His Niche (from Noah Shatzer, Hashtag Basketball):
Film Room: Isaiah Thomas’ Laker Debut (from Jackson Lloyd, 94 Feet Report):
Is Iguodala’s Poor 3-Point Shooting Making Him A Liability? (from Will Gottlieb, Bleacher Report):
What McCaw’s Injury Means To The Dubs (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Spurs: The Old Aldridge Is Back (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
James Harden: MVP Favorite (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Having 2 All-Stars Shows How Far The Wolves Have Come (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Jamal Crawford Is Hurting The Wolves (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
The Wolves Need To Restructure Their Rotation (from Michael Walton, Dunking With Wolves):
Video: Meet The Jazz, The NBA’s Hottest Team (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
2018 Draft: Every Team’s Dream First-Round Fit (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Nets: Joe Harris Has Found A Home (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball insiders):
Hawks: Tyler Dorsey Is Proving Himself With Increased Minutes (from KL Chouinard, hawks.com):
NBA Talent Is Redefining The Meaning Of Traveling (from Jesse Washington, The Undefeated):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/14/18 PART TWO

The Chris Paul Experiment Has Been A Huge Success (from Ben Taylor, Nylon Calculus):
James Harden: Taking A Step Back Helped Him Take A Giant Step Forward (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Harden & Curry Have The Best Step-Back Jumpers (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Week 17 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Emeka Okafor’s 4-Year Journey Of Perseverance (from Rich Kraetsch, The Step Back):
Sixers: Super Dario (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
Fultz Significantly Altered His Jump Shot Over The Summer (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
Timberwolves: Tyus Jones Has Carved Out His Niche (from Shaker Samman, The Ringer):
Pistons: Andre Drummond, NBA’s Best Rebounder Is Now Important Offensively (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sports):
Pistons Can’t Afford Many More Losses (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Oladipo’s Three-Point Shooting Has Regressed Each Month This Season (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Hezonja Is Finally Making Strides (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Quick Hits Of The Lakers’ Week (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
Lakers: Nance & Randle: A Partnership That Never Evolved (from Jacob Rude, Lakers Outsiders):
Cavs: New Additions Have Exceeded Expectations (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
The Trade Deadline Brought Out The JR Smith The Cavs Need (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Celtics: Broadening Perspective With Player-Run Practices (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
How Justin Patton Has Fared In The G-League (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Head Coaches Around The NBA Continue To Praise Kenny Atkinson  (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Jazz: Impact Of The Crowder Trade (from Clint Johnson, Salt City Hoops):
Jaren Jackson, Jr: Most Versatile Big Man In The 2018 Draft?  (from Brandon Jefferson, The Step Back):
Newlywed NBA Referees Holtkamp & Sterling Balance Love & Basketball (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/14/18 PART ONE

Jabari Parker: Staying Humble, Guarded In Latest Comeback (form Yaron Weitzman, BleacherReport):
New Age Of Center Play (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Hawks: Dedmon Has Picked Up Where He Left Off (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
Pelicans: Explaining The Spain Pick & Roll (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
The Porzingis Post-Surgery Timetable (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Steve Kerr Let The Players Do The Coaching  (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
Inside The 24 Hours That Changed The Cavs’ Season (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
LBJ’s Versatility Is The Key To Cavs’ Success (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
The Cavs’ Looming Luxury Tax Bill (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
Will IT Ever Be Last Season’s Player Again? (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Pacers Are Building A Winning Culture (from Grant Afseth, Kokomo Tribune):
The Jazz’ Recent Roll (from Zach Lowe,ESPN):
Jazz: So Far, No Moment Has Been Too Big For Royce O’Neale (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Trade Deadline Takeaways (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Mavericks: This Is How Young Players Learn (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
Ranking The Best Buyout Players (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
– Second Look: Pistons Vs Pelicans (from Joseph Sinke, Piston Powered):
Pistons: A Whole New World For James Ennis (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Can Greg Monroe Save The Celtics’ 2nd Unit? (from Graham Allen Celtics Hub):
Wolves: Teague Adjusts To Unfamiliar Role (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Clippers: Big Decisions Loom (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Khem Birch’s Unique Journey To The NBA (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Jahlil Okafor Is Tanking A Team With Nothing To Tank For (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
Cristiano Felicio Overcame Prep School Nightmare To Achieve His NBA Dream  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Lakers: Alex Caruso Finds His Role (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Is Jaren Jackson, Jr The Most Versatile Player In The 2018 Draft?  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Five Draft Prospects Who Deserve More Shine (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Raptors: Caboclo Was A Worthwhile Gamble (from Blake Murphy, VICE Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/13/18 PART ONE

Kevin Durant Has Expanded is Pick-And-Roll Game (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Durant’s DPOY Candidacy (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Rockets’ Offense Explained (from Jared Dubin, The Ringer):
Video Breakdown: Good Luck Stopping The New-Look Cavs On This Play (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Is George Hill A Perfect Fit In CLE? (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
How Jeff Green Is Getting To The FT Line (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
The Clippers Had A Great Trade Deadline Even if They Don’t Make The Playoffs (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
UTA Wins 10th Straight  (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
The Jazz Are Suddenly Making Beautiful Music Together (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
8 Observations (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Meditating With Jaylen Brown (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Steve Kerr: “It’s The Players’ Team & They Have To Take Ownership Of It” (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Why Are Injuries Skyrocketing?  (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
Mavs: Dwight Powell Is Proving Himself As A Starter (from Bobby Karalla, mavs.com):
Sabonis: Benefitting From More Prominent Role (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Is Trae Young The First Of Many Steph Curry Clones?  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Ranking Every Post Trade Deadline Starting Lineup (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Joe Young Is Having The Career Year But Only The Pacers Are Noticing  (from William Furr, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Sixers Sign Belinelli, Change Direction (from Jack McCaffery, The Reporter):
Q & A: Tyrone Wallace (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Tyler Zeller Is Catching Up With The Bucks (from Lori Nickel, jsonline):
Nets: Jahlil Okafor Is Not Getting Consistent Minutes (from Brian Lewis NY Post):
Draft Scouting Reports: Three Potential Steals On The Rise (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Daniel Dixon’s Journey: From Unheralded Recruit To Cusp Of Making The NBA  (from JD Shaw, Def Pen):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/12/18

Trade Deadline: Not All 2nd Round Picks Are Created Equal (from Ti Windisch, The Step Back):

Players Who Have The Most Improved Situations: DeRozan, Bullock, Richardson, Dinwiddie, The 4 New Cavs (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The 2017-18 Low Minute All-Stars: T.Jones, Satoransky, Bell, Z.Collins, O’Neale (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
UTA Wins 9th Straight (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
A Symphony of Screens: How Donovan Mitchell Scores (from Jackson Frank, Patreon):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/16932627
How The Bucks Use  Analytics (from Lori Nickel, jsonline.com):
Spencer Dinwiddie On His NBA Journey (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
Breathing Life Back Into The Suns’ Timeline (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Cavs Act Brand New Vs The Celtics (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Sunday Basketball Notes: Altman Knew What Need To Be Done & More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
–  Cavs: What Each New Player Adds (from Ryan Piers, King James Gospel):
Jamal Crawford In The Pick & Roll: Strengths & Weaknesses (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Milos Teodosic Is For Real (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Grizzlies: Why Bickerstaff Needs To Be Permanent Head Coach (from Parker Fleming, Beale Street Bears):
What Has Really Been Going On With Markelle Fultz? (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
The Nets Need More Of The Newly-Aggressive Allen Crabbe (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Is James Nunnally The Next NBA Role Player To Come Out Of Europe? (from Andrew Bernucca, The Step Back):
Pacers’ Culture Helped Pritchard Stand Pat At Deadline (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Lakers Can Use This Play Type To Unlock Offense From IT  (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Grading The Jazz/Cavs/Kings Deal (from Ryan Aston, The J Notes):
The Wolves’ Defense Appears To Be Broken, Again (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
Heat: Using Whiteside & Adebayo Together (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Hezonja Continues To Show Growth (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
In Appreciation Of Udonis Haslem (from Shea Serrano, The Ringer):