Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/5/18

Warriors: New Era, New Challenges (from David Aldridge,
Warriors: Pros & Cons Of Starting Javale McGee (from Simon Cherin-Gordon, Hoops Habit):
Jordan Bell: Determined To Shed Rustiness & “Be The Best I Can Be” (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Rookies Who Are Primed For 2nd Year Breakouts (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Raptors: Valanciuanas’ Miraculous Defensive Improvement (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
Q & A: DeMar DeRozan (from David Aldridge,
Jarrett Allen Gives Nets Hope For The Future (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
For Sam Hinkie’s Next Act… (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Why Pat Riley Likes The Heat Roster And Having Wade Back (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
Thunder: Does Patrick Patterson Need To Play More? (from Berry Tramel,
Height And Defensive Matchups (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Visualizing Versatility: A New Way To Look At The Warriors’ Defense (from Golden State Of Mind):
The Remarkable Women Of The NBA (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
BI Note:  Of course this story contains just a partial list of women making outstanding contributions.  There is a long list of others who deserve similar recognition.  Some examples are NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts, Washington Wizards TV Analyst Kara Lawson and Charlotte Hornets sideline reporter Stephanie Ready.
MIP Candidates (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Re-Live Lonzo Ball’s Big Night In San Antonio (from Christian Rivas, Silver Screen And Roll):
The Cavs’ Three-Point Defense Remains A Big Issue (from Chris Fedor,
Ben Simmons And “Non-Traditional Stats” (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Mavs:  Harrison Barnes Is Liking The Move Back To The Three (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
The Celtics’ Bench Is Shaping Up (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Sixers: How TJ McConnell Morphed From Undrafted To Invaluable (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Brett Brown: Adding Ilyasova Is A Massive Pick-Up  (from Brian Seltzer,
Pau Gasol Says Brother Marc “Should Be Upset” (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):
Re-Thinking Draft Day Debates (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
With Scandals Rocking Youth Basketball, NBA Readying Plan To Step In (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/28/17

Meet The Women Ready To Revolutionize The NBA (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
What Can The Cavs Expect From Isaiah Thomas Offensively? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Taurean Prince: Greatly Expanding His Shooting Range (from Brendan Galella, Soaring Down South):
Wednesday Recap (from Tim Cato/Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
The Pelicans’ Corner Conundrum  (from Jake Madison, Locked On Pelicans):
Pelicans: Darius Miller Is Proving His NBA Talent After Paying Dues In Europe (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Bucks: “No Room For Error” (from Matt Velazquez,

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It’s Time To Take Note Of Donovan Mitchell (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Inside The NBA  Academy: Africa  (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Heat: Tyler Johnson Is Making The Most Of His Opportunity As A Starter (from Antony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Bulls: Hot Streak Sparked By Mirotic/Portis Handling Of Their Altercation (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
Nwaba’s Mix Of Energy & Defensive Acumen (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
–  OKC Is Figuring It Out (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Podcast: Nuggets Basketball Operations President Tim Connelly (from Jonah Keri, CBS Sports):
Nuggets’ Film Room: How Trey Lyles Unlocked Denver’s Bench Scoring (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Derrick Rose Q & A (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
DeRozan’s Old School Game (from Shaun Powell,
Hornets: Ready To Dismantle?  (from Adam Spinella, BBallBreakdown):
It Is Difficult For Knicks’ Willy Hernangomez To Stay Patient (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Kerr: Pachulia Will Start Vast Majority Of Games (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Magic: Speights Is Embracing Leadership Role  (from
Suns: What We Learned While Devin Booker Was Out Of The Lineup (from Brendon Kleen, Bright Side Of The Sun):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/2/17

Film Study: How Will The Thunder Deploy Westbrook & George?  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Anthony Tolliver’s Fit With The Pistons (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Andrew Wiggins Future If He Remains With Timberwolves (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
For Andre Roberson, FT Advice Is Free & Frequent (from Brett Dawson,
Jazz’ Front Office Strategy  (from Mychal Lowman
Jeremy Lin: A Tale Of Two Teams (from Jackson Lloyd,
Raptors’ Success Hinges On Internal Development  (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Scouting Report: Luka Doncic  (from Rafael Uehara, Real GM):
5 Players With Breakout Opportunities in 2017-18 Season  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Spurs’ Assistant Coaches (from Gabe Santana, Air Alamo):
Scola: How We Play In Argentina  (from The Players Tribune):