Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/19/18

ATL: John Collins Is Quietly Tearing Up The League (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
BKN: How The Win Streak Has Shifted The Nets’ Narrative (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
*BKN: D’Angelo Russell Is In His Zone (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
BKN: What Do We Know About The Nets’ Offense? (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
BOS: Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward & The Celtics’ Search For Clarity (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
DAL: Doncic & The Mavs: The Perfect Marriage (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
DAL: DSJ Is Pure Motor (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
DEN: Jokic & Murray: The Nuggets’ Dynamic Duo (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
DEN: Jokic Can Carry The Load (from Tom Ley, Deadspin):
DET: Further Removed From Surgery, Leuer Is “Getting His Legs Back”  (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Draymond Green; The People’s Champ (from Daniel Brown, The Athletic):
HOU: What’s The Key For James Harden? (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
IND: The Hyper-Efficient Domantas Sabonis (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
IND: What Makes The Pacers’ Defense So Good? (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAC: The State Of The Clippers (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAL: How Some Lakers Are Using Meditation To Elevate Their Game (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
MEM: The Ghosts Of Chandler Parsons (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: Dion Waiters Would Like A Word (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
MIA: Why Adebayo Is The Closer The Team Needs (from All U Can Heat):
MIL: Giannis’ Historic Interior Assault Brings More Offensive Fouls (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
OKC: Ferguson Is Quietly Proving His Worth (from Justin Cooper, Thunderous Intentions):
OKC: We Aren’t Talking Enough About Paul George (from Aidan Lising, Def Pen):
ORL: Magic Are “Winning Ugly”  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Magic Showing Defensive Improvement (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Two Small Moves That Might Vastly Improve The Bench (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Video: Sixers’ 5 Favorite Plays (from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nyugen):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox’s Warp Speed (from BS West, Sactown Royalty):
SAC: Bjelica’s Huge Contribution: Spacing (from Alex West, BBall Index):
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SAS: Coaching Legend Etorre Messina (from NBA Coaches Association):
SAS: Gay Is Thriving After “Getting My Career Back” (from Jeff McDonald, ExpressNews):
SAS: Breaking Down Bertans’ Off-Ball Motion (from Dylan Carter, Air Alamo):
TOR: The Raptors Are ATO  Play Titans (from Joshua Howe, Raptors Republic):
UTA: Harden’s 47 Leads The Rockets Despite Good Jazz Defense (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: What The Wizards Got Wrong In The Years Before Ariza’s Full Circle Return (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
Beno Udrih Travels Across The NBA In Search Of Coaching Advice (from Warren Shaw, Closeup360):
The “All-Underappreciated” Team: Impressive Contributions From Unexpected Sources (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
The Challenges Of Putting Together 3-Team Deals (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Was The 3-Point Revolution Almost Put On Ice By D-League Experimentation? (from Adam Johnson, 2Ways10Days ):
Inside The Locker Room Media Scrum (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/14/18

What The Schedule Can Tell Us About Who’s Real In The NBA (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Tony Parker, Ntilikina, Mavs’ Mania, Nerlens Noel, Justise Winslow  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BOS: Brandon Bailey Looking To Make His Mark As Red Claws’ HC (from Cory Prescott, Celitcs Blog):
DEN: 12/15/16 Changed The Nuggets For Years To Come (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
IND: Pacers’ Defense Elite Again, But In A Different Way (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
*MEM: Grizzlies Win By Slowing Down (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
MEM: Results Are Positive When Brooks’ Number Is Called (from Christian Dudley, Beale Street Bears):
MIL: Middleton: Searching For Way Out Of Slump (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NYK: Vonleh Is Making His Mark (from Drew Maresca, Basketball Insiders):
OKC: Thanks To Improved Defense, Thunder Appear Legit Threat To Dubs (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
ORL: Magic Have The Pieces To Be Elite Defensively (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
PHI: Exploring New Go-To Play Possibilities (from Rusty Gorelick, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Korkmaz: Turning Adjustments Into Opportunities (from Jessica Camerato, Basketball Insiders):
PHI: Fultz’s Bizarre Injury, Explained By A Surgeon (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
PHI: Former NBA Guard Ben Uzoh Has Dealt With Same Injury As Fultz (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
PHO: Inside The Kokoskov Offense (from Yusuf Saleem, BBall Index):
POR: Stauskas: Accepting NBA Reality (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
SAC: The Kings Are Sharing The Ball Better Than They Have In Many Years (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
SAS: Defense Leads The Turnaround (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
TOR: Monroe Steps Into Valanciunas’ Void (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
TOR: Raptors’ Offense Continues To Thrive Without Kawhi (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
TOR: VanVleet Is Hurting But It Hasn’t Stopped Him (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
TOR: Video Breakdown: Siakam’s Impact (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/12/18

BOS: Jaylen Brown’s New Reality (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
BOS: Robert Williams Remains Grounded After His Good Night (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
BOS: Patience Has Helped Theis Produce When Called On (from Trevor Hass, boston.com):
BOS: Marcus Morris Is Proving He Deserves A Lucrative Contract (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
CLE: Cavs Will Miss Injured Tristan Thompson…A Lot (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: Checking In On Collin Sexton’s Progress (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
GSW: Video Breakdown: The Impact Of Draymond’s Presence (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Is This The Best Ever Version Of Steph Curry? (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
IND: The Bane Of Cory Joseph’s Offensive Game (from Tony East, BBall Index):
LAL: Tyson Chandler Has Resurged The Lakers’ Defense And His Career (from Alex Regla, Bball Index):
MIN: KAT Is Unlocking His Defensive Potential (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NYK: 3 Observations (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
PHI: Sixers’ Playbook Is A Who’s Who Of NBA Legends (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
PHO: Healthy Ariza Sits, Apparently Awaiting Trade? (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):
PHO: Explaining Josh Jackson’s Struggles (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
SAC: 25 Years Later, The Wreck That Nearly Ended Bobby Hurley’s Life (from Doug Haller, The Athletic):
TOR: The Unlikely Rise Of Chris Boucher (from Peter Mendelsohn, CBC Sports):
TOR: Raptors 123, Clippers 99 (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
UTA: Officials Should Lay Off Gobert, Call Games Straight Up (from Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune):
The Grinding Work And Lifestyle Of An Advance Scout (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
Q & A: The Morris Twins (from Jay King/Fred Katz, The Athletic):
Team-By-Team Guide To The Trade Deadline (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
JVG’s Return To Coaching Is A Success (from Frank Isola, The Athletic):
Video: The Most Potent Pick & Roll Pairings In The NBA (from Coach Nick, The Athletic):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/7/18

– 10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Week 7 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
The Confusing Analytics Of The NBA’s Three-Point Obsession (from Tom Haberstroh, NBC Sports):
Major Award Favorites, So Far This Season – Part Two  (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
Early Returns: Digging Into A Few Early Season Stats To Keep An Eye On (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Melo Never Updated His System (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
ATL: Screen Assists Underrate What The Hawks Do Offensively (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: Despite Low Usage, Huerter Is Killing It (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Nets Hope To Learn From Late-Game Collapses  (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
CLE: The Value Of Channing Frye’s Veteran Professionalism  (from Hayden Grove, cleveland.com):
DAL: Video Breakdown: What Makes Doncic So Good (from Bryan Oringher, Mavs Moneyball):
DEN: How The Nuggets Have Improved On Defense (from Chris Herring, FiveThiryEight):
DET: Stanley Johnson Finally Finds His Way (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: An Oral History Of The Dubs’ 24-0 Start In 2015-16 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Takeaways From Rockets’ Loss To The Jazz (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Sabonis-Turner Pairing Getting A Longer Look (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: Montrezl Harrell’s “Motor”, Explained (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
LAC: Tobias Harris & His Family Always Had A Plan For Success (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
LAL: What’s Behind The Lakers’ Recent Improvement? (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
LAL: Film Room: The 42 Point 4th Quarter (from Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: JJJ Isn’t “Just Scratching The Surface” Any More (from Peter Edmiston,The Athletic):
MIL: How Coach Bud’s Offensive Overhaul Has Led To More Giannis Dunks (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
NOP: Dissecting The Pels’ Defense (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
NYK: Film Study: What Kind Of Offense Are The Knicks Running? (from Zach DiLuzio, Posting And Toasting):
PHI: How Brett Brown’s Unique Language Drives Success (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
PHI: It Is Still Early In Sixers’ Development (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: Fox’s Development Gives The Kings Hope (from Isaac Gutierrez, Clutch Points):
UTA: Q & A: Joe Ingles  (from Aaron Falk, Jazz.com):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/3/18

ATL: Q & A: Hawks’ Long-Tenured Radio Voice Steve Holman (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
BKN: Harris:The Face Of The Changing NBA Is A Guy Named Joe (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
BOS: Robert Williams Is Making An Impression In His Cameo Appearances (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
DAL: Jalen Brunson: Veteran Disguised As A Rookie (from Brice Paterik, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL: Barea Works His Magic (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
DET: The Warriors Talk About The Pistons (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
DET: 5 Reasons For Optimism (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
GSW: Dubs Not Shooting Enough Treys (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
GSW: Last Season’s Health Scare (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
IND: Myles Turner’s Defense Has Never Been Better (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAL: How Beasley Earned A Spot In The Rotation (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Kuzma Is Becoming More Than Just A Scorer (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: Time To Unleash Jevon Carter? (from JLew23, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIL: So This Is What Prime Eric Bledsoe Looks Like (from bucks.com):
MIL: Jaylen Morris, The Only D2 Player In The NBA (from Flynn Patrick, Fadeaway World):
MIN: Inconsistency Has Plagued Teague This Season (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
* ORL: Vucevic 2.0 Is The Best Version Yet (from Austin Hutchinson, The Basketball Writers):
PHI: Embiid’s MVP-Caliber Season (from Kevin O’Connor,The Ringer):
PHI: Simmons’ Offensive Potential Lies Within Face-Up Game (from George Kondoleon, Bball Index):
PHI: Monty Williams: Coaching With A Servant’s Heart (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: Six Thoughts On The Sixers (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: Justin Patton Aims To Return This Season As More Than A Trade Throw-In (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
TOR: The Raptors Can Be Better (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
TOR: Siakam Is Nearly Unstoppable (from Jacob Mack, BBall Index):
TOR: Danny Green Is Exceptionally Valuable To The Raptors (from Jacob Mack, Bball Index):
UTA: What Korver Adds To The Jazz (from Tavan Parker, BBall Index):
UTA: Karl Malone’s Life After Basketball (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
* The Evolution Toward Positionless Basketball (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
*The Dangers Of Single-Number Metrics (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):
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