Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/22/18

CLE: The Cavs Are Still A Nightmare (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
DEN: Q & A: Sue Bird (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
GSW: Dubs Still Sputtering Without Curry & Green (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: Q & A: Kevin Durant (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
IND: Domantas Sabonis & The Art Of The Perfect Pass (from Tony East, BBall Index):
LAC: Clippers’ Bench Is Powering Their Success (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
LAL: A Diagnosis Of Lonzo Ball’s Jump Shot (from Alex Regla, BBall Index):
LAL: Isaac Bonga’s Impressive Growth In The G-League (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll ):
MIA: Does The Heat Need Another True PG?  (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
MIA: Duncan Robinson: Life On A Two-Way Contract (from Shandel Richardson, The Athletic):
MIL: Middleton Won’t Let Stardom & Max Deal Buzz Change Him (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):
NOP: The Pels Don’t Need Your Salary Dumps (from Preston Ellis, BBall Index):
NYK: Mudiay Is Finding His Touch (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
ORL: Vucevic Is Earning Recognition & Respect (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Bamba Shares A Unique Bond With Kawhi Leonard (from John Denton, magic.com):
SAC: The Kings’ Exciting Young Backcourt (from Nekias Duncan, Dime Mag):
SAC: An Early Evaluation Of MBIII (from Adi Brescic, Hoops Habit):
SAS: The Spurs’ Offensive Resurgence (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: The Raptors Are Deflection Junkies (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
UTA: Jazz Defense Fails Again Vs Kings (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Jazz Want Teams To Take Mid-Range Shots, But Not Have Such An Easy Time Making Them (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
Pick And Rolls With Empty Weak Side Are Being Used More Frequently (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Bob Cousy And Bill Russell: Linked By A Clock And A Letter, 53 Years Apart  (from Gary Pomerantz, NY Times):
9 Players Who Are Quietly Balling (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Why NBA Players Lob “Grenades” To Teammates Before Time Expires (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Clippers, Sixers, Evan Turner & More (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Teams That Can Make Money-Centric Trades This Season (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Jared Jeffries Was A Rising NBA Exec, Then He Decided To Embrace ESports (from Cary Chow, Washington Post):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/1/18

BOS: Marcus Morris, Unsung Hero (from Jack Noonan, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Kyrie Is Going To Be Whoever The Celtics Need Him To Be (from Jay King, The Athletic):
CLE: The Real Reason Lue Was Fired (from Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):
CLE: Larry Nance Is The Centerpiece Of The Cavs’ Future Frontcourt (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
GSW: The Dubs Are Having Fun & May Be Better Than Ever (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
GSW: The Scripted Chaos Of Steph Curry (from Seerat Sohi, SB Nation):
GSW: Draymond Sets The Tone In Win Over Pels (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
HOU:  Rockets: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (from Ben Rohrbach, Yahoo Sports):
MIN: How Rose Scored 50 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
MIN: Josh Okogie Defensive Highlight Reel (from Jake Paynting):
NYK: Ntilikina: Learning Offense After Mastering Defense (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
ORL: Vicevic Has Proven Is Loyalty, Will The Magic Reciprocate? (from Josh Robbins, The Athletic):
PHI: How Fultz Hurts Sixers Spacing As A Starter (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: The Suns Are A Turnover Machine (from Gina Mizell, The Athletic):
SAC: Encouraging Signs (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox Is Driving The Kings (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
TOR: The Duality Of The Raptors’ Defense (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
TOR: The Magic Of Catalyzing Offense With Defense (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
TOR: Raptors Xs & Os  (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
TOR: Siakam Is Blossoming Into A Star (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
UTA: Rudy Gobert Is On The Cusp Of Becoming Elite Thanks To His Offense  (from Ben Dowsett, The Athletic):
UTA: Jazz Offense Seems To Be Clicking (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
WAS: Meet The Wizards’ Resident Problem Solver (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
The Most Interesting Teams In Week Three (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Teams’ Unsustainable Fast & Slow Starts (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
The Stack Pick-And-Roll (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/30/18

CHA: Q & A: Kemba Walker (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
CLE: Appreciating Larry Nance, Jr (from David Wood, The Wood Shop):
Read and watch it here:  http://www.cavstheblog.com/?p=53921
DAL: Luka Doncic Has The Goods (from Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report):
DEN: Malik Beasley Deserves To Start (from Daniel C. Lewis, Denver Stiffs):
DEN: Nuggets Have Room For Growth (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
GSW: Klay Thompson On The Hidden Art & Craft Of His Game (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
GSW: Klay Thompson Sets Single-Game 3-Point Record  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
GSW: McKinnie’s Unlikely Journey To The NBA (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: KD Has Prioritized His Life (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
HOU: Why The Rockets Aren’t Switching Away From Switching – Yet  (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle)
HOU: Troubling Observations From Rockets’ First 5 Games (from Eric Spyropolous, Red94):
LAC: Q & A: Doc Rivers (from Justin Barrasso, Sports Illustrated):
LAC: Montrezl Harrell Might Be The Most Impactful Clipper So Far This Season (from Chris Murch, Clips Nation):
LAL: The Lakers’ Faith In JaVale McGee Is Paying Off (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: JJJ Is Just Here To Play His Game (from David Ramil, The Step Back):
NOP: Julius Randle Is The Perfect Bench Spark (from Jake Paynting, Real Ball Insiders):
OKC: Thunder’s Shots Will Fall: The Math Guarantees It (from Stephen Dolan, Thunderous Intentions):
POR: Lilliard Is More Than A Trail Blazer In Portland (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
SAC: Harry Giles Would Like To Re-Introduce Himself (from David Gardner, Bleacher Report):
TOR: Chris Boucher Is Making Good On His Second Chance (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
MIL 124, TOR 109 (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
Will Defenses Be Able To Adapt To The Rule Changes That Promote Offense? (from Justin Verrier, The Ringer):
10 Early Season NBA Trends (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Why This Season Will Shatter Scoring Records (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
The Return of Post-Ups (from Aidan Lising, DefPen):
Read and watch it here:  https://defpen.com/return-nba-post-ups/
Which Games Will Teams Lose Because Of The Schedule?  (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Why DeAndre Jordan Will Shoot 70% From The Line This Season (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Sergio Llull, The Last, Best Player Not In The NBA (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Early Season Surprises (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Four Factors Summary (from Cleaning The Glass):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/16/18 PART TWO

CHI: Q & A: Bulls President Michael Reinsdorf (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
DET: Drummond Working Overtime To Round Out His Game (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
DET: Dwane Casey: A Career Rebuilt (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
IND:  Pacers Have The Pieces; How Will They Fit?  (from Mark Monteith, pcers.com):
LAL: Shooting Guard Conundrum (from Alex Regla, BBall Index):
MIL: Can Budenholzer Re-Maker Thon?  (from Michael Kruger, Sporting News):
NOP: For Elfrid Payton, There’s No Place Like Home (from Rod Walker, The Advocate):
PHI: Podcast: Markelle Fultz (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: How Far Can Embiid, Simmons & Fultz Lead The Post-Process Sixers? (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
–  SAC: De’Aaron Fox’s Offensive Challenges (from Alex West, Bball Index):
TOR: Ujiri Eager For Season After Eventful Summer (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
UTA: Favors Sees Big Year Ahead For Burks  (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
How To Watch Basketball (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Q & A: Chris Bosh (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/12/18

BKN: The Nets Finally Control Their Own Destiny  (from Eric Spyropolous, The Step Back):
BOS: Is Horford The Most Important Celtic?  (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
BOS: How Horford Can Continue To Improve (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini);
CLE: Which Cav Had The Best Training Camp?  (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DEN: Q & A: Michael Porter, Jr  (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
GSW: Quinn Cook Could Be Poised For Breakout Year (from Patrick Murray, Forbes):
GSW: The Dubs’ Favorite JaVale Memories (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
LAL: Landing LeBron: Jeanie Buss & The Kobe Assist  (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
LAL: Will The Lakers Make The Playoffs?  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass);
LAL: Film Room: Lonzo Returns (from Pete Zayas, Lakers Film Room):
MIA: Hassan Whiteside Wants To Be Unleashed (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
MIN: Why Do The Wolves Want Josh Richardson So Badly?  (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NYK: Is Ntilikina The Knicks’ PG Of The Future? (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
NYK: Fizdale Wants To See How Ntilikina Does Defending Some PFs  (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
OKC: Can Schroder & Westbrook Form A Dynamic Duo?  (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
OKC: Grant And Patterson Are Keys To Thunder’s Faster Play (from Jenni Carlson, newsok.com):
ORL: Vucevic: Consistent & Still Improving  (from Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel):
ORL: Can The Magic Overcome Their PG Issue?  (from Brandon Jefferson, The Step Back):
PHO: James Jones Has Already Made His Mark On The Suns  (from Brendon Kleen, Bright Side Of The Sun):
PHO: Bender’s Future In Phoenix Looks Bleak (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
POR: Does Taking More Three-Pointers Really Make For A Great Offense?  (from Robert Flom, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: How The Kings Plan To Push The Pace (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
UTA: The Jazz’ Embarrassment Of Riches On The Bench (from Jordan Cummings, SLC Dunk):
WAS: Grading The Wizards’ Roster  (from NBA Math):
Inside Brian Bowen’s New Path To The NBA And What It Means (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Refs Are Using Psychology To Keep Up With The Pace Of The Modern NBA (from Ben Dowsett, SBNation):
Are Curry & Harden Breaking The Rules?  (from Coach Nick/Ronnie Nunn, BBall Breakdown):
The Art Of The Sidle: The Slickest Move In NBA Media (from Bryan Curtis, The Ringer):
Ranking All 30 Bench Units  (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
How Does The Luxury Tax Work?  (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Sleepers, Breakout Candidates & More (from The Athletic):
Two-Way Contracts Have Given Teams A Powerful Tool (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Tex Winter Was A Stickler For Details (from Dan Woike, LA Times):