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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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/29/18

BKN: Joe Harris Personifies The Modern NBA (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS: Marcus Morris’ Versatility (from Jack Noonan, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Do The Celtics Have A Jaylen Brown Problem?  (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
GSW: Iguodala Interview (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
GSW: Video Analysis: KD & Klay End The Magic (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: 10 Warriors’ Stats That Matter After 22 Games (from Anthony Slater, The Athetic):
LAC: Doc Rivers: What I’ve Learned In 20 Seasons As A Head Coach (from March J. Spears, The Undefeated):
LAC: Don’t Wait On The Clips To Free Fall (from Martin Rogers, Sporting News):
LAL: LBJ & The Lakers Have A Lot Of Work To Do (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
MEM: Could The Memphis Hustle Backcourt (Carter & Goodwin) Help The Grizzlies? (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIN: How RoCo Went From Waiver-Wire Castoff To Solid Gold Defender (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
MIN: The Wolves Are 7-2 Since Trading Butler (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
NYK: Can Ntilikina Regain Confidence?  (from Rob Wolkenbrod, Daily Knicks):
PHI: Shamet Looks Like A Long-Term Piece (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
PHO: Who Is Richaun Holmes? (from Katherine Fitzgerald, Arizona Republic):
PHO: How To Improve The Suns? Coach Kokoskov Has A List (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
SAC: Buddy Hield: The Ballad Of Buddy Buckets (from Katie Baker, The Ringer):
TOR: The Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard Trade Gamble Is Paying Off (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
Eight Thoughts About The Warriors & The Raptors (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
How Has Three-Point Shooting Changed The Game? (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
The 5 Most Interesting Teams In Week 7 (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
The Week In Review (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
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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):