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

Pleasant Surprise Players Having Career Seasons (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Kris Dunn’s Most Important Improvement Is At The Rim (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Harden & CP3: The Perfect Backcourt Combo (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Isaiah Thomas’ Versatility Will Transform Cavs’ Backcourt (from Matt Chin, NBA Math):
Oladipo’s Emergence: Lessons About Success & Patience (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
The Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
David Nwaba Has Put In The Work Throughout His Career (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Magic Film Room:  Vucevic Has Become Elite Playmaker  (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Kevin Martin: The Blueprint For Fixing Lonzo Ball’s Shot (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
The Lakers’ Kids Go Back To School (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Q & A:  Brandon Ingram (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
How Gobert’s Injury Forced Jazz To Embrace Small-Ball  (from Blog Don’t Lie):
What Happens With Adebayo When Whiteside Returns?  (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Q & A:  Stauskas & Okafor (from Anthony Puccio & Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Q & A: Cedi Osman (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Week 8 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Knicks: Doug McDermott Is Proving His Value (from Randy Porga, Daily Knicks):
How Could George Hill Have Thought The Kings Would Be Competitive? (from Tony Xypteras, dimemag.com):
Why Does The Wolves’ Defense Get Worse In The Fourth Quarter? (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Brett Brown: Ben Simmons Has Exceeded Expectations (from Fox Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/11/17 PART ONE

The Warriors Finally Have A True Challenger: The Rockets  (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
Video Breakdown: How The Magic Incorporate Flex Action Into Their Offense (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):
Bucks: The Eric Bledsoe Effect (from Matthew Hallett, Behind The Buck Pass):
Jayson Tatum’s Surprisingly Elite 3-Point Shooting (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Breaking Down Tatum’s Offensive Game (from Will Lefkowich, isportsweb.com):
How The Celtics’ Defensive Adjustment Slowed Down Pistons (from Jay King, Mass Live):
The Cavs Need More Offensive Movement (from Jared Hesketh, King James Gospel):
VanVleet Refuses To Play Like An Undrafted Player (from William Lou, Medium):
Why The Grizzlies Struggle After Halftime (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
How LBJ Is Reversing Aging (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Why Reggie Jackson Is Better Than Ever (from Duncan Smith, BBall Breakdown):
Can The Nets Fit Okafor In?  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Courtney Lee: Knicks’ X-Factor (from Jared Mintz, Fanrag Sports):
DWade: SMOY Candidate (from Scott Sargent, Bleacher Report):
Oladipo: Putting The NBA On Notice (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Timberwolves’ Film Breakdown: The Keys To Taj Gibson’s Success (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Jonah Bolden: Balling In Israel, Giving A Glimpse Of What To Expect In NBA Next Season (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
The Wizards’ Czech Republic Basketball Experiment (from Rob Athmer, Hashtag Basketball):
Undermanned, Simmons & Frontcourt Rotation Fight On (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
Nwaba’s Rise Is An Unlikely Story (from Mike McGraw, Daily Herald):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/10/17

Paul George: A Different Kind Of Star (from Tony East, NBA Math):
Tyreke’s 3s, Horford’s Rebounding, Jazz’ Pace (from IanLevy, Nylon Calculus):
As Drummond’s Comfort As Facilitator Grows, Assists Soar & Turnovers Fall (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Ben Simmons Is Really Good Defensively, Too (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Exploring Oladipo’s Breakout Season (from John Hugar, The Step Back):
Harden & CP3: Excelling In Their 1st “Crunch-Time” Experience Together (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Brett Brown’s Film Study With Markelle Fultz: Like A Classroom  (from DaveMcMenamin, ESPN):
Has Meyers Leonard Improved?  (from Raymond Simms, Hoops Habit):
Wizards: Some Growth Without Wall, But More Needed (from Jerry Brewer, Washington Post):
The Importance Of Coaching Stability To NBA Teams (from Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel):
 Sunday Notes: Mark Cuban Interview & More (from Gary Washburn,Boston Globe):
Hayward Discusses His Recovery & His Eventual Return (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
What Will Hayward Bring When He Returns? (from Jay King, Mass Live):
The New Power Of NBA Teens (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Podcast With Shooting Coach David Nurse (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Pep Talk From Bosh Spurred Winslow’s 3-Point Barrage (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Timberwolves: Muhammad Disappears From The Rotation (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Jazz: “You Better Be Right About The Problem And The Solution”  (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
JB DeRosa: NBA’s Youngest Ref (from Josh Weir, Cantonrep.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/6/17 PART ONE

DWade: SMOY?  (from Scott Rafferty. The Step Back):
DWade, Melo & The Rule For Aging Stars (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
KLove: Dominating As A “5” (from Jared Hesketh, King James, Gospel):
The Blazers’ Post-Up Problem (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Donovan Mitchell: Opening New Doors For UTA (from Dylan Hughes, 16 Wins):
Why Harden & CP3 Are Flourishing (from Nathaniel Friedman, GQ):
Film Session: Jordan Bell Proving To Be Worth The Gamble (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Nuggets’ Weekly Deep Dive (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Nine Stats That Explain The Most Fascinating Trends (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Tuesday Recap (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Billy Donovan Praises Melo’s & PG13’s Selfless Play (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Thunder Defense Clamps Down On Jazz Win Streak (from David Locke, Locked ON Jazz):
Film Room: Thunder Comeback Win Because Of Supporting Stars (from Gideon Lim,Thunderous Intentions):
Beal’s Unusual Path To 51 Points  (from Jake Whitacre, SBNation):
DeRozan: Triano Had Big Impact On My Game (from Frank Zicarelli, Toronto Sun):
Raptors’ Playbook: Horns Double (from Cooper Smither, Raptors Republic):
The Knicks’ Noah Problem: What Can They Do About The  NBA’s “Worst Contract” Albatross? (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Anthony Bennett Is Not Giving Up On His Dream  (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):
The Mavs’ 2nd Unit: Competing & Winning (from Doyle Rader, Mavs Moneyball):
Ben Simmons Is In Rare Company When It Comes To Not Shooting Threes (from Jim Adair, Liberty Ballers):
Sixers Need To Cut Down On Turnovers (from Tyler Monahan, Liberty Ballers):
Clint Capela’s Aggressive Approach (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Spurs Unleash The Real LaMarcus Aldridge (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Walton Has Challenged Kuzma To Improve Defensively (from Harrison Faigen, Lakers Nation):
Week 7 Conclusions (from Sam Amick/Michael Singer, USA Today):
Timberwolves: Thibodeau Should Probably Be Playing More Than 8 Players (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Small Sample Size Deceptions (from Tony East, NBA Math):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/3/17

Celtics: Tatum Is Emerging As Irving’s 4th Quarter Sidekick (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Jared Dudley On The Celtics’ Culture (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Is There Anything Al Horford Can’t Do? (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
Satoranksy: Prospering As Wizards’ Rotation Player (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
–  OKC:  A Look At Donovan’s Command At The Quarter Mark (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Jarrett Jack: Sparking Knicks’ Offensive Revival (from Howie Kussoy,  NYPost):
International Scout Tony Ronzone: Australia Has Become NBA Talent Factory (from Michael Randall, Herald Sun):
–  There’s An Easy Fix To Wolves’ 4th Quarter Problems (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Buddy Hield’s Move To The Bench: He’s More Successful Against Abrines Than Against Klay  (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
Brett Brown Won’t Be Fazed By Hack-A-Ben Crap (from Jack McCaffery, delcotimes.com):
The Sixers’ 3rd Quarter Woes (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
Clint Capela: Rockets’ X-Factor (from Preston Dubey, 16 Wins):
Frank Mason Has Been The Kings’ Best Rookie So Far (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Jeremy Lamb: Finally Finding His Way (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Pat St. Andrews Has Risen Quickly As Atlanta Hawks’ Assistant Coach (from John Dudley, goerie.com):
Cavs: Osman Gets His 1st Chance To Shine (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Tristan Thompson’s Impending Return Leaves Lue With Difficult Choice (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Fun & Heroic Tales From Former Knicks’ & Nets’ Trainer Timmy Walsh  (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
OKC: Still Figuring Out Abrines’ Role (from Fred Katz, CNHI):