Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/23/17 PART ONE

Q & A:  James Harden’s Trainer Paul Gabritz  (from Gavriel Wilkins, Space City Scoop):
Clint Capela Has Arrived (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Nets’ Young Guns (from Jacob Ahlmann, Nothin’ But Nets):
Why Brad Stevens Doesn’t Overreact To Foul Trouble (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Melo’s New Role (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Casspi’s Cutting Makes Him Ideal Fit With Warriors (from Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle):
Jordan Bell’s Evolution On Display (from Logan Murdock, Mercury News):
Ben Simmons Bends The Game To His Will (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Sixers: TLC Isn’t Playing Like A Viable Reserve (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Can The Raptors Reverse Their Playoff Trend?  (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Anunoby Finds Shooting Stroke, Gives Raptors Potential 1st Round Steal  (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
Inside The Heat’s Quest To Win Without A Superstar  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Through Off-Court Tragedy, Devin Harris Remains A True Professional  (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
Bucks: John Henson’s Connections Lead To Consistent PT (from Eric Nehm ESPN):
Friday Night Recap – With Links To Game Stories (from Michael D. Sykes, SBNation):
Devin Booker Is Becoming A More Complete Player (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
Suns:  Isaiah Canaan Is Making The Most Of His Opportunity (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Lakers Like What They Are Seeing From Lonzo Ball’s Shot (from Josh Martin, USA Today):
Are The Cavs Better Prepared For The Dubs?  (from Chris Fedor,
Film Room: Episode Two (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Lakers’ Film Room: Kuzma’s 38-Point Game (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
Jameel Warney, Team USA’s Unsung Male Athlete Of The Year  (from DefPen):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/22/17

Inside Houston’s Shot To Stop The Dubs (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Ball Movers, Black Holes, Warriors Blocks (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Lakers: Kuzma’s Potential Was On Full Display (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Suns: Troy Daniels Is Playing A Crucial Role With Booker Out (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Finding Bright Spots In The Suns (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Q & A: Quentin Richardson (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):
Developing Ben Simmons’ Jump Shot (from Chris Vito, Delco Times):
Donovan Mitchell is The Lifeblood Of The Jazz’ Offense  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Video Breakdown: How Klay & KD Slogged Through The Memphis Mud (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Friday Film: Single/Double (And Inverted), Dummy Step Up  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Examining The Nets (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
The Nets Have A Modern Offensive Scheme, But Is It The Right One? (from Brian Sampson, BBall Breakdown):
CLE 115, CHI 112 (from Sam Smith,
Mike Scott’s Comeback Season (from Kevin Parrish, Jr, Bullets Forever):
Video: The Worst Defensive Duo (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Meet Nets’ Color Commentator Sarah Kustok (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Celtics’ Bench Struggles Without Marcus Morris (from Brendan Ronan, Celtics Life):
Gordon Hayward: Improving Every Day (from
Celtics Have The NBA’s Most Surprising Big Three (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Sixers: The Value That Saric Brings (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
By The Numbers: Breaking Down The Pacers’ Early Season Success (from Jacob Breece, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
The Week In Review (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
The Blazers Are Taking A Different Road To The Same Destination (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
How Dwyane Wade Reinvented Himself (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Getting The Most Out Of NBA Lineups With Machine Learning (from Michael Watson, ZigZag Analytics):
Players Who Took Preps-To-Overseas Route (from Nick Birdsong, Sporting News):
Trey Lyles: Making The Most Of His Opportunity (from Aniello Piro, Mile High Sports):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/21/17

The Bucks Are The Biggest Wild Card (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Rockets Unafraid To Push Each Others Buttons As Wins Pile Up (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
10 Things: The Week In Review (From Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Screen-Slipping, Redick’s Passing, Tyler Cavanaugh & Much More (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
–  Video Breakdown: X-OUT Switch: Cross Screen-Down Screen (from Zak Boisvert
Despite Injuries, Nuggets, Malone Keep On Fighting  (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Lakers’ Young Core Is Coming Together, But There Are Still Growing Pains (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
The Passing Fancy Of Lonzo Ball (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Constant Criticism Of Brett Brown Is Ridiculous (from Kyle Neubeck,
Growing Ben Simmons’ Jumper (from Brian Seltzer,
Making Blocks Count (from Justin Jacobs, Squared2020:
Lou Williams: From Character Actor To Clippers’ Leading Man (from Bonsu Thompson, Bleacher Report):
Q & A: Troy Daniels On The Art Of Shooting (from Scott Bodrow,
Will Frank Mason Win Over The Kings, As He Did  Kansas? (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Pascal Siakam Can’t Shoot But He Has So Much More To Offer (from Brian Boake, Raptors Rapture):
Olynyk Was Huge; But Heat Don’t Stun Celtics Without Surprising Switch By Spoelstra (from Manny Navarro, Miami Heat):
The Thunder Rediscover Their Flow (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Donovan Mitchell’s Remarkable Rookie Season (from Jason Oliver, Sports Action):
–  Referee Assn/Players Union: Meeting Held To Discuss Tensions Between Players & Referees (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
Portis, Mirotic At Center Of Bulls’ Turnaround (from Evan Dyal, Sir Charles In Charge):
Kyrie Irving’s Recent Defensive Struggles (from Liam O’Brien, Hardwood Houdini):
Q & A: Rob Pelinka, Part Two (from Sam Amick, USA Today):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/15/17 PART TWO

10 Things: The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
It’s Time To Give Daryl Morey The Credit He’s Due (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Doncic: Almost Too Good To Be True (from Ben Rohrbach, Yahoo Sports):
Ben Simmons Rise: A Tale That Stretches To His Aussie Roots (from SB Tang, Bleacher Report):
How Kyrie Irving Has Evolved With The Celtics (from John Karalis,
How Mbah A Moute’s Injury Affects The Rockets  (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
Are The Raptors For Real? (from Eric Spyropolous, 94 Feet Report):
Raptors: Quiet Assassins  (from Tamberlyn Richardson, Raptors Republic):
Defense Is A Key Part Of JJ Redick’s Offerings (from Brian Seltzer,
Ask Sam Smith (from
93 Players Became Trade-Eligible Today (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Brandon Ingram: MIP Candidate (from Gil Alcaraz, Hoops Habit):
Jordan Bell Did  A Great Draymond Impression Vs.The Mavs (from Thomas Bevilacqua, Golden State Of Mind):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/15/17

How Australian Rules Football Made Ben Simmons The Best Rookie (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Simmons And Embiid Run A Beautiful Offense (from Ben Gordon, 94 Feet Report):
How The Raptors Broke Their Bad Habits (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Dennis Schroder, Faster Than A Rebuild (from Brian Sampson, BBall Breakdown):
Heat Need Adebayo’s Spark Now & In Future (from Nekias Duncan, BBall Breakdown):
The Thunder Don’t Know Who They Are (from David Ramil, The Step Back):
Steven Adams’ Importance In The Thunder’s Emergence (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Second-Unit CP3 Is NBA’s Most Dangerous Weapon (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
The Suddenly Elite Rockets’ Defense (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
PJ Tucker Has Unlocked Small Ball For The Rockets (from Wes Goldberg, Fanrag Sports):
These Rockets Look Very Familiar To Olajuwon (from Dale Robertson, Houston Chronicle):
–  Rockets: Meet The Team That May Be Able To Beat The Warriors (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Jose Calderon Has Changed How Teams Defend The Cavs (from Chris Fedor,
Nuggets: Still Loading (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
5 Teams Knocking On The Door Of Playoff Legitimacy  (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Celtics: Shane Larkin Knows His Role As Spark Off Bench (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Referee Monty McCutcheon Has A New Job In The League Office (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
The Learning Curve Of Lonzo Ball (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Should The Pistons “Free Boban”? (from Miles Wray, The Step Back):