Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/9/18

In Appreciation Of Al Horford’s Brilliance (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
How TJ McConnell Energized The Sixers In Game 4 (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
The Sixers’ Extreme Plan To Run Everything Through Their Two Stars (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How Much Do Coaches Matter? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
After Making 1st Conference Finals, CP3 Asks: “Who Plays Just For That?” (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
CP3: The Ultimate Irony (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
– How D’Antoni Countered UTA’s Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
The Harden & Capela Oop Show (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
Jazz: The Beat Will Go On (from Royce Young/Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
HOU-UTA Series Winners & Losers (from Jeff Balke, Houston Press):
Royce O’Neale Proved His Worth In The Playoffs (from Zachary Padmore, The J Notes):
Love & Korver Aren’t Just Watching LBJ (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Raptors’ Reliance On Fred Vanvleet (from Seerat Sohi, SB Nation):
Lin & Roberson: The Rare Patellar Tendon Rupture (from Dr. Rajpal Brar, The Injury Insight):
The #1 Goal Of Agents In The Pre-Draft Process (from Matt Babcock, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Kevin Pritchard (from Dan Dakich/Dakota Crawford, Indy Star):
Guide To Igor Koskoskov (from David Nash, TheIVPointPlay)):
How To Approach Prospect Evaluation: Ballhandling  (from Danny Leroux, Real GM):
Fizdale’s Biggest Success: Admitting His Failure (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
Six Players Who May Surprise At The Combine (from Matt Norlander, CBS Sports):
Six Market-Value FAs Worth Watching (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Is Dual Coach/President Role Destined To Fail? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/6/18

How Brad Stevens’ ATOs Beat The Sixers (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
The Celtics Are The Wrong Matchup For The Sixers (from Jack McCaffery, Delco Times):
Sixers’ Late Game Miscues Exemplify Their Room To Grow (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
For The Sixers, An Inconvenient Loss On Many Levels (from David Murphy, philly.com):
Tatum Keeps Rising To The Occasion (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Terry Rozier’s Emergence (from Adam Spinella, Clutch Points):
Inside The Shot That Gave The Cavs’ A 3-0 Lead (from Brian Windhorst/Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
CLE-TOR: 3 Questions About The Ending (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
Have The Raptors Hit Their Ceiling? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Capela’s Quick Ascent Has Given Rockets Stability In The Post (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
How Does Joe Ingles Keep Getting Wide Open? (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
How HOU Contained Donovan Mitchell In Game 3 (from Positive Residual):
GSW-NOP: Some Things To Ponder Ahead Of Game 4 (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
Rondo Is Conducting A Masterpiece (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
How Rondo Brought The Pels Together (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
Warriors’ Game 4 Task (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Warriors Need “Death Lineup” To Live Up To Its Name (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
Wherever He Goes, Quinn Cook Keeps His Late Father In Mind (from Connor Letourneau, SF Gate):
Q & A: Thaddeus Young (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
The Impact Offense Has On Defense (from Darryl Blackport):
Fizdale: Right Man For Knicks? (from Al Iannazzone, Newsday):
Sam Presti: Year-End Press Conference (from Tamberlyn Richardson, Thunderous Intentions):
Welcome To The WNBA, Good Luck Finding A Job (from Eli Horowitz, NY Times):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/4/18

BOS 108, PHI 103 (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

Marcus Smart’s Return Has Morphed The Celtics At Both Ends (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Sixers Stay Ready Thanks To Young, Athletic Assistant Coaches (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Simmons’ Shooting Is Worse Off The Dribble (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hops Hype):
Exum Got Harden In Game Two (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
UTA Has The Highest Turnover Rate Among Teams In The Postseason (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Are The Rockets Fun To Watch? (from Mark Titus, The Ringer):
Jazz: Beating The Odds With Team Play (from Doug Robinson, Deseret News):
Anthony Davis & The Bizarre Tying Of Respect  To Postseason Success (from Tim Keown, ESPN):
Rondo: Back To Defying Expectations (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Is Kevon Looney Playing Himself Out Of Dubs’ Price Range? (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
KLove Breaks Through (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Cavs’ Role Players: Stepping Up At The Right Time (from Robbie Di Paolo, King James Gospel):
Cavs Are Winning By Avoiding Turnovers (from Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com):
Video: LBJ’s Epic Game Two Highlights:
The Raptors’ Matchup Problems (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Cavs: Learning To Play On The King’s Court (from Jason Lloyd, The Athletic):
Koby Altman: Thriving In One Of The NBA’s Most High-Profile Jobs (from Ryan Jones, Middlebury Magazine):
Pacers: Should Turner & Sabonis Start Together? (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
An Ode To Taj Gibson’s Season (from Jake Paynting, On The Prowl):
What To Expect From Bjelica’s Restricted Free Agency (from Britt Robson, The Athletic):
New Suns’ Coach Igor Kokoskov (from Patrick Redford, Deadspin):
The Pursuit Never Ends (from Taurean Prince, The Players Tribune):
Bulls’ Receptionist Celebrates 20 Years With Team (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/3/18

GSW-NOP: 5 Early Takeaways (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Steph Is Back (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
Warriors’ Shooters Deal With Off-Nights In Different Ways (from Janie Mccauley, Associated Press):
Analyzing Donovan Mitchell (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Jazz Keep Proving Everyone Wrong (from Taylor Griffin, SLC Dunk):
UTA 116, HOU 108:
In 22 Minutes, Alec Burks Turned UTA-HOU Series On Its Head (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Attacking Mismatches With Jayson Tatum (from Keith P. Smith, Celtics Blog):
Why The Sixers Are In Better Shape Than You Think: Shot Quality (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Celtics Allowed Embiid To Dominate Post While Smothering The Perimeter (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
Fultz Can Only Focus On What’s Within His Control (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Marcus Smart Puts His Unique Stamp On Playoffs (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Celtics’ Floor Spacing Limited Embiid’s Defensive Impact (from Jeff Nooney, Celtics Blog):
Even With Depth Depleted, Celtics Got Key Contributions From Bench (from Keith P. Smith, Celtics Blog):
Terry Rozier’s Story (from Jack McCluskey, The Ringer):
Celtics’ Assistant Jerome Allen Has Deep Philly Roots (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
How Brad Stevens Transformed From College Assistant Coach To One Of The NBA’s Best (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
TOR-CLE: Game Two Preview (from Zach Lowe, Dave McMenamin, Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
From Norm de Silva/Dylan Murphy, Cleaning The Glass: https://cleaningtheglass.com/shootaround-cavs-at-raptors-game-2/
TOR-CLE: Game One Video Review (from Mike Zavagno):
Does Minnesota KLove Still Exist? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
KLove: Struggling Offensively In Restricted Area (form Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Cavs Sticking With KLove As Starting Center (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
JB Bickerstaff:  Following In His Father’s Footsteps (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Loading To The Ball Vs Great Transition PG (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/2/18

These Plays And Matchups Will Decide HOU-UTA & PHI-BOS (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Clint Capela is The Glue That Holds The Rockets Together (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Jazz: Adjustments For Game Two (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
The Defensive Move The Rockets Made To Stop Mitchell (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey: Values He Learned In Houston Are Never Far Away (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Celtics Exploited Matchup Advantages Many Didn’t See Coming (from Jay King, The Athletic):
The Sixers Can’t Scheme Horford Away (from Nekias Duncan, Clutch Points):
Sixers Want RoCo To Keep Firing Threes (from Marcus Hayes, philly.com):
Sixers: Searching For Answers (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Game One: How Celtics Silenced Sixers’ Threes (from Marc D’Amico, celtics.com):
Amir Johnson On Why His Former Team Keeps On Winning (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Family, Faith Pave Ojeleye’s Path (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Iguodala: Game Two Highlights (from watchbasketballvideos.com):
Warriors Thanos Has Arrived (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
CLE 113, TOR 112 (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Inside The Tension Between Kawhi Leonard & The Spurs (from Ramona Shelburne & Michael Wright, ESPN):
How Teams Are Using Shooters As Screeners To Great Effect (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
The Pacers Set A Foundation That Didn’t Cost Years Of Losing (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Pacers: Takeaways From Season-End Session With Pritchard, McMillan (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
Pacers Still Have Eyes For Elusive Stretch-Four (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Which Postseason Star Is The Real ROY? (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Heat’s Next Step Could Be Waiters’ Surgically Repaired Ankle (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Carmelo’s Failed OKC Experiment (from Rodger Sherman, The Ringer):
Carmelo Lacks Self-Awareness Of His Declining Status (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
Nuggets: Jokic Made Important Strides This Season (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
The Making Of Danny Green (from CJackson Cowart, Media Hub):
2018 Draft: Strengths & Weaknesses Of Top Prospect At Each Position (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Brian Grant Won’t Back Down From Parkinson’s Disease (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Hornets’ Managing Partner Curtis Polk (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):