Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/12/18

BOS-CLE Preview (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
Brad Stevens Makes The Celtics Better Than They Have Any Right To Be (from Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight):
Aron Baynes: Celtics Unsung 3-Point Shooter (from Tomasz Kordylewski):
Kevin Love’s Roller Coaster Ride (from Steve Aschburner, nba.com):
HOU-GSW Preview (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Can GSW Keep HOU Off The FT Line? (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
Harden Keeps Reinventing Himself (from Kent Babb, Washington Post):
Rockets’ Player Development Intern Mike James Coaches Like He Played (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
Why Didn’t The Kerr-D’Antoni Partnership Work In Phoenix? (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Will Simmons & Embiid Learn From Boston Series? (from Bob Ford, Philly.com):
Jazz: Season Review (from Dan Clayton, Clutch Points):
Draft Lottery & Draft Position Q & A (from Mike Zarren/David Sparks, Celtics.com):
2018 Draft: Breaking Down The Top 14 (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Why The Raptors Fired Casey & What’s Next (from Michael Grange sportsnet.ca):
Film Room: Brandon Ingram’s Development – Finishing At The Rim (from Pate Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
International Spotlight: Bojan Bogdanovic (from Hoop Ball):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/11/18

GSW-HOU Preview:
The Scariest 3 Minutes In The NBA: When The Dubs Hit The Turbo Button (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Looney & Cook: From The Sidelines To Playoff Time (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
The New Adventures Of Old Chris Paul (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
The Making Of Capela Into A Top NBA Center (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Klay Thompson: “If You Don’t Love It, Why Do It?” (from Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report):
5 Stats From HOU-UTA (from Scott Rafferty, nba.com):
BOS-CLE Preview:
From Steve Jones, Jr/Norm de Silva, Cleaning The Glass:  https://cleaningtheglass.com/shootaround-cavs-at-celtics-game-1/
Brad Stevens & The Celtics Have A Special Brand Of Toughness (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Jayson Tatum Is Hungry For More (from Jack McCluskey, The Ringer):
5 Stats From BOS-PHI (from Scott Rafferty, nba.com):
Brad Stevens: Real COY? (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Insight Into Brad Stevens’ Decision To Pass On ATO Play Down Stretch Vs PHI (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Jurnal):
How The Celtics Defended Simmons (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Draft & Stash: Sixers Have Reinforcements On The Way (from Miles Wray, The Step Back):
An Open Letter About Female Coaches (from Pau Gasol, The Players Tribune):
Film Room: Lessons From Igor Kokoskov (from Yusuf Saleem, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Draft Lottery: Likely Picks, Odds & Stakes For Every Team (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Nick Collison, In His Own Words (as told to Royce Young, ESPN):
Nick Collison Retires With The Respect Of His Peers (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
The Raptors Shouldn’t Blow It Up (from Blake Murphy, VICE Sports):
Season Review: Luke Kennard (from Lazarus Jackson, Detroit Bad Boys):
Q & A: David Fizdale (from Steve Serby, NY Post):

 

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):