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

ATL: Warriors Believe Schlenk Will Be Successful With The Hawks (from Chjris Kirschner, The Athletic):
BKN: Jarrett Allen’s Steady Ascent (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
DAL: How DeAndre Jordan Found His Free Throw Zone (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
DEN: Jokic Is A Passing Wizard (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
HOU: PJ Tucker Once Again Leads NBA In Corner Threes (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
IND: Sabonis Needs More Minutes (from Adam Friedman, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: The Clippers Are Surprisingly Good (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
MEM: JJJ: Grizzlies’ Paragon Malleable Big Man (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
MIL: Who Is Thon Maker?  A Spin Of The Globe Provides A Glimpse (from Lori Nickel, jsonline):
MIN: RoCo Is A Unique DPOY Candidate (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
MIN: KAT Is Back  (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
PHI: What Is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome? (from Stephania Bell, ESPN):
PHI: Surviving “Uncontrollable Happenstance” (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
PHO: Dragan Bender Lives In Basketball Hell (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
TOR: Kawhi Will Be The Next Test Of The Raptors’ Place In The NBA  (from Kevin Arnovitz,  ESPN):
TOR: Inside Siakam’s Journey To Raptors Stardom (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
UTA: Anxiety, Pain & Resilience: How One Night In NY Changed Thabo Sefolosha’s Life (from Tony Jones, The Athletic):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/4/18

ATL: Q & A: Trae Young (from Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated):
CHI: No Interim Tag For Boylen (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
CHI: Bulls’ Offense, Rotations Figure To Look Different Under Boylen (from Mark Schanowski, NBC Sports):
CLE: Burks Would Like To Stay With The Cavs (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: Video Breakdown: Doncic & DSJ Will Be Able To Play Well Together, Eventually (from NIck Angstatd, Mavs Moneyball):
DEN: Isaiah Thomas’ Profound Impact On Nuggets (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DEN: Jokic Does Everything (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
DEN: How Plumlee & Morris Have Led The Nuggets’ Bench Rise To Top 3 (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
GSW: Kevon Looney Posts Career Night (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
–  GSW: Curry Fuels Warriors’ Win (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
IND: What Has Happened To Thad Young’s Jumper?  (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
MIL: Middleton Benching Sends A Message (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIA: Winslow’s Versatility Key During Heat’s Injury-Plagued Start (from David Furones, SunSentinel):
NOP: Randle Small-Ball Hasn’t Worked (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
NYK: Film Room: Knicks’ Spain Pick And Roll (from Danny Small, Elite Sports NY):
ORL: Vucevic’s Importance To The Magic (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
NBA Storylines: Saric, Siakam, Knicks, Gary Clark, Evan Turner (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
The Value Of Spacing (from Justin Jacobs, Squared2020):
Who Are The Truly Elite 3-Point Shooters? (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Blake Griffin Trade Proving To Be A Win-Win (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/2/18

BOS: Celtics 118, Wolves 109 (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Now Hayward Is Taking Over (from Marc D’Amico, celtics.com):
DET: Another Big Night For Pistons Bench (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
DET: The Pistons Still Have Room To Grow (from Michael Rothstein, ESPN):
GSW: Kerr: Dubs Need Better Spacing & More Flow (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
LAL: Lonzo Provides Game-Changing Defense (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
MIL: Dellavedova Leads From The Sideline (from Nick Mettalinos, ESPN):
MIL: Video Breakdown: Bucks “5 Out” Offense (from Ryan Nguyen):
MIN: RoCo Leads By Example (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NOP: The Pels Are Giving Up Too Many Corner Threes (from Ryan Hebert, Bourbon Street Shots):
NYK: In Appreciation Of Mitchell Robinson’s Defense (from Tom PIccolo, BBall Index):
ORL: Vucevic Is An All-Star.  Is That A Good Thing For The Magic? (from Preston Ellis, BBall Index):
TOR: What’s Going On With Raptors’ Bench Mob?  (from Daniel Hackett, RaptorsHQ):
UTA: The Anatomy Of The Korver Trade (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
8 Draft Prospects Shooting Up Scouts’ Boards (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
NBA Draft: How Daulton Hommes Became A Surprise D2 Prospect (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/1/18

What Are MIP Candidates Siakam, Sabonis,Harrell, Richardson Actually Better At?  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
NBA Scouts: Roles, Rules & Secrets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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– Enes’ & Giannis’ Struggles With Their Home Countries (from Andreas Vou, NY Daily News):
Each Team’s Most Surprising Player So Far This Season (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
2019 Draft Prospect: Bol Bol Is A Fascinating Conundrum (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
BOS: Kevin McHale Urges The Celtics To Make Tough Changes  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
BOS: Hayward’s Passing Could Be The Key To His Comeback (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
BOS: Hayward Finds His Aggressiveness (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Yabusele & Williams Impress Vs. The Cavs (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini):
CHI: Arcidiacono Has Found His Place (from Mark Karantzoulis, BlogABull):
CLE: Sexton Is Leading The Cavs’ Inexplicable Mid-Range Barrage (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
DEN: How A Year In The G-League Helped Prepare Monte Morris For His Shot With The Nuggets (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
HOU: Rockets Are Elite When Healthy (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
LAL: Film Room: The Lakers’ Defensive Potential  (from Pete Zayas,Silver Screen And Roll):
MIN: Defense Key To Wolves Making Up Ground (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
–  MIN: RoCo Has Transformed The Wolves’ Defense (from Chris Barnewall, Dime Mag):
MIN: How Good Is Wolves’ Second Unit?  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: Saric Hoping To Build New Source Of Pride With Wolves (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: The Pels’ Defense Needs To Get Better (from Noah Schulte, Hashtag Basketball):
NOP: Mirotic Is More Than A Stretch Four (from Jake Paynting, Real Ball Insiders):
NYK: Fizdale Fires Back At Knox/Ntilikina Critics (from Zach Braziller, NY Post):
OKC: Thunder Progress Report For Season’s 1st Quarter  (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
OKC: Emergence Of Schroder & Grant Gives Thunder Hope (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
PHO: , Can The Suns Build A Winner Around Ayton Despite His Defensive Deficiencies? (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
SAS: The Spurs’ Biggest Weaknesses (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Ibaka’s Renaissance (from M Scott, Hoops Habit):
UTA: Jazz 119, Hornets 111 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/30/18

Ten Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How The Grizzlies And Jazz Are Handling The Pace-And-Space Boom (from Ben Ladner, The STep Back):
Add Passing To The List Of  Required Skills For Big Men (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
Checking In On This Year’s Rookie Extensions Through 20 Games (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
What Has And Hasn’t Surprised So Far (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Are The Clippers, Grizzlies & Kings Legit Playoff Contenders? (from Sam Brief, Sports Illustrated):
Mudiay, Ferguson, Simons On The G-League’s New Elite Option (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
The Importance Of Gender Diversity In The NBA (from Kellen Becoats, Sports Illustrated):
BOS: Brad Stevens Stays Steady In The Face Of Challenges (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald)
BOS: The Celtics By The Numbers: The Good And The Bad (from Jay King, The Athletic):
DAL: Drop Everything And Watch Luka Doncic (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
DAL: Doncic Lives To Put On A Show (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
DAL: Why The Mavs Are In The Playoff Race (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
DET: Pachulia Provides Settling Effect For Pistons (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: TOR 131, GSW 128 (OT) (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: Harden’s Foul-Drawing Mastery (from Tim MacMahon/Michael Wright, ESPN):
HOU: Nowhere To Go But Up (from Darren Yuvan, The Dream Shake):
IND: Aaron Holiday Is Coming Into Focus (from Tony East, Bball Index):
MEM: Marc Gasol Is Back (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
MIL: How Brook Lopez Turbocharges The Bucks’ Offense By Standing At The 3-Point Line (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
MIN: With KG & Rose’s Help, KAT Is Becoming A Leader (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
MIN: The Wolves Are Playing The NBA’s Best Defense (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NYK: The Knicks Landed A Gem In Trier But A Big, Possibly Tricky, Decision Looms (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
POR: Video Breakdown: How The Blazers Use Drag Screens To Free Up Their Stars (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
POR: Why Jake Layman Has Fallen From Starter To Out Of The Rotation (from Jeff Siegel, Blazer’s Edge):
SAS: The Positives & Negatives Of The 4-Game Road Trip (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: TOR 131, GSW 128 (OT) (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
TOR: Kyle Lowry Interview (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
UTA: Defense Is The Problem For The Jazz (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
UTA: Korver Is One The Best Shooters In History (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):