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 11/28/18

–  BKN: D’Angelo Russell’s Resurgence (from Justin Thomas, Nothin’ But Nets):
BKN: The Nets’ PF Situation (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: The Nets’ Defensive Flaw (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Marcus Smart Is Still The Celtics’ Heart & Soul (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
BOS: How The Celtics Can Be Better (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
CHA: Kemba Walker Never Saw This Superstar Turn Coming (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
CHA: MKG Has Taken A Step Forward (from Howard Megdal, Forbes):
CHI: Arcidiacano Is Making The Case To Be The Backup PG (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
CLE: Clarkson Must Adjust To Double-Teams (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
DEN: “Defense Is Our Staple” (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Pistons’ Reserves Are Making An Impact (from Dana Gauruder, Free Press):
DET: Blake Griffin Is Fully Invested In The Pistons (from Vincent Goodwill, Yahoo Sports):
LAC: Montrezl Harrell Is The Force That Drives The Clippers (from Jake Paynting, DefPen):
MEM: The Grizzlies Are Back To Their Ugly, Winning Ways (from Tim MacMahon, ESPn):
MEM: The Grizzlies Need Dillon Brooks Back In A Big Way (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIL: Takeaways From 1st Quarter Of The Season (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: As Payton Waits, Pels Search For Ways To Handle The Point (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
NYK: Trier Is Proving The Doubters Wrong (from Max Resetar, slamonline.com):
PHI: As Season Evolves, Simmons’ Leadership Stands Out (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: The Sparks Between Butler & The Sixers  Are Undeniable  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
PHI: Butler’s Impact Being Felt Early On (from George Kondoleon, BBall Index):
PHI: Now The Sixers Need To Work On Defense (from Tom Moore, The Morning Call):
PHO: DeAndre Ayton’s Lessons, Vol. 2 (from Gina Mizell, The Athletic):
POR: A Look At The Blazers One Quarter Of The Way Into The Season (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox Has Gotten Better At Just About Everything (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
SAC: Coach Joerger On The 10-10 Kings (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
UTA: The Jazz Are A Major Disappointment But GM Lindsey Is Keeping Powder Dry (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Wizards Are Somehow Their Best When Bedlam Hits (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
How The New Offensive Rebound Shot Clock Has Changed Things (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Underrated Moves With The Biggest Impact (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Steve Nash Aspires To Be NBA Coach Or GM, But Family Comes First (from Martin Rogers, USA Today):
You May Not Know That These NBA Legends Played Overseas (from Alberto De Roa, Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/24/18

ATL: Hawks’ Rookies Torched The Cavs (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Making Sense Of LeVert’s Hot Start (from Alec Liebsch, Hoops Habit):
BOS: Jayson Tatum Is Learning On The Job (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
CHI: Parker-LaVine Defensive Issues (from Stephen Noh, The Athletic):
CLE: Are The Cavs Becoming Too Enamored With Mid-Range Shots?  (from Chris Fedor, Cleveland.com):
DEN: Jokic Has Arrived & The Nuggets Are On Schedule (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
DET: Video Highlights: Blake Griffin’s 50-Point Game (from ESPN):
DET: Can Dwane Casey Get The Pistons Back On Track?  (from Michael Rothstein, ESPN):
IND: Bogdanovic Is Consistently Scoring  (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAC: Bradley Has Struggled Offensively As A Clipper (from Chris Murch, Clips Nation):
LAL: Johnathan Williams Introduces Himself With Big OT Performance In Debut (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
MEM: MarShon Brooks & The Power Of Persistence (from Jeremy Morris, The Step Back):
NYK: This Was The Hezonja The Knicks Have Been Waiting For (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Don’t Panic About The Thunder…Yet (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
OKC: Shore Up The Defense, Keep Creating Open Shots (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
ORL: Magic: Not Going To Just Lay Down (from Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel):
PHO: Rookie Review: Ayton Vs Dallas (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
SAC: WCS Is Finally Playing To His Strengths (from Richard Ivanoski, Sactown Royalty):
TOR: The Raptors Finally Look Like A Complete Contender  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
UTA: Inside Joe Ingles Career Best Start To The Season (from Ben Mallis, Pick And Roll):
G-League “Select Contract”:  A Step Forward, But Not The Answer (from Steve Kyler, Basketball insiders):
Measuring Passing Accuracy: A New Metric (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
Players Thriving In New Situations (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
What The Hell Happened To Darius Miles? (from The Players’ Tribune):
Which Teams’ Offenses Are More Modern This Season? (from Bryan Mears, The Action Network):
Each Top Rookie’s Biggest Flaw (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
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Bob Cousy Reflects On Making Amends With Bill Russell (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Tryggvi Hlinason Working To Become Second Ever Icelander In NBA  (from Sam Riches,  Longreads):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/21/18

BKN: LeVert Can Thrive As A Point Forward (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
BKN: LeVert’s Medical Journey (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
CHI: Wendell Carter: Undergoing Trial By Fire (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
DAL: Doncic Was Must-See In Home Opener (from Tyler Watts, The Smoking Cuban):
DEN: Video: Jokic’s Perfect Shooting Night:
DEN: The Nuggets’ New Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Jackson Frank, BBball Index):
DET: Griffin Is Back To All-Star Form  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: Alfonzo McKinnie: Under The Big Lights Now (from CJ Peterson, SF Examiner):
HOU: Melo & The Rockets Are An Odd Fit (from Ben Alamar, ESPN):
IND: “This Is What We Brought (O’Quinn) Here For”  (from Scott Agness, The Athletic):
ORL: Passing Has Become One Of Vucevic’s Top Strengths (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
TOR: Kawhi Is Back To MVP Level Form (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
UTA: Jazz Are Lighting It Up On Offense, Struggling On Defense  (from Eric Walden, Salt Lake Tribune):
Sunday Notes: Markelle Fultz & More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
The Ugly LAL-HOU Brawl  (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
From Sam Amick, USA Today:
Six Small Sample Size Overreactions (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
The NBA Feels Like The Future, The NFL Like The Past (from Will Leitch, nymag.com):
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The Clippers-Pistons Trade: Special Edition

It seems as if virtually everyone published a “take” on the deal.  Here are some interesting ones: