Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/20/17

Durant: Playing Like An MVP In Steph’s Absence (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
On Rotations, Rest & Ramifications For The Timberwolves (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
Grading The 2017 First Round Draft Picks So Far (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Gordon Hayward’s Immense Pride & Unspeakable Agony (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Jayson Tatum’s 3-Point Efficiency (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
CP3’s Presence Has Restructured Harden’s Minutes (from Max Croes, The Dream Shake):
Wizards: Three Troubling Stats (from Kenny Chapman, Wiz Of Awes):
Bucks: Brogdon’s Defensive Struggles (from Max Carlin, Behind The Buck Pass):
Book Excerpt: Betaball: How Data Saved The Warriors (from Eric Malinowski,Wired.com):
An Early Look At Kawhi’s Return (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Dejounte Murray: Poised To Breakout?  (from Taylor Young, Pounding The Rock):
It’s Mirotic’s Moment (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Jerry Reinsdorf On The Bulls’ Rebuild (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Q & A: Eric Bledsoe (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Joe Ingles: Role Player Extraordinaire (from Paul Headley, 16 ins):
Finding Tristan Thompson’s Ideal Role Will Require Patience, Experimentation  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Josh Huestis’ Potential (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
After The Loss Of His Mother, A New Ricky Rubio (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Oladipo Gets His Opportunity & Breaks Out (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
What’s Going On With The Pelicans’ Rotations?  (from Jason Quigley, Locked On Pelicans):
Are The Kings Really A Young Team? (from Otis, Sactown Royalty):
Getting To Know Bogdan Bogdanovic (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Q & A: Marc Gasol (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Video Breakdown: Warriors’ OT Switching Confusion Vs. Lakers (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Has MKG’s “Unfixable” Flaw Been Fixed? (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Kris Dunn’s Improvement (from Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune):
How The Thunder Reversed Its “Clutch Curse” (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
The Thunder Need To Play Faster (from Tony Heim, Thunderous Intentions):
Orlando Magic Playbook: The Power Of Switching  (From Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Kennard Not Fazed By SVG’s Demanding Ways (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
How Kyle Collinsworth Earned A Two-Way Contract With The Mavs (from Jay Yeomans, jmoneysports.com):
Lance Stephenson’s Mid-Range Shooting (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/2/17

OKC: Teammates Who Will Benefit Most From Formation Of “Big 3”  (from Lawrence George, Thunderous Intentions):
The Westbrook Roadmap 2.0  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Knicks’ KP Dilemma (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Sixers: The Value Of JJ & RoCo (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Heat: Spoelstra Conjures Intriguing 5-Men-Out Alignment  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
How Jabari Parker Breaks Down Defenders In Transition (from Scott Rafferty):
Grading The Sixers Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
How Anthony Tolliver Can Help The Pistons (from Lazarus Jackson, Detroit Bad Boys):
LeVert Used 1st Real Offseason To Get Seriously Fit (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Why The Jazz Offense Will Be Better Than People Think (from Jared Woodcox, The JNotes):
Dennis Smith, Jr & Backcourt Depth Will Allow Mavs To Do New Things (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
League Pass Rankings, Part One (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Kings: Buddy Hield “Burns To Win” (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Kuzma Continues To Build Off Impressive Summer (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Avery Bradley’s Work Ethic (from John Niyo, Detroit News):
Brad Stevens Continues To Stress Jaylen Bown’s Defense  (from Jay King, MassLive):
RIP: Frank Hamblen Was A Revered NBA Coach (from Andy Amey, TribStar.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/9/17

Ntilikina: What To Expect  (from Rory Breasail, Hashtag Basketball):
Hardaway, Jr.: What to Expect  (from Rory Breasail):
Millsap/Jokic: Next Great Frontcourt Duo  (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Grading The Pistons’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Hawks’ Rebuild Begins (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
A Deep Dive Into Julius Randle’s Game (from Justin Jett):
Rodney Hood Faces Season Of Opportunity  (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Nikos Galis: The Greatest Greek  (from George Kondoleon, Press Basketball):
Lottery “Reform” Must Be Measured (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Bogdan Bogdanovic’s Play At EuroBasket (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Brett Brown On Ben Simmons (from Jessica Camerato, csnphilly.com):
The NBA’s New Mantra: Good Offense Beats Good Defense (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
Morris Twins: Revamping The Sibling Rivalry  (from Nick Arguelles, Wizofawes.com):
Reggie Jackson’s Transition Issues (from Duncan Smith, Piston Powered):
Worldwide Player Movement Database (from Mark Porcaro):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/13/17 PART TWO

McCaw’s Potentially Tricky Contract Situation (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):
The Unintended Consequences In The FA Market (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
How Bogdan Bogdanovic And Milos Teodosic Saved Serbian Basketball (from Andrew Bernucca, defpen.com):
Miami Heat Retain Team, Still Move Up In EC (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
The Modern NBA Still Has Room For Edy Tavares (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Magic See Hope In Shift To Small Ball (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Frank Mason: Out To Prove He Belongs (from Ashton Ferguson, Las Vegas Review-Journal):
Casspi, Young Fill Bench Void For Dubs (from Monte Poole, csnbayarea):
Shelvin Mack Brings A Winning Attitude (from John Denton, magic.com):
Brad Stevens Likes What He Sees In C’s Summer League Team (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Zizic Is Progressing Nicely In Summer League Play (from Mark Allison, Celtics Life):
Semi Ojeleye Is Impressing With His Versatility (from Michael DePrisco, Hardwood Houdini):
Milwaukee Bucks: The Importance Of Patience (from Paul Headley, Behind The Buck Pass):
Blazers’ Coaches Are Comparing Swanigan To Draymond Green (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
OKC Stayed Young While Getting Better (from Berry Tramel, newsok):
Z-Bo’s Departure Could Help Grizzlies On Court (from Eric Monroe, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Jazz Loading Up On Defense & Depth After Losing Hayward (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Scouting Zhou Qi (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Video Breakdown: Elfrid Payton & Aaron Gordon (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Putting Robert Covington’s Progress In Perspective (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
Kay Felder Q & A (from Joe Gabrielle, cavs.com):
Video Breakdown: Rudy Gay’s & Joffrey Lauvergne’s Passing Ability (from Paul Garcia, Project Spurs):
The Strange Business Quirk Impacting Free Agency (from Brayden Issa, commentaryboxsports.com):
Troy Williams May Be Ready For A Bigger Role With Rockets (from Jovan Alford, Ridiculous Upside):
John Collins Makes Strong First Impression With Hawks (from W.G. Ramirez, Palm Beach Post):
The Nets’ Plan Begins To Take Shape (from Christopher Lavinio, Hoops Habit):
Juwan Evans’ Rollercoaster Introduction To The NBA (from Jordan Bishop, CNHI Sports Oklahoma):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/30/17

Draymond Green Q & A (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):
Jimmy Butler’s Go-To Scoring Guide (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
A Lineup-Based Analysis Of CP3 Trade (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
Chris Paul: The Rockets Add The Missing Piece (from Duncan Smith, 16 Wins):
The Clippers’ Front Office: Making The Best Of It (from Tom West, 16 Wins):
Explaining The Cash Considerations Of The CP3 Trade (from Rodger Sherman, The Ringer):
Sixers: Extending Robert Covington Is A Must (from Jason Dandy, The Sixer Sense):
Dion Waiters Reflects On His Darkest Moments (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Meet Bogdan Bogdanovic (from Charles Cotton, NY Post):
 Podcast: Fran Fraschilla On The Kings (from Bill Herenda, KFBK):
Film Study: Josh Jackson’s Playmaking (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Everything To Know About Free Agency (from Brandon Anderson, Arc Digital):
The New CBA Is Already Changing The NBA (from Jared Dubin, VICE Sports):
Free Agency And The Supermax Paradox (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
2017 NBA Manifesto (from Mark Deeks, shamsports.com):
” The idea of the manifesto is thus. It outlines the assets available to every NBA team. It looks at what their financial situation is, what instruments and exceptions they have for spending, and their total salary outlook. It does the same with their draft position. It looks at the players they already have on their roster, plus the issues that need addressing as a team. And then it thinks aloud about what to do with it all.
It does this 30 times for 30 teams. All in all, it gets quite big.”
2018 Draft: An Early Look At Luka Doncic (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
The 2017 No-Defense Team (from Tim Kawakami, Mercury News):
Prospects To Watch In Orlando & Utah Summer Leagues (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Damyean Dotson Could Thrive In More Wide-Open Knicks Offense (from Adam Zagoria, Fanrag Sports):
Who Is Running The Bucks? (from Zach Lowe/Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
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