Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/9/18 PART ONE

Ten Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
MIL 134, GSW 111 (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
BOS 114, PHO 109  (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
The Biggest Winners In The NBA’s Pace Boom (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
The Challenge Of Building Meaningful Relationships In The NBA (from Alex Wong, The Score):
BOS: Tatum’s Shot Selection Is A Concern (from David Morrow, DefPen):
CLE: Cavs Need To Be Smart About The Moves They Make (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
LAL: Details In Tyson Chandler’s Game Key To Winning (from Mike Garcia, Bball index):
LAL: Ingram’s Defense May Unlock The Lakers’ Potential  (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: Every Team Should Be Scared Of What Giannis & The Bucks Are Doing  (from Scott Rafferty, NBA.com):
NOP: Darren Erman: From Attorney To NBA Coach (from NBA Coaches Association):
POR: Where Are Nurkic’s Post-ups?  (from Dwight Jaynes, NBC Sports):
TOR: The Raptors May Have Perfected The Art Of Team Building (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
UTA: Is Alec Burks’ Arrival Finally Here?  (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/8/18

BKN: LeVert: From Project To Linchpin (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: Reflecting On New LI Nets HC Will Weaver (from Lou DiPietro, YES Network):
BKN: Kurucs Out To Prove He Belongs (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BOS: What’s Next For Robert Williams? (from Jordan Daly, Hardwood Houdini):
BOS: Why The Cs Aren’t Sweating Their Slow Start (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
DEN: Can Jamal Murray Make The Leap?  (from Kyle Mann, The Ringer):
DET: How Teams Are Defending Blake Griffin In The Post (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
GSW: Ron Adams: 50 Years On The Cutting Edge  (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
GSW: How Do The Dubs Handle Giannis Without Draymond?  (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: Can The Rockets Make It Work With Melo After His Failed OKC Experiment?  (from Tim MacMahon/Royce Young, ESPN):
LAC: The Clippers: A Joke No More  (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
LAC: Doc Rivers Identifies With Clippers’ Players Trying To Overachieve  (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
LAL: Kuzma’s Defensive Issues (from Laker Film Room, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Josh Richardson, Burgeoning Star (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
MIL: Coach Bud Is Coaching Giannis Unlike How Kidd Ever Did (from Gray Stout, Hoops Habit):
PHI: The Sixers Are Still Processing (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
SAS: DeRozan’s MVP-Level Start To The Season (from Micah Adams, NBA.com):
TOR: Kyle Collinsworth: A Case Of Basketball Adversity (from Andrew Damelin, Raptors Republic):
TOR: Raptors At The Forefront Of How Teams Change Their Starting Five (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
The Evolution Of The Eurostep (from Jordan Brenner, ESPN):
Players’ & Coaches’ Reactions To “Freedom Of Movement”  (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
Teams Are Setting A Blistering Pace, Leaving Defenses In The Dust (from Benjamin Hoffman, NY Times);
The Most Interesting Teams In Week 4 (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Six Impact Bench Players (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
Bret Just: How A H.S. Coach Became One Of Basketball’s Most Powerful People  (from Dan Wolken, USA Today):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/7/18

– BKN: Dudley Worked Hard To Rebound As Nets Starter (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
– BOS: Featuring Hayward Through His Playmaking (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
BOS: The Celtics’ Fundamental Problem (from Gary Washburn, Boston Celtics):
– CHI: Arcidiacano Is Proving That He Belongs (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
– CHI: How Is Tyler Ulis Looking To Make An Impact For Windy City Bulls? (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
– CLE: Chris Fedor’s Mailbag  (from cleveland.com):
– DAL: Q & A: Dirk Nowitzki (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
– DAL: How DeAndre Jordan Became An 80% FT Shooter  (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
– DEN: 10 Nuggets Numbers Through Ten Games (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
– LAC: The Clippers Are Outrunning NBA Purgatory (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
– LAC: Gallinari Is A Silent Killer (from Chris Murch, Clips Nation):
 NOP: How Missing Payton Affects The Pels (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
– NOP: Recapping The Road Trip From Hell (from James Grieco, Hoops Habit):
– NYK: How Ntilikina Is Trying To Become A More Willing Scorer (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic);
– PHI:  How RoCo Has Become The Shooter The Sixers Need (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
– PHI: Joel Embiid Continues To Improve (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
– PHO: What’s Wrong With The Suns Has Become Systemic (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
– POR: McCollum Breaks Out (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
 SAC: Bagley: Fit For The Kings’ Future  (from Greg Wissinger, Sactown Royalty):
– SAC: Zach Randolph Understands His Reduced Role (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
– TOR: Changing Positions Has Revitalized Ibaka’s Career (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):
– TOR: Lowry: The Raptors’ Other Superstar (from Anthony Doyle, Raptors Republic):
 UTA: How The Jazz Use Gobert’s Offensive Game (from Jake Paynting, DefPen):
UTA: Gobert & Favors Are Struggling When On Court Together (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
– WAS: Wizards Lack Decisiveness & Offensive Activity (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
 Week 3 Recap  (from Michael Dugger, Hoops Habit):
– How New HCs Kokoskv & Nurse Are Adjusting (from Duane Rankin, azcentral.com):
– The Offensive Explosion Is Unstoppable (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
– Dark Horse MVP Candidates (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/5/18

BOS: How The Celtics Defend Giannis (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Are The Celtics Relying Too Much On The Three-Pointer?  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
CHI: Zach Lavine Is Rising To The Occasion  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DEN: Mason Plumlee Has Reversed The Narrative (from Brendan Vogt/Adam Mares, DenverStiffs):
GSW: Curry Is Cookin’ Like It’s 2016 (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
GSW: Q & A: Alfonzo McKinnie (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW: Q & A: Jonas Jerebko (from Raul Barrigon, Hoops Hype):
HOU: Bdzelik Returning To Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Read it here:  https://www.chron.com/sports/rockets/article/Jeff-Bzdelik-returning-to-Rockets-13363819.php

NYK: Film Notes: Damyean Dotson & Mitchell Robinson (from Zach DiLuzio):
PHI: Will Fultz & Sixers Build Each Other Up, Or Derail Each Other Trying?  (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
PHI: Brett Brown Feels For TJ McConnell (from Jack McCaffery, Delco Times):
PHO: Mikal Bridges Might Round Out Suns’ “Big 3”  (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
POR: Expected Or Not, Blazers Win Early (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAS: Poeltl Plans To “Play More Freely” (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: Moving Ibaka To “5” Is Paying Dividends (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
4th Quarter Breakdown: Pacers Vs Celtics (from Adam Spinella, Box And One):
Fultz & Hayward & The Short-Term/Long-Term Balancing Act  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Sophomore Ladder: The Top 10 (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Breakout & Surprise Leap Players (from Dan Favale, Bleacher report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/4/18

BKN:  Breakdown: Dinwiddie’s Game Winner  (from Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):
BKN: Lack Of Defense May Have Russell On Bench Late In Games (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BOS: Breaking Down The Final Minute Of Loss To Pacers (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
BOS: Takeaways From Loss To Pacers (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: How Were The Celtics Successful Against The Bucks? (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
CHI: Wendell Carter Could Be Rare Defense-First ROY  (from Michael Walton, NBC Sports):
DET: Bruce Brown Emerges As Pistons’ Biggest Surprise (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: Video Breakdown: McKinnie Bites The Wolves (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Video Breakdown: How Draymond Helped Beat The Wolves (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: Oladipo Thrives In Crunch Time (from Ben Pfeifer, 8Points,9Seconds):
MEM: Omri Casspi: Not Your Typical NBA Player (from Mark Giannotto, Commercial Appeal):
MIL: Why Have The Bucks Made Such Dramatic Improvement?  (from Sky Sports):
MIL: Better On Defense & Sticking With The Plan (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NYK: The Knicks’ Draft Class of Steals (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Westbrook’s Adjustments Are Paying Dividends  (from Lawrence George, Thunderous INtentions):
SAC: Divac Expected This  (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
WAS: Wizards Need More From Their Bench, Starting With Oubre (from Tyler Blint-Welsh, Washington Post):
The Hidden Gem: NBA Prospect Daulton Hommes At Div II Point Loma Nazarene (from Marc Ziegler, San Diego Union-Tribune):
Depth Charts: Team Rotations Right Now (from Alberto de Roa, Hoops Hype):
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Early NBA Returns: The Villanova Rookies  (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):