Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/8/19

ATL: Huerter Is More Than Just A Shooter (from Max Carlin, The Step Back):
BKN: Nets Can Finally Point Toward A Brighter Future (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
BOS: The Celtics’ Balanced Attack (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Marcus Smart’s 3-Point Improvement Stems From Post-Practice Competition (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
DET: The Pistons’ “Late-Switch” Pick & Roll Coverage (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
DET:  Hard Work Has Earned Bryn Forbes A Solid NBA Career (from John Niyo, Detroit News):
DET: Blake Griffin Is Whatever You Want Him To Be (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
HOU: Harden’s Methodical Essence (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
HOU: The Anatomy Of Harden’s Step Back (from Ben Pfeifer, Clutch Points):
HOU: Harden Dissects Nuggets With Distribution (from Michael Wright, ESPN):
MEM: Justin Holiday Arrives In Desperate Times (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
MIL: Brook Lopez: Sharpshooter From Distance (from Luis Paez-Pumar, Deadspin):
NOP: Q & A: Anthony Davis (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
NYK: A Season Of Development (Or Tanking)  (form John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
OKC: Ferguson’s Dramatic Defensive Development (from Maddie Lee, newsok.com):
PHI: Q & A: New VP Of Player Development Annelie Schmittel (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
PHI: JJ Redick: All-Star? (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
POR: Blazers’ Keys Are Bench, Assists & Making Threes (from Mike Tokito, Forbes):
POR: Blazers Are Asking More Of Nurkic & He Is Delivering (from Jack Winter, Hoop Ball):
SAC: One Play Epitomized The Kings’ Unselfish Style (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: The Spurs’ Midrange Stars Are More Efficient Than You Think (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
WAS: Shooting More With The 2nd Unit Is Working Out For Otto Porter (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
The End Of The Coach/GM Dual Role (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
How NBA Stars Face The Challenge Of Growing Old Gracefully (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
The “Welcome To The NBA Moment” (from Clevis Murray, The Athletic):
Vince Carter Paved The Way For RJ Barrett (from Myron Medcalf, ESPN):
Each Top Draft Prospect’s Most Glaring Weakness (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/7/18

BKN: D’Angelo Russell Has Become The Leader (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Celtics Have A Top-10 Offense Without Scoring In The Paint Or From The FT Line (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Hayward Keeps Improving (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
DAL: The Mavs Key To Keeping Players Fresh: Blood Samples (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
DEN: The Contagious Passing Of Nikola Jokic Has The Nuggets On Top (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
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HOU: Harden & True Shooting Charts (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
HOU: Austin Rivers Has Been A Great Addition So Far (form Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
IND: Q & A: Myles Turner (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
LAL: Film Room: How The Lakers Have Changed Lonzo’s Role Without LBJ (from Pete Zayas, Silver Screen & Roll):
LAL: Solving Lakers’ FT Woes Will Be Difficult But Not Impossible (from Dr. Rajpal Brar, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: George Hill Is Doing The Little Things (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
MIN: Questions For The Wolves Going Forward (from A Wolf Among Wolves):
MIN: The Wolves’ PG Issues (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
ORL: Isaac Is Straddling The Magic’s Present & Future (from Philip Rossman Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Ben Simmons Is Not Holding The Sixers Back (from Ben Detrick, The Ringer):
SAC: Bogdanovic: King’s Offensive Ace (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
SAS: Spurs’ Unlikely Starting Backcourt Finds Its Way (from Jeff McDonald, Express News):
TOR: Serge Ibaka’s Career Year At Center (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
TOR: Raptors Face Back-End Decisions (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
UTA: Here’s What Mitchell Is Seeing Differently From Defenses In Year Two (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/4/19

BOS: Hayward’s Big Game: A Compelling Move in The Right Direction (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Heinsohn Updates His Health Status (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
BOS: Celtics’ Co-Owner: “Our History Is We Try To Make The Big Deal” (from Adam Himmeslbach, Boston Globe):
CHI: Video Breakdown: Lauri Markkanen (from Megann Horstead, Pippen Ain’t Easy ):
CLE: How Dellavedova Can Help Sexton Improve (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
DEN: Jamal Murray Keeps Raising His Ceiling  (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: The Nuggets Rotation Will Soon Be Even More Armed & Dangerous (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
GSW: Observations From Loss To The Rockets (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW: A Mother’s Faith Has Fueled Looney’s Self-Belief (from Marcu Thompson II, The Athletic):
GSW: Could Draymond’s Offensive Regression Make Dubs Vulnerable? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
GSW: Kerr Says Dubs Won’t Slow Pace For DMC  (from Drew Shiller, NBC Sports):
HOU: Danuel House Is Morphing Into A Valuable Asset (from T.A. Mock, House Of Houston):
IND:  Analyzing Aaron Holiday’s Positive Impact (from Ben Pfeifer, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Gallinari & Harris: Deadly Forward Combo (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
MEM: The Grizzlies Must Improve Shooting & Defending 3-Pointers  (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
NOP: How The Pels Have Failed AD (from Tom Haberstroh, NBC Sports):
NYK: Knicks’ Observations & Questions (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
NYK: Video Breakdown: How Kanter Hurts The Knicks (from Zach Diluzio, Posting & Toasting):
OKC: Westbrook’s Shooting Woes (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
*ORL: Creation By Committee (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
PHI: Observations From Sixers’ Shootout Win Over The Suns (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: Embiid’s Historic-Level Dominance In First Halves (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
POR: Dominant Nurkic’s Recent Play Is His Best Four Games With The Blazers (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
POR: The Game-Day Caffeine Routine That Powers The NBA’s Most Frequent Flyers (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
SAC: The Kings Are Turning Their Games Into Track Meets (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
WAS: Wizards’ December Silver Linings (from Nate Wolf, BBall  Index):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Giannis, Dinwiddie, Okafor, Spurs (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Boylen, Draymond, Luka, Knox,Crawford (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
How The NBPA Guides Players Into Life After Basketball (from Bailey Knecht, Front Office Sports):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/3/19

BKN: Joe Harris Has Found A Home With Nets (from Erik Slater, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: Celtics Show That Their Depth Can Shine Without Irving (from Jay King, The Athletic):
DEN: Jokic Is Lifting Nuggets To New Heights (from Pat Graham, Associated Press):
GSW: Looney Has Won The Pre-DMC Spot At Center (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
GSW: No Return Date For DMC, But Teammates Are Encouraged (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: Harden Is Pushing The Limits Of Basketball (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
MIL: Film Room: How The Bucks Defended Blake Griffin (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
MIL: DJ Wilson Is Making Progress (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
MIL: The Early Glimpses Of George Hill’s Impact (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIL: Brogdon & The Question Of Fit (from Jacob Szaniawski, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIN: The Pros & Cons Of KAT’s Passing (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NYK: Breaking Down The Futures Of The Knicks’ Forgotten Five (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
ORL: Gordon & Fournier Have Become Terrific Passers (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
SAC: Summer Workouts Helped Fix Fox’ Jumper (from Jason Jones, The Athletic):
SAS: The Spurs Have Adapted And Thrived Without Kawhi (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
SAS: Lessons DeRozan Learned In Toronto Are Yielding Dividends In San Antonio (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
TOR: Raptors Are Title Contenders In Part Because Of Danny Green (form Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
UTA: How Ingles Has Expanded His Offensive Game (from Ben Mallis, Pick And Roll):
International Stars Leaving Growing Imprint On NBA (from Tim Reynolds, Associated Press):
Runners, Touch & Shooting Development (from Cole Zwicker, The Stepien):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/1/19 Happy New Year Edition

BKN: After Years In The Wilderness, Are The Nets Finally Re-Emerging? (from Tyler Blint-Welsh, Washington Post):
BKN: Carroll Is The Best Option At The 4 For Now (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: Hayward Preaches Patience (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
CHI: Boylen Not Planning To Alter His Intense Approach (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
CHI: Hutchison Is Embracing His Role As Defensive Stopper (from Joe Cowley, Sun-Times):
DEN: Jamal Murray Is Showing Glimpses Of A Superstar Ceiling  (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Nuggets Need To Extend GM Connelly Long-Term (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
DET: Kennard Uses Film To Return To Productivity (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
DET: This Pistons’ Weakness Rears Again (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press ):
GSW: Video Breakdown: Will Jordan Bell’s Mini-Resurgent Game Start A Breakout?  (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
HOU: James Harden/Monja Willis’ Strong Mother-Son Bond  (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
IND: Pacers Grew A Lot In 2018 (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
MIA: Q & A: Justise Winslow (from Couper Moorhead, heat.com):
MIL: 2018 Was A “Leap” Year For The Bucks (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
OKC: Thunder’s Defense Makes Them Legit Contender (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
OKC: PG-13 Is Reaching His Career Peak & Raising The Thunder’s Ceiling (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
PHI: Ben Simmons’ Defense: Flashes Of Greatness & Inconsistency  (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):
PHO: Set Of The Week & Other Observations (from Yusuf Saleem, BBall Index):
PHO: Oubre Adding Length Options To Lineup Combinations (from Gina Mizell/CJ Holmes, The Athletic):
WAS: Kristi Tolliver, Assistant Coach Who Is Paid Like An Intern (from Howard Megdal, NY Times):
Video Breakdown: OKC 122, DAL 102 (from Mo Dakhil):
Will These 10 NBA Trends Continue In 2019? (from ESPN):
Q & A: Euroleague December MVP Jan Vesely (from Javier Gancedo, EuroLeague.net):
Key January Dates &  Deadlines (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Analyzing Romeo Langford’s NBA Potential (from Ben Pfeifer, cbbtoday.com):
Cam Reddish & The Importance Of Eye Level (from Ben Rubin, The Stepien):
Happy New Year!!!