Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/11/19

ATL: John Collins Is Leading Hawks’ Young Core (from Quinn Pilkey, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS:  Ojeleye Might Be C’s Most Improved Despite Lack Of Minutes (from Tom Westerholm, Mass live):
BOS: Wing Depth Is Becoming A Major Strength (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Horford In Peak Form For Surging Celtics (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
DET: Ellington Proving Key To Pistons’ Surge (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
DET: Galloway Finds Rhythm From Behind The Arc (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
DET: How Reggie Jackson Is Getting Back To His Old Ways (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
LAL: Lakers Can Learn From The Nets About Perils Of Taking Shortcuts  (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insidiers):
LAL: Lakers Need A Long Look In The Mirror (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
MEM: Avery Bradley & The $11 Million Question (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
MIN: KBD Can Ball (from Kyle Ratke,
OKC: Defensive Adjustments Needed (from Nick Gallo,
PHI: Do The Sixers Switch Too Often?  (from Rusty Gorelick, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Embiid’s Health Will Dictate Sixers’ Playoff Path (from Malika Andrews, ESPN):
SAC: Cauley-Stein’s Passion For The Art World (from Kaelen Jones, Sports Illustrated):
SAS: Derrick White Is Essential To Spurs’ Present & Future (from Jared Johnson, BBall Index):
Top MIP Candidates’ Narratives (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Top 6MOY Candidates (from Josh Cohen,
Video: The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
NBA Draft: What Scouts Will Be Watching In Conference Tournaments (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/10/19

ATL: Q & A: Trae Young (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
BKN: Accepting Analytics: Another Reason The Nets Have Made The Jump (from Bryan Fonseca/Net Income, Nets Daily):
BKN: Dinwiddie’s Return Is Potent Force Off Bench (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over LAL (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
DEN: Morris & Beasley, Essential Complementary Duo (from Jamie Powell, Double Clutch):
DET: Why Tanking Was Never An Option (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press ):
HOU: Tucker’s Unsung Defense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: Austin Rivers Is At Peace With His Career (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
IND: Myles Turner’s 3-Point Shooting (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
IND: Collison Has Mastered The Corner Three (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
LAC: Beverley Provides The Defensive Spark The Clippers Need (from Broderick Turner, LA Times):
MIA: Heat Benefitting From Starter Quality Minutes Off The Bench (from David Furones, SunSentinel):
MIL: Bledsoe Thriving With The Bucks (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
NOP: Cheick Diallo, Revisited (from Dio Nikiforos, Hoop Ball):
SAS: The Spurs’ PG Depth (from Andrew Ites, Air Alamo):
UTA: Gobert’s Offense Is Invaluable (from Ryan Aston, The J Notes):
Video: Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/9/19

ATL: Trae Young Is Seeing More Traps (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
BOS: How The Celtics May Have Saved Their Season (form John Karalis, Mass Live):
CHI: Q & A: Michael Reinsdorf (from Stephen Noh, The Athletic):
CHI: Zach LaVine’s Decision-Making Is Improving (from Phil Thompson, Chicago Tribune):
CLE: Who Can The Cavs Revive Off The “Scrap Heap”?  (from Jason Lloyd, The Athletic:
DEN: The Scoring Growth Of The Nuggets’ Young Core (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):;
DET: Luke Kennard Has Finally Arrived (from Brady Fred, Detroit Bad Boys):
MIA: New Look Second-Unit Proving A Winner (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
NYK: Mitchell Robinson’s Defensive Impact (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
OKC: Steven Adams’ Defense (from Reid Belew, Welcome To Loud City):
PHI: The Sixers’ Small Lineups Without Embiid (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Q & A: Lillard On Women Working In The NBA (from Casey Holdahl,
SAC: Harrison Barnes In The Post Is An Added Dynamic (from Sanjesh Singh, Sactown Royalty):
UTA: Takeaways From Loss To MEM (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Q & A: Rudy Gobert (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
The Psychology Of Tanking, Part Two (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):

QOTD:   from Nuggets’ Coach Malone on defending the Dubs“You have to have a different pick-up point. This is a different animal. The 3-point line is not out far enough. You’ve gotta pick them up two feet outside the 3-point line.”


“The randomness of their offense, the quick rip screen by a shooter and popping, the cutting through.  Steph Curry is most dangerous when he passes the ball, because now he’s cutting and everybody stands still and relaxes. It makes it really hard, but that’s where you have to understand, KYP, know your personnel. Who am I guarding, what are their tendencies, and when the ball is given up, don’t ball watch, don’t stand up, be ready to run and chase and stay connected.”

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis: 3/7/19

BOS: The Celtics’ Imperfect Win Over SAC Is The Perfect Followup To Blowout Of GSW (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: When Hayward Shines, The Celtics Are A Juggernaut (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
DEN: Millsap Is Providing Quality Play At Both Ends Of The Floor (from
DET: Why Drummond Is Playing The Best Ball Of His Career (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
DET: Drummond Finds His Rhythm & Pistons Reap Benefits (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Dubs & DMC: Still Figuring Each Other Out (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
HOU: How The Rockets Became Relevant Again (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
LAC: SGA Has Seemed To Shake Off Slump (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
MIL: The Bucks’ Potential Championship Profile (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
NOP: The Pelicans Refuse To Quit On The Season (from William Guillory, The Athletic):
NYK: Fizdale Brings In Jason Kidd To Pass On PG Wisdom To The Knicks (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
OKC: Steven Adams Is Content To Do The Dirty Work (from DJ Foster, The Ringer):
PHO: Tyler Johnson Is Adding Stability To The Suns (from Katherine Fitzgerald, Arizona Republic):
POR: Stotts Has Stuck With Plan Of Playing/Sitting Lillard & McCollum Together (from John Schuhmann,
TOR: The Humble Roots Shared By Danny Green & Jeremy Lin (from Alex Wong, Yahoo Sports):
WAS: Outrebound The Opponent & The Wins Will Follow (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
The Corner Three: What Really Happens (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Inside NBA Trainer Irv Roland’s World (from Josh Martin, Closeup 360):
MIP Candidates (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
This Season’s Rookies’ Future Star Potential (from Kevin Pelton/Mike Schmitz):
6MOY Candidates (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
Wilt’s Individual Game Rebound Records Are Safe (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
What Keeps Adam Silver Up At Night (from Briand Windhorst, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/6/19

ATL: Vince Carter’s “Clutch” Defense (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
CLE: Kevin Love Is Making Life Easier For The Cavs (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
DET: Griffin’s Competitiveness Has Become Contagious (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
DET: Reggie Jackson’s Revival (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
DET: Outside The Box Score: Is Andre Drummond A Good Defensive Rebounder?  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
GSW: The Celtics’ Backbreaking 1st Quarter Run (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Dubs Don’t Have Much Time To Solve DMC Conundrum (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
GSW: How Rare Was Steph’s Ankle Injury Recovery? (from Calvin Fong, Clutch Points):
IND: Collison Deserves More Credit (from Tony East, Hoops Habit):
LAL: Ingram: Player Development At The NBA Level (from Mike Garcia, BBall Index):
MIA: The Heat’s Timely Offensive Transformation (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
MIL: Jon Horst, EOY Candidate (from Jacob Szaniawski, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIL: Will The Bucks Be Able To Keep All Of Their Best Players? (from Mitchelll Maurer, Brew Hoop):
NYK: Observations, Questions, Prediction (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
PHI: The Sixers’ Plan: Star Power & Simple Play (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
PHI: The Long Road Back: Justin Patton Makes His Sixers Debut (from Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Tyler Johnson Uses Playoff Experience To Motivate Young Suns (from Ashley Nevel, Bright Side Of The Sun):
UTA: Donovan Mitchell Breaks The Formula (from Hansen James, SLC Dunk):
UTA: Are The Jazz The NBA’s Sleeping Giant? (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Video: Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
The Psychology Of Tanking, Part One (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
Mid-Major Stars To Watch During Championship Week (from Rob Dauster, NBC Sports):
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ATL: Huerter’s Development Has Been Crucial For The Hawks (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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