Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/27/18

Joel Embiid: DPOY?  (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):

The DMC Injury:
Video Breakdown: E’Twaun Moore’s Defensive Deficiencies (from Seth Nefsky, Pelican Debrief):
Celtics: How To Score When Kyrie Sits (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Danny Ainge Is Masterful; Brad Stevens Makes Him Look Even Better (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Horford’s Unique Role Provides Immense Value (from Jesse Collings, Hardwood Houdini):
Q & A With Wolves TV Analyst Jim Petersen (from Britt Robson, The Athletic):
Tyus Jones’ Defensive Improvement (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Nuggets: Jokic/Plumlee Spacing Is Improving (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
Hornacek: Impressed With Trey Burke (from Anthony Rieber, Newsday):
OKC’s Suffocating Defense Makes Them A Real Contender (from Michael D. Sykes, SBNation):
The Success (And Failure) Of OKC’s All-Bench Units (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
This Isn’t Westbrook 3.0 (from Matt Craig, Daily Thunder ):
–  Steven Adams’ Rebounding, Kelly Olynyk’s Fakes  & More (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Westbrook, Adams And Uncontested Rebounds (from Jeremy Lambert, Thunderous Intentions):
Film Study: How John Wall’s Movement, Or Lack Thereof, Sets The Tone For Wiz’ Offense (from Osman Baig, Bullets Forever):
Donovan Mitchell: “None Of This Was Supposed To Happen” (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
The Warriors’ Ruthless Efficiency (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
Steph Curry’s Pregame Show (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Montrezl Harrell Interview (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Pistons: Missing Reggie Jackson Down The Stretch Of Games (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
Why Have The Pistons Fallen So Far Without Reggie Jackson? (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Valanciunas: Slowly Evolving Into Modern-Day Center (from Arden Zwelling, sportsnet.ca):
Suns: Josh Jackson Showing Great Growth (from Scott Bordow, azcentral):
Anunoby: Adjusting To NBA Life (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
Celtics To Take On Warriors Without Smart’s Defense (from Mac D’Amico, celtics.com):
Malcolm Brogdon: No Sophomore Slump (from Ryan Riley, Behind The Buck Pass):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/24/17

Raptors Weekly: DeRozan Improved…Again (from William Lou, Medium):
The Sixers’ December Slump (from Kyle Neubeck, phillyvoice.com):
–  Brad Stevens: Jayson Tatum Will Have More Opportunities/Usage As Season Progresses (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Jaylen Brown: Making An Impact In Season Two (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Myles Turner Does It A Both Ends (from Chris Thompson, Deadspin):
Bam Adebayo: Learning At A Rapid Pace (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
How The Bulls Became The Hottest EC Team (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Video Breakdown: How The Spurs Defend The Pick & Roll, Part One (from Coach Daniel):
Andrew Bogut: We Can’t Let Business Decisions Distract Us  (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
The Lakers’ Defensive Improvements (from Faisan Haznany, NBA Math):
OKC 103, UTA 89 (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
Beasley Is Flourishing With Knicks After Roller-Coaster Start To Career (from Frank Isola, NY Daily News):
Reasons Not To Worry About The Wolves (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Bucks: The Impact Of Role Change On Malcolm Brogdon (from Matthew Hallett, Behind The Buck Pass):
Clippers: The Rise Of Jamil Wilson (from Nicholas Agar-Johnson, Clipperholics):
– Stauskas & Levert Are Back Together (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Kevin Pritchard Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving For The Pacers (from Derek Kramer, Indiana Sports Coverage):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/14/17 PART ONE

Grizzlies Have No Identity, And Hard Questions (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Durant Has Warriors Rolling Without Curry (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
Shaun Livingston Helps Ease The Sting Of Curry’s Absence (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
The Dubs Are Blocking Shots At A Staggering Rate (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
CP3 At 12-0: “We’re Playing The Right Way & Still Trying To Get Better” (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Ryan Anderson Is Providing Good Value (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
Popovich, Kerr & Stevens: Behind The Best Coaching Minds (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Film Room: Steven Adams: “Reverse” Floor Spacer (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
Thunder’s Offense: Stagnant, Despite Win (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
Kanter, Oladipo, Kawhi, Baynes, LBJ (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
Richaun Holmes: An Important Part of Sixers’ Future (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Buddy Hield:  Catch & Shoot Sniper Off The Bench (from Philip Barnett, Yardbarker):
Which Way Are The Kings Going?  (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Pressure Mounts On Wolves Amid Successful Start (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
KAT’s Disappointing Offense (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Bucks: Positives Since The Bledsoe Trade (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
Shane Larkin: Making The Most Of Limited Minutes (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
KCP: Unspectacular & Essential (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
SVG Is Irked By Different Rules Being Used To Officiate Boban (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Jazz: Stuck Between Bricks & A Hard Place (from Ben Anderson, ksl.com):
Dwight Howard: New Energy In Charlotte (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
Antonius Cleveland Hopes To Be Major Help To Mavs’ Defense (from Bobby Karalla, mavs.com):
Isaac Austin Encourages Positivity In Overcoming Challenges (from Joseph Yeh, Focus Taiwan):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/2/17 PART TWO

Schedule Alert: Games Tired Teams Should Lose In December (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Brad Stevens Trusts Jayson Tatum (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Frank Ntilikina: Experiencing Growing Pains  (from Ashwin Ramnath, Daily Knicks):
Andrew Wiggins’ Shot Selection (from Logan Metzger, Dunking With Wolves):
Donovan Mitchell Has Been A Dominant Scorer All Season (form Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Kenny Atkinson’s Parallels to Budenholzer (from Alex Squadron, NYPost):
Timberwolves’ Video Breakdown” “Fist 52” Play Series (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
–  Why Teams Shouldn’t Mimic Hack-A-Ben Strategy (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
It’s Time To Free Otto Porter (from defpen.com):
Randle’s Versatility: Key To Lakers’ Defensive Success (from Joey Ramirez, Lakers.com):
Ask Sam Mailbag (from Sam Smith,  bulls.com):
G-League Gains Importance (from Paul Coro, LA Times);
Nick Calathes: The New Euro PG King (from Dionysis Aravantinos, Eurohoops.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/20/17

Horford, Dennis Smith, Jr., Ben Simmons & More Early Season Takeaways (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Dennis Smith, Jr: The Mavericks’ Present & Future (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
A Day With Hornets’ Assistant Coach Stephen Silas (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
–  Tracing Robert Covington’s Journey: From Unheralded Recruit To $62 Million Man (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
The Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
The Blazers’ Fast Break Is So Bad (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
The Making Of Jusuf Nurkic: Uncompromising Bosnian Beast (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Jazz: Sixth Man Role Fits Rodney Hood (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
The Real Ricky Rubio: Finally Ready To Stand Up (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Raptors: Siakam Appears To Have Found His Niche (from Mike Ganter, Postmedia Network):
It’s VanVleet’s Time To Shine (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
Caboclo: G-League Star Until Further Notice (from Vivek Jacob, Raptors Republic):
Piston Playbook, Week 5 (from Matthew Way, Piston Powered):
Heat: James Johnson’s Handoffs (from Jaelin Wilson, Hashtag Basketball):
Coach Malone Challenged Jokic To Become A Better Defender & Jokic Is Delivering (from Christian Clark, BSNDenver):
Lakers: Brandon Ingram’s Improvement (from Shane Young, Fanrag Sports):
Celtics: The Curious Case Of Marcus Smart (from Adam Miller, Hardwood Houdini):
Jayson Tatum’s Development (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Blog):
Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown: Quickly Coming Of Age (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
The Celtics’ Defensive Diligence (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Brad Stevens Explains The Crux Of His Coaching Style (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
Adjusting Team Ratings For Strength Of Schedule (from Chirag Agriwal, Nylon Calculus):
Oladipo’s Breakout (from Alex West, NBA Math):
Mavs: Antonius Cleveland Earns An Earlier Than Expected Shot (from Chris Reichert, 2days10days):
Julius Randle’s Future Should Be With The Lakers (from Darius Soriano, Forum Blue And Gold):
After 4 Years Away, Damien Wilkins Finds His Way Back To NBA (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Q&A: Personal Trainer Idan Ravin  (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
– Phoenix Is The Latest Stop On The Mike James World Tour (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Vanja Marinkovic, Europe’s Best Shooting Prospect (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Glossary: Bird Rights  (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Ben Simmons Isn’t “Really’ 0-for-7 On Three Point Attempts (from Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports):