Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/14/18

Oladipo: Redefining His Career Through Biomechanics (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
PHI- MIA: A Study In Contrasts (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
– PHI-MIA preview (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Who Can Stop Ben Simmons? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Video Breakdown: Sixers’ Defense (from Ben Falk/Nick Sciria, Cleaning The Glass):
COY: The Case For Brett Brown (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
POR-NOP Preview (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
BOS-MIL Preview (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Brad Stevens: The Celtics’ Not-So-Secret-Weapon (from Matt Chin, Celtics Blog):
The Challenge Of Defending Giannis (from Owen Pence, Boston Globe):
Celtics’ Young Core Poised To Learn Playoff Lessons (from Jay King, The Athletic):
Horford Has To Headline (from Sam Sheehan, Celtics Blog):
TOR-WAS Preview (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Raptors Must Solve Beal (from William Lou, The Score):
HOU-MIN Preview (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
 – The Evolution Of Mike D’Antoni’s Offense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
The Impossible Task Of Guarding Harden, Explained By Players, Coaches (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
– Ariza Plays Understated But Key Role For Rockets (from Brian T. Smith, Houston Chronicle):
The Wolves Finally Get Their Moment, 14 Years In The Making (from Robert Mays, The Ringer):
How Can Cavs Replace Irving’s Production? (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
The Importance Of Jeff Green’s Defensive Versatility (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
1st Round Forecast (from David Berri, Forbes):
WC 1st Round Preview (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
EC 1st Round Preview (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
The Sidekicks Who Will Decide The Playoffs (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
GSW-SAS Preview (from Golden State Of Mind):
Jordan Bell: Prototype Of Centers To Come (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
OKC-UTA Preview (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Lonzo Ball’s Exit Interview (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Andre Ingram’s Long Road To The NBA (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
NBA Awards Ballot, Part Two (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Weeks 25/26 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Nuggets’ Young Core Is 100% Behind Coach Malone (from Harrison Wind, bsndenver.com):
Impact FAs Who Could Be Bargain-Bin Finds (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Grading The Hornets After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Grading The Bulls After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/21/18

HOU 115, POR 111 (from Dave Deckard, Blazer’s Edge):
The Rockets Have Embraced Iso-Ball In Their Own Unique Way (from Serrat Sohi, SBNation):
How Denver Uses Elevator Screens To Get Jamal Murray Open (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
TOR 93, ORL 86 (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
How Raptors Ditched “Same Old Crap” To Dominate The East (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
Raptors: Lowry Has His Eye On Playoff Success (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Raptors: CJ Miles Is Playing A Vital Role (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
How VanVleet Became The NBA’s Unlikeliest Linchpin (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
OKC: Offensive Problems And Projecting The Playoffs (from Paul Headley, Real Ball Insiders):
Celtics: Larkin’s Energetic Play (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
Celtics: Built To Survive Adversity (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Mid-Range: The NBA’s Worst Shot, Except For The Warriors (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
12 Observations: Jayson Tatum, Bradley Beal, Taurean Prince & More (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Damian Lillard’s Powerful Gravity (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
JJ Redick: The NBA’s Most Meticulous Player (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Reggie Jackson & The Big Impact Of Losing Your Starting PG (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Grizzlies: Chandler Parsons Hopes To Finish The Season On A High Note (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
What’s Next For Hezonja? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
How Good Has Jose Calderon Been This Year? (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
Each Eliminated Team’s Silver Lining (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Is Taurean Prince The Best & Most Important Hawk? (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
Sixers’ Roster Has 3 Championship Pieces (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
Magic: Gordon & Isaac Will Likely Be On Court Together A Lot To Close Out Season (from John Denton, magic.com):
Monty McCutcheon & The Pursuit Of Refereeing Excellence (from Doug Smith, The Star):
I Walked Away From My NBA Dream (from Jalen Moore, The Players Tribune):
The Draft: Guidelines For Scouting Twins (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):

5 Up, 5 Down: Rockets, Blazers, Raptors, Players Only & More (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):

Rockets’ Two-Way Prospect RJ Hunter Has Been Electrifying In The G-League (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/1/18

Examining The Jazz (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
– Jazz’ Offense Is Stuck In Neutral As Second Unit Struggles To Find Identity (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):
For Wade & The Heat, Less Is More (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Kevin Durant & Michael Beasley (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Wizards: Beal’s Leadership Has Been Key Without Wall (from Ben Standig, The Sports Capitol):
The Wizards & Their Alleged John Wall Issue (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
PG’s Thunder Future Relies On Bond With Westbrook (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Ben Simmons’ Historic Avoidance Of The 3-Point Arc (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
Celtics: Monroe Shows His Value (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
Film Study: Kyrie Irving’s Feel For The Game (from Greg Cassoli, USA Today):
Grading The Knicks’ New-Look Backcourt (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Don’t Forget About Dillon Brooks (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Pistons: Missing Reggie Jackson (from Jackson Lloyd, 94 Feet Report):
Comparing Griffin & Harris Since The DET-LAC Trade (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Suns: Josh Jackson’s Progress (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
The Bucks’ Problematic Center Rotation (from Josh Cornelissen, Behind The Buck Pass):
How Hawks Rookie John Collins Compares To His Peers (from Michael Cunningham, myajc.com):
Remaining Schedule Strength (from tankathon.com):
Who’s Next In Villanova’s Unique NBA Draft Pipeline? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
For Three NBA Refs, An HBCU Southern Connection Endures (from Brian Martin, NBA.com):
Celebrating Violet Palmer, NBA’s 1st Female Ref (from Lauren Jones, LA Sentinel):
Q & A: Marcus Thompson, author of Golden: The Miraculous Rise Of Steph Curry (from Emily Parker, Cross Rhythms:
Damien Wilkens: Shining In The G-League (from Scott Agness, Vigilant Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/31/18

This Move Makes CP3 Unguardable In Isolation (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
How Is Okafor Progressing In Brooklyn? (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
Pick And Roll Adjustments Helped The Raptors Beat The Wolves (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Bucks: Getting Their Groove & Jabari Parker Back (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
Scouting Devin Booker: Already A Borderline All-Star (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Tuesday Recap: Harden Hits 60 & More (from Russell Steinberg, Slamonline.com):
Arenas Predicted Harden’s Greatness (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Jayson Tatum: Real Mean, Green Machine (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Celtics: Expect Theis To Play A Major Role In Playoffs (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Reliance On 3-Pointers Doesn’t Make A Team More Susceptible To Meltdowns  (from Bo Schwartz Madsen, Nylon Calculus):
The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Lou Williams Is Elite (from Nate Wolf, NBA Math):
Ben Simmons Interview (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Q & A: Bradley Beal (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Q & A: Isaiah Whitehead (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Miami Heat: Makes & Misses (from Rob Slater, All U Can Heat):

Wiggins Is Answering Thibs’ Challenge (from Chicco Nacion, CBC Sports):

Fixing The Cavs With Artificial Intelligence (from Michael Watson, ZigZag Analytics):
The Cavs Aren’t Built To Sustain KLove’s Injury (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Cavs: Channing Frye Is Blocking Out Noise By Focusing On Championship Goal (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Wizards: Satoransky Steps Up (from Rashad Mobley, Truth About It):
Lakers: How Luol Deng Is Handling Not Playing (from Shahn Ahmed, NBC Sports):
The Most Important Things For Rookies’ Development: Playing Time & Experience (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Lakers: Jerry Stackhouse On Brandon Ingram (from Mike Trudell, Lakers.com):
Pacers Defense Emerges In A Crisis (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
GSW 109, BOS 105 (from Mike Zavagno):
Embiid’s Excellence Propels Sixers (from Shane Young, Fanrag Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/14/17

WCF Preview (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
The Spurs Will Need More Game Six LMA  (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Spurs Relish Underdog Role (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
Patty Mills Steps In For TP (from Ron Kroichick, SFGate):
Mike Brown’s Ties To Pop, Spurs Run Deep (from Tom Orsborn, Express-News)):
Popovich Should Be Coach Of The Year Every Year (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
You Can’t Always See Good Coaching But You Can See The Effects Of It  (from Lee Dresie, Pounding The Rock):
The Dubs’ Commitment To Dominant Defense (from Jordan Schultz, Huffington Post):
David West Sacrificed Millions In Search For A Title (from Daniel Brown, Mercury News):
Everything Horford Brings To The Celtics In 7 Plays (from Gary Dzen, boston.com):
Beal Smart To Go After Celtics’ Bigs (from J. Michael, csnmidatlantic):
D’Antoni Vows To Add Layers (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
The Combine (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
How Do Max Contracts Work? (from Mika Honkasalo, Hoops Hype):