Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/24/18

Trae Young, KLove & The Future Of Mental Health In The NBA (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Wolves: Okogie Isn’t Getting ROY Hype, Which Is Fine With Him (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
The Likely Minimal Impact Of The New Offensive Rebound Shot Clock Rule  (from Daniel Massop, Nylon Calculus):
Mavs: Why Coach Carlisle Isn’t Concerned About Pairing Doncic & DSJ  (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
How Do The Celtics And Raptors Match Up? (from Fred Katz, Mass Live):
Siakam: A Jumper Away From Stardom?  (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
–  2017-18 Answers: Evolution Of The Big Man (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
The Path To The WC Playoffs Will Be Even Tougher Next Season (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
The All-Question-Mark Team (from Levi Wenrich, 94 Feet Report):
Building The Perfect Rookie From The 2018 Draft Class (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
2019 Draft: Examining Every Protected Pick (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
How Muscala Can Help The Sixers Bench (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
–  How The Lakers’ Young Players Can Help Get Them Back Into The Playoffs (from Kameron Duncan, NBA Analysis Network):
Duncan Robinson Puts Team USA On Hold For Shot At Heat’s 15-Man Roster (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Dante Exum Interview (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Pooh Jeter’s Clinic To Bring Together Generations Of L.A. Basketball Talent (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Q & A: Trainer Lily Abdelmalek (from Harry Lyles, Jr., SNation):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/12/18

BOS-CLE Preview (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
Brad Stevens Makes The Celtics Better Than They Have Any Right To Be (from Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight):
Aron Baynes: Celtics Unsung 3-Point Shooter (from Tomasz Kordylewski):
Kevin Love’s Roller Coaster Ride (from Steve Aschburner, nba.com):
HOU-GSW Preview (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Can GSW Keep HOU Off The FT Line? (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
Harden Keeps Reinventing Himself (from Kent Babb, Washington Post):
Rockets’ Player Development Intern Mike James Coaches Like He Played (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
Why Didn’t The Kerr-D’Antoni Partnership Work In Phoenix? (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Will Simmons & Embiid Learn From Boston Series? (from Bob Ford, Philly.com):
Jazz: Season Review (from Dan Clayton, Clutch Points):
Draft Lottery & Draft Position Q & A (from Mike Zarren/David Sparks, Celtics.com):
2018 Draft: Breaking Down The Top 14 (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Why The Raptors Fired Casey & What’s Next (from Michael Grange sportsnet.ca):
Film Room: Brandon Ingram’s Development – Finishing At The Rim (from Pate Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
International Spotlight: Bojan Bogdanovic (from Hoop Ball):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/5/18

Warriors: New Era, New Challenges (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Warriors: Pros & Cons Of Starting Javale McGee (from Simon Cherin-Gordon, Hoops Habit):
Jordan Bell: Determined To Shed Rustiness & “Be The Best I Can Be” (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Rookies Who Are Primed For 2nd Year Breakouts (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Raptors: Valanciuanas’ Miraculous Defensive Improvement (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
Q & A: DeMar DeRozan (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Jarrett Allen Gives Nets Hope For The Future (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
For Sam Hinkie’s Next Act… (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Why Pat Riley Likes The Heat Roster And Having Wade Back (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
Thunder: Does Patrick Patterson Need To Play More? (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
Height And Defensive Matchups (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Visualizing Versatility: A New Way To Look At The Warriors’ Defense (from Golden State Of Mind):
The Remarkable Women Of The NBA (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
BI Note:  Of course this story contains just a partial list of women making outstanding contributions.  There is a long list of others who deserve similar recognition.  Some examples are NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts, Washington Wizards TV Analyst Kara Lawson and Charlotte Hornets sideline reporter Stephanie Ready.
MIP Candidates (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Re-Live Lonzo Ball’s Big Night In San Antonio (from Christian Rivas, Silver Screen And Roll):
The Cavs’ Three-Point Defense Remains A Big Issue (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Ben Simmons And “Non-Traditional Stats” (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Mavs:  Harrison Barnes Is Liking The Move Back To The Three (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
The Celtics’ Bench Is Shaping Up (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Sixers: How TJ McConnell Morphed From Undrafted To Invaluable (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Brett Brown: Adding Ilyasova Is A Massive Pick-Up  (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):
Pau Gasol Says Brother Marc “Should Be Upset” (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):
Re-Thinking Draft Day Debates (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
With Scandals Rocking Youth Basketball, NBA Readying Plan To Step In (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):

 

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 9/5/17

Strengths & Weaknesses Of The WC’s Middle Tier  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Nuggets’ Film Room: Paul Millsaps’ Passing (from TJ McBride, BSNDenver):
The 50 Most Interesting Players In European Hoops: Numbers 31-40 (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Analyzing The Rockets’ Lineup Possibilities (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
The Bulls Have Made Youth A Priority  (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Blazers Look To Build From Within (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Grading The Cavs’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
The Awkward Dynamic Between DRose & The Cavs (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Is Davis Bertans The Next Great Spurs’ Role Player? (from Tim Stubbs, NBA Math):
The Knicks’ PG Conundrum (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Draft Assets/Traded Picks For All 30 Teams (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
The Proving Grounds: Dante Exum  (from Dan Clayton, Bball Breakdown):
Brandon Ingram: Sophomore Expectations (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Pacers: Making “Good Lance” Sustainable  (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Steven Adams’ Importance To The Thunder (from Tony Heim, Thunderous Intentions):
Updates On Players Who Received Qualifying Offers (from Austin Kent, Hoops Rumors):
Sean Elliott: Miracle In The Making (from Jeph Duarte, Pounding The Rock):