Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/23/19

BKN: DLo Is On Fire & So Are The Nets (from Greg Joyce, NY Post):
CHI: Did WCJ’s Rookie Season Show Signs Of An Emerging Star?  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DEN: No Stage Is Too Big For Jamal Murray (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
DEN: The Unusual Way Monte Morris Honed His Jump Shot (from Associated Press):
DEN: Jokic & The Funky Bunch (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
GSW: Video Breakdown: How Klay Took Advantage Of The Lakers’ Defense (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: DMC On How He Got Past His Injury & How He Landed With The Dubs (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
GSW: How DMC Has Been Adjusting To His Role On The Dubs (from Paolo Uggeti, The Ringer):
GSW: How DMC’s Shot Went From Rare To Unfair (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
HOU: Appreciating Harden (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
HOU: Video Breakdown: Defending Harden (from Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):
HOU: Combating Any Anti-Harden FT Argument (from Conrad Garcia, The Dream Shake):
IND: Tyreke Is Looking, Feeling Like His Old Self (from Mark Monteith,, pacers.com):
LAL: Steve Kerr Likes How Luke Walton Has Handled This 3rd Laker Season (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
MEM: KG Is Mentoring JJJ (from Christian Dudley, Beale Street Bears):
MIA: Waiters Is Slowly Repaying The Faith (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
MIA: Assistant Coach Dan Craig’s Journey To The NBA (from Matt Langone, Lowell Sun):
MIA: Starting Lineup Options (from Nekias Duncan, Heatbeat)::
MIL: Brook Lopez Has Been The Key To Unlocking The Bucks At Both Ends (from Matt Velzquez, jsonline.com):
*OKC: Westbrook Steps Forward By Stepping (A Little) Back (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
PHI: Sixers Finally Buying Into Defensive Scheme (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
PHO: Kokoskov, Suns Learning Each Other And Growing (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
Rookies Primed For Possible 2nd Half Breakout  (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
For Traditional 3-And-D Players, The Future Is Coming Fast (from Ben Alamar, The Athletic):
Donyell Marshall Is Teaching & Learning His Way In Coaching Career (from Mike Anthony, Hartford Courant):

*OKC: Westbrook Steps Forward By Stepping (A Little) Back (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/5/19

BKN: Jarrett Allen’s One-Man Paint Patrol (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS: Takeaways From Celtics’ Win Over Mavs (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
CHI: Paxson On Playing The Bulls’ Young Core (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown: The Last Ten Minutes That Cost The Dubs A Win Vs. HOU  (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Steph Curry, Anatomy Of A Shooter (from NBA TV Canada):
GSW: Draymond’s Defense Key To Regaining “Super Team” Status (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
HOU: Is Harden The Most Unstoppable Player Of His Generation  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
IND: Myles Turner, DPOY Candidate (from Tony East, BBall Index):
MEM: Grizzlies Need To Get Back To Defense (from King Producer, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIL: The “Tony Snell Play”: Simple But Difficult To Defend (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
NYK: Kevin Knox Is Growing Physically & Mentally (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
OKC: Adams’ Rugby Spirit Is At Center Of Thunder’s Strong Start (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
ORL: Can The Magic Find Suitable PG Depth In Time For A Playoff Chase? (from Preston Ellis, BBall Index):
ORL: Gordon Is Doing A Better Job Reading Defenses (from John Denton, magic.com):
ORL: Mentorship From Thibodeau Helped Clifford Rise Through Coaching Ranks (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI How The Sixers Can Maximize Their Big 3 (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Film Room: How The Sixers Use On-Ball Screens (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
UTA: Jazz Use 2004 Pistons As A Barometer Of What They Want To Become  (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News ):
Predicting The Six Most Improved Teams For 2019  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
The WC’s “Muddy Pecking Order”  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
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–  Some Top Ten Offenses Succeed Without Emphasizing Threes  (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
How Goga Bitadze Is Increasing His NBA Draft Stock  (from Antonis Straggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/2/19

BOS: Defense Will Determine The Celtics’ Fate (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
CLE: McCaw: The Right Kind Of Flier For The Cavs To Take (from Carter Rodriguez, Fear The Sword):
DEN: The Evolution Of Jamal Murray’s Passing (from Grayson Moore, Nugg Love):
DET: DJ Bakker: Life As An NBA Player Development Coach (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
DET: How The Bucks Picked Apart The Pistons Is Perfect Example Of How The NBA Has Changed (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
DET: Kennard Is Working On Being More Aggressive (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
DET: Reggie Jackson Shares Why He Is Struggling (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
HOU: How Harden Worked Overtime To Build His Scoring Streak (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: Harden Is The NBA’s Best Offensive Player (from Andre Snellings, ESPN):
HOU: No Need To Rush CP3 Back (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
LAL: Josh Hart’s Ever-Revolving Role (from Hannah Kulik, Laker Nation):
MIL: The Improved Efficiency Of Giannis (from Matthew Hallett, Hoops Habit):
NOP: The Importance Of Payton’s Return (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
OKC: Westbrook’s Roller-Coaster Offense Isn’t Slowing Down The Thunder (from Royce Young, ESPN):
OKC: Nader Is Trying To Make The Most Of His Chance (from Clay Horning, Norman Transcript):
PHI: Film Room: How Brett Brown Has Tried To Integrate Jimmy Butler (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: 5 Observations From Wild Win Over Clippers (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
POR: The Flu Doesn’t Stop Lillard Time (from Jamie Hudson, NBC Sports):
POR: Reacting To Nurkic’s Record-Setting Night (from Dave Deckard, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: Kings Enter 2019 With Aspirations, Expectations (from James Ham, NBC Sports):
TOR: The Year Of Norman Powell (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
UTA: The Jazz’ Rebounding Is Better Than You Think (from Mason McFee, Hoops Habit):
Role Players: The “Skeleton Keys” That Can Unlock Any Lineup: D.Green, Brogdon, Hart,Winslow,Crowder,Shumpert,Bogdan (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
January Schedule Breakdown (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
18 Lessons From 2018 (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/5/18

BOS: How The Celtics Defend Giannis (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Are The Celtics Relying Too Much On The Three-Pointer?  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
CHI: Zach Lavine Is Rising To The Occasion  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DEN: Mason Plumlee Has Reversed The Narrative (from Brendan Vogt/Adam Mares, DenverStiffs):
GSW: Curry Is Cookin’ Like It’s 2016 (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
GSW: Q & A: Alfonzo McKinnie (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW: Q & A: Jonas Jerebko (from Raul Barrigon, Hoops Hype):
HOU: Bdzelik Returning To Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Read it here:  https://www.chron.com/sports/rockets/article/Jeff-Bzdelik-returning-to-Rockets-13363819.php

NYK: Film Notes: Damyean Dotson & Mitchell Robinson (from Zach DiLuzio):
PHI: Will Fultz & Sixers Build Each Other Up, Or Derail Each Other Trying?  (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
PHI: Brett Brown Feels For TJ McConnell (from Jack McCaffery, Delco Times):
PHO: Mikal Bridges Might Round Out Suns’ “Big 3”  (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
POR: Expected Or Not, Blazers Win Early (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAS: Poeltl Plans To “Play More Freely” (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: Moving Ibaka To “5” Is Paying Dividends (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
4th Quarter Breakdown: Pacers Vs Celtics (from Adam Spinella, Box And One):
Fultz & Hayward & The Short-Term/Long-Term Balancing Act  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Sophomore Ladder: The Top 10 (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Breakout & Surprise Leap Players (from Dan Favale, Bleacher report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/19/18

Q & A: Phil Jackson & Steve Kerr On The Dubs (from Kit Rachlis, California Sunday Magazine):
Q & A: Giannis Antetokounmpo  (from Jarrel Harris, Sports Illustrated):
Darren Erman On Pelicans’ Defense: Base System With Game-Planning Per Opponent  (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
Fultz Remains The Sixers Defining Question (from David Murphy,philly.com):
Sixers: Takeaways From Brett Brown’s Media Lunch (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
– Sixers Finally Hire A GM: Elton Brand (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
Dwane Casey’s Coaching Philosophy & Techniques, Part Three (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Dwane Casey Q & A Part One (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
–  Q & A: Rajon Rondo (from Mike Trudell, lakers.com):
Nets: Musa & Kurucs Were Precocious Pros In Europe (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Nets: Marks & Atkinson On Internal Improvement (from Net Income/Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Players Poised To Have A Breakout Season (from Shlomo Sprung, Forbes):
The Basketball World Will Miss Boris Diaw (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Why The Clippers Landed Lee Jenkins (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
Fizdale On Ntikilina: “Why Put Him In A Box”, Positionally?  (from Marc Berman, NY Post):