Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/25/18

Nuggets: The Mason Plumlee Conundrum (from Nicholas Agar-Johnson, Nugg Love):
Why Jamal Murray Is Hitting His Stride (from Christopher Dempsey,
Leading Trade Targets: Their Strengths (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
Raptors’ Bench Has Reinvigorated The Franchise (from Alex Wong, VICE Sports):
Trae Young Joins Top Pick Discussion (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Knicks’ Ron Baker: Leading By Example (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Knicks: Grading THJ’s Post-Injury Performance (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Meet KP’s Personal Health Guru (from Robert Silverman, VICE Sports):
Marvin Williams Has Morphed Into A Modern Stretch Four (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Pistons Have a Bottom-Three Offense Without Reggie Jackson (from Vince Ellis,
Oladipo: Pacers’ All-Star Steps Aside, Aids Cause (from Mark Monteith,
Physicality Is A State Of Mind For Domantas Sabonis (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Don’t Count Al Jefferson Out Just Yet (from Adam Friedman, Indy Cornrows):
Celtics Float In Calm Waters Amidst The NBA’s Sea Of Chaos (from Jeff Clark, Celtics Blog):
Marcus Smart: NBA’s Biggest Anomaly & Celtics’ Biggest Question Mark (from Brendan Ronan, Celtics Life):
Celtics & Doc Rivers: Neither Has Regrets Over HIs Departure (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Do-Or-Die Time For The Wizards (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Unique Tandem: Brett Brown & Ben Simmons (from Nick Metallinos, ESPN):
Kuzma: Evolving Into More Than Just A Hot Scorer (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Dubs: Kevon Looney’s Opportunity (from Corey Libow, Blue Man Hoop):
Video Breakdown:  Low Post Defense: Double Off The Cutter (from Zak Boisvert,
The ASG Draft: The Goofy Gimmick That’s A Natural For TV But Won’t Be Televised (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Eric Bledsoe: Professional Defensive Pest (from Max Carlin, Behind The Buck Pass):
Film Breakdown: Zach Lavine (from Austin Hutchinson, Locked On Bulls):
Nets: Jarrett Allen Is Ahead Of Schedule (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
Defense Could Make The Heat Contenders (from Chase Eyrich, All U Can Heat):
Mavs: Yogi Ferrell Has Led A Surprisingly Effective Offense (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Myke Henry: Taking Advantage Of His Opportunity (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):
From Shannon Ryan, Chicago Tribune:
Sixers: TLC Thriving In Redick’s Absence (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
Now Healthy, Duje Dukan Eyes NBA Return (from Steve Clark, USA Today Network):


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

What Kyrie Hopes To Find In Boston (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Does Irving Play Differently In Boston: 25 NBA Players Weigh In (from Nicole Yang,
IT Gives The Cavs A New Dimension (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
Kris Dunn’s Development (from Sam Smith,
What Can NBA Teams Learn From Kuzma & Bell For The Next Draft? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
DeRozan’s Evolving Game Keys Raptors’ Culture Change (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
John Wall’s Shot Blocking (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
A Unique Strategy Is One Of Dubs’ Secrets To Prolonged Success (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Dubs Are Making Shots At Historic Rate (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Kyle Kuzma’s Ascendance (from Katie Baker, The Ringer):
Without Oladipo, The Pacers Have A Thin Margin Of Error (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Will The Lakers Ignore The Realities Of Team-Building? (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Reggie Bullock: Capitalizing On Opportunity (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
Finding A Bigger Offensive Role For Jayson Tatum (from Danny Emerman, The Ringer):
Tatum, Mitchell & Kuzma Take Different Paths To First Year Success (from Mitch Lawrence, Sporting News):
Sixers: How Brett Brown Uses Schoolteacher Tactics With Young Team (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Adebayo Has Helped The Heat Lead The League In Screen Assists (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Dellavedova Has Turned His Time Away Into Production (from Matt Velazquez,
Nuggets Need To Get More Players Into The Rotation (from Christopher Dempsey,
Redick: Preparation Helps Deal With Highs And Lows (from Keith Pompey,
Unlocking Saric (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Basketball Dictionary: Weak (Defense) (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Warriors’ General Counsel Was An Underground Rapper (from Melissa Rohlin, Mercury News):
G-League: Kennedy Meeks’ Improvement (from Andrew Damelin, Raptors Republic):

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

Pleasant Surprise Players Having Career Seasons (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Kris Dunn’s Most Important Improvement Is At The Rim (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Harden & CP3: The Perfect Backcourt Combo (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Isaiah Thomas’ Versatility Will Transform Cavs’ Backcourt (from Matt Chin, NBA Math):
Oladipo’s Emergence: Lessons About Success & Patience (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
The Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
David Nwaba Has Put In The Work Throughout His Career (from Sam Smith,
Magic Film Room:  Vucevic Has Become Elite Playmaker  (from Josh Cohen,
Kevin Martin: The Blueprint For Fixing Lonzo Ball’s Shot (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
The Lakers’ Kids Go Back To School (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Q & A:  Brandon Ingram (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
How Gobert’s Injury Forced Jazz To Embrace Small-Ball  (from Blog Don’t Lie):
What Happens With Adebayo When Whiteside Returns?  (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Q & A:  Stauskas & Okafor (from Anthony Puccio & Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Q & A: Cedi Osman (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Week 8 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Knicks: Doug McDermott Is Proving His Value (from Randy Porga, Daily Knicks):
How Could George Hill Have Thought The Kings Would Be Competitive? (from Tony Xypteras,
Why Does The Wolves’ Defense Get Worse In The Fourth Quarter? (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Brett Brown: Ben Simmons Has Exceeded Expectations (from Fox Sports):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/3/17

Celtics: Tatum Is Emerging As Irving’s 4th Quarter Sidekick (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Jared Dudley On The Celtics’ Culture (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Is There Anything Al Horford Can’t Do? (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
Satoranksy: Prospering As Wizards’ Rotation Player (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
–  OKC:  A Look At Donovan’s Command At The Quarter Mark (from Erik Horne,
Jarrett Jack: Sparking Knicks’ Offensive Revival (from Howie Kussoy,  NYPost):
International Scout Tony Ronzone: Australia Has Become NBA Talent Factory (from Michael Randall, Herald Sun):
–  There’s An Easy Fix To Wolves’ 4th Quarter Problems (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Buddy Hield’s Move To The Bench: He’s More Successful Against Abrines Than Against Klay  (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
Brett Brown Won’t Be Fazed By Hack-A-Ben Crap (from Jack McCaffery,
The Sixers’ 3rd Quarter Woes (from Sarah Todd,
Clint Capela: Rockets’ X-Factor (from Preston Dubey, 16 Wins):
Frank Mason Has Been The Kings’ Best Rookie So Far (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Jeremy Lamb: Finally Finding His Way (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Pat St. Andrews Has Risen Quickly As Atlanta Hawks’ Assistant Coach (from John Dudley,
Cavs: Osman Gets His 1st Chance To Shine (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Tristan Thompson’s Impending Return Leaves Lue With Difficult Choice (from Chris Fedor,
Fun & Heroic Tales From Former Knicks’ & Nets’ Trainer Timmy Walsh  (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
OKC: Still Figuring Out Abrines’ Role (from Fred Katz, CNHI):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/15/17 PART ONE

How The Celtics Became The NBA’s Hottest Team (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Anatomy Of The Celtics’ Win Streak (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Brett Brown: The Process’ Survivor (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
How The Blazers Brought Out The Worst In The Nuggets (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Q&A: Kyle Korver (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Q&A: Kyle Kuzma (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Q&A: Dennis Smith, Jr. (from David Aldridge,
DMC’s Dominance (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
DMC’s Benching: Performance Or Strategy-Based?  (from Chris Conner, Pelican Debrief):
Why OKC Has Been Bad In Close Games (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
How The Spurs Stay Afloat Minus Kawhi (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Is Belinelli’s Career Year Happening In Season 11?  (from KL Chouinard,
Knicks Are More Confident “Running Hornacek’s Stuff”  (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Will Raptors’ Changed Offense Work In The Postseason? (from Tim Bontemps, Washingotn Post):
Hardaway & The Knicks: An Ideal Fit (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Rockets’ Defensive Emphasis Stresses Switching Assignments (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Is This The Real Jeremy Lamb? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
Jonathan Simmons: Toughness And Determination (from John Denton,
Wolves’ Film Breakdown: Active Hands (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Ben Simmons: Forcefully Reminding The Basketball World Of His Talent  (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Robert Covington: Leading By Example (from Rusty Gorleick, The Sixer Sense):
Suns: Lack Of PG Production Is Becoming A Problem (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Joe Harris: Getting Shots & Respect (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Shabazz Napier: Earning His Minutes (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Q&A: Bernard King (from Ali Danois, The Shadow League):
Cavs: The Irving Trade Didn’t Cause The Crisis  (from Zachary Tenner, Sir Charles In Charge):
LBJ Is Unstoppable But The Cavs Are In Trouble (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
LBJ’s Most Unstoppable Shot (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
The Rockets Are Shooting Even More 3s & It Is Working (form Tim Cato, SBNation):
Lakers’ Practice Notes: Clarkson, Kuzma, Vander Blue,Thomas Bryant (from Serena Winters, Lakers Nation):