Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/16/19

BKN: D’Lo: Marrying Creativity & Structure (from Kelly Whiteside, NY Times):
DET: Griffin Had No Doubt He’d Return To All-Star Level (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
DET: Reggie Jackson Could Push Pistons To Playoffs (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
MIL: How Giannis & Khris Developed Their Bond (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIL: Middleton & The Virtues Of Doing Less (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
NOP: Demps Is Gone, But The Tumult Is Far From Over  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
OKC: The Talent & Fit Of Markieff Morris (from Stephen Dolan, Thunderous Intentions):
SAS: LaMarcus Aldridge Is Boxing Out Like A Champ (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
UTA: Gobert Never Stops Working (from Tony Jones,The Athletic):
WAS: How Beal Went From Shooter To Complete Player (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
Ten Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Q & A: Kevin Garnett (from Alex Wong, Yahoo Sports):
Great Sets From The Nets-Cavs 3OT Game (from Adam Spinella):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/14/19

ATL: The Artistry Of Trae Young’s Passes (from Chris Kirschner, The Athletic):
BKN: D’Lo Is Breaking Free (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
BKN:  Jarrett Allen Embodies “Rising Star” (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BOS: The Importance Of Horford Vs The Sixers (from Daniel Poarch, Celtic Blog):
DAL: Doncic & The Art Of Passing (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
DEN: Can Isaiah Thomas Rise Again? (from Robert Sanchez, ESPN):
DET: Ellington’s Focus Is On “Right Now” (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: Q & A: Steph Curry (from David Dennis, Jr, The Undefeated):
GSW: How The Dubs Overcame The Jazz In The 4th Quarter (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Durant At PG Is Looking Better & Better (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
HOU: Shumpert Brings A Steel Will To Defense (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: How Harden’s Streak Is Different Than Wilt’s (from Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight):

Read it here:  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/james-harden-is-outdoing-wilt-chamberlain-where-it-matters/

IND: Kyle O’Quinn’s Road To The NBA (from Josiah Turner, Sports Illustrated):
IND: Why The Pacers Are Thriving After Oladipo Injury (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
MEM: Joakim Noah Is Happiest He’s Ever Been (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
MEM: Was Avery Bradley Misused By LAC? (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
MIN: Taj Gibson: From Starter To Reserve (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
MIN: Takeaways From Win Over HOU (from Andy Grimsrud, A Wolf Among Wolves):
NOP: When Kenrich Williams Became Kenny Hustle (from Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com):
*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
NYK: How Dennis Smith’s Journey Readied Him For A Fresh Start (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
OKC: Steven Adams Is Much More Than Just Strong (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Rebounding At Center Of Magic’s Identity (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Magic’s Patience For Isaac Is Paying Off (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Embiid: DPOY?  (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Q & A: Rodney Hood (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
POR: Kanter Makes Blazers Deeper & Better (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
SAC: Harrison Barnes Prepared For Playoff Push (from Alex Kramers, kings.com):
SAS: Aldridge’s All-Star Journey (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: Q & A: Chris Boucher (from Gad Elmaleh, BallNRoll):
UTA: Gobert’s MVP-Like Season (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):
WAS: The Newest Wizards Are Fitting Beautifully By Playing Their Strengths (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
Shot-Chart Trivia: Guess That All-Star (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
Sports Reference Informs The World (from James Wagner, NY Times):
The Step-Back 3 (from Associated Press):
An Oral History Of The 1998-99 Lockout  (from Thomas Golianopolous, The Ringer):
G-League: Keep An Eye On Stockton Rookie Cameron Reynolds (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/12/19 PART ONE

– BKN: Napier Is Quite The Luxury (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
– BKN: The Loss At Toronto Was Encouraging (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
– BOS: Jayson Tatum And The Art Of Getting To FT Line (from Max Carlin, Celtics Blog):
– CLE: Steven Adams, The Ultimate Yeoman (from Jeff Siegel, Fear The Sword):
– DEN: Nuggets’ Depth Is A Good Problem (from Sean Keeler, Denver Post):
Read it here:  https://www.denverpost.com/2019/02/12/isaiah-thomas-michael-malone-denver-nuggets/

– GSW: Steph Curry’s Game Is More Than Just The Shot (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
– HOU: Harden’s Leadership (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
– HOU: Harden Is Rockets’ MVP But Playoff Hopes Hinge On CP3 (from Ben Golliver, Washingotn Post):
Read it here:   http://wapo.st/2GzSMzP
 IND: What Can Wesley Matthews Bring To The Pacers?  (from Tony East, BBall Index):
– LAL: Walton Says Lakers Need To Re-Find Passion For Playing Defense (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
– MIA: Winslow Now Countering Opponents’ Counterpoints (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIL: Khris Middleton: Perfect 2nd Option (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
– MIL: Brook Lopez Stretches The Bucks’ Offense By Shooting Threes (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
– OKC: Westbrook Is Thriving With PG In Control (from Nate Scott, USA Today):
– ORL:  Jonathan Isaac Breaks Out (from Luke Duffy, Hoops Habit):
– PHI: Simmons Three-Point Attempt (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
– POR: Seth Curry On Blazing His Own Career Path (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
– SAC: Bagley Is Getting Opportunities To Dominate  (from BS West, Sactown Royalty):
– The Art Of Talking To Refs (from Alex Wong, Yahoo Sports):
– AND1’s Influence On Today’s NBA Handles (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/10/19

BKN: Nets’ Next Challenge: Re-Integrating LeVert & Crabbe (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

BKN: LeVert Is Still The Nets’ Most Important Player (from Quintin James, Nothin’ But Nets):

CLE: The Cavs’ Rebuilding Plan (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
DEN: How The Nuggets Discovered Jokic (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
GSW: Klay & DMC Chemistry (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: Collison Makes Quiet Contributions That Have Loud Impact (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAL: Lakers Take Big Risk In Trading Zubac (from Trevor Lane, Lakers Nation):
MEM: What To Expect From Delon Wright (from Ed Memphis, Beale Street Bears):
NYK: Kadeem Allen Keeps Turing Heads (from Howie Kussoy/Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Video Breakdown: Westbrook Analysis: Who Needs Efficiency? (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
PHI: Can The Sixers Reach Their Incredible Ceiling? (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
PHI: The New Sixers’ Rotation So Far (from Adam Aaronson, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Ayton Has Signature Post Moves & A Path To Dominance (from Kellan olson, Arizona Sports):
POR: Breaking Down Hood’s 1st Game With The Blazers (from Nate Mann, Blazer’s Edge):
TOR: Breaking Down Marc Gasol’s Raptor Debut (from Scott Rafferty, ca.nba.com ):
TOR: Don’t Judge Gasol By His Age (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
WAS: Parker Can Give The Wizards A New Element (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
The Two-Way Contract Standouts (from Ben Nadeau, BasketballInsiders):
2019 Draft’s Boom-Or-Bust Prospects (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/19

BKN: Marks Won’t Let Nets’ Surprising Rise Alter His Long-Term Strategy (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: LeVert Better Than Expected In Return (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Importance Of Defining Roles (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
CHI: Otto Porter’s Bulls’  Debut  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DAL: Why Luka Loves Dallas & How The Mavs Plan To Keep it That Way (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DET: Reggie Jackson Is Adapting Well To New Role In Offense (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: Harden’s Unstoppable, Maddening, Beautiful Game (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
IND: Pritchard’s Commitment Remains Firm (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: The Clippers Might Have Won The Trade Deadline (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
LAL: Muscala’s Acquisition Was Calculated But Expensive ( from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: How The Bucks Solidified Their Roster By Adding Mirotic (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIN: Sorely Missing RoCo (from Dylan Hughes, Dunking With Wolves):
NOP: Balancing AD’s Playing Time With Future Concerns (from Associated Press):
PHI: Harris Fits Right In As Sixers Defeat Nuggets (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
POR: Video Breakdown: Blazers’ 5 Favorite Plays ( from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nguyen):
POR: New Lineup Brings New Hopes (from Dan Marang, Blazer’s Edge):
WAS: Ernie Grunfeld Interview (from Fred Katz, The Athletic)
Projecting The Buyout Market (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
From Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-daily-buyout-watch/
Q & A: Liliahn Majeed, NBA VP Of Diversity & Inclusion (from Dominique Fluker, Forbes):
– QOTD: Kenny Smith on the (non)-impact of LaVar Ball on the Lakers: ” “It’s not about dads and uncles and cousins in the NBA. It’s not like high school. The relationship is only your agent and player. As long as the agent and the player doesn’t say anything, you’re fine.”
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):

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