Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/20/17

Horford, Dennis Smith, Jr., Ben Simmons & More Early Season Takeaways (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Dennis Smith, Jr: The Mavericks’ Present & Future (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
A Day With Hornets’ Assistant Coach Stephen Silas (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
–  Tracing Robert Covington’s Journey: From Unheralded Recruit To $62 Million Man (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
The Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
The Blazers’ Fast Break Is So Bad (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
The Making Of Jusuf Nurkic: Uncompromising Bosnian Beast (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Jazz: Sixth Man Role Fits Rodney Hood (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
The Real Ricky Rubio: Finally Ready To Stand Up (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Raptors: Siakam Appears To Have Found His Niche (from Mike Ganter, Postmedia Network):
It’s VanVleet’s Time To Shine (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
Caboclo: G-League Star Until Further Notice (from Vivek Jacob, Raptors Republic):
Piston Playbook, Week 5 (from Matthew Way, Piston Powered):
Heat: James Johnson’s Handoffs (from Jaelin Wilson, Hashtag Basketball):
Coach Malone Challenged Jokic To Become A Better Defender & Jokic Is Delivering (from Christian Clark, BSNDenver):
Lakers: Brandon Ingram’s Improvement (from Shane Young, Fanrag Sports):
Celtics: The Curious Case Of Marcus Smart (from Adam Miller, Hardwood Houdini):
Jayson Tatum’s Development (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Blog):
Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown: Quickly Coming Of Age (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
The Celtics’ Defensive Diligence (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Brad Stevens Explains The Crux Of His Coaching Style (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
Adjusting Team Ratings For Strength Of Schedule (from Chirag Agriwal, Nylon Calculus):
Oladipo’s Breakout (from Alex West, NBA Math):
Mavs: Antonius Cleveland Earns An Earlier Than Expected Shot (from Chris Reichert, 2days10days):
Julius Randle’s Future Should Be With The Lakers (from Darius Soriano, Forum Blue And Gold):
After 4 Years Away, Damien Wilkins Finds His Way Back To NBA (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Q&A: Personal Trainer Idan Ravin  (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
– Phoenix Is The Latest Stop On The Mike James World Tour (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Vanja Marinkovic, Europe’s Best Shooting Prospect (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Glossary: Bird Rights  (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Ben Simmons Isn’t “Really’ 0-for-7 On Three Point Attempts (from Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/21/17

How Redick Fits Into The Sixers Offense (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Film Room:  Millsap’s Potential Defensive Impact  (from TJ McBride, bsndenver.com):
Film Room:  Millsap’s Post Play (from Tom West, Nugg Love):
Free Agency: What’s Left To Sort Out (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
The Proving Grounds:  Andre Drummond (from Matthew Way, BBall Breakdown):
–  The European Trio Ready For NBA Roles  (from Benny Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
 Justise Winslow Q & A  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Is Favors Ready To Bounce Back? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
–  Waiters Is Back: That’s Good For Dragic  (from Allana Tachauer, allucanheat.com):
The EC Sleeper Contenders (from Basketball Insiders):
The Muddled WC Playoff Picture (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
Film Breakdown: What Calderon Brings To The Cavs (from Billy Heyen, cleveland.com):
Dubs Get A Glimpse Of Their Young Guns’ Potential In SL  (from Erik Malinowski, Bleacher Report):
Advanced Stats The NBA Should Start Tracking (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
One Burning Question Facing Each NBA Team (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Russ Smith’s Message: “I For Damn Sure Belong In The NBA”  (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
The Night Bruno Caboclo Became A Living Legend (from William Lou, medium.com):