Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/17/19

*ATL: Keep Watching John Collins (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
ATL: John Collins’ Journey From Lightly Regarded Prospect (from Seerat Sohi, Yahoo Sports):
DEN: Michael Malone: Tough Ain’t Born, It’s Built (from Sean Keeler, Denver Post):
DET: The Improved But Not New Blake Griffin (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
HOU: Harden On The Development Of The Step-Back 3 (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
MIN: Inside KAT’s Decision To Stay (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
MIN: The Best Version Of KAT Yet (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NYK: Mitchell Robinson Is Just Getting Started (from Jonathan Macri, Knicks Film School):
ORL: Magic Finally Playing With Consistency  (from Roy Parry, Orlando Sentinel):
ORL:  Magic’s G-League Team’s Success Is Part Of ORL’s Organizational Change (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Harris Already Looks Like A Great Fit (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
SAC: Hield Is Putting It All Together  (from Duncan Smith, Hoops Habit):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
NBA Officiating Executives Discuss Challenges Of An Evolving Offensive Arsenal (from Steve Aschburner,
Q & A: Muggsy Bogues (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):

*ATL: Keep Watching John Collins (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/29/19

ATL: Hawks Flash Considerable Upside In Win Over LAC (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Joe Harris: Walking Down Your Street & Pushing The Nets Up The Standings (from Kelly Whiteside, NY Times):
BOS: How Horford Figures Into Beating League’s Elite Teams (from Joe Hagen, Hoops Habit):
BOS: This Time The Celtics Had Answers For The Nets’ Zone Defense (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
CHA: Monk Saved The Hornets Vs. NYK, But Scoring Alone Will Never Be Enough  (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
GSW: Iguodala & Looney Are The Ultimate Role Players (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: How DMC Changes Every Other Dubs’ Starter’s Game (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
HOU: A Position Change Makes Faried Relevant Again (from Colin Connors, The Dream Shake):
IND: Why Thad Young Is So Important To The Pacers (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
IND: Edmond Sumner, The Pacers’ Best-Kept Secret (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: How Are The Clippers Still In The Playoff Race?  (from Jimmy Feterman, Nylon Calculus):
LAL: The Lakers Aren’t A LeBron-Type Team Yet (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
MEM: How A Bland Offense Has Made The Grizzlies Worse (from Joe Hulbert, Double Clutch):
MIL: Bucks GM Horst Stays Rooted (from Matt Schoch, Detroit News):
MIN: Veteran Reserves Playing A More Prominent Role (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: What The Top AD Trade Contenders Can Actually Offer (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
NOP: Trading AD Is Complicated (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
NOP: Jrue Holiday Cares in So Many Ways (from Justin Jett,  DefPen):
NYK: Kevin Knox: What Is His Ceiling?  (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
OKC: Presti & Budenholzer: Old Friends From San Antonio (from Berry Tramel,
POR: Recent Success Comes As Assists Skyrocket (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
SAC: More Than Just A Shooter: Buddy Hield Has Developed Into An Excellent Rebounder (from Tony Xypteras, Sactown Royalty):
SAS: Derrick White Is Making A Living At The Rim (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
Zion Could Be The Next Great NBA Point Center (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Top Draft Lottery Prospect Ja Morant’s Story (from Justin Sayers, Louisville Courier Journal):
–  The NBA’s Tactical Fouling Problem (from Albert Burneko, Deadspin):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/24/19

BOS: Tatum Is Attacking & It Is Driving Celtics To Another Level (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Cavs (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: That 9 Pass Play Was Celtics Basketball (from Jeff Clark, Celtics Blog):
DEN: The Nuggets Are Inexperienced & Precocious (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
HOU: Explaining The Danuel House Move (from Jonathan Feigen, Housotn Chronicle):
MEM:  Q & A: Marc Gasol (from Peter Edmiston, The Athletic):
MIA: Winslow Emerges From “Dark Time” To Find Happiness On & Off Court (from Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald):
MIN: Wolves Practice The Wheres & Whys Of Taking A Good Shot (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
MIN: KAT Is On Fire (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
NOP: Holiday’s Defense Might Save The Season (from John Butler III, Hoops Habit):
ORL: How Magic Assistant Coaches Chart During Games (from Josh Robbins, The Athletic):
PHI: Developing The Embiid/Butler Pairing (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
POR: Blazers’ Assistant Dale Osbourne’s Journey (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAC: Hield Has Become On The NBA’s Best Shooters (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
UTA: Donovan Mitchell Has Been Turning It Around In January (from Daniel Lubofsky, Hoops Habit):
WAS: The Wizards Are Playing Their Best Defense Of The Season (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: Bradley Beal Is Strong (from Nate Wolf, BBall Index):
Schedule Alert: Tricky Games In The NBA Playoff Race (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Players Who Can’t Be Aggregated In Trades (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
An Updated Look At Draft Pick Protection Obligations (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
How Ja Morant Became A Surprise Top-3 Draft Prospect (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/22/19

BKN: DLo At An All-Star Level (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Heat  (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Horford & His Sore Knee Reaping Benefits From December Rest (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
GSW: Cousins Is Embracing Pure Warriors’ Basketball (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
GSW: The Best Things About Klay’s Most Recent Scoring Explosion (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
GSW: When Times Get Tough For Draymond He Hears From Izzo (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
IND: What A Luxury It Is To Have Kyle O’Quinn (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Zubac Finally Building On Rookie Promise (from Hannah Kulik, Lakers Nation):
MEM: How Kyle Anderson Does It (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBallIndex):
NYK: Fizdale Has Critical Message For Pending Knicks’ Free Agents (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
OKC: Westbrook’s Facilitator Turn (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
OKC: Q & A: Paul George (from Sekou Smith,
OKC: Ferguson Is Surging For The Thunder (from Brett Dawson, The Athletic):
PHI: Welcome To The Team, You’re Guarding Harden Tonight  (from Brian Seltzer,
PHI: Andrew Toney: The Most Forgotten Great Guard In NBA History (from Gordie Jones, The Athletic):
SAC: How Hield Has Kings Shooting For Respectability (from Vincent Goodwill, Yahoo Sports):
SAS: Derrick White’s Breakout Season (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Raptors Vets Understand That Kawhi’s Rest Days Are Crucial (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
TOR: Raptors Should Avoid Hero Ball At End Of Games (from Brian Boake, Raptors Rapture):
UTA: Ingles Is A Key To Jazz’ Turnaround (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
UTA: Why Gobert Deserves To Be An All-Star (from Ryan Aston,The J Notes):
UTA: Blazers 109, Jazz 104 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Bringing Porter Off The Bench Is Working Well (from Jake Whitacre, Bullets Forver):
Zach Lowe’s All-Star Picks (from ESPN):
When Does It Pay To Stagger Your Stars’ Minutes? (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
Nets & Kings Rebuilds Are Ahead Of Schedule (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Wayne Embry Honored At MLK Day In Memphis (from Kelley Evans, The Undefetaed):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/29/18

BKN: The Emergence Of Rodions Kurucs (from Chris Von Achen, Hashtag Basketball):
BKN: Marks & Atkinson Have Used Minimal Resources To Build Nets For Long-Term Success (from Jeff Feld, Forbes):
BOS: Indispensable Irving Gives The Celtics Time To Figure Things Out (from Ben Ladner, The STep Back):
BOS: Video: Marcus Smart’s Defense On Harden (from Matt Esposito):
CHA: How Long Can Tony Parker Keep Doing This? (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
DAL: Barnes Is Changing His Game Next To Luka (from Vladislav Shufinskiy ,The Smoking Cuban):
DET: Bruce Brown Makes The Grade In Defensive Tests (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: What Are The Dubs’ Options With McCaw?  (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
HOU: Harden Is Amazing But We’re Getting Worried About His Minutes (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
HOU: What Rivers Brings To The Rockets (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
LAL: Q & A: Ivica Zubac (from Mike Trudell,
MIA: Winslow Flashes Potential As Starting PG (from Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald):
MIL: Brook Lopez Is Making Opponents Pay For Hard Closeouts Along The Arc (from Matt Velazquez,
MIN: What’s Left Of Wiggins’ Potential? (from James Grieco. Hoops Habit):
MIN: Thibodeau Through The Eyes Of His TimberBulls (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
PHO: Recapping The Suns’ Road Trip (from Yusuf Saleem, Bball Index):
PHO: TJ Warren’s Historic Three-Point Percentage Increase (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
SAC: Buddy Hield: Stellar Start To His 3rd Year (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
SAS: Bertans Is Becoming An Elite Role Player (from Jared Johnson, Bball Index):
UTA: Rudy Gobert Is Still Evolving As A Defender (from Ryan Miller, KSL):
UTA: The 2nd-Half Surge Is Coming For The Jazz (from John Keeffer, The JNotes):
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How Scheduling Can Tell The NBA’s Subtlest Lies (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):
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