Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/16/18

Playoff Implications Of The Full-Strength Standings (from Ben Taylor, Nylon Calculus):
Playoffs: Day One Observations (from Zach Harper, FRSHoops):
Wizards Learn They Can’t Just Focus On Raptors’ Star Guards (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Led By Holiday, Defense Was Foundation Of Pels’ Game One Win (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
POR-NOP: Defending The Rim Out Of Pick & Roll (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Playoffs: Day Two Observations (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
BOS 113, MIL 107 (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Al Horford Does It All In Game One Victory (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Celtics Survive Insane Late-Game Sequence (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Why Fultz Remained Positive Amidst Chaos (from Zack Rosenblatt, NJ.com):
How Important Is Fultz To A Deep Playoff Run? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Ben Simmons Is Making His Opponents Look Like A Bunch Of Rookies (from Zito Madu, SB Nation):
HOU 104, MIN 101 (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
D’Antoni’s Innovation Leads The Rockets (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Clint Capela: The Sky’s The Limit (from Brian T. Smith, Houston Chronicle):
OKC 116, UTA 108 (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
IND 98, CLE 80 (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Draft Sleepers From The Portsmouth Invitational (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Why Ime Udoka Should Be An NBA Head Coach (from Francis Okupa, ESPN):
How Quin Snyder & His Staff Evolved Into A Playoff Ready Team of Their Own (from Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune):
Quin Snyder: From Breaking It To Making It In The NBA (from Kent Babb, Washington Post):
What Can Be Drawn From Nets’ Late String Of Wins? (from Zack Collura, Nothin But Nets):
Grading The Cavs After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Grading The Mavs After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/14/18

Celtics: The League Is Starting To Take Notice Of Terry Rozier (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Most Efficient ISO Scorers (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
KAT’s Offensive Brilliance (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Blazers: How Terry Stotts Is Reaching Jusuf Nurkic (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Blazers Average Fewest Assists In The NBA: Why It Doesn’t Matter (from Eric Griffith, Blazer’s Edge):
What NBA Scouts Will Be Watching In Each NCAA Tourney Friday Game (from Mike Schmitz/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Top Prospects To Watch In Every 1st Round Game (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Q & A: Fred VanVleet (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Rockets: Winning At A Slower Pace (from Gavriel Wilkins, Hoops Habit):
Rockets: Improved Defense Gives Them Championship Ceiling (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
CP3 & Harden Are The Opposite Of Bad Playoff Players (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Fit Matters: The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
The Cavs’ Reliable Shuffle ATO (from Jeff Siegel, Fear The Sword):
What Happened To Malik Monk? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Cavs: Lue Happy With Korver/JR Lineup Switch (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Jrue Holiday Opens Up About The Most Challenging Time Of His Life (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
Fixing The Lakers (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Pacers: Myles Turner’s Improved Post Play (from Grant Afseth, Kokomo Tribune):
What Trevor Booker Brings To The Pacers (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Jazz: Ricky Rubio Is A Monster (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
Bucks: Tony Snell Is Trying To Regain Form After Recent Slump (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
Wizards: Leaky Perimeter Defense’s Role In Recent Skid  (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Grizzlies’ Silver Lining: Dillon Brooks’ Breakthrough (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
Film Room: Jerami Grant Is OKC’s Biggest X-Factor (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
Monty McCutcheon On The Respect For The Game Initiative (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Hawks: Jaylen Morris’ Unlikely Climb To The NBA (from Sam Meredith, Peachtree Hoops):
Brett Brown Lauds Dellavedova & The Growth Of Aussie Basketball (from Ben Mallis, The Pick And Roll):
Markelle Fultz Is Starting To Look Like His Old Self (from Sam Cooper, Yahoo Sports):
Sixers: How Using Data-Driven Analysis Is Changing The Game (from Tim Wigmore, I News):
Podcast: Shooting Coach Ryan Sypkens (from The Unrestricted Area):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/6/18

Damian Lillard Has Been Playing Like An MVP (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Blazers’ Success Takes Root Behind The Scenes (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Are The Blazers For Real? (from Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
Chris Paul’s Season Is Underrated (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
There’s No Stopping Rockets’ Superstar Duo In Clutch Time (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
Dwane Casey Has Smoothed Out Every Crease In His Path (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Anunoby Is The NBA’s New Normal (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Raptors: Norman Powell’s Struggles (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
Sixers: The Most Enjoyable Phase Of The Process (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
The Sixers’ Bench: Playoffs & Beyond (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
8 Observations (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Bogdan Bogdanovic Is Already Something (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
Everyone Is Going Through Something (from Kevin Love, The Players Tribune):
Larry Nance, Jr. Shows Off Athleticism & Range (from Matthew Florjancic, WKYC):
Hawks: Tyler Cavanaugh’s Improbable Journey To The NBA (from Donna Ditota, syracuse.com):
The NBA’s Most Valuable Shooters (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Jaylen Brown’s Dominant Inside Effort (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
The Thunder Really Miss Roberson (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Luol Deng & Thon Maker: South Sudan’s Runaway Successes (from Jammel Cutler, NBA.com):
The Steph Effect Is Inspiring – And Complicating – High School Hoops (from Jesse Dougherty, Washington Post):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/12/18

Trade Deadline: Not All 2nd Round Picks Are Created Equal (from Ti Windisch, The Step Back):

Players Who Have The Most Improved Situations: DeRozan, Bullock, Richardson, Dinwiddie, The 4 New Cavs (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The 2017-18 Low Minute All-Stars: T.Jones, Satoransky, Bell, Z.Collins, O’Neale (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
UTA Wins 9th Straight (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
A Symphony of Screens: How Donovan Mitchell Scores (from Jackson Frank, Patreon):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/16932627
How The Bucks Use  Analytics (from Lori Nickel, jsonline.com):
Spencer Dinwiddie On His NBA Journey (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
Breathing Life Back Into The Suns’ Timeline (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Cavs Act Brand New Vs The Celtics (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Sunday Basketball Notes: Altman Knew What Need To Be Done & More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
–  Cavs: What Each New Player Adds (from Ryan Piers, King James Gospel):
Jamal Crawford In The Pick & Roll: Strengths & Weaknesses (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Milos Teodosic Is For Real (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Grizzlies: Why Bickerstaff Needs To Be Permanent Head Coach (from Parker Fleming, Beale Street Bears):
What Has Really Been Going On With Markelle Fultz? (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
The Nets Need More Of The Newly-Aggressive Allen Crabbe (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Is James Nunnally The Next NBA Role Player To Come Out Of Europe? (from Andrew Bernucca, The Step Back):
Pacers’ Culture Helped Pritchard Stand Pat At Deadline (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Lakers Can Use This Play Type To Unlock Offense From IT  (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Grading The Jazz/Cavs/Kings Deal (from Ryan Aston, The J Notes):
The Wolves’ Defense Appears To Be Broken, Again (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
Heat: Using Whiteside & Adebayo Together (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Hezonja Continues To Show Growth (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
In Appreciation Of Udonis Haslem (from Shea Serrano, The Ringer):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/10/18

The Jimmy Butler Story (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Video: Jimmy Butler Interview (from Jim Petersen, Fox Sports):
Can Blake Griffin Change The Course Of A Franchise? (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Suns: Acquiring Payton Was Worth The Gamble (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
–  Trading Payton: The Magic Are Transitioning To A New Era (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Steve Kerr: Noticing The Benefits Of NBA’s Schedule Changes (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Analyzing The Cavs’ Deadline Moves (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
The Celtics And The New Economy Of 1st Round Picks (from wjsy, Celtics Blog):
The Shocking Success Of The Timberwolves Offense (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
Video Breakdown: KAT Doesn’t Get The Ball Enough (from Brian Sampson):
Lakers: Why Luke Walton Wants More Ball Movement (from Harrison Faigen, Lakers Nation):
Magic’s Coaches, Players Marvel At DJ Augustin’s Shooting Form (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Augustin Prepares For Heavier Load After Payton Trade (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
How The Pacers’ Big Men Space The Floor (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
How Trading For Devin Harris Will Improve The Nuggets (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Rasual Butler Was A HOF Friend (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
G-League: Georges Niang Is Shining (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):