Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/8/18

–  BOS: Jaylen Brown Is Just Playing Basketball (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
CHA: Bridges’ Versatility Is Proving Valuable To Hornets (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
DAL: Adapting To The Modern NBA Has Been Key To Barnes’ Success With Mavs (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
DEN: Juancho Hernangomez Has Excelled As Starter (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Don’t Sweat Jamal Murray’s Technique (from Joon Lee, Bleacher Report):
DET: There’s Never Been A Stretch Four Like Blake Griffin (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
GSW: Video Breakdown: The Dubs Unleashed A Barrage Of Treys (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Dubs’ “Best Defensive Game Of The Year” (form Nick Friedell, ESPN):
GSW: Q & A: David West (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
LAC: Ralph Lawler’s Farewell Season (from Dave Eminian, Journal Star):
MEM: Conley Is Back & Lighting Up The NBA (from Alex Squadron, slamonline.com):
MEM: JJJ Isn’t Shying Away (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
MEM: Role Players Lead Grizzlies To Win Over NOP (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIL: Grading The Offseason Acquistiions After 23 Games (from Robby Cowles, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIN: What Makes The Wolves’ New Defense Different? (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall Index):
NOP: Randle’s 1st Quarter Impact (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
NYK: Q &A: Frank Ntilikina (from Antoine Bancharel, Basket-Infos.com/Knicks Film School):
WAS: The Wizards Can Still “Out-Talent” Lottery Teams (from Nate Wolf, BBall Index):
The CLE-MIL-WAS Trade:

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/29/18

BKN: Joe Harris Personifies The Modern NBA (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS: Marcus Morris’ Versatility (from Jack Noonan, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Do The Celtics Have A Jaylen Brown Problem?  (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
GSW: Iguodala Interview (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
GSW: Video Analysis: KD & Klay End The Magic (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: 10 Warriors’ Stats That Matter After 22 Games (from Anthony Slater, The Athetic):
LAC: Doc Rivers: What I’ve Learned In 20 Seasons As A Head Coach (from March J. Spears, The Undefeated):
LAC: Don’t Wait On The Clips To Free Fall (from Martin Rogers, Sporting News):
LAL: LBJ & The Lakers Have A Lot Of Work To Do (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
MEM: Could The Memphis Hustle Backcourt (Carter & Goodwin) Help The Grizzlies? (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIN: How RoCo Went From Waiver-Wire Castoff To Solid Gold Defender (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
MIN: The Wolves Are 7-2 Since Trading Butler (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
NYK: Can Ntilikina Regain Confidence?  (from Rob Wolkenbrod, Daily Knicks):
PHI: Shamet Looks Like A Long-Term Piece (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
PHO: Who Is Richaun Holmes? (from Katherine Fitzgerald, Arizona Republic):
PHO: How To Improve The Suns? Coach Kokoskov Has A List (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
SAC: Buddy Hield: The Ballad Of Buddy Buckets (from Katie Baker, The Ringer):
TOR: The Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard Trade Gamble Is Paying Off (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
Eight Thoughts About The Warriors & The Raptors (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
How Has Three-Point Shooting Changed The Game? (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
The 5 Most Interesting Teams In Week 7 (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
The Week In Review (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
THE UTA-CLE Trade:
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/20/18 PART ONE

ATL: John Collins’ Return Helps The Offense (from Quentin Haynes, Hoops Habit):
ATL: Video Breakdown: Hawks Playbook: Elbow Strong (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
CLE: Sexton Is Holding His Own (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
DAL:  Doncic’s Stats Are Amazing (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
DET: After 10 Teams In 7 Years, Ish Smith Has Found A Home (from Kevin Yeung, The Step Back):
DET: Sammy Gelfand, Analytics Whiz  (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
HOU: Gary Clark, The Rookie Who Took Melo’s Minutes (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
IND: Cory Joseph: Oladpio’s “Buddy Cop”  (from Tony East, 8 Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Brandon Ingram: The Bad Shot Profile (from Mike Garcia, BBall Index):
MEM: Signing Noah Would Be Low-Risk For Grizzlies (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: The Heat Are Switching It Up On The Offensive Glass (from Manvir Bhagrath, Hashtag Basketball):
MIL: Budenholzer Has Set The Bucks Free (from The Step Back):
MIN: Derrick Rose’s Resurgence (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
MIN: Tyus Jones Is Playing For A New Deal (from Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
NYK: Fizdale’s Impact (from MMiranda, Posting And Toasting):
NYK: The Knicks’ Defense Has Been Dreadful (from Tommy Beer, Forbes):
ORL: Amid His Recent Dominance, Vucevic Says Winning Is What Matters (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Butler’s New Reality Is A Welcomed Change For Him & The Sixers (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
PHI: How The Sixers Can Work With Limited Shooting (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Film Room: Inside The Development Of Josh Jackson  (from Yusuf Saleem, Bball Index):
POR: How The Blazers Recovered From Their Shocking Playoff Sweep (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
WAS: The Wizards Might Be At Rock Bottom (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
WAS: Wizards Back-Up Bigs Are Outperforming Hobbled Howard (from Nate Wolf, Bball Index):
Three Things From Last Night (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
The NBA Is Reveling In A Golden Age Of Young International Stars (from Nick Kosmider/Eric Nehm):
Q & A: Richard Jefferson (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/6/18

ATL: Kevin Huerter Has Shown He Belongs (from Glen Willis, Soaring Down South):
BKN: D’Antoni Has Long Been A Believer In Kenny Atkinson (from Moke Hamilton, The Athletic):
CLE: The Cavs’ Season From Hell Reached A New Low Against The Magic (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
DAL: The Mavs Have Fully Embraced The Modern NBA (from Doyle Rader, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL:  Q & A: Maxi Kleber (from Talk Basket):
DEN: Nuggets Match Best Start In Franchise History (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
DEN: Takeaways From Win Over Celtics (from Brandon Ewing, Mile High Sports):
DEN: Juancho Hernangomez & The Art Of Spacing The Floor (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
DET:  GRIII As A Starter Can Help Boost Pistons’ Shooting (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: How McKinnie Went From Long Shot To Rotation Player (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
HOU: Playbook: Flex STS Pitch Milwaukee (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
IND: Sabonis Is Playing Big Without Being Constrained By His Size  (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MIA: Q & A: Dwyane Wade  (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
MIL: How To Handle The First Faults In The Defensive Scheme (from Adam Paris, Brew Hoop):
MIL: Brook Lopez Is Making A Big Difference On Defensive Glass  (from Kane Pitman, The Step Back):
MIL: Budenholzer Has Bucks Ahead of Schedule (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
PHI: RoCo Is Making Early DPOY Case (from Ethan Piechota, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Refusal To Play Smaller Is Holding The Team Back (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
POR: A New Rotation Is Bringing Success (from Peter Sampson, Blazer’s Edge):
POR: Evan Turner Is Flourishing In is New Role (from Steven Vaughan, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: The Kings Have Found Their Blueprint.  Will Bagley Fit?  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
SAS: The Best Version Of DeRozan Has Arrived In San Antonio (from Jared Johnson, BBall Index):
SAS: Aldridge & Extra Possessions (from Paul Garcia, Project Spurs):
SAS: Video Breakdown: Anatomy Of A Spurs Dunk (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
WAS: Can The Wizards Fix This New Level Of Dysfunction?  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Week 3 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
Metrics 101: The One Number Defining Each Team Three Weeks In (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
What Makes The Penny Hardaway/Mike Miller Coaching Union Work?  (from Drew Hill, Commercial Appeal):
2019 Draft Scouting Videos: Barrett, Williamson, Little, K. Johnson  (from Mike Schmitz/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Which Duke Draft Prospect Has The Most NBA Potential?  (from Schmitz/Givony/Pelton, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/20/18

ATL: Confidence Has Carried Trae Young To The NBA  (from Chris Kirschner, The Athletic):
BKN: LeVert Has Become Special (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: Marcus Smart, King Of Chaos  (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
BOS: Takeaways From Loss To TOR  (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith (from Bulls.com):
CLE: 5 Observations (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: Doncic’s Debut Had More Ups Than Downs (from San Guertler, Mavs Moneyball):
DET: Pistons’ New-Look Three-Guard Lineup (from Dana Gauruder, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: 5 Observations From Wild Win Over Jazz (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW: An Evaluation Of Klay Thompson’s Offense (from Golden State Of Mind):
HOU: Q & A: Mike D’Antoni (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
LAL: Rondo: “We Got To Be Patient Like Teachers” (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
LAL: Walton Has Solution To Rebounding Woes (rom Anthony Irwin, Silver Screen And Roll):
NOP: The Pels Are A Force In The Making (from Robbie Stratakos, Sir Charles In Charge):
NYK: Film Notes: Knicks Vs. Hawks (from Zach Diluzio, Knicks Film School):
ORL: Clifford’s Strategic Approach In Developing Bamba (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Fultz Needs A Clear Role  (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Josh Jackson’s Newfound Range (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
POR: Video Breakdown: How Split Cuts Allow Blazers To Counteract 3-Point Line Overplaying (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
POR: LBJ’s Debut Spoiled By Dame’s Dominance (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
TOR: Raptors Win Chess Match Vs Celtics  (from Dave Zarum, Sportsnet.ca):
TOR: How Danny Green Found His Way (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Hubie Brown Is Not Stopping (from Andrew Marchand, NY Post):
NBA Talks With NBPA To End One-And-Done Hit Impasse (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
G-League Draft: Eligible Player Pool (from gleague.nba.com):
The New “Select Contract”: Analyzing The Developmental Twist  (from Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel):