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):
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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):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/18 PART TWO

Assessing The Buyout Market (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Big Men Pull-Up Shooting: A Measure Of Offensive Ceiling (from Cole Zwicker, The Stepien):
Revisiting The 2017 Deadline Trades (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Conversation With Mbah A Moute (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Cavs Hit The Reset Button To “Avert A Slow Death” (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Nuggets Decided It Was Time To Get Off The Mudiay Roller Coaster (from Zack Mikash, Denver Stiffs):
Pat Riley Explains The Heat’s DWade Acquisition (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
–  Bob Myers: Why The Warriors Made No Moves (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
With Technical Fouls Mounting, Warriors Look To Strike A Balance (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Paxson Feels Good About Where The Bulls Are Heading (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Kings Seem To Finally Commit To Youth Movement (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Assessing The ROY Race (from Sam Prescott, The Wesleyan Argus):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/29/18

DMC Injury, Day 3:
Denver’s Investment In Jamal Murray Is Paying Off (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
How The Rockets’ Offense Benefits From The 3-Point Line (from Gavriel Wilkins, Space City Scoop):
The Celtics’ Defense Is Legit (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
Celtics: Do Not Expect Marcus Morris To Change (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Cavs: Lue Alters Rotations (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Pistons: The Ripple Effect Of Reggie Jackson’s Injury (from James Edwards III, The Athletic);
All-International Prospect Teams – 2018 (from Jackson Hoy, Lock Draft):
Adams Wears Down Embiid In Thunder Victory (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
OKC: Options & Non-Options With Roberson Out For The Season (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Knicks: Rest Of Season Needs To Be All About The Future (from John Schmeelk, CBS New York):
Knicks: The Trey Burke Risk Is Paying Off (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Grizzlies: Time To Commit To Bickerstaff (from Grizzly Bear Blues):
Appreciating Durant’s Passing Talent (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Checking In On The Wolves’ Deployment Of ICE Defense (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
How KAT Earned His 1st All-Star Selection (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
The Wolves’ Changing Culture (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
How The Dubs Are Mastering The Mid-Range Game (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Video Breakdown:  How Curry & Irving Deal With Crunch-Time Bitzes (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
The 10 Least Tradeable Contracts Of 2018 (from Keith Smith, RealGM):
Spurs: Dejounte Murray Is Solidifying Status As PG Of The Future (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Pacers: Turner Tries To Stay Patient While Shaking Off Rust (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):
What Does The Raptors’ Three-Point Revolution Mean For Their Future?  (from Chris Sanders, Raptors HQ):
A Deep Dive Into Justin Patton’s Development (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Film Room: Breaking Down The Sexton-Young Matchup (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/20/17

Durant: Playing Like An MVP In Steph’s Absence (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
On Rotations, Rest & Ramifications For The Timberwolves (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
Grading The 2017 First Round Draft Picks So Far (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Gordon Hayward’s Immense Pride & Unspeakable Agony (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Jayson Tatum’s 3-Point Efficiency (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
CP3’s Presence Has Restructured Harden’s Minutes (from Max Croes, The Dream Shake):
Wizards: Three Troubling Stats (from Kenny Chapman, Wiz Of Awes):
Bucks: Brogdon’s Defensive Struggles (from Max Carlin, Behind The Buck Pass):
Book Excerpt: Betaball: How Data Saved The Warriors (from Eric Malinowski,Wired.com):
An Early Look At Kawhi’s Return (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Dejounte Murray: Poised To Breakout?  (from Taylor Young, Pounding The Rock):
It’s Mirotic’s Moment (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Jerry Reinsdorf On The Bulls’ Rebuild (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Q & A: Eric Bledsoe (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Joe Ingles: Role Player Extraordinaire (from Paul Headley, 16 ins):
Finding Tristan Thompson’s Ideal Role Will Require Patience, Experimentation  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Josh Huestis’ Potential (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
After The Loss Of His Mother, A New Ricky Rubio (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Oladipo Gets His Opportunity & Breaks Out (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
What’s Going On With The Pelicans’ Rotations?  (from Jason Quigley, Locked On Pelicans):
Are The Kings Really A Young Team? (from Otis, Sactown Royalty):
Getting To Know Bogdan Bogdanovic (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Q & A: Marc Gasol (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Video Breakdown: Warriors’ OT Switching Confusion Vs. Lakers (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Has MKG’s “Unfixable” Flaw Been Fixed? (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Kris Dunn’s Improvement (from Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune):
How The Thunder Reversed Its “Clutch Curse” (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
The Thunder Need To Play Faster (from Tony Heim, Thunderous Intentions):
Orlando Magic Playbook: The Power Of Switching  (From Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Kennard Not Fazed By SVG’s Demanding Ways (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
How Kyle Collinsworth Earned A Two-Way Contract With The Mavs (from Jay Yeomans, jmoneysports.com):
Lance Stephenson’s Mid-Range Shooting (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):