Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/3/18

Spurs: Playing For Pop (from Jabari Young, San Antonio Express-News):
Kyle Anderson’s Story: Speed Is Overrated (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):

Week 24 Review: LBJ’s Defense, 76ers, TOR’s Playoff Rotation (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):

8 Observations: Figuring Out The Wild, Wild West, NBA Awards & More (from Zach Harper, frshoopz):
Bucks: Top 5 Plays Of The Week (from Brian Sampson, Dairyland Express):
Stating The Case For Each COY Candidate (from Matt Cianfrone, The Step Back):
Stating The Case For Each MIP Candidate (from Kelly Scaletta, The Step Back):
Additional MIP Candidate Assessments:
  From David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/most-improved-player-watch-3-31-18/
  From Zach Harper, frzhoopz: see 8 Observations story, above
Klay Thompson: Dive, Pop Or Curl? (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Steve Kerr: Tinkering With The Dubs’ Starting Center Position (from Logan Murdock, Mercury News):
Jazz: Taking Note(s) Of A Small Market Team (from Mason McFee, Hoops Habit):
LBJ Isn’t The Cavs’ Coach, But Here is How He “Coaches” Them (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
Thaddeus Young’s Consistency Is Key To Pacers’ Success (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
The Switch The Mavs Made To Help Harrison Barnes Get His Groove Back (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
VanVleet Has Been Proving People Wrong His Entire Life (from Alex Wong, slamonline.com):
Q & A: Zach LaVine (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Nets: Joe Harris Is No “Average Joe” (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
Hollis-Jefferson: How A Project Has Quietly Turned Himself  Into A Nets Asset (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
How Valuable Are Two-For-Ones?  (from Positive Residual, Cleaning The Glass):
All The Times Scott Brooks And Bradley Beal Have Described The Wizards’ Play As “Unacceptable”  (from Scott Allen, Washington Post):
Marquese Chriss: No Longer Taking Opportunities For Granted (from Craig Grialou, Arizona Sports):
Ish Smith: Finding A Home In Detroit (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Knicks: Burke Entered The Starting 5 & Became A New Player (from Fred Kerber, NY Post):
Amir Johnson Is Filling The Defensive Void Left By Embiid’s Absence (from Kevin F. Love, Liberty Ballers):
Dario Saric: Misunderstood (from Justin Jett):
Sixers: A Masterful Team Effort In March (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):
The Resurrection Of Markelle Fultz (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
Why It May Be Difficult For NBA Teams To Pry Jay Wright Away From Villanova (from Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo Sports):
Q & A: Grant Hill (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
What An NBA, USA Basketball, NCAA Partnership Means For Future Draft Prospects (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/26/18

Saric & Covington Make The Sixers Hum (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Sixers’ Young Core Taking The NBA By Storm Is An Historic Anomaly (from David Murphy, Philadelphia Inquirer):
(BI Note:  Let’s remember the 73-74 ABA Champ Nets with starting five of Doctor J, Super John Williamson, Larry Kenon, Brian Taylor and Billy Paultz who each averaged at least 29.4 mpg at ages 23, 22, 21,22,25.  The youngest championship team in NBA/ABA history.)
History Of Kyrie’s Knee Problems (from Nik DeCosta-Klipa & Nicole Yang, Bosotn.com):
The Gravity Of Steph Curry’s Knee Injury (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Evolution Of Steph Curry (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
 60 Minutes: Giannis’ Story (from CBS News):
Five Great Moments From Giannis’ 60 Minutes Story (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline):
LaMarcus Aldridge: Quietly Overlooked  (from Jesse Blanchard, BBall Breakdown):
Pacers: Darren Collison Is Feeling Taller Than Ever  (from Mark Monteith, Pacers.com):
Video: LeBron James’ Gravity (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
D’Angelo Russell: Back In Rhythm  (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Off-Ball Role Helping Ntkilina Find His Game (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Thunder: Is It Time For Melo’s Minutes To Decline?  (from Berry Tramel, newsok):
Blake Griffin: More Motown Than Hollywood (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
The Relationship Between Darrell Griffith & Donovan Mitchell (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Kelly Oubre Enigma (from Rob Athmer, Hashtag Basketball):
Is Dragan Bender Ready To Prove Himself? (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
The Renaissance Of Kent Bazemore (from Dallin Duffy, Soaring Down South):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/22/18

Q & A: Damian Lillard (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
How Lillard & The Blazers Found A Brand New Ceiling (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
HOU 115, POR 111 (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
How The Nuggets Ended Up On The Brink Of Missing The Playoffs…And What’s Next (from Matt Moore, Action Network):
Nuggets: Would Missing The Playoffs Mean Failure? (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Why Can’t The Rockets Be The Warriors? (from Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
The Plays & Numbers Behind The Rockets’ Offense (from Shehan Peiris, Blog Don’t Lie):
Pels Finding Different Ways To Win As Fatigue Sets In (from William Guillory, NOLA.com):
Sixers: Saric Is A Championship Caliber Component (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
Mavs: Is Dennis Smith Destined For Stardom? (from Jake Kemp, The Athletic):
Nets’ Jarrett Allen: Learning Amidst The Losing (from David Vertsberger, The Step Back):
Rockets: Ryan Anderson’s New Reserve Role (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
Reggie Jackson Passes Test In 1st Game Back (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Suns: The Growth & Rise Of Josh Jackson (from Cody Cunningham, suns.com):
Kings’ Hield: 6th Man Of The Future (from Zack Kobler, Sir Charles In Charge):
Dunn, LaVine, Markkanen: More Questions Than Answers (from Vincent Goodwill, NBC Sports):
The Celtics Must Re-Sign Marcus Smart (from Brian Sampson, Clutch Points):
Warriors’ Stats: Locked In By History-Making Groundbreaker (from Otis Taylor, Jr., SF Chronicle):
Austin Rivers Is Going To Make You Respect Him (from Bill Difilippo, Dime Mag):
Why These Forner NBA Players Have Opted To Play Overseas (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
Testing The Draft Waters Is More Complicated Than It Sounds (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Is This The NBA’s Best Offensive Season Ever? (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
The Emergence Of Nemanja Bjelica (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
Spurs: LMA’s Excellent Season (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Q& A: David Robinson (from Jamie Cooper, Dime Mag):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/3/18

What Kyrie Hopes To Find In Boston (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Does Irving Play Differently In Boston: 25 NBA Players Weigh In (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
IT Gives The Cavs A New Dimension (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
Kris Dunn’s Development (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
What Can NBA Teams Learn From Kuzma & Bell For The Next Draft? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
DeRozan’s Evolving Game Keys Raptors’ Culture Change (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
John Wall’s Shot Blocking (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
A Unique Strategy Is One Of Dubs’ Secrets To Prolonged Success (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Dubs Are Making Shots At Historic Rate (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Kyle Kuzma’s Ascendance (from Katie Baker, The Ringer):
Without Oladipo, The Pacers Have A Thin Margin Of Error (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Will The Lakers Ignore The Realities Of Team-Building? (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Reggie Bullock: Capitalizing On Opportunity (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
Finding A Bigger Offensive Role For Jayson Tatum (from Danny Emerman, The Ringer):
Tatum, Mitchell & Kuzma Take Different Paths To First Year Success (from Mitch Lawrence, Sporting News):
Sixers: How Brett Brown Uses Schoolteacher Tactics With Young Team (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Adebayo Has Helped The Heat Lead The League In Screen Assists (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Dellavedova Has Turned His Time Away Into Production (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
Nuggets Need To Get More Players Into The Rotation (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
Redick: Preparation Helps Deal With Highs And Lows (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
Unlocking Saric (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Basketball Dictionary: Weak (Defense) (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Warriors’ General Counsel Was An Underground Rapper (from Melissa Rohlin, Mercury News):
G-League: Kennedy Meeks’ Improvement (from Andrew Damelin, Raptors Republic):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/12/17 PART ONE

Andre Drummond: Point Center (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Andre Drummond’s Most Impressive Statistic (from Shameek Mohile, Piston Powered):
Cavs’ Versatile Crowder Working To Get Comfortable In Many Roles (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Should The Cavs Give John Holland A Shot? (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Cavs Celebrate All The Ways Korver Helps Them Win (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Aaron Gordon Leads The NBA In 3-Point Shooting (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Blazers: Still Struggling To Attack The Rim (from Raymond Simms, Hoops Habit):
UTA 114, BKN 106  (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
Sixers’ Monstars Unit Is Crushing The Competition (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Carlisle On Noel’s DNP: Minutes Have To Be Earned (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
What’s Behind Mudiay’s Hot Shooting?  (from Daniel C. Lewis, Denver Stiffs):
The Full Jokic Highlight Reel (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Dillon Brooks Is Impressing The Grizzlies (from Steve Mims, registerguard.com):