Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/10/18

How Four NBA Sophomores Can Take The Leap This Season (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
How The Wolves’ Young Stars Can Improve Next Season (from Josh Clement, Canis Hoopus):
Grizzlies: Coach Bickerstaff Discusses Offseason Moves & New Direction (from Mike Giannotto, Commercial Appeal):
A Look Into Dwane Casey’s Coaching Principles (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Grading The Nets’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Hornets’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Hornets: Cody Zeller’s Underrated Potential For 2018-19  (from Dan Godziszewski,94 Feet Report):
What Can Bob Beyer Do For The Thunder? (from newsok.com):
The Most Underrated Acquisitions Of The Offseason (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Saric Is The Sixers’ Glue (from Bryan Toporek, The Step Back):
Wendell Carter: No Real Weaknesses (from Chris Manning, The Step Back):
JJJ: The Zeitgeist Of Modern Basketball (from Max Carlin, The Step Back):
Raptors: Anunoby Offers Maximum Flexibility (from Chris Manning, The Step Back):
Lonzo Ball Is Many Things (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
Cavs: Osman & Zizic Are Putting On A Show In World Cup Prep Games (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel ):
Bucks: Why Giannis’ Defense Should Anchor Any New Scheme (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
How Tim Connelly Completely Transformed The Nuggets Roster In 4 Years (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
Austin Ainge Makes A Strong Case For Holding Free Agency Before The Draft (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Journal):
18 NBA Players Who Will Join European World Cup Qualifiers (from George Orfanakis, eurohoops.net):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/8/18

How Steph Curry Became “Steve Nash On Steroids” (from Mark Medina, Bay Area News Group):
Grading The Celtics’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Timberwolves’ Player Profile: Andrew Wiggins (from Dane Moore/Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
The Shot That Can Take Jamal Murray To The Next Level (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Tobias Harris’ Limitations & Untapped Versatility (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Sixers: Would Bringing Saric Off The Bench Make Sense? (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
Season Review: How Iguodala Proved His Worth (from Vijay Singh, Golden State Of Mind):
Suns: Building A Lineup Around Defensive Switch Coverages (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Heat: Is There A Point Where Trading Dragic Makes Sense? (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Q & A: Grant Hill (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Future FA Details By Team (from Real GM):
10-Year Net Rating Rankings – Infographics For All 30 Teams (from Real GM):
B.J. Armstrong’s Early Gym Hours Led To The NBA (from Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press):
Catching Up With Adam Morrison (from Brian Bennett, The Athletic):
Sue Bird & Kyrie Irving: Basketball’s Best PG Friendship (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
The Way The Spurs Need To Turn Defense Into Offense (from Pounding The Rock):

 

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):