Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/28/18

–  BKN: D’Angelo Russell’s Resurgence (from Justin Thomas, Nothin’ But Nets):
BKN: The Nets’ PF Situation (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: The Nets’ Defensive Flaw (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Marcus Smart Is Still The Celtics’ Heart & Soul (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
BOS: How The Celtics Can Be Better (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
CHA: Kemba Walker Never Saw This Superstar Turn Coming (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
CHA: MKG Has Taken A Step Forward (from Howard Megdal, Forbes):
CHI: Arcidiacano Is Making The Case To Be The Backup PG (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
CLE: Clarkson Must Adjust To Double-Teams (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
DEN: “Defense Is Our Staple” (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Pistons’ Reserves Are Making An Impact (from Dana Gauruder, Free Press):
DET: Blake Griffin Is Fully Invested In The Pistons (from Vincent Goodwill, Yahoo Sports):
LAC: Montrezl Harrell Is The Force That Drives The Clippers (from Jake Paynting, DefPen):
MEM: The Grizzlies Are Back To Their Ugly, Winning Ways (from Tim MacMahon, ESPn):
MEM: The Grizzlies Need Dillon Brooks Back In A Big Way (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIL: Takeaways From 1st Quarter Of The Season (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: As Payton Waits, Pels Search For Ways To Handle The Point (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
NYK: Trier Is Proving The Doubters Wrong (from Max Resetar, slamonline.com):
PHI: As Season Evolves, Simmons’ Leadership Stands Out (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: The Sparks Between Butler & The Sixers  Are Undeniable  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
PHI: Butler’s Impact Being Felt Early On (from George Kondoleon, BBall Index):
PHI: Now The Sixers Need To Work On Defense (from Tom Moore, The Morning Call):
PHO: DeAndre Ayton’s Lessons, Vol. 2 (from Gina Mizell, The Athletic):
POR: A Look At The Blazers One Quarter Of The Way Into The Season (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox Has Gotten Better At Just About Everything (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
SAC: Coach Joerger On The 10-10 Kings (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
UTA: The Jazz Are A Major Disappointment But GM Lindsey Is Keeping Powder Dry (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Wizards Are Somehow Their Best When Bedlam Hits (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
How The New Offensive Rebound Shot Clock Has Changed Things (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Underrated Moves With The Biggest Impact (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Steve Nash Aspires To Be NBA Coach Or GM, But Family Comes First (from Martin Rogers, USA Today):
You May Not Know That These NBA Legends Played Overseas (from Alberto De Roa, Hoops Hype):

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

BOS: Stevens, Irving Call Out Celtics After Another Loss  (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
CHA: Video Breakdown: Kemba’s 60 Point Game (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
CHI: The Injured, Rebuilding Bulls Are Where They Are Supposed To Be (from Mark Strotman, NBC Sports):
CLE: Sexton Grows In Starting Role  (from Marla Ridenour, cantonrep.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown: The Positives From The Latest Loss (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Joe Lacob On Green, Durant  (from Al Sarcevic, SF Chronicle):
MEM: 3 Reasons Grizzlies Are For Real (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIL: Henson’s Injury Gives Maker Another Chance To Prove Himself (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: Learning To Adjust To Life Without True PG Payton (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
NOP: AD’s Improved Passing (from Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com):
NYK: An In-Depth Look Into Ntilikina’s Shooting (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
ORL: Tougher, More Resilient Under Clifford (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHO: What’s Behind Booker’s Slow Start? (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Hait):
POR: Blazers Lean On Togetherness (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
SAC: Kings Respond To Report That Joerger Could Be Fired Over Philosophical Differences  (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: Aldridge’s Slump Highlighted By Unusual Shot Percentages (from Rob Wolkenbrod, Forbes):
SAS: Don’t Give Up On Bertans (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Kyle Lowry: Master Of Taking Charges (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
McCutcheon: Officials Put Emphasis On Communication (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/17/18 PART ONE

BKN: LeVert Gets The Call As Opening Night Starter (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BOS: Bench Spells The Difference In Opening Win  (from Sid Ventura, ESPN):
BOS: The Celtics Passed Their 1st Test (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Hayward’s Return (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
BOS: Celtics Flaunt How Many Ways They Can Win (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
CLE: Why The Cavs Are Against Tanking (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: How To Watch Doncic (from Pelton, Givony, Schmitz, ESPN):
DAL: Video: Why Doncic Is The ROY Favorite (from  ESPN):
DEN: Jamal Murray: Growing Into Leadership Role (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Dwane Casey’s System (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: For The Dubs, Size Matters, Even Without DMC  (from Adrian Dy, ABS-CBN):
IND: Five Questions (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MEM: JaMychal Green: Ready To Do The Dirty Work (from Michael Inabinett, AL Sports):
MIN: What Has To Go Right For The Season To Go Well (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NOP: Signs Point To A Jahlil Okafor Comeback  (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
PHI: Film Review: Sixers’ Big Picture Concerns (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: Joerger Has Simplified The  Playbook & Checked Analytics (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
TOR: Raptors’ Gamble Rests On Defensive Improvement (from Michael Grange, Sportsnet.ca):
TOR: What Makes Kawhi So Good?  (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
Opening Night Takeaways (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
– A League Scout’s WC Team-By-Team Take (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
For Lottery Pick Flameouts, There Can Be A Chance At Redemption (from Howard Megdal, The ASthletic):
AI’s Mom: Being Ann Iverson (from Maya Jones, The Undefeated):
2018-19’s Burning Questions (from ESPN):
Each Team’s Top 2018-19 Storyline (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
For Japan, NBA 101 Is Now In Session (from Jere Longman, NY Times):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/2/17

Hawks’ Offensive Playbook: Off-Ball Screens, Part Two (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
Scout Breaks Down Cavs’ New Additions Young Talent (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
Celtics Need Hayward’s & Irving’s Shot Creation (from Ian Levy, NBA.com):
Hayward Will Get Even Better Thanks To Irving Trade (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
How Does Irving Fit Into Celtics’ Game Plan? (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS-CLE Trade Analysis  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Avery Bradley Will Bring Versatility & Efficiency To Pistons’ Offense (from David Fernandez, Detroit Bad Boys):
The Dizzying Highs Of Added Spacing & Perilous Lows Of Limited Shooters  (from Tony East, NBA Math):
Kings: Coach Joerger Discusses Rotation Plans (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
Timberwolves Film Festival: Butler-Towns Pick-And-Roll, Part Three (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Wiggins, Towns & “Two-Way” Play  (from Andy Grimsrud, A Wolf Among Wolves):
Russ Smith Is Trying To Score His Way Back INto The NBA (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/4/17

Nurkic’s Versatility Is On Display In Portland  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/3/3/14803508/jusuf-nurkic-emergence-trail-blazers-trade-nuggets

Timberwolves’ Defense Is Key To Recent Success (from Brian Sampson, Hoops Habit):

Read and watch it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/03/minnesota-timberwolves-defense-key/

Film Room: Magic Better Defensively With Terrence Ross (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/magic/news/film-room-magic-look-better-defensive-team-terrence-ross-cohen-20170304

How Gallinari Has Become More Efficient (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):

Read and watch it here: http://www.denverstiffs.com/2017/3/4/14811248/how-danilo-gallinari-became-more-efficient-denver-nuggets

OKC: Why Sabonis Remains A Starter  (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):

Read it here:  http://newsok.com/article/5540233

What Bogut Brings To The Cavs (from evr1022, Fear The Sword):

Read it here: http://www.fearthesword.com/2017/3/2/14780594/andrew-bogut-cleveland-cavaliers-fit

Jordan McRae, The Cavs, And The NBA’s Sometimes Cruel Business  (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/blog/cleveland-cavaliers/post/_/id/3746/jordan-mcrae-the-cavs-and-the-sometimes-cruel-business-of-basketball

Pre-Game Pick-Up Games Help Heat’s Reserves Bond And Improve (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):

Read it here:  http://heatzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/02/28/pregame-pick-up-basketball-games-helping-miami-heat-reserves-bond-improve-their-games/

Spurs’ 10-Game Review, Volume 6 (from Paul Garcia, Project Spurs):

Read and watch it here: http://thesportsdaily.com/project-spurs/spurs-10-game-review-volume-6/

Labissiere Is Seizing Opportunity As Joerger Brings Him Along Slowly (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):

Read it here: http://www.sactownroyalty.com/2017/3/4/14807258/labissiere-seizing-the-opportunity

Justin Anderson Steps Up For Sixers (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.nba.com/sixers/news/game-preview-versatility-toughness-anderson-steps-when-summoned

–  Suns: Tyler Ulis, Derrick Jones,Jr., Alan Williams Suddenly Are Playing Major Roles (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):

Read it here:  http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2017/3/4/14813416/suns-future-buoyed-by-sudden-rotation-players-ulis-jones-and-williams

Recapping Friday’s Games  (from Keith Smith, fanragsports.com):

Read it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/nba-yesterday-celtics-pound-lakers-cavaliers-make-history/

CLE 135, ATL 130 (from Scott Sargent, Waiting For Next Year):

Read and watch it here:  http://waitingfornextyear.com/2017/03/cleveland-cavs-three-point-record-hawks/

Second-Generation NBA Players Discuss Pros And Cons Of Following In Dads’ Footsteps  (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):

Read it here:  http://hoopshype.com/2017/03/04/second-generation-nba-players-discuss-the-pros-and-cons-of-following-in-their-fathers-footsteps/

The Magic Finally Have Space To Succeed On Offense (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):

Read it here: http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2017/03/04/orlando-magic-have-the-space-to-succeed/

Dedmon, Crowder, JaMychal Green: Underrated Defenders Who Deserve More Recognition (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/2017-nba-playoffs-three-key-underrated-defenders-who-deserve-more-recognition/

Jaylen Brown’s Star Potential Shines (from Bobby Manning, celticsblog.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.celticsblog.com/2017/3/4/14812638/jaylen-browns-star-potential-shines-in-los-angeles-boston-dunk-ingram-draft-jordan-layup-highlights

David Nwaba Is Living His Dream With The Lakers  (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):

Read and watch it here: http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2017/3/3/14795852/la-lakers-david-nwaba-cal-poly-la-d-fenders-boston-celtics-call-up-nba-d-league-in-n-out

Biometric Wearables And Injury Prevention (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18801090/deandre-jordan-plays-hidden-device

Rise, Fall And Rebirth Of Jordan Crawford (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

Read and watch it here: http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2017/3/4/14799754/jordan-crawford-grand-rapids-drive-dleague-nba-nbadl-steezus

QOTN (from David Lee on the Dubs): “It’s a pretty big compliment when a slump is losing two games in a row.”