Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/16/18 PART ONE

BKN:  Nets Looking For More Than Respect (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
BOS: The Next Step For The C’s & The PG Who Will Lead Them  (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
BOS: Jayson Tatum Is Ready For Prime Time (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
BOS: How Ainge’s Bold Moves Made The Celtics A Title Contender  (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
CHA: Caught Between Two Identities  (from Quinn Pilkey, Hashtag Basketball):
DAL: Doncic: Ok Kid, You’re Up  (from Emmet Ryan, Ball In Europe):
DEN: Jamal Murray’s Offball Weaponry (from Jackson Frank, BBall Index):
DET:  Stanley Johnson: Still A Chance For Development?  (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
LAC: SGA’s Career Is Off To A Great Start (from CBC News):
MIL: Giannis’ New Jump Shot (from Scott Romportl, Behind The Buck Pass):
NYK:  Fizdale’s Energy, Relationship-Forging Are Key (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
OKC: Westbrook & George: A Bond Between Stars Provides New Hope (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Q & A: Magic Exec John Gabriel (from  George Diaz, Orlando Sentinel):
PHI: Elton Brand Is Embracing The Challenge Of Running A Team (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
PHI: Sixers Building Depth To Push Them To The Top (from George Kondoleon, Bball index):
WAS: Finally Healthy, Dwight Howard Must Learn To Play With Wizards (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: What Oubre Still Needs To Learn (from Ben Mehhic, Bullets Forever):
Crazy Predictions (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Is It Time To Reduce The Schedule To 72 Games?  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Scouting Reports For Every NBA Player  (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Breakout Candidates: Giles, LeVert, Isaac, John Collins  (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
One Important Thought About Each Team (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Paul Allen:

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/1/18

Q & A: Grizllies EVP John Hollinger (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
DeAndre Ayton: At A Fork In The Road (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Film Room: Why Bamba Will Be An Elite Shot Blocker (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Defense Will Propel Thunder To New Heights (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
Luke Kennard: NBA’s Next Great Shooter? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Lakers Have The Best Group Of Rebounding Guards (from Silver Screen And Roll):
The Hawks Are Building Something Real Around Young And Collins (from Jonathan Rosenberg, Sporting News):
Harden Laughs Off Talk That Rockets Took A Step Back This Summer (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2018/08/01/james-harden-laughs-off-talk-that-the-rockets-took-a-step-back-this-summer

Messy Summer Thins Rockets’ Margin For Error (from Jack Winter, Hoopball):
How Mitchell Robinson Was Built Into A Steal (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Mitchell Robinson Has Much To Learn (from Zach Diluzio, Posting And Toasting ):
Time For Fultz To Shoot His Shot (from Ronald Glover, The Starting Five):
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What Does Bjelica Bring To The Kings? (from Jake Fitzgibbons/Kevin Brand, Hoopball):
The Miami Heat Influence On David Fizdale Is Clear (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Video Breakdown: Miami Heat Defense (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Read and watch it here:
Why & How The Offensive Pairing Of Turner/Sabonis Needs To Evolve (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Frank Session, Drew League MVP (from Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated):
The NBA’s Billion Dollar Bear Market (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
The Most Interesting Rookie-Extension Cases (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
The NBA & MGM Partner On Sports Betting (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
Q & A: Scott Kaufman-Ross, NBA Head Of Fantasy & Gaming (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
Discerning Decision-Making From 3-Point Shot Type (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/11/18

GSW-HOU Preview:
The Scariest 3 Minutes In The NBA: When The Dubs Hit The Turbo Button (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Looney & Cook: From The Sidelines To Playoff Time (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
The New Adventures Of Old Chris Paul (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
The Making Of Capela Into A Top NBA Center (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Klay Thompson: “If You Don’t Love It, Why Do It?” (from Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report):
5 Stats From HOU-UTA (from Scott Rafferty, nba.com):
BOS-CLE Preview:
From Steve Jones, Jr/Norm de Silva, Cleaning The Glass:  https://cleaningtheglass.com/shootaround-cavs-at-celtics-game-1/
Brad Stevens & The Celtics Have A Special Brand Of Toughness (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Jayson Tatum Is Hungry For More (from Jack McCluskey, The Ringer):
5 Stats From BOS-PHI (from Scott Rafferty, nba.com):
Brad Stevens: Real COY? (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Insight Into Brad Stevens’ Decision To Pass On ATO Play Down Stretch Vs PHI (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Jurnal):
How The Celtics Defended Simmons (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Draft & Stash: Sixers Have Reinforcements On The Way (from Miles Wray, The Step Back):
An Open Letter About Female Coaches (from Pau Gasol, The Players Tribune):
Film Room: Lessons From Igor Kokoskov (from Yusuf Saleem, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Draft Lottery: Likely Picks, Odds & Stakes For Every Team (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Nick Collison, In His Own Words (as told to Royce Young, ESPN):
Nick Collison Retires With The Respect Of His Peers (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
The Raptors Shouldn’t Blow It Up (from Blake Murphy, VICE Sports):
Season Review: Luke Kennard (from Lazarus Jackson, Detroit Bad Boys):
Q & A: David Fizdale (from Steve Serby, NY Post):

 

Today’s Beat NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/13/17

HOU 117, CLE 112: 5 Observations (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):

Read it here: http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2017/03/cleveland_cavaliers_victimized.html

Three Takeaways From Sunday’s Games (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):

Read it here:  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/03/13/three-things-we-learned-sunday-james-harden-is-good-but-so-is-rockets-defense-in-win/

The Next Generation (from The Step Back):

   – Bradley Beal (from Bryan Harvey): http://fansided.com/2017/03/12/bradley-beal-next-generation/

   – Dejounte Murray (from Brandon Jefferson): http://fansided.com/2017/03/12/dejounte-murray-next-generation/

   – Clint Capela (from Jared Dubin): http://fansided.com/2017/03/12/cant-stop-wont-stop-clint-capela-records/

Nerlens Noel’s 1st Two Weeks With The Mavs Were A Great Success (from JC Fischer, Hashtag Basketball):

Read and watch it here: http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/dallas-mavericks/content/nerlens-noel-first-two-weeks-huge-success-dallas

LBJ & Harden’s Passing  (from Chris Herring, fivethirtyeight.com):

Read and watch it here: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/lebron-and-harden-are-the-nbas-best-quarterbacks/

How Westbrook Found His Singular Driving Force  (from Tim Keown, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/18893454/the-driving-force-oklahoma-city-thunder-russell-westbrook

Griz’ Coach Fizdale Q & A (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):

Read it here: http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/nba/grizzlies/2017/03/12/q-fiz-fire-state-grizzlies-address/99092774/

Video Breakdown: What Nurkic Has Brought To The Blazers  (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):

Watch it here: http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/03/13/video-breakdown-how-jusuf-nurkic-has-lifted-up-the-portland-trail-blazers/

How Nurkic’s Arrival Has Impacted Noah Vonleh (from Peter Sampson, Blazers Edge):

Read it here:  http://www.blazersedge.com/2017/3/13/14902814/portland-trail-blazers-jusuf-nurkic-noah-vonleh

 Ibaka And Tucker: Defensive Versatility And Toughness (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/toronto-raptors/content/serge-ibaka-pj-tucker-disciples-dwane-casey

Do The Warriors Have Enough Shooting From Their Role Players? (from Carter Rodriguez, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/03/13/warriors-need-more-shooting/

10 Things I Like And Don’t Like About The Pistons (from Duncan Smith, Piston Powered):

Read it here:  http://pistonpowered.com/2017/03/13/10-things-like-dont-like-detroit-pistons/

–  The Heat Are Erik Spoelstra’s Coaching Opus (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):

Read it here: https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/the-red-hot-miami-heat-are-erik-spoelstras-coaching-opus

Porzingis Unloads On Knicks’ “Confusion” (from Marc Berman, NYPost):

Read and watch it here: http://nypost.com/2017/03/13/frustrated-kristaps-porzingis-unloads-on-knicks-confusion/

Heat’s Wayne Ellington Creating Fits For Opponents  (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):

Read it here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/fl-sp-miami-heat-main-20170313-story.html

Mirotic Frustrated By Removal From Rotation (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18892485/nikola-mirotic-frustrated-removal-chicago-bulls-rotation

How Black Utah Jazz Players Have Embraced SLC (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):

Read it here: http://theundefeated.com/features/how-black-utah-jazz-players-have-embraced-salt-lake-city/

Eurocup Semifinal Preview (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/03/13/eurocup-semifinal-preview-watch-online/

Progressing Toward Personalized Analytics: Q & A With Patrick Lucey Of STATS (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/03/13/nylon-calculus-personalized-analytics-qa-patrick-lucey-stats/