Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/12/18 PART ONE

How The Heat Get Wayne Ellington Open (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Chris Paul & The Pursuit Of Passing Perfection (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
How The Timberwolves Have Improved Their Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Gerald Green: Looking For Work One Minute, Lighting Up The NBA The Next (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
Is Kris Dunn Part Of The Bulls’ Future?  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Kyrie Irving Explains Brad Stevens’ Greatness (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Jaylen Brown’s Impact On The Celtics’ Success (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Joel Embiid Is Making A DPOY Push (from Tony East, Def Pen):
What It’s Like To Be Mentioned In Trade Rumors (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Kings’ Rookies: Midseason Report  (from Anthony Cardenas, Hashtag Basketball):
David West’s Quiet Brilliance (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
The Genius Of Masai Ujiri (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Podcast With Guest Ben Falk (from David Locke, Locked On NBA):
Can The Cavs’ Defense Be Fixed?  (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
What Is Ailing The Cavs? (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Are These The Answers The Cavs Are Searching For?  (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Cavs Look More Vulnerable Than In The Past (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Pop: Overcoaching Played A Role In Aldridge’s Struggles  (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Durant’s Path To 20,000: A Case Study In Efficiency (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
G-League Showcase: Day 1 Recap (from Alex Busch, gleague.nba.com):
Top Prospects Denied G-League Eligibility  (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
What’s Behind Trae Young’s Star Potential (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Jazz’ Royce O’Neale: Proving Worthy Of Extended Minutes (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
How Should The Sixers Use Their 4 2018 Second Round Draft Picks?  (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/14/17

Durant’s Defense Is Still Overlooked (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Warriors Still Emphasize And Excel On Defense (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Video Breakdown: Curry/Durant Pick-And-Roll (from Michael Sykes, SBNation):
Video Breakdown: How The Dubs Confused The Cavs With Durant In Game Five (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Kerr’s Fearless Decision Gives Positionless Warriors Title (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Iguodala Helps Unleash Dubs In Game Five (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
David West Q & A (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Story Of Marc Gasol And His High School Coach Jason Peters, Part III (from Marcus Gronauer, Beale Street Bears):
Behind The Numbers: Nuggets’ Offense (from Sean Taira, Nugg Love):
Malik Monk’s Other Dimensions May Be Hiding In Plain Sight  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Justin Patton Q & A (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Two-Way Contracts Offer New Path To NBA (from Benny Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/31/17 FINALS PREVIEW EDITION

Strategic Differences Between 2016 & 2017 Finals (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Video Breakdown: How The Cavs Can Stop The Dubs’ Cutters (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Video Breakdown: The Dubs & Cavs Go-To Plays (from Lang Whitaker, NBA.com):
Video Breakdown: The Curry/Durant Pick-And-Roll (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
– The Most Important Question of The Finals: Who Does LBJ Guard? (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Finals Preview (from Shane Young, BBall Breakdown):
The New Way Steph Defends LBJ (from Eric Apricot, BBall Breakdown):
Late Game ISOs: A Key To The Finals? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Steve Kerr Q & A (from Tim Kawakami, Mercury News):
Durant: The Antidote To the Cavs’ Defense (from Adam Kilgore, Washington Post):
The One Big Thing The Cavs Must Do (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Fox Spots):
–  David West: It’s The Journey, Not The Destination (from Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/14/17

WCF Preview (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
The Spurs Will Need More Game Six LMA  (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Spurs Relish Underdog Role (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
Patty Mills Steps In For TP (from Ron Kroichick, SFGate):
Mike Brown’s Ties To Pop, Spurs Run Deep (from Tom Orsborn, Express-News)):
Popovich Should Be Coach Of The Year Every Year (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
You Can’t Always See Good Coaching But You Can See The Effects Of It  (from Lee Dresie, Pounding The Rock):
The Dubs’ Commitment To Dominant Defense (from Jordan Schultz, Huffington Post):
David West Sacrificed Millions In Search For A Title (from Daniel Brown, Mercury News):
Everything Horford Brings To The Celtics In 7 Plays (from Gary Dzen, boston.com):
Beal Smart To Go After Celtics’ Bigs (from J. Michael, csnmidatlantic):
D’Antoni Vows To Add Layers (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
The Combine (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
How Do Max Contracts Work? (from Mika Honkasalo, Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/5/17

Khris Middleton: The Perfect Complement To Giannis (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/04/05/khris-middleton-bucks-giannis-playoffs/

GSW 121, MIN 107 (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):

Read it here:  http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/04/warriors-sprint-away-from-timberwolves-with-another-dominant-third-quarter/

When Klay Thompson Takes Over (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):

Read and watch it here: https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/04/warriors-klay-thompson-kevin-durant-stephen-curry-steve-kerr

Steph Curry Is Magic Again  (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):

Read and watch it here: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/the-warriors-arent-better-without-kevin-durant-but-stephen-currys-become-magic-again-171130054.html

David West: Giving GSW More Than Its Money’s Worth (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/warriors/david-west-giving-warriors-more-than-their-moneys-worth/

Testing An Innovative Approach To Crunch Time (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Read it here” http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19078511/zach-lowe-basketball-tournament-innovative-end-game-rule

Sixth Man Of The Year Candidates (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/04/05/argument-every-2016-17-sixth-man-candidate/

Paul George Is Playing At All-NBA Level Again  (from Cameron Stewart, 16 Wins):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/paul-george-is-playing-like-a-superstar-again-a6070448201b

Jaylen Brown: Still Not Getting The Credit He Deserves (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here:  http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/04/05/jaylen-brown-continues-to-be-overlooked/

Shelvin Mack Adds To Jazz’ Versatile PG Position  (from Adam Coffman, Purple And Blues):

Read and watch it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/04/utah-jazz-shelvin-mack-adds-point-guard/

Prospects To Watch In D-League Playoffs (from Chris Reichert, The Step Back):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/04/05/d-league-tavares-moreland-brown-blue-playoffs/

James Johnson MIP?  (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):

Read it here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nba/miami-heat/article142672154.html

Bradley, Smart, Crowder: Celtics’ Unmatched Defensive Trio  (from Marc D’Amico, Celtics.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/sidebar/prac-040417-bostons-defensive-trio-is-unmatched-in-nba/

–  How Will The NBA  Address The Star Player DNP-Rest Issue? (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/presents19071734/end-82-game-nba-season

–  How Dirk Has Changed The Game  (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):

Read it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2700301-generation-dirk-nowitzkis-heirs-on-how-the-dunking-deutschman-changed-the-game

–  Dirk: Relishing His New Role As Mentor (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19078307/nba-dirk-nowitzki-relishing-new-role-dallas-mavericks-mentor

Singular Trait Links Saric’s Qualities (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/sixers/news/seltzers-notebook-singular-trait-links-sarics-endearing-qualities

Is Nwaba A Keeper?  (from Shereen Rayan):

Read it here: https://lakeshowlife.com/2017/04/04/lakers-newest-player-david-nwaba-proving-keeper/

QOTN (from SVG on the Magic’s “Leaked” Board):

“I don’t know that it has any relevance. There’s no big secret there. He’s got the names of good hybrid forwards on the board. Well, we all like those guys. It not like he’s got a secret list. Like, ‘Oh, you like that guy. I would have never thought of that.’ There were no surprises there, it was simply a working board. … I don’t know if there’s any NBA general manager, president or anything who can take a look at that list and do anything with it or gain any advantage by it.”