Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/25/17 PART TWO

The Nuggets’ Rare Combination Of Size And Skill (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):

Read and watch it here: http://www.denverstiffs.com/2017/3/24/15055512/the-denver-nuggets-are-onto-something-with-their-big-ball-lineups-nikola-jokic-mason-plumlee

Rudy Gobert Has Earned DPOY: (from Gordon Monson, sltrib.com):

Read it here: http://www.sltrib.com/sports/5098582-155/monson-rudy-gobert-has-earned-nbas?fullpage=1

In No Man’s Land: Pistons (from Brett Kormenos, Real GM):

Read it here:  http://basketball.realgm.com/analysis/245409/The-NBAs-No-Mans-Land-Detroit-Pistons

COY Candidates (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):

Read it here; https://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/25/nba-who-should-be-coach-of-the-year/

How Harden May Have Helped Lou Williams Become A Rocket (from Shams Charania,Yahoo Sports):

Read it here: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/how-james-harden-may-have-helped-lou-williams-become-a-rocket-153436425.html

Knicks’ Younger Players: Signs Of Improvement  (from Randy porga, Daily Knicks):

Read and watch it here: http://dailyknicks.com/2017/03/24/new-york-knicks-mindaugas-kuzminskas-young-stars-show-improvement-despite-fourth-straight-loss/

Tim Frazier Is Helping Key The Pelicans’ Offensive Turnaround (from Jim Eichenhofer, Pelicans.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/pelicans/news/30-assists-one-turnover-last-five-games-tim-frazier-helping-key-pelicans-offensive-turnaround/

Timothe Luwawu-Caborrot: Bottled-Up Reckless Abandon (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):

Read it here: http://thesixersense.com/2017/03/25/reckless-abandon-works-philadelphia-76ers-timothe-luwawu-cabarrot/

Jason Smith Turned Season Around By Staying Ready  (from Ben Mehic, wizofawes.com):

Read it here:  https://wizofawes.com/2017/03/24/washington-wizards-jason-smith-turned-season-around-staying-ready/

Otto Porter: What Has Changed Since All-Star Break (from J. Michael csnmidatlantic):

Read and watch it here: http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/washington-wizards/morning-tip-what-has-changed-otto-porter-all-star-break

When The Magic Trust The Pass (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):

Read it here:  https://orlandomagicdaily.com/2017/03/25/when-the-orlando-magic-trust-the-pass/

David West: Cleaning Up Warriors’ Messes (from Monte Poole, csnbayarea.com):

Read it here: http://www.csnbayarea.com/warriors/feeling-more-comfortable-west-cleaning-warriors-messes-down-stretch

5 Things The Spurs Do Better Than Anyone Else (from Brett Polakoff,  Fox Sports):

Read it here: http://www.foxsports.com/nba/gallery/5-things-the-san-antonio-spurs-do-better-than-anyone-else-032517

PJ Tucker: Grinder (from Demar Grant, Tip Of The Tower):

Read and watch it here: https://tipofthetower.com/2017/03/25/toronto-raptors-pj-tucker-grinder-fan-favourite/

Wolves Lose Another Late Lead (from Jerry Zgoda, StarTribune):

Read it here:  http://www.startribune.com/wolves-fall-in-overtime/417078124/

Kyrie Irving: Future NBA Leading Scorer?  (from Zack Geoghegan, Hoops Habit):

Read and watch it here: https://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/24/kyrie-irving-future-leading-scorer-nba/

Cavs’ Irving Provides Calming Influence (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/blog/cleveland-cavaliers/post/_/id/3843/kyrie-irving-again-provides-calming-influence-when-cavaliers-need-it

Pacers Seek Ugrency As Games Dwindle (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/pacers-seeking-urgency-games-dwindle/

This is PART TWO of today’s Basketball Intelligence.  Chek out PART ONE here:   http://basketballintelligence.net/2017/03/25/todays-best-nba-reporting-analysis-32517-part-one/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/8/17

Dirk’s Path To 30,000 (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18837562/how-dirk-nowitzki-fine-tuned-game-path-30000-points

The Mavs’ Accelerated Rebuild  (from Bobby Karalla, mavs.com):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.mavs.com/recent-results-suggest-mavs-have-achieved-accelerated-rebuild/

The Next Generation (from The Step Back):

   –Dario Saric (from Adam Mcgee): http://fansided.com/2017/03/08/dario-saric-next-generation/

   –Jaylen Brown (from Jeff Siegel):  http://fansided.com/2017/03/08/jaylen-brown-next-generation/

   –Karl-Anthony Towns (from Chris Manning):  http://fansided.com/2017/03/08/next-generation-karl-anthony-towns/

Scott Brooks: The Wizard Of Washington (from Katie Baker, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://theringer.com/nba-washington-wizards-scott-brooks-john-wall-bradley-beal-33e6a60ed931#.ovqen8z09

From Bradley Beal: http://bradleybeal.net/2017/03/07/a-new-day-in-dc/

 Attention To Defense Separates Spurs’ Leonard (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):

Read it here:  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/OK-go-guard-him-Attention-to-defense-10983921.php?cmpid=twitter-premium&t=7f69d02a87c6ed8151

How Chris Paul Balanced Playing Ball With Negotiating Labor Peace (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/how-chris-paul-balanced-playing-ball-with-negotiating-labor-peace-163352019.html

Malcolm Brogdon, ROY Candidate  (from Charles F. Gardner, jsonline.com):

Read it here: http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2017/03/07/bucks-malcolm-brogdon-breaks-mold-vying-nba-rookie-year/98829510/

James Johnson’s Physical Transformation (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):

Read it here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/heat-check/article136917233.html

6th Annual Luke Walton All-Stars: Role Players, Journeymen And Castoffs Thriving In Unexpected Circumstances (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18843801/zach-lowe-2017-luke-walton-all-stars-nba

The Bulls Are Building, Not Rebuilding  (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/the-chicago-bulls-are-building-not-rebuilding/

Pacers Are Using Small Lineups With Mixed Success (from Nate Taylor, indystar.com):

Read it here:  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2017/03/07/insider-pacers-using-small-lineups-mixed-success/98854574/

Patrick Beverley, Mr 94 Feet  (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/08/houston-rockets-patrick-beverley-heart/

The Suns’ Youth Movement: Finally And Fully Underway  (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):

Read and watch it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/08/phoenix-suns-became-fun/

Isaiah Thomas And The Place Of Experimentation (from Greg Cassoli, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here: http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/03/08/isaiah-thomas-and-the-place-of-experimentation/

Isaiah Thomas: Making History  (from Chris Forsbeg And Luke Knox, ESPN):

Read and watch it here: http://insider.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18749200/nba-how-isaiah-thomas-shattering-expectations-celtics

For Anthony Morrow, Overcoming Obstacles Is Not New (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/bulls/features/anthony-morrow-overcoming-obstacles-nothing-new

Film Room: David West is One Of The Best Passing Big Men  (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):

Read and watch it here: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/07/film-room-david-wests-brilliant-passing-has-become-a-major-part-of-the-warriors-offense/

Measuring Teams’ Adjustments To New Key Players  (from Danny Clayton, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/measuring-nba-teams-adjustments-new-key-players/

Bogdanovic: Benefitting From Wall’s Playmaking (from Colby Giacubeno, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/wizards/bojan-bogdanovic-already-benefitting-john-walls-playmaking/

From Candace Buckner, Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wizards-insider/wp/2017/03/08/once-weak-wizards-bench-now-looking-strong-enough-to-key-a-deep-playoff-run/

Analyzing Detroit’s Offense: Details Matter  (from Steve Shea, Basketball Analytics):

Read it here: http://www.basketballanalyticsbook.com/2017/03/06/analyzing-detroits-offense-details-matter/

The Brain Behind Chasson Randle’s Knicks Emergence (from Marc Berman, Ny Post):

Read and watch it here: http://nypost.com/2017/03/07/the-brain-behind-chasson-randles-knicks-emergence/