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

BOS:  How Baynes Limits Embiid  (from Jack Noonan, Celtics Blog):
–  CHI: Tyler Ulis Is Still Surprising Doubters (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Q & A: Draymond Green (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Can Melo Change To Play The Rockets’ Way?  (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
HOU: It’s A Good Time To Be PJ Tucker (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
LAL: How LBJ Became An Offensive Force  (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
MIL: The Bucks’ New Style Of Play (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
NOP: Have The Pels Finally Given AD A Real Supporting Cast?  (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
NYK: How Allonzo Trier Has Surprised Everyone (from Benoit Lilievre, Knicks Film School):
PHI: Observations From Opening Night Loss (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Bahamian DeAndre Ayton: Son Of The Soil  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
TOR: The Raptors’ Defensive Blueprint (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
WAS: How Wizards’ Players Are Navigating Fatherhood (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Video Breakdown: Best Sets: NBA Day One (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
How The Lottery Picks Did On Opening Night (from Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports):
Ayton, Doncic Showcase Bright Futures On Opening Night (form Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
LBJ’s 1st NBA Game: An Oral History (from Justin Tinsley/Aaron Dodson):
Success For New Agents Is A Long Shot  (from Kevin Draper, NY Times):
NOTE:  Today’s BI is delayed & abbreviated due to Comcast internet service interruption.  We will play catch-up in Part Two later today.  Thank you for your patience.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/14/18

Wizards’ Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Celtics’ Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
How Will The Celtics Use Gordon Hayward? (from Jay King, The Athletic):
Mavs’ Assistant VP Michael Finley (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
Rod Strickland Praises Trae Young (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Suns: Pros & Cons Of Ayton At #1 (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
2018 Draft Superlatives In Various Categories (from Chris Johnson, Sports Illustrated):
Strengths, Weaknesses, Comps For Top Draft Prospects (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Q & A: Landry Shamet (from Seerat Sohi, SB Nation):
Who Is Dzanan Musa? (from Ed Odeven, court-side.com):
Bagley: Most NBA-Ready Player In The Draft? (from Mark Titus, The Ringer):
The Four PGs Likely To Be Drafted Mid-First Round (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Breaking Down Jaren Jackson Jr’s Potential (from Nick Sciria, Cleaning The Glass):
The Michael Porter Mystery (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Malik Pope & The Perils Of Early Expectations (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Dakota Mathias’ Skill Set Extends Beyond The Three-Point Line (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Cherokee Parks’ Inspirational Journey Back To Basketball (from Yaron Weitzman, slamonline):
The Celtics And The Repeater Tax (from Keith P. Smith, Celtics Blog):
Video: Shot Fake Side-Step 3 (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Nurse’s First Boss Says Raptors Made The Right Move (from Lori Ewing, The Globe And Mail):
Thaddeus Young: More Than Just The Glue Guy For The Pacers (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Mavs: Rick Carlisle Is Key To Successful Rebuild (from Sean Bush, The Smoking Cuban):
George Galanopolous’ Unlikely Journey From Basketball Dreamer To Uganda Head Coach (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/10/18

How The Rockets Built Their Championship Caliber Defense (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
D’Antoni’s Continuing Offensive Revolution (from Brett Koremenos, RealGM):
How The Raptors Defense Stifled The Rockets In The First Half & How The Rockets Adjusted (from Tim Cato, SB Nation):
The Raptors’ Minor Adjustments Have Produced Major Results (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
Rockets: The Importance Of Resting Players (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
Wizards: John Wall Must Adapt (from Kevin Broom, Bullets Forever):
Brewer Fits OKC’s System (from Albert Dadson, Hoops Habit):
Celtics: Marcus Smart Loaded Up On Winning Plays Vs The Wolves (from Jay King, Mas Live):
Al Horford, Dennis Smith, Jr, Ben Simmons & More (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
How Much Better Are The Blazers? (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
The Hawks Are On The Right Rebuilding Path (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Cavs: Is It Time To Bench JR? (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
Fraschilla: Fran’s The Man At Tourney Time, So Pay Attention (from Barry Horn, Dallas Morning News):
Team Defense Is The Biggest Evaluation Inefficiency In The Draft (from Cole Zwicker, The Stepien):
The 2018 Big Man Draft Class (from Pete Thamel, Yahoo Sports):
How Rookies Get Past Mental, Physical Obstacles (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Tin Hat Stats, February Edition (from Tony East, NBA Math):
Kaminsky & Okafor: Where Are The Stars Of The 2015 NCAA Title Game? (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
Pacers: Preparing To Deal With Tough Remaining Schedule (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Jazz: Jae Crowder Is Making It Easy To Move On From Rodney Hood (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Heat: Winslow Is Suddenly Among The NBA’s Most Efficient 3-Point Shooters (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Celtics: Marcus Morris Is Turning Into A Top Offensive Option (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Q & A:  Damian Lillard On “Lillard Time”  (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
Misunderstood Players: Clint Capela (from Justin Jett):
Pacers: GRIII’s Long Detour Leads To An Uncertain Future (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Hornets: What To Expect From Malik Monk For The Rest Of The Season (from Evan Dyal, Hashtag Basketball):
Anthony Brown, Amile Jefferson & The Nature Of Two-Way Contracts (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
Mavs’ Bench Has Been Playing Incredibly Well With Dirk (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Pistons: Reggie Hearn’s Journey To The NBA (from Reggie Hayes, News-Sentinel):
To Fling Or Not To Fling End Of Period Half Court Heaves? (from Darnell Mayberry, The Athletic):
G-League: A Week With The Long Island Nets (from Thomas Dowd, nets.com):
The Warriors Drafted Denise Long in 1969: Here Is Her Story (from Scott Ostler, SF Chronicle):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/18/18

– Celtics’ Defensive Struggles: A Closer Look (from Jeremy Stevens, Hardwood Houdini):
– How Kyrie Irving Learned To Be Effective In Small Spaces (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
– Celtics: Why Marcus Smart Is So Important (from Jesse Collings, Hardwood Houdini):
– Draymond Green Has Redefined What It Means To Be A Superstar (from Melissa Rohlin, Mercury News):
– MVP Favorite Harden Is Far From Satisfied (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
– Joel Embiid’s Next Goal (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
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– Hawks: Non-Lottery Objectives For Remainder Of The Season (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
– The Hawks’ Player Development Culture (from Sam Meredith, Peachtree Hoops):
– Josh Jackson’s Progression Since 2018 Began (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
– Adam Silver: NBA Is Conflicted On One-And-Done (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
– Adam Silver: Evaluating Playoff Format Changes (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
– Oladipo’s Excellent Season (from Dylan Hughes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
– Satoransky: Bright Spot In Wizards’ Confusing Season (from Kevin So, Hashtag Basketball):
– Giannis: From Rising Star To Household Name (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
– Raptors: Bench Depth Could Take Them Deep Into The Playoffs (from Quinn Allen, Sir Charles In Charge):
– Nets: Sean Marks Talks Patience, “Hitting Singles” (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
– Q & A: Suns’ GM Ryan McDonough (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
– Ben Simmons: The Somehow Disputed ROY (from Rory Fette, The Sixer Sense):
– Knicks At Midseason: Full Arena, No Plan (from Harvey Araton, NY Times):
– Cavs: Stats That Will Define The Rest of The Season (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
– Will The New ASG Format Produce Something Bearing A Resemblance To A Basketball Game? (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
– Q & A: Joe Harris (from Sam Blum, Daily Progress):
– 2018 Draft Preview: Why Isn’t Ayton The Clear Favorite For #1 Pick? (from Mike Schmitz/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
– What Regions Of The World Produce The Most Successful Basketball Players? (from David Sauriol):