Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/9/19 PART ONE

ATL: John Collins Is The 2017 Draft’s Best Kept Secret (from DJ Foster, The Ringer):
BKN: Bench Is A Key To Recent Success (from Justin Thomas, Nothin’ But Nets):
DET: Griffin Returns To His Former Home Court A Different Player (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
GSW: Jordan Bell: Waiting For Increased Role (from Steve Mims, Duck Sports):
GSW: Underrated (from Steph Curry, The Players Tribune):
GSW: Will Cousins Make Good On The Dubs’ Big Bet? (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
HOU: The Harden Experience Is Unprecedented & Undeniable (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
HOU: Harden Is The Outlier Of The NBA (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
IND: The Pacers Have Built A Stable System Around Oladipo (from Dylan Hughes, The Step Back ):
IND: We Still Don’t Know If Turner & Sabonis Can Play Together & That’s Okay (from Adam Friedman, Indy Cornrows):
MEM: Should Gasol Take Time Off To Get Healthy?  (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: Justise Winslow Is In His Comfort Zone (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
MIL: Film Room: Giannis Vs Rudy G  (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
OKC: Poor FT Shooting Could Prove To Be Thunder’s Fatal Flaw (from Alex McEwen, Thunderous Intentions):
PHO: De’Andre Ayton’s Lessons, Vol 3 (from Gina Mizell, The Athletic):
PHO: Oubre Is Proving To Be A Great Fit (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
PHO: Oubre Fuels Comeback Win (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
WAS: Satoransky: Ultimate Glue Guy (from Haley O’ Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
WAS: Chasson Randle Set To Make Most Of New Opportunity (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Most Intriguing Pick & Roll Creators In The NBA Right Now  (from Zach Harper, The Athletic):
Breaking Down The NBA’s Usage Percentages (from Coach Nick, The Athletic):
Strength Of Schedule To Date & For Remainder Of Season (from Ed Kupfer):
We Should Show More Reverence Toward Past Superstars (from David Aldridge, The Athletic):
How Yale’s Oni Went From D-3 Commit To NBA Prospect (from Adam Zagoria, Forbes):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/15/18

BKN: How Kurucs’ Game Boosts The Nets (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
BOS: Winning Streak Reaches 8 (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
BOS: Celtics’ Defense On Full Display (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Why Robert Williams Has Coach, Teammates Excited (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith (from Bulls.com):
CLE: Collin Sexton Flips The Switch (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
DAL: Dorian Finney-Smith Has Emerged As A Leader, On- & Off-Court (from Doyle Rader, Mavs Moneyball):
GSW: Video Breakdown: Dubs 130, Kings 125 (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: The Subtle Brilliance Of Thaddeus Young (from Jesse Smith, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAC: A Look Into Recent Troubles (from Aymin Bakr, Hoops Habit):
MIA: The Heat Have No Interest In Tanking (from Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated):
MIN: How RoCo Became One Of The NBA’s Top Defenders  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: The Wolves’ Newfound Depth (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
PHI: Giannis Offers Ben Simmons A Blueprint For Superstardom (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: No One Knows What’s Up With Markelle Fultz (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
PHI: Why Can’t The Sixers’ Guards Guard? (from Stuart London, The Sixer Sense):
PHO: Scouting Ayton’s Future NBA Potential (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
–  TOR: Lowry Is A Different Player With Kawhi (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
These Players Are Now Eligible To Be Traded (from Nick Goss, NBC Sports):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/1/18

What Are MIP Candidates Siakam, Sabonis,Harrell, Richardson Actually Better At?  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
NBA Scouts: Roles, Rules & Secrets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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– Enes’ & Giannis’ Struggles With Their Home Countries (from Andreas Vou, NY Daily News):
Each Team’s Most Surprising Player So Far This Season (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
2019 Draft Prospect: Bol Bol Is A Fascinating Conundrum (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
BOS: Kevin McHale Urges The Celtics To Make Tough Changes  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
BOS: Hayward’s Passing Could Be The Key To His Comeback (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
BOS: Hayward Finds His Aggressiveness (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Yabusele & Williams Impress Vs. The Cavs (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini):
CHI: Arcidiacono Has Found His Place (from Mark Karantzoulis, BlogABull):
CLE: Sexton Is Leading The Cavs’ Inexplicable Mid-Range Barrage (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
DEN: How A Year In The G-League Helped Prepare Monte Morris For His Shot With The Nuggets (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
HOU: Rockets Are Elite When Healthy (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
LAL: Film Room: The Lakers’ Defensive Potential  (from Pete Zayas,Silver Screen And Roll):
MIN: Defense Key To Wolves Making Up Ground (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
–  MIN: RoCo Has Transformed The Wolves’ Defense (from Chris Barnewall, Dime Mag):
MIN: How Good Is Wolves’ Second Unit?  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: Saric Hoping To Build New Source Of Pride With Wolves (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: The Pels’ Defense Needs To Get Better (from Noah Schulte, Hashtag Basketball):
NOP: Mirotic Is More Than A Stretch Four (from Jake Paynting, Real Ball Insiders):
NYK: Fizdale Fires Back At Knox/Ntilikina Critics (from Zach Braziller, NY Post):
OKC: Thunder Progress Report For Season’s 1st Quarter  (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
OKC: Emergence Of Schroder & Grant Gives Thunder Hope (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
PHO: , Can The Suns Build A Winner Around Ayton Despite His Defensive Deficiencies? (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
SAS: The Spurs’ Biggest Weaknesses (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Ibaka’s Renaissance (from M Scott, Hoops Habit):
UTA: Jazz 119, Hornets 111 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):

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):