Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/24/17

CLE 112, BOS 99 (from 16 Wins):
Stop Betting Against Isaiah Thomas (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
The Marcus Smart Brand Is Mayhem (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
JR Smith’s Defense Is Upside Down (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
What Makes The Warriors Different? (from Mike Prada, Ben Epstein, Chris Herring):
Popovich, Spurs Adapt & Endure (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Dejounte Murray Has A Bright Future (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Which Flaws Some Of The Top Young Players Each Need To Work On This Summer (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Alvin Gentry Q & A (from Jim Eichenhofer, Pelicans.com):
Juan Hernangomez Q & A (from Jorge Sierra, Hoops Hype):
Mis-Evaluating Coaches (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Byron Scott On His Two Seasons As Lakers’ Coach  (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News):
Analyzing Some Of The Top Draft Prospects (from Fran Fraschilla/Matt Mosley/Bobby Karalla, The PostUp/Mavs.com):
The 3-And-D Prospect Is A Must-Have Archetype In The Draft (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Orlando Magic Hire Jeff Weltman & John Hammond (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Meet Mo Bamba (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Chris Boucher Has A Unique Skill Set And Story (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Jake Wiley’s Unusual Path Has Turned Him Into A Draft Sleeper (from Matt Norlander, CBS Sports):
Jeff Van Gundy’s Victory (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
Time For Bogdan Bogdanovic To Take NBA Plunge (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/16/17

Video Breakdown: Simpler Offense Helped GSW Win Game One (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
How GSW Took Advantage Of Kawhi’s Absence (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Spurs Need Aldridge To Be More Decisive (from Chris Barnewall, CBS Sports):
Durant Reiterated His Value In Game One Comeback (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Injuries Give Spurs’ Reserves A Chance To Shine (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Kerr’s Absence: The True Test Of A Leader (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
Life Against The Warriors: Flawless Defense, But Then It’s One Mistake And It’s A Layup (from Ben Falk):
The Warriors Routinely Erase Big Deficits (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
BOS 115, WAS 105 (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Marcus Smart’s Great, Invisible Game (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Al Horford’s  Series Vs The Wizards In One Ridiculous Shot Chart (from Gary Dzen, boston.com):
Olynyk: The Improbable Hero (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Appreciating The Celtics’ Moment (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Three Reasons Why Cavs Shouldn’t Overlook Celtics (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Fox Sports):
Jonathan Jeanne’s Combine Doesn’t Tell The Whole Story (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
BOS-CLE: What Numbers Could Be Difference Makers?  (from Mark Simon/John McTigue. ESPN):
Is Everyone Waiting On David Griffin? (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):
Canada Is Now One Of The Sources Of Elite Recruits (from Michael Fletcher, The Undefeated):
KAT Q & A (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/16/17

Isaiah Thomas’ Journey From Final Draft Pick To NBA All-Star  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

Read it here: https://theundefeated.com/features/celtics-isaiah-thomas-nba-all-star/

Assessing The Jabari-Less Bucks (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):

Read and watch it here: http://bballbreakdown.com/2017/02/15/coaching-spin-assessing-jabari-less-bucks/

How The Old-Head Grizzlies Learned A Few New Tricks (from Jared Dubin, VICE Sports):

Read and watch it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/how-the-old-head-grizzlies-learned-a-few-new-tricks

The Spurs Spring Leonard With A Twist on Their Most Famous Play  (from Eli Horowitz, Pounding The Rock):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.poundingtherock.com/2017/2/14/14609538/spurs-spring-leonard-twist-famous-play

Gordon Hayward Q & A (from Jared Zwerling, NBPA):

Read it here: http://nbpa.com/commanding-the-court-gordon-hayward-on-a-tennis-to-hoops-career-all-star-and-more/

 Warriors Are Diligent In Their Reduced-Minute Approach (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):

Read it here:  http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/14/4385776/

LeBron’s Amazing Week (from Nate Scott, Fox Sports):

Read it here: http://www.foxsports.com/nba/gallery/lebron-james-cavaliers-week-stats-impressive-career-021617

Derrick Williams Gives The Cavs’ Bench A Different Look (from Carter Rodriguez, Fear The Sword):

Read and watch it here: http://www.fearthesword.com/2017/2/15/14607742/derrick-williams-cavaliers-bench-kevin-love-injury

 Taj Gibson Interview  (from Vincent Goodwill, CSNChicago):

Read it here: http://www.csnchicago.com/nba-trade-rumors-bulls-taj-gibson-pouring-heart-out-gar-forman-jimmy-butler-dwyane-wade

The Bulls May Have Found A Keeper In Felicio (from Mark Schanowski, CSNChicago):

Read it here:  http://www.csnchicago.com/chicago-bulls/nba-buzz-bulls-may-have-found-keeper-cristiano-felicio

How Has Dragic Found A Way To Double His FTAs?  (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/heat-check/article132944224.html

Perfecting The Pick And Roll (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):

Read and watch it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fancy-stats/wp/2017/02/15/want-to-thrive-in-the-modern-nba-the-key-may-be-perfecting-the-pick-and-roll/?utm_term=.ef77425a23c2

Life Is Good On Waiters Island  (from Ben Detrick, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/dion-waiters-nba-miami-heat-d55b3b646cd8#.bml8o490n

Pop To Dejounte Murray: Study Chris Paul (from Jabari Young, My San Antonio):

Read it here:  http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/2017/02/16/popovichs-request-to-dejounte-murray-study-chris-paul/

Week 16 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/02/15/nylon-calculus-week-16-review-trades-3-point-defense-revisited/

More TOR-ORL Trade Analysis (from David Brandon, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/serge-ibaka-the-next-great-toronto-raptors-power-forward-is-here-efc2ea7cae7a#.typ24oyvx

–  Ibaka Is Perfect For The Raptors (from Scott Simmons, Toronto Sun):

Read it here: http://www.torontosun.com/2017/02/15/ujiri-knows-it-and-you-should-too-ibakas-perfect-for-the-raptors

–  The Problem With The Raptors’ ATOs (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/serge-ibaka-doesnt-fix-toronto-s-problems-b6381db0fe5#.rgts545qv

–  Film Room: How Jimmy Butler Made An Impact In His Return Without Scoring (from Michael Whitlow, Pippen Ain’t Easy):

Read and watch it here:  http://pippenainteasy.com/2017/02/16/film-room-jimmy-butler-made-impact-without-scoring/

The Nets’ Young Guns  (from Matthew Pisani, Nothin But Nets):

Read it here: http://nothinbutnets.com/2017/02/16/brooklyn-nets-young-time/

Why Superstars Dominating Offenses Is Trending (from Tim Cato, SBNation):

Read it here: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/2/15/14613630/nba-scoring-statistics-james-harden-russell-westbrook

Ron Baker Is Adjusting To The NBA (from Bob Lutz, Wichita Eagle):

Read it here: http://www.kansas.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/bob-lutz/article133029394.html

How Jerome Randle Survived Chicago And Found Adelaide (from Ulgun Nukic, Fox Sports):

Read it here: http://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/nbl/no-love-how-jerome-randle-survived-chicago-and-found-adelaide/news-story/05323c3f7980f6ff8ddbe20b9247e541