Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/23/19

BOS: Appreciating Aron Baynes (from Chris Von Achen, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS: RJ Hunter Thrilled To Have Another Opportunity (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
CHA: Bridges’ Promotion To Starter Could Be Permanent (from Zachary Padmore, Swarm And Sting):
CLE: Dellavedova’s Passing Has Become Contagious (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Monte Morris: NBA’s Best Backup PG? (from Denver Post):
GSW: Video Breakdown: Dubs Needed All Of KD & Steph’s 64 To Defeat SAC (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Storylines To Follow Down The Stretch (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW: DMC Is About To Face His Toughest Challenge (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
HOU: How Harden Relentlessly Attacks Steph Curry (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
LAL: Bullock Proving To Be Just What Lakers Needed (from Rodrigo Azurmendi, Lakers.com):
MIL: Bucks Defense Has One Tiny Weakness (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
ORL: Iwundu & Briscoe Continue To Make Defensive Impact (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
PHI: Amir Johnson Keeps Positive Spirit By Embracing G-League Playing Time (from Sarah Todd, Philly.com):
POR: Blazers’ New “Fluid Rotation” Comes With Potential Challenges (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
SAS: The Post Game Is Still An Important Part Of Spurs’ Offense (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
SAS: The Spurs Badly Needed The All-Star Break (from Jared Johnson, BBall Index):
TOR: Ujiri On Developing African Basketball (from Anthony Oliveri, ESPN):
OKC 148, UTA 147 (2OT) (from Matt Payne, jazz.com):
How NBA Twitter & Outside Media Fan The Flames (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Best And Worst Rim Attackers So Far This Season (from Zach Harper, The Athletic):
Video: The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
Former NBA Players Who Could Return From Europe This Summer (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
Which Teams Have The Best 23-And-Under Cores? (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
2019 Draft: Each Projected Top Pick’s Strengths & Weaknesses (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/21/19

ATL: How Collins’ Defense Impacts The Hawks’ Future (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: Hawks Hustle To Grab Top Offensive Rebounding Spot (from hawks.com):
BKN: Film Study: The Secret To D’Lo’s Game (from Reed Wallach, Nets Daily):
BOS: So You Think You Know Marcus Smart (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
BOS: The Celtics Are Going To Be Just Fine (from Ian Levy, nba.com):
DAL: A Glimpse Into Doncic’s Unique Athleticism (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
GSW: Steph Curry Has Mastered The Art Of The Relocation Three (from Jared Dubin, Dime Mag ):
IND: A Team That Is Gender Blind: Meet The Pacers’ Highest Ranking Women   (from Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indy Star):
IND: Sumner Overcomes Adversity To Reach NBA (from Scott Agness,The Athletic):
IND: Switching Defenses Are Throwing Pacers For A Loop (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: What’s Better For The Clips Long-Term: Making Or Missing The Playoffs? (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAL: Kuzma Is Out To Prove The Doubters Wrong (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
MEM: 30 Years After Chris Washburn Was Banned By The NBA, His Son Julian Is Doing Him Proud (from Gary Peterson, Mercury News):
MEM: Grizzlies’ Motivations For Strong Finish (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
MEM: New Griz Trio Flashed In Debut Together (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
MIL: Middleton Is Rare Kind Of Second Star (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
OKC: Can Jerami Grant Be The Difference In The Playoffs? (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
OKC: Ferguson’s Second-Year Development (from Jonathan Saponara, Hashtag Basketball):
OKC: Thunder’s Playoff Ceiling Relies On Grant & Ferguson (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
SAC: Bogdanovic’s Second Season (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
SAC: In The Aftermath Of The DMC Trade, The Kings Are Playing Beautiful Basketball (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
TOR: DeRozan’s Bond With Toronto Runs Much Deeper Than Just Basketball (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
4 Trends Worthy Of Your Attention, Involving Brook Lopez, Buddy Hield, Marcus Smart, Trae Young  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Teams That Should Start Planning Full Rebuilds (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
The Biggest X-Factor For Each Likely Playoff Team (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Defining Teams By Offensive Style (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):

The NBA’s Pick-And-Pop Poison (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of Clinton Wheeler

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/19/19

BOS: Behind The Scenes With G-League Coach Brandon Bailey (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
CHI: WCJ Stands Out By Blending In (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
CHI: Otto Porter’s Value To The Bulls (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
GSW: DMC: Unifying Figure (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
IND: Sumner’s Extreme Length Elevates His Play (from Tony East, BBall Index):
IND: Sabonis’ Case For 6MOY  (from Jim Ayello, Indy Star):
LAL: Brandon Ingram Is Quietly Improving (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: Video: Brook Lopez’ Unnoticed Good Defense (from NBA Film Room):
MIN: The Resurrection Of Luol Deng (from Britt Robson, The Athletic):
NOP: How Jrue Holiday Slows Down Elite Scorers (from Mike Delayo, The Bird Writes):
PHI: Harris Has Been More Than A Scorer (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers ):
POR: Jake Layman’s Emergence (from Jared Cowley, KGW):
SAC: Fox & The Kings Are Not Going Away (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
The Real Season Starts Now For EC Contenders (from Mahoney/Nadkarni/Sharp/Mannix, Sports Illustrated):
Best Clutch Scorers So Far This Season (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
2019 Draft: Top Two International Prospects (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The Best Draft Prospects At 2019 Basketball Without Borders Global Camp (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
How Chris-Douglas Roberts Became Supreme Bey (from Dana O’Neil, The Athletic):
How Donaghy Conspired To Fix Games (from Scott Eden, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/1/19

CHI: Parker Locked In On On-Court Production, Not Off-Court Possibilities (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Takeaways From Loss To Sixers (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Bay Area News Group):
HOU: Harden’s New Offensive Weapon That No One Is Talking About (from Scott Rafferty, NBA.com):
LAC: How Montrezl Harrell Made His Leap To Clippers’ Heart & Soul (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
LAC: The Legend Of Boban (from Devin Gordon, ESPN):
MIL: The Rise Of The Bucks’ 2017 Draft Duo: DJ Wilson & Sterling Brown (from Andrew Hanlon, Brew Hoop):
MIN: Bayless Is Taking Advantage Of His Chance To Shine (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: The Re-Emergence Of Luol Deng (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NOP: Kenrich Williams Shines As His NBA Minutes Increase (from Robbie Vaglio, tcu360.com):
OKC: What’s Behind Thunder’s Win Streak?  (from Ben Mertens, Welcome To Loud City):
PHI: Examining Defensive Progress (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: The Sixers Are Putting Butler In His Comfort Zones.  Is It Helping?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
PHO: Mikal Bridges: Showing Flashes Of Future Two-Way Star  (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
SAC: Shumpert: Kings’ Stabilizing Veteran (from David Vertsberger, The Step Back):
TOR: Siakam Is Living His Father’s Dream (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
UTA: Breaking Down Joe Ingles (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
UTA: Inside Donovan Mitchell’s Red-Hot January (from Eric Woodtyard, Deseret News):
UTA: Blazers 132, Jazz 105 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Takeaways From January (from Nate Wolf, BBall Index):
The DAL-NYK Trade:
Don’t Get Duped In Trade Season (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/29/19

ATL: Hawks Flash Considerable Upside In Win Over LAC (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Joe Harris: Walking Down Your Street & Pushing The Nets Up The Standings (from Kelly Whiteside, NY Times):
BOS: How Horford Figures Into Beating League’s Elite Teams (from Joe Hagen, Hoops Habit):
BOS: This Time The Celtics Had Answers For The Nets’ Zone Defense (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
CHA: Monk Saved The Hornets Vs. NYK, But Scoring Alone Will Never Be Enough  (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
GSW: Iguodala & Looney Are The Ultimate Role Players (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: How DMC Changes Every Other Dubs’ Starter’s Game (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
HOU: A Position Change Makes Faried Relevant Again (from Colin Connors, The Dream Shake):
IND: Why Thad Young Is So Important To The Pacers (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
IND: Edmond Sumner, The Pacers’ Best-Kept Secret (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: How Are The Clippers Still In The Playoff Race?  (from Jimmy Feterman, Nylon Calculus):
LAL: The Lakers Aren’t A LeBron-Type Team Yet (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
MEM: How A Bland Offense Has Made The Grizzlies Worse (from Joe Hulbert, Double Clutch):
MIL: Bucks GM Horst Stays Rooted (from Matt Schoch, Detroit News):
MIN: Veteran Reserves Playing A More Prominent Role (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: What The Top AD Trade Contenders Can Actually Offer (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
NOP: Trading AD Is Complicated (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
NOP: Jrue Holiday Cares in So Many Ways (from Justin Jett,  DefPen):
NYK: Kevin Knox: What Is His Ceiling?  (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
OKC: Presti & Budenholzer: Old Friends From San Antonio (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
POR: Recent Success Comes As Assists Skyrocket (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
SAC: More Than Just A Shooter: Buddy Hield Has Developed Into An Excellent Rebounder (from Tony Xypteras, Sactown Royalty):
SAS: Derrick White Is Making A Living At The Rim (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
Zion Could Be The Next Great NBA Point Center (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Top Draft Lottery Prospect Ja Morant’s Story (from Justin Sayers, Louisville Courier Journal):
–  The NBA’s Tactical Fouling Problem (from Albert Burneko, Deadspin):