Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/14/19

ATL: The Artistry Of Trae Young’s Passes (from Chris Kirschner, The Athletic):
BKN: D’Lo Is Breaking Free (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
BKN:  Jarrett Allen Embodies “Rising Star” (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BOS: The Importance Of Horford Vs The Sixers (from Daniel Poarch, Celtic Blog):
DAL: Doncic & The Art Of Passing (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
DEN: Can Isaiah Thomas Rise Again? (from Robert Sanchez, ESPN):
DET: Ellington’s Focus Is On “Right Now” (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: Q & A: Steph Curry (from David Dennis, Jr, The Undefeated):
GSW: How The Dubs Overcame The Jazz In The 4th Quarter (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Durant At PG Is Looking Better & Better (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
HOU: Shumpert Brings A Steel Will To Defense (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: How Harden’s Streak Is Different Than Wilt’s (from Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight):

Read it here:  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/james-harden-is-outdoing-wilt-chamberlain-where-it-matters/

IND: Kyle O’Quinn’s Road To The NBA (from Josiah Turner, Sports Illustrated):
IND: Why The Pacers Are Thriving After Oladipo Injury (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
MEM: Joakim Noah Is Happiest He’s Ever Been (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
MEM: Was Avery Bradley Misused By LAC? (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
MIN: Taj Gibson: From Starter To Reserve (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
MIN: Takeaways From Win Over HOU (from Andy Grimsrud, A Wolf Among Wolves):
NOP: When Kenrich Williams Became Kenny Hustle (from Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com):
*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
NYK: How Dennis Smith’s Journey Readied Him For A Fresh Start (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
OKC: Steven Adams Is Much More Than Just Strong (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Rebounding At Center Of Magic’s Identity (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Magic’s Patience For Isaac Is Paying Off (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Embiid: DPOY?  (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Q & A: Rodney Hood (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
POR: Kanter Makes Blazers Deeper & Better (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
SAC: Harrison Barnes Prepared For Playoff Push (from Alex Kramers, kings.com):
SAS: Aldridge’s All-Star Journey (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: Q & A: Chris Boucher (from Gad Elmaleh, BallNRoll):
UTA: Gobert’s MVP-Like Season (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):
WAS: The Newest Wizards Are Fitting Beautifully By Playing Their Strengths (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
Shot-Chart Trivia: Guess That All-Star (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
Sports Reference Informs The World (from James Wagner, NY Times):
The Step-Back 3 (from Associated Press):
An Oral History Of The 1998-99 Lockout  (from Thomas Golianopolous, The Ringer):
G-League: Keep An Eye On Stockton Rookie Cameron Reynolds (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/2/19

ATL: How Does The Defense Improve?  (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: In Dinwiddie’s Absence, Napier Has Been Stepping Up (from Tom West, nets.com):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Knicks (from Keith Smith, celtics.com):
DEN: Monte Morris’ Rare Statistical Combo (from Sean Keeler, Denver Post):
GSW: Have The Warriors Solved Their Biggest On-Court Problem?  (from Shane Young, Medium):
HOU: Takeaways From Loss To Nuggets (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
LAC: Doc Rivers Coaching Career Got Off To An Icy Start (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
MEM: Caboclo Is Finding Playing Tiime In Memphis (from Vivek Jacob, sportsnet.ca):
MEM: Garrett Temple’s Path To NBA Leadership Paved By Family Legacy (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
MIL: Film Room: Giannis’ Passing (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
MIL: The Bucks’ Improved Fast Break Success (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
MIN: Saunders & Rejuvenating The Wolves’ Defense (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
OKC: 3 Narratives Westbrook Has Overcome This Season (from Lawrence George, Thunderous Intentionns):
ORL: Steve Clifford’s Positive First Year Impact (from John Black, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: The Early Success Of Point Jimmy Butler (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Shamet Needs More Minutes At PG (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers ):
DAL-NYK Trade Analysis, Day Two (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
 – Best Sets & Motions Of The Week (from Ben Pfeifer, NBA Analysis):
 

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Yesterday’s Best Sets (from Adam Spinella):
The 5 Most Interesting Teams Of The Week (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
QOTD (from Erik Spoelstra Re Trade Deadline Talk): ” 90 percent of it, if not more, it’s false.”

EuroCup Players Who Will Attract NBA Attention This Offseason (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
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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 10/31/18

BKN: Jarrett Allen’s Next Step Is Already Here (from Alex Liebsch, Hoops Habit):
BKN: Sean Marks Is Already One Of The NBA’s Best GMs  (from Jonathan Saponara, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Celtics Own The NBA’s Best Defense (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Celtics Notebook (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
BOS: Irving’s Return To Form (from Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston):
CHI: What Markkanen, Dunn & Valentine Will Bring When They Return (from Michael Walton, NBC Sports):
DAL: Doncic & DSJ Provide A Glimpse Of The Future (from Sam Guertler, Mavs Moneyball):
DEN:  Gary Harris Is Making A Leap As A Passer (from Jackson Frank, BBall Index):
GSW: Kevin Durant’s Crossover Move (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
GSW: Which Teams “Worry” The Dubs?  (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
GSW: Video Analysis: How Klay Got HIs 14 Threes (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
HOU: Why The Rockets’ Defense Has Been Bad (from Colin Connors, The Dream Shake):
LAC: Gallinari Is On His 3rd Act (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
MIL: Lopez & Ilyasova: The Benefits Of The Bucks’ Jumbo Frontcourt Pairing  (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIN: Derrick Rose Opens Up About Overcoming Injuries And Adversity (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
MIN: Anthony Tolliver Is The Face Of Consistency (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NYK: How Failing In Memphis Prepared Fizdale For Knicks’ Job  (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
NYK: Why Ntilikina Is Shooting More Threes (from Chris Iseman, northjersey.com):
OKC: How Paul George’s Hometown Of Palmdale Played A Role In His Journey To OKC (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
PHI: Simmons & Fultz Thrive Apart, Struggle Together (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: The Kings’ New Fast Pace Is Paying Off  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
From Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee:  https://www.sacbee.com/article220858105.html
SAS: How DeRozan Got Over Being Traded & Embraced The Spurs (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
TOR: Mastering The Little Things: Lowry In The Paint (from Samson Folk, Raptors Republic):
TOR: Kawhi Shows Why The Raptors Traded For Him (form Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Playing Trick-Or-Treat With Each Team’s Early Season Trend (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Early Season Storylines: GSW, WAS, SAC, SAS, MIL (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
How Scoring Trends Are Setting A New Bar For What Good Defense Is  (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
Three Former Teammates Tell How To Be LBJ’s Perfect Teammate (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
2019 Draft Class And Position Rankings (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/4/18

Grizzlies Could Be A Sleeping Giant (from Dylan Hughes, The Step Back):
Heat: Can Waiters Be Oladipo 2.0? (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Ranking Every Team’s Projected Starting Five (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
WC Summer League Notes (from Keith P Smith, Real GM):
Jazz: Ways For Donovan Mitchell To Improve (from Dan Gilinsky, NBA Analysis Network):
Brett Brown Has Performed Admirably As Sixers’ Interim GM  (from Rory Fette, The Sixer Sense):
Lance Thomas Is Going To School The Knicks’ Rookies (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Knicks: Kevin Knox Is Perfect For Utah Uphill Handoff Action (from Danny Small, Elite Sports NY):
Nuggets Take Advantage Of Two-Way Contract Rule By Promoting Craig & Morris (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Treveon Graham: Nets Taking Shot At Developing Another Low-Risk Flier (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Nets: Sean Marks Shoots Down Tanking Talk (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Cavs Enamored With Billy Preston’s Potential (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Jazz Depth Will Leave A Few Players Out In The Cold (from John Keeffer, The J Notes):
How Zion Williamson Should Deal With Weight Issue (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
G League Invitational Player Roster Released (from Jake Winderman, NBA GLeague):
The Top Prospects To Watch At The G League Player Invitational (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Predicting The Future All-Stars Of The 2018 Rookie Class (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Bucks: The Brandon Jennings  Reunion Comes To A Quiet End (from Kane Pitman, NBA Analysis Network):
BWB Alums Mark  NBA Africa Game Rosters (from Brian Martin, NBA.com):
Each Euroleague Team’s Former NBA Players (from George Orfanakis, eurohoops.net):
Dennis Smith: Primed For Breakout Season (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Cynthia Marshall, The NBA’s 1st African-American Female CEO (from Kelly Dunleavy O’Mara, California Magazine):
Q & A: The NBA’s New Gambling Partnership (from David Purdum, ESPN):