Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/26/18

Robert Williams: Following DeAndre Jordan’s Path  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Will Robert Williams Develop Into A Capela Clone?  (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Why The Mavs Are The Right Fit For Luka (from David Griffin, Dallas Morning News):
Wendell Carter Is A Different Type Of Modern Big Man (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Why Trae Young’s Best Days Have Yet To Come (from Adam Spinella, Clutch Points):
The Nuggets Have Locked Down Nikola Jokic (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
MJP’s Waiting Game (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Inside the Rockets’ Proposal To Flip The Draft & Free Agency (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Keita Bates-Diop Is A Story Of Resilience (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Wizards’ Pick Troy Brown Is Eager To Prove He Belongs (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Dubs’ Pick Jacob Evans Brings Toughness, Grit (from Ryan Gorcey, SF Examiner):
Pistons’ Pick Khyri Thomas: Defense Is Part Of His DNA (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Q & A: Pacers’ Pick Alize Johnson (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
What Value Does Wanamaker Have In Boston? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
How Ryan Broekhoff Is Following In Joe Ingles’ Footsteps (from Damien Arsenis, The Pick And Roll):
Oladipo: Still Seeking Improvement (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
How Much Do The Heat Need Ellington To Stay? (from Patrick Miller, Nylon Calculus):
Olynyk Has Found His Groove (from JJ Adams, The Province):
Jazz’ Preseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
How Boston & Philadelphia Can Avoid OKC’s Fate (from Ben Mertens, Welcome To Loud City):
On The Eve Of Marcus Smart’s Free Agency, The Celtics Should Remember The Kendrick Perkins Trade (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Teams Entering Franchise-Altering Free Agency (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/24/18 PART TWO

Celtics: How Marcus Smart Can Change The Series (from Scott Levine, Sir Charles In Charge):

Read it here:  https://sircharlesincharge.com/2018/04/24/boston-celtics-marcus-smart-change-series-milwaukee-bucks/

From Keith P. Smith, Celtics Blog:  https://www.celticsblog.com/2018/4/24/17275850/how-marcus-smart-can-boost-the-boston-celtics-offense-milwaukee-bucks-2018-nba-playoffs

Film Sessions: Sixers & Heat Prepare For Game 5 (from Steve Jones, Jr/Dylan Murphy, Cleaning The Glass):

Read and watch it here: https://cleaningtheglass.com/shootaround-heat-at-sixers-game-5/

Thon Maker: This Is My Time (from Eric Nehm, ESPN):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/milwaukee/post/_/id/2345/thon-maker-this-is-my-time

From Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass:  https://behindthebuckpass.com/2018/04/24/milwaukee-bucks-the-postseason-rejuvenation-of-thon-maker/

Offensive Adjustments Cavs Can Make For Game 5 (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.fearthesword.com/2018/4/24/17273018/cavaliers-game-5-offensive-adjustments

Mitchell & Rubio: The Jazz’ Odd Couple Is Destroying OKC (from Brady Klopfer, Clutch Points):

Read and watch it here:  https://clutchpoints.com/the-utah-jazz-odd-couple-is-destroying-the-oklahoma-city-thunder/

 

The “Normal” Life Of Steven Adams (from Royce Young, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23277928/normal-life-oklahoma-city-thunder-center-steven-adams-nba

Inside An NBA Head Coaching Search: What Execs Consider (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/326873/2018/04/24/inside-an-nba-head-coaching-search-what-execs-consider-as-they-make-a-hire/

 

A New Wrinkle Has Powered Wall & The Wizards (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):

Read and watch it here:  https://clutchpoints.com/a-new-wrinkle-has-powered-john-wall-and-the-wizards-past-the-raptors/

 

Grading The Nuggets After 2017-18  (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):

Read it here:  https://nbamath.com/crystalbasketball-ranking-the-denver-nuggets-after-2017-18/

Evaluating Mason Plumlee (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.denverstiffs.com/2018/4/24/17273654/player-evaluation-mason-plumlee-nba-denver-nuggets-reverse-dunks-free-throws

Grading The Pistons After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):

Read it here:  https://nbamath.com/crystalbasketball-ranking-the-detroit-pistons-after-2017-18/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/27/18

Joel Embiid: DPOY?  (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):

The DMC Injury:
Video Breakdown: E’Twaun Moore’s Defensive Deficiencies (from Seth Nefsky, Pelican Debrief):
Celtics: How To Score When Kyrie Sits (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Danny Ainge Is Masterful; Brad Stevens Makes Him Look Even Better (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Horford’s Unique Role Provides Immense Value (from Jesse Collings, Hardwood Houdini):
Q & A With Wolves TV Analyst Jim Petersen (from Britt Robson, The Athletic):
Tyus Jones’ Defensive Improvement (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Nuggets: Jokic/Plumlee Spacing Is Improving (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
Hornacek: Impressed With Trey Burke (from Anthony Rieber, Newsday):
OKC’s Suffocating Defense Makes Them A Real Contender (from Michael D. Sykes, SBNation):
The Success (And Failure) Of OKC’s All-Bench Units (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
This Isn’t Westbrook 3.0 (from Matt Craig, Daily Thunder ):
–  Steven Adams’ Rebounding, Kelly Olynyk’s Fakes  & More (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Westbrook, Adams And Uncontested Rebounds (from Jeremy Lambert, Thunderous Intentions):
Film Study: How John Wall’s Movement, Or Lack Thereof, Sets The Tone For Wiz’ Offense (from Osman Baig, Bullets Forever):
Donovan Mitchell: “None Of This Was Supposed To Happen” (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
The Warriors’ Ruthless Efficiency (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
Steph Curry’s Pregame Show (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Montrezl Harrell Interview (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Pistons: Missing Reggie Jackson Down The Stretch Of Games (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
Why Have The Pistons Fallen So Far Without Reggie Jackson? (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Valanciunas: Slowly Evolving Into Modern-Day Center (from Arden Zwelling, sportsnet.ca):
Suns: Josh Jackson Showing Great Growth (from Scott Bordow, azcentral):
Anunoby: Adjusting To NBA Life (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
Celtics To Take On Warriors Without Smart’s Defense (from Mac D’Amico, celtics.com):
Malcolm Brogdon: No Sophomore Slump (from Ryan Riley, Behind The Buck Pass):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/3/18

What Kyrie Hopes To Find In Boston (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Does Irving Play Differently In Boston: 25 NBA Players Weigh In (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
IT Gives The Cavs A New Dimension (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
Kris Dunn’s Development (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
What Can NBA Teams Learn From Kuzma & Bell For The Next Draft? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
DeRozan’s Evolving Game Keys Raptors’ Culture Change (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
John Wall’s Shot Blocking (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
A Unique Strategy Is One Of Dubs’ Secrets To Prolonged Success (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Dubs Are Making Shots At Historic Rate (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Kyle Kuzma’s Ascendance (from Katie Baker, The Ringer):
Without Oladipo, The Pacers Have A Thin Margin Of Error (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Will The Lakers Ignore The Realities Of Team-Building? (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Reggie Bullock: Capitalizing On Opportunity (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
Finding A Bigger Offensive Role For Jayson Tatum (from Danny Emerman, The Ringer):
Tatum, Mitchell & Kuzma Take Different Paths To First Year Success (from Mitch Lawrence, Sporting News):
Sixers: How Brett Brown Uses Schoolteacher Tactics With Young Team (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Adebayo Has Helped The Heat Lead The League In Screen Assists (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Dellavedova Has Turned His Time Away Into Production (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
Nuggets Need To Get More Players Into The Rotation (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
Redick: Preparation Helps Deal With Highs And Lows (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
Unlocking Saric (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Basketball Dictionary: Weak (Defense) (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Warriors’ General Counsel Was An Underground Rapper (from Melissa Rohlin, Mercury News):
G-League: Kennedy Meeks’ Improvement (from Andrew Damelin, Raptors Republic):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis: 11/16/17 PART ONE

Bledsoe Shows Why Bucks Traded For Him (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/eric-bledsoe-comes-up-clutch-in-win-over-pistons-shows-why-bucks-traded-for-him/

The Nuggets Have Jokic & A Million Questions (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Gary Harris’ Importance To The Nuggets (from TJ McBride, milehighsports.com):
The Pistons’ Retooled Offense (from David Fernandez, 16 Wins):
Wednesday Recap (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
TOR 125, NOP 116 (from William Lou, medium.com):
Kyrie Irving’s Mission To Prove He Was Right (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Key To Irving’s Defensive Rise (from Nate Wolf, NBA Math):
How NBA Scouts Prepare For The Draft In The Fall (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Grizzlies: Pressure Defense, Wing Grinders & A Pair Of Aces = A Winning Hand (from Brad Heltzel, medium.com):
Fixing The Grizzlies Defense (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):
Baynes’ Burgeoning Role As Celtics Become Elite (from Nick Metallinos, ESPN):
Covington, Millsap, Rozier, TJ Warren, Brandon Paul, Raptors  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Ntilikina Has Matured Fast (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
–  Terrence Ross:  Searching For His Shot, Finding Everything Else (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Hornets: Coach Clifford On Minute Distribution (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
–  Some Interesting Early Season Stats (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
Harrison Barnes Is Doing Everything He Can For Mavs (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
–  Small Ball Lineups That Could Challenge GSW (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
 – Cavs: Travel Itinerary Adjustment Is Helping (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
–  OKC: Week In Review (from David Brandon, 16 Wins):
Celebrating The Celtics’ Bench (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Video: “Barkley”: Perimeter To Post-Up Move (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Brandon Roy: “Then I Got Shot”  (from Jayda Evans, Seattle Times):