Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/30/18

How The 7 Seconds Or Less Suns Influenced The Modern Game (from Lucas Gaynor, 94 Feet Report):
BKN: Why LeVert Is Poised For Breakout Season (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BKN:  RHJ Working To Add Vital Piece To His Game (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: Davis, Faried Strengthen Nets On Boards (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BOS: Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
CHI: Markkanen Out 6-8 Weeks (from Sam Smith, Bulls.com):
CHI: Parker-Holiday Frontcourt Pairing  (from Michael Walton, NBC Sports):
DAL: Doncic Impresses In Preseason Debut (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Video Highlights (from NBA.com):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6d5JdoLu7Q
DEN: Lessons Learned, Continuity & A New Defensive Focus (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
DEN: Isaiah Thomas’ Vocal Leadership (from Matt Stephens, Denver Post):
DET: After Early UM Exit, GRIII Looks To Stay With Pistons (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
DET: Stanley Johnson Tired Of Hearing About Potential (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
IND: Late Picks Showing Early Signs Of Growth (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAL: LBJ & Walton See Lakers As Fast, Positionless Team (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Will All The Pieces Fit?  (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
MIN: Thibodeau Attempts To Push Through (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
PHI: Lineup With Simmons & Fultz Shows Promise (from Sarah Todd, Philly.com):
PHO: Booker Working Overtime To Become More Dangerous With Left Hand (from Duane Rankin, Azcentral.com):
POR: Point Of Emphasis Chops Up Exhibition Game (from Dwight Jaynes, NBC Sports):
POR: Observations From Preseason Game 1 (from Dan Marang, Blazers Edge):
SAC: McLemore Impresses In Camp (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: Spurs’ Shooting Fell Off Last Season (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
TOR: Leonard’s Preseason Debut (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
TOR: Pascal Siakam Film Room Breakdown (from Cooper Smither, Raptors Republic ):
TOR: Raptors Battle For Minutes Will Be At Center (from Stephen Brotherston, Pro Bball Report):
TOR: Raptors Struggled To Defend League’s Best (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
UTA: Grayson Allen Lights It Up In 1st NBA Game (from Mike Sorensen, Deseret News):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/6/18

Knicks: How Does Ntilikina Get Better?  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
How LaMarcus Aldridge Got His Groove Back (from Brandon Meiners, Pounding The Rock):
KLove: What Version Will We See Next Season? (from Jordan Brenner, Cleaning The Glass):
What Is Devin Booker’s Ideal Role? (from Scott Levine, 94 Feet Report):
Markelle Fultz And The Yips (from Tim Marcin, Newsweek):
Will Fultz Realize His Potential Next Season?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
How The Pelicans Lost A Star But Became More Dangerous (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Bucks: How Pat Connaughton’s Off-Ball Work Can Help (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
Nuggets: Who Is Jarred Vanderbilt?  (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Answering The Biggest 2019 Draft Questions (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Rudy Gay Interview (from Don Amore, Hartford Courant);
Shawn Marion Q & A (from Vivek Jacob, sportsnet.ca):
2018-19 ROY Forecast (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The Impact Of The 2016 Salary Cap Spike (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Some Ideas For Rules Changes (from Jonathan Schulman, Posting And Toasting):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/22/17 PART ONE

How Lillard Is Mentoring Nurkic  (from Jayson Quick, NBC Sports):
Minnesota’s Slow Offensive Evolution (from William Bohl, A Wolf Among Wolves):
The Timberwolves Are Losing The Transition Battle (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
Since Joining Celtics, Irving Has Grown Into Complete Player (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Rondo: Student & Teacher Of The Game (from Rod Walker, The Advocate):
Jayson Tatum Stays Ahead Of Rookie Curve (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
NBA’s Small Guys Play Bigger By Getting Smaller (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Why Do So Many Players Struggle With FTs? (from Ian McMahan, The Guardian):
Father Taught Tobias Harris To Live With Grateful Heart  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Decreased Ball Movement Is Contributing To Magic’s Woes (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Decision-Making Issues Are Haunting The Magic (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):
Magic Searching For Defensive Rhythm, Toughness (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Jazz: Joe Ingles Does Whatever Is Needed (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
Observations From The Pacers’ Four-Game Win Streak (form Derek Kramer, IPacers.com):
Sam Presti & Billy Donovan:  A Talk About Teamwork In Jazz As It Relates To Hoops (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Heat’s Screen-Setting Problems (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
The Young Raptors Are Handling The Learning Curve (from Doug Smith, The Star):
Rockets Have Quietly Evolved Into A Top 10 Defensive Team (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Otto Porter Keeps Improving To Hold The Wizards Together (from Thomas Boswell, Washingotn Post):
Charts Showing Statistical Trends Since 2002 (from Ed Kupfer):
Nuggets: Different But Familiar Look Without Millsap (from Harrison Wind, bsndenver.com):
Sixers Notebook (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
Amir Johnson: Leading By Example (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):
SAS 96, ATL 85 (from Taylor Young, Pounding The Rock):
Mavs: Overcoming Adversity Is Nothing New For Mejri (from Sean Bush, The Smoking Cuban ):
Devin Booker: Savage Mode (from Adam Figman, slamonline.co):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/10/17

Don’t Try To Change Jimmy Butler (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Steph Curry: Democracy In Action  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
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The Devin Booker Hype Train: How Valid?  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Video Breakdown: “21 Series” Can Help Unlock Rockets’ Offense (from Alykhan Bijani, Fansided):
Film Room: Aaron Gordon’s Offensive Development (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Anonymous NBA Scouts Preview The Southwest (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Anonymous NBA Scouts Preview The Southeast (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Anonymous Scouts Preview The Atlantic (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
How Denver Is Stealing The Warriors’ Championship Blueprint (from Micah Adams, ESPN):
Nuggets: Juancho Hernangomez Has Earned A Rotation Spot (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs);
How Andre Roberson Complements The New Look Thunder (from Ben Gordon, 94 Feet Report):
Can Schroder Drive The Hawks Offense? (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Deep Dive: Wiggins Vs. Advanced Statistics (from Josh Clement, Canis Hoopus):
The Next Offensive Evolution: Scoring Without Dribbling (from Seldon John Levasseur. 94 Feet Report):
Here Comes Ben Simmons (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
So You Think You Know Lonzo Ball (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
Raptors’ Practice Offers Insight Into Coaches’ Priorities (from Brian Boake, Raptors Rapture):
Meet Semi Ojeleye (from Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com):
Preseason Notes & Observations (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
How Rookie Extension Deals Are Shaping Up (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Suns Had Biggest Drop In 3-Pt Attempts (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
No Offense In Atlanta (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Irving’s Dribbling Won’t Be An Issue (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
How Towns Can Improve His Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Why Fultz Changed His FT Motion (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Wolves’ Assistant John Lucas III’s Role Models: His Dad & Coach Thibs (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
All Aboard The Jonathan Isaac Hype Train (from Luke Duffy, Hoops Habit):
Assessing The Current State Of The Nuggets (from Rafael Torres, digindenver.com):
J.R. Henderson Still Navigating Through Pro Ball – At 41  (from Noah Perkins, Bakersfield.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/8/17

To Ron Adams, Draymond’s “D” Is The Equivalent Of Steph’s “O”  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

Read it here: http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/to-ron-adams-draymond-green-is-the-defensive-equivalent-of-steph-currys-magic/

Why Rudy Gobert Is The NBA’s Most Valuable Big Man (from Mike Prada, SBNation):

Read and watch it here: http://www.sbnation.com/2017/4/7/15218816/rudy-gobert-utah-jazz-star-blocks-defensive-player-of-the-year

Kenny Atkinson’s First Season’s Highs And Lows  (from Zach Cronin, nothinbutnets.com):

Read it here: http://nothinbutnets.com/2017/04/08/highs-lows-kenny-atkinson/

Spurs Excelling After Duncan’s Departure (from Jon Krawczynski. AP):

Read it here:  http://pilotonline.com/sports/basketball/professional/second-act-spurs-excelling-after-tim-duncan-s-departure/article_1fceb079-d699-5a98-84ab-d652f501b9e0.html

Chris Paul Needs To Shoot More (from Nicholas Agar-Johnson, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/07/chris-paul-needs-shoot/

The Worst “Future Draft Pick” Trades Ever (from Joel Brigham, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-pm-worst-future-draft-pick-trades-ever/

JaVale McGee: Out To Prove That He’s No Joke  (from Yaron Weitzman, slamonline.com):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-pm-worst-future-draft-pick-trades-ever/

Some Tales From NBA Timeout Huddles (from Ron Kroichick, SF Chronicle):

Read it here:  http://www.sfchronicle.com/warriors/article/What-goes-on-in-NBA-timeout-huddles-some-11056441.php

How Richard Jefferson Overcame Severe Asthma To Prolong His Career (from AJ Neuharth-Keusch, USA Today):

Read it here:  https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2017/04/06/cleveland-cavaliers-richard-jefferson-severe-asthma-nba-champion/100119570/

Devin Booker: Stone-Cold Assassin (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/08/phoenix-suns-devin-booker-stone-cold-assassin/

Cheick Diallo Gained Necessary Experience In D-League (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):

Read it here:  http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/pelicans/article_48942b6a-1a3f-11e7-bbec-b32af3e3aa15.html