Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/7/18

– 10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Week 7 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
The Confusing Analytics Of The NBA’s Three-Point Obsession (from Tom Haberstroh, NBC Sports):
Major Award Favorites, So Far This Season – Part Two  (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
Early Returns: Digging Into A Few Early Season Stats To Keep An Eye On (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Melo Never Updated His System (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
ATL: Screen Assists Underrate What The Hawks Do Offensively (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: Despite Low Usage, Huerter Is Killing It (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Nets Hope To Learn From Late-Game Collapses  (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
CLE: The Value Of Channing Frye’s Veteran Professionalism  (from Hayden Grove, cleveland.com):
DAL: Video Breakdown: What Makes Doncic So Good (from Bryan Oringher, Mavs Moneyball):
DEN: How The Nuggets Have Improved On Defense (from Chris Herring, FiveThiryEight):
DET: Stanley Johnson Finally Finds His Way (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: An Oral History Of The Dubs’ 24-0 Start In 2015-16 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Takeaways From Rockets’ Loss To The Jazz (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Sabonis-Turner Pairing Getting A Longer Look (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: Montrezl Harrell’s “Motor”, Explained (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
LAC: Tobias Harris & His Family Always Had A Plan For Success (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
LAL: What’s Behind The Lakers’ Recent Improvement? (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
LAL: Film Room: The 42 Point 4th Quarter (from Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: JJJ Isn’t “Just Scratching The Surface” Any More (from Peter Edmiston,The Athletic):
MIL: How Coach Bud’s Offensive Overhaul Has Led To More Giannis Dunks (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
NOP: Dissecting The Pels’ Defense (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
NYK: Film Study: What Kind Of Offense Are The Knicks Running? (from Zach DiLuzio, Posting And Toasting):
PHI: How Brett Brown’s Unique Language Drives Success (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
PHI: It Is Still Early In Sixers’ Development (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: Fox’s Development Gives The Kings Hope (from Isaac Gutierrez, Clutch Points):
UTA: Q & A: Joe Ingles  (from Aaron Falk, Jazz.com):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/6/18

ATL: Kevin Huerter Has Shown He Belongs (from Glen Willis, Soaring Down South):
BKN: D’Antoni Has Long Been A Believer In Kenny Atkinson (from Moke Hamilton, The Athletic):
CLE: The Cavs’ Season From Hell Reached A New Low Against The Magic (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
DAL: The Mavs Have Fully Embraced The Modern NBA (from Doyle Rader, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL:  Q & A: Maxi Kleber (from Talk Basket):
DEN: Nuggets Match Best Start In Franchise History (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
DEN: Takeaways From Win Over Celtics (from Brandon Ewing, Mile High Sports):
DEN: Juancho Hernangomez & The Art Of Spacing The Floor (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
DET:  GRIII As A Starter Can Help Boost Pistons’ Shooting (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: How McKinnie Went From Long Shot To Rotation Player (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
HOU: Playbook: Flex STS Pitch Milwaukee (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
IND: Sabonis Is Playing Big Without Being Constrained By His Size  (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MIA: Q & A: Dwyane Wade  (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
MIL: How To Handle The First Faults In The Defensive Scheme (from Adam Paris, Brew Hoop):
MIL: Brook Lopez Is Making A Big Difference On Defensive Glass  (from Kane Pitman, The Step Back):
MIL: Budenholzer Has Bucks Ahead of Schedule (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
PHI: RoCo Is Making Early DPOY Case (from Ethan Piechota, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Refusal To Play Smaller Is Holding The Team Back (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
POR: A New Rotation Is Bringing Success (from Peter Sampson, Blazer’s Edge):
POR: Evan Turner Is Flourishing In is New Role (from Steven Vaughan, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: The Kings Have Found Their Blueprint.  Will Bagley Fit?  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
SAS: The Best Version Of DeRozan Has Arrived In San Antonio (from Jared Johnson, BBall Index):
SAS: Aldridge & Extra Possessions (from Paul Garcia, Project Spurs):
SAS: Video Breakdown: Anatomy Of A Spurs Dunk (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
WAS: Can The Wizards Fix This New Level Of Dysfunction?  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Week 3 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
Metrics 101: The One Number Defining Each Team Three Weeks In (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
What Makes The Penny Hardaway/Mike Miller Coaching Union Work?  (from Drew Hill, Commercial Appeal):
2019 Draft Scouting Videos: Barrett, Williamson, Little, K. Johnson  (from Mike Schmitz/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Which Duke Draft Prospect Has The Most NBA Potential?  (from Schmitz/Givony/Pelton, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/28/18

At Long Last, Nets & Knicks Are Being Patient  (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2018/09/28/long-last-knicks-nets-are-employing-profound-strategy-patience/?utm_term=.8d1e5ac92def

BKN: D’Angelo Russell Is All In On The Intensity (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):

Read it here: https://www.nba.com/nets/news/2018/09/27/brooklyn-nets-training-camp-dangelo-russell-is-all-in-on-the-intensity

From Greg Logan, Newsday: https://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/nets/nets-focal-point-remains-fourth-year-point-guard-d-angelo-russell-1.21289233

BOS: Horford Leads By Example (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

Read it here:  https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/9/27/17907084/boston-celtics-al-horford-brad-stevens

CHI: Wendell Carter: Most Likely To Succeed (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/bulls/features/wendell-carter-jr-most-likely-succeed

DAL: No One Position Defines Doncic’s Game (from Sean Bush, The Smoking Cuban):

Read it here:  https://thesmokingcuban.com/2018/09/28/dallas-mavericks-2018-luka-doncic-position-define-game/

DEN: Film Study: Anatomy Of The Nuggets’ Horns Flex (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.denverstiffs.com/2018/9/27/17907852/anatomy-of-a-play-from-the-denver-nuggets-playbook-horns-flex

GSW: Demarcus: Coming To The Warriors Is “The Best Basketball Decision I Ever Made” (from Demarcus Cousins, The Players Tribune):

Read it here:  https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/demarcus-cousins-golden-state-warriors

GSW: How Steph Handled An Offseason Of Change (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):

Read it here:  https://www.sfchronicle.com/warriors/article/How-Stephen-Curry-handled-an-offseason-of-change-13264866.php

GSW: They Are The Warriors’ System, Part Two: Draymond Green (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2018/9/24/17874072/nba-2018-golden-state-warriors-draymond-green-system-video-play-breakdown

IND: Turner-Sabonis Experiment To Enter New Trial Phase (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/pacers/news/turner-sabonis-experiment-enter-new-trail-phase

MEM: What We Learned From 1st Week Of Training Camp  (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):

Read it here:  https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/nba/grizzlies/2018/09/28/nba-memphis-grizzlies-training-camp/1448260002/

MIA: What Whiteside Did This Offseason To Improve  (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):

Read it here:  https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article218828095.html

MIN: The KAT Era Will Soon Begin In Earnest (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/9/27/17910312/karl-anthony-towns-tom-thibodeau-wolves

NYK: Kevin Knox: Training Camp Isn’t Summer League (from Marc Berman, NY Post):

Read it here:  https://nypost.com/2018/09/27/kevin-knox-is-looking-much-different-against-real-nba-players/

NOP: Julius Randle’s Winding Road (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

Read it here:  http://theundefeated.com/features/julius-randle-from-hollywood-to-the-big-easy/

ORL: Coaches, Teammates See Jonathan Isaac As Potential X-Factor (from John Denton, magic.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/magic/news/coaches-teammates-think-jonathan-isaac-could-be-magics-x-factor-20180927

PHO:  What Type Of System Will Coach Kokoskov Run? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here:  https://fansided.com/2018/09/28/igor-kokoskov-phoenix-suns-system-playbook/

SAS: Dejounte Murray: The Spurs’ Crucial Point (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):

Read it here:  https://cleaningtheglass.com/the-spurs-crucial-point/

TOR: Will Last Season’s G-League MVP Lorenzo Brown Have A Meaningful Role With The Raptors? (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):

Read it here: https://raptorsrapture.com/2018/09/28/toronto-raptors-lorenzo-brown-preview/

Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of Hambone Williams:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/nba/sd-sp-sports-hambone-williams-nba-death-20180927-story.html

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/24/17

The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Q & A: Paul George (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Paul George: Defensive Catalyst (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Draymond Green: Indispensable Leader (from Associated Press):
Pacers: Turner & Sabonis, Together As Well As Apart (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Analyzing CP3’s Impact  (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
Clint Capela: Becoming The Modern Center Prototype (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
“Sneaky Good Players”: Thornwell, RHJ, Mejri, Abrines, Evans, Holmes, Bjelica (from The Ringer):
Pacers: 3-Point Shooting Has Been A Huge Strength (from Tony East, 8points9seconds.com):
Has The 3-Point Revolution Led To A 2-Point Revolution? (from Miles Wray, The Step Back):
Ben Simmons By The Numbers (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
Thunder Big 3 (from David Brandon, 16 Wins):
Despite Recent Skid, ORL Sees Signs Of Progress (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
Siakam: Turning Heads With Relentless Energy  (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
Bulls: How Markkanen Speeds The Rebuild (from Zack Kobler, Sir Charles In Charge):
UTA 110, CHI 80 (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
Quincy Pondexter Doesn’t Need A Holiday To Give Thanks (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Batum: Helping The Hornets Get Organized (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
Joe Ingles Is Doing The Same Thing He Always Has – Only More Of It (from Kyle Goon, sltrib.com):
Andrew Wiggins’ Defense Is Improving (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Thon Maker: Seeing Results From Focus On Midrange Jumpers (from Matt Velazques, jsonline.com):