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

ATL: Trae Young Is The Offensive Fulcrum The Hawks Need (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Kenny Atkinson Puts Players In Position To Succeed (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
BKN: Understanding Joe Harris’ Value (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
*BKN: Nets EuroStash Sasha Vezenkov Reclaims Form (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
BOS: How Baynes’ Return Is Fixing What’s Broken (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS:  Using A Horford-Baynes Combo  (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
From Marc D’Amico/Taylor Snow, Celtics.com: https://www.nba.com/celtics/news/post-ups
CHA: Hornets’ Signs Of Life (from Spencer Percy, Queen City Hoops):
GSW: Cousins Impresses In Dubs’ Debut (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
GSW: What Will Rotations Look Like With DMC? (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
HOU: What Changed PJ Tucker’s Mind About Coming Back To The NBA? (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
IND: Alize Johnson Is Showing Great Promise In The G-League (from Tony East, BBall Iindex):
LAL: Zubac Is Hitting His Stride (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
MIN: A Quick Look At The Ryan Saunders Offense (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall Index):
OKC: Paul George Is The Most Disruptive Force In The NBA (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
ORL: Gordon Has Improved His Three-Point Shooting Coming Off Screens (from Josh Cohen, Magic.com):
POR: Seth Curry, Sharpshooter (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAC: The Kings’ New Bench Mob (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAC: Harry Giles Is Filling In The Kings’ Defensive Gaps (from Tim Maxwell, Sactown Royalty):
SAC Joerger: “Shumpert Has Been Tremendous For Us” (from Christopher Cason,  NBA.com):
SAS: LaMarcus Aldridge Has Turned His Season Around (from Jared Johnson, Bball Index):
UTA: Mitchell Continues To Thrive As Fill-In PG (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):

*BKN: Nets EuroStash Sasha Vezenkov Reclaims Form (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/7/18

BKN: D’Angelo Russell Has Become The Leader (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Celtics Have A Top-10 Offense Without Scoring In The Paint Or From The FT Line (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Hayward Keeps Improving (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
DAL: The Mavs Key To Keeping Players Fresh: Blood Samples (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
DEN: The Contagious Passing Of Nikola Jokic Has The Nuggets On Top (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
Read and watch it here:  https://fansided.com/2019/01/07/nikola-jokic-nuggets-contagious-passing/

HOU: Harden & True Shooting Charts (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
HOU: Austin Rivers Has Been A Great Addition So Far (form Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
IND: Q & A: Myles Turner (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
LAL: Film Room: How The Lakers Have Changed Lonzo’s Role Without LBJ (from Pete Zayas, Silver Screen & Roll):
LAL: Solving Lakers’ FT Woes Will Be Difficult But Not Impossible (from Dr. Rajpal Brar, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: George Hill Is Doing The Little Things (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
MIN: Questions For The Wolves Going Forward (from A Wolf Among Wolves):
MIN: The Wolves’ PG Issues (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
ORL: Isaac Is Straddling The Magic’s Present & Future (from Philip Rossman Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Ben Simmons Is Not Holding The Sixers Back (from Ben Detrick, The Ringer):
SAC: Bogdanovic: King’s Offensive Ace (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
SAS: Spurs’ Unlikely Starting Backcourt Finds Its Way (from Jeff McDonald, Express News):
TOR: Serge Ibaka’s Career Year At Center (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
TOR: Raptors Face Back-End Decisions (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
UTA: Here’s What Mitchell Is Seeing Differently From Defenses In Year Two (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/2/18

These Plays And Matchups Will Decide HOU-UTA & PHI-BOS (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Clint Capela is The Glue That Holds The Rockets Together (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Jazz: Adjustments For Game Two (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
The Defensive Move The Rockets Made To Stop Mitchell (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey: Values He Learned In Houston Are Never Far Away (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Celtics Exploited Matchup Advantages Many Didn’t See Coming (from Jay King, The Athletic):
The Sixers Can’t Scheme Horford Away (from Nekias Duncan, Clutch Points):
Sixers Want RoCo To Keep Firing Threes (from Marcus Hayes, philly.com):
Sixers: Searching For Answers (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Game One: How Celtics Silenced Sixers’ Threes (from Marc D’Amico, celtics.com):
Amir Johnson On Why His Former Team Keeps On Winning (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Family, Faith Pave Ojeleye’s Path (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Iguodala: Game Two Highlights (from watchbasketballvideos.com):
Warriors Thanos Has Arrived (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
CLE 113, TOR 112 (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Inside The Tension Between Kawhi Leonard & The Spurs (from Ramona Shelburne & Michael Wright, ESPN):
How Teams Are Using Shooters As Screeners To Great Effect (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
The Pacers Set A Foundation That Didn’t Cost Years Of Losing (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Pacers: Takeaways From Season-End Session With Pritchard, McMillan (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
Pacers Still Have Eyes For Elusive Stretch-Four (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Which Postseason Star Is The Real ROY? (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Heat’s Next Step Could Be Waiters’ Surgically Repaired Ankle (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Carmelo’s Failed OKC Experiment (from Rodger Sherman, The Ringer):
Carmelo Lacks Self-Awareness Of His Declining Status (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
Nuggets: Jokic Made Important Strides This Season (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
The Making Of Danny Green (from CJackson Cowart, Media Hub):
2018 Draft: Strengths & Weaknesses Of Top Prospect At Each Position (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Brian Grant Won’t Back Down From Parkinson’s Disease (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Hornets’ Managing Partner Curtis Polk (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):

 

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 4/10/18

The Celtics Future Is Bright (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Aron Baynes: Elite Defender (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
NBA Players’ Postseason Habits (from Alex Wong, The Score):
Appreciating LBJ’s Brilliance (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Why The Jazz Made The Playoffs (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Gobert: NBA’s Most Dominant Defender (from Phillip Barnett, Yardbarker):
How A Childhood Passion For Drumming Helped Donovan Mitchell Adapt To The NBA (from Ben Dowsett, The Athletic):
Analyzing Jokic’s Defense (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Warriors Are “Figuring It Out” On Defense (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
What Happened To The Once-Surging Wizards (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Satoransky Patches Wizards’ Annual Hole (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
Cavs: What Starting Jeff Green Means (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
Ben Simmons Deserves To Be ROY (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Better Luck Next Year: Pistons Edition (from Andrew Unterberger, The Score):
Q & A: Harrison Barnes (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
NBA Execs Weigh In On Next Generation Of Head Coaches (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Gregg Popovich Clinic Notes (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Michael Beasley Wants To Change Your Perception (from Mike Vorkunov, The Atletic):
A Modern History Of The PG In Philadelphia (from Micahel Bauman, The Ringer):
Lakers’ Josh Hart: Much More Than 3-And-D (from Matthew Moreno, Lakers Nation):
Latest Laker: Andre Ingram (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
COY Candidates (from Tim Bontemps/Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
Portsmouth Invitational Reference Guide (from 94 Feet Report):