Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/17/19 PART ONE

BOS: Ainge On Celtics’ So-Called Drama: “These Aren’t Stories” (from Darren Hartwell, NBC Sports):
BOS: How Irving Took Over Crunch Time Vs. The Raptors (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Journal):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Raptors (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
CLE: Lack Of Attention To Detail Haunts The Cavs (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
DET: Toughness, Resilience The Key To Return To Early Season Form (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Depth Looking Formidable With DMC Set To Return (from Simon Cherin-Gordon, Hoops Habit):
GSW: Klay Thompson’s Under-The-Radar Defensive Work (from Steffen Pedersen, Blue Man Hoop):
GSW: What The DMC Experiment Means (And Doesn’t Mean) (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
GSW: Dubs 147, Pels 140 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
*HOU: Harden’s Great Offensive Run: An Historical Perspective (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: Rockets Send Down House: A Gamble For Both Sides (from Rahat Huq, Forbes):
IND: Doug McDermott Does More Than Shoot (from Tony East, BBall Index):
IND: The Pacers Are So Much More Than  Oladipo (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
OKC: Two Games To Understand Westbrook (from Rory Masterson, The Step Back):
OKC: Steven Adams Is The NBA’s Immovable Object (from Royce Young, ESPN):
PHI: What’s Wrong With Sixers’ Defense & How They Can Improve It (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
PHI: Elton Brand Tries To Complete The Process (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
PHO: Oubre’s Emergence Raises Lineup & Roster Construction Questions (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
TOR: Inside The New, Free Raptors (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
UTA: Jazz 129, Clippers 109 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Post-Wall Injury, Beal Has Turned Into A Monster (from Andrew Favakeh, Clutch Points):
Where Bitadze’s Draft Stock Stands (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Which Teams Are Saving Cap Space For Free Agency? (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Sleep Is For Cowards: Europe’s NBA Fans Watch Hoops In The Dark (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):

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*HOU: Harden’s Great Offensive Run: An Historical Perspective (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/3/18

DMC To The Dubs:
The System That Allowed The Dubs To Happen (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
LBJ To The Lakers – Day Two:
Sixers: Silver Linings On Losing Out On LBJ  (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Sixers Film Study: Shake Milton (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
The East, Post-LBJ (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Free Agency Watch: Day Two (from The Ringer):
Top Remaining FAs (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
The Upcoming WC Playoff Race (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Nets: Why Ed Davis Could Be A Great Fit (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Video Breakdown: New Pacers’ Forward Doug McDermott (from Derek Kramer, ipacers.com):
Suns: Coach Kokoskov’s Journey Began With Near-Fatal Auto Accident (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
How JVG Became The NBA’s John Madden (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
What Role Do Celtics’ Players Need To Play For Robert Williams? (from Gary Washburn/Emerson Latzia, NESN):
Derrick Jones, Jr Knows His His Heat Future Hinges On His Jump Shot (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Meet The Newest Piston:  GRIII (from Joseph Sikne, Hashtag Basketball):
Damion Lee: No White Flags (from The Players Tribune):
Morehouse’s Tyrius Walker: A Step Closer To His NBA Dream (from C. Isaiah Smalls II, The Undefeated):
Special Defenses (from Eric Musselman, coachmuss.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/12/17

Pleasant Surprise Players Having Career Seasons (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Kris Dunn’s Most Important Improvement Is At The Rim (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Harden & CP3: The Perfect Backcourt Combo (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Isaiah Thomas’ Versatility Will Transform Cavs’ Backcourt (from Matt Chin, NBA Math):
Oladipo’s Emergence: Lessons About Success & Patience (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
The Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
David Nwaba Has Put In The Work Throughout His Career (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Magic Film Room:  Vucevic Has Become Elite Playmaker  (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Kevin Martin: The Blueprint For Fixing Lonzo Ball’s Shot (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
The Lakers’ Kids Go Back To School (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Q & A:  Brandon Ingram (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
How Gobert’s Injury Forced Jazz To Embrace Small-Ball  (from Blog Don’t Lie):
What Happens With Adebayo When Whiteside Returns?  (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Q & A:  Stauskas & Okafor (from Anthony Puccio & Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Q & A: Cedi Osman (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Week 8 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Knicks: Doug McDermott Is Proving His Value (from Randy Porga, Daily Knicks):
How Could George Hill Have Thought The Kings Would Be Competitive? (from Tony Xypteras, dimemag.com):
Why Does The Wolves’ Defense Get Worse In The Fourth Quarter? (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Brett Brown: Ben Simmons Has Exceeded Expectations (from Fox Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/24/17

 

The 15-Year Chain Reaction That Led To The NBA’s Offensive Explosion (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):

Read it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/02/21/the-15-year-chain-reaction-that-led-to-the-nbas-current-offensive-explosion/

–  How The Celtics Created The Best Pick-And-Roll Offense In The Assn. (from Jeff Nooney, celticsblog.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.celticsblog.com/2017/2/24/14652258/boston-celtics-best-pick-and-roll-offense-nba-isaiah-thomas-al-horford

The TOR-PHO Trade (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://theringer.com/toronto-raptors-phoenix-suns-pj-tucker-trade-6c741b95a95a#.mnlzs2egx

Raptors Bolster Their Wing Play With Ibaka And Tucker (from Tom West, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/p-j-tucker-deal-caps-off-a-brilliant-trade-deadline-for-raptors-37be54fe831d#.sjqojf7re

The DAL-PHI Trade (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://theringer.com/philadelphia-76ers-dallas-mavericks-nba-trade-nerlens-noel-d706e2cf7710#.ksgdfiamk

From Bryan Toporek, BBall Breakdown: http://bballbreakdown.com/2017/02/24/dallas-mavericks-fleece-philadelphia-76ers-nerlens-noel-trade/

The Sixers Traded The Wrong Big Man (from Michael Baumann, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/philadelphia-76ers-jahlil-okafor-trade-e8636f6a2d69#.hkrs2sw4b

Jrue Holiday Is The Key To Making AD/DMC Work  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2017/2/23/14259530/jrue-holiday-pelicans-leader-anthony-davis-demarcus-cousins

Jamal Murray: Rising Star  (from Tom West, 16 ins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/denver-nuggets-have-a-genuine-rising-star-in-jamal-murray-6e6ca92ecc43#.h1deucfki

Pachulia Powered The Warriors’ 50 Point Quarter  (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):

Read it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2017/2/24/14723524/nba-video-highlights-clippers-warriors-zaza-pachulia-durant-curry-50-point-quarter

23 Thoughts About The Cavs  (from Jason Lloyd, Ohio.com):

Read it here: http://www.ohio.com/blogs/cleveland-cavaliers/cleveland-cavaliers-1.275356/cavs-119-knicks-104-jason-lloyd-s-final-final-thoughts-1.749434

–  Taj Gibson’s Bulls’ Legacy  (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/chicago-bulls/post/_/id/24129/taj-gibson-leaves-lasting-legacy-as-he-says-goodbye-to-chicago

From KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-taj-gibson-leaves-bulls-with-class-spt-0224-20170223-story.html

 Thunder Gets Better With Gibson, McDermott (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):

Read it here: http://newsok.com/tramel-thunder-gets-better-with-trade-for-gibson-mcdermott/article/5539204

 David Lee: Sacrifice And Success (from Lorne Chan, Spurs.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/spurs/david-lee-sacrifice-and-success/

Each Team’s Pre-All Star Game Story In One Stat (from Brandon Anderson,medium.com):

Read it here:  https://medium.com/sportsraid/the-first-half-story-for-every-nba-team-in-one-stat-90a0cfdd68ed#.5lj7a0och

Grizzlies’ Rookie Head Coach Fizdale Earns Acclaim  (from Don Wade, Memphis Daily News):

Read it here:  https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2017/feb/24/as-rookie-nba-head-coach-grizzlies-david-fizdale-earns-acclaim/

Grizzlies: 3 Things To Keep In Mind (from Red Coleman, Three Shades Of Blue):

Read it here: http://www.3sob.com/?p=24298

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/6/17

Warriors’ New Defense: Different But Still Very Good (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
–  Going Small With Millsap At Center  (from Reinis Lacis, BBall Breakdown):
Malcolm Brogdon: The Steal Of The Draft  (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
Most Improved Players  (from The Step Back, fansided.com):
–  Eric Gordon:  Achieving The Success That Injuries Delayed  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
 The Buzz About The Hornets Is Getting Louder  (from Howard Megdal, Sports On Earth):
David Griffin’s Magic Touch  (from Trevor Magnotti, fansided.com):
–  Thursday Recap, Featuring Harden & Westbrook (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Marjanovich Dazzles As Pistons Hold On  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Antetokounmpo Is A Statistical Wonder  (from Jose DeLeon, ESPN):
 The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Jamal Crawford Q & A  (from Alex Kennedy/Michael Scotto, Basketball Insiders):
 Nate McMillan Q & A  (from mvp247.com):
The JaMychal Green/Zach Randolph Tag Team (from Nicholas Agar-Johnson, Hoops Habit):
The Bucks’ Mediocre Record Is Hiding A Dangerous Team  (from Chris Herring, fivethirtyeight.com):
–  Nick Young’s “Rebirth”  (from Chris Palmer, The Undefeated):
–  Dwight Powell’s Pick-And-Roll Skills  (from Josh Bowe, mavsmoneyball.com):
Kent Bazemore Q &A  (from Alex Kennedy/Michael Scotto, Basketball Insiders):
–  How Does Korver Fit With The Cavs?  (from Ryan Mourton, Fear The Sword):
Kyle O’Quinn: Knicks’ Best Center  (from Ti Windisch, Hoops Habit):
–  Doug McDermott’s Dark Post-Concussion Days  (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
10-Day Contract Candidates (from Cody Taylor, Basketball Insdiers):
Markelle Fultz Scouting Report (from Matthew Giles, Washington Post):