Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/18/18

BOS: Stevens, Irving Call Out Celtics After Another Loss  (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
CHA: Video Breakdown: Kemba’s 60 Point Game (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
CHI: The Injured, Rebuilding Bulls Are Where They Are Supposed To Be (from Mark Strotman, NBC Sports):
CLE: Sexton Grows In Starting Role  (from Marla Ridenour, cantonrep.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown: The Positives From The Latest Loss (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Joe Lacob On Green, Durant  (from Al Sarcevic, SF Chronicle):
MEM: 3 Reasons Grizzlies Are For Real (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIL: Henson’s Injury Gives Maker Another Chance To Prove Himself (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: Learning To Adjust To Life Without True PG Payton (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
NOP: AD’s Improved Passing (from Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com):
NYK: An In-Depth Look Into Ntilikina’s Shooting (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
ORL: Tougher, More Resilient Under Clifford (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHO: What’s Behind Booker’s Slow Start? (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Hait):
POR: Blazers Lean On Togetherness (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
SAC: Kings Respond To Report That Joerger Could Be Fired Over Philosophical Differences  (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: Aldridge’s Slump Highlighted By Unusual Shot Percentages (from Rob Wolkenbrod, Forbes):
SAS: Don’t Give Up On Bertans (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Kyle Lowry: Master Of Taking Charges (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
McCutcheon: Officials Put Emphasis On Communication (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/11/18

CHA: Fresh Start Has Worked Wonders For Malik Monk (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: 5 Observations (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DET: Casey: Pistons Must Move Ball Fast & Freely (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Video Breakdown:  How KD Helped Cook & Klay Prosper In Steph & Draymond’s Absence (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Draymond Green Is Still Immensely Important (from Derek Tahara, NBAAnalysis.net):
HOU: Takeaways From Loss To Spurs (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: McDermott Needs The Ball More (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAC: How The Front Office Improved Clippers’ Viability (from Aymin Baker, Hoops Habit)
LAL: Complete Defensive Performance Evens Lakers’ Record (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
OKC: When Steven Adams Dictates, Thunder Offense Flourishes (from Lawrence George, Thunderous Intentions):
OKC: Thunder Heading Into 15-Game Win Padding Stretch (from Tamberlyn Richardson, Thunderous Intentions):
SAS: For Pondexter, A 2nd Chance Worth Waiting For (from Mike Finger, Express-News):
SAS: LaMarcus Aldridge, Defensive Anchor (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
Michelle Johnson’s Path From Air Force General To NBA Head Of Referee Operations (as told to Matt Eisenberg, ESPN):
NOTE:  We are still combing through the mountain of MIN-PHI trade stories and will have a special edition of BI with links later today or tomorrow
Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of former Nets’ great Super John Williamson.  He left us way too early at age 45; yesterday would have been his 67th birthday.  So many great memories, including his 16-point 4th quarter which led the Nets’ amazing comeback to defeat Denver to win the last ABA title.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/4/18

BKN:  Breakdown: Dinwiddie’s Game Winner  (from Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):
BKN: Lack Of Defense May Have Russell On Bench Late In Games (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BOS: Breaking Down The Final Minute Of Loss To Pacers (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
BOS: Takeaways From Loss To Pacers (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: How Were The Celtics Successful Against The Bucks? (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
CHI: Wendell Carter Could Be Rare Defense-First ROY  (from Michael Walton, NBC Sports):
DET: Bruce Brown Emerges As Pistons’ Biggest Surprise (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: Video Breakdown: McKinnie Bites The Wolves (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Video Breakdown: How Draymond Helped Beat The Wolves (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: Oladipo Thrives In Crunch Time (from Ben Pfeifer, 8Points,9Seconds):
MEM: Omri Casspi: Not Your Typical NBA Player (from Mark Giannotto, Commercial Appeal):
MIL: Why Have The Bucks Made Such Dramatic Improvement?  (from Sky Sports):
MIL: Better On Defense & Sticking With The Plan (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NYK: The Knicks’ Draft Class of Steals (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Westbrook’s Adjustments Are Paying Dividends  (from Lawrence George, Thunderous INtentions):
SAC: Divac Expected This  (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
WAS: Wizards Need More From Their Bench, Starting With Oubre (from Tyler Blint-Welsh, Washington Post):
The Hidden Gem: NBA Prospect Daulton Hommes At Div II Point Loma Nazarene (from Marc Ziegler, San Diego Union-Tribune):
Depth Charts: Team Rotations Right Now (from Alberto de Roa, Hoops Hype):
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Early NBA Returns: The Villanova Rookies  (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/18/18 PART ONE

BOS:  How Baynes Limits Embiid  (from Jack Noonan, Celtics Blog):
–  CHI: Tyler Ulis Is Still Surprising Doubters (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Q & A: Draymond Green (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Can Melo Change To Play The Rockets’ Way?  (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
HOU: It’s A Good Time To Be PJ Tucker (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
LAL: How LBJ Became An Offensive Force  (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
MIL: The Bucks’ New Style Of Play (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
NOP: Have The Pels Finally Given AD A Real Supporting Cast?  (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
NYK: How Allonzo Trier Has Surprised Everyone (from Benoit Lilievre, Knicks Film School):
PHI: Observations From Opening Night Loss (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Bahamian DeAndre Ayton: Son Of The Soil  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
TOR: The Raptors’ Defensive Blueprint (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
WAS: How Wizards’ Players Are Navigating Fatherhood (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Video Breakdown: Best Sets: NBA Day One (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
How The Lottery Picks Did On Opening Night (from Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports):
Ayton, Doncic Showcase Bright Futures On Opening Night (form Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
LBJ’s 1st NBA Game: An Oral History (from Justin Tinsley/Aaron Dodson):
Success For New Agents Is A Long Shot  (from Kevin Draper, NY Times):
NOTE:  Today’s BI is delayed & abbreviated due to Comcast internet service interruption.  We will play catch-up in Part Two later today.  Thank you for your patience.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/17/18 PART TWO

BOS: Celtics Present Matchup Nightmares (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini):
CLE: The Re-Invention Of Kevin Love (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
DAL:  DeAndre Jordan Is The Mavs’ Tyson Chandler 2.0  (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
DEN: Finding The Jokic Blueprint (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
GSW: Boogie & Draymond Are Bonding; Will Their Play Mesh?  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
HOU: Q & A: Chris Paul (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Vucevic Still Has A Big Part To Play (from Luke Duffy, Hoops Habit);
PHI: For Defense, Communication Is An Early Key  (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: Give Fultz A Role And Stick With It (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
PHO: Q & A: Ryan Anderson (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
PHO: Jamal Crawford Is An Odd Fit  (from Kent Somers, Arizona Republic):
WAS: Wizards Want Porter To Be More Aggressive (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
NBA.com/Stats Switches To True Possessions (from Brian Martin, NBA.com):
Ennis, C. Zeller & Tolliver Are Intriguing & Important Role Players (from Eric Spyropolous, Lineups):