Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/13/19 PART ONE

ATL: Trae Young Is Figuring It Out (from Ben Pfeifer, Clutch Points):
BOS: Horford Shows How Impactful He Can Be In Win Vs Sixers (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
BOS: Another Step Forward For Gordon Hayward (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Sixers (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
CLE: Are The Cavs Misusing Osman? (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
DAL: Maxi Kleber Should Be Long-Term Piece For Mavs (from Joe Hulbert, Hoops Habit):
DAL: Why The NBA World Is Enthralled With Doncic (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
GSW: There’s Only One Draymond Green (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
IND: Can Myles Turner Keep The Pacers A Playoff Threat? (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
LAC: Player Development Coach Natalie Nakase (from Mirjam Swanson, scng.com):
MIN: Okogie’s Road To All-Star Weekend (from Tyler Metcalf,  Hashtag Basketball):
PHI: Lessons From Loss To BOS (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
SAC: D’Aaron Fox Is One Of The NBA’s Best Thieves (from Tony Xypteras, Sactown Royalty):
SAC: Watching Fox Figure It Out (from Chris Manning, Fear The Sword):
SAC: Marvin Bagley’s Development (from Harrison Hamm, The Step Back):
TOR: Gasol Is Already Altering The Raptors’ DNA (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
UTA: Takeaways From Loss To Dubs (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
The Best Low-Minute Specialists (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
So You Want To Be An NBA GM Quiz  (from Sports Illustrated):
Each Projected Lottery Team’s Biggest Need In the 2019 Draft (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/26/19 PART ONE

ATL: Sending John Collins To The Offensive Glass Works For The Hawks (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: “Blind Pig” Gives Young A Runway To The Rim  (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Talent & Maturity: The Nets Are Good Now (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight0:
BKN: Even Without Dinwiddie, The Nets Had Plenty In Reserve (from Associated Press):
BKN: Ed Davis Steals The Spotlight (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
DAL: Mark Cuban Interview (from Stephen Dubner, Freakonomics):
GSW: The Dubs Still Believe The Celtics Are The Biggest Threat In The East (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Rockets Have The Look Of A Contender Again (from Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated):
HOU: Can Harden Keep This Up?  (from Arnovitz/Snellings,MacMahon,Pelton,Goldsberry, ESPN):
HOU: Ways To Counter Harden (from Jordan Brenner, The Athletic):
HOU: Harden: What’s Good For The Rockets May Not Be Good For Basketball (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
LAL: How Kuzma Speeds Up The Lakers’ Offense (from Jeff Siegel, DIME Mag):
MIN: The Real Issue With KAT’s Foul Trouble (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall Index):
PHI: Don’t Overlook Everything That Makes Ben Simmons Great (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Corey Brewer’s Hard Work Began On The Farm (from Jessica Camerato, Basketball Insiders):
PHI: Attacking The Rim Should Be Next Developmental Step For Shamet & Bolden (from Jake Hyman, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Don’t Expect A 30+ Year Old Veteran To Be Added By Trade Deadline  (from Dave KIng, Bright Side Of The Sun):
POR: Nurkic Is The Difference For The Blazers (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
POR: Layman Is More Than Just A Floor Spacer (from Daniel Lewis, The Step Back):
WAS: Shooting & Defending Threes Were Problems For The Wizards; Now They Are Strengths  (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
The Parallels Of Draymond Green & Marcus Smart, Part One (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
This Week’s 5 Most Interesting Teams (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/22/19

BKN: DLo At An All-Star Level (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Heat  (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Horford & His Sore Knee Reaping Benefits From December Rest (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
GSW: Cousins Is Embracing Pure Warriors’ Basketball (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
GSW: The Best Things About Klay’s Most Recent Scoring Explosion (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
GSW: When Times Get Tough For Draymond He Hears From Izzo (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
IND: What A Luxury It Is To Have Kyle O’Quinn (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Zubac Finally Building On Rookie Promise (from Hannah Kulik, Lakers Nation):
MEM: How Kyle Anderson Does It (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBallIndex):
NYK: Fizdale Has Critical Message For Pending Knicks’ Free Agents (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
OKC: Westbrook’s Facilitator Turn (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
OKC: Q & A: Paul George (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
OKC: Ferguson Is Surging For The Thunder (from Brett Dawson, The Athletic):
PHI: Welcome To The Team, You’re Guarding Harden Tonight  (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: Andrew Toney: The Most Forgotten Great Guard In NBA History (from Gordie Jones, The Athletic):
SAC: How Hield Has Kings Shooting For Respectability (from Vincent Goodwill, Yahoo Sports):
SAS: Derrick White’s Breakout Season (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Raptors Vets Understand That Kawhi’s Rest Days Are Crucial (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
TOR: Raptors Should Avoid Hero Ball At End Of Games (from Brian Boake, Raptors Rapture):
UTA: Ingles Is A Key To Jazz’ Turnaround (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
UTA: Why Gobert Deserves To Be An All-Star (from Ryan Aston,The J Notes):
UTA: Blazers 109, Jazz 104 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Bringing Porter Off The Bench Is Working Well (from Jake Whitacre, Bullets Forver):
Zach Lowe’s All-Star Picks (from ESPN):
When Does It Pay To Stagger Your Stars’ Minutes? (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
Nets & Kings Rebuilds Are Ahead Of Schedule (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Wayne Embry Honored At MLK Day In Memphis (from Kelley Evans, The Undefetaed):

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.