Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/27/18

BOS: Tatum’s Defense On Butler Was Key In Xmas Day Win (from Nick Goss, NBC Sports):
DAL: Searching For Doncic’s Closest Historical Comparisons (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
*DEN: How Jokic Has Transformed The Nuggets’ Defense (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
DEN: Jamal Murray’s Desire To Be Great (from Holly Mackenzie, slamonline.com):
DET: Casey Sends Message By “Steadying Ship” With Bruce Brown  (from John Niyo, Detroit News):
GSW: Draymond & The Dubs Changed The League; Now They Have To Change Themselves (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
GSW: The DMC Experiment Is About To Get Very Interesting (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
LAC: Gallinari Has Been Essential To Clippers’ Success (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
LAL: Things To Know About LBJ’s Groin Strain (from Dr Rajpal Brar, Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: Grizzlies Need To Continue To Feed JJJ (from Anthony Sain, Mmephis Flyer):
MEM: JJJ Is Already “The Franchise” (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
MIN: After A Slow Start With The Wolves, Saric Has Found His Footing (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NYK: The Knicks Are Buying Into The Power Of Sleep (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
PHI: Should Simmons Take More Jump Shots? (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
PHI: Highlighting Chandler’s Performance Against The Celtics (from Jake Hyman, Liberty Ballers):
SAC: Welcome To The Buddy Hield Show (from Adi Brescic, Hoops Habit):
SAC: Q & A:  Kings’ Exec Vlade Divac (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
UTA: Rubio Determines The Flight Of The Jazz (from Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune):
*Dissecting 3 Effective ATO Sets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
The Maximum Available Cap Space For All 30 Teams (from Keith Smith, Real GM):
Tiny Archibald Has A New Heart — And A New Outlook (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
 
 
*Dissecting 3 Effective ATO Sets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers: )
 
 
*DEN: How Jokic Has Transformed The Nuggets’ Defense (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
 
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/15/18

BKN: LeVert Was Propelling The Nets Toward The Playoffs (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
BOS: Q & A: Danny Ainge  (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
DAL: Cuban, Mavs Respond To Criticism Of Jordan  (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DET: Pistons Have Casey’s Back In Win Over Raptors (from Vince Ellis, Free Press)
HOU: Harden On His Unique Style Of Play (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
IND: Oladipo & Pacers Are No Flash In The Pan  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
MEM: The Grizzlies’ Stout Defense Is Back, But With A Flaw (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
MEM: Marc Gasol, Ageless Wonder (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
NYK: Damyean Dotson Is Proving Himself (from Posting & Toasting):
PHI: Jimmy Butler And Sixers Adjust To Each Other (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
PHI: Fitting Butler In Is Going To Be A Process (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
PHI: How Brett Brown Should Use Butler (from Eric Sidewater, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: The Key To Building On The Spurs Win (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
SAS: Why Doesn’t Becky Hammon Have Her Own Team?  (from Greg Moore, azcentral.com):
TOR: Nurse Considering Ultra-Modern, Positionless Lineup (from Arden Zwelling, sportsnet.ca):
WAS: Troy Brown’s Greatest Asset  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
NBA Storylines: Saric, Siakam, Knicks, Gary Clark, Evan Turner, More (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Larry Brown’s Senior Year Abroad (from Andrew Keh, NY Times):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/24/18

ATL: Hawks’ Rookies Torched The Cavs (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Making Sense Of LeVert’s Hot Start (from Alec Liebsch, Hoops Habit):
BOS: Jayson Tatum Is Learning On The Job (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
CHI: Parker-LaVine Defensive Issues (from Stephen Noh, The Athletic):
CLE: Are The Cavs Becoming Too Enamored With Mid-Range Shots?  (from Chris Fedor, Cleveland.com):
DEN: Jokic Has Arrived & The Nuggets Are On Schedule (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
DET: Video Highlights: Blake Griffin’s 50-Point Game (from ESPN):
DET: Can Dwane Casey Get The Pistons Back On Track?  (from Michael Rothstein, ESPN):
IND: Bogdanovic Is Consistently Scoring  (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAC: Bradley Has Struggled Offensively As A Clipper (from Chris Murch, Clips Nation):
LAL: Johnathan Williams Introduces Himself With Big OT Performance In Debut (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
MEM: MarShon Brooks & The Power Of Persistence (from Jeremy Morris, The Step Back):
NYK: This Was The Hezonja The Knicks Have Been Waiting For (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Don’t Panic About The Thunder…Yet (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
OKC: Shore Up The Defense, Keep Creating Open Shots (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
ORL: Magic: Not Going To Just Lay Down (from Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel):
PHO: Rookie Review: Ayton Vs Dallas (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
SAC: WCS Is Finally Playing To His Strengths (from Richard Ivanoski, Sactown Royalty):
TOR: The Raptors Finally Look Like A Complete Contender  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
UTA: Inside Joe Ingles Career Best Start To The Season (from Ben Mallis, Pick And Roll):
G-League “Select Contract”:  A Step Forward, But Not The Answer (from Steve Kyler, Basketball insiders):
Measuring Passing Accuracy: A New Metric (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
Players Thriving In New Situations (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
What The Hell Happened To Darius Miles? (from The Players’ Tribune):
Which Teams’ Offenses Are More Modern This Season? (from Bryan Mears, The Action Network):
Each Top Rookie’s Biggest Flaw (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
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Bob Cousy Reflects On Making Amends With Bill Russell (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Tryggvi Hlinason Working To Become Second Ever Icelander In NBA  (from Sam Riches,  Longreads):

 

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

BKN: LeVert Gets The Call As Opening Night Starter (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BOS: Bench Spells The Difference In Opening Win  (from Sid Ventura, ESPN):
BOS: The Celtics Passed Their 1st Test (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Hayward’s Return (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
BOS: Celtics Flaunt How Many Ways They Can Win (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
CLE: Why The Cavs Are Against Tanking (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: How To Watch Doncic (from Pelton, Givony, Schmitz, ESPN):
DAL: Video: Why Doncic Is The ROY Favorite (from  ESPN):
DEN: Jamal Murray: Growing Into Leadership Role (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Dwane Casey’s System (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: For The Dubs, Size Matters, Even Without DMC  (from Adrian Dy, ABS-CBN):
IND: Five Questions (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MEM: JaMychal Green: Ready To Do The Dirty Work (from Michael Inabinett, AL Sports):
MIN: What Has To Go Right For The Season To Go Well (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NOP: Signs Point To A Jahlil Okafor Comeback  (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
PHI: Film Review: Sixers’ Big Picture Concerns (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: Joerger Has Simplified The  Playbook & Checked Analytics (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
TOR: Raptors’ Gamble Rests On Defensive Improvement (from Michael Grange, Sportsnet.ca):
TOR: What Makes Kawhi So Good?  (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
Opening Night Takeaways (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
– A League Scout’s WC Team-By-Team Take (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
For Lottery Pick Flameouts, There Can Be A Chance At Redemption (from Howard Megdal, The ASthletic):
AI’s Mom: Being Ann Iverson (from Maya Jones, The Undefeated):
2018-19’s Burning Questions (from ESPN):
Each Team’s Top 2018-19 Storyline (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
For Japan, NBA 101 Is Now In Session (from Jere Longman, NY Times):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/8/18

ATL: The Hawks Took A Big Step Backwards Defensively Last Season  (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
BOS: Terry Rozier’s Dad Sees Him Play In NBA For 1st Time (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
BOS: Video: Gordon Hayward – The Return, Part One (from The Athletic):
CHA: Hornets’ Preseason: What’s Left To Decide? (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Cavs Adjust Shot Clock At Practice To Help Ensure Faster Pace (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: 6 Players Are Fighting For The Cavs’ Last Roster Spot.  Their Stories Are Compelling  (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DET: Blake Griffin’s Role Under New Coach Casey (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
DET: The Pistons Have Improved Defensively In Each Of The Past Four Seasons (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
GSW: Q & A: Danuel House (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW:  DMC’s Unusual Situation: Why His 1st Season With Dubs Might Be His Last (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
GSW: How Long Do Dubs Enjoy Championship Before Preparing For Next Season? (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: MCW’s New Role: So Far, So Good  (from Colin Connors, The Dream Shake):
IND: Why Tyreke Signed With The Pacers (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
IND: Pacers: Now Featuring More Than 8 Rotation Players (from 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Why The Lakers Will Thrive At Being Positionless (from Jason Reed, LA Sports Hub):
LAL: How LBJ Will Bolster The Lakers’ Transition Game (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIN: Inside The Play: KAT’s Corner Three (from Lucas Seehafer, A Wolf Among Wolves):
MIN: Butler Status Update (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
NYK: How Fizdale Is Evaluating Knicks’ PG “Competition” (from Chris Iseman, northjersey.com):
NYK: Fizdale Has Been The Real Star Of The Preseason (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: New Assistant Coach Bob Beyer’s Offensive Philosophy (from Jordan Buckamneer, Thunderous Intentions):
ORL: Jonathon Simmons Is Impressing Coach Clifford With Toughness & Fearlessness (from John Denton, magic.com):
POR: Nurkic: A Few Added Threes Could Be Plenty (from Mike Tokito, Forbes):
WAS: Dwight Howard’s back Injury Is Forcing Him To Miss Benefits Of Preseason (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: Austin Rivers Is An Ideal Fit In Wizards’ System (from Zach Rosen, washingtonwizrds.com):
Q & A: NBA Officiating VP Monty McCutcheon (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Feature Film: 2018-19 Preseason (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 21-30  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):