Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/8/17

Dwight Howard Looking For Career Rebound In Charlotte (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Sixers: Redick Poised To Make Huge Impact (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Jimmy Butler: From Obscure Rookie To All-Star (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Nuggets: Will Barton Gearing Up For Increased Workload  (from TJ McBride, BSNDenver):
SVG: Ellenson, Johnson Each Likely To Stick To One Spot This Season  (from Keith Langlois, pisotns.com):
Most Important Players: Pacific Division (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Bulls: Justin Holiday Is Turning Heads As Preseason Leader (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Heat: Tyler Johnson Is Already Proving His Worth (from Allana Tachauer, All U Can Heat):
Orlando’s Game Plan Is Simple (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Bogut Offensive Data Dive (from Cranjis McBasketball, Forum Blue & Gold):
Great Passing Centers (from Cort Reynolds, Celtics Blog):
Embiid Provides Big Impact (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Raptors’ Historically Low Assist Percentage (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Spurs: Brandon Paul’s Defense-First Attitude Makes Him Perfect Fit  (from Tom Orsborn, Express News);
Pistons: Will Reggie Jackson Return To Pre-Injury Form?  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Seth Curry’s Tibia Injury (from Mike Fisher/Jeff Stotts, scout.com):
In-Depth Injury Outlooks For Embiid, Simmons, Thomas, Kawhi & More (from gearsofbiz.com):
Jazz: Impact Of Exum’s Injury (from David Locke, lockedonjazz.net):
Sixers:  The Importance Of Jerryd Bayless (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 41-50 (from Sportando.com):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/19/17

 –How Draymond Green Has Helped Jordan Bell Prepare For Rookie Season (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
How Dwight Howard Lost His Way & Is Trying To Get It Back (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Lue: KLove Isn’t Taking Tristan Thomspon’s Spot, Yet  (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
In Midst Of League Activity, Spurs Hold Tight (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Warriors: Primed For Another Dominant Season (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
The Rockets’ Roster Reshaping  (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
LBJ: The Ultimate Clutch Weapon (from Tim Stubbs, NBA Math):
Grading The Grizzlies’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Could Shawn Long Emerge As Rockets’ Surprise Contributor? (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Colangelo: Building On Hinkie’s Groundwork (from Ian Thomsen, NBA.com):
Nearly Half The NBA Lost Money Last Season; Now What?  (from Brian Windhorst/Zach Lowe):
Don’t Overlook Myles Turner (from Noah Shatzer, Real Ball Insiders):
Talks With Steve Kerr Engaged The Mind And Soothed The Soul (from Jack McCallum):
Anthony Tolliver Returns To Pistons Ready To Lead (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Doncic: The Future (from Ilia Shatashvili, The Sports Daily):
Consistency Will Be The Key For Terry Rozier This Year (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Blog):
What Bogut’s Laker Deal Means (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Deep Dive On Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus (from Justin Jacobs, squared2020 ):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/19/17

Steve Clifford & The Hornets Offer Dwight Howard A Home & Hope (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
The Celtics Will Miss Avery Bradley (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Breaking Down The 2017-18 Schedule (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
CJ McCollum: Well-Rounded Scorer (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
How The SG Position Is Changing (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Predicting Every Team’s 2017-18 Breakout Player (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
Harden: Slimmed Down, Fired Up For Upcoming Season (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
The Timberwolves’ Big Expectations (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Grizzlies: NBA’s Worst Cap Situation (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
Ntilikina: Enjoying The Moment (from Mike Vorkunov, NY Times):
Michael Beasley: Tired Of Not Getting Respect (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
A Moment Of Silence For KJ McDaniels’ Potential (from IanLevy, The Step Back):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/7/17

How The Cavs Can Sharpen Their Attack Vs. The Dubs’ Dazzling “D” (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The  Warriors’ 10-Step Process To Defensive Greatness (from Marcus Thompson II, Mercury News):
Comparing The Cavs’ & Warriors’ Benches (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
How The Dubs Have Neutralized Tristan Thompson (from Eric Apricot, BBall Breakdown):
Mike Brown Returns To Cleveland (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):
Why The Cavs Can’t Afford To Play Slower (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Game Three: Things To Watch (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Game Two Takeaways (from Tyler Riemenschneider, Medium.com):
Cavs Need More From Irving (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
The Warriors’ Disciplined Chaos (from Jaelin Wilson, Hashtag Basketball):
Durant’s Passing Has Picked The Cavs Apart (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
The Warriors Are Ruthlessly Picking At The Cavs’ Foundational Flaw (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Draymond Green Won’t Get Fooled Again (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Coach Lue Learned To Love The Game From His Uncle (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
How “Glue Guy” Channing Frye Bonded The Cavs (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
Teaching Shooting? Klay Is The Model  (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
How The EC Champions Of The Last Decade Were Constructed (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
Dwight Howard: Working On His 3-Point Shot (from Chris Vivlamore, ajc.com):
Semi Ojeleye Scouting Report (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Spurs’ Summer Agenda (from Bobby Marks, Yahoo Sports):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analaysis 3/17/17 PART ONE

–  The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Read and watch it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18927392/zach-lowe-10-things-like-featuring-kyrie-irving-artistry-nba

Greg Monroe Is Playing Like The 6th Man Of The Year (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/03/17/greg-monroe-playing-like-6th-man-year/

–  Thursday Recap (from Keith Smith, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/nba-yesterday-russell-westbrook-leads-night-triple-doubles/

From Tim Cato, SBNation:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/3/17/14955594/2017-nba-scores-nuggets-playoffs-west-standings-denver

OKC 123, TOR 102: Three Takeaways  (from Noah Torr, Fansided):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/03/17/thunder-roll-lowry-less-raptors-3-takeaways/

Karl Anthony-Towns Is Transforming Into A Superstar (from Michael Pina, Bleacher Report):

Read  it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2698251-karl-anthony-towns-is-transforming-into-a-superstar-right-before-our-very-eyes

James Johnson’s Long Quest (from Joel Brigham, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-james-johnsons-long-quest-toward-adulthood/

James Johnson’s Defensive Impact (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):

Read and watch it here: http://heatzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/03/17/hassan-whiteside-believes-james-johnson-should-be-in-all-defense-conversation-what-do-the-numbers-say/

Q & A: Dwight Howard Sets The Record Straight (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

Read it here: https://theundefeated.com/features/atlanta-hawks-dwight-howard-kobe-bryant-james-harden-orlando/

Jamal Crawford Q & A (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):

Read it here: http://hoopshype.com/2017/03/17/jamal-crawford-discusses-clippers-title-hopes-trade-rumors-health-isaiah-thomas-success-and-more/

Video Highlights: Double Split Cuts For Curry To Draymond Dunk (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and watch it here: http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2017/3/17/14955842/nba-2017-video-highlights-double-split-cuts-for-stephen-curry-draymond-green-dunk

Jeremy Lin’s Impact (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):

Read and watch it here: http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/brooklyn-nets/content/jeremy-lin-still-underrated

From Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily: http://www.netsdaily.com/2017/3/17/14955954/the-difference-maker-jeremy-lin

How Green Light Sparked Brook Lopez Revolution  (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

Read it here: http://nypost.com/2017/03/15/how-nets-green-light-has-revolutionized-brook-lopezs-game/

Labissiere: Giving The Kings Something To Be Excited About (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/kings/skal-labissiere-giving-kings-something-excited/

Richaun Holmes: Processing In Philadelphia (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/76ers/richaun-holmes-also-processing-philadelphia/

Finding Spacing In The Pistons’ Offense (from Matthew Way, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/finding-spacing-in-the-pistons-offense-5590dbd3cac6#.erbmg81qi

How Spoelstra Saved The Heat From A Lost Season (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2697853-how-erik-spoelstra-saved-the-miami-heat-from-a-lost-season

Video: Heat’s Winning Plays During Their Turnaround (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.hothothoops.com/2017/3/17/14958044/miami-heat-winning-plays-turnaround-wayne-ellington-dwyane-wade-kobe-bryant-josh-richardson

Wayne Ellington Has Transformed The Heat Bench (from Joe Hulbert, Hoops Habit):

Read and watch it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/17/miami-heat-wayne-ellington-bench/

–  Understanding Lonzo Ball’s Shooting Mechanics (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://theringer.com/lonzo-ball-ucla-shooting-mechanics-6eeda2ef3e41#.gtt2ywxyh

Andre McCarter’s Touch Glove May Change The Game (from Daryl Bell, The Undefeated):

Read it here: https://theundefeated.com/features/ucla-all-american-guard-andre-mccarter-touch-glove/

Hoops Brothers: Marcus Smart, Phil Forte  (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2017/03/17/marcus-smart-phil-forte-bond-oklahoma-state-ncaa-tournament

D-League: Jarell Eddie  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2017/3/16/14944058/jarell-eddie-windy-city-bulls-nba-dleague-nbadl

NOTE: This is PART ONE of today’s Basketball Intelligence.  PART TWO will be published later today.