Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/7/17

Miami Has A Deep, Talented Roster & A Top-Four Coach  (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Q & A: Eric Malinowski, Author Of Betaball (from Matt Giles, Longreads):
– Justise Winslow’s True Test Will Come (from Ira Winderman, SunSentiel):
Q & A: Malcolm Delaney  (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
One Way Each Team Can Improve (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Magic Want Vucevic To Embrace The Trey (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Hawks’ Collins Has Set His Sights High (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Jayson Tatum: In A Unique Position With The Celtics  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Thunder Show Offensive Potential (from Royce Young, ESPN):
In Playoffs, OKC Collapsed w/o Westbrook (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
CP3/Rockets: A Clash In Shot Selection (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
The Raptors’ Young Bench  (from Demar Grant, Tip Of The Tower):
Aaron Gordon: Taking His Game To The Next Level (from John Denton, Magic.com):
The Importance Of Defensive Rebounding (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
Why Okafor’s Trade Value Is Rising (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 51-60 (from Sportando):
Gian Clavell: Impressing In Early Preseason Games (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Blazers: Replacing Crabbe (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
Should The NBA Adopt These G-League Rules?  (from Donnovan Bennett, Sportsnet.ca):
Today’s BI is dedicated to the Memory of The Hawk:

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/2/17

OKC: Teammates Who Will Benefit Most From Formation Of “Big 3”  (from Lawrence George, Thunderous Intentions):
The Westbrook Roadmap 2.0  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Knicks’ KP Dilemma (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Sixers: The Value Of JJ & RoCo (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Heat: Spoelstra Conjures Intriguing 5-Men-Out Alignment  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
How Jabari Parker Breaks Down Defenders In Transition (from Scott Rafferty):
Grading The Sixers Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
How Anthony Tolliver Can Help The Pistons (from Lazarus Jackson, Detroit Bad Boys):
LeVert Used 1st Real Offseason To Get Seriously Fit (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Why The Jazz Offense Will Be Better Than People Think (from Jared Woodcox, The JNotes):
Dennis Smith, Jr & Backcourt Depth Will Allow Mavs To Do New Things (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
League Pass Rankings, Part One (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Kings: Buddy Hield “Burns To Win” (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Kuzma Continues To Build Off Impressive Summer (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Avery Bradley’s Work Ethic (from John Niyo, Detroit News):
Brad Stevens Continues To Stress Jaylen Bown’s Defense  (from Jay King, MassLive):
RIP: Frank Hamblen Was A Revered NBA Coach (from Andy Amey, TribStar.com):

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

The DHO: Overlooked Key To NBA Offenses (from Mike O’Connor, Bball Breakdown):
Video Breakdown: Hawks’ Horns Action (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
Film Room: Garry Harris’ Growth As A Playmaker (from Joel Rush, bsndenver.com):
Offensive Spacing: The Brilliance Of Erik Spoelstra (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math ):
Kris Dunn Never Seems To Give Up  (from Sam Smith, Bulls.com):
Two Areas Where The Sixers Need To Improve (from Kevin Love, The Sixer Sense):
Stanley Johnson At Heart Of SVG’s Vision Of Pistons As Elite On Defense (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Don’t Forget About Malik Monk (from Richie Randall, Queen City Hoops):
Myles Turner: Statistical Analysis (from Ryan Eggers, 8points9seconds.com):
Best International NBA Draft Prospects At U18 Euros  (from Jonathan Gvony, ESPN):
Is Doncic A Mystery?  (from Nick Flynt, Courtside Diaries):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/25/17 PART ONE

Devin Booker Scores 70  (from Doug Haller, azcentral.com):

Read it here: http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2017/03/24/devin-booker-scores-franchise-record-70-points-but-suns-fall-boston/99608952/

From Chris Forsberg, ESPN:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18997459/devin-booker-phoenix-suns-scores-70-points-loss-boston-celtics

Nikola Jokic: The Arrival Of The Next Great Passing Big Man  (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):

Read and watch it here: http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/behind-the-screen-the-arrival-of-the-nbas-next-great-passing-big-man-nikola-jokic/

Film Room: Vucevic’s Terrific Post Passing (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):

Read and watch it here: http://www.nba.com/magic/news/film-room-nikola-vucevics-passing-has-been-terrific-cohen-20170325

Draymond Green’s DPOY Case (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/warriors/draymond-green-bolstering-defensive-player-year-case-sans-kd/

Rudy Gobert’s DPOY Case (from Andrew Bailey, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/jazz/why-rudy-gobert-is-the-nbas-defensive-player-of-the-year/

How Are AD & DMC Progressing? (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):

Read and watch it here: http://allucanheat.com/2017/03/25/miami-heat-have-fallen-without-dion-waiters/

How Spoelstra Has Kept The Heat Alive (from Alanna Tachauer, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/erik-spoelstra-kept-miami-heat-basketball-alive-7043310e5906#.j7d3u4exv

Heat’s Offense Struggles Without Waiters (from Joe Hulbert, Hoops Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/25/miami-heat-offensive-struggles-without-dion-waiters-are-concerning/

From Frank Urbina, allucanheat.com:  http://allucanheat.com/2017/03/25/miami-heat-have-fallen-without-dion-waiters/

PJ Tucker: Anchoring The Raptors’ Defensive Turnaround (from Michael Grange, Sportsnet.ca):

Read it here: http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/p-j-tucker-helped-anchor-raptors-defensive-turnaround/

Can The Grit’n’Grind Grizzlies Modernize? (from Danny CVhau, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/memphis-grizzlies-grit-n-grind-8c7baa63618d#.c8hqt2yor

Bradley Beal: Finally The Player He Was Meant To Be  (from Kyle Wagner, fivethirtyeight.com):

Read and watch it here: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/bradley-beal-is-finally-the-player-he-was-meant-to-be/

Porzingis: Learning To Be The #1 Option (from Marc Berman< NY Post):

Read it here:  http://nypost.com/2017/03/24/kristaps-porzingis-as-no-1-option-an-ugly-work-in-progress/

–  COY Watch (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-briante-weber-gets-his-opportunity/

Mavericks: Coach Carlisle Is Experimenting  (from Isaac Harris, thesmokingcuban):

Read it here: http://thesmokingcuban.com/2017/03/25/carlisles-experiments-indicate-shift-in-dallas-mavericks-season/

Briante Weber Gets His Opportunity (from Cody Taylor, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-briante-weber-gets-his-opportunity/

Tyler Hansbrough Using D-League In Hopes to Return To NBA (from Cole Shelton, Ridiculous Upside):

Read and watch it here; http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2017/3/24/14965210/tyler-hansbrough-nba-dleague-nbadl-fort-wayne-mad-ants

D-League “Tag Team”: Kay Felder & Eric Moreland  (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):

Read and watch it here: http://kingjamesgospel.com/2017/03/25/cleveland-cavaliers-kay-felder-eric-moreland-tag-team/

Understanding The New CBA (from Eric Pincus/Larry Coon, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/understanding-the-new-cba-in-30-minutes/

Sir’Dominic Pointer’s Progression In Israel  (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):

Read and  it here: http://kingjamesgospel.com/2017/03/25/cleveland-cavaliers-sirdominic-pointer-progression-israel/

NOTE: This is PART ONE of today’s Basketball Intelligence.  PART TWO will follow later today. Stay tuned.

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.