Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/17/19 PART ONE

BOS: Ainge On Celtics’ So-Called Drama: “These Aren’t Stories” (from Darren Hartwell, NBC Sports):
BOS: How Irving Took Over Crunch Time Vs. The Raptors (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Journal):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Raptors (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
CLE: Lack Of Attention To Detail Haunts The Cavs (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
DET: Toughness, Resilience The Key To Return To Early Season Form (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Depth Looking Formidable With DMC Set To Return (from Simon Cherin-Gordon, Hoops Habit):
GSW: Klay Thompson’s Under-The-Radar Defensive Work (from Steffen Pedersen, Blue Man Hoop):
GSW: What The DMC Experiment Means (And Doesn’t Mean) (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
GSW: Dubs 147, Pels 140 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
*HOU: Harden’s Great Offensive Run: An Historical Perspective (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: Rockets Send Down House: A Gamble For Both Sides (from Rahat Huq, Forbes):
IND: Doug McDermott Does More Than Shoot (from Tony East, BBall Index):
IND: The Pacers Are So Much More Than  Oladipo (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
OKC: Two Games To Understand Westbrook (from Rory Masterson, The Step Back):
OKC: Steven Adams Is The NBA’s Immovable Object (from Royce Young, ESPN):
PHI: What’s Wrong With Sixers’ Defense & How They Can Improve It (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
PHI: Elton Brand Tries To Complete The Process (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
PHO: Oubre’s Emergence Raises Lineup & Roster Construction Questions (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
TOR: Inside The New, Free Raptors (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
UTA: Jazz 129, Clippers 109 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Post-Wall Injury, Beal Has Turned Into A Monster (from Andrew Favakeh, Clutch Points):
Where Bitadze’s Draft Stock Stands (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Which Teams Are Saving Cap Space For Free Agency? (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Sleep Is For Cowards: Europe’s NBA Fans Watch Hoops In The Dark (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):

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*HOU: Harden’s Great Offensive Run: An Historical Perspective (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/12/19

ATL:  Q &A:  GM Travis Schlenk (from Chris Kirschner, The Athletic):
CLE: Cavs Don’t Have The Personnel To Fix Their Historically Bad Defense (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: Doncic Is Erasing The Euro Prospect Stigma  (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
DAL Carlisle Gets Real About How He Will Use Dirk  (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DEN: Malik Beasley’s Breakout Season (from Harrison Wind, BSN Denver):
DET: Was Trading For Griffin Worth It? (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: What Really Happened With Patrick McCaw (from Marcus Thompson III, The Athletic):
IND: The Pacers Are Here To Disrupt The EC (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
LAL: Luke Walton’s Week That Was (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
LAL: Ingram’s Defensive Impact (from Raj C, Medium):
MEM: How Bickerstaff Developed Plan For JJJ (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: At PG, All Of Winslow’s Talents Are On Display (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
NOP: Mirotic Opens The Floor For Pels (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
PHI: TJ McConnell Has Become Indispensable (from Matty Breisch, Section 215):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox’s Defense (from Richard Ivanowski, Sactown Royalty):
–  SAC: What Giles Hopes To Do With Increased Playing Time (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: LMA Is Thriving With Slow & Steady Approach (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
SAS: How The Spurs’ Super-Small Lineup Helped Defeat OKC (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
UTA: Jazz 113, Lakers 95 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
How The Celtics’ Offense Has Surged, Jaylen Brown’s Roller Coaster Ride, Spurs’ 3-Point Game (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/10/19

ATL: Huerter Showing Growth With Extended Minutes (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Rodions Kurucs: The Nets Latest Hidden Gem (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
BOS: All Of A Sudden, Celtics Are Offensive Juggernaut  (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
BOS: How Tatum Got His Groove Back (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Irving Is Evolving Into An All-Around Star (from Lucio Vainesman, Hardwood Houdini):
DEN: Brandon Goodwin Is Making The Most Of His Follow-Up Shot With The Nuggets (from Dana Caldwell, Naples News):
GSW: How Will Dubs Use DMC?  (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW: Lack Of Defensive Consistency Is The Biggest Threat To The Dubs (from Shane Young, Clutch Points):
HOU: Harden Is More Than Free Throws (from Jake Paynting, Def Pen):
LAC: Beverley’s Trademark Defense Is Getting A New Test (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
LAL: Do The Lakers Have A #2 Option? (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
MIL: Did The Bucks Provide A Blueprint For Stopping The Rockets? (from Gabe Fernandez, Deadspin):
MIL: Q & A Donte DiVincenzo (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIN: Ryan Saunders Has Prepared His Whole Life For This Opportunity (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NYK: Kevin Knox Is Rounding Into Form (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
NYK: Mudiay Needs A Midseason Tuneup (from Ty Jordan, The Knicks Wall):
OKC: Thunder Struggling From Outside (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
OKC: Apart From Poor Shooting, Westbrook Is Doing Everything Else Right (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):
PHI: Sixers’ Fit Isn’t Great But That May Not Matter (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
PHI: How Bolden Has Broken Out (from Ben Mallis, The Pick And Roll):
UTA: Neto Makes The Most Of His 1st Start Of The Season (from Alex Vejar, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Jazz 106, Magic 93 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Dekker Wears Wisconsin Like A Badge Of Honor (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
The Week In Review: Kawhi, Huerter, Kuzma, Arcidiacono, Melton & More  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Next International Big Man: Goga Bitadze (from Orazio Cauchi, Def Pen):
5 Mid-Major Draft Prospects To Watch (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
The Teams Between The Cap & The Luxury Tax In July 2019  (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):

Assists Are Everything And Almost Nothing (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/26/18

ATL: Video Breakdown: Exploring The Hawks’ ATO Package (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
BOS: Tatum Shows Complete Game In Win Over Sixers (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: How Tatum Prepared For The NBA From Childhood (from Jay King, The Athletic):
DET: What’s Wrong With Andre Drummond? (from Gage Bridgford, Hoops Habit):
GSW: The Dubs’ Mounting Concerns (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
GSW: Jerebko Is Eagerly Pushing All His Chips In (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
IND: How The Pacers Have Re-Integrated Oladipo Into The Offense (from Ben Pfeifer, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAL: From Back Of The Bench To Center Stage, Zubac Is Getting His Points Across (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
LAL: Lonzo Ball Strives To Be A PG Fit For A King (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
SAS: The Spurs Are Finding Their Core Lineups (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
SAS: Engelland’s FT Competitions Are Fueling Spurs’ Success At The Line (from Tom Orsborn, mysanantonio.com):
TOR: Siakam’s Journey From Obscurity To MIP Frontrunner (from Holly McKenzie, slamonline):
BOS 121, PHI 114, OT  (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
*The Challenges Rick Pitino Will Face In Europe (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/10/18

ATL: Hawks’ “Chest Series” Aims To Get Huerter Going (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BOS: The Celtics’ HORNS Set (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Reasons For The Winning Streak (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini):
CHA: Video Breakdown: How Kemba Keeps Getting Better ( from J Kyle Mann, The Ringer):
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CHI: Boylen’s Tumultuous 1st Week (from Shams Charania, The Athletic: ):
*CHI: The Subtle Brilliance Of Wendell Carter (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
DET: Losing Streak Due To Poor Perimeter Play (from Dana Gauruder. Detroit Free Press):
GSW: Draymond Is The Fizz That Makes The Dubs Sparkle (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
HOU: The Rockets: No Easy Solutions (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
IND: Bojan Bogdanovic, Wide-Pindown Artist (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: Q & A: Tobias Harris  (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
MIL: How Giannis Is A Crucial Part Of The Bucks’ Three-Point Revolution (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
NYK: Ntilikina “Needs To Provoke The Action” (from Frank Isola, The Athletic):
ORL: The Education Of Mo Bamba (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Should Simmons Add A 3-Point Shot? (from Brian Murphy, Liberty Ballers):
*PHI: EuroLeague Stash Vasilije Micic Is Turning Heads (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
SAS: The Revitalized Rudy Gay (from Dylan Carter,Air Alamo):
TOR: Lowry Scoreless Vs Bucks; Needs To Be More Aggressive (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
UTA: Thoughts On The Loss To The Spurs (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Latest Trade Breaks Up Positive Pairing (from Ben Standig, NBC Sports):
*What’s Behind The NBA’s Switching Revolution? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
How To Get A Contract In China (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
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