Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/10/18

How The Rockets Built Their Championship Caliber Defense (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
D’Antoni’s Continuing Offensive Revolution (from Brett Koremenos, RealGM):
How The Raptors Defense Stifled The Rockets In The First Half & How The Rockets Adjusted (from Tim Cato, SB Nation):
The Raptors’ Minor Adjustments Have Produced Major Results (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
Rockets: The Importance Of Resting Players (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
Wizards: John Wall Must Adapt (from Kevin Broom, Bullets Forever):
Brewer Fits OKC’s System (from Albert Dadson, Hoops Habit):
Celtics: Marcus Smart Loaded Up On Winning Plays Vs The Wolves (from Jay King, Mas Live):
Al Horford, Dennis Smith, Jr, Ben Simmons & More (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
How Much Better Are The Blazers? (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
The Hawks Are On The Right Rebuilding Path (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Cavs: Is It Time To Bench JR? (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
Fraschilla: Fran’s The Man At Tourney Time, So Pay Attention (from Barry Horn, Dallas Morning News):
Team Defense Is The Biggest Evaluation Inefficiency In The Draft (from Cole Zwicker, The Stepien):
The 2018 Big Man Draft Class (from Pete Thamel, Yahoo Sports):
How Rookies Get Past Mental, Physical Obstacles (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Tin Hat Stats, February Edition (from Tony East, NBA Math):
Kaminsky & Okafor: Where Are The Stars Of The 2015 NCAA Title Game? (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
Pacers: Preparing To Deal With Tough Remaining Schedule (from Mark Monteith,
Jazz: Jae Crowder Is Making It Easy To Move On From Rodney Hood (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Heat: Winslow Is Suddenly Among The NBA’s Most Efficient 3-Point Shooters (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Celtics: Marcus Morris Is Turning Into A Top Offensive Option (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Q & A:  Damian Lillard On “Lillard Time”  (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
Misunderstood Players: Clint Capela (from Justin Jett):
Pacers: GRIII’s Long Detour Leads To An Uncertain Future (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Hornets: What To Expect From Malik Monk For The Rest Of The Season (from Evan Dyal, Hashtag Basketball):
Anthony Brown, Amile Jefferson & The Nature Of Two-Way Contracts (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
Mavs’ Bench Has Been Playing Incredibly Well With Dirk (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Pistons: Reggie Hearn’s Journey To The NBA (from Reggie Hayes, News-Sentinel):
To Fling Or Not To Fling End Of Period Half Court Heaves? (from Darnell Mayberry, The Athletic):
G-League: A Week With The Long Island Nets (from Thomas Dowd,
The Warriors Drafted Denise Long in 1969: Here Is Her Story (from Scott Ostler, SF Chronicle):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/6/17 PART TWO

The Small Market Problem Is More Perception Than Reality (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):
A Deep Dive On Teodosic (from Dylan Mendelowitz,
–  How Does The New-Look Western Conference Stack Up?  (from Eric Spyropolous, NBA Math):
The Rockets: A Short Odyssey To The Top Of The West (from Noah Torr, Sir Charles In Charge):
Thunder Defense Will Benefit Most From Paul George (from Bo Cardona, Thunderous Intentions):
Thunder Solidify Their Imposing Defense With Roberson Deal (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Will Tatum And Brown Be Ready To Help Celtics Contend? (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Western Conference Will Be Even More Dominant: The Metrics (from Adam Fromal Bleacher Report):
Caleb Swanigan: It’s Time To Work (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Layman Looks To Build In Las Vegas (from Casey Holdahl,
Derrick Walton, Jr.: Looking To Defy Critics (from John Denton,
Orlando Summer League Standouts (from Cody Taylor, Basketball Insiders):
Today’s Edition Of Basketball Intelligence Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Gene Conley:
Today we feature Basketball Intelligence Podcast #4 with special guest Fran Fraschilla. Following his distinguished career as head coach at Manhattan College, St. John’s and New Mexico, Fran joined ESPN where he serves as an analyst for Big 12 Games as well as covering the NBA draft and FIBA broadcasts.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/6/17 PART ONE

Give Danny Ainge His Due (from Chad Finn,
How Thibodeau Has Remade The Wolves (from Britt Robson, Minn Post):
Draft Risk Profiles (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Under The Radar Players To Watch In The LV Summer League (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Omri Casspi: A Legitimate Weapon, Not A Throwaway Signing, For The Dubs (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Best Of What’s Left Of Free Agents (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
The Nets’ Focus Is On Finding Players; Other Teams’ Cap Situations Isn’t Their Concern (from Derek James, The Step Back):
The Cavs’ Front Office Chaos (from Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report):
Agent Tells Hayward’s Side Of The Story (from Jody Genessy, Deseret News):
Fixing The Competitive Balance Problem (from Basketball Insiders):
Video Breakdown: Kevin Durant Transition Scoring Series (from Zak Boisvert,
Do Analytics Deserve A Seat At The Table? (from Steve Shea, Basketball Analytics):
Despite Major Improvements, Dakari Johnson Is Still On Outside Looking In (from Chris Reichert, 2Ways10Days):
Two Summer League Teams Equals Two Shots At NBA For Some Players (from Tim Reynolds, Associated Press):
Russ Smith Is Averaging 61.4 ppg in China (from Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo Sports):
Today we feature Basketball Intelligence Podcast #4 with special guest Fran Fraschilla. Following his distinguished career as head coach at Manhattan College, St. John’s and New Mexico, Fran joined ESPN where he serves as an analyst for Big 12 Games as well as covering the NBA draft and FIBA broadcasts.


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/30/17

Draymond Green Q & A (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):
Jimmy Butler’s Go-To Scoring Guide (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
A Lineup-Based Analysis Of CP3 Trade (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
Chris Paul: The Rockets Add The Missing Piece (from Duncan Smith, 16 Wins):
The Clippers’ Front Office: Making The Best Of It (from Tom West, 16 Wins):
Explaining The Cash Considerations Of The CP3 Trade (from Rodger Sherman, The Ringer):
Sixers: Extending Robert Covington Is A Must (from Jason Dandy, The Sixer Sense):
Dion Waiters Reflects On His Darkest Moments (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Meet Bogdan Bogdanovic (from Charles Cotton, NY Post):
 Podcast: Fran Fraschilla On The Kings (from Bill Herenda, KFBK):
Film Study: Josh Jackson’s Playmaking (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Everything To Know About Free Agency (from Brandon Anderson, Arc Digital):
The New CBA Is Already Changing The NBA (from Jared Dubin, VICE Sports):
Free Agency And The Supermax Paradox (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
2017 NBA Manifesto (from Mark Deeks,
” The idea of the manifesto is thus. It outlines the assets available to every NBA team. It looks at what their financial situation is, what instruments and exceptions they have for spending, and their total salary outlook. It does the same with their draft position. It looks at the players they already have on their roster, plus the issues that need addressing as a team. And then it thinks aloud about what to do with it all.
It does this 30 times for 30 teams. All in all, it gets quite big.”
2018 Draft: An Early Look At Luka Doncic (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
The 2017 No-Defense Team (from Tim Kawakami, Mercury News):
Prospects To Watch In Orlando & Utah Summer Leagues (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Damyean Dotson Could Thrive In More Wide-Open Knicks Offense (from Adam Zagoria, Fanrag Sports):
Who Is Running The Bucks? (from Zach Lowe/Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
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