Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/13/18

GSW-HOU Preview (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Capela’s Quest For Greatness Is Paying Off (from Jonathan Feigen, SF Chronicle):
Rockets Need Harden Engaged Defensively (from Adam Spolane, Sports Radio 610):
Practice Wars Shaped Durant, Harden Into MVP-Type Players (from Conor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
CLE-BOS Preview (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
Korver: Integral At Both Ends For Cavs (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
Marcus Smart: Intense & Ready (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Terry Rozier Is Ready For His Moment (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Celtics Can’t Allow LBJ To Rest On Defense (from Jesse Collings, Hardwood Houdini):
How Grousbeck & Ainge Orchestrated The Brooklyn Trade (from Bill Simmons, The Ringer):
Drew Hanlen Helped Elevate Jayson Tatum’s Game (from Benjamin Hochman, Post-Dispatch):
The Cavs Are A Family (from Alex Wong, The Score):
Paul George Report Card (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
The Unshakeable Bond Between Bobby Portis & His Mother (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
James Borrego: New Hornets Coach Brings 4 Great Habits With Him From The Spurs (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Hiring Coaches: Valuing The Pieces (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Ntilikina Question Looms Large As Knicks Eye Draft Options (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Prospects With Most To Gain At The Draft Combine (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Second-Round Picks Get Guaranteed Contracts At High Rate (from Rob Dauster, NBC Sports):
Top Coaches Of Modern Euro League History (from Stelios Toromanidis, eurohoops.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/28/18

In Spite Of Everything, The Pelicans Are Here (from Justin Verrier, The Ringer):
The Pels Depend On, Believe In Rondo (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Are The Pels A Real Threat To The Dubs? (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Who Guards KD?  Who Guards AD? (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Jrue Holiday: Family First (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
The Loneliest Beat In The NBA (from Bryan Curtis, The Ringer):
HOU vs UTA Preview (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
With Shooters To Spare, Rockets Always Have Productive Offense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Video: Bucks vs Celtics: The Secret To Winning Game 7 (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
The Celtics’ Ojeleye Conundrum (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Bucks/Celtics: Notes From Game Six (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Sixers: Ilyasova A Perfect Fit (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
UTA 96, OKC 91 (from Andy Larsen, KSL):
Donovan Mitchell: Dominant In His Playoff Series Debut (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Thunder: The End Of OK3?  (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Casey Turns To Raptors Bench: VanVleet Was The Difference (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Pacers Have Cavs On Brink Of Disaster (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Oladipo Never Loses Confidence (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
The Grizzlies Got Lance Stephenson’s Career Back On Track (from Christian Dudley, Beale Street Bears):
Cavs: How To Get More From Rodney Hood (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Best Xs & Os Of Playoffs Round One (from FastModel Sports):
Top Ten Coaching Candidates Who Are Also Former Players (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
For Spurs’ Murray, Summertime Is No Vacation (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
What’s Next For The Heat & Whiteside? (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
One Stat Shows Ntilikina’s Defensive Dominance (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
2018 Draft: Elie Okobo Is A Euro Name To Know (from Max Holm, Hoops Habit):
Exposing The Kawhi Leonard Rumor As Absurd (from Marilyn Dubinski, Pounding The Rock):
Doris Burke: The Added Challenges Of Being A Female NBA Network Analyst (from Noam Scheiber, NY Times):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/8/18

Jazz’ Assistant Coach Johnnie Bryant Works Behind The Scenes But His Impact Is Unmistakable (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Everyone In The West Playoff Race Controls Their Own Destiny (from Tom Ziller, SB Nation):
Knee Expert Explains Irving’s Status & What Could Come Next (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Brad Stevens Sees Similarities Between Horford & Monroe (from Quenton Albertie, USA Today):
VanVleet: 6MOY? (from Curtis Rafter, Hashtag Basketball):
Observations From Jimmy Butler’s Return (from Kyle Ratke, Timberwolves.com):
Q & A: Jeff Green (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Q & A: Trey Burke (from Steve Serby, NY Post):
Knicks: Ntilikina’s Progress (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Clint Capela: Greatly Improved, But Just Scratching The Surface (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
How The NBA Schedule Rattled The Nuggets…And Their Opponents (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Tanking Has Become A Problem (from Al Iannazzone, Newsday):
The Evolution Of Jonas Valanciunas (from Mike Rouleau, Raptors HQ):
Heat: Adebayo Won’t Forget Where He Came From But His Sights Are Set On A Bright Future (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Wizards Struggle To Explain What’s Wrong (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
NBA Draft: International Prospect Scouting Reports (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The Sixers Have Six Picks In The 2018 Draft (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
Is Role Change The Culprit In Dinwiddie’s Drop-Off? (from Greg Logan, Newsday):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/2/17 PART TWO

Schedule Alert: Games Tired Teams Should Lose In December (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Brad Stevens Trusts Jayson Tatum (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Frank Ntilikina: Experiencing Growing Pains  (from Ashwin Ramnath, Daily Knicks):
Andrew Wiggins’ Shot Selection (from Logan Metzger, Dunking With Wolves):
Donovan Mitchell Has Been A Dominant Scorer All Season (form Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Kenny Atkinson’s Parallels to Budenholzer (from Alex Squadron, NYPost):
Timberwolves’ Video Breakdown” “Fist 52” Play Series (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
–  Why Teams Shouldn’t Mimic Hack-A-Ben Strategy (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
It’s Time To Free Otto Porter (from defpen.com):
Randle’s Versatility: Key To Lakers’ Defensive Success (from Joey Ramirez, Lakers.com):
Ask Sam Mailbag (from Sam Smith,  bulls.com):
G-League Gains Importance (from Paul Coro, LA Times);
Nick Calathes: The New Euro PG King (from Dionysis Aravantinos, Eurohoops.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/7/17 PART TWO

–  Grading The MIL-PHO Trade (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
How An Israeli Tech Startup Changed The NBA (from Ben Choen, Wall Street Journal):
Why The Ibaka-Valanciunas Pairing Doesn’t Work (from Sean Woodley, lockonraptors.com):
Mavericks Machine Learning Scout (from Zigzag Analytics):
Ojeleye Seeks Longevity As A 3-And-D Specialist (from Mark D’Amico, celtics.com):
The Week In Review (from Zach Harper, CBS Sports):
Jazz’ 1st 10 Games: Sorting Fact From Fiction (from John Keefer, The J Notes):
Spurs’ 10-game Evaluation (from Paul Garcia, Project Spurs):
Q&A: CJ McCollum (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Analyzing Hardaway, Jr.’s Shooting Woes (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Film Breakdown: Wolves’ Pick & Roll Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Wolves’ Defense Is Improving (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
Brad Stevens: Master Defensive Strategist (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
MIPs So Far This Season (from Darryn Albert, Larry Brown Sports):
Tony Snell: Flamethrower (from Max Carlin, Behind The Buck Pass):
Paul George Trade, Revisited (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Knicks: Ntilikina Is Growing Up Fast (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Terrence Ross: Remaining Positive Despite Shooting Struggles (from John Denton, magic.com):
How Steph Curry Has Reduced Fouling (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Simmons & Embiid: The Fresh Prince & The Process (from Ben Iezzi, The Sixer Sense):
Sixers: Redick Proving To Be An inspired Signing (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):