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):