Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/12/17

Pleasant Surprise Players Having Career Seasons (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Kris Dunn’s Most Important Improvement Is At The Rim (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Harden & CP3: The Perfect Backcourt Combo (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Isaiah Thomas’ Versatility Will Transform Cavs’ Backcourt (from Matt Chin, NBA Math):
Oladipo’s Emergence: Lessons About Success & Patience (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
The Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
David Nwaba Has Put In The Work Throughout His Career (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Magic Film Room:  Vucevic Has Become Elite Playmaker  (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Kevin Martin: The Blueprint For Fixing Lonzo Ball’s Shot (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
The Lakers’ Kids Go Back To School (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Q & A:  Brandon Ingram (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
How Gobert’s Injury Forced Jazz To Embrace Small-Ball  (from Blog Don’t Lie):
What Happens With Adebayo When Whiteside Returns?  (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Q & A:  Stauskas & Okafor (from Anthony Puccio & Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Q & A: Cedi Osman (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Week 8 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Knicks: Doug McDermott Is Proving His Value (from Randy Porga, Daily Knicks):
How Could George Hill Have Thought The Kings Would Be Competitive? (from Tony Xypteras, dimemag.com):
Why Does The Wolves’ Defense Get Worse In The Fourth Quarter? (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Brett Brown: Ben Simmons Has Exceeded Expectations (from Fox Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/7/17 PART TWO

Crowder Shows Grit As He Fights Off Pain  (from Taylor Snow, Celtics.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/sidebar/post-040617-crowder-shows-grit-he-fights-off-pain-atlanta/

Mavs View Seth Curry As A Rookie  (from Dwain Price, Star-Telegram):

Read it here: http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nba/dallas-mavericks/article143236309.html

George Hill’s Health Poses Short And Long-Term Questions  (from Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.sltrib.com/home/5147825-155/utah-jazz-george-hills-health-poses?fullpage=1

Tyler Johnson’s Transformation (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/06/tyler-johnson-heat-d-league-pat-riley-erik-spoelstra

Luwauwu-Caborrot Has Earned Starting Role (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):

Read it here: https://thesixersense.com/2017/04/06/philadelphia-76ers-timothe-luwawu-cabarrot-earned-starting-role-in-2017-2018/

Papagiannis: Carving Out HIs Niche  (from James Ham, csnbayarea.com):

Read it here:  http://www.csnbayarea.com/kings/papagiannis-carving-out-niche-focusing-one-undervalued-skill

5 Things The Celtics Need To Have A Chance Against Cavs In The Playoffs (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here: https://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/04/06/five-things-the-boston-celtics-need-for-a-chance-to-beat-cavaliers/

James Johnson Q & A  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/james-johnson-q-leader-miami-144246519.html

Raptors: No Coasting Into The Playoffs (from Doug Smith, The Star):

Read it here: https://www.thestar.com/sports/raptors/2017/04/07/raptors-playbook-rules-out-coasting-into-nba-post-season.html

Film Room: Magic’s Recently Improved Passing And Ball Movement (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.nba.com/magic/news/film-room-magics-excellent-passing-and-ball-movement-cohen-20170407

Ibaka & Tucker Bring Toughness To Raptors (fromDan Feldman, NBC Sports):

Read it here:  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/04/06/serge-ibaka-and-p-j-tucker-have-raptors-looking-tougher-for-playoffs/

Ask Sam Smith (from bulls.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/ask-sam-mailbag-04717

Hezonja’s Defensive Improvement (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):

Read it here: http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2017/04/07/experience-freedom-helping-mario-hezonja-improve-defense/

Jared Dudley On Mentoring (from Troy Tauscher, Arizona Sports):

Read it here:  https://arizonasports.com/story/1082494/jared-dudley-talks-development-suns-young-players/

This is PART TWO of today’s Basketball Intelligence.  Here is PART ONE:   http://basketballintelligence.net/2017/04/07/todays-best-nba-reporting-analysis-4717-part-one/