Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/11/19 PART ONE

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
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The Week In Review: Hayward, Brogdon, Satoransky, Drummond (from William Lou, The Score):
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The 5 Most Interesting Teams Of The Week: MIN,ATL, SAS, WAS, IND (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
What’s The Path To The Playoffs For The EC’s Middle Class? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
ATL: Lin Is Ready For Whatever Comes Next (from Howard Megdal, Forbes):
ATL: Alex Len Is Enjoying His Best Season (from Rashad Milligan, Peachtree Hoops):
BOS: Kyrie Irving, Finding His Balance (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
DET: No Griffin, No Luck (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
GSW: Kerr, DMC Appreciate Each Other’s Competitiveness (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: No One Shoots 3-Pointers Like Harden (from Bo Schwartz Madsen, Nylon Calculus):
HOU: How The Rockets Can Manage Harden’s Workload (from Jackson Lloyd, The 94 Feet):
IND: Why The Pacers’ Defense Has Slipped (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MIL: The Bucks Have A Deep, Versatile Roster Around Giannis (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
MIL: The Bucks’ Defensive Strategy Against Harden (from Mike Prada, SB Nation):
NYK: Kevin Knox Is Rounding Into Form (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
NYK: The Rebuilding Knicks & Their Bargain Bin Of Former Lottery Picks (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
PHI: How Embiid Has Improved As A Passer (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: How To Get Simmons Rolling With Butler (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
*SAS: Bertans Is Spurs’ Next Elite Role Player (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
SAS: Even On A Career-High 56 Point Night, LMA Stays The Same (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
SAS: Belinelli: Sharpshooter Who Refuses To Shoot Straight (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
UTA: The Jazz’ PG Injury Crisis (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
UTA: The Jazz Lead The League In Contract Incentives (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):

*SAS: Bertans Is Spurs’ Next Elite Role Player (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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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 1/2/19

BOS: Defense Will Determine The Celtics’ Fate (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
CLE: McCaw: The Right Kind Of Flier For The Cavs To Take (from Carter Rodriguez, Fear The Sword):
DEN: The Evolution Of Jamal Murray’s Passing (from Grayson Moore, Nugg Love):
DET: DJ Bakker: Life As An NBA Player Development Coach (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
DET: How The Bucks Picked Apart The Pistons Is Perfect Example Of How The NBA Has Changed (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
DET: Kennard Is Working On Being More Aggressive (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
DET: Reggie Jackson Shares Why He Is Struggling (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
HOU: How Harden Worked Overtime To Build His Scoring Streak (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: Harden Is The NBA’s Best Offensive Player (from Andre Snellings, ESPN):
HOU: No Need To Rush CP3 Back (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
LAL: Josh Hart’s Ever-Revolving Role (from Hannah Kulik, Laker Nation):
MIL: The Improved Efficiency Of Giannis (from Matthew Hallett, Hoops Habit):
NOP: The Importance Of Payton’s Return (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
OKC: Westbrook’s Roller-Coaster Offense Isn’t Slowing Down The Thunder (from Royce Young, ESPN):
OKC: Nader Is Trying To Make The Most Of His Chance (from Clay Horning, Norman Transcript):
PHI: Film Room: How Brett Brown Has Tried To Integrate Jimmy Butler (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: 5 Observations From Wild Win Over Clippers (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
POR: The Flu Doesn’t Stop Lillard Time (from Jamie Hudson, NBC Sports):
POR: Reacting To Nurkic’s Record-Setting Night (from Dave Deckard, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: Kings Enter 2019 With Aspirations, Expectations (from James Ham, NBC Sports):
TOR: The Year Of Norman Powell (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
UTA: The Jazz’ Rebounding Is Better Than You Think (from Mason McFee, Hoops Habit):
Role Players: The “Skeleton Keys” That Can Unlock Any Lineup: D.Green, Brogdon, Hart,Winslow,Crowder,Shumpert,Bogdan (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
January Schedule Breakdown (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
18 Lessons From 2018 (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/19/18

ATL: John Collins Is Quietly Tearing Up The League (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
BKN: How The Win Streak Has Shifted The Nets’ Narrative (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
*BKN: D’Angelo Russell Is In His Zone (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
BKN: What Do We Know About The Nets’ Offense? (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
BOS: Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward & The Celtics’ Search For Clarity (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
DAL: Doncic & The Mavs: The Perfect Marriage (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
DAL: DSJ Is Pure Motor (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
DEN: Jokic & Murray: The Nuggets’ Dynamic Duo (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
DEN: Jokic Can Carry The Load (from Tom Ley, Deadspin):
DET: Further Removed From Surgery, Leuer Is “Getting His Legs Back”  (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Draymond Green; The People’s Champ (from Daniel Brown, The Athletic):
HOU: What’s The Key For James Harden? (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
IND: The Hyper-Efficient Domantas Sabonis (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
IND: What Makes The Pacers’ Defense So Good? (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAC: The State Of The Clippers (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAL: How Some Lakers Are Using Meditation To Elevate Their Game (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
MEM: The Ghosts Of Chandler Parsons (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: Dion Waiters Would Like A Word (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
MIA: Why Adebayo Is The Closer The Team Needs (from All U Can Heat):
MIL: Giannis’ Historic Interior Assault Brings More Offensive Fouls (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
OKC: Ferguson Is Quietly Proving His Worth (from Justin Cooper, Thunderous Intentions):
OKC: We Aren’t Talking Enough About Paul George (from Aidan Lising, Def Pen):
ORL: Magic Are “Winning Ugly”  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Magic Showing Defensive Improvement (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Two Small Moves That Might Vastly Improve The Bench (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Video: Sixers’ 5 Favorite Plays (from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nyugen):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox’s Warp Speed (from BS West, Sactown Royalty):
SAC: Bjelica’s Huge Contribution: Spacing (from Alex West, BBall Index):
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SAS: Coaching Legend Etorre Messina (from NBA Coaches Association):
SAS: Gay Is Thriving After “Getting My Career Back” (from Jeff McDonald, ExpressNews):
SAS: Breaking Down Bertans’ Off-Ball Motion (from Dylan Carter, Air Alamo):
TOR: The Raptors Are ATO  Play Titans (from Joshua Howe, Raptors Republic):
UTA: Harden’s 47 Leads The Rockets Despite Good Jazz Defense (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: What The Wizards Got Wrong In The Years Before Ariza’s Full Circle Return (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
Beno Udrih Travels Across The NBA In Search Of Coaching Advice (from Warren Shaw, Closeup360):
The “All-Underappreciated” Team: Impressive Contributions From Unexpected Sources (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
The Challenges Of Putting Together 3-Team Deals (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Was The 3-Point Revolution Almost Put On Ice By D-League Experimentation? (from Adam Johnson, 2Ways10Days ):
Inside The Locker Room Media Scrum (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
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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):
* From Austin Hutchinson, The Basketball Writers:  https://bballwriters.com/profiles/kemba-walker-needs-another-superstar/
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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