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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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/16/18 PART ONE

BKN:  Nets Looking For More Than Respect (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
BOS: The Next Step For The C’s & The PG Who Will Lead Them  (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
BOS: Jayson Tatum Is Ready For Prime Time (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
BOS: How Ainge’s Bold Moves Made The Celtics A Title Contender  (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
CHA: Caught Between Two Identities  (from Quinn Pilkey, Hashtag Basketball):
DAL: Doncic: Ok Kid, You’re Up  (from Emmet Ryan, Ball In Europe):
DEN: Jamal Murray’s Offball Weaponry (from Jackson Frank, BBall Index):
DET:  Stanley Johnson: Still A Chance For Development?  (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
LAC: SGA’s Career Is Off To A Great Start (from CBC News):
MIL: Giannis’ New Jump Shot (from Scott Romportl, Behind The Buck Pass):
NYK:  Fizdale’s Energy, Relationship-Forging Are Key (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
OKC: Westbrook & George: A Bond Between Stars Provides New Hope (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Q & A: Magic Exec John Gabriel (from  George Diaz, Orlando Sentinel):
PHI: Elton Brand Is Embracing The Challenge Of Running A Team (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
PHI: Sixers Building Depth To Push Them To The Top (from George Kondoleon, Bball index):
WAS: Finally Healthy, Dwight Howard Must Learn To Play With Wizards (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: What Oubre Still Needs To Learn (from Ben Mehhic, Bullets Forever):
Crazy Predictions (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Is It Time To Reduce The Schedule To 72 Games?  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Scouting Reports For Every NBA Player  (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Breakout Candidates: Giles, LeVert, Isaac, John Collins  (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
One Important Thought About Each Team (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/9/18 PART ONE

ATL: Takeaways From Hawks’ Preseason Games (from Greg Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
–  BOS: Kyrie’s Sick Handles: Inside His Bag Of Tricks (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
DAL: The Mavs’ Pick-And-Roll Academy (from Shehan Peiris, Blog Don’t Lie):
DEN: How The Nuggets & Jokic Are Trying To Survive Against Pick-And-Rolls  (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Malik Beasley Knows His Role. Can He Flourish Within It?  (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
LAL: The Metamorphosis Of Brandon Ingram  (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
MIL: We’re About To See A New Giannis  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
MIL:  Q & A: Khris Middleton (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
MIN: In Meeting With Thibs, Butler Reiterates His Desire To Be Traded (from Jon Krawcynzski, The Athletic):
NOP: Depression Had Jahlil Okafor In A Dark Place, But He’s Come A Long Way (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
PHI: Sixers Could Draw On Lob City’s Offense  To Utilize Fultz & Simmons  (from Kevin F. Love, Liberty Ballers):
PHO:  McDonough’s Firing:
SAC: Grading The Kings’ Roster (from NBA Math):
SAS: Grading The Spurs’ Roster (from NBA Math):
TOR: Inside The Raptors’ Big Bet Of Kawhi Loving Their Culture (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
TOR: The Raptors Want Even More From Delon Wright (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players:  11-20 (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):
Q & A: Spanish Coach Joan Plaza (from Alex Madrid, eurohoops.net):
What Impact Will The New Draft Lottery Rules Have On Tanking (from Bryan Toporek, The Step Back):
Next Step For NBA Is Hiring Women In Positions Of Power (from Associated Press):
Q & A: “Basketball: A Love Story” Director Dan Klores (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
“Love Of The Game”: Excerpt From “Basketball: A Love Story” (from ESPN):