Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/7/18

– 10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Week 7 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
The Confusing Analytics Of The NBA’s Three-Point Obsession (from Tom Haberstroh, NBC Sports):
Major Award Favorites, So Far This Season – Part Two  (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
Early Returns: Digging Into A Few Early Season Stats To Keep An Eye On (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Melo Never Updated His System (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
ATL: Screen Assists Underrate What The Hawks Do Offensively (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: Despite Low Usage, Huerter Is Killing It (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Nets Hope To Learn From Late-Game Collapses  (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
CLE: The Value Of Channing Frye’s Veteran Professionalism  (from Hayden Grove, cleveland.com):
DAL: Video Breakdown: What Makes Doncic So Good (from Bryan Oringher, Mavs Moneyball):
DEN: How The Nuggets Have Improved On Defense (from Chris Herring, FiveThiryEight):
DET: Stanley Johnson Finally Finds His Way (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: An Oral History Of The Dubs’ 24-0 Start In 2015-16 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Takeaways From Rockets’ Loss To The Jazz (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Sabonis-Turner Pairing Getting A Longer Look (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: Montrezl Harrell’s “Motor”, Explained (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
LAC: Tobias Harris & His Family Always Had A Plan For Success (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
LAL: What’s Behind The Lakers’ Recent Improvement? (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
LAL: Film Room: The 42 Point 4th Quarter (from Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: JJJ Isn’t “Just Scratching The Surface” Any More (from Peter Edmiston,The Athletic):
MIL: How Coach Bud’s Offensive Overhaul Has Led To More Giannis Dunks (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
NOP: Dissecting The Pels’ Defense (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
NYK: Film Study: What Kind Of Offense Are The Knicks Running? (from Zach DiLuzio, Posting And Toasting):
PHI: How Brett Brown’s Unique Language Drives Success (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
PHI: It Is Still Early In Sixers’ Development (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: Fox’s Development Gives The Kings Hope (from Isaac Gutierrez, Clutch Points):
UTA: Q & A: Joe Ingles  (from Aaron Falk, Jazz.com):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/27/18

Giannis Finally Has The Space He Deserves (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
How Ben Simmons Can Improve Without A Jump Shot (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Q & A: Anthony Davis (from Bill Defilippo, Dime Mag):
Pels Hope To Discover NBA-Caliber SF In Training Camp (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
Jared Dudley Drops Some Knowledge (from Net Income/Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Garrett Temple And The Art Of The Jumper (from Jack Noonan, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Kyrie Irving’s Recovery Process (from Ohm Youngmusik, ESPN):
Celtics: Marcus Smart Is Worth Every Penny (from Shea Norling, NBA Analysis Network):
Capela: The Wild Card In The Rockets’ Championship Blueprint (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
A Look At Rawle Alkins, The Bulls’ Latest Two-Way Signing (from Vijay Vemu, Blog A Bull):
Melo’s Journey Through Years, Teams & PGs (from Xiane, The Dream Shake):
Paul George: No Regrets Choosing To Stay With OKC (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Small-Ball Looks To Be Lakers’ Best Lineup Option (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Eliminating The Age Limit: A Proposal (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
The Supermax And The Price Of Loyalty (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Suns Are Betting Big On Knight-Booker Backcourt Partnership (from Brendon Kleen, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Jalen Green Could Be the #1 Pick In The Draft (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Length Is The Word For The Magic  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Can Porzingis Defend The Perimeter? (from Drew Steele, Posting And Toasting):
Why The Elam Ending Has The NBA & College Hoops “Intrigued” (from Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/27/18

Time To Bench Carmelo?  (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):
Valanciunas Is Stepping Up Big (from Blake Murphy, VICE Sports):
DeRozan & Lowry Are Improving Their Playoff Resumes (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Ty Lawson Says His Comeback Story Is Just Beginning (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
These Playoffs Could Be The Twilight Of The Maximalist PG (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Steve Kerr & Alvin Gentry Share Bond That Won’t Crack (from Mark Medina, Mercury news):
Darren Erman, Pelicans’ Defensive Mastermind (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Mirotic Is A Key To Pelicans’ Upset Hopes (from Justin Willard, Washington Post):
How Should Pacers Distribute Center Minutes In Game Six? (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Can The Pacers Stop LBJ?  (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Giannis Dominates As Bucks Force Game 7 (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Celtics’ Stagnant Offense Helped Bucks Force Game 7 (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
Bucks/Celtics Takeaways (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Sixers: Veterans Letting Emerging Stars Lead (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):
Important Numbers From Sixers Series Vs. The Heat (from Kevin F. Love, Liberty Ballers):
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Hassan Whiteside (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Jazz’ 3rd Quarter Meltdown Stemmed Mlargely From Gobert’s Foul Trouble (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
The Effortless Artistry Of James Harden (from Micah Wimmer, The Step Back):
Rockets: Takeaways From Game 5 (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Three DeMatha Teammates Are In The Playoffs (from Samantha Pell, Washington Post):
A Day In The Life Of An NBA Officiating Crew (from Ben Dowsett, The Athletic):
Ask Sam Smith (from bulls.com):
2018 Draft: International Prospects Scouting Reports (from Connor Harr, Hoops Habit):
One Man’s Plan To Eliminate Intentional Fouling (from Tim Hackett, Sports Illustrated):
Is PHO The Best Available Head Coaching Job? (from Lucas Johnson, Valley Of The Suns):
Towns, Wolves Prepared To Take Next Step (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/26/18

Saric & Covington Make The Sixers Hum (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Sixers’ Young Core Taking The NBA By Storm Is An Historic Anomaly (from David Murphy, Philadelphia Inquirer):
(BI Note:  Let’s remember the 73-74 ABA Champ Nets with starting five of Doctor J, Super John Williamson, Larry Kenon, Brian Taylor and Billy Paultz who each averaged at least 29.4 mpg at ages 23, 22, 21,22,25.  The youngest championship team in NBA/ABA history.)
History Of Kyrie’s Knee Problems (from Nik DeCosta-Klipa & Nicole Yang, Bosotn.com):
The Gravity Of Steph Curry’s Knee Injury (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Evolution Of Steph Curry (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
 60 Minutes: Giannis’ Story (from CBS News):
Five Great Moments From Giannis’ 60 Minutes Story (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline):
LaMarcus Aldridge: Quietly Overlooked  (from Jesse Blanchard, BBall Breakdown):
Pacers: Darren Collison Is Feeling Taller Than Ever  (from Mark Monteith, Pacers.com):
Video: LeBron James’ Gravity (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
D’Angelo Russell: Back In Rhythm  (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Off-Ball Role Helping Ntkilina Find His Game (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Thunder: Is It Time For Melo’s Minutes To Decline?  (from Berry Tramel, newsok):
Blake Griffin: More Motown Than Hollywood (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
The Relationship Between Darrell Griffith & Donovan Mitchell (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Kelly Oubre Enigma (from Rob Athmer, Hashtag Basketball):
Is Dragan Bender Ready To Prove Himself? (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
The Renaissance Of Kent Bazemore (from Dallin Duffy, Soaring Down South):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/18/18

– Celtics’ Defensive Struggles: A Closer Look (from Jeremy Stevens, Hardwood Houdini):
– How Kyrie Irving Learned To Be Effective In Small Spaces (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
– Celtics: Why Marcus Smart Is So Important (from Jesse Collings, Hardwood Houdini):
– Draymond Green Has Redefined What It Means To Be A Superstar (from Melissa Rohlin, Mercury News):
– MVP Favorite Harden Is Far From Satisfied (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
– Joel Embiid’s Next Goal (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
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– Hawks: Non-Lottery Objectives For Remainder Of The Season (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
– The Hawks’ Player Development Culture (from Sam Meredith, Peachtree Hoops):
– Josh Jackson’s Progression Since 2018 Began (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
– Adam Silver: NBA Is Conflicted On One-And-Done (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
– Adam Silver: Evaluating Playoff Format Changes (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
– Oladipo’s Excellent Season (from Dylan Hughes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
– Satoransky: Bright Spot In Wizards’ Confusing Season (from Kevin So, Hashtag Basketball):
– Giannis: From Rising Star To Household Name (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
– Raptors: Bench Depth Could Take Them Deep Into The Playoffs (from Quinn Allen, Sir Charles In Charge):
– Nets: Sean Marks Talks Patience, “Hitting Singles” (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
– Q & A: Suns’ GM Ryan McDonough (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
– Ben Simmons: The Somehow Disputed ROY (from Rory Fette, The Sixer Sense):
– Knicks At Midseason: Full Arena, No Plan (from Harvey Araton, NY Times):
– Cavs: Stats That Will Define The Rest of The Season (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
– Will The New ASG Format Produce Something Bearing A Resemblance To A Basketball Game? (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
– Q & A: Joe Harris (from Sam Blum, Daily Progress):
– 2018 Draft Preview: Why Isn’t Ayton The Clear Favorite For #1 Pick? (from Mike Schmitz/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
– What Regions Of The World Produce The Most Successful Basketball Players? (from David Sauriol):