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):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/21/17

Antetokounmpo’s Playmaking Value  (from Nick Sciria, Nylon Calculus):
How Brett Brown Got The Sixers Through “The Process”  (from Jessica Camerato, csnphilly.com):
Why Embiid Can Be The MVP (from Matt Orminski, Hashtag Basketball):
 The Bucks Are The Only EC Team Keeping Pace With The Sixers (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Tyus Jones Has Earned His Opportunity (from Michael Marzec, Hashtag Basketball):
OJ Mayo Fights To Save His NBA Career (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Nets: Rebuilding From Ground Up (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Nuggets: Making Small Steps Toward Greatness (from Matthew Huff, Nugg Love):
Steve Kerr Interview, Part II  (from Scott Ostler, SF Chronicle):
Raptors: Can Norman Powell Be The Difference Maker? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
Q&A: How Will The Tampering Charges Proceed? (from Ohm Youngmisuk/Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Ariza: Finally Getting His Due (from Kelly Iko, 94feetreport.com):
The Pistons Traded Continuity For Possibility (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
2018 Draft: Are These Prospects Overhyped?  (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/3/17

Video Breakdown: Draymond Green, Defensive Genius (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Video Breakdown: How Durant Attacks Kevin Love (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
The Warriors’ Secret Weapon: Defense (from Monte Poole, csnbayarea);
Klay Thompson’s Great Game One Defense (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
The Cavs Know What The Problem Is (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Game One Breakdown (from Brandon Jefferson, medium.com):
Avery Bradley’s Ever-Improving Offensive Capabilities (from Curtis Rafter, Hardwood Houdini):
Draft Workouts: “Incredibly Difficult To Properly Weight” (from Ben Falk, Clearing The Glass):
The Future Of Nerlens Noel (from Paul Headley, 16 Wins):
Garrett Temple: From 10-Day Journeyman To Contributor (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
The Bucks’ Defensive Problems: Scheme Or Personnel? (from Adam Paris, Brew Hoop):

The Point Forward Revolution (from Yaron Weitzman, Slamonline.com):

Kwame Brown Q & A (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Dewayne Dedmon’s Incredible Journey (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Lakers Director Of Strength & Endurance Training Gunnar Peterson Q & A (from Mike Trudell, lakers.com):

Why LeBron vs MJ GOAT Arguments Are Trash (from Jack Silverstein, 16 Wins):
(NOTE: Normally, we don’t waste your time or ours with GOAT argument nonsense. After all, as the Zombies sang, “How would I know? Why Should I care?”  However, the premise of this story: ” The majority of the NBA GOAT arguments today…depend on misplaced emotion, false logic, ignorance to facts, and extreme homerism” make it a worthwhile read.)
Secondary Combine Helps Teams Find “Guys Who Slipped Through The Cracks” (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Can Terrance Ferguson Make The Jump To The NBA? (from Sam Vecenie, VICE Sports):
What Are The Chances Bosh Can Return? (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Tristan Thompson Charts Course For Younger Canadian Players (from Adam Zagoria, Fanrag Sports):
Who Is Rodions Kurucs? (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):

Donovan Mitchell: A Decidedly Nontraditional Player (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/16/17

Saric Is Taking Control Of The ROY Race (from Tom West, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/76ers-dario-saric-is-taking-control-of-nba-rookie-of-the-year-race-d8f219415e3#.gvwetcr0u

BI Note:   There is precedent for Dario to win ROY over Joel. 60 years ago Heinsohn won over league RPG leader (19.6) Bill Russell because Russ only played 48 games, due to missing time to play in the Olympics. And like Saric & Embiid, Tommy & Russ were teammates.

Three & D: How The Jazz Are Holding Onto The 4th Seed (from Taylor Griffin, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/three-and-d-how-the-jazz-are-holding-onto-the-fourth-seed-5264baffa0bf#.prsy77b27

The Making Of Rudy Gobert (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.co.uk/nba/story/_/page/presents170316b/how-utah-jazz-turned-rudy-gobert-next-bill-russell

Video Breakdown: Spurs’ Hammer Play  (from Tim Cato, SBNation):

Read and watch it here: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/3/15/14942176/spurs-hammer-play-three-pointer-gregg-popovich-inbounds

MIP Favorites: Antetokounmpo, Gobert, Jokic, Beal (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-mip-favorites-signal-changing-trends/

LeBron’s Crazy Workload: Inside The Numbers (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/presents170316a/numbers-lebron-james-crazy-workload

Chasson Randle’s Seamless Fit: A Bright Spot For Knicks  (from Jourdan Canil, Hashtag Basketball):

Read it here: http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/new-york-knicks/content/vision-key-chasson-wins

4 Little Things Players Use For An Edge (from David Vertsberger, fanragsports.com):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/4-little-things-nba-players-use-edge/

Why The Rockets May Upset the World (from Kelly Scaletta, fanragsports.com):

Read it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/rockets/rockets-might-team-upsets-world/

COY Candidate Scott Brooks (from Kelly Cohen, Bullets Forever):

Read it here:  http://www.bulletsforever.com/2017/3/16/14937068/scott-brooks-coach-year-of-the-nba-2017-washington-wizards

Hornets Reside In Mediocrity  (from Max Seng, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/charlotte-hornets-reside-in-mediocrity-b30d06901cc7#.nyc8nbl48

–  Spoelstra Drawing Chuck Daly Comparisons  (from AP):

Read it here: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/2017/03/16/amid-heat-turnaround-spoelstra-drawing-daly-comparisons/99244082/

The Post-Trade Revival Of Dorian Finney-Smith (from Danny Webster, mavsmoneyball.com):

Read and watch it here; http://www.mavsmoneyball.com/2017/3/16/14815276/post-trade-revival-dorian-finney-smith

Marks And Atkinson Discuss Nets’ Present & Future (from Net Income, Nets Daily):

Read it here: http://www.netsdaily.com/2017/3/16/14942400/marks-and-atkinson-talk-about-the-nets-present-and-their-future