Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/11/18

CHA: Fresh Start Has Worked Wonders For Malik Monk (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: 5 Observations (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DET: Casey: Pistons Must Move Ball Fast & Freely (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Video Breakdown:  How KD Helped Cook & Klay Prosper In Steph & Draymond’s Absence (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Draymond Green Is Still Immensely Important (from Derek Tahara, NBAAnalysis.net):
HOU: Takeaways From Loss To Spurs (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: McDermott Needs The Ball More (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAC: How The Front Office Improved Clippers’ Viability (from Aymin Baker, Hoops Habit)
LAL: Complete Defensive Performance Evens Lakers’ Record (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
OKC: When Steven Adams Dictates, Thunder Offense Flourishes (from Lawrence George, Thunderous Intentions):
OKC: Thunder Heading Into 15-Game Win Padding Stretch (from Tamberlyn Richardson, Thunderous Intentions):
SAS: For Pondexter, A 2nd Chance Worth Waiting For (from Mike Finger, Express-News):
SAS: LaMarcus Aldridge, Defensive Anchor (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
Michelle Johnson’s Path From Air Force General To NBA Head Of Referee Operations (as told to Matt Eisenberg, ESPN):
NOTE:  We are still combing through the mountain of MIN-PHI trade stories and will have a special edition of BI with links later today or tomorrow
Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of former Nets’ great Super John Williamson.  He left us way too early at age 45; yesterday would have been his 67th birthday.  So many great memories, including his 16-point 4th quarter which led the Nets’ amazing comeback to defeat Denver to win the last ABA title.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/6/18

ATL: Kevin Huerter Has Shown He Belongs (from Glen Willis, Soaring Down South):
BKN: D’Antoni Has Long Been A Believer In Kenny Atkinson (from Moke Hamilton, The Athletic):
CLE: The Cavs’ Season From Hell Reached A New Low Against The Magic (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
DAL: The Mavs Have Fully Embraced The Modern NBA (from Doyle Rader, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL:  Q & A: Maxi Kleber (from Talk Basket):
DEN: Nuggets Match Best Start In Franchise History (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
DEN: Takeaways From Win Over Celtics (from Brandon Ewing, Mile High Sports):
DEN: Juancho Hernangomez & The Art Of Spacing The Floor (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
DET:  GRIII As A Starter Can Help Boost Pistons’ Shooting (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: How McKinnie Went From Long Shot To Rotation Player (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
HOU: Playbook: Flex STS Pitch Milwaukee (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
IND: Sabonis Is Playing Big Without Being Constrained By His Size  (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MIA: Q & A: Dwyane Wade  (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
MIL: How To Handle The First Faults In The Defensive Scheme (from Adam Paris, Brew Hoop):
MIL: Brook Lopez Is Making A Big Difference On Defensive Glass  (from Kane Pitman, The Step Back):
MIL: Budenholzer Has Bucks Ahead of Schedule (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
PHI: RoCo Is Making Early DPOY Case (from Ethan Piechota, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Refusal To Play Smaller Is Holding The Team Back (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
POR: A New Rotation Is Bringing Success (from Peter Sampson, Blazer’s Edge):
POR: Evan Turner Is Flourishing In is New Role (from Steven Vaughan, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: The Kings Have Found Their Blueprint.  Will Bagley Fit?  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
SAS: The Best Version Of DeRozan Has Arrived In San Antonio (from Jared Johnson, BBall Index):
SAS: Aldridge & Extra Possessions (from Paul Garcia, Project Spurs):
SAS: Video Breakdown: Anatomy Of A Spurs Dunk (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
WAS: Can The Wizards Fix This New Level Of Dysfunction?  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Week 3 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
Metrics 101: The One Number Defining Each Team Three Weeks In (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
What Makes The Penny Hardaway/Mike Miller Coaching Union Work?  (from Drew Hill, Commercial Appeal):
2019 Draft Scouting Videos: Barrett, Williamson, Little, K. Johnson  (from Mike Schmitz/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Which Duke Draft Prospect Has The Most NBA Potential?  (from Schmitz/Givony/Pelton, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/4/18

BKN:  Breakdown: Dinwiddie’s Game Winner  (from Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):
BKN: Lack Of Defense May Have Russell On Bench Late In Games (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BOS: Breaking Down The Final Minute Of Loss To Pacers (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
BOS: Takeaways From Loss To Pacers (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: How Were The Celtics Successful Against The Bucks? (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
CHI: Wendell Carter Could Be Rare Defense-First ROY  (from Michael Walton, NBC Sports):
DET: Bruce Brown Emerges As Pistons’ Biggest Surprise (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: Video Breakdown: McKinnie Bites The Wolves (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Video Breakdown: How Draymond Helped Beat The Wolves (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: Oladipo Thrives In Crunch Time (from Ben Pfeifer, 8Points,9Seconds):
MEM: Omri Casspi: Not Your Typical NBA Player (from Mark Giannotto, Commercial Appeal):
MIL: Why Have The Bucks Made Such Dramatic Improvement?  (from Sky Sports):
MIL: Better On Defense & Sticking With The Plan (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NYK: The Knicks’ Draft Class of Steals (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Westbrook’s Adjustments Are Paying Dividends  (from Lawrence George, Thunderous INtentions):
SAC: Divac Expected This  (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
WAS: Wizards Need More From Their Bench, Starting With Oubre (from Tyler Blint-Welsh, Washington Post):
The Hidden Gem: NBA Prospect Daulton Hommes At Div II Point Loma Nazarene (from Marc Ziegler, San Diego Union-Tribune):
Depth Charts: Team Rotations Right Now (from Alberto de Roa, Hoops Hype):
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Early NBA Returns: The Villanova Rookies  (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/31/18

BKN: Jarrett Allen’s Next Step Is Already Here (from Alex Liebsch, Hoops Habit):
BKN: Sean Marks Is Already One Of The NBA’s Best GMs  (from Jonathan Saponara, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Celtics Own The NBA’s Best Defense (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Celtics Notebook (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
BOS: Irving’s Return To Form (from Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston):
CHI: What Markkanen, Dunn & Valentine Will Bring When They Return (from Michael Walton, NBC Sports):
DAL: Doncic & DSJ Provide A Glimpse Of The Future (from Sam Guertler, Mavs Moneyball):
DEN:  Gary Harris Is Making A Leap As A Passer (from Jackson Frank, BBall Index):
GSW: Kevin Durant’s Crossover Move (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
GSW: Which Teams “Worry” The Dubs?  (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
GSW: Video Analysis: How Klay Got HIs 14 Threes (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
HOU: Why The Rockets’ Defense Has Been Bad (from Colin Connors, The Dream Shake):
LAC: Gallinari Is On His 3rd Act (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
MIL: Lopez & Ilyasova: The Benefits Of The Bucks’ Jumbo Frontcourt Pairing  (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIN: Derrick Rose Opens Up About Overcoming Injuries And Adversity (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
MIN: Anthony Tolliver Is The Face Of Consistency (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NYK: How Failing In Memphis Prepared Fizdale For Knicks’ Job  (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
NYK: Why Ntilikina Is Shooting More Threes (from Chris Iseman, northjersey.com):
OKC: How Paul George’s Hometown Of Palmdale Played A Role In His Journey To OKC (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
PHI: Simmons & Fultz Thrive Apart, Struggle Together (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: The Kings’ New Fast Pace Is Paying Off  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
From Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee:  https://www.sacbee.com/article220858105.html
SAS: How DeRozan Got Over Being Traded & Embraced The Spurs (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
TOR: Mastering The Little Things: Lowry In The Paint (from Samson Folk, Raptors Republic):
TOR: Kawhi Shows Why The Raptors Traded For Him (form Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Playing Trick-Or-Treat With Each Team’s Early Season Trend (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Early Season Storylines: GSW, WAS, SAC, SAS, MIL (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
How Scoring Trends Are Setting A New Bar For What Good Defense Is  (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
Three Former Teammates Tell How To Be LBJ’s Perfect Teammate (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
2019 Draft Class And Position Rankings (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/29/18

This Year’s Bucks Are Like Last Year’s Raptors – With A Freakish Upside (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
BKN: Dudley Making Impact On Young Nets (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
CLE: Why The Cavs Felt Lue Wasn’t The Right Fit For his Group (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: The Cavs Should Start The Fire Sale (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
DAL: The Mavs’ Unsung Heroes (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
DEN: Jokic & Harris Use DHO To Terrorize Defenses (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DET: The Pistons’ Week In Review (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: Warriors Used Best Play In Basketball To Beat The Nets (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
HOU: Why Are The Rockets Abandoning Their Switch-Everything Defense?  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
HOU: Carmelo Is A Big Part Of The Problem (from Nekias Duncan, BBall Index):
MIL: Refined Shot Selection Has Made Middleton A Star (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
MIL: 6 Reasons Bucks Are 6-0 (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
PHI: How The Sixers Contained Kemba (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Did Suns Find Their PG In Loss To Thunder? (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
POR: Video Breakdown: How Zach Collins Has Fared In Increased Role This Season  (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
TOR: Lorenzo Brown May Have Found Long-Term Occupancy With The Raptors (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
WAS: Don’t Look At The Sniping, Look At The Schemes (from Bryan Oringher, Bullets Forever):
WAS: Stop Blaming Porter For Wizards’ Troubles (from Matt Moore, the Action Network):
WAS: The Wizards Are Worse Than You Think (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Austin & Doc Rivers Reunite As Rivals (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Answering The Biggest 2019 Draft Questions (from Givony/Pelton/Schmitz, ESPN):