Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/30/18

OKC’s 2018 Success (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
4 Thoughts On The GSW-BOS Game (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
8 Observations (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Blazers: Ed Davis Accepts & Excels In His Role (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Bucks: Finding Sterling Brown (from Max Carlin, Behind The Buck Pass):
Game Control & A New Take On Team Metrics (from Dan Loman, Nylon Calculus):
Closure On 3-Point Team Defense (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Celtics: Theis Has Become An Elite Role Player (from Marc D’Amico,
The Domino Effect Of Tristan Thompson’s Return To The Starting Lineup (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Cavs: Gilbert’s Mistakes Pushing Team To Breaking Point (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
How NOP & OKC Adjust To Losing DMC & Roberson Will Shape The WC Playoffs (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Reflecting On DMC’s Injury (from Nathaniel Friedman, GQ):
Sabonis, Turner: Forming A Tag Team (from Mark Monteith,
The Bucks’ Great Defensive Experiment Is Over (from Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
Jabari Parker To Make Season Debut On Friday (from Matt Velazquez,
Kerr: Why Steph Is Better Than Ever (from Melissa Rohlin, Mercury News):
Heat: Breaking The Mold In Their Quest For Success (from Simon Smith, All U Can Heat):
Jeff Teague Needs A Timeout (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Tyrone Wallace: Pros & Cons Of Playing On A Two-Way Contract (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
The Rehab Grind (from Gordon Hayward):
NOTE:  No LAC-DET Trade Stories?  Never fear: BI will publish a special trade edition later today.  Stay tuned!

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/1/17 PART ONE

The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How Is Simmons Dominating Without A Jumper?  (from Matt Chin, NBA Math):
Sixers’ Legendary Stats Crew Has Counted It All: From Wilt To JoJo  (from Keith Mike Jensen,
Porzingis Is Unstoppable (from Mike Vorkunov, VICE Sports):
Defining The Six Most Important Teams, Besides GSW  (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Why Epic Comebacks Are Becoming Routine (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Best Team-Rookie Pairings From Early NBA Season (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Bulls: Promising Signs From Markkanen & Dunn (from Steve Aschburner,
Horford’s Stealth Impact On Winning (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Kyrie Irving Has All The Answers (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Harrison Barnes Is Playing More Aggressively This Season (from Dalton Trigg, Mavs Moneyball):
Only Gasol Can Save The Grizzlies’ Season (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Lonzo Ball: Learning To Be More Assertive (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
The Spurs’ Collective Patience, Instincts, Selflessness (from Mark Travis, Pounding The Rock):
The Basketball Dictionary: “Drop”, Part One  (from Dylan Murphy,
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What We Know About Hayward’s Recovery And Eventual Return (from Nicole Yang,
Sixers: Succeeding With Passing & Hustle (from
Brandon Ingram: Quietly Making Great Progress (from Dicky Fung, Silver Screen And Roll):
Kyle Korver’s Effectiveness (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
Al Jefferson’s Locker Room Presence (from Mark Monteith,


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/18/17

OKC & HOU: Does It Matter That There Is Only One Basketball?  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Will Jrue Holiday Benefit From Playing Shooting Guard? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Hayward’s Injury Has Changed The Celtics’ Trajectory (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Hayward’s Injury: Understanding The Early News (from Jeff Stotts, In Street Clothes):
With Butler Joining Wiggins & Towns, Can The Wolves Become Elite? (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Presenting The Archetypes For The 2017-18 Season (from Jared Dubin, Dime Mag):
“Betaball” Excerpt: Draymond Green (from Eric Malinowski, Dime Mag):
The Weirdest NBA Season Is Finally Here (from Nathanial Friedman/Eric Freeman, GQ):
Opening Night Observations (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
12 MVP Candidates (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
What Nurkic Brings To The Blazers (from Ben Gordon, 94 Feet Report):
 – The Starting 5 (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Will Andre Drummond Get Another Shot At Stardom? (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Video Analysis: RHJ’s Improved Game (from Nicholas LeTourneau, Nets Daiily):
30 People Who Will Define This Season (from Dave Zarum,
Players Who Deserve More Run (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):

Refreshed Dragic: Ready For New Season (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):

How The Warriors Plan To Balance Work & Fun (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Knicks Preview (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Knicks: Pick-And-Roll Should Be Key On Offense (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/2/17

Hawks’ Offensive Playbook: Off-Ball Screens, Part Two (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
Scout Breaks Down Cavs’ New Additions Young Talent (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
Celtics Need Hayward’s & Irving’s Shot Creation (from Ian Levy,
Hayward Will Get Even Better Thanks To Irving Trade (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
How Does Irving Fit Into Celtics’ Game Plan? (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS-CLE Trade Analysis  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Avery Bradley Will Bring Versatility & Efficiency To Pistons’ Offense (from David Fernandez, Detroit Bad Boys):
The Dizzying Highs Of Added Spacing & Perilous Lows Of Limited Shooters  (from Tony East, NBA Math):
Kings: Coach Joerger Discusses Rotation Plans (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
Timberwolves Film Festival: Butler-Towns Pick-And-Roll, Part Three (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Wiggins, Towns & “Two-Way” Play  (from Andy Grimsrud, A Wolf Among Wolves):
Russ Smith Is Trying To Score His Way Back INto The NBA (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/26/17

Why Hayward Is The FA The Celtics Needed  (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
–  The Proving Grounds: Jusuf Nurkic (from Brady Klopfer, Bball Breakdown):
Blazers Dump Crabbe To Nets (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
–  Celtics Overhaul Sports Medicine, Strength Training Departments  (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Making Basketball Easy For Stanley Johnson Through Proper Spacing And Timing (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Karl-Anthony Towns And The Next Steps To Greatness (from Dan Slaubaugh,
Rose Can Still Be Effective In A Defined Role (from Maxwell Ogden, Hoops Habit):
Richaun Holmes: Embiid’s Perfect Backup  (from Daniel Stets, The SixerSense):
 Redick’s Contract Wasn’t An Overpay  (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Ushering In The Modern Era Of Thunder Basketball  (from Pierce Trahan, Daily Thunder):
–  DMC/AD: Focusing On “Chemistry” During Summer Workouts (from William Guillory,
Jaron Blossomgame Springs Forward  (from Lorne Chan,
Scoring Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be (from Brian Sampson,  NBA Math):