Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/5/18

BOS: How The Celtics Defend Giannis (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Are The Celtics Relying Too Much On The Three-Pointer?  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
CHI: Zach Lavine Is Rising To The Occasion  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DEN: Mason Plumlee Has Reversed The Narrative (from Brendan Vogt/Adam Mares, DenverStiffs):
GSW: Curry Is Cookin’ Like It’s 2016 (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
GSW: Q & A: Alfonzo McKinnie (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW: Q & A: Jonas Jerebko (from Raul Barrigon, Hoops Hype):
HOU: Bdzelik Returning To Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Read it here:  https://www.chron.com/sports/rockets/article/Jeff-Bzdelik-returning-to-Rockets-13363819.php

NYK: Film Notes: Damyean Dotson & Mitchell Robinson (from Zach DiLuzio):
PHI: Will Fultz & Sixers Build Each Other Up, Or Derail Each Other Trying?  (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
PHI: Brett Brown Feels For TJ McConnell (from Jack McCaffery, Delco Times):
PHO: Mikal Bridges Might Round Out Suns’ “Big 3”  (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
POR: Expected Or Not, Blazers Win Early (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAS: Poeltl Plans To “Play More Freely” (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: Moving Ibaka To “5” Is Paying Dividends (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
4th Quarter Breakdown: Pacers Vs Celtics (from Adam Spinella, Box And One):
Fultz & Hayward & The Short-Term/Long-Term Balancing Act  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Sophomore Ladder: The Top 10 (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Breakout & Surprise Leap Players (from Dan Favale, Bleacher report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/3/18

ATL: Rookie Kevin Huerter: Off To A Hot Start (from Chris Guest, Soaring Dow South):
BOS: Kyrie’s Strong Effort Impacts Celtics’ Defense (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Hayward’s New Normal Is Starting To Look Like His Old Normal (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
CHI: Blakeney’s Growth From G-League To One Of NBA’s Hottest Shooters (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
CHI: Is LaVine Living Up To is Price Tag?  (from Jake Paynting, Def Pen):
GSW: How Draymond Elevated The Dubs’ Defense (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: D’Antoni: There Is Only One Way To Defend The Dubs (from Lloyd Johnson,  Express):
LAL: McGee’s Positive Play Highlights Lakers’ Biggest Weakness (from Honi, Lakers Outsiders):
MEM: How Gasol Is Leading The Grizzlies’ Defensive Resurgence (from Peter Edmiston, The Athletic):
MIL: How Giannis Dominates Without A Jumper (from Coach Nick, BBallBreakdown/The Athletic):
NYK: Trier Has Been A Pleasant Surprise (from Adam Zagoria, Arizona Daily Star):
PHI: An Aggressive Fultz Will Flourish (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
PHI:  Embiid Can Help Sixers’ Spacing (from Brian Murphy, Liberty Ballers):
POR: How The Blazers Are Regaining Respect (from Shane Young, Medium):
SAS: LaMarcus Aldridge & The Success Of Little Things (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
UTA: How Joe Ingles Went From NBA Heartache To Being The Heartbeat Of The Jazz (from Tony Jones, The Athletic):
WAS: Time To Tear It Down (from Jerry Brewer, Washington Post):
WAS: Just How Bad Is The Wizards’ Defense? (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Some Surprising Early Season Trends & How They Will Play Out (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
LeBron Doc Explores NBA’s Gradual Embrace Of Social Activism  (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
Jemele Hill: Socially Conscious Voice  (from Chris Barton, LA Times):

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

BKN: LeVert Gets The Call As Opening Night Starter (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BOS: Bench Spells The Difference In Opening Win  (from Sid Ventura, ESPN):
BOS: The Celtics Passed Their 1st Test (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Hayward’s Return (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
BOS: Celtics Flaunt How Many Ways They Can Win (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
CLE: Why The Cavs Are Against Tanking (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: How To Watch Doncic (from Pelton, Givony, Schmitz, ESPN):
DAL: Video: Why Doncic Is The ROY Favorite (from  ESPN):
DEN: Jamal Murray: Growing Into Leadership Role (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Dwane Casey’s System (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: For The Dubs, Size Matters, Even Without DMC  (from Adrian Dy, ABS-CBN):
IND: Five Questions (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MEM: JaMychal Green: Ready To Do The Dirty Work (from Michael Inabinett, AL Sports):
MIN: What Has To Go Right For The Season To Go Well (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NOP: Signs Point To A Jahlil Okafor Comeback  (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
PHI: Film Review: Sixers’ Big Picture Concerns (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: Joerger Has Simplified The  Playbook & Checked Analytics (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
TOR: Raptors’ Gamble Rests On Defensive Improvement (from Michael Grange, Sportsnet.ca):
TOR: What Makes Kawhi So Good?  (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
Opening Night Takeaways (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
– A League Scout’s WC Team-By-Team Take (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
For Lottery Pick Flameouts, There Can Be A Chance At Redemption (from Howard Megdal, The ASthletic):
AI’s Mom: Being Ann Iverson (from Maya Jones, The Undefeated):
2018-19’s Burning Questions (from ESPN):
Each Team’s Top 2018-19 Storyline (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
For Japan, NBA 101 Is Now In Session (from Jere Longman, NY Times):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/13/18

ATL: Trae Young Can Unlock His Star Potential By Improving Off The Ball (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
ATL: Alex Len To Play Vital Role In Hawks’ Offensive Scheme (from Kevin Chouinard, hawks.com):
BKN: Jarrett Allen: Living Up To The Hype (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
BOS: Hayward: The Bumps At The End Of Comeback Trail Hurt, Too (from Jay King, The Athletic):
BOS: Amid The Hoopla, Don’t Forget About The Bigs (from Mard D’Amico, celtics.com):
CHI: Q & A: Zach Lavine  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
CHI: Frontcourt Continues To Gain Clarity In Markkanen’s Absence (from Mark Strotman, NBC Sports):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith  (from bulls.com):
CLE: Preseason Observations (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
GSW:  Damian Jones Earns Starting Center Job (from Logan Murdock, Mercury News):
IND: No Excuses As Pacers Go Back To Work  (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
IND: Myles Turner Sees Pacers Reaching New Heights (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
MIL: Bucks Want Opponents To Earn Their Points This Season (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
NYK: Knox Will “Take His Lumps” As Starting SF (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
ORL: Isaac’s Length Changes The Defense (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Ben Simmons’ Roadmap To Improving  (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
PHI: Simmons Has His Native Australia Obsessed  (from Mike Jensen, philly.com):
PHO: The Suns Should Not Sign Jamal Crawford (from Kyle Manthe, Valley Of The Suns):
POR: Q & A: Terry Stotts (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAS: Bryn Forbes Slides Into NBA’s Most Cursed Role (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
UTA: Perfect Preseason Provides Answers & More Questions (from Dan Clayton, Salt City Hoops):
UTA: Exum Could Be In Best Situation Of His Career This Season (from Kyle Standfield, Pick And Roll):
Numbers Game: The Future Of Sports Stats (from Jack Malooley, chicagomag.com):
Who Gets An Extension? (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Tex Winter: Far More Than Just The Triangle Pioneer (from Jack McCallum, Sports Illustrated):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/8/18

ATL: The Hawks Took A Big Step Backwards Defensively Last Season  (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
BOS: Terry Rozier’s Dad Sees Him Play In NBA For 1st Time (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
BOS: Video: Gordon Hayward – The Return, Part One (from The Athletic):
CHA: Hornets’ Preseason: What’s Left To Decide? (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Cavs Adjust Shot Clock At Practice To Help Ensure Faster Pace (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: 6 Players Are Fighting For The Cavs’ Last Roster Spot.  Their Stories Are Compelling  (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DET: Blake Griffin’s Role Under New Coach Casey (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
DET: The Pistons Have Improved Defensively In Each Of The Past Four Seasons (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
GSW: Q & A: Danuel House (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW:  DMC’s Unusual Situation: Why His 1st Season With Dubs Might Be His Last (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
GSW: How Long Do Dubs Enjoy Championship Before Preparing For Next Season? (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: MCW’s New Role: So Far, So Good  (from Colin Connors, The Dream Shake):
IND: Why Tyreke Signed With The Pacers (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
IND: Pacers: Now Featuring More Than 8 Rotation Players (from 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Why The Lakers Will Thrive At Being Positionless (from Jason Reed, LA Sports Hub):
LAL: How LBJ Will Bolster The Lakers’ Transition Game (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIN: Inside The Play: KAT’s Corner Three (from Lucas Seehafer, A Wolf Among Wolves):
MIN: Butler Status Update (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
NYK: How Fizdale Is Evaluating Knicks’ PG “Competition” (from Chris Iseman, northjersey.com):
NYK: Fizdale Has Been The Real Star Of The Preseason (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: New Assistant Coach Bob Beyer’s Offensive Philosophy (from Jordan Buckamneer, Thunderous Intentions):
ORL: Jonathon Simmons Is Impressing Coach Clifford With Toughness & Fearlessness (from John Denton, magic.com):
POR: Nurkic: A Few Added Threes Could Be Plenty (from Mike Tokito, Forbes):
WAS: Dwight Howard’s back Injury Is Forcing Him To Miss Benefits Of Preseason (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: Austin Rivers Is An Ideal Fit In Wizards’ System (from Zach Rosen, washingtonwizrds.com):
Q & A: NBA Officiating VP Monty McCutcheon (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Feature Film: 2018-19 Preseason (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 21-30  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):