Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/4/18

How Paul George Changed His Game For OKC (from Royce Young, ESPN):
How The Thunder Are Evolving (from Dave Schilling, Bleacher Report):
The West Still Doesn’t Have An Answer For The Dubs’ Small-Ball Center (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Is Durant The DPOY?  (from Eric Apricot, BBall Breakdown):
Kelly Oubre Is Becoming The Wizards’ X-Factor (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Gerald Green Is Sort Of Perfect For The Rockets (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
So DeRozan Is A 3-Point Shooter Now? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
More On The NBA Draft & Why The Tallest Men Can’t Dribble (from Andrew Johnson, Nylon Calculus):
Hornets Believe They Are Turning The Corner But It May Not Matter (from Wes Goldberg, Fanrag Sports):
Nuggets: Malone Knows He Needs To Expand The Rotation (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Trae Young: The Curry Generation Has Reached College Basketball (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Heat: Small-Ball Approach Is Proving Invaluable (from Simon Smith, All U Can Heat):
Jarrett Allen Has Arrived (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Another Reminder Of Popovich’s Greatness (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
3 Dates: Impending Roster Decisions, Implications & Likely Outcomes (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Tyus Jones’ Contributions As Wolves’ Starting PG (from Cooper Langby, Dunking With Wolves):
Grizzlies: Wayne Selden Should Be Key Player For The Future (from Parker Fleming, Beale Street Bears):
Suns: Why Triano Benched Josh Jackson (from Scott Bordow, azcentral):
Video Breakdown: Some Best Sets (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Why George Hill & The Kings Are A Mismatch (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
– Hawks:  Tyler Cavanuagh’s Remarkable Journey (from Chris Vivlamore, myajc.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/14/17 PART ONE

Grizzlies Have No Identity, And Hard Questions (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Durant Has Warriors Rolling Without Curry (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
Shaun Livingston Helps Ease The Sting Of Curry’s Absence (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
The Dubs Are Blocking Shots At A Staggering Rate (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
CP3 At 12-0: “We’re Playing The Right Way & Still Trying To Get Better” (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Ryan Anderson Is Providing Good Value (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
Popovich, Kerr & Stevens: Behind The Best Coaching Minds (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Film Room: Steven Adams: “Reverse” Floor Spacer (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
Thunder’s Offense: Stagnant, Despite Win (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
Kanter, Oladipo, Kawhi, Baynes, LBJ (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
Richaun Holmes: An Important Part of Sixers’ Future (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Buddy Hield:  Catch & Shoot Sniper Off The Bench (from Philip Barnett, Yardbarker):
Which Way Are The Kings Going?  (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Pressure Mounts On Wolves Amid Successful Start (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
KAT’s Disappointing Offense (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Bucks: Positives Since The Bledsoe Trade (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
Shane Larkin: Making The Most Of Limited Minutes (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
KCP: Unspectacular & Essential (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
SVG Is Irked By Different Rules Being Used To Officiate Boban (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Jazz: Stuck Between Bricks & A Hard Place (from Ben Anderson, ksl.com):
Dwight Howard: New Energy In Charlotte (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
Antonius Cleveland Hopes To Be Major Help To Mavs’ Defense (from Bobby Karalla, mavs.com):
Isaac Austin Encourages Positivity In Overcoming Challenges (from Joseph Yeh, Focus Taiwan):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/15/17 PART ONE

How The Celtics Became The NBA’s Hottest Team (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Anatomy Of The Celtics’ Win Streak (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Brett Brown: The Process’ Survivor (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
How The Blazers Brought Out The Worst In The Nuggets (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Q&A: Kyle Korver (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Q&A: Kyle Kuzma (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Q&A: Dennis Smith, Jr. (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
DMC’s Dominance (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
DMC’s Benching: Performance Or Strategy-Based?  (from Chris Conner, Pelican Debrief):
Why OKC Has Been Bad In Close Games (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
How The Spurs Stay Afloat Minus Kawhi (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Is Belinelli’s Career Year Happening In Season 11?  (from KL Chouinard, hawks.com):
Knicks Are More Confident “Running Hornacek’s Stuff”  (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Will Raptors’ Changed Offense Work In The Postseason? (from Tim Bontemps, Washingotn Post):
Hardaway & The Knicks: An Ideal Fit (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Rockets’ Defensive Emphasis Stresses Switching Assignments (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Is This The Real Jeremy Lamb? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
Jonathan Simmons: Toughness And Determination (from John Denton, magic.com):
Wolves’ Film Breakdown: Active Hands (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Ben Simmons: Forcefully Reminding The Basketball World Of His Talent  (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Robert Covington: Leading By Example (from Rusty Gorleick, The Sixer Sense):
Suns: Lack Of PG Production Is Becoming A Problem (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Joe Harris: Getting Shots & Respect (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Shabazz Napier: Earning His Minutes (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Q&A: Bernard King (from Ali Danois, The Shadow League):
Cavs: The Irving Trade Didn’t Cause The Crisis  (from Zachary Tenner, Sir Charles In Charge):
LBJ Is Unstoppable But The Cavs Are In Trouble (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
LBJ’s Most Unstoppable Shot (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
The Rockets Are Shooting Even More 3s & It Is Working (form Tim Cato, SBNation):
Lakers’ Practice Notes: Clarkson, Kuzma, Vander Blue,Thomas Bryant (from Serena Winters, Lakers Nation):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/7/17 PART ONE

Blake Griffin Has Been Playing Moreyball (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
The Clippers Are All-In On Griffin (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
The Magic’s Sustainability: For This Year & Beyond (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
How Orlando Has Flipped The Script (from Andrew Bernucca, The Step Back):
Orlando Misses Payton’s Attacking (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):
Tony Snell: Perfect Bucks’ Role Player (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Pacers: What To Make Of Stephenson’s Play So Far (from Tony East, 8points9seonds.com):
Nets: RHJ Is Blossoming (from Dylan Hughes, 16 Wins):
Rookie Update: The Lakers: Ball, Kuzma, Hart (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
How Kuzma Has Emerged As A Potential Lakers’ Cornerstone (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
A Closer Look At Marcus Smart’s Shooting Form (from Jeff Weiss, Hashtag Basketball):
A Look At The Timberwolves’ Defense (from Eric, Canis Hoopus):
OKC Defense: What Needs To Be Cleaned Up (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Behind The Cavs’ Defensive Disaster (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Ben Simmons: Elite Without A Jumper (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Rockets: Taking Three-Point Shooting To Unseen Levels (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
LeVert Has Value Even When His Shots Don’t Fall (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Cavs: Korver Shouldn’t Have To Play This Well (from Zack Geoghegan, Fear The Sword):
Lowry: Struggling With The Raptors’ New Approach (from Doug Smith, The Star):
It’s Time Gregg Popovich Finally Has His Moment (from Jeff Weiss, Dim Mage):
G-League: Are Tryouts More Valuable Than Going Into The Draft? (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/16/17

The 4-Year Rebuild That Has Transformed The Celtics (from Chris Forsberg/Luke Knox, ESPN):
Markelle Fultz’ Potential (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Ideal Laker Playbook (from Forum Blue And Gold):
Designing A Great Offense (from Forum Blue And Gold):
2017-18 Breakouts: Three Players With New Roles (from Eric Spyropolous, NBA Math):
Cousins Is An Elite Scorer, Jokic Is An Elite Basketball Player (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
Top 2018 Draft Prospects (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Dejounte Murray: Replacing Tony Parker (from PSherman42, Pounding The Rock):
Wolves’ Backup PG Duty: Tyus Jones (from Andy Grimsrud, A Wolf Among Wolves):
Transition Program Helps Rookies Avoid Financial, Social Pitfalls (from AJ Neuharth-Keusch, USA Today):
Best Ball Fakes From 2017 Season (from NBA.com):