Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/19

BKN: Marks Won’t Let Nets’ Surprising Rise Alter His Long-Term Strategy (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: LeVert Better Than Expected In Return (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Importance Of Defining Roles (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
CHI: Otto Porter’s Bulls’  Debut  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DAL: Why Luka Loves Dallas & How The Mavs Plan To Keep it That Way (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DET: Reggie Jackson Is Adapting Well To New Role In Offense (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: Harden’s Unstoppable, Maddening, Beautiful Game (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
IND: Pritchard’s Commitment Remains Firm (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: The Clippers Might Have Won The Trade Deadline (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
LAL: Muscala’s Acquisition Was Calculated But Expensive ( from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: How The Bucks Solidified Their Roster By Adding Mirotic (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIN: Sorely Missing RoCo (from Dylan Hughes, Dunking With Wolves):
NOP: Balancing AD’s Playing Time With Future Concerns (from Associated Press):
PHI: Harris Fits Right In As Sixers Defeat Nuggets (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
POR: Video Breakdown: Blazers’ 5 Favorite Plays ( from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nguyen):
POR: New Lineup Brings New Hopes (from Dan Marang, Blazer’s Edge):
WAS: Ernie Grunfeld Interview (from Fred Katz, The Athletic)
Projecting The Buyout Market (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
From Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-daily-buyout-watch/
Q & A: Liliahn Majeed, NBA VP Of Diversity & Inclusion (from Dominique Fluker, Forbes):
– QOTD: Kenny Smith on the (non)-impact of LaVar Ball on the Lakers: ” “It’s not about dads and uncles and cousins in the NBA. It’s not like high school. The relationship is only your agent and player. As long as the agent and the player doesn’t say anything, you’re fine.”
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/28/19

ATL: Breaking Down The Pick & Roll Coverage The NBA Is Throwing At Trae Young (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: The Hawks’ Turnover Problem (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Growing Injury List Puts “Next Man Up” To The Test  (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
From Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index:  https://www.bball-index.com/nets-game-50-2019/
BOS: Celtics Still Look Like Dubs’ Biggest Threat (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
DEN: How Beasley Became Nuggets’ Deadliest Weapon From Downtown (from Sean Keeler, Denver Post):
GSW: Video Breakdown: How The Dubs Beat The Celtics With Clutch Defensive Play (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Video Analysis: Steph & DMC Fake A Pick & Roll (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
HOU: Takeaways From Win Over Magic (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: Harden’s Transcendent Step-Back (from Thomas Beller, The New Yorker):
IND: 3 Keys To Unlocking The Pacers’ Offense Without Oladipo (from Ben Pfeifer, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Seeing The Game Through Rondo’s Eyes (from Kevin Ding, lakers.com):
LAL: Zubac Is Showing Potential (from Christian Rivas, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Ellington Turns Waiting Time Into Winning Game (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIL: Jon Horst, The Bucks’ Unsung Hero (from Mitchell Maurer, Brew Hoop):
MIN: Takeaways From Loss To Jazz (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
MIN: Wolves’ Defense Costs Them Again (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: Meet Ryan Saunders, NBA’s 1st Millennial Head Coach (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
OKC: PG-13 Continued His MVP Caliber Play Against The Bucks (from Royce Young, ESPN):
PHI: Three Sixers Observations: Simmons, Shamet, Redick (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
*SAC: Where Does MBIII Go From Here? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
UTA: Offense, Not Defense Beat The Wolves (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Gobert Is An All-Star (from Tavan Parker, BBall Index):
AD Trade Talk Is The NBA’s Biggest Story (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Why The Celtics Can’t Trade For AD This Year (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
Trade Deadline Buyers & Sellers To Watch (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Takeaways From This Weekends Potential Finals Previews (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
The Week In Review: Dame, CJ  & Seth; KAT, Iguodala, Pat Patterson, Okafor  (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
How The NBA Changed Their Minds About European Player Development Style  (from Brice Paterik, Mavs Moneyball):
How To Evaluate Big Man Defense In The Draft (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):

*SAC: Where Does MBIII Go From Here? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/24/19

BOS: Tatum Is Attacking & It Is Driving Celtics To Another Level (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Cavs (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: That 9 Pass Play Was Celtics Basketball (from Jeff Clark, Celtics Blog):
DEN: The Nuggets Are Inexperienced & Precocious (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
HOU: Explaining The Danuel House Move (from Jonathan Feigen, Housotn Chronicle):
MEM:  Q & A: Marc Gasol (from Peter Edmiston, The Athletic):
MIA: Winslow Emerges From “Dark Time” To Find Happiness On & Off Court (from Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald):
MIN: Wolves Practice The Wheres & Whys Of Taking A Good Shot (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
MIN: KAT Is On Fire (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
NOP: Holiday’s Defense Might Save The Season (from John Butler III, Hoops Habit):
ORL: How Magic Assistant Coaches Chart During Games (from Josh Robbins, The Athletic):
PHI: Developing The Embiid/Butler Pairing (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
POR: Blazers’ Assistant Dale Osbourne’s Journey (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAC: Hield Has Become On The NBA’s Best Shooters (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
UTA: Donovan Mitchell Has Been Turning It Around In January (from Daniel Lubofsky, Hoops Habit):
WAS: The Wizards Are Playing Their Best Defense Of The Season (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: Bradley Beal Is Strong (from Nate Wolf, BBall Index):
Schedule Alert: Tricky Games In The NBA Playoff Race (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Players Who Can’t Be Aggregated In Trades (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
An Updated Look At Draft Pick Protection Obligations (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
How Ja Morant Became A Surprise Top-3 Draft Prospect (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/19/19

ATL: Trae Young Is The Offensive Fulcrum The Hawks Need (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Kenny Atkinson Puts Players In Position To Succeed (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
BKN: Understanding Joe Harris’ Value (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
*BKN: Nets EuroStash Sasha Vezenkov Reclaims Form (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
BOS: How Baynes’ Return Is Fixing What’s Broken (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS:  Using A Horford-Baynes Combo  (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
From Marc D’Amico/Taylor Snow, Celtics.com: https://www.nba.com/celtics/news/post-ups
CHA: Hornets’ Signs Of Life (from Spencer Percy, Queen City Hoops):
GSW: Cousins Impresses In Dubs’ Debut (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
GSW: What Will Rotations Look Like With DMC? (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
HOU: What Changed PJ Tucker’s Mind About Coming Back To The NBA? (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
IND: Alize Johnson Is Showing Great Promise In The G-League (from Tony East, BBall Iindex):
LAL: Zubac Is Hitting His Stride (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
MIN: A Quick Look At The Ryan Saunders Offense (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall Index):
OKC: Paul George Is The Most Disruptive Force In The NBA (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
ORL: Gordon Has Improved His Three-Point Shooting Coming Off Screens (from Josh Cohen, Magic.com):
POR: Seth Curry, Sharpshooter (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAC: The Kings’ New Bench Mob (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAC: Harry Giles Is Filling In The Kings’ Defensive Gaps (from Tim Maxwell, Sactown Royalty):
SAC Joerger: “Shumpert Has Been Tremendous For Us” (from Christopher Cason,  NBA.com):
SAS: LaMarcus Aldridge Has Turned His Season Around (from Jared Johnson, Bball Index):
UTA: Mitchell Continues To Thrive As Fill-In PG (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):

*BKN: Nets EuroStash Sasha Vezenkov Reclaims Form (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/7/18

BKN: D’Angelo Russell Has Become The Leader (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Celtics Have A Top-10 Offense Without Scoring In The Paint Or From The FT Line (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Hayward Keeps Improving (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
DAL: The Mavs Key To Keeping Players Fresh: Blood Samples (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
DEN: The Contagious Passing Of Nikola Jokic Has The Nuggets On Top (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
Read and watch it here:  https://fansided.com/2019/01/07/nikola-jokic-nuggets-contagious-passing/

HOU: Harden & True Shooting Charts (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
HOU: Austin Rivers Has Been A Great Addition So Far (form Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
IND: Q & A: Myles Turner (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
LAL: Film Room: How The Lakers Have Changed Lonzo’s Role Without LBJ (from Pete Zayas, Silver Screen & Roll):
LAL: Solving Lakers’ FT Woes Will Be Difficult But Not Impossible (from Dr. Rajpal Brar, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: George Hill Is Doing The Little Things (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
MIN: Questions For The Wolves Going Forward (from A Wolf Among Wolves):
MIN: The Wolves’ PG Issues (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
ORL: Isaac Is Straddling The Magic’s Present & Future (from Philip Rossman Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Ben Simmons Is Not Holding The Sixers Back (from Ben Detrick, The Ringer):
SAC: Bogdanovic: King’s Offensive Ace (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
SAS: Spurs’ Unlikely Starting Backcourt Finds Its Way (from Jeff McDonald, Express News):
TOR: Serge Ibaka’s Career Year At Center (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
TOR: Raptors Face Back-End Decisions (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
UTA: Here’s What Mitchell Is Seeing Differently From Defenses In Year Two (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
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