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 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, Sportsnet.ca):
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 10/10/17

Don’t Try To Change Jimmy Butler (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Steph Curry: Democracy In Action  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
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The Devin Booker Hype Train: How Valid?  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Video Breakdown: “21 Series” Can Help Unlock Rockets’ Offense (from Alykhan Bijani, Fansided):
Film Room: Aaron Gordon’s Offensive Development (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Anonymous NBA Scouts Preview The Southwest (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Anonymous NBA Scouts Preview The Southeast (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Anonymous Scouts Preview The Atlantic (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
How Denver Is Stealing The Warriors’ Championship Blueprint (from Micah Adams, ESPN):
Nuggets: Juancho Hernangomez Has Earned A Rotation Spot (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs);
How Andre Roberson Complements The New Look Thunder (from Ben Gordon, 94 Feet Report):
Can Schroder Drive The Hawks Offense? (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Deep Dive: Wiggins Vs. Advanced Statistics (from Josh Clement, Canis Hoopus):
The Next Offensive Evolution: Scoring Without Dribbling (from Seldon John Levasseur. 94 Feet Report):
Here Comes Ben Simmons (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
So You Think You Know Lonzo Ball (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
Raptors’ Practice Offers Insight Into Coaches’ Priorities (from Brian Boake, Raptors Rapture):
Meet Semi Ojeleye (from Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com):
Preseason Notes & Observations (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
How Rookie Extension Deals Are Shaping Up (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Suns Had Biggest Drop In 3-Pt Attempts (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
No Offense In Atlanta (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Irving’s Dribbling Won’t Be An Issue (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
How Towns Can Improve His Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Why Fultz Changed His FT Motion (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Wolves’ Assistant John Lucas III’s Role Models: His Dad & Coach Thibs (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
All Aboard The Jonathan Isaac Hype Train (from Luke Duffy, Hoops Habit):
Assessing The Current State Of The Nuggets (from Rafael Torres, digindenver.com):
J.R. Henderson Still Navigating Through Pro Ball – At 41  (from Noah Perkins, Bakersfield.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/7/17

Miami Has A Deep, Talented Roster & A Top-Four Coach  (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Q & A: Eric Malinowski, Author Of Betaball (from Matt Giles, Longreads):
– Justise Winslow’s True Test Will Come (from Ira Winderman, SunSentiel):
Q & A: Malcolm Delaney  (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
One Way Each Team Can Improve (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Magic Want Vucevic To Embrace The Trey (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Hawks’ Collins Has Set His Sights High (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Jayson Tatum: In A Unique Position With The Celtics  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Thunder Show Offensive Potential (from Royce Young, ESPN):
In Playoffs, OKC Collapsed w/o Westbrook (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
CP3/Rockets: A Clash In Shot Selection (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
The Raptors’ Young Bench  (from Demar Grant, Tip Of The Tower):
Aaron Gordon: Taking His Game To The Next Level (from John Denton, Magic.com):
The Importance Of Defensive Rebounding (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
Why Okafor’s Trade Value Is Rising (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 51-60 (from Sportando):
Gian Clavell: Impressing In Early Preseason Games (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Blazers: Replacing Crabbe (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
Should The NBA Adopt These G-League Rules?  (from Donnovan Bennett, Sportsnet.ca):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/4/17

How Will CP3 Fare As Part-Time Shooting Guard?  (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
D’Angelo Russell Gets The New Start He Needs (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Heat: Josh Richardson Adds A Unique Dimension (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
Butler Eases Wolves’ Scoring Burden (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Lakers’ Poor Defense Started In Transition (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Love Positioned To Serve As Cavs’ Connective Tissue (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Crowder: Cavs Practicing Now To Guard Dubs Later (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Vander Blue Has One Goal: To Stick With Lakers (from Chris Palmer, The Undefeated):
Lakers Enter The Kuzma Era (from Shane Young, BBall Breakdown):
Most Important Players: Southwest Division  (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Podcast: Pacers Offense & Sets (from Cranjis McBasketball, Locked On Pacers):
Preseason Game #1: Mavs’ Weird And Awesome Bench Lineup (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
Each Team’s Potential Breakout Star (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Kings: Frank Mason Is Prepared To Play (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 81-90  (from Sportando):
Baynes’ Effect On Celtics’ Defense (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
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Celtics: Who Is Daniel Theis? (from Nik DeCosta Klipa):
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