Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/7/18

Joe Ingles: From Out Of The League To Top 10 NBA SF (from Andy Larsen, KSL):
Observations On The Sixers’ Win Over The Cavs (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Markelle Fultz Is Ready To Help Sixers’ Playoff Push (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
Sixers: RoCo Flies Under The Radar (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
Why Cavs Falling To 4th In EC Is Significant (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Cavs: The Importance Of Jose Calderon (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Miles, Siakam & The Raptors’ “Bench Mob”  (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Superior Spacing Separates HOU’s Offense From OKC’s (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Timberwolves Need More From Wiggins (from Jason Patt, frzhoopz):
What The 2017-18 Season Really Means For The Lakers’ Future (from Hannah Kulik, Lakers Nation):
Wayne Ellington’s Journey To Indispensable (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Mavs: Doug McDermott May Have Found A Home (from Doug Bush, The Smoking Cuban):
Knicks: Ntilikina’s Strength Training Is Starting To Pay Dividends (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
How Playoff Seeding Tiebreakers Are Determined (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
8 Black Women Who Could Excel Coaching Men’s Basketball (from Rhiannon Walker, The Undefeated):
Draft Tracker: Who’s In & Who’s Testing (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/26/17

Jerry West On Preparing For An NBA Draft  (from Scott Howard-Cooper, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/03/23/jerry-west-talks-nba-draft-q

Detailing The Cavs’ Defensive Woes (from Ben Belden, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/an-in-depth-analysis-of-the-cavaliers-defensive-woes-bfa5196caccd#.eqsdi23mv

From Dave McMenamin, ESPN:  http://www.espn.co.uk/blog/cleveland-cavaliers/post/_/id/3850/cavs-latest-defensive-disaster-an-all-too-common-occurrence

 

 

 

Lue’s “Secret Plan” To Fix The Cavs’ Defense (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):

Read it here: Tyronn Lue’s secret plan to fix the Cavaliers’ porous defense

 

 

 

Jaylen Brown Could Change How Rookies Enter The League; Wizards Cohesive And Dangerous; More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Read it here:  http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/03/25/jaylen-brown-could-change-how-rookies-enter-league/

Saric Is Rewarding Sixers’ Faith (from Keith Pompey, Philly.com):

Read it here: http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/20170326_Dario_Saric_is_rewarding_Sixers__faith.html

From George Kondoleon, Section 215:  https://section215.com/2017/03/25/dario-saric-continues-distance-rest-rookie-class/

Richaun Holmes: Exponentially More Valuable Than Okafor To  Sixers’ Long Term Plans (from Christopher Kline,The Sixers Sense):

Read it here: Richaun Holmes Highlights Why Philadelphia 76ers Must Deal Jahlil Okafor

Knicks’ Bright Spot Willy Hernangomez (from Marc Berman, NY Post):

Read it here: http://nypost.com/2017/03/26/one-knicks-bright-spot-making-case-for-next-year/

Is Marcus Smart’s Shot Becoming A Problem For The Celtics? (from Tom Mulherin, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here: https://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/03/25/marcus-smarts-shot-becoming-problem-celtics/

Isaiah Thomas: Playing A Big Role Opening Door For Little Guys  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herlad):

Read it here: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2017/03/bulpett_isaiah_thomas_plays_big_role_across_nba_in_getting_little_guys_like

Exum Is Putting It Together (from Adam Coffman, Hoops Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/25/utah-jazz-dante-exum-putting-it-together-at-the-right-time/

From Jared Woodcox, purpleandblues.com: http://purpleandblues.com/2017/03/25/utah-jazz-its-time-for-dante-exum-to-take-burks-minutes/

Time Running Out For Jazz To Fix Rotation (from Hayden Van deMaat, purpleandblues.com):

Read it here: http://purpleandblues.com/2017/03/26/utah-jazz-running-out-of-time-to-fix-rotation/

Wayne Embry Q & A  (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/03/25/qa-legendary-nba-executive-wayne-embry

More Jokic Touches Means More Nuggets’ Wins (from Joel Rush, BSNDenver):

Read it here: http://bsndenver.com/its-not-rocket-science-more-nikola-jokic-touches-means-more-nuggets-wins/

–  Ron Baker: From Scott City To NYC (from Kathy Hanks, hutchnews.com):

Read it here: http://www.hutchnews.com/news/local_state_news/from-utica-to-madison-square-garden-ron-baker-makes-it/article_a0c5982b-a00d-5a14-a53a-78177efffbe0.html

Mavs’ Youngsters: A Work In Progress (from Matthew Postins, Scout.com):

Read it here: http://www.scout.com/nba/mavericks/story/1765906-raptors-top-mavs-kids-a-work-in-progress

Include Zubac When Speaking Of Lakers’ “Baby Core”  (from Sunit Bhakta, isportsweb.com):

Read it here: http://isportsweb.com/2017/03/25/add-ivica-zubac-los-angeles-lakers-baby-core/

Poeltl Shining With Increased Minutes (from Danny McLeod, Raptors’ Rapture):

Read it here:  https://raptorsrapture.com/2017/03/25/raptors-jakob-poeltl-shining-late-in-season/

The Suns Have The Right Attitude About Booker’s Big Night (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Read it here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/03/25/onhoop/kMu9ltdBM4prDJZ5wuH5yK/story.html

A Compilation Of Stories About Booker’s Big Night (from Adam Maynes, Valley Of The Suns):

Read it here: http://valleyofthesuns.com/2017/03/25/need-devin-booker-70-right/

The NBA Draft Is Terrible For Everyone: Repeal & Replace It (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):

Read it here: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/3/26/14973314/kill-the-nba-draft-rookies-ncaa-free-agency

Knicks’ Plumlee Finding HIs Place By Raising His Voice (from Steve Popper, northjersey.com):

Read it here: http://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/nba/knicks/2017/03/25/knicks-plumlee-finding-his-place-raising-his-voice/99618862/

Putting The Rest Issue To Rest (from Bruce Jenkins, SF Chronicle):

Read it here: http://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/jenkins/article/Putting-rest-issue-to-rest-for-now-11028204.php

Assist Points Created Rankings (from NBA.com):

Read it here: http://stats.nba.com/players/passing/#!?sort=AST_POINTS_CREATED&dir=1

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/21/17

HOU vs. DEN: The playoff series we deserve  (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/03/21/denver-nuggets-harden-jokic-playoffs/

Dragic: Central To Heat’s Turnaround (from Rob Slater All U CanHeat):

Read it here: http://allucanheat.com/2017/03/21/miami-heat-the-importance-of-goran-dragic/

Lillard Exposed Heat’s Biggest Defensive Flaw (from Mike Prada, SBNation):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2017/3/20/14984476/damian-lillard-49-points-heat-defense-hassan-whiteside

Nurkic: Ideal Pick-And-Role Partner (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://theringer.com/how-jusuf-nurkic-saved-damian-lillard-and-portlands-season-583f7f8355c6#.k1lhcf7or

Next Three Heat Opponents Are Top-10 In Scoring (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):

Read it here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article139668983.html

From Shandel Richardson, Sun-Sentinel:  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/fl-sp-miami-heat-main-20170320-story.html

The Jazz’ Role Players (from Taylor Griffin, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/utah-jazzs-depth-a-blessing-and-a-curse-89ef3144f02e#.iolbwarka

Western Conference Playoffs: X-Factors For Teams Fighting For 8th Seed (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/nba-playoff-push-x-factor-5-west-teams-still/

Eastern Conference Playoffs: X-Factors For Teams Chasing 7th And 8th Seeds  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/nba-playoff-push-x-factor-for-the-5-east-teams-still-in-it/

James Harden: Brilliant Again  (from Calvin Watkins, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/blog/houston-rockets/post/_/id/3828/james-harden-makes-another-case-for-being-mvp

Every Team’s Most Promising Prospect (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):

Read it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2698343-every-nba-teams-most-promising-prospect

David West: Playing For Fulfillment  (from Mike Finger, Express-News):

Read it here:  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/columnists/mike_finger/article/As-he-did-with-Spurs-West-chasing-more-than-a-11014255.php?cmpid=twitter-premium&t=f3e12058f7927fc3fb

ZaZa Pacuhila: Carrying On In Father’s Spirit (from Connor Letourneay, SF Chronicle):

Read it here:  http://www.sfchronicle.com/warriors/article/Warriors-Zaza-Pachulia-carries-on-in-11013192.php

Pelicans Need Patience And Continuity  (from Brett Martell, AP):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/03/20/new-orleans-pelicans-patience-continuity/?rss=true

From Scott Kushner, The Advocate: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/pelicans/article_37193456-0db1-11e7-a993-4f1aab0cc672.html

Poeltl Emerges (from Mike Ganter, Postmeadia Network):

Read it here: http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/basketball/toronto+raptors+jakob+poeltl+emerges+with+meaningful/13160420/story.html

Milos Teodosic Blog (from eurohoops.et):

Read it here: http://www.eurohoops.net/en/milos-teodosic-blog/419948/milos-teodosic-back-back-title-decision/

Jordan Crawford Is Back  (from Nico Baguio, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/jordan-crawford-is-back-6bcc4e3a95dc#.5xvk2b3wj