Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/24/17

Q & A: Celtics’ Director Of Player Personnel Austin Ainge  (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Journal):
Video Breakdown:  What Is A Slot Screen & How Do NBA Teams Use It?  (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Nuggets: The Impact Of Adding Millsap (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Film Room: Jokic’s Efficiency  (from Tom West, Nugg Love):
Can A SF Breakout Save The Pelicans? (from Matt Cianfrone, Fansided):
FA Bargain: Mbah A Moute (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Jeanie Buss: Lakers’ Wonder Woman (from Bill Oram, OC Register):
Why Harden’s Defense Will Improve  (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Sunday’s Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Undrafted Treasure: Jalen Moore  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside);
–  The Pistons’ Improved 3-Point Shooting (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Stanley Johnson Can Make Things Easier For Himself With  More Cuts (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Jared Sullinger’s Future  (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
How The Thunder Ended Up Paying Millions To Ronnie Price (from Fred Katz, CNHI):
Nik Stauskas: An In-Depth Look (from Daniel Stets, The Sixer Sense):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/14/17

Dennis Smith: The Perfect Next Face Of The Mavs (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
NBA Scouts On Dennis Smith, Jr. (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
FA Fit: CP3 On The Rockets (from Mike O’Connor, BBall Breakdown):
Ekpe Udoh Is Back, Better Than Ever (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
How Sean Marks Is Saving The Nets (from Morgan Dunn, Sir Charles In Charge):
A Fair Appraisal Of Nikola Jokic (from Paul Headley, 16 Wins):
The Cavs Are Standing Idle And It Might Cost Them LBJ (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The NBA’s New Breed Of Big Men: Joel Embid  (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Summer League Review (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):
LV Summer League Day 7 Standouts (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
6 Young Execs Likely To Become GMs (from Brian Rauf, Chat Sports):
Why Warriors Prefer Klay Thompson Over Paul George (from Monte Poole, csnbayarea):
Avery Bradley: Pistons May Have Found Their “Glue Guy”  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Celtics Trying To Utilize Zizic’s Strengths (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Lonzo Ball’s Agent Harrison Gaines Q & A (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/27/17

From Compton To MVP Race, Westbrook & Harden Always Kept Each Other On Notice (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):
Markelle Fultz Scouting Report (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Sports):
Draymond Green: Revolutionary Defensive Genius (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Dejounte Murray’s Time Is Coming (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
Hartenstein Brings Future Versatility To Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Anunoby: Rehab “Ahead Of Schedule” (from Associated Press):
Finding International Talent Important To Sixers Approach (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):
Pacers Face Difficult Decision (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
 – What’s Next For The Thunder? (from Royce Young, ESPN):

Jerry West’s Role With The Clippers (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):

How Iverson Finally Found His Way Home (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/12/17

SAS-HOU Series Takeaways (from Connor Learn, Fansided):
SAS 114, HOU 75 (from 16 Wins):
Jonathon Simmons: Raising His Game At The Right Time (from Tom West, 16 Wins):
Romp Shows Wisdom In Spurs’ Plan (from Mike Finger, Express-News):
There Is More Than One Way To Win In The NBA (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Patty Mills’ Value (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
BOS-WAS: Things To Watch (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How IT Torched The Wizards In Game 5 Without Scoring (from Scott Rafferty, The Sporting News):
Jaylen Brown: Huge In Game 5 And Possible Key Going Forward (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Avery Bradley’s Defense Has Been Key Ingredient (from Kyle Hightower, AP):
The Evolution of Al Horford (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Lue Vows To Make Love Bigger Part Of Offense (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
A Look Inside The Hornets’ Walker-Zeller Pick-And-Roll (from Max Seng, 16 Wins):

CORRECTED: Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/23/17 PLAYOFF EDITION

MEM-SAS: Game 4 Breakdown (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://theringer.com/game-four-4-spurs-grizzlies-nba-playoffs-2017-9ae6d7f54ada

From Kristian Winfield, SBNation: http://www.sbnation.com/2017/4/22/15397024/mike-conley-kawhi-leonard-grizzlies-vs-spurs-game-4-playoffs

From Kevin Lipe, Memphis Flyer: http://www.memphisflyer.com/BeyondtheArc/archives/2017/04/23/game-4-grizzlies-110-spurs-108-one-for-the-ages

Mike Conley: Proving His Worth (from Andrew Lynch, Fox Sports):

Read it here: http://www.foxsports.com/nba/gallery/mike-conley-memphis-grizzlies-contract-biggest-record-nba-playoffs-san-antonio-spurs-game-4-042317

TOR-MIL: Game 4 Recap (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/22/toronto-raptors-dwane-casey-lineup-adjustment-prove-be-right-tonic-team-against

From Charles F. Gardner, jsonline:  http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2017/04/22/raptors-87-bucks-76-toronto-bounces-back-even-series/100572138/

Norman Powell Answered The Call In Game 4 (from Blake Murphy, Raptors Republic):

Read it here: http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2017/04/23/norman-powell-answers-call-pivotal-game-4-performance/

GSW-POR: Game 3 Recap (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/warriors-win-away-sweep-blazers-game-3-comeback/

From Tim Kawakami, Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/22/kawakami-the-warriors-huge-game-3-comeback-yep-they-did-it-again/

From Ethan Sherwood Strauss:  http://www.espn.com/blog/golden-state-warriors/post/_/id/4398/warriors-overcome-17-point-deficit-to-win-game-3-in-portland

From Anthony Slater, Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/22/shorthanded-warriors-complete-incredible-comeback-in-portland-to-take-3-0-series-lead/

Video Breakdown: Warriors’ Defensive Counterpunch (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and watch it here: http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2017/4/23/15398060/nba-playoffs-2017-video-analysis-warriors-blazers-stephen-curry-game-3-andre-iguodala-dunks

Kerr Is The Warriors’ Biggest Health Concern (from Marcus Thompson II, Mercury news):

Read it here: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/22/steve-kerr-not-kevin-durant-is-warriors-biggest-health-concern/

CLE-IND: Game 3 Breakdown (from Shane Young, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/pacers/pacers-dig-3-0-hole-defensive-meltdown/

Tristan Thompson: Blue Collar Big Man (from Joe Gabrielle, cavs.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/news/features/tristan-playoffs-170423

Trying To Describe Giannis Antetokounmpo (from Eben Pindyck, New Yorker):

Read it here: http://www.newyorker.com/news/sporting-scene/trying-to-describe-giannis-antetokounmpo

Roberson: What It’s Like Defending Harden (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):

Read it here: http://newsok.com/article/5546544

Billy Donovan Attempts To Solve FTA Disparity  (from Fran BLinebury, NBA Sports):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/22/okc-thunder-billy-donovan-seeks-solve-free-throw-attempt-discrepancy-against

Taj Gibson Provides Whatever The Thunder Needs (from Cliff Brunt, AP):

Read it here: http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/04/23/thunders-taj-gibson-providing-scoring-help-for-westbrook/

From Berry Tramel, newsok.com:  http://newsok.com/blue-collar-taj-gibson-delivering-for-thunder/article/5546538

Kyrie Irving’s Porous Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/cavaliers/porous-pick-roll-defense-kyre-irving-killing-cavaliers/

  • Series Deficit Forced Brad Stevens’ Hand (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Read it here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/04/23/series-deficit-forced-brad-stevens-hand/zLRHNWEI2BGITjhZ1o8CJM/story.html

 

 

 As The Celtics “Go Small”, Horford Becomes More Important (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here: http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/04/23/as-boston-goes-small-al-horford-becomes-even-more-important/

Can The Bulls’ Adjust Without Rondo?  (from Henry Bushnell, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/rajon-rondo-series-can-bulls-adjust-upset-celtics-064416204.html

Terry Rozier Answered The Call In Game 3 (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here: http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/04/22/terry-rozier-answers-the-call-for-the-boston-celtics/