Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/17/18 PART ONE

BKN: LeVert Gets The Call As Opening Night Starter (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BOS: Bench Spells The Difference In Opening Win  (from Sid Ventura, ESPN):
BOS: The Celtics Passed Their 1st Test (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Hayward’s Return (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
BOS: Celtics Flaunt How Many Ways They Can Win (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
CLE: Why The Cavs Are Against Tanking (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: How To Watch Doncic (from Pelton, Givony, Schmitz, ESPN):
DAL: Video: Why Doncic Is The ROY Favorite (from  ESPN):
DEN: Jamal Murray: Growing Into Leadership Role (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Dwane Casey’s System (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: For The Dubs, Size Matters, Even Without DMC  (from Adrian Dy, ABS-CBN):
IND: Five Questions (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MEM: JaMychal Green: Ready To Do The Dirty Work (from Michael Inabinett, AL Sports):
MIN: What Has To Go Right For The Season To Go Well (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NOP: Signs Point To A Jahlil Okafor Comeback  (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
PHI: Film Review: Sixers’ Big Picture Concerns (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: Joerger Has Simplified The  Playbook & Checked Analytics (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
TOR: Raptors’ Gamble Rests On Defensive Improvement (from Michael Grange, Sportsnet.ca):
TOR: What Makes Kawhi So Good?  (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
Opening Night Takeaways (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
– A League Scout’s WC Team-By-Team Take (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
For Lottery Pick Flameouts, There Can Be A Chance At Redemption (from Howard Megdal, The ASthletic):
AI’s Mom: Being Ann Iverson (from Maya Jones, The Undefeated):
2018-19’s Burning Questions (from ESPN):
Each Team’s Top 2018-19 Storyline (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
For Japan, NBA 101 Is Now In Session (from Jere Longman, NY Times):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/30/18

Steve Kerr Coaches Like A Role Player (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
Curry, Durant & The True Dawning Of An Historic 1-2 Punch (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
Video: How Steph Won Game 7 (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
The Rockets Needed Chris Paul To Save Them From Themselves (from Zito Madu, SBNation):
The Rockets Were Right To Keep Firing Threes (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
4 Lessons The Rockets Taught Us About The Warriors (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
Tyronn Lue Q & A (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
LBJ Finds Sense Of Normalcy In Finals (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Finals Preview (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
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Jayson Tatum’s Breakout Postseason (from Jay King, The Athletic):
In The Playoffs, You Are Only As Strong As Your Weakest Link (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Game 7 Wasn’t A Referendum On Three-Pointers Or Houston’s Style Of Play (from Brandon Anderson, 94 Feet Report):
Thunder Offseason Preview (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Pistons: Putbacks Are Where Drummond Can Grow (from Steve Hinson, Detroit Bad Boys):
The Burner Accounts: The Evidence, The Contents, The Impact (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/13/18

GSW-HOU Preview (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Capela’s Quest For Greatness Is Paying Off (from Jonathan Feigen, SF Chronicle):
Rockets Need Harden Engaged Defensively (from Adam Spolane, Sports Radio 610):
Practice Wars Shaped Durant, Harden Into MVP-Type Players (from Conor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
CLE-BOS Preview (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
Korver: Integral At Both Ends For Cavs (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
Marcus Smart: Intense & Ready (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Terry Rozier Is Ready For His Moment (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Celtics Can’t Allow LBJ To Rest On Defense (from Jesse Collings, Hardwood Houdini):
How Grousbeck & Ainge Orchestrated The Brooklyn Trade (from Bill Simmons, The Ringer):
Drew Hanlen Helped Elevate Jayson Tatum’s Game (from Benjamin Hochman, Post-Dispatch):
The Cavs Are A Family (from Alex Wong, The Score):
Paul George Report Card (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
The Unshakeable Bond Between Bobby Portis & His Mother (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
James Borrego: New Hornets Coach Brings 4 Great Habits With Him From The Spurs (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Hiring Coaches: Valuing The Pieces (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Ntilikina Question Looms Large As Knicks Eye Draft Options (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Prospects With Most To Gain At The Draft Combine (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Second-Round Picks Get Guaranteed Contracts At High Rate (from Rob Dauster, NBC Sports):
Top Coaches Of Modern Euro League History (from Stelios Toromanidis, eurohoops.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/2/17 PART TWO

Schedule Alert: Games Tired Teams Should Lose In December (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Brad Stevens Trusts Jayson Tatum (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Frank Ntilikina: Experiencing Growing Pains  (from Ashwin Ramnath, Daily Knicks):
Andrew Wiggins’ Shot Selection (from Logan Metzger, Dunking With Wolves):
Donovan Mitchell Has Been A Dominant Scorer All Season (form Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Kenny Atkinson’s Parallels to Budenholzer (from Alex Squadron, NYPost):
Timberwolves’ Video Breakdown” “Fist 52” Play Series (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
–  Why Teams Shouldn’t Mimic Hack-A-Ben Strategy (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
It’s Time To Free Otto Porter (from defpen.com):
Randle’s Versatility: Key To Lakers’ Defensive Success (from Joey Ramirez, Lakers.com):
Ask Sam Mailbag (from Sam Smith,  bulls.com):
G-League Gains Importance (from Paul Coro, LA Times);
Nick Calathes: The New Euro PG King (from Dionysis Aravantinos, Eurohoops.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/27/17

 NBA Scouts On Jayson Tatum  (from Jonathan Wasserman,  Bleacher Report):
Marquese Chriss’ Mystery Ceiling  (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
–  Masai Ujiri: Our Job Is To Beat LBJ (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
–  How Good Is Kyrie Irving?  (from Adi Joseph, USA Today):
2018 Could Be Wrong Time To Be FA  (from Tim McMahon/Bobby Marks):
10 Teams You Will “Low-Key” Love To Watch In 2017-18 (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):
How Sean Marks Is Improving The Nets (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
A Re-Examination Of Usage Percentage (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Guo Ailun Could Be The 1st Chinese Guard To Impact The Assn  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Orlando Seeks Modest Short-Term Improvement Without Impairing Cap Flexibility  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Orlando Magic:  Afflalo’s Fit  (from Cory Hutson, 16 Wins):
Pistons: Reggie Bullock’s Fit   (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Sports):
Marcus Georges-Hunt’s Busy Offseason  (from Cody Taylor, Basketball Insiders):
–  Video Breakdown: Celtics’ Fist Series (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
 The Highest Peaks Reached By Centers In The Modern Era  (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Whatever Happened To OJ Mayo? (from Ryan Jones, Bleacher Report):
Timberwolves’ Breakout Candidates (from Vince Massara, Dunking With Wolves):
The All “Sage Advice From The Sidelines” Team  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
– Continuity The Key In Decision To Retain Otto Porter  (from Chase Hughes, csnmidatlantic):
 Jabari Parker: The Need For Patience  (from Ben Sewell, Behind The Buck Pass):
Revisiting The Pistons’ Positional Needs (from Brendon Welper, Piston Powered):
Can Darren Collison’s Offense Overcome The Cost Of His Poor Defense? (from Ben Gibson, 8points9seconds):