Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/16/18 PART ONE

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
NBA Promotes 5 Refs, Including 2 Women To Full-Time Status (from Tim Reynolds, AP):
Billy King Still Wears “The Trade” Like A Scarlet Letter (from Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated):
The Lopez Twins Have Seen Their Paths Diverge  (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
ATL:  The Differences Between Trae Young & Early Steph Curry (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
BOS: How To Fix What’s Been Wrong With The Celtics (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini):
CHI: Shaquille Harrison Is On A Defensive Hot Streak (from Michael Walton, NBC Sports):
DEN: Jokic Is The Throwback To The Future (from Mike Prada, SB Nation):
DET: Stanley johnson’s Defense Explains Pistons’ Patience (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: Will The Dubs “Forget About Dray”?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
HOU: JVG Says There Is A Lesson In The Melo Saga  (from David Barron, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Role Players Are Vital To Pacers’ Success (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
MEM: Is The Grizzlies’ Start Sustainable (from Nathan Chester, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIL: Anttokounmpo Is Still Only Scratching At The Surface (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
NOP: The Pels Need A Reliable Back-Up PG (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
OKC: Abrines Is Making Big Strides Defensively (from Brett Dawson, The Athletic):
PHI: This Play Is A Recipe To Success For Redick (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
PHO: Did The Suns Find A Sustainable Lineup In Win Over Spurs?  (from Ken Somers, Arizona Republic):
SAC: By Sharing His Basketball Insights, Bogdanovic Helps Keep The Kings Connected (from Jason Jones, The Athletic):
SAS: Fixing The Spurs’ Broken Post-Ups (from CharlieOChalres, Pounding The Rock):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/3/18

DMC To The Dubs:
The System That Allowed The Dubs To Happen (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
LBJ To The Lakers – Day Two:
Sixers: Silver Linings On Losing Out On LBJ  (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Sixers Film Study: Shake Milton (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
The East, Post-LBJ (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Free Agency Watch: Day Two (from The Ringer):
Top Remaining FAs (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
The Upcoming WC Playoff Race (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Nets: Why Ed Davis Could Be A Great Fit (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Video Breakdown: New Pacers’ Forward Doug McDermott (from Derek Kramer, ipacers.com):
Suns: Coach Kokoskov’s Journey Began With Near-Fatal Auto Accident (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
How JVG Became The NBA’s John Madden (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
What Role Do Celtics’ Players Need To Play For Robert Williams? (from Gary Washburn/Emerson Latzia, NESN):
Derrick Jones, Jr Knows His His Heat Future Hinges On His Jump Shot (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Meet The Newest Piston:  GRIII (from Joseph Sikne, Hashtag Basketball):
Damion Lee: No White Flags (from The Players Tribune):
Morehouse’s Tyrius Walker: A Step Closer To His NBA Dream (from C. Isaiah Smalls II, The Undefeated):
Special Defenses (from Eric Musselman, coachmuss.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/19/17

Lessons From Rockets-Warriors Opener  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
How The Van Gundys Became An Influential NBA Duo (from John Lombardo & John Ourand, Sports Business Daily):
Will Thibodeau Overwork The Wolves? (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
– Are The Wolves Ready To Be A Super Team? (from Evan Dyal, Sir Charles In Charge):
Kaminsky’s Opportunity (from Benny Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Utah’s Foundational Frontcourt (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):
Wednesday Recap (from Tim Cato, SBNation, with links to individual game stories):
The Sixers Were Worth The Wait (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Attacking Switching (Actions/Sets)  (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Crowder: Great Fit Alongside LBJ (from Robbie DiPaola, King James Gospel):
Can Lonzo Ball’s Jumper Make It In The NBA?  (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Kings: Divac Breaks Down The Roster (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Nuggets Roster Analysis (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Jaylen Brown/Jayson Tatum: Trying To Take Offensive Pressure Off Irving (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
Greg Monroe: Sixth Man Of The Year Candidate (from Brian Sampson, Dime Mag):
Pat Riley Reflects On 50 NBA Years, How He’s Changed & Why He Loves This Heat Team (from Greg Cote, Miami Herald):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/4/17

How The Warriors Built Something Special (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
The Solution To The Cavs’ Defensive Woes Is To Fix Their Offense  (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Has Curry Figured Out How To Defend LBJ Pick-And-Rolls? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Film Study: Durant Protected The Rim In Game One (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Game One Takeaways (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
A Closer Look At Klay’s Game One Defense (from Jimmy Durkin, Mercury News):
Should The Cavs Attack Steph? (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
The Warriors’ Bigs Have Become A Big Advantage In The Playoffs (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illsutrated):
Cavs Need More From Tristan Thompson (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
The Dubs Don’t Need Klay To Be A Scorer (from Adi Joesph, USA Today):
How The Warriors Defend Irving (from Eric Apricot, BBall Breakdown):
Brown Leads Warriors While Waiting For Kerr (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
Cavs’ Architect David Griffin’s Future Is Uncertain (from Joe Drape, NYTimes):
The NBA’s Most Profitable Play: Drawing A 3-Shot Foul (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
JVG Q & A (from Steve Serby, NYPost):
New Orlando Exec Weltman Known For Smarts, Toughness, Kindness (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Mason Plumlee Deserves Another Chance With The Nuggets (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
The Age Minimum Isn’t Working.  Here Is A Solution (fromTom Ziller, SBNation):
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