Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/2/17

Film Study: How Will The Thunder Deploy Westbrook & George?  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Anthony Tolliver’s Fit With The Pistons (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Andrew Wiggins Future If He Remains With Timberwolves (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
For Andre Roberson, FT Advice Is Free & Frequent (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Jazz’ Front Office Strategy  (from Mychal Lowman slcdunk.com):
Jeremy Lin: A Tale Of Two Teams (from Jackson Lloyd, 94feetreport.com):
Raptors’ Success Hinges On Internal Development  (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Scouting Report: Luka Doncic  (from Rafael Uehara, Real GM):
5 Players With Breakout Opportunities in 2017-18 Season  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Spurs’ Assistant Coaches (from Gabe Santana, Air Alamo):
Scola: How We Play In Argentina  (from The Players Tribune):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/25/17

Suns See Some Kawhi Leonard In Josh Jackson (from Jack Magruder, Fanrag Sports):
GM Dennis Lindsey on The State Of The Jazz (from Kyle Goon, Sal Lake Tribune):
Competitive Family Cultivated Markkanen’s Basketball Obsession (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Dennis Smith, Jr Joins Mavs’ Growth Situation (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Malik Monk: the Biggest Draft Steal?:
For Spurs’ Derrick White, The Fairy Tale Is Just Beginning  (from Jeff McDonald, mysanantonio.com)
Frank Ntilikina’s Journey (from Daniel Popper, NY Daily News):
Fran Fraschilla On The Knicks’ Picks (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Adebayo’s High Octane Workout Sold Heat (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Spoelstra Won’t Shrink From Adebayo, Whiteside Power Possibilities (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Iwundu’s Road To The NBA (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
The Best Undrafted Players (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Why Drafting Josh Hart Was The Right Move For LAL (from Matt Leaman, Lake Show Life):
Why Kuzma Was A Smart Pick (from Shereen Rayan, Lake Show Life):
Luke Kennard Could Have Immediate Impact For Pistons (from Matthew Way, Piston Powered):
Bucks’ 2nd Round Pick Sterling Brown (from Lucas Harkins, Behind The Buck Pass):
Butler Brings Everything Wolves Need.  And More.  (from Britt Robson, Minn Post):
DeMarcus Cousins’ Conditioning Work Showing Results (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
Lin, Nets Look To Move On Without Lopez (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
Bill Russell Q & A (from Scott Cacciola, NYTimes):
Tim Duncan, The Spurs And The “Captain Class” (from D.P. Jones, Pounding The Rock):

 

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

Understanding The Contenders’ Playoff Rotations  (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/04/06/nba-playoffs-rotations-cavs-warriors/

–  Analyzing The Bucks’ Defensive Style  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):

Read and watch it here: https://cleaningtheglass.com/do-the-bucks-stop-here/

CLE 114, BOS 91  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Read it here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/04/05/onhoop/qlCBUZvrYVYC30VEYjT6DO/story.html

From Jay King, Masslive.com: http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2017/04/boston_celtics_cleveland_caval_16.html

 

 

 

DPOY Candidates: Gobert, D. Green, Leonard  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, The Step Back):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/04/06/argument-every-2016-17-defensive-player-year-candidate/

Richaun Holmes: Proving He Belongs In Sixers’ Rotation (from Bryan Toporek, BBall Breakdown):

Read and watch it here:  https://bballbreakdown.com/2017/04/05/richaun-holmes-proving-belongs-philadelphia-76ers-rotation/

Buddy Hield Is Stepping Up (from Tom West, 16 Wins):

Read and watch it here:  https://16winsaring.com/buddy-hield-has-work-to-do-but-hes-stepping-up-with-sacramento-kings-2bb529014d9f

–  Mavs Have Bright Future With Harrison Barnes (from Paolo Pascual, The Smoking Cuban):

Read and watch it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/05/dallas-mavericks-bright-future-barnes/

 Heat Find Success By Spreading The Wealth On Offense (from Nick Sciria, Nylon Calculus):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/04/06/nylon-calculus-miami-heat-find-success-spreading-wealth-offense/

Don’t Hold Spurs’ System Against Kawhi In MVP Race (from Eli Horowitz, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/spurs/column-spurs-system-held-kawhi-leonard-mvp-race/

Jason Smith: The Ultimate Teammate Always Stays Ready  (from Zach Rosen, Washington Wizards Blog):

Read it here:  https://washingtonwizardsblog.monumentalsportsnetwork.com/2017/04/06/the-ultimate-teammate-jason-smith-always-stays-ready

Pin-Down Passing (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):

Watch it here: http://pickandpop.net/2017/04/pin-down-passing/

Role Player Of The Week: Frank Kaminsky  (from Donnie Kolakowski, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/hornets/role-player-of-the-week-frank-kaminsky/

Steph Curry In Middle School: Origin Of The Baby-Faced Assassin (from Marcus Thompson II, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2695972-stephen-curry-in-middle-school-the-origin-of-the-baby-faced-assassin

Brook Lopez: The (Offensive) Force Awakens  (from Charles Maniego, 16 Wins:

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/brook-lopez-the-offensive-force-awakens-dec531e6aade

TOR 105, DET 102 :10 Observations (from William Lou, The Defeated):

Read it here: https://medium.com/the-defeated/10-things-i-saw-from-raptors-pistons-holy-shit-lowry-is-back-4e0c37740670

Blazers: Surviving Without Nurkic  (from Raymond Simms, Hoops Habit):

Read and watch it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/05/portland-trail-blazers-barely-surviving/

Morey’s Case For Exec Of The Year  (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/06/daryl-morey-case-executive-year/

Korver Returns To 3-Point Leaderboard  (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/04/06/kyle-korver-3-point-leaderboard/

Gasol, Grizzlies Focused On Finding Rhythm  (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):

Read it here: http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/nba/grizzlies/2017/04/06/grizzlies-morning-after-gasol-grizzlies-focused-finding-rhythm/100116862/

Increase In Confidence Key For Luwawu-Caborrot  (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/sixers/news/game-preview-increase-confidence-key-luwawu-cabarrot

Monty Williams: Life After Tragedy (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/06/monty-williams-wife-ingrid-family-tragedy-spurs-thunder-pelicans

5 Things We Learned From Eurocup 2016-17  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/04/06/5-things-learned-eurocup-2016-2017/

Isaiah Thomas: Picture Me Rollin’  (from Peter Walsh, slamonline.com):

Read it here:  http://www.slamonline.com/the-magazine/features/isaiah-thomas-celtics-cover-story/#L2Ut5Ji5ajPlhuiR.97

–  Nets’ Turnaround Coincides With Lin’s Return  (from Greg Logan, Newsday):

Read it here: http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/nets/nets-turnaround-coincides-with-jeremy-lin-s-return-1.13367899

The NBA’s Subtle, Vital Scheduling Factor  (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/the-nbas-subtle-vital-scheduling-factor/

Langston Galloway: Ready And Steady  (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):

Read and watch it here: http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/kings-blog/article142963964.html

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/28/17 PART ONE

Jeremy Lin’s Return & Impact On The Nets (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/03/28/jeremy-lin-nets-impact-injury/

Rockets/Dubs Offenses: Similarities & Differences (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):

Read it here: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets/article/Rockets-tweaks-on-offense-a-not-to-what-Warriors-11031894.php?cmpid=twitter-premium&t=65061db172438d9cbb

GSW’s Offense Before And After ASW (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):

 Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/03/28/nylon-calculus-golden-state-offense-evolution/

Nelson And Jokic Turned The Nuggets’ Season Around  (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):

Read it ere:  https://theringer.com/how-a-second-round-unicorn-and-a-13-year-vet-saved-denvers-season-e6a197b01c0c

Blazers’ Offense Surging Since All-Star Break (from Willy Raedy, Blazers Edge):

Read it here: http://www.blazersedge.com/2017/3/28/15085736/portland-trail-blazers-offense-nba-trade-deadline-all-star-break-nurkic-lillard

How Nurkic’s Screens Transform The Blazers’ Offense (from Dave Deckard, Blazers’ Edge):

Readand watch it here: http://www.blazersedge.com/2017/3/24/15046496/nurkic-lillard-trail-blazers-offense-stats-pick-roll

Does Tyronn Lue Really Have A Magical Plan For The Cavs…And, If So, Will It Work?  (from Chris Almeida, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/cavaliers-spurs-cleveland-second-place-rest-2fe20d441796

Cavs Need KLove To Get Back To Being A Real Weapon  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/cavaliers/harper-cavs-need-kevin-love-get-back-real-weapon/

The Spurs Are The Quiet Contender Again (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/spurs/scaletta-spurs-quiet-contender/

Younger, Stronger, Smarter Assistant Coaches Are In Demand  (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):

Read it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2697750-latest-nba-hiring-trend-younger-smarter-stronger-assistant-coaches-in-demand

–  Middleton Getting Bucks Into Playoff Groove  (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/03/27/khris-middleton-helping-milwaukee-bucks-make-playoff-push

Raptors’ Coaches Deserve A Lot Of Credit  (from Spencer Redmond, Raptors Republic):

Read it here:  http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2017/03/28/raptors-coaching-staff-deserves-lot-credit-recent-stretch/

Timothe Luwawu-Caborrot Helps Reinvigorate Sixers’ Perimeter “D” (from Derek Bodner):

Read it here: http://www.derekbodner.com/2017/03/26/76ers-musings-timothe-luwawu-cabarrot-helps-reinvigorate-sixers-perimeter-defense/

Manny Harris’ Long Travels To Dallas (from Steve Simineri, NY Sports Day):

Read it here: https://www.nysportsday.com/2017/03/28/mavericks-manny-harris-travels-long-way-to-dallas/

Where Are The Best Shooting Zones? (from Drew Steele,16 Wins):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/where-are-the-best-shooting-zones-on-the-court-b2dbf0930bfb

Developing Nerlens Noel’s Offensive Game (from Isaac Harris, The Smokng Cuban):

Read and watch it here: http://thesmokingcuban.com/2017/03/28/the-developing-offensive-game-of-nerlens-noel/

Nowitzki Q & A (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/03/27/morning-tip-qa-dallas-mavericks-dirk-nowitzki

An Inside Look At Player Bonuses (from Bobby Marks, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/an-inside-look-at-player-bonuses-154533651.html

Magic: Time For A D-League Call-Up (from Zach Palmer, Orlando Magic Daily):

Read it here: http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2017/03/28/d-league-its-time-for-the-magic-to-give-somebody-a-shot/

NBA Management Rankings (from ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19017640/nba-2017-nba-management-rankings-top-bottom

COY Candidates (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):

Read it here: http://www.sbnation.com/2017/3/28/15086388/nba-coach-of-the-year-gregg-popovich-mike-dantoni

Joe Johnson’s New Assignment (from Fran Blinebury, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/03/26/utah-jazz-joe-johnson-takes-new-assignment

 

 

 

This is PART ONE of today’s Basketball Intelligence.  Watch for PART TWO later today.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analaysis 3/17/17 PART ONE

–  The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Read and watch it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18927392/zach-lowe-10-things-like-featuring-kyrie-irving-artistry-nba

Greg Monroe Is Playing Like The 6th Man Of The Year (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/03/17/greg-monroe-playing-like-6th-man-year/

–  Thursday Recap (from Keith Smith, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/nba-yesterday-russell-westbrook-leads-night-triple-doubles/

From Tim Cato, SBNation:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/3/17/14955594/2017-nba-scores-nuggets-playoffs-west-standings-denver

OKC 123, TOR 102: Three Takeaways  (from Noah Torr, Fansided):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/03/17/thunder-roll-lowry-less-raptors-3-takeaways/

Karl Anthony-Towns Is Transforming Into A Superstar (from Michael Pina, Bleacher Report):

Read  it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2698251-karl-anthony-towns-is-transforming-into-a-superstar-right-before-our-very-eyes

James Johnson’s Long Quest (from Joel Brigham, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-james-johnsons-long-quest-toward-adulthood/

James Johnson’s Defensive Impact (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):

Read and watch it here: http://heatzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/03/17/hassan-whiteside-believes-james-johnson-should-be-in-all-defense-conversation-what-do-the-numbers-say/

Q & A: Dwight Howard Sets The Record Straight (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

Read it here: https://theundefeated.com/features/atlanta-hawks-dwight-howard-kobe-bryant-james-harden-orlando/

Jamal Crawford Q & A (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):

Read it here: http://hoopshype.com/2017/03/17/jamal-crawford-discusses-clippers-title-hopes-trade-rumors-health-isaiah-thomas-success-and-more/

Video Highlights: Double Split Cuts For Curry To Draymond Dunk (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and watch it here: http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2017/3/17/14955842/nba-2017-video-highlights-double-split-cuts-for-stephen-curry-draymond-green-dunk

Jeremy Lin’s Impact (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):

Read and watch it here: http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/brooklyn-nets/content/jeremy-lin-still-underrated

From Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily: http://www.netsdaily.com/2017/3/17/14955954/the-difference-maker-jeremy-lin

How Green Light Sparked Brook Lopez Revolution  (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

Read it here: http://nypost.com/2017/03/15/how-nets-green-light-has-revolutionized-brook-lopezs-game/

Labissiere: Giving The Kings Something To Be Excited About (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/kings/skal-labissiere-giving-kings-something-excited/

Richaun Holmes: Processing In Philadelphia (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/76ers/richaun-holmes-also-processing-philadelphia/

Finding Spacing In The Pistons’ Offense (from Matthew Way, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/finding-spacing-in-the-pistons-offense-5590dbd3cac6#.erbmg81qi

How Spoelstra Saved The Heat From A Lost Season (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2697853-how-erik-spoelstra-saved-the-miami-heat-from-a-lost-season

Video: Heat’s Winning Plays During Their Turnaround (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.hothothoops.com/2017/3/17/14958044/miami-heat-winning-plays-turnaround-wayne-ellington-dwyane-wade-kobe-bryant-josh-richardson

Wayne Ellington Has Transformed The Heat Bench (from Joe Hulbert, Hoops Habit):

Read and watch it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/17/miami-heat-wayne-ellington-bench/

–  Understanding Lonzo Ball’s Shooting Mechanics (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://theringer.com/lonzo-ball-ucla-shooting-mechanics-6eeda2ef3e41#.gtt2ywxyh

Andre McCarter’s Touch Glove May Change The Game (from Daryl Bell, The Undefeated):

Read it here: https://theundefeated.com/features/ucla-all-american-guard-andre-mccarter-touch-glove/

Hoops Brothers: Marcus Smart, Phil Forte  (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2017/03/17/marcus-smart-phil-forte-bond-oklahoma-state-ncaa-tournament

D-League: Jarell Eddie  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2017/3/16/14944058/jarell-eddie-windy-city-bulls-nba-dleague-nbadl

NOTE: This is PART ONE of today’s Basketball Intelligence.  PART TWO will be published later today.