Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/14/18

Jerry West Just Wants To Feel Wanted (from Marc Stein, NYTimes):
GSW-HOU Preview:
7 Seconds Or More: The Remaking Of Mike D’Antoni (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
The Warriors & The Rockets Have Reinvented Modern NBA Defense (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Chris DeMarco Leads The Warriors’ Scouting Vs.The Rockets (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
The Warriors’ Magic Number: 300 Passes (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Andre Iguodala Has Returned To Form In The Playoffs (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
All The Ways Harden Can Make You Foul Him (from Rodger Sherman, The Ringer):
How Harden’s Sneakers Have Fueled His MVP Season (from Nick DePaula, ESPN):
BOS 108, CLE 83:
Video Breakdown: The Celtics “Stack Out” Set (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
New Hawks’ Coach Lloyd Pierce Has Come A Long Way (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
2018 Draft: How The New CBA Made It More Worthwhile For 2nd Round Prospects (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
 Biweekly Observations (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Pelicans: The DMC Conundrum (from Christopher Dodson, Pelican Debrief):
Suns: Kokoskov’s To-Do List (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
Basketball Dictionary: “Horns Twist” (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):

 

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 6/11/17

Takeaways From Game Four (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):

Film Room: How Did The Cavs Shred The Dubs From 3 In Game 4?  (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):
Kevin Love: Doing It With Threes And Defence (from Mark Deeks, givemesport.com):
Jerry West And His Pursuit Of Perfection (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
The Truth About The “Hot Hand” (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
Draft-Night Prep: A Year-Round Affair (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Wisdom Of Crowds Draft Board (from David Locke):
Like Jaylen Brown, Markelle Fultz Proves There Is Good Among The Bad (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Scouting Report: Griz’ 2016 Pick Rade Zagorac (from Nathan Chester, Beale Street Bears):
Will Korkmaz Play For The Sixers Next Season? (from Derek Bodner):
Caleb Swanigan Has Come A Long Way (from Jody Genessey, Deseret News):
Slim Pickings For Wizards’ Pre-Draft Workouts (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Chris Perry: It Has Been A Tough Road (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/17

 

Jeff Teague Is Feeling At Home  (from David Ramil, The Step Back):

Read it here; http://fansided.com/2017/02/09/jeff-teague-feeling-home/

–  Brett Brown’s Lasting Effect On The Spurs  (from Jessica camerato, csnphilly):

Read it here: http://www.csnphilly.com/philadelphia-76ers/brett-brown-still-has-lasting-effect-gregg-popovichs-spurs

–  The Rise Of Malcolm Brogdon  (from Justin Ware, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/the-rise-of-malcolm-brogdon-ed2393cb4c2c#.uxp96rdwi

Jabari Parker: The Awakening (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/nba-milwaukee-bucks-jabari-parker-basketball-and-political-awakening-bea7f0d34a8#.9du15qxgr

 The Lakers Are Setting A Low Bar On Defense (from Jared Dubin, VICE Sports):

Read it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/on-defense-the-lakers-are-setting-a-low-bar

Collis Temple’s Historic Struggle  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

Read it here: https://theundefeated.com/features/inside-collis-temples-historic-struggle-as-lsus-first-black-basketball-player/

–  Attacking Denial With Ball Screens (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):

Watch it here: http://pickandpop.net/2017/02/attacking-denial-ball-screens/

–  Mark Cuban On The Mavs’ Approach To A Youth Movement (from Bobby Karalla, mavs.com):

Read it here;  https://www.mavs.com/mark-cuban-on-the-mavs-different-approach-to-a-youth-movement/

–  What Signing Derrick Williams Means For Cavs (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):

Read it here:  http://kingjamesgospel.com/2017/02/09/cleveland-cavaliers-derrick-williams-contract/

–  Kent Bazemore: From Small-Town Kid To Big-Time Game-Changer  (from Jared Zwerling, NBPA):

Read it here:  http://nbpa.com/kent-bazemore-from-small-town-kid-to-big-time-student-athlete-game-changer/

Kyrie Irving Q & A (from Rohan Nadkarni):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2017/02/09/kyrie-irving-cavaliers-all-star-books-politics-interview

Oscar Robertson’s Legacy (from Sam Amick, USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/columnist/sam-amick/2017/02/08/oscar-robertson-legacy-triple-double-russell-westbrook/97637180/

Robertson And West On Westbrook (from Sam Amick, USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nba/thunder/2017/02/08/russell-westbrook-triple-double-oscar-robertson-jerry-west/97664346/

Why Heat Players Appreciate Pat Riley (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article131653804.html

Steve Kerr On David West’s Impact (from csnbayarea):

Read it here: http://www.csnbayarea.com/warriors/kerr-one-player-has-helped-make-draymond-easy-handle-year

–  Injuries Haven’t Hindered Celtics’ Climb  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://insider.espn.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4725209/injuries-havent-hindered-bostons-climb-in-east

Unorthodox Late Lineup Rallies Timberwolves To Win Over Raptors  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):

Read it here:  http://www.twincities.com/2017/02/08/unorthodox-late-lineup-rallies-timberwolves-to-win-over-toronto/

The Brilliance Of Patty Mills’ Screens (from Ben Mallis, pickandroll.com.au):

Read and watch it here:  https://pickandroll.com.au/aussies-in-nba-spurs-subtle-brilliance-of-patty-mills/

Pistons Must Revive Their “Tenacious D”  (from John Niyo, Detroit News):

Read it here:  http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/columnists/john-niyo/2017/02/08/niyo-pistons-fate-rests-reviving-tenacious/97679440/

 Grievis Vasquez Q & A  (from David Alarcon, Hoops Hype):

Read it here:  http://hoopshype.com/2017/02/08/greivis-vasquez-id-like-to-go-back-to-brooklyn-i-have-a-lot-of-respect-for-them/

–  Mike Fratello Q & A  (from Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post):

Read it here: http://heatzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/02/09/mike-fratello-talks-heat-coaching-and-broadcasting-in-our-qa/

Offense-Defense Tradeoff At Each Position (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):

Read t here;  http://fansided.com/2017/02/09/nylon-calculus-understanding-offense-defense-tradeoffs-position/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/17/16

–  Luke Walton Building Foundation Through Relationships  (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News):
–  Grizzlies’ Coach Fizdale Has “Plenty To Ponder”  (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):
–  How The Bulls Can Make The Wade, Butler, Rondo Combination Work  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
–  The Sixers Fascinating Challenge  (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
–  Will The Nuggets Young Core Break Out While The Veterans Are Still Productive?  (from Kurt Helin):
–  Jerry West Interview  (from Tim Kawakami, Mercury News):

Listen to it here:  http://blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami/2016/09/16/tk-show-guest-jerry-west/

 Amin Elhassan Interview (from Marcus Thompson/Tim Kawakami, Mercury news):
–  Learning Process Is Ongoing For Brad Stevens (from Scott Souza, Worcester telegram):
–  With Jrue Gone, Pelicans Should Say: “We Love You E’Twaun Moore Than We Did Before”  (from Rick Stone, Pelicans Debrief):
(BI NOTE: My apologies to Roy Orbison for the title.  I couldn’t help myself.)
–  Mavs May Be Able To rely On Defense This Season  (from Smoking Cuban):
–  Popovich Moves On Without Duncan  (from Buck Harvey, expressnews.com):
 How D-League Rosters Are Built  (from dleague.nba.com):
Additional Player Notes, Profiles, Updates:
Yi Jianlian  (from Shahan Ahmed, nbclosangeles):  http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sports/Lakers-intro-Yi-Jianlain-393779831.html
–  Ersan Ilyasova  (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):  http://www.nba.com/thunder/feature/meeting-ilyasova-160916/
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