Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/14/19

ATL: The Artistry Of Trae Young’s Passes (from Chris Kirschner, The Athletic):
BKN: D’Lo Is Breaking Free (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
BKN:  Jarrett Allen Embodies “Rising Star” (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BOS: The Importance Of Horford Vs The Sixers (from Daniel Poarch, Celtic Blog):
DAL: Doncic & The Art Of Passing (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
DEN: Can Isaiah Thomas Rise Again? (from Robert Sanchez, ESPN):
DET: Ellington’s Focus Is On “Right Now” (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: Q & A: Steph Curry (from David Dennis, Jr, The Undefeated):
GSW: How The Dubs Overcame The Jazz In The 4th Quarter (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Durant At PG Is Looking Better & Better (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
HOU: Shumpert Brings A Steel Will To Defense (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: How Harden’s Streak Is Different Than Wilt’s (from Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight):

Read it here:  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/james-harden-is-outdoing-wilt-chamberlain-where-it-matters/

IND: Kyle O’Quinn’s Road To The NBA (from Josiah Turner, Sports Illustrated):
IND: Why The Pacers Are Thriving After Oladipo Injury (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
MEM: Joakim Noah Is Happiest He’s Ever Been (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
MEM: Was Avery Bradley Misused By LAC? (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
MIN: Taj Gibson: From Starter To Reserve (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
MIN: Takeaways From Win Over HOU (from Andy Grimsrud, A Wolf Among Wolves):
NOP: When Kenrich Williams Became Kenny Hustle (from Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com):
*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
NYK: How Dennis Smith’s Journey Readied Him For A Fresh Start (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
OKC: Steven Adams Is Much More Than Just Strong (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Rebounding At Center Of Magic’s Identity (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Magic’s Patience For Isaac Is Paying Off (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Embiid: DPOY?  (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Q & A: Rodney Hood (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
POR: Kanter Makes Blazers Deeper & Better (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
SAC: Harrison Barnes Prepared For Playoff Push (from Alex Kramers, kings.com):
SAS: Aldridge’s All-Star Journey (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: Q & A: Chris Boucher (from Gad Elmaleh, BallNRoll):
UTA: Gobert’s MVP-Like Season (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):
WAS: The Newest Wizards Are Fitting Beautifully By Playing Their Strengths (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
Shot-Chart Trivia: Guess That All-Star (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
Sports Reference Informs The World (from James Wagner, NY Times):
The Step-Back 3 (from Associated Press):
An Oral History Of The 1998-99 Lockout  (from Thomas Golianopolous, The Ringer):
G-League: Keep An Eye On Stockton Rookie Cameron Reynolds (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/5/19

BKN: Jarrett Allen’s One-Man Paint Patrol (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS: Takeaways From Celtics’ Win Over Mavs (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
CHI: Paxson On Playing The Bulls’ Young Core (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown: The Last Ten Minutes That Cost The Dubs A Win Vs. HOU  (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Steph Curry, Anatomy Of A Shooter (from NBA TV Canada):
GSW: Draymond’s Defense Key To Regaining “Super Team” Status (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
HOU: Is Harden The Most Unstoppable Player Of His Generation  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
IND: Myles Turner, DPOY Candidate (from Tony East, BBall Index):
MEM: Grizzlies Need To Get Back To Defense (from King Producer, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIL: The “Tony Snell Play”: Simple But Difficult To Defend (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
NYK: Kevin Knox Is Growing Physically & Mentally (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
OKC: Adams’ Rugby Spirit Is At Center Of Thunder’s Strong Start (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
ORL: Can The Magic Find Suitable PG Depth In Time For A Playoff Chase? (from Preston Ellis, BBall Index):
ORL: Gordon Is Doing A Better Job Reading Defenses (from John Denton, magic.com):
ORL: Mentorship From Thibodeau Helped Clifford Rise Through Coaching Ranks (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI How The Sixers Can Maximize Their Big 3 (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Film Room: How The Sixers Use On-Ball Screens (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
UTA: Jazz Use 2004 Pistons As A Barometer Of What They Want To Become  (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News ):
Predicting The Six Most Improved Teams For 2019  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
The WC’s “Muddy Pecking Order”  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
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–  Some Top Ten Offenses Succeed Without Emphasizing Threes  (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
How Goga Bitadze Is Increasing His NBA Draft Stock  (from Antonis Straggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/4/19

BOS: Hayward’s Big Game: A Compelling Move in The Right Direction (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Heinsohn Updates His Health Status (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
BOS: Celtics’ Co-Owner: “Our History Is We Try To Make The Big Deal” (from Adam Himmeslbach, Boston Globe):
CHI: Video Breakdown: Lauri Markkanen (from Megann Horstead, Pippen Ain’t Easy ):
CLE: How Dellavedova Can Help Sexton Improve (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
DEN: Jamal Murray Keeps Raising His Ceiling  (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: The Nuggets Rotation Will Soon Be Even More Armed & Dangerous (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
GSW: Observations From Loss To The Rockets (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW: A Mother’s Faith Has Fueled Looney’s Self-Belief (from Marcu Thompson II, The Athletic):
GSW: Could Draymond’s Offensive Regression Make Dubs Vulnerable? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
GSW: Kerr Says Dubs Won’t Slow Pace For DMC  (from Drew Shiller, NBC Sports):
HOU: Danuel House Is Morphing Into A Valuable Asset (from T.A. Mock, House Of Houston):
IND:  Analyzing Aaron Holiday’s Positive Impact (from Ben Pfeifer, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Gallinari & Harris: Deadly Forward Combo (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
MEM: The Grizzlies Must Improve Shooting & Defending 3-Pointers  (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
NOP: How The Pels Have Failed AD (from Tom Haberstroh, NBC Sports):
NYK: Knicks’ Observations & Questions (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
NYK: Video Breakdown: How Kanter Hurts The Knicks (from Zach Diluzio, Posting & Toasting):
OKC: Westbrook’s Shooting Woes (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
*ORL: Creation By Committee (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
PHI: Observations From Sixers’ Shootout Win Over The Suns (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: Embiid’s Historic-Level Dominance In First Halves (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
POR: Dominant Nurkic’s Recent Play Is His Best Four Games With The Blazers (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
POR: The Game-Day Caffeine Routine That Powers The NBA’s Most Frequent Flyers (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
SAC: The Kings Are Turning Their Games Into Track Meets (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
WAS: Wizards’ December Silver Linings (from Nate Wolf, BBall  Index):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Giannis, Dinwiddie, Okafor, Spurs (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Boylen, Draymond, Luka, Knox,Crawford (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
How The NBPA Guides Players Into Life After Basketball (from Bailey Knecht, Front Office Sports):
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*ORL: Creation By Committee (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/23/18

ATL: John Collins Showcases All His Tools (from Brandon Jefferson, BBall Index):
ATL: Team-Building And Maximizing Production (from Connor Harr, The 94 Feet):
BKN: Everybody Loves Ed Davis As A Teammate (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BKN: Davis & Dudley Are Each Helping The Nets In Different Ways (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
CHI: Wendell Carter’s Learning Process (from Will Gottlieb, Bleacher Report):
DET: Is Bruce Brown A Marcus Smart Clone? (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: The Green-Durant Rift Was Never Going To Break The Dubs (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
GSW: Jerebko Solidifies Rotation Spot (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
GSW: Video Breakdown: A New Wrinkle In The Steph/KD Dynamic (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
LAC: When Tyrone Wallace Goes On The Attack, The Clippers Benefit (from Mirjam Swanson, OC Register):
LAL: How Tyson Chandler Has Become One Of The League’s Best Screeners Since Joining The Lakers (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Whiteside’s Role In The Heat’s Zone Defense (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIA: Torrid Defense Keys Winning Streak (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
MIL: Video: How Spacing Is Helping The Bucks (from Coach Nick):
OKC: How Roberson-Led Film Sessions Are Molding Thunder’s Young Defenders (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
OKC: Jerami Grant Providing Stability To Starting Lineup (from Austin Sternlicht, Thunderous Intentions):
PHI: Embiid Refocuses Offensive Approach (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
PHO: Exum Is Earning Trust Through Playmaking And Defense (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
SAS: Popovich Exercising Patience In Spurs’ Uneven Start (from Michael Wright, ESPN):
WAS: Highlights From Thomas Bryant’s Perfect Shooting Night (from Bill DeFilippo, Dime Mag):
–  G-League Showcase All-Star Teams (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
For Anthony Bennett, It Is Still The NBA Or Bust (from Dan Woike, LA Times):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/9/18

BKN: Why The Nets Must Reward Dinwiddie (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
BKN: No Quit In Improving Nets (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BKN: Q & A: Jarrett Allen (from Steve Serby, NY Post):
BOS: Theis Shines In Blowout Win (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
BOS: The Offense Has Flipped The Script After Stagnant Start (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
CHI: Heart & Hustle, Arcidiacano Brings It (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
CLE: Cavs 116, Wizards 101 (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DAL: So Far This Season, The Mavs Are The NBA Kings Of Texas (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DAL: Inside Doncic’s First “Signature Game” (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DEN: How Will The Nuggets Replace Millsap? (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
DET: Assistant Coach Sean Sweeney’s Player Development Skills (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
GSW: The Warriors & The Elusive Quest For Joy (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
GSW: Video Breakdown: How The “ZaZa Pass” Became Part Of The Dubs’ Culture (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: Pacers Finding Strength In Numbers  (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
NOP: Anthony Davis’ Improved Passing (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
NYK: The Knicks’ Recent Transition Defense Woes (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
OKC: Steven Adams’ Rising Value (from Noah Schulte, Thunderous Intentions):
ORL: Vucevic Is The Magic’s MVP So Far This Season (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Film Study: Breaking Down Butler’s Big Night Vs Pistons (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: How Has Embiid’s Role Changed Since The Trade For Butler? (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
SAS: Forbes’ Bravado Is Exactly What Spurs Need (from Mike Finger, Express News):
TOR: Siakam Is Providing Secondary Playmaking (from Jake Hyman, 94 Feet):
UTA: Gobert Has Found His Voice (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: The Wizards Are Having A Difficult Time Processing Trading Jason Smith (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):