Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/1/18

John Wall Returns (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Jason Terry: Still Making An Impact (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Jaylen Brown & Jayson Tatum’s Development Through Celtics’ Injury Epidemic (from Michael DePrisco, Celtics Blog):
Brad Stevens Pushes The Right Buttons (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Marcus Morris Has Found A Role, And A Home (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Walter McCarty On Brad Stevens (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
DeRozan’s Versatility (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
What Led To Whiteside’s Postgame Rant? (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
What Version Of Curry Will GSW Get In The Playoffs? (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Tracking The Key Injuries In Postseason Race (from Law Murray, ESPN):
Ed Davis Is Still Excelling (from Wayne Epps, Jr., Richmond Times-Dispatch):
DEN 126, OKC 125 (OT): Jokic Highlights (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Video Breakdown: Quinn Cook’s 5-For-5 Threes Vs MIL (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Rockets:  Resting Stars Will Have Positive Effect On The Whole Rotation (from Darren Yuvan, The Dream Shake):
Jazz: Exum Could Be A Difference Maker In The Playoffs (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Health Challenges That Coaches Face (from Nick Kosmider, Denver Post):
Hawks: Andrew White Scouting Report (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/29/17

Al Horford’s Versatility (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Who Is Ben Simmons’ Closest Comparison? (from Luke Swiatek, The Sixer Sense):
Warriors: Living On The Edge (from JasonPatt, Fanrag Sports):
 – Joel Embiid’s Turnovers (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Aron Baynes: The Little Things Matter (from Mark D’Amico, Celtics.com):
 – The Cavs Say That They Are Not Concerned (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
The Value of The Two-Minute Report Seems Minimal (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
The Raptors’ New Offense: Early Returns (from Shyam Baskaran, Raptors Republic):
Celtics’ Analysis: Irving, Tatum & More (from Mass Live):
Gary Washburn’s Sunday Notes (from Boston Globe):
Olynyk’s Slimmer Frame Is Paying Off (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Turnovers Are Hijacking Denver’s Offense (from TJ McBride, BSNDenver):
Nuggets’ Offense: A Work In Progress (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Connaughton Is Filling Crabbe’s Shoes For Blazers (from Ryne Buchanan, Blazers Edge):
Unlocking Giannis (from Max Carlin, Hoops Habit):
Doncic Is Already Dominating Europe This Season (from Max Holm, Hoops Habit):
De’Aaron Fox’s Link To John Wall (from Alex Kramers, Kings.com):
Tony Snell: Early Impressions (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
Saturday Night Highlights (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Buckets With Brock: Early Surprises, Weekly Awards, Games To Watch  (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Q&A: Walt Frazier (from Ian Begley, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/15/17

GSW 113, SAS 111 (from 16 Wins):
Five Questions For The WCF Moving Forward (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
What The Spurs’ Defense Must Do In Game Two (from Tom Piccolo, Pounding The Rock):
Pachulia’s Play Was Reckless, Whether He Meant It Or Not  (from Zito Madu, SBNation):
Video Breakdown: Spurs Sell Out On Durant, Dubs Run Decoy (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Hero Ball Is The Celtics’ Biggest Enemy (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
How John Wall Developed The Jump Shot That Enabled A Game Seven (from Ava Wallace, Washington Post):
BOS-WAS: 7 Keys To Game 7 (from Brian Robb, Boston.com):
What Numbers Will Be Most Important To Wizards In Game Seven? (from Mark Simon, ESPN):
The Spike In Fouls On Three-Pointers: Clever Manipulation Of The Rules Or A Stain On The Game? (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Andre Roberson’s Year (from Adam Joseph, 16 Wins):
Older Prospects Draw Hope From Brogdon’s Success (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/29/17 PLAYOFF EDITION

WAS 115, ATL 99  (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
Andre Miller Sees Growth Within Wall & Beal (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

BOS 105, CHI 83 (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):

Read it here: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2017/04/celtics_strike_big_blow_breeze_to_victory_in_chicago_to_win_series

From Sam Smith, bulls.com: http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/bulls-end-season-loss-game-6

Horford Has Been The Best Player In The Series (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here: https://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/04/28/al-horford-has-been-the-best-player-in-the-series/

Avery Bradley Enjoyed A Breakout Series (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Read it here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/04/28/avery-bradley-enjoyed-breakout-series/hvQku2NWpDAX2sto0ZU84J/story.html

From Chris Forsberg, ESPN: http://www.espn.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4725880/avery-bradleys-relentless-defense-its-in-his-dna

LAC 98, UTA 93 (from 16 Wins):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/los-angeles-clippers-utah-jazz-game-6-analysis-1e9d8f53b5c6

Best BLOBs, Playoff Edition (from Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):
Channing Frye’s Presence On The Court Causes Havoc For Defenses (from Zach Geoghegan, Hoops Habit):
The First-Round All-Surprise 1st & 2nd Teams  (from Ryan Magdziarz, Sir Charles In Charge):
The Thunder Must Get Smaller (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/26/17 PLAYOFF EDITION

The NBA Is Finally Seeing The Real John Wall (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here: https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/26/john-wall-washington-wizards-nba-playoffs-scott-brooks

–  The Hawks Have Forced The Wizards Out Of The Paint (from L.W., Bullets Forever):

Read it here: http://www.bulletsforever.com/2017/4/25/15429972/washington-wizards-atlanta-hawks-paint-points-nba-playoffs-2017

Wizards’ Bench Could Cost Them The Series (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):

Read it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fancy-stats/wp/2017/04/26/wizards-bench-could-cost-them-the-series-with-the-hawks/

The Lineup Changes That Have Been Shaping The First Round (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/04/25/lineup-changes-shaping-first-round-nba-playoffs/

Unlikely Spurs’ Lineup Won Game 5 (from Eli Horowitz, Pounding The Rock):

Read it here: http://www.poundingtherock.com/2017/4/26/15433606/nba-playoffs-spurs-playbook-memphis-grizzlies-popovich-lineup

Draymond Green: At His Best When Guarding Nobody (from Mike Prada, SBNation):

Read and watch it here: http://www.sbnation.com/2017/4/25/15420756/draymond-green-defense-breakdown-nba-warriors-blazers

Can JaVale McGee Really Be GSW’s Secret Weapon? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/04/26/javale-mcgee-warriors-playoffs-blazers/

From Malika Andrews, Yahoo Sports: https://sports.yahoo.com/news/nobodys-fool-javale-mcgee-became-essential-nbas-best-team-205219536.html

Jazz: Last Summer’s Veteran Acquisition Plan Is Working Perfectly (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

Read it here: http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-playoffs-jazzs-poise-against-clippers-shows-last-summers-plan-worked-perfectly/

Breaking Down How The Celtics Are Succeeding With Small Ball (from Jeremy Stevens, Hashtag Basketball):

Read and watch it here: http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/boston-celtics/content/breaking-down-how-celtics-are-beating-bulls-with-small-ball

From Matthew Schmidt, Fanrag Sports:  https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/celtics/celtics-small-ball-adjustments-hurting-bulls-defense/

BOS-CHI: Hiding Isaiah Thomas From Jimmy Butler And More (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Read and watch it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19243080/zach-lowe-boston-celtics-hiding-isaiah-thomas-vs-chicago-bulls-nba

A Tale Of Two Pick-And- Rolls (from Greg Cassoli, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here: http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/04/26/tale-two-pick-rolls/

What Went Wrong For Bulls In Games 3 & 4? (from Michael Whitlow, Pippen Ain’t Easy):

Read and watch it here:  http://pippenainteasy.com/2017/04/25/2017-nba-playoffs-chicago-bulls-struggles-boston-celtics/

Celtics’ Keys To Game Five (from Liam O’Brien, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here: http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/04/25/three-keys-celtics-victory-game-5/

The Celtics Are Taking Advantage Of Mirotic (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here: http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/04/26/the-boston-celtics-are-taking-advantage-of-nikola-mirotic/

Every Raptor Contributed In Game Five (from Sean Woodley, RaptorsHQ):

Read and watch it here: http://www.raptorshq.com/2017/4/26/15417808/nba-playoffs-2017-toronto-raptors-milwaukee-bucks-kyle-lowry-demar-derozan

Ibaka And Powell: Flashing A Glimpse Of Raptors’ Future (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

Read it here: http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-playoffs-behind-ibaka-and-powell-raptors-flash-glimpse-of-future-in-big-win/

The Bucks’ Bright Future (from Scott Cacciola, NYTimes):

Read it here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/25/sports/basketball/milwaukee-bucks-future.html

The Growing Importance Of Thon Maker (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):

Read it here: http://behindthebuckpass.com/2017/04/26/milwaukee-bucks-growing-importance-of-thon-maker/

From Brandon Jefferson, The Step Back: http://fansided.com/2017/04/25/thon-maker-bucks-playoffs-giannis/

Post-Lottery Players Who Are Proving Their Worth  (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/post-lottery-players-proving-their-worth-this-postseason/

Red Flags For 1st Round Survivors (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):

Read it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2705631-red-flags-for-1st-round-playoff-survivors

Mike Conley Deserves Your Attention (from Adam Joseph, 16 Wins):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/mike-conley-deserves-your-attention-7141990d156

Tuesday Recap (from The Step Back):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/04/26/the-rotation-spurs-staying-big-and-staying-successful/

Neil Olshey Q & A (from Mike Richman, Oregon Live):

Read it here: http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2017/04/trail_blazers_neil_olshey_says_damian_lillard_cj_m.html#incart_river_index

20 Things We’ve Learned So Far In The Playoffs (from James Herbert, CBS Spots):

Read it here: http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-playoffs-2017-from-fizdales-rant-to-javales-arrival-20-things-weve-learned/

The Best One-Two Punches in The Playoffs So Far (from Adam Fromal, Beacher Report):

Read it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2705555-the-best-1-2-punches-in-the-nba-playoffs-so-far

Unexpected First Round X-Factors (from Gerald Bourguet, Fansided):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/26/2017-nba-playoffs-10-random-1st-round-x-factors-werent-expecting/

The Cavs’ Biggest X-Factors So Far (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):

Read it here: http://kingjamesgospel.com/2017/04/26/cleveland-cavaliers-playoff-x-factors/

The Rockets’ Greatest Strength Is Daryl Morey’s Vision (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):

Read it here: http://www.sbnation.com/2017/4/26/15432970/rockets-winning-thunder-daryl-morey-success

From Ramona Shelburne, ESPN: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19239193/nba-rockets-providing-thunder-example-could-become