Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/4/18

Raptors’ Defensive Upside Hinges On Siakam  (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
The Raptors & The Future Of Defense (from Adam Iafrate, Raptors HQ):
Nuggets: Debunking Jokic’s Defensive Narrative (from Grayson Moore, Nugg Love):
Rockets: Capela Works On Becoming A Key Weapon (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
Film Breakdown: Carmelo Anthony’s Defense (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
Mikal Bridges Ups The Gravity In The Suns’ Orbit (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Michael Porter: A Once Seemingly Certain Future Now Carries Question Marks (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
Jabari Bird’s Journey To The Celtics (from Fred Katz, Mass Live):
Celtics: Wanamaker Has Been Grinding For This Shot (from Emmet Ryan, ballineurope.com):
How De’Aaron Fox Can Improve In Year Two:  Part One (from Zack Geohagen, KSR):
What’s Next For JaMychal Green?  (from Nathan Chester, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Bucks’ Challenge: Refine Maker’s Defensive Capabilities (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
ATL: Kevin Huerter Is More Than Just A Shooter (from Graham Chapple, Peachtree Hoops):
10 Questions For The Pacers (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
The “Timberbulls”  (from Tim Faklis, A Wolf Among Wolves):
Wolves’ Player Profile: Jeff Teague (from Dane Moore/Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
Sixers: What Ben Simmons Learned From The Celtics In The Playoffs (from The Pick And Roll):
Four Castoffs From The Sixers’ “Process” & Their Last Chance  (from Jacob Doole, Sir Charles In Charge):
Q & A: Grant Hill (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
JKidd’s Vision Was Always To Assist Others (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Remembering Late Nets’ Great Super John Williamson (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Bucks: Wayne Embry Remains An Unsung Hero (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
The Storm Is Seattle Basketball Royalty (from Isaiah Thomas, The Players’ Tribune):
Blazers: Why Evan Turner Will Make The Bench More Productive (from Peter Sampson, Blazers Edge):
Igiehon: Biggest Irish Prospect Ever (from Emmet Ryan, Ballin Europe):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/26/16

–  Kevin Love Is Having His Best Season (from Duncan Smith, 16winsaring.com):

Read and watch it here:  https://16winsaring.com/kevin-love-is-having-his-best-season-deb6e0e533af#.7e528nh6i

–  Sunday Recap  (from SBNation):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/12/26/14079262/2016-nba-scores-kyrie-irving-cavaliers-warriors-christmas-day

From Dan Favale, Bleacher Report:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2683074-christmas-day-nba-roundup-kyrie-irving-writes-another-chapter-in-growing-legend#

From Inside Hoops/AP:  http://www.insidehoops.com/daily.shtml

–  Video Analysis: Russell And Mozgov Showed Their Value In Win Over Clippers  (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):

Read and watch it here: http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2016/12/26/14080430/la-lakers-dangelo-russell-timofey-mozgov-win-over-la-clippers-highlights-stats-analysis-video-nba

–  36th Pick Malcolm Brogdon Is Exceeding Expectations (from Charles F. Gardner, jsonline.com):

Read it here:  http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2016/12/25/bucks-brogdon-shines-dull-looking-rookie-class/95767988/

–  How The Double High Screen Could Unleash Evan Fournier  (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):

Read it here:  http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2016/12/26/double-high-screen-unleash-evan-fournier/

–  Statistical Explanation Of Where The Knicks Must Improve  (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):

Read it here:  http://dailyknicks.com/2016/12/26/new-york-knicks-statistics-struggles/

 The Timberwolves: This Will Take Time  (from Zito Madu, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2016/12/26/14080982/timberwolves-thunder-patience-karl-anthony-towns

Knicks Have Ordered Courtney Lee To Shoot More Contested Shots  (from Marc Berman, NY Post):

Read it here:  http://nypost.com/2016/12/26/courtney-lee-struggles-with-knicks-orders-to-shoot-more/

–  Earl Watson Saw Harden And Westbrook’s Star Potential Early On  (from Doug Haller,  azcentral.com):

Read it here:  http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2016/12/25/suns-watson-saw-harden-star-potential/95839448/

Jamal Crawford Is Dejounte Murray’s Mentor  (from Michael C. Wright,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/12dayschristmas4/dejounte-murray-biggest-mentor-jamal-crawford

–  How The Ibaka Trade Sets Up Thunder’s Future  (from Michael Pina, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2683592-how-the-serge-ibaka-trade-set-up-oklahoma-citys-future

If The Jazz Can Get Healthy, They Can Finally Have That Great Bench  (from Randy Hollis, Deseret News):

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865669895/With-all-the-walking-wounded-what-wouldve-been-a-great-Jazz-bench-no-longer-exists.html

How Pat Riley Saved His Playing Career And Is Paying It Forward  (from Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com):

Read it here:  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-pat-riley-s122516-story.html

–   Monday Memory: Knicks-Nets (2/12/78):

Watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUO0Kb–Fro&app=desktop

FAQ#4: “How many stories does BI browse to find the 20 or so that you select as the best of the day?”

Typically around 1500!!

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/11/16

Rejuvenated Dwight Howard Has Sparked Hawks’ Fast Start  (from Shaun Powell, nba.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/article/2016/11/10/dwight-howard-return-atlanta-comes-right-time

How We Play Basketball In Poland  (from Marcin Gortat, The Players Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.theplayerstribune.com/marcin-gortat-washington-wizards-poland/

Bulls,Heat, Lakers, Kings  (from Bball Breakdown):

Read it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/11/10/the-breakdown-bulls-heat-lakers-and-kings/

–  Diagnosing Rockets’ Remaining Flaws (from Kelly Scaletta, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2675304-diagnosing-houston-rockets-remaining-roster-flaws

–  Taj Gibson’s Hard Work Is Getting Recognized  (from Moke Hamilton, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-pm-gibsons-hard-work-getting-recognized/

Isaiah Canaan: Recovering Lost Momentum (from Joel Brigham, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-recovering-lost-momentum/

 Spurs Playbook:  How Best To Use Pau Gasol (from Eli Horowitz, Pounding The Rock):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.poundingtherock.com/2016/11/11/13588954/spurs-playbook-best-use-pau-gasol

–  Rookie Report: Jaylen Brown, Jamal Murray, Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss  (from Cole Zwicker, Fan Sided):

Read and watch it here:  http://fansided.com/2016/11/11/prospect-calibration-jaylen-brown-bender-murray-chriss/

–  Knicks Must Attack The Paint To Improve Efficiency  (from Drew Margolis, dailyknicks.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://dailyknicks.com/2016/11/11/new-york-knicks-attack-paint-efficiency/

–  Video Analysis: Mozgov Showed  His Worth  (from Harrison Gaigen, Silver Screen And Roll):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2016/11/11/13596546/la-lakers-timofey-mozgov-contract-dunk-video-analysis-stats-highlights-sacramento-kings

–  For Sixers: A Practice About Talking  (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/sixers/game-preview-readying-round-2-vs-indy-practice-about-talking

–  The Magic’s Defensive Struggles (from David Iwanowski,  Orlando Magic Daily):

Read it here:  http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2016/11/11/orlando-magic-defensive-struggles-are-huge-red-flag/

–  CJ McCollum Makes His Case (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Ilustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/11/10/cj-mccollum-trail-blazers-damian-lillard-terry-stotts

–  Film Study: Dragan Bender  (from Jacob Padilla, Bright side Of The Sun):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2016/11/11/13596502/phoenix-philm-study-its-time-to-unleash-the-dragan

–  Nick Young Has Found His Place  (from Duncan Smith, Hoops Habit):

Read and watch it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/11/11/los-angeles-lakers-nick-young-finally-found-place/

 Andrew Wiggins Is On The Right Track (from Devin Domino, hashtagbasketball.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/minnesota-timberwolves/content/why-youre-wrong-about-andrew-wiggins

–  Warriors Are Heating Up (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2016/11/11/golden-state-warriors-heating-up/

Mavericks: “Half Rebuilding” (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/blog/dallas/mavericks/post/_/id/4706555/half-rebuilding-mavericks-hope-to-make-playoffs

–  What Gorgui Dieng Is Doing For KAT  (from Kevin Yeung, Fan Sided):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2016/11/11/gorgui-dieng-helping-karl-anthony-towns/

From Cody Taylor, Basketball Insiders:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-dieng-ready-to-prove-his-worth/

–  Dudley Is A Better Blend With Suns’ 2nd Unit  (from Paul Coro, azcentral):

Read it here:  http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2016/11/10/phoenix-suns-jared-dudley-blends-bench-better-fit/93617670/

–  Josh Powell: I Went Through A Lot In My Day  (from Matt Logue, Daily Telegraph):

Read it here:  http://www.ntnews.com.au/sport/sydney-kings-star-josh-powell-reveals-journey-from-living-on-the-streets-to-nba/news-story/a28fb6351ee4c5382ee0eb0d2f162337

For Boris Dallo, D-League A Chance At The NBA (from Net Income, Nets Daily):

Read it here:  http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/11/11/13595616/for-dallo-d-league-a-chance-at-the-nba-not-necessarily-the-nets

Remembering The Late, Great Super John Williamson:

Yesterday was Super John’s Birthday.  He would have been 65 if hadn’t left us way too soon.

Bill Melchionni remembers John’s role in the final ABA game:

http://basketballintelligence.net/tag/bill-melchionni/