Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/26/19 PART ONE

ATL: Sending John Collins To The Offensive Glass Works For The Hawks (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: “Blind Pig” Gives Young A Runway To The Rim  (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Talent & Maturity: The Nets Are Good Now (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight0:
BKN: Even Without Dinwiddie, The Nets Had Plenty In Reserve (from Associated Press):
BKN: Ed Davis Steals The Spotlight (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
DAL: Mark Cuban Interview (from Stephen Dubner, Freakonomics):
GSW: The Dubs Still Believe The Celtics Are The Biggest Threat In The East (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Rockets Have The Look Of A Contender Again (from Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated):
HOU: Can Harden Keep This Up?  (from Arnovitz/Snellings,MacMahon,Pelton,Goldsberry, ESPN):
HOU: Ways To Counter Harden (from Jordan Brenner, The Athletic):
HOU: Harden: What’s Good For The Rockets May Not Be Good For Basketball (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
LAL: How Kuzma Speeds Up The Lakers’ Offense (from Jeff Siegel, DIME Mag):
MIN: The Real Issue With KAT’s Foul Trouble (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall Index):
PHI: Don’t Overlook Everything That Makes Ben Simmons Great (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Corey Brewer’s Hard Work Began On The Farm (from Jessica Camerato, Basketball Insiders):
PHI: Attacking The Rim Should Be Next Developmental Step For Shamet & Bolden (from Jake Hyman, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Don’t Expect A 30+ Year Old Veteran To Be Added By Trade Deadline  (from Dave KIng, Bright Side Of The Sun):
POR: Nurkic Is The Difference For The Blazers (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
POR: Layman Is More Than Just A Floor Spacer (from Daniel Lewis, The Step Back):
WAS: Shooting & Defending Threes Were Problems For The Wizards; Now They Are Strengths  (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
The Parallels Of Draymond Green & Marcus Smart, Part One (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
This Week’s 5 Most Interesting Teams (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/21/19

Candace Parker, Grant Hill, Garrett Temple & Marc Spears Discuss The Intersection Of Race & Sports (from Drew Hill, Commercial Appeal):
Pick & Roll Combos That Defy Convention (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
Bitadze Shuts Down Reigning EruoLeague Champs (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
BKN: Prigioni Learns Coaching Game With Nets (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
BKN: Is D’lo Russell Finally Making The Leap? (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
DET: Griffin Is Keeping The Pistons Afloat (from Gage Bridgford, Hoops Habit):
GSW: How Draymond Helped Ease DMC’s Transition With Dubs (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
GSW: Curry’s Off-Ball Mastery (from Ben Pfeifer, Clutch Popints):
HOU: Harden’s Post Defense Is Stellar (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Trevor Booker Reflects On His Time With The Pacers (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Analyzing The Lakers’ Young Talent (from Eric Pincus, Bleacher Report):
MIA: Whiteside’s Growth & Changed Attitude (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
MIL: Tony Snell’s Mundane Career Year (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
NYK: Vonleh Has Gone From Near Bust To Breakout Player (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
ORL: The Magic’s Lack Of Depth & The Fatigue Factor (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Growing The Embiid-Butler Pairing (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: How Bolden’s Play Is Translating From The EuroLeague To The NBA (from Kevin Rice, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Lillard Values Chemistry & Continuity (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
POR: Has Layman Earned A Permanent Spot In The Starting Rotation? (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAS: The Importance Of The Spurs’ Bench Players (from Dylan Carter, Air Alamo):
TOR: Danny Green, Premier Role Player (from Vivek Jacob, VICE Sports):
UTA: Does Donovan Mitchell Have A Future At PG?  (from Eric Walden, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: 3 Reasons Behind The Winning Streak (from Mitchell Hansen, Hoops Habit):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Jimmy Rayl:  https://www.nba.com/pacers/news/remembering-indiana-basketball-legend-jimmy-rayl

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/16/18 PART ONE

Jabari Parker’s Homecoming Is A Win For Both Sides (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Emptying The Celtics SL Notebook, Part Two (from Keith P Smith, Celtics Blog):
Brad Stevens’ Book Recommendations Make Big Imprint On Celtics (from Jay King, The Athletic):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
How Does Malik Monk Get Better? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Cavs: Collin Sexton Has Shown Flashes In LV (from Andre Snellings, ESPN):
Ben Simmons, Point Center Of The Future (from Luke Swiatek, The Sixer Sense):
Jonah Bolden Hasn’t Been Satisfied With His SL Performance (from Keith Pompey, Philly.com):
Kawhi Leonard Is Now Supermax Eligible (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
The Future Is Long; When Everyone Becomes A Unicorn (from Fendo, Dancing With Noah):
How Faried’s Game Fits With The Nets (from Nick LeTourneau, Nets Daily):
Blazers: Anfernee Simons Hopes To Find A Good Fit (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
A 2-3-2 Format Would Reduce Playoff Reseeding Travel Concerns (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):
Derrick Jones, Jr: The Impact Of Heat Culture (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
OKC: The Perfect Rehab Center For Nerlens Noel (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
Summer League Takeaways (from ESPN):
Why Lindell Wigginton Is A Unique Guard Prospect (from Connor Harr, 94 Feet Report):
10 FAs Who Could End Up In Europe (from Antigoni Zachari, Eurohoops.net):
Q & A: Brian Windhorst (from Maxwell Strachan, Huffington Post):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/21/18

Quick Offense Is Key For Cavs In Game 4 (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
Video: LeBron’s Game Three Passing Clinic (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
LBJ’s Game 3 (from Chris Thompson, Deadspin)
LBJ’s All-World Defense Can Only Exist When His Teammates Step Up (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Tristan Thompson: Defending Al Horford (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Brad Stevens Faces Lineup Decision After Blowout (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Now It’s The Celtics’ Turn To Make Adjustments (from Gary Washburn, Bosotn Globe):
Steph Resurfaces (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Rockets’ Horrid Offense Was Directly Responsible For How Many Points They Gave Up (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Iguodala Reinforces His Value In Game 3 (from Connor Letourneau, SF Gate):
GSW-HOU: Game 3 Takeaways (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
How The Dubs Have Avoided Destructive Drama And Turmoil (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
Warriors: Run TMC On Hand For Game 3 (from Jeff Faraudo, Mercury News):
How Ariza Became A Three-Point Shooter (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
Player Review: Lance Stephenson Was An Experience (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
When Tunnel Trash Talk Crosses The Line (from Dave Schilling, Bleacher Report):
Sixers’ Sets: Brett Brown’s Best Xs & Os from 2017-18 (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic);
Coming Over: Jonah Bolden (from Kevin Rice, Liberty Ballers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/28/18

OKC: The Fallout From Roberson’s Injury (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Impossible To Guard: The Rockets Shoot From Way Past The 3-Point Line (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
GSW 109, BOS 105 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
–  Q & A With Bucks GM On Kidd Firing & What’s Next (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
How NBA Players Have Historically Fared After Achilles’ Injuries (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Ty Lue Believes Lineup Change Gives Cavs What They Need Defensively (from Cris Fedor, cleveland.com):
–  Scouting Jonah Bolden: Is The Perfect Fit For Simmons & Embiid Stashed Overseas?  (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
G-League: Landry Nnoko’s Long Path (from Brian Rzeppa, Ridiculous Upside):
Why Wayne Ellington Is Shooting Better Than Ever (from Andre Fernandez, Miami Herald):
The Nuggets’ Perilous PG Situation (from Max Carlin, Nugg Love):
Wizards Moved The Ball Crisply  With Satoransky & Frazier Filling In For John Wall (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
DMC Injury: Day Two (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Erik Spoelstra On The Players/Officials Issues (from Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post):
Sixers: Surging Behind Elite Defense (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Trae Young & Collin Sexton Impressed NBA Scouts In Their Matchup  (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Dakari Johnson: A Brooklyn Family’s Long March Finally Reaches The NBA (from Amos Barshad, NY Times):
Josh McRoberts Focus Is On Getting Healthy, Not The Trade Deadline (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
Please check out the first episode in our new podcast series: The Unrestricted Area.  You are probably already familiar with our other podcasts that have featured guests Dean Oliver, Fran Fraschilla, Rick Barry, Mo Dakhil, Jim Petersen, Jim Barnett, Marques Johnson, Sam Smith and others. Those are still available on SoundCloud.  Here is The Unrestricted Area, Episode#1, featuring Ray LeBov and Kelly Scaletta (note that it was recorded before Andre Roberson’s injury):