Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/14/18

Oladipo: Redefining His Career Through Biomechanics (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
PHI- MIA: A Study In Contrasts (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
– PHI-MIA preview (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Who Can Stop Ben Simmons? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Video Breakdown: Sixers’ Defense (from Ben Falk/Nick Sciria, Cleaning The Glass):
COY: The Case For Brett Brown (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
POR-NOP Preview (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
BOS-MIL Preview (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Brad Stevens: The Celtics’ Not-So-Secret-Weapon (from Matt Chin, Celtics Blog):
The Challenge Of Defending Giannis (from Owen Pence, Boston Globe):
Celtics’ Young Core Poised To Learn Playoff Lessons (from Jay King, The Athletic):
Horford Has To Headline (from Sam Sheehan, Celtics Blog):
TOR-WAS Preview (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Raptors Must Solve Beal (from William Lou, The Score):
HOU-MIN Preview (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
 – The Evolution Of Mike D’Antoni’s Offense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
The Impossible Task Of Guarding Harden, Explained By Players, Coaches (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
– Ariza Plays Understated But Key Role For Rockets (from Brian T. Smith, Houston Chronicle):
The Wolves Finally Get Their Moment, 14 Years In The Making (from Robert Mays, The Ringer):
How Can Cavs Replace Irving’s Production? (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
The Importance Of Jeff Green’s Defensive Versatility (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
1st Round Forecast (from David Berri, Forbes):
WC 1st Round Preview (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
EC 1st Round Preview (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
The Sidekicks Who Will Decide The Playoffs (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
GSW-SAS Preview (from Golden State Of Mind):
Jordan Bell: Prototype Of Centers To Come (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
OKC-UTA Preview (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Lonzo Ball’s Exit Interview (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Andre Ingram’s Long Road To The NBA (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
NBA Awards Ballot, Part Two (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Weeks 25/26 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Nuggets’ Young Core Is 100% Behind Coach Malone (from Harrison Wind, bsndenver.com):
Impact FAs Who Could Be Bargain-Bin Finds (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Grading The Hornets After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Grading The Bulls After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/5/18

Warriors: New Era, New Challenges (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Warriors: Pros & Cons Of Starting Javale McGee (from Simon Cherin-Gordon, Hoops Habit):
Jordan Bell: Determined To Shed Rustiness & “Be The Best I Can Be” (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Rookies Who Are Primed For 2nd Year Breakouts (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Raptors: Valanciuanas’ Miraculous Defensive Improvement (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
Q & A: DeMar DeRozan (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Jarrett Allen Gives Nets Hope For The Future (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
For Sam Hinkie’s Next Act… (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Why Pat Riley Likes The Heat Roster And Having Wade Back (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
Thunder: Does Patrick Patterson Need To Play More? (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
Height And Defensive Matchups (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Visualizing Versatility: A New Way To Look At The Warriors’ Defense (from Golden State Of Mind):
The Remarkable Women Of The NBA (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
BI Note:  Of course this story contains just a partial list of women making outstanding contributions.  There is a long list of others who deserve similar recognition.  Some examples are NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts, Washington Wizards TV Analyst Kara Lawson and Charlotte Hornets sideline reporter Stephanie Ready.
MIP Candidates (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Re-Live Lonzo Ball’s Big Night In San Antonio (from Christian Rivas, Silver Screen And Roll):
The Cavs’ Three-Point Defense Remains A Big Issue (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Ben Simmons And “Non-Traditional Stats” (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Mavs:  Harrison Barnes Is Liking The Move Back To The Three (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
The Celtics’ Bench Is Shaping Up (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Sixers: How TJ McConnell Morphed From Undrafted To Invaluable (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Brett Brown: Adding Ilyasova Is A Massive Pick-Up  (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):
Pau Gasol Says Brother Marc “Should Be Upset” (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):
Re-Thinking Draft Day Debates (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
With Scandals Rocking Youth Basketball, NBA Readying Plan To Step In (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/1/17

Pairing Of Harden & Paul Has Endless Possibilities For Rockets’ Offense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Celtics: Horford’s Significant Value (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Celtics Feel They Have A Find In Shane Larkin (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Cavs: 3 Ways The Defense Can Improve (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Pelicans Finally Get Defensive (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Grizzlies Hurt Themselves By Fouling (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Jazz: For Donovan Mitchell, Defense Makes The Difference (from Mike Sorensen, Deseret News):
Markelle Fultz: Destined To Hit Rookie Wall?  (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):
Derrick Rose: No Longer “In A Dark Place” (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
The Nets’ “Biggest Weakness” Might Not Be So Bad (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Bulls’ Rebuild To Initially Be Judged By Effort (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Jordan Bell Flashes Potential (from Greg Thomas, Golden State Of Mind):
How Bruce Bowen Was Chosen To Be Clippers’ New TV Analyst  (from Tom Hoffarth, OC Register):
Expect To Hear More Women Giving Thoughtful Analysis When You Watch The NBA This Season (from Cindy Boren, Washington Post):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/24/17

CLE-BOS Trade Review (Day Two):
Rockets: Strengths & Weaknesses (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
CJ Miles’ Fit With The Raptors (from Justin Rowan, Real Ball Insiders):
Sixers’ Search For Firm Foundation Appears Over (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Dubs: How Much Run Should Jordan Bell Get?  (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
Hawks: What Does Quinn Cook Bring To The Table?  (from Graham Chapple, Soaring Down South:
Pistons: Ellenson Is Focused On Adding Strength, Playing “D”  (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Magic: Fournier Found Right Role After All-Star Break  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
“45 GO” Ball Screening Action (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Mitchell Robinson’s Strange Recruiting Trip (from John Clay, Lexington Herald-Leader):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/13/17 PART ONE

Raptors: Trying To Win The Right Way (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
Suns’ GM Ryan McDonough Q & A (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Tom Thibodeau Q & A (from Nick Friedell, ESP):
Despite HIs Flaws, Why Drummond Has Value To Pistons (from Duncan Smith, Piston Powered):
Dwight Howard’s Fit With The Hornets (from Coach Percy, Queen City Hoops):
Welcome To The NBA’s Era Of Positionless Offense (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math ):
The Celtics’ Young Talent (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Wade Baldwin: Year Two Is Vital After Underwhelming Rookie Season (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days):
Summer League Grizzlies Lack Consistency (from Mac Trammell, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Summer League: Most Intriguing Players List (from Sports Illustrated):
Summer League Intel Report On Stars In The Making (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
The Nets Focus Is On Continuity And Culture (from Benny Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Why A Possible Melo Trade To Rockets Is Taking So Long (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Jordan Bell Shows His Versatility (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
New Hawks’ GM Schlenk Quick To Dump Pricey Vets, Go With Youth (from Shaun Pawell, NBA.com):
Jaylen Brown Enjoys Mentor Role (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
The Two Men Who Make Money From The NBA In Summer (from Kevin Draper, NYTimes):
NBA Approves Rule Changes To Improve Game Flow (from NBA.com):
–  Video: “4 Away” Late Game SLOB Package (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Video Breakdown: Raptors’  Zipper Pick And Roll SLOB (from Cooper Smither,  Raptors Republic):
Video: GSW: Using Shooters To Set Screens (from John Zall):
Redick’s Likely Impact On Sixers’ Offense (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Quinn Cook: “Staying Paranoid” (from Cassie Calvert, goduke.com):