Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/17/18

How The Pacers Contained LBJ & The Cavs In Game 1 (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
“Closing Speed” Makes Oladipo Great (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
All The Ways Oladipo Sliced & Diced The Cavs’ Defense (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
What The Cavs Need To Fix Before Game Two (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
Can’t Play Whiteside? (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Sixers Learn Playoff Realities (from Jack McCaffery, Delco Times):
Game 2: Warriors Answer Spurs’ Physical Counterpunch The Only Way They Know How (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Iguodala Is Showing How Valuable He Is (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
Don’t Blame Kawhi For Taking Control (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
Welcome To The Paul George Playoff Experience (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Read it here:  https://www.theringer.com/nba-playoffs/2018/4/16/17242298/paul-george-thunder-jazz

Reserves Give Thunder Reason To Celebrate (from Jenni Carlson, newsok.com):
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Thunder Needs Defensive Detail To Continue (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Thunder: Maintaining What Worked In Game One (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
The Jazz Miss Sefolosha (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Ibaka: Benefitting From Full Season With Raptors (from Sportsnet.ca):
Capela Completes Rockets’ Cornerstone Trio (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
KAT & DRose: The Good, The Bad & The Decent (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
In-Flight Adjustments: Wolves Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Ben Falk And Liam Flynn, Cleaning The Glass):
How John Wall Went From Fat To Six-Pack Abs While Recovering (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Video: Jrue Holiday’s Defensive Brilliance In Game One (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):

In Playoff Debut, Blazers’ Rookie Zach Collins Proved Ready For The Stage (from Andrew Greif, Oregon Live):
Brandon Jennings’ Roads Not Taken (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Thoughts On Opening-Weekend’s Playoff Games (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Laker Film Room: Randle’s Breakout Season (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
How Stackhouse Crafted Himself Into Hot-Shot Head Coaching Candidate (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Get To Know David Fizdale (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Doncic Enters The Lions’ Den (from Emmet Ryan, Ball In Europe):
Luka Doncic: Situational Analysis (from Nick Prevenas, NBADraft.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/25/18

Sloan Conference, Day 2 (from Nylon Calculus):
Cavs: LBJ & The New 4 (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
Wolves: Surviving Butler’s Injury (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
From Jackson Frank, Patreon.com:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/17181535
Wiggins’ Offensive Regression (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
Can Dejounte Murray Be The Next Great Spur?  (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Spurs: What’s Up With Kawhi Leonard’s Injury?  (from Lucas Seehafer, Zone Coverage):
Ballmer: Clippers Traded Griffin To Build For Modern NBA (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Pels: AD Is In The Midst Of The Best 4-Game Stretch Of His Career  (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
Julius Randle: Dynamic Scoring Threat (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Mavs: Is Playing Dennis Smith Off-The-Ball A Nod To Draft Plans?  (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
Sunday Notes: Harden, Raptors, Silver, Hornets & More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Kings: Labissiere Knows It’s Time To Step Up (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
For The Dubs, It All Still Starts With Curry (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
The Toughest Transition For NBA Rookies (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Pistons Playbook: Three-Point Defense (from Matthew Way, Piston Powered):
Video: How The Wolves Adjusted Their Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Lillard Time (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
Despite Flying Under The Radar, Poeltl Does A Lot For The Raptors (from Jordan Skuse, Raptors HQ):
Donovan Mitchell: Proving That He Is A Star (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Justise Winslow: Finding A Rhythm (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Bucks: 40-Year-Old Jason Terry Provides A Lift On & Off The Court (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
– Young Player To Watch On Each WC Lottery-Bound Team (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/9/17

Ntilikina: What To Expect  (from Rory Breasail, Hashtag Basketball):
Hardaway, Jr.: What to Expect  (from Rory Breasail):
Millsap/Jokic: Next Great Frontcourt Duo  (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Grading The Pistons’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Hawks’ Rebuild Begins (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
A Deep Dive Into Julius Randle’s Game (from Justin Jett):
Rodney Hood Faces Season Of Opportunity  (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Nikos Galis: The Greatest Greek  (from George Kondoleon, Press Basketball):
Lottery “Reform” Must Be Measured (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Bogdan Bogdanovic’s Play At EuroBasket (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Brett Brown On Ben Simmons (from Jessica Camerato, csnphilly.com):
The NBA’s New Mantra: Good Offense Beats Good Defense (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
Morris Twins: Revamping The Sibling Rivalry  (from Nick Arguelles, Wizofawes.com):
Reggie Jackson’s Transition Issues (from Duncan Smith, Piston Powered):
Worldwide Player Movement Database (from Mark Porcaro):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/28/17

Barnes, Kaminsky, Randle Illustrate PF’s Constantly Changing Job Description (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Kings Make Wholesale Changes In Quest For Stability (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
How Dragic Ignites Heat’s Offense (from Michael Snyder, 94 Feet report):
Upcoming Season Crucial For Josh Richardson (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Julius Randle: The Forgotten Laker (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Will Brandon Ingram Break Out In Year Two? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Sixers: Don’t Forget Richaun Holmes (from Tim Stubbs, NBA Math):
Will Exum Make Leap To Next Level This Season?  (from Jackson Lloyd, 94 Feet Report):
How Joe Harris Bolsters Nets’ Bench (from Nick LeTourneau):
Will Sterling Brown’s Shooting Transfer To The NBA?  (from Ti Windisch, Behind The Buck Pass):
Vucevic: Likely To Bounce Back (from Dar-wei Chen, Orlando Magic Daily):
How Important Is A Healthy Derrick Favors? (from Hayden Van de Maat, thejnotes.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/1/17

 – 76ers: Ready To Make The Leap (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Is Coaching Stability A New Trend? (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Why Didn’t JaVale McGee Get Paid? (from Simon Cherin-Gordon, Hoops Habit):
The Unintended Consequences Of Supermax Deals (from Bryan Toporek, BBall Breakdown):
– Number Of Black Front-Office Execs Is On The Upswing (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Jazz: 3 Post-FA Questions (from John Keeffer, thejnotes.com):
The Lakers’ Crowded PF Rotation (from Hannah Kulik, Lakers Nation):
Interview: Pelicans Assistant Coach Chris Finch (from Mason Ginsberg/Chris Gordy,  Bourbon Street Shots):
Q & A: Norman Powell (from Donnovan Bennett, sportsnet.ca):
Glenn Robinson III’s Approach To Training (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Who Is Yakuba Ouattara?  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

Read and watch it here: https://www.ridiculousupside.com/2017/7/31/16070984/who-is-yakuba-ouattara-long-island-nets-nba-gleague-nbagl

Ramon Sessions: Finally A Knick (from Marc Berman, N Post):
  – Melo Trimble: Life After Maryland Isn’t Easy  (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
 – The Unbundling Of NBA Teams (from Thomas Euler, attentionecono.me):