Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/4/18

ATL: Q & A: Trae Young (from Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated):
CHI: No Interim Tag For Boylen (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
CHI: Bulls’ Offense, Rotations Figure To Look Different Under Boylen (from Mark Schanowski, NBC Sports):
CLE: Burks Would Like To Stay With The Cavs (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: Video Breakdown: Doncic & DSJ Will Be Able To Play Well Together, Eventually (from NIck Angstatd, Mavs Moneyball):
DEN: Isaiah Thomas’ Profound Impact On Nuggets (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DEN: Jokic Does Everything (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
DEN: How Plumlee & Morris Have Led The Nuggets’ Bench Rise To Top 3 (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
GSW: Kevon Looney Posts Career Night (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
–  GSW: Curry Fuels Warriors’ Win (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
IND: What Has Happened To Thad Young’s Jumper?  (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
MIL: Middleton Benching Sends A Message (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIA: Winslow’s Versatility Key During Heat’s Injury-Plagued Start (from David Furones, SunSentinel):
NOP: Randle Small-Ball Hasn’t Worked (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
NYK: Film Room: Knicks’ Spain Pick And Roll (from Danny Small, Elite Sports NY):
ORL: Vucevic’s Importance To The Magic (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
NBA Storylines: Saric, Siakam, Knicks, Gary Clark, Evan Turner (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
The Value Of Spacing (from Justin Jacobs, Squared2020):
Who Are The Truly Elite 3-Point Shooters? (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Blake Griffin Trade Proving To Be A Win-Win (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/11/18

Q & A: Bob Lanier (from Steve Aschburner, nba.com):
Q & A: Sam Jones (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
Erik Spoelstra Clinic Notes (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
How Will DMC Fit Into The Dubs’ System?  (from Hugo Kitano, Golden State Of Mind):
Why Joe Ingles Is One Of The Best Shooters In The Assn. (from Ben Mallis, The Pick And Roll):
Is Lauri Markkanen Dirk v2.0?  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Why Aren’t You Using pbpstats.com?  (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
Julius Randle Doesn’t Care For Modernity (from Kris Fenrich, The Step Back):
The Crossroads: Anthony Davis At 25 (from Johnathan Tillman, The Sports Fan Journal):
Why Tony Parker Signed With The Hornets (from Jeff Garcia, Spurs Zone):
Can Collin Sexton Live Up To Expectations?  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Grading The Bulls’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Cavs’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Why Haslem Decided To Stay With The Heat (from Tim Reynolds, Associated Press):
Kuzma: Ready For A Breakout Season (from Joey Ramirez, Lakers.com):
How Lance Stephenson Is Re-Focusing (from Scott Agness, The Athletic):
Theis’ Return Gives Celtics Yet Another Weapon (from Dan Gilinsky, NBA Analysis Network):
Aaron Gordon: Still Searching For Consistency (from Kris Fenrich, The Step Back):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/5/18

Steve Nash: Tough Love From Don Nelson Influenced Him (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
The Jazz Are Title Contenders (from Chris Herring, FiveThrtyEight):
Shabazz Napier: Brooklyn’s Secret Weapon Off The Ball?  (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Julius Randle: Just Getting Started In New Orleans (from William Guillory, The Athletic):
How Can Giannis Improve This Year?  (from Theodore Konstantellos, Behind The Buck Pass):
Bucks: Building Around Giannis (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
Grant Hill’s Brilliance With The Pistons (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Q & A:  Ray Allen (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
Q & A: Lonnie Walker (from nicekicks.com):
The Most Important Numbers For Each Spur In 2018-19  (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
Pacers: McMillan Knows The Coaching Longevity Formula  (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Sixers’ Muscala: Well-Positioned For A Successful Season (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Film Room: What James Ennis Brings To The Rockets (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
Celtics Film School: Marcus Smart (from Andrew Doxy, Celtics Blog):
Wolves’ Player Profile: Derrick Rose  (from Dane Moore/Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
The Friendship That Sent Rick Welts To The HOF  (from Maggie Hendricks, For The Win):
Clippers Retrospective: DeAndre Jordan (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
Q & A: Greg Kelser (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Big3 Exit Interview: Ice Cube & The League’s Top Brass (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):

 

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):