Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/8/18

ATL: The Hawks Took A Big Step Backwards Defensively Last Season  (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
BOS: Terry Rozier’s Dad Sees Him Play In NBA For 1st Time (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
BOS: Video: Gordon Hayward – The Return, Part One (from The Athletic):
CHA: Hornets’ Preseason: What’s Left To Decide? (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Cavs Adjust Shot Clock At Practice To Help Ensure Faster Pace (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: 6 Players Are Fighting For The Cavs’ Last Roster Spot.  Their Stories Are Compelling  (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DET: Blake Griffin’s Role Under New Coach Casey (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
DET: The Pistons Have Improved Defensively In Each Of The Past Four Seasons (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
GSW: Q & A: Danuel House (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW:  DMC’s Unusual Situation: Why His 1st Season With Dubs Might Be His Last (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
GSW: How Long Do Dubs Enjoy Championship Before Preparing For Next Season? (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: MCW’s New Role: So Far, So Good  (from Colin Connors, The Dream Shake):
IND: Why Tyreke Signed With The Pacers (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
IND: Pacers: Now Featuring More Than 8 Rotation Players (from 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Why The Lakers Will Thrive At Being Positionless (from Jason Reed, LA Sports Hub):
LAL: How LBJ Will Bolster The Lakers’ Transition Game (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIN: Inside The Play: KAT’s Corner Three (from Lucas Seehafer, A Wolf Among Wolves):
MIN: Butler Status Update (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
NYK: How Fizdale Is Evaluating Knicks’ PG “Competition” (from Chris Iseman, northjersey.com):
NYK: Fizdale Has Been The Real Star Of The Preseason (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: New Assistant Coach Bob Beyer’s Offensive Philosophy (from Jordan Buckamneer, Thunderous Intentions):
ORL: Jonathon Simmons Is Impressing Coach Clifford With Toughness & Fearlessness (from John Denton, magic.com):
POR: Nurkic: A Few Added Threes Could Be Plenty (from Mike Tokito, Forbes):
WAS: Dwight Howard’s back Injury Is Forcing Him To Miss Benefits Of Preseason (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: Austin Rivers Is An Ideal Fit In Wizards’ System (from Zach Rosen, washingtonwizrds.com):
Q & A: NBA Officiating VP Monty McCutcheon (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Feature Film: 2018-19 Preseason (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 21-30  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/13/18

Tales From Advance Scouts Around The NBA  (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic);
Who Is Kawhi Leonard? (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
A Look At Jeremy Lamb (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Oladipo & Perpetual Motion (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
Josh Hart: The Next Steps (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
Expect LeBron To Amp Up Lakers’ Corner Three Production (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):
What Lonzo Ball Had Done To His Knee & What It Likely Means (from Dr. RS Brar, Silver Screen And Roll):
How Can Nurkic Become The Blazers’ Needed Third Piece? (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Andre Drummond’s Development (from Steve Jones, Jr/Jordan Brenner, Cleaning The Glass):
For Gary Clark, Two-Way Deal With Rockets Is Golden Opportunity  (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
The G-League Is Becoming  More Important For Player Development (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
Ralph Lawler Is Retiring As The Voice Of The Clippers (from Bill Plaschke, LA Times):
Sean Marks’ Draft Record Bodes Well For Nets’ Next Picks (from Jason Max Rose, Nets Daily):
Breakout Seasons That Will Change The NBA (from BBall Breakdown):
Will The Grizzlies Be A Good Shooting Team This Year?  (from Grizzly Bear Blues):
How Otto Porter & The Wizards Can Reach A New Level (from Andrew Favakeh, Clutch Points):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/14/18

Celtics: The League Is Starting To Take Notice Of Terry Rozier (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Most Efficient ISO Scorers (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
KAT’s Offensive Brilliance (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Blazers: How Terry Stotts Is Reaching Jusuf Nurkic (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Blazers Average Fewest Assists In The NBA: Why It Doesn’t Matter (from Eric Griffith, Blazer’s Edge):
What NBA Scouts Will Be Watching In Each NCAA Tourney Friday Game (from Mike Schmitz/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Top Prospects To Watch In Every 1st Round Game (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Q & A: Fred VanVleet (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Rockets: Winning At A Slower Pace (from Gavriel Wilkins, Hoops Habit):
Rockets: Improved Defense Gives Them Championship Ceiling (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
CP3 & Harden Are The Opposite Of Bad Playoff Players (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Fit Matters: The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
The Cavs’ Reliable Shuffle ATO (from Jeff Siegel, Fear The Sword):
What Happened To Malik Monk? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Cavs: Lue Happy With Korver/JR Lineup Switch (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Jrue Holiday Opens Up About The Most Challenging Time Of His Life (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
Fixing The Lakers (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Pacers: Myles Turner’s Improved Post Play (from Grant Afseth, Kokomo Tribune):
What Trevor Booker Brings To The Pacers (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Jazz: Ricky Rubio Is A Monster (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
Bucks: Tony Snell Is Trying To Regain Form After Recent Slump (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
Wizards: Leaky Perimeter Defense’s Role In Recent Skid  (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Grizzlies’ Silver Lining: Dillon Brooks’ Breakthrough (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
Film Room: Jerami Grant Is OKC’s Biggest X-Factor (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
Monty McCutcheon On The Respect For The Game Initiative (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Hawks: Jaylen Morris’ Unlikely Climb To The NBA (from Sam Meredith, Peachtree Hoops):
Brett Brown Lauds Dellavedova & The Growth Of Aussie Basketball (from Ben Mallis, The Pick And Roll):
Markelle Fultz Is Starting To Look Like His Old Self (from Sam Cooper, Yahoo Sports):
Sixers: How Using Data-Driven Analysis Is Changing The Game (from Tim Wigmore, I News):
Podcast: Shooting Coach Ryan Sypkens (from The Unrestricted Area):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/22/17 PART ONE

How Lillard Is Mentoring Nurkic  (from Jayson Quick, NBC Sports):
Minnesota’s Slow Offensive Evolution (from William Bohl, A Wolf Among Wolves):
The Timberwolves Are Losing The Transition Battle (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
Since Joining Celtics, Irving Has Grown Into Complete Player (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Rondo: Student & Teacher Of The Game (from Rod Walker, The Advocate):
Jayson Tatum Stays Ahead Of Rookie Curve (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
NBA’s Small Guys Play Bigger By Getting Smaller (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Why Do So Many Players Struggle With FTs? (from Ian McMahan, The Guardian):
Father Taught Tobias Harris To Live With Grateful Heart  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Decreased Ball Movement Is Contributing To Magic’s Woes (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Decision-Making Issues Are Haunting The Magic (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):
Magic Searching For Defensive Rhythm, Toughness (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Jazz: Joe Ingles Does Whatever Is Needed (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
Observations From The Pacers’ Four-Game Win Streak (form Derek Kramer, IPacers.com):
Sam Presti & Billy Donovan:  A Talk About Teamwork In Jazz As It Relates To Hoops (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Heat’s Screen-Setting Problems (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
The Young Raptors Are Handling The Learning Curve (from Doug Smith, The Star):
Rockets Have Quietly Evolved Into A Top 10 Defensive Team (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Otto Porter Keeps Improving To Hold The Wizards Together (from Thomas Boswell, Washingotn Post):
Charts Showing Statistical Trends Since 2002 (from Ed Kupfer):
Nuggets: Different But Familiar Look Without Millsap (from Harrison Wind, bsndenver.com):
Sixers Notebook (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
Amir Johnson: Leading By Example (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):
SAS 96, ATL 85 (from Taylor Young, Pounding The Rock):
Mavs: Overcoming Adversity Is Nothing New For Mejri (from Sean Bush, The Smoking Cuban ):
Devin Booker: Savage Mode (from Adam Figman, slamonline.co):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/18/17

OKC & HOU: Does It Matter That There Is Only One Basketball?  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Will Jrue Holiday Benefit From Playing Shooting Guard? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Hayward’s Injury Has Changed The Celtics’ Trajectory (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Hayward’s Injury: Understanding The Early News (from Jeff Stotts, In Street Clothes):
With Butler Joining Wiggins & Towns, Can The Wolves Become Elite? (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Presenting The Archetypes For The 2017-18 Season (from Jared Dubin, Dime Mag):
“Betaball” Excerpt: Draymond Green (from Eric Malinowski, Dime Mag):
The Weirdest NBA Season Is Finally Here (from Nathanial Friedman/Eric Freeman, GQ):
Opening Night Observations (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
12 MVP Candidates (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
What Nurkic Brings To The Blazers (from Ben Gordon, 94 Feet Report):
 – The Starting 5 (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Will Andre Drummond Get Another Shot At Stardom? (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Video Analysis: RHJ’s Improved Game (from Nicholas LeTourneau, Nets Daiily):
30 People Who Will Define This Season (from Dave Zarum, Sportsnet.ca):
Players Who Deserve More Run (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):

Refreshed Dragic: Ready For New Season (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):

How The Warriors Plan To Balance Work & Fun (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Knicks Preview (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Knicks: Pick-And-Roll Should Be Key On Offense (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):