Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/16/17

Video Breakdown: Simpler Offense Helped GSW Win Game One (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
How GSW Took Advantage Of Kawhi’s Absence (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Spurs Need Aldridge To Be More Decisive (from Chris Barnewall, CBS Sports):
Durant Reiterated His Value In Game One Comeback (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Injuries Give Spurs’ Reserves A Chance To Shine (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Kerr’s Absence: The True Test Of A Leader (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
Life Against The Warriors: Flawless Defense, But Then It’s One Mistake And It’s A Layup (from Ben Falk):
The Warriors Routinely Erase Big Deficits (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
BOS 115, WAS 105 (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Marcus Smart’s Great, Invisible Game (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Al Horford’s  Series Vs The Wizards In One Ridiculous Shot Chart (from Gary Dzen, boston.com):
Olynyk: The Improbable Hero (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Appreciating The Celtics’ Moment (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Three Reasons Why Cavs Shouldn’t Overlook Celtics (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Fox Sports):
Jonathan Jeanne’s Combine Doesn’t Tell The Whole Story (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
BOS-CLE: What Numbers Could Be Difference Makers?  (from Mark Simon/John McTigue. ESPN):
Is Everyone Waiting On David Griffin? (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):
Canada Is Now One Of The Sources Of Elite Recruits (from Michael Fletcher, The Undefeated):
KAT Q & A (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/15/17

GSW 113, SAS 111 (from 16 Wins):
Five Questions For The WCF Moving Forward (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
What The Spurs’ Defense Must Do In Game Two (from Tom Piccolo, Pounding The Rock):
Pachulia’s Play Was Reckless, Whether He Meant It Or Not  (from Zito Madu, SBNation):
Video Breakdown: Spurs Sell Out On Durant, Dubs Run Decoy (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Hero Ball Is The Celtics’ Biggest Enemy (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
How John Wall Developed The Jump Shot That Enabled A Game Seven (from Ava Wallace, Washington Post):
BOS-WAS: 7 Keys To Game 7 (from Brian Robb, Boston.com):
What Numbers Will Be Most Important To Wizards In Game Seven? (from Mark Simon, ESPN):
The Spike In Fouls On Three-Pointers: Clever Manipulation Of The Rules Or A Stain On The Game? (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Andre Roberson’s Year (from Adam Joseph, 16 Wins):
Older Prospects Draw Hope From Brogdon’s Success (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline):

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

Mike Conley: Anti-Highlight Machine  (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here:  https://theringer.com/mike-conley-jr-memphis-grizzlies-point-guard-highlights-1a309d14c643

The Case For Every MIP Candidate (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/04/04/argument-every-2016-17-most-improved-candidate/

All Praise Jason Kidd (from Brian Sampson, 16 Wins):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/all-praise-jason-kidd-ce9c30cd5fd0

Why Hasn’t Biyombo Helped Orlando’s “D”?  (from Cory Hutson, 16 Wins):

Rae it here: https://16winsaring.com/why-cant-bismack-biyombo-help-the-magic-defend-d4ecef02483b

Steph Curry: Rewriting His Season’s Story At The Perfect Time (from Haley O’ Shaughnessy, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here:  https://theringer.com/steph-curry-golden-state-warriors-2016-17-nba-mvp-campaign-ae480a22aed4

The Dubs 5-0 In 8 Days Stretch Was Especially Impressive  (from Monte Poole, csnbayarea.com):

Read it here: http://www.csnbayarea.com/warriors/warriors-5-0-stretch-impressive-week-any-over-last-four-seasons

The Warriors’ Elder Statesmen Are Coming Up Big  (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):

Read it here: http://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Warriors-elder-statesmen-coming-up-big-11047573.php

The Playoffs’ Most Dangerous Lineups  (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):

Read it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2701570-ranking-the-nba-playoffs-most-dangerous-lineups

Why OKC Struggles Defending The 3  (from Eric Horne, newsok.com):

Read it here:  http://newsok.com/why-okc-struggles-defending-the-3/article/5544144

How James & Tyler Johnson Perform Their Miami Heat Duets (from Jaelin Wilson, Hashtag Basketball):

Read and watch it here: http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/miami-heat/content/brothers-johnson-miami-heat

Can The Blazers Hold On Without Nurkic?  (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdwon):

Read and watch it here:  https://bballbreakdown.com/2017/04/03/coaching-spin-can-blazers-hold-without-nurkic/

Inside The Blazers’ Playoff Quest  (from Ian Thomsen, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/02/inside-portland-trailblazers-quest-berth-postseason

Rudy Gobert: Catalyst For Jazz’ Success (from Frank Urbina, NBAMath):

Read and watch it here:  http://nbamath.com/rudy-gobert-is-the-catalyst-for-utah-jazz-success/

Rodney Hood: Playing Through Pain (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):

Read it here; http://www.sltrib.com/sports/5134236-155/utah-jazz-despite-knee-pain-rodney

Hardaway, Jr: Key To Hawks’ Playoff Success (from Jourdan Canil, Hashtag Basketball):

Read and watch it here: http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/atlanta-hawks/content/tim-hardaway-jr-key-atlanta-playoff-success

Garrett Temple Q & A: From 10-Day Journeyman To Contributor (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):

Read it here:  http://hoopshype.com/2017/04/03/how-garrett-temple-went-from-10-day-journeyman-to-key-contributor/

The Kings’ Post-DMC Future: Looking Brighter  (from Bryan Toporek, BBall Breakdown):

Read and watch it here: https://bballbreakdown.com/2017/04/03/sacramento-kings-post-boogie-future-looking-brighter/

Tal Brody, Israel’s Mr. Basketball (from Yaron Weitzman, slamonline.com):

Read it here: http://www.slamonline.com/nba/tal-brody-israel-basketball-interview/#ZSzrjlFgpPtQkh7a.97

Nuggets’ Film Room: How Mudiay Broke Out Vs.The Heat (from TJ McBride, BSNDenver):

Read and watch it here: http://bsndenver.com/nuggets-film-room-how-emmanuel-mudiay-broke-out-in-south-beach/

Kawhi Leonard: Silent Superstar  (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):

Read it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2700300-the-making-of-kawhi-leonard-the-silent-superstar

The Subtlety Of Millsap’s Stardom  (from Seth Kindig, Soaring Down South):

Read it here: http://soaringdownsouth.com/2017/04/04/the-subtlety-of-paul-millsaps-stardom/

Teams Are Resting Players Earlier (from Todd Whitehead, Five Thirty Eight):

Read it here: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/nba-teams-are-resting-players-earlier-and-earlier/

Why Is Home Court Advantage In Decline?  (from Brendan Kent, Harvard Sports Analysis):

Read it here: http://harvardsportsanalysis.org/2017/03/nba-home-court-advantage-is-in-decline-are-3s-to-blame/

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/2/17

How The Bucks Emerged From Parker’s Injury (from Ben Rohrbach, Yahoo Sports):
Giannis Antetokounmpo: The Dream Becomes Reality (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Maker Soaks Up Knowledge From KG  (from Charles F Gardner, jsonline):
Andrew Wiggins’ Scoring Guide (from Biran Sampson, Hoops Habit):
DPOY Candidates Rudy Gobert & Draymond Green  (from Preston Mott, 16 Wins):
Could There Be A Brogdon Effect In This Year’s Draft? (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Yabusele Shows Full Repertoire In D-League Debut  (from Chris Reichert, The Step Back):
Kerr On Iguodala (from Monte Poole, csnbayarea.com):
Warriors: Stingy Defense Is Powering The Winning Streak  (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Jerry Sloan Still Admires Popovich And The Spurs  (from Mike Finger, expressnews.com):
Ron Baker’s Versatility (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
How Pau Gasol Has Changed His Game This Season  (from David Suttner, Hoops Habit):

Timing Right For Justin Anderson  (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/sixers/news/game-preview-timing-right-andersons-opportunities-increase

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/24/17

The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Spurs: Successfully Force-Feeding LMA Post Touches (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Will Noel End Mavs’ Big Man Search?  (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Jordan Crawford’s Revival (from ZachHarper, Fanrag Sports):
Harden Gets Fouled On 3s More Than Any NBA Team (from Chris Herring, fivethirtyeight.com):
The Cavs’ Defensive Struggles (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Video: The Spurs Being The Spurs (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Stubborn Rotation Decisions Have Made Pacers’ Roster Flaws Worse (from C. Cooper, indycornrows.com):
The Wizards Need Rest (from Albert Burneko, Deadspin):
Jerry Stackhouse: Training For An NBA Head-Coaching Gig In The D-League (from Sam Fortier, The Ringer):
Amir Johnson Q & A (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
5 Biggest Concerns Facing Utah Jazz (from Jared Woodcox, purpleandblues.com):
Celtics: Starting To Find More Post Offense (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Olynyk’s 3-Point Game Helping Him All Over The Floor  (from A. Sherrod Blakely, csnne.com):
Film Room: The Uniqueness Of Klay Thompson’s Game (from Anthony Slater, Marcury News):
Brandon Jennings Has Reinvented Himself With The Wizards (from Ben Mehic, wizofawes.com):
Why The Pistons Are Falling Apart (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Kawhi Leonard’s Passion For Earl Lloyd Documentary (from Marc. J Spears, The Undefeated):
Steph Curry Q & A (from Robby Kalland, Dime Mag):
D-League MVP Finalists  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):