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 5/7/17 PLAYOFF EDITION

GSW 102, UTA 91 (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Video Breakdown: Durant Torches Gobert With Pick-And-Roll (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Quin Snyder Has Reinvented Himself, The Hard Way (from Vahe Gregorian, Kansas City Star):
Otto Porter Got His Shot From Mom (from Jerry Brewer, Washington Post):
LeBron’s Improved Shooting (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
IT: Ready For Whatever The Wizards Throw At Him (from Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated):
Brandon Jennings: Burnished On The Blacktops Of Compton (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
How The Spurs Have Slowed The Rockets (from Henry Bushnell, Yahoo Sports):
DeJounte Murray: Pressed Into Service (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
Capela Is Becoming A Force (from Brent Zwerneman, Houston Chronicle):
How The NBA Determines What Discipline To Dole Out (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/10/17

ATL: The Comeback (from Andrew Snyder, Soaring Down South):

Read and watch it here:  http://soaringdownsouth.com/2017/04/09/atlanta-hawks-comeback-cavaliers/

From Chris Vivlamore, ajc.com: http://www.ajc.com/sports/basketball/how-the-hawks-made-history-erasing-point-deficit-beat-cavs/XmJEdFIahtU7hH1TCckWQO/

Westbrook’s Last 10 Games  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2017/4/9/15239010/russell-westbrook-mvp-discussion-thunder

Masai Ujiri: Exceutive Of The Year? (From Joe Hulbert, 16 Wins):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/masai-ujiri-should-be-executive-of-the-year-be10656ec120

 

 

 

Why Are The Bucks Struggling?  (from Brian Sampson, 16 Wins):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/bucks-slump-comes-at-worst-time-969281687f47

Nene’s Resurgence: A Perfect Fit In Houston  (from Eric Spuropolous, 16 Wins):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/the-delightful-resurgence-of-nene-85e6e6ccbbef

KD’s Return  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/warriors/harper-kevin-durants-return-wasnt-entirely-smooth-and-that-actually-helps/

“Whatever Is Needed”: Jaylen Brown Answers The Call  (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here: https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/10/jaylen-brown-boston-celtics-nba-playoffs-xfactors-brad-stevens

A Behind The Scenes Look At Blazers’ Game Day  (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):

Read it here:  http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2017/04/behind_portland_trail_blazers_game_day.html

Video Breakdown: Pindown Screens  (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):

Read and watch it here: http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/04/10/pindown-screen-video-breakdown-nba-glossary-offense-terms/

In The Film Room: Spencer Dinwiddie  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):

Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=R1EcP_9Cx0E

Heat Shooting Coach Rob Fodor  (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article143708434.html

Thibodeau “Coaches Every Dribble”  (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):

Read it here: http://www.startribune.com/it-s-who-he-is-wolves-coach-tom-thibodeau-coaches-every-dribble/418741543/

Tyler Ulis: Second-Round Steal (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):

Read it here:  http://arizonasports.com/story/1064655/suns-tyler-ulis-rookie-season-second-round/

Alan Williams: Suns’ Big Weapon Off The Bench  (from Rod Argent, Bright Side Of The Sun):

Read it here: http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2017/4/10/15233370/big-sauce-alan-williams-phoenix-suns-big-weapon-off-the-bench-has-a-big-summer-ahead-nba-free-agency

Prospect Watch: Frank Ntilikina (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):

Read it here: https://behindthebuckpass.com/2017/04/09/nba-draft-2017-prospect-watch-frank-ntilikina/

 Joe Johnson’s Secret: Hot Yoga  (from Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.sltrib.com/sports/5154958-155/utah-jazz-joe-johnsons-secret-to?fullpage=1

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/12/17

 

Draymond Green: His Own Kind Of Superstar  (from Dylan Hughes, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read it here:  https://16winsaring.com/draymond-green-is-his-own-kind-of-superstar-cb56ff413f37#.rubhgj73q

Grizzlies’ Success Is Fueled By Fizdale/Bickerstaff Coaching Brotherhood (from Jon Krawkczynski, Associated Press):
–  After Parker’s 2nd ACL tear, What’s Next For The Bucks? (from Bryan Toporek, BBall breakdown):
Saturday Roundup (from Inside Hoops/AP):
KD & Russ: A Complex Narrative  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):

Video Breakdown: Warriors’ Dive-Pop Split Cut (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2017/2/12/14589656/nba-highlights-video-2017-warriors-thunder-cupcake-kevin-durant-stephen-curry-draymond-green

Sunday Celtics’ Notes: Havlicek, Pierce, Isaiah Thomas, Gabe Pruitt & More  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Read it here:  http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/02/11/gary-washburn-celtics-great-john-havlicek-likes-what-sees-from-isaiah-thomas/VjzPBX62y13hByaaSLft8L/story.html

BOS 112, UTA 104  (from Taylor C. Snow, celtics.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/sidebar/post-021117-celtics-shoot-season-high-vs-top-ranked-jazz-defense

From David Locke, jazz.com:  http://www.nba.com/jazz/emptying-noggin-jazz-vs-celtics

Celtics’ Defense Poised To Improve After All-Star Break (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here:  http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/02/12/boston-celtics-defense-poised-rebound-star-break/

Video: Dedmon Does Detroit  (from Charlie Bruce, Pounding The Rock):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.poundingtherock.com/2017/2/12/14585468/dedmon-does-detroit

MIL 116, IND 100 (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/math-not-adding-lately-pacers

James Johnson: Key To Heat’s Win Streak  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):

Watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnDmzmxEuKc

From Manny Navarro, Miami Herald:  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/heat-check/article132267639.html

From Shandel Richardson, Sun-Sentinel:  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/fl-miami-heat-main-0213-20170212-story.html

 Thon Maker Was Misread (from foxsports.com):

Read it here:  http://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/thon-maker-looms-as-the-aussie-nba-player-that-america-totally-misread/news-story/3493382c2198ea775ea9290d840a6071

Lately, Wizards’ Bench Is Among The Top Ten  (from J. Michael, csnmidatlantic):

Read it here:  http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/washington-wizards/morning-tip-lately-wizards-bench-ranks-among-top-10-nba

–  Stanley Johnson: Halting But Definite Progress (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):

Read it here:

Thibodeau: Timberwolves’ Defense Will Improve With Experience  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):

Read it here:  http://www.twincities.com/2017/02/11/maybe-the-timberwolves-just-need-seasoning-to-play-defense/

Kings’ Assistant Elston Turner Shares His Savvy (from Joe Davidson, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/article132245729.html

What Is T.J.McConnell’s Future With The Sixers? (from Mike O’Connor, The Sixer Sense):

Read and watch it here:  http://thesixersense.com/2017/02/12/t-j-mcconnells-future-philadelphia-76ers/

Embracing Nikola Jokic’s Magic (from Evan Fiala, Denver Stiffs):

Read it here: http://www.denverstiffs.com/2017/2/12/14588750/denver-nuggets-embracing-the-magic-of-nikola-jokic

It’s Time For Quinn Cook To Be In The NBA  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

Read it here:  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2017/2/12/14585114/quinn-cook-nba-dleague-nbadl-canton-charge