Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/23/18

ATL: John Collins Showcases All His Tools (from Brandon Jefferson, BBall Index):
ATL: Team-Building And Maximizing Production (from Connor Harr, The 94 Feet):
BKN: Everybody Loves Ed Davis As A Teammate (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BKN: Davis & Dudley Are Each Helping The Nets In Different Ways (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
CHI: Wendell Carter’s Learning Process (from Will Gottlieb, Bleacher Report):
DET: Is Bruce Brown A Marcus Smart Clone? (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: The Green-Durant Rift Was Never Going To Break The Dubs (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
GSW: Jerebko Solidifies Rotation Spot (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
GSW: Video Breakdown: A New Wrinkle In The Steph/KD Dynamic (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
LAC: When Tyrone Wallace Goes On The Attack, The Clippers Benefit (from Mirjam Swanson, OC Register):
LAL: How Tyson Chandler Has Become One Of The League’s Best Screeners Since Joining The Lakers (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Whiteside’s Role In The Heat’s Zone Defense (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIA: Torrid Defense Keys Winning Streak (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
MIL: Video: How Spacing Is Helping The Bucks (from Coach Nick):
OKC: How Roberson-Led Film Sessions Are Molding Thunder’s Young Defenders (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
OKC: Jerami Grant Providing Stability To Starting Lineup (from Austin Sternlicht, Thunderous Intentions):
PHI: Embiid Refocuses Offensive Approach (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
PHO: Exum Is Earning Trust Through Playmaking And Defense (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
SAS: Popovich Exercising Patience In Spurs’ Uneven Start (from Michael Wright, ESPN):
WAS: Highlights From Thomas Bryant’s Perfect Shooting Night (from Bill DeFilippo, Dime Mag):
–  G-League Showcase All-Star Teams (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
For Anthony Bennett, It Is Still The NBA Or Bust (from Dan Woike, LA Times):

 

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

BOS: Stevens, Irving Call Out Celtics After Another Loss  (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
CHA: Video Breakdown: Kemba’s 60 Point Game (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
CHI: The Injured, Rebuilding Bulls Are Where They Are Supposed To Be (from Mark Strotman, NBC Sports):
CLE: Sexton Grows In Starting Role  (from Marla Ridenour, cantonrep.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown: The Positives From The Latest Loss (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Joe Lacob On Green, Durant  (from Al Sarcevic, SF Chronicle):
MEM: 3 Reasons Grizzlies Are For Real (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIL: Henson’s Injury Gives Maker Another Chance To Prove Himself (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: Learning To Adjust To Life Without True PG Payton (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
NOP: AD’s Improved Passing (from Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com):
NYK: An In-Depth Look Into Ntilikina’s Shooting (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
ORL: Tougher, More Resilient Under Clifford (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHO: What’s Behind Booker’s Slow Start? (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Hait):
POR: Blazers Lean On Togetherness (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
SAC: Kings Respond To Report That Joerger Could Be Fired Over Philosophical Differences  (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: Aldridge’s Slump Highlighted By Unusual Shot Percentages (from Rob Wolkenbrod, Forbes):
SAS: Don’t Give Up On Bertans (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Kyle Lowry: Master Of Taking Charges (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
McCutcheon: Officials Put Emphasis On Communication (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):

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

CHA: Fresh Start Has Worked Wonders For Malik Monk (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: 5 Observations (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DET: Casey: Pistons Must Move Ball Fast & Freely (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Video Breakdown:  How KD Helped Cook & Klay Prosper In Steph & Draymond’s Absence (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Draymond Green Is Still Immensely Important (from Derek Tahara, NBAAnalysis.net):
HOU: Takeaways From Loss To Spurs (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: McDermott Needs The Ball More (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAC: How The Front Office Improved Clippers’ Viability (from Aymin Baker, Hoops Habit)
LAL: Complete Defensive Performance Evens Lakers’ Record (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
OKC: When Steven Adams Dictates, Thunder Offense Flourishes (from Lawrence George, Thunderous Intentions):
OKC: Thunder Heading Into 15-Game Win Padding Stretch (from Tamberlyn Richardson, Thunderous Intentions):
SAS: For Pondexter, A 2nd Chance Worth Waiting For (from Mike Finger, Express-News):
SAS: LaMarcus Aldridge, Defensive Anchor (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
Michelle Johnson’s Path From Air Force General To NBA Head Of Referee Operations (as told to Matt Eisenberg, ESPN):
NOTE:  We are still combing through the mountain of MIN-PHI trade stories and will have a special edition of BI with links later today or tomorrow
Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of former Nets’ great Super John Williamson.  He left us way too early at age 45; yesterday would have been his 67th birthday.  So many great memories, including his 16-point 4th quarter which led the Nets’ amazing comeback to defeat Denver to win the last ABA title.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/9/18

One Stat That Stood Out In The Warriors’ Title Defense  (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
The Dubs Have Put The Rest Of The NBA On The Clock (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
LBJ’s Upcoming Free-Agency Decision (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Steph, Klay & Larry, Jr. Learned About More Than Basketball From Their NBA Fathers (from William C. Rhoden, The Undefeated):
How Steph Sets The Dubs’ Unselfish Culture (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Don’t Overlook Kerr’s Role In The Dynasty (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
No-Maintenance Klay’s Singular Focus (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
LBJ Carried The Cavs In An Historic Way (from Adam Pearce/Joe Ward, NY Times):
Kerr, Lue Balance Stress, Pressure & Health In Grueling Industry (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
Q & A: Assistant Coach Miles Simon On Developing The Lakers’ Young Core (from Mike Trudell, lakers.com):
Q & A: ESPN’s Chris Haynes (from Alex Putterman, Awful Announcing):
Bill Bradley Interview: Phil Jackson, The Knicks, The Dubs & More (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
International Spotlight: Scouting Doncic & More (from Dio Nikiforos, HoopBall):
International Spotlight: Top Shooters In The 2018 Draft Class  (from Dio Nikiforos, Hoop Ball):
International Spotlight: 2018 Draft Class Preview (from Dio Nikiforos, Hoop Ball):
Video: Attacking Switching Defenses With “Boomerang” (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/7/18

GSW 110, CLE 102:
Durant’s Game 3 Performance:
Q & A: Kevin Durant (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Rodney Hood Bounces Back (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
Video Breakdown: Klay Thompson Transition Screens (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
2018 Draft Guide: Team Edition Version 2.0 (from 94 Feet Report):
Scouting The Most Interesting Draft Prospects At The NBA’s Global Camp (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Draft: Has Miles Bridges Gone From A Reach To A Steal? (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
There’s Much More To Hamidou Diallo’s Draft Dream Than You Know (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):
Every Team’s Weakest Link Heading Into The Draft & Free Agency (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):