Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/7/17

How The Cavs Can Sharpen Their Attack Vs. The Dubs’ Dazzling “D” (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The  Warriors’ 10-Step Process To Defensive Greatness (from Marcus Thompson II, Mercury News):
Comparing The Cavs’ & Warriors’ Benches (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
How The Dubs Have Neutralized Tristan Thompson (from Eric Apricot, BBall Breakdown):
Mike Brown Returns To Cleveland (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):
Why The Cavs Can’t Afford To Play Slower (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Game Three: Things To Watch (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Game Two Takeaways (from Tyler Riemenschneider, Medium.com):
Cavs Need More From Irving (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
The Warriors’ Disciplined Chaos (from Jaelin Wilson, Hashtag Basketball):
Durant’s Passing Has Picked The Cavs Apart (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
The Warriors Are Ruthlessly Picking At The Cavs’ Foundational Flaw (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Draymond Green Won’t Get Fooled Again (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Coach Lue Learned To Love The Game From His Uncle (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
How “Glue Guy” Channing Frye Bonded The Cavs (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
Teaching Shooting? Klay Is The Model  (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
How The EC Champions Of The Last Decade Were Constructed (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
Dwight Howard: Working On His 3-Point Shot (from Chris Vivlamore, ajc.com):
Semi Ojeleye Scouting Report (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Spurs’ Summer Agenda (from Bobby Marks, Yahoo Sports):
NOTE: Thanks to everyone for the great feedback we have received on our first BI podcast, featuring Dean Oliver:  https://soundcloud.com/user-37885414/dean-oliver-basketball-intelligence
We will publish BI Podcast #2 with Adam Spinella and Eli Horowitz later today.  Stay tuned, you won’t want to miss it!

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/6/17

How Have The Warriors Slowed Kyrie Irving? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Game Two Film Study:  Cavs’ Mistakes Leave Dubs Open Beyond The Arc (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Takeaways From Games One And Two (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
The Brilliance Of GSW Assistant Ron Adams (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
How KD Dominated Game Two (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Kevin Love Has Been Great…And It Hasn’t Mattered (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports);
Talent Is Only Part Of It For The Warriors (from J.M. Poulard, BBall Breakdown):
Stats That Help Explain The Finals So Far (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
Cavs’ Daring The Dubs’ Role Players (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Steph & KD: Literally Wearing Out The Nets (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
The Quiet Journey Of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (from David Ramil, The Step Back):
The Vertical Podcast: Kings VP Of Basketball Ops Scott Perry (from Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sorts):
The Future Of The NBA Could Be The G-League (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Lottery Teams With Biggest Turnaround Potential For 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Horford Embraces High Expectations (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/5/17

Game Two Recap (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Video Breakdown: Warriors Run Crafty Floppy ATO To Get Steph Wide Open 3 (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Kyrie Irving’s Struggles (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Steve Kerr And The Decision To Return (from Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports):
KD Isn’t The Cavs Only Problem (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Coach Lue’s Game Two Post-Game Media Session Transcript (from Nathaniel Cline, cleveland.com):
Cavs Have No Margin For Error (from Nate Scott, Fox Sports):
Neutralizing Tristan Thompson Is Killing The Cavs (from Marcus Thompson II, Mercury News):
Dakari Johnson Q & A (from Brett Dawson, NewsOK):
In The Shadow Of A Superstar: The Story Of Jason Peters And Marc Gasol (from Marcus Gronauer, Beale Street Bears):
Terrance Ferguson Scouting Report (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
International Draft Prospects’ Profiles (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
Jaylen Brown: Setting The Standard For Rookies (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Spurs: Who Is Adam Hanga? (from Rob Wolkenbrod, Air Alamo):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/4/17

How The Warriors Built Something Special (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
The Solution To The Cavs’ Defensive Woes Is To Fix Their Offense  (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Has Curry Figured Out How To Defend LBJ Pick-And-Rolls? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Film Study: Durant Protected The Rim In Game One (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Game One Takeaways (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
A Closer Look At Klay’s Game One Defense (from Jimmy Durkin, Mercury News):
Should The Cavs Attack Steph? (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
The Warriors’ Bigs Have Become A Big Advantage In The Playoffs (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illsutrated):
Cavs Need More From Tristan Thompson (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
The Dubs Don’t Need Klay To Be A Scorer (from Adi Joesph, USA Today):
How The Warriors Defend Irving (from Eric Apricot, BBall Breakdown):
Brown Leads Warriors While Waiting For Kerr (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
Cavs’ Architect David Griffin’s Future Is Uncertain (from Joe Drape, NYTimes):
The NBA’s Most Profitable Play: Drawing A 3-Shot Foul (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
JVG Q & A (from Steve Serby, NYPost):
New Orlando Exec Weltman Known For Smarts, Toughness, Kindness (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Mason Plumlee Deserves Another Chance With The Nuggets (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
The Age Minimum Isn’t Working.  Here Is A Solution (fromTom Ziller, SBNation):
ICYMI:  We recently published Basketball Intelligence’s first podcast, featuring our conversation with Dean Oliver.  Dean is recognized as the “godfather” of the modern analytics movement in pro basketball.
In 2004, he published his groundbreaking “Basketball On Paper”, a treatise that is still frequently cited.  Dean’s insights were valued contributions to the three NBA franchises he worked for from 2004-2015. His influence on NBA analytics is profound.
 
Listen to Dean’s insights on NBA analytics and his perspectives on the playoffs herehttps://soundcloud.com/user-37885414/dean-oliver-basketball-intelligence

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/2/17

Game One Recap:
Transcript Of Mike Brown’s Post-Game Media Session (from Nathaniel Cline, cleveland.com):
The Cavs Have No Answer For KD (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Why Durant Had 2 Dunks So Wide Open That It Looked Like A Layup Line (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
How Draymond And KD Protect Curry On Defense (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Game One Stat: Turnovers Make A Difference (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
How KD’s Length Slowed Down The Cavs (from Alykhan Bijani, Fansided):
The Dubs: Detail-Oriented, Innovative, Talented And In-Sync (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
ICYMI: Yesterday marked the publication of Basketball Intelligence’s first podcast.  We were privileged and honored to present our conversation with Dean Oliver.  Dean is recognized as the “godfather” of the modern analytics movement in pro basketball.
In 2004, he published his groundbreaking “Basketball On Paper”, a treatise that is still frequently cited.  Dean’s insights were valued contributions to the three NBA franchises he worked for from 2004-2015. His influence on NBA analytics is profound.
 
Listen to Dean’s insights on NBA analytics and his perspectives on the playoffs herehttps://soundcloud.com/user-37885414/dean-oliver-basketball-intelligence