Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/10/17

Game Four Recap (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Tristan Thompson Helped Set The Tone (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Draymond Green Has Two Teams: The Dubs And “Team Draymond” (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Klay Thompson And The Truth About The Hot Hand (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
What Is Marfan Syndrome And How Does It Affect Jonathan Jeanne? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Delicate Balance Of Incorporating Player-Tracking Data Into The NBA (from Jordan Thompson, sporttechie.com):
Video: Five Minutes Of Gobert Blocks (from Jared Woodcox, Purple And Blues):
Pacers Could Benefit From More Aggressive Defensive Scheme (from Hunter Kuffel, 8points9 seconds):
In Defense Of Marcus Smart’s Offense (from Connor Murphy, Celtics Life):
Draft Expert Elan Vinokurov  (from Mike Jensen, philly.com):

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 6/4/17

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 6/3/17

Video Breakdown: Draymond Green, Defensive Genius (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Video Breakdown: How Durant Attacks Kevin Love (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
The Warriors’ Secret Weapon: Defense (from Monte Poole, csnbayarea);
Klay Thompson’s Great Game One Defense (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
The Cavs Know What The Problem Is (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Game One Breakdown (from Brandon Jefferson, medium.com):
Avery Bradley’s Ever-Improving Offensive Capabilities (from Curtis Rafter, Hardwood Houdini):
Draft Workouts: “Incredibly Difficult To Properly Weight” (from Ben Falk, Clearing The Glass):
The Future Of Nerlens Noel (from Paul Headley, 16 Wins):
Garrett Temple: From 10-Day Journeyman To Contributor (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
The Bucks’ Defensive Problems: Scheme Or Personnel? (from Adam Paris, Brew Hoop):

The Point Forward Revolution (from Yaron Weitzman, Slamonline.com):

Kwame Brown Q & A (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Dewayne Dedmon’s Incredible Journey (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Lakers Director Of Strength & Endurance Training Gunnar Peterson Q & A (from Mike Trudell, lakers.com):

Why LeBron vs MJ GOAT Arguments Are Trash (from Jack Silverstein, 16 Wins):
(NOTE: Normally, we don’t waste your time or ours with GOAT argument nonsense. After all, as the Zombies sang, “How would I know? Why Should I care?”  However, the premise of this story: ” The majority of the NBA GOAT arguments today…depend on misplaced emotion, false logic, ignorance to facts, and extreme homerism” make it a worthwhile read.)
Secondary Combine Helps Teams Find “Guys Who Slipped Through The Cracks” (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Can Terrance Ferguson Make The Jump To The NBA? (from Sam Vecenie, VICE Sports):
What Are The Chances Bosh Can Return? (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Tristan Thompson Charts Course For Younger Canadian Players (from Adam Zagoria, Fanrag Sports):
Who Is Rodions Kurucs? (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):

Donovan Mitchell: A Decidedly Nontraditional Player (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/1/17 PLAYOFF FINALS EDITION

Finals Preview (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
NOTE:  Check out Basketball Intelligence’s 5/31 edition for more of the best Finals previews:
NOTE: Today marks the publication of Basketball Intelligence’s first podcast.  We are 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 today.  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 here: https://soundcloud.com/user-37885414/dean-oliver-basketball-intelligence
Video Breakdown: Kevin Love’s Rebounding (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
GSW-CLE: Why The Rematch Is Completely Different (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
How The Warriors Can Best Utilize Their “Big Four” (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
The Warriors Aren’t A “Small Ball” Team Anymore (from Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
The Cavs Have Been On An Offensive Tear Since The Eastern Semis (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Klay Can Win Games With His Defense (from Scott Howard-Cooper, NBA.com):
The Cavs Success: Built Behind The Scenes (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
–  LBJ: Grooming Kyrie For The Future (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
The Unpredictable Draymond Green (from Robert O’Connell, The Atlantic):
Durant’s Worldview Changed When He Couldn’t Play (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
How The Cavs & Dubs Became Superpowers (from Bobby Marks, Yahoo.co):
Deconstructing JR Smith (from Chris Palmer, The Undefeated):
JaVale McGee’s Redemption (from Daniel Lewis, Bay Area News Group):
Joe Lacob Q & A (from Tim Kawakami, Mercury News):
David West’s Guide: How To Deal With The Media (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
The Glory of The Cavs’ Glorified Role Players (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
LBJ Has Resurrected Teammates’ Careers (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):