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,
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,

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,

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:
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,
Klay Can Win Games With His Defense (from Scott Howard-Cooper,
The Cavs Success: Built Behind The Scenes (from Chris Fedor,
–  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,
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,

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/29/17

Smart Defensive Rotations Are The Key To Defeating Warriors (from Nick Sciria, Nylon Calculus):
Finals Preview (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):
How Tyronn Lue’s Calm Demeanor Helps Cavs (from Chris Fedor,
Klay Thompson’s Immortal Game Six Vs. OKC (From Tim Kawakami, Mercury News):
Every Pass In Nikola Jokic’s Bag Of Tricks (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):

What Makes For A Great ATO? (from David Aldridge,
Lorenzo Romar On Isaiah Thomas And Markelle Fultz (from Chris Greenberg,
Jaylen Brown’s Teammates Are Impressed With His Ability, Attitude (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/28/17

After “The Stop”, KLove Is A Different Player (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
Numbers Preview: The Finals (from John Schuhmann,
Bob Myers’ Care For People Goes A Long Way As Dubs’ GM (from Janie McCauley, AP):
Steph Curry Made The Pull Up Three The Most Important Shot In The NBA (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Kyrie Irving Has Redefined Isolation Basketball (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Klay’s Next Assignment: Slow Down Kyrie (from Monte Poole,
Draymond Green: The Most Efficient Defender In The Assn (from Sam Gordon, The Sports Quotient):
Clarence Gaines, Jr: Phil Jackson’s Draft Guru (from Marc Berman, NYPost):
What A Clarence Gaines, Jr. Scouting Report Looks Like (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Statistical Analysis Of Hawks’ Most Used Lineups (from Seth Kindig, Soaring Down South):
Bryn Forbes Q & A (from Graham Couch, Lansing State Journal):
Believe It Or Not, The Nets Did 5 Great Things This Season (from Mike Wlodawski,


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/22/17

BOS 111, CLE 108 (from 16 Wins):
Video Breakdown: Bradley’s Winning Shot Came On Another Great Stevens’ ATO Play (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Marcus Smart’s Game 3 Shooting (from John Schuhmann,
NBA Culture: The Warriors And The Spurs (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Steph Curry Is On Best Offensive AND Defensive Run Of His Playoff Career (from Tim Kawakami, Mercury News):
GSW-SAS: Game Three Takeaway (from Tom Piccolo, Pounding The Rock):
Klay Thompson Has Shut Down Patty Mills (from Courtney Cronin, Mercury news):
With Kawhi, Spurs Again Choose Short-Term Suffering In Hopes Of Long-Term Gain (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Appreciating Gregg Popovich (from Jason Concepcion, The Ringer):
Player-Turned-Executive Brandon Williams (from David Aldridge,
Statsketball: An Advanced Stats Primer (from Hal Brown, Mavs Moneyball):
Wizards: The Fatigue Factor (from Chase Hughes, csnmidatlantic):
Trading Okafor Is Ideal, But Suitors Are Scarce  (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Udoh And Vesely Have Been Unlocked At Fenerbahce’s Euroleague Champion (from Trevor Magnotti, Fansided):