Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/31/18

CLE: Who Matters For The Team’s Future? (from Mike Schnreiner, Cavs, The Blog):
DAL: The Luka/DSJ Ceiling Is Very High (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
GSW: DMC: “It’s Been The Longest Year Of My Life”  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
GSW: Jerebko Using Similar Experience To Help DMC With Rehab (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
HOU: How Austin Rivers Is Finding A Home With The Rockets (from Gavriel Wilkins, Hoops Habit):
MIN: Q & A: KAT  (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
MIN: Tyus Jones: Adept At Theft (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
ORL: Aaron Gordon Has Become An Elite Defender (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
PHI: Interesting Sixers Stats, Vol. 1 (from Adam Aaronson, Liberty Ballers):
*PHO: Ayton Is Thriving On The Offensive Glass (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
PHO: Ayton Is Just Getting Started (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
PHO: How Klay Thompson Influenced DeAndre Ayton (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
PHO: Booker Is Finding Balance Between Scoring & Facilitating  (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
TOR: Lowry’s Absence Has Significant Impact On Raptors’ Pace (from Arden Zwelling, sportsnet.ca):
TOR: Kawhi Is Back On Top (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
UTA: Confident Exum Is Rising To The Occasion (from Jody Genessy, Deseret News):
WAS: With Wall Out, Focus Turns To Satoransky  (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
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*PHO: Ayton Is Thriving On The Offensive Glass (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/15/18

BKN: How Kurucs’ Game Boosts The Nets (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
BOS: Winning Streak Reaches 8 (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
BOS: Celtics’ Defense On Full Display (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Why Robert Williams Has Coach, Teammates Excited (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith (from Bulls.com):
CLE: Collin Sexton Flips The Switch (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
DAL: Dorian Finney-Smith Has Emerged As A Leader, On- & Off-Court (from Doyle Rader, Mavs Moneyball):
GSW: Video Breakdown: Dubs 130, Kings 125 (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: The Subtle Brilliance Of Thaddeus Young (from Jesse Smith, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAC: A Look Into Recent Troubles (from Aymin Bakr, Hoops Habit):
MIA: The Heat Have No Interest In Tanking (from Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated):
MIN: How RoCo Became One Of The NBA’s Top Defenders  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: The Wolves’ Newfound Depth (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
PHI: Giannis Offers Ben Simmons A Blueprint For Superstardom (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: No One Knows What’s Up With Markelle Fultz (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
PHI: Why Can’t The Sixers’ Guards Guard? (from Stuart London, The Sixer Sense):
PHO: Scouting Ayton’s Future NBA Potential (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
–  TOR: Lowry Is A Different Player With Kawhi (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
These Players Are Now Eligible To Be Traded (from Nick Goss, NBC Sports):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/30/18

Ten Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How The Grizzlies And Jazz Are Handling The Pace-And-Space Boom (from Ben Ladner, The STep Back):
Add Passing To The List Of  Required Skills For Big Men (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
Checking In On This Year’s Rookie Extensions Through 20 Games (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
What Has And Hasn’t Surprised So Far (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Are The Clippers, Grizzlies & Kings Legit Playoff Contenders? (from Sam Brief, Sports Illustrated):
Mudiay, Ferguson, Simons On The G-League’s New Elite Option (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
The Importance Of Gender Diversity In The NBA (from Kellen Becoats, Sports Illustrated):
BOS: Brad Stevens Stays Steady In The Face Of Challenges (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald)
BOS: The Celtics By The Numbers: The Good And The Bad (from Jay King, The Athletic):
DAL: Drop Everything And Watch Luka Doncic (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
DAL: Doncic Lives To Put On A Show (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
DAL: Why The Mavs Are In The Playoff Race (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
DET: Pachulia Provides Settling Effect For Pistons (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: TOR 131, GSW 128 (OT) (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: Harden’s Foul-Drawing Mastery (from Tim MacMahon/Michael Wright, ESPN):
HOU: Nowhere To Go But Up (from Darren Yuvan, The Dream Shake):
IND: Aaron Holiday Is Coming Into Focus (from Tony East, Bball Index):
MEM: Marc Gasol Is Back (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
MIL: How Brook Lopez Turbocharges The Bucks’ Offense By Standing At The 3-Point Line (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
MIN: With KG & Rose’s Help, KAT Is Becoming A Leader (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
MIN: The Wolves Are Playing The NBA’s Best Defense (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NYK: The Knicks Landed A Gem In Trier But A Big, Possibly Tricky, Decision Looms (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
POR: Video Breakdown: How The Blazers Use Drag Screens To Free Up Their Stars (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
POR: Why Jake Layman Has Fallen From Starter To Out Of The Rotation (from Jeff Siegel, Blazer’s Edge):
SAS: The Positives & Negatives Of The 4-Game Road Trip (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: TOR 131, GSW 128 (OT) (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
TOR: Kyle Lowry Interview (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
UTA: Defense Is The Problem For The Jazz (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
UTA: Korver Is One The Best Shooters In History (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/22/17

Brad Stevens Embraces Hayward’s Versatility With Plans For Infinite Lineups (from Jared Weiss, Celtics Blog):
Brad Stevens Discusses Tatum & Brown’s Defensive Potential (from Jared Weiss, Celtics Blog/ Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Marcus Smart’s Shot Will Improve (from Graham Allen, Celtics Hub):
The Best On-Ball Defenders (from Lang Whitaker, NBA.com):
Aaron Gordon: Ready To Take Another Step Forward (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):
Suns Opt For Continuity As Rebuild Continues (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
2017-18 Win Projections (from Josiah Brady, 94 Feet Report):
NBA.com Rookie Survey: 2017 Draftees Answer Questions About Their Draft Class  (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
On Bjelica And Patton’s Foot Injuries (From Lucas Seehafer, A Wolf Among Wolves):
How Kyle Lowry Fits Into Raptors’ “Culture Change” (from Nate Wolf, Raptors Rapture):
Lucas Nogueira: Breakout Candidate (from Bilal Shaikh, Raptors Rapture):
Re-evaluating The Jimmy Butler Trade (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
Canyon Barry Q & A (from Ian Begley, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/23/17

Jokic: The Unlikely Superstar Who Is Transforming The Nuggets  (from Mike Prada, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2017/3/23/15036048/nikola-jokic-highlights-video-denver-nuggets-nba

Dragic Has Orchestrated The Heat’s Offensive Leap (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/heat/goran-dragic-orchestrated-heats-offensive-leap/

Finally, A Healthy Bradley Beal  (from Nicholas Arguelles, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read it here:  https://16winsaring.com/bradley-beal-trusting-the-process-4126e7728e60#.rj1wb09od

MKG: Lots Of Pace, No Space  (from Max Seng, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/michael-kidd-gilchrist-has-lots-of-pace-and-no-space-805617034e57#.xz2onb4gr

Hoiberg On Robin Lopez (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/bulls/features/coach-hoiberg-robin-lopez

The Numbers Show Where You Are Right And Wrong About Tristan Thompson (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):

Read it here:  http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/cleveland-cavaliers/content/numbers-lie-tristan-thompson

Storylines For The Homestretch  (from Michael Pina, Sports On Earth):

Read it here: http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/220257858/7-nba-storylines-to-watch-final-2-weeks

Mavs Impressed With Noel’s Progress (from Dwain Price, star-telgram.com):

Read it here:  http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nba/dallas-mavericks/article140227508.html

Meyers Leonard: Playing On One Leg  (from Jason Quick, csnnw.com):

Read it here: http://www.csnnw.com/portland-trail-blazers/meyers-leonard-limited-he-tries-play-through-hip-and-back-pain

Rest May Have Been Turning Point For GSW  (from Michael Shultz, Blue Man Hoop):

Read it here: http://bluemanhoop.com/2017/03/23/rest-golden-state-warriors-season/

Marcus Smart Cooks Up Another Batch Of Winning Plays (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read it here: http://insider.espn.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4725615/marcus-smart-cooks-up-another-batch-of-winning-plays

Olynyk’s Hot Streak Boosts His Confidence  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):

Read it here: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2017/03/bulpett_kelly_olynyk_s_hot_streak_boosts_his_confidence

Jameer Nelson Has Found New Life In Denver (from Brendan Vogt, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/jameer-nelson-finds-new-life-in-denver-9a7be49c1a10#.wa3ftk1xd

Role Player Of The Week: Avery Bradley (from Donnie Kolakowski, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/celtics/role-player-week-avery-bradley/

 Brandon Jennnings On His Time With Knicks  (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):

Read it here:  http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/brandon-jennings-opens-wrong-knicks-article-1.3006188

DeRozan: Stepping Up In Lowry’s Absence (from Justin Rowan, Hoops Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/23/toronto-raptors-demar-derozan-complete/

DeRozan Has Taken His Post Game To The Next Level  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):

Read and watch it here: http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/demar-derozan-post-offense-stats-breakdown-highlights-video-kobe-bryant/szxbvoihhza3za5q7thakqt2

What The Pelicans’ Offensive Gelling Looks Like  (from Jake Madison, Bourbon Street Shots):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.bourbonstreetshots.com/2017/03/23/what-the-offensive-gelling-looks-like/

Middleton Has The Bucks Slowing Down And Heating Up  (from Louis Keene, VICE Sports):

Read and watch it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/khris-middleton-has-the-bucks-slowing-down-and-heating-up/

–  The Smartest NBA Teams Don’t Go Mad Over NCAA Tournament Performances (from Sam Vecenie,  VICE Sports):

Read it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_au/article/prisoners-of-the-moment-how-the-ncaa-tournament-affects-nba-draft-stock

The Spurs’ 10-Game Review: Volume Seven  (from Paul Garcia, The Sports Daily):

Read it here: http://thesportsdaily.com/project-spurs/spurs-10-game-review-volume-7/

Spurs: Tony Parker’s 2017 Impact (from Collin Reid, The Sports Daily):

Read it here: http://thesportsdaily.com/project-spurs/tony-parkers-impact-for-the-2017-spurs/

MIP Watch (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball insiders):

Read it here: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/most-improved-player-watch/

Why The Wolves Signed Casspi  (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):

Read it here:  http://dunkingwithwolves.com/2017/03/23/timberwolves-sign-omri-casspi/

Nwaba’s Long Road  (from Lee Altman, dleague.nba.com):

Read it here: http://dleague.nba.com/news/david-nwaba-lakers-contract-dfenders-nba-dleague-feature/