Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/23/17

How Dennis Lindsey Crafted The Jazz To Sustain The Loss Of Gordon Hayward (from Myles Stedman, 16 Wins):
How Paul George Changes The Thunder (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
How Much More Can Giannis Improve? (from Paul Headley, Behind The Buck Pass):
Nick Van Exel: The Evolution Of An Athlete And A Man (from Logan Murdock, USA Today):
Jordan Loyd Finds Balance Between Competing Roles At Summer League (from Blake Murphy, 2days10days):
Stanley Johnson: “It’s Time To Shine” (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Inside The Weeks Of Dysfunction Surrounding Irving’s Trade Demand (from Shelburne, McMenamin, Windhorst, ESPN):
Irving’s Declaration Of Independence Honors LBJ  (from Ardian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
Why The Lakers Consider Ingram Untouchable (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News);
How Lonzo Ball Navigated Screens As The Ball Handler In Summer League (from Matthew Babic, Lake Show Life):
How The Rockets Have Improved Their Defense  (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Matt Costello Stood Out In Summer League (from Michael Walton, Hoops Habit):

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 6/1/17 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:
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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):

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, NBA.com):
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, csnbayarea.com):
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, nothinbutnets.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/24/17

CLE 112, BOS 99 (from 16 Wins):
Stop Betting Against Isaiah Thomas (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
The Marcus Smart Brand Is Mayhem (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
JR Smith’s Defense Is Upside Down (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
What Makes The Warriors Different? (from Mike Prada, Ben Epstein, Chris Herring):
Popovich, Spurs Adapt & Endure (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Dejounte Murray Has A Bright Future (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Which Flaws Some Of The Top Young Players Each Need To Work On This Summer (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Alvin Gentry Q & A (from Jim Eichenhofer, Pelicans.com):
Juan Hernangomez Q & A (from Jorge Sierra, Hoops Hype):
Mis-Evaluating Coaches (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Byron Scott On His Two Seasons As Lakers’ Coach  (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News):
Analyzing Some Of The Top Draft Prospects (from Fran Fraschilla/Matt Mosley/Bobby Karalla, The PostUp/Mavs.com):
The 3-And-D Prospect Is A Must-Have Archetype In The Draft (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Orlando Magic Hire Jeff Weltman & John Hammond (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Meet Mo Bamba (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Chris Boucher Has A Unique Skill Set And Story (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Jake Wiley’s Unusual Path Has Turned Him Into A Draft Sleeper (from Matt Norlander, CBS Sports):
Jeff Van Gundy’s Victory (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
Time For Bogdan Bogdanovic To Take NBA Plunge (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):