Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/4/19

ATL: Hawks Use Double Drag In Lieu Of Spain Pick & Roll (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Injuries Are Taking A Toll On Nets’ Offensive Efficiency (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: Assists Can Go Either Way When Irving & Horford Connect (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
DAL: Does Doncic Have Any Flaws? (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
GSW: Joe Lacob On The Warriors’ Future (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
GSW: Klay Thompson Is Getting More Valuable (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
*GSW: The Dubs Now Have A Power Game (from Nekais Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: The Rockets’ Consistent Three-Point Threat (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
HOU: Harden: From ASU To NBA Elite (from Bob Young, The Athletic):
MIL: Budenholzer Sticking With Ilyasova Despita Rough Stretch (from Matt Velzquez, jsonline.com):
* MIN: Wiggins: The Potential Vs The Production (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
NOP: Okafor Is Still Okafor (from Max Carlin, The Step Back):
PHI: Sixers’ 2-2 Road Trip Had “Healthiest Team Wins” Feel (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
PHI: Bolden’s Rise Helps Before Trade Deadline (from Rusty Gorelick, The Sixer Sense):
PHO: Coach Kokoskov’s American Dream (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
UTA: The Science Behind Keeping Gobert’s Body Functioning At A High Level (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
How NBA Agents Prepare For The Trade Deadline (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
What Kind Of Trade Deadline Moves Can Each Team Make?  (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
(Note: Great to see the two good trade deadline stories, above,  stand out among the vast wasteland of silly pieces)
Mario Chalmers Wants More (from CJ Moore, The Athletic):

*GSW: The Dubs Now Have A Power Game, Too (from Nekais Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
* MIN: Wiggins: The Potential Vs The Production (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/11/19 PART ONE

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Read it here:

The Week In Review: Hayward, Brogdon, Satoransky, Drummond (from William Lou, The Score):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.thescore.com/news/1694956
The 5 Most Interesting Teams Of The Week: MIN,ATL, SAS, WAS, IND (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
What’s The Path To The Playoffs For The EC’s Middle Class? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
ATL: Lin Is Ready For Whatever Comes Next (from Howard Megdal, Forbes):
ATL: Alex Len Is Enjoying His Best Season (from Rashad Milligan, Peachtree Hoops):
BOS: Kyrie Irving, Finding His Balance (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
DET: No Griffin, No Luck (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
GSW: Kerr, DMC Appreciate Each Other’s Competitiveness (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: No One Shoots 3-Pointers Like Harden (from Bo Schwartz Madsen, Nylon Calculus):
HOU: How The Rockets Can Manage Harden’s Workload (from Jackson Lloyd, The 94 Feet):
IND: Why The Pacers’ Defense Has Slipped (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MIL: The Bucks Have A Deep, Versatile Roster Around Giannis (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
MIL: The Bucks’ Defensive Strategy Against Harden (from Mike Prada, SB Nation):
NYK: Kevin Knox Is Rounding Into Form (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
NYK: The Rebuilding Knicks & Their Bargain Bin Of Former Lottery Picks (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
PHI: How Embiid Has Improved As A Passer (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: How To Get Simmons Rolling With Butler (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
*SAS: Bertans Is Spurs’ Next Elite Role Player (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
SAS: Even On A Career-High 56 Point Night, LMA Stays The Same (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
SAS: Belinelli: Sharpshooter Who Refuses To Shoot Straight (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
UTA: The Jazz’ PG Injury Crisis (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
UTA: The Jazz Lead The League In Contract Incentives (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):

*SAS: Bertans Is Spurs’ Next Elite Role Player (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/30/18

BOS: Irving’s “Tough Love” For His Young Teammates (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
BOS: Once Again, Smart Made Winning Plays Down The Stretch (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: The Impact Of Jaylen Brown’s Hand Injury (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
CHI: Jabari Parker: Staying Prepared And Patient (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
CLE: How Tristan Thompson’s Injury Has Played A Part In Sexton’s Recent Struggles (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: Savoring The Journey: Blossongame’s Basketball Odyssey (from Joe Gabriele, cavaliers.com):
– HOU: James Ennis III Has Used Basketball To Improve His Family’s  Lot (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Domantas Sabonis Is The NBA’s Best-Kept Secret (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
LAC: Another Episode Of The Lou Williams Show (from Mirjam Swanaon, OC Register):
MEM: Parsons Says He Ready To Play But That FO Won’t Let Him (from Mark Giannotto, Commercial Appeal):
OKC: Inside Schroder’s Evolution (from Noah Schulte, Thunderous Intentions):
PHI: 6 Thoughts On The Sixers (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: The Celtics Loss Wasn’t That Bad (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Starters Still Setting League Pace In Efficiency (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHO: Suns Are Forming An Offensive Identity Around Booker (from Brendon Kleen, Bright Side Of The Sun):
PHO The Suns Are Starting To Take Advantage Of Length & Athleticism (from Duane Rankin, azcentral.com):
SAC: Kings On The Right Path (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
SAS: The Shooting Efficiency Of The Spurs (from Scott LaForest, Nylon Calculus):
UTA: Exum Is Playing With More Poise & Confidence (from Aaron Falk, utahjazz.com):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/28/18

BKN: Analyzing The Box & One Adjustment That Lifted The Nets Vs CHA (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
BKN: Kurucs’ Breakout Month (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BKN: Finding Rodions: How The Nets Scouting Machine Went All Out To Get Him (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
BOS: Kyrie Must Be Seen To Be Appreciated (from Zito Madu, SBNation):

BOS: Irving’s All-Around Game Has Improved Through Conditioning And Maturity (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):

CHA: Borrego Is Willing To “Junk It Up” (from Spencer Percy, Queen City Hoops):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith (from bulls.com):
DEN: Nuggets Have A Big Decision Looming With Lyles (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
DET: Casey Is Intent On Keeping Griffin Fresh (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown: Blazers 110, Dubs 109, OT (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: Knee Injection Appears To Revitalize Evans After Slow Start With Pacers (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
LAL: Playing Iso-Ball Costs The Lakers (from Anthony Irwin, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Video: How The Lakers Beat The Dubs On Xmas (from Laker Film Room):
MEM: Dillon Brooks’ Expedited Return  (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: Winslow Faces New Challenges At PG (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIN: Favorite Things About The Timberwolves (from Britt Robson, The Athletic):
MIN: Gibson & Saric Are A Potent 1-2 Punch (from Dale Mizutani, TwinCities.com ):
NYK: How Kevin Knox Has Adjusted To The NBA (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
OKC: Jerami Grant Is The Glue Holding The Thunder Together (from Isaac Gutierrez, Clutch Points):
ORL: The Magic Values Augustin’s Consistency (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: How Star Guards Feast On Sixers’ Drop Coverage In Pick-And-Rolls (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Tum Tum Nairn Masters The Rare College Player To NBA Assistant Transition (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
SAC: Video: DeAaron Fox, MIP Candidate (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
SAC: WCS Is Inconsistent In Defending The Paint (from Omer Khan, Sactown Royalty):
SAS: Managing Gasol’s Return  (from Brandon Meiners, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Jerome Castleberry Chases NBA Coaching Dream (from Mark Ziegler, San Diego Union-Tribune):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Teams That Can Have Max Cap Space For 2019 Free Agency (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
The Pros & Cons Of Today’s Pace & Space Game (from Brian Quevedo, Sir Chharles In Charge):
Context Is Critical In Evaluating Draft Big Board Movers (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Hoop Pioneer Wat Misaka Reflects On Breaking Barriers  (from Ed Odeven, Japan Times):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/3/18

ATL: Rookie Kevin Huerter: Off To A Hot Start (from Chris Guest, Soaring Dow South):
BOS: Kyrie’s Strong Effort Impacts Celtics’ Defense (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Hayward’s New Normal Is Starting To Look Like His Old Normal (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
CHI: Blakeney’s Growth From G-League To One Of NBA’s Hottest Shooters (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
CHI: Is LaVine Living Up To is Price Tag?  (from Jake Paynting, Def Pen):
GSW: How Draymond Elevated The Dubs’ Defense (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: D’Antoni: There Is Only One Way To Defend The Dubs (from Lloyd Johnson,  Express):
LAL: McGee’s Positive Play Highlights Lakers’ Biggest Weakness (from Honi, Lakers Outsiders):
MEM: How Gasol Is Leading The Grizzlies’ Defensive Resurgence (from Peter Edmiston, The Athletic):
MIL: How Giannis Dominates Without A Jumper (from Coach Nick, BBallBreakdown/The Athletic):
NYK: Trier Has Been A Pleasant Surprise (from Adam Zagoria, Arizona Daily Star):
PHI: An Aggressive Fultz Will Flourish (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
PHI:  Embiid Can Help Sixers’ Spacing (from Brian Murphy, Liberty Ballers):
POR: How The Blazers Are Regaining Respect (from Shane Young, Medium):
SAS: LaMarcus Aldridge & The Success Of Little Things (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
UTA: How Joe Ingles Went From NBA Heartache To Being The Heartbeat Of The Jazz (from Tony Jones, The Athletic):
WAS: Time To Tear It Down (from Jerry Brewer, Washington Post):
WAS: Just How Bad Is The Wizards’ Defense? (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Some Surprising Early Season Trends & How They Will Play Out (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
LeBron Doc Explores NBA’s Gradual Embrace Of Social Activism  (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
Jemele Hill: Socially Conscious Voice  (from Chris Barton, LA Times):