Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/23/17

GSW 129, SAS 115 (from 16 Wins):
Questions The Spurs Need To Answer (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
LaMarcus Aldridge Faces Career Crossroads (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
The LBJ-Kyrie Pick-And-Roll (from Zach Lowe):
After Heartbreak And Healing, Dreams Come True For Avery Bradley (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Video Breakdown: BOS-CLE: Game-Winning ATO (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Marcus Smart’s Shot Arrives Just In Time (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Without IT, BOS Found Success In Low Post (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Cavs: Too Many Defensive Breakdowns In Game Three (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Prospects More Open To D-League (from Keith Langlois, Pistons.com):
The Euroleague Final Four (from Emmet Ryan, ballineurope.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/16/17

Video Breakdown: Simpler Offense Helped GSW Win Game One (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
How GSW Took Advantage Of Kawhi’s Absence (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Spurs Need Aldridge To Be More Decisive (from Chris Barnewall, CBS Sports):
Durant Reiterated His Value In Game One Comeback (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Injuries Give Spurs’ Reserves A Chance To Shine (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Kerr’s Absence: The True Test Of A Leader (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
Life Against The Warriors: Flawless Defense, But Then It’s One Mistake And It’s A Layup (from Ben Falk):
The Warriors Routinely Erase Big Deficits (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
BOS 115, WAS 105 (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Marcus Smart’s Great, Invisible Game (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Al Horford’s  Series Vs The Wizards In One Ridiculous Shot Chart (from Gary Dzen, boston.com):
Olynyk: The Improbable Hero (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Appreciating The Celtics’ Moment (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Three Reasons Why Cavs Shouldn’t Overlook Celtics (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Fox Sports):
Jonathan Jeanne’s Combine Doesn’t Tell The Whole Story (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
BOS-CLE: What Numbers Could Be Difference Makers?  (from Mark Simon/John McTigue. ESPN):
Is Everyone Waiting On David Griffin? (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):
Canada Is Now One Of The Sources Of Elite Recruits (from Michael Fletcher, The Undefeated):
KAT Q & A (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/15/17

GSW 113, SAS 111 (from 16 Wins):
Five Questions For The WCF Moving Forward (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
What The Spurs’ Defense Must Do In Game Two (from Tom Piccolo, Pounding The Rock):
Pachulia’s Play Was Reckless, Whether He Meant It Or Not  (from Zito Madu, SBNation):
Video Breakdown: Spurs Sell Out On Durant, Dubs Run Decoy (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Hero Ball Is The Celtics’ Biggest Enemy (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
How John Wall Developed The Jump Shot That Enabled A Game Seven (from Ava Wallace, Washington Post):
BOS-WAS: 7 Keys To Game 7 (from Brian Robb, Boston.com):
What Numbers Will Be Most Important To Wizards In Game Seven? (from Mark Simon, ESPN):
The Spike In Fouls On Three-Pointers: Clever Manipulation Of The Rules Or A Stain On The Game? (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Andre Roberson’s Year (from Adam Joseph, 16 Wins):
Older Prospects Draw Hope From Brogdon’s Success (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/24/17

The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Spurs: Successfully Force-Feeding LMA Post Touches (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Will Noel End Mavs’ Big Man Search?  (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Jordan Crawford’s Revival (from ZachHarper, Fanrag Sports):
Harden Gets Fouled On 3s More Than Any NBA Team (from Chris Herring, fivethirtyeight.com):
The Cavs’ Defensive Struggles (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Video: The Spurs Being The Spurs (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Stubborn Rotation Decisions Have Made Pacers’ Roster Flaws Worse (from C. Cooper, indycornrows.com):
The Wizards Need Rest (from Albert Burneko, Deadspin):
Jerry Stackhouse: Training For An NBA Head-Coaching Gig In The D-League (from Sam Fortier, The Ringer):
Amir Johnson Q & A (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
5 Biggest Concerns Facing Utah Jazz (from Jared Woodcox, purpleandblues.com):
Celtics: Starting To Find More Post Offense (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Olynyk’s 3-Point Game Helping Him All Over The Floor  (from A. Sherrod Blakely, csnne.com):
Film Room: The Uniqueness Of Klay Thompson’s Game (from Anthony Slater, Marcury News):
Brandon Jennings Has Reinvented Himself With The Wizards (from Ben Mehic, wizofawes.com):
Why The Pistons Are Falling Apart (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Kawhi Leonard’s Passion For Earl Lloyd Documentary (from Marc. J Spears, The Undefeated):
Steph Curry Q & A (from Robby Kalland, Dime Mag):
D-League MVP Finalists  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/14/17

The Revitalization Of Jusuf Nurkic (from Eric Spyropolous, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read it here:  https://16winsaring.com/the-revitalization-of-jusuf-nurkic-680cdf36ec80#.xbeb71yu0

Inside Saric’s ROY Bid  (fromJosh Martin, Bleacher Report):

Read and watch it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2697559-the-default-roy-inside-dario-sarics-improbable-nba-rookie-of-the-year-bid

The Heat Are Winning Because They Never Tire (from Mike Prada, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2017/3/14/14870016/miami-heat-analysis-tired-goran-dragic-dion-waiters

Dragic Has Grown Into His Leadership Role (from David Ramil, Fansided):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/03/14/goran-dragic-surging-miami-heat/

Middleton Is Putting The Bucks Back Into Playoff Hunt (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/bucks/khris-middleton-putting-bucks-back-playoff-hunt/

Monday Recap (from Keith Smith, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/nba-yesterday-grizzlies-end-skid-spurs-move-first-place-jazz-hold-off-clippers/

Monday’s Best Performances: Vince Carter/Ricky Rubio/Nikola Mirotic (from Chris Almeida, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/the-revitalization-of-jusuf-nurkic-680cdf36ec80#.xbeb71yu0

DPOY: The Case For Andre Roberson  (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):

Read it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/the-case-for-andre-roberson-as-defensive-player-of-the-year

Wall Has Wizards In Chase For East’s Top Spot  (from Sam Smith, Japan Times):

Read it here: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2017/03/14/basketball/nba/wall-wizards-chase-eastern-conference-top-seed/

The Draft Lottery Race Is Incredibly Convoluted (from Tom Ziller, SB Nation):

Read it here: http://www.sbnation.com/2017/3/13/14906500/nba-draft-standings-lottery-lakers-76ers

Denver’s Point Guard Conundrum (from Gordon Gross, Denver Stiffs):

Read it here:  http://www.denverstiffs.com/2017/3/14/14910480/denvers-point-guard-conundrum-jamal-murray-jameer-nelson-emmanuel-mudiay-draft-jokic

Spurs: Doing It By Committee Up Front Without Aldridge (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/san-antonio-spurs/post/_/id/1465/kawhi-leonard-spurs-bigs-need-more-production-in-lamarcus-aldridges-absence

Dedmon’s Tale Of Patience, Perseverance (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):

Read it here: http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/Spurs-Dedmon-owns-tale-of-patience-10997886.php?cmpid=twitter-premium&t=b7b84850ca927fc3fb

Is Cleveland Being Too Cavalier About Its Defense (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports);

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/cavaliers/cleveland-cavalier-defense/

Jaylen Brown: Honing His Craft  (from Taylor Snow, Celtics.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/sidebar/prac-031317-jaylen-brown-honing-in-on-his-craft

Zizic: “I Am Ready For The NBA (from Adam Himmelsbach, Bostn Globe):

Read it here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/03/13/celtics-draftee-ante-zizic-asserts-ready-for-nba/L5LEyaJtBIGLjEuxTxnenI/story.html

David Blatt Talks Zizic’s Potential (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):

Read it here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/03/13/former-cavs-coach-david-blatt-talks-ante-zizic-potential-with-celtics/TB10Ueg7N4qzZNTixj5DnI/story.html

Minnesota’s On A Roll (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here: https://sports.yahoo.com/news/wolves-at-the-door-with-rubio-dealing-and-kat-beasting-minnesotas-on-a-roll-062316017.html

The NBA Needs A Readily Available Consistency Metric (from Drew Steele, gothamsn.com):

Read it here: https://gothamsn.com/a-consistency-metric-needs-to-be-readily-available-9a979f86e0e4#.rnmqm5t0q

The Warriors’ 5 Most Surprising Stats (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):

Read it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2697202-5-most-surprising-stats-in-golden-state-warriors-strange-season

Celtics: Back To Winning With Defense (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here: http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/03/14/boston-celtics-back-to-winning-with-defense/

Amir Johnson: Stepping Up Defensively (from Liam O’Brien, Hardwood Houdini):

Read and watch it here:

How Korver Affects The Cavs’ Playoff Run (from Scott Recker, Fear The Sword):

Read it here: http://www.fearthesword.com/2017/3/14/14919060/kyle-korver-cleveland-cavaliers-playoff-run

The Rise Of Skal (from Nick Agar-Johsnon, Hashtag Basketball):

Read and watch it here: http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/sacramento-kings/content/rise-of-skal-labissiere

Bradley Beal’s Case For MIP  (from Alan Jenkins, Bullets Forever):

Read it here: http://www.bulletsforever.com/2017/3/13/14895708/bradley-beal-most-improved-player-award-washington-wizards-nba

Dunn’s Limited Rookie Impact (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/03/13/kris-dunn-minnesota-timberwolves

A Day In The Life Of Magic’s Strength And Conditioning Coach (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/03/10/day-life-orlando-magic-strength-coach-bill-burgos

CJ Leslie: D-League Most Versatile Man (from Cole Shelton, Ridiculous Upside):

Read it here: http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2017/3/13/14896380/cj-leslie-raptors-905-dleague-raptors905-nba-nbadl