Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/19/18

Hezonja: The Curse Of Bravado & The Gift of Opportunity (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):

Cavs: The Advanced Stats That Improved The Team (from Ryan Piers, King James Gospel):
Dario Saric, Overlooked Sixer (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
Wolves: KAT & Butler Work On Forging A Connection (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
Checking In On The Wolves’ Progress (from Adam Ziobrowski, Dunking With Wolves):
Horford: Center Of Evolution (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Suns: Payton’s 1st Impression Is Both Encouraging And Concerning ( from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
How The NBA’s “Next Generation” Stars Fell In Love With The League (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Pelicans: What Is The Future Path For AD & DMC ?: (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
Dillon Brooks’ Season, So Far (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Coach Kerr: Leadership In Action (from Jonny McMurtry, Coaching The Coaches):
Oladipo: The Star The Pacers Needed (from Ryan Eggers, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
How The Pacers Can Benefit From The NBA’s Market Correction (from Jonathan Matthes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Basketball Broke Out At The ASG (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Most Promising “Stars In The Making” (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
What Do The Knicks Have To Look Forward To The Rest Of This Season? (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
What Killed Off The Hook Shot? (from Mark Story, kentucky.com):
Hawks: Tyler Dorsey’s Development  (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
Evaluating The Top Prospects At Basketball Without Borders (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/17/18

OKC: Josh Huestis Could Be The Answer At SG (from Albert Dadson, Thunderous Intentions):
Bogan Bogdanovich: Proving He Belongs (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
Film: ROY Debate (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Q & A: Herb Magee On Markelle Fultz (from Dennis Young, Deadspin):
Four Nets Players Give Their Perspective On Season So Far (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Kevin Love Says Chemistry Won’t Be A Problem (from ESPN):
Q & A: Larry Nance, Jr (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):
Q & A: NBPA ED Michele Roberts (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Ntilikina’s Family Ties Run Strong (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
DPOY Watch (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
What Is The Future Of The Turner/Sabonis Combo? (from Jacob Breece, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Dwane Casey Gets His Moment (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Paul George’s L.A. Homecoming (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
–  DeMar DeRozan: No Stranger To Pain (from Mark Kriegel, ESPN):
Andrew Wiggins’ Mysterious Inconsistency (from Michael Rand, Star Tribune):
Kyrie Irving Looks Forward To A Future With Gordon Hayward, Brad Stevens (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Spencer Dinwiddie’s Hard Work Is Paying Off (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
Koby Altman Has Put His Stamp On The Cavs (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Q & A: Kevin Garnett (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
Unicorns Might Not Exist Without KG (from Andy Bailey, Bleacher Report):
Trey Burke: Dealing With Knicks’ PG Glut (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Q & A: Xavier Munford (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Jazz: Jae Crowder Appears To Be A Perfect Fit (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/11/17 PART ONE

The Warriors Finally Have A True Challenger: The Rockets  (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
Video Breakdown: How The Magic Incorporate Flex Action Into Their Offense (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):
Bucks: The Eric Bledsoe Effect (from Matthew Hallett, Behind The Buck Pass):
Jayson Tatum’s Surprisingly Elite 3-Point Shooting (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Breaking Down Tatum’s Offensive Game (from Will Lefkowich, isportsweb.com):
How The Celtics’ Defensive Adjustment Slowed Down Pistons (from Jay King, Mass Live):
The Cavs Need More Offensive Movement (from Jared Hesketh, King James Gospel):
VanVleet Refuses To Play Like An Undrafted Player (from William Lou, Medium):
Why The Grizzlies Struggle After Halftime (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
How LBJ Is Reversing Aging (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Why Reggie Jackson Is Better Than Ever (from Duncan Smith, BBall Breakdown):
Can The Nets Fit Okafor In?  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Courtney Lee: Knicks’ X-Factor (from Jared Mintz, Fanrag Sports):
DWade: SMOY Candidate (from Scott Sargent, Bleacher Report):
Oladipo: Putting The NBA On Notice (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Timberwolves’ Film Breakdown: The Keys To Taj Gibson’s Success (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Jonah Bolden: Balling In Israel, Giving A Glimpse Of What To Expect In NBA Next Season (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
The Wizards’ Czech Republic Basketball Experiment (from Rob Athmer, Hashtag Basketball):
Undermanned, Simmons & Frontcourt Rotation Fight On (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
Nwaba’s Rise Is An Unlikely Story (from Mike McGraw, Daily Herald):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/19/17

Clarence Gaines: The Man Behind The Curtain In Knicks’ Drafts (from Justin Weiss, Elite Sports NY):
Why Everyone Loves Playing With Domantas Sabonis (from Derek Kramer, Indiana Sports Coverage):
Video Breakdown: Timberwolves Pick-And-Roll (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
OG Anunoby’s Rise To Starter: Shoulder To The Wheel (from Arden Zwelling, sportsnet.ca):
Reviewing The Rockets’ First Month (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
Rockets: Excited To See What Harden-CP3 Pairing Can Bring  (from Paul Coro, LA Times):
With Bledsoe, The NBA Should Fear The Deer (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Lionel Hollins Is Recharging Himself For Another Coaching Run (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Lakers: Turnovers Are A Major Issue (from Harrison Faigen, Lakers Nation):
Latest Attempt By Kings To Be Competitive Is Off To A Terrible Start (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Bogdanovic, Kings See Progress (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):
Raptors In A Full Court Press To Advance Women (from Rachel Brady, The Globe And Mail):
Celtics: The Inside Story Behind Hiring Brad Stevens (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
Can Boston’s Offense Catch Up To Its Defense? (from Ian Levy, NBA.com/Nylon Calculus):
Dinwiddie’s Importance To The Nets (from Zach Cronin, Book-Lin):
Jokic Is Quietly Dominating The Boards (from Jordan, Dig In Denver):
Eric Griffin: Once Falsely Accused Of Attempted Murder, Now Striving To Make The Jazz (from Gordon Monson, sltrib.com):
Danny Green Is Playing The Best Basketball Of His Career (from Julian Gill, Pounding The Rock):
Revisiting The CHI-MIN Trade (from Ken Bradley, Dunking With Wolves):
The Magic Face Season Crossroads (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Laker Film Room: PHO122, LAL 115 (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
What Can John Holland Bring To The Cavs? (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Justise Winslow Is Starting To Find His Game (from Chase Eyrich, All U Can Heat):
Is The Wing Help The Wolves Need Already On The Roster? (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Pacers’ Sniper Bojan Bogdanovic  (from Josh Padmore, 8points9seconds.com):
Udoh Is A Delightful Anomaly (from Chris Thompson, Deadspin):
QOTD ( On the difference between 23 & 33-year old LBJ: from Doc Rivers to Dave McMenamin, ESPN):

“I don’t see a difference except for he’s smarter. I’m amazed, really. We were laughing about it, it wasn’t so funny to us watching film. Most players when they get to his age are smart enough now they see everything. But usually when they get to that age, they’re too old to do anything about it. Kevin McHale had that comment. ‘If I had the knowledge now but my body at 22, I would have been the greatest player of all time.’ LeBron has the knowledge of all those years and he’s still top two, three athletic in the league. He has both going for him. He can beat you with his brain, he can beat you with his power. It’s a daunting task when you watch him on film.”

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/3/17 PART ONE

The Unspeakable Greatness Of Giannis (from Marc Stein, NYTimes):
Bucks Want To Lighten Giannis’ Load (from NickFriedell, ESPN):
The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Westbrook’s One-Man Show Is Over: Welcome To The Thunder’s Variety Hour (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Analyzing Eric Gordon’s Hot Start (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
Robert Covington’s Spacing: Playing A Major Role In Sixers’ Offense  (from George Kondoleon, Bball Breakdown):
Fewer Timeouts Is Making Crunch Time More Exciting (from Kristian Winfield/Mike Prada, SBNation):
Steph Curry Is Shooting More FTs (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Does Orlando Have Enough Magic Potion For The Entire Season? (from Mo Dahkil, The Jump Ball):
Basketball Dictionary: Double Drag Screens (from Dylan Murphy, The Medium):
Everyone Should Watch The Jazz (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Dejounte Murray: Has The Spurs’ Missing Piece Been There All Along?  (from Will Hoekenga, 16 Wins):
5 Rookies Teams Will Regret Passing On (from Brandon Jefferson, Fansided):
Thursday Highlights (from Paolo Uggeti, The Ringer):
Everyone Makes Mistakes In The Draft: We Should Learn From Them (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
The Spurs Still Need Manu (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Grizzlies: Tyreke Evans’ Great Start & More (from Chris Herrington, Commercial Appeal):
Aron Baynes Provides The Celtics With Toughness (from Mike Petraglia, Celtics Blog):
G-League Q & A:  Agua Caliente Clippers Coach Casey Hill (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
G-League Tips Off Today: Here Are The Rosters (from N. Lupo, Sportando):
Markelle Fultz’ Confounding Injury (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
The NBA’s Age Limit Is Broken: Prospects Are Actually Getting Younger (from Owen Phillips, FiveThirtyEight):
Cavs Need To Slow It Down (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
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