Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/6/18

Josh Richardson: MIA’s Most Important Player? (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Top 4 ROY Candidates (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Defense Makes “Playoff Lebron” A Thing  (from Ben Alamar, ESPN):
Kyle Korver: Still Playing At A High Level (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Can We Just Enjoy Nikola Jokic For A Minute? (from Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
Nuggets: Will Barton Recaptured Thrill After Dark Times (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Will Gobert Be The Jazz’ Big Advantage AND Big Problem In The Playoffs? (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
VanVleet May Be The Key To Raptors’ Success (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
The Celtics’ Best Non-Irving Lineups (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
How Losing Irving Impacts The Celtics’ Playoff Run (from Neil Paine/Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
Pacers: GR III Is Making A Defensive Impact (from Sean Reynolds, Hashtag Basketball):
Nate McMillan’s Genius: Getting A Complete Team Effort Every Night (from Gregg Doyel, Indy Star):
Lillard: The Meaning Of “Dame Time” (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
How Portland Fell In Love With Lillard (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
Blazers: Wade Baldwin IV’s Defensive Impact (from Jayson Quick, NBC Sports):
Heat: Spoelstra Won’t Hesitate To Play McGruder In The Playoffs (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Video: Watch College Coaches Implement Pro Xs & Os: How Basketball Lessons Translate Across Levels (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Ask Sam Smith (from bulls.com):
Q & A: Jonathan Isaac (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Devin Booker Aims To Rise With The Suns (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
In Season Full Of Surprises, Bogdanovic May Be Pacers’ Biggest (from J.Michael Falgoust, Indy Star):
Julius Randle’s Tortuous Path (from Davide Tovani, Lake Show Life):
Knicks: O’Quinn Makes Most Of Opportunities (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Why I’m Jumping To The G-League (from Darius Bazley, The Players’ Tribune):
Doncic: International Man Of Mystery (from Eustacchio Raulli/Trevor Magnotti, 94 Feet Report):
What Can NBA Teams Do With Dzanan Musa? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/2/18 PART ONE

Breathing New Life Into The Post Game (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Jazz: Joe Ingles Is Anything But Average (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
Hawks’ GM Is Trying To Rebuild The Franchise In GSW’s Image (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
What It Means For Wiggins To Thrive Without Butler (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Wolves: Adjusting To Life Without Butler (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
Jeff Teague Got His Mojo Back (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
PHI 108, CLE 97 (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Ben Simmons: LBJ In The Making? (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Lillard Has Been Amazing But Needs More Help (from Wes Goldberg, Fanrag Sports):
Markieff Morris: Wizards’ Unsung Hero (from Jake Whitacre, Bullets Forever ):
Nuggets: With Millsap Back, Coach Malone Must Retool His Rotation (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Rockets’ Wins Come In All Shapes And Sizes (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Spencer Dinwiddie: G-League Success Story (from Thomas Dowd,  Nets.com):
Long Island Hoop Lessons Launched Kenny Atkinson’s Journey To The NBA (from Thomas Dowd, Nets.com):
G-League Long Island Nets Follow A Course Set In Brooklyn (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
Can The Pelicans Make A Run At WC 3rd-Seed?  (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
Q & A: E’Twaun Moore (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Luka Doncic Is The Real Deal (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Simplicity, Effectiveness, Predictability: Cavaliers’ Paradox  (from Alex Hooper, CBS Cleveland):
Magic: Vucevic’s Road To Recovery (from Dan Savage, magic.com):
The Magic Must Address The PG Issue (from Drew Miller, Orlando Magic Daily):
Hardaway Jr & The Knicks Final 20 Games (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
Why Kyle O’Quinn Could Be Playing Himself Out Of New York (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Luke Walton: Lonzo Was The Best Player Tonight  (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Siakam’s Path To Impact Player: Not Exactly Normal (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
The Rockets’ March Schedule Madness (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Schedule Alert: Games That Tired Teams Should Lose In March (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
What Does OKC Need From Its Bench In The Playoffs? (from Ben Merten, Welcome To Loud City):
How Tony Bennett Turned Virginia Into College Basketball’s Spurs (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
How Australian Basketball Will Be Targeting One-And-Dones (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Basketball Dictionary: “Split Cut” (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
And thanks to Andrew Gould of B/R for highlighting the ultimate silliness of those dumb combo stat exclusivity lists:

 

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):