Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/25/18

NBA  Christmas Day: Visualizing The Key To All Ten Teams (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
Wilt’s 23-Block Game May Be The Greatest Christmas Day Performance In NBA History:(from Chamberlain Archive):
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Kenny Anderson Finds Peace (from Mike Mazzeo, Closeup 360):
Evaluating How The Two-Way Contract System Is Working (from Jeff Feld, Forbes):
BKN: Musa: Still Big Part Of Nets’ Future Plans (from Net Income,  Nets Daily):
DEN: Former NBA Star Big Men Love Jokic’s Game (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Video: How Jokic Has Turned Into The Best (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
DEN: COY Candidate Malone’s Biggest Challenge Is Still Lurking (from Jeff Feld, Forbes):
GSW: DMC On His Rehab, The Dubs’ Pace & More (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Austin Rivers Says He Fits Well With Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Sacrifices Elevate Pacers To League’s Best Defense (from J. M ichael, Indy Star):
LAC: Ralph Lawler Should Be In The HOF (from Tom Hoffarth, LA Times):
LAL: Rondo On Rondo: Rajon Reflects On His Past, Present & Future In The NBA (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
LAL: LBJ Battling When To Defer & When To Take Over (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
NOP: Ball Boy To Assistant Coach: Two Friends’ Rare Journey (from William Guillory, The Athletic):
NYK: A Look At Kevin Knox’ Recent Offensive Production (from Tom Piccolo, Bball Index):
PHI: Andrew Toney: A Lesson For The Sixers In Regard To Dealing With Markelle Fultz’ Injury (from Stuart London, The Sixer Sense):
PHO: Ayton Is Growing Up Right Before Our Eyes (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
POR: Video Breakdown: How The Blazers Use “Spain” Action (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
UTA: Rubio Has Learned How To Find Balance In His Life (from Tony Jones, The Athletic):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/22/18

BKN: Kurucs Is A Revelation For The Nets (from Phil Watson, Nothin But Nets):
BOS: After Loss To MIL, Celtics Hold Meeting To Address Inconsistencies (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
CLE: 5 Observations (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Why 2019 Should Be A Great Year For The Nuggets (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
GSW: What Do We Know About The Dubs So Far? (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
GSW: DMC Before He Was Boogie (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
GSW: Dubs Enjoy Fruitful Partnership With G-League Affiliate (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
IND: Tyreke Evans Has A Lot To Figure Out (from Tony East, BBall Index):
LAL: Film Room: How LBJ & Lonzo Enhance Each Others’ Playmaking (from Pete Zayas, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Kuzma’s Evolution (from Isaac Gutierrez, Clutch Points):
MIN: Teague’s Injury Gives Tyus Jones Chance To Play His “Natural Position” (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: Wiggins: Dynamic Scorer Or Fringe Rotation Player? (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
NOP: Q & A: Julius Randle (from Andy & Brian Kamenetzky, The Athletic):
NYK: Time To Move On From Kanter (from Jonathan Macri, Knicks Film School):
OKC: Checking In On Terrance Ferguson (from Noah Schulte, Thunderous Intentions):
ORL: Offense Craters As Magic Unable To Work Inside-Out (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Q & A: Landry Shamet (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
TOR: Video: Pascal Siakam Is The NBA’s Best Kept Secret (from J. Kyle Mann, The Ringer):
UTA: Breaking Down The Jazz’ Win Over POR (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
8 Great Performances From First Two Days Of G-League Showcase (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Navigating In-Season Trades Can Be Tricky For Players (from Candace Buckner, Washingotn Post):
Grading The 1st-Round Rookies So Far This Season (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Artificial Intelligence In The NBA (from Marcus Woo, Inside Science):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/13/18

ATL: John Collins Embraces His Place With The Hawks (from Kevin Chouinard, Hawks.com):
BKN: Why Joe Harris Has Become One Of The NBA’s Best Shooters (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
BKN: D’Angelo Russell Is In His Zone (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
BKN: The Curious Case Of The Nets’ Three-Point Shooting Splits (from Chris Von Achen, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS: How Rozier & The Celtics Found Themselves Through A Frustrating Start (from Ben Rohrbach, Yahoo Sports):
BOS: The Celtics Are 7-0 With Smart As A Starter (from Tom Lane, Celtic Life):
DAL: The Plays That Define The Doncic Phenoimenon (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
DAL: Can Doncic Reach Harden’s MVP Level? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
DEN: Torrey Craig’s Defense-First Mindset (from Harrison Wind, BSN Denver):
IND: Pacers Show What They Can Be Vs. Bucks (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: The Clippers Lack An Inside Presence (from Chris Murch, Clips Nation):
LAL: Does Ingram Have A Place On LBJ’s Lakers? (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
LAL: 3-Point Revolution?  LBJ Has Noticed (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
NOP: Jrue Holiday: Star PG Working A Double Shift  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
OKC: Thunder Defense Is Dominating In An Unusual Way (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
PHI: Simmons’ Impressive Chemistry With Butler  (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
POR: What’s Wrong With The Blazers? (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
TOR: With MIP Buzz Building, Siakam Will Not Slow Down (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
TOR: Lowry Breaks Out Of Slump When Raptors Need Him Most (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
–  TOR: The Post-Up Lives On As Raptors Defeat Dubs (from Samson Folk, Raptors Republic):
UTA: Strength Of Schedule Has Been An Important Factor In Jazz’ Poor Start  (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/18/18 PART ONE

BOS:  How Baynes Limits Embiid  (from Jack Noonan, Celtics Blog):
–  CHI: Tyler Ulis Is Still Surprising Doubters (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Q & A: Draymond Green (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Can Melo Change To Play The Rockets’ Way?  (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
HOU: It’s A Good Time To Be PJ Tucker (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
LAL: How LBJ Became An Offensive Force  (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
MIL: The Bucks’ New Style Of Play (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
NOP: Have The Pels Finally Given AD A Real Supporting Cast?  (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
NYK: How Allonzo Trier Has Surprised Everyone (from Benoit Lilievre, Knicks Film School):
PHI: Observations From Opening Night Loss (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Bahamian DeAndre Ayton: Son Of The Soil  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
TOR: The Raptors’ Defensive Blueprint (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
WAS: How Wizards’ Players Are Navigating Fatherhood (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Video Breakdown: Best Sets: NBA Day One (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
How The Lottery Picks Did On Opening Night (from Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports):
Ayton, Doncic Showcase Bright Futures On Opening Night (form Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
LBJ’s 1st NBA Game: An Oral History (from Justin Tinsley/Aaron Dodson):
Success For New Agents Is A Long Shot  (from Kevin Draper, NY Times):
NOTE:  Today’s BI is delayed & abbreviated due to Comcast internet service interruption.  We will play catch-up in Part Two later today.  Thank you for your patience.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/11/18

Tiers: Contenders, Hopefuls & Bad Teams (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Anonymous Scouts’ Takes: Previewing All 30 Teams (from Sports Illustrated):
ATL: 3 Ways Trae Young Will Impact The Team (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: The Key To Unlocking The Offense  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
BOS: It’s Not What Irving Sees, It’s How He Sees It (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
BOS: Jaylen Brown & The Quest To Reach His Ceiling  (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
CHA: Hornets Are Shifting From “Kemba-Or-Bust” Offense (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
GSW: Q & A: Draymond Green (from Sam Alipour, ESPN):
GSW: The Death Of Bully Ball & The Rebirth Of Steph Curry (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
HOU: Rockets Getting In Touch With New Freedom Of Movement Calls (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: Will Change Be Good For The Rockets?  (from Eric Spyropolous, The Step Back):
IND: Pacers Need Less Iso-Ball (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
IND: Should Pacers Convert Sumner’s Two-Way Contract?  (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Exploring LBJ’s Offensive Role (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
LAL: Why The Lakers Might Not Make The Playoffs (from Daniel Lubofsky, Hoops Habit):
MIL: Video: Breaking Down The Bucks’ Secondary Series (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
MIN: Jimmy Butler’s Return (from Jon Krawczynski/Shams Charania):
NYK: For Enes Kanter, Basketball Is More Than A Paycheck Or Even A Passion (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
ORL: Film Room: Isaac’s Versatility, Magic’s Smothering Defense (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Isaac Puts The Magic At Ease & Makes Their Job Easier (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
POR: Role Players Who Will Decide Blazers’ Fate (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAC: On The Rise: WCS  (from Alex Squadron, Slamonline):
SAC: Kings’ Rotation Coming Into View (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
UTA: Grading The Jazz Roster (from NBA Math):
Players, Coaches Are Trying To Adapt To New Clutching, Grabbing Calls (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Preseason Injury Updates  (from Justin Fensterman, Fantasy Alarm):
USA Basketball Adds Star Power To Its Coaching Staff (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Tex Winter: