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,
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,
Can Boston’s Offense Catch Up To Its Defense? (from Ian Levy, 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,
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,
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,
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis PART TWO 10/27/17

Oladipo: Transitioning His Game With Transition Trips to The Line (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Why Blake Griffin Returned To The Clippers (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
Q&A: Avery Bradley (from David Aldridge,
Grizzlies: Dangerous New Team That’s A Lot Like The Old One (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Explaining Denver’s Offensive Struggles (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
The Timberwolves’ Defensive Struggles (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
–  Film Room: Laker Defense Tortures Wizards (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue & Gold):
What’s Wrong With The Jazz? (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
Nets:  RHJ Played A Big Role In Win Over Cavs (from Nicholas LeTourneau):
Which Teams Have The Cap Space To Compete For Superstar Free Agents?  (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Lowry: Still Adjusting To Raptors’ New System (from Michael Gragne,
Film Room: Celtics’ Zone Defense Habits (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
Al Horford’s Spectacular Defense (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Inside Jayson Tatum’s Wild First Week (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Thursday Night Recap (from AP):
The Nets Are Gaining Respect (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
Suns: Winning With Defense (from Craig Grialou, Arizona Sports):
4 Youngsters Using New Situations To Shine (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Cavs’ Answer At PG: LBJ (from Shlomo Sprung, The Comeback):
Jonathan Simmons: Lessons Learned From The Spurs (from John Denton,
GSW 117, TOR 112: The Comeback (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Dubs: Al Attles, Face Of The Franchise (from Brian Witt,
Catching Up With The Sixers’ Euro Stashes (from Jim Adair III, Liberty Ballers):
The “Most Dangerous” Two-Way Contracts (from Chris Reichert, Dime Magazine):
– CBA Encyclopedia: Rookie Scale Contracts (from Danny Leroux, Real GM):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/26/17

 GSW 117, TOR 112 (from William Lou,
Video Breakdown Of Game-Ending 10-0 Run (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Wednesday Night Recap (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
SAS 117, MIA 100 (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Timberwolves: Where Is The Transition “D”?  (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Jaylen Brown & Jayson Tatum: Exceeding Expectations (from Paolo Uggeti, The Ringer):
Bulls: Kay Felder: Small Size, Big Heart (from Sam Smith,
5 Players Making The Most Of New Opportunities (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The ringer):
Aaron Gordon: Prospering At PF (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Dejounte Murray Is Breaking Out (from Jesus Gomez, BBall Breakdown):
Nets: Sean Marks & Kenny Atkinson Have “Switched The Culture” (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Pelicans: The Problem Is The Rest Of The Roster (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Brad Stevens’ Magic Touch (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Scars That Shaped Jabari Parker (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
5 Ways To Fix “One-and-Done” (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Elbow Injury Forced LBJ To Change Shooting Motion (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
LBJ Can Play Any Position At Any Time (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
LBJ: The NBA’s Prometheus (from Jason Concepion, The Ringer):
Q&A: Hassan Whiteside (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
How Craig Robinson Wound Up Working For The Knicks (from Adam Zagoria,
Travelling Violations Are Way Up (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Video Compilation: Snap Series Run By 76ers/Pistons (From Zak Boisvert,
Shane Larkin Makes Most Of His Chances With Celtics (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Fultz’ Trainer Sheds Light On Strange Injury Saga (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Marques Johnson Discusses Bucks’ “Return To The Mecca” Game (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Swanigan Proving To Be Late Draft Steal (from David Woods, Indy Star):
Ask Ben: Game-To-Game Strategy & More (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Suns’ Defense: Effort is The First Step (from Ben Falk):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis PART ONE 10/25/17

Ben Simmons: Already Passing Like A Veteran PG (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Anunoby: Fitting Right In With Raptors (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
What Makes Dejounte Murray Different? (from Fred Silva, Pounding The Rock):
LBJ On Starting At PG, Playing Every Position (from Joe Vardon,
Jeff Green’s Role With The Cavs (from Chris Fedor,
Durant’s Outstanding Defensive Start (from Shane Young, Fanrag Sports):
Orlando’s New Front Office Explains Its Patient Plan (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Aaron Gordon And The Magic Are Finally Having Fun (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Is Giannis Already The League’s Best Player?  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
The Thunder’s Roster Problem (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Wiggins’ Development (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
– Griffin Elevates Clippers With 3-Point Shooting  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Lakers Look To Jason Kidd For Lonzo Ball Blueprint (from Ohn Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Exploring Early Season Trends With Usage Charts (from Krishna Narsu, Nylon Calculus):
Blazers’ Bench Becoming One Of The League’s Best (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
How LMA & The Spurs Patched Up A Rocky Marriage (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Tuesday Night Recap (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Jaylen Brown & Jayson Tatum: The Future Is Now (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Doncic Makes Everyone Take Notice – Again  (from DJ Dunson, Yahoo Sports):