Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/14/18

Oladipo: Redefining His Career Through Biomechanics (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
PHI- MIA: A Study In Contrasts (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
– PHI-MIA preview (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Who Can Stop Ben Simmons? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Video Breakdown: Sixers’ Defense (from Ben Falk/Nick Sciria, Cleaning The Glass):
COY: The Case For Brett Brown (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
POR-NOP Preview (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
BOS-MIL Preview (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Brad Stevens: The Celtics’ Not-So-Secret-Weapon (from Matt Chin, Celtics Blog):
The Challenge Of Defending Giannis (from Owen Pence, Boston Globe):
Celtics’ Young Core Poised To Learn Playoff Lessons (from Jay King, The Athletic):
Horford Has To Headline (from Sam Sheehan, Celtics Blog):
TOR-WAS Preview (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Raptors Must Solve Beal (from William Lou, The Score):
HOU-MIN Preview (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
 – The Evolution Of Mike D’Antoni’s Offense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
The Impossible Task Of Guarding Harden, Explained By Players, Coaches (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
– Ariza Plays Understated But Key Role For Rockets (from Brian T. Smith, Houston Chronicle):
The Wolves Finally Get Their Moment, 14 Years In The Making (from Robert Mays, The Ringer):
How Can Cavs Replace Irving’s Production? (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
The Importance Of Jeff Green’s Defensive Versatility (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
1st Round Forecast (from David Berri, Forbes):
WC 1st Round Preview (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
EC 1st Round Preview (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
The Sidekicks Who Will Decide The Playoffs (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
GSW-SAS Preview (from Golden State Of Mind):
Jordan Bell: Prototype Of Centers To Come (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
OKC-UTA Preview (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Lonzo Ball’s Exit Interview (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Andre Ingram’s Long Road To The NBA (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
NBA Awards Ballot, Part Two (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Weeks 25/26 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Nuggets’ Young Core Is 100% Behind Coach Malone (from Harrison Wind, bsndenver.com):
Impact FAs Who Could Be Bargain-Bin Finds (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Grading The Hornets After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Grading The Bulls After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):

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 11/10/17 PART ONE

Why Is OKC Struggling In The Clutch? (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
An Early Look At Rookie Shot Charts (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Who Are The Suns, After Trading All Their PGs?  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Capela Is The Key To The Rockets’ Future (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Zach Lowe’s Weekly Review (from ESPN):
Nuggets: How To Best Use Offensive Genius/Defensive Liability Jokic (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Nuggets’ Trends Through 12 Games  (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
Missing Kawhi (from Nate Wolf, NBA Math):
Bojan Bogdanovic: Coming Into His Own (from Tony East, 8Points9Seconds):
Jimmy Butler & Thibs (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Ntilikina: Already Thriving With KP (from John Hugar, The Step Back):
Thursday Recap (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
TOR 122, NOP 118 (from William Lou, Medium):
Can Mudiay Break Out?  (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
Warriors On Pace For Best Offensive Season Ever (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Warriors: Winning With Defense (from Associated Press):
The Warriors’ Bench (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Timberwolves’ Path To WC Primacy: Promising But Uncertain (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
–  Video: Andrew Wiggins’ Spin Move (from Brian Sampson):
Finishes, More Than Starts, Are Undoing The Wizards (from Ben Standig, Fanrag Sorts):
Derrick Rose: Expectations Vs. Reality (from Kyle Hesketh, King James Gospel):
Why Are The Knicks Thriving? (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
–  Lonzo Should Be More Aggressive; What Does That Mean?  (from Jakarri Hamlin, Lake Show Life):
Q&A: Kendrick Perkins (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/7/17 PART ONE

Blake Griffin Has Been Playing Moreyball (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
The Clippers Are All-In On Griffin (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
The Magic’s Sustainability: For This Year & Beyond (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
How Orlando Has Flipped The Script (from Andrew Bernucca, The Step Back):
Orlando Misses Payton’s Attacking (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):
Tony Snell: Perfect Bucks’ Role Player (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Pacers: What To Make Of Stephenson’s Play So Far (from Tony East, 8points9seonds.com):
Nets: RHJ Is Blossoming (from Dylan Hughes, 16 Wins):
Rookie Update: The Lakers: Ball, Kuzma, Hart (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
How Kuzma Has Emerged As A Potential Lakers’ Cornerstone (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
A Closer Look At Marcus Smart’s Shooting Form (from Jeff Weiss, Hashtag Basketball):
A Look At The Timberwolves’ Defense (from Eric, Canis Hoopus):
OKC Defense: What Needs To Be Cleaned Up (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Behind The Cavs’ Defensive Disaster (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Ben Simmons: Elite Without A Jumper (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Rockets: Taking Three-Point Shooting To Unseen Levels (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
LeVert Has Value Even When His Shots Don’t Fall (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Cavs: Korver Shouldn’t Have To Play This Well (from Zack Geoghegan, Fear The Sword):
Lowry: Struggling With The Raptors’ New Approach (from Doug Smith, The Star):
It’s Time Gregg Popovich Finally Has His Moment (from Jeff Weiss, Dim Mage):
G-League: Are Tryouts More Valuable Than Going Into The Draft? (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/19/17

Lessons From Rockets-Warriors Opener  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
How The Van Gundys Became An Influential NBA Duo (from John Lombardo & John Ourand, Sports Business Daily):
Will Thibodeau Overwork The Wolves? (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
– Are The Wolves Ready To Be A Super Team? (from Evan Dyal, Sir Charles In Charge):
Kaminsky’s Opportunity (from Benny Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Utah’s Foundational Frontcourt (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):
Wednesday Recap (from Tim Cato, SBNation, with links to individual game stories):
The Sixers Were Worth The Wait (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Attacking Switching (Actions/Sets)  (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Crowder: Great Fit Alongside LBJ (from Robbie DiPaola, King James Gospel):
Can Lonzo Ball’s Jumper Make It In The NBA?  (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Kings: Divac Breaks Down The Roster (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Nuggets Roster Analysis (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Jaylen Brown/Jayson Tatum: Trying To Take Offensive Pressure Off Irving (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
Greg Monroe: Sixth Man Of The Year Candidate (from Brian Sampson, Dime Mag):
Pat Riley Reflects On 50 NBA Years, How He’s Changed & Why He Loves This Heat Team (from Greg Cote, Miami Herald):