Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/15/17 PART ONE

How The Celtics Became The NBA’s Hottest Team (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Anatomy Of The Celtics’ Win Streak (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Brett Brown: The Process’ Survivor (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
How The Blazers Brought Out The Worst In The Nuggets (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Q&A: Kyle Korver (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Q&A: Kyle Kuzma (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Q&A: Dennis Smith, Jr. (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
DMC’s Dominance (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
DMC’s Benching: Performance Or Strategy-Based?  (from Chris Conner, Pelican Debrief):
Why OKC Has Been Bad In Close Games (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
How The Spurs Stay Afloat Minus Kawhi (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Is Belinelli’s Career Year Happening In Season 11?  (from KL Chouinard, hawks.com):
Knicks Are More Confident “Running Hornacek’s Stuff”  (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Will Raptors’ Changed Offense Work In The Postseason? (from Tim Bontemps, Washingotn Post):
Hardaway & The Knicks: An Ideal Fit (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Rockets’ Defensive Emphasis Stresses Switching Assignments (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Is This The Real Jeremy Lamb? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
Jonathan Simmons: Toughness And Determination (from John Denton, magic.com):
Wolves’ Film Breakdown: Active Hands (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Ben Simmons: Forcefully Reminding The Basketball World Of His Talent  (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Robert Covington: Leading By Example (from Rusty Gorleick, The Sixer Sense):
Suns: Lack Of PG Production Is Becoming A Problem (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Joe Harris: Getting Shots & Respect (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Shabazz Napier: Earning His Minutes (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Q&A: Bernard King (from Ali Danois, The Shadow League):
Cavs: The Irving Trade Didn’t Cause The Crisis  (from Zachary Tenner, Sir Charles In Charge):
LBJ Is Unstoppable But The Cavs Are In Trouble (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
LBJ’s Most Unstoppable Shot (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
The Rockets Are Shooting Even More 3s & It Is Working (form Tim Cato, SBNation):
Lakers’ Practice Notes: Clarkson, Kuzma, Vander Blue,Thomas Bryant (from Serena Winters, Lakers Nation):

 

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 PART ONE 10/27/17

Rookie Status Update: Simmons, Tatum, Anunoby (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Zach Lowe’s Weekly Roundup (from ESPN):
The Raptors’ New Bench Mob (from Jared Dubin,The Step Back):
Pacers Film Room: Darren Collison (from Tony East, 8points,9seconds):
Rockets: Capela Is Hitting The Right Notes (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Checking In On The Nonconformist Pelicans (from Malika Andrews, NYTimes):
Thursday Night Recap (With Links To Game Stories) (From Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Knicks’ Film Room: Pick-And-Roll Defense, Tim Hardaway,Jr. And More (from Jeffrey Bellone, Medium.com):
Week One Observations (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Early Season Takeaways (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Is Tobias Harris Taking A Leap? (from Jonathan Raymond, Mediu.com):
3 Stats That Will Define Cavs’ Chances (from Jason Timpf, King James Gospel):
Basketball Dictionary: “X-Out”  (from Dylan Murphy, Medium.com):
2018 Draft: The Top Ten International Prospects (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Clippers: Still The Best Show In L.A.  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
What Would Take Wizards From Good To Great?  (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Steph Curry Is Nearly Automatic From FT Line (from Ron Kroichick, SF Chronicle):
Which Offensive Styles Confound The Blazers’ Defense? (from Eric Griffith, Blazers Edge):
Video Breakdown: How The Nets Beat The Cavs (from Coach Nick/Spencer Didwiddie, BBall Breakdown):
Porzingis: Right Man For NY, But Are Knicks Right For Him?  (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Giannis Looks Like An MVP (from Chris Herring FiveThirtyEight):
Giannis Is Breaking Out His Own Way (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
The Importance Of Jae Crowder (from Scott Recker, Fear The Sword):
A Stop In Europe Paved The Way For Udoh’s NBA Return (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Anatomy Of LAL’s OT Victory Over WAS (from Joey Ramirez, Lakers.com):

The Spurs’ 4-0 Start (from Tim Reynolds, AP):
Mozgov Ventures Into 3-Point Land (from Scott cacciola, NYTimes):

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):