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):
Read it here:  https://imgur.com/hgQjqoe
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 12/21/18

BKN: Inside The Nets’ Amazing U-Turn (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
CLE: Assistant Coach Longabardi’s Coaching Tree (from NBA Coaches Association):
DAL: Why Luka Doncic Is Something Else Entirely (from Seerat Sohi, Yahoo Sports):
DEN: Surprising Nuggets Lead The WC (from Pat Graham, AP):
HOU: Nearly Every Team Is Playing Like The Rockets.  And That’s Hurting The Rockets (from Jared Dubin, FiveThirtyEight):
LAC: Montrezl Harrell Will Never Be Outworked (from Drew Ruiz, slamonline.com):
LAL: Film Room: What Moe Wagner Is Bringing To The Lakers (from Pete Zayas, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: How LBJ Has Adapted To Basketball’s Evolution (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
MEM: Kyle Anderson’s Offbeat Rhythm Is The Secret To His Success (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
*MIA: The Heat’s Game Of Zones (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
MIA: How The Heat Improved Offensive Rebounding (from Couper Moorhead, heat.com):
MIL: Video Breakdown: Bucks’ “Strong Series” (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
OKC: No Matter The Scenario, Paul George Remains Dominant (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
PHI: Sixers Need Butler To Stop Holding Back (from Sarah Todd, Philly.com):
POR: Harkless: “Starting To Feel Like Myself Again” (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
SAC: A Method To The Kings’ Fastness (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
UTA: The Jazz Has Struggled Against The League’s Toughest Early Schedule.  That Is Likely To Turn Around (from Dan Devine,The Ringer):
WAS: Sato Should Still Be A Starter (from Ben Vasconcellos, Wiz Of Awes):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The 2003 Draft Class Survivors Share A Bond (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Sophomores Coming Into Their Own: Fox, Collins, Adebayo, Monte Morris (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
Weekly Trend Breakdown: DRose, John Collins, DeAndre Jordan, Bogdan, Danny Green (from William Lou, The Score):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.thescore.com/news/1681318
The Week In Review (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Andre Ingram Continues To Strive For NBA Career (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
*MIA: The Heat’s Game Of Zones (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/19/18

ATL: John Collins Is Quietly Tearing Up The League (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
BKN: How The Win Streak Has Shifted The Nets’ Narrative (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
*BKN: D’Angelo Russell Is In His Zone (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
BKN: What Do We Know About The Nets’ Offense? (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
BOS: Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward & The Celtics’ Search For Clarity (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
DAL: Doncic & The Mavs: The Perfect Marriage (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
DAL: DSJ Is Pure Motor (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
DEN: Jokic & Murray: The Nuggets’ Dynamic Duo (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
DEN: Jokic Can Carry The Load (from Tom Ley, Deadspin):
DET: Further Removed From Surgery, Leuer Is “Getting His Legs Back”  (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Draymond Green; The People’s Champ (from Daniel Brown, The Athletic):
HOU: What’s The Key For James Harden? (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
IND: The Hyper-Efficient Domantas Sabonis (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
IND: What Makes The Pacers’ Defense So Good? (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAC: The State Of The Clippers (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAL: How Some Lakers Are Using Meditation To Elevate Their Game (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
MEM: The Ghosts Of Chandler Parsons (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: Dion Waiters Would Like A Word (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
MIA: Why Adebayo Is The Closer The Team Needs (from All U Can Heat):
MIL: Giannis’ Historic Interior Assault Brings More Offensive Fouls (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
OKC: Ferguson Is Quietly Proving His Worth (from Justin Cooper, Thunderous Intentions):
OKC: We Aren’t Talking Enough About Paul George (from Aidan Lising, Def Pen):
ORL: Magic Are “Winning Ugly”  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Magic Showing Defensive Improvement (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Two Small Moves That Might Vastly Improve The Bench (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Video: Sixers’ 5 Favorite Plays (from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nyugen):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox’s Warp Speed (from BS West, Sactown Royalty):
SAC: Bjelica’s Huge Contribution: Spacing (from Alex West, BBall Index):
Read and watch it here:  http://bball-index.com/bellys-space/
SAS: Coaching Legend Etorre Messina (from NBA Coaches Association):
SAS: Gay Is Thriving After “Getting My Career Back” (from Jeff McDonald, ExpressNews):
SAS: Breaking Down Bertans’ Off-Ball Motion (from Dylan Carter, Air Alamo):
TOR: The Raptors Are ATO  Play Titans (from Joshua Howe, Raptors Republic):
UTA: Harden’s 47 Leads The Rockets Despite Good Jazz Defense (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: What The Wizards Got Wrong In The Years Before Ariza’s Full Circle Return (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
Beno Udrih Travels Across The NBA In Search Of Coaching Advice (from Warren Shaw, Closeup360):
The “All-Underappreciated” Team: Impressive Contributions From Unexpected Sources (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
The Challenges Of Putting Together 3-Team Deals (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Was The 3-Point Revolution Almost Put On Ice By D-League Experimentation? (from Adam Johnson, 2Ways10Days ):
Inside The Locker Room Media Scrum (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/7/18

– 10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Week 7 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
The Confusing Analytics Of The NBA’s Three-Point Obsession (from Tom Haberstroh, NBC Sports):
Major Award Favorites, So Far This Season – Part Two  (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
Early Returns: Digging Into A Few Early Season Stats To Keep An Eye On (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Melo Never Updated His System (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
ATL: Screen Assists Underrate What The Hawks Do Offensively (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: Despite Low Usage, Huerter Is Killing It (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Nets Hope To Learn From Late-Game Collapses  (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
CLE: The Value Of Channing Frye’s Veteran Professionalism  (from Hayden Grove, cleveland.com):
DAL: Video Breakdown: What Makes Doncic So Good (from Bryan Oringher, Mavs Moneyball):
DEN: How The Nuggets Have Improved On Defense (from Chris Herring, FiveThiryEight):
DET: Stanley Johnson Finally Finds His Way (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: An Oral History Of The Dubs’ 24-0 Start In 2015-16 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Takeaways From Rockets’ Loss To The Jazz (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Sabonis-Turner Pairing Getting A Longer Look (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: Montrezl Harrell’s “Motor”, Explained (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
LAC: Tobias Harris & His Family Always Had A Plan For Success (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
LAL: What’s Behind The Lakers’ Recent Improvement? (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
LAL: Film Room: The 42 Point 4th Quarter (from Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: JJJ Isn’t “Just Scratching The Surface” Any More (from Peter Edmiston,The Athletic):
MIL: How Coach Bud’s Offensive Overhaul Has Led To More Giannis Dunks (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
NOP: Dissecting The Pels’ Defense (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
NYK: Film Study: What Kind Of Offense Are The Knicks Running? (from Zach DiLuzio, Posting And Toasting):
PHI: How Brett Brown’s Unique Language Drives Success (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
PHI: It Is Still Early In Sixers’ Development (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: Fox’s Development Gives The Kings Hope (from Isaac Gutierrez, Clutch Points):
UTA: Q & A: Joe Ingles  (from Aaron Falk, Jazz.com):
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