Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/12/19

ATL:  Q &A:  GM Travis Schlenk (from Chris Kirschner, The Athletic):
CLE: Cavs Don’t Have The Personnel To Fix Their Historically Bad Defense (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: Doncic Is Erasing The Euro Prospect Stigma  (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
DAL Carlisle Gets Real About How He Will Use Dirk  (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DEN: Malik Beasley’s Breakout Season (from Harrison Wind, BSN Denver):
DET: Was Trading For Griffin Worth It? (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: What Really Happened With Patrick McCaw (from Marcus Thompson III, The Athletic):
IND: The Pacers Are Here To Disrupt The EC (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
LAL: Luke Walton’s Week That Was (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
LAL: Ingram’s Defensive Impact (from Raj C, Medium):
MEM: How Bickerstaff Developed Plan For JJJ (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: At PG, All Of Winslow’s Talents Are On Display (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
NOP: Mirotic Opens The Floor For Pels (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
PHI: TJ McConnell Has Become Indispensable (from Matty Breisch, Section 215):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox’s Defense (from Richard Ivanowski, Sactown Royalty):
–  SAC: What Giles Hopes To Do With Increased Playing Time (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: LMA Is Thriving With Slow & Steady Approach (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
SAS: How The Spurs’ Super-Small Lineup Helped Defeat OKC (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
UTA: Jazz 113, Lakers 95 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
How The Celtics’ Offense Has Surged, Jaylen Brown’s Roller Coaster Ride, Spurs’ 3-Point Game (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):

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 12/9/18

BKN: Why The Nets Must Reward Dinwiddie (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
BKN: No Quit In Improving Nets (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BKN: Q & A: Jarrett Allen (from Steve Serby, NY Post):
BOS: Theis Shines In Blowout Win (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
BOS: The Offense Has Flipped The Script After Stagnant Start (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
CHI: Heart & Hustle, Arcidiacano Brings It (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
CLE: Cavs 116, Wizards 101 (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DAL: So Far This Season, The Mavs Are The NBA Kings Of Texas (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DAL: Inside Doncic’s First “Signature Game” (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DEN: How Will The Nuggets Replace Millsap? (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
DET: Assistant Coach Sean Sweeney’s Player Development Skills (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
GSW: The Warriors & The Elusive Quest For Joy (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
GSW: Video Breakdown: How The “ZaZa Pass” Became Part Of The Dubs’ Culture (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: Pacers Finding Strength In Numbers  (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
NOP: Anthony Davis’ Improved Passing (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
NYK: The Knicks’ Recent Transition Defense Woes (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
OKC: Steven Adams’ Rising Value (from Noah Schulte, Thunderous Intentions):
ORL: Vucevic Is The Magic’s MVP So Far This Season (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Film Study: Breaking Down Butler’s Big Night Vs Pistons (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: How Has Embiid’s Role Changed Since The Trade For Butler? (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
SAS: Forbes’ Bravado Is Exactly What Spurs Need (from Mike Finger, Express News):
TOR: Siakam Is Providing Secondary Playmaking (from Jake Hyman, 94 Feet):
UTA: Gobert Has Found His Voice (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: The Wizards Are Having A Difficult Time Processing Trading Jason Smith (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

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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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/6/18

BOS: Celtics Recalibrating Offense To Live In The Paint (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
BOS: How Marcus Smart Is Saving The Celtics’ Season (from Shea Norling, Hoops Habit):
BOS: Smart’s 2 a.m. Gym Trips Help Him Stay Connected To Late Mother (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
BOS: The Celtics Still Have Issues For Stevens To Fix (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Spoirts):
CHA: How Kemba Walker Quietly Became A Superstar (from Howard Megdal, NY Times):
CLE: Cavs Follow Tristan Thompson With Reshaped Expectations (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
DAL: Doncic: Already looking Like One Of The All-Time Great Teenagers (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
DEN:  Reliving Jokic’s 15 Assists Vs TOR  (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
DET: How Drummond & Griffin Exploit Switch-Happy Defenses (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
LAC: Harrell Defying Odds In Unprcedented Rise (from Aymin Bakr, Hoops Habit):
LAL: Kuzma’s All-Around Evolution (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
MEM: “Grit & Grind” Is Alive And Well (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
MEM: Mike Conley Is Ready For His Closeup (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
MIL: Q & A: Jared Dudley (from Kane Pitman, The Step Back):
MIN: RoCo & Saric: Bringing More Than Defense (from Aaron Herbst, A Wolf Among Wolves):
–  ORL: One Year After Health Scare, Clifford Now Full Of Energy (from John Denton, magic.com):
ORL: Ross Proving To Be Consistent Sixth Man (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Simmons’ Defensive Improvement (from Andrew Favakeh, Libberty Ballers):
PHI: Butler Could Benefit From More Minutes Without Simmons (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Aminu: The Chief & His African Heritage (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAS: Reasons To Start Poeltl (from Dylan Carter, Air Alamo):
UTA: Korver Doesn’t Know All The Play Calls Yet, But That Hasn’t Slowed Him Much (from, Aarfon Falk, Jazz.com):
WAS: Tweaks To Starting Lineup Reveal A Shift In Scott Brooks (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
The Week In Review: Spurs, Sexton, Nick Nurse, KAT, Lonzo & More (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Ranking NBA Sophomores By Future Potential (from Kevin Pelton/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Bernie Lee:How A Toronto Dreamer Became Jimmy Butler’s Agent (from Michael Grange, Sportsnet.ca):
Allen: The Real AI (from Allen Iverson, The Players’ Tribune):