Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/31/18

BKN: Jarrett Allen’s Next Step Is Already Here (from Alex Liebsch, Hoops Habit):
BKN: Sean Marks Is Already One Of The NBA’s Best GMs  (from Jonathan Saponara, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Celtics Own The NBA’s Best Defense (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Celtics Notebook (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
BOS: Irving’s Return To Form (from Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston):
CHI: What Markkanen, Dunn & Valentine Will Bring When They Return (from Michael Walton, NBC Sports):
DAL: Doncic & DSJ Provide A Glimpse Of The Future (from Sam Guertler, Mavs Moneyball):
DEN:  Gary Harris Is Making A Leap As A Passer (from Jackson Frank, BBall Index):
GSW: Kevin Durant’s Crossover Move (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
GSW: Which Teams “Worry” The Dubs?  (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
GSW: Video Analysis: How Klay Got HIs 14 Threes (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
HOU: Why The Rockets’ Defense Has Been Bad (from Colin Connors, The Dream Shake):
LAC: Gallinari Is On His 3rd Act (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
MIL: Lopez & Ilyasova: The Benefits Of The Bucks’ Jumbo Frontcourt Pairing  (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIN: Derrick Rose Opens Up About Overcoming Injuries And Adversity (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
MIN: Anthony Tolliver Is The Face Of Consistency (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NYK: How Failing In Memphis Prepared Fizdale For Knicks’ Job  (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
NYK: Why Ntilikina Is Shooting More Threes (from Chris Iseman, northjersey.com):
OKC: How Paul George’s Hometown Of Palmdale Played A Role In His Journey To OKC (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
PHI: Simmons & Fultz Thrive Apart, Struggle Together (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: The Kings’ New Fast Pace Is Paying Off  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
From Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee:  https://www.sacbee.com/article220858105.html
SAS: How DeRozan Got Over Being Traded & Embraced The Spurs (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
TOR: Mastering The Little Things: Lowry In The Paint (from Samson Folk, Raptors Republic):
TOR: Kawhi Shows Why The Raptors Traded For Him (form Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Playing Trick-Or-Treat With Each Team’s Early Season Trend (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Early Season Storylines: GSW, WAS, SAC, SAS, MIL (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
How Scoring Trends Are Setting A New Bar For What Good Defense Is  (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
Three Former Teammates Tell How To Be LBJ’s Perfect Teammate (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
2019 Draft Class And Position Rankings (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/30/18

CHA: Q & A: Kemba Walker (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
CLE: Appreciating Larry Nance, Jr (from David Wood, The Wood Shop):
Read and watch it here:  http://www.cavstheblog.com/?p=53921
DAL: Luka Doncic Has The Goods (from Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report):
DEN: Malik Beasley Deserves To Start (from Daniel C. Lewis, Denver Stiffs):
DEN: Nuggets Have Room For Growth (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
GSW: Klay Thompson On The Hidden Art & Craft Of His Game (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
GSW: Klay Thompson Sets Single-Game 3-Point Record  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
GSW: McKinnie’s Unlikely Journey To The NBA (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: KD Has Prioritized His Life (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
HOU: Why The Rockets Aren’t Switching Away From Switching – Yet  (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle)
HOU: Troubling Observations From Rockets’ First 5 Games (from Eric Spyropolous, Red94):
LAC: Q & A: Doc Rivers (from Justin Barrasso, Sports Illustrated):
LAC: Montrezl Harrell Might Be The Most Impactful Clipper So Far This Season (from Chris Murch, Clips Nation):
LAL: The Lakers’ Faith In JaVale McGee Is Paying Off (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: JJJ Is Just Here To Play His Game (from David Ramil, The Step Back):
NOP: Julius Randle Is The Perfect Bench Spark (from Jake Paynting, Real Ball Insiders):
OKC: Thunder’s Shots Will Fall: The Math Guarantees It (from Stephen Dolan, Thunderous Intentions):
POR: Lilliard Is More Than A Trail Blazer In Portland (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
SAC: Harry Giles Would Like To Re-Introduce Himself (from David Gardner, Bleacher Report):
TOR: Chris Boucher Is Making Good On His Second Chance (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
MIL 124, TOR 109 (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
Will Defenses Be Able To Adapt To The Rule Changes That Promote Offense? (from Justin Verrier, The Ringer):
10 Early Season NBA Trends (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Why This Season Will Shatter Scoring Records (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
The Return of Post-Ups (from Aidan Lising, DefPen):
Read and watch it here:  https://defpen.com/return-nba-post-ups/
Which Games Will Teams Lose Because Of The Schedule?  (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Why DeAndre Jordan Will Shoot 70% From The Line This Season (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Sergio Llull, The Last, Best Player Not In The NBA (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Early Season Surprises (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Four Factors Summary (from Cleaning The Glass):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/26/18 PART ONE

Zach Lowe’s Weekly 10 Things (from ESPN):
ATL: Video Breakdown: Examining The Hawks’ SLOB Offense (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: Trae Young’s Early Returns: The Good, The Bad & New Dimensions (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
BOS: Celtics’ Bench Keys 2nd Half Comeback (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Another Brad Stevens ATO Quiets Thunder (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Can Jalen Brown Make The Leap? (from J. Kyle Mann, The Ringer):
CHA: The Hornets Have Found Their Own Draymond In MKG  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
CHA: Impact Of Last Season’s Rotation Structure (from Walker Harris, Swarm And Sting):
DAL: The Mavs Have Fully Embraced The Modern NBA (from Doyle Rader, Mavs Moneyball):
DET: Why Blake Griffin Has Been Unstoppable (from Brenden Welper, Piston Powered):
GSW: Video Breakdown: Steph Curry’s 51 Points (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
GSW: How Jordan Bell Plans To Get Himself Back In The Mix (from Logan Murdock, Mercury News):
NOP: Trevon Bluiett Knows He Belongs But Can He Convince The NBA?  (from Matt Foley, Ozy.com):
NYK: Knicks’ Assistant Coach Pat Sullivan (from Chris Iseman, northjersey.com):
OKC:  Is OKC Taking Good Shots?  (from Bobby Chancellor and Dom Flaim, Welcome To Loud City):
SAS: The Spurs’ Defense Is Struggling (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
TOR: Ibaka Is Excelling As Full-Time 5 (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
The Mavs & Hawks Are Each Winning The Doncic/Young Trade (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Which Players Are Currently On Max Contracts? (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Unwritten Locker Room Rules (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/24/18 PART TWO

David Stern Is Not Looking Back (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
BKN: Q & A: Jarrett Allen (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
DAL: Doncic Is Athletic, Just Not In The Narrow Way Some Define It  (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
DEN: Gary Harris’ Ascension Encapsulates Nuggets’ Rise (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
DET: Film Room: Blake Griffin’s Dominating Performance Was Not Just His Scoring (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
DET: Why Blake Griffin Has Been Unstoppable (from Brenden Welper, Piston Powered):
DET: The Bruce Brown Chronicles: Behind The Scenes With A Rookie (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
NYK: Fizdale’s On-The-Fly Adjustments (from Zack DiLuzio, Knicks Film School):
NYK: Knicks Lead League In Forced Turnovers (from Chris Iseman, northjersey.com):
PHO: Suns Are Young Team; They Want To Be A Good Team (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
SAC: Marvin Bagley’s Second Jump (from Tim Maxwell, Sactown Royalty):
SAS: The Spurs Are Taking It Slow (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
The 5 Most Interesting Teams In Week 2  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
5 Trends Worth Watching After The 1st Week (from Dave Zarum, Sportsnet.ca):
Early Season Thoughts (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Pace: Is This The New NBA? (from Patrick Culligan, 24 Sloppy Seconds):
Average Ages For Each Team (from David MacKay, USA Today):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/21/18

BKN: LeVert Can Thrive As A Point Forward (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
BKN: LeVert’s Medical Journey (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
CHI: Wendell Carter: Undergoing Trial By Fire (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
DAL: Doncic Was Must-See In Home Opener (from Tyler Watts, The Smoking Cuban):
DEN: Video: Jokic’s Perfect Shooting Night:
DEN: The Nuggets’ New Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Jackson Frank, BBball Index):
DET: Griffin Is Back To All-Star Form  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: Alfonzo McKinnie: Under The Big Lights Now (from CJ Peterson, SF Examiner):
HOU: Melo & The Rockets Are An Odd Fit (from Ben Alamar, ESPN):
IND: “This Is What We Brought (O’Quinn) Here For”  (from Scott Agness, The Athletic):
ORL: Passing Has Become One Of Vucevic’s Top Strengths (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
TOR: Kawhi Is Back To MVP Level Form (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
UTA: Jazz Are Lighting It Up On Offense, Struggling On Defense  (from Eric Walden, Salt Lake Tribune):
Sunday Notes: Markelle Fultz & More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
The Ugly LAL-HOU Brawl  (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
From Sam Amick, USA Today:
Six Small Sample Size Overreactions (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
The NBA Feels Like The Future, The NFL Like The Past (from Will Leitch, nymag.com):
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