Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/14/19

ATL: The Artistry Of Trae Young’s Passes (from Chris Kirschner, The Athletic):
BKN: D’Lo Is Breaking Free (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
BKN:  Jarrett Allen Embodies “Rising Star” (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BOS: The Importance Of Horford Vs The Sixers (from Daniel Poarch, Celtic Blog):
DAL: Doncic & The Art Of Passing (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
DEN: Can Isaiah Thomas Rise Again? (from Robert Sanchez, ESPN):
DET: Ellington’s Focus Is On “Right Now” (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: Q & A: Steph Curry (from David Dennis, Jr, The Undefeated):
GSW: How The Dubs Overcame The Jazz In The 4th Quarter (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Durant At PG Is Looking Better & Better (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
HOU: Shumpert Brings A Steel Will To Defense (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: How Harden’s Streak Is Different Than Wilt’s (from Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight):

Read it here:  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/james-harden-is-outdoing-wilt-chamberlain-where-it-matters/

IND: Kyle O’Quinn’s Road To The NBA (from Josiah Turner, Sports Illustrated):
IND: Why The Pacers Are Thriving After Oladipo Injury (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
MEM: Joakim Noah Is Happiest He’s Ever Been (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
MEM: Was Avery Bradley Misused By LAC? (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
MIN: Taj Gibson: From Starter To Reserve (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
MIN: Takeaways From Win Over HOU (from Andy Grimsrud, A Wolf Among Wolves):
NOP: When Kenrich Williams Became Kenny Hustle (from Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com):
*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
NYK: How Dennis Smith’s Journey Readied Him For A Fresh Start (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
OKC: Steven Adams Is Much More Than Just Strong (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Rebounding At Center Of Magic’s Identity (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Magic’s Patience For Isaac Is Paying Off (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Embiid: DPOY?  (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Q & A: Rodney Hood (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
POR: Kanter Makes Blazers Deeper & Better (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
SAC: Harrison Barnes Prepared For Playoff Push (from Alex Kramers, kings.com):
SAS: Aldridge’s All-Star Journey (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: Q & A: Chris Boucher (from Gad Elmaleh, BallNRoll):
UTA: Gobert’s MVP-Like Season (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):
WAS: The Newest Wizards Are Fitting Beautifully By Playing Their Strengths (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
Shot-Chart Trivia: Guess That All-Star (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
Sports Reference Informs The World (from James Wagner, NY Times):
The Step-Back 3 (from Associated Press):
An Oral History Of The 1998-99 Lockout  (from Thomas Golianopolous, The Ringer):
G-League: Keep An Eye On Stockton Rookie Cameron Reynolds (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/13/19 PART ONE

ATL: Trae Young Is Figuring It Out (from Ben Pfeifer, Clutch Points):
BOS: Horford Shows How Impactful He Can Be In Win Vs Sixers (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
BOS: Another Step Forward For Gordon Hayward (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Sixers (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
CLE: Are The Cavs Misusing Osman? (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
DAL: Maxi Kleber Should Be Long-Term Piece For Mavs (from Joe Hulbert, Hoops Habit):
DAL: Why The NBA World Is Enthralled With Doncic (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
GSW: There’s Only One Draymond Green (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
IND: Can Myles Turner Keep The Pacers A Playoff Threat? (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
LAC: Player Development Coach Natalie Nakase (from Mirjam Swanson, scng.com):
MIN: Okogie’s Road To All-Star Weekend (from Tyler Metcalf,  Hashtag Basketball):
PHI: Lessons From Loss To BOS (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
SAC: D’Aaron Fox Is One Of The NBA’s Best Thieves (from Tony Xypteras, Sactown Royalty):
SAC: Watching Fox Figure It Out (from Chris Manning, Fear The Sword):
SAC: Marvin Bagley’s Development (from Harrison Hamm, The Step Back):
TOR: Gasol Is Already Altering The Raptors’ DNA (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
UTA: Takeaways From Loss To Dubs (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
The Best Low-Minute Specialists (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
So You Want To Be An NBA GM Quiz  (from Sports Illustrated):
Each Projected Lottery Team’s Biggest Need In the 2019 Draft (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/4/19

ATL: Hawks Use Double Drag In Lieu Of Spain Pick & Roll (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Injuries Are Taking A Toll On Nets’ Offensive Efficiency (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: Assists Can Go Either Way When Irving & Horford Connect (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
DAL: Does Doncic Have Any Flaws? (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
GSW: Joe Lacob On The Warriors’ Future (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
GSW: Klay Thompson Is Getting More Valuable (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
*GSW: The Dubs Now Have A Power Game (from Nekais Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: The Rockets’ Consistent Three-Point Threat (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
HOU: Harden: From ASU To NBA Elite (from Bob Young, The Athletic):
MIL: Budenholzer Sticking With Ilyasova Despita Rough Stretch (from Matt Velzquez, jsonline.com):
* MIN: Wiggins: The Potential Vs The Production (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
NOP: Okafor Is Still Okafor (from Max Carlin, The Step Back):
PHI: Sixers’ 2-2 Road Trip Had “Healthiest Team Wins” Feel (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
PHI: Bolden’s Rise Helps Before Trade Deadline (from Rusty Gorelick, The Sixer Sense):
PHO: Coach Kokoskov’s American Dream (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
UTA: The Science Behind Keeping Gobert’s Body Functioning At A High Level (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
How NBA Agents Prepare For The Trade Deadline (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
What Kind Of Trade Deadline Moves Can Each Team Make?  (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
(Note: Great to see the two good trade deadline stories, above,  stand out among the vast wasteland of silly pieces)
Mario Chalmers Wants More (from CJ Moore, The Athletic):

*GSW: The Dubs Now Have A Power Game, Too (from Nekais Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
* MIN: Wiggins: The Potential Vs The Production (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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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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