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):

 

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):