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 11/28/18

–  BKN: D’Angelo Russell’s Resurgence (from Justin Thomas, Nothin’ But Nets):
BKN: The Nets’ PF Situation (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: The Nets’ Defensive Flaw (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Marcus Smart Is Still The Celtics’ Heart & Soul (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
BOS: How The Celtics Can Be Better (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
CHA: Kemba Walker Never Saw This Superstar Turn Coming (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
CHA: MKG Has Taken A Step Forward (from Howard Megdal, Forbes):
CHI: Arcidiacano Is Making The Case To Be The Backup PG (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
CLE: Clarkson Must Adjust To Double-Teams (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
DEN: “Defense Is Our Staple” (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Pistons’ Reserves Are Making An Impact (from Dana Gauruder, Free Press):
DET: Blake Griffin Is Fully Invested In The Pistons (from Vincent Goodwill, Yahoo Sports):
LAC: Montrezl Harrell Is The Force That Drives The Clippers (from Jake Paynting, DefPen):
MEM: The Grizzlies Are Back To Their Ugly, Winning Ways (from Tim MacMahon, ESPn):
MEM: The Grizzlies Need Dillon Brooks Back In A Big Way (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIL: Takeaways From 1st Quarter Of The Season (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: As Payton Waits, Pels Search For Ways To Handle The Point (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
NYK: Trier Is Proving The Doubters Wrong (from Max Resetar, slamonline.com):
PHI: As Season Evolves, Simmons’ Leadership Stands Out (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: The Sparks Between Butler & The Sixers  Are Undeniable  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
PHI: Butler’s Impact Being Felt Early On (from George Kondoleon, BBall Index):
PHI: Now The Sixers Need To Work On Defense (from Tom Moore, The Morning Call):
PHO: DeAndre Ayton’s Lessons, Vol. 2 (from Gina Mizell, The Athletic):
POR: A Look At The Blazers One Quarter Of The Way Into The Season (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox Has Gotten Better At Just About Everything (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
SAC: Coach Joerger On The 10-10 Kings (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
UTA: The Jazz Are A Major Disappointment But GM Lindsey Is Keeping Powder Dry (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Wizards Are Somehow Their Best When Bedlam Hits (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
How The New Offensive Rebound Shot Clock Has Changed Things (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Underrated Moves With The Biggest Impact (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Steve Nash Aspires To Be NBA Coach Or GM, But Family Comes First (from Martin Rogers, USA Today):
You May Not Know That These NBA Legends Played Overseas (from Alberto De Roa, Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/27/18

BKN: Russell & Dinwiddie Are Thriving With & Without Each Other (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BOS: Smart’s Performance Gives Blueprint To Team’s Identity (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
BOS: The Key For The Celtics Is Quality, Not Quantity  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
CHA: Kemba Has Never Been Better  (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
CHA: TP & MKG: Calm & Chaos Lead To A Win (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Nance,Jr Puts Fresh Foot Forward For Friendship, Crohn’s Disease (from Josh Martin, Closeup 360):
CLE: Trending In The Right Direction (from Marla Ridenour, Beacon Journal):
CLE: Sexton’s Hell Week Starts With Teaching Moment (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Deep, Dangerous Nuggets See Potential (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DEN: Tom Welsh Has Brought Joy To The Nuggets, Even As He Has Waded Through Grief (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Isaiah Thomas Brings A Fiery Voice To Nuggets’ Quiet Locker Room (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
DET: Film Breakdown: Pistons Displaying Best Offense Of The Season (from Travis Gibbs,Piston Powered):
GSW: Steph Curry Is Chasing One More Ring For Oakland (from Alex Squadron, slamonline.com):
IND: Sabonis Has Been Playing Great, But Needs To Reduce Fouling (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAC: What’s Behind The Clippers’ Success? (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
LAC: The Clips Haven’t Needed A Superstar (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
LAL: Lonzo’s Lack Of 4th Quarter Playing Time (from Michael Dugger, Hoops Habit):
MIL: Giannis Is The New King At The Rim (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
MIN: The RoCo Effect (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
MIN: RoCo Boosts Wolves Past Cavs (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: Pels Need To Find Help At PG (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
NYK: Three Observations (from Tom Piccolo, Bball Index):

OKC: What Schroder Has Brought To The Thunder (from Jeremy Lambert, BBall Index):

ORL: Loss To Dubs Shows Aaron Gordon’s Value (from Josh Robbins, The Athletic):
PHI: Shamet Has Provided Shooting Spark, But At What Cost To Defense?  (from Kevin F. Love, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: What’s Behind Suns’ Recent Improvement? (from Brendon Kleen, Bright Side Of The Sun):
POR: Why Is McCollum Struggling From 3-Point Line? (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox Is Having A Breakout Season (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
WAS: Modern Lineup Helping Wizards Go From Slide To Surge (from Ben Standig, NBC Sports):
Q & A: Jimmer Fredette (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/5/18

Steve Nash: Tough Love From Don Nelson Influenced Him (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
The Jazz Are Title Contenders (from Chris Herring, FiveThrtyEight):
Shabazz Napier: Brooklyn’s Secret Weapon Off The Ball?  (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Julius Randle: Just Getting Started In New Orleans (from William Guillory, The Athletic):
How Can Giannis Improve This Year?  (from Theodore Konstantellos, Behind The Buck Pass):
Bucks: Building Around Giannis (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
Grant Hill’s Brilliance With The Pistons (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Q & A:  Ray Allen (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
Q & A: Lonnie Walker (from nicekicks.com):
The Most Important Numbers For Each Spur In 2018-19  (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
Pacers: McMillan Knows The Coaching Longevity Formula  (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Sixers’ Muscala: Well-Positioned For A Successful Season (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Film Room: What James Ennis Brings To The Rockets (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
Celtics Film School: Marcus Smart (from Andrew Doxy, Celtics Blog):
Wolves’ Player Profile: Derrick Rose  (from Dane Moore/Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
The Friendship That Sent Rick Welts To The HOF  (from Maggie Hendricks, For The Win):
Clippers Retrospective: DeAndre Jordan (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
Q & A: Greg Kelser (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Big3 Exit Interview: Ice Cube & The League’s Top Brass (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/7/18

Ayton’s Debut: The Good And The Bad (from Kevin Pelton/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Doncic Was The Top Player On Mavs’ Draft Board (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
New Raptors’ HC Nurse Ready To Challenge DeRozan Defensively (from Emily Sadler, sportsnet.ca):
Sean Marks Talks Trades & FAs (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Q & A: Steve Kerr On Adding DMC (from Scott Ostler, SFGate):
DMC To The Dubs Didn’t Break The NBA (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Mavs: Broekhoff Relishing Dream Opportunity (from Benyam Kidane, Sporting News):
Pistons Likely To Add Grgurich To Coaching Staff (from Sean Corp, Detroit Bad Boys):
– Pistons: Casey’s Staff Hits Ground Running In Player Development (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
The Rise & Fall Of Microfracture Surgery (from Malika Andrews, Chicago Tribune):
Shrinking FA Market Means It’s Likely Celtics Retain Smart (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Cavs: Altman Says No To Tanking (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Tyreke Evans: Ready For New Role  (from Mark Monteith, Pacers.com):
What Does O’Quinn Bring To The Pacers? (from Jonathan Matthes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Pacers: McDermott Hopes He’s Found A Home (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
The Top Day One NVSL Performances (from Real GM):