Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/12/18 PART ONE

How The Heat Get Wayne Ellington Open (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Chris Paul & The Pursuit Of Passing Perfection (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
How The Timberwolves Have Improved Their Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Gerald Green: Looking For Work One Minute, Lighting Up The NBA The Next (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
Is Kris Dunn Part Of The Bulls’ Future?  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Kyrie Irving Explains Brad Stevens’ Greatness (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Jaylen Brown’s Impact On The Celtics’ Success (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Joel Embiid Is Making A DPOY Push (from Tony East, Def Pen):
What It’s Like To Be Mentioned In Trade Rumors (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Kings’ Rookies: Midseason Report  (from Anthony Cardenas, Hashtag Basketball):
David West’s Quiet Brilliance (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
The Genius Of Masai Ujiri (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Podcast With Guest Ben Falk (from David Locke, Locked On NBA):
Can The Cavs’ Defense Be Fixed?  (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
What Is Ailing The Cavs? (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Are These The Answers The Cavs Are Searching For?  (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Cavs Look More Vulnerable Than In The Past (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Pop: Overcoaching Played A Role In Aldridge’s Struggles  (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Durant’s Path To 20,000: A Case Study In Efficiency (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
G-League Showcase: Day 1 Recap (from Alex Busch, gleague.nba.com):
Top Prospects Denied G-League Eligibility  (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
What’s Behind Trae Young’s Star Potential (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Jazz’ Royce O’Neale: Proving Worthy Of Extended Minutes (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
How Should The Sixers Use Their 4 2018 Second Round Draft Picks?  (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/2/17

Film Study: How Will The Thunder Deploy Westbrook & George?  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Anthony Tolliver’s Fit With The Pistons (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Andrew Wiggins Future If He Remains With Timberwolves (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
For Andre Roberson, FT Advice Is Free & Frequent (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Jazz’ Front Office Strategy  (from Mychal Lowman slcdunk.com):
Jeremy Lin: A Tale Of Two Teams (from Jackson Lloyd, 94feetreport.com):
Raptors’ Success Hinges On Internal Development  (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Scouting Report: Luka Doncic  (from Rafael Uehara, Real GM):
5 Players With Breakout Opportunities in 2017-18 Season  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Spurs’ Assistant Coaches (from Gabe Santana, Air Alamo):
Scola: How We Play In Argentina  (from The Players Tribune):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/27/17

 NBA Scouts On Jayson Tatum  (from Jonathan Wasserman,  Bleacher Report):
Marquese Chriss’ Mystery Ceiling  (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
–  Masai Ujiri: Our Job Is To Beat LBJ (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
–  How Good Is Kyrie Irving?  (from Adi Joseph, USA Today):
2018 Could Be Wrong Time To Be FA  (from Tim McMahon/Bobby Marks):
10 Teams You Will “Low-Key” Love To Watch In 2017-18 (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):
How Sean Marks Is Improving The Nets (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
A Re-Examination Of Usage Percentage (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Guo Ailun Could Be The 1st Chinese Guard To Impact The Assn  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Orlando Seeks Modest Short-Term Improvement Without Impairing Cap Flexibility  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Orlando Magic:  Afflalo’s Fit  (from Cory Hutson, 16 Wins):
Pistons: Reggie Bullock’s Fit   (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Sports):
Marcus Georges-Hunt’s Busy Offseason  (from Cody Taylor, Basketball Insiders):
–  Video Breakdown: Celtics’ Fist Series (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
 The Highest Peaks Reached By Centers In The Modern Era  (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Whatever Happened To OJ Mayo? (from Ryan Jones, Bleacher Report):
Timberwolves’ Breakout Candidates (from Vince Massara, Dunking With Wolves):
The All “Sage Advice From The Sidelines” Team  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
– Continuity The Key In Decision To Retain Otto Porter  (from Chase Hughes, csnmidatlantic):
 Jabari Parker: The Need For Patience  (from Ben Sewell, Behind The Buck Pass):
Revisiting The Pistons’ Positional Needs (from Brendon Welper, Piston Powered):
Can Darren Collison’s Offense Overcome The Cost Of His Poor Defense? (from Ben Gibson, 8points9seconds):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/13/17 PART ONE

Raptors: Trying To Win The Right Way (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
Suns’ GM Ryan McDonough Q & A (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Tom Thibodeau Q & A (from Nick Friedell, ESP):
Despite HIs Flaws, Why Drummond Has Value To Pistons (from Duncan Smith, Piston Powered):
Dwight Howard’s Fit With The Hornets (from Coach Percy, Queen City Hoops):
Welcome To The NBA’s Era Of Positionless Offense (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math ):
The Celtics’ Young Talent (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Wade Baldwin: Year Two Is Vital After Underwhelming Rookie Season (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days):
Summer League Grizzlies Lack Consistency (from Mac Trammell, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Summer League: Most Intriguing Players List (from Sports Illustrated):
Summer League Intel Report On Stars In The Making (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
The Nets Focus Is On Continuity And Culture (from Benny Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Why A Possible Melo Trade To Rockets Is Taking So Long (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Jordan Bell Shows His Versatility (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
New Hawks’ GM Schlenk Quick To Dump Pricey Vets, Go With Youth (from Shaun Pawell, NBA.com):
Jaylen Brown Enjoys Mentor Role (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
The Two Men Who Make Money From The NBA In Summer (from Kevin Draper, NYTimes):
NBA Approves Rule Changes To Improve Game Flow (from NBA.com):
–  Video: “4 Away” Late Game SLOB Package (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Video Breakdown: Raptors’  Zipper Pick And Roll SLOB (from Cooper Smither,  Raptors Republic):
Video: GSW: Using Shooters To Set Screens (from John Zall):
Redick’s Likely Impact On Sixers’ Offense (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Quinn Cook: “Staying Paranoid” (from Cassie Calvert, goduke.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/10/17 PLAYOFF EDITION

SAS 110, HOU 107 (from 16 Wins):
Spurs Closed First Half With Another SLOB Special From Pop (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
The Small Tweak That Helped Kawhi Leonard Become An Elite Shooter (from Scott Rafferty, The SepBack):
Leonard And Harden: Studying The NBA’s Silent Stars (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
The D’Antonis: All Their Hoops And Dreams (from Tim Keown, ESPN):
Draymond: Better Than Ever On Defense (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Video Breakdown: Steph & KD Dominate The Jazz On Consecutive BLOBs (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
The Dubs’ Deadly Combo Of Hustle And Flow (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Terry Rozier Should Be Running The Celtics’ Second Unit (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Al Horford And The Rise Of The Stretch Five (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
A Look Back At The Jazz’ Season (from Taylor Griffin, 16 Wins):
Ujiri: Raptors “Need A Culture Re-Set” (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):