Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/2/18 PART TWO

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BKN: Dudley’s Journey From Suns’ Discard To Nets’ Starter (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith  (from
CLE: No Cure For The LBJ Hangover  (from Kurt Streeter, NY Times):
DAL: Barea Is Always Figuring Out What He Must To To Outrun Father Time (from Martin Rickman, Dime Mag):
DEN: Monte Morris’ Maturity Is Making The Nuggets Better (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
LAL: JaVale McGee’s Game Is No Joke (from Trevor Lane, Laker Nation):
LAL: Can KCP Regain Last Season’s Form? (from Sabreena Merchant, Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: Mike Conley Is Still Excellent (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
MIN: Wolves’ Transition Offense Is Getting Functional (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall Index):
OKC 111, CHA 107 (from Nick Gallo,
PHI: Fultz Is Still Figuring Things Out (from Bill DiFilippo, Dime Mag):
SAC: Fast-Breaks & Mid-Range Jumpers: The Kings Are Hot (from Alex West, BBall Index):
SAS: The Spurs’ Slow-Paced Offense Is Also The League’s Hardest-Working  (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
UTA: Dante Exum Is On The Rise (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
–  What’s Real & What’s Not In The NBA Right Now (from The Ringer):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/23/18

What’s Changed For Lou Williams? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
The Warriors’ Defense Is Tough To Crack (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
The Rockets Are A Legitimate Threat To The Warriors (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Mbah A Moute Has Been Key Since Returning (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
What Are The Keys To Being An Elite Shot-Blocker?  The Best Share Their Secrets (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Coach Kevin Boyle’s Never-Ending Stream Of Top NBA Draft Picks (from Adam Zagoria, Bleacher Report):
How Do You Fix A Problem Like The Cavs?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
It’s Proving Time For Kings’ Young Players (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Analyzing The WC Middle, Part One: OKC (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
How Good Are The Raptors? (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Q & A:  Jimmy Butler (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Time For The Celtics To Make A Trade (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Struggling Celtics Have Hayward-Sized Hole (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Bulls: Jerian Grant Is Coming Into His Own (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Zach Lowe’s All-Star Starters & Reserves (from ESPN):
Why The Bucks Fired Kidd (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
What’s Next For The Bucks? (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Part-Time Blazers Job Turned Into 30-Year NBA Career For Dan Burke (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Journeymen & Glue Guys Q & As, Part One: Shane Battier (from Steve McPherson, Medium):
Mike Conley Q & A (from David Aldridge,
Spencer Dinwiddie: Flourishing With The Nets (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
Nate McMillan Reflects On His Coaching Career, Part Two (from AKicks, Blazers’ Edge/Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
TLC Finally Flashed Potential (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Have The Nets Made Joe Harris Too Valuable To Keep? (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

Khem Birch’s Hustle & Energy Are Helping The Magic (from John Denton,

Last Seven Games: Magic Rank First In Paint Points (from Josh Cohen,
DPOY Watch (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Wolves: More Consistent Playing Time For MGH?  (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
For Arcidiacono, It’s About The Intangibles (from Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune):
Nets: RHJ’s Mid-Season Review (from Lance Roberson,

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/3/17

DMC & Anthony Davis: Pairing Skill Sets  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Film Room:  How Millsaps’ Rim Protection Helps The Nuggets  (from Tom West, Nugg Love):
Teodosic: The Magician & The New Clippers’ Show (from Marco Munno, Bball Breakdown):
What PJ Tucker Can Add To The Rockets  (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
Shrewd Contracts Give The Jazz Future Flexibility  (from Adam Coffman, Hoops Habit):
The Pelicans’ Backcourt Gamble (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Giving Mike Conley His Due  (from Jack Noonan, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Hawks’ Travis Schlenk: Building Through Flexibility (from Graham Chapple,
Q & A: Lakers’ Head Athletic Trainer Marco Nunez  (from Mike Trudell, lakers,com):
Zhou Qi: The Perfect G-League Developmental Project  (from Adam Johnson,
Darko Milicic Finds Success (from Sam Borden, ESPN):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/16/17

Cavs Must Find Success When LBJ Rests (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
The 2007-08 Jazz: Beta Model For The Dubs Offense?  (from Miles Wray, The Step Back):
Mike Conley Interview (from Max Resetar,
– Inside An NBA Pre-draft Workout (from Cody Taylor, Basketball Insiders):
What Should We Remember About Lonzo Ball’s Time At UCLA? (from Mark Titus, The Ringer):
The Problem With Player Comparisons (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):
Two-Way Contracts: Changing The Draft Dynamic (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
NBA PGs: The College Stats That Really Matter (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
Jay Wright’s Advice To Josh Hart (from Bob Brookover,
Can Sindarius Thornwell Be What Teams Want Him To Be? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Jaron Blossomgame’s Versatility (from Mike O’Connor, BBall Breakdown):
Who Is Ante Zizic? (from Rich Levine,
Jerry West Explains His Move To The Clippers (from Broderick Turner, LATimes):
Pelicans Assistant Coach Chris Finch Q & A (from Jim Eichenhofer,
Magic Assistant Coach Matt Hill (from Dirk Chatelain,
What The Knicks Can Learn From The 2017 Finals (from Eric Snyder, Hoops Habit):
How To Dethrone The Warriors (from Charley Rosen, Fanrag Sports):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/27/17 PLAYOFF EDITION

Mike Conley: One Of The NBA’s Best Has Been Perpetually Overshadowed (from Mark Titus, The Ringer):
Wednesday Recap (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
BOS-CHI: Game Five Takeaways (from Patrick Sheetz, Pippin Ain’t Easy):
Avery Bradley’s Two-Way Play Powers Game Five Win (from Taylor Snow,

Horford Proves His Worth (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):
Celtics’ Xs & Os (from Zak Boisvert,
Brad Stevens Has Changed His Sets To Give Isaiah Thomas More Space To Work (from Keith Smith,  Celtics Blog):
–  Isaiah Thomas Doesn’t Back Down (from Carvell Wallace ESPN):
The Celtics And Raptors Gained Control By “Going Small”  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
DeMarre Carroll Loves Seeing The Raptors Pass More (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
Kidd’s Composed Style Resonates With Bucks’ Players (from Lori Nickel,
Anticipating Possible Bucks’ Lineup Tweaks (from Blake Murphy, Raptors HQ):
WAS-ATL: Bradley Beal’s Continued Emergence (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Scott Brooks Is Proving His Worth (from Jerry Brewer, Washington Post):
Game 5: The Wizards Maligned Bench Came Through With Just Enough (from John Schuhmann,
The Hawks Have Found A Two-Way Gem In Taurean Prince  (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Jazz Win By Forcing Their Pace (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Boris Diaw Is Showing Off His Old Man’s Game (from David Vertsberger, Fanrag Sports):
Utah Has Cooled Clips’ Long-Range Attack By Contesting Shots (from All That Amar, SLC Dunk):
Chris Paul: The Clippers’ Last Hope (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Eric Gordon Is Giving The Rockets Exactly What They Need (from Ian Thomsen,
The Rockets Adapted Out Of Necessity (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
How The Warriors Helped McGee Go From Joke To Feel-Good Story  (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
–  Six Takeaways From The Playoffs So Far (from Ethan Sears, Sportsnaut):
David Stern: It Was “Inexcusable” For The Nets’ To Have Rested Their Starters In The Last Regular Season Game (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):