Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/19

BKN: Marks Won’t Let Nets’ Surprising Rise Alter His Long-Term Strategy (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: LeVert Better Than Expected In Return (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Importance Of Defining Roles (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
CHI: Otto Porter’s Bulls’  Debut  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DAL: Why Luka Loves Dallas & How The Mavs Plan To Keep it That Way (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DET: Reggie Jackson Is Adapting Well To New Role In Offense (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: Harden’s Unstoppable, Maddening, Beautiful Game (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
IND: Pritchard’s Commitment Remains Firm (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: The Clippers Might Have Won The Trade Deadline (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
LAL: Muscala’s Acquisition Was Calculated But Expensive ( from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: How The Bucks Solidified Their Roster By Adding Mirotic (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIN: Sorely Missing RoCo (from Dylan Hughes, Dunking With Wolves):
NOP: Balancing AD’s Playing Time With Future Concerns (from Associated Press):
PHI: Harris Fits Right In As Sixers Defeat Nuggets (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
POR: Video Breakdown: Blazers’ 5 Favorite Plays ( from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nguyen):
POR: New Lineup Brings New Hopes (from Dan Marang, Blazer’s Edge):
WAS: Ernie Grunfeld Interview (from Fred Katz, The Athletic)
Projecting The Buyout Market (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
From Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-daily-buyout-watch/
Q & A: Liliahn Majeed, NBA VP Of Diversity & Inclusion (from Dominique Fluker, Forbes):
– QOTD: Kenny Smith on the (non)-impact of LaVar Ball on the Lakers: ” “It’s not about dads and uncles and cousins in the NBA. It’s not like high school. The relationship is only your agent and player. As long as the agent and the player doesn’t say anything, you’re fine.”
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/6/19

ATL: Huerter: The Quiet Shooting Threat (from Kevin Chouinard, hawks.com):
DET: The Creative Ways Teams Are Defending Blake Griffin (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
DET: Looking More Like The Reggie Jackson Of Old (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: DMC Is Shedding Uncoachable Label (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
MIA: Takeaways From Win Over POR (from Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald):
MIL: How The Bucks Modernized Their Offense (from Todd Whitehead, FiveThirtyEight):
NYK: Inside The Porzingis Deal (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
NYK: Breen & Clyde’s Relationship Has Stood The Test Of Time (from Vincent Mallozzi, NY Times):
OKC: Westbrook Assist Tear Continues (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
*SAS: The Spurs Don’t Die, They Multiply (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
WAS: The Human Element Of Wall’s Injury (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
The PHI-LAC Trade (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
From Jovan Buha, The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/803060/
From Derek Bodner, The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/803176/2019/02/06/the-breakdown-with-shocking-tobias-harris-trade-sixers-double-down-on-championship-aspirations/
The DET-LAL Trade (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
NBA Scouts Break Down Zion Williamson’s Game & How It Might Translate  (from Pete Thamel, Yahoo Sports):
Video: 5 Great Actions From Yesterday’s Games (from Adam Spinella):

*SAS: The Spurs Don’t Die, They Multiply (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/5/19

ATL: Huerter’s Journey To The NBA (from Roman Stubbs, Washington Post):
BOS: The Quiet Brilliance Of Al Horford (from Chris Grenham, Celtics Blog):
CHI: What Should Bulls Expect From TLC?  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
LAL: The New, Old School Brandon Ingram (from Mike Garcia, Bball Index):
MIA: Spoelstra: I Love The Profession Of Coaching (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
MIL: DJ Wilson’s Development Provides Peek Into Future (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIL: Middleton’s Versatility Is Paying Off For Bucks (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIL: Brogdon Shoots His Shot (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
MIN: Bayless Will Soon Have His College Diploma (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NYK: Can Vonleh Run An Offense? (from Alex Wolfe/Dallas Amico, Posting And Toasting):
OKC: Where Does Schroder Rank Among 6MOY Candidates? (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
PHI: Shamet Bet On Himself Entering The NBA (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
PHI: The Corey Brewer Era Was Fun While It Lasted (from Justin Carter, Liberty Ballers):
SAC:  Bagley & Ferrell Help Kings Continue Home Roll  (From Noel Harris, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: Spurs Struggle With Kings’ Speed (from Jared Johnson, Bball Index):
The Value In Having A Head Coach Without Front Office Power (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Key Points To Remember As Trade Deadline Arrives (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
Everyone Is Falling For Ja Morant (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
Scouting Deni Avdija (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall Index):
Canada Continues To Churn Out Elite Talent (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/3/19

BKN: DLo Adds To Nets Player Development Success Story (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BOS: Hayward Is Feeling His Athleticism Slowly Coming Back  (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
DEN: Malik Beasley’s “Thrill”-Ing Path (from James Siegle, Hoops Habit):
DEN: Mike Malone Earns All-Star Bid, Respect & Gratitude Of His Players (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: The Pistons’ Epic Collapse Vs LAC (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Dubs’ “Dribble Back Door” Play (from Bryan Oringher):
MEM: Julian Washburn Achieves His Dream Of Playing In The NBA (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: Dion Waiters: Out Of Rhythm, Searching For Answers (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIL: The Wizards Got Their 1st Look At Giannis & The New-Look Bucks (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
MIN: The Wolves Need More From Wiggins (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
ORL: Magic Showing They Can Become Elite Defensive Team (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
PHI: Missing Redick & Chandler In Loss Showcased The Sixers Need For More Depth (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
PHO: Mikal Bridges: More Than Just A 3-And-D Prototype  (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
So You Just Got Traded – Now What?  Players Share Their Stories (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Franchises That Are Turning Weaknesses Into Strengths: MIL, SAC, SAS, IND (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball insiders):
QOTD (from Jared Dudley): “90 percent of the trade rumors on social media don’t happen. It’s the ones  that are super quiet, that’s when you’re agent says, ‘Here it is.’ “
Australia’s Talent Pool Runs Deep (from Damian Arsenis, Pick And Roll):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/31/19

BKN: Kenny Atkinson Has Created A Star In DLo & A Playoff Team In The Nets (from Anthony Puccio, sny.tv):
BKN: DLo Is On The Rise (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
BKN: Jarrett Allen: Strengths & Areas That Need Growth (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
BOS: Keeping Track Of The Celtics’ 2019 Draft Picks (from Jeremy Stevens, Hashtag Basketball):
DEN: The Nuggets Still Have Room To Grow (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
GSW: Observations From DMC’s 1st 5 Games (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
MIL: Marques Johnson To Be Honored With Jersey Retirement (from Brandon Cruz, Fox6Now):
MIN: Ricky & Ryan: A Bond Like No Other (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
MIN: Have The Wolves Improved Under Saunders?  (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
MIN: Canaan Will Get Plenty Of Chances To Prove Himself With Short-Handed Wolves (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NOP: Jrue Holiday Is Having An All-Star Worthy Season (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
*NOP: Read This Before Constructing Your Aspirational AD Trades (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
OKC: Shouldn’t PG-13 Be Getting More MVP Love? (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
PHI: Jimmy Butler Is Always Keeping Score (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
PHI: Muscala Is Fitting In With The Sixers (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
PHO: Emanuel Terry Fulfills NBA Dream With 10-Day Contract (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
SAC: Rookies Bagley & Giles Shine In Kings’ Win (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
TOR: Raptors Are Markedly Better Whenever Danny Green Is On The Court (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
TOR: Siakam Could Be Most Unlikely All-Star (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
TOR: Evaluating Lowry’s New Role (from Holden Walter-Warner, Hoops Habit):
WAS: Scott Brooks Made A Statement With Final Play Against Cavs (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
–  Draft Prospects: Why Bitadze Is One Of 2019’s Top Bigs (from Jackson Hoy, The Stepien):
Hasheem Thabeet Is On The Comeback Trail & Says It Will Be Different This Time (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):

*NOP: Read This Before Constructing Your Aspirational AD Trades (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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