Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/18/18

Jrue Holiday Is A Big Reason Why Pels Lead 2-0 (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
Film Breakdown: This Is A Different Raptors’ Team (from Jacob Mack, Raptors HQ):
Film Room Breakdown: Rockets Tactics Against The Wolves (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
Rockets: Capela Could Be Front & Center (from Stefano Fusaro, The Undefeated):

From Jackson Frank, Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/18258136
Thibodeau’s Derrick Rose Gamble (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
CLE-IND Game Two Preview (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

From Chris Barnewall, CBS Sports: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/2018-nba-playoffs-the-cavaliers-case-for-and-against-using-jeff-green-in-the-starting-lineup/

Film Sessions: UTA & OKC Prepare For Game Two (from Dylan Murphy/Steve Jones, Jr, Cleaning The Glass):
Physical Play Is Key As OKC-UTA Series Continues (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
The Heat-Sixers Chess Match (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Sixers: Game Two Loss Showed Effect Of Embiid’s Absence (from Liberty Ballers):

The Bucks’ Flaws Were Exposed In Game Two (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):

Jaylen Brown Has Improved By Leaps And Bounds (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Bucks And Sixers: Pushing The Boundaries Of Small-Ball (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Iguodala Has A Knack For Big Playoff Performances (from Janie McCauley, Associated Press):

Warriors’ Assistant Mike Brown’s Selective Head Coaching Aspirations (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):

Nets: Full-Time Duties At The 4 Helped RHJ Make Big Leap (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):

Becky Hammon Is Just The Start Of A Revolution (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):


2018 Draft: Biggest Questions For Projected Lottery Picks (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Is A Bet On Bamba A Bet On Athletic Development? (from JZ Mazlish, The Stepien):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/17/18

How The Pacers Contained LBJ & The Cavs In Game 1 (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
“Closing Speed” Makes Oladipo Great (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
All The Ways Oladipo Sliced & Diced The Cavs’ Defense (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
What The Cavs Need To Fix Before Game Two (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
Can’t Play Whiteside? (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Sixers Learn Playoff Realities (from Jack McCaffery, Delco Times):
Game 2: Warriors Answer Spurs’ Physical Counterpunch The Only Way They Know How (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Iguodala Is Showing How Valuable He Is (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
Don’t Blame Kawhi For Taking Control (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
Welcome To The Paul George Playoff Experience (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Read it here:  https://www.theringer.com/nba-playoffs/2018/4/16/17242298/paul-george-thunder-jazz

Reserves Give Thunder Reason To Celebrate (from Jenni Carlson, newsok.com):
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Thunder Needs Defensive Detail To Continue (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Thunder: Maintaining What Worked In Game One (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
The Jazz Miss Sefolosha (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Ibaka: Benefitting From Full Season With Raptors (from Sportsnet.ca):
Capela Completes Rockets’ Cornerstone Trio (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
KAT & DRose: The Good, The Bad & The Decent (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
In-Flight Adjustments: Wolves Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Ben Falk And Liam Flynn, Cleaning The Glass):
How John Wall Went From Fat To Six-Pack Abs While Recovering (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Video: Jrue Holiday’s Defensive Brilliance In Game One (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):

In Playoff Debut, Blazers’ Rookie Zach Collins Proved Ready For The Stage (from Andrew Greif, Oregon Live):
Brandon Jennings’ Roads Not Taken (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Thoughts On Opening-Weekend’s Playoff Games (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Laker Film Room: Randle’s Breakout Season (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
How Stackhouse Crafted Himself Into Hot-Shot Head Coaching Candidate (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Get To Know David Fizdale (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Doncic Enters The Lions’ Den (from Emmet Ryan, Ball In Europe):
Luka Doncic: Situational Analysis (from Nick Prevenas, NBADraft.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/26/18

Saric & Covington Make The Sixers Hum (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Sixers’ Young Core Taking The NBA By Storm Is An Historic Anomaly (from David Murphy, Philadelphia Inquirer):
(BI Note:  Let’s remember the 73-74 ABA Champ Nets with starting five of Doctor J, Super John Williamson, Larry Kenon, Brian Taylor and Billy Paultz who each averaged at least 29.4 mpg at ages 23, 22, 21,22,25.  The youngest championship team in NBA/ABA history.)
History Of Kyrie’s Knee Problems (from Nik DeCosta-Klipa & Nicole Yang, Bosotn.com):
The Gravity Of Steph Curry’s Knee Injury (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Evolution Of Steph Curry (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
 60 Minutes: Giannis’ Story (from CBS News):
Five Great Moments From Giannis’ 60 Minutes Story (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline):
LaMarcus Aldridge: Quietly Overlooked  (from Jesse Blanchard, BBall Breakdown):
Pacers: Darren Collison Is Feeling Taller Than Ever  (from Mark Monteith, Pacers.com):
Video: LeBron James’ Gravity (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
D’Angelo Russell: Back In Rhythm  (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Off-Ball Role Helping Ntkilina Find His Game (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Thunder: Is It Time For Melo’s Minutes To Decline?  (from Berry Tramel, newsok):
Blake Griffin: More Motown Than Hollywood (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
The Relationship Between Darrell Griffith & Donovan Mitchell (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Kelly Oubre Enigma (from Rob Athmer, Hashtag Basketball):
Is Dragan Bender Ready To Prove Himself? (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
The Renaissance Of Kent Bazemore (from Dallin Duffy, Soaring Down South):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/25/18

Sloan Conference, Day 2 (from Nylon Calculus):
Cavs: LBJ & The New 4 (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
Wolves: Surviving Butler’s Injury (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
From Jackson Frank, Patreon.com:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/17181535
Wiggins’ Offensive Regression (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
Can Dejounte Murray Be The Next Great Spur?  (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Spurs: What’s Up With Kawhi Leonard’s Injury?  (from Lucas Seehafer, Zone Coverage):
Ballmer: Clippers Traded Griffin To Build For Modern NBA (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Pels: AD Is In The Midst Of The Best 4-Game Stretch Of His Career  (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
Julius Randle: Dynamic Scoring Threat (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Mavs: Is Playing Dennis Smith Off-The-Ball A Nod To Draft Plans?  (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
Sunday Notes: Harden, Raptors, Silver, Hornets & More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Kings: Labissiere Knows It’s Time To Step Up (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
For The Dubs, It All Still Starts With Curry (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
The Toughest Transition For NBA Rookies (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Pistons Playbook: Three-Point Defense (from Matthew Way, Piston Powered):
Video: How The Wolves Adjusted Their Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Lillard Time (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
Despite Flying Under The Radar, Poeltl Does A Lot For The Raptors (from Jordan Skuse, Raptors HQ):
Donovan Mitchell: Proving That He Is A Star (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Justise Winslow: Finding A Rhythm (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Bucks: 40-Year-Old Jason Terry Provides A Lift On & Off The Court (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
– Young Player To Watch On Each WC Lottery-Bound Team (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/3/18

Nets: Kenny Atkinson’s Offense (from Alec Liebsch, Nothin’ But Nets):
Bobby Portis’ New Role (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
BOS 119, ATL 110 (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
Rozier Shines In Another Spot Start  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Jabari Parker Is Finally Back – Again (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
What Is Greg Monroe’s Fit With The Celtics? (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
-Friday Film: Pelicans Edition (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
–  Video Breakdown: Jrue Holiday: One The NBA’s Best Defenders  (from James Grayson, Bourbon Street Shots):
Film Room: Do The Lakers Have Ingram Going Down The Wrong Path? (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue & Gold):
Wolves Expose Bucks’ Interior Defense (from George Kondoleon, BBall Breakdown):
Nuggets Have Been Dominating Since Coach Stopped Calling As Many Plays (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Jamal Murray’s Clutch Shooting (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Jeremy Lin Swears His Year Off Has Been Great For Him (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
G-League: Marcus Thornton Is Lighting It Up With Grand Rapids (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):