Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/15/18

Doncic: Living HIs Best Life Twice (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
Drafting A Top-5 Center: Riskier Than Ever Before (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Lonnie Walker & Zhaire Smith: The Most Known Unknowns Of The Draft (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
A Deep Dive On Zhaire Smith (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):
Michael Porter’s Back Injury, Explained By A Surgeon (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Miles Bridges’ Shooting: More Than Meets The Eye (from Trevor Magnotti, Clips Nation):
NBA Talent Evaluators Intrigued By JJJ’s All-Around Potential (from John Denton, magic.com):
Q & A: Draft Prospect Arnoldas Kulboka (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Each Team’s Biggest Draft Question To Answer (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Every Lottery Teams’ Plans A, B & C (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Mikal Bridges: The Rare 4-Year Player Destined To Be A Lottery Pick (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
Is Ayton A Better Defensive Prospect Than His Numbers Indicate?  (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
There’s Never A Bad Time Wirth DeAndre Ayton (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
How Bamba’s Help Defense Might Translate To The NBA (from Dylan Murphy, Cleaning The Glass):
Bulls Bring In Trae Young For Pre-Draft Workout (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Q & A: Mavs’ GM Donnie Nelson On The Draft (from Tim Cowlishaw/Chuck Cooperstein, KESN/Dallas Morning News):
Cavaliers’ Offseason Preview (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
What We Know, And What We Have To Find Out About The Latest Coaching Hires (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Stealing How The Rockets Use Capela Could Benefit The Pistons (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Nick Nurse Made A Lasting Impression On Masai Ujiri (from Associated Press):
Nurse Intends To Think Outside The Box (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
Danny Green: There’s No Locker Room Tension With Kawhi (from Marilyn Dubinski, Pounding The Rock):
Danny Green’s Offensive Decline (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
Debunking 5 Myths Re: The Dubs’ Season (from Daniel Hardee, Golden State Of Mind):
Khris Middleton: Poised To Help Take Bucks To Next Level (from Max Resetar, slamonline.com):
Brett Brown’s Ability To Learn On The Fly Will Be Tested (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/5/18

NOP 119, GSW 100:
Steve Kerr And The Art Of Sharing Power (from Sam Walker, Wall Street Journal):
HOU 133, UTA 92:
The Celtics Are Winning The Transition Game So Far (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
How The Cavs Returned KLove To All-Star Form (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Raptors’ Lineup Shakeup Options (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
The Raptors Are Losing Themselves (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Raptors Need To Be More Physical With LBJ (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
Raptors Desperately Need Ibaka To Deliver (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
The Cavs’ Most Effective Postseason Lineups (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
Inside Pascal Siakam’s 6,000 Mile Journey To The Bench Mob (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Donovan Mitchell Has Studied His Whole Life To Be An A+ Rookie (from Tim Cato, SB Nation):
Otto Porter’s Production Was A Bright Spot In Wizards’ Dark Season (from Kevin Broom, Bullets Forever):
Nuggets’ Torrey Craig’s Surprising Success Story (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Steven Adams: The Rise Of A Kiwi Icon (from Stephen Foote, Newshub):
2018 Draft: Evaluating The Prospects Of Every Underclassman Who Has Declared (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Draft Combine: Who Made The Cut, Who Didn’t & What It All Means (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Bucks’ Coaching Search: Looking For The Right Fit (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.cm):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/29/18

Takeaways From BOS-MIL Game 7  (from William Wang, Behind The Buck Pass):
Celtics Continue Their Remarkable Run Without Two Stars (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
Horford Shines Again (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
How The Celtics Defended Giannis (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Ojeleye’s Defensive Impact (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Sixers: Winning Through Chemistry (from Jack McCaffery, Delco Times):
GSW 123, NOP 101 (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
Gentry: Pels Still Going To Play Uptempo (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
HOU-UTA Preview (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Can Gobert, Jazz Slow Down The Rockets?  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
How Gobert’s Presence Powers Mitchell’s Offense (from Jake Paynting,  94 Feet Report):
With Rubio Out, Ingles Is Even More Important (from Mo Kahlil, The Jump Ball):
Are The Jazz Better Than They Were Last Season? (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):
Despite Slow Fade Of Dementia, Jerry Sloan Is Enjoying Jazz’ Playoff Run (from Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune):
Cavs Need A Lot More From KLove (from Chris Manning, Fear The sword):
What The Pacers Need From Collison (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Culture Change: Lowry & DeRozan Showed It Is Genuine (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
VanVleet Unlocked Raptors’ Depth Advantage In Game 6 (from John Gaudes, Raptors HQ):
– Doncic’s Showpiece Performance (from Emmet Ryan, BallinEurope.com):
2018 Draft: Which Wing Prospect Is The Best Moneyball Player? (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
Teams That Could Look Drastically Different Next Season (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
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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):