Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/26/19

ATL: Young Is Putting The Hawks Back On The Map (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
BKN: Joe Harris Just Keeps Hittin’ Buckets (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
CHI: Video Breakdown: Markkanen’s Hot Streak (from Will Gottlieb):
CLE: Dellavedova Showing Cavs, Sexton The Right Way (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: Mavs Own The Biggest TPE Ever.  What Does It Mean? (from David Lord, 247 Sports):
DEN: Monte Morris: NBA’s Best Backup PG?  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
DEN: Gary Harris’ Defense “Sets The Tone”  (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DEN: Is Millsap The Nuggets X-Factor? (from Chris Bolin, Nugg LOove):
DET: Kennard Has Found His Groove By Being More Aggressive (from Vince Elllis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: Assessing Jordan Bell’s 2nd Season (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
HOU: How “The Manimal” Got His Mojo Back (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
HOU: Capela-Faried Coupling A Big Development For Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Housotn Chronicle):
LAC: The Clippers Are In “Competitive Transition” (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
LAL: Assessing Walton & Coaching Staff’s Performance (from Cranjis McBasketball, BBallIndex):
MIL: Giannis Is Making Shots (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
MIN: Is Saric The Perfect Partner For KAT? (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
NYK: What DSJ Has Brought To The Knicks’ Offense (from Chris Iseman, northjersey.com):
OKC: Paul George Has Mastered The Pick-And-Roll (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
ORL: Playmaking Has Become One Of Fournier’s Main Strengths (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
PHI: Butler Is Thriving With The New-Look Sixers (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Q & A: Jamal Crawford (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
TOR: This Possession Shows Why Raptors Traded For Marc Gasol (from Scott Rafferty, nba.com):
TOR: Meeks Looking To Make Most of Opportunity (from Arden Zwelling, sportsnet.ca):
WAS Wizards Still Trying To Find A Role For Jabari Parker (from Candace Buckner, Washingotn Post):
2018 Rookie Class Progress Report (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
Checking In On Status Of Protected 1st Round Picks (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rmors):
Pre-Agency Calendar: The Key Dates (from Alberto De Roa, Hoops Hype):
David West Is Trying To Launch The Historical Basketball League As An Alternative To The NCAA (from Brian Costa, Wall Street Journal):

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/21/19

ATL: How Collins’ Defense Impacts The Hawks’ Future (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: Hawks Hustle To Grab Top Offensive Rebounding Spot (from hawks.com):
BKN: Film Study: The Secret To D’Lo’s Game (from Reed Wallach, Nets Daily):
BOS: So You Think You Know Marcus Smart (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
BOS: The Celtics Are Going To Be Just Fine (from Ian Levy, nba.com):
DAL: A Glimpse Into Doncic’s Unique Athleticism (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
GSW: Steph Curry Has Mastered The Art Of The Relocation Three (from Jared Dubin, Dime Mag ):
IND: A Team That Is Gender Blind: Meet The Pacers’ Highest Ranking Women   (from Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indy Star):
IND: Sumner Overcomes Adversity To Reach NBA (from Scott Agness,The Athletic):
IND: Switching Defenses Are Throwing Pacers For A Loop (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: What’s Better For The Clips Long-Term: Making Or Missing The Playoffs? (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAL: Kuzma Is Out To Prove The Doubters Wrong (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
MEM: 30 Years After Chris Washburn Was Banned By The NBA, His Son Julian Is Doing Him Proud (from Gary Peterson, Mercury News):
MEM: Grizzlies’ Motivations For Strong Finish (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
MEM: New Griz Trio Flashed In Debut Together (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
MIL: Middleton Is Rare Kind Of Second Star (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
OKC: Can Jerami Grant Be The Difference In The Playoffs? (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
OKC: Ferguson’s Second-Year Development (from Jonathan Saponara, Hashtag Basketball):
OKC: Thunder’s Playoff Ceiling Relies On Grant & Ferguson (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
SAC: Bogdanovic’s Second Season (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
SAC: In The Aftermath Of The DMC Trade, The Kings Are Playing Beautiful Basketball (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
TOR: DeRozan’s Bond With Toronto Runs Much Deeper Than Just Basketball (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
4 Trends Worthy Of Your Attention, Involving Brook Lopez, Buddy Hield, Marcus Smart, Trae Young  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Teams That Should Start Planning Full Rebuilds (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
The Biggest X-Factor For Each Likely Playoff Team (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Defining Teams By Offensive Style (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):

The NBA’s Pick-And-Pop Poison (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/20/19

BKN: How The Nets Found Kurucs (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BOS: Hayward’s Season By The Numbers (from Travis Babcock, Hardwood Houdini):
DEN: Jokic: Serbian At Heart (from Andrea Cassini, Sporting News):
GSW: Storylines For Stretch Run (from Logan Murdock, Mercury News):
IND: Turner’s Elite Defense Crucial To Playoff Push (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
LAC: Q & A: Darius Miles & Quentin Richardson  (from Nathaniel Friedman, GQ):

LAL: LBJ Is Posting Up Less & Shooting Many More Deep 3s  (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
MIL: Giannis Is Figuring Out The Three-Pointer (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
–  *MIL: Who Can Stop The Bucks? (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
MIL:  Q & A: Wayne Embry  (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):

NOP: It Wasn’t All Demps’ Fault (from Alejandro Danois, The Shadow League):
OKC: Inside The Thunder’s Voracious Defense (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
PHI: How Should Sixers Adjust If They Meet BOS In The Playoffs? (from Noah Levick/Paul Hudrick, NBC Sports):
TOR: Kyle Lowry, Unconventional Star (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):
TOR: Siakam Is Already A Star (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
WAS: Q & A: Bradley Beal (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Video Breakdown: SAC Vs DEN (from Mo Dakhil):
12 Unappreciated Players (from Spencer Lund, Complex):
–  *MIL: Who Can Stop The Bucks? (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):

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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