Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/6/17

Six Players Showing Major Progress (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
–  Cavs: LBJ’s Greatness Won’t Always Be Enough (from Jacob Doole, Sir Charles In Charge):
Pistons: To The Beat Of A Different Drummond (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Pacers, Suns, D’Angelo (Dan Loman, from The Step Back):
D’Angelo Russell: Showing Development (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Nets: The New & Improved RHJ (from Nicholas LeTourneau):
The Heat’s Pick-And-Rolls Are Getting Predictable (from Jaelin Wilson, Hashtag Basketball):
Lakers Film Room: Why Lonzo Is Struggling To Score (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue & Gold):
Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics: 3 Early Season Takeaways (from Kyle Clark, 94 Feet Report):
The Magic: Surprisingly Good On Defense (from Jesus Gomez, Bball Breakdown):
Jokic Plays Like No One Else Can (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Film Breakdown: Wolves’ False Action (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Celtics: 8-2 By Running Last Year’s Offense With This Year’s Personnel (from Danny Emerman, 16 Wins A Ring):
Celtics: It’s Only 10 Games, But… (from Chad Finn, boston.com):
Celtics: If The Offense Catches Up With The Defense (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Horford Building DPOY Case (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Bulls: Jerian Grant’s Game Is Evolving (from Sam Smith, Bulls.com):
Could Dzanan Musa Join Doncic In The Draft Lottery? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The NBA’s 10 Most Underappreciated Players (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
This Season’s Rookie Class Could Be An All-Time Great (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Sunday Recap (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Harden’s Historic Night (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
BOS 104, ORL 88 (from Mark D’Amico, celtics.com):
WAS 107, TOR 96 (from William Lou, Medium):
Q&A: Channing Frye: Depression And Balancing Life And Basketball (from Mike Sheffield, complex.com):
How The Four Factors Correlate With Winning (from Andy Larsen, ksl.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/31/17 PART ONE

Giannis: Another Leap Forward (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Q&A: Jason Kidd On Giannis (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
Rookie Report: Ben Simmons (from Bryan Toporek, Bball Breakdown):
Wizards Chasing High Ceiling (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
The Wizards’ West Coast Worries (from Rob Athmer, Hashtag Basketball):
Inside The Celtics’ Defensive Juggernaut (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
Celtics Thriving After Losing Hayward (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Drummond’s New “Hub” Role: A Key In Pistons’ Surge (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
The High Post Twist: NBA’s Newest Play (from Seldon John Levasseur, 94 Feet Report):
Video Breakdown: Wolves’ Defensive Progress (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
New Look Wolves: Still Figuring It Out (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
The Basketball Dictionary: Drag Screen (from Dylan Murphy, Medium.com):
Q&A: G-League GM Dee Brown (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days):
Euroleague: Kyle Hines, Just A Kid From Sicklerville  (from Trevor Magnotti, the Step Back):
Three-Pointers: Blake Griffin’s New Tool (from Chirag Agrawal, Nylon Calculus):
TOR 99, POR 85 (from William Lou, Medium.com):
UTA 104, DAL 89 (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
Cavs: Crowder & Love Need To Be More Aggressive (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Magic: Depth is Proving To Be A Difference Maker (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Maic Daily):
The Hype/Concern Index (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
SVG: Bullock Helps At Both Ends (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Porzingis: Beefed-Up & Improved (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Which Teams Have Been Hit Hardest By Injuries?  (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
– Coaching Notes From 4 NBA Training Camps (from Chris Oliver, Basketball Immersion):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/26/17

 GSW 117, TOR 112 (from William Lou, Medium.com):
Video Breakdown Of Game-Ending 10-0 Run (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):  https://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2017/10/26/16551980/nba-2017-warriors-raptors-stephen-curry-kevin-durant-last-minute-10-0-run
Wednesday Night Recap (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
SAS 117, MIA 100 (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Timberwolves: Where Is The Transition “D”?  (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Jaylen Brown & Jayson Tatum: Exceeding Expectations (from Paolo Uggeti, The Ringer):
Bulls: Kay Felder: Small Size, Big Heart (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
5 Players Making The Most Of New Opportunities (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The ringer):
Aaron Gordon: Prospering At PF (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Dejounte Murray Is Breaking Out (from Jesus Gomez, BBall Breakdown):
Nets: Sean Marks & Kenny Atkinson Have “Switched The Culture” (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Pelicans: The Problem Is The Rest Of The Roster (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Brad Stevens’ Magic Touch (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Scars That Shaped Jabari Parker (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
5 Ways To Fix “One-and-Done” (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Elbow Injury Forced LBJ To Change Shooting Motion (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
LBJ Can Play Any Position At Any Time (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
LBJ: The NBA’s Prometheus (from Jason Concepion, The Ringer):
Q&A: Hassan Whiteside (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
How Craig Robinson Wound Up Working For The Knicks (from Adam Zagoria, sny.tv):
Travelling Violations Are Way Up (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Video Compilation: Snap Series Run By 76ers/Pistons (From Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Shane Larkin Makes Most Of His Chances With Celtics (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Fultz’ Trainer Sheds Light On Strange Injury Saga (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Marques Johnson Discusses Bucks’ “Return To The Mecca” Game (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Swanigan Proving To Be Late Draft Steal (from David Woods, Indy Star):
Ask Ben: Game-To-Game Strategy & More (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Suns’ Defense: Effort is The First Step (from Ben Falk):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/24/17

MIN-OKC: Breaking Down The Final Two Minutes (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Westbrook: Experimenting With Thunder’s 4th Quarter Recipe (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Jazz: Life After Hayward (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Why The NBA’s Big Men Are Getting Freakier (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Nets: Sean Marks Looks For “Small Wins” (from Howard Megdal, Medium.com):
Nets: RHJ’s Game Evolving At 4 Spot  (from Roger Rubin, Newsday):
Basketball Dictionary: Sink And Fill (from Dylan Murphy, Medium.com):
Giannis: The Future Of Aberrational Greatness (from Nathaniel Friedman, GQ):
Cavs’ 1st Step To Identity Rediscovery: Benching Wade (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
The Giannis Experience (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
The Promise Of Porzingis (from Rory Breasail, Hashtag Basketball):
An Early Look At The ROY Race (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Rookies On The Rise (from Adam King, Locked On Fantasy Basketball):
Delon Wright: Primed To Take Next Step With Raptors (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Monday Night Highlights (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
PHI 97, DET 86:  Embid/Simmons Highlights (from Barry Petchesky, Deadspin):
Andre Drummond Is Making His FTs Now (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Ryan McDonough On Watson’s Firing (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
Steve Kerr: Outspoken & Willing To Listen (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Jamal Crawford: Last Of The Ballers (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
Nick Young Feels Right At Home With The Warriors (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Week One Observations (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
The NBA Just Had Its “Welcome To Mike James” Moment (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):
The Cavs Have The League’s Oldest Roster (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Shaun Livingston Q & A (from Matt Foley, Ozy.com):
Keith Bogans: Transitioning From NBA Player To Coach (from Alejandro Danois, The Shadow League):
G-League Draft: Eastern Conference Recap (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
The NBA Is No Longer Only A Man’s League: G-League’s Progressive Hires  (from Adam Johnson, 2ways10days.com):

 

 

 

 

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/19/17

Lessons From Rockets-Warriors Opener  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
How The Van Gundys Became An Influential NBA Duo (from John Lombardo & John Ourand, Sports Business Daily):
Will Thibodeau Overwork The Wolves? (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
– Are The Wolves Ready To Be A Super Team? (from Evan Dyal, Sir Charles In Charge):
Kaminsky’s Opportunity (from Benny Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Utah’s Foundational Frontcourt (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):
Wednesday Recap (from Tim Cato, SBNation, with links to individual game stories):
The Sixers Were Worth The Wait (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Attacking Switching (Actions/Sets)  (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Crowder: Great Fit Alongside LBJ (from Robbie DiPaola, King James Gospel):
Can Lonzo Ball’s Jumper Make It In The NBA?  (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Kings: Divac Breaks Down The Roster (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Nuggets Roster Analysis (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Jaylen Brown/Jayson Tatum: Trying To Take Offensive Pressure Off Irving (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
Greg Monroe: Sixth Man Of The Year Candidate (from Brian Sampson, Dime Mag):
Pat Riley Reflects On 50 NBA Years, How He’s Changed & Why He Loves This Heat Team (from Greg Cote, Miami Herald):