Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/14/18

Celtics: The League Is Starting To Take Notice Of Terry Rozier (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Most Efficient ISO Scorers (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
KAT’s Offensive Brilliance (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Blazers: How Terry Stotts Is Reaching Jusuf Nurkic (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Blazers Average Fewest Assists In The NBA: Why It Doesn’t Matter (from Eric Griffith, Blazer’s Edge):
What NBA Scouts Will Be Watching In Each NCAA Tourney Friday Game (from Mike Schmitz/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Top Prospects To Watch In Every 1st Round Game (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Q & A: Fred VanVleet (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Rockets: Winning At A Slower Pace (from Gavriel Wilkins, Hoops Habit):
Rockets: Improved Defense Gives Them Championship Ceiling (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
CP3 & Harden Are The Opposite Of Bad Playoff Players (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Fit Matters: The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
The Cavs’ Reliable Shuffle ATO (from Jeff Siegel, Fear The Sword):
What Happened To Malik Monk? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Cavs: Lue Happy With Korver/JR Lineup Switch (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Jrue Holiday Opens Up About The Most Challenging Time Of His Life (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
Fixing The Lakers (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Pacers: Myles Turner’s Improved Post Play (from Grant Afseth, Kokomo Tribune):
What Trevor Booker Brings To The Pacers (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Jazz: Ricky Rubio Is A Monster (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
Bucks: Tony Snell Is Trying To Regain Form After Recent Slump (from Matt Velazquez,
Wizards: Leaky Perimeter Defense’s Role In Recent Skid  (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Grizzlies’ Silver Lining: Dillon Brooks’ Breakthrough (from Michael Wallace,
Film Room: Jerami Grant Is OKC’s Biggest X-Factor (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
Monty McCutcheon On The Respect For The Game Initiative (from Erik Horne,
Hawks: Jaylen Morris’ Unlikely Climb To The NBA (from Sam Meredith, Peachtree Hoops):
Brett Brown Lauds Dellavedova & The Growth Of Aussie Basketball (from Ben Mallis, The Pick And Roll):
Markelle Fultz Is Starting To Look Like His Old Self (from Sam Cooper, Yahoo Sports):
Sixers: How Using Data-Driven Analysis Is Changing The Game (from Tim Wigmore, I News):
Podcast: Shooting Coach Ryan Sypkens (from The Unrestricted Area):

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,
Wolves: Surviving Butler’s Injury (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
From Jackson Frank,
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,
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,
– Young Player To Watch On Each WC Lottery-Bound Team (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/23/18

What’s Changed For Lou Williams? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
The Warriors’ Defense Is Tough To Crack (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
The Rockets Are A Legitimate Threat To The Warriors (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Mbah A Moute Has Been Key Since Returning (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
What Are The Keys To Being An Elite Shot-Blocker?  The Best Share Their Secrets (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Coach Kevin Boyle’s Never-Ending Stream Of Top NBA Draft Picks (from Adam Zagoria, Bleacher Report):
How Do You Fix A Problem Like The Cavs?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
It’s Proving Time For Kings’ Young Players (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Analyzing The WC Middle, Part One: OKC (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
How Good Are The Raptors? (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Q & A:  Jimmy Butler (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Time For The Celtics To Make A Trade (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Struggling Celtics Have Hayward-Sized Hole (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Bulls: Jerian Grant Is Coming Into His Own (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Zach Lowe’s All-Star Starters & Reserves (from ESPN):
Why The Bucks Fired Kidd (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
What’s Next For The Bucks? (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Part-Time Blazers Job Turned Into 30-Year NBA Career For Dan Burke (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Journeymen & Glue Guys Q & As, Part One: Shane Battier (from Steve McPherson, Medium):
Mike Conley Q & A (from David Aldridge,
Spencer Dinwiddie: Flourishing With The Nets (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
Nate McMillan Reflects On His Coaching Career, Part Two (from AKicks, Blazers’ Edge/Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
TLC Finally Flashed Potential (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Have The Nets Made Joe Harris Too Valuable To Keep? (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

Khem Birch’s Hustle & Energy Are Helping The Magic (from John Denton,

Last Seven Games: Magic Rank First In Paint Points (from Josh Cohen,
DPOY Watch (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Wolves: More Consistent Playing Time For MGH?  (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
For Arcidiacono, It’s About The Intangibles (from Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune):
Nets: RHJ’s Mid-Season Review (from Lance Roberson,

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/4/18

How Paul George Changed His Game For OKC (from Royce Young, ESPN):
How The Thunder Are Evolving (from Dave Schilling, Bleacher Report):
The West Still Doesn’t Have An Answer For The Dubs’ Small-Ball Center (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Is Durant The DPOY?  (from Eric Apricot, BBall Breakdown):
Kelly Oubre Is Becoming The Wizards’ X-Factor (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Gerald Green Is Sort Of Perfect For The Rockets (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
So DeRozan Is A 3-Point Shooter Now? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
More On The NBA Draft & Why The Tallest Men Can’t Dribble (from Andrew Johnson, Nylon Calculus):
Hornets Believe They Are Turning The Corner But It May Not Matter (from Wes Goldberg, Fanrag Sports):
Nuggets: Malone Knows He Needs To Expand The Rotation (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Trae Young: The Curry Generation Has Reached College Basketball (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Heat: Small-Ball Approach Is Proving Invaluable (from Simon Smith, All U Can Heat):
Jarrett Allen Has Arrived (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Another Reminder Of Popovich’s Greatness (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
3 Dates: Impending Roster Decisions, Implications & Likely Outcomes (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Tyus Jones’ Contributions As Wolves’ Starting PG (from Cooper Langby, Dunking With Wolves):
Grizzlies: Wayne Selden Should Be Key Player For The Future (from Parker Fleming, Beale Street Bears):
Suns: Why Triano Benched Josh Jackson (from Scott Bordow, azcentral):
Video Breakdown: Some Best Sets (from Zak Boisvert,
Why George Hill & The Kings Are A Mismatch (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
– Hawks:  Tyler Cavanuagh’s Remarkable Journey (from Chris Vivlamore,

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,
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,
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,
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,
WAS 107, TOR 96 (from William Lou, Medium):
Q&A: Channing Frye: Depression And Balancing Life And Basketball (from Mike Sheffield,
How The Four Factors Correlate With Winning (from Andy Larsen,