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, NBA.com):
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, magic.com):

Last Seven Games: Magic Rank First In Paint Points (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
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, Brook-Lin.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/11/18 PART ONE

Can Miami Get Red-Hot Again Without Making A Big Move? (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Sixers’ SLOB Keeps Defenses Guessing (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Cavs’ Defensive Woes (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Kuzma Isn’t Done Smashing Expectations (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
Jaylen Brown Believes Fasting This Summer Helped Him Become Celtics’ Defensive Stopper (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Meet Benas Matkevicius, The Celtics’ One Man Euro Scouting Department (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Josh Richardson’s Development Raises The Heat’s Ceiling (from Wes Goldberg,  The Step Back):
Wayne Ellington: Miami’s Secret Weapon (from Jaelin Wilson, Hashtag Basketball):
Heat: Whiteside Struggles, Others Surge (from Rob Slater, All U Can Heat):
Q & A: Blake Griffin (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Sixers’ Overseas Stashed Players: An Update (from Owen Nelson, The Sixer Sense):
Myles Turner & The Danger Of High Expectations (from Jonathan Macri, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Wizards: Inability To Defend Forwards (from Kenny Chapman, Wiz Of Awes):
The Secret Of Spencer Dinwiddie’s Success (from Ben Detrick, The Ringer):
DeRozan’s Evolution Is Complete (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Why Does Nurkic Draw So Many Opposing Flagrant Fouls? (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Where Does Ellenson Fit With The Pistons’ Future? (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketall):
The Pelicans’ Complacency/Underachievement (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
What Can Liggins Bring To The Pels? (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
What Has Happened To The Hornets?  (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Rockets: Takeaways From Win Over POR (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Spurs’ Notes: Gasol, Kyle Anderson, More (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
Trey Burke On His Past Failings & Renewed Mission (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/27/17

Live Ball Turnovers Can Mean Death For The Sixers (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):

The Checklist For Keeping Embiid Ready To Play (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Dinwiddie: The Nets Have Unearthed A Star-Level PG  (from Miles Wray, The Step Back):
Scouting The Top International Targets For NBA Rosters For Next Season (Non-2018 Draft Players) (From Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Wayne Ellington’s 3-Point Shooting (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Hawks: Taurean Prince Is Quietly Making A Leap (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Machine Learning: Getting The Most Out Of Maimi Heat Lineups (from Michael Watson, ZigZag Analytics):
Video Breakdown: Jordan Bell In Xmas Crunch Time (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
In A Changing NBA, Pachulia & McGee Try To Adapt To Stay Relevant (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
The Brandon Paul Way (from Jabari Young, Express-News):
With Fewer 3-Pointers, Better Passes, Roberson Is Boosting The Thunder’s Offense (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
When Westbrook Is Locked In, Thunder’s Defense Hits Another Level (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Have The Thunder Figured It Out? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Inside The Rule Book: Continuation (from Joe Borgia, NBA.com):
Kris Dunn Continues To Mature & Improve (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
–  Jayson Tatum’s Post Scoring: A Marker Of Continued Growth (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Wire):
Knicks: Hardaway Is Sorely Missed (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Raptors: Dwane Casey Wisely Leans On His Coaching Staff (from Doug Smith, The Star):
Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Mavericks: The Growing Pains Of Grooming Dennis Smith, Jr (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Are The Pelicans Maximizing DMC? (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Jimmy Butler Is The Solution For Every Wolves’ Problem (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Timberwolves: Georges-Hunt Can Be A Serviceable Role Player (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
The Fantastical Adventures Of Fabulous Flournoy (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Heat Check: Dragic, Adebayo Updates  (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Sixers Should Hold On To Saric (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/18/17

Mavericks: Maxi Kleber’s Defensive Versatility (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step back):

The Thunder & Portability (from Ben Taylor, Nylon Calculus):
Patrick Patterson: The Antithesis Of Offensive Stagnation (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Q & A:  Grizzlies’ GM Chris Wallace (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):
Q & A: Zaza Pachulia (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Lowry: Underrated Star Leading Underrated Team (from Dan Loman, Nylon Calculus):
DeRozan: “Passing” Expectations (from Curtis Rafter, Hashtag Basketball):
Bulls: Coach Hoiberg’s Positivity (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Tobias Harris’ Offensive Transformation (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Appreciating E’Twuan Moore: Reliable, Versatile & Steady (from Jon Nathan Raby, Locked On Pelicans):
Rob Pelinka: Trying To Revitalize The Lakers (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
5 Wild Stats Defining The Warriors’ Season (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
The Spurs’ Point Guard Trifecta (from Brian Sampson, The Step Back):
Jazz: Injuries Force Coach Snyder To Get Creative With Rotation Again (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):
Dwight Howard: Back On Track (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Weekly TV Guide: Games To Watch (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Jordan Bell’s Most Awesome Plays To Date (from Mike Moffitt, SFGate):
The Wolves’ Historically Bad 4th Quarters (from William Bohl, A Wolf Among Wolves):
Nets: Atkinson’s Plan For Integrating Okafor (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Eric Gordon: A Key To Rockets’ Attack (from Jared Mintz, Fanrag Sports):
What Has Made CP3 So Good With The Rockets? (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Celtics: Horford Doesn’t Get Enough Credit (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Knicks: His Teammates Trust Doug McDermott (from Fred Kerber, NY Post):
Knicks: Beasley Thriving As Fill-In Scoring Machine (from Daniel O’Brien,  Fanrag Sports):
–  Players With Biggest Per-Game Increases From Last Season (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Weekly Roundup (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Spurs: Finding More Minutes For Bertans (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/4/17 PART ONE

Rockets Look To Keep Improving (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Since Acquiring Bledsoe, The Bucks’ Defense Is Clicking (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Raptors’ Lorenzo Brown is The Perfect Two-Way Contract Player (from Stephen Brotherston, Pro BBall Report):
Weekly TV Guide (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Three Random NBA Thoughts: Cutting In Transition, Brandon Ingram, The Pass Defenses Fear (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
NOTE: For more great insight from Mo, be sure to check out BI Podcast #8:  http://basketballintelligence.net/2017/11/29/basketball-intelligence-podcast-8-guest-mo-dakhil/
ORL’s Young Guns Deserve A Longer Leash (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):
Teams That May Be Regretting Their 2017 Draft Decisions  (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Ranking The Teams By Tiers (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
NBA Teams That Should Already Be Tanking (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Dennis Smith, Jr Has Bought Into Rick Carlisle’s Philosophy (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
Nerlens Noel Q & A (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
Myles Turner’s Rebounding & Defense (from Derek Kramer,  ipacers.com):
Nuggets Are Finding Lineups That Works With Jokic & Millsap Out (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
Adebayo’s Next Challenge (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Anthony’s Sacrifices Are Allowing Players Like Steven Adams To Step Up (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Markieff Morris: Searching For A Surge (from Todd Dybas, Washington Times):
With More Playing Time, Joe Harris Is Delivering (from Roger Rubin, Newsday):
Q & A With Kuzma’s Trainer Clint Parks (from Hannah Kulik, lakersnation.com):
Why Steve Kerr Struggles Managing Iguodala’s Minutes (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Lakers: KCP’s Defensive Impact (from Cameron Neimand, Silver Screen And Roll):
TJ Warren: By The Numbers (from Kyle Clark, 94 Feet Report):
NBA Sophomores Who Are Making The Leap (form Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):