Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/13/19 PART ONE

ATL: Trae Young Is Figuring It Out (from Ben Pfeifer, Clutch Points):
BOS: Horford Shows How Impactful He Can Be In Win Vs Sixers (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
BOS: Another Step Forward For Gordon Hayward (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Sixers (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
CLE: Are The Cavs Misusing Osman? (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
DAL: Maxi Kleber Should Be Long-Term Piece For Mavs (from Joe Hulbert, Hoops Habit):
DAL: Why The NBA World Is Enthralled With Doncic (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
GSW: There’s Only One Draymond Green (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
IND: Can Myles Turner Keep The Pacers A Playoff Threat? (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
LAC: Player Development Coach Natalie Nakase (from Mirjam Swanson, scng.com):
MIN: Okogie’s Road To All-Star Weekend (from Tyler Metcalf,  Hashtag Basketball):
PHI: Lessons From Loss To BOS (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
SAC: D’Aaron Fox Is One Of The NBA’s Best Thieves (from Tony Xypteras, Sactown Royalty):
SAC: Watching Fox Figure It Out (from Chris Manning, Fear The Sword):
SAC: Marvin Bagley’s Development (from Harrison Hamm, The Step Back):
TOR: Gasol Is Already Altering The Raptors’ DNA (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
UTA: Takeaways From Loss To Dubs (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
The Best Low-Minute Specialists (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
So You Want To Be An NBA GM Quiz  (from Sports Illustrated):
Each Projected Lottery Team’s Biggest Need In the 2019 Draft (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/7/18

BKN: D’Angelo Russell Has Become The Leader (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Celtics Have A Top-10 Offense Without Scoring In The Paint Or From The FT Line (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Hayward Keeps Improving (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
DAL: The Mavs Key To Keeping Players Fresh: Blood Samples (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
DEN: The Contagious Passing Of Nikola Jokic Has The Nuggets On Top (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
Read and watch it here:  https://fansided.com/2019/01/07/nikola-jokic-nuggets-contagious-passing/

HOU: Harden & True Shooting Charts (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
HOU: Austin Rivers Has Been A Great Addition So Far (form Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
IND: Q & A: Myles Turner (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
LAL: Film Room: How The Lakers Have Changed Lonzo’s Role Without LBJ (from Pete Zayas, Silver Screen & Roll):
LAL: Solving Lakers’ FT Woes Will Be Difficult But Not Impossible (from Dr. Rajpal Brar, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: George Hill Is Doing The Little Things (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
MIN: Questions For The Wolves Going Forward (from A Wolf Among Wolves):
MIN: The Wolves’ PG Issues (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
ORL: Isaac Is Straddling The Magic’s Present & Future (from Philip Rossman Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Ben Simmons Is Not Holding The Sixers Back (from Ben Detrick, The Ringer):
SAC: Bogdanovic: King’s Offensive Ace (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
SAS: Spurs’ Unlikely Starting Backcourt Finds Its Way (from Jeff McDonald, Express News):
TOR: Serge Ibaka’s Career Year At Center (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
TOR: Raptors Face Back-End Decisions (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
UTA: Here’s What Mitchell Is Seeing Differently From Defenses In Year Two (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/5/19

BKN: Jarrett Allen’s One-Man Paint Patrol (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS: Takeaways From Celtics’ Win Over Mavs (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
CHI: Paxson On Playing The Bulls’ Young Core (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown: The Last Ten Minutes That Cost The Dubs A Win Vs. HOU  (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Steph Curry, Anatomy Of A Shooter (from NBA TV Canada):
GSW: Draymond’s Defense Key To Regaining “Super Team” Status (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
HOU: Is Harden The Most Unstoppable Player Of His Generation  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
IND: Myles Turner, DPOY Candidate (from Tony East, BBall Index):
MEM: Grizzlies Need To Get Back To Defense (from King Producer, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIL: The “Tony Snell Play”: Simple But Difficult To Defend (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
NYK: Kevin Knox Is Growing Physically & Mentally (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
OKC: Adams’ Rugby Spirit Is At Center Of Thunder’s Strong Start (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
ORL: Can The Magic Find Suitable PG Depth In Time For A Playoff Chase? (from Preston Ellis, BBall Index):
ORL: Gordon Is Doing A Better Job Reading Defenses (from John Denton, magic.com):
ORL: Mentorship From Thibodeau Helped Clifford Rise Through Coaching Ranks (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI How The Sixers Can Maximize Their Big 3 (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Film Room: How The Sixers Use On-Ball Screens (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
UTA: Jazz Use 2004 Pistons As A Barometer Of What They Want To Become  (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News ):
Predicting The Six Most Improved Teams For 2019  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
The WC’s “Muddy Pecking Order”  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
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How Goga Bitadze Is Increasing His NBA Draft Stock  (from Antonis Straggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/7/18

– 10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Week 7 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
The Confusing Analytics Of The NBA’s Three-Point Obsession (from Tom Haberstroh, NBC Sports):
Major Award Favorites, So Far This Season – Part Two  (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
Early Returns: Digging Into A Few Early Season Stats To Keep An Eye On (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Melo Never Updated His System (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
ATL: Screen Assists Underrate What The Hawks Do Offensively (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: Despite Low Usage, Huerter Is Killing It (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Nets Hope To Learn From Late-Game Collapses  (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
CLE: The Value Of Channing Frye’s Veteran Professionalism  (from Hayden Grove, cleveland.com):
DAL: Video Breakdown: What Makes Doncic So Good (from Bryan Oringher, Mavs Moneyball):
DEN: How The Nuggets Have Improved On Defense (from Chris Herring, FiveThiryEight):
DET: Stanley Johnson Finally Finds His Way (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: An Oral History Of The Dubs’ 24-0 Start In 2015-16 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Takeaways From Rockets’ Loss To The Jazz (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Sabonis-Turner Pairing Getting A Longer Look (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: Montrezl Harrell’s “Motor”, Explained (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
LAC: Tobias Harris & His Family Always Had A Plan For Success (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
LAL: What’s Behind The Lakers’ Recent Improvement? (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
LAL: Film Room: The 42 Point 4th Quarter (from Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: JJJ Isn’t “Just Scratching The Surface” Any More (from Peter Edmiston,The Athletic):
MIL: How Coach Bud’s Offensive Overhaul Has Led To More Giannis Dunks (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
NOP: Dissecting The Pels’ Defense (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
NYK: Film Study: What Kind Of Offense Are The Knicks Running? (from Zach DiLuzio, Posting And Toasting):
PHI: How Brett Brown’s Unique Language Drives Success (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
PHI: It Is Still Early In Sixers’ Development (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: Fox’s Development Gives The Kings Hope (from Isaac Gutierrez, Clutch Points):
UTA: Q & A: Joe Ingles  (from Aaron Falk, Jazz.com):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/28/18

At Long Last, Nets & Knicks Are Being Patient  (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2018/09/28/long-last-knicks-nets-are-employing-profound-strategy-patience/?utm_term=.8d1e5ac92def

BKN: D’Angelo Russell Is All In On The Intensity (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):

Read it here: https://www.nba.com/nets/news/2018/09/27/brooklyn-nets-training-camp-dangelo-russell-is-all-in-on-the-intensity

From Greg Logan, Newsday: https://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/nets/nets-focal-point-remains-fourth-year-point-guard-d-angelo-russell-1.21289233

BOS: Horford Leads By Example (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

Read it here:  https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/9/27/17907084/boston-celtics-al-horford-brad-stevens

CHI: Wendell Carter: Most Likely To Succeed (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/bulls/features/wendell-carter-jr-most-likely-succeed

DAL: No One Position Defines Doncic’s Game (from Sean Bush, The Smoking Cuban):

Read it here:  https://thesmokingcuban.com/2018/09/28/dallas-mavericks-2018-luka-doncic-position-define-game/

DEN: Film Study: Anatomy Of The Nuggets’ Horns Flex (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.denverstiffs.com/2018/9/27/17907852/anatomy-of-a-play-from-the-denver-nuggets-playbook-horns-flex

GSW: Demarcus: Coming To The Warriors Is “The Best Basketball Decision I Ever Made” (from Demarcus Cousins, The Players Tribune):

Read it here:  https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/demarcus-cousins-golden-state-warriors

GSW: How Steph Handled An Offseason Of Change (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):

Read it here:  https://www.sfchronicle.com/warriors/article/How-Stephen-Curry-handled-an-offseason-of-change-13264866.php

GSW: They Are The Warriors’ System, Part Two: Draymond Green (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2018/9/24/17874072/nba-2018-golden-state-warriors-draymond-green-system-video-play-breakdown

IND: Turner-Sabonis Experiment To Enter New Trial Phase (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/pacers/news/turner-sabonis-experiment-enter-new-trail-phase

MEM: What We Learned From 1st Week Of Training Camp  (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):

Read it here:  https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/nba/grizzlies/2018/09/28/nba-memphis-grizzlies-training-camp/1448260002/

MIA: What Whiteside Did This Offseason To Improve  (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):

Read it here:  https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article218828095.html

MIN: The KAT Era Will Soon Begin In Earnest (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/9/27/17910312/karl-anthony-towns-tom-thibodeau-wolves

NYK: Kevin Knox: Training Camp Isn’t Summer League (from Marc Berman, NY Post):

Read it here:  https://nypost.com/2018/09/27/kevin-knox-is-looking-much-different-against-real-nba-players/

NOP: Julius Randle’s Winding Road (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

Read it here:  http://theundefeated.com/features/julius-randle-from-hollywood-to-the-big-easy/

ORL: Coaches, Teammates See Jonathan Isaac As Potential X-Factor (from John Denton, magic.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/magic/news/coaches-teammates-think-jonathan-isaac-could-be-magics-x-factor-20180927

PHO:  What Type Of System Will Coach Kokoskov Run? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here:  https://fansided.com/2018/09/28/igor-kokoskov-phoenix-suns-system-playbook/

SAS: Dejounte Murray: The Spurs’ Crucial Point (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):

Read it here:  https://cleaningtheglass.com/the-spurs-crucial-point/

TOR: Will Last Season’s G-League MVP Lorenzo Brown Have A Meaningful Role With The Raptors? (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):

Read it here: https://raptorsrapture.com/2018/09/28/toronto-raptors-lorenzo-brown-preview/

Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of Hambone Williams:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/nba/sd-sp-sports-hambone-williams-nba-death-20180927-story.html