Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/20/17

Horford, Dennis Smith, Jr., Ben Simmons & More Early Season Takeaways (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Dennis Smith, Jr: The Mavericks’ Present & Future (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
A Day With Hornets’ Assistant Coach Stephen Silas (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
–  Tracing Robert Covington’s Journey: From Unheralded Recruit To $62 Million Man (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
The Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
The Blazers’ Fast Break Is So Bad (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
The Making Of Jusuf Nurkic: Uncompromising Bosnian Beast (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Jazz: Sixth Man Role Fits Rodney Hood (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
The Real Ricky Rubio: Finally Ready To Stand Up (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Raptors: Siakam Appears To Have Found His Niche (from Mike Ganter, Postmedia Network):
It’s VanVleet’s Time To Shine (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
Caboclo: G-League Star Until Further Notice (from Vivek Jacob, Raptors Republic):
Piston Playbook, Week 5 (from Matthew Way, Piston Powered):
Heat: James Johnson’s Handoffs (from Jaelin Wilson, Hashtag Basketball):
Coach Malone Challenged Jokic To Become A Better Defender & Jokic Is Delivering (from Christian Clark, BSNDenver):
Lakers: Brandon Ingram’s Improvement (from Shane Young, Fanrag Sports):
Celtics: The Curious Case Of Marcus Smart (from Adam Miller, Hardwood Houdini):
Jayson Tatum’s Development (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Blog):
Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown: Quickly Coming Of Age (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
The Celtics’ Defensive Diligence (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Brad Stevens Explains The Crux Of His Coaching Style (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
Adjusting Team Ratings For Strength Of Schedule (from Chirag Agriwal, Nylon Calculus):
Oladipo’s Breakout (from Alex West, NBA Math):
Mavs: Antonius Cleveland Earns An Earlier Than Expected Shot (from Chris Reichert, 2days10days):
Julius Randle’s Future Should Be With The Lakers (from Darius Soriano, Forum Blue And Gold):
After 4 Years Away, Damien Wilkins Finds His Way Back To NBA (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Q&A: Personal Trainer Idan Ravin  (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
– Phoenix Is The Latest Stop On The Mike James World Tour (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Vanja Marinkovic, Europe’s Best Shooting Prospect (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Glossary: Bird Rights  (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Ben Simmons Isn’t “Really’ 0-for-7 On Three Point Attempts (from Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/15/17 PART TWO

Sixers’ Team Of Stats Gurus: Taking Analytics To The Next Level (from Sarah Todd, Philly.com):
How Kuzma’s Old School Moves Made Him The Perfect Fit For New Lakers’ Era (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
Marcus Smart: How The  NBA’s Worst Shooter Is Crucial To Celtics’ Offense (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
The Raptors’ Youth Brigade Has A Bright Future (from Jeff Seigel, The Step Back):
The Celtics’ Historically Stingy Defense (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
Key To Lakers’ Success: Drastically Improved Defense (from Drew Garrison, Silver Screen And Roll):
Q&A: Draymond Green (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Klay Thompson’s Blistering Start (from Shane Young, BBall Breakdown):
The Week In Review (from League Pass Don’t Lie):
The Non-Effort Part Of The Cavs’ Defensive Struggles (from Mike O’Connor, The Atletic):
Centers Are Shooting 3s At Unprecedented Rate (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Bledsoe’s Impact On The Bucks (from Rachael, Brew Hoop):
Grizzlies: Dillon Brooks Is Making A Name For Himself (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
What’s Going On With Jae Crowder? (from John Hugar, The Step Back):
Perry Ellis Eyes Unconventional Route: From Australia To NBA (from Skylar Rolstat, Sporting News):
How Chris Douglas-Roberts Became Supreme Bey (from Ben Mehic, The Step Back):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/15/17 PART ONE

How The Celtics Became The NBA’s Hottest Team (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Anatomy Of The Celtics’ Win Streak (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Brett Brown: The Process’ Survivor (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
How The Blazers Brought Out The Worst In The Nuggets (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Q&A: Kyle Korver (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Q&A: Kyle Kuzma (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Q&A: Dennis Smith, Jr. (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
DMC’s Dominance (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
DMC’s Benching: Performance Or Strategy-Based?  (from Chris Conner, Pelican Debrief):
Why OKC Has Been Bad In Close Games (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
How The Spurs Stay Afloat Minus Kawhi (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Is Belinelli’s Career Year Happening In Season 11?  (from KL Chouinard, hawks.com):
Knicks Are More Confident “Running Hornacek’s Stuff”  (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Will Raptors’ Changed Offense Work In The Postseason? (from Tim Bontemps, Washingotn Post):
Hardaway & The Knicks: An Ideal Fit (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Rockets’ Defensive Emphasis Stresses Switching Assignments (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Is This The Real Jeremy Lamb? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
Jonathan Simmons: Toughness And Determination (from John Denton, magic.com):
Wolves’ Film Breakdown: Active Hands (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Ben Simmons: Forcefully Reminding The Basketball World Of His Talent  (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Robert Covington: Leading By Example (from Rusty Gorleick, The Sixer Sense):
Suns: Lack Of PG Production Is Becoming A Problem (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Joe Harris: Getting Shots & Respect (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Shabazz Napier: Earning His Minutes (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Q&A: Bernard King (from Ali Danois, The Shadow League):
Cavs: The Irving Trade Didn’t Cause The Crisis  (from Zachary Tenner, Sir Charles In Charge):
LBJ Is Unstoppable But The Cavs Are In Trouble (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
LBJ’s Most Unstoppable Shot (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
The Rockets Are Shooting Even More 3s & It Is Working (form Tim Cato, SBNation):
Lakers’ Practice Notes: Clarkson, Kuzma, Vander Blue,Thomas Bryant (from Serena Winters, Lakers Nation):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis PART ONE 10/27/17

Rookie Status Update: Simmons, Tatum, Anunoby (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Zach Lowe’s Weekly Roundup (from ESPN):
The Raptors’ New Bench Mob (from Jared Dubin,The Step Back):
Pacers Film Room: Darren Collison (from Tony East, 8points,9seconds):
Rockets: Capela Is Hitting The Right Notes (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Checking In On The Nonconformist Pelicans (from Malika Andrews, NYTimes):
Thursday Night Recap (With Links To Game Stories) (From Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Knicks’ Film Room: Pick-And-Roll Defense, Tim Hardaway,Jr. And More (from Jeffrey Bellone, Medium.com):
Week One Observations (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Early Season Takeaways (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Is Tobias Harris Taking A Leap? (from Jonathan Raymond, Mediu.com):
3 Stats That Will Define Cavs’ Chances (from Jason Timpf, King James Gospel):
Basketball Dictionary: “X-Out”  (from Dylan Murphy, Medium.com):
2018 Draft: The Top Ten International Prospects (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Clippers: Still The Best Show In L.A.  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
What Would Take Wizards From Good To Great?  (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Steph Curry Is Nearly Automatic From FT Line (from Ron Kroichick, SF Chronicle):
Which Offensive Styles Confound The Blazers’ Defense? (from Eric Griffith, Blazers Edge):
Video Breakdown: How The Nets Beat The Cavs (from Coach Nick/Spencer Didwiddie, BBall Breakdown):
Porzingis: Right Man For NY, But Are Knicks Right For Him?  (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Giannis Looks Like An MVP (from Chris Herring FiveThirtyEight):
Giannis Is Breaking Out His Own Way (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
The Importance Of Jae Crowder (from Scott Recker, Fear The Sword):
A Stop In Europe Paved The Way For Udoh’s NBA Return (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Anatomy Of LAL’s OT Victory Over WAS (from Joey Ramirez, Lakers.com):

The Spurs’ 4-0 Start (from Tim Reynolds, AP):
Mozgov Ventures Into 3-Point Land (from Scott cacciola, NYTimes):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/22/17

Giannis Antetokounmpo: MVP Candidate (from Paolo Uggeti, The Ringer):
4 Raptors Plays You Will See A Lot This Season (from Sean Woodley, lockedonraptors.com):
The Thunder’s Adjustment Period Is Underway (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Laker Film Room: Ball & Ingram Vs. The Suns (from Pete Zayas, USA Today):
Can New Tech Make The Raptors A 3-Point Juggernaut? (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
Gary Washburn’s Sunday Basketball Notes (from Boston Globe):
Q & A: Kristaps Porzingis (from Peter Walsh, slamonline.com):
Unexpectedly, The Magic Are Now A Three-Point Shooting Team (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Oubre Is A Major Key To Wizards’ Success (from Ben Palmer, The Baltimore Wire):
The Heat’s Tri-Captains Are A Study In Diversity (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
ROY Candidate Jayson Tatum (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
Celtics: Fixing Rebounding As A Unit (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Dejounte Murray: The Spurs’ Latest Steal (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Former Official Danny Crawford Is Settling Into Retirement (from Steve Aschburner, nba.com):
Video Breakdown: Warriors’ P’n’R Relay Lob (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Saturday Night Recap (from Reuters/Yahoo Sports):