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 12/22/17

Inside Houston’s Shot To Stop The Dubs (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Ball Movers, Black Holes, Warriors Blocks (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Lakers: Kuzma’s Potential Was On Full Display (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Suns: Troy Daniels Is Playing A Crucial Role With Booker Out (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Finding Bright Spots In The Suns (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Q & A: Quentin Richardson (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):
Developing Ben Simmons’ Jump Shot (from Chris Vito, Delco Times):
Donovan Mitchell is The Lifeblood Of The Jazz’ Offense  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Video Breakdown: How Klay & KD Slogged Through The Memphis Mud (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Friday Film: Single/Double (And Inverted), Dummy Step Up  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Examining The Nets (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
The Nets Have A Modern Offensive Scheme, But Is It The Right One? (from Brian Sampson, BBall Breakdown):
CLE 115, CHI 112 (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Mike Scott’s Comeback Season (from Kevin Parrish, Jr, Bullets Forever):
Video: The Worst Defensive Duo (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Meet Nets’ Color Commentator Sarah Kustok (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Celtics’ Bench Struggles Without Marcus Morris (from Brendan Ronan, Celtics Life):
Gordon Hayward: Improving Every Day (from gordonhayward20.life):
Celtics Have The NBA’s Most Surprising Big Three (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Sixers: The Value That Saric Brings (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
By The Numbers: Breaking Down The Pacers’ Early Season Success (from Jacob Breece, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
The Week In Review (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
The Blazers Are Taking A Different Road To The Same Destination (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
How Dwyane Wade Reinvented Himself (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Getting The Most Out Of NBA Lineups With Machine Learning (from Michael Watson, ZigZag Analytics):
Players Who Took Preps-To-Overseas Route (from Nick Birdsong, Sporting News):
Trey Lyles: Making The Most Of His Opportunity (from Aniello Piro, Mile High Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/20/17

Durant: Playing Like An MVP In Steph’s Absence (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
On Rotations, Rest & Ramifications For The Timberwolves (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
Grading The 2017 First Round Draft Picks So Far (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Gordon Hayward’s Immense Pride & Unspeakable Agony (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Jayson Tatum’s 3-Point Efficiency (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
CP3’s Presence Has Restructured Harden’s Minutes (from Max Croes, The Dream Shake):
Wizards: Three Troubling Stats (from Kenny Chapman, Wiz Of Awes):
Bucks: Brogdon’s Defensive Struggles (from Max Carlin, Behind The Buck Pass):
Book Excerpt: Betaball: How Data Saved The Warriors (from Eric Malinowski,Wired.com):
An Early Look At Kawhi’s Return (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Dejounte Murray: Poised To Breakout?  (from Taylor Young, Pounding The Rock):
It’s Mirotic’s Moment (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Jerry Reinsdorf On The Bulls’ Rebuild (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Q & A: Eric Bledsoe (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Joe Ingles: Role Player Extraordinaire (from Paul Headley, 16 ins):
Finding Tristan Thompson’s Ideal Role Will Require Patience, Experimentation  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Josh Huestis’ Potential (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
After The Loss Of His Mother, A New Ricky Rubio (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Oladipo Gets His Opportunity & Breaks Out (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
What’s Going On With The Pelicans’ Rotations?  (from Jason Quigley, Locked On Pelicans):
Are The Kings Really A Young Team? (from Otis, Sactown Royalty):
Getting To Know Bogdan Bogdanovic (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Q & A: Marc Gasol (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Video Breakdown: Warriors’ OT Switching Confusion Vs. Lakers (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Has MKG’s “Unfixable” Flaw Been Fixed? (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Kris Dunn’s Improvement (from Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune):
How The Thunder Reversed Its “Clutch Curse” (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
The Thunder Need To Play Faster (from Tony Heim, Thunderous Intentions):
Orlando Magic Playbook: The Power Of Switching  (From Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Kennard Not Fazed By SVG’s Demanding Ways (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
How Kyle Collinsworth Earned A Two-Way Contract With The Mavs (from Jay Yeomans, jmoneysports.com):
Lance Stephenson’s Mid-Range Shooting (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/19/17

The Rockets Have A Counter For Everything (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Why Have The Rockets Played So Well? (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
Rockets: Second Only To GSW In Effective & True Shooting Percentages (from Brian K. Patterson, Huse Of Houston):
How Oladipo Has Changed His Game Since Joining The Pacers (from Scott Rafferty, Dime Mag):
What Mirotic Has Brought To The Bulls (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
Blazers: Zach Collins Is Taking Positive Steps (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Alongside Embiid, Simmons Is Pushing Sixers Back To Prominence (from Tim Faklis, Sporting News):
Korkmaz’ Injury Complicates Sixers’ Off-Season  (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
By Relying Less On Their Stars, Raptors Have Sharpened Into Dangerous Contender (from Josh Planos, Washington Post):
8 Observations (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Grizzlies: Dillon Brooks Has Been A Massive Help (from Tony East, Beale Street Bears):
Is Al Horford The DPOY? (from Alex West,  NBA Math):
Celtics’ DPOY:  Horford Or Smart? (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Nitpicking Jaylen Brown’s Lockdown Defense (from Danny Emerman, 16 ins):
Things We Learned From Brad Stevens’ Conversation With Coach K (from Nicole Yang, Bosotn.com):
The Current State Of The Celtics (from Robby McKittrick, Hashtag Basketball):
No Shortcuts: Nets’ Sean Marks & Kenny Atkinson Are Turning Agony Into Opportunity (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Small-Ball Is Complicating JaVale McGee’s Playing Time (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Monday Night Recap – With Links To Game Stories (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Q & A: David Wesley (from Fernando Ritzman, Locked ON Pelicans):
Front-Office Look At Where Teams Are Headed (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
What The Wizards Learned During Wall’s Absence (from Kevin So, Hashtag Basketball):
Wizards: Keeping Mike Scott Beyond This Season Presents Challenges (from Tony East, Bullets Forever ):
The Pistons’ Small Forward Issue (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Darren Collison’s Pull-Up 3s  (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Nets: Okafor’s Conditioning Will Determine When He Plays (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
–  Will Barton’s Balanced Attack Is Crucial For Nuggets (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
The Mudiay Experience (from Brendan Vogt, Mile High Sports):
Michael Beasley: The Good & The Bad (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Porzingis Says That Hornacek Is More Comfortable Because He Is Running His Own Offense This Season  (from Al Ianazzone, Newsday):
Sean Kilpatrick Feels At Home With The Bucks (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
Hezonja: Making The Most Of Opportunity (from John Denton, magic.com):
Nearly Every Magic Player’s Three-Point %Age Is Up From Last Season (from Josh Coen, magic.com):
For Doris Burke, Having Game Is All That Matters (from Mark Bechtel, Sports Illustrated):
Basketball Dictionary: “Ice” (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Heat Two-Way Prospect Derrick Walton, Jr  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/6/17 PART ONE

DWade: SMOY?  (from Scott Rafferty. The Step Back):
DWade, Melo & The Rule For Aging Stars (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
KLove: Dominating As A “5” (from Jared Hesketh, King James, Gospel):
The Blazers’ Post-Up Problem (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Donovan Mitchell: Opening New Doors For UTA (from Dylan Hughes, 16 Wins):
Why Harden & CP3 Are Flourishing (from Nathaniel Friedman, GQ):
Film Session: Jordan Bell Proving To Be Worth The Gamble (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Nuggets’ Weekly Deep Dive (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Nine Stats That Explain The Most Fascinating Trends (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Tuesday Recap (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Billy Donovan Praises Melo’s & PG13’s Selfless Play (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Thunder Defense Clamps Down On Jazz Win Streak (from David Locke, Locked ON Jazz):
Film Room: Thunder Comeback Win Because Of Supporting Stars (from Gideon Lim,Thunderous Intentions):
Beal’s Unusual Path To 51 Points  (from Jake Whitacre, SBNation):
DeRozan: Triano Had Big Impact On My Game (from Frank Zicarelli, Toronto Sun):
Raptors’ Playbook: Horns Double (from Cooper Smither, Raptors Republic):
The Knicks’ Noah Problem: What Can They Do About The  NBA’s “Worst Contract” Albatross? (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Anthony Bennett Is Not Giving Up On His Dream  (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):
The Mavs’ 2nd Unit: Competing & Winning (from Doyle Rader, Mavs Moneyball):
Ben Simmons Is In Rare Company When It Comes To Not Shooting Threes (from Jim Adair, Liberty Ballers):
Sixers Need To Cut Down On Turnovers (from Tyler Monahan, Liberty Ballers):
Clint Capela’s Aggressive Approach (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Spurs Unleash The Real LaMarcus Aldridge (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Walton Has Challenged Kuzma To Improve Defensively (from Harrison Faigen, Lakers Nation):
Week 7 Conclusions (from Sam Amick/Michael Singer, USA Today):
Timberwolves: Thibodeau Should Probably Be Playing More Than 8 Players (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Small Sample Size Deceptions (from Tony East, NBA Math):