Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/27/18

Reviewing Sloan (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Sloan’s Evolution (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Wizards Find Ways To Thrive (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Jabari Parker Hopes His Progress Will Earn Crunch Time Chances (from Matt Velazquez,
Rockets Push Streak To 13 With Defense (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
It’s A Copycat League, But Good Luck Imitating The Rockets (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
Pistons: Success Of Griffin Trade Rests With Reggie Jackson (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
8 Observations (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Bob Cousy On Kyrie Irving (from Bill Reynolds,
Greg Monroe’s Defensive Shortcomings (from Jay King, Mass Live):
The Reinvention & Resurgence Of 2-Guards (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
The Best Bad Shot Makers (from Josh Eberley,
Envisioning Mo Bamba (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
Pelinka: Thomas Bryant Is Going To Be A Big Piece Of Lakers’ Future (from Harrison Faigen, Lakers Nation):
The Night Steph Scored 54 At MSG & Changed Basketball Forever (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Elite Prospects Should Stop Playing The NCAA Game & Consider The G League  (from Marc Spears, The Undefeated):
Kerr: NCAA Is Unwittingly Sending Kids To Professional Ranks (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Kerr: NBA Officiating Has Never Been More Difficult (from Joseph Zuker, Bleacher Report/Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
Lue: Cavs Have Become “Too Predictable” (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Rodney Hood Should Be Used As Pick-And-Roll Ballhandler (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Cavs: LBJ Is Getting The New Additions Up To Speed For Stretch Run (from David Aldridge,
Q & A:  Jimmy Butler (from David Aldridge,
RHJ & The Nets’ Philosophy: Calm, Humble & Patient (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Anthony Davis & The MVP Narrative (from Jon Nathan Raby, Locked On Pelicans):
Dwight Powell Has Been The Mavs’ Best Big Man Recently & Barea Is Part Of Reason Why (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
Knicks: Burke Is Working To Shed Reputation As Poor Defender (from Daniel Popper, NY Daily News):
Clippers: Austin Rivers Is Developing Into A Solid Player (from Ryan Snellings, Clipperholics):
The Pacers Should Experiment More With Small Ball (from Jonathan Macri, Hoops Habit):
Blazers: Harkless, Nurkic Key For Stretch Run (from Peter Sampson, Blazers’ Edge):
Sixers: Richaun Holmes Deserves More Playing Time (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Ntilikina Isn’t A Bust (from Jonathan Macri,

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/13/18 PART ONE

Kevin Durant Has Expanded is Pick-And-Roll Game (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Durant’s DPOY Candidacy (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Rockets’ Offense Explained (from Jared Dubin, The Ringer):
Video Breakdown: Good Luck Stopping The New-Look Cavs On This Play (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Is George Hill A Perfect Fit In CLE? (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
How Jeff Green Is Getting To The FT Line (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
The Clippers Had A Great Trade Deadline Even if They Don’t Make The Playoffs (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
UTA Wins 10th Straight  (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
The Jazz Are Suddenly Making Beautiful Music Together (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
8 Observations (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Meditating With Jaylen Brown (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Steve Kerr: “It’s The Players’ Team & They Have To Take Ownership Of It” (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Why Are Injuries Skyrocketing?  (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
Mavs: Dwight Powell Is Proving Himself As A Starter (from Bobby Karalla,
Sabonis: Benefitting From More Prominent Role (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Is Trae Young The First Of Many Steph Curry Clones?  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Ranking Every Post Trade Deadline Starting Lineup (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Joe Young Is Having The Career Year But Only The Pacers Are Noticing  (from William Furr, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Sixers Sign Belinelli, Change Direction (from Jack McCaffery, The Reporter):
Q & A: Tyrone Wallace (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Tyler Zeller Is Catching Up With The Bucks (from Lori Nickel, jsonline):
Nets: Jahlil Okafor Is Not Getting Consistent Minutes (from Brian Lewis NY Post):
Draft Scouting Reports: Three Potential Steals On The Rise (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Daniel Dixon’s Journey: From Unheralded Recruit To Cusp Of Making The NBA  (from JD Shaw, Def Pen):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/29/18

DMC Injury, Day 3:
Denver’s Investment In Jamal Murray Is Paying Off (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
How The Rockets’ Offense Benefits From The 3-Point Line (from Gavriel Wilkins, Space City Scoop):
The Celtics’ Defense Is Legit (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
Celtics: Do Not Expect Marcus Morris To Change (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Cavs: Lue Alters Rotations (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Pistons: The Ripple Effect Of Reggie Jackson’s Injury (from James Edwards III, The Athletic);
All-International Prospect Teams – 2018 (from Jackson Hoy, Lock Draft):
Adams Wears Down Embiid In Thunder Victory (from Berry Tramel,
OKC: Options & Non-Options With Roberson Out For The Season (from Erik Horne,
Knicks: Rest Of Season Needs To Be All About The Future (from John Schmeelk, CBS New York):
Knicks: The Trey Burke Risk Is Paying Off (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Grizzlies: Time To Commit To Bickerstaff (from Grizzly Bear Blues):
Appreciating Durant’s Passing Talent (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Checking In On The Wolves’ Deployment Of ICE Defense (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
How KAT Earned His 1st All-Star Selection (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
The Wolves’ Changing Culture (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
How The Dubs Are Mastering The Mid-Range Game (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Video Breakdown:  How Curry & Irving Deal With Crunch-Time Bitzes (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
The 10 Least Tradeable Contracts Of 2018 (from Keith Smith, RealGM):
Spurs: Dejounte Murray Is Solidifying Status As PG Of The Future (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Pacers: Turner Tries To Stay Patient While Shaking Off Rust (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):
What Does The Raptors’ Three-Point Revolution Mean For Their Future?  (from Chris Sanders, Raptors HQ):
A Deep Dive Into Justin Patton’s Development (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Film Room: Breaking Down The Sexton-Young Matchup (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/27/18

Joel Embiid: DPOY?  (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):

The DMC Injury:
Video Breakdown: E’Twaun Moore’s Defensive Deficiencies (from Seth Nefsky, Pelican Debrief):
Celtics: How To Score When Kyrie Sits (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Danny Ainge Is Masterful; Brad Stevens Makes Him Look Even Better (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Horford’s Unique Role Provides Immense Value (from Jesse Collings, Hardwood Houdini):
Q & A With Wolves TV Analyst Jim Petersen (from Britt Robson, The Athletic):
Tyus Jones’ Defensive Improvement (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Nuggets: Jokic/Plumlee Spacing Is Improving (from Christopher Dempsey,
Hornacek: Impressed With Trey Burke (from Anthony Rieber, Newsday):
OKC’s Suffocating Defense Makes Them A Real Contender (from Michael D. Sykes, SBNation):
The Success (And Failure) Of OKC’s All-Bench Units (from Erik Horne,
This Isn’t Westbrook 3.0 (from Matt Craig, Daily Thunder ):
–  Steven Adams’ Rebounding, Kelly Olynyk’s Fakes  & More (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Westbrook, Adams And Uncontested Rebounds (from Jeremy Lambert, Thunderous Intentions):
Film Study: How John Wall’s Movement, Or Lack Thereof, Sets The Tone For Wiz’ Offense (from Osman Baig, Bullets Forever):
Donovan Mitchell: “None Of This Was Supposed To Happen” (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
The Warriors’ Ruthless Efficiency (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
Steph Curry’s Pregame Show (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Montrezl Harrell Interview (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Pistons: Missing Reggie Jackson Down The Stretch Of Games (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
Why Have The Pistons Fallen So Far Without Reggie Jackson? (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Valanciunas: Slowly Evolving Into Modern-Day Center (from Arden Zwelling,
Suns: Josh Jackson Showing Great Growth (from Scott Bordow, azcentral):
Anunoby: Adjusting To NBA Life (from Josh Lewenberg,
Celtics To Take On Warriors Without Smart’s Defense (from Mac D’Amico,
Malcolm Brogdon: No Sophomore Slump (from Ryan Riley, Behind The Buck Pass):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/26/18

Analyzing The WC Middle, Part Two: The Nuggets (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Sixers’ Set Of The Week: Shifting To A More Inside-Out Offense (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):
Suns: Pros & Cons Of Starting Booker At PG  (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Ask Sam Smith (from
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Video Breakdown: How POR Uses McCollum Off Screens (from Jeff Siegel, Blazer’s Edge):
Shabazz Napier: MIP? (from Nate Mann, Rip City Project):
How The Lillard/McCollum Connection Works (from Tim Faklis, Sporting News):
Brad Stevens Demands Faster Play (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Nets: A Tale Of 2 Centers: Jarrett Allen/Jahlil Okafor (from Alan Liebsch, Nothin’ But Nets):
Wizards: The Mid-Rangers Need To Stop (from Kenny Chapman, Wizard Of Awes):
Teague’s Questionable Post Entry Passes (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Kadeem Allen: Clawing His Way To The NBA (from Glenn Jordan, Press herald):
Tyreke Evans: Most Important Grizzly (from Mac Trammel, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Hoop Magazine: Around The Rim Roundtable (from Josh Eberley,
Why The Celtics Match Up Well Vs. The Dubs (from Mass Live):
Do Match-ups Make NOP A Threat To HOU? (from Micah Adams, ESPN):
How The Dubs Became The Wokest Team In Pro Sports (from Lonnae O’Neal/Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Dubs: The Flu That Led To Back Spasms That Led To Casspi’s Disappearance From The Rotation (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Ranking The 2018 Rising Stars By Ceiling (from Wes Goldberg, Fanrag Sports):
Have You Noticed The Hawks Doing These Three Things? (from KL Chouinard,
Wayne Ellington: The Player Who Lives By The Three (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Pacers: Time Not Yet Right For Turner & Sabonis To Start Together (from Mark Monteith,
Andrew Wiggins’ Adjustments (from Michael Walton, Dunking With Wolves):