Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/5/19

ATL: Huerter’s Journey To The NBA (from Roman Stubbs, Washington Post):
BOS: The Quiet Brilliance Of Al Horford (from Chris Grenham, Celtics Blog):
CHI: What Should Bulls Expect From TLC?  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
LAL: The New, Old School Brandon Ingram (from Mike Garcia, Bball Index):
MIA: Spoelstra: I Love The Profession Of Coaching (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
MIL: DJ Wilson’s Development Provides Peek Into Future (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIL: Middleton’s Versatility Is Paying Off For Bucks (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIL: Brogdon Shoots His Shot (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
MIN: Bayless Will Soon Have His College Diploma (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NYK: Can Vonleh Run An Offense? (from Alex Wolfe/Dallas Amico, Posting And Toasting):
OKC: Where Does Schroder Rank Among 6MOY Candidates? (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
PHI: Shamet Bet On Himself Entering The NBA (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
PHI: The Corey Brewer Era Was Fun While It Lasted (from Justin Carter, Liberty Ballers):
SAC:  Bagley & Ferrell Help Kings Continue Home Roll  (From Noel Harris, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: Spurs Struggle With Kings’ Speed (from Jared Johnson, Bball Index):
The Value In Having A Head Coach Without Front Office Power (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Key Points To Remember As Trade Deadline Arrives (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
Everyone Is Falling For Ja Morant (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
Scouting Deni Avdija (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall Index):
Canada Continues To Churn Out Elite Talent (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/4/19

ATL: Hawks Use Double Drag In Lieu Of Spain Pick & Roll (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Injuries Are Taking A Toll On Nets’ Offensive Efficiency (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: Assists Can Go Either Way When Irving & Horford Connect (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
DAL: Does Doncic Have Any Flaws? (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
GSW: Joe Lacob On The Warriors’ Future (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
GSW: Klay Thompson Is Getting More Valuable (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
*GSW: The Dubs Now Have A Power Game (from Nekais Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: The Rockets’ Consistent Three-Point Threat (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
HOU: Harden: From ASU To NBA Elite (from Bob Young, The Athletic):
MIL: Budenholzer Sticking With Ilyasova Despita Rough Stretch (from Matt Velzquez, jsonline.com):
* MIN: Wiggins: The Potential Vs The Production (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
NOP: Okafor Is Still Okafor (from Max Carlin, The Step Back):
PHI: Sixers’ 2-2 Road Trip Had “Healthiest Team Wins” Feel (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
PHI: Bolden’s Rise Helps Before Trade Deadline (from Rusty Gorelick, The Sixer Sense):
PHO: Coach Kokoskov’s American Dream (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
UTA: The Science Behind Keeping Gobert’s Body Functioning At A High Level (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
How NBA Agents Prepare For The Trade Deadline (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
What Kind Of Trade Deadline Moves Can Each Team Make?  (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
(Note: Great to see the two good trade deadline stories, above,  stand out among the vast wasteland of silly pieces)
Mario Chalmers Wants More (from CJ Moore, The Athletic):

*GSW: The Dubs Now Have A Power Game, Too (from Nekais Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
* MIN: Wiggins: The Potential Vs The Production (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/6/18

BOS: Celtics Recalibrating Offense To Live In The Paint (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
BOS: How Marcus Smart Is Saving The Celtics’ Season (from Shea Norling, Hoops Habit):
BOS: Smart’s 2 a.m. Gym Trips Help Him Stay Connected To Late Mother (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
BOS: The Celtics Still Have Issues For Stevens To Fix (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Spoirts):
CHA: How Kemba Walker Quietly Became A Superstar (from Howard Megdal, NY Times):
CLE: Cavs Follow Tristan Thompson With Reshaped Expectations (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
DAL: Doncic: Already looking Like One Of The All-Time Great Teenagers (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
DEN:  Reliving Jokic’s 15 Assists Vs TOR  (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
DET: How Drummond & Griffin Exploit Switch-Happy Defenses (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
LAC: Harrell Defying Odds In Unprcedented Rise (from Aymin Bakr, Hoops Habit):
LAL: Kuzma’s All-Around Evolution (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
MEM: “Grit & Grind” Is Alive And Well (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
MEM: Mike Conley Is Ready For His Closeup (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
MIL: Q & A: Jared Dudley (from Kane Pitman, The Step Back):
MIN: RoCo & Saric: Bringing More Than Defense (from Aaron Herbst, A Wolf Among Wolves):
–  ORL: One Year After Health Scare, Clifford Now Full Of Energy (from John Denton, magic.com):
ORL: Ross Proving To Be Consistent Sixth Man (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Simmons’ Defensive Improvement (from Andrew Favakeh, Libberty Ballers):
PHI: Butler Could Benefit From More Minutes Without Simmons (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Aminu: The Chief & His African Heritage (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAS: Reasons To Start Poeltl (from Dylan Carter, Air Alamo):
UTA: Korver Doesn’t Know All The Play Calls Yet, But That Hasn’t Slowed Him Much (from, Aarfon Falk, Jazz.com):
WAS: Tweaks To Starting Lineup Reveal A Shift In Scott Brooks (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
The Week In Review: Spurs, Sexton, Nick Nurse, KAT, Lonzo & More (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Ranking NBA Sophomores By Future Potential (from Kevin Pelton/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Bernie Lee:How A Toronto Dreamer Became Jimmy Butler’s Agent (from Michael Grange, Sportsnet.ca):
Allen: The Real AI (from Allen Iverson, The Players’ Tribune):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/18/18 PART ONE

BOS:  How Baynes Limits Embiid  (from Jack Noonan, Celtics Blog):
–  CHI: Tyler Ulis Is Still Surprising Doubters (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Q & A: Draymond Green (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Can Melo Change To Play The Rockets’ Way?  (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
HOU: It’s A Good Time To Be PJ Tucker (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
LAL: How LBJ Became An Offensive Force  (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
MIL: The Bucks’ New Style Of Play (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
NOP: Have The Pels Finally Given AD A Real Supporting Cast?  (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
NYK: How Allonzo Trier Has Surprised Everyone (from Benoit Lilievre, Knicks Film School):
PHI: Observations From Opening Night Loss (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Bahamian DeAndre Ayton: Son Of The Soil  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
TOR: The Raptors’ Defensive Blueprint (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
WAS: How Wizards’ Players Are Navigating Fatherhood (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Video Breakdown: Best Sets: NBA Day One (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
How The Lottery Picks Did On Opening Night (from Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports):
Ayton, Doncic Showcase Bright Futures On Opening Night (form Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
LBJ’s 1st NBA Game: An Oral History (from Justin Tinsley/Aaron Dodson):
Success For New Agents Is A Long Shot  (from Kevin Draper, NY Times):
NOTE:  Today’s BI is delayed & abbreviated due to Comcast internet service interruption.  We will play catch-up in Part Two later today.  Thank you for your patience.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/16/18

Kings:  MBIII Will Need To Shoot To Be A Star (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Can Melo Fit In With The Rockets? (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Can Hayward Give The Celtics Enough Firepower To Make The Finals? (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
D’Angelo Russell, & His Knees, Will Guide Nets’ 2018-19 Plans  (from Brian Lewis,  NY Post):
Gary Trent, Jr.: Son’s Time To Shine (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Celtics Vs. Warriors: 13 Things To Watch  (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
The Upstart Pacers Are Grounded In Restraint (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Where Dejounte Murray Goes From Here (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
How The Pels Can Maximize Shooting (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
PG Is Only The Start Of ORL’s Weaknesses (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
The Magic Want To Brew Something BIG  (from Nick Zappulla, RealGM):
Pels:  There’s A Wing Missing (form Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
Jazz: Exum Is Both Expendable And Indispensable (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
How Does Donovan Mitchell Compare To Past High-Scoring Rookies?  (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
Raptors: Grades For The Past Five 1st-Round Picks (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):
Trey Burke Significantly Improved Finishing Near The Rim (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Players Ready To Thrive In New Situations (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Nuggets’ Monte Morris: Strong Facilitator With Underrated Scoring Acumen (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Nick Young: What It’s Like To Win For The 1st Time (from Adam Caparell, Complex):
Rookie Encyclopedia: Welcome To Europe (from Sam Meyerkopf, nextstep-basketball.com):
2019 Draft Prospects Rankings (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
2019 Draft: An Early Look At Top Prospects (from Steve Dewald, Ridiculous Upside):
Why Shams Charania Is Leaving Yahoo For The Athletic (from Aaron Mansfield, Complex):
Q & A: 17-year-old Agent Ariel Levy (from Ryan Ward, Clutch Sports):