Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/13/18

ATL: Hawks Used Double Drag Screens To Great Effect Against The Lakers (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Caris LeVert Is Still A Nets’ Cornerstone (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BKN: Caris LeVert’s Story Is Deeper Than You Think (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
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BKN: Caris LeVert Medical Update  (from Brooklyn Nets):
CHA: New HC Borrego Is Pushing All The Right Buttons (from Jonathan DeLong, Bball Index):
DAL: A Set The Mavs Use To Get Looks For Doncic   (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL: DeAndre Jordan’s FT Turnaround (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown:  How The Dubs Came Back – And Then Missed Their Chance To Win (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
LAC: Clips Down Dubs In OT Thriller (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
LAC: SGA Showing Poise & Stepping Up (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
MEM: How Shelvin Mack & Garrett Temple Help The Grizzlies (from Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: Derrick Jones, Jr Is The Heat’s Latest Reclamation Project (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
MIL: Ilyasova Contributes Taking Charges And More (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
MIN: Derrick Rose Is Ascending But Still Learning (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
NYK: Allonzo Trier’s Winding Journey (from Kelly Whiteside, NY Times):
NYK: How The Knicks Have Built An Infrastructure For Mitchell Robinson To Succeed (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
PHI: How Does Fultz Fit With Sixers, Butler?  (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
PHI: Fultz Showing Signs Of Defensive Improvement (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Former Suns Coach Gentry Asks Phoenix For Patience With Kokoskov  (from Duane Rankin, azcentral.com):
POR: Lillard Has Been More Effective Attacking The Rim This Season (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAC: The Kings Are Building A New Identity (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
2017 Draft Class Progress Report: Sophomore Check-In (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The NBA Is A Real Estate Company Now (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
–  Top 10 G-League Players For 2018-19  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
What Was “Plan B” For Players If Their NBA Career Didn’t Work Out? (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/8/18

BKN: LeVert: From Project To Linchpin (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: Reflecting On New LI Nets HC Will Weaver (from Lou DiPietro, YES Network):
BKN: Kurucs Out To Prove He Belongs (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BOS: What’s Next For Robert Williams? (from Jordan Daly, Hardwood Houdini):
BOS: Why The Cs Aren’t Sweating Their Slow Start (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
DEN: Can Jamal Murray Make The Leap?  (from Kyle Mann, The Ringer):
DET: How Teams Are Defending Blake Griffin In The Post (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
GSW: Ron Adams: 50 Years On The Cutting Edge  (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
GSW: How Do The Dubs Handle Giannis Without Draymond?  (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: Can The Rockets Make It Work With Melo After His Failed OKC Experiment?  (from Tim MacMahon/Royce Young, ESPN):
LAC: The Clippers: A Joke No More  (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
LAC: Doc Rivers Identifies With Clippers’ Players Trying To Overachieve  (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
LAL: Kuzma’s Defensive Issues (from Laker Film Room, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Josh Richardson, Burgeoning Star (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
MIL: Coach Bud Is Coaching Giannis Unlike How Kidd Ever Did (from Gray Stout, Hoops Habit):
PHI: The Sixers Are Still Processing (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
SAS: DeRozan’s MVP-Level Start To The Season (from Micah Adams, NBA.com):
TOR: Kyle Collinsworth: A Case Of Basketball Adversity (from Andrew Damelin, Raptors Republic):
TOR: Raptors At The Forefront Of How Teams Change Their Starting Five (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
The Evolution Of The Eurostep (from Jordan Brenner, ESPN):
Players’ & Coaches’ Reactions To “Freedom Of Movement”  (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
Teams Are Setting A Blistering Pace, Leaving Defenses In The Dust (from Benjamin Hoffman, NY Times);
The Most Interesting Teams In Week 4 (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Six Impact Bench Players (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
Bret Just: How A H.S. Coach Became One Of Basketball’s Most Powerful People  (from Dan Wolken, USA Today):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/7/18

– BKN: Dudley Worked Hard To Rebound As Nets Starter (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
– BOS: Featuring Hayward Through His Playmaking (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
BOS: The Celtics’ Fundamental Problem (from Gary Washburn, Boston Celtics):
– CHI: Arcidiacano Is Proving That He Belongs (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
– CHI: How Is Tyler Ulis Looking To Make An Impact For Windy City Bulls? (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
– CLE: Chris Fedor’s Mailbag  (from cleveland.com):
– DAL: Q & A: Dirk Nowitzki (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
– DAL: How DeAndre Jordan Became An 80% FT Shooter  (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
– DEN: 10 Nuggets Numbers Through Ten Games (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
– LAC: The Clippers Are Outrunning NBA Purgatory (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
– LAC: Gallinari Is A Silent Killer (from Chris Murch, Clips Nation):
 NOP: How Missing Payton Affects The Pels (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
– NOP: Recapping The Road Trip From Hell (from James Grieco, Hoops Habit):
– NYK: How Ntilikina Is Trying To Become A More Willing Scorer (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic);
– PHI:  How RoCo Has Become The Shooter The Sixers Need (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
– PHI: Joel Embiid Continues To Improve (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
– PHO: What’s Wrong With The Suns Has Become Systemic (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
– POR: McCollum Breaks Out (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
 SAC: Bagley: Fit For The Kings’ Future  (from Greg Wissinger, Sactown Royalty):
– SAC: Zach Randolph Understands His Reduced Role (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
– TOR: Changing Positions Has Revitalized Ibaka’s Career (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):
– TOR: Lowry: The Raptors’ Other Superstar (from Anthony Doyle, Raptors Republic):
 UTA: How The Jazz Use Gobert’s Offensive Game (from Jake Paynting, DefPen):
UTA: Gobert & Favors Are Struggling When On Court Together (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
– WAS: Wizards Lack Decisiveness & Offensive Activity (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
 Week 3 Recap  (from Michael Dugger, Hoops Habit):
– How New HCs Kokoskv & Nurse Are Adjusting (from Duane Rankin, azcentral.com):
– The Offensive Explosion Is Unstoppable (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
– Dark Horse MVP Candidates (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/6/18

ATL: Kevin Huerter Has Shown He Belongs (from Glen Willis, Soaring Down South):
BKN: D’Antoni Has Long Been A Believer In Kenny Atkinson (from Moke Hamilton, The Athletic):
CLE: The Cavs’ Season From Hell Reached A New Low Against The Magic (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
DAL: The Mavs Have Fully Embraced The Modern NBA (from Doyle Rader, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL:  Q & A: Maxi Kleber (from Talk Basket):
DEN: Nuggets Match Best Start In Franchise History (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
DEN: Takeaways From Win Over Celtics (from Brandon Ewing, Mile High Sports):
DEN: Juancho Hernangomez & The Art Of Spacing The Floor (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
DET:  GRIII As A Starter Can Help Boost Pistons’ Shooting (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: How McKinnie Went From Long Shot To Rotation Player (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
HOU: Playbook: Flex STS Pitch Milwaukee (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
IND: Sabonis Is Playing Big Without Being Constrained By His Size  (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MIA: Q & A: Dwyane Wade  (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
MIL: How To Handle The First Faults In The Defensive Scheme (from Adam Paris, Brew Hoop):
MIL: Brook Lopez Is Making A Big Difference On Defensive Glass  (from Kane Pitman, The Step Back):
MIL: Budenholzer Has Bucks Ahead of Schedule (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
PHI: RoCo Is Making Early DPOY Case (from Ethan Piechota, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Refusal To Play Smaller Is Holding The Team Back (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
POR: A New Rotation Is Bringing Success (from Peter Sampson, Blazer’s Edge):
POR: Evan Turner Is Flourishing In is New Role (from Steven Vaughan, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: The Kings Have Found Their Blueprint.  Will Bagley Fit?  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
SAS: The Best Version Of DeRozan Has Arrived In San Antonio (from Jared Johnson, BBall Index):
SAS: Aldridge & Extra Possessions (from Paul Garcia, Project Spurs):
SAS: Video Breakdown: Anatomy Of A Spurs Dunk (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
WAS: Can The Wizards Fix This New Level Of Dysfunction?  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Week 3 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
Metrics 101: The One Number Defining Each Team Three Weeks In (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
What Makes The Penny Hardaway/Mike Miller Coaching Union Work?  (from Drew Hill, Commercial Appeal):
2019 Draft Scouting Videos: Barrett, Williamson, Little, K. Johnson  (from Mike Schmitz/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Which Duke Draft Prospect Has The Most NBA Potential?  (from Schmitz/Givony/Pelton, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/5/18

BOS: How The Celtics Defend Giannis (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Are The Celtics Relying Too Much On The Three-Pointer?  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
CHI: Zach Lavine Is Rising To The Occasion  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DEN: Mason Plumlee Has Reversed The Narrative (from Brendan Vogt/Adam Mares, DenverStiffs):
GSW: Curry Is Cookin’ Like It’s 2016 (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
GSW: Q & A: Alfonzo McKinnie (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW: Q & A: Jonas Jerebko (from Raul Barrigon, Hoops Hype):
HOU: Bdzelik Returning To Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Read it here:  https://www.chron.com/sports/rockets/article/Jeff-Bzdelik-returning-to-Rockets-13363819.php

NYK: Film Notes: Damyean Dotson & Mitchell Robinson (from Zach DiLuzio):
PHI: Will Fultz & Sixers Build Each Other Up, Or Derail Each Other Trying?  (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
PHI: Brett Brown Feels For TJ McConnell (from Jack McCaffery, Delco Times):
PHO: Mikal Bridges Might Round Out Suns’ “Big 3”  (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
POR: Expected Or Not, Blazers Win Early (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAS: Poeltl Plans To “Play More Freely” (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: Moving Ibaka To “5” Is Paying Dividends (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
4th Quarter Breakdown: Pacers Vs Celtics (from Adam Spinella, Box And One):
Fultz & Hayward & The Short-Term/Long-Term Balancing Act  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Sophomore Ladder: The Top 10 (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Breakout & Surprise Leap Players (from Dan Favale, Bleacher report):