Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/3/18

ATL: Q & A: Hawks’ Long-Tenured Radio Voice Steve Holman (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
BKN: Harris:The Face Of The Changing NBA Is A Guy Named Joe (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
BOS: Robert Williams Is Making An Impression In His Cameo Appearances (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
DAL: Jalen Brunson: Veteran Disguised As A Rookie (from Brice Paterik, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL: Barea Works His Magic (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
DET: The Warriors Talk About The Pistons (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
DET: 5 Reasons For Optimism (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
GSW: Dubs Not Shooting Enough Treys (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
GSW: Last Season’s Health Scare (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
IND: Myles Turner’s Defense Has Never Been Better (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAL: How Beasley Earned A Spot In The Rotation (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Kuzma Is Becoming More Than Just A Scorer (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: Time To Unleash Jevon Carter? (from JLew23, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIL: So This Is What Prime Eric Bledsoe Looks Like (from bucks.com):
MIL: Jaylen Morris, The Only D2 Player In The NBA (from Flynn Patrick, Fadeaway World):
MIN: Inconsistency Has Plagued Teague This Season (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
* ORL: Vucevic 2.0 Is The Best Version Yet (from Austin Hutchinson, The Basketball Writers):
PHI: Embiid’s MVP-Caliber Season (from Kevin O’Connor,The Ringer):
PHI: Simmons’ Offensive Potential Lies Within Face-Up Game (from George Kondoleon, Bball Index):
PHI: Monty Williams: Coaching With A Servant’s Heart (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: Six Thoughts On The Sixers (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: Justin Patton Aims To Return This Season As More Than A Trade Throw-In (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
TOR: The Raptors Can Be Better (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
TOR: Siakam Is Nearly Unstoppable (from Jacob Mack, BBall Index):
TOR: Danny Green Is Exceptionally Valuable To The Raptors (from Jacob Mack, Bball Index):
UTA: What Korver Adds To The Jazz (from Tavan Parker, BBall Index):
UTA: Karl Malone’s Life After Basketball (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
* The Evolution Toward Positionless Basketball (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
*The Dangers Of Single-Number Metrics (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/26/18

BKN: How Ed Davis Is Helping To Make Jarrett Allen A Better Player (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: Jarrett Allen Is Steering The Team In A New Direction (from Kelly Whiteside, NY Times):
CLE: Nwaba Has Found His Niche With Cavs (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: Doncic’s Earned Confidence (from Jonny Auping, RealGM):
DET:  Blake Griffin Is Happy & Healthy In Detroit (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
GSW: Video Analysis: The Game-Winning Put-Back Against The Kings (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: How Can The Pacers Get McDermott More Involved? (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
IND: Sabonis Finally Feels At Home (from Alaa Abdeldaiem, Sports Illustrated):
LAC: How A Team With No All-Stars Is Tied For 1st (from Aymin Bakr, Hoops Habit):
LAL: Lonzo Is Meshing Well With LBJ  (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
MEM: Defense Is The Name Of The Game For The Grizzlies (from Jack Noonan, Grizzly Bear Blues):
NOP:  Is Randle’s Warm-Up Routine Making Him The Pels’ Stellar 6th Man? (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
NYK: The Knicks’ 3-Game Win Streak FAQ (from Jonathan Macri, Knicks Film School):
NYK: Three Observations (from Tom Piccolo, Bball Index):
OKC: Jerami Grant Thrives In Starting Role (from Maddie Lee, newsok.com):
ORL: Vucevic Makes His All-Star Case (from Josh Robbins, The Athletic):
ORL: Good Decision Making Helps Magic Defeat Lakers (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
PHI: Butler & Sixers Are Still Figuring Each Other Out (from Jared Dubin, The STep Back):
TOR: Raptors Should Only Get Better As Season Progresses  (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
UTA: Jazz Find Their Offense Against The Kings (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
Team-By-Team Salary & Roster Breakdown (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Sophomores Who Are Trying To Avoid Bust Label (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
The Precarious Perch Of NBA Broadcasters (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/24/18

ATL: Reserves Continue To Outplay Starters (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
DAL: Doncic’s Star Potential Is Already Crystal Clear  (from Scott Rafferty, NBA.com):
DET: Bruce Brown Meets Challenge Of Defending Harden (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Dubs Return To Winning Ways Through Defense, Pace & 3-Point Shooting (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of MInd):
HOU: Assistant Coach Brett Gunning: Mastermind Behind Rockets’ Turnaround  (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
LAC: Clippers Are Going Against The NBA Grain And It’s Working (from Jim Alexander, Press-Enterprise):
MEM: Shelvin Mack Is Better Than Your Team’s Backup PG (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
MIA: Open Roster Spot Not Taxing, Even With Backup PG Void (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIN: When Jim Petersen Broke Up With Coach K  (from Pat Borzi, Minn Post):
MIN: Wolves Are Struggling In The Post (from Pietro Caddeo, Bball Index):
NOP: Can Jrue Holiday Be The 1st Backcourt DPOY Since Gary Payton?  (from Preston Ellis, BBall Index):
OKC: Westbrook’s Changed Approach (from Royce Young, ESPN):
SAS: Why The Spurs Can’t Tank (from Collin Reid, Project Spurs):
TOR: Raptors Sinking Resources Into Sleep Education  (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
TOR: VanVleet Can Break His Slump By Copying Lowry (from Jacob Mack, Bball Index):
UTA: Defense Improves But Offense Can’t Score Against Lakers (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Wizards’ Melodrama Plays To Yawns In Toronto  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
How New Lottery Odds Will Affect Race To The Bottom (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/14/18

–  LBJ Has Always Played His Best Alongside Players Like Josh Hart (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
How Dwight Howard Is Adapting & Evolving (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
NOP: Randle Should Fit Nicely Next To AD  (from Ti Windisch, The Step Back):
How Will Grizzlies Approach JJJ’s Rookie Season? (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
Rookies In The Best Position To Make An Impact (from Matthew Blum, NBA.com):
How Ben Simmons Thrives Without Shooting Threes (from Tom West/Alex Kungu, Liberty Ballers/Celtics Blog):
MDA Says Melo Is “A Lot Better Fit” With Rockets (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Humanizing NBA Refs (from Spencer Lund, RealGM):
Jerami Grant: Poised To Become OKC X-Factor (from Yams, Thunderous Intentions):
Best One-Year Contract Signings Of 2018 (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Bobby Marks On Suns’ GM  (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Daniel Hamilton’s Path To The NBA (from Don Amore, Hartford Courant):
Color-Mixing & Lineup Synergies (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
Clippers:  Bruce Bowen Won’t Be Back After Remarks About Kawhi (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
Notes From FIBA U18 Tournaments (from The Stepien):
Why The Nets Refuse To Tank (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
On The Rise: Caris LeVert (from Alex Squadron, slamonline.com):
– Nets: What Dudley Brings (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Zach Collins: Not Ready For Big Minutes At “5” But That Still Might Be Blazers’ Best Hope (from Jack Winter, Hoop Ball):
Remaining Offseason Questions: Atlantic Division (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
John Wall And The Wizards Must Evolve (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Battle Of The Backups: Yogi Ferrell Vs. Frank Mason (from Tim Maxwell, Sactown Royalty):
How The Best NBA Teams Have Used The G-League To Hack The System (from Ben Beecken, Grandstand Central):
Oliver Miller Battles Weight Issues, Hopes To Inspire Others (from KSAZ):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/19/18

NOTE: We will publish a special “TOR-SAS Trade, Day Two Reaction” edition later today
Josh Hart’s SL Play Foreshadows A Major Role In L.A.  (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
The LBJ Effect On The Lakers (from BBall Breakdown):
Reminder: The Sixers Are Star-Developing, Too (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
The Knicks Unleashed The Kevin Knox We Didn’t See At Kentucky (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
What Ojeleye Worked On At Summer League (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
Celtics: Paying Smart Is Worth The Cost (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Treadmill Mentality (from Jevon Carter, The Players’ Tribune):
Q & A: Nuggets TV Analyst Scott Hastings, Part Two (from Mike Olson, Denver Stiffs):
How Jamal Murray Can Become Nuggets’ Second Star (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
Treveon Graham Brings Shooting, Defense To Nets (from Nicholas LeTourneau, Nets Daily):
How The NBA’s Improved Hiring Process Is Leading To More Female Referees (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
The Great NBA SL Analysis Manifesto (from Brandon Anderson, 94 Feet Report):
Read it here: https://94feetreport.com/nba-summer-league-analysis-manifesto-2018-basketball-every-team-ayton-trae-bagley-bamba-hart-sexton-knox-ad48b24fdca3
The Most Impressive SL Rookies (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Bulls: Hoiberg Has A Young Core To Mold (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Garrett Temple Brings Leadership To Memphis (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):
What’s It Like To Play For Brad Stevens? (from Nicole Yang, Bosotn.com):
Why Teams Don’t Just Waive Bad Contracts (from Dave Deckard, Blazer’s Edge):
The Best Is Yet To Come For Trevon Bluiett (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):