Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/4/18

BOS 108, PHI 103 (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

Marcus Smart’s Return Has Morphed The Celtics At Both Ends (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Sixers Stay Ready Thanks To Young, Athletic Assistant Coaches (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Simmons’ Shooting Is Worse Off The Dribble (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hops Hype):
Exum Got Harden In Game Two (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
UTA Has The Highest Turnover Rate Among Teams In The Postseason (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Are The Rockets Fun To Watch? (from Mark Titus, The Ringer):
Jazz: Beating The Odds With Team Play (from Doug Robinson, Deseret News):
Anthony Davis & The Bizarre Tying Of Respect  To Postseason Success (from Tim Keown, ESPN):
Rondo: Back To Defying Expectations (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Is Kevon Looney Playing Himself Out Of Dubs’ Price Range? (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
KLove Breaks Through (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Cavs’ Role Players: Stepping Up At The Right Time (from Robbie Di Paolo, King James Gospel):
Cavs Are Winning By Avoiding Turnovers (from Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com):
Video: LBJ’s Epic Game Two Highlights:
The Raptors’ Matchup Problems (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Cavs: Learning To Play On The King’s Court (from Jason Lloyd, The Athletic):
Koby Altman: Thriving In One Of The NBA’s Most High-Profile Jobs (from Ryan Jones, Middlebury Magazine):
Pacers: Should Turner & Sabonis Start Together? (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
An Ode To Taj Gibson’s Season (from Jake Paynting, On The Prowl):
What To Expect From Bjelica’s Restricted Free Agency (from Britt Robson, The Athletic):
New Suns’ Coach Igor Kokoskov (from Patrick Redford, Deadspin):
The Pursuit Never Ends (from Taurean Prince, The Players Tribune):
Bulls’ Receptionist Celebrates 20 Years With Team (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/3/18

GSW-NOP: 5 Early Takeaways (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Steph Is Back (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
Warriors’ Shooters Deal With Off-Nights In Different Ways (from Janie Mccauley, Associated Press):
Analyzing Donovan Mitchell (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Jazz Keep Proving Everyone Wrong (from Taylor Griffin, SLC Dunk):
UTA 116, HOU 108:
In 22 Minutes, Alec Burks Turned UTA-HOU Series On Its Head (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Attacking Mismatches With Jayson Tatum (from Keith P. Smith, Celtics Blog):
Why The Sixers Are In Better Shape Than You Think: Shot Quality (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Celtics Allowed Embiid To Dominate Post While Smothering The Perimeter (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
Fultz Can Only Focus On What’s Within His Control (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Marcus Smart Puts His Unique Stamp On Playoffs (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Celtics’ Floor Spacing Limited Embiid’s Defensive Impact (from Jeff Nooney, Celtics Blog):
Even With Depth Depleted, Celtics Got Key Contributions From Bench (from Keith P. Smith, Celtics Blog):
Terry Rozier’s Story (from Jack McCluskey, The Ringer):
Celtics’ Assistant Jerome Allen Has Deep Philly Roots (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
How Brad Stevens Transformed From College Assistant Coach To One Of The NBA’s Best (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
TOR-CLE: Game Two Preview (from Zach Lowe, Dave McMenamin, Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
From Norm de Silva/Dylan Murphy, Cleaning The Glass: https://cleaningtheglass.com/shootaround-cavs-at-raptors-game-2/
TOR-CLE: Game One Video Review (from Mike Zavagno):
Does Minnesota KLove Still Exist? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
KLove: Struggling Offensively In Restricted Area (form Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Cavs Sticking With KLove As Starting Center (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
JB Bickerstaff:  Following In His Father’s Footsteps (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Loading To The Ball Vs Great Transition PG (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/18/18

Jrue Holiday Is A Big Reason Why Pels Lead 2-0 (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
Film Breakdown: This Is A Different Raptors’ Team (from Jacob Mack, Raptors HQ):
Film Room Breakdown: Rockets Tactics Against The Wolves (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
Rockets: Capela Could Be Front & Center (from Stefano Fusaro, The Undefeated):

From Jackson Frank, Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/18258136
Thibodeau’s Derrick Rose Gamble (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
CLE-IND Game Two Preview (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

From Chris Barnewall, CBS Sports: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/2018-nba-playoffs-the-cavaliers-case-for-and-against-using-jeff-green-in-the-starting-lineup/

Film Sessions: UTA & OKC Prepare For Game Two (from Dylan Murphy/Steve Jones, Jr, Cleaning The Glass):
Physical Play Is Key As OKC-UTA Series Continues (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
The Heat-Sixers Chess Match (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Sixers: Game Two Loss Showed Effect Of Embiid’s Absence (from Liberty Ballers):

The Bucks’ Flaws Were Exposed In Game Two (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):

Jaylen Brown Has Improved By Leaps And Bounds (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Bucks And Sixers: Pushing The Boundaries Of Small-Ball (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Iguodala Has A Knack For Big Playoff Performances (from Janie McCauley, Associated Press):

Warriors’ Assistant Mike Brown’s Selective Head Coaching Aspirations (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):

Nets: Full-Time Duties At The 4 Helped RHJ Make Big Leap (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):

Becky Hammon Is Just The Start Of A Revolution (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):


2018 Draft: Biggest Questions For Projected Lottery Picks (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Is A Bet On Bamba A Bet On Athletic Development? (from JZ Mazlish, The Stepien):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/8/18

Jazz’ Assistant Coach Johnnie Bryant Works Behind The Scenes But His Impact Is Unmistakable (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Everyone In The West Playoff Race Controls Their Own Destiny (from Tom Ziller, SB Nation):
Knee Expert Explains Irving’s Status & What Could Come Next (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Brad Stevens Sees Similarities Between Horford & Monroe (from Quenton Albertie, USA Today):
VanVleet: 6MOY? (from Curtis Rafter, Hashtag Basketball):
Observations From Jimmy Butler’s Return (from Kyle Ratke, Timberwolves.com):
Q & A: Jeff Green (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Q & A: Trey Burke (from Steve Serby, NY Post):
Knicks: Ntilikina’s Progress (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Clint Capela: Greatly Improved, But Just Scratching The Surface (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
How The NBA Schedule Rattled The Nuggets…And Their Opponents (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Tanking Has Become A Problem (from Al Iannazzone, Newsday):
The Evolution Of Jonas Valanciunas (from Mike Rouleau, Raptors HQ):
Heat: Adebayo Won’t Forget Where He Came From But His Sights Are Set On A Bright Future (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Wizards Struggle To Explain What’s Wrong (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
NBA Draft: International Prospect Scouting Reports (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The Sixers Have Six Picks In The 2018 Draft (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
Is Role Change The Culprit In Dinwiddie’s Drop-Off? (from Greg Logan, Newsday):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/5/18

Zach Lowe’s 7th Annual “Luke Walton All-Stars” (from ESPN):
Brett Brown On The Sixers’ Rebuild (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Ben Simmons’ NBA Career: Off To Better Start Than LBJ’s? (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
The Rockets Have Become The Dubs’ Biggest Obstacle (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Draymond Green: Embracing Added Responsibilities (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Preparing Book On Rockets’ Potential First-Round Foes Is A Busy Task (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
20 Ways Injuries Have Impacted The Season & The Playoff Race (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Pacers: The Least Talked-About Playoff Team (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
CJ McCollum Is Kind Of A Ball Hog.  Does It Matter?  (from Eric Griffith, Blazer’s Edge):
How Have The Raptors’ Most Used Lineups Held Up & Can They Be Improved? (from Daniel Hackett, Raptors HQ):
Spotlight On Raptors’ Assistant Rex Kalamian (from Joel Stephens, Raptors HQ):
Taj Gibson Makes Minnesota Go (from Haley O’ Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Video: “Red” Defensive Coverage (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Aaron Gordon: Working On Shot Selection To End The Season (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
DWade: “I’m Not For Everyone, I’m For Miami” (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
6MOY Candidates (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
DPOY Candidates (from Kelly Scaletta, The Step Back):
Picking The DPOY & Every All-Defense Position (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Q & A: Walter McCarty (from Harry Lyles, Jr, SBNation):
Inaugurating Our WNBA Coverage:
WNBA Free Agency Winners & Losers (from Eli Horowitz, ESPN):