Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/15/18

BOS: Where Do The Celtics Go From Here?  (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
CHI: Is Dunn The Bulls’ PG Of The Future? (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DEN: Hernangomez’ & Beasley’s Development Save The Nuggets (from Max Carling, The Step Back):
DEN: Monte Morris Is Here To Stay (from Jackson Lloyd, 94 Feet):
DET: Are The Pistons Placing Too Much Emphasis On Defending Three-Pointers? (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
DET: Pistons’ Assistant Coach JD Dubois (from Ryan McDonald, Deseret News):
GSW: Video Analysis: Steph Outduels Luka Down The Stretch (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
* IND: Can The Pacers Keep Turner & Sabonis?  (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
MIL: Brogdon Rarely Misses (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
MIL: Q & A: Marques Johnson (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
OKC: Ferguson Is Repaying Thunder’s Faith (from Lawrence George, Thunderous Intentions):
PHI: The Sixers’ Upcoming Killer Schedule Will Test & Help Define Them (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
PHI: The Story Of Landry Shamet’s Rise (from Jackson Frank, The Athletic):
PHO: As Booker Returns, He Needs To Fit In, Not Take Over (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):
UTA: Rudy Gobert Scares People (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: In Locker Room & Beyond, Udoh Builds Community (from Aaron Falk, utahjazz.com):
Coaches Are Tending To Their Health To Cope With The Grind (from Janie McCauley, Associated Press):
The Three-Point Line Has Gone Beyond Percentages (from Justin Jett, DefPen):
Draft Prospect Goga Bitadze Shines In 1st EuroLeague Action (from Austin Green, Flo Hoops):
Cherokee Parks Finds Second Life In League Office (from Josh Martin, closeup360.com):

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* IND: Can The Pacers Keep Turner & Sabonis?  (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/6/18

*ATL: Trae Young’s Passing Is Ahead Of Schedule (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
ATL: Vince Carter’s Journey To Becoming NBA’s Go-To Mentor (from David Singh, Sportsnet.ca):
BKN: D’Angelo Russell Is Playing Like An Elite PG (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: DeMarre Carroll Is Playing Like His Old Self Again (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: Nets Point To Depth As Reason For Improvement (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BOS: Rozier’s Backup Role Brings Challenges (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
CHI: Boylen Just Wants Bulls To Play Smarter (from Mike McGraw, Daily Herald):
CHI: Bulls Focus Is On The Future (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
DAL: Broekhoff Find His Rhythm (from Nick Metallinos, ESPN):
GSW: Video Breakdown: How The Dubs Won Against The Hot-Shooting Kings (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
LAC: SGA Is Dealing With Fatigue & Fighting Through The “Rookie Wall” (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
LAL: Film Room: The Problem With How The Lakers’ Have Developed Ingram (from Pete Zayas, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Lakers’ Youth Is Wasting Its Opportunity To Shine (from Bill Oram, The Athletic):
LAL: Video: Lonzo Ball: Scrub Or Star? (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
MIN: Petersen & Benz: The Wolves’ Top Broadcast Team (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press)
MIN: Wolves Need A Strong, Candid Communicator (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NYK: Hardaway: Losing Is Tough But It Builds Character & Matures You As A Player (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
POR: Assists On The Rise (from Jamie Hudson, NBC Sports):
TOR: How To Properly Feed A Hungry Pack Of Raptors (from Rachel Brady, Globe And Mail):
Inside The Life Of NBA Assistant Coaches (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
A Study Of Blown Leads, Comebacks & Close Games Around The NBA (from Andrew Patton, Liberty Ballers):
Predicting Six Players Who Will Be Better In 2019  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
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*ATL: Trae Young’s Passing Is Ahead Of Schedule (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/2/19

BOS: Defense Will Determine The Celtics’ Fate (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
CLE: McCaw: The Right Kind Of Flier For The Cavs To Take (from Carter Rodriguez, Fear The Sword):
DEN: The Evolution Of Jamal Murray’s Passing (from Grayson Moore, Nugg Love):
DET: DJ Bakker: Life As An NBA Player Development Coach (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
DET: How The Bucks Picked Apart The Pistons Is Perfect Example Of How The NBA Has Changed (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
DET: Kennard Is Working On Being More Aggressive (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
DET: Reggie Jackson Shares Why He Is Struggling (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
HOU: How Harden Worked Overtime To Build His Scoring Streak (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: Harden Is The NBA’s Best Offensive Player (from Andre Snellings, ESPN):
HOU: No Need To Rush CP3 Back (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
LAL: Josh Hart’s Ever-Revolving Role (from Hannah Kulik, Laker Nation):
MIL: The Improved Efficiency Of Giannis (from Matthew Hallett, Hoops Habit):
NOP: The Importance Of Payton’s Return (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
OKC: Westbrook’s Roller-Coaster Offense Isn’t Slowing Down The Thunder (from Royce Young, ESPN):
OKC: Nader Is Trying To Make The Most Of His Chance (from Clay Horning, Norman Transcript):
PHI: Film Room: How Brett Brown Has Tried To Integrate Jimmy Butler (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: 5 Observations From Wild Win Over Clippers (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
POR: The Flu Doesn’t Stop Lillard Time (from Jamie Hudson, NBC Sports):
POR: Reacting To Nurkic’s Record-Setting Night (from Dave Deckard, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: Kings Enter 2019 With Aspirations, Expectations (from James Ham, NBC Sports):
TOR: The Year Of Norman Powell (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
UTA: The Jazz’ Rebounding Is Better Than You Think (from Mason McFee, Hoops Habit):
Role Players: The “Skeleton Keys” That Can Unlock Any Lineup: D.Green, Brogdon, Hart,Winslow,Crowder,Shumpert,Bogdan (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
January Schedule Breakdown (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
18 Lessons From 2018 (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/1/19 Happy New Year Edition

BKN: After Years In The Wilderness, Are The Nets Finally Re-Emerging? (from Tyler Blint-Welsh, Washington Post):
BKN: Carroll Is The Best Option At The 4 For Now (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: Hayward Preaches Patience (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
CHI: Boylen Not Planning To Alter His Intense Approach (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
CHI: Hutchison Is Embracing His Role As Defensive Stopper (from Joe Cowley, Sun-Times):
DEN: Jamal Murray Is Showing Glimpses Of A Superstar Ceiling  (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Nuggets Need To Extend GM Connelly Long-Term (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
DET: Kennard Uses Film To Return To Productivity (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
DET: This Pistons’ Weakness Rears Again (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press ):
GSW: Video Breakdown: Will Jordan Bell’s Mini-Resurgent Game Start A Breakout?  (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
HOU: James Harden/Monja Willis’ Strong Mother-Son Bond  (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
IND: Pacers Grew A Lot In 2018 (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
MIA: Q & A: Justise Winslow (from Couper Moorhead, heat.com):
MIL: 2018 Was A “Leap” Year For The Bucks (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
OKC: Thunder’s Defense Makes Them Legit Contender (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
OKC: PG-13 Is Reaching His Career Peak & Raising The Thunder’s Ceiling (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
PHI: Ben Simmons’ Defense: Flashes Of Greatness & Inconsistency  (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):
PHO: Set Of The Week & Other Observations (from Yusuf Saleem, BBall Index):
PHO: Oubre Adding Length Options To Lineup Combinations (from Gina Mizell/CJ Holmes, The Athletic):
WAS: Kristi Tolliver, Assistant Coach Who Is Paid Like An Intern (from Howard Megdal, NY Times):
Video Breakdown: OKC 122, DAL 102 (from Mo Dakhil):
Will These 10 NBA Trends Continue In 2019? (from ESPN):
Q & A: Euroleague December MVP Jan Vesely (from Javier Gancedo, EuroLeague.net):
Key January Dates &  Deadlines (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Analyzing Romeo Langford’s NBA Potential (from Ben Pfeifer, cbbtoday.com):
Cam Reddish & The Importance Of Eye Level (from Ben Rubin, The Stepien):
Happy New Year!!!

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/28/18

BKN: Analyzing The Box & One Adjustment That Lifted The Nets Vs CHA (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
BKN: Kurucs’ Breakout Month (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BKN: Finding Rodions: How The Nets Scouting Machine Went All Out To Get Him (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
BOS: Kyrie Must Be Seen To Be Appreciated (from Zito Madu, SBNation):

BOS: Irving’s All-Around Game Has Improved Through Conditioning And Maturity (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):

CHA: Borrego Is Willing To “Junk It Up” (from Spencer Percy, Queen City Hoops):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith (from bulls.com):
DEN: Nuggets Have A Big Decision Looming With Lyles (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
DET: Casey Is Intent On Keeping Griffin Fresh (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown: Blazers 110, Dubs 109, OT (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: Knee Injection Appears To Revitalize Evans After Slow Start With Pacers (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
LAL: Playing Iso-Ball Costs The Lakers (from Anthony Irwin, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Video: How The Lakers Beat The Dubs On Xmas (from Laker Film Room):
MEM: Dillon Brooks’ Expedited Return  (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: Winslow Faces New Challenges At PG (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIN: Favorite Things About The Timberwolves (from Britt Robson, The Athletic):
MIN: Gibson & Saric Are A Potent 1-2 Punch (from Dale Mizutani, TwinCities.com ):
NYK: How Kevin Knox Has Adjusted To The NBA (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
OKC: Jerami Grant Is The Glue Holding The Thunder Together (from Isaac Gutierrez, Clutch Points):
ORL: The Magic Values Augustin’s Consistency (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: How Star Guards Feast On Sixers’ Drop Coverage In Pick-And-Rolls (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Tum Tum Nairn Masters The Rare College Player To NBA Assistant Transition (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
SAC: Video: DeAaron Fox, MIP Candidate (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
SAC: WCS Is Inconsistent In Defending The Paint (from Omer Khan, Sactown Royalty):
SAS: Managing Gasol’s Return  (from Brandon Meiners, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Jerome Castleberry Chases NBA Coaching Dream (from Mark Ziegler, San Diego Union-Tribune):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Teams That Can Have Max Cap Space For 2019 Free Agency (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
The Pros & Cons Of Today’s Pace & Space Game (from Brian Quevedo, Sir Chharles In Charge):
Context Is Critical In Evaluating Draft Big Board Movers (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Hoop Pioneer Wat Misaka Reflects On Breaking Barriers  (from Ed Odeven, Japan Times):