Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/20/18

BKN: Nobody Does The Dirty Work Like Ed Davis (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
BKN: Nets Are Red-Hot & The League Is Noticing  (from Laura Albanese, Newsday):
BOS: Celtics Have Just Two Healthy Big Men (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Robert Williams Has A Long Way To Go, But Has All The Tools To Get There  (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
BOS: Takeaways From Loss To Suns (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
DAL: Behind Doncic & A Deep Bench, The Mavs Have Staying Power  (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
DAL: Doncic Isn’t Your Average Rookie (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
DAL: Boucek Is Blazing Trails As Mavs’ 1st Female Coach (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DEN: How Jamal Murray Has Grown As A Distributor (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DET: Time For Everyone To Get To Know Reggie Bullock (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
LAL: Lonzo Ball’s Strengths & Weaknesses (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
LAL: Who Are The Real Lakers? (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
MIA: Derrick Jones, Jr Is Finding A Role (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
MIL: Bledsoe’s Ability To Beat Screens (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIL: Lopez Has Revamped The Bucks’ System But Can’t Change Everything (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
MIL: Is Giannis Built To Break The Mold?  (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
MIN: Okogie’s Shining Light Potential (from Cooper Langby, Dunking With Wolves):
OKC: Jerami Grant Is A Key To Thunder’s Recent Success (from Jonathan Saponara, Hashtag Basketball):
ORL:  Without Vucevic, The Magic’s Future Is Still Far Away (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Film Review: How Embiid Can Beat Double Teams (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
PHI: Sixers Still Need Bench Help (from Tom Moore, Morning Call):
PHI: The Process Is Over (from TJ McConnell, The Players’ Tribune):
PHO: Film Room: Ayton In The Kokoskov Offense (from Yusuf Saleem, BBall Index):
PHO: Interview: Interim GM James Jones (from Duane Rankin,
PHO: Suns Dispel Notion That Young Teams Need Veterans (from Dan Volpone, Valley Of The Suns):
The Best Player At Each Spot On The Floor (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
The Five Most Interesting Teams In Week 10  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Five First-Time All-Star Candidates (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
Video: The Top 5 Low-Post Scorers & What Makes Them So Successful  (from Coach Nick, The Athletic):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/18/18 PART ONE

ATL: Lin Finds His Best Basketball Self With The Hawks (from Howard Megdal, Forbes):
CHA: How Far Can Kemba Carry The Hornets?  (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
DEN: Jokic’s Strong, Silent MVP Push (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
HOU: Rockets Switch Their Philosophy On Switches (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Oladipo Returns With New Ways To Dominate (from Adam Friedman, Indy Cornrows):
IND: Pacers Name Kelly Krauskopf 1st Female Assistant GM In The NBA (from Charlotte Wilder, Sports Illustrated):
MEM: Q & A: Mike Conley (from Sekou Smith,
MIL: Film Room: 4th Quarter Of Bucks At Raptors (from Brian Sampson,):
MIN: Time To Unleash Okogie (from Devan Olsem, The Sports Daily):
NOP: How To Help Ensure The Pels Can Keep AD (from Jordan Brenner, The Athletic):
NYK: Mudiay: Making The Case To Be Long-Term Starting PG (from Robbie Stratakos, Sir Charles In Charge):
ORL:  Why The Magic Shoot So Few FTs  (from Garrett Townsend, Orlando Pinstriped post):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox Has Broken Out (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
The World Of The Black International Player in The NBA (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
“Game-ifying” The Gym (from Malika Andrews, ESPN):
Luguentz Dort & His Unconventional Rise To Possible Lottery Pick (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
*Milutinov & Radicevic: A Tale Of Two Draft & Stash Nikolas (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
As NBA’s Big Men Play More Like Guards, High School Coaches Face A Dilemma (from Samantha Pell, Washington Post):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/9/18 PART ONE

Ten Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
MIL 134, GSW 111 (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
BOS 114, PHO 109  (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
The Biggest Winners In The NBA’s Pace Boom (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
The Challenge Of Building Meaningful Relationships In The NBA (from Alex Wong, The Score):
BOS: Tatum’s Shot Selection Is A Concern (from David Morrow, DefPen):
CLE: Cavs Need To Be Smart About The Moves They Make (from Terry Pluto,
LAL: Details In Tyson Chandler’s Game Key To Winning (from Mike Garcia, Bball index):
LAL: Ingram’s Defense May Unlock The Lakers’ Potential  (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: Every Team Should Be Scared Of What Giannis & The Bucks Are Doing  (from Scott Rafferty,
NOP: Darren Erman: From Attorney To NBA Coach (from NBA Coaches Association):
POR: Where Are Nurkic’s Post-ups?  (from Dwight Jaynes, NBC Sports):
TOR: The Raptors May Have Perfected The Art Of Team Building (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
UTA: Is Alec Burks’ Arrival Finally Here?  (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/12/18

BKN: The Nets Finally Control Their Own Destiny  (from Eric Spyropolous, The Step Back):
BOS: Is Horford The Most Important Celtic?  (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
BOS: How Horford Can Continue To Improve (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini);
CLE: Which Cav Had The Best Training Camp?  (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DEN: Q & A: Michael Porter, Jr  (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
GSW: Quinn Cook Could Be Poised For Breakout Year (from Patrick Murray, Forbes):
GSW: The Dubs’ Favorite JaVale Memories (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
LAL: Landing LeBron: Jeanie Buss & The Kobe Assist  (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
LAL: Will The Lakers Make The Playoffs?  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass);
LAL: Film Room: Lonzo Returns (from Pete Zayas, Lakers Film Room):
MIA: Hassan Whiteside Wants To Be Unleashed (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
MIN: Why Do The Wolves Want Josh Richardson So Badly?  (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NYK: Is Ntilikina The Knicks’ PG Of The Future? (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
NYK: Fizdale Wants To See How Ntilikina Does Defending Some PFs  (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
OKC: Can Schroder & Westbrook Form A Dynamic Duo?  (from Erik Horne,
OKC: Grant And Patterson Are Keys To Thunder’s Faster Play (from Jenni Carlson,
ORL: Vucevic: Consistent & Still Improving  (from Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel):
ORL: Can The Magic Overcome Their PG Issue?  (from Brandon Jefferson, The Step Back):
PHO: James Jones Has Already Made His Mark On The Suns  (from Brendon Kleen, Bright Side Of The Sun):
PHO: Bender’s Future In Phoenix Looks Bleak (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
POR: Does Taking More Three-Pointers Really Make For A Great Offense?  (from Robert Flom, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: How The Kings Plan To Push The Pace (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
UTA: The Jazz’ Embarrassment Of Riches On The Bench (from Jordan Cummings, SLC Dunk):
WAS: Grading The Wizards’ Roster  (from NBA Math):
Inside Brian Bowen’s New Path To The NBA And What It Means (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Refs Are Using Psychology To Keep Up With The Pace Of The Modern NBA (from Ben Dowsett, SBNation):
Are Curry & Harden Breaking The Rules?  (from Coach Nick/Ronnie Nunn, BBall Breakdown):
The Art Of The Sidle: The Slickest Move In NBA Media (from Bryan Curtis, The Ringer):
Ranking All 30 Bench Units  (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
How Does The Luxury Tax Work?  (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Sleepers, Breakout Candidates & More (from The Athletic):
Two-Way Contracts Have Given Teams A Powerful Tool (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Tex Winter Was A Stickler For Details (from Dan Woike, LA Times):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/21/18

Q & A: Steve Kerr (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Q & A: Pelicans’ Assistant Coach Chris Finch  (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
The Most Intriguing Players This Season (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Q & A: Tony Parker (from Matt Rochinski,
MIP Candidates Ready To Break Out (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher report):
How Sean Marks Brought The Nets Back From The Abyss  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Jarrett Allen Carries A New Profile Into His Second Nets’ Training Camp (from Tom Dowd,
Grading The Pacers Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Rockets Roster (from NBA Math):
10 Teams That Made  Meaningful Changes Entering 2018-19 Season (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Jamal Crawford: “I Could Just Sign A Deal To Sign A Deal”  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Sixers Believe Brand Can Help Make Them A FA Destination  (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
Presti’s Plan For 2018-19 Thunder: Fast But Accurate (from Nick Gallo,
Presti On Steven Adams (from Ananth Pandian, 247 Sports):
Film Room: More Important: Making Threes Or Defending Threes? (from Josh Cohen,
What’s Left For Alex Len? (from Nick Sciria, Cleaning The Glass):
How Far Can The Contrarian, Big, Defensive Jazz Go This Season?  (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
The Clippers Hired Lee Jenkins For What He Did Best At SI  (from Ben Strauss, Washington Post):
The Clippers Almost Had A Lee Jenkins Precedent, 25 Years Ago (from Jon Greenberg, The Athletic):
Ref Lauren Holtkamp: Perfecting Her Craft & Carving A Career Path For Women (from Dan Greene, Sports Illustrated):
Jackie MacMullan/Rafe Bartholomew’s Book Ties Generational Stars To Common Thread (from Steve Aschburner,
Brandon Ingram: The Lakers’ Wild Card (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Breaking Down Magic & Pelinka’s Presser  (from Mike Trudell,
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Knicks: Stressing Patience & Taking The Long View (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
From George Willis, NY Post: