Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/31/17

Paul & Harden: The Rockets’ Superstar Experiment (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Nuggets’ Film Room: Gary Harris’ Terrific Off-Ball Movement  (from Tom West, Nugg Love):
Langston Galloway: Latest Validation Of JVG’s Pro Scouting Staff (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Pat Riley: Heat Don’t Need To Add Back-Up PG (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Bryn Forbes Could Be The Spurs’ Next Success Story (from Melissa Rohlin, expressnews.com):
Read it here:  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/Forbes-could-be-Spurs-next-success-story-11720258.php

–  All The Spurs Do Is Win, Win, Win  (from Kyle Ringo,  expressnews.com):
Cavs Have Asking Price For Irving & History Of Complexity In Trades (from Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com):
Q & A: Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days):
Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey, The Craftsman (from Trey Sanders, Hashtag Basketball):
Jeff Green: The Scar (from The Players Tribune):
Nets’ Head Coach Atkinson: The Importance Of Being Kenny (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
Suns’ Head Coach Earl Watson: Philosophy, Strategy, Tendencies (from Yusuf Saleem, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Vogel’s History Suggests Magic Will Improve Defensively In Year Two (from Dar-Wei Chen, Orlando Magic Daily):
Bucks’ Offense Needs More Screens (from Ti Windisch, Behind The Buck Pass):
Lineups, Potential Moves For All 30 Teams (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
T’Wolves’ Strength & Conditioning Coach David Crewe  (from David Boehler, Kenosha News):
The Other NBA Father-Son Story: Roosevelt Barnes & Caleb Swanigan (from Liz Mullen, Sports Business Journal):
PJ Tucker: How A One-Time Washout Explains The Modern NBA (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Maxi Kleber Q & A  (from Jorge Sierra, Hoops Hype):
How I Started My Pro Basketball Career In Poland (from Brian Freeman, Blazers Edge):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/16/17

Cavs Must Find Success When LBJ Rests (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
The 2007-08 Jazz: Beta Model For The Dubs Offense?  (from Miles Wray, The Step Back):
Mike Conley Interview (from Max Resetar, slamonline.com):
– Inside An NBA Pre-draft Workout (from Cody Taylor, Basketball Insiders):
What Should We Remember About Lonzo Ball’s Time At UCLA? (from Mark Titus, The Ringer):
The Problem With Player Comparisons (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):
Two-Way Contracts: Changing The Draft Dynamic (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
NBA PGs: The College Stats That Really Matter (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
Jay Wright’s Advice To Josh Hart (from Bob Brookover, philly.com):
Can Sindarius Thornwell Be What Teams Want Him To Be? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Jaron Blossomgame’s Versatility (from Mike O’Connor, BBall Breakdown):
Who Is Ante Zizic? (from Rich Levine, Boston.com):
Jerry West Explains His Move To The Clippers (from Broderick Turner, LATimes):
Pelicans Assistant Coach Chris Finch Q & A (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
Magic Assistant Coach Matt Hill (from Dirk Chatelain, Omaha.com):
What The Knicks Can Learn From The 2017 Finals (from Eric Snyder, Hoops Habit):
How To Dethrone The Warriors (from Charley Rosen, Fanrag Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/16/17

Video Breakdown: Simpler Offense Helped GSW Win Game One (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
How GSW Took Advantage Of Kawhi’s Absence (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Spurs Need Aldridge To Be More Decisive (from Chris Barnewall, CBS Sports):
Durant Reiterated His Value In Game One Comeback (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Injuries Give Spurs’ Reserves A Chance To Shine (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Kerr’s Absence: The True Test Of A Leader (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
Life Against The Warriors: Flawless Defense, But Then It’s One Mistake And It’s A Layup (from Ben Falk):
The Warriors Routinely Erase Big Deficits (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
BOS 115, WAS 105 (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Marcus Smart’s Great, Invisible Game (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Al Horford’s  Series Vs The Wizards In One Ridiculous Shot Chart (from Gary Dzen, boston.com):
Olynyk: The Improbable Hero (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Appreciating The Celtics’ Moment (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Three Reasons Why Cavs Shouldn’t Overlook Celtics (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Fox Sports):
Jonathan Jeanne’s Combine Doesn’t Tell The Whole Story (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
BOS-CLE: What Numbers Could Be Difference Makers?  (from Mark Simon/John McTigue. ESPN):
Is Everyone Waiting On David Griffin? (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):
Canada Is Now One Of The Sources Of Elite Recruits (from Michael Fletcher, The Undefeated):
KAT Q & A (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis NON-PLAYOFF EDITION

What Went Right For The Magic: Aaron Gordon Found His Position (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Dail):

Read it here: http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2017/04/19/orlando-magic-2017-season-review-went-right-aaron-gordon-found-position/

After Injury-Marred Start, Josh Richardson Finished Strong (from Rob Slater,  allucanheat.com):

Read and watch it here: http://allucanheat.com/2017/04/25/miami-heat-despite-slow-start-josh-richardson-showed-out-late-in-season/

Which Lottery Teams Need To Blow It Up And Start Over?: The Verdicts (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):

Read t here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2704262-blow-it-up-or-nah-which-nba-lottery-teams-need-to-start-over-this-offseason

Every Team’s Salary Cap Situation Entering The Offseason (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:

Nets’ Marks Preaches Patience, Systematic Approach (from Christopher Lavinio, Hoops Habit):
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson On Playing PF (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Levert Passes Rookie Test (from Cory Wright, Nets.com):
Film Room: Assessing Terrence Ross (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Ezeli Gets A Second Chance For His Knee (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Dwight Powell Closed The Season Strong (from Earl K. Sneed, mavs.com):
The Defensive Effectiveness Of Miami’s Guards (from Jaelin Wilson, Hashtag Basketball):
McGruder’s Quiet First-Year Excellence (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Habit):
 SVG Will Ponder Ways To Unlock Marjanovich (from Keith Langlois, Pistons.com):
MIP Candidates (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):

A Look At The Timberwolves’ Deep Bench Players (from Dominique Clare, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:

http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/23/minnesota-timberwolves-taking-look-deep-bench-players/

 

 

 

 

Draft Profile: Frank Nkilitina (from Christopher Kline, 16 Wins):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/sixteen-nba-draft-profile-frank-ntilikina-4fb3948d2848

Ryan Hollins On Playing Overseas (from Bjandbucher.com):

Read it here: http://bjandbucher.com/nba-vet-auxilium-torino-center-ryan-hollins-pros-cons-playing-overseas/

NOTE:  Since the regular season ended, our focus has been on the playoffs.  Starting today, we will “play catchup” with editions that focus on lottery team  and other non-playoff reporting. Of course, we will continue to publish daily “playoff editions” as well.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/23/17

Jokic: The Unlikely Superstar Who Is Transforming The Nuggets  (from Mike Prada, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2017/3/23/15036048/nikola-jokic-highlights-video-denver-nuggets-nba

Dragic Has Orchestrated The Heat’s Offensive Leap (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/heat/goran-dragic-orchestrated-heats-offensive-leap/

Finally, A Healthy Bradley Beal  (from Nicholas Arguelles, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read it here:  https://16winsaring.com/bradley-beal-trusting-the-process-4126e7728e60#.rj1wb09od

MKG: Lots Of Pace, No Space  (from Max Seng, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/michael-kidd-gilchrist-has-lots-of-pace-and-no-space-805617034e57#.xz2onb4gr

Hoiberg On Robin Lopez (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/bulls/features/coach-hoiberg-robin-lopez

The Numbers Show Where You Are Right And Wrong About Tristan Thompson (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):

Read it here:  http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/cleveland-cavaliers/content/numbers-lie-tristan-thompson

Storylines For The Homestretch  (from Michael Pina, Sports On Earth):

Read it here: http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/220257858/7-nba-storylines-to-watch-final-2-weeks

Mavs Impressed With Noel’s Progress (from Dwain Price, star-telgram.com):

Read it here:  http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nba/dallas-mavericks/article140227508.html

Meyers Leonard: Playing On One Leg  (from Jason Quick, csnnw.com):

Read it here: http://www.csnnw.com/portland-trail-blazers/meyers-leonard-limited-he-tries-play-through-hip-and-back-pain

Rest May Have Been Turning Point For GSW  (from Michael Shultz, Blue Man Hoop):

Read it here: http://bluemanhoop.com/2017/03/23/rest-golden-state-warriors-season/

Marcus Smart Cooks Up Another Batch Of Winning Plays (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read it here: http://insider.espn.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4725615/marcus-smart-cooks-up-another-batch-of-winning-plays

Olynyk’s Hot Streak Boosts His Confidence  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):

Read it here: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2017/03/bulpett_kelly_olynyk_s_hot_streak_boosts_his_confidence

Jameer Nelson Has Found New Life In Denver (from Brendan Vogt, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/jameer-nelson-finds-new-life-in-denver-9a7be49c1a10#.wa3ftk1xd

Role Player Of The Week: Avery Bradley (from Donnie Kolakowski, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/celtics/role-player-week-avery-bradley/

 Brandon Jennnings On His Time With Knicks  (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):

Read it here:  http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/brandon-jennings-opens-wrong-knicks-article-1.3006188

DeRozan: Stepping Up In Lowry’s Absence (from Justin Rowan, Hoops Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/23/toronto-raptors-demar-derozan-complete/

DeRozan Has Taken His Post Game To The Next Level  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):

Read and watch it here: http://www.sportingnews.com/nba/news/demar-derozan-post-offense-stats-breakdown-highlights-video-kobe-bryant/szxbvoihhza3za5q7thakqt2

What The Pelicans’ Offensive Gelling Looks Like  (from Jake Madison, Bourbon Street Shots):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.bourbonstreetshots.com/2017/03/23/what-the-offensive-gelling-looks-like/

Middleton Has The Bucks Slowing Down And Heating Up  (from Louis Keene, VICE Sports):

Read and watch it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/khris-middleton-has-the-bucks-slowing-down-and-heating-up/

–  The Smartest NBA Teams Don’t Go Mad Over NCAA Tournament Performances (from Sam Vecenie,  VICE Sports):

Read it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_au/article/prisoners-of-the-moment-how-the-ncaa-tournament-affects-nba-draft-stock

The Spurs’ 10-Game Review: Volume Seven  (from Paul Garcia, The Sports Daily):

Read it here: http://thesportsdaily.com/project-spurs/spurs-10-game-review-volume-7/

Spurs: Tony Parker’s 2017 Impact (from Collin Reid, The Sports Daily):

Read it here: http://thesportsdaily.com/project-spurs/tony-parkers-impact-for-the-2017-spurs/

MIP Watch (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball insiders):

Read it here: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/most-improved-player-watch/

Why The Wolves Signed Casspi  (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):

Read it here:  http://dunkingwithwolves.com/2017/03/23/timberwolves-sign-omri-casspi/

Nwaba’s Long Road  (from Lee Altman, dleague.nba.com):

Read it here: http://dleague.nba.com/news/david-nwaba-lakers-contract-dfenders-nba-dleague-feature/