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 11/20/18 PART ONE

ATL: John Collins’ Return Helps The Offense (from Quentin Haynes, Hoops Habit):
ATL: Video Breakdown: Hawks Playbook: Elbow Strong (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
CLE: Sexton Is Holding His Own (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
DAL:  Doncic’s Stats Are Amazing (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
DET: After 10 Teams In 7 Years, Ish Smith Has Found A Home (from Kevin Yeung, The Step Back):
DET: Sammy Gelfand, Analytics Whiz  (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
HOU: Gary Clark, The Rookie Who Took Melo’s Minutes (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
IND: Cory Joseph: Oladpio’s “Buddy Cop”  (from Tony East, 8 Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Brandon Ingram: The Bad Shot Profile (from Mike Garcia, BBall Index):
MEM: Signing Noah Would Be Low-Risk For Grizzlies (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: The Heat Are Switching It Up On The Offensive Glass (from Manvir Bhagrath, Hashtag Basketball):
MIL: Budenholzer Has Set The Bucks Free (from The Step Back):
MIN: Derrick Rose’s Resurgence (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
MIN: Tyus Jones Is Playing For A New Deal (from Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
NYK: Fizdale’s Impact (from MMiranda, Posting And Toasting):
NYK: The Knicks’ Defense Has Been Dreadful (from Tommy Beer, Forbes):
ORL: Amid His Recent Dominance, Vucevic Says Winning Is What Matters (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Butler’s New Reality Is A Welcomed Change For Him & The Sixers (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
PHI: How The Sixers Can Work With Limited Shooting (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Film Room: Inside The Development Of Josh Jackson  (from Yusuf Saleem, Bball Index):
POR: How The Blazers Recovered From Their Shocking Playoff Sweep (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
WAS: The Wizards Might Be At Rock Bottom (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
WAS: Wizards Back-Up Bigs Are Outperforming Hobbled Howard (from Nate Wolf, Bball Index):
Three Things From Last Night (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
The NBA Is Reveling In A Golden Age Of Young International Stars (from Nick Kosmider/Eric Nehm):
Q & A: Richard Jefferson (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/20/18

ATL: Confidence Has Carried Trae Young To The NBA  (from Chris Kirschner, The Athletic):
BKN: LeVert Has Become Special (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: Marcus Smart, King Of Chaos  (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
BOS: Takeaways From Loss To TOR  (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith (from Bulls.com):
CLE: 5 Observations (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: Doncic’s Debut Had More Ups Than Downs (from San Guertler, Mavs Moneyball):
DET: Pistons’ New-Look Three-Guard Lineup (from Dana Gauruder, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: 5 Observations From Wild Win Over Jazz (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW: An Evaluation Of Klay Thompson’s Offense (from Golden State Of Mind):
HOU: Q & A: Mike D’Antoni (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
LAL: Rondo: “We Got To Be Patient Like Teachers” (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
LAL: Walton Has Solution To Rebounding Woes (rom Anthony Irwin, Silver Screen And Roll):
NOP: The Pels Are A Force In The Making (from Robbie Stratakos, Sir Charles In Charge):
NYK: Film Notes: Knicks Vs. Hawks (from Zach Diluzio, Knicks Film School):
ORL: Clifford’s Strategic Approach In Developing Bamba (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Fultz Needs A Clear Role  (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Josh Jackson’s Newfound Range (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
POR: Video Breakdown: How Split Cuts Allow Blazers To Counteract 3-Point Line Overplaying (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
POR: LBJ’s Debut Spoiled By Dame’s Dominance (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
TOR: Raptors Win Chess Match Vs Celtics  (from Dave Zarum, Sportsnet.ca):
TOR: How Danny Green Found His Way (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Hubie Brown Is Not Stopping (from Andrew Marchand, NY Post):
NBA Talks With NBPA To End One-And-Done Hit Impasse (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
G-League Draft: Eligible Player Pool (from gleague.nba.com):
The New “Select Contract”: Analyzing The Developmental Twist  (from Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel):