Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/27/18

Joel Embiid: DPOY?  (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):

The DMC Injury:
Video Breakdown: E’Twaun Moore’s Defensive Deficiencies (from Seth Nefsky, Pelican Debrief):
Celtics: How To Score When Kyrie Sits (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Danny Ainge Is Masterful; Brad Stevens Makes Him Look Even Better (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Horford’s Unique Role Provides Immense Value (from Jesse Collings, Hardwood Houdini):
Q & A With Wolves TV Analyst Jim Petersen (from Britt Robson, The Athletic):
Tyus Jones’ Defensive Improvement (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Nuggets: Jokic/Plumlee Spacing Is Improving (from Christopher Dempsey,
Hornacek: Impressed With Trey Burke (from Anthony Rieber, Newsday):
OKC’s Suffocating Defense Makes Them A Real Contender (from Michael D. Sykes, SBNation):
The Success (And Failure) Of OKC’s All-Bench Units (from Erik Horne,
This Isn’t Westbrook 3.0 (from Matt Craig, Daily Thunder ):
–  Steven Adams’ Rebounding, Kelly Olynyk’s Fakes  & More (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Westbrook, Adams And Uncontested Rebounds (from Jeremy Lambert, Thunderous Intentions):
Film Study: How John Wall’s Movement, Or Lack Thereof, Sets The Tone For Wiz’ Offense (from Osman Baig, Bullets Forever):
Donovan Mitchell: “None Of This Was Supposed To Happen” (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
The Warriors’ Ruthless Efficiency (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
Steph Curry’s Pregame Show (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Montrezl Harrell Interview (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Pistons: Missing Reggie Jackson Down The Stretch Of Games (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
Why Have The Pistons Fallen So Far Without Reggie Jackson? (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Valanciunas: Slowly Evolving Into Modern-Day Center (from Arden Zwelling,
Suns: Josh Jackson Showing Great Growth (from Scott Bordow, azcentral):
Anunoby: Adjusting To NBA Life (from Josh Lewenberg,
Celtics To Take On Warriors Without Smart’s Defense (from Mac D’Amico,
Malcolm Brogdon: No Sophomore Slump (from Ryan Riley, Behind The Buck Pass):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/16/17 PART TWO

Timberwolves’ Film Breakdown: Mixing Up The Pick-And-Roll (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Each Team’s Biggest Question Mark (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
How Kemba Walker Grew Into A Star (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Inside The Celtics’ Win Streak (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
Celtics: The Only Team That Has Improved All 4 Defensive Factors (from John Schuhmann,
Jayson Tatum: Making It Look Easy (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
The Current Warriors’ Broadcasters Had A Front-Row Seat When The Dubs Stunk (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Speights Personifies Orlando’s Depth (from Luke Duffy, Orlando Magic Daily):
–  The Bad Teams’ Little Things To Appreciate (from Jacob Doole, Sir Charles In Charge):
Follow Ben Simmons Into The Future (from Phillip Barnett, Yardbarker):
Rondo Gives The Pels A “Floor General”  (from Hunter Noll, Pelican Debrief):
Wade Has Become LBJ’s Backup (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
–  The Sixers’ Eurostashees  (from Kevin Rice, Liberty Ballers):
Luke Kennard: Cracking SVG’s Circle Of Trust (from Keith Langlois,
The Wizards’ Defensive Revival (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/24/17

MIN-OKC: Breaking Down The Final Two Minutes (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Westbrook: Experimenting With Thunder’s 4th Quarter Recipe (from Erik Horne,
Jazz: Life After Hayward (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Why The NBA’s Big Men Are Getting Freakier (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Nets: Sean Marks Looks For “Small Wins” (from Howard Megdal,
Nets: RHJ’s Game Evolving At 4 Spot  (from Roger Rubin, Newsday):
Basketball Dictionary: Sink And Fill (from Dylan Murphy,
Giannis: The Future Of Aberrational Greatness (from Nathaniel Friedman, GQ):
Cavs’ 1st Step To Identity Rediscovery: Benching Wade (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
The Giannis Experience (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
The Promise Of Porzingis (from Rory Breasail, Hashtag Basketball):
An Early Look At The ROY Race (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Rookies On The Rise (from Adam King, Locked On Fantasy Basketball):
Delon Wright: Primed To Take Next Step With Raptors (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Monday Night Highlights (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
PHI 97, DET 86:  Embid/Simmons Highlights (from Barry Petchesky, Deadspin):
Andre Drummond Is Making His FTs Now (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Ryan McDonough On Watson’s Firing (from Scott Bordow,
Steve Kerr: Outspoken & Willing To Listen (from David Aldridge,
Jamal Crawford: Last Of The Ballers (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
Nick Young Feels Right At Home With The Warriors (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Week One Observations (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
The NBA Just Had Its “Welcome To Mike James” Moment (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):
The Cavs Have The League’s Oldest Roster (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Shaun Livingston Q & A (from Matt Foley,
Keith Bogans: Transitioning From NBA Player To Coach (from Alejandro Danois, The Shadow League):
G-League Draft: Eastern Conference Recap (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
The NBA Is No Longer Only A Man’s League: G-League’s Progressive Hires  (from Adam Johnson,





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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/19/17

Lessons From Rockets-Warriors Opener  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
How The Van Gundys Became An Influential NBA Duo (from John Lombardo & John Ourand, Sports Business Daily):
Will Thibodeau Overwork The Wolves? (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
– Are The Wolves Ready To Be A Super Team? (from Evan Dyal, Sir Charles In Charge):
Kaminsky’s Opportunity (from Benny Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Utah’s Foundational Frontcourt (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):
Wednesday Recap (from Tim Cato, SBNation, with links to individual game stories):
The Sixers Were Worth The Wait (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Attacking Switching (Actions/Sets)  (from Zak Boisvert,
Crowder: Great Fit Alongside LBJ (from Robbie DiPaola, King James Gospel):
Can Lonzo Ball’s Jumper Make It In The NBA?  (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Kings: Divac Breaks Down The Roster (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Nuggets Roster Analysis (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Jaylen Brown/Jayson Tatum: Trying To Take Offensive Pressure Off Irving (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
Greg Monroe: Sixth Man Of The Year Candidate (from Brian Sampson, Dime Mag):
Pat Riley Reflects On 50 NBA Years, How He’s Changed & Why He Loves This Heat Team (from Greg Cote, Miami Herald):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/1/17

Pairing Of Harden & Paul Has Endless Possibilities For Rockets’ Offense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Celtics: Horford’s Significant Value (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Celtics Feel They Have A Find In Shane Larkin (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Cavs: 3 Ways The Defense Can Improve (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Pelicans Finally Get Defensive (from John Schuhmann,
Grizzlies Hurt Themselves By Fouling (from John Schuhmann,
Jazz: For Donovan Mitchell, Defense Makes The Difference (from Mike Sorensen, Deseret News):
Markelle Fultz: Destined To Hit Rookie Wall?  (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):
Derrick Rose: No Longer “In A Dark Place” (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
The Nets’ “Biggest Weakness” Might Not Be So Bad (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Bulls’ Rebuild To Initially Be Judged By Effort (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Jordan Bell Flashes Potential (from Greg Thomas, Golden State Of Mind):
How Bruce Bowen Was Chosen To Be Clippers’ New TV Analyst  (from Tom Hoffarth, OC Register):
Expect To Hear More Women Giving Thoughtful Analysis When You Watch The NBA This Season (from Cindy Boren, Washington Post):