Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/6/19

ATL: Huerter: The Quiet Shooting Threat (from Kevin Chouinard, hawks.com):
DET: The Creative Ways Teams Are Defending Blake Griffin (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
DET: Looking More Like The Reggie Jackson Of Old (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: DMC Is Shedding Uncoachable Label (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
MIA: Takeaways From Win Over POR (from Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald):
MIL: How The Bucks Modernized Their Offense (from Todd Whitehead, FiveThirtyEight):
NYK: Inside The Porzingis Deal (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
NYK: Breen & Clyde’s Relationship Has Stood The Test Of Time (from Vincent Mallozzi, NY Times):
OKC: Westbrook Assist Tear Continues (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
*SAS: The Spurs Don’t Die, They Multiply (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
WAS: The Human Element Of Wall’s Injury (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
The PHI-LAC Trade (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
From Jovan Buha, The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/803060/
From Derek Bodner, The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/803176/2019/02/06/the-breakdown-with-shocking-tobias-harris-trade-sixers-double-down-on-championship-aspirations/
The DET-LAL Trade (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
NBA Scouts Break Down Zion Williamson’s Game & How It Might Translate  (from Pete Thamel, Yahoo Sports):
Video: 5 Great Actions From Yesterday’s Games (from Adam Spinella):

*SAS: The Spurs Don’t Die, They Multiply (from Nekias Duncan, 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 1/4/19

BOS: Hayward’s Big Game: A Compelling Move in The Right Direction (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Heinsohn Updates His Health Status (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
BOS: Celtics’ Co-Owner: “Our History Is We Try To Make The Big Deal” (from Adam Himmeslbach, Boston Globe):
CHI: Video Breakdown: Lauri Markkanen (from Megann Horstead, Pippen Ain’t Easy ):
CLE: How Dellavedova Can Help Sexton Improve (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
DEN: Jamal Murray Keeps Raising His Ceiling  (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: The Nuggets Rotation Will Soon Be Even More Armed & Dangerous (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
GSW: Observations From Loss To The Rockets (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW: A Mother’s Faith Has Fueled Looney’s Self-Belief (from Marcu Thompson II, The Athletic):
GSW: Could Draymond’s Offensive Regression Make Dubs Vulnerable? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
GSW: Kerr Says Dubs Won’t Slow Pace For DMC  (from Drew Shiller, NBC Sports):
HOU: Danuel House Is Morphing Into A Valuable Asset (from T.A. Mock, House Of Houston):
IND:  Analyzing Aaron Holiday’s Positive Impact (from Ben Pfeifer, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Gallinari & Harris: Deadly Forward Combo (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
MEM: The Grizzlies Must Improve Shooting & Defending 3-Pointers  (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
NOP: How The Pels Have Failed AD (from Tom Haberstroh, NBC Sports):
NYK: Knicks’ Observations & Questions (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
NYK: Video Breakdown: How Kanter Hurts The Knicks (from Zach Diluzio, Posting & Toasting):
OKC: Westbrook’s Shooting Woes (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
*ORL: Creation By Committee (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
PHI: Observations From Sixers’ Shootout Win Over The Suns (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: Embiid’s Historic-Level Dominance In First Halves (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
POR: Dominant Nurkic’s Recent Play Is His Best Four Games With The Blazers (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
POR: The Game-Day Caffeine Routine That Powers The NBA’s Most Frequent Flyers (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
SAC: The Kings Are Turning Their Games Into Track Meets (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
WAS: Wizards’ December Silver Linings (from Nate Wolf, BBall  Index):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Giannis, Dinwiddie, Okafor, Spurs (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Boylen, Draymond, Luka, Knox,Crawford (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
How The NBPA Guides Players Into Life After Basketball (from Bailey Knecht, Front Office Sports):
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*ORL: Creation By Committee (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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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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