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, NBA.com):
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, pistons.com):
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, newsok.com):
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, Medium.com):
Nets: RHJ’s Game Evolving At 4 Spot  (from Roger Rubin, Newsday):
Basketball Dictionary: Sink And Fill (from Dylan Murphy, Medium.com):
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, azcentral.com):
Steve Kerr: Outspoken & Willing To Listen (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
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, Ozy.com):
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, 2ways10days.com):

 

 

 

 

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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, pickandpop.net):
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, NBA.com):
Grizzlies Hurt Themselves By Fouling (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
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):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/4/17

How The Warriors Built Something Special (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
The Solution To The Cavs’ Defensive Woes Is To Fix Their Offense  (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Has Curry Figured Out How To Defend LBJ Pick-And-Rolls? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Film Study: Durant Protected The Rim In Game One (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Game One Takeaways (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
A Closer Look At Klay’s Game One Defense (from Jimmy Durkin, Mercury News):
Should The Cavs Attack Steph? (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
The Warriors’ Bigs Have Become A Big Advantage In The Playoffs (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illsutrated):
Cavs Need More From Tristan Thompson (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
The Dubs Don’t Need Klay To Be A Scorer (from Adi Joesph, USA Today):
How The Warriors Defend Irving (from Eric Apricot, BBall Breakdown):
Brown Leads Warriors While Waiting For Kerr (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
Cavs’ Architect David Griffin’s Future Is Uncertain (from Joe Drape, NYTimes):
The NBA’s Most Profitable Play: Drawing A 3-Shot Foul (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
JVG Q & A (from Steve Serby, NYPost):
New Orlando Exec Weltman Known For Smarts, Toughness, Kindness (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Mason Plumlee Deserves Another Chance With The Nuggets (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
The Age Minimum Isn’t Working.  Here Is A Solution (fromTom Ziller, SBNation):
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