Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/15/18

Doncic: Living HIs Best Life Twice (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
Drafting A Top-5 Center: Riskier Than Ever Before (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Lonnie Walker & Zhaire Smith: The Most Known Unknowns Of The Draft (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
A Deep Dive On Zhaire Smith (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):
Michael Porter’s Back Injury, Explained By A Surgeon (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Miles Bridges’ Shooting: More Than Meets The Eye (from Trevor Magnotti, Clips Nation):
NBA Talent Evaluators Intrigued By JJJ’s All-Around Potential (from John Denton, magic.com):
Q & A: Draft Prospect Arnoldas Kulboka (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Each Team’s Biggest Draft Question To Answer (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Every Lottery Teams’ Plans A, B & C (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Mikal Bridges: The Rare 4-Year Player Destined To Be A Lottery Pick (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
Is Ayton A Better Defensive Prospect Than His Numbers Indicate?  (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
There’s Never A Bad Time Wirth DeAndre Ayton (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
How Bamba’s Help Defense Might Translate To The NBA (from Dylan Murphy, Cleaning The Glass):
Bulls Bring In Trae Young For Pre-Draft Workout (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Q & A: Mavs’ GM Donnie Nelson On The Draft (from Tim Cowlishaw/Chuck Cooperstein, KESN/Dallas Morning News):
Cavaliers’ Offseason Preview (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
What We Know, And What We Have To Find Out About The Latest Coaching Hires (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Stealing How The Rockets Use Capela Could Benefit The Pistons (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Nick Nurse Made A Lasting Impression On Masai Ujiri (from Associated Press):
Nurse Intends To Think Outside The Box (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
Danny Green: There’s No Locker Room Tension With Kawhi (from Marilyn Dubinski, Pounding The Rock):
Danny Green’s Offensive Decline (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
Debunking 5 Myths Re: The Dubs’ Season (from Daniel Hardee, Golden State Of Mind):
Khris Middleton: Poised To Help Take Bucks To Next Level (from Max Resetar, slamonline.com):
Brett Brown’s Ability To Learn On The Fly Will Be Tested (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/11/18

The Draft: Wanted: Modern NBA Big Men (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
–  The Draft: Breaking Down The Pick-And-Roll Play Of Doncic, Young & Sexton (from Liam Flynn, Cleaning The Glass):
The Bulls: 20 Years Since The Dissolution Of The Dynasty (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
An Insider’s Look At Kostas Antetokounmpo (from Spencer Davies, Basketball insiders):
Sixers Need A Leader Who Is A Master Of The NBA Marketplace (from David Murphy, philly.com):
The Celtics Could Be The NBA’s Next Evolution (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
How LBJ To The Rockets Could Happen (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
The Warriors: Switching To Defang The Pick And Roll (from Dan Clayton, Clutch Points):
Dubs: Some Very Important Things Were Amplified And Validated In The Title Run (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
How The Push For Parity Enabled GSW To Form A Super Team (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
The Dubs “Bent But Never Broke” (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Warriors’ Offseason Preview (from Ben Ladner, Sports Illustrated):
Thon Maker: Just Getting Started? (from Kane Pitman, The Pick And Roll):
Free Agency: Marcus Smart Is Sure To Draw Interest  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald);

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/4/18

NBA Execs Weigh In On Next Generation Of Head Coaches (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
On The Rebirth Of Post Play – With A Twist (from Ben Falk & Ryan Nyugen, Cleaning The Glass):
COY Candidates (from Jeremias Engelmann, ESPN):
Nuggets: Millsap & Jokic Are Learning How To Flourish Together (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Thunder: Westbrook & Adams: Telepathic Bond? (from Scott Rafferty, Dime Mag):
Q & A: Kris Dunn (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Q & A: Victor Oladipo (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
Weekly Observations (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
How About A Dash Of Zone Defense In The Playoffs? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
How Brad Stevens Has Kept The Celtics Afloat  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Brad Stevens Says Jay Wright has Talent To Coach In NBA; Support From A Team Is Key (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
UTA 117, LAL 110 (from Andy Larsen, KSL):
What Butler’s Absence Has Shown The Wolves (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Another Positive Step For Fultz (from David Murphy, philly.com):
Sixers: Additions Ilyasova & Belinelli Providing Timely Bench Boost (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
Simmons: 1st-Team All-Defense?  (from Liberty Ballers):
The Long Road Back (from Gordon Hayward):
Denzel Valentine’s Season (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
NBA Creates New International Camp For Top Prospects (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/17/18

The Continuing Evolution of Shot Selection (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Raptors: Valanciunas Has Found His Place (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Julius Randle: From Out Of Mind To Front And Center (from Jesse Blanchard, BBall Breakdown):
NBA Post Game Hasn’t Disappeared, Just Moved (from Def Pen):
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LaMarcus Aldridge Is Keeping The Low Post Game Alive (from Katie Nelson, Hashtag Basketball):
How The Spurs’ Trying Season Unlocked Kyle Anderson (from Sarah Cilea, BBall Breakdown):
Celtics: Smart’s Injury Is A Major Blow (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Yabusele Eager To Earn Role For Banged-Up Celtics (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
Celtics: Terry Rozier Prospering With Added Responsibility (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
Friday Film (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Lakers: Luke Walton Explains Improving Defense, Sees Potential For Further Growth (from Harrison Faigen, Lakers Nation):
Blazers: Offense & Defense Have Each Contributed Significantly To Winning Streak (from Nate Mann, Rip City Project):
Thunder: Is Corey Brewer A Net Positive?  (from Tamberlyn Richardson, Thunderous Intentions):
Dennis Smith Wonders Why He Can’t Get To The FT Line More (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News);
Bucks: How Two Friends Brought Brandon Jennings Back (from Lori Nickel, jsonline.com):
How Vince Carter Is Mentoring Kings’ Young Players (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Pistons: Andre Drummond: Working On Adding A Jump Shot (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Fixing The Pistons (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Fixing The Bulls (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Justin Anderson Could Help The Sixers’ Defense (from Christopher Kline, The Sixers Sense):
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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, nuggets.com):
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, newsok.com):
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, sportsnet.ca):
Suns: Josh Jackson Showing Great Growth (from Scott Bordow, azcentral):
Anunoby: Adjusting To NBA Life (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
Celtics To Take On Warriors Without Smart’s Defense (from Mac D’Amico, celtics.com):
Malcolm Brogdon: No Sophomore Slump (from Ryan Riley, Behind The Buck Pass):