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):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/15/17 PART TWO

Sixers’ Team Of Stats Gurus: Taking Analytics To The Next Level (from Sarah Todd, Philly.com):
How Kuzma’s Old School Moves Made Him The Perfect Fit For New Lakers’ Era (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
Marcus Smart: How The  NBA’s Worst Shooter Is Crucial To Celtics’ Offense (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
The Raptors’ Youth Brigade Has A Bright Future (from Jeff Seigel, The Step Back):
The Celtics’ Historically Stingy Defense (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
Key To Lakers’ Success: Drastically Improved Defense (from Drew Garrison, Silver Screen And Roll):
Q&A: Draymond Green (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Klay Thompson’s Blistering Start (from Shane Young, BBall Breakdown):
The Week In Review (from League Pass Don’t Lie):
The Non-Effort Part Of The Cavs’ Defensive Struggles (from Mike O’Connor, The Atletic):
Centers Are Shooting 3s At Unprecedented Rate (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Bledsoe’s Impact On The Bucks (from Rachael, Brew Hoop):
Grizzlies: Dillon Brooks Is Making A Name For Himself (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
What’s Going On With Jae Crowder? (from John Hugar, The Step Back):
Perry Ellis Eyes Unconventional Route: From Australia To NBA (from Skylar Rolstat, Sporting News):
How Chris Douglas-Roberts Became Supreme Bey (from Ben Mehic, The Step Back):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/8/17

Dwight Howard Looking For Career Rebound In Charlotte (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Sixers: Redick Poised To Make Huge Impact (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Jimmy Butler: From Obscure Rookie To All-Star (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Nuggets: Will Barton Gearing Up For Increased Workload  (from TJ McBride, BSNDenver):
SVG: Ellenson, Johnson Each Likely To Stick To One Spot This Season  (from Keith Langlois, pisotns.com):
Most Important Players: Pacific Division (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Bulls: Justin Holiday Is Turning Heads As Preseason Leader (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Heat: Tyler Johnson Is Already Proving His Worth (from Allana Tachauer, All U Can Heat):
Orlando’s Game Plan Is Simple (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Bogut Offensive Data Dive (from Cranjis McBasketball, Forum Blue & Gold):
Great Passing Centers (from Cort Reynolds, Celtics Blog):
Embiid Provides Big Impact (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Raptors’ Historically Low Assist Percentage (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Spurs: Brandon Paul’s Defense-First Attitude Makes Him Perfect Fit  (from Tom Orsborn, Express News);
Pistons: Will Reggie Jackson Return To Pre-Injury Form?  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Seth Curry’s Tibia Injury (from Mike Fisher/Jeff Stotts, scout.com):
In-Depth Injury Outlooks For Embiid, Simmons, Thomas, Kawhi & More (from gearsofbiz.com):
Jazz: Impact Of Exum’s Injury (from David Locke, lockedonjazz.net):
Sixers:  The Importance Of Jerryd Bayless (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 41-50 (from Sportando.com):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/30/17

Why The Irving Trade Makes Sense For Boston  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Position Evolution: Centers:  Nurkic, Maker, WCS  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Crowder Is The Role Player The Cavs Have Been Missing (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
The Wizards Are Counting On Internal Progression (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Mavericks: Dennis Smith, Jr Is Key  (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Brook Lopez’ Fit With The Lakers  (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
–  How The Lakers Ended Up Drafting Kuzma: Jesse Buss Interview  (from Mike Trudell, lakers.com):
Klay Thompson’s Transcendent Value (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Top 5 Playmakers Under Age 25 (from Ben Rohrbach, Yahoo Sports):
Grading The Celtics’ 2017-18 Roster  (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Jump Ball University: Pick & Roll (from Mo Dakhil):
Relating Offensive Style To Offensive Efficiency (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Pelicans: Banking On Three Ex- Kentucky Stars + Jrue Holiday (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Orlando Magic: A More Balanced Roster (from Joe Buckley, Orlando Magic Daily):
Where Did It Go Wrong For Sebastian Telfair? (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):

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