Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/19/18

Conditioning And Coaching Are Fueling The Heat (from Simon Smith, All U Can Heat):

The Heat’s Versatility Is The Key To Their Recent Success (from Chase Eyrich, All U Can Heat):
Adebayo Could End Up Being The Steal Of The 2017 Draft (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Breakout Star Capela Has Merely Scratched The Surface (from David Ramil, The Step Back):
The Pacers’ League-Leading ATOs  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
How The Young Wolves Have Gained Their Footing (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
The Wolves’ Offense Is Unconventional (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Tyrone Wallace Is Making The Most Of His Chance (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
PHI 89, BOS 80 (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Brad Stevens: COY? (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Terry Rozier’s Development (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
–  IT Working His Way Back: Growing Pains For Cavs (from Chris Fedor,
Nate McMillan Has Fond Memories Of Portland (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):
How Lance Stephenson Found A Home In Hoosier Country (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
OKC: The Progression Of Melo (from Weston Shepherd, Daily Thunder):
HOU: Ariza Embracing Role As Glue Guy (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
Eric Gordon Is Not Shooting Well On His Most-Frequent Three-Point  Shot (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Reggie Hearn’s NBA Shot (from Keith Langlois,
GSW: How Chris Boucher Overcame His ACL Injury (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
–  Austin Rivers Has Heard It All & Now He’s Firing Back (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):


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

Coming To America: NBA’s Global Growth (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):

Steve Kerr Believes In Fred Hoiberg’s Coaching Chops (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Dubs Have Rave Reviews For Markkanen, Hoiberg, Bulls (from Steve Greenberg, Sun Times):
How The Bulls Have Emulated The Dubs During Their Hot Streak (from Nate P., Golden State Of Mind):
Luke Walton’s Blueprint For Building  (from Dan Woike, LATimes):
Jrue Holiday’s Career Year Is Making A Huge Difference For The Pels (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Giannis Is Learning New Ways To Win (from Josh Cornelissen, Behind The Buck Pass):
Midseason Check-In On The Wolves (from Adam Ziobrowski, Dunking With Wolves):
The Wolves’ Defensive Improvement (from Josh Clement, Canis Hoopus):
Wolves: Not All Good Teams Have To Hit The Three (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
Q & A: Zach Collins (from David MacKay, Blazer’s Edge):
Anthony Davis Has Arrived. Again (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Jayson Tatum: No Average Rookie (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Melo: Accepting Role Has Made Game Fun Again (from Royce Young, ESPN):
OKC: The Importance Of Steven Adams’ Offensive Rebounding (from Fred Katz, CNHI):
Brett Brown On What Fultz Is Showing Behind The Scenes (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Sixers: Covington Must Step Up In Redick’s Absence (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
No Matter Who Is Missing, The Spurs Are Always Ready To Go (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
MIA 106, MIL101: Bucks’ Bad Habits Return In 4th Quarter (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline):
Potential Of Satoransky Playing Alongside Wall & Beal Is Starting To Show (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Wizards: Scott Brooks Vows Changes (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
New Two-Way Contract Players Worth Watching (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Three Statistical Observations: KP,OKC, MIN (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
How David West Became An Expert In African American History (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Popovich: Kawhi’s Confidence In Quad “Just Wasn’t There”  (from Ian Begley/Michael Wright):
Popovich Praises Sean Marks’ Work With The Nets (from Alex Labidou,
Takeaways From The Wolves’ Winning Streak (from Katie Nelson, LWOS):
Blow Up The Clippers?  Not So Fast! (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Playing In Lakeland Helped Sharpen Khem Birch’s Skills (from John Denton,
Pacers: Damien Wilkins Defense Will Be Missed (from Tony East, 8Points9Seconds):
Oladipo Has Found The Perfect Home (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):
Will The Trade-Down Become A Draft Day Trend? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Josh Childress Found A Second Basketball Life Down Under (from Bryan Curtis, The Ringer):
New Age Steve Clifford Remembers How To Scream (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Kyrie Irving Is On A Rebounding Tear (from Odie Waukewan, Celtics Life):
A Mini-Study Of NBA Team Pace (from Andre Liu, RotoBaller):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/17/18

Nuggets: The Unconventional Efficiency Of Gary Harris (from Max Carlin, Nugg Love):

Raptors: Offensive Makeover Is Going Well, But Could Be Stalled By Lack Of Shooters (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Raptors’ Midseason Report Card (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Wright, VanVleet Leading Raptors Bench To New Heights (from Faizan Hasnany, NBA Math):
The Raptors’ Improved Defensive Identity: Switching, Communication, Versatility, Intensity  (from Gabe Nisker, RaptorsHQ):
The Rockets Are Finally Getting Healthy (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
Pelicans:  AD & DMC Are Twin Towers For The Modern NBA (from Seth Rosenthal/Mike Prada, SBNation):
Bulls: LaVine Eager To Prove He’s More Than A Dunk Contest Icon (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
Rookie Status Update: Jordan Bell (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Bogdan Bogdanovic: The Best Rookie No One Is Talking About (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Hawks: Rookie Road Finally Leads To Playing Time For Tyler Dorsey (from Chris Vivlamore,
Every GM’s Trade Deadline History (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Q & A: Joe Harris (from Sam Blum, Daily Progress):
Scouting International Prospects For Future Drafts  (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Mo Bamba Is The Draft’s Freakish Defensive Star (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
The NBA’s International Takeover: How Marciuionis Opened Pandora’s Box  (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Video Breakdown: Steph Guards DeRozan, Draymond Wrecks Raptors (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Good, Bad, Ugly Of OKC’s Offense (from Kelly Scaletta, Dime Mag):
OKC: Donovan Likes His All-Bench Lineup (from Brett Dawson,
The Problem With How Assists Are Awarded (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Inside The Film Room With Kenny Atkinson (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
  NBA G-League All-2018 Showcase Teams (from
G-League: It’s Been A Long Road For Damion Lee (from Blake Murphy, The ASthletic):
Basketball Dictionary: Pick & Roll Defense:”Under-Two” (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of JoJo White, who passed away on Tuesday:

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/13/18

Jayson Tatum: Franchise-Altering Talent (from Jeff Clark, Celtics Blog):
How Anunoby Defended LBJ (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
Video Breakdown: Donovan Mitchell (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Basketball, Family One & The Same To Tony Snell (from Lori Nickel,
John Lucas Runs Special Workouts For Rockets’ Younger Players (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Kerr Takes Big-Picture Approach To Warriors’ Title Pursuits (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Watching Film With Coach Triano Is Helping Josh Jackson (from Scott Bordow,
The Unusual Challenge Of A Potential Spencer Dinwiddie Contract Extension (from Danny Leroux, RealGM):
The Cautionary Tale Of The Magic (from Brett Koremenos, RealGM):
Adebayo Brings Energy, Quickness, Toughness (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
What Steve Clifford Did When His Body Screamed “Enough”  (from Rick Bonnell, harlotte Observer):
Pelicans: A Deep Dive Into Rotations (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
The Rookie Growth Curve Of Hawks’ Rookie John Collins, Version 3.0  (from Greg Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
G-League Showcase: Day 2 Recap (from Alex Busch,

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/12/18 PART TWO

Raptors: All About Chemistry (from William Lou, Medium):
Depth Is Keying Raptors’ Success (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
The Raptors’ Bench Is A Glimpse Into Their Future (from Def Pen):
Troy Daniels Has Thrived In Suns’ Evolving Offense (from Kevin Zimmerman, Arizona Sports):
Mavs’ Assistant Melvin Hunt’s Journey As A Coach (from Isaac Harris,
Video Breakdown: Angles & Spacing In The Context Of Closeouts & The Pick-And-Roll (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Cavs’ Defense Makes Finals No Certainty (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Cavs’ Latest Problem: Tristan Thompson’s Return (from Evan Dammarell, Cavs Nation):
Wiggins Is Responding To Thibodeau’s Prodding (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):

Can Sabonis Prosper As A Hybrid 4/5?  (From Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):

What Steve Clifford Had To Change To Keep Coaching (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
Dennis Smith, Jr: Taking Lead For Mavs (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
Can Al Jefferson Still Have Impact?  (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Kings’ Mid-Season Autopsy (from Sactown Royalty):