Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/30/17

This Season Belongs To DeAndre Jordan (from David Ramil, The Step Back):
How Porzingis Became A Unicorn (from Steve Popper,
Zach Lowe’s 10 Things (from ESPN):
Mavs: Finding Optimism (from Sean Bush, The Smoking Cuban):
The Dubs’ Newfound Defensive Confidence (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
The Warriors Have Unlocked Another Dimension Of KD’s Game (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Omri Casspi: Skilled Cutter (from Simon Cherin-Gordon, Blue Man Hoop):
Are The Wolves Too Fatigued During 4th Quarters? (from Matt Chin, NBA Math):
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Key Personnel Dates Over The Next Six Weeks (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Knicks: The Triangle Is Gone But The Offense Is Still Inefficient  (from Stefan Body, NY Daily News):
Blazers’ Weekly Review (from Mike Richman, Oregon Live):
Video Breakdown: How Brad Stevens Set Up Tatum’s Crucial Dunk In Celtics’ Rally Vs Rockets (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Friday Film: Box Outs, Refs & Speed Vs Switches (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Video: What Did Teodosic Just Do?  (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Replay Needs An Upgrade (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
Schedule Alert: Games Tired Teams Should Lose In January (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Jodie Meeks Is Finding His Range (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WCS: Starting To Resemble The Player The Kings Thought They Drafted (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
The Lakers Miss Lonzo More Than You Might Have Expected (from Eric Pincus, Bleacher Report):
The Grizzlies’ Murky PG Situation (from Tony East, Beale St.Bears):
Ntilikina’s Intriguing Upside (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Marcus Smart: Premier Individual Defender (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Updated DPOY Watch (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/27/17

Live Ball Turnovers Can Mean Death For The Sixers (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):

The Checklist For Keeping Embiid Ready To Play (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Dinwiddie: The Nets Have Unearthed A Star-Level PG  (from Miles Wray, The Step Back):
Scouting The Top International Targets For NBA Rosters For Next Season (Non-2018 Draft Players) (From Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Wayne Ellington’s 3-Point Shooting (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Hawks: Taurean Prince Is Quietly Making A Leap (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Machine Learning: Getting The Most Out Of Maimi Heat Lineups (from Michael Watson, ZigZag Analytics):
Video Breakdown: Jordan Bell In Xmas Crunch Time (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
In A Changing NBA, Pachulia & McGee Try To Adapt To Stay Relevant (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
The Brandon Paul Way (from Jabari Young, Express-News):
With Fewer 3-Pointers, Better Passes, Roberson Is Boosting The Thunder’s Offense (from Brett Dawson,
When Westbrook Is Locked In, Thunder’s Defense Hits Another Level (from Erik Horne,
Have The Thunder Figured It Out? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Inside The Rule Book: Continuation (from Joe Borgia,
Kris Dunn Continues To Mature & Improve (from Sam Smith,
–  Jayson Tatum’s Post Scoring: A Marker Of Continued Growth (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Wire):
Knicks: Hardaway Is Sorely Missed (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Raptors: Dwane Casey Wisely Leans On His Coaching Staff (from Doug Smith, The Star):
Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Mavericks: The Growing Pains Of Grooming Dennis Smith, Jr (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Are The Pelicans Maximizing DMC? (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Jimmy Butler Is The Solution For Every Wolves’ Problem (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Timberwolves: Georges-Hunt Can Be A Serviceable Role Player (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
The Fantastical Adventures Of Fabulous Flournoy (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Heat Check: Dragic, Adebayo Updates  (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Sixers Should Hold On To Saric (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/26/17

Miles Plumlee’s Surprising Play (from Graham Chapple, Peachtree Hoops):
Thunder Build Case As WC Contender One Defensive Rotation At A Time (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Thunder: Figuring It Out (from Royce Young, ESPN):
The Dubs Biggest Strength Is Their Shot Blocking (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Christmas Game Video Breakdown: PHI/NYK (from Jesse Blanchard, BBall Breakdown):
Bucks Use Transition Offense As A Weapon (from Matt Velazquez,
Bertans Is Rounding Out His Game (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
Inside Jayson Tatum’s Evolution (from Jared Weiss, USA Today):
The Celtics Need To Be More Focused  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Raptors: Embracing Offensive Adjustments (from David Aldridge,
Adebayo: Processing And Storing Information (from Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post):
Wolves: Gibson, Butler Are Making A Big Difference (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
Knicks: The Vibe Is Better But There Are Perils Ahead (from Filip Bondy, NY Times):
Allen Crabbe: Where Is The 3-Point Shot The Nets Threw All That $ At?  (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Coach Of The Year Candidates (from Willie Hope, The Sports Quotient):
In-Season Cap-Cutting Trades (from Danny Leroux, RealGM):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/14/17 PART ONE

Grizzlies Have No Identity, And Hard Questions (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Durant Has Warriors Rolling Without Curry (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
Shaun Livingston Helps Ease The Sting Of Curry’s Absence (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
The Dubs Are Blocking Shots At A Staggering Rate (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
CP3 At 12-0: “We’re Playing The Right Way & Still Trying To Get Better” (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Ryan Anderson Is Providing Good Value (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
Popovich, Kerr & Stevens: Behind The Best Coaching Minds (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Film Room: Steven Adams: “Reverse” Floor Spacer (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
Thunder’s Offense: Stagnant, Despite Win (from Berry Tramel,
Kanter, Oladipo, Kawhi, Baynes, LBJ (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
Richaun Holmes: An Important Part of Sixers’ Future (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Buddy Hield:  Catch & Shoot Sniper Off The Bench (from Philip Barnett, Yardbarker):
Which Way Are The Kings Going?  (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Pressure Mounts On Wolves Amid Successful Start (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
KAT’s Disappointing Offense (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Bucks: Positives Since The Bledsoe Trade (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
Shane Larkin: Making The Most Of Limited Minutes (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
KCP: Unspectacular & Essential (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
SVG Is Irked By Different Rules Being Used To Officiate Boban (from Keith Langlois,
Jazz: Stuck Between Bricks & A Hard Place (from Ben Anderson,
Dwight Howard: New Energy In Charlotte (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
Antonius Cleveland Hopes To Be Major Help To Mavs’ Defense (from Bobby Karalla,
Isaac Austin Encourages Positivity In Overcoming Challenges (from Joseph Yeh, Focus Taiwan):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/11/17 PART TWO

Adventures Of A Fired Coach (from David Aldridge,
Q & A:  Joel Embiid (from David Aldridge,
The Play That Showcases Dejounte Murray’s Elite Skills (from JR Wilco, Pounding The Rock):
Which Atlantic Division Team’s Fountain Of Youth Is Best? (from Vivek Jacob, Raptors Republic):
How The Spurs Found A Way Without Kawhi (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Rookies Who Are Re-Writing Their Scouting Reports (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
DWade Is Thriving Off The Bench (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
How Harden Is Breaking The NBA (from Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):
How The Raptors Keep Evolving (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Breaking Down Four Factors Adjusted Rating (from Patrick Oxford, 94 Feet Report):
Pelicans Should Post-Up Jrue Holiday More (from Chris Conner, Pelican Debrief):
The Kings Are What Happens When You Don’t Trust The Process (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):