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,  nrthjersey.com):
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):
Ask Sam Smith (from bulls.com):
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, newsok.com):
When Westbrook Is Locked In, Thunder’s Defense Hits Another Level (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Have The Thunder Figured It Out? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Inside The Rule Book: Continuation (from Joe Borgia, NBA.com):
Kris Dunn Continues To Mature & Improve (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
–  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, jsonline.com):
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, NBA.com):
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, newsok.com):
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, pistons.com):
Jazz: Stuck Between Bricks & A Hard Place (from Ben Anderson, ksl.com):
Dwight Howard: New Energy In Charlotte (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
Antonius Cleveland Hopes To Be Major Help To Mavs’ Defense (from Bobby Karalla, mavs.com):
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, NBA.com):
Q & A:  Joel Embiid (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
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):