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

How Much Has Durant’s Game Actually Changed Since Last Season? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Defensive Adjustments Cavs Can Make In Game 3 (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
Two Things To Watch In Game 3 (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Cavs Are Asking A Lot From KLove On Defense (from Jason Patt, The Step Back):
The Dubs’ “Anyone But LBJ” Approach Is Working (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
LBJ: The Strange Thrill Of A One-Man Show (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Video: The Tactical Chess Match In Games 1 & 2 (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
McGee Isn’t Playing The Fool (from Rodger Sherman, The Ringer):
Even The Splash Brothers Had Nemeses In Their Past (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
The BIggest Playoff X-Factor Might Be A Good Night’s Sleep (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
LBJ Sees The Game Unlike Anyone Else (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
8 Moments That Shaped The Cavs’ Season (from Michael Beaven/George Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal):
“Head Performance Therapist” Chelsea Lane Might Be The Most Important Warrior You Don’t Know (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Shaun Livingston Keeps Peoria Close To His Heart (from Malika Andrews, Chicago Tribune):
The Pistons Can Copycat Their Way To Offensive Respectability (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
–  The Anatomy Of A Missed Shot (from Ryan Mahanna, Celtics Hub):
Jaren Jackson Jr: Perfect Modern Center?  (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
Udoka: Intriguing Coaching Target (from James L. Edwards III, The Athletic):
The Grind Of Working In The G-League (from Keith Schlosser, Ridiculous Upside):
Dennis Rodman’s Complicated Legacy (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
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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 9/28/17

Warriors Make The Most Of Their Talent With Historic Assist Rate (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Video: Secrets To The Warriors’ Offense (from Steve Kerr/Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
12 Players Who Could Breakout This Season (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
How An NBA Video Coordinator Reconciles Stats & Eye Test  (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Thunder: Lineup Versatility Is No Longer A Weakness (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Cavs: Wade Alone Won’t Move The Needle (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Cavs Set All-Time Record For Corner Threes (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Clippers: How Things Will Be Different Without Chris Paul  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Cousins’ Weight Loss Could Lead To Pelicans’ Transformation (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
Nuggets:  Why Mason Plumlee Could Be Worth Every Penny (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Ben Simmons: Mismatch Nightmare (from Bob Ford, Philly.com):
Earl Watson On Josh Jackson: “A Superstar Waiting To Happen”  (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
Celtics: Marcus Smart Got A Key Assist From Chauncey Billups This Offseason (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Finally Healthy, Jodie Meeks Aims To Give Wizards The Shooter They Targeted  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
What Kennard Brings To The Pistons (from Jamie Delancey, Detroit Bad Boys):
Most Important Training Camp Decisions, Questions For Every Team (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Thunder: How To Incorporate Carmelo (from Kenneth Teape, Hoops Habit):
Suns Look To Use Blistering Pace (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
The Rise, Fall & Possible Redemption Of Brandon Jennings  (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
A Day In The Life Of Chris Brickley (from Justin Tinsley, The Undefeated):
Automatic NBA Scouting With Machine Learning (from Michael Watson, Zig Zag Analytics):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/28/17

Barnes, Kaminsky, Randle Illustrate PF’s Constantly Changing Job Description (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Kings Make Wholesale Changes In Quest For Stability (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
How Dragic Ignites Heat’s Offense (from Michael Snyder, 94 Feet report):
Upcoming Season Crucial For Josh Richardson (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Julius Randle: The Forgotten Laker (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Will Brandon Ingram Break Out In Year Two? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Sixers: Don’t Forget Richaun Holmes (from Tim Stubbs, NBA Math):
Will Exum Make Leap To Next Level This Season?  (from Jackson Lloyd, 94 Feet Report):
How Joe Harris Bolsters Nets’ Bench (from Nick LeTourneau):
Will Sterling Brown’s Shooting Transfer To The NBA?  (from Ti Windisch, Behind The Buck Pass):
Vucevic: Likely To Bounce Back (from Dar-wei Chen, Orlando Magic Daily):
How Important Is A Healthy Derrick Favors? (from Hayden Van de Maat, thejnotes.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/10/17

ATL: The Comeback (from Andrew Snyder, Soaring Down South):

Read and watch it here:  http://soaringdownsouth.com/2017/04/09/atlanta-hawks-comeback-cavaliers/

From Chris Vivlamore, ajc.com: http://www.ajc.com/sports/basketball/how-the-hawks-made-history-erasing-point-deficit-beat-cavs/XmJEdFIahtU7hH1TCckWQO/

Westbrook’s Last 10 Games  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2017/4/9/15239010/russell-westbrook-mvp-discussion-thunder

Masai Ujiri: Exceutive Of The Year? (From Joe Hulbert, 16 Wins):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/masai-ujiri-should-be-executive-of-the-year-be10656ec120

 

 

 

Why Are The Bucks Struggling?  (from Brian Sampson, 16 Wins):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/bucks-slump-comes-at-worst-time-969281687f47

Nene’s Resurgence: A Perfect Fit In Houston  (from Eric Spuropolous, 16 Wins):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/the-delightful-resurgence-of-nene-85e6e6ccbbef

KD’s Return  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/warriors/harper-kevin-durants-return-wasnt-entirely-smooth-and-that-actually-helps/

“Whatever Is Needed”: Jaylen Brown Answers The Call  (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here: https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/10/jaylen-brown-boston-celtics-nba-playoffs-xfactors-brad-stevens

A Behind The Scenes Look At Blazers’ Game Day  (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):

Read it here:  http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2017/04/behind_portland_trail_blazers_game_day.html

Video Breakdown: Pindown Screens  (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):

Read and watch it here: http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/04/10/pindown-screen-video-breakdown-nba-glossary-offense-terms/

In The Film Room: Spencer Dinwiddie  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):

Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=R1EcP_9Cx0E

Heat Shooting Coach Rob Fodor  (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article143708434.html

Thibodeau “Coaches Every Dribble”  (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):

Read it here: http://www.startribune.com/it-s-who-he-is-wolves-coach-tom-thibodeau-coaches-every-dribble/418741543/

Tyler Ulis: Second-Round Steal (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):

Read it here:  http://arizonasports.com/story/1064655/suns-tyler-ulis-rookie-season-second-round/

Alan Williams: Suns’ Big Weapon Off The Bench  (from Rod Argent, Bright Side Of The Sun):

Read it here: http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2017/4/10/15233370/big-sauce-alan-williams-phoenix-suns-big-weapon-off-the-bench-has-a-big-summer-ahead-nba-free-agency

Prospect Watch: Frank Ntilikina (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):

Read it here: https://behindthebuckpass.com/2017/04/09/nba-draft-2017-prospect-watch-frank-ntilikina/

 Joe Johnson’s Secret: Hot Yoga  (from Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.sltrib.com/sports/5154958-155/utah-jazz-joe-johnsons-secret-to?fullpage=1

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