Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/19/18

ATL: John Collins Is Quietly Tearing Up The League (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
BKN: How The Win Streak Has Shifted The Nets’ Narrative (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
*BKN: D’Angelo Russell Is In His Zone (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
BKN: What Do We Know About The Nets’ Offense? (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
BOS: Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward & The Celtics’ Search For Clarity (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
DAL: Doncic & The Mavs: The Perfect Marriage (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
DAL: DSJ Is Pure Motor (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
DEN: Jokic & Murray: The Nuggets’ Dynamic Duo (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
DEN: Jokic Can Carry The Load (from Tom Ley, Deadspin):
DET: Further Removed From Surgery, Leuer Is “Getting His Legs Back”  (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Draymond Green; The People’s Champ (from Daniel Brown, The Athletic):
HOU: What’s The Key For James Harden? (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
IND: The Hyper-Efficient Domantas Sabonis (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
IND: What Makes The Pacers’ Defense So Good? (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAC: The State Of The Clippers (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAL: How Some Lakers Are Using Meditation To Elevate Their Game (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
MEM: The Ghosts Of Chandler Parsons (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: Dion Waiters Would Like A Word (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
MIA: Why Adebayo Is The Closer The Team Needs (from All U Can Heat):
MIL: Giannis’ Historic Interior Assault Brings More Offensive Fouls (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
OKC: Ferguson Is Quietly Proving His Worth (from Justin Cooper, Thunderous Intentions):
OKC: We Aren’t Talking Enough About Paul George (from Aidan Lising, Def Pen):
ORL: Magic Are “Winning Ugly”  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Magic Showing Defensive Improvement (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Two Small Moves That Might Vastly Improve The Bench (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Video: Sixers’ 5 Favorite Plays (from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nyugen):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox’s Warp Speed (from BS West, Sactown Royalty):
SAC: Bjelica’s Huge Contribution: Spacing (from Alex West, BBall Index):
Read and watch it here:  http://bball-index.com/bellys-space/
SAS: Coaching Legend Etorre Messina (from NBA Coaches Association):
SAS: Gay Is Thriving After “Getting My Career Back” (from Jeff McDonald, ExpressNews):
SAS: Breaking Down Bertans’ Off-Ball Motion (from Dylan Carter, Air Alamo):
TOR: The Raptors Are ATO  Play Titans (from Joshua Howe, Raptors Republic):
UTA: Harden’s 47 Leads The Rockets Despite Good Jazz Defense (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: What The Wizards Got Wrong In The Years Before Ariza’s Full Circle Return (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
Beno Udrih Travels Across The NBA In Search Of Coaching Advice (from Warren Shaw, Closeup360):
The “All-Underappreciated” Team: Impressive Contributions From Unexpected Sources (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
The Challenges Of Putting Together 3-Team Deals (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Was The 3-Point Revolution Almost Put On Ice By D-League Experimentation? (from Adam Johnson, 2Ways10Days ):
Inside The Locker Room Media Scrum (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/11/18

Q & A: Daryl Morey (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
CP3 & The Pursuit Of Happiness (from Kelly Iko, Bleacher Report):
Q & A: Ben Simmons (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Q & A: CJ McCollum (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Film Session: Bucks At Sixers (from Steve Jones,Jr/Dylan Murphy, Cleaning The Glass):
G-League Call-Up Andre Ingram Scores 19 In NBA Debut (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
How The Pelicans Survived Without DMC (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
E’Twaun Moore’s Inspirational Story (from Alex Squadron, slamonline.com):
Pacers: Darren Collison’s Landmark Season (from Mark Monteith, Pacers.com):
The Key To The Pacers’ Success (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
OKC: Working The Pick-And-Roll (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
Where Will Ben Simmons Go From Here? (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
LBJ: King Of Deep Threes (from Owen Phillips, FiveThirtyEight):
Inside The Basketball Education Of Jayson Tatum, Part One (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Doc Rivers: The Pride Of The Shipwrecked Captain (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Fixing The Clippers (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Alternative NBA Awards: Handing Out Made-Up Honors (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Vince Carter: A Tale Of Two Careers (from John Chick, The Score):
How Did The Timberwolves End Up Here? (from Tim Faklis, Zone Coverage):
Jokic Has No Choice But to Be Great As Nuggets Battle For Playoff Spot (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
How Fatigue Shaped The Season & What It Means For The Playoffs (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
How Dario Saric Opened Doors For Simmons & Sixers (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
The Crossover’s All-NBA & All-Defense Picks (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/25/18

Nuggets: The Mason Plumlee Conundrum (from Nicholas Agar-Johnson, Nugg Love):
Why Jamal Murray Is Hitting His Stride (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
Leading Trade Targets: Their Strengths (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
Raptors’ Bench Has Reinvigorated The Franchise (from Alex Wong, VICE Sports):
Trae Young Joins Top Pick Discussion (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Knicks’ Ron Baker: Leading By Example (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Knicks: Grading THJ’s Post-Injury Performance (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Meet KP’s Personal Health Guru (from Robert Silverman, VICE Sports):
Marvin Williams Has Morphed Into A Modern Stretch Four (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Pistons Have a Bottom-Three Offense Without Reggie Jackson (from Vince Ellis, freep.com):
Oladipo: Pacers’ All-Star Steps Aside, Aids Cause (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Physicality Is A State Of Mind For Domantas Sabonis (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Don’t Count Al Jefferson Out Just Yet (from Adam Friedman, Indy Cornrows):
Celtics Float In Calm Waters Amidst The NBA’s Sea Of Chaos (from Jeff Clark, Celtics Blog):
Marcus Smart: NBA’s Biggest Anomaly & Celtics’ Biggest Question Mark (from Brendan Ronan, Celtics Life):
Celtics & Doc Rivers: Neither Has Regrets Over HIs Departure (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Do-Or-Die Time For The Wizards (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Unique Tandem: Brett Brown & Ben Simmons (from Nick Metallinos, ESPN):
Kuzma: Evolving Into More Than Just A Hot Scorer (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Dubs: Kevon Looney’s Opportunity (from Corey Libow, Blue Man Hoop):
Video Breakdown:  Low Post Defense: Double Off The Cutter (from Zak Boisvert, Pickandpop.net):
The ASG Draft: The Goofy Gimmick That’s A Natural For TV But Won’t Be Televised (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Eric Bledsoe: Professional Defensive Pest (from Max Carlin, Behind The Buck Pass):
Film Breakdown: Zach Lavine (from Austin Hutchinson, Locked On Bulls):
Nets: Jarrett Allen Is Ahead Of Schedule (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
Defense Could Make The Heat Contenders (from Chase Eyrich, All U Can Heat):
Mavs: Yogi Ferrell Has Led A Surprisingly Effective Offense (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Myke Henry: Taking Advantage Of His Opportunity (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):
From Shannon Ryan, Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/ct-sptmyke-henry-illinoisdepaul-20180124-story.html
Sixers: TLC Thriving In Redick’s Absence (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
Now Healthy, Duje Dukan Eyes NBA Return (from Steve Clark, USA Today Network):

 

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, Mavs.com):
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):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/14/17

Hawks’ Offensive Playbook: Pick-And-Roll Action, Part One (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
2017-18: Aaron Gordon’s Season Of Opportunity (from Philip Rossman-Reich< Orlando Magic Daily):
G-League Player Invitational: 5 Intriguing Prospects (from Ben Stram, Fanrag Sports):
The Proving Grounds: Marcus Smart  (from James Holas, BBall Breakdown):
Read and watch it here:  https://bballbreakdown.com/2017/08/13/the-proving-grounds/

Misconceptions About Jarrett Allen (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Read it here: http://nypost.com/2017/08/14/nets-rookie-doesnt-care-what-you-think-about-his-hobbies/

Paul George’s Fit With The Thunder (from Jackson Frank, Welcome To Loud City):
Myles Turner’s Shot Selection (from Hunter Kuffel, 8points9seonds.com):
Nets’ Defense: The Good, Bad & Unknown (from Charles Maniego, Nets Daily):
What Tyler Dorsey Does & Doesn’t Bring To The Hawks (from Tyler Sellers, Soaring Down South):
Is Avery Bradley’s Offense What The Pistons Needed To Make The Playoffs? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
How Nate McMillan Should Approach The Post-Paul George Era (from Caitlin Cooper, indycornrows.com):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.indycornrows.com/2017/8/14/16127324/nate-mcmillan-should-dare-to-be-weird

Where Will Celtics’ Rebounding Come From? (from Bryan Rafferty, Celtics Hub):
Does Lonzo Ball Need To “Fix” His Jump Shot? (from Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report):
Making The Jump: Welcome To The Euroleague (from Sam Meyerkopf, NextStep-Basketball):