Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/16/18

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Clippers Loss Exposed Celtics’ Defensive Issues (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
–  Celtics: The Importance Of Marcus Smart (from A Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Jonathan Isaac Knows Patience Is Key To Long-Term Success (from John Denton,
Heat: Adebayo Is Proving To Be A Genuine Building Block (from Simon Smith,  All U Can Heat):
Magic: A Deeper Look At Hezonja’s Improvement (from Josh Cohen,
Oladipo & Sabonis: The Dynamic Duo (from Jonathan Macri, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
What The Blazers Are Learning From A Ref Consultant About Getting More Foul Calls (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Nikola Jokic: Highlights From Last Night (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Steven Adams’ Offensive Impact (from Erik Horne,
Q & A: Kevin McHale (from Justin Terranova, NY Post ):
Suns: Can Elfrid Payton Become A Long-Term Answer? (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Q & A: Elfrid Payton (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
OKC: Paul George Was Exactly What Was Needed (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Goran Dragic’s Wild Ride To All-Star Status (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Hard Work, Steady Development Paid Off For Tatum, Celtics (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
–  Diminishing Returns: Less-Skilled Shooters Are Adding The Step Back (from Sydney Robinson, Nylon Calculus):
Nets: Loyalty To Allen Crabbe Is Finally Paying Off (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Anthony Davis Is Carrying A Team That Needs Him More Than Ever (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Pistons GM Bower: Secrecy, Trust Are Key In Trade Talks (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
2018 Draft: Elie Okobo, Hiding In Plain Sight (from Jackson Hoy, The Stepien):
Remembering & Celebrating Flip Saunders (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
NBA Coaches: Sharing Teaching Techniques in eCoach Program (from Steve Aschburner,

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/4/18 PART TWO

Myles Turner Is Showing Off All The Goods Since His Return (from Derek Kramer,
Nuggets’ Young Backcourt’s Development Is Being Aided By Will Barton’s Leadership (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Measuring The Impact Of Roberson’s Injury (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
How KAT Dominates The Glass (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
James Johnson Is Trying To Evolve In Year Two With The Heat, But It Hasn’t Been Easy (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Satoransky Is Changing The Wizards’ Outlook (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Wizards Have Led The Assn In Assist rate Since Wall Injury (from Bryan Klbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Al Jefferson: Dinosaur With Footwork & A Soft Shot (from Mark Monteith,
Deconstructing Elfrid Payton’s Defense (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):
The Jazz Are A Completely Different Team When Healthy (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
Royce O’Neale’s Versatility Has Been Central To The Jazz’ Improvement (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):
The Nuggets Need To Clear A Roster Spot For Torrey Craig (from Brandon Ewing, Dig In Denver):
Celtics Could Delay Signing Monroe To Conserve A Roster Spot (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
Treveon Graham Is Always Ready (from Sam Perley,
Andre Ingram: G-League Veteran (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/3/18

Nets: Kenny Atkinson’s Offense (from Alec Liebsch, Nothin’ But Nets):
Bobby Portis’ New Role (from Sam Smith,
BOS 119, ATL 110 (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
Rozier Shines In Another Spot Start  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Jabari Parker Is Finally Back – Again (from Steve Aschburner,
What Is Greg Monroe’s Fit With The Celtics? (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
-Friday Film: Pelicans Edition (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
–  Video Breakdown: Jrue Holiday: One The NBA’s Best Defenders  (from James Grayson, Bourbon Street Shots):
Film Room: Do The Lakers Have Ingram Going Down The Wrong Path? (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue & Gold):
Wolves Expose Bucks’ Interior Defense (from George Kondoleon, BBall Breakdown):
Nuggets Have Been Dominating Since Coach Stopped Calling As Many Plays (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Jamal Murray’s Clutch Shooting (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Jeremy Lin Swears His Year Off Has Been Great For Him (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
G-League: Marcus Thornton Is Lighting It Up With Grand Rapids (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/30/18

OKC’s 2018 Success (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
4 Thoughts On The GSW-BOS Game (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
8 Observations (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Blazers: Ed Davis Accepts & Excels In His Role (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Bucks: Finding Sterling Brown (from Max Carlin, Behind The Buck Pass):
Game Control & A New Take On Team Metrics (from Dan Loman, Nylon Calculus):
Closure On 3-Point Team Defense (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Celtics: Theis Has Become An Elite Role Player (from Marc D’Amico,
The Domino Effect Of Tristan Thompson’s Return To The Starting Lineup (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Cavs: Gilbert’s Mistakes Pushing Team To Breaking Point (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
How NOP & OKC Adjust To Losing DMC & Roberson Will Shape The WC Playoffs (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Reflecting On DMC’s Injury (from Nathaniel Friedman, GQ):
Sabonis, Turner: Forming A Tag Team (from Mark Monteith,
The Bucks’ Great Defensive Experiment Is Over (from Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
Jabari Parker To Make Season Debut On Friday (from Matt Velazquez,
Kerr: Why Steph Is Better Than Ever (from Melissa Rohlin, Mercury News):
Heat: Breaking The Mold In Their Quest For Success (from Simon Smith, All U Can Heat):
Jeff Teague Needs A Timeout (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Tyrone Wallace: Pros & Cons Of Playing On A Two-Way Contract (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
The Rehab Grind (from Gordon Hayward):
NOTE:  No LAC-DET Trade Stories?  Never fear: BI will publish a special trade edition later today.  Stay tuned!

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/29/18

DMC Injury, Day 3:
Denver’s Investment In Jamal Murray Is Paying Off (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
How The Rockets’ Offense Benefits From The 3-Point Line (from Gavriel Wilkins, Space City Scoop):
The Celtics’ Defense Is Legit (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
Celtics: Do Not Expect Marcus Morris To Change (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Cavs: Lue Alters Rotations (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Pistons: The Ripple Effect Of Reggie Jackson’s Injury (from James Edwards III, The Athletic);
All-International Prospect Teams – 2018 (from Jackson Hoy, Lock Draft):
Adams Wears Down Embiid In Thunder Victory (from Berry Tramel,
OKC: Options & Non-Options With Roberson Out For The Season (from Erik Horne,
Knicks: Rest Of Season Needs To Be All About The Future (from John Schmeelk, CBS New York):
Knicks: The Trey Burke Risk Is Paying Off (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Grizzlies: Time To Commit To Bickerstaff (from Grizzly Bear Blues):
Appreciating Durant’s Passing Talent (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Checking In On The Wolves’ Deployment Of ICE Defense (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
How KAT Earned His 1st All-Star Selection (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
The Wolves’ Changing Culture (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
How The Dubs Are Mastering The Mid-Range Game (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Video Breakdown:  How Curry & Irving Deal With Crunch-Time Bitzes (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
The 10 Least Tradeable Contracts Of 2018 (from Keith Smith, RealGM):
Spurs: Dejounte Murray Is Solidifying Status As PG Of The Future (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Pacers: Turner Tries To Stay Patient While Shaking Off Rust (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):
What Does The Raptors’ Three-Point Revolution Mean For Their Future?  (from Chris Sanders, Raptors HQ):
A Deep Dive Into Justin Patton’s Development (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Film Room: Breaking Down The Sexton-Young Matchup (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):