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, magic.com):
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, magic.com):
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, newsok.com):
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, NBA.com):

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, ipacers.com):
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, pacers.com):
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, Hornets.com):
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, bulls.com):
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, NBA.com):
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, celtics.com):
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, Pacers.com):
The Bucks’ Great Defensive Experiment Is Over (from Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
Jabari Parker To Make Season Debut On Friday (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
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, newsok.com):
OKC: Options & Non-Options With Roberson Out For The Season (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
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):