Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/1/18

What Are MIP Candidates Siakam, Sabonis,Harrell, Richardson Actually Better At?  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
NBA Scouts: Roles, Rules & Secrets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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– Enes’ & Giannis’ Struggles With Their Home Countries (from Andreas Vou, NY Daily News):
Each Team’s Most Surprising Player So Far This Season (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
2019 Draft Prospect: Bol Bol Is A Fascinating Conundrum (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
BOS: Kevin McHale Urges The Celtics To Make Tough Changes  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
BOS: Hayward’s Passing Could Be The Key To His Comeback (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
BOS: Hayward Finds His Aggressiveness (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Yabusele & Williams Impress Vs. The Cavs (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini):
CHI: Arcidiacono Has Found His Place (from Mark Karantzoulis, BlogABull):
CLE: Sexton Is Leading The Cavs’ Inexplicable Mid-Range Barrage (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
DEN: How A Year In The G-League Helped Prepare Monte Morris For His Shot With The Nuggets (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
HOU: Rockets Are Elite When Healthy (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
LAL: Film Room: The Lakers’ Defensive Potential  (from Pete Zayas,Silver Screen And Roll):
MIN: Defense Key To Wolves Making Up Ground (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
–  MIN: RoCo Has Transformed The Wolves’ Defense (from Chris Barnewall, Dime Mag):
MIN: How Good Is Wolves’ Second Unit?  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: Saric Hoping To Build New Source Of Pride With Wolves (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: The Pels’ Defense Needs To Get Better (from Noah Schulte, Hashtag Basketball):
NOP: Mirotic Is More Than A Stretch Four (from Jake Paynting, Real Ball Insiders):
NYK: Fizdale Fires Back At Knox/Ntilikina Critics (from Zach Braziller, NY Post):
OKC: Thunder Progress Report For Season’s 1st Quarter  (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
OKC: Emergence Of Schroder & Grant Gives Thunder Hope (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
PHO: , Can The Suns Build A Winner Around Ayton Despite His Defensive Deficiencies? (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
SAS: The Spurs’ Biggest Weaknesses (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Ibaka’s Renaissance (from M Scott, Hoops Habit):
UTA: Jazz 119, Hornets 111 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/30/18

Ten Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How The Grizzlies And Jazz Are Handling The Pace-And-Space Boom (from Ben Ladner, The STep Back):
Add Passing To The List Of  Required Skills For Big Men (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
Checking In On This Year’s Rookie Extensions Through 20 Games (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
What Has And Hasn’t Surprised So Far (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Are The Clippers, Grizzlies & Kings Legit Playoff Contenders? (from Sam Brief, Sports Illustrated):
Mudiay, Ferguson, Simons On The G-League’s New Elite Option (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
The Importance Of Gender Diversity In The NBA (from Kellen Becoats, Sports Illustrated):
BOS: Brad Stevens Stays Steady In The Face Of Challenges (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald)
BOS: The Celtics By The Numbers: The Good And The Bad (from Jay King, The Athletic):
DAL: Drop Everything And Watch Luka Doncic (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
DAL: Doncic Lives To Put On A Show (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
DAL: Why The Mavs Are In The Playoff Race (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
DET: Pachulia Provides Settling Effect For Pistons (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: TOR 131, GSW 128 (OT) (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: Harden’s Foul-Drawing Mastery (from Tim MacMahon/Michael Wright, ESPN):
HOU: Nowhere To Go But Up (from Darren Yuvan, The Dream Shake):
IND: Aaron Holiday Is Coming Into Focus (from Tony East, Bball Index):
MEM: Marc Gasol Is Back (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
MIL: How Brook Lopez Turbocharges The Bucks’ Offense By Standing At The 3-Point Line (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
MIN: With KG & Rose’s Help, KAT Is Becoming A Leader (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
MIN: The Wolves Are Playing The NBA’s Best Defense (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NYK: The Knicks Landed A Gem In Trier But A Big, Possibly Tricky, Decision Looms (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
POR: Video Breakdown: How The Blazers Use Drag Screens To Free Up Their Stars (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
POR: Why Jake Layman Has Fallen From Starter To Out Of The Rotation (from Jeff Siegel, Blazer’s Edge):
SAS: The Positives & Negatives Of The 4-Game Road Trip (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: TOR 131, GSW 128 (OT) (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
TOR: Kyle Lowry Interview (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
UTA: Defense Is The Problem For The Jazz (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
UTA: Korver Is One The Best Shooters In History (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/5/18

BOS: How The Celtics Defend Giannis (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Are The Celtics Relying Too Much On The Three-Pointer?  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
CHI: Zach Lavine Is Rising To The Occasion  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DEN: Mason Plumlee Has Reversed The Narrative (from Brendan Vogt/Adam Mares, DenverStiffs):
GSW: Curry Is Cookin’ Like It’s 2016 (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
GSW: Q & A: Alfonzo McKinnie (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW: Q & A: Jonas Jerebko (from Raul Barrigon, Hoops Hype):
HOU: Bdzelik Returning To Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Read it here:  https://www.chron.com/sports/rockets/article/Jeff-Bzdelik-returning-to-Rockets-13363819.php

NYK: Film Notes: Damyean Dotson & Mitchell Robinson (from Zach DiLuzio):
PHI: Will Fultz & Sixers Build Each Other Up, Or Derail Each Other Trying?  (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
PHI: Brett Brown Feels For TJ McConnell (from Jack McCaffery, Delco Times):
PHO: Mikal Bridges Might Round Out Suns’ “Big 3”  (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
POR: Expected Or Not, Blazers Win Early (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAS: Poeltl Plans To “Play More Freely” (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: Moving Ibaka To “5” Is Paying Dividends (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
4th Quarter Breakdown: Pacers Vs Celtics (from Adam Spinella, Box And One):
Fultz & Hayward & The Short-Term/Long-Term Balancing Act  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Sophomore Ladder: The Top 10 (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Breakout & Surprise Leap Players (from Dan Favale, Bleacher report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/4/18

BKN:  Breakdown: Dinwiddie’s Game Winner  (from Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):
BKN: Lack Of Defense May Have Russell On Bench Late In Games (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BOS: Breaking Down The Final Minute Of Loss To Pacers (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
BOS: Takeaways From Loss To Pacers (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: How Were The Celtics Successful Against The Bucks? (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
CHI: Wendell Carter Could Be Rare Defense-First ROY  (from Michael Walton, NBC Sports):
DET: Bruce Brown Emerges As Pistons’ Biggest Surprise (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: Video Breakdown: McKinnie Bites The Wolves (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Video Breakdown: How Draymond Helped Beat The Wolves (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: Oladipo Thrives In Crunch Time (from Ben Pfeifer, 8Points,9Seconds):
MEM: Omri Casspi: Not Your Typical NBA Player (from Mark Giannotto, Commercial Appeal):
MIL: Why Have The Bucks Made Such Dramatic Improvement?  (from Sky Sports):
MIL: Better On Defense & Sticking With The Plan (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NYK: The Knicks’ Draft Class of Steals (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Westbrook’s Adjustments Are Paying Dividends  (from Lawrence George, Thunderous INtentions):
SAC: Divac Expected This  (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
WAS: Wizards Need More From Their Bench, Starting With Oubre (from Tyler Blint-Welsh, Washington Post):
The Hidden Gem: NBA Prospect Daulton Hommes At Div II Point Loma Nazarene (from Marc Ziegler, San Diego Union-Tribune):
Depth Charts: Team Rotations Right Now (from Alberto de Roa, Hoops Hype):
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Early NBA Returns: The Villanova Rookies  (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/3/18

ATL: Rookie Kevin Huerter: Off To A Hot Start (from Chris Guest, Soaring Dow South):
BOS: Kyrie’s Strong Effort Impacts Celtics’ Defense (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Hayward’s New Normal Is Starting To Look Like His Old Normal (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
CHI: Blakeney’s Growth From G-League To One Of NBA’s Hottest Shooters (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
CHI: Is LaVine Living Up To is Price Tag?  (from Jake Paynting, Def Pen):
GSW: How Draymond Elevated The Dubs’ Defense (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: D’Antoni: There Is Only One Way To Defend The Dubs (from Lloyd Johnson,  Express):
LAL: McGee’s Positive Play Highlights Lakers’ Biggest Weakness (from Honi, Lakers Outsiders):
MEM: How Gasol Is Leading The Grizzlies’ Defensive Resurgence (from Peter Edmiston, The Athletic):
MIL: How Giannis Dominates Without A Jumper (from Coach Nick, BBallBreakdown/The Athletic):
NYK: Trier Has Been A Pleasant Surprise (from Adam Zagoria, Arizona Daily Star):
PHI: An Aggressive Fultz Will Flourish (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
PHI:  Embiid Can Help Sixers’ Spacing (from Brian Murphy, Liberty Ballers):
POR: How The Blazers Are Regaining Respect (from Shane Young, Medium):
SAS: LaMarcus Aldridge & The Success Of Little Things (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
UTA: How Joe Ingles Went From NBA Heartache To Being The Heartbeat Of The Jazz (from Tony Jones, The Athletic):
WAS: Time To Tear It Down (from Jerry Brewer, Washington Post):
WAS: Just How Bad Is The Wizards’ Defense? (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Some Surprising Early Season Trends & How They Will Play Out (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
LeBron Doc Explores NBA’s Gradual Embrace Of Social Activism  (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
Jemele Hill: Socially Conscious Voice  (from Chris Barton, LA Times):