Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/14/19

ATL: The Artistry Of Trae Young’s Passes (from Chris Kirschner, The Athletic):
BKN: D’Lo Is Breaking Free (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
BKN:  Jarrett Allen Embodies “Rising Star” (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BOS: The Importance Of Horford Vs The Sixers (from Daniel Poarch, Celtic Blog):
DAL: Doncic & The Art Of Passing (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
DEN: Can Isaiah Thomas Rise Again? (from Robert Sanchez, ESPN):
DET: Ellington’s Focus Is On “Right Now” (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: Q & A: Steph Curry (from David Dennis, Jr, The Undefeated):
GSW: How The Dubs Overcame The Jazz In The 4th Quarter (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Durant At PG Is Looking Better & Better (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
HOU: Shumpert Brings A Steel Will To Defense (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: How Harden’s Streak Is Different Than Wilt’s (from Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight):

Read it here:  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/james-harden-is-outdoing-wilt-chamberlain-where-it-matters/

IND: Kyle O’Quinn’s Road To The NBA (from Josiah Turner, Sports Illustrated):
IND: Why The Pacers Are Thriving After Oladipo Injury (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
MEM: Joakim Noah Is Happiest He’s Ever Been (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
MEM: Was Avery Bradley Misused By LAC? (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
MIN: Taj Gibson: From Starter To Reserve (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
MIN: Takeaways From Win Over HOU (from Andy Grimsrud, A Wolf Among Wolves):
NOP: When Kenrich Williams Became Kenny Hustle (from Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com):
*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
NYK: How Dennis Smith’s Journey Readied Him For A Fresh Start (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
OKC: Steven Adams Is Much More Than Just Strong (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Rebounding At Center Of Magic’s Identity (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Magic’s Patience For Isaac Is Paying Off (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Embiid: DPOY?  (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Q & A: Rodney Hood (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
POR: Kanter Makes Blazers Deeper & Better (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
SAC: Harrison Barnes Prepared For Playoff Push (from Alex Kramers, kings.com):
SAS: Aldridge’s All-Star Journey (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: Q & A: Chris Boucher (from Gad Elmaleh, BallNRoll):
UTA: Gobert’s MVP-Like Season (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):
WAS: The Newest Wizards Are Fitting Beautifully By Playing Their Strengths (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
Shot-Chart Trivia: Guess That All-Star (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
Sports Reference Informs The World (from James Wagner, NY Times):
The Step-Back 3 (from Associated Press):
An Oral History Of The 1998-99 Lockout  (from Thomas Golianopolous, The Ringer):
G-League: Keep An Eye On Stockton Rookie Cameron Reynolds (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/24/18

ATL: Reserves Continue To Outplay Starters (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
DAL: Doncic’s Star Potential Is Already Crystal Clear  (from Scott Rafferty, NBA.com):
DET: Bruce Brown Meets Challenge Of Defending Harden (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Dubs Return To Winning Ways Through Defense, Pace & 3-Point Shooting (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of MInd):
HOU: Assistant Coach Brett Gunning: Mastermind Behind Rockets’ Turnaround  (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
LAC: Clippers Are Going Against The NBA Grain And It’s Working (from Jim Alexander, Press-Enterprise):
MEM: Shelvin Mack Is Better Than Your Team’s Backup PG (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
MIA: Open Roster Spot Not Taxing, Even With Backup PG Void (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIN: When Jim Petersen Broke Up With Coach K  (from Pat Borzi, Minn Post):
MIN: Wolves Are Struggling In The Post (from Pietro Caddeo, Bball Index):
NOP: Can Jrue Holiday Be The 1st Backcourt DPOY Since Gary Payton?  (from Preston Ellis, BBall Index):
OKC: Westbrook’s Changed Approach (from Royce Young, ESPN):
SAS: Why The Spurs Can’t Tank (from Collin Reid, Project Spurs):
TOR: Raptors Sinking Resources Into Sleep Education  (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
TOR: VanVleet Can Break His Slump By Copying Lowry (from Jacob Mack, Bball Index):
UTA: Defense Improves But Offense Can’t Score Against Lakers (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Wizards’ Melodrama Plays To Yawns In Toronto  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
How New Lottery Odds Will Affect Race To The Bottom (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/12/18 PART ONE

How The Heat Get Wayne Ellington Open (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Chris Paul & The Pursuit Of Passing Perfection (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
How The Timberwolves Have Improved Their Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Gerald Green: Looking For Work One Minute, Lighting Up The NBA The Next (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
Is Kris Dunn Part Of The Bulls’ Future?  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Kyrie Irving Explains Brad Stevens’ Greatness (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Jaylen Brown’s Impact On The Celtics’ Success (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Joel Embiid Is Making A DPOY Push (from Tony East, Def Pen):
What It’s Like To Be Mentioned In Trade Rumors (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Kings’ Rookies: Midseason Report  (from Anthony Cardenas, Hashtag Basketball):
David West’s Quiet Brilliance (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
The Genius Of Masai Ujiri (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Podcast With Guest Ben Falk (from David Locke, Locked On NBA):
Can The Cavs’ Defense Be Fixed?  (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
What Is Ailing The Cavs? (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Are These The Answers The Cavs Are Searching For?  (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Cavs Look More Vulnerable Than In The Past (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Pop: Overcoaching Played A Role In Aldridge’s Struggles  (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Durant’s Path To 20,000: A Case Study In Efficiency (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
G-League Showcase: Day 1 Recap (from Alex Busch, gleague.nba.com):
Top Prospects Denied G-League Eligibility  (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
What’s Behind Trae Young’s Star Potential (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Jazz’ Royce O’Neale: Proving Worthy Of Extended Minutes (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
How Should The Sixers Use Their 4 2018 Second Round Draft Picks?  (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/29/17

“Scram” Gets Good Defenses Out Of Bad Matchups  (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):

James Harden: ISO MVP (from Brian Sampson, BBall Breakdown):
Video Breakdown: The Blazers’ Pick-And-Roll Defense  (from Jeff Siegel, Blazers Edge):
The Evolution Of The Pacers’ Half-Court Offense (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Khris Middleton: Quietly Approaching All-Star Stratum (from Def Pen):
Weekly Roundup (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Eric Gordon: Rockets’ Lifeline (from Nate Wolf, NBA Math):
Coach’s Clipboard: Adam’s Observations (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
Mavs: Welcome To The NBA, Maxi Kleber (from Lance Roberson, 16 Wins):
Rondo Might Be The Key To AD’s & DMC’s Futures (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Recovery: The Gordon Hayward Experiment (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
Denzel Valentine’s Versatility is Starting To Pay Off (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Durant Continues To Evolve In DPOY-Caliber Season (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
The Makeshift Heat Refuse To Roll Over (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Ish Smith Is A Viable Replacement For Reggie Jackson  (from Dan Karpuc, Give Me Sport):
The Thunder’s Jigsaw Puzzle Is Falling Into Place (from David Brandon, 16 Wins):
Paul George’s Defense Is On Another Level (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
International Draft Stock Watch: Doncic & More (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Suns GM:  Booker Will Have Input Into Team’s Decisions (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
The Evolution Of The Raptors’ Philosophical Approach (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Jeff Green Has Found His Roles, Aided By League’s Evolution (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Knicks: Beasley Is Thriving As Bench Scorer (from Thomas O’Callaghan, The Sports Quotient):
Pacers: Cory Joseph Is Paying Big Dividends (from Sean Reynolds, Hashtag Basketball):
Dubs: McCaw Is Getting More Aggressive (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Malachi Richardson Continues To Dream Big (from Alex Kraemers, kings.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/27/17 PART ONE

John Collins Is Soaring For The Hawks  (from Noah Shatzer, 16 Wins):
How Jordan Bell Is Benefitting From Draymond Green’s Influence  (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Timberwolves’ Film Breakdown: The Tyus Jones Game (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Ben Simmons: Force Behind Sixers’ Rise (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Thunder Shot Selection: Under The Microscope Again (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
OKC’s Westbrook Problem (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Tony Parker Returns To Spurs’ Lineup With Support From Thierry Henry  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
James Young: Driven To Show He’s Still An NBA Player (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days.com):
Raptors Weekly: What It’s Come To With Valanciunas (from William Lou, Medium):
Al Horford: At Heart Of Celtics Success (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Spurs: Kyle Anderson’s Improvement (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/kyle-anderson-shows-promise-as-kawhi-leonards-replacement/

Reggie Jackson: The Key To Pistons’ Upside  (from Matt Barresi, NBA Math):
Are The Mavs Showing Their True Potential? (from Kohl Rast, The Smoking Cuban):
The Mavs’ Most Effective Lineup (from Nick Angstadt, Mavs Moneyball):
Early DPOY Candidates (from Darryn Albert, Larry Brown Sports):
NBA Sophomore Ladder (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
G-League: Wisconsin Herd Associate Coach Brian Butch (from Gary D’Amato, jsonline):
Developmental Players Have New, More Lucrative Path To NBA  (from Tom Orsborn, Express-News):
Training Camp Cuts Rarely Go Overseas Anymore (from Jorge Sierra, Hoops Hype):