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):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/27/17

From Compton To MVP Race, Westbrook & Harden Always Kept Each Other On Notice (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):
Markelle Fultz Scouting Report (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Sports):
Draymond Green: Revolutionary Defensive Genius (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Dejounte Murray’s Time Is Coming (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
Hartenstein Brings Future Versatility To Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Anunoby: Rehab “Ahead Of Schedule” (from Associated Press):
Finding International Talent Important To Sixers Approach (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):
Pacers Face Difficult Decision (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
 – What’s Next For The Thunder? (from Royce Young, ESPN):

Jerry West’s Role With The Clippers (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):

How Iverson Finally Found His Way Home (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/7/17 PART ONE

Defensive Philosophy: Draymond Green Q & A (from Tim Kawakami, Mercury News):

Read it here:  http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/07/draymond-green/

The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19095972/zach-lowe-10-things-like-featuring-rajon-rondo-nba

 

 

 

Horford & The Celtics’ Defensive Rebounding Struggles (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/04/07/nylon-calculus-al-horford-celtics-defensive-rebounding/

Latest Twist In D’Antoni’s Offense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):

Read it here:  http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets/article/Latest-twist-in-Mike-D-Antoni-s-offense-taking-10969231.php?t=f10c5562a1438d9cbb&cmpid=twitter-premium

Why Chris Paul  Has Become The “Forgotten Man” (from Andrew Miller, 16 Wins):

Read it here:  https://16winsaring.com/chris-paul-has-become-the-forgotten-man-19d7ca0c391

Khris Middleton Is (Secretly) One Of The Best Players In The Assn. (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here:  https://theringer.com/nba-milwaukee-bucks-khris-middleton-secretly-great-23e6de47dc96

Kyle Lowry’s Return  (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/raptors/kyle-lowry-returns-raptors-emphasis/

Made-Up Awards For 2016-17  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/07/nba-awards-alternative-russell-westbrook-golden-state-warriors

–  Blake Griffin Is Heating Up  (from Bill Oram, OC Register):

Read it here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/blake-748706-jordan-clippers.html

–  Will The Cavs Use A “Secret” Fix In The Playoffs?  (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):

Read and watch it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2702251-the-cleveland-cavaliers-have-a-secret-weapon-for-playoffs-but-will-they-use-it

The Suns’ Chronic Fouling (from Chris Herring, Five Thirty Eight):

Read it here: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-suns-get-whistled-more-than-a-high-school-gym-class/

JVG Q & A (from Russ Bengtson, Complex.com):

Read it here:  http://www.complex.com/sports/2017/04/jeff-van-gundy-doesnt-think-its-guarantee-cavs-make-it-out-to-the-finals

Nogueira: Buried On Raptors’ Bench  (from Jordan Kligman, Hashtag Basketball):

Read it here:  http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/toronto-raptors/content/bebe-sleeps

The Timberwolves’ Improvements This Season (from Cyril Girgis, Dancing With Wolves):

Read and watch it here:  http://dunkingwithwolves.com/2017/04/07/3-areas-timberwolves-improved-last-season/

MIP Candidates (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2701552-metrics-101-whos-really-the-nbas-most-improved-player

The COY Candidates (from Matthew Perez, Air Alamo):

Read it here:  http://airalamo.com/2017/04/07/a-case-for-gregg-popovich-coach-year/

Budenholzer: Still An Elite Coach  (from Xavier Cooper, Soaring Down South):

Read it here:  http://soaringdownsouth.com/2017/04/07/dont-let-this-season-fool-you-mike-budenholzer-is-still-one-of-the-nbas-elite-coaches/

Kings’ Rookie Skal Labissiere (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):

Read and watch it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2700638-god-has-a-plan-the-seas-have-parted-for-kings-rookie-skal-labissiere

NOTE:  This is PART ONE of today’s Basketball Intelligence.  We will publish PART TWO later today.  Stay tuned.