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 2/14/18 PART ONE

Jabari Parker: Staying Humble, Guarded In Latest Comeback (form Yaron Weitzman, BleacherReport):
New Age Of Center Play (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Hawks: Dedmon Has Picked Up Where He Left Off (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
Pelicans: Explaining The Spain Pick & Roll (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
The Porzingis Post-Surgery Timetable (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Steve Kerr Let The Players Do The Coaching  (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
Inside The 24 Hours That Changed The Cavs’ Season (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
LBJ’s Versatility Is The Key To Cavs’ Success (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
The Cavs’ Looming Luxury Tax Bill (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
Will IT Ever Be Last Season’s Player Again? (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Pacers Are Building A Winning Culture (from Grant Afseth, Kokomo Tribune):
The Jazz’ Recent Roll (from Zach Lowe,ESPN):
Jazz: So Far, No Moment Has Been Too Big For Royce O’Neale (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Trade Deadline Takeaways (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Mavericks: This Is How Young Players Learn (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
Ranking The Best Buyout Players (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
– Second Look: Pistons Vs Pelicans (from Joseph Sinke, Piston Powered):
Pistons: A Whole New World For James Ennis (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Can Greg Monroe Save The Celtics’ 2nd Unit? (from Graham Allen Celtics Hub):
Wolves: Teague Adjusts To Unfamiliar Role (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Clippers: Big Decisions Loom (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Khem Birch’s Unique Journey To The NBA (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Jahlil Okafor Is Tanking A Team With Nothing To Tank For (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
Cristiano Felicio Overcame Prep School Nightmare To Achieve His NBA Dream  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Lakers: Alex Caruso Finds His Role (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Is Jaren Jackson, Jr The Most Versatile Player In The 2018 Draft?  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Five Draft Prospects Who Deserve More Shine (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Raptors: Caboclo Was A Worthwhile Gamble (from Blake Murphy, VICE Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/6/18

What To Expect & What Could Surprise At Trade Deadline (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
8 Observations: Playoff Picture Shaping Deadline Talks & Much More (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Cavs Finding Thompson, JR Are “Virtually Unmovable” (from Thomas Lott, Omnisport):
4 Common Misconceptions About NBA Trades (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
5 Ways The Trade Deadline Could Impact The 2018 Draft (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
The Case For Keeping The Lakers’ Roster Together At The Trade Deadline (from Corey Hansford, Lakers Nation):
Jazz’ Remarkable Play Continues (from David Locke, Locked n Jazz):
Monday Recap (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Donovan Mitchell Doesn’t Fear Greatness (from Seerat Sohi, SB Nation):
Read it here:  https://www.sbnation.com/2018/2/5/16972472/donovan-mitchell-utah-jazz-rookie-of-the-year-high-school-election

The More Drummond Produces, The More SVG Wants (from Will Burchfield, CBS Detroit):
Celtics’ Injuries Are Showing The Value Of Versatility (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Warriors Defense Is Resting: It Directly Correlates To Focus (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Why Isn’t Steph Getting Calls When He Gets Mugged Off The Ball? (from Golden State Of Mind):
5 Trades Later, Ish Smith Finally Has Stability…For Now  (from Michael Rothstein, ESPN):
Emeka Okafor Q & A (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Dreams And Nightmares Of Chandler Parsons (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Walt Frazier Q & A (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Core Not On Floor As Bulls, Hoiberg Wait For Better Days (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
How Nwaba Overcomes His Limitations (from Khobi Price, Pippen Ain’t Easy):
Royce O’Neale: Utah GM Dennis Lindsey’s Latest Bargain Bin Acquistion  (from Jackson Lloyd, 94 Feet Report):
Jaren Jackson, Jr Is The Most Complete Big Man Of The 2018 Draft (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Som: The New Solution For NBA Insomniacs? (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/5/18

A Big NBA Money Crunch Is Coming (from Brian Windhorst/Bobby Marks, ESPN):

The Trouble With Max Contracts (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
How Parker’s Return Can Help The Bucks (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
The Raptors’ Risky Summer Is Paying Dividends (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Read it here:  https://www.si.com/nba/2018/02/01/raptors-demar-derozan-kyle-lowry-serge-ibaka-cavaliers-wizards-bucks

5 Things To Watch As Trade Deadline Approaches (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Wizards: The Case For Doing Nothing (from Rob Athmer,, Hashtag Basketball):
Is The Nets’ Pick Too Valuable For The Cavs To Give Up? (from Seth Walder, ESPN):
Missing Andre Roberson (from Fred Katz, CNHI):
Jeff Teague’s Struggles (from Britt Robson, The Athletic):
Clippers Aren’t In Bad Shape After The Griffin Trade (from Tom West Fanrag Sports):
Zach LaVine: Finding His Legs (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Will Hornets Be Able To Keep Treveon Graham? (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Reggie Bullock: NBA’s Biggest 3-And-D Bargain?  (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Loyalty Is Part Of The Mavs’ Culture (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
Humbled In The NBA’s Shadows, Tim Hardaway, Jr. Returns To The Spotlight (from Mike Vorkunov, NY Times):
Pistol Pete’s Legend Lives Through Steph Curry, Current NBA Guards  (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
Dejounte Murray’s Star Is On The Rise (from Marcin Ranah, Clutch Points):
Breaking Down Josh Reaves’ 3-And-D Skill Set (from Trevor Magnotti, TheStep Back):

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):