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

GSW-HOU Preview:
The Scariest 3 Minutes In The NBA: When The Dubs Hit The Turbo Button (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Looney & Cook: From The Sidelines To Playoff Time (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
The New Adventures Of Old Chris Paul (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
The Making Of Capela Into A Top NBA Center (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Klay Thompson: “If You Don’t Love It, Why Do It?” (from Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report):
5 Stats From HOU-UTA (from Scott Rafferty, nba.com):
BOS-CLE Preview:
From Steve Jones, Jr/Norm de Silva, Cleaning The Glass:  https://cleaningtheglass.com/shootaround-cavs-at-celtics-game-1/
Brad Stevens & The Celtics Have A Special Brand Of Toughness (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Jayson Tatum Is Hungry For More (from Jack McCluskey, The Ringer):
5 Stats From BOS-PHI (from Scott Rafferty, nba.com):
Brad Stevens: Real COY? (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Insight Into Brad Stevens’ Decision To Pass On ATO Play Down Stretch Vs PHI (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Jurnal):
How The Celtics Defended Simmons (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Draft & Stash: Sixers Have Reinforcements On The Way (from Miles Wray, The Step Back):
An Open Letter About Female Coaches (from Pau Gasol, The Players Tribune):
Film Room: Lessons From Igor Kokoskov (from Yusuf Saleem, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Draft Lottery: Likely Picks, Odds & Stakes For Every Team (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Nick Collison, In His Own Words (as told to Royce Young, ESPN):
Nick Collison Retires With The Respect Of His Peers (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
The Raptors Shouldn’t Blow It Up (from Blake Murphy, VICE Sports):
Season Review: Luke Kennard (from Lazarus Jackson, Detroit Bad Boys):
Q & A: David Fizdale (from Steve Serby, NY Post):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/12/18

CJ McCollum & The Art Of Separation (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Pelicans: Don’t Forget About Jrue Holiday (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
AD: Stepping Up To The Task (from Jason Quigley, Locked On Pelicans):
The Wolves Without Butler (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Celtics: Resting Kyrie Is The Healthy Choice (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Stat Of The Week: Celtics’ Rebounding (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Q & A: Corey Brewer (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Getting Open From Deep In The Modern NBA (from Eric Nehm, ESPN):
Evan Turner’s Wide-Ranging Value (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
The Raptors Are Ridiculously Good (from Chris Thompson, Deadspin):
Valanciunas Knows Where He’ll Be At Closing Time (from Mike Ganter, The Sun):
Raptors: 10 Observations (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Patty Mills Experienced Racism Long Before A Fan Taunted Him (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
Brandon Jennings Reunites With The Bucks (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
JaVale McGee, Small Minute Star (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
Q & A: D’Angelo Russell (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
Q & A: Dwyane Wade (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Cavs: Changes To Make Before The Playoffs (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
Larry Nance’s Success With The Cavs (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
How A California Family Helped 17-Year Old Enes Kanter Acclimate To Life In The U.S. (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
Grizzlies: Is Ben McLemore Finding His Groove? (from Parker Fleming, Beale Street Bears):
NBA/NBPA’s New Mental Wellness Program (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
14 Years Strong, OKC’s Collison Still Filling In Admirably (from Brett Dawson, The Oklahoman):
Jazz: Jae Crowder Is The Perfect Fit (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
Sixers: TJ McConnell Brings The Heat (from Bryan Toporek, The Tep Back):
The Sixers’ “Developing Developing Dilemma” (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
The Pacers Need Better Bench Production (from Grant Afseth, Indiana Sports Coverage):
The Heat Are Getting The Version Of Justise Winslow That They Need (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
The Young Lakers Are Figuring It Out (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/28/18

OKC: The Fallout From Roberson’s Injury (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Impossible To Guard: The Rockets Shoot From Way Past The 3-Point Line (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
GSW 109, BOS 105 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
–  Q & A With Bucks GM On Kidd Firing & What’s Next (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
How NBA Players Have Historically Fared After Achilles’ Injuries (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Ty Lue Believes Lineup Change Gives Cavs What They Need Defensively (from Cris Fedor, cleveland.com):
–  Scouting Jonah Bolden: Is The Perfect Fit For Simmons & Embiid Stashed Overseas?  (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
G-League: Landry Nnoko’s Long Path (from Brian Rzeppa, Ridiculous Upside):
Why Wayne Ellington Is Shooting Better Than Ever (from Andre Fernandez, Miami Herald):
The Nuggets’ Perilous PG Situation (from Max Carlin, Nugg Love):
Wizards Moved The Ball Crisply  With Satoransky & Frazier Filling In For John Wall (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
DMC Injury: Day Two (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Erik Spoelstra On The Players/Officials Issues (from Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post):
Sixers: Surging Behind Elite Defense (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Trae Young & Collin Sexton Impressed NBA Scouts In Their Matchup  (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Dakari Johnson: A Brooklyn Family’s Long March Finally Reaches The NBA (from Amos Barshad, NY Times):
Josh McRoberts Focus Is On Getting Healthy, Not The Trade Deadline (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
Please check out the first episode in our new podcast series: The Unrestricted Area.  You are probably already familiar with our other podcasts that have featured guests Dean Oliver, Fran Fraschilla, Rick Barry, Mo Dakhil, Jim Petersen, Jim Barnett, Marques Johnson, Sam Smith and others. Those are still available on SoundCloud.  Here is The Unrestricted Area, Episode#1, featuring Ray LeBov and Kelly Scaletta (note that it was recorded before Andre Roberson’s injury):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/14/18

Wizards Find The Extra Pass Pays Dividends; Win In OT (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Zach Lavine’s Return Adds A Lot Of Potential To The Bulls (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Speights Is Emerging As A Leader For The Magic (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Kerr On Why Dubs Don’t Run The Curry/Durant Pick-And-Roll More Frequently (from Maximo Gonzales, Clutch Points):
The Rockets Are Better Equipped To Realize Their Vision (from Paul Coro, LA Times):
KAT Hasn’t Missed A Game Since Middle School (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
Tatum Continues His Rapid Ascension (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Jamal Crawford Hasn’t Lost His Shooting Touch Or His Passion For Basketball (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
For Raptors, Approximating Dubs’ Defensive Style Is Working Wonders (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Video Breakdown: Wiggins Can Learn How To Cut From DWade (from Brian Sampson):
Landing A Top Pick In The Draft Is Tantalizing For The Suns  (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Thibodeau Trusts Teague (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Video Breakdown: Exploring Taurean Prince’s Growing Offensive Game (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
Taking A Look At Sixers’ Stash Jonah Bolden (from Kevin Rice, Liberty Ballers):
G-League Showcase Day 3 Recap (from Alex Busch, gleague.nba.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/7/18

A Walk In KAT’s Shoes (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Q & A: Westbrook On The Adjustments That Have The Thunder Clicking (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Melo Is Adjusting (from Jared Mintz, Fanrag Sports):
IT: Already Making A Difference (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Sunday Basketball Notes, Featuring Jae Crowder, IT & More (from Gary Washburn, Bosotn Globe):
Cavs Shouldn’t Count On Explosive Offense To Make Up For Defensive Struggles (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Tatum’s Success Adds To Drew Hanlen’s Rep (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Assessing Kawhi’s Post-Injury Performance (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
All Systems Are Go For Delon Wright (from Vivek Jacob, Raptors Republic):
Fox Transforms Kings’ Offense (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):

Kings:  All Seems To Be Falling Into Place For WCS (from James Ham, NBC Sports):

 

Should The Hornets Bench Batum? (from Quinn Pilkey, Hashtag Basketball):
Johnny O’Bryant: Next Man Up (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Saric: Carving Himself Into Future Sixers’ Plans (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Update On Sixers’ Stash Jonah Bolden (from Michael Randall, Herald Sun):