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

Jrue Holiday Is A Big Reason Why Pels Lead 2-0 (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
Film Breakdown: This Is A Different Raptors’ Team (from Jacob Mack, Raptors HQ):
Film Room Breakdown: Rockets Tactics Against The Wolves (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
Rockets: Capela Could Be Front & Center (from Stefano Fusaro, The Undefeated):

From Jackson Frank, Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/18258136
Thibodeau’s Derrick Rose Gamble (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
CLE-IND Game Two Preview (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

From Chris Barnewall, CBS Sports: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/2018-nba-playoffs-the-cavaliers-case-for-and-against-using-jeff-green-in-the-starting-lineup/

Film Sessions: UTA & OKC Prepare For Game Two (from Dylan Murphy/Steve Jones, Jr, Cleaning The Glass):
Physical Play Is Key As OKC-UTA Series Continues (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
The Heat-Sixers Chess Match (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Sixers: Game Two Loss Showed Effect Of Embiid’s Absence (from Liberty Ballers):

The Bucks’ Flaws Were Exposed In Game Two (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):

Jaylen Brown Has Improved By Leaps And Bounds (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Bucks And Sixers: Pushing The Boundaries Of Small-Ball (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Iguodala Has A Knack For Big Playoff Performances (from Janie McCauley, Associated Press):

Warriors’ Assistant Mike Brown’s Selective Head Coaching Aspirations (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):

Nets: Full-Time Duties At The 4 Helped RHJ Make Big Leap (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):

Becky Hammon Is Just The Start Of A Revolution (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):


2018 Draft: Biggest Questions For Projected Lottery Picks (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Is A Bet On Bamba A Bet On Athletic Development? (from JZ Mazlish, The Stepien):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/31/18

 – 10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Nikola Jokic & The Ambiguous Definition Of “Aggressiveness” (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Defense: Some Rookies Are Impressive Statistically, But Coaches Say They Have A Lot To Learn (from Chris Barnewell, CBS Sports):
How The Rockets Re-Tooled And Weaponized The High Screen-And-Roll (from Jackson Frank, Patreon):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/17882000
Kelly Oubre, Jr: Washington’s Working Artist (from David Ramil, The Step Back):
Nets: Letting The Wings Soar (from Alec Liebsch, Hoops Habit):
POR 105, LAC 96 (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Tristan Thompson Shows Glimpses Of Being “The Tristan Of Old” (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
The Celtics Are Relying On Stellar Defense (from Liam O’Brien, Hardwood Houdini):
Celtics’ Team-First Approach Is Lifting Them Up (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
The Celtics Have Multiple Last-Shot Options (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Brad Stevens’ Celtics To Increase Win Total For 5th Consecutive Season (from Jeremy Stevens, Hoops Habit):
Jay Triano On Defending Harden (from Brent Zwerneman, Houston Chronicle):
DPOY Candidates (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
MIP Candidates (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Is Doncic The Best Draft Fit For The Suns?  (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Scouting Draft Sleeper De’Anthony Melton (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Grizzlies: Frozen By Ownership Uncertainty (from Geoff Calkins, Commercial Appeal):
Q & A: Former #1 Overall Draft Pick Joe Smith (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/14/18

Celtics: The League Is Starting To Take Notice Of Terry Rozier (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Most Efficient ISO Scorers (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
KAT’s Offensive Brilliance (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Blazers: How Terry Stotts Is Reaching Jusuf Nurkic (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Blazers Average Fewest Assists In The NBA: Why It Doesn’t Matter (from Eric Griffith, Blazer’s Edge):
What NBA Scouts Will Be Watching In Each NCAA Tourney Friday Game (from Mike Schmitz/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Top Prospects To Watch In Every 1st Round Game (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Q & A: Fred VanVleet (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Rockets: Winning At A Slower Pace (from Gavriel Wilkins, Hoops Habit):
Rockets: Improved Defense Gives Them Championship Ceiling (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
CP3 & Harden Are The Opposite Of Bad Playoff Players (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
Fit Matters: The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
The Cavs’ Reliable Shuffle ATO (from Jeff Siegel, Fear The Sword):
What Happened To Malik Monk? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Cavs: Lue Happy With Korver/JR Lineup Switch (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Jrue Holiday Opens Up About The Most Challenging Time Of His Life (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
Fixing The Lakers (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Pacers: Myles Turner’s Improved Post Play (from Grant Afseth, Kokomo Tribune):
What Trevor Booker Brings To The Pacers (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Jazz: Ricky Rubio Is A Monster (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
Bucks: Tony Snell Is Trying To Regain Form After Recent Slump (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
Wizards: Leaky Perimeter Defense’s Role In Recent Skid  (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Grizzlies’ Silver Lining: Dillon Brooks’ Breakthrough (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
Film Room: Jerami Grant Is OKC’s Biggest X-Factor (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
Monty McCutcheon On The Respect For The Game Initiative (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Hawks: Jaylen Morris’ Unlikely Climb To The NBA (from Sam Meredith, Peachtree Hoops):
Brett Brown Lauds Dellavedova & The Growth Of Aussie Basketball (from Ben Mallis, The Pick And Roll):
Markelle Fultz Is Starting To Look Like His Old Self (from Sam Cooper, Yahoo Sports):
Sixers: How Using Data-Driven Analysis Is Changing The Game (from Tim Wigmore, I News):
Podcast: Shooting Coach Ryan Sypkens (from The Unrestricted Area):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/10/18

How The Rockets Built Their Championship Caliber Defense (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
D’Antoni’s Continuing Offensive Revolution (from Brett Koremenos, RealGM):
How The Raptors Defense Stifled The Rockets In The First Half & How The Rockets Adjusted (from Tim Cato, SB Nation):
The Raptors’ Minor Adjustments Have Produced Major Results (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
Rockets: The Importance Of Resting Players (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
Wizards: John Wall Must Adapt (from Kevin Broom, Bullets Forever):
Brewer Fits OKC’s System (from Albert Dadson, Hoops Habit):
Celtics: Marcus Smart Loaded Up On Winning Plays Vs The Wolves (from Jay King, Mas Live):
Al Horford, Dennis Smith, Jr, Ben Simmons & More (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
How Much Better Are The Blazers? (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
The Hawks Are On The Right Rebuilding Path (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Cavs: Is It Time To Bench JR? (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
Fraschilla: Fran’s The Man At Tourney Time, So Pay Attention (from Barry Horn, Dallas Morning News):
Team Defense Is The Biggest Evaluation Inefficiency In The Draft (from Cole Zwicker, The Stepien):
The 2018 Big Man Draft Class (from Pete Thamel, Yahoo Sports):
How Rookies Get Past Mental, Physical Obstacles (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Tin Hat Stats, February Edition (from Tony East, NBA Math):
Kaminsky & Okafor: Where Are The Stars Of The 2015 NCAA Title Game? (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
Pacers: Preparing To Deal With Tough Remaining Schedule (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Jazz: Jae Crowder Is Making It Easy To Move On From Rodney Hood (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Heat: Winslow Is Suddenly Among The NBA’s Most Efficient 3-Point Shooters (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Celtics: Marcus Morris Is Turning Into A Top Offensive Option (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Q & A:  Damian Lillard On “Lillard Time”  (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
Misunderstood Players: Clint Capela (from Justin Jett):
Pacers: GRIII’s Long Detour Leads To An Uncertain Future (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Hornets: What To Expect From Malik Monk For The Rest Of The Season (from Evan Dyal, Hashtag Basketball):
Anthony Brown, Amile Jefferson & The Nature Of Two-Way Contracts (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
Mavs’ Bench Has Been Playing Incredibly Well With Dirk (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Pistons: Reggie Hearn’s Journey To The NBA (from Reggie Hayes, News-Sentinel):
To Fling Or Not To Fling End Of Period Half Court Heaves? (from Darnell Mayberry, The Athletic):
G-League: A Week With The Long Island Nets (from Thomas Dowd, nets.com):
The Warriors Drafted Denise Long in 1969: Here Is Her Story (from Scott Ostler, SF Chronicle):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/26/18

Paul George Has Never Been Better (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
How Capela Has Emerged Into Rockets’ Ideal Center (from Gavriel Wilkins, Hoops Habit):
The Truth About Luka Doncic (from Rob Scott, Euroleague Adventures):
What Can We Glean From The Box-Out Stats? (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
DeMar DeRozan’s Honest Talk About Depression (from Doug Smith, The Star):
Takeaways From Sloan Conference (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Dwane Casey On End-Of-Game Situations: “We’ve Got To Get Better” (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
Raptors’ Playoff Concerns (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):
Joe Johnson Has Not Been Efficient In Isolation Situations This Season (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
How Lillard Leads The Blazers (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
The Warriors Must Unleash Their Full Pick-And-Roll Potential (from Hugo Kitano, Golden State Of Mind):
Wolves Can Thrive With A Post-Up Offense Even Without Butler (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Helping KAT On Defense (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Wolves Need The Best Version Of Bjelica (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Every Contender’s Biggest X-Factor (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Jahlil Okafor: An Interior Peg Trying To Fit Into A Perimeter Hole (from Fred Kerber, NY Post):
Former Cavs GM David Griffin: Living In Sonoma (from Phil Barber, Press Democrat):
Dennis Smith, Jr: Learning to Play The “2”  (from Eddie Sefko.Dallas Morning News):
Dante Cunningham Brings Toughness To Nets (from Alex Labidou, Nets.com):
Heat: Tyler Johnson Is Back On The Attack (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Nuggets’ Mike Malone: Our Defense Has To Be Better (from Harrison Wind, BSN Denver):
The Celtics’ Most Important Bench Players (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Players Still Hate The Desperation Heave (from Ryan Jones, Bleacher Report):