Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/2/18

In The Role Of Steph Curry: Quinn Cook:  (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury news):
How Luka Doncic Could Help Shape The Suns’ Identity (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
Luka Doncic Scouting Report (from Connor Harr, Sir Charles In Charge):
Will Michael Beasley Be With the Knicks Next Season? (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Jakob Poeltl, Unsung Hero (from Curtis Rafter, Hashtag Basketball):
The Cavs Never Lost Confidence In JR Smith (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Mike D’Antoni: Being Rested, Playing Poorly Is Not A Good Formula (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Pistons’ Week In Review: Reggie Jackson’s Importance & More (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Pistons: Anthony Tolliver Has Improved And Is More Versatile (from Keith Langlois, Pistons.com):
COY Candidates (from Dakota Crawford, Indy Star):
Nets’ Joe Harris Is More Than A Shooter (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Noah Vonleh’s Opportunity & Development (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Xavier Silas’ Return From Basketball Purgatory (from Dakota Randall, NESN):
Lakers: Luke Walton Has Overcome Challenges To Prove He’s The Right Coach (from Hannah Kulik, Lakers Nation):
Marcus Morris Has His Best Month – At Exactly The Right Time (from Justin Quinn, Celtics Life):
Thunder’s Need For Jerami Grant Is Evident In His Growth (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Can Any East Team Take LBJ’s Crown? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Why Has The Effort To Hire Female Refs Stalled? (from Britni de La Cretaz, Bleacher Report):
NOTE:  Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of Zeke Upshaw:

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/16/18

Blazers: Catching Fire At The Right Time (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Ed Davis Is One The NBA’s Best Bench Players (from Robert Flom, Blazer’s Edge):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Ben Simmons’ Defensive Versatility (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
Joe Ingles Plays At His Own Speed (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
How The Rockets’ Defense Has Improved (from Gavriel Wilkins, Hoops Habit):
Adjusting To The LeBron James System (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
Bjelica: Willing, Intelligent, Capable Defender (from Brian Sampson, Canis Hoopus):
Pistons: Stanley Johnson Remains A Mystery (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Pistons: Buycks Make Case For Roster Spot Next Season (from Vince Ellis, Free Press):
Q & A: Justise Winslow (from Brandon Di Perno, Hot Hot Hoops):
Marcin Gortat Is Slowing Down (from Kenny Chapman, Hoops Habit):
Celtics: Theis Will Be Sorely Missed (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Weekly Roundup: KD, AD, Knicks, Lonzo, Zach Collins, More (from Micahel Pina, VICE Sports):
X-Factor For Every EC Playoff Contender (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
– A HOU-TOR Final Would Be Fun (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Rockets: Ariza Is A Perfect Lineup Piece (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Raptors Reserves Ready For Playoffs (from Joshua Howe, Raptors Republic):
What If These Are The Real Cavs? (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Jazz: Dante Exum’s Return (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Players Who Deserve More Attention (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
Basketball Dictionary: “Thumb Down/Up” (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Is Nick Young Ready For The Bright Lights?(from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Fixing The Knicks (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):
Where The Knicks’ Most Productive Work Is Getting Done (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
These Knicks Didn’t Have To Be Jarrett Jack’s Reality (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
What Moves Can And Should The Nets Make In The Offseason? (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Overseas Stars Share Crazy Stories (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Q & A: Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/15/17

Time For Marc Gasol & Grizzlies To Enter New Era  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Assessing The Cavs’ Top EC Challengers (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Don’t Overlook The Wizards (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
More Than Ever, LBJ Bears Cavs’ Hopes Of Reaching Finals (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Denver’s Backcourt Rotation: Key To Nuggets’ Improvement  (from Eric Spyropolous, NBA Math):
Daniel Theis’ EuroBasket Performance & Role With Celtics  (from Matt Chin, Celtics Blog):
Aaron Gordon Is The Key To Orlando’s Success…Or Failure (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Are Concerns About Pelicans’ Three-Point Shooting Overblown? (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
Top 100 Players: 1-10 (from ESPN):
Stanley Johnson: Ready To Seize Opportunity (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
What CJ Miles Brings To The Raptors (from Raptors Republic):
Young Players Who Are Future Top 100 Candidates (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/7/17

How The Cavs Can Sharpen Their Attack Vs. The Dubs’ Dazzling “D” (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The  Warriors’ 10-Step Process To Defensive Greatness (from Marcus Thompson II, Mercury News):
Comparing The Cavs’ & Warriors’ Benches (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
How The Dubs Have Neutralized Tristan Thompson (from Eric Apricot, BBall Breakdown):
Mike Brown Returns To Cleveland (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):
Why The Cavs Can’t Afford To Play Slower (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Game Three: Things To Watch (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Game Two Takeaways (from Tyler Riemenschneider, Medium.com):
Cavs Need More From Irving (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
The Warriors’ Disciplined Chaos (from Jaelin Wilson, Hashtag Basketball):
Durant’s Passing Has Picked The Cavs Apart (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
The Warriors Are Ruthlessly Picking At The Cavs’ Foundational Flaw (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Draymond Green Won’t Get Fooled Again (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Coach Lue Learned To Love The Game From His Uncle (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
How “Glue Guy” Channing Frye Bonded The Cavs (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
Teaching Shooting? Klay Is The Model  (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
How The EC Champions Of The Last Decade Were Constructed (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
Dwight Howard: Working On His 3-Point Shot (from Chris Vivlamore, ajc.com):
Semi Ojeleye Scouting Report (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Spurs’ Summer Agenda (from Bobby Marks, Yahoo Sports):
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We will publish BI Podcast #2 with Adam Spinella and Eli Horowitz later today.  Stay tuned, you won’t want to miss it!

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/25/17

Will Iguodala’s Health Be The Biggest Factor In The Finals? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
How Much More Rested Are The Dubs This Year? (from Tim Kawakami, Mercury News):
Marcus Smart: Hard To Figure (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
Kevin Love In The ECF (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports): Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/cavaliers/kevin-love-destroying-celtics-eastern-conference-finals/
Welcome To Brad Stevens’ ATO Party (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Video: Compilation Of Boston’s “Hook Series” (from Zak Boisvert, Pickandpop.net):
The Cavs’ Defense Hasn’t Improved (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Fox Sports):
Breaking Down Kyrie’s Game 4 Third Quarter (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Jerry West Endorsed Schlenk For Hawks’ GM (from Chris Vivlamore, ajc.com):
The Silver Lining Of The Mavs’ Injury-Riddled Season (from Lance Roberson, 16 Wins):
Nerlens Noel’s Mom Has Been A Rock In His Journey To The Top (from Brad Townsend, Dallas News):
D’Angelo Russell Playing Off The Ball? (from Jeffrey Bellone, Hoops Habit):
SVG On Andre Drummond (from Will Burchfield, CBS Detroit):
How NBA Players Pick An Agent (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Orlando Makes Significant Investment To Improve (from John Denton, magic.com):