Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/14/18

Jerry West Just Wants To Feel Wanted (from Marc Stein, NYTimes):
GSW-HOU Preview:
7 Seconds Or More: The Remaking Of Mike D’Antoni (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
The Warriors & The Rockets Have Reinvented Modern NBA Defense (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Chris DeMarco Leads The Warriors’ Scouting Vs.The Rockets (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
The Warriors’ Magic Number: 300 Passes (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Andre Iguodala Has Returned To Form In The Playoffs (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
All The Ways Harden Can Make You Foul Him (from Rodger Sherman, The Ringer):
How Harden’s Sneakers Have Fueled His MVP Season (from Nick DePaula, ESPN):
BOS 108, CLE 83:
Video Breakdown: The Celtics “Stack Out” Set (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
New Hawks’ Coach Lloyd Pierce Has Come A Long Way (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
2018 Draft: How The New CBA Made It More Worthwhile For 2nd Round Prospects (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
 Biweekly Observations (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Pelicans: The DMC Conundrum (from Christopher Dodson, Pelican Debrief):
Suns: Kokoskov’s To-Do List (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
Basketball Dictionary: “Horns Twist” (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/13/18

GSW-HOU Preview (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Capela’s Quest For Greatness Is Paying Off (from Jonathan Feigen, SF Chronicle):
Rockets Need Harden Engaged Defensively (from Adam Spolane, Sports Radio 610):
Practice Wars Shaped Durant, Harden Into MVP-Type Players (from Conor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
CLE-BOS Preview (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
Korver: Integral At Both Ends For Cavs (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
Marcus Smart: Intense & Ready (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Terry Rozier Is Ready For His Moment (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Celtics Can’t Allow LBJ To Rest On Defense (from Jesse Collings, Hardwood Houdini):
How Grousbeck & Ainge Orchestrated The Brooklyn Trade (from Bill Simmons, The Ringer):
Drew Hanlen Helped Elevate Jayson Tatum’s Game (from Benjamin Hochman, Post-Dispatch):
The Cavs Are A Family (from Alex Wong, The Score):
Paul George Report Card (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
The Unshakeable Bond Between Bobby Portis & His Mother (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
James Borrego: New Hornets Coach Brings 4 Great Habits With Him From The Spurs (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Hiring Coaches: Valuing The Pieces (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Ntilikina Question Looms Large As Knicks Eye Draft Options (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Prospects With Most To Gain At The Draft Combine (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Second-Round Picks Get Guaranteed Contracts At High Rate (from Rob Dauster, NBC Sports):
Top Coaches Of Modern Euro League History (from Stelios Toromanidis, eurohoops.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/30/18

Lessons Learned From Playoffs’ 1st Round (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
EC Second Round Preview (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
BOS-PHI Preview:
Saric’s Journey From Myth To Mainstream (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Redick, Belinelli & The Art Of The Cut (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
Embiid’s Mask Is The First Of Its Kind (from Todd Whitehead, The Step Back):
Baynes Is Prepared To Wage Battle With Embiid (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
As Redick’s Game Evolves, So Does Philly’s Shot At A Title (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Horford Is Both The Perfect Complementary Player AND The Celtics’ Star (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
Can These Pelicans’ Adjustments Make The Series More Competitive? (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
Draymond Green Got Into His Zone (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
Warriors Are Optimistic About Curry’s Return (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Kerr Shares Close Bond With Gentry (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
CLE 105, IND 101 (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
George Hill’s Triumphant Return (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Tristan Thompson’s Re-Emergence (from Robbie DiPaola, King James Gospel):
How The Raptors Can Win (from William Lou, The Score):
Raptors Key Is Sitting on Their Bench (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
HOU 110, UTA 96 (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Mario Elie & PJ Tucker: Role Models & Role Players (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
What Love & DeRozan Revealed About Mental Health (from Bruce Lee, Forbes):
Q & A: Adam Silver (from Christopher Vollmer/Daniel Gross, Strategy + Business):
Gortat’s Exit Interview (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

 

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):