Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/1/18

What Are MIP Candidates Siakam, Sabonis,Harrell, Richardson Actually Better At?  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
NBA Scouts: Roles, Rules & Secrets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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– Enes’ & Giannis’ Struggles With Their Home Countries (from Andreas Vou, NY Daily News):
Each Team’s Most Surprising Player So Far This Season (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
2019 Draft Prospect: Bol Bol Is A Fascinating Conundrum (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
BOS: Kevin McHale Urges The Celtics To Make Tough Changes  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
BOS: Hayward’s Passing Could Be The Key To His Comeback (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
BOS: Hayward Finds His Aggressiveness (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Yabusele & Williams Impress Vs. The Cavs (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini):
CHI: Arcidiacono Has Found His Place (from Mark Karantzoulis, BlogABull):
CLE: Sexton Is Leading The Cavs’ Inexplicable Mid-Range Barrage (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
DEN: How A Year In The G-League Helped Prepare Monte Morris For His Shot With The Nuggets (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
HOU: Rockets Are Elite When Healthy (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
LAL: Film Room: The Lakers’ Defensive Potential  (from Pete Zayas,Silver Screen And Roll):
MIN: Defense Key To Wolves Making Up Ground (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
–  MIN: RoCo Has Transformed The Wolves’ Defense (from Chris Barnewall, Dime Mag):
MIN: How Good Is Wolves’ Second Unit?  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: Saric Hoping To Build New Source Of Pride With Wolves (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: The Pels’ Defense Needs To Get Better (from Noah Schulte, Hashtag Basketball):
NOP: Mirotic Is More Than A Stretch Four (from Jake Paynting, Real Ball Insiders):
NYK: Fizdale Fires Back At Knox/Ntilikina Critics (from Zach Braziller, NY Post):
OKC: Thunder Progress Report For Season’s 1st Quarter  (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
OKC: Emergence Of Schroder & Grant Gives Thunder Hope (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
PHO: , Can The Suns Build A Winner Around Ayton Despite His Defensive Deficiencies? (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
SAS: The Spurs’ Biggest Weaknesses (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Ibaka’s Renaissance (from M Scott, Hoops Habit):
UTA: Jazz 119, Hornets 111 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/30/18

Ten Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How The Grizzlies And Jazz Are Handling The Pace-And-Space Boom (from Ben Ladner, The STep Back):
Add Passing To The List Of  Required Skills For Big Men (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
Checking In On This Year’s Rookie Extensions Through 20 Games (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
What Has And Hasn’t Surprised So Far (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Are The Clippers, Grizzlies & Kings Legit Playoff Contenders? (from Sam Brief, Sports Illustrated):
Mudiay, Ferguson, Simons On The G-League’s New Elite Option (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
The Importance Of Gender Diversity In The NBA (from Kellen Becoats, Sports Illustrated):
BOS: Brad Stevens Stays Steady In The Face Of Challenges (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald)
BOS: The Celtics By The Numbers: The Good And The Bad (from Jay King, The Athletic):
DAL: Drop Everything And Watch Luka Doncic (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
DAL: Doncic Lives To Put On A Show (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
DAL: Why The Mavs Are In The Playoff Race (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
DET: Pachulia Provides Settling Effect For Pistons (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: TOR 131, GSW 128 (OT) (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: Harden’s Foul-Drawing Mastery (from Tim MacMahon/Michael Wright, ESPN):
HOU: Nowhere To Go But Up (from Darren Yuvan, The Dream Shake):
IND: Aaron Holiday Is Coming Into Focus (from Tony East, Bball Index):
MEM: Marc Gasol Is Back (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
MIL: How Brook Lopez Turbocharges The Bucks’ Offense By Standing At The 3-Point Line (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
MIN: With KG & Rose’s Help, KAT Is Becoming A Leader (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
MIN: The Wolves Are Playing The NBA’s Best Defense (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NYK: The Knicks Landed A Gem In Trier But A Big, Possibly Tricky, Decision Looms (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
POR: Video Breakdown: How The Blazers Use Drag Screens To Free Up Their Stars (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
POR: Why Jake Layman Has Fallen From Starter To Out Of The Rotation (from Jeff Siegel, Blazer’s Edge):
SAS: The Positives & Negatives Of The 4-Game Road Trip (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: TOR 131, GSW 128 (OT) (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
TOR: Kyle Lowry Interview (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
UTA: Defense Is The Problem For The Jazz (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
UTA: Korver Is One The Best Shooters In History (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/29/18

BKN: Joe Harris Personifies The Modern NBA (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS: Marcus Morris’ Versatility (from Jack Noonan, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Do The Celtics Have A Jaylen Brown Problem?  (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
GSW: Iguodala Interview (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
GSW: Video Analysis: KD & Klay End The Magic (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: 10 Warriors’ Stats That Matter After 22 Games (from Anthony Slater, The Athetic):
LAC: Doc Rivers: What I’ve Learned In 20 Seasons As A Head Coach (from March J. Spears, The Undefeated):
LAC: Don’t Wait On The Clips To Free Fall (from Martin Rogers, Sporting News):
LAL: LBJ & The Lakers Have A Lot Of Work To Do (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
MEM: Could The Memphis Hustle Backcourt (Carter & Goodwin) Help The Grizzlies? (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIN: How RoCo Went From Waiver-Wire Castoff To Solid Gold Defender (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
MIN: The Wolves Are 7-2 Since Trading Butler (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
NYK: Can Ntilikina Regain Confidence?  (from Rob Wolkenbrod, Daily Knicks):
PHI: Shamet Looks Like A Long-Term Piece (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
PHO: Who Is Richaun Holmes? (from Katherine Fitzgerald, Arizona Republic):
PHO: How To Improve The Suns? Coach Kokoskov Has A List (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
SAC: Buddy Hield: The Ballad Of Buddy Buckets (from Katie Baker, The Ringer):
TOR: The Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard Trade Gamble Is Paying Off (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
Eight Thoughts About The Warriors & The Raptors (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
How Has Three-Point Shooting Changed The Game? (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
The 5 Most Interesting Teams In Week 7 (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
The Week In Review (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/24/18

ATL: Reserves Continue To Outplay Starters (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
DAL: Doncic’s Star Potential Is Already Crystal Clear  (from Scott Rafferty, NBA.com):
DET: Bruce Brown Meets Challenge Of Defending Harden (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Dubs Return To Winning Ways Through Defense, Pace & 3-Point Shooting (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of MInd):
HOU: Assistant Coach Brett Gunning: Mastermind Behind Rockets’ Turnaround  (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
LAC: Clippers Are Going Against The NBA Grain And It’s Working (from Jim Alexander, Press-Enterprise):
MEM: Shelvin Mack Is Better Than Your Team’s Backup PG (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
MIA: Open Roster Spot Not Taxing, Even With Backup PG Void (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIN: When Jim Petersen Broke Up With Coach K  (from Pat Borzi, Minn Post):
MIN: Wolves Are Struggling In The Post (from Pietro Caddeo, Bball Index):
NOP: Can Jrue Holiday Be The 1st Backcourt DPOY Since Gary Payton?  (from Preston Ellis, BBall Index):
OKC: Westbrook’s Changed Approach (from Royce Young, ESPN):
SAS: Why The Spurs Can’t Tank (from Collin Reid, Project Spurs):
TOR: Raptors Sinking Resources Into Sleep Education  (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
TOR: VanVleet Can Break His Slump By Copying Lowry (from Jacob Mack, Bball Index):
UTA: Defense Improves But Offense Can’t Score Against Lakers (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Wizards’ Melodrama Plays To Yawns In Toronto  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
How New Lottery Odds Will Affect Race To The Bottom (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/22/18

CLE: The Cavs Are Still A Nightmare (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
DEN: Q & A: Sue Bird (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
GSW: Dubs Still Sputtering Without Curry & Green (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: Q & A: Kevin Durant (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
IND: Domantas Sabonis & The Art Of The Perfect Pass (from Tony East, BBall Index):
LAC: Clippers’ Bench Is Powering Their Success (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
LAL: A Diagnosis Of Lonzo Ball’s Jump Shot (from Alex Regla, BBall Index):
LAL: Isaac Bonga’s Impressive Growth In The G-League (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll ):
MIA: Does The Heat Need Another True PG?  (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
MIA: Duncan Robinson: Life On A Two-Way Contract (from Shandel Richardson, The Athletic):
MIL: Middleton Won’t Let Stardom & Max Deal Buzz Change Him (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):
NOP: The Pels Don’t Need Your Salary Dumps (from Preston Ellis, BBall Index):
NYK: Mudiay Is Finding His Touch (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
ORL: Vucevic Is Earning Recognition & Respect (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Bamba Shares A Unique Bond With Kawhi Leonard (from John Denton, magic.com):
SAC: The Kings’ Exciting Young Backcourt (from Nekias Duncan, Dime Mag):
SAC: An Early Evaluation Of MBIII (from Adi Brescic, Hoops Habit):
SAS: The Spurs’ Offensive Resurgence (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: The Raptors Are Deflection Junkies (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
UTA: Jazz Defense Fails Again Vs Kings (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Jazz Want Teams To Take Mid-Range Shots, But Not Have Such An Easy Time Making Them (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
Pick And Rolls With Empty Weak Side Are Being Used More Frequently (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Bob Cousy And Bill Russell: Linked By A Clock And A Letter, 53 Years Apart  (from Gary Pomerantz, NY Times):
9 Players Who Are Quietly Balling (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Why NBA Players Lob “Grenades” To Teammates Before Time Expires (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Clippers, Sixers, Evan Turner & More (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Teams That Can Make Money-Centric Trades This Season (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Jared Jeffries Was A Rising NBA Exec, Then He Decided To Embrace ESports (from Cary Chow, Washington Post):
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