Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/13/17 PART ONE

How Harden & CP3 Pick Defenses Apart (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
From Paul Headley, 16 Wins:
Harden’s Step Back 3 Makes Him Unguardable (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
The Best Kevin Durant Defenders (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
–  What Capela Has Brought To The Rockets (from Dave Schilling, Bleacher Report):
Thunder Still Lack Offensive Rhythm (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
How Oladipo Became A Breakout Star (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Tyreke Evans Is Wreaking Havoc (from Noah Shatzer, 16 Wins):
Grizzlies Are At  A Crossroads (from Adam Spinella, Bball Breakdown):
Ranking The Top Benches (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Courtney Lee’s Remarkable Efficiency (from Chip Murphy,
JR Smith: Signs Of Maturity (from Joe Vardon,
Players Who May Be Regretting Their Free Agency Signing (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Kawhi Leonard’s Debut (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
The Gobert/Favors Conundrum (from Trey Sanders, Hashtag Basketball):
Lonzo Ball Makes The Right Pass 98% Of The Time (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Jarrett Jack: “Ultimate Pro” (from Fred Kerber, NY Post):
Johnathan Motley Gets Chance To Prove Himself To The Mavs (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/5/17 PART TWO

Donovan Mitchell Has Emerged As A Dynamic Scorer   (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Why Bledsoe Has Fit In So Well With The Bucks (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Celtics: Trusting “Trader Danny”  (from Robby McKittrick, Hashtag Basketball):
Jayson Tatum: Setting New Standards (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Analyzing The Rockets’ Improved Defense (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
Why Connaughton Starts For The Blazers (from Eric Griffith, Blazers Edge):
Bucks’ Defense: One Step Forward, One Step Back (from Mitchell Maurer, Brew Hoop):
At 6′ 10″, Jarell Martin Is An Historically Bad Finisher (from Matt Hrdlicka,
Timberwolves: The Good And The Bad (from Tim Faklis,
Laker Film Room: Switching Vs. The Rockets  (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
Q & A: Courtney Lee (from Steve Serby, NY Post):
G-League: Delaware Coach Eugene Burroughs (from
A Day In The G-League (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):
Ron Baker: Leading By Example (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
The “Advanced Analytics” All-Stars, So Far This Season  (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Steve Kerr: All NBA Coaches Steal Plays From Each Other (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Rest Is The NBA’s New PED (from Michael Grange,
Sixers: The Arrival Of Robert Covington (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
Wizards: Who Will Be Backup PG When Wall Returns?  (from Nicholas Arguelles,

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/5/17

Roy Hibbert And The Search For Truth In Defensive Stats (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
What KAT Can Learn From DMC (from Michael Walton, Dunking With Wolves):
Are The Pacers Overachieving Or Underestimated?  (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Now D’Antoni Has Two Stellar PGs (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
The Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Horford Credits Marcus Smart For Blossoming Alley-Oop Connection (form Jay King, Mass Live):
Tatum’s Historic Shooting Pace (from Taylor King,
NBA Scout Breaks Down Ben Simmons’ Biggest Strengths, Flaws (from Sean Devey, Sporting News);
Cavs’ Playbook: New Sets Are Exploiting Opposing Centers (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
Film Breakdown: Timberwolves’ Flex Offense Concepts (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Interesting Trends So Far This Season (from Shane Young, BBall Breakdown):
The Raptors’ Youth Movement (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Nuggets: Lyles Ready For Increased Opportunity (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Thaddeus Young: The Do-It-All Big Man The Pacers Need (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
How Are The Jazz Doing It?  (from Andy Larsen,
Grizzlies’ Winning Formula: Defend & Score In Transition (from Grizzly Bear Blues):
Three Under-The-Radar Storylines From The Season’s 1st Quarter (from Austin Cracraft, LWOS):
Bulls: Can Dunn Provide Stability At PG? (from Sam Smith,
ORL Reality: Improve Defense Or Miss Playoffs (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
With Room To Maneuver, WCS Is Playing Better Off The Bench (from Nate Wolf, NBA Math):
G-League Scouting Report: Christian Wood (from Chris Reichert,
Basketball Dictionary: “Drop”, Part Two (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Demario Mayfield Finds Basketball Peace In The Middle East (from David Gardner, Bleacher Report):

Adaptable Dwyane Wade (from Vincent Goodwill, NBC Sports):

Brandon Ingram: Transforming Before Lakers’ Eyes (from Tania Ganguli, LATimes):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/30/17 PART ONE

Opportunity Is Knocking For Donovan Mitchell (from David Ramil, The Step Back):
What Do Teams Do With Non-Shooters Like Justise Winslow? (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Video Breakdown: Behind The Scenes Of The Timberwolves Offense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Video Breakdown: Steph’s Amazing Overtime (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
What Adding CP3 Has Done For The Rockets (from Darren Yuvan, The Dream Shake):
Robert Covington: The Best Undrafted Player (from Ben Detrick, The Ringer):
The Draft: How Teams Should Think About Positionality (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer)):
The Week In Review (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
Reassessing The Celtics’ Offseason Moves (from Chris Tyler, Hashtag Basketball):
What The Fizdale Firing Says (from Chris Herrington, Commercial Appeal):
Doc Rivers: “You’ve Got To Be Willing To Fail” (from Katie Baker, The Ringer):
Pacers: Should We Worry About Myles Turner? (from Adrian Lawhorn,
Pelicans: Darius Miller Is A Sharpshooter (from Warsame Abdi, Pelican Debrief ):
Kris Dunn Is Bouncing Back (from Noah Shatzer, 16 Wins):
Wizards: Quick Fixes (from Rob Athmer, Hashtag Basketball):
OKC: Breaking Old Habits Is Not That Easy (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):
Should OKC Bring Melo Off The Bench? (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
The Cavs Are Using Wade More Efficiently (from Jesse Blanchard, BBall Breakdown):
Defense Fuels Cavs’ Winning Streak (from Dan McCarney,
Fred VanVleet Is Legit (from Blake Murphy, VICE Sports):
Two-Way Contracts: The Difficulty Of Tracking Days Of Service (from Adam Johnson,
“Sets That Have Caught My Eye” (from Zak Boisvert,
Note: We Are Still Playing “Catch-up”, so watch for PART TWO of today’s BI, to be published later today.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/27/17 PART ONE

John Collins Is Soaring For The Hawks  (from Noah Shatzer, 16 Wins):
How Jordan Bell Is Benefitting From Draymond Green’s Influence  (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Timberwolves’ Film Breakdown: The Tyus Jones Game (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Ben Simmons: Force Behind Sixers’ Rise (from David Aldridge,
Thunder Shot Selection: Under The Microscope Again (from Erik Horne,
OKC’s Westbrook Problem (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Tony Parker Returns To Spurs’ Lineup With Support From Thierry Henry  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
James Young: Driven To Show He’s Still An NBA Player (from Chris Reichert,
Raptors Weekly: What It’s Come To With Valanciunas (from William Lou, Medium):
Al Horford: At Heart Of Celtics Success (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Spurs: Kyle Anderson’s Improvement (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
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Reggie Jackson: The Key To Pistons’ Upside  (from Matt Barresi, NBA Math):
Are The Mavs Showing Their True Potential? (from Kohl Rast, The Smoking Cuban):
The Mavs’ Most Effective Lineup (from Nick Angstadt, Mavs Moneyball):
Early DPOY Candidates (from Darryn Albert, Larry Brown Sports):
NBA Sophomore Ladder (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
G-League: Wisconsin Herd Associate Coach Brian Butch (from Gary D’Amato, jsonline):
Developmental Players Have New, More Lucrative Path To NBA  (from Tom Orsborn, Express-News):
Training Camp Cuts Rarely Go Overseas Anymore (from Jorge Sierra, Hoops Hype):