Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/23/18

ATL: John Collins Showcases All His Tools (from Brandon Jefferson, BBall Index):
ATL: Team-Building And Maximizing Production (from Connor Harr, The 94 Feet):
BKN: Everybody Loves Ed Davis As A Teammate (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BKN: Davis & Dudley Are Each Helping The Nets In Different Ways (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
CHI: Wendell Carter’s Learning Process (from Will Gottlieb, Bleacher Report):
DET: Is Bruce Brown A Marcus Smart Clone? (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: The Green-Durant Rift Was Never Going To Break The Dubs (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
GSW: Jerebko Solidifies Rotation Spot (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
GSW: Video Breakdown: A New Wrinkle In The Steph/KD Dynamic (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
LAC: When Tyrone Wallace Goes On The Attack, The Clippers Benefit (from Mirjam Swanson, OC Register):
LAL: How Tyson Chandler Has Become One Of The League’s Best Screeners Since Joining The Lakers (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Whiteside’s Role In The Heat’s Zone Defense (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIA: Torrid Defense Keys Winning Streak (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
MIL: Video: How Spacing Is Helping The Bucks (from Coach Nick):
OKC: How Roberson-Led Film Sessions Are Molding Thunder’s Young Defenders (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
OKC: Jerami Grant Providing Stability To Starting Lineup (from Austin Sternlicht, Thunderous Intentions):
PHI: Embiid Refocuses Offensive Approach (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
PHO: Exum Is Earning Trust Through Playmaking And Defense (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
SAS: Popovich Exercising Patience In Spurs’ Uneven Start (from Michael Wright, ESPN):
WAS: Highlights From Thomas Bryant’s Perfect Shooting Night (from Bill DeFilippo, Dime Mag):
–  G-League Showcase All-Star Teams (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
For Anthony Bennett, It Is Still The NBA Or Bust (from Dan Woike, LA Times):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/22/18

BKN: Kurucs Is A Revelation For The Nets (from Phil Watson, Nothin But Nets):
BOS: After Loss To MIL, Celtics Hold Meeting To Address Inconsistencies (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
CLE: 5 Observations (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Why 2019 Should Be A Great Year For The Nuggets (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
GSW: What Do We Know About The Dubs So Far? (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
GSW: DMC Before He Was Boogie (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
GSW: Dubs Enjoy Fruitful Partnership With G-League Affiliate (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
IND: Tyreke Evans Has A Lot To Figure Out (from Tony East, BBall Index):
LAL: Film Room: How LBJ & Lonzo Enhance Each Others’ Playmaking (from Pete Zayas, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Kuzma’s Evolution (from Isaac Gutierrez, Clutch Points):
MIN: Teague’s Injury Gives Tyus Jones Chance To Play His “Natural Position” (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: Wiggins: Dynamic Scorer Or Fringe Rotation Player? (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
NOP: Q & A: Julius Randle (from Andy & Brian Kamenetzky, The Athletic):
NYK: Time To Move On From Kanter (from Jonathan Macri, Knicks Film School):
OKC: Checking In On Terrance Ferguson (from Noah Schulte, Thunderous Intentions):
ORL: Offense Craters As Magic Unable To Work Inside-Out (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Q & A: Landry Shamet (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
TOR: Video: Pascal Siakam Is The NBA’s Best Kept Secret (from J. Kyle Mann, The Ringer):
UTA: Breaking Down The Jazz’ Win Over POR (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
8 Great Performances From First Two Days Of G-League Showcase (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Navigating In-Season Trades Can Be Tricky For Players (from Candace Buckner, Washingotn Post):
Grading The 1st-Round Rookies So Far This Season (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Artificial Intelligence In The NBA (from Marcus Woo, Inside Science):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/19/18

ATL: John Collins Is Quietly Tearing Up The League (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
BKN: How The Win Streak Has Shifted The Nets’ Narrative (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
*BKN: D’Angelo Russell Is In His Zone (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
BKN: What Do We Know About The Nets’ Offense? (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
BOS: Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward & The Celtics’ Search For Clarity (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
DAL: Doncic & The Mavs: The Perfect Marriage (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
DAL: DSJ Is Pure Motor (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
DEN: Jokic & Murray: The Nuggets’ Dynamic Duo (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
DEN: Jokic Can Carry The Load (from Tom Ley, Deadspin):
DET: Further Removed From Surgery, Leuer Is “Getting His Legs Back”  (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Draymond Green; The People’s Champ (from Daniel Brown, The Athletic):
HOU: What’s The Key For James Harden? (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
IND: The Hyper-Efficient Domantas Sabonis (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
IND: What Makes The Pacers’ Defense So Good? (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAC: The State Of The Clippers (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAL: How Some Lakers Are Using Meditation To Elevate Their Game (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
MEM: The Ghosts Of Chandler Parsons (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: Dion Waiters Would Like A Word (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
MIA: Why Adebayo Is The Closer The Team Needs (from All U Can Heat):
MIL: Giannis’ Historic Interior Assault Brings More Offensive Fouls (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
OKC: Ferguson Is Quietly Proving His Worth (from Justin Cooper, Thunderous Intentions):
OKC: We Aren’t Talking Enough About Paul George (from Aidan Lising, Def Pen):
ORL: Magic Are “Winning Ugly”  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Magic Showing Defensive Improvement (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Two Small Moves That Might Vastly Improve The Bench (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Video: Sixers’ 5 Favorite Plays (from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nyugen):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox’s Warp Speed (from BS West, Sactown Royalty):
SAC: Bjelica’s Huge Contribution: Spacing (from Alex West, BBall Index):
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SAS: Coaching Legend Etorre Messina (from NBA Coaches Association):
SAS: Gay Is Thriving After “Getting My Career Back” (from Jeff McDonald, ExpressNews):
SAS: Breaking Down Bertans’ Off-Ball Motion (from Dylan Carter, Air Alamo):
TOR: The Raptors Are ATO  Play Titans (from Joshua Howe, Raptors Republic):
UTA: Harden’s 47 Leads The Rockets Despite Good Jazz Defense (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: What The Wizards Got Wrong In The Years Before Ariza’s Full Circle Return (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
Beno Udrih Travels Across The NBA In Search Of Coaching Advice (from Warren Shaw, Closeup360):
The “All-Underappreciated” Team: Impressive Contributions From Unexpected Sources (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
The Challenges Of Putting Together 3-Team Deals (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Was The 3-Point Revolution Almost Put On Ice By D-League Experimentation? (from Adam Johnson, 2Ways10Days ):
Inside The Locker Room Media Scrum (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/16/18

BKN: Driving Sets Tone For Improving Offense  (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BKN: Kurucs Is Starting To Blossom (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BKN: Dinwiddie’s 6MOY Credentials (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS: Heavy Legs & Tired Brains Snap The Win Streak (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Still Room To Improve (from Marc D’Amico, celtics.com):
CHA: The New Coaching Staff Has Established A New Culture (from Andrew Waters, At The Hive):
CHI: Popovich Says Boylen Knows What It Takes To Win (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
CHI: Boylen, Popovich Describe Bulls’ Comeback Win (from Michael Wright, ESPN):
DAL: Video Breakdown: Mavs’ Five Favorite Plays (from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nyugen):
DAL: How Doncic Won Over The Entire Mavs Organization Long Before He Was Drafted (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
DAL: Do The Mavs Have Too Many Good Players? (from Kohl Rast, The Smoking Cuban):
DAL: Welcome To The NBA, Ryan Broekhoff (from Ben Mallis, Pick And Roll):
DEN: Inside Nick Young’s Journey From The Couch To The Nuggets (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Drummond’s Blocks Highlight Defensive Improvement (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: Jerebko Feels Empowered Under Dubs’ Culture (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: Q & A: Steph Curry (from James Ham, NBC Sports):
IND: On Thaddeus Young’s Role Player Tour De Force (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAL: Lonzo’s Defensive Impact (from Joey Ramirez, Lakers.com):
MEM: Jevon Carter’s Solid NBA Debut (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: Derrick Jones, Jr Is Earning Meaningful Minutes (from David Furones, Miami Herald):
MIN: The Rotation Challenges That Come With Having Depth (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
ORL: Magic Making Great Strides On Defense (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
PHO: Booker Magnificent In Return; Suns Beginning To Gel (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
SAC: The Ups & Downs Of Willie Cauley-Stein (from Alex West, BBall Index):
TOR: Is Chris Boucher Ready For His Potential NBA Moment? (from JD Quirante, RaptorsHQ):
Drew Gooden On What It’s Like To Be Traded (from NBC Sports):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/11/18

BKN: RHJ Is Fixing The Nets’ Biggest Problem (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: After 7 Years In Europe, Brad Wanamaker Is Living His Dream In The NBA (from Trevor Hass, Boston.com):
BOS: Robert Williams Impresses In His Coming Out Party (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
CLE: How Dellavedova Fits On These Cavs (from Chris Manning, Fear The Sword):
GSW: How The Dubs Plan To Help DMC Adjust To Their Pace (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: How Patience, Trust & Practicing In A Chair Helped Draymond Return To Health (from Chris Haynes, Yahoo Sports):
GSW: Steph Curry: A Very Different Kind Of Superstar  (from Shane Young, medium.com):
GSW: G-League Team In Santa Cruz Is Key Developer For Dubs (from Janie Mccauley, AP):
LAL: Video Breakdown: How Kuzma Has Improved As A Playmaker  (from Pete Zayas, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Lonzo’s Impact (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Winslow Is Reaching A Whole New Level (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
MIA: Derrick Jones Is Emerging (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
OKC: The Thunder’ Impenetrable Defense (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
OKC: Westbrook’s FT Shooting Is Alarming (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
OKC: Steven Adams: The Throwback Center Of Modern NBA Dreams (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
PHO: De’Anthony Melton Shows Promise (from Yusuf Saleem, BBall Index):
PHO: What TJ Warren Brings To The Suns (from Bob Young, The Athletic):
POR: Nurkic & Lillard: The Blazer’s Odd Couple (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox’s Second Year Leap (from Adi Brescic, Hoops Habit):
TOR: Kawhi’s Handle Is The Secret To His Success (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
TOR: The Rudy Gay Trade, 5 Years Later (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
WAS: Rivers Was Supposed To Be Wizards’ Bench Scorer, Instead He’s Top Defender (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
*Tanking Vs Rebuilding: Where’s The Line? (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
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