Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/2/18

The Quiet Rise Of Brandon Ingram (from DeAntae Prince, Sports Illustrated):
How The Celtics Slowed Down Harden (from Matt Chin, Celtics Blog):
Horford’s Playmaking & Impact On Celtics’ Offense (from Shane Young, BBall Breakdown):
Theoretical Analysis Of Devin Booker: On-Ball Vs Off-Ball (from Yusuf Saleem, Bright Side Of The Sun):
How Wiggins Can Be More Efficient (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
The Isaiah Thomas Experiment Begins Now (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Cavs’ GM Koby Altman Got His Dream Job…And All The Challenges That Come With It (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
How The NBA Is Getting Assists Wrong (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Wizards Are Going Thru Best 3-Point Shooting Stretch In Team History (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Bullock, Kennard Brighten Pistons Outlook As Bradley, Johnson Work Their Way Back (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Pistons: Adjusting To Life Minus Reggie (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Lakers: The Case For “Gradual Emergence” (from Tarun Abhichandani, Sportskeeda):
Is Tanking A Viable Team-Building Strategy? (from David Sauriol, rawbw.com):
DeRozan’s Improvement Efforts Come Through On Monster Night (from Michael Grange, Sportsnet.ca):
Raptors: The Team No One Wants To Believe In (from Jordan Kligman, Hashtag Basketball):
How Aminu Has Grown As A 3-Point Shooter (from Casey Holdahl, blazers.com):
Defensive Struggles Are Limiting Abrines’ Minutes & Effectiveness (from Brett DAwson, newsok.com):
Dec 26-31: Analyzing The Week  (from Keith Smith, RealGM):
G-League: Terrence Jones Is Trying To Resuscitate His NBA Career (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate.com):
Hawks’ Rookie John Collins Keeps Getting Better (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/23/17 PART ONE

Q & A:  James Harden’s Trainer Paul Gabritz  (from Gavriel Wilkins, Space City Scoop):
Clint Capela Has Arrived (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Nets’ Young Guns (from Jacob Ahlmann, Nothin’ But Nets):
Why Brad Stevens Doesn’t Overreact To Foul Trouble (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Melo’s New Role (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Casspi’s Cutting Makes Him Ideal Fit With Warriors (from Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle):
Jordan Bell’s Evolution On Display (from Logan Murdock, Mercury News):
Ben Simmons Bends The Game To His Will (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Sixers: TLC Isn’t Playing Like A Viable Reserve (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Can The Raptors Reverse Their Playoff Trend?  (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Anunoby Finds Shooting Stroke, Gives Raptors Potential 1st Round Steal  (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
Inside The Heat’s Quest To Win Without A Superstar  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Through Off-Court Tragedy, Devin Harris Remains A True Professional  (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
Bucks: John Henson’s Connections Lead To Consistent PT (from Eric Nehm ESPN):
Friday Night Recap – With Links To Game Stories (from Michael D. Sykes, SBNation):
Devin Booker Is Becoming A More Complete Player (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
Suns:  Isaiah Canaan Is Making The Most Of His Opportunity (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Lakers Like What They Are Seeing From Lonzo Ball’s Shot (from Josh Martin, USA Today):
Are The Cavs Better Prepared For The Dubs?  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Film Room: Episode Two (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Lakers’ Film Room: Kuzma’s 38-Point Game (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
Jameel Warney, Team USA’s Unsung Male Athlete Of The Year  (from DefPen):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/20/17

Durant: Playing Like An MVP In Steph’s Absence (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
On Rotations, Rest & Ramifications For The Timberwolves (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
Grading The 2017 First Round Draft Picks So Far (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Gordon Hayward’s Immense Pride & Unspeakable Agony (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Jayson Tatum’s 3-Point Efficiency (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
CP3’s Presence Has Restructured Harden’s Minutes (from Max Croes, The Dream Shake):
Wizards: Three Troubling Stats (from Kenny Chapman, Wiz Of Awes):
Bucks: Brogdon’s Defensive Struggles (from Max Carlin, Behind The Buck Pass):
Book Excerpt: Betaball: How Data Saved The Warriors (from Eric Malinowski,Wired.com):
An Early Look At Kawhi’s Return (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Dejounte Murray: Poised To Breakout?  (from Taylor Young, Pounding The Rock):
It’s Mirotic’s Moment (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Jerry Reinsdorf On The Bulls’ Rebuild (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Q & A: Eric Bledsoe (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Joe Ingles: Role Player Extraordinaire (from Paul Headley, 16 ins):
Finding Tristan Thompson’s Ideal Role Will Require Patience, Experimentation  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Josh Huestis’ Potential (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
After The Loss Of His Mother, A New Ricky Rubio (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Oladipo Gets His Opportunity & Breaks Out (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
What’s Going On With The Pelicans’ Rotations?  (from Jason Quigley, Locked On Pelicans):
Are The Kings Really A Young Team? (from Otis, Sactown Royalty):
Getting To Know Bogdan Bogdanovic (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Q & A: Marc Gasol (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Video Breakdown: Warriors’ OT Switching Confusion Vs. Lakers (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Has MKG’s “Unfixable” Flaw Been Fixed? (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Kris Dunn’s Improvement (from Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune):
How The Thunder Reversed Its “Clutch Curse” (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
The Thunder Need To Play Faster (from Tony Heim, Thunderous Intentions):
Orlando Magic Playbook: The Power Of Switching  (From Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Kennard Not Fazed By SVG’s Demanding Ways (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
How Kyle Collinsworth Earned A Two-Way Contract With The Mavs (from Jay Yeomans, jmoneysports.com):
Lance Stephenson’s Mid-Range Shooting (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/19/17

The Rockets Have A Counter For Everything (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Why Have The Rockets Played So Well? (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
Rockets: Second Only To GSW In Effective & True Shooting Percentages (from Brian K. Patterson, Huse Of Houston):
How Oladipo Has Changed His Game Since Joining The Pacers (from Scott Rafferty, Dime Mag):
What Mirotic Has Brought To The Bulls (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
Blazers: Zach Collins Is Taking Positive Steps (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Alongside Embiid, Simmons Is Pushing Sixers Back To Prominence (from Tim Faklis, Sporting News):
Korkmaz’ Injury Complicates Sixers’ Off-Season  (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
By Relying Less On Their Stars, Raptors Have Sharpened Into Dangerous Contender (from Josh Planos, Washington Post):
8 Observations (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Grizzlies: Dillon Brooks Has Been A Massive Help (from Tony East, Beale Street Bears):
Is Al Horford The DPOY? (from Alex West,  NBA Math):
Celtics’ DPOY:  Horford Or Smart? (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Nitpicking Jaylen Brown’s Lockdown Defense (from Danny Emerman, 16 ins):
Things We Learned From Brad Stevens’ Conversation With Coach K (from Nicole Yang, Bosotn.com):
The Current State Of The Celtics (from Robby McKittrick, Hashtag Basketball):
No Shortcuts: Nets’ Sean Marks & Kenny Atkinson Are Turning Agony Into Opportunity (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Small-Ball Is Complicating JaVale McGee’s Playing Time (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Monday Night Recap – With Links To Game Stories (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Q & A: David Wesley (from Fernando Ritzman, Locked ON Pelicans):
Front-Office Look At Where Teams Are Headed (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
What The Wizards Learned During Wall’s Absence (from Kevin So, Hashtag Basketball):
Wizards: Keeping Mike Scott Beyond This Season Presents Challenges (from Tony East, Bullets Forever ):
The Pistons’ Small Forward Issue (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Darren Collison’s Pull-Up 3s  (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Nets: Okafor’s Conditioning Will Determine When He Plays (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
–  Will Barton’s Balanced Attack Is Crucial For Nuggets (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
The Mudiay Experience (from Brendan Vogt, Mile High Sports):
Michael Beasley: The Good & The Bad (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Porzingis Says That Hornacek Is More Comfortable Because He Is Running His Own Offense This Season  (from Al Ianazzone, Newsday):
Sean Kilpatrick Feels At Home With The Bucks (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
Hezonja: Making The Most Of Opportunity (from John Denton, magic.com):
Nearly Every Magic Player’s Three-Point %Age Is Up From Last Season (from Josh Coen, magic.com):
For Doris Burke, Having Game Is All That Matters (from Mark Bechtel, Sports Illustrated):
Basketball Dictionary: “Ice” (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Heat Two-Way Prospect Derrick Walton, Jr  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):

 

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:  https://16winsaring.com/chris-paul/
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, elitesportsny.com):
JR Smith: Signs Of Maturity (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
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):