Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/18/19

 – BKN: Sean Marks, The MF Who Saved The Nets (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: Getting Healthy For The Stretch Run (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
*BOS: 10 Years Later, The Day The Celtics’ Dynasty Hopes Buckled (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
DET: Thon Maker: No Regrets (from Kane Pitman, ESPN):
GSW: Should The Dubs Rechannel Their Anger? (from Scott Ostler, SF Chronicle):
IND: Nate McMillan Crafts Pacers In His Own “Old School” Image (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
IND: Could Tamika Catchings Become The NBA’s 1st Female  GM? (from Matt Foley, Ozy.com):
OKC: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (from Austin Sternlicht, Thunderous Intentions):
ORL: Bamba Plans To “Fiercely” Work Way Back From Injury (from Roy Parry, Orlando Sentinel):
TOR: Why Ujiri Has Been Great For The Raptors (from Darien Chetram, Raptors Rapture):
WAS: Bradley Beal Refuses To Give Up (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
What’s Missing From Most Trade Machine Proposals: Intelligence And Logic (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Charting Player Passing Lanes (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
How Muggsy Bogues Saved His Brother’s Life & Found Meaning (from Richard Graff, ESPN):
Calling The Shots: Bill Spooner Has Been An NBA Ref For 30 Years (from Eliav Applebaum, The Acorn):
Two-Way Contract Standouts, Part Two (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
QOTD: From Kevin Durant:  “The NBA game in general is getting overlooked by speculation and everything. It’s the soap opera, and we’re all actors just trying to play our roles.

*BOS: 10 Years Later, The Day The Celtics’ Dynasty Hopes Buckled (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/16/19

BKN: D’Lo: Marrying Creativity & Structure (from Kelly Whiteside, NY Times):
DET: Griffin Had No Doubt He’d Return To All-Star Level (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
DET: Reggie Jackson Could Push Pistons To Playoffs (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
MIL: How Giannis & Khris Developed Their Bond (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIL: Middleton & The Virtues Of Doing Less (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
NOP: Demps Is Gone, But The Tumult Is Far From Over  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
OKC: The Talent & Fit Of Markieff Morris (from Stephen Dolan, Thunderous Intentions):
SAS: LaMarcus Aldridge Is Boxing Out Like A Champ (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
UTA: Gobert Never Stops Working (from Tony Jones,The Athletic):
WAS: How Beal Went From Shooter To Complete Player (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
Ten Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Q & A: Kevin Garnett (from Alex Wong, Yahoo Sports):
Great Sets From The Nets-Cavs 3OT Game (from Adam Spinella):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/19

BKN: Marks Won’t Let Nets’ Surprising Rise Alter His Long-Term Strategy (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: LeVert Better Than Expected In Return (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Importance Of Defining Roles (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
CHI: Otto Porter’s Bulls’  Debut  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DAL: Why Luka Loves Dallas & How The Mavs Plan To Keep it That Way (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DET: Reggie Jackson Is Adapting Well To New Role In Offense (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: Harden’s Unstoppable, Maddening, Beautiful Game (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
IND: Pritchard’s Commitment Remains Firm (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: The Clippers Might Have Won The Trade Deadline (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
LAL: Muscala’s Acquisition Was Calculated But Expensive ( from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: How The Bucks Solidified Their Roster By Adding Mirotic (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIN: Sorely Missing RoCo (from Dylan Hughes, Dunking With Wolves):
NOP: Balancing AD’s Playing Time With Future Concerns (from Associated Press):
PHI: Harris Fits Right In As Sixers Defeat Nuggets (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
POR: Video Breakdown: Blazers’ 5 Favorite Plays ( from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nguyen):
POR: New Lineup Brings New Hopes (from Dan Marang, Blazer’s Edge):
WAS: Ernie Grunfeld Interview (from Fred Katz, The Athletic)
Projecting The Buyout Market (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
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Q & A: Liliahn Majeed, NBA VP Of Diversity & Inclusion (from Dominique Fluker, Forbes):
– QOTD: Kenny Smith on the (non)-impact of LaVar Ball on the Lakers: ” “It’s not about dads and uncles and cousins in the NBA. It’s not like high school. The relationship is only your agent and player. As long as the agent and the player doesn’t say anything, you’re fine.”
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/5/19

ATL: Huerter’s Journey To The NBA (from Roman Stubbs, Washington Post):
BOS: The Quiet Brilliance Of Al Horford (from Chris Grenham, Celtics Blog):
CHI: What Should Bulls Expect From TLC?  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
LAL: The New, Old School Brandon Ingram (from Mike Garcia, Bball Index):
MIA: Spoelstra: I Love The Profession Of Coaching (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
MIL: DJ Wilson’s Development Provides Peek Into Future (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIL: Middleton’s Versatility Is Paying Off For Bucks (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIL: Brogdon Shoots His Shot (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
MIN: Bayless Will Soon Have His College Diploma (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NYK: Can Vonleh Run An Offense? (from Alex Wolfe/Dallas Amico, Posting And Toasting):
OKC: Where Does Schroder Rank Among 6MOY Candidates? (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
PHI: Shamet Bet On Himself Entering The NBA (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
PHI: The Corey Brewer Era Was Fun While It Lasted (from Justin Carter, Liberty Ballers):
SAC:  Bagley & Ferrell Help Kings Continue Home Roll  (From Noel Harris, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: Spurs Struggle With Kings’ Speed (from Jared Johnson, Bball Index):
The Value In Having A Head Coach Without Front Office Power (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Key Points To Remember As Trade Deadline Arrives (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
Everyone Is Falling For Ja Morant (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
Scouting Deni Avdija (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall Index):
Canada Continues To Churn Out Elite Talent (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/29/19

ATL: Hawks Flash Considerable Upside In Win Over LAC (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Joe Harris: Walking Down Your Street & Pushing The Nets Up The Standings (from Kelly Whiteside, NY Times):
BOS: How Horford Figures Into Beating League’s Elite Teams (from Joe Hagen, Hoops Habit):
BOS: This Time The Celtics Had Answers For The Nets’ Zone Defense (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
CHA: Monk Saved The Hornets Vs. NYK, But Scoring Alone Will Never Be Enough  (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
GSW: Iguodala & Looney Are The Ultimate Role Players (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: How DMC Changes Every Other Dubs’ Starter’s Game (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
HOU: A Position Change Makes Faried Relevant Again (from Colin Connors, The Dream Shake):
IND: Why Thad Young Is So Important To The Pacers (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
IND: Edmond Sumner, The Pacers’ Best-Kept Secret (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: How Are The Clippers Still In The Playoff Race?  (from Jimmy Feterman, Nylon Calculus):
LAL: The Lakers Aren’t A LeBron-Type Team Yet (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
MEM: How A Bland Offense Has Made The Grizzlies Worse (from Joe Hulbert, Double Clutch):
MIL: Bucks GM Horst Stays Rooted (from Matt Schoch, Detroit News):
MIN: Veteran Reserves Playing A More Prominent Role (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: What The Top AD Trade Contenders Can Actually Offer (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
NOP: Trading AD Is Complicated (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
NOP: Jrue Holiday Cares in So Many Ways (from Justin Jett,  DefPen):
NYK: Kevin Knox: What Is His Ceiling?  (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
OKC: Presti & Budenholzer: Old Friends From San Antonio (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
POR: Recent Success Comes As Assists Skyrocket (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
SAC: More Than Just A Shooter: Buddy Hield Has Developed Into An Excellent Rebounder (from Tony Xypteras, Sactown Royalty):
SAS: Derrick White Is Making A Living At The Rim (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
Zion Could Be The Next Great NBA Point Center (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Top Draft Lottery Prospect Ja Morant’s Story (from Justin Sayers, Louisville Courier Journal):
–  The NBA’s Tactical Fouling Problem (from Albert Burneko, Deadspin):