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

How The Heat Get Wayne Ellington Open (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Chris Paul & The Pursuit Of Passing Perfection (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
How The Timberwolves Have Improved Their Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Gerald Green: Looking For Work One Minute, Lighting Up The NBA The Next (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
Is Kris Dunn Part Of The Bulls’ Future?  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Kyrie Irving Explains Brad Stevens’ Greatness (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Jaylen Brown’s Impact On The Celtics’ Success (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Joel Embiid Is Making A DPOY Push (from Tony East, Def Pen):
What It’s Like To Be Mentioned In Trade Rumors (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Kings’ Rookies: Midseason Report  (from Anthony Cardenas, Hashtag Basketball):
David West’s Quiet Brilliance (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
The Genius Of Masai Ujiri (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Podcast With Guest Ben Falk (from David Locke, Locked On NBA):
Can The Cavs’ Defense Be Fixed?  (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
What Is Ailing The Cavs? (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Are These The Answers The Cavs Are Searching For?  (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Cavs Look More Vulnerable Than In The Past (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Pop: Overcoaching Played A Role In Aldridge’s Struggles  (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Durant’s Path To 20,000: A Case Study In Efficiency (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
G-League Showcase: Day 1 Recap (from Alex Busch, gleague.nba.com):
Top Prospects Denied G-League Eligibility  (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
What’s Behind Trae Young’s Star Potential (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Jazz’ Royce O’Neale: Proving Worthy Of Extended Minutes (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
How Should The Sixers Use Their 4 2018 Second Round Draft Picks?  (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/24/17

Raptors Weekly: DeRozan Improved…Again (from William Lou, Medium):
The Sixers’ December Slump (from Kyle Neubeck, phillyvoice.com):
–  Brad Stevens: Jayson Tatum Will Have More Opportunities/Usage As Season Progresses (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Jaylen Brown: Making An Impact In Season Two (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Myles Turner Does It A Both Ends (from Chris Thompson, Deadspin):
Bam Adebayo: Learning At A Rapid Pace (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
How The Bulls Became The Hottest EC Team (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Video Breakdown: How The Spurs Defend The Pick & Roll, Part One (from Coach Daniel):
Andrew Bogut: We Can’t Let Business Decisions Distract Us  (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
The Lakers’ Defensive Improvements (from Faisan Haznany, NBA Math):
OKC 103, UTA 89 (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
Beasley Is Flourishing With Knicks After Roller-Coaster Start To Career (from Frank Isola, NY Daily News):
Reasons Not To Worry About The Wolves (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Bucks: The Impact Of Role Change On Malcolm Brogdon (from Matthew Hallett, Behind The Buck Pass):
Clippers: The Rise Of Jamil Wilson (from Nicholas Agar-Johnson, Clipperholics):
– Stauskas & Levert Are Back Together (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Kevin Pritchard Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving For The Pacers (from Derek Kramer, Indiana Sports Coverage):

 

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, patreon.com):
Timberwolves: The Good And The Bad (from Tim Faklis, zoecoverage.com):
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 delaware.gleague.nba.com):
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, sportsnet.ca):
Sixers: The Arrival Of Robert Covington (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
Wizards: Who Will Be Backup PG When Wall Returns?  (from Nicholas Arguelles, wizofawes.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/19/17

Lessons From Rockets-Warriors Opener  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
How The Van Gundys Became An Influential NBA Duo (from John Lombardo & John Ourand, Sports Business Daily):
Will Thibodeau Overwork The Wolves? (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
– Are The Wolves Ready To Be A Super Team? (from Evan Dyal, Sir Charles In Charge):
Kaminsky’s Opportunity (from Benny Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Utah’s Foundational Frontcourt (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):
Wednesday Recap (from Tim Cato, SBNation, with links to individual game stories):
The Sixers Were Worth The Wait (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Attacking Switching (Actions/Sets)  (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Crowder: Great Fit Alongside LBJ (from Robbie DiPaola, King James Gospel):
Can Lonzo Ball’s Jumper Make It In The NBA?  (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Kings: Divac Breaks Down The Roster (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Nuggets Roster Analysis (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Jaylen Brown/Jayson Tatum: Trying To Take Offensive Pressure Off Irving (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
Greg Monroe: Sixth Man Of The Year Candidate (from Brian Sampson, Dime Mag):
Pat Riley Reflects On 50 NBA Years, How He’s Changed & Why He Loves This Heat Team (from Greg Cote, Miami Herald):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/12/17

Underrated Rookies, For This Season & The Future (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The History Of Playoff Reformatting (from Rich Kraetsch, The Step Back):
Y’All Ready For Dion Waiters? (from Seerat Sohi, Bleacher Report):
Clippers: Filling The Chris Paul-Sized Hole (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
Summer Vacation Was Anything But For The Celtics  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Warriors’ Trio Of Newbies – Young, Casspi, Bell – May All Have Major Impact (from Carl Steward, Mercury News):
Rose & Wade Must Hit Corner Treys (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Knicks: Damyean Dotson Is Drawing Comparisons To Shumpert (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
E’Twaun Moore Prepares For Increased Role With Rondo Out (from William Guillory, NOLA.com):
Should Jazz Pick Up The Tempo? (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Nets Look To Limit Turnovers (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
10 Things To Watch For In The G-League Draft (from Adam Johnson, 2ways10days.com):
Lakers Looking To Improve Dreadful Defense (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
Sixers: Korkmaz Has Earned A Consistent Role (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Jokic: Throwback Star For The Modern Era (from Phillip Barnett, Yardbarker):
Magic Film Room: Newcomers Having Defensive Impact (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Uptempo Offense Suits Elfrid Payton’s Strengths (from John Denton, magic.com):
PJ Tucker: Exactly What The Rockets Needed (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
The Celtics Have A Stacked Roster & Jaylen Brown & Jayson Tatum Are On The Rise (from Rich Levine, VICE Sports):
First Glimpse Of Simmons/Embiid Pairing (from Jai Bednall, news.com.au):
– Okafor: Time To Move On?  (from Jordan Brenner, SBNation):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 11-20 (from Sportando):
2018 Draft: Top 10 International Prospects (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
G-League: What’s Next For Will Davis? (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Raptors’ Bench Kids (from Mike Ganter, slam.canoe.com):
Video: Shammgod’s Legendary Crossover Lives On (from Bleacher Report):
Video: “Bullet” Action Screening (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):