Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/16/18

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Clippers Loss Exposed Celtics’ Defensive Issues (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
–  Celtics: The Importance Of Marcus Smart (from A Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Jonathan Isaac Knows Patience Is Key To Long-Term Success (from John Denton, magic.com):
Heat: Adebayo Is Proving To Be A Genuine Building Block (from Simon Smith,  All U Can Heat):
Magic: A Deeper Look At Hezonja’s Improvement (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Oladipo & Sabonis: The Dynamic Duo (from Jonathan Macri, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
What The Blazers Are Learning From A Ref Consultant About Getting More Foul Calls (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Nikola Jokic: Highlights From Last Night (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Steven Adams’ Offensive Impact (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Q & A: Kevin McHale (from Justin Terranova, NY Post ):
Suns: Can Elfrid Payton Become A Long-Term Answer? (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Q & A: Elfrid Payton (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
OKC: Paul George Was Exactly What Was Needed (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Goran Dragic’s Wild Ride To All-Star Status (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Hard Work, Steady Development Paid Off For Tatum, Celtics (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
–  Diminishing Returns: Less-Skilled Shooters Are Adding The Step Back (from Sydney Robinson, Nylon Calculus):
Nets: Loyalty To Allen Crabbe Is Finally Paying Off (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Anthony Davis Is Carrying A Team That Needs Him More Than Ever (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Pistons GM Bower: Secrecy, Trust Are Key In Trade Talks (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
2018 Draft: Elie Okobo, Hiding In Plain Sight (from Jackson Hoy, The Stepien):
Remembering & Celebrating Flip Saunders (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
NBA Coaches: Sharing Teaching Techniques in eCoach Program (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/27/18

Joel Embiid: DPOY?  (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):

The DMC Injury:
Video Breakdown: E’Twaun Moore’s Defensive Deficiencies (from Seth Nefsky, Pelican Debrief):
Celtics: How To Score When Kyrie Sits (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Danny Ainge Is Masterful; Brad Stevens Makes Him Look Even Better (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Horford’s Unique Role Provides Immense Value (from Jesse Collings, Hardwood Houdini):
Q & A With Wolves TV Analyst Jim Petersen (from Britt Robson, The Athletic):
Tyus Jones’ Defensive Improvement (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Nuggets: Jokic/Plumlee Spacing Is Improving (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
Hornacek: Impressed With Trey Burke (from Anthony Rieber, Newsday):
OKC’s Suffocating Defense Makes Them A Real Contender (from Michael D. Sykes, SBNation):
The Success (And Failure) Of OKC’s All-Bench Units (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
This Isn’t Westbrook 3.0 (from Matt Craig, Daily Thunder ):
–  Steven Adams’ Rebounding, Kelly Olynyk’s Fakes  & More (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Westbrook, Adams And Uncontested Rebounds (from Jeremy Lambert, Thunderous Intentions):
Film Study: How John Wall’s Movement, Or Lack Thereof, Sets The Tone For Wiz’ Offense (from Osman Baig, Bullets Forever):
Donovan Mitchell: “None Of This Was Supposed To Happen” (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
The Warriors’ Ruthless Efficiency (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
Steph Curry’s Pregame Show (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Montrezl Harrell Interview (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Pistons: Missing Reggie Jackson Down The Stretch Of Games (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
Why Have The Pistons Fallen So Far Without Reggie Jackson? (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Valanciunas: Slowly Evolving Into Modern-Day Center (from Arden Zwelling, sportsnet.ca):
Suns: Josh Jackson Showing Great Growth (from Scott Bordow, azcentral):
Anunoby: Adjusting To NBA Life (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
Celtics To Take On Warriors Without Smart’s Defense (from Mac D’Amico, celtics.com):
Malcolm Brogdon: No Sophomore Slump (from Ryan Riley, Behind The Buck Pass):

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):