Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/4/18

GSW 122, CLE 103 (from Jason Lloyd, The Athletic):
The Cavs’ Best Shot At Stopping Steph (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Video Breakdown: How Steph Vanishes & Reappears For An Open Corner Three (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
There’s A New Steph Curry In The Finals (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Steph Curry’s Audacity (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
Rodney Hood: From Feared Scorer To Bench Sitter (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Oral History Of Durant’s 2016 Hamptons Meeting With The Dubs (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
Teams Best Positioned To Blow Up The Draft (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Denver Nuggets Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
What Moves Can The Magic Make In The Draft & Free Agency (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Q & A: Fran Fraschilla On Mavs’ Draft Options (from Ashkay Mirchandani, Dallas Morning News):
Who Is Jaren Jackson, Jr? (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Q & A: Dirk Nowitzki (from Dallas Morning News):
Before The Internet, There Was Zander Hollander’s Complete Handbook Of Pro Basketball (from Pete Croatto, NY Times):
Doug Moe Receives Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Celtics: Ojeleye Can Still Have An Impact On Defense (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/29/17

Al Horford’s Versatility (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Who Is Ben Simmons’ Closest Comparison? (from Luke Swiatek, The Sixer Sense):
Warriors: Living On The Edge (from JasonPatt, Fanrag Sports):
 – Joel Embiid’s Turnovers (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Aron Baynes: The Little Things Matter (from Mark D’Amico, Celtics.com):
 – The Cavs Say That They Are Not Concerned (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
The Value of The Two-Minute Report Seems Minimal (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
The Raptors’ New Offense: Early Returns (from Shyam Baskaran, Raptors Republic):
Celtics’ Analysis: Irving, Tatum & More (from Mass Live):
Gary Washburn’s Sunday Notes (from Boston Globe):
Olynyk’s Slimmer Frame Is Paying Off (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Turnovers Are Hijacking Denver’s Offense (from TJ McBride, BSNDenver):
Nuggets’ Offense: A Work In Progress (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Connaughton Is Filling Crabbe’s Shoes For Blazers (from Ryne Buchanan, Blazers Edge):
Unlocking Giannis (from Max Carlin, Hoops Habit):
Doncic Is Already Dominating Europe This Season (from Max Holm, Hoops Habit):
De’Aaron Fox’s Link To John Wall (from Alex Kramers, Kings.com):
Tony Snell: Early Impressions (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
Saturday Night Highlights (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Buckets With Brock: Early Surprises, Weekly Awards, Games To Watch  (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Q&A: Walt Frazier (from Ian Begley, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/2/17

How The Bucks Emerged From Parker’s Injury (from Ben Rohrbach, Yahoo Sports):
Giannis Antetokounmpo: The Dream Becomes Reality (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Maker Soaks Up Knowledge From KG  (from Charles F Gardner, jsonline):
Andrew Wiggins’ Scoring Guide (from Biran Sampson, Hoops Habit):
DPOY Candidates Rudy Gobert & Draymond Green  (from Preston Mott, 16 Wins):
Could There Be A Brogdon Effect In This Year’s Draft? (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Yabusele Shows Full Repertoire In D-League Debut  (from Chris Reichert, The Step Back):
Kerr On Iguodala (from Monte Poole, csnbayarea.com):
Warriors: Stingy Defense Is Powering The Winning Streak  (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Jerry Sloan Still Admires Popovich And The Spurs  (from Mike Finger, expressnews.com):
Ron Baker’s Versatility (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
How Pau Gasol Has Changed His Game This Season  (from David Suttner, Hoops Habit):

Timing Right For Justin Anderson  (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/sixers/news/game-preview-timing-right-andersons-opportunities-increase

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/31/17

Thibodeau Is Still Preaching Discipline  (from Ananth Pandian, The Step Back):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/03/31/thibodeau-still-preaching-discipline-timberwolves-season/

The Thunder Bigs: Perfect Complements To Westbrook (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):

Read it here; http://fansided.com/2017/03/31/thunder-big-men-complement-russell-westbrook/

–  In A Year, Harden Has Evolved From Malcontent To MVP Favorite  (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):

Read it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/03/31/in-a-year-james-harden-has-turned-himself-from-malcontent-to-mvp-favorite/

The Power Serge The Raptors Need (from Vivek Jacob, BBall Breakdown):

Read it here: https://bballbreakdown.com/2017/03/30/the-power-serge-toronto-raptors-needs/

–  The Cavs Might Actually Be In Trouble  (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):

Read and watch it here: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-cavs-might-actually-be-in-trouble/

–  The Cavs’ Terrible Defense (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Fox Sports):

Read it here: http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/cavaliers-defense-cannot-be-ignored-rating-historic-lebron-james-kyrie-irving-033117

 John Wall’s Ascendance To Greatness (from Charles Maniego, Hashtag Basketball):

Read it here: http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/washington-wizards/content/john-wall-ascendance-to-greatness

From Chris Thompson, Deadspin:  http://deadspin.com/john-walls-season-deserves-better-than-historys-dustbin-1793808703

–  5 Statistics That Have Defined The Knicks’ Season (from Kelly Scaletta, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2700884-5-statistics-that-have-defined-new-york-knicks-2016-17-nba-season

Steph Curry’s Brand Of Leadership (from J.A. Adande, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.co.uk/nba/story/_/id/19039446/nba-warriors-fun-culture-relies-curry

–  Wayne Embry, NBA Pioneer And Difference-Maker, Turns 80  (from Bill Livingston, cleveland.com):

Read it here: http://www.cleveland.com/livingston/index.ssf/2017/03/former_cleveland_cavaliers_gm_1.html

Bucks Have Found Ways To Overcome The Loss Of Jabari Parker  (from Charles F. Gardner, jsonline):

Read it here: http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2017/03/30/bucks-find-ways-overcome-parkers-absence/99801138/

Elfrid Payton: Role Player Of The Week  (from Donnie Kolakowski, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/magic/role-player-week-elfrid-payton/

DeMarcus Cousins Q & A (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

Read it here: https://theundefeated.com/features/new-orleans-pelicans-demarcus-cousins-sacramento-kings-i-was-mentally-gone/

–  Was Nurkic Always This Good? (from IanLevy, Nylon Calculus):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/03/30/nylon-calculus-jusuf-nurkic-portland-trail-blazers-breakout/

The Pistons Were Supposed To Be Better Than This  (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):

Read and watch it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2700652-werent-the-detroit-pistons-supposed-to-be-better-than-this

Stauskas: Year Three Progress Report (from Mike O’Connor, The Sixer Sense):

Read it here: http://thesixersense.com/2017/03/31/philadelphia-76ers-nik-stauskas-year-three-progress-report-and-comparison/

 D’Angelo Russell: Focused On Defensive Improvement  (from Anthony Irwin, Silver Screen And Roll):

Read and watch it here: http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2017/3/29/15110788/la-lakers-dangelo-russell-is-focused-on-improving-defensively-stats-analysis-quotes

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/16/17

Saric Is Taking Control Of The ROY Race (from Tom West, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/76ers-dario-saric-is-taking-control-of-nba-rookie-of-the-year-race-d8f219415e3#.gvwetcr0u

BI Note:   There is precedent for Dario to win ROY over Joel. 60 years ago Heinsohn won over league RPG leader (19.6) Bill Russell because Russ only played 48 games, due to missing time to play in the Olympics. And like Saric & Embiid, Tommy & Russ were teammates.

Three & D: How The Jazz Are Holding Onto The 4th Seed (from Taylor Griffin, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/three-and-d-how-the-jazz-are-holding-onto-the-fourth-seed-5264baffa0bf#.prsy77b27

The Making Of Rudy Gobert (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.co.uk/nba/story/_/page/presents170316b/how-utah-jazz-turned-rudy-gobert-next-bill-russell

Video Breakdown: Spurs’ Hammer Play  (from Tim Cato, SBNation):

Read and watch it here: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/3/15/14942176/spurs-hammer-play-three-pointer-gregg-popovich-inbounds

MIP Favorites: Antetokounmpo, Gobert, Jokic, Beal (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-mip-favorites-signal-changing-trends/

LeBron’s Crazy Workload: Inside The Numbers (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/page/presents170316a/numbers-lebron-james-crazy-workload

Chasson Randle’s Seamless Fit: A Bright Spot For Knicks  (from Jourdan Canil, Hashtag Basketball):

Read it here: http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/new-york-knicks/content/vision-key-chasson-wins

4 Little Things Players Use For An Edge (from David Vertsberger, fanragsports.com):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/4-little-things-nba-players-use-edge/

Why The Rockets May Upset the World (from Kelly Scaletta, fanragsports.com):

Read it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/rockets/rockets-might-team-upsets-world/

COY Candidate Scott Brooks (from Kelly Cohen, Bullets Forever):

Read it here:  http://www.bulletsforever.com/2017/3/16/14937068/scott-brooks-coach-year-of-the-nba-2017-washington-wizards

Hornets Reside In Mediocrity  (from Max Seng, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/charlotte-hornets-reside-in-mediocrity-b30d06901cc7#.nyc8nbl48

–  Spoelstra Drawing Chuck Daly Comparisons  (from AP):

Read it here: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/2017/03/16/amid-heat-turnaround-spoelstra-drawing-daly-comparisons/99244082/

The Post-Trade Revival Of Dorian Finney-Smith (from Danny Webster, mavsmoneyball.com):

Read and watch it here; http://www.mavsmoneyball.com/2017/3/16/14815276/post-trade-revival-dorian-finney-smith

Marks And Atkinson Discuss Nets’ Present & Future (from Net Income, Nets Daily):

Read it here: http://www.netsdaily.com/2017/3/16/14942400/marks-and-atkinson-talk-about-the-nets-present-and-their-future