Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/23/19

BKN: DLo Is On Fire & So Are The Nets (from Greg Joyce, NY Post):
CHI: Did WCJ’s Rookie Season Show Signs Of An Emerging Star?  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DEN: No Stage Is Too Big For Jamal Murray (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
DEN: The Unusual Way Monte Morris Honed His Jump Shot (from Associated Press):
DEN: Jokic & The Funky Bunch (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
GSW: Video Breakdown: How Klay Took Advantage Of The Lakers’ Defense (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: DMC On How He Got Past His Injury & How He Landed With The Dubs (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
GSW: How DMC Has Been Adjusting To His Role On The Dubs (from Paolo Uggeti, The Ringer):
GSW: How DMC’s Shot Went From Rare To Unfair (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
HOU: Appreciating Harden (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
HOU: Video Breakdown: Defending Harden (from Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):
HOU: Combating Any Anti-Harden FT Argument (from Conrad Garcia, The Dream Shake):
IND: Tyreke Is Looking, Feeling Like His Old Self (from Mark Monteith,, pacers.com):
LAL: Steve Kerr Likes How Luke Walton Has Handled This 3rd Laker Season (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
MEM: KG Is Mentoring JJJ (from Christian Dudley, Beale Street Bears):
MIA: Waiters Is Slowly Repaying The Faith (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
MIA: Assistant Coach Dan Craig’s Journey To The NBA (from Matt Langone, Lowell Sun):
MIA: Starting Lineup Options (from Nekias Duncan, Heatbeat)::
MIL: Brook Lopez Has Been The Key To Unlocking The Bucks At Both Ends (from Matt Velzquez, jsonline.com):
*OKC: Westbrook Steps Forward By Stepping (A Little) Back (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
PHI: Sixers Finally Buying Into Defensive Scheme (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
PHO: Kokoskov, Suns Learning Each Other And Growing (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
Rookies Primed For Possible 2nd Half Breakout  (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
For Traditional 3-And-D Players, The Future Is Coming Fast (from Ben Alamar, The Athletic):
Donyell Marshall Is Teaching & Learning His Way In Coaching Career (from Mike Anthony, Hartford Courant):

*OKC: Westbrook Steps Forward By Stepping (A Little) Back (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/11/19 PART ONE

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
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The Week In Review: Hayward, Brogdon, Satoransky, Drummond (from William Lou, The Score):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.thescore.com/news/1694956
The 5 Most Interesting Teams Of The Week: MIN,ATL, SAS, WAS, IND (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
What’s The Path To The Playoffs For The EC’s Middle Class? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
ATL: Lin Is Ready For Whatever Comes Next (from Howard Megdal, Forbes):
ATL: Alex Len Is Enjoying His Best Season (from Rashad Milligan, Peachtree Hoops):
BOS: Kyrie Irving, Finding His Balance (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
DET: No Griffin, No Luck (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
GSW: Kerr, DMC Appreciate Each Other’s Competitiveness (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: No One Shoots 3-Pointers Like Harden (from Bo Schwartz Madsen, Nylon Calculus):
HOU: How The Rockets Can Manage Harden’s Workload (from Jackson Lloyd, The 94 Feet):
IND: Why The Pacers’ Defense Has Slipped (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MIL: The Bucks Have A Deep, Versatile Roster Around Giannis (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
MIL: The Bucks’ Defensive Strategy Against Harden (from Mike Prada, SB Nation):
NYK: Kevin Knox Is Rounding Into Form (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
NYK: The Rebuilding Knicks & Their Bargain Bin Of Former Lottery Picks (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
PHI: How Embiid Has Improved As A Passer (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: How To Get Simmons Rolling With Butler (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
*SAS: Bertans Is Spurs’ Next Elite Role Player (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
SAS: Even On A Career-High 56 Point Night, LMA Stays The Same (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
SAS: Belinelli: Sharpshooter Who Refuses To Shoot Straight (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
UTA: The Jazz’ PG Injury Crisis (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
UTA: The Jazz Lead The League In Contract Incentives (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):

*SAS: Bertans Is Spurs’ Next Elite Role Player (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/9/19 PART TWO

BOS: Irving Inspired By Teammates To Start Drawing Charges (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
CHA: Miles Bridges: Latest From NBA’s Flint Hotbed (From Sam Perley, hornets.com):
CHA: Malik Monk Can Score, But Can He Star? (from Scott Cacciola, New York Times):
DEN: How Nuggets Built Unlikely Contender Around Jokic (from Seerat Shoi, Yahoo Sports):
GSW: Should Durant Take More 3s? (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
MIL: Brogdon Is A Vital Piece For Bucks (from Andrew Goodman, Brew Hoop):
– NOP: Defense First: Pels Go For Three Straight Wins (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
POR: Slowing Down Has Helped Nurkic (from Casey Holdahl, blazers.com):
POR: Layman Has The Talent, Needs Consistency (from Doug Patrick, Rip City Project):
SAS: How Bertans Makes The Spurs’ Offense Better (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Raptors’ Playbook: “Horns 4” (from Cooper Smither, Raptors Republic):
UTA: How Might The Jazz Cope With The Sudden Onslaught Of Injuries?  (from Ryan McDonald, Deseret News):
UTA: Mitchell: Adjusting To Elevated Expectations (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
How The Top Six Contenders Can Challenge The Warriors (from Jordan Brenner, The Athletic):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/25/18

NBA  Christmas Day: Visualizing The Key To All Ten Teams (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
Wilt’s 23-Block Game May Be The Greatest Christmas Day Performance In NBA History:(from Chamberlain Archive):
Read it here:  https://imgur.com/hgQjqoe
Kenny Anderson Finds Peace (from Mike Mazzeo, Closeup 360):
Evaluating How The Two-Way Contract System Is Working (from Jeff Feld, Forbes):
BKN: Musa: Still Big Part Of Nets’ Future Plans (from Net Income,  Nets Daily):
DEN: Former NBA Star Big Men Love Jokic’s Game (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Video: How Jokic Has Turned Into The Best (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
DEN: COY Candidate Malone’s Biggest Challenge Is Still Lurking (from Jeff Feld, Forbes):
GSW: DMC On His Rehab, The Dubs’ Pace & More (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Austin Rivers Says He Fits Well With Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Sacrifices Elevate Pacers To League’s Best Defense (from J. M ichael, Indy Star):
LAC: Ralph Lawler Should Be In The HOF (from Tom Hoffarth, LA Times):
LAL: Rondo On Rondo: Rajon Reflects On His Past, Present & Future In The NBA (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
LAL: LBJ Battling When To Defer & When To Take Over (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
NOP: Ball Boy To Assistant Coach: Two Friends’ Rare Journey (from William Guillory, The Athletic):
NYK: A Look At Kevin Knox’ Recent Offensive Production (from Tom Piccolo, Bball Index):
PHI: Andrew Toney: A Lesson For The Sixers In Regard To Dealing With Markelle Fultz’ Injury (from Stuart London, The Sixer Sense):
PHO: Ayton Is Growing Up Right Before Our Eyes (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
POR: Video Breakdown: How The Blazers Use “Spain” Action (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
UTA: Rubio Has Learned How To Find Balance In His Life (from Tony Jones, The Athletic):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/15/18

BKN: How Kurucs’ Game Boosts The Nets (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
BOS: Winning Streak Reaches 8 (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
BOS: Celtics’ Defense On Full Display (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Why Robert Williams Has Coach, Teammates Excited (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith (from Bulls.com):
CLE: Collin Sexton Flips The Switch (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
DAL: Dorian Finney-Smith Has Emerged As A Leader, On- & Off-Court (from Doyle Rader, Mavs Moneyball):
GSW: Video Breakdown: Dubs 130, Kings 125 (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: The Subtle Brilliance Of Thaddeus Young (from Jesse Smith, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAC: A Look Into Recent Troubles (from Aymin Bakr, Hoops Habit):
MIA: The Heat Have No Interest In Tanking (from Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated):
MIN: How RoCo Became One Of The NBA’s Top Defenders  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: The Wolves’ Newfound Depth (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
PHI: Giannis Offers Ben Simmons A Blueprint For Superstardom (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: No One Knows What’s Up With Markelle Fultz (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
PHI: Why Can’t The Sixers’ Guards Guard? (from Stuart London, The Sixer Sense):
PHO: Scouting Ayton’s Future NBA Potential (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
–  TOR: Lowry Is A Different Player With Kawhi (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
These Players Are Now Eligible To Be Traded (from Nick Goss, NBC Sports):
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