Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/5/18 PART ONE

ATL: Warriors Believe Schlenk Will Be Successful With The Hawks (from Chjris Kirschner, The Athletic):
BKN: Jarrett Allen’s Steady Ascent (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
DAL: How DeAndre Jordan Found His Free Throw Zone (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
DEN: Jokic Is A Passing Wizard (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
HOU: PJ Tucker Once Again Leads NBA In Corner Threes (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
IND: Sabonis Needs More Minutes (from Adam Friedman, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: The Clippers Are Surprisingly Good (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
MEM: JJJ: Grizzlies’ Paragon Malleable Big Man (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
MIL: Who Is Thon Maker?  A Spin Of The Globe Provides A Glimpse (from Lori Nickel, jsonline):
MIN: RoCo Is A Unique DPOY Candidate (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
MIN: KAT Is Back  (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
PHI: What Is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome? (from Stephania Bell, ESPN):
PHI: Surviving “Uncontrollable Happenstance” (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
PHO: Dragan Bender Lives In Basketball Hell (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
TOR: Kawhi Will Be The Next Test Of The Raptors’ Place In The NBA  (from Kevin Arnovitz,  ESPN):
TOR: Inside Siakam’s Journey To Raptors Stardom (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
UTA: Anxiety, Pain & Resilience: How One Night In NY Changed Thabo Sefolosha’s Life (from Tony Jones, The Athletic):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/3/18

ATL: Q & A: Hawks’ Long-Tenured Radio Voice Steve Holman (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
BKN: Harris:The Face Of The Changing NBA Is A Guy Named Joe (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
BOS: Robert Williams Is Making An Impression In His Cameo Appearances (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
DAL: Jalen Brunson: Veteran Disguised As A Rookie (from Brice Paterik, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL: Barea Works His Magic (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
DET: The Warriors Talk About The Pistons (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
DET: 5 Reasons For Optimism (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
GSW: Dubs Not Shooting Enough Treys (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
GSW: Last Season’s Health Scare (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
IND: Myles Turner’s Defense Has Never Been Better (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAL: How Beasley Earned A Spot In The Rotation (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Kuzma Is Becoming More Than Just A Scorer (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: Time To Unleash Jevon Carter? (from JLew23, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIL: So This Is What Prime Eric Bledsoe Looks Like (from bucks.com):
MIL: Jaylen Morris, The Only D2 Player In The NBA (from Flynn Patrick, Fadeaway World):
MIN: Inconsistency Has Plagued Teague This Season (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
* ORL: Vucevic 2.0 Is The Best Version Yet (from Austin Hutchinson, The Basketball Writers):
PHI: Embiid’s MVP-Caliber Season (from Kevin O’Connor,The Ringer):
PHI: Simmons’ Offensive Potential Lies Within Face-Up Game (from George Kondoleon, Bball Index):
PHI: Monty Williams: Coaching With A Servant’s Heart (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: Six Thoughts On The Sixers (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: Justin Patton Aims To Return This Season As More Than A Trade Throw-In (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
TOR: The Raptors Can Be Better (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
TOR: Siakam Is Nearly Unstoppable (from Jacob Mack, BBall Index):
TOR: Danny Green Is Exceptionally Valuable To The Raptors (from Jacob Mack, Bball Index):
UTA: What Korver Adds To The Jazz (from Tavan Parker, BBall Index):
UTA: Karl Malone’s Life After Basketball (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
* The Evolution Toward Positionless Basketball (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
*The Dangers Of Single-Number Metrics (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/18/18

BOS: Stevens, Irving Call Out Celtics After Another Loss  (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
CHA: Video Breakdown: Kemba’s 60 Point Game (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
CHI: The Injured, Rebuilding Bulls Are Where They Are Supposed To Be (from Mark Strotman, NBC Sports):
CLE: Sexton Grows In Starting Role  (from Marla Ridenour, cantonrep.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown: The Positives From The Latest Loss (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Joe Lacob On Green, Durant  (from Al Sarcevic, SF Chronicle):
MEM: 3 Reasons Grizzlies Are For Real (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIL: Henson’s Injury Gives Maker Another Chance To Prove Himself (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: Learning To Adjust To Life Without True PG Payton (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
NOP: AD’s Improved Passing (from Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com):
NYK: An In-Depth Look Into Ntilikina’s Shooting (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
ORL: Tougher, More Resilient Under Clifford (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHO: What’s Behind Booker’s Slow Start? (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Hait):
POR: Blazers Lean On Togetherness (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
SAC: Kings Respond To Report That Joerger Could Be Fired Over Philosophical Differences  (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: Aldridge’s Slump Highlighted By Unusual Shot Percentages (from Rob Wolkenbrod, Forbes):
SAS: Don’t Give Up On Bertans (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Kyle Lowry: Master Of Taking Charges (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
McCutcheon: Officials Put Emphasis On Communication (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis: 11/14/18

ATL: Trae Young: Weapon For Tomorrow’s NBA (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
BKN: Understanding LeVert’s Dislocation (from Jeff Stotts, In Street Clothes):
BOS:  Here’s What’s Wrong With Celtics’ Offense (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
CLE:  Cavs 113, Hornets 89  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: Nwaba Makes Case For More Playing Time (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: Collin Sexton’s Progress (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
DET: Casey Braces For “Business Trip” In Return To Toronto  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: When NBA Zigs, Warriors Zag – Off Screen After Screen (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
IND: The Pacers Need More From Tyreke, And Vice Versa (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
IND: McMillan: Pacers Still Not Playing Fast Enough (from Jim Ayello, Indy Star):
IND: McMillan To Oladipo: “You Don’t Have To Do It All” (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: Shaun Livingston On SGA (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAL: Defensive Scheme Change Is Paying Off (from Michael Dugger, Hoops Habit):
MEM: How Jevon Carter Is Adapting To Wild G-League/NBA Schedule  (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: in The Zone: Heat Players And Meditation (from Greg Sylvander, Heatbeat):
MIA: What’s Holding Back James  Johnson’s Return (from Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald):
MIN: What Can Wolves Expect From RoCo & Dario?  (from Jake Paynting, CanisHoopus):
NOP:  AD & The Pels Are More Confident Than Ever (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
ORL: Q & A: Aaron Gordon  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
ORL: Magic Players Are Not Getting To The FT Line (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
SAC: Gregg Popovich: Kings Culture Has Changed Drastically (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
TOR: Dwane Casey’s Hidden Legacy: His Impact On Other Coaches (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
TOR:  How Nick Nurse Is Handling Replacing His Fired Mentor (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
TOR: The Evolution Of Pascal Siakam (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
Week 4 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
The 5 Most Interesting Teams In Week 5  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Most Impressive Rookies So Far  (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
How 9 Teams Are Navigating Their Biggest Chemistry Questions (from ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/13/18

ATL: Hawks Used Double Drag Screens To Great Effect Against The Lakers (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Caris LeVert Is Still A Nets’ Cornerstone (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BKN: Caris LeVert’s Story Is Deeper Than You Think (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
And for the good news:
BKN: Caris LeVert Medical Update  (from Brooklyn Nets):
CHA: New HC Borrego Is Pushing All The Right Buttons (from Jonathan DeLong, Bball Index):
DAL: A Set The Mavs Use To Get Looks For Doncic   (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL: DeAndre Jordan’s FT Turnaround (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown:  How The Dubs Came Back – And Then Missed Their Chance To Win (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
LAC: Clips Down Dubs In OT Thriller (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
LAC: SGA Showing Poise & Stepping Up (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
MEM: How Shelvin Mack & Garrett Temple Help The Grizzlies (from Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: Derrick Jones, Jr Is The Heat’s Latest Reclamation Project (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
MIL: Ilyasova Contributes Taking Charges And More (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
MIN: Derrick Rose Is Ascending But Still Learning (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
NYK: Allonzo Trier’s Winding Journey (from Kelly Whiteside, NY Times):
NYK: How The Knicks Have Built An Infrastructure For Mitchell Robinson To Succeed (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
PHI: How Does Fultz Fit With Sixers, Butler?  (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
PHI: Fultz Showing Signs Of Defensive Improvement (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Former Suns Coach Gentry Asks Phoenix For Patience With Kokoskov  (from Duane Rankin, azcentral.com):
POR: Lillard Has Been More Effective Attacking The Rim This Season (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAC: The Kings Are Building A New Identity (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
2017 Draft Class Progress Report: Sophomore Check-In (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The NBA Is A Real Estate Company Now (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
–  Top 10 G-League Players For 2018-19  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
What Was “Plan B” For Players If Their NBA Career Didn’t Work Out? (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):