Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/26/18

Can Houston Win Without CP3? (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Film Breakdown: With CP3 Out, Rockets Will Have To Rely More On Their Defense & Eric Gordon (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
Blueprint For Life Without CP3 (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Who Rockets Play In Place Of CP3 Will Tell How They Want To Play (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Chris Paul: The NBA’s Greatest Combination Of Will Power + Strategy (from Jesse Blanchard, Clutch Points):
GSW Turning Into OKC Warriors & That’s A Problem (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
Warriors’ Sloppiness Catching Up To Them Vs. Physical Rockets (from Jason Patt, The Step Back):
The Warriors Aren’t Passing Like They Used To (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Video: The Origins Of Steve Kerr’s “Strength In Numbers” Ideology (form Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
CLE 109, BOS 99:
How The Cavs Would Be Different Without KLove In Game 7 (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Brad Stevens Is A Genius – Just Not In The Way You Think (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Butler AD Reflects On Monumental Hiring Of Brad Stevens (from Dan Wetzel, Yahoo Sports):
It Is Difficult To Process How Good Jayson Tatum Already Is (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
How The Pacers Can Get Needed Improvement From Their P&R Roll Men (from Grant Afseth, Indiana Sports Coverage):
Season Review: Domantas Sabonis (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Grizzlies Offseason Preview (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Fringe Prospects See Value In Testing NBA Draft Waters (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Does NCAA’s Top 3-Point Shooter Have An NBA Future? (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/25/18

HOU 98, GSW 94:
From Jared Dubin, Last Night, In Basketball:  https://mailchi.mp/b88746339bf3/last-night-in-basketball-5-24-18
Watching HOU-GSW Game 5 With Eric Musselman  (from Scott Cacciola, NYTimes):
Trevor Ariza Is Easy To Miss.  He Shouldn’t Be  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Dubs’ Roster Imbalance (from Antony Slater, The Athletic):
Celtics: Varying Defensive Looks Vs. LBJ (from Keith P. Smith, Celtics Blog):
The Logic Behind Ty Lue’s Use Of Korver In Game 5 (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Video: Celtics’ “Scram Switch” (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Brad Stevens’ Success Is No Surprise To Ronald Nored, The 1st Fruit Of His Coaching Tree (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Larry Nance Is Helping The Cavs Exactly When They Need Him To (from Chris Manning, Fear The Sword):
Draft Thoughts: Jalen Brunson & The Right Tools (from Eustacchio Raulli, 94 Feet Report):
JJJ: Best Big In The Draft? (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
What Makes Doncic Special?  (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Even In Death, Bret Bearup Remains Larger Than Life (from Seth Davis, The Athletic):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/15/18

Game One Difference: The Celtics’ Effort And Execution (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Celtics Have The Depth To Defend LBJ In Ways Pacers & Raptors Couldn’t (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
The Celtics Look A Lot Like The Warriors (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Cavs Know Their Limited Defense Must Be Supported By Elite Offense (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Cavs: Is Tristan Thompson The Answer?  (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Horford Doubters Are Missing The Point (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
GSW 119, HOU 106:
Mbah A Moute’s Shoulder Condition Remains An Issue (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
The Midrange Shot Isn’t Dead (from Zito Madu, SBNation):
Nets’ Chief Scout Gregg Polinsky: Ton Of Work Left Before Ranking Prospects  (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
How The NBA, MLB Are Lobbying States To Cash In On Sports Betting (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Previewing The Euroleague Final Four (from Emmet Ryan, Ball In Europe):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/14/18

Oladipo: Redefining His Career Through Biomechanics (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
PHI- MIA: A Study In Contrasts (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
– PHI-MIA preview (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Who Can Stop Ben Simmons? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Video Breakdown: Sixers’ Defense (from Ben Falk/Nick Sciria, Cleaning The Glass):
COY: The Case For Brett Brown (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
POR-NOP Preview (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
BOS-MIL Preview (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Brad Stevens: The Celtics’ Not-So-Secret-Weapon (from Matt Chin, Celtics Blog):
The Challenge Of Defending Giannis (from Owen Pence, Boston Globe):
Celtics’ Young Core Poised To Learn Playoff Lessons (from Jay King, The Athletic):
Horford Has To Headline (from Sam Sheehan, Celtics Blog):
TOR-WAS Preview (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Raptors Must Solve Beal (from William Lou, The Score):
HOU-MIN Preview (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
 – The Evolution Of Mike D’Antoni’s Offense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
The Impossible Task Of Guarding Harden, Explained By Players, Coaches (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
– Ariza Plays Understated But Key Role For Rockets (from Brian T. Smith, Houston Chronicle):
The Wolves Finally Get Their Moment, 14 Years In The Making (from Robert Mays, The Ringer):
How Can Cavs Replace Irving’s Production? (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
The Importance Of Jeff Green’s Defensive Versatility (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
1st Round Forecast (from David Berri, Forbes):
WC 1st Round Preview (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
EC 1st Round Preview (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
The Sidekicks Who Will Decide The Playoffs (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
GSW-SAS Preview (from Golden State Of Mind):
Jordan Bell: Prototype Of Centers To Come (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
OKC-UTA Preview (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Lonzo Ball’s Exit Interview (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Andre Ingram’s Long Road To The NBA (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
NBA Awards Ballot, Part Two (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Weeks 25/26 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Nuggets’ Young Core Is 100% Behind Coach Malone (from Harrison Wind, bsndenver.com):
Impact FAs Who Could Be Bargain-Bin Finds (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Grading The Hornets After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Grading The Bulls After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/26/18

Saric & Covington Make The Sixers Hum (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Sixers’ Young Core Taking The NBA By Storm Is An Historic Anomaly (from David Murphy, Philadelphia Inquirer):
(BI Note:  Let’s remember the 73-74 ABA Champ Nets with starting five of Doctor J, Super John Williamson, Larry Kenon, Brian Taylor and Billy Paultz who each averaged at least 29.4 mpg at ages 23, 22, 21,22,25.  The youngest championship team in NBA/ABA history.)
History Of Kyrie’s Knee Problems (from Nik DeCosta-Klipa & Nicole Yang, Bosotn.com):
The Gravity Of Steph Curry’s Knee Injury (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Evolution Of Steph Curry (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
 60 Minutes: Giannis’ Story (from CBS News):
Five Great Moments From Giannis’ 60 Minutes Story (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline):
LaMarcus Aldridge: Quietly Overlooked  (from Jesse Blanchard, BBall Breakdown):
Pacers: Darren Collison Is Feeling Taller Than Ever  (from Mark Monteith, Pacers.com):
Video: LeBron James’ Gravity (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
D’Angelo Russell: Back In Rhythm  (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Off-Ball Role Helping Ntkilina Find His Game (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Thunder: Is It Time For Melo’s Minutes To Decline?  (from Berry Tramel, newsok):
Blake Griffin: More Motown Than Hollywood (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
The Relationship Between Darrell Griffith & Donovan Mitchell (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Kelly Oubre Enigma (from Rob Athmer, Hashtag Basketball):
Is Dragan Bender Ready To Prove Himself? (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
The Renaissance Of Kent Bazemore (from Dallin Duffy, Soaring Down South):