Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/31/18

 – 10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Nikola Jokic & The Ambiguous Definition Of “Aggressiveness” (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Defense: Some Rookies Are Impressive Statistically, But Coaches Say They Have A Lot To Learn (from Chris Barnewell, CBS Sports):
How The Rockets Re-Tooled And Weaponized The High Screen-And-Roll (from Jackson Frank, Patreon):
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Kelly Oubre, Jr: Washington’s Working Artist (from David Ramil, The Step Back):
Nets: Letting The Wings Soar (from Alec Liebsch, Hoops Habit):
POR 105, LAC 96 (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Tristan Thompson Shows Glimpses Of Being “The Tristan Of Old” (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
The Celtics Are Relying On Stellar Defense (from Liam O’Brien, Hardwood Houdini):
Celtics’ Team-First Approach Is Lifting Them Up (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
The Celtics Have Multiple Last-Shot Options (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Brad Stevens’ Celtics To Increase Win Total For 5th Consecutive Season (from Jeremy Stevens, Hoops Habit):
Jay Triano On Defending Harden (from Brent Zwerneman, Houston Chronicle):
DPOY Candidates (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
MIP Candidates (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Is Doncic The Best Draft Fit For The Suns?  (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Scouting Draft Sleeper De’Anthony Melton (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Grizzlies: Frozen By Ownership Uncertainty (from Geoff Calkins, Commercial Appeal):
Q & A: Former #1 Overall Draft Pick Joe Smith (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/20/18

Wizards: Not Better Without Wall, Just Playing Better (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Zizic Has Made Cavs’ Decision Tough When Tristan Thompson Returns (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Phone Call With Steve Nash Helps Bring Darren Collison’s Best Season (from Mark Monteith, Pacers.com):
8 Observations (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Celtics: Injuries Continue To Force Stevens To Contemplate Lineup Puzzle (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herlad);
Celtics: Tatum Getting More Comfortable With Bigger Role (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
OKC: Steven Adams’ Jump Ball Success Is Making A Difference (from Fred Katz, CNHI):
Spurs: Never Too Early For Popovich To Call A Timeout (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Laker Film Room: How Defenses Have Adjusted To Lonzo Ball (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
Sixers: Dario Saric, The Forgotten Anchor Behind The Playoff Run (from George Kondoleon, Clutch Points):
Ben Simmons Is Doing Things Few Rookies Ever Have (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Warriors: Quinn Cook’s Play Is Gaining Him Respect And Reminding Him Of What He Lost (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
Nets: D’Angelo Is Focused On Improving His Defense (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Heat: McGruder Has Reprised His Role (from Wes Goldberg, Fanrag Sports):
Bulls: Denzel Valentine Had A Career Night; Can He Do It Again? (from Will Gottlieb, The Athletic):
Low-Key Free Agent Destinations (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Magic: Vogel Has Learned To Cope With Coaching Rigors (from John Denton, magic.com):
Charting The Growth Of International Player Usage And Impact In The NBA (from A. Caporaso, Sportando):
Jazz Defense: Forcing Inefficient Shots (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
–  Grizzlies’ Andrew Harrison: Steady Improvement (from Nathan Chester, Beale Street Bears):
NBA Players Are Addicted To Their Phones (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/23/18

The Rockets Are Just Getting Going (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Guarding Harden: A Nightly Headache (from ESPN):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Video: Blazers’ Rookie Zach Collins Forsakes Post For The Perimeter (from Jeff Siegel, Blazers Edge):
Timberwolves: NBA’s Most Surprising Offensive Juggernaut (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
How The Warriors Win Over The Clippers Shows Progress (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
– Why OKC Is A Difficult Matchup For The Dubs (from Dylan Murphy, The Athletic):
Post-ASG Watch List (from Brett Koremenos, Real GM):
Wizards: Satoransky Puts In The Work And It Shows (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Carmelo: Learning And Accepting His New Role (from Tim Keown, ESPN):
Jameer Nelson Brings Savvy, SVG Familiarity To Pistons (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Where Does TJ Leaf Need To Improve? (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Steve Clifford: No Place Left To Hide Bad Defenders (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
The New Cavs Have Some Of The Same Problems, But They Should Be Just Fine (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
Pelicans’ Playoff Push: Emeka Okafor: New Role, Same Old Skills (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Knicks’ Steve Mills Was Guided By His Legendary Father (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
Previewing The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Sloan Recap, Day One (from Nylon Calculus):
Raptors: Dwane Casey Preaches That Little Things Get You To Grand Places (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
A Look At The State Of The Rebuilding Nets (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
Is Bogdan Bogdanovic The NBA’s Next Great Euro Wing? (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
The Long Life Of Luc Longley: Where Has He Been? (from Bryan Curtis, The Ringer):
Hornets:  The Rich Cho Era Is Over  (from Jacob Goldstein, Real Ball Insiders):
Why Jaren Jackson, Jr Is A Top 5 Draft Pick (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Analyzing Marvin Bagley III’s Game (from Alex West, 94 Feet Report):
BWB: Sekou Doumbouya Gets His First Taste Of NBA Life (from David Gardner, Bleacher Report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/15/18

The Deadline Trades Have Brought Optimism To The Cavs (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
The Cavs Can Now Mask Love’s Defense (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Exploring The Bucks’ Defensive Improvement (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Ben Simmons Is The Best Rookie So Far  (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
Reggie Bullock Is Blossoming In Expanded Role (from Grant Hughes, Keeping It Heel):
Goran Dragic: From National Hero To 1st-Time All-Star (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Video: Bulls’ DHO Series (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Clippers: Montrezl Harrell Has Carved His Niche (from Noah Shatzer, Hashtag Basketball):
Film Room: Isaiah Thomas’ Laker Debut (from Jackson Lloyd, 94 Feet Report):
Is Iguodala’s Poor 3-Point Shooting Making Him A Liability? (from Will Gottlieb, Bleacher Report):
What McCaw’s Injury Means To The Dubs (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Spurs: The Old Aldridge Is Back (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
James Harden: MVP Favorite (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Having 2 All-Stars Shows How Far The Wolves Have Come (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Jamal Crawford Is Hurting The Wolves (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
The Wolves Need To Restructure Their Rotation (from Michael Walton, Dunking With Wolves):
Video: Meet The Jazz, The NBA’s Hottest Team (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
2018 Draft: Every Team’s Dream First-Round Fit (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Nets: Joe Harris Has Found A Home (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball insiders):
Hawks: Tyler Dorsey Is Proving Himself With Increased Minutes (from KL Chouinard, hawks.com):
NBA Talent Is Redefining The Meaning Of Traveling (from Jesse Washington, The Undefeated):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/27/17

Live Ball Turnovers Can Mean Death For The Sixers (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):

The Checklist For Keeping Embiid Ready To Play (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Dinwiddie: The Nets Have Unearthed A Star-Level PG  (from Miles Wray, The Step Back):
Scouting The Top International Targets For NBA Rosters For Next Season (Non-2018 Draft Players) (From Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Wayne Ellington’s 3-Point Shooting (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Hawks: Taurean Prince Is Quietly Making A Leap (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Machine Learning: Getting The Most Out Of Maimi Heat Lineups (from Michael Watson, ZigZag Analytics):
Video Breakdown: Jordan Bell In Xmas Crunch Time (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
In A Changing NBA, Pachulia & McGee Try To Adapt To Stay Relevant (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
The Brandon Paul Way (from Jabari Young, Express-News):
With Fewer 3-Pointers, Better Passes, Roberson Is Boosting The Thunder’s Offense (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
When Westbrook Is Locked In, Thunder’s Defense Hits Another Level (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Have The Thunder Figured It Out? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Inside The Rule Book: Continuation (from Joe Borgia, NBA.com):
Kris Dunn Continues To Mature & Improve (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
–  Jayson Tatum’s Post Scoring: A Marker Of Continued Growth (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Wire):
Knicks: Hardaway Is Sorely Missed (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Raptors: Dwane Casey Wisely Leans On His Coaching Staff (from Doug Smith, The Star):
Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Mavericks: The Growing Pains Of Grooming Dennis Smith, Jr (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Are The Pelicans Maximizing DMC? (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Jimmy Butler Is The Solution For Every Wolves’ Problem (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Timberwolves: Georges-Hunt Can Be A Serviceable Role Player (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
The Fantastical Adventures Of Fabulous Flournoy (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Heat Check: Dragic, Adebayo Updates  (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Sixers Should Hold On To Saric (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):