Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/20/18

CLE 116, BOS 86:
The Warriors Are Leaning On KD Like Never Before (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Warriors’ To-Do List For Game 3 (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Warriors’ Biggest Issue Isn’t Curry’s Shooting (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
The Three-Point Shot: From Novelty To Necessity (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
David West: Struggling To Get On Floor Vs. Rockets (from Connor Letourneau, SF Gate):
Video: The Rockets Did Almost Nothing Different In Game Two (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
How The Rockets Forced The Warriors Out Of Their Offensive Comfort Zone (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Sunday Notes: Kendrick Perkins, The Combine, More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Blazers Take Different Approach In Combine Interviews (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Blazers Asst. Nate Tibbets Builds Resume, Awaits Next Step (from Mike Garry, Argus Leader):
Players Who Made The Biggest Impression At The Combine (from Joe Tansey, Bleacher Report):
Udonis Haslem On Continuing The Heat Culture (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Without A Pick, How Heat Stays In Draft Game (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/19/18

Jaylen Brown Is Relentless (from Michael DePrisco, Celtics Blog):
What Boston’s Defense Is Doing To LBJ (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Video: ECF Game Two Film Thread (from Mike Zavagno):
Lue Wants Cavs To Speed Things Up (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Video: Brad Stevens Has Mastered The Timeout (from Chauncey Billups, ESPN):
Marcus Morris: Embracing The Playoff Challenge (from Jay King, The Athletic):
How Terry Rozier’s Bond With His Sister Has Shaped Them Both (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
What To Watch For As WCF Resumes (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Warriors: Too Much Iso-KD? (from Carson Parodi, Golden Gate Sports):
WCF: Showing Multiple Bodies (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Curry Isn’t Worried About His Offensive Struggles (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Sixers’ Playoff Lesson: Embiid’s Post-Ups & Passing (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
Q & A: DeMarcus Cousins (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Big Men In The Draft (from Sam Smith, Bulls.com):
Clippers Value The 30 Minutes They Got With Each Prospect At The Combine (from Broderick Turner, LA Times):
Which Players Without Agents Helped Or Hurt Their Stock At The Combine? (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
At The Combine, Mystery Can Be More Valuable Than Getting On The Court (from Jesse Dougherty, Washington Post):
Why The NBA Abandoned Roy Hibbert (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Suns’ Offseason Preview (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Knicks’ Offseason Preview (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
The Basketball Community Says Goodbye To Bret Bearup (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
NOTE: Bret was a great friend to Basketball Intelligence.  We appreciated his support and wise counsel. He will be greatly missed.  R.I.P.
Season Review: Andre Roberson (from Alex McEwen, Thunderous Intentions):
NBA’s Two-Way Contract Provides Challenges, Opportunities  (from Hunter Robinson, Cronkite News):
The Euroleague Players Association Is Formally Launched (from Emmet Ryan, Ball In Europe):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/16/18

BOS 107, CLE 94:
There’s Nothing Average About Al Horford’s Postseason (from Jack McCluskey, The Ringer):
The Cavs Are Fighting Organizational Fatigue (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Celtics’ Defense Shows Might, Pliability (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Marcus Smart Gives The Celtics Exactly What They Need (from Charles P. Pierce, Sports Illustrated):
The Celtics Are The Future Of Basketball, Today (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
GSW-HOU: Game 1 Takeaways:
From Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights:  https://earlybirdrights.com/2018/05/15/too-much-switching/
GSW-HOU: Game Two Preview:
Why Curry’s Struggles Tell Us So Much About The Warriors’ Success (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
Klay Thompson’s One-On-One Rivalry With James Harden Goes Back To High School (from Mark Medina, Bay Area News Group):
How The Rockets Were Built (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Inside The Tense And Wacky Draft Lottery Room (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
African-Americans Dominate Knicks’ Executive Roles, A Rare Situation Even In The NBA (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Darren Collison’s Low-Volume Efficiency Presents Pacers With A Tough Decision (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Andre Ingram’s 15 Minutes Of NBA Fame Are Over.  His Sense Of Purpose Remains (from Jerry Brewer, Washington Post):
Royce O’Neale Finds A Home (from John Keefer, The J Notes):
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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 5/14/18

Jerry West Just Wants To Feel Wanted (from Marc Stein, NYTimes):
GSW-HOU Preview:
7 Seconds Or More: The Remaking Of Mike D’Antoni (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
The Warriors & The Rockets Have Reinvented Modern NBA Defense (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Chris DeMarco Leads The Warriors’ Scouting Vs.The Rockets (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
The Warriors’ Magic Number: 300 Passes (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Andre Iguodala Has Returned To Form In The Playoffs (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
All The Ways Harden Can Make You Foul Him (from Rodger Sherman, The Ringer):
How Harden’s Sneakers Have Fueled His MVP Season (from Nick DePaula, ESPN):
BOS 108, CLE 83:
Video Breakdown: The Celtics “Stack Out” Set (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
New Hawks’ Coach Lloyd Pierce Has Come A Long Way (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
2018 Draft: How The New CBA Made It More Worthwhile For 2nd Round Prospects (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
 Biweekly Observations (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Pelicans: The DMC Conundrum (from Christopher Dodson, Pelican Debrief):
Suns: Kokoskov’s To-Do List (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
Basketball Dictionary: “Horns Twist” (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):