Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/30/18

BOS: Irving’s “Tough Love” For His Young Teammates (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
BOS: Once Again, Smart Made Winning Plays Down The Stretch (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: The Impact Of Jaylen Brown’s Hand Injury (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
CHI: Jabari Parker: Staying Prepared And Patient (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
CLE: How Tristan Thompson’s Injury Has Played A Part In Sexton’s Recent Struggles (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: Savoring The Journey: Blossongame’s Basketball Odyssey (from Joe Gabriele, cavaliers.com):
– HOU: James Ennis III Has Used Basketball To Improve His Family’s  Lot (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Domantas Sabonis Is The NBA’s Best-Kept Secret (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
LAC: Another Episode Of The Lou Williams Show (from Mirjam Swanaon, OC Register):
MEM: Parsons Says He Ready To Play But That FO Won’t Let Him (from Mark Giannotto, Commercial Appeal):
OKC: Inside Schroder’s Evolution (from Noah Schulte, Thunderous Intentions):
PHI: 6 Thoughts On The Sixers (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: The Celtics Loss Wasn’t That Bad (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Starters Still Setting League Pace In Efficiency (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHO: Suns Are Forming An Offensive Identity Around Booker (from Brendon Kleen, Bright Side Of The Sun):
PHO The Suns Are Starting To Take Advantage Of Length & Athleticism (from Duane Rankin, azcentral.com):
SAC: Kings On The Right Path (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
SAS: The Shooting Efficiency Of The Spurs (from Scott LaForest, Nylon Calculus):
UTA: Exum Is Playing With More Poise & Confidence (from Aaron Falk, utahjazz.com):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/19/18

BOS: Thoughts About Toughness & The State Of The Team (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
CLE: LBJ: Trading Kyrie Was The Beginning Of The End (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
GSW: Warriors Remain Confident (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
GSW: Kerr: The Dubs Are Now In “The Real NBA” (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
IND: Aaron Holiday Deserves Another Look (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
IND: What Makes Thaddeus Young So Good?  (from Tony East, Bball Index):
LAC: The Unconventional Brilliance Of SGA (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
LAC: Perfect Home For Under-The-Radar Players: Harrell, Harris, Williams (from Aymin Bakr, Hoops Habit):
LAL: Are The Lakers Overly-Reliant On LBJ?  (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
LAL: Inside Rondo’s Mentality (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
LAL: The Impact Of Ingram’s Love For Mid-Range Shots (from Isaac Gutierrez, Lake Show Life):
MIL: Pat Connaughton’s Impact (from Ben Rauman, Behind The Buck Pass):
NYK: Managing The Rotation (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
ORL: Augustin: Quietly A Key Leader (from Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel):
POR: Which Basket Are The Blazers Shooting At?  It Depends  (from Dwight Jaynes, NBC Sports):
SAS: Spurs Need Gay To Keep Shining (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
SAS: Spurs’ Master Of Misery Pulls Them Out Of Crisis (from Mike Finger, Express-News):
UTA: The Gobert/Favors Experiment (from Tavan Parker, BBall Index):
UTA: Royce O’Neale Is The Jazz’ Latest Redemption Story (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
–  WAS: Wizards Deliver Another Empty Performance  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: Wizards Play Good Individual Defense, So Why Is Team Defense So Bad? (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
The Week In Review (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Will Zion Williamson’s Favorite Moves Work In The NBA? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):

Measuring Impact Of Sleep Deprivation On Next Day Game Performance (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/29/18

The Bucks Are The EC Wild Card (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Dwight Howard Dilemma  (from Steve Jones, Jr/Jordan Brenner, Cleaning The Glass):
Nets Will Be Focusing On Closing Out Games (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Mavs: Steph’s Trainer On DSJ (from Dalton Trigg, 247 Sports):
In Focus: DeMar DeRozan (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Jazz’ Prescription For Upcoming Season: Continuity  (from Nicolas Colling, isportsweb.com):
How The Spurs Pick-And-Roll Could Evolve, Part III (from Brandon Meiners, Pounding The Rock):
Spurs: Aldridge & DeRozan Combined To Shoot More Mid-Range Shots Than Several Teams  (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
EuroLeague’s Best Players:  21-30 (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Manu Retires After 16 Incredible Seasons (from Alejandro Danois, The Shadow League):
Pistons’ Assistant GM Sachin Gupta’s Journey (from Matt Langone, Lowell Sun):
Hornets:  All Summer Long, Frank Kaminsky has Been Grinding To Expand His Game (from Rodger Bohn, slamonline.com):
Will The Thunder Hire Shooting Coach Chris Mathews?  (from Stephen Dolan, Thunderous Intentions):
Why Teams Are Already Planning For The 2022 Draft (from Morton Jensen, Give Me Sport):
Best Value Contracts Of The Offseason (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
–  10 Who Are Leaving The NBA For EuroLeague (from Dimitris Minaretzis, Eurohoops):
Wizards & Capital City Go-Go Can Model Their Partnership After  G-League Success Stories  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
From Kerr To Jokic: The All-Time Best Passing Centers (from Christian Clark, bsndenver.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/6/18

How Much Has Durant’s Game Actually Changed Since Last Season? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Defensive Adjustments Cavs Can Make In Game 3 (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
Two Things To Watch In Game 3 (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Cavs Are Asking A Lot From KLove On Defense (from Jason Patt, The Step Back):
The Dubs’ “Anyone But LBJ” Approach Is Working (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
LBJ: The Strange Thrill Of A One-Man Show (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Video: The Tactical Chess Match In Games 1 & 2 (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
McGee Isn’t Playing The Fool (from Rodger Sherman, The Ringer):
Even The Splash Brothers Had Nemeses In Their Past (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
The BIggest Playoff X-Factor Might Be A Good Night’s Sleep (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
LBJ Sees The Game Unlike Anyone Else (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
8 Moments That Shaped The Cavs’ Season (from Michael Beaven/George Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal):
“Head Performance Therapist” Chelsea Lane Might Be The Most Important Warrior You Don’t Know (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Shaun Livingston Keeps Peoria Close To His Heart (from Malika Andrews, Chicago Tribune):
The Pistons Can Copycat Their Way To Offensive Respectability (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
–  The Anatomy Of A Missed Shot (from Ryan Mahanna, Celtics Hub):
Jaren Jackson Jr: Perfect Modern Center?  (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
Udoka: Intriguing Coaching Target (from James L. Edwards III, The Athletic):
The Grind Of Working In The G-League (from Keith Schlosser, Ridiculous Upside):
Dennis Rodman’s Complicated Legacy (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/9/18

In Appreciation Of Al Horford’s Brilliance (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
How TJ McConnell Energized The Sixers In Game 4 (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
The Sixers’ Extreme Plan To Run Everything Through Their Two Stars (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How Much Do Coaches Matter? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
After Making 1st Conference Finals, CP3 Asks: “Who Plays Just For That?” (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
CP3: The Ultimate Irony (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
– How D’Antoni Countered UTA’s Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
The Harden & Capela Oop Show (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
Jazz: The Beat Will Go On (from Royce Young/Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
HOU-UTA Series Winners & Losers (from Jeff Balke, Houston Press):
Royce O’Neale Proved His Worth In The Playoffs (from Zachary Padmore, The J Notes):
Love & Korver Aren’t Just Watching LBJ (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Raptors’ Reliance On Fred Vanvleet (from Seerat Sohi, SB Nation):
Lin & Roberson: The Rare Patellar Tendon Rupture (from Dr. Rajpal Brar, The Injury Insight):
The #1 Goal Of Agents In The Pre-Draft Process (from Matt Babcock, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Kevin Pritchard (from Dan Dakich/Dakota Crawford, Indy Star):
Guide To Igor Koskoskov (from David Nash, TheIVPointPlay)):
How To Approach Prospect Evaluation: Ballhandling  (from Danny Leroux, Real GM):
Fizdale’s Biggest Success: Admitting His Failure (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
Six Players Who May Surprise At The Combine (from Matt Norlander, CBS Sports):
Six Market-Value FAs Worth Watching (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Is Dual Coach/President Role Destined To Fail? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):