Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/16/18

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Clippers Loss Exposed Celtics’ Defensive Issues (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
–  Celtics: The Importance Of Marcus Smart (from A Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Jonathan Isaac Knows Patience Is Key To Long-Term Success (from John Denton, magic.com):
Heat: Adebayo Is Proving To Be A Genuine Building Block (from Simon Smith,  All U Can Heat):
Magic: A Deeper Look At Hezonja’s Improvement (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Oladipo & Sabonis: The Dynamic Duo (from Jonathan Macri, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
What The Blazers Are Learning From A Ref Consultant About Getting More Foul Calls (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Nikola Jokic: Highlights From Last Night (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Steven Adams’ Offensive Impact (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Q & A: Kevin McHale (from Justin Terranova, NY Post ):
Suns: Can Elfrid Payton Become A Long-Term Answer? (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Q & A: Elfrid Payton (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
OKC: Paul George Was Exactly What Was Needed (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Goran Dragic’s Wild Ride To All-Star Status (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Hard Work, Steady Development Paid Off For Tatum, Celtics (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
–  Diminishing Returns: Less-Skilled Shooters Are Adding The Step Back (from Sydney Robinson, Nylon Calculus):
Nets: Loyalty To Allen Crabbe Is Finally Paying Off (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Anthony Davis Is Carrying A Team That Needs Him More Than Ever (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Pistons GM Bower: Secrecy, Trust Are Key In Trade Talks (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
2018 Draft: Elie Okobo, Hiding In Plain Sight (from Jackson Hoy, The Stepien):
Remembering & Celebrating Flip Saunders (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
NBA Coaches: Sharing Teaching Techniques in eCoach Program (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/14/18 PART ONE

Jabari Parker: Staying Humble, Guarded In Latest Comeback (form Yaron Weitzman, BleacherReport):
New Age Of Center Play (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Hawks: Dedmon Has Picked Up Where He Left Off (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
Pelicans: Explaining The Spain Pick & Roll (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
The Porzingis Post-Surgery Timetable (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Steve Kerr Let The Players Do The Coaching  (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
Inside The 24 Hours That Changed The Cavs’ Season (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
LBJ’s Versatility Is The Key To Cavs’ Success (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
The Cavs’ Looming Luxury Tax Bill (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
Will IT Ever Be Last Season’s Player Again? (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Pacers Are Building A Winning Culture (from Grant Afseth, Kokomo Tribune):
The Jazz’ Recent Roll (from Zach Lowe,ESPN):
Jazz: So Far, No Moment Has Been Too Big For Royce O’Neale (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Trade Deadline Takeaways (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Mavericks: This Is How Young Players Learn (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
Ranking The Best Buyout Players (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
– Second Look: Pistons Vs Pelicans (from Joseph Sinke, Piston Powered):
Pistons: A Whole New World For James Ennis (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Can Greg Monroe Save The Celtics’ 2nd Unit? (from Graham Allen Celtics Hub):
Wolves: Teague Adjusts To Unfamiliar Role (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Clippers: Big Decisions Loom (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Khem Birch’s Unique Journey To The NBA (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Jahlil Okafor Is Tanking A Team With Nothing To Tank For (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
Cristiano Felicio Overcame Prep School Nightmare To Achieve His NBA Dream  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Lakers: Alex Caruso Finds His Role (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Is Jaren Jackson, Jr The Most Versatile Player In The 2018 Draft?  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Five Draft Prospects Who Deserve More Shine (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Raptors: Caboclo Was A Worthwhile Gamble (from Blake Murphy, VICE Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/13/18 PART ONE

Kevin Durant Has Expanded is Pick-And-Roll Game (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Durant’s DPOY Candidacy (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Rockets’ Offense Explained (from Jared Dubin, The Ringer):
Video Breakdown: Good Luck Stopping The New-Look Cavs On This Play (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Is George Hill A Perfect Fit In CLE? (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
How Jeff Green Is Getting To The FT Line (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
The Clippers Had A Great Trade Deadline Even if They Don’t Make The Playoffs (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
UTA Wins 10th Straight  (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
The Jazz Are Suddenly Making Beautiful Music Together (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
8 Observations (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Meditating With Jaylen Brown (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Steve Kerr: “It’s The Players’ Team & They Have To Take Ownership Of It” (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Why Are Injuries Skyrocketing?  (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
Mavs: Dwight Powell Is Proving Himself As A Starter (from Bobby Karalla, mavs.com):
Sabonis: Benefitting From More Prominent Role (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Is Trae Young The First Of Many Steph Curry Clones?  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Ranking Every Post Trade Deadline Starting Lineup (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Joe Young Is Having The Career Year But Only The Pacers Are Noticing  (from William Furr, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Sixers Sign Belinelli, Change Direction (from Jack McCaffery, The Reporter):
Q & A: Tyrone Wallace (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Tyler Zeller Is Catching Up With The Bucks (from Lori Nickel, jsonline):
Nets: Jahlil Okafor Is Not Getting Consistent Minutes (from Brian Lewis NY Post):
Draft Scouting Reports: Three Potential Steals On The Rise (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Daniel Dixon’s Journey: From Unheralded Recruit To Cusp Of Making The NBA  (from JD Shaw, Def Pen):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/10/18

The Jimmy Butler Story (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Video: Jimmy Butler Interview (from Jim Petersen, Fox Sports):
Can Blake Griffin Change The Course Of A Franchise? (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Suns: Acquiring Payton Was Worth The Gamble (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
–  Trading Payton: The Magic Are Transitioning To A New Era (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Steve Kerr: Noticing The Benefits Of NBA’s Schedule Changes (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Analyzing The Cavs’ Deadline Moves (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
The Celtics And The New Economy Of 1st Round Picks (from wjsy, Celtics Blog):
The Shocking Success Of The Timberwolves Offense (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
Video Breakdown: KAT Doesn’t Get The Ball Enough (from Brian Sampson):
Lakers: Why Luke Walton Wants More Ball Movement (from Harrison Faigen, Lakers Nation):
Magic’s Coaches, Players Marvel At DJ Augustin’s Shooting Form (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Augustin Prepares For Heavier Load After Payton Trade (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
How The Pacers’ Big Men Space The Floor (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
How Trading For Devin Harris Will Improve The Nuggets (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Rasual Butler Was A HOF Friend (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
G-League: Georges Niang Is Shining (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/3/18

Nets: Kenny Atkinson’s Offense (from Alec Liebsch, Nothin’ But Nets):
Bobby Portis’ New Role (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
BOS 119, ATL 110 (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
Rozier Shines In Another Spot Start  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Jabari Parker Is Finally Back – Again (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
What Is Greg Monroe’s Fit With The Celtics? (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
-Friday Film: Pelicans Edition (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
–  Video Breakdown: Jrue Holiday: One The NBA’s Best Defenders  (from James Grayson, Bourbon Street Shots):
Film Room: Do The Lakers Have Ingram Going Down The Wrong Path? (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue & Gold):
Wolves Expose Bucks’ Interior Defense (from George Kondoleon, BBall Breakdown):
Nuggets Have Been Dominating Since Coach Stopped Calling As Many Plays (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Jamal Murray’s Clutch Shooting (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Jeremy Lin Swears His Year Off Has Been Great For Him (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
G-League: Marcus Thornton Is Lighting It Up With Grand Rapids (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):