Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/20/18 PART TWO

Q & A: Kevin McHale (from Alex Squadron, slamonline.com):
Q & A: DeRozan & Lowry (from Rachel Nichols, ESPN):
Wizards: Already Out Of Moves? (from Sean Woodley, Raptors HQ):
Thaddeus Young: Confident In Himself & Pacers (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Film Sessions: Cavs-Pacers Prepare For Game 3 (from Norm de Silva/KC Beard, Cleaning The Glass):
This Isn’t What LBJ Signed Up For When He Came Back To The Cavs (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
The Pels Have Unleashed Mirotic (from Kevin Skiver, CBS Sports):
The Power Of Jrue Holiday (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Pels: Misfits Coalescing Into A Juggernaut (from Zito Madu, SBNation):
Embiid Returns! (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
Video Breakdown: Celtics’ Early Offense Double Drag (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
The Playoff Growth Of Jaylen Brown (from Keith P Smith, Celtics Blog):
The Bucks Should Roll With Their Starters (from Brian Sampson, Dairyland Express):
Jason Terry: The Jet At 40 (from Max Whittle, Give Me Sport):
Draymond Green: Master Of Disruption (from CBS San Francisco):
Jazz Lock In On Paul George In Game Two (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
OKC Defensive Matchups Vs UTA In Games 1 & 2 (from Positive Residual):
Video Breakdown: Combating Top-Lock (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Video Breakdown: How Teams Are Punishing Defenses For Going Under Ball Screens (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Coaching Candidates: Big Names, Prospects, Wild Cards (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Eric Moreland Looks To Build On Emergence With Pistons (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/19/18

Inside The Chessmaster Play That Playoff Teams Love To Run (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How The Pels Have Controlled The Series (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

The Blazers Shun The Pass (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
POR-NOP Game 3 Preview (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):

CLE 100, IND 97 (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):

The Reasons Behind Tristan Thompson’s Benching (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):

Jeff Bzdelik: The Genius Behind The Rockets’ Title Push (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
HOU 102, MIN 82 (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):

The Film Sessions That Helped Turn Donovan Mitchell Into UTA’s #1 Option (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

Analytics-Driven Sixers Ride The Numbers (from Marcus Hayes, philly.com):
Why The Sixers Must Not Rush Embiid Back (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
How The Sixers Cracked The Culture Code (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Bucks Get A Failing Grade In Playoff Chemistry (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Bucks May Need A Lineup Tweak (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
So, Who Is Terry Rozier? (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

DeMar DeRozan’s Evolution (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
Otto Porter’s Defensive Versatility (from Blake Murphy, Dime Mag):
Raptors: Delon Wright Is Thriving On Playoff Stage (from Jordan Skuse. Raptors Rapture):
Ibaka: Punishing The Wizards (from Blake Murphy, Raptors Republic):
The Wizards’ John Wall Dilemma (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Wizards Need To Clean Up Their Defensive Issues (from Marcus Atkinson, Bullets Forever):
GSW 116, SAS 101 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Pachulia Keeps Benching In Perspective (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Using NBA Matchup Data To Define Defensive Roles (from Jared Dubin, Nylon Calculus):
What’s Next For The Clippers? (from Broderick Turner, LA Times):
–  NBA’s Basketball Operations Associate Program: Helping Players Transition Into Front Offices (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):

Miami Heat Coaching Staff Clinic Notes (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Pete Carril: Steve Mills Isn’t Just Going To Hand David Blatt The Knicks HC Job (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
Reviewing Dennis Smith, Jr’s Rookie Season (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
2018 Draft: Scouting Jaren Jackson, Jr (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):

Darius Adams: Around The World In Seven Years (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/17/18

How The Pacers Contained LBJ & The Cavs In Game 1 (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
“Closing Speed” Makes Oladipo Great (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
All The Ways Oladipo Sliced & Diced The Cavs’ Defense (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
What The Cavs Need To Fix Before Game Two (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
Can’t Play Whiteside? (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Sixers Learn Playoff Realities (from Jack McCaffery, Delco Times):
Game 2: Warriors Answer Spurs’ Physical Counterpunch The Only Way They Know How (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Iguodala Is Showing How Valuable He Is (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
Don’t Blame Kawhi For Taking Control (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
Welcome To The Paul George Playoff Experience (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Read it here:  https://www.theringer.com/nba-playoffs/2018/4/16/17242298/paul-george-thunder-jazz

Reserves Give Thunder Reason To Celebrate (from Jenni Carlson, newsok.com):
Read it here:
Thunder Needs Defensive Detail To Continue (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Thunder: Maintaining What Worked In Game One (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
The Jazz Miss Sefolosha (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Ibaka: Benefitting From Full Season With Raptors (from Sportsnet.ca):
Capela Completes Rockets’ Cornerstone Trio (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
KAT & DRose: The Good, The Bad & The Decent (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
In-Flight Adjustments: Wolves Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Ben Falk And Liam Flynn, Cleaning The Glass):
How John Wall Went From Fat To Six-Pack Abs While Recovering (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Video: Jrue Holiday’s Defensive Brilliance In Game One (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):

In Playoff Debut, Blazers’ Rookie Zach Collins Proved Ready For The Stage (from Andrew Greif, Oregon Live):
Brandon Jennings’ Roads Not Taken (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Thoughts On Opening-Weekend’s Playoff Games (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Laker Film Room: Randle’s Breakout Season (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
How Stackhouse Crafted Himself Into Hot-Shot Head Coaching Candidate (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Get To Know David Fizdale (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Doncic Enters The Lions’ Den (from Emmet Ryan, Ball In Europe):
Luka Doncic: Situational Analysis (from Nick Prevenas, NBADraft.net):

 

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 4/12/18

Inside The Warriors’ Initial Preparation Against Potential First-Round Opponents (from Mark Medina, Mercury news):
How The Celtics Will Defend The Bucks (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
How The Sixers Are Succeeding Without Embiid (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
Each Playoff Team’s X-Factor (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
How The Jazz Became The Team No One Wants To Face (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Raptors: Ideal Transitional And Closing Lineups (from Daniel Hackett, Raptors HQ):
The Blazers Have Missed Harkless (from Ty Delbridge, Hoops Habit):
Popovich: It’s A Different Position For Spurs This Season (from Michael Wright, ESPN):
Awards Ballot, Part One (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Debunking The LeBron Mythos (from Josh Eberley, NBA.com):
Grading The Atlanta Hawks After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Arcidiacono Keeps Pushing On (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
How To Fix The Knicks & The Nets (from Harvey Araton, Marc Stein, Malika Andrews, NY Times):
Nets: Patience & Progress (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Hornacek Was Doomed From The Start (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
What Happened To Jahlil Okafor? (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
Best Sets: March 2018 (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
This Season’s Best “Bargain Players” (from Brandon Anderson, 94 Feet Report):