Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/16/19

BKN: D’Lo: Marrying Creativity & Structure (from Kelly Whiteside, NY Times):
DET: Griffin Had No Doubt He’d Return To All-Star Level (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
DET: Reggie Jackson Could Push Pistons To Playoffs (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
MIL: How Giannis & Khris Developed Their Bond (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIL: Middleton & The Virtues Of Doing Less (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
NOP: Demps Is Gone, But The Tumult Is Far From Over  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
OKC: The Talent & Fit Of Markieff Morris (from Stephen Dolan, Thunderous Intentions):
SAS: LaMarcus Aldridge Is Boxing Out Like A Champ (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
UTA: Gobert Never Stops Working (from Tony Jones,The Athletic):
WAS: How Beal Went From Shooter To Complete Player (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
Ten Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Q & A: Kevin Garnett (from Alex Wong, Yahoo Sports):
Great Sets From The Nets-Cavs 3OT Game (from Adam Spinella):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/10/19

BKN: Nets’ Next Challenge: Re-Integrating LeVert & Crabbe (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

BKN: LeVert Is Still The Nets’ Most Important Player (from Quintin James, Nothin’ But Nets):

CLE: The Cavs’ Rebuilding Plan (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
DEN: How The Nuggets Discovered Jokic (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
GSW: Klay & DMC Chemistry (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: Collison Makes Quiet Contributions That Have Loud Impact (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAL: Lakers Take Big Risk In Trading Zubac (from Trevor Lane, Lakers Nation):
MEM: What To Expect From Delon Wright (from Ed Memphis, Beale Street Bears):
NYK: Kadeem Allen Keeps Turing Heads (from Howie Kussoy/Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Video Breakdown: Westbrook Analysis: Who Needs Efficiency? (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
PHI: Can The Sixers Reach Their Incredible Ceiling? (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
PHI: The New Sixers’ Rotation So Far (from Adam Aaronson, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Ayton Has Signature Post Moves & A Path To Dominance (from Kellan olson, Arizona Sports):
POR: Breaking Down Hood’s 1st Game With The Blazers (from Nate Mann, Blazer’s Edge):
TOR: Breaking Down Marc Gasol’s Raptor Debut (from Scott Rafferty, ca.nba.com ):
TOR: Don’t Judge Gasol By His Age (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
WAS: Parker Can Give The Wizards A New Element (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
The Two-Way Contract Standouts (from Ben Nadeau, BasketballInsiders):
2019 Draft’s Boom-Or-Bust Prospects (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/19

BKN: Marks Won’t Let Nets’ Surprising Rise Alter His Long-Term Strategy (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: LeVert Better Than Expected In Return (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Importance Of Defining Roles (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
CHI: Otto Porter’s Bulls’  Debut  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DAL: Why Luka Loves Dallas & How The Mavs Plan To Keep it That Way (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DET: Reggie Jackson Is Adapting Well To New Role In Offense (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: Harden’s Unstoppable, Maddening, Beautiful Game (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
IND: Pritchard’s Commitment Remains Firm (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: The Clippers Might Have Won The Trade Deadline (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
LAL: Muscala’s Acquisition Was Calculated But Expensive ( from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: How The Bucks Solidified Their Roster By Adding Mirotic (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIN: Sorely Missing RoCo (from Dylan Hughes, Dunking With Wolves):
NOP: Balancing AD’s Playing Time With Future Concerns (from Associated Press):
PHI: Harris Fits Right In As Sixers Defeat Nuggets (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
POR: Video Breakdown: Blazers’ 5 Favorite Plays ( from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nguyen):
POR: New Lineup Brings New Hopes (from Dan Marang, Blazer’s Edge):
WAS: Ernie Grunfeld Interview (from Fred Katz, The Athletic)
Projecting The Buyout Market (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
From Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-daily-buyout-watch/
Q & A: Liliahn Majeed, NBA VP Of Diversity & Inclusion (from Dominique Fluker, Forbes):
– QOTD: Kenny Smith on the (non)-impact of LaVar Ball on the Lakers: ” “It’s not about dads and uncles and cousins in the NBA. It’s not like high school. The relationship is only your agent and player. As long as the agent and the player doesn’t say anything, you’re fine.”
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/6/19

ATL: Huerter: The Quiet Shooting Threat (from Kevin Chouinard, hawks.com):
DET: The Creative Ways Teams Are Defending Blake Griffin (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
DET: Looking More Like The Reggie Jackson Of Old (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: DMC Is Shedding Uncoachable Label (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
MIA: Takeaways From Win Over POR (from Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald):
MIL: How The Bucks Modernized Their Offense (from Todd Whitehead, FiveThirtyEight):
NYK: Inside The Porzingis Deal (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
NYK: Breen & Clyde’s Relationship Has Stood The Test Of Time (from Vincent Mallozzi, NY Times):
OKC: Westbrook Assist Tear Continues (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
*SAS: The Spurs Don’t Die, They Multiply (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
WAS: The Human Element Of Wall’s Injury (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
The PHI-LAC Trade (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
From Jovan Buha, The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/803060/
From Derek Bodner, The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/803176/2019/02/06/the-breakdown-with-shocking-tobias-harris-trade-sixers-double-down-on-championship-aspirations/
The DET-LAL Trade (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
NBA Scouts Break Down Zion Williamson’s Game & How It Might Translate  (from Pete Thamel, Yahoo Sports):
Video: 5 Great Actions From Yesterday’s Games (from Adam Spinella):

*SAS: The Spurs Don’t Die, They Multiply (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/4/19

ATL: Hawks Use Double Drag In Lieu Of Spain Pick & Roll (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Injuries Are Taking A Toll On Nets’ Offensive Efficiency (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: Assists Can Go Either Way When Irving & Horford Connect (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
DAL: Does Doncic Have Any Flaws? (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
GSW: Joe Lacob On The Warriors’ Future (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
GSW: Klay Thompson Is Getting More Valuable (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
*GSW: The Dubs Now Have A Power Game (from Nekais Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: The Rockets’ Consistent Three-Point Threat (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
HOU: Harden: From ASU To NBA Elite (from Bob Young, The Athletic):
MIL: Budenholzer Sticking With Ilyasova Despita Rough Stretch (from Matt Velzquez, jsonline.com):
* MIN: Wiggins: The Potential Vs The Production (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
NOP: Okafor Is Still Okafor (from Max Carlin, The Step Back):
PHI: Sixers’ 2-2 Road Trip Had “Healthiest Team Wins” Feel (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
PHI: Bolden’s Rise Helps Before Trade Deadline (from Rusty Gorelick, The Sixer Sense):
PHO: Coach Kokoskov’s American Dream (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
UTA: The Science Behind Keeping Gobert’s Body Functioning At A High Level (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
How NBA Agents Prepare For The Trade Deadline (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
What Kind Of Trade Deadline Moves Can Each Team Make?  (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
(Note: Great to see the two good trade deadline stories, above,  stand out among the vast wasteland of silly pieces)
Mario Chalmers Wants More (from CJ Moore, The Athletic):

*GSW: The Dubs Now Have A Power Game, Too (from Nekais Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
* MIN: Wiggins: The Potential Vs The Production (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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