Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/31/17

Trey Lyles Is Coming Into His Own (from Nicholas Agar-Johnson, Nugg Love):
Video Breakdown: Steph Curry’s 10 Threes (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Curry Torches The Griz In HIs Return (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
The Resurgent Bulls (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
In Defense Of Harden:  Q & A With Coach Irv Roland (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Celtics: Finally Able To Conduct First December Practice (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
–  The Celtics Put On A Master Class Of Poise & Perseverance (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
The Strange Case Of Julius Randle (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
The Lakers’ Defensive Identity Has Slipped Away (from Drew Garrison, Silver Screen And Roll):
Kevin Love Is Playing Ridiculously Well & Few Are Noticing (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
The Suns May Have Found Their Go-To Closing Lineup With “Point Booker”  (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Dennis Smith, Jr: Learning The Nuances (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
Pistons’ Stifling Defense Compensates For Depleted Depth (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
Erik Spoelstra: NBA Officiating Is In Transition (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/21/17

The Bucks Are The Biggest Wild Card (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Rockets Unafraid To Push Each Others Buttons As Wins Pile Up (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
10 Things: The Week In Review (From Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Screen-Slipping, Redick’s Passing, Tyler Cavanaugh & Much More (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
–  Video Breakdown: X-OUT Switch: Cross Screen-Down Screen (from Zak Boisvert pickandpop.net):
Despite Injuries, Nuggets, Malone Keep On Fighting  (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Lakers’ Young Core Is Coming Together, But There Are Still Growing Pains (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
The Passing Fancy Of Lonzo Ball (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Constant Criticism Of Brett Brown Is Ridiculous (from Kyle Neubeck, phillyvoice.com):
Growing Ben Simmons’ Jumper (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
Making Blocks Count (from Justin Jacobs, Squared2020:
Lou Williams: From Character Actor To Clippers’ Leading Man (from Bonsu Thompson, Bleacher Report):
Q & A: Troy Daniels On The Art Of Shooting (from Scott Bodrow, azcentral.com):
Will Frank Mason Win Over The Kings, As He Did  Kansas? (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Pascal Siakam Can’t Shoot But He Has So Much More To Offer (from Brian Boake, Raptors Rapture):
Olynyk Was Huge; But Heat Don’t Stun Celtics Without Surprising Switch By Spoelstra (from Manny Navarro, Miami Heat):
The Thunder Rediscover Their Flow (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Donovan Mitchell’s Remarkable Rookie Season (from Jason Oliver, Sports Action):
–  Referee Assn/Players Union: Meeting Held To Discuss Tensions Between Players & Referees (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
Portis, Mirotic At Center Of Bulls’ Turnaround (from Evan Dyal, Sir Charles In Charge):
Kyrie Irving’s Recent Defensive Struggles (from Liam O’Brien, Hardwood Houdini):
Q & A: Rob Pelinka, Part Two (from Sam Amick, USA Today):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/2/17 PART ONE

The Rockets Are Terrifying (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Derrick Favors’ Resurgence (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
How Much Has The Cavs’ Defense Truly Improved During The Win Streak? (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
The Flaw In The Hornets’ Defensive Scheme (from Jon DeLong, t The Hive):
Donovan Mitchell: Star In The Making (from Duncan Smith, BBall Breakdown):
Adebayo: Welcome To A Bigger Role (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
Adebayo Shines On Defense Vs. Dwight Howard (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Why The NBA Is Calling Way More Travelling  (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
Spurs’ Playbook: The Power Of The Drive & Kick (from Mark Travis, Pounding The Rock):
Spurs: So Far So Good (from Ethan Farina, Air Alamo):
GSW: Jordan Bell Expected To Receive More Consistent Minutes (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Sixers: Amir Johnson Is Providing More Than Just Locker Room Presence  (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Player Contract Bonuses To Watch (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
TOR 120, IND 115 (from William Lou, Medium):
Diagnosing & Solving The Magic’s Defensive Problems  (form Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
“Why I’m Optimistic About G-League’s Future” (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Is It Time For The Clippers To “Trust The Process”?  (from Bryan Toporek, BBall Breakdown):
4 Players Off To Amazing Starts Who You Need To Watch (from Cato/Wedworth/Ellentuck, SBNation):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/9/17

The Grizzlies Are Back Like They Never Left (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Video Breakdown: With ‘Melo Gone, How Porzingis Is Unleashing His Fury On The League (from Dylan Hughes, 16 Wins):
Why The Knicks Are Winning (form Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Rockets: Taking 3-Pointers Higher (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
Nets Shouldn’t Reach For A Big Man (from Jacob Ahlmann, Nothin’ But Nets):
The Thunder’s Supporting Cast: Adams, Felton, Grant (from David Brandon, 16 Wins):
How Bledsoe Fits With The Bucks (from Duncan Smith, BBall Breakdown):
Suns: The Final Grade For The Trade Is Still Up In The Air (from Rod Argent, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Pacers: What’s Going Wrong In 4th Quarters?  (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Jokic Adds Another Weapon (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
D’Antoni: A Matter Of Time Until Capela Is Elite (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Bradley Beal Has Added New Elements To His Offensive Game (from Alan Jenkins, Bullets Forever):
Otto Porter Is Proving He’s A Max Player (from Faizan Hasnany, NBA Math):
Are The Superstar Foul-Chasers Suddenly In Trouble? (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
How The Pistons Have Improved (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Officiating: Analyzing The Last Two Minute Report (from Russell Goldenberg, The Pudding):
Jabari Parker’s Latest Rehab Progress (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Isaiah Whitehead: Getting Another Chance With Nets (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
How Mudiay Can Improve (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Wednesday Recap (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Coaches Are Still Adjusting To The New Timeout Rules (from Mike Richman, Oregon Live):
Who’s To Blame For Thunder’s Offensive Regression? (from Jeremy Lambert, Thunderous Intentions):
4 Things The Jazz Should Try (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Grizzlies: James Ennis Is Capitalizing In Transition (from Dennis Dow, Beale Street Bears):
Payton Reinvigorates The Magic’s Offense (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
2018 Draft: The Top NCAA Players The NBA Has Its Eyes On (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/11/17

James Johnson: Heat’s PF Of The Future?  (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/10/miami-heat-teams-power-forward-future-already-roster/

Josh Richardson: Stepping Up In Waiters’ Absence (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/heat/josh-richardson-is-stepping-up-in-the-absence-of-dion-waiters/

Monday Recap (from Keith Smith, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/nba-yesterday-celtics-win-get-help-heat-cavs/

Jazz: Most Interesting 1st Round Playoff Team (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/utah-jazz-2016-17-nba-playoffs-first-round-rudy-gobert-gordon-hayward-9ecb093c7a41

The Wizards’ Offense Wouldn’t Hum Without Gortat  (from Jared Dubin, VICE Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/washingtons-offense-wouldnt-hum-without-marcin-gortat

Rudy Gobert Has His Peers’ Respect (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):

Read it here: http://hoopshype.com/2017/04/11/rudy-gobert-may-fly-under-the-radar-but-he-has-his-peers-respect/

Chris Paul’s Court Vision (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):

Read and watch it here: https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/11/chris-paul-court-vision-passing-clippers-nba-playoffs

Thon Maker’s Development (from Nick Metallinos, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com.au/nba/story/_/id/19122333/milwaukee-bucks-thon-maker-well-ahead-nba-development

From Jourdan Canil, Hashtag Basketball: http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/milwaukee-bucks/content/are-we-ready-for-playoff-thon-maker

A Look At The Nets’ Logjam Of Wings (from Christopher Lavinio, Hoops Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/10/big-decisions-await-for-nets-a-look-at-the-logjam-of-wing-players/

Willy Hernangomez: The Right Fit With Porzingis? (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/knicks/is-willy-hernangomez-the-right-fit-for-the-knicks-next-to-kristaps-porzingis/

In The Film Room With Andre Roberson (from Fred Katz, Norman Transcript):

Read and watch it here: http://www.normantranscript.com/oklahoma/in-the-film-room-with-all-defensive-team-candidate-and/article_df98406c-1e8d-11e7-a512-a3ddec818c21.html

Jusuf Nurkic Q & A (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/10/morning-tip-qa-portland-trail-blazers-jusuf-nurkic

Ingles is No Average Joe  (from Sam Eley, The Four Point Play):

Read and watch it here:  https://thefourpointplay.blog/2017/04/11/winner-average-joes-ingles/

 The Gobles: First Siblings On NBA Officiating Staff (from Brian Mahoney, AP):

Read it here: http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/ref-relatives-gobles-1st-siblings-on-nba-officiating-staff-1.3363650

The Upcoming Privacy Battle Over Wearables (from  Jeremy Venook, The Atlantic):

Read it here: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/04/biometric-tracking-sports/522222/