Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/9/19 PART ONE

ATL: John Collins Is The 2017 Draft’s Best Kept Secret (from DJ Foster, The Ringer):
BKN: Bench Is A Key To Recent Success (from Justin Thomas, Nothin’ But Nets):
DET: Griffin Returns To His Former Home Court A Different Player (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
GSW: Jordan Bell: Waiting For Increased Role (from Steve Mims, Duck Sports):
GSW: Underrated (from Steph Curry, The Players Tribune):
GSW: Will Cousins Make Good On The Dubs’ Big Bet? (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
HOU: The Harden Experience Is Unprecedented & Undeniable (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
HOU: Harden Is The Outlier Of The NBA (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
IND: The Pacers Have Built A Stable System Around Oladipo (from Dylan Hughes, The Step Back ):
IND: We Still Don’t Know If Turner & Sabonis Can Play Together & That’s Okay (from Adam Friedman, Indy Cornrows):
MEM: Should Gasol Take Time Off To Get Healthy?  (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: Justise Winslow Is In His Comfort Zone (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
MIL: Film Room: Giannis Vs Rudy G  (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
OKC: Poor FT Shooting Could Prove To Be Thunder’s Fatal Flaw (from Alex McEwen, Thunderous Intentions):
PHO: De’Andre Ayton’s Lessons, Vol 3 (from Gina Mizell, The Athletic):
PHO: Oubre Is Proving To Be A Great Fit (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
PHO: Oubre Fuels Comeback Win (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
WAS: Satoransky: Ultimate Glue Guy (from Haley O’ Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
WAS: Chasson Randle Set To Make Most Of New Opportunity (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Most Intriguing Pick & Roll Creators In The NBA Right Now  (from Zach Harper, The Athletic):
Breaking Down The NBA’s Usage Percentages (from Coach Nick, The Athletic):
Strength Of Schedule To Date & For Remainder Of Season (from Ed Kupfer):
We Should Show More Reverence Toward Past Superstars (from David Aldridge, The Athletic):
How Yale’s Oni Went From D-3 Commit To NBA Prospect (from Adam Zagoria, Forbes):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/28/18

BKN: Analyzing The Box & One Adjustment That Lifted The Nets Vs CHA (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
BKN: Kurucs’ Breakout Month (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BKN: Finding Rodions: How The Nets Scouting Machine Went All Out To Get Him (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
BOS: Kyrie Must Be Seen To Be Appreciated (from Zito Madu, SBNation):

BOS: Irving’s All-Around Game Has Improved Through Conditioning And Maturity (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):

CHA: Borrego Is Willing To “Junk It Up” (from Spencer Percy, Queen City Hoops):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith (from bulls.com):
DEN: Nuggets Have A Big Decision Looming With Lyles (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
DET: Casey Is Intent On Keeping Griffin Fresh (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown: Blazers 110, Dubs 109, OT (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: Knee Injection Appears To Revitalize Evans After Slow Start With Pacers (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
LAL: Playing Iso-Ball Costs The Lakers (from Anthony Irwin, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Video: How The Lakers Beat The Dubs On Xmas (from Laker Film Room):
MEM: Dillon Brooks’ Expedited Return  (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: Winslow Faces New Challenges At PG (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIN: Favorite Things About The Timberwolves (from Britt Robson, The Athletic):
MIN: Gibson & Saric Are A Potent 1-2 Punch (from Dale Mizutani, TwinCities.com ):
NYK: How Kevin Knox Has Adjusted To The NBA (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
OKC: Jerami Grant Is The Glue Holding The Thunder Together (from Isaac Gutierrez, Clutch Points):
ORL: The Magic Values Augustin’s Consistency (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: How Star Guards Feast On Sixers’ Drop Coverage In Pick-And-Rolls (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Tum Tum Nairn Masters The Rare College Player To NBA Assistant Transition (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
SAC: Video: DeAaron Fox, MIP Candidate (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
SAC: WCS Is Inconsistent In Defending The Paint (from Omer Khan, Sactown Royalty):
SAS: Managing Gasol’s Return  (from Brandon Meiners, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Jerome Castleberry Chases NBA Coaching Dream (from Mark Ziegler, San Diego Union-Tribune):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Teams That Can Have Max Cap Space For 2019 Free Agency (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
The Pros & Cons Of Today’s Pace & Space Game (from Brian Quevedo, Sir Chharles In Charge):
Context Is Critical In Evaluating Draft Big Board Movers (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Hoop Pioneer Wat Misaka Reflects On Breaking Barriers  (from Ed Odeven, Japan Times):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/25/18

NBA  Christmas Day: Visualizing The Key To All Ten Teams (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
Wilt’s 23-Block Game May Be The Greatest Christmas Day Performance In NBA History:(from Chamberlain Archive):
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Kenny Anderson Finds Peace (from Mike Mazzeo, Closeup 360):
Evaluating How The Two-Way Contract System Is Working (from Jeff Feld, Forbes):
BKN: Musa: Still Big Part Of Nets’ Future Plans (from Net Income,  Nets Daily):
DEN: Former NBA Star Big Men Love Jokic’s Game (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Video: How Jokic Has Turned Into The Best (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
DEN: COY Candidate Malone’s Biggest Challenge Is Still Lurking (from Jeff Feld, Forbes):
GSW: DMC On His Rehab, The Dubs’ Pace & More (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Austin Rivers Says He Fits Well With Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Sacrifices Elevate Pacers To League’s Best Defense (from J. M ichael, Indy Star):
LAC: Ralph Lawler Should Be In The HOF (from Tom Hoffarth, LA Times):
LAL: Rondo On Rondo: Rajon Reflects On His Past, Present & Future In The NBA (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
LAL: LBJ Battling When To Defer & When To Take Over (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
NOP: Ball Boy To Assistant Coach: Two Friends’ Rare Journey (from William Guillory, The Athletic):
NYK: A Look At Kevin Knox’ Recent Offensive Production (from Tom Piccolo, Bball Index):
PHI: Andrew Toney: A Lesson For The Sixers In Regard To Dealing With Markelle Fultz’ Injury (from Stuart London, The Sixer Sense):
PHO: Ayton Is Growing Up Right Before Our Eyes (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
POR: Video Breakdown: How The Blazers Use “Spain” Action (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
UTA: Rubio Has Learned How To Find Balance In His Life (from Tony Jones, The Athletic):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/4/18

ATL: Q & A: Trae Young (from Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated):
CHI: No Interim Tag For Boylen (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
CHI: Bulls’ Offense, Rotations Figure To Look Different Under Boylen (from Mark Schanowski, NBC Sports):
CLE: Burks Would Like To Stay With The Cavs (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: Video Breakdown: Doncic & DSJ Will Be Able To Play Well Together, Eventually (from NIck Angstatd, Mavs Moneyball):
DEN: Isaiah Thomas’ Profound Impact On Nuggets (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DEN: Jokic Does Everything (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
DEN: How Plumlee & Morris Have Led The Nuggets’ Bench Rise To Top 3 (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
GSW: Kevon Looney Posts Career Night (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
–  GSW: Curry Fuels Warriors’ Win (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
IND: What Has Happened To Thad Young’s Jumper?  (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
MIL: Middleton Benching Sends A Message (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIA: Winslow’s Versatility Key During Heat’s Injury-Plagued Start (from David Furones, SunSentinel):
NOP: Randle Small-Ball Hasn’t Worked (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
NYK: Film Room: Knicks’ Spain Pick And Roll (from Danny Small, Elite Sports NY):
ORL: Vucevic’s Importance To The Magic (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
NBA Storylines: Saric, Siakam, Knicks, Gary Clark, Evan Turner (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
The Value Of Spacing (from Justin Jacobs, Squared2020):
Who Are The Truly Elite 3-Point Shooters? (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Blake Griffin Trade Proving To Be A Win-Win (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/25/18

BOS: Barea Exposed The Celtics’ Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: From Preseason Favorites To Average Disappointments (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
BOS: What’s Wrong With Jaylen Brown? (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
CLE: Sexton Is Proving Everybody Wrong (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
IND: Cory Joseph’s Unsung, Niche Contributions (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
IND: Pacers Still Seeking Ways To Free McDermott (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
MIN: Old Friends, New City: Catching Up With Rose, Gibson & Deng (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
NYK: Undrafted Trier Is Proving He Belongs (from Tommy Beer, Forbes):
NYK: Fizdale Is Making Good On His Promise To Mudiay (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
SAC: Bagley: Getting Better Every Day (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
TOR: Nasty Upcoming 10-Game Stretch Should Give True Read (from Brian Boake, Raptors Rapture):
WAS: The Benefits Of Having Markieff Morris Come Off The Bench (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Week 5 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
Current NBA Shooting Trends (from Justin Jacobs, Squared2020):
Early Season Surprises (from Draper, Stein, Cacciola, Deb, Whiteside, NY Times):