Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/21/18

5 Storylines To Watch Down The Stretch (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Breaking Down The WC Playoff Picture (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
5 Goals That Should Help Raptors Prepare For Playoffs (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Kyrie Irving’s Leadership Style Is A Good Fit (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Steve Adams: Great (And Quirky) Rebounding (from Fred Katz, CNHI):
Q & A: Marc Gasol (from Michael Wallace, Grind City Media):
With Lonzo Set To Return, Lakers Look For Growth (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
This Season’s RFA Outlook, By Tier (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Nuggets: Jokic’s Free Agency Conundrum (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
The Nuggets’ Bright Future (from Brian Sampson, BBall Breakdown):
Celtics: Assessing Marcus Smart’s Value (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
How Emeka Okafor Revived His Career (from William Guillory, NOLA.com):
Oladipo: The Making Of An All-Star (from Grant Afseth, Indiana Sports Coverage):
For Darren Collison, NBA Life Begins Anew At Age 30 (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
How The Worst News Of Tiny Archibald’s Life Will Impact Today’s NBA Stars (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Knicks’ To-Do List In The Wake Of KP Injury (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Nets: Dinwiddie’s Growth & Next Step (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Which Veteran FAs Are Available Right Now (from Hoops Hype):
Kerr: Dubs Needed The Break More Than Any Team He’s Been Associated With (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
NBA Scouts Aren’t Giving Up On Slumping Trae Young (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Scouting Reports: Top Prospects At BWB (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
USA Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team Finalized (from gleague.nba.com):

 

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

– Celtics’ Defensive Struggles: A Closer Look (from Jeremy Stevens, Hardwood Houdini):
– How Kyrie Irving Learned To Be Effective In Small Spaces (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
– Celtics: Why Marcus Smart Is So Important (from Jesse Collings, Hardwood Houdini):
– Draymond Green Has Redefined What It Means To Be A Superstar (from Melissa Rohlin, Mercury News):
– MVP Favorite Harden Is Far From Satisfied (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
– Joel Embiid’s Next Goal (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
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– Hawks: Non-Lottery Objectives For Remainder Of The Season (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
– The Hawks’ Player Development Culture (from Sam Meredith, Peachtree Hoops):
– Josh Jackson’s Progression Since 2018 Began (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
– Adam Silver: NBA Is Conflicted On One-And-Done (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
– Adam Silver: Evaluating Playoff Format Changes (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
– Oladipo’s Excellent Season (from Dylan Hughes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
– Satoransky: Bright Spot In Wizards’ Confusing Season (from Kevin So, Hashtag Basketball):
– Giannis: From Rising Star To Household Name (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
– Raptors: Bench Depth Could Take Them Deep Into The Playoffs (from Quinn Allen, Sir Charles In Charge):
– Nets: Sean Marks Talks Patience, “Hitting Singles” (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
– Q & A: Suns’ GM Ryan McDonough (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
– Ben Simmons: The Somehow Disputed ROY (from Rory Fette, The Sixer Sense):
– Knicks At Midseason: Full Arena, No Plan (from Harvey Araton, NY Times):
– Cavs: Stats That Will Define The Rest of The Season (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
– Will The New ASG Format Produce Something Bearing A Resemblance To A Basketball Game? (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
– Q & A: Joe Harris (from Sam Blum, Daily Progress):
– 2018 Draft Preview: Why Isn’t Ayton The Clear Favorite For #1 Pick? (from Mike Schmitz/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
– What Regions Of The World Produce The Most Successful Basketball Players? (from David Sauriol):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/17/18

OKC: Josh Huestis Could Be The Answer At SG (from Albert Dadson, Thunderous Intentions):
Bogan Bogdanovich: Proving He Belongs (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
Film: ROY Debate (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Q & A: Herb Magee On Markelle Fultz (from Dennis Young, Deadspin):
Four Nets Players Give Their Perspective On Season So Far (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Kevin Love Says Chemistry Won’t Be A Problem (from ESPN):
Q & A: Larry Nance, Jr (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):
Q & A: NBPA ED Michele Roberts (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Ntilikina’s Family Ties Run Strong (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
DPOY Watch (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
What Is The Future Of The Turner/Sabonis Combo? (from Jacob Breece, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Dwane Casey Gets His Moment (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Paul George’s L.A. Homecoming (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
–  DeMar DeRozan: No Stranger To Pain (from Mark Kriegel, ESPN):
Andrew Wiggins’ Mysterious Inconsistency (from Michael Rand, Star Tribune):
Kyrie Irving Looks Forward To A Future With Gordon Hayward, Brad Stevens (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Spencer Dinwiddie’s Hard Work Is Paying Off (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
Koby Altman Has Put His Stamp On The Cavs (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Q & A: Kevin Garnett (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
Unicorns Might Not Exist Without KG (from Andy Bailey, Bleacher Report):
Trey Burke: Dealing With Knicks’ PG Glut (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Q & A: Xavier Munford (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Jazz: Jae Crowder Appears To Be A Perfect Fit (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):

 

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 2/11/18

How Thunder Trainer Joe Sharpe Helped Paul George And Andre Roberson Through Devastating Injuries (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):

Pacers: Poised To Pounce In NBA’s New Financial Landscape (from Jonathan Macri, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Pascal Siakam: Just Scratching The Surface (from Jordan Skuse, Raptors HQ):
Pistons Playbook: Blake Griffin And Spacing (from Matthew Way, Piston Powered):
Pistons: Meet James Ennis (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Langston Galloway And Jameer Nelson Rekindle Mentorship In Detroit (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Jameer Nelson: Happy To Join Pistons, Finds “The Same Stan”  (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Celtics: Stevens And Irving Agree On The Need To Stop Taking Offensive Shortcuts (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Clippers: Harris And Bradley Are Fully Committed To Playoff Run (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Grizzlies: What’s Wayne Selden’s Ceiling?  (from Parker Fleming, Beale Street Bears):
Timberwolves: Tyus Jones, Future Starting PG?  (from Adam Ziobrowski, Dunking With Wolves):
Warriors: Patrick McCaw’s Message To Himself (from Logan Murdock, Bay Area News Group):
Orlando Magic: Things Are Starting To Come Together (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
The Mavericks Look To Unlock Doug McDermott’s Potential (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
Mavericks: Embracing The Youth Movement Down The Stretch (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
Heat: Bam Adebayo’s Possibilities (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Heat):
Wayne Ellington: Past, Present & Future (from Rob Slater, All U Can Heat):
Luol Deng: Trapped In Nowhere Land (from Bill Plaschke, LA Times):
How Isaiah Thomas Fits In With The Lakers (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
– Isaiah Thomas: I’m Here To Help The Lakers “In Any Way Possible” (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Knicks: The Players Who Need More Playing Time (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
“Why I Got The Kyrie Irving Trade So Wrong” (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Q & A: Brandon Jennings (from Alberto De Roa, Hoops Hype):
Blazers’ Dilemma: What To Do With Resurgent Mo Harkless (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Lorenzo Brown: Itching For Success (from Andrew Damelin, Raptors Republic):