Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/8/17 PART ONE

The Celtics Have Turned Irving Into A New Player (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
The Bucks Need A More Conservative Defense (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
The Rockets Are Dominant On Defense, Too (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
2016 Draft Class: Doing Better In Year Two (from Philip Rossman-Reich, The Step Back):
What Happens When Kawhi Returns? (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
Is Lonzo Ball’s Shot Broken? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Season’s 1st Quarter: Ranking Teams By Tiers (from Brady Klopfer, BBall Breakdown):
Brandon Ingram: The Lakers’ Real Future Star (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Learning To Appreciate Jarrett Jack (from Zach Diluzio, Posting & Toasting):
The Four Nuggets’ Guards: How Each Scores (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
The CP3/Ryan Anderson Fit (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
World’s Best Leagues Outside The NBA (from Fran Fraschilla, ESPN):
– Friday Film: Warriors’ Anticipation (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Since The Coaching Change, The Grizzlies Have Been Different, But Have They Been Better? (from Chris Herrington, Commercial Appeal):
Ekpe Udoh: The Jazz’ Plus-Minus Genius (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
–  10 Things: The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Week In Review (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
Magic: Showing Signs Of Defensive Improvement (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Trevor Booker Q & A (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Yogi Ferrell & “Shot Doctor” Joey Burton (from Zack Cunningham, Dallas Sports Fanatic):
Fast-Learning D’Aaron Fox (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
3 Stories From The G-League (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/6/17 PART TWO

Tatum’s Lomg-Range Shooting: Just The Beginning  (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
3 Unexpected Teams With Potential To “Make Some Noise” (from Dan Karpuc, GIve Me Sport):
Celtics’ Defense Starts With Baynes (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Marcus Smart: A Terrible Shooter Who Is Nonetheless Essential To Celtics’ Offense (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Jay Triano: Running With Second Chance As Head Coach (from Michael Grange,
Manu & Pau: The Spurs’ 77-Year Old Pick & Roll Machine (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
Positionless Warriors Set The Bar For Interchangeable Defenders (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Saric’s Rich Hoops History Fuels Him (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Magic Look To Take More Charges (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Q & A: Jodie Meeks (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype);
Danny Green: Self-Made Shot-Blocker (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
A Brief History Of The Warriors’ Growing Feud With Officials This Season  (from Chris Barnewall, CBS Sports):
Superteams’ Super Role Players (from Yaron Weitzman,
Hornets: A Closer Look At Dwight Howard’s Poor Post-Ups  (from Jerry Stephens, Swarm And Sting):
Jrue Holiday: Beginning To Pay Dividends At SG (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
Pacers: Leaf Rejoins Rotation With Focus On Improvement (from Mark Monteith,


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/4/17 PART ONE

Rockets Look To Keep Improving (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Since Acquiring Bledsoe, The Bucks’ Defense Is Clicking (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Raptors’ Lorenzo Brown is The Perfect Two-Way Contract Player (from Stephen Brotherston, Pro BBall Report):
Weekly TV Guide (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Three Random NBA Thoughts: Cutting In Transition, Brandon Ingram, The Pass Defenses Fear (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
NOTE: For more great insight from Mo, be sure to check out BI Podcast #8:
ORL’s Young Guns Deserve A Longer Leash (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):
Teams That May Be Regretting Their 2017 Draft Decisions  (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Ranking The Teams By Tiers (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
NBA Teams That Should Already Be Tanking (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Dennis Smith, Jr Has Bought Into Rick Carlisle’s Philosophy (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
Nerlens Noel Q & A (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
Myles Turner’s Rebounding & Defense (from Derek Kramer,
Nuggets Are Finding Lineups That Works With Jokic & Millsap Out (from Christopher Dempsey,
Adebayo’s Next Challenge (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Anthony’s Sacrifices Are Allowing Players Like Steven Adams To Step Up (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Markieff Morris: Searching For A Surge (from Todd Dybas, Washington Times):
With More Playing Time, Joe Harris Is Delivering (from Roger Rubin, Newsday):
Q & A With Kuzma’s Trainer Clint Parks (from Hannah Kulik,
Why Steve Kerr Struggles Managing Iguodala’s Minutes (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Lakers: KCP’s Defensive Impact (from Cameron Neimand, Silver Screen And Roll):
TJ Warren: By The Numbers (from Kyle Clark, 94 Feet Report):
NBA Sophomores Who Are Making The Leap (form Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/24/17

The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Q & A: Paul George (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Paul George: Defensive Catalyst (from Erik Horne,
Draymond Green: Indispensable Leader (from Associated Press):
Pacers: Turner & Sabonis, Together As Well As Apart (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Analyzing CP3’s Impact  (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
Clint Capela: Becoming The Modern Center Prototype (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
“Sneaky Good Players”: Thornwell, RHJ, Mejri, Abrines, Evans, Holmes, Bjelica (from The Ringer):
Pacers: 3-Point Shooting Has Been A Huge Strength (from Tony East,
Has The 3-Point Revolution Led To A 2-Point Revolution? (from Miles Wray, The Step Back):
Ben Simmons By The Numbers (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
Thunder Big 3 (from David Brandon, 16 Wins):
Despite Recent Skid, ORL Sees Signs Of Progress (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
Siakam: Turning Heads With Relentless Energy  (from Josh Lewenberg,
Bulls: How Markkanen Speeds The Rebuild (from Zack Kobler, Sir Charles In Charge):
UTA 110, CHI 80 (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
Quincy Pondexter Doesn’t Need A Holiday To Give Thanks (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Batum: Helping The Hornets Get Organized (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
Joe Ingles Is Doing The Same Thing He Always Has – Only More Of It (from Kyle Goon,
Andrew Wiggins’ Defense Is Improving (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Thon Maker: Seeing Results From Focus On Midrange Jumpers (from Matt Velazques,

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/18/17

Embiid May Be A Shaq-Sized Solution (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
The Efficiency & Effectiveness Of Otto Porter (from Kevin So, Hashtag Basketball):
Celtics: Off-Script & Amazing (from James Holas, BBall Breakdown):
Al Horford: Most Important Celtic  (from Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
How James Johnson Got Back To Trusting His Instincts (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Figuring Out What’s Best For Dennis Smith, Jr  (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
Rookies: Analyzing The Analytics (from Brandon Jefferson, Fansided):
Friday Recap (with links to game stories) (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
TOR 107, NYK 84 (from William Lou,
The Week In Review (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Isaiah Thomas Q & A (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
  – How Oladipo Is Shining With Pacers (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):

Magic Coach Vogel: Making Sure His Players Are Well Rested (from John Denton,

Numbers That Show The Timberwolves’ Improvement (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Westbrook, George, Anthony: Keeping Perspective (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Basketball Dictionary: “Drag It Out”  (from Dylan Murphy,
Brandon Paul’s Perseverance Finally Leads Him To The Spurs (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Tracking The Miami Heat With Machine Learning (from Zigzag Analytics):
Lakers: Finding Success In Unexpected Ways (from Trevor Lane, Laker Nation):
Jazz: Tank, Make A Change Or Stay The Course?  (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Can The Jazz Survive Without Gobert?  (from Evan Dyal, Sir Charles IN Charge):
Don’t Scapegoat KLove For Cavs’ Struggles (from Scott Sargent, Bleacher Report):