Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/3/18

ATL: Q & A: Hawks’ Long-Tenured Radio Voice Steve Holman (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
BKN: Harris:The Face Of The Changing NBA Is A Guy Named Joe (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
BOS: Robert Williams Is Making An Impression In His Cameo Appearances (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
DAL: Jalen Brunson: Veteran Disguised As A Rookie (from Brice Paterik, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL: Barea Works His Magic (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
DET: The Warriors Talk About The Pistons (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
DET: 5 Reasons For Optimism (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
GSW: Dubs Not Shooting Enough Treys (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
GSW: Last Season’s Health Scare (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
IND: Myles Turner’s Defense Has Never Been Better (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAL: How Beasley Earned A Spot In The Rotation (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Kuzma Is Becoming More Than Just A Scorer (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: Time To Unleash Jevon Carter? (from JLew23, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIL: So This Is What Prime Eric Bledsoe Looks Like (from bucks.com):
MIL: Jaylen Morris, The Only D2 Player In The NBA (from Flynn Patrick, Fadeaway World):
MIN: Inconsistency Has Plagued Teague This Season (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
* ORL: Vucevic 2.0 Is The Best Version Yet (from Austin Hutchinson, The Basketball Writers):
PHI: Embiid’s MVP-Caliber Season (from Kevin O’Connor,The Ringer):
PHI: Simmons’ Offensive Potential Lies Within Face-Up Game (from George Kondoleon, Bball Index):
PHI: Monty Williams: Coaching With A Servant’s Heart (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: Six Thoughts On The Sixers (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: Justin Patton Aims To Return This Season As More Than A Trade Throw-In (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
TOR: The Raptors Can Be Better (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
TOR: Siakam Is Nearly Unstoppable (from Jacob Mack, BBall Index):
TOR: Danny Green Is Exceptionally Valuable To The Raptors (from Jacob Mack, Bball Index):
UTA: What Korver Adds To The Jazz (from Tavan Parker, BBall Index):
UTA: Karl Malone’s Life After Basketball (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
* The Evolution Toward Positionless Basketball (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
*The Dangers Of Single-Number Metrics (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/30/18

Ten Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How The Grizzlies And Jazz Are Handling The Pace-And-Space Boom (from Ben Ladner, The STep Back):
Add Passing To The List Of  Required Skills For Big Men (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
Checking In On This Year’s Rookie Extensions Through 20 Games (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
What Has And Hasn’t Surprised So Far (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Are The Clippers, Grizzlies & Kings Legit Playoff Contenders? (from Sam Brief, Sports Illustrated):
Mudiay, Ferguson, Simons On The G-League’s New Elite Option (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
The Importance Of Gender Diversity In The NBA (from Kellen Becoats, Sports Illustrated):
BOS: Brad Stevens Stays Steady In The Face Of Challenges (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald)
BOS: The Celtics By The Numbers: The Good And The Bad (from Jay King, The Athletic):
DAL: Drop Everything And Watch Luka Doncic (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
DAL: Doncic Lives To Put On A Show (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
DAL: Why The Mavs Are In The Playoff Race (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
DET: Pachulia Provides Settling Effect For Pistons (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: TOR 131, GSW 128 (OT) (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: Harden’s Foul-Drawing Mastery (from Tim MacMahon/Michael Wright, ESPN):
HOU: Nowhere To Go But Up (from Darren Yuvan, The Dream Shake):
IND: Aaron Holiday Is Coming Into Focus (from Tony East, Bball Index):
MEM: Marc Gasol Is Back (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
MIL: How Brook Lopez Turbocharges The Bucks’ Offense By Standing At The 3-Point Line (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
MIN: With KG & Rose’s Help, KAT Is Becoming A Leader (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
MIN: The Wolves Are Playing The NBA’s Best Defense (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NYK: The Knicks Landed A Gem In Trier But A Big, Possibly Tricky, Decision Looms (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
POR: Video Breakdown: How The Blazers Use Drag Screens To Free Up Their Stars (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
POR: Why Jake Layman Has Fallen From Starter To Out Of The Rotation (from Jeff Siegel, Blazer’s Edge):
SAS: The Positives & Negatives Of The 4-Game Road Trip (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: TOR 131, GSW 128 (OT) (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
TOR: Kyle Lowry Interview (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
UTA: Defense Is The Problem For The Jazz (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
UTA: Korver Is One The Best Shooters In History (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/27/18

BKN: Russell & Dinwiddie Are Thriving With & Without Each Other (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BOS: Smart’s Performance Gives Blueprint To Team’s Identity (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
BOS: The Key For The Celtics Is Quality, Not Quantity  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
CHA: Kemba Has Never Been Better  (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
CHA: TP & MKG: Calm & Chaos Lead To A Win (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Nance,Jr Puts Fresh Foot Forward For Friendship, Crohn’s Disease (from Josh Martin, Closeup 360):
CLE: Trending In The Right Direction (from Marla Ridenour, Beacon Journal):
CLE: Sexton’s Hell Week Starts With Teaching Moment (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Deep, Dangerous Nuggets See Potential (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DEN: Tom Welsh Has Brought Joy To The Nuggets, Even As He Has Waded Through Grief (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Isaiah Thomas Brings A Fiery Voice To Nuggets’ Quiet Locker Room (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
DET: Film Breakdown: Pistons Displaying Best Offense Of The Season (from Travis Gibbs,Piston Powered):
GSW: Steph Curry Is Chasing One More Ring For Oakland (from Alex Squadron, slamonline.com):
IND: Sabonis Has Been Playing Great, But Needs To Reduce Fouling (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAC: What’s Behind The Clippers’ Success? (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
LAC: The Clips Haven’t Needed A Superstar (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
LAL: Lonzo’s Lack Of 4th Quarter Playing Time (from Michael Dugger, Hoops Habit):
MIL: Giannis Is The New King At The Rim (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
MIN: The RoCo Effect (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
MIN: RoCo Boosts Wolves Past Cavs (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: Pels Need To Find Help At PG (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
NYK: Three Observations (from Tom Piccolo, Bball Index):

OKC: What Schroder Has Brought To The Thunder (from Jeremy Lambert, BBall Index):

ORL: Loss To Dubs Shows Aaron Gordon’s Value (from Josh Robbins, The Athletic):
PHI: Shamet Has Provided Shooting Spark, But At What Cost To Defense?  (from Kevin F. Love, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: What’s Behind Suns’ Recent Improvement? (from Brendon Kleen, Bright Side Of The Sun):
POR: Why Is McCollum Struggling From 3-Point Line? (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox Is Having A Breakout Season (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
WAS: Modern Lineup Helping Wizards Go From Slide To Surge (from Ben Standig, NBC Sports):
Q & A: Jimmer Fredette (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/23/18

ATL: Bembry’s Bounce-Back Season (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BOS: Marcus Smart: “We’re Not Playing Defense” (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
CHI: Jabari Parker: Quick, Athletic, Explosive & Strong (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Damion Jones’ Inconsistency Leaves Warriors With Uncertainty At Center Spot (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: 5 Observations From The Loss To The Thunder (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
LAL: JaVale McGee Is Flourishing With The Lakers (from Tim Reynolds, AP):
LAL: Lakers Want Lonzo To Be More Aggressive (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
MIL: The Optimization Of Eric Bledsoe (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
NYK: Assessing The Knicks After 20 Games (from Chris Iseman, northjersey.com):
OKC: Billy Donovan Is Finally Getting His Way (from Stephen Dolan, Thunderous Intentions):
PHI: Analyzing The Second Ten Games (from PhillyFastBreak, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Blazers Are The Same, But Different (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
TOR: Q & A: CJ Miles (from Donnovan Bennett, sportsnet.ca):
TOR: Too Much Iso?: Kawhi Leonard’s Sticky Hands (from Samson Folk, Raptors Republic):
UTA: The Jazz Aren’t Communicating On Defense (from Ryan Miller, KSL):
UTA: The Jazz’ Individual & Collective Deficiencies (from Jared Woodcox, The J NOtes):
WAS: Markieff Morris Accepts His Benching  (from Candace Buckner,  Washington Post):
Friday Five: Update: How Aussie NBA Players Are Faring (from Ben Mallis, Pick And Roll):
A Prep School League Is Growing Into A Top Pipeline To Division One & The NBA (from Clevis Murray, The Athletic):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/20/18 PART ONE

ATL: John Collins’ Return Helps The Offense (from Quentin Haynes, Hoops Habit):
ATL: Video Breakdown: Hawks Playbook: Elbow Strong (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
CLE: Sexton Is Holding His Own (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
DAL:  Doncic’s Stats Are Amazing (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
DET: After 10 Teams In 7 Years, Ish Smith Has Found A Home (from Kevin Yeung, The Step Back):
DET: Sammy Gelfand, Analytics Whiz  (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
HOU: Gary Clark, The Rookie Who Took Melo’s Minutes (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
IND: Cory Joseph: Oladpio’s “Buddy Cop”  (from Tony East, 8 Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Brandon Ingram: The Bad Shot Profile (from Mike Garcia, BBall Index):
MEM: Signing Noah Would Be Low-Risk For Grizzlies (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: The Heat Are Switching It Up On The Offensive Glass (from Manvir Bhagrath, Hashtag Basketball):
MIL: Budenholzer Has Set The Bucks Free (from The Step Back):
MIN: Derrick Rose’s Resurgence (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
MIN: Tyus Jones Is Playing For A New Deal (from Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
NYK: Fizdale’s Impact (from MMiranda, Posting And Toasting):
NYK: The Knicks’ Defense Has Been Dreadful (from Tommy Beer, Forbes):
ORL: Amid His Recent Dominance, Vucevic Says Winning Is What Matters (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Butler’s New Reality Is A Welcomed Change For Him & The Sixers (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
PHI: How The Sixers Can Work With Limited Shooting (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Film Room: Inside The Development Of Josh Jackson  (from Yusuf Saleem, Bball Index):
POR: How The Blazers Recovered From Their Shocking Playoff Sweep (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
WAS: The Wizards Might Be At Rock Bottom (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
WAS: Wizards Back-Up Bigs Are Outperforming Hobbled Howard (from Nate Wolf, Bball Index):
Three Things From Last Night (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
The NBA Is Reveling In A Golden Age Of Young International Stars (from Nick Kosmider/Eric Nehm):
Q & A: Richard Jefferson (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):