Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/8/18

Heat: Josh Richardson Flourishing Despite Losing Streak (from Simon Smith, All U Can Heat):
HOU 109, MIA 101 (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
NOTE: The following story was published prior to yesterday’s game vs CLE.  In that sense, it may be about the Cavs’ defense as much as it is about the Wolves’ offense:
How The Wolves Have Defied The “Modern NBA” To Achieve Offensive Success (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
If The Cavs Can’t Fix Their Defense, They Won’t Fix Their Season (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
Cavs: Promise Of More Playing Time For Osman After Strong Effort Vs. Wolves (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
CLE-MIN: LBJ’s Ridiculous Final 30 Seconds (from Emma Baccellieri, Deadspin):
OKC vs. GSW: Paul George’s Defensive Brilliance (from Whitney Medworth, SBNation):
Thunder: How Does An NBA Team Replace The Irreplaceable? (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
How The Pistons Are Working Blake Griffin Into Their Offense (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
DET 111, POR 91 (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Raptors’ Process-Oriented Approach Is Working (from Seerat Sohi, The Athletic):
Raptors’ Blowout Of BOS: A Warning To East’s Elite (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Raptors’ Youngsters Form One Of The NBA’s Bench Units (from Rachel Brady, The Globe And Mail):
Video Breakdown: Pacers’ “Curl Down Flare” (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Wolves: How Butler & Gibson Have Helped Coach Thibs Set The Tone (from Joseph Casciaro, The Score):
The Knicks Must Solidify Their Foundation (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Knicks: KP Injury Has No Silver Lining (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
Welcome Back, Emeka Okafor (from Jackson Lloyd, 94 Feet Report):
Glossary: Traded Player Exception  (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
The Underdog: Torrey Craig (from Mike Olson, Denver Stiffs):
Trey Burke: Embracing His New Opportunity (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Kris Dunn: Eager To Exit Concussion Protocol & Get Back To Work (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Jahlil Okafor: Struggling In Brooklyn (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Wizards: Mike Scott, Quirky Locker Room Favorite (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/21/17

Antetokounmpo’s Playmaking Value  (from Nick Sciria, Nylon Calculus):
How Brett Brown Got The Sixers Through “The Process”  (from Jessica Camerato,
Why Embiid Can Be The MVP (from Matt Orminski, Hashtag Basketball):
 The Bucks Are The Only EC Team Keeping Pace With The Sixers (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Tyus Jones Has Earned His Opportunity (from Michael Marzec, Hashtag Basketball):
OJ Mayo Fights To Save His NBA Career (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Nets: Rebuilding From Ground Up (from Shaun Powell,
Nuggets: Making Small Steps Toward Greatness (from Matthew Huff, Nugg Love):
Steve Kerr Interview, Part II  (from Scott Ostler, SF Chronicle):
Raptors: Can Norman Powell Be The Difference Maker? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
Q&A: How Will The Tampering Charges Proceed? (from Ohm Youngmisuk/Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Ariza: Finally Getting His Due (from Kelly Iko,
The Pistons Traded Continuity For Possibility (from Keith Langlois,
2018 Draft: Are These Prospects Overhyped?  (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/13/17

Kenny Atkinson & The Art Of Empowerment (from Charles Maniego, Nets Daily):
Kings’ Rebuild & Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
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The Collected Wisdom Of Rick Barry (from Brett Dawson,
Yogi Ferrell’s New Role (from Ian Thomsen,
Abrines’ Offseason Work (from Nick Gallo,
Dakari Johnson Finally Gets His Chance (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
2018 Draft: The Best Prospect At Each Position (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
–  What Luke Babbitt Brings To ATL (from Brad Rowland/Wes Goldberg, Soaring Down South):
Extending Wiggins: An Unnecessary Risk?  (from Nate Wolf, Sports Quotient):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/14/17

Dennis Smith: The Perfect Next Face Of The Mavs (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
NBA Scouts On Dennis Smith, Jr. (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
FA Fit: CP3 On The Rockets (from Mike O’Connor, BBall Breakdown):
Ekpe Udoh Is Back, Better Than Ever (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
How Sean Marks Is Saving The Nets (from Morgan Dunn, Sir Charles In Charge):
A Fair Appraisal Of Nikola Jokic (from Paul Headley, 16 Wins):
The Cavs Are Standing Idle And It Might Cost Them LBJ (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The NBA’s New Breed Of Big Men: Joel Embid  (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Summer League Review (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):
LV Summer League Day 7 Standouts (from Sekou Smith,
6 Young Execs Likely To Become GMs (from Brian Rauf, Chat Sports):
Why Warriors Prefer Klay Thompson Over Paul George (from Monte Poole, csnbayarea):
Avery Bradley: Pistons May Have Found Their “Glue Guy”  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Celtics Trying To Utilize Zizic’s Strengths (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Lonzo Ball’s Agent Harrison Gaines Q & A (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/6/17 PART ONE

Give Danny Ainge His Due (from Chad Finn,
How Thibodeau Has Remade The Wolves (from Britt Robson, Minn Post):
Draft Risk Profiles (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Under The Radar Players To Watch In The LV Summer League (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Omri Casspi: A Legitimate Weapon, Not A Throwaway Signing, For The Dubs (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Best Of What’s Left Of Free Agents (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
The Nets’ Focus Is On Finding Players; Other Teams’ Cap Situations Isn’t Their Concern (from Derek James, The Step Back):
The Cavs’ Front Office Chaos (from Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report):
Agent Tells Hayward’s Side Of The Story (from Jody Genessy, Deseret News):
Fixing The Competitive Balance Problem (from Basketball Insiders):
Video Breakdown: Kevin Durant Transition Scoring Series (from Zak Boisvert,
Do Analytics Deserve A Seat At The Table? (from Steve Shea, Basketball Analytics):
Despite Major Improvements, Dakari Johnson Is Still On Outside Looking In (from Chris Reichert, 2Ways10Days):
Two Summer League Teams Equals Two Shots At NBA For Some Players (from Tim Reynolds, Associated Press):
Russ Smith Is Averaging 61.4 ppg in China (from Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo Sports):
Today we feature Basketball Intelligence Podcast #4 with special guest Fran Fraschilla. Following his distinguished career as head coach at Manhattan College, St. John’s and New Mexico, Fran joined ESPN where he serves as an analyst for Big 12 Games as well as covering the NBA draft and FIBA broadcasts.