Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/2/18

League Pass Rankings, Part Two (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BKN: No Limits When Experimenting With Lineups (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
BKN: Nets’ Forward Options (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
BOS: Bench Role Hasn’t Sapped Rozier’s Energy (from Scott Souza, Providence Journal):
BOS: Yabusele Improves His Game (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Globe):
CHA: Hornets’ Plan For Miles Bridges Is Changing Already (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Splitting The Starting Center Job (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: The Cavs’ New Offense (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Notable Aspects Of Preseason Win Over LAL (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
GSW: How Curry’s Usage Has Evolved (from Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Quinn Cook Found His Place In Golden State (from Jake Paynting, Def Pen):
MIA: Duncan Robinson Now Slinging Instead Of Sprinting  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIA: Winslow Can Fill In All The Blanks (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
MIL: Bucks’ Players Like Budenholzer’s “Daily Vitamins”  (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: Star Track: Anthony Davis (from The Ringer):
ORL: Film Room At Sixers: Bamba, Vucevic & Ross (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Grading The Magic’s Roster (from NBA Math):
PHI: Monday’s Game Analysis: Fultz, Shamet, Embiid (from David Murphy,  philly.com):
PHI: Fultz Looks Set For Breakout Year Alongside Simmons (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
PHI: Improved Post Play Should Be A Focus For Simmons (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Unlike Fultz, Simmons Not Going To Start Launching Threes (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
PHI: JJ Redick Is More Than Just A Mentor To Sixers’ Young Players (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
SAS: When It Comes To D, Spurs Aim To Reload, Not Rebuild  (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
SAS: Can Dejounte Murray Lead Spurs Into New Era? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
TOR:  New Role For Siakam Could Have Big Benefits For Raptors (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
TOR: Raptors’ Playbook: Halfcourt Season Preview (from Cooper Smither, Raptors Republic):
UTA: Joe Ingles: Most Unappreciated Star?  (from Micah Adams, Sporting News):
UTA: Can The Jazz Attack Switching Defenses Effectively? (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Offseason Boxing Workouts Help Gobert On The Court (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
UTA: Ricky Rubio: Case Study In Confidence (from Dan Godziszewski, 94 Feet Report)):
10 Candidates For A Bounce-Back Season (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 81-90  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net ):
Hoop Dreams: Why Basketball Never Sleeps (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
How Can We Best Measure Individual Defensive Impact? (from Daniel Massop, Nylon Calculus):
How Can An Analytic Approach Be Applied To Player Psychology?  (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/8/18

Durant Makes The Impossible Look Easy (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
LBJ, Iguodala & Basketball IQ (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
Draymond Makes The Warriors’ Defense Unique (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Korver: Unable To Shake Free From Warriors’ Clutches (from SteveAschburner, NBA.com):
Video Breakdown: Steph’s Impact Without Shots (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Sammy Gelfand, GSW’s Manager Of Analytics: The Left Side Of Steve Kerr’s Brain (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
How Science Helps The Warriors Sleep Their Way To Success (from Robbie Gonzalez, Wired):
Kerr Speaks Truth To Power – And His Players Respect Him For It (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Ty Lue’s Long, Strange Trip (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Why The Defining Game Of The Dubs’ Dynasty Was A Loss (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Why The NBA Shuffled Its Best Ref Off The Floor Into The League Office (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Offseason Preview: Pistons (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Celtics’ Free Agency: Aron Baynes (from Tom Westerholm, MassLive):
Patience Is The Key To The Suns’ Future (from Daniel Volpone, Valley Of The Sun):
The Colangelo Twitter Saga: What Actually Happened (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
Sixers’ Front Office Is On The Clock With Huge Stakes (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
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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, csnphilly.com):
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, NBA.com):
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, 94feetreport.com):
The Pistons Traded Continuity For Possibility (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
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):
Read it here:  http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/08/12/vlade-divac-and-sacramento-kings-royal-rebuild/4mL0enW0GpZy2yv9wSwPqO/story.html

The Collected Wisdom Of Rick Barry (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Yogi Ferrell’s New Role (from Ian Thomsen, NBA.com):
Abrines’ Offseason Work (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
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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