Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/5/18

Steve Nash: Tough Love From Don Nelson Influenced Him (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
The Jazz Are Title Contenders (from Chris Herring, FiveThrtyEight):
Shabazz Napier: Brooklyn’s Secret Weapon Off The Ball?  (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Julius Randle: Just Getting Started In New Orleans (from William Guillory, The Athletic):
How Can Giannis Improve This Year?  (from Theodore Konstantellos, Behind The Buck Pass):
Bucks: Building Around Giannis (from Bryan Toporek, Clutch Points):
Grant Hill’s Brilliance With The Pistons (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Q & A:  Ray Allen (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
Q & A: Lonnie Walker (from nicekicks.com):
The Most Important Numbers For Each Spur In 2018-19  (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
Pacers: McMillan Knows The Coaching Longevity Formula  (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Sixers’ Muscala: Well-Positioned For A Successful Season (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Film Room: What James Ennis Brings To The Rockets (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
Celtics Film School: Marcus Smart (from Andrew Doxy, Celtics Blog):
Wolves’ Player Profile: Derrick Rose  (from Dane Moore/Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
The Friendship That Sent Rick Welts To The HOF  (from Maggie Hendricks, For The Win):
Clippers Retrospective: DeAndre Jordan (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
Q & A: Greg Kelser (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Big3 Exit Interview: Ice Cube & The League’s Top Brass (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/22/18

Grading The Draft:
Six Big 1st Round Winners (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The Draft’s Biggest Steals (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
What Robert Williams Brings To The Celtics (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
How The Draft Sets Up Trades And Free Agency (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Sixers’ Draft Deals Were Made To Set Up Chase For Star Free Agent (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
What Zhaire Smith Brings To The Sixers (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Drew Hanlen: The Basketball Whisperer (from Matthew Giles, The Step Back):
The Unbearable Tedium Of Waiting To Hear Your Name Called In The Draft (from Charlotte Wilder, Sports Illustrated):
Doncic Almost Makes Your Forget That He’s Only 19 (from Tim Cato, The ASthletic):
Doncic Scouting Report (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
How Drawing Up A Play In The Interview Process Helped Sell The Wizards On Troy Brown (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Best Undrafted Free Agents (from Shiloh Carder, Yardbarker):
While Navigating A Storm, The Spurs Welcomed A Hurricane (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
MPJ At 14: Steal Or Buyer Beware?  (from Injury Insight):
Nuggets Nab MPJ At 14 (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Holiday Should Look Familiar To Pacers (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Grizzlies’ Offseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/19/18

Jaylen Brown Is Relentless (from Michael DePrisco, Celtics Blog):
What Boston’s Defense Is Doing To LBJ (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Video: ECF Game Two Film Thread (from Mike Zavagno):
Lue Wants Cavs To Speed Things Up (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Video: Brad Stevens Has Mastered The Timeout (from Chauncey Billups, ESPN):
Marcus Morris: Embracing The Playoff Challenge (from Jay King, The Athletic):
How Terry Rozier’s Bond With His Sister Has Shaped Them Both (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
What To Watch For As WCF Resumes (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Warriors: Too Much Iso-KD? (from Carson Parodi, Golden Gate Sports):
WCF: Showing Multiple Bodies (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Curry Isn’t Worried About His Offensive Struggles (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Sixers’ Playoff Lesson: Embiid’s Post-Ups & Passing (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
Q & A: DeMarcus Cousins (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Big Men In The Draft (from Sam Smith, Bulls.com):
Clippers Value The 30 Minutes They Got With Each Prospect At The Combine (from Broderick Turner, LA Times):
Which Players Without Agents Helped Or Hurt Their Stock At The Combine? (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
At The Combine, Mystery Can Be More Valuable Than Getting On The Court (from Jesse Dougherty, Washington Post):
Why The NBA Abandoned Roy Hibbert (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Suns’ Offseason Preview (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Knicks’ Offseason Preview (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
The Basketball Community Says Goodbye To Bret Bearup (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
NOTE: Bret was a great friend to Basketball Intelligence.  We appreciated his support and wise counsel. He will be greatly missed.  R.I.P.
Season Review: Andre Roberson (from Alex McEwen, Thunderous Intentions):
NBA’s Two-Way Contract Provides Challenges, Opportunities  (from Hunter Robinson, Cronkite News):
The Euroleague Players Association Is Formally Launched (from Emmet Ryan, Ball In Europe):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/15/18

Game One Difference: The Celtics’ Effort And Execution (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Celtics Have The Depth To Defend LBJ In Ways Pacers & Raptors Couldn’t (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
The Celtics Look A Lot Like The Warriors (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Cavs Know Their Limited Defense Must Be Supported By Elite Offense (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Cavs: Is Tristan Thompson The Answer?  (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Horford Doubters Are Missing The Point (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
GSW 119, HOU 106:
Mbah A Moute’s Shoulder Condition Remains An Issue (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
The Midrange Shot Isn’t Dead (from Zito Madu, SBNation):
Nets’ Chief Scout Gregg Polinsky: Ton Of Work Left Before Ranking Prospects  (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
How The NBA, MLB Are Lobbying States To Cash In On Sports Betting (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Previewing The Euroleague Final Four (from Emmet Ryan, Ball In Europe):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/16/18

Playoff Implications Of The Full-Strength Standings (from Ben Taylor, Nylon Calculus):
Playoffs: Day One Observations (from Zach Harper, FRSHoops):
Wizards Learn They Can’t Just Focus On Raptors’ Star Guards (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Led By Holiday, Defense Was Foundation Of Pels’ Game One Win (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
POR-NOP: Defending The Rim Out Of Pick & Roll (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Playoffs: Day Two Observations (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
BOS 113, MIL 107 (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Al Horford Does It All In Game One Victory (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Celtics Survive Insane Late-Game Sequence (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Why Fultz Remained Positive Amidst Chaos (from Zack Rosenblatt, NJ.com):
How Important Is Fultz To A Deep Playoff Run? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Ben Simmons Is Making His Opponents Look Like A Bunch Of Rookies (from Zito Madu, SB Nation):
HOU 104, MIN 101 (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
D’Antoni’s Innovation Leads The Rockets (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Clint Capela: The Sky’s The Limit (from Brian T. Smith, Houston Chronicle):
OKC 116, UTA 108 (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
IND 98, CLE 80 (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Draft Sleepers From The Portsmouth Invitational (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Why Ime Udoka Should Be An NBA Head Coach (from Francis Okupa, ESPN):
How Quin Snyder & His Staff Evolved Into A Playoff Ready Team of Their Own (from Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune):
Quin Snyder: From Breaking It To Making It In The NBA (from Kent Babb, Washington Post):
What Can Be Drawn From Nets’ Late String Of Wins? (from Zack Collura, Nothin But Nets):
Grading The Cavs After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Grading The Mavs After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):