Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/14/18 PART TWO

The Chris Paul Experiment Has Been A Huge Success (from Ben Taylor, Nylon Calculus):
James Harden: Taking A Step Back Helped Him Take A Giant Step Forward (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Harden & Curry Have The Best Step-Back Jumpers (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Week 17 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Emeka Okafor’s 4-Year Journey Of Perseverance (from Rich Kraetsch, The Step Back):
Sixers: Super Dario (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
Fultz Significantly Altered His Jump Shot Over The Summer (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
Timberwolves: Tyus Jones Has Carved Out His Niche (from Shaker Samman, The Ringer):
Pistons: Andre Drummond, NBA’s Best Rebounder Is Now Important Offensively (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sports):
Pistons Can’t Afford Many More Losses (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Oladipo’s Three-Point Shooting Has Regressed Each Month This Season (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Hezonja Is Finally Making Strides (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Quick Hits Of The Lakers’ Week (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
Lakers: Nance & Randle: A Partnership That Never Evolved (from Jacob Rude, Lakers Outsiders):
Cavs: New Additions Have Exceeded Expectations (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
The Trade Deadline Brought Out The JR Smith The Cavs Need (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Celtics: Broadening Perspective With Player-Run Practices (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
How Justin Patton Has Fared In The G-League (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Head Coaches Around The NBA Continue To Praise Kenny Atkinson  (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Jazz: Impact Of The Crowder Trade (from Clint Johnson, Salt City Hoops):
Jaren Jackson, Jr: Most Versatile Big Man In The 2018 Draft?  (from Brandon Jefferson, The Step Back):
Newlywed NBA Referees Holtkamp & Sterling Balance Love & Basketball (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/23/18

What’s Changed For Lou Williams? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
The Warriors’ Defense Is Tough To Crack (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
The Rockets Are A Legitimate Threat To The Warriors (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Mbah A Moute Has Been Key Since Returning (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
What Are The Keys To Being An Elite Shot-Blocker?  The Best Share Their Secrets (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Coach Kevin Boyle’s Never-Ending Stream Of Top NBA Draft Picks (from Adam Zagoria, Bleacher Report):
How Do You Fix A Problem Like The Cavs?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
It’s Proving Time For Kings’ Young Players (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Analyzing The WC Middle, Part One: OKC (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
How Good Are The Raptors? (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Q & A:  Jimmy Butler (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Time For The Celtics To Make A Trade (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Struggling Celtics Have Hayward-Sized Hole (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Bulls: Jerian Grant Is Coming Into His Own (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Zach Lowe’s All-Star Starters & Reserves (from ESPN):
Why The Bucks Fired Kidd (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
What’s Next For The Bucks? (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Part-Time Blazers Job Turned Into 30-Year NBA Career For Dan Burke (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Journeymen & Glue Guys Q & As, Part One: Shane Battier (from Steve McPherson, Medium):
Mike Conley Q & A (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Spencer Dinwiddie: Flourishing With The Nets (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
Nate McMillan Reflects On His Coaching Career, Part Two (from AKicks, Blazers’ Edge/Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
TLC Finally Flashed Potential (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Have The Nets Made Joe Harris Too Valuable To Keep? (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

Khem Birch’s Hustle & Energy Are Helping The Magic (from John Denton, magic.com):

Last Seven Games: Magic Rank First In Paint Points (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
DPOY Watch (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Wolves: More Consistent Playing Time For MGH?  (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
For Arcidiacono, It’s About The Intangibles (from Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune):
Nets: RHJ’s Mid-Season Review (from Lance Roberson, Brook-Lin.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/17/18

Nuggets: The Unconventional Efficiency Of Gary Harris (from Max Carlin, Nugg Love):

Raptors: Offensive Makeover Is Going Well, But Could Be Stalled By Lack Of Shooters (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Raptors’ Midseason Report Card (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Wright, VanVleet Leading Raptors Bench To New Heights (from Faizan Hasnany, NBA Math):
The Raptors’ Improved Defensive Identity: Switching, Communication, Versatility, Intensity  (from Gabe Nisker, RaptorsHQ):
The Rockets Are Finally Getting Healthy (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
Pelicans:  AD & DMC Are Twin Towers For The Modern NBA (from Seth Rosenthal/Mike Prada, SBNation):
Bulls: LaVine Eager To Prove He’s More Than A Dunk Contest Icon (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
Rookie Status Update: Jordan Bell (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Bogdan Bogdanovic: The Best Rookie No One Is Talking About (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Hawks: Rookie Road Finally Leads To Playing Time For Tyler Dorsey (from Chris Vivlamore, ajc.com):
Every GM’s Trade Deadline History (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Q & A: Joe Harris (from Sam Blum, Daily Progress):
Scouting International Prospects For Future Drafts  (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Mo Bamba Is The Draft’s Freakish Defensive Star (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
The NBA’s International Takeover: How Marciuionis Opened Pandora’s Box  (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Video Breakdown: Steph Guards DeRozan, Draymond Wrecks Raptors (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Good, Bad, Ugly Of OKC’s Offense (from Kelly Scaletta, Dime Mag):
OKC: Donovan Likes His All-Bench Lineup (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
The Problem With How Assists Are Awarded (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Inside The Film Room With Kenny Atkinson (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
  NBA G-League All-2018 Showcase Teams (from gleague.nba.com):
G-League: It’s Been A Long Road For Damion Lee (from Blake Murphy, The ASthletic):
Basketball Dictionary: Pick & Roll Defense:”Under-Two” (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of JoJo White, who passed away on Tuesday:

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/12/18 PART ONE

How The Heat Get Wayne Ellington Open (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Chris Paul & The Pursuit Of Passing Perfection (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
How The Timberwolves Have Improved Their Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Gerald Green: Looking For Work One Minute, Lighting Up The NBA The Next (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
Is Kris Dunn Part Of The Bulls’ Future?  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Kyrie Irving Explains Brad Stevens’ Greatness (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Jaylen Brown’s Impact On The Celtics’ Success (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Joel Embiid Is Making A DPOY Push (from Tony East, Def Pen):
What It’s Like To Be Mentioned In Trade Rumors (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Kings’ Rookies: Midseason Report  (from Anthony Cardenas, Hashtag Basketball):
David West’s Quiet Brilliance (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
The Genius Of Masai Ujiri (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Podcast With Guest Ben Falk (from David Locke, Locked On NBA):
Can The Cavs’ Defense Be Fixed?  (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
What Is Ailing The Cavs? (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Are These The Answers The Cavs Are Searching For?  (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Cavs Look More Vulnerable Than In The Past (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Pop: Overcoaching Played A Role In Aldridge’s Struggles  (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Durant’s Path To 20,000: A Case Study In Efficiency (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
G-League Showcase: Day 1 Recap (from Alex Busch, gleague.nba.com):
Top Prospects Denied G-League Eligibility  (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
What’s Behind Trae Young’s Star Potential (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Jazz’ Royce O’Neale: Proving Worthy Of Extended Minutes (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
How Should The Sixers Use Their 4 2018 Second Round Draft Picks?  (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/3/18

What Kyrie Hopes To Find In Boston (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Does Irving Play Differently In Boston: 25 NBA Players Weigh In (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
IT Gives The Cavs A New Dimension (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
Kris Dunn’s Development (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
What Can NBA Teams Learn From Kuzma & Bell For The Next Draft? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
DeRozan’s Evolving Game Keys Raptors’ Culture Change (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
John Wall’s Shot Blocking (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
A Unique Strategy Is One Of Dubs’ Secrets To Prolonged Success (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Dubs Are Making Shots At Historic Rate (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Kyle Kuzma’s Ascendance (from Katie Baker, The Ringer):
Without Oladipo, The Pacers Have A Thin Margin Of Error (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Will The Lakers Ignore The Realities Of Team-Building? (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Reggie Bullock: Capitalizing On Opportunity (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
Finding A Bigger Offensive Role For Jayson Tatum (from Danny Emerman, The Ringer):
Tatum, Mitchell & Kuzma Take Different Paths To First Year Success (from Mitch Lawrence, Sporting News):
Sixers: How Brett Brown Uses Schoolteacher Tactics With Young Team (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Adebayo Has Helped The Heat Lead The League In Screen Assists (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Dellavedova Has Turned His Time Away Into Production (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
Nuggets Need To Get More Players Into The Rotation (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
Redick: Preparation Helps Deal With Highs And Lows (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
Unlocking Saric (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Basketball Dictionary: Weak (Defense) (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Warriors’ General Counsel Was An Underground Rapper (from Melissa Rohlin, Mercury News):
G-League: Kennedy Meeks’ Improvement (from Andrew Damelin, Raptors Republic):