Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/14/18

Oladipo: Redefining His Career Through Biomechanics (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
PHI- MIA: A Study In Contrasts (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
– PHI-MIA preview (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Who Can Stop Ben Simmons? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Video Breakdown: Sixers’ Defense (from Ben Falk/Nick Sciria, Cleaning The Glass):
COY: The Case For Brett Brown (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
POR-NOP Preview (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
BOS-MIL Preview (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Brad Stevens: The Celtics’ Not-So-Secret-Weapon (from Matt Chin, Celtics Blog):
The Challenge Of Defending Giannis (from Owen Pence, Boston Globe):
Celtics’ Young Core Poised To Learn Playoff Lessons (from Jay King, The Athletic):
Horford Has To Headline (from Sam Sheehan, Celtics Blog):
TOR-WAS Preview (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Raptors Must Solve Beal (from William Lou, The Score):
HOU-MIN Preview (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
 – The Evolution Of Mike D’Antoni’s Offense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
The Impossible Task Of Guarding Harden, Explained By Players, Coaches (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
– Ariza Plays Understated But Key Role For Rockets (from Brian T. Smith, Houston Chronicle):
The Wolves Finally Get Their Moment, 14 Years In The Making (from Robert Mays, The Ringer):
How Can Cavs Replace Irving’s Production? (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
The Importance Of Jeff Green’s Defensive Versatility (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
1st Round Forecast (from David Berri, Forbes):
WC 1st Round Preview (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
EC 1st Round Preview (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
The Sidekicks Who Will Decide The Playoffs (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
GSW-SAS Preview (from Golden State Of Mind):
Jordan Bell: Prototype Of Centers To Come (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
OKC-UTA Preview (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Lonzo Ball’s Exit Interview (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Andre Ingram’s Long Road To The NBA (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
NBA Awards Ballot, Part Two (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Weeks 25/26 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Nuggets’ Young Core Is 100% Behind Coach Malone (from Harrison Wind, bsndenver.com):
Impact FAs Who Could Be Bargain-Bin Finds (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Grading The Hornets After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Grading The Bulls After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/8/18

Jazz’ Assistant Coach Johnnie Bryant Works Behind The Scenes But His Impact Is Unmistakable (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Everyone In The West Playoff Race Controls Their Own Destiny (from Tom Ziller, SB Nation):
Knee Expert Explains Irving’s Status & What Could Come Next (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Brad Stevens Sees Similarities Between Horford & Monroe (from Quenton Albertie, USA Today):
VanVleet: 6MOY? (from Curtis Rafter, Hashtag Basketball):
Observations From Jimmy Butler’s Return (from Kyle Ratke, Timberwolves.com):
Q & A: Jeff Green (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Q & A: Trey Burke (from Steve Serby, NY Post):
Knicks: Ntilikina’s Progress (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Clint Capela: Greatly Improved, But Just Scratching The Surface (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
How The NBA Schedule Rattled The Nuggets…And Their Opponents (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Tanking Has Become A Problem (from Al Iannazzone, Newsday):
The Evolution Of Jonas Valanciunas (from Mike Rouleau, Raptors HQ):
Heat: Adebayo Won’t Forget Where He Came From But His Sights Are Set On A Bright Future (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Wizards Struggle To Explain What’s Wrong (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
NBA Draft: International Prospect Scouting Reports (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The Sixers Have Six Picks In The 2018 Draft (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
Is Role Change The Culprit In Dinwiddie’s Drop-Off? (from Greg Logan, Newsday):

 

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

The Raptors’ Successful “Culture Reset”  (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Can Celtics’ Top-Ranked Defense Stop The Red-Hot Rockets? (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Rockets’ Revamped Defense (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
 Booker & Jackson: The 1st Two Pillars Of The Suns’ Timeline Are Set (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Sixers’ Sets Of The Week: Lobs, Hammer Action, End Of Game Plays (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):
Film Room: The Lakers’ Improvement In Transition (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
Video: The Hawks Unveil A New, Beautiful Play (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
Frank Mason: Kings’ Future Backup PG?  (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
It’s Time To Listen To Jaylen Brown (from Jared Weiss, USA Today):
Donovan Mitchell: “I Didn’t Expect Any Of This” (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
–  Hawks’ Jaylen Morris’ Unusual Road To The NBA (from Jack Goods, Buffalo News):
What D’Angelo Russell Needs To Fix To Be Great (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Bryant Stith & Sons At ODU (from Ed Miller, The Virginian-Pilot):
Emeka Okafor: After 4 Years Away, He Is Part Of Pels’ Lengthy Winning Streak (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
Q & A: Danny Green (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
6MOY Candidates (from Daniel Benjamin, Fadeaway World):
What Brett Brown Brings To The Sixers (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
Should Simmons Switch To Shooting Jumpers Right-Handed?  (from Eric Sidewater, Liberty Ballers):
How Replacing Booker With Ilyasova Benefits Simmons & Embiid  (from Rusty Gorelick, The Sixer Sense):
Richaun Holmes: The Waiting Game (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Knicks: Ntilikina May Be Better Off As SG (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
For Wade & The Heat, Less Is More (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Jonathan Isaac’s 1st Game Back: Rusty But Good (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Hezonja’s Interesting Upcoming Free Agency (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):

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):