Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/7/18

Capela: The Key To Rockets’ Defense (from Tim Cato, SB Nation):
HOU-UTA: Takeaways From Game 4 (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Mike D’Antoni Has Adapted To His Personnel (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
The Strategic Battle With The Horford Pick-And-Pop (from Coach Daniel):
4 Ways Horford Impacted Celtics Game 3 Win (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
How Brad Stevens Has Stopped The Sixers (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Game 3: The Brad Stevens Advantage (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Jayson Tatum’s Developmental Growth Spurt (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
Aron Baynes Make Real Plays, Not Highlight-Reel Plays (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Barry Larkin Is Impressed By His NBA-Playing Son (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Celtics: Showing True Value Of Regular Season (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Covington, Saric Must Do More In Game 4 (form Marc Narducci, Philly.com):
Q & A:  Rudy Gay (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Ranking The Top Ten Rookies By Star Potential (from Mike Schmitz/Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
The State Of Mental Health Care In The NBA (from Julie Kliegman, The Ringer):
Player Review: Domantas Sabonis (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Kokoskov’s Hiring Offers Clues To Suns’ Plans (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
He’s 7’2″ With An Efficient Post Game.  Why Aren’t NBA Teams Sold On Purdue’s Isaac Haas? (from CJ Moore, The Athletic):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/2/18

These Plays And Matchups Will Decide HOU-UTA & PHI-BOS (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Clint Capela is The Glue That Holds The Rockets Together (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Jazz: Adjustments For Game Two (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
The Defensive Move The Rockets Made To Stop Mitchell (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey: Values He Learned In Houston Are Never Far Away (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Celtics Exploited Matchup Advantages Many Didn’t See Coming (from Jay King, The Athletic):
The Sixers Can’t Scheme Horford Away (from Nekias Duncan, Clutch Points):
Sixers Want RoCo To Keep Firing Threes (from Marcus Hayes, philly.com):
Sixers: Searching For Answers (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Game One: How Celtics Silenced Sixers’ Threes (from Marc D’Amico, celtics.com):
Amir Johnson On Why His Former Team Keeps On Winning (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Family, Faith Pave Ojeleye’s Path (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Iguodala: Game Two Highlights (from watchbasketballvideos.com):
Warriors Thanos Has Arrived (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
CLE 113, TOR 112 (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Inside The Tension Between Kawhi Leonard & The Spurs (from Ramona Shelburne & Michael Wright, ESPN):
How Teams Are Using Shooters As Screeners To Great Effect (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
The Pacers Set A Foundation That Didn’t Cost Years Of Losing (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Pacers: Takeaways From Season-End Session With Pritchard, McMillan (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
Pacers Still Have Eyes For Elusive Stretch-Four (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Which Postseason Star Is The Real ROY? (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Heat’s Next Step Could Be Waiters’ Surgically Repaired Ankle (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Carmelo’s Failed OKC Experiment (from Rodger Sherman, The Ringer):
Carmelo Lacks Self-Awareness Of His Declining Status (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
Nuggets: Jokic Made Important Strides This Season (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
The Making Of Danny Green (from CJackson Cowart, Media Hub):
2018 Draft: Strengths & Weaknesses Of Top Prospect At Each Position (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Brian Grant Won’t Back Down From Parkinson’s Disease (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Hornets’ Managing Partner Curtis Polk (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):

 

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):