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):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/25/17

Jazz’ International Scouting Pays Off Handsomely (from Kyle Goon, sltrib.com):
Lessons For PGs From NBA’s Finest (from Tania Ganguli, LATimes):
Ntilikina: Ready For A Larger Role (from Jared Mintz, Fanrag Sports):
Film Study: Ntilikina Vs Irving (from Jeffrey Bellone, The Knicks Wall):
James Harden’s Shooting Evolution (from Jared Mintz, Fanrag Sports):
Josh Richardson Is Answering One Of The Heat’s Toughest Questions (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Video Breakdown: Anthony Tolliver’s Defense Vs. Porzingis (from Mike Snyder, Detroit bad Boys):
Can The Rockets Beat The Warriors? (from Brady Klopfer, Golden State of Mind):
Why Yogi Ferrell Is A High-Level Shooter (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
Weekly Roundup (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Thunder: Little Changes Make A Big Difference  (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
How To Get The Celtics Back On Track (from AK, Medium):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/22/17

Inside Houston’s Shot To Stop The Dubs (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Ball Movers, Black Holes, Warriors Blocks (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Lakers: Kuzma’s Potential Was On Full Display (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Suns: Troy Daniels Is Playing A Crucial Role With Booker Out (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Finding Bright Spots In The Suns (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Q & A: Quentin Richardson (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):
Developing Ben Simmons’ Jump Shot (from Chris Vito, Delco Times):
Donovan Mitchell is The Lifeblood Of The Jazz’ Offense  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Video Breakdown: How Klay & KD Slogged Through The Memphis Mud (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Friday Film: Single/Double (And Inverted), Dummy Step Up  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Examining The Nets (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
The Nets Have A Modern Offensive Scheme, But Is It The Right One? (from Brian Sampson, BBall Breakdown):
CLE 115, CHI 112 (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Mike Scott’s Comeback Season (from Kevin Parrish, Jr, Bullets Forever):
Video: The Worst Defensive Duo (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Meet Nets’ Color Commentator Sarah Kustok (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Celtics’ Bench Struggles Without Marcus Morris (from Brendan Ronan, Celtics Life):
Gordon Hayward: Improving Every Day (from gordonhayward20.life):
Celtics Have The NBA’s Most Surprising Big Three (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Sixers: The Value That Saric Brings (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
By The Numbers: Breaking Down The Pacers’ Early Season Success (from Jacob Breece, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
The Week In Review (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
The Blazers Are Taking A Different Road To The Same Destination (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
How Dwyane Wade Reinvented Himself (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Getting The Most Out Of NBA Lineups With Machine Learning (from Michael Watson, ZigZag Analytics):
Players Who Took Preps-To-Overseas Route (from Nick Birdsong, Sporting News):
Trey Lyles: Making The Most Of His Opportunity (from Aniello Piro, Mile High Sports):