Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/20/17

Durant: Playing Like An MVP In Steph’s Absence (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
On Rotations, Rest & Ramifications For The Timberwolves (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
Grading The 2017 First Round Draft Picks So Far (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Gordon Hayward’s Immense Pride & Unspeakable Agony (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Jayson Tatum’s 3-Point Efficiency (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
CP3’s Presence Has Restructured Harden’s Minutes (from Max Croes, The Dream Shake):
Wizards: Three Troubling Stats (from Kenny Chapman, Wiz Of Awes):
Bucks: Brogdon’s Defensive Struggles (from Max Carlin, Behind The Buck Pass):
Book Excerpt: Betaball: How Data Saved The Warriors (from Eric Malinowski,Wired.com):
An Early Look At Kawhi’s Return (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Dejounte Murray: Poised To Breakout?  (from Taylor Young, Pounding The Rock):
It’s Mirotic’s Moment (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Jerry Reinsdorf On The Bulls’ Rebuild (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Q & A: Eric Bledsoe (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Joe Ingles: Role Player Extraordinaire (from Paul Headley, 16 ins):
Finding Tristan Thompson’s Ideal Role Will Require Patience, Experimentation  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Josh Huestis’ Potential (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
After The Loss Of His Mother, A New Ricky Rubio (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Oladipo Gets His Opportunity & Breaks Out (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
What’s Going On With The Pelicans’ Rotations?  (from Jason Quigley, Locked On Pelicans):
Are The Kings Really A Young Team? (from Otis, Sactown Royalty):
Getting To Know Bogdan Bogdanovic (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Q & A: Marc Gasol (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Video Breakdown: Warriors’ OT Switching Confusion Vs. Lakers (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Has MKG’s “Unfixable” Flaw Been Fixed? (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Kris Dunn’s Improvement (from Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune):
How The Thunder Reversed Its “Clutch Curse” (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
The Thunder Need To Play Faster (from Tony Heim, Thunderous Intentions):
Orlando Magic Playbook: The Power Of Switching  (From Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Kennard Not Fazed By SVG’s Demanding Ways (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
How Kyle Collinsworth Earned A Two-Way Contract With The Mavs (from Jay Yeomans, jmoneysports.com):
Lance Stephenson’s Mid-Range Shooting (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/2/17 PART TWO

Schedule Alert: Games Tired Teams Should Lose In December (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Brad Stevens Trusts Jayson Tatum (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Frank Ntilikina: Experiencing Growing Pains  (from Ashwin Ramnath, Daily Knicks):
Andrew Wiggins’ Shot Selection (from Logan Metzger, Dunking With Wolves):
Donovan Mitchell Has Been A Dominant Scorer All Season (form Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Kenny Atkinson’s Parallels to Budenholzer (from Alex Squadron, NYPost):
Timberwolves’ Video Breakdown” “Fist 52” Play Series (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
–  Why Teams Shouldn’t Mimic Hack-A-Ben Strategy (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
It’s Time To Free Otto Porter (from defpen.com):
Randle’s Versatility: Key To Lakers’ Defensive Success (from Joey Ramirez, Lakers.com):
Ask Sam Mailbag (from Sam Smith,  bulls.com):
G-League Gains Importance (from Paul Coro, LA Times);
Nick Calathes: The New Euro PG King (from Dionysis Aravantinos, Eurohoops.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/2/17 PART ONE

The Rockets Are Terrifying (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Derrick Favors’ Resurgence (from Shams Charania, Yahoo Sports):
How Much Has The Cavs’ Defense Truly Improved During The Win Streak? (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
The Flaw In The Hornets’ Defensive Scheme (from Jon DeLong, t The Hive):
Donovan Mitchell: Star In The Making (from Duncan Smith, BBall Breakdown):
Adebayo: Welcome To A Bigger Role (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
Adebayo Shines On Defense Vs. Dwight Howard (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Why The NBA Is Calling Way More Travelling  (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
Spurs’ Playbook: The Power Of The Drive & Kick (from Mark Travis, Pounding The Rock):
Spurs: So Far So Good (from Ethan Farina, Air Alamo):
GSW: Jordan Bell Expected To Receive More Consistent Minutes (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Sixers: Amir Johnson Is Providing More Than Just Locker Room Presence  (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Player Contract Bonuses To Watch (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
TOR 120, IND 115 (from William Lou, Medium):
Diagnosing & Solving The Magic’s Defensive Problems  (form Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
“Why I’m Optimistic About G-League’s Future” (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Is It Time For The Clippers To “Trust The Process”?  (from Bryan Toporek, BBall Breakdown):
4 Players Off To Amazing Starts Who You Need To Watch (from Cato/Wedworth/Ellentuck, SBNation):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/16/17 PART TWO

Timberwolves’ Film Breakdown: Mixing Up The Pick-And-Roll (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Each Team’s Biggest Question Mark (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
How Kemba Walker Grew Into A Star (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Inside The Celtics’ Win Streak (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
Celtics: The Only Team That Has Improved All 4 Defensive Factors (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Jayson Tatum: Making It Look Easy (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
The Current Warriors’ Broadcasters Had A Front-Row Seat When The Dubs Stunk (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Speights Personifies Orlando’s Depth (from Luke Duffy, Orlando Magic Daily):
–  The Bad Teams’ Little Things To Appreciate (from Jacob Doole, Sir Charles In Charge):
Follow Ben Simmons Into The Future (from Phillip Barnett, Yardbarker):
Rondo Gives The Pels A “Floor General”  (from Hunter Noll, Pelican Debrief):
Wade Has Become LBJ’s Backup (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
–  The Sixers’ Eurostashees  (from Kevin Rice, Liberty Ballers):
Luke Kennard: Cracking SVG’s Circle Of Trust (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
The Wizards’ Defensive Revival (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/12/17 PART ONE

Andre Drummond: Point Center (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Andre Drummond’s Most Impressive Statistic (from Shameek Mohile, Piston Powered):
Cavs’ Versatile Crowder Working To Get Comfortable In Many Roles (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Should The Cavs Give John Holland A Shot? (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Cavs Celebrate All The Ways Korver Helps Them Win (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Aaron Gordon Leads The NBA In 3-Point Shooting (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Blazers: Still Struggling To Attack The Rim (from Raymond Simms, Hoops Habit):
UTA 114, BKN 106  (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
Sixers’ Monstars Unit Is Crushing The Competition (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Carlisle On Noel’s DNP: Minutes Have To Be Earned (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
What’s Behind Mudiay’s Hot Shooting?  (from Daniel C. Lewis, Denver Stiffs):
The Full Jokic Highlight Reel (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Dillon Brooks Is Impressing The Grizzlies (from Steve Mims, registerguard.com):