Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/27/18

BOS: Tatum’s Defense On Butler Was Key In Xmas Day Win (from Nick Goss, NBC Sports):
DAL: Searching For Doncic’s Closest Historical Comparisons (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
*DEN: How Jokic Has Transformed The Nuggets’ Defense (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
DEN: Jamal Murray’s Desire To Be Great (from Holly Mackenzie, slamonline.com):
DET: Casey Sends Message By “Steadying Ship” With Bruce Brown  (from John Niyo, Detroit News):
GSW: Draymond & The Dubs Changed The League; Now They Have To Change Themselves (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
GSW: The DMC Experiment Is About To Get Very Interesting (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
LAC: Gallinari Has Been Essential To Clippers’ Success (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
LAL: Things To Know About LBJ’s Groin Strain (from Dr Rajpal Brar, Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: Grizzlies Need To Continue To Feed JJJ (from Anthony Sain, Mmephis Flyer):
MEM: JJJ Is Already “The Franchise” (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
MIN: After A Slow Start With The Wolves, Saric Has Found His Footing (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NYK: The Knicks Are Buying Into The Power Of Sleep (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
PHI: Should Simmons Take More Jump Shots? (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
PHI: Highlighting Chandler’s Performance Against The Celtics (from Jake Hyman, Liberty Ballers):
SAC: Welcome To The Buddy Hield Show (from Adi Brescic, Hoops Habit):
SAC: Q & A:  Kings’ Exec Vlade Divac (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
UTA: Rubio Determines The Flight Of The Jazz (from Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune):
*Dissecting 3 Effective ATO Sets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
The Maximum Available Cap Space For All 30 Teams (from Keith Smith, Real GM):
Tiny Archibald Has A New Heart — And A New Outlook (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
 
 
*Dissecting 3 Effective ATO Sets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers: )
 
 
*DEN: How Jokic Has Transformed The Nuggets’ Defense (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
 
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/22/18

CLE: The Cavs Are Still A Nightmare (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
DEN: Q & A: Sue Bird (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
GSW: Dubs Still Sputtering Without Curry & Green (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: Q & A: Kevin Durant (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
IND: Domantas Sabonis & The Art Of The Perfect Pass (from Tony East, BBall Index):
LAC: Clippers’ Bench Is Powering Their Success (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
LAL: A Diagnosis Of Lonzo Ball’s Jump Shot (from Alex Regla, BBall Index):
LAL: Isaac Bonga’s Impressive Growth In The G-League (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll ):
MIA: Does The Heat Need Another True PG?  (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
MIA: Duncan Robinson: Life On A Two-Way Contract (from Shandel Richardson, The Athletic):
MIL: Middleton Won’t Let Stardom & Max Deal Buzz Change Him (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):
NOP: The Pels Don’t Need Your Salary Dumps (from Preston Ellis, BBall Index):
NYK: Mudiay Is Finding His Touch (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
ORL: Vucevic Is Earning Recognition & Respect (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Bamba Shares A Unique Bond With Kawhi Leonard (from John Denton, magic.com):
SAC: The Kings’ Exciting Young Backcourt (from Nekias Duncan, Dime Mag):
SAC: An Early Evaluation Of MBIII (from Adi Brescic, Hoops Habit):
SAS: The Spurs’ Offensive Resurgence (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: The Raptors Are Deflection Junkies (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
UTA: Jazz Defense Fails Again Vs Kings (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Jazz Want Teams To Take Mid-Range Shots, But Not Have Such An Easy Time Making Them (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
Pick And Rolls With Empty Weak Side Are Being Used More Frequently (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Bob Cousy And Bill Russell: Linked By A Clock And A Letter, 53 Years Apart  (from Gary Pomerantz, NY Times):
9 Players Who Are Quietly Balling (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Why NBA Players Lob “Grenades” To Teammates Before Time Expires (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Clippers, Sixers, Evan Turner & More (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Teams That Can Make Money-Centric Trades This Season (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Jared Jeffries Was A Rising NBA Exec, Then He Decided To Embrace ESports (from Cary Chow, Washington Post):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/23/18 PART ONE

BOS: The Celtics’ Offense Is Failing Them (from Liam O’Brien, Hardwood Houdini):
BOS: Takeaways From Loss To ORL  (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
CLE: Give The Defense A Bit More Time For Corrections (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
MIA: The Rise Of Rodney McGruder (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
MIL: How The Bucks Have Reshaped Their Identity To Get The Best From Giannis (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
MIN: Tom Thibodeau & The Theory Of Defensive Evolution (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
MIL: DiVincenzo Is Making A Strong Early Impression  (from Kane Pitman, The Step Back):
MIN: Thibodeau: DRose, When Healthy, Will Be One Of Assn’s Best (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NYK: Dissecting The Ntilikina Question (from Jonathan Macri, Knicks Film School):
PHI: Inside The Embiid/Redick Two-Man Game (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
PHI: Observations From Wins Over CHI & ORL (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Fultz & The Sixers Have A Problem Of Overlap (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
PHI: Q & A: Landry Shamet (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
PHI: Covington Has Offered Most Return On Investment (from Josh Wilson, The Sixer Sense):
SAS: DeRozan, Spurs Embracing New Normals (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):
– SAS: Popovich Dials Up Old Play To Sink Lakers In OT (from William Lou, The Score):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.thescore.com/news/1635124
TOR: Kawhi: It Didn’t Take Long For it To Look Like 2017 Again (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Notes From NBA-TV’s Open Court,  2018 Coaches Edition (from Zak Boisvert/Jeff Steines, Pick And Pop):
Answering The Big Questions After The First Week (from MacMullan, Arnovitz, Pelton, MacMahon, Herring, ESPN):
Answering Questions About The Scoring Binge (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Full Team-By-Team Roster & Salary Breakdown (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Q & A: Chris Bosh (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
Projecting The Leading Shooters At Each Position (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
What Is The NBA Maximum Salary? (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/2/18

LBJ To The Lakers:
Making Sense Of The Cap (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Breaking Down The Lakers’ Cap Situation (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Will DMC Be The Lakers’ Next Target?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Where Do The Cavs Go Next? (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Inside The Cavs’ Draft (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
Free Agency Tracker/Analysis (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):  https://theathletic.com/415893/2018/07/01/nba-free-agency-tracker-analysis-of-the-deals-you-need-to-know/
VanVleet Deal Suggests Raptors Are Doubling Down On 59-Win Core (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
Why Didn’t The Blazers Re-Sign Ed Davis? (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Which Teams Had Cap Space & How Are They Using It?  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Should OKC Stretch Melo?  (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Nabbing Tyreke Would Give OKC A Competitive Edge (from Benjamin McCoy, Thunderous Intentions):
After “Redshirt Year”, Frank Jackson Is Ready to Begin His NBA Career On Court This Week (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/26/18

Robert Williams: Following DeAndre Jordan’s Path  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Will Robert Williams Develop Into A Capela Clone?  (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Why The Mavs Are The Right Fit For Luka (from David Griffin, Dallas Morning News):
Wendell Carter Is A Different Type Of Modern Big Man (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Why Trae Young’s Best Days Have Yet To Come (from Adam Spinella, Clutch Points):
The Nuggets Have Locked Down Nikola Jokic (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
MJP’s Waiting Game (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Inside the Rockets’ Proposal To Flip The Draft & Free Agency (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Keita Bates-Diop Is A Story Of Resilience (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Wizards’ Pick Troy Brown Is Eager To Prove He Belongs (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Dubs’ Pick Jacob Evans Brings Toughness, Grit (from Ryan Gorcey, SF Examiner):
Pistons’ Pick Khyri Thomas: Defense Is Part Of His DNA (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Q & A: Pacers’ Pick Alize Johnson (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
What Value Does Wanamaker Have In Boston? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
How Ryan Broekhoff Is Following In Joe Ingles’ Footsteps (from Damien Arsenis, The Pick And Roll):
Oladipo: Still Seeking Improvement (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
How Much Do The Heat Need Ellington To Stay? (from Patrick Miller, Nylon Calculus):
Olynyk Has Found His Groove (from JJ Adams, The Province):
Jazz’ Preseason Preview (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
How Boston & Philadelphia Can Avoid OKC’s Fate (from Ben Mertens, Welcome To Loud City):
On The Eve Of Marcus Smart’s Free Agency, The Celtics Should Remember The Kendrick Perkins Trade (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Teams Entering Franchise-Altering Free Agency (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):