Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/27/17

Live Ball Turnovers Can Mean Death For The Sixers (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):

The Checklist For Keeping Embiid Ready To Play (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Dinwiddie: The Nets Have Unearthed A Star-Level PG  (from Miles Wray, The Step Back):
Scouting The Top International Targets For NBA Rosters For Next Season (Non-2018 Draft Players) (From Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Wayne Ellington’s 3-Point Shooting (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Hawks: Taurean Prince Is Quietly Making A Leap (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Machine Learning: Getting The Most Out Of Maimi Heat Lineups (from Michael Watson, ZigZag Analytics):
Video Breakdown: Jordan Bell In Xmas Crunch Time (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
In A Changing NBA, Pachulia & McGee Try To Adapt To Stay Relevant (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
The Brandon Paul Way (from Jabari Young, Express-News):
With Fewer 3-Pointers, Better Passes, Roberson Is Boosting The Thunder’s Offense (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
When Westbrook Is Locked In, Thunder’s Defense Hits Another Level (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Have The Thunder Figured It Out? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Inside The Rule Book: Continuation (from Joe Borgia, NBA.com):
Kris Dunn Continues To Mature & Improve (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
–  Jayson Tatum’s Post Scoring: A Marker Of Continued Growth (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Wire):
Knicks: Hardaway Is Sorely Missed (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Raptors: Dwane Casey Wisely Leans On His Coaching Staff (from Doug Smith, The Star):
Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Mavericks: The Growing Pains Of Grooming Dennis Smith, Jr (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Are The Pelicans Maximizing DMC? (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Jimmy Butler Is The Solution For Every Wolves’ Problem (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Timberwolves: Georges-Hunt Can Be A Serviceable Role Player (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
The Fantastical Adventures Of Fabulous Flournoy (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Heat Check: Dragic, Adebayo Updates  (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Sixers Should Hold On To Saric (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/28/17

Warriors Make The Most Of Their Talent With Historic Assist Rate (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Video: Secrets To The Warriors’ Offense (from Steve Kerr/Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
12 Players Who Could Breakout This Season (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
How An NBA Video Coordinator Reconciles Stats & Eye Test  (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Thunder: Lineup Versatility Is No Longer A Weakness (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Cavs: Wade Alone Won’t Move The Needle (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Cavs Set All-Time Record For Corner Threes (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Clippers: How Things Will Be Different Without Chris Paul  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Cousins’ Weight Loss Could Lead To Pelicans’ Transformation (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
Nuggets:  Why Mason Plumlee Could Be Worth Every Penny (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Ben Simmons: Mismatch Nightmare (from Bob Ford, Philly.com):
Earl Watson On Josh Jackson: “A Superstar Waiting To Happen”  (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
Celtics: Marcus Smart Got A Key Assist From Chauncey Billups This Offseason (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Finally Healthy, Jodie Meeks Aims To Give Wizards The Shooter They Targeted  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
What Kennard Brings To The Pistons (from Jamie Delancey, Detroit Bad Boys):
Most Important Training Camp Decisions, Questions For Every Team (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Thunder: How To Incorporate Carmelo (from Kenneth Teape, Hoops Habit):
Suns Look To Use Blistering Pace (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
The Rise, Fall & Possible Redemption Of Brandon Jennings  (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
A Day In The Life Of Chris Brickley (from Justin Tinsley, The Undefeated):
Automatic NBA Scouting With Machine Learning (from Michael Watson, Zig Zag Analytics):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/6/17

The NBA’s Coming Attractions At Eurobasket 2017  (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
What Makes Luka Doncic Special (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Jimmy Butler Has Something To Say (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Pistons Banking On Reggie Jackson Regaining Magic  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Predicting The Next Second Round All-Stars (from Lang Greene, Basketball Insiders):
The 50 Most Interesting Players In European Hoops: 21-30  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Balancing The Value Of Scoring Volume Vs. Scoring Efficiency (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
5 Young FAs Who Are Still Available (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Trading For Irving Was The Only Move Left For The Celtics (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Isaiah Thomas’ Fit With The Cavs (from Cranjis McBasketball, Real Ball Insiders):
Thomas Faces Uncertain Return From Hip Injury  (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
Grading The Mavericks’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Defining Bogdan Bogdanovic  (from Emmet Ryan, ballineurope.com):
10 Young Players In Need Of A Breakout Season (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Bucks’ Continue Growth Plan (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Players Looking To Shed Injury-Prone Label (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
After Golden Weekend, Jameel Warney Awaits The Call  (from Jerry Carino, app.com):
2018 Draft Primer: The Simple Subjective Initiator Test (from Ben Rubin, Ode To Oden):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/27/17

 NBA Scouts On Jayson Tatum  (from Jonathan Wasserman,  Bleacher Report):
Marquese Chriss’ Mystery Ceiling  (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
–  Masai Ujiri: Our Job Is To Beat LBJ (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
–  How Good Is Kyrie Irving?  (from Adi Joseph, USA Today):
2018 Could Be Wrong Time To Be FA  (from Tim McMahon/Bobby Marks):
10 Teams You Will “Low-Key” Love To Watch In 2017-18 (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):
How Sean Marks Is Improving The Nets (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
A Re-Examination Of Usage Percentage (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Guo Ailun Could Be The 1st Chinese Guard To Impact The Assn  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Orlando Seeks Modest Short-Term Improvement Without Impairing Cap Flexibility  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Orlando Magic:  Afflalo’s Fit  (from Cory Hutson, 16 Wins):
Pistons: Reggie Bullock’s Fit   (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Sports):
Marcus Georges-Hunt’s Busy Offseason  (from Cody Taylor, Basketball Insiders):
–  Video Breakdown: Celtics’ Fist Series (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
 The Highest Peaks Reached By Centers In The Modern Era  (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Whatever Happened To OJ Mayo? (from Ryan Jones, Bleacher Report):
Timberwolves’ Breakout Candidates (from Vince Massara, Dunking With Wolves):
The All “Sage Advice From The Sidelines” Team  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
– Continuity The Key In Decision To Retain Otto Porter  (from Chase Hughes, csnmidatlantic):
 Jabari Parker: The Need For Patience  (from Ben Sewell, Behind The Buck Pass):
Revisiting The Pistons’ Positional Needs (from Brendon Welper, Piston Powered):
Can Darren Collison’s Offense Overcome The Cost Of His Poor Defense? (from Ben Gibson, 8points9seconds):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/21/17 PART TWO

Behind The Scenes Look At The Life Of An NBA Scout (from Alex Kennedy, NBA Insiders):
Josh Jackson Plays The Game Differently Than Other Prospects (from Hardwood Houdini,):
Kerr: Everything We Do On Offense Is Based On Steph (from Tyler Conway, Bleacher Reprt):
Draft Mystery Man Frank Ntilikina (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Wesley Iwundu’s Unconventional Path To The Draft (from Kellis Robinett, Kansas.com):
Video Scouting Breakdown: Jayson Tatum (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Luke Kennard: Draft Steal? (from Reid Frograve, CBS Sports):
 What Next For The Self-Defeating Hubristic Dan Gilbert? (from Colin McGowan, RealGM):
LAL/BKN Trade (from Sam Vecenie, Sporting News):
ATL/CHA Trade Grades (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):