Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/12/18

BOS-CLE Preview (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
Brad Stevens Makes The Celtics Better Than They Have Any Right To Be (from Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight):
Aron Baynes: Celtics Unsung 3-Point Shooter (from Tomasz Kordylewski):
Kevin Love’s Roller Coaster Ride (from Steve Aschburner, nba.com):
HOU-GSW Preview (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Can GSW Keep HOU Off The FT Line? (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
Harden Keeps Reinventing Himself (from Kent Babb, Washington Post):
Rockets’ Player Development Intern Mike James Coaches Like He Played (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
Why Didn’t The Kerr-D’Antoni Partnership Work In Phoenix? (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Will Simmons & Embiid Learn From Boston Series? (from Bob Ford, Philly.com):
Jazz: Season Review (from Dan Clayton, Clutch Points):
Draft Lottery & Draft Position Q & A (from Mike Zarren/David Sparks, Celtics.com):
2018 Draft: Breaking Down The Top 14 (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Why The Raptors Fired Casey & What’s Next (from Michael Grange sportsnet.ca):
Film Room: Brandon Ingram’s Development – Finishing At The Rim (from Pate Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
International Spotlight: Bojan Bogdanovic (from Hoop Ball):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/18/18

Jrue Holiday Is A Big Reason Why Pels Lead 2-0 (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
Film Breakdown: This Is A Different Raptors’ Team (from Jacob Mack, Raptors HQ):
Film Room Breakdown: Rockets Tactics Against The Wolves (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
Rockets: Capela Could Be Front & Center (from Stefano Fusaro, The Undefeated):

From Jackson Frank, Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/18258136
Thibodeau’s Derrick Rose Gamble (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
CLE-IND Game Two Preview (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

From Chris Barnewall, CBS Sports: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/2018-nba-playoffs-the-cavaliers-case-for-and-against-using-jeff-green-in-the-starting-lineup/

Film Sessions: UTA & OKC Prepare For Game Two (from Dylan Murphy/Steve Jones, Jr, Cleaning The Glass):
Physical Play Is Key As OKC-UTA Series Continues (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
The Heat-Sixers Chess Match (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Sixers: Game Two Loss Showed Effect Of Embiid’s Absence (from Liberty Ballers):

The Bucks’ Flaws Were Exposed In Game Two (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):

Jaylen Brown Has Improved By Leaps And Bounds (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Bucks And Sixers: Pushing The Boundaries Of Small-Ball (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Iguodala Has A Knack For Big Playoff Performances (from Janie McCauley, Associated Press):

Warriors’ Assistant Mike Brown’s Selective Head Coaching Aspirations (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):

Nets: Full-Time Duties At The 4 Helped RHJ Make Big Leap (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):

Becky Hammon Is Just The Start Of A Revolution (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):


2018 Draft: Biggest Questions For Projected Lottery Picks (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Is A Bet On Bamba A Bet On Athletic Development? (from JZ Mazlish, The Stepien):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/10/18

The Celtics Future Is Bright (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Aron Baynes: Elite Defender (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
NBA Players’ Postseason Habits (from Alex Wong, The Score):
Appreciating LBJ’s Brilliance (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Why The Jazz Made The Playoffs (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Gobert: NBA’s Most Dominant Defender (from Phillip Barnett, Yardbarker):
How A Childhood Passion For Drumming Helped Donovan Mitchell Adapt To The NBA (from Ben Dowsett, The Athletic):
Analyzing Jokic’s Defense (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Warriors Are “Figuring It Out” On Defense (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
What Happened To The Once-Surging Wizards (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Satoransky Patches Wizards’ Annual Hole (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
Cavs: What Starting Jeff Green Means (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
Ben Simmons Deserves To Be ROY (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Better Luck Next Year: Pistons Edition (from Andrew Unterberger, The Score):
Q & A: Harrison Barnes (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
NBA Execs Weigh In On Next Generation Of Head Coaches (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Gregg Popovich Clinic Notes (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Michael Beasley Wants To Change Your Perception (from Mike Vorkunov, The Atletic):
A Modern History Of The PG In Philadelphia (from Micahel Bauman, The Ringer):
Lakers’ Josh Hart: Much More Than 3-And-D (from Matthew Moreno, Lakers Nation):
Latest Laker: Andre Ingram (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
COY Candidates (from Tim Bontemps/Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
Portsmouth Invitational Reference Guide (from 94 Feet Report):

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 4/2/18

In The Role Of Steph Curry: Quinn Cook:  (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury news):
How Luka Doncic Could Help Shape The Suns’ Identity (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
Luka Doncic Scouting Report (from Connor Harr, Sir Charles In Charge):
Will Michael Beasley Be With the Knicks Next Season? (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Jakob Poeltl, Unsung Hero (from Curtis Rafter, Hashtag Basketball):
The Cavs Never Lost Confidence In JR Smith (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Mike D’Antoni: Being Rested, Playing Poorly Is Not A Good Formula (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Pistons’ Week In Review: Reggie Jackson’s Importance & More (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Pistons: Anthony Tolliver Has Improved And Is More Versatile (from Keith Langlois, Pistons.com):
COY Candidates (from Dakota Crawford, Indy Star):
Nets’ Joe Harris Is More Than A Shooter (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Noah Vonleh’s Opportunity & Development (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Xavier Silas’ Return From Basketball Purgatory (from Dakota Randall, NESN):
Lakers: Luke Walton Has Overcome Challenges To Prove He’s The Right Coach (from Hannah Kulik, Lakers Nation):
Marcus Morris Has His Best Month – At Exactly The Right Time (from Justin Quinn, Celtics Life):
Thunder’s Need For Jerami Grant Is Evident In His Growth (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Can Any East Team Take LBJ’s Crown? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Why Has The Effort To Hire Female Refs Stalled? (from Britni de La Cretaz, Bleacher Report):
NOTE:  Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of Zeke Upshaw: