Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/26/18 PART ONE

Zach Lowe’s Weekly 10 Things (from ESPN):
ATL: Video Breakdown: Examining The Hawks’ SLOB Offense (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: Trae Young’s Early Returns: The Good, The Bad & New Dimensions (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
BOS: Celtics’ Bench Keys 2nd Half Comeback (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Another Brad Stevens ATO Quiets Thunder (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Can Jalen Brown Make The Leap? (from J. Kyle Mann, The Ringer):
CHA: The Hornets Have Found Their Own Draymond In MKG  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
CHA: Impact Of Last Season’s Rotation Structure (from Walker Harris, Swarm And Sting):
DAL: The Mavs Have Fully Embraced The Modern NBA (from Doyle Rader, Mavs Moneyball):
DET: Why Blake Griffin Has Been Unstoppable (from Brenden Welper, Piston Powered):
GSW: Video Breakdown: Steph Curry’s 51 Points (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
GSW: How Jordan Bell Plans To Get Himself Back In The Mix (from Logan Murdock, Mercury News):
NOP: Trevon Bluiett Knows He Belongs But Can He Convince The NBA?  (from Matt Foley, Ozy.com):
NYK: Knicks’ Assistant Coach Pat Sullivan (from Chris Iseman, northjersey.com):
OKC:  Is OKC Taking Good Shots?  (from Bobby Chancellor and Dom Flaim, Welcome To Loud City):
SAS: The Spurs’ Defense Is Struggling (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
TOR: Ibaka Is Excelling As Full-Time 5 (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
The Mavs & Hawks Are Each Winning The Doncic/Young Trade (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Which Players Are Currently On Max Contracts? (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Unwritten Locker Room Rules (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/28/18

Jaylen Brown & The FT Line (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
Cavs: How Jordan Clarkson Can Improve At Both Ends (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Q & A: Henry Ellenson (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Q & A: Jimmer Fredette (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
Biggest Hole Each Team Still Needs To Fill (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Rookies With The Most To Prove (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Why The Hawks Fell In Love With Trae Young (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
Mavs’ Head Athletic Trainer Casey Smith (from Dwain Price, mavs.com):
Dwight Howard Could Provide Pick-Me-Up In Wizards’ Most Used Play (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Kevin Knox Found HIs True Self In Vegas (from Mike Cortez, The Knicks Wall):
Can Myles Turner Become The Pacers’ Second Star? (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Can Zach Collins Fill Ed Davis’ Back-Up Center Role Defensively?  (from Nate Mann, Rip City Project):
Capela’s FA Saga Finally Comes To An Close (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
The Spurs Are Poised To Defy Convention, Again (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
Taking A Look At Okobo’s Future Role With The Suns (from Roger Acker, Valley Of The Suns):
Pat Riley Assesses The Heat (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
Pat Riley Remains Confident In Hassan Whiteside (from Shandel Richardson, SunSentinel):
Video: Celtics 2017-18 Side OB (from Jimmie Oakman):
Video:  Igor Kokoskov Favorite Sets (from Jimmie Oakman):
Video: Slips And Attacking The Switch (from Jimmie Oakman):
FA Bigs Still Available (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
FA Wings Still Available (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
FA Guards Still Available (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Players Who Can Veto Trades In 2018-19 (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Xavier Munford Deserves A Real NBA Shot (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
Q & A: Jevon Carter’s Mom (from Sharon Brown, All Heart In Hoop City):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/5/18

Exum’s New Contract Could Be A Steal For The Jazz (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Grizzlies:  JJJ Can Contribute Immediately (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
De’Andre Jordan’s Worth To The Mavs (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
Get To Know Mystery Man Mitchell Robinson’s Game (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Assessing De’Aaron Fox (from Ben Gordon, 94 Feet Report):
LV Summer League: One Player To Watch From Each Team (from Kevin Pelton/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The Offseason Moves Each Team Can Still Make (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Harry Giles Is Healthy & Ready (from Mark J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Nuggets: Impact Of Chandler Trade (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Free Agency: Day 4 (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
July 5 Free Agency Open Thread (from Blake Murphy, Raptors Republic):
Hornets Want Monk To Be More Decisive (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Fizdale Wants Ntilikina To Be More Aggressive (from Al Iannazzone, Newsday):
The Pistons’ Plans For Kennard (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Niang Is Making His Case For Jazz Roster Spot (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):
Pacers “Experienced Players” All Have Something To Prove In SL (from Derek Kramer, ipacers.com):
An Oral History Of Durant’s 2016 Hamptons Meeting With The Warriors (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
Video Breakdown: “31 Slice” SLOB Series (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
An Alford Finally Gets A Shot With The Pacers (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/11/18 PART ONE

Can Miami Get Red-Hot Again Without Making A Big Move? (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Sixers’ SLOB Keeps Defenses Guessing (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Cavs’ Defensive Woes (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Kuzma Isn’t Done Smashing Expectations (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
Jaylen Brown Believes Fasting This Summer Helped Him Become Celtics’ Defensive Stopper (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Meet Benas Matkevicius, The Celtics’ One Man Euro Scouting Department (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Josh Richardson’s Development Raises The Heat’s Ceiling (from Wes Goldberg,  The Step Back):
Wayne Ellington: Miami’s Secret Weapon (from Jaelin Wilson, Hashtag Basketball):
Heat: Whiteside Struggles, Others Surge (from Rob Slater, All U Can Heat):
Q & A: Blake Griffin (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Sixers’ Overseas Stashed Players: An Update (from Owen Nelson, The Sixer Sense):
Myles Turner & The Danger Of High Expectations (from Jonathan Macri, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Wizards: Inability To Defend Forwards (from Kenny Chapman, Wiz Of Awes):
The Secret Of Spencer Dinwiddie’s Success (from Ben Detrick, The Ringer):
DeRozan’s Evolution Is Complete (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Why Does Nurkic Draw So Many Opposing Flagrant Fouls? (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Where Does Ellenson Fit With The Pistons’ Future? (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketall):
The Pelicans’ Complacency/Underachievement (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
What Can Liggins Bring To The Pels? (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
What Has Happened To The Hornets?  (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Rockets: Takeaways From Win Over POR (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Spurs’ Notes: Gasol, Kyle Anderson, More (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
Trey Burke On His Past Failings & Renewed Mission (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/1/18

Q & A: Kris Dunn (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Video Breakdown: The Hawks’ SLOB Offense (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
Why Is The Blazers’ Offense Struggling? (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Marcus Smart: A 27-Second Lesson In Team Defense (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
Weekly Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Read it here:  http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/12/30/sunhoop/XjpGbBoHMRONxkUIqv8c5M/story.html

HOU 148, LAL 142: Late Game Highlights (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Rockets Keep Their Slump In Proper Perspective (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Heat: Whiteside’s New Offensive Role (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Jarrett Allen: Just Getting Started (from nets.com):
Tyreke Evans: A Star Is Reborn (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Dwight Buycks’ Winding Path (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
TV Guide: Best Games For 1/1-/1/7 (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Could The G-League Become A Viable Alternative To College Hoops? (from Barry Jacobs, News Observer):
NOTE: In this New Year’s Day Edition, we feature far fewer than our usual 25 stories because many of the top writers have deservedly taken the holiday off.