Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/14/18 PART ONE

Jabari Parker: Staying Humble, Guarded In Latest Comeback (form Yaron Weitzman, BleacherReport):
New Age Of Center Play (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Hawks: Dedmon Has Picked Up Where He Left Off (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
Pelicans: Explaining The Spain Pick & Roll (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
The Porzingis Post-Surgery Timetable (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Steve Kerr Let The Players Do The Coaching  (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
Inside The 24 Hours That Changed The Cavs’ Season (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
LBJ’s Versatility Is The Key To Cavs’ Success (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
The Cavs’ Looming Luxury Tax Bill (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
Will IT Ever Be Last Season’s Player Again? (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Pacers Are Building A Winning Culture (from Grant Afseth, Kokomo Tribune):
The Jazz’ Recent Roll (from Zach Lowe,ESPN):
Jazz: So Far, No Moment Has Been Too Big For Royce O’Neale (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Trade Deadline Takeaways (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Mavericks: This Is How Young Players Learn (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
Ranking The Best Buyout Players (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
– Second Look: Pistons Vs Pelicans (from Joseph Sinke, Piston Powered):
Pistons: A Whole New World For James Ennis (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Can Greg Monroe Save The Celtics’ 2nd Unit? (from Graham Allen Celtics Hub):
Wolves: Teague Adjusts To Unfamiliar Role (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Clippers: Big Decisions Loom (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Khem Birch’s Unique Journey To The NBA (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Jahlil Okafor Is Tanking A Team With Nothing To Tank For (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
Cristiano Felicio Overcame Prep School Nightmare To Achieve His NBA Dream  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Lakers: Alex Caruso Finds His Role (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Is Jaren Jackson, Jr The Most Versatile Player In The 2018 Draft?  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Five Draft Prospects Who Deserve More Shine (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Raptors: Caboclo Was A Worthwhile Gamble (from Blake Murphy, VICE Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/29/18

DMC Injury, Day 3:
Denver’s Investment In Jamal Murray Is Paying Off (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
How The Rockets’ Offense Benefits From The 3-Point Line (from Gavriel Wilkins, Space City Scoop):
The Celtics’ Defense Is Legit (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
Celtics: Do Not Expect Marcus Morris To Change (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Cavs: Lue Alters Rotations (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Pistons: The Ripple Effect Of Reggie Jackson’s Injury (from James Edwards III, The Athletic);
All-International Prospect Teams – 2018 (from Jackson Hoy, Lock Draft):
Adams Wears Down Embiid In Thunder Victory (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
OKC: Options & Non-Options With Roberson Out For The Season (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Knicks: Rest Of Season Needs To Be All About The Future (from John Schmeelk, CBS New York):
Knicks: The Trey Burke Risk Is Paying Off (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Grizzlies: Time To Commit To Bickerstaff (from Grizzly Bear Blues):
Appreciating Durant’s Passing Talent (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Checking In On The Wolves’ Deployment Of ICE Defense (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
How KAT Earned His 1st All-Star Selection (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
The Wolves’ Changing Culture (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
How The Dubs Are Mastering The Mid-Range Game (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Video Breakdown:  How Curry & Irving Deal With Crunch-Time Bitzes (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
The 10 Least Tradeable Contracts Of 2018 (from Keith Smith, RealGM):
Spurs: Dejounte Murray Is Solidifying Status As PG Of The Future (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Pacers: Turner Tries To Stay Patient While Shaking Off Rust (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):
What Does The Raptors’ Three-Point Revolution Mean For Their Future?  (from Chris Sanders, Raptors HQ):
A Deep Dive Into Justin Patton’s Development (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Film Room: Breaking Down The Sexton-Young Matchup (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/4/17 PART ONE

Rockets Look To Keep Improving (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Since Acquiring Bledsoe, The Bucks’ Defense Is Clicking (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Raptors’ Lorenzo Brown is The Perfect Two-Way Contract Player (from Stephen Brotherston, Pro BBall Report):
Weekly TV Guide (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Three Random NBA Thoughts: Cutting In Transition, Brandon Ingram, The Pass Defenses Fear (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
NOTE: For more great insight from Mo, be sure to check out BI Podcast #8:  http://basketballintelligence.net/2017/11/29/basketball-intelligence-podcast-8-guest-mo-dakhil/
ORL’s Young Guns Deserve A Longer Leash (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):
Teams That May Be Regretting Their 2017 Draft Decisions  (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Ranking The Teams By Tiers (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
NBA Teams That Should Already Be Tanking (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Dennis Smith, Jr Has Bought Into Rick Carlisle’s Philosophy (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
Nerlens Noel Q & A (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
Myles Turner’s Rebounding & Defense (from Derek Kramer,  ipacers.com):
Nuggets Are Finding Lineups That Works With Jokic & Millsap Out (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
Adebayo’s Next Challenge (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Anthony’s Sacrifices Are Allowing Players Like Steven Adams To Step Up (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Markieff Morris: Searching For A Surge (from Todd Dybas, Washington Times):
With More Playing Time, Joe Harris Is Delivering (from Roger Rubin, Newsday):
Q & A With Kuzma’s Trainer Clint Parks (from Hannah Kulik, lakersnation.com):
Why Steve Kerr Struggles Managing Iguodala’s Minutes (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Lakers: KCP’s Defensive Impact (from Cameron Neimand, Silver Screen And Roll):
TJ Warren: By The Numbers (from Kyle Clark, 94 Feet Report):
NBA Sophomores Who Are Making The Leap (form Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/29/17

Modern NBA Offense: How Is The Post-Up Utilized  (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Spurs: Bench Production Is A Reliable Strength (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Breaking Down A Summer Of Blockbuster Trades (from Jeremy Layton/Bobby Marks, NY Post):
Jaylen Brown Looks To Up His Defensive Play (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
As Training Camps Open, Every Team’s Biggest Flaw (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Rookies With The Steepest Learning Curves (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Grading The Magic’s Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Shane Larkin’s Second Chance  (from Benny Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Despite Distance, Miami Heat Forging True Partnership With Its G-League Team  (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days.com):
Raptors Talk About Change While Remaining The Same (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Raptors: Greater Focus On Off-Season Conditioning (from slam.canoe.com):
Blatant Tanking To Get Slightly Less Valuable For Some Teams (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Sixers Have Three Weeks To Figure Themselves Out (from David Murphy, philly.com):
Mavericks: Lack Of Paint Shots, Free Throws (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Taurean Prince: Ready For Expanded Role (from Graham Chapple, Peachtree Hoops):
Jahlil Okafor: Extreme Reclamation Project  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Pelicans: Three Storylines  (from Evan Dyal, Sir Charles In Charge):
Slimmer Nurkic Grasps His Role (from Casey Holdahl, blazers.com):
How A Year Away From Hoops Made Ben Simmons Better  (from Kyle Neubeck, phillyvoice.com):
Millsap Solidifies Nuggets’ Incredible Culture Shift (from TJ McBride, BSNDenver):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/12/16

Evan Turner: At Home At On The Midrange (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

–  Kristaps Porzingis And The Path To Greatness (from M Miranda, Posting And Toasting):

Read and view it here:  http://www.postingandtoasting.com/2016/10/10/13218556/kristaps-porzingis-and-the-path-to-greatness

Kevin McHale On Whether Harden Can Be A Facilitator First  (from Calvin Watkins, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17773729/former-houston-rockets-coach-kevin-mchale-unsure-james-harden-become-facilitator-first

–  Monitoring Dwyane Wade Will Be A Matter Of Feel  (from Vincent Goodwill,  CSNChicago):

Read it here:  http://www.csnchicago.com/chicago-bulls/bulls-monitoring-dwyane-wade-matter-feel-opposed-model

–  Dwyane Wade Vows To Extend His Career With An Evolving Game  (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-dwyane-wade-evolving-game-bulls-spt-1010-20161009-story.html

–  Ten Replacement Players With Big Shoes To Fill (from Shaun Powell,  NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/article/2016/10/11/10-players-replacing-stars-nba-kevin-durant-kobe-bryant-derrick-rose

–  The Rubio Effect  (from John Schuhmann,  NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/article/2016/10/11/one-team-one-stat-minnesota-timberwolves-zach-lavine-ricky-rubio

–  What Are The Lakers Running?  (from Coach Nick, BBall breakdown):

Read it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=iolBtjFD3YU

–  Using Bogut’s Playmaking Skills Is A Two-Way Adjustment For Mavs  (from Earl K. Sneed, mavs.com):

Read it here:  http://www.mavs.com/utilizing-andrew-boguts-playmaking-skills-is-two-way-adjustment-for-mavs/

–  Mike Malone:  We Are At Our Best In Transition  (from Harrison Wind, bsndenver.com):

Read and view it here:  http://bsndenver.com/when-were-at-our-best-is-in-transition-malone-nuggets-want-to-push-the-pace-this-season/

–  Basketball Is Fun Again For Kenneth Faried  (from Christopher Dempsey,  Denver Post):

Read it here:  http://www.denverpost.com/2016/10/11/kenneth-faried-reinvigorated-denver-nuggets/

–  For Alan Anderson, Basketball Isn’t Just A Job, It’s Been A Journey  (from Broderick Turner, LA Times):

Read it here:  http://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/la-sp-clippers-alan-anderson-20161011-snap-story.html

–  Al Horford, Amir Johnson Forming Frontcourt Fellowship  (from Taylor C. Snow,  celtics.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/sidebar/prac-101116-horford-johnson-forming-frontcourt-fellowship

–  Zach Lowe’s “Thirty Crazy Predictions” For 2016-17  (from ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17734638/30-crazy-predictions-2016-17-nba-season-zach-lowe

–  Mavs Partner With Bedgear’s Sleep Experts  (from Kendra Andrews, sporttechie.com):

Read it here:  http://www.sporttechie.com/2016/10/12/sports/nba/mavericks-partner-with-sleep-experts/

–  Nick Zeisloft: From IU Role Player To NBA Training Camp  (from Jim Ayerllo,  indystar.com):

Read it here:  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2016/10/11/iu-role-player-nba-training-camp-why-nick-zeisloft-pacer/91897370/

–  Ilyasova: The Thunder’s X-Factor  (from Tony Heim, Thunderous Intentions):

Read it here:  http://thunderousintentions.com/2016/10/12/ersan-ilyasova-x-factor/

–  D-League Diversity: A History Of Minority Coaches  (from Adam Johnson, D-League Digest):

Read it here:  http://dleaguedigest.com/2016/10/11/dleague-diversity-minority-head-coaches/

Referee Bill Kennedy’s “Coming Out Party”  (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/17764735/nba-referee-bill-kennedy-long-coming-story

–  What To Look For In A New CBA  (from Eric Pincus, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/what-to-look-for-in-a-new-collective-bargaining-agreement/