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:
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,
Nuggets Are Finding Lineups That Works With Jokic & Millsap Out (from Christopher Dempsey,
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,
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,
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,
Raptors Talk About Change While Remaining The Same (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Raptors: Greater Focus On Off-Season Conditioning (from
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,
Mavericks: Lack Of Paint Shots, Free Throws (from John Schuhmann,
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,
How A Year Away From Hoops Made Ben Simmons Better  (from Kyle Neubeck,
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):

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

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

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

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–  Ten Replacement Players With Big Shoes To Fill (from Shaun Powell,

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–  The Rubio Effect  (from John Schuhmann,

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

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

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

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

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

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–  Al Horford, Amir Johnson Forming Frontcourt Fellowship  (from Taylor C. Snow,

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

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–  Mavs Partner With Bedgear’s Sleep Experts  (from Kendra Andrews,

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

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

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

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

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

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/31/16

–  Scott Brooks Won’t Immediately Reward Young Players With Playing Time  (from Ben Mehic Wiz Of Awes):

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–  Spurs Stamp Evident As Sean Marks Hires Staff (from Net Income, Nets Daily):

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–  Are The Rockets Headed For Terrible Defense?  (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):

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–  The Most Intriguing Offseason Moves (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Ilsutrated):

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–  Clippers’ Player Profiles  (from Kevin Pelton,  ESPN):

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–  Draymond And Durant Will Be Just Fine Together  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):

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 Is Steve Clifford The Most Undervalued NBA Asset?  (from Jonny Auping, RealGM):

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–  The Continuing Education Of Larry Sanders  (from Mike Pielucci,  VICE Sports):

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–  The Knicks’ Potential Point Guard Problems  (from Tommy Beer, Basketball Insiders):

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 How NBA Coaches Use Their Point Guards Off The Ball (from John Zall):

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–  Cavs’ Baseline Out-Of-Bounds Plays (from John Zall):

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 Elder Statesmen On New Teams  (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Ilustrated):

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 What Does The Lauvergne Trade Mean For Thunder And Nuggets?  (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):

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 Who, Exactly, Is “The League” You Talk About  (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):

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Stretch Provision Deadline (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):

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Empty Tank:  Hinkie’s Shadow Looms Large  (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):

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Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:


–  Karl-Anthony Towns (from Brandon Jefferson, BBall Breakdown):

Jeremy Lamb  (from Jerry Stephens, Swarm And Sting);

Evan Turner (from Willy Raedy, Blazers Edge):

 Serge Ibaka (from Sports Illustrated);

Alexis Ajinca  (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):

–  Jaylen Brown (from A. Sherrod Blakely,

 Julius Randle  (from Jameson Miller,  Silver Screen And Roll):

–  Kendall Marshall (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

–  Bradley Beal (from J. Michael,

 Tim Hardaway, Jr  (from Chris Herbert, Peachtree Hoops):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 10/29/15

– Reviewing Wednesday night’s action (from Satchel Price, sbnation):

– Nothing was more compelling on opening night than Kevin Durant vs. Kawhi Leonard (from Jenni Carlson, night-than-kevin-durant-vs.-kawhi-leonard/article/5456740/?page=2

– Cavaliers show improved depth and beat the Grizzlies at their own game (from Chris Fedor,

– Raptors adapt well in opener (from Eric Koreen, National Post):

– Heat shows off depth in season opener (from Ethan J. Skolnick,Miami Herald):

– Spoelstra key to strong start for revamped Heat (from Israel Gutierrez, ESPN):

– Hornets a work-in-progress (from Rick Bonnell. Charlotte Observer):

– Grizzlies: Defining the problem with grit and grind (from Peter Edmiston,

– Knicks’ first game makes Phil Jackson look good (from Frank Isola, NYDailyNews):

– Clippers 111, Kings 104 (from Justin Russo,

– 5 reasons to be optimistic about Pistons (from Jamie Samuelsen,

– Notes on Tuesday’s Pistons vs Hawks game (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Pattern of Basketball):

-Pistons leaving no game unwatched in hopes of uncovering the NBA’s secrets (from Michael Rosenberg, Sports Illustrated):

– Tale of two debuts: Towns looks ready, while Russell seems to drift aimlessly (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):

– Towns had solid debut (from Broderick Turner, LATimes):

– Pacers a ‘work in progress’ in season-opening loss (from Candace Buckner,

– First game for Nuggets’ rookie Emmanuel Mudiay and coach Michael Malone a success (form Christopher Dempsey, Denver Post):

– Brad Stevens vows to think outside the box, shows some of that against Philadelphia 76ers (from Jay King,

– Bulls’ Coach Fred Hoiberg Q & A (from Zach Lowe, Grantland):

– The Next 3-And-D Players (from Joshua Riddell, BBall Breakdown):

– Dead money looks bad, but more NBA teams are smartly using it to stretch salary cap (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):

Kings Assistant Coach Nancy Lieberman: “One of the Guys” (from Nancy Lieberman, The Players Tribune):


Additional Player Notes, Updates, profiles:

– Sixers’ Jahlil Okafor Era begins (from Marcus Hays,

– Okafor’s Debut gives Sixers’ Process Clearer Focus: (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):

– While his body recovers, Derrick Rose’s mind stays intact (form Vincent Goodwill, csnchicago):

– Blake Griffin showed the complete package against the Kings (from

– Isaiah Thomas played like a superstar in the Boston Celtics 112-95 opening night victory (from Kevin O’Connor,

– Trail Blazers’ guard CJ McCollum and his career night: ‘A long time coming’ (from Jason Quick,

– John Wall in the Wizards’ new up-tempo system (from Jesus Gomez,

– Jared Sullinger seizes his chance (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

– Rookie Jerian Grant soaking in advice from Knicks vets like Jose Calderon (from Ian Begley, ESPN):

– Gordon Hayward Q & A (from Scoop Jackson, ESPN):

– Lance Stephenson May be the Clippers X-Factor (from Sam Amick, USAToday):

– Tony Parker Embracing New Role (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):

– Rondae Hollis-Jefferson: Breaking Down his Performance (from Ryan B. Winner,

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