Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/8/19

ATL: Huerter Is More Than Just A Shooter (from Max Carlin, The Step Back):
BKN: Nets Can Finally Point Toward A Brighter Future (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
BOS: The Celtics’ Balanced Attack (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Marcus Smart’s 3-Point Improvement Stems From Post-Practice Competition (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
DET: The Pistons’ “Late-Switch” Pick & Roll Coverage (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
DET:  Hard Work Has Earned Bryn Forbes A Solid NBA Career (from John Niyo, Detroit News):
DET: Blake Griffin Is Whatever You Want Him To Be (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
HOU: Harden’s Methodical Essence (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
HOU: The Anatomy Of Harden’s Step Back (from Ben Pfeifer, Clutch Points):
HOU: Harden Dissects Nuggets With Distribution (from Michael Wright, ESPN):
MEM: Justin Holiday Arrives In Desperate Times (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
MIL: Brook Lopez: Sharpshooter From Distance (from Luis Paez-Pumar, Deadspin):
NOP: Q & A: Anthony Davis (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
NYK: A Season Of Development (Or Tanking)  (form John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
OKC: Ferguson’s Dramatic Defensive Development (from Maddie Lee, newsok.com):
PHI: Q & A: New VP Of Player Development Annelie Schmittel (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
PHI: JJ Redick: All-Star? (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
POR: Blazers’ Keys Are Bench, Assists & Making Threes (from Mike Tokito, Forbes):
POR: Blazers Are Asking More Of Nurkic & He Is Delivering (from Jack Winter, Hoop Ball):
SAC: One Play Epitomized The Kings’ Unselfish Style (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: The Spurs’ Midrange Stars Are More Efficient Than You Think (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
WAS: Shooting More With The 2nd Unit Is Working Out For Otto Porter (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
The End Of The Coach/GM Dual Role (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
How NBA Stars Face The Challenge Of Growing Old Gracefully (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
The “Welcome To The NBA Moment” (from Clevis Murray, The Athletic):
Vince Carter Paved The Way For RJ Barrett (from Myron Medcalf, ESPN):
Each Top Draft Prospect’s Most Glaring Weakness (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of Ben Coleman:

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/1/19 Happy New Year Edition

BKN: After Years In The Wilderness, Are The Nets Finally Re-Emerging? (from Tyler Blint-Welsh, Washington Post):
BKN: Carroll Is The Best Option At The 4 For Now (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: Hayward Preaches Patience (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
CHI: Boylen Not Planning To Alter His Intense Approach (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
CHI: Hutchison Is Embracing His Role As Defensive Stopper (from Joe Cowley, Sun-Times):
DEN: Jamal Murray Is Showing Glimpses Of A Superstar Ceiling  (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Nuggets Need To Extend GM Connelly Long-Term (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
DET: Kennard Uses Film To Return To Productivity (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
DET: This Pistons’ Weakness Rears Again (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press ):
GSW: Video Breakdown: Will Jordan Bell’s Mini-Resurgent Game Start A Breakout?  (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
HOU: James Harden/Monja Willis’ Strong Mother-Son Bond  (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
IND: Pacers Grew A Lot In 2018 (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
MIA: Q & A: Justise Winslow (from Couper Moorhead, heat.com):
MIL: 2018 Was A “Leap” Year For The Bucks (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
OKC: Thunder’s Defense Makes Them Legit Contender (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
OKC: PG-13 Is Reaching His Career Peak & Raising The Thunder’s Ceiling (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
PHI: Ben Simmons’ Defense: Flashes Of Greatness & Inconsistency  (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):
PHO: Set Of The Week & Other Observations (from Yusuf Saleem, BBall Index):
PHO: Oubre Adding Length Options To Lineup Combinations (from Gina Mizell/CJ Holmes, The Athletic):
WAS: Kristi Tolliver, Assistant Coach Who Is Paid Like An Intern (from Howard Megdal, NY Times):
Video Breakdown: OKC 122, DAL 102 (from Mo Dakhil):
Will These 10 NBA Trends Continue In 2019? (from ESPN):
Q & A: Euroleague December MVP Jan Vesely (from Javier Gancedo, EuroLeague.net):
Key January Dates &  Deadlines (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Analyzing Romeo Langford’s NBA Potential (from Ben Pfeifer, cbbtoday.com):
Cam Reddish & The Importance Of Eye Level (from Ben Rubin, The Stepien):
Happy New Year!!!

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/20/18

BKN: Nobody Does The Dirty Work Like Ed Davis (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
BKN: Nets Are Red-Hot & The League Is Noticing  (from Laura Albanese, Newsday):
BOS: Celtics Have Just Two Healthy Big Men (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS: Robert Williams Has A Long Way To Go, But Has All The Tools To Get There  (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
BOS: Takeaways From Loss To Suns (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
DAL: Behind Doncic & A Deep Bench, The Mavs Have Staying Power  (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
DAL: Doncic Isn’t Your Average Rookie (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
DAL: Boucek Is Blazing Trails As Mavs’ 1st Female Coach (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DEN: How Jamal Murray Has Grown As A Distributor (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DET: Time For Everyone To Get To Know Reggie Bullock (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
LAL: Lonzo Ball’s Strengths & Weaknesses (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
LAL: Who Are The Real Lakers? (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
MIA: Derrick Jones, Jr Is Finding A Role (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
MIL: Bledsoe’s Ability To Beat Screens (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIL: Lopez Has Revamped The Bucks’ System But Can’t Change Everything (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
MIL: Is Giannis Built To Break The Mold?  (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
MIN: Okogie’s Shining Light Potential (from Cooper Langby, Dunking With Wolves):
OKC: Jerami Grant Is A Key To Thunder’s Recent Success (from Jonathan Saponara, Hashtag Basketball):
ORL:  Without Vucevic, The Magic’s Future Is Still Far Away (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Film Review: How Embiid Can Beat Double Teams (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
PHI: Sixers Still Need Bench Help (from Tom Moore, Morning Call):
PHI: The Process Is Over (from TJ McConnell, The Players’ Tribune):
PHO: Film Room: Ayton In The Kokoskov Offense (from Yusuf Saleem, BBall Index):
PHO: Interview: Interim GM James Jones (from Duane Rankin, Azcentral.com):
PHO: Suns Dispel Notion That Young Teams Need Veterans (from Dan Volpone, Valley Of The Suns):
The Best Player At Each Spot On The Floor (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
The Five Most Interesting Teams In Week 10  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Five First-Time All-Star Candidates (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
Video: The Top 5 Low-Post Scorers & What Makes Them So Successful  (from Coach Nick, The Athletic):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/16/18 PART ONE

BKN:  Nets Looking For More Than Respect (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
BOS: The Next Step For The C’s & The PG Who Will Lead Them  (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
BOS: Jayson Tatum Is Ready For Prime Time (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
BOS: How Ainge’s Bold Moves Made The Celtics A Title Contender  (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
CHA: Caught Between Two Identities  (from Quinn Pilkey, Hashtag Basketball):
DAL: Doncic: Ok Kid, You’re Up  (from Emmet Ryan, Ball In Europe):
DEN: Jamal Murray’s Offball Weaponry (from Jackson Frank, BBall Index):
DET:  Stanley Johnson: Still A Chance For Development?  (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
LAC: SGA’s Career Is Off To A Great Start (from CBC News):
MIL: Giannis’ New Jump Shot (from Scott Romportl, Behind The Buck Pass):
NYK:  Fizdale’s Energy, Relationship-Forging Are Key (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
OKC: Westbrook & George: A Bond Between Stars Provides New Hope (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Q & A: Magic Exec John Gabriel (from  George Diaz, Orlando Sentinel):
PHI: Elton Brand Is Embracing The Challenge Of Running A Team (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
PHI: Sixers Building Depth To Push Them To The Top (from George Kondoleon, Bball index):
WAS: Finally Healthy, Dwight Howard Must Learn To Play With Wizards (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: What Oubre Still Needs To Learn (from Ben Mehhic, Bullets Forever):
Crazy Predictions (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Is It Time To Reduce The Schedule To 72 Games?  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Scouting Reports For Every NBA Player  (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Breakout Candidates: Giles, LeVert, Isaac, John Collins  (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
One Important Thought About Each Team (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Paul Allen:

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/16/18

Kings:  MBIII Will Need To Shoot To Be A Star (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Can Melo Fit In With The Rockets? (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Can Hayward Give The Celtics Enough Firepower To Make The Finals? (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
D’Angelo Russell, & His Knees, Will Guide Nets’ 2018-19 Plans  (from Brian Lewis,  NY Post):
Gary Trent, Jr.: Son’s Time To Shine (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Celtics Vs. Warriors: 13 Things To Watch  (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
The Upstart Pacers Are Grounded In Restraint (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Where Dejounte Murray Goes From Here (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
How The Pels Can Maximize Shooting (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
PG Is Only The Start Of ORL’s Weaknesses (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
The Magic Want To Brew Something BIG  (from Nick Zappulla, RealGM):
Pels:  There’s A Wing Missing (form Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
Jazz: Exum Is Both Expendable And Indispensable (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
How Does Donovan Mitchell Compare To Past High-Scoring Rookies?  (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
Raptors: Grades For The Past Five 1st-Round Picks (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):
Trey Burke Significantly Improved Finishing Near The Rim (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Players Ready To Thrive In New Situations (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Nuggets’ Monte Morris: Strong Facilitator With Underrated Scoring Acumen (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Nick Young: What It’s Like To Win For The 1st Time (from Adam Caparell, Complex):
Rookie Encyclopedia: Welcome To Europe (from Sam Meyerkopf, nextstep-basketball.com):
2019 Draft Prospects Rankings (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
2019 Draft: An Early Look At Top Prospects (from Steve Dewald, Ridiculous Upside):
Why Shams Charania Is Leaving Yahoo For The Athletic (from Aaron Mansfield, Complex):
Q & A: 17-year-old Agent Ariel Levy (from Ryan Ward, Clutch Sports):