Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/26/19 PART ONE

ATL: Sending John Collins To The Offensive Glass Works For The Hawks (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: “Blind Pig” Gives Young A Runway To The Rim  (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Talent & Maturity: The Nets Are Good Now (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight0:
BKN: Even Without Dinwiddie, The Nets Had Plenty In Reserve (from Associated Press):
BKN: Ed Davis Steals The Spotlight (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
DAL: Mark Cuban Interview (from Stephen Dubner, Freakonomics):
GSW: The Dubs Still Believe The Celtics Are The Biggest Threat In The East (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Rockets Have The Look Of A Contender Again (from Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated):
HOU: Can Harden Keep This Up?  (from Arnovitz/Snellings,MacMahon,Pelton,Goldsberry, ESPN):
HOU: Ways To Counter Harden (from Jordan Brenner, The Athletic):
HOU: Harden: What’s Good For The Rockets May Not Be Good For Basketball (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
LAL: How Kuzma Speeds Up The Lakers’ Offense (from Jeff Siegel, DIME Mag):
MIN: The Real Issue With KAT’s Foul Trouble (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall Index):
PHI: Don’t Overlook Everything That Makes Ben Simmons Great (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Corey Brewer’s Hard Work Began On The Farm (from Jessica Camerato, Basketball Insiders):
PHI: Attacking The Rim Should Be Next Developmental Step For Shamet & Bolden (from Jake Hyman, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Don’t Expect A 30+ Year Old Veteran To Be Added By Trade Deadline  (from Dave KIng, Bright Side Of The Sun):
POR: Nurkic Is The Difference For The Blazers (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
POR: Layman Is More Than Just A Floor Spacer (from Daniel Lewis, The Step Back):
WAS: Shooting & Defending Threes Were Problems For The Wizards; Now They Are Strengths  (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
The Parallels Of Draymond Green & Marcus Smart, Part One (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
This Week’s 5 Most Interesting Teams (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/20/19

ATL: DeWayne Dedmon Is Crushing It (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
ATL: Trae Young, Rising Star (from Bret Anderson, Atlanta Sports HQ):
BKN: Joe Harris Is Ridiculous (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
–  BKN: Nets Thriving Because Russell, Dinwiddie Finally Figured It Out (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Hawks (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
CLE: Cavs Are Struggling To Find Positives Amidst Rash Of Injuries (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Podcast: POBO Tim Connelly On Building The Nuggets (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
GSW: The Problems DMC Solves (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
– GSW: Video Breakdown: DMC’s Return (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
GSW: Dubs Are Seeing “Playoff Iguodala” In The Regular Season (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: Inside The Dubs’ 51 Point Quarter (from Jannelle Moore, BBall Index):
LAL: Ingram Needs To Focus On Being A Playmaker (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
MIA: McGruder Reaches CBA’s “Starter Criteria”  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIL: At Last, Bucks Will Retire Marques Johnson’s #8 (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline):
OKC: PG-13 Is The Steadying Influence The Thunder Needs (from Royce Young, ESPN):
PHI:  Sixers- Thunder: Final Seconds Review (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
PHI: Video Analysis: Ben Simmons: Point Big Man (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
PHI: Do The Sixers Need To Stop Playing Simmons & McConnell Together? (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: What A Difference A Year Makes For Vlade (from Marcos Breton, Sacramento Bee):
*UTA: Here Come The Jazz (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
December In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Inside The NBA’s Efforts To Reach A Global Audience (from Patrick Murray, Forbes):

*UTA: Here Come The Jazz (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
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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):