Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/19

BKN: Marks Won’t Let Nets’ Surprising Rise Alter His Long-Term Strategy (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: LeVert Better Than Expected In Return (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Importance Of Defining Roles (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
CHI: Otto Porter’s Bulls’  Debut  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DAL: Why Luka Loves Dallas & How The Mavs Plan To Keep it That Way (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DET: Reggie Jackson Is Adapting Well To New Role In Offense (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: Harden’s Unstoppable, Maddening, Beautiful Game (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
IND: Pritchard’s Commitment Remains Firm (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: The Clippers Might Have Won The Trade Deadline (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
LAL: Muscala’s Acquisition Was Calculated But Expensive ( from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: How The Bucks Solidified Their Roster By Adding Mirotic (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIN: Sorely Missing RoCo (from Dylan Hughes, Dunking With Wolves):
NOP: Balancing AD’s Playing Time With Future Concerns (from Associated Press):
PHI: Harris Fits Right In As Sixers Defeat Nuggets (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
POR: Video Breakdown: Blazers’ 5 Favorite Plays ( from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nguyen):
POR: New Lineup Brings New Hopes (from Dan Marang, Blazer’s Edge):
WAS: Ernie Grunfeld Interview (from Fred Katz, The Athletic)
Projecting The Buyout Market (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
From Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-daily-buyout-watch/
Q & A: Liliahn Majeed, NBA VP Of Diversity & Inclusion (from Dominique Fluker, Forbes):
– QOTD: Kenny Smith on the (non)-impact of LaVar Ball on the Lakers: ” “It’s not about dads and uncles and cousins in the NBA. It’s not like high school. The relationship is only your agent and player. As long as the agent and the player doesn’t say anything, you’re fine.”
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/5/19

ATL: Huerter’s Journey To The NBA (from Roman Stubbs, Washington Post):
BOS: The Quiet Brilliance Of Al Horford (from Chris Grenham, Celtics Blog):
CHI: What Should Bulls Expect From TLC?  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
LAL: The New, Old School Brandon Ingram (from Mike Garcia, Bball Index):
MIA: Spoelstra: I Love The Profession Of Coaching (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
MIL: DJ Wilson’s Development Provides Peek Into Future (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIL: Middleton’s Versatility Is Paying Off For Bucks (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIL: Brogdon Shoots His Shot (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
MIN: Bayless Will Soon Have His College Diploma (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NYK: Can Vonleh Run An Offense? (from Alex Wolfe/Dallas Amico, Posting And Toasting):
OKC: Where Does Schroder Rank Among 6MOY Candidates? (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
PHI: Shamet Bet On Himself Entering The NBA (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
PHI: The Corey Brewer Era Was Fun While It Lasted (from Justin Carter, Liberty Ballers):
SAC:  Bagley & Ferrell Help Kings Continue Home Roll  (From Noel Harris, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: Spurs Struggle With Kings’ Speed (from Jared Johnson, Bball Index):
The Value In Having A Head Coach Without Front Office Power (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Key Points To Remember As Trade Deadline Arrives (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
Everyone Is Falling For Ja Morant (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
Scouting Deni Avdija (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall Index):
Canada Continues To Churn Out Elite Talent (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/30/19

BKN: Nets Are Where Marks & Atkinson Said They Would Be  (from Phil Watson,Nothin’ But Nets):
CHI: The Jabari Parker Experiment Took A Big Step In The Right Direction (from Michael Walton, NBC Sports):
DAL: The Mavs’ Team-Wide FT Struggles Have Been Costly (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
GSW: Dr. Rick Celebrini: The Man Who Can Extend Dubs’ All-Stars’ Careers (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
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HOU: It’s Time To Stop Hating On Harden (from Byran Oringher, The Lead):
LAC: Clippers Are Hoping Defensive Let Down Is An Aberration, Not A Trend (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
MEM: JJJ Is Applying Key Lessons From KG’s Tutelage (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
MEM: Marc Gasol Embraced Memphis & Memphis Embraced Him Back (from Geoff Calkins, Daily Memphian):
MIA: Josh Richardson Is The Leader The Heat Needs (from David Ramil, The SStep Back):
NOP: Short-Handed Pels Stun Rockets (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
NOP: Okafor Is Writing A Great Comeback Story (from Oleh Kosel,  The Bird Writes):
NOP: Who’s Who In The AD Sweepstakes? (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
OKC: Schroder Has Become The Thunder’s 2nd Half Savior (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
ORL: How Close Is Jonathan Isaac To Putting It All Together?  (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
PHI: The Sixers’ New Lineup Experiment (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
SAS: Spurs’ Balance Is Key To Strong Season (from Jared Johnson, Bball Index):
SAS: Patty Mills On Hope, Respect & Learning From History (from Ben Mallis, Pick And Roll):
WAS: Satoransky Is Stepping Up For Wall (from Jerran Anderson, Hoops Habit):
The Roster Spot On Each Team With The Longest Transaction Tree Roots (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
How Eric Musselman Turned Reno Into Nevada’s Basketball Capital (from Jeff Borzello, ESPN):

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 2/14/18 PART TWO

The Chris Paul Experiment Has Been A Huge Success (from Ben Taylor, Nylon Calculus):
James Harden: Taking A Step Back Helped Him Take A Giant Step Forward (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Harden & Curry Have The Best Step-Back Jumpers (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Week 17 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Emeka Okafor’s 4-Year Journey Of Perseverance (from Rich Kraetsch, The Step Back):
Sixers: Super Dario (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
Fultz Significantly Altered His Jump Shot Over The Summer (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
Timberwolves: Tyus Jones Has Carved Out His Niche (from Shaker Samman, The Ringer):
Pistons: Andre Drummond, NBA’s Best Rebounder Is Now Important Offensively (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sports):
Pistons Can’t Afford Many More Losses (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Oladipo’s Three-Point Shooting Has Regressed Each Month This Season (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Hezonja Is Finally Making Strides (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Quick Hits Of The Lakers’ Week (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
Lakers: Nance & Randle: A Partnership That Never Evolved (from Jacob Rude, Lakers Outsiders):
Cavs: New Additions Have Exceeded Expectations (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
The Trade Deadline Brought Out The JR Smith The Cavs Need (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Celtics: Broadening Perspective With Player-Run Practices (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
How Justin Patton Has Fared In The G-League (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Head Coaches Around The NBA Continue To Praise Kenny Atkinson  (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Jazz: Impact Of The Crowder Trade (from Clint Johnson, Salt City Hoops):
Jaren Jackson, Jr: Most Versatile Big Man In The 2018 Draft?  (from Brandon Jefferson, The Step Back):
Newlywed NBA Referees Holtkamp & Sterling Balance Love & Basketball (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):