Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/17/18

OKC: Josh Huestis Could Be The Answer At SG (from Albert Dadson, Thunderous Intentions):
Bogan Bogdanovich: Proving He Belongs (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
Film: ROY Debate (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Q & A: Herb Magee On Markelle Fultz (from Dennis Young, Deadspin):
Four Nets Players Give Their Perspective On Season So Far (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Kevin Love Says Chemistry Won’t Be A Problem (from ESPN):
Q & A: Larry Nance, Jr (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):
Q & A: NBPA ED Michele Roberts (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Ntilikina’s Family Ties Run Strong (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
DPOY Watch (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
What Is The Future Of The Turner/Sabonis Combo? (from Jacob Breece, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Dwane Casey Gets His Moment (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Paul George’s L.A. Homecoming (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
–  DeMar DeRozan: No Stranger To Pain (from Mark Kriegel, ESPN):
Andrew Wiggins’ Mysterious Inconsistency (from Michael Rand, Star Tribune):
Kyrie Irving Looks Forward To A Future With Gordon Hayward, Brad Stevens (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Spencer Dinwiddie’s Hard Work Is Paying Off (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
Koby Altman Has Put His Stamp On The Cavs (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Q & A: Kevin Garnett (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
Unicorns Might Not Exist Without KG (from Andy Bailey, Bleacher Report):
Trey Burke: Dealing With Knicks’ PG Glut (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Q & A: Xavier Munford (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Jazz: Jae Crowder Appears To Be A Perfect Fit (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/16/18

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Clippers Loss Exposed Celtics’ Defensive Issues (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
–  Celtics: The Importance Of Marcus Smart (from A Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Jonathan Isaac Knows Patience Is Key To Long-Term Success (from John Denton, magic.com):
Heat: Adebayo Is Proving To Be A Genuine Building Block (from Simon Smith,  All U Can Heat):
Magic: A Deeper Look At Hezonja’s Improvement (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Oladipo & Sabonis: The Dynamic Duo (from Jonathan Macri, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
What The Blazers Are Learning From A Ref Consultant About Getting More Foul Calls (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Nikola Jokic: Highlights From Last Night (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Steven Adams’ Offensive Impact (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Q & A: Kevin McHale (from Justin Terranova, NY Post ):
Suns: Can Elfrid Payton Become A Long-Term Answer? (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Q & A: Elfrid Payton (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
OKC: Paul George Was Exactly What Was Needed (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Goran Dragic’s Wild Ride To All-Star Status (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Hard Work, Steady Development Paid Off For Tatum, Celtics (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
–  Diminishing Returns: Less-Skilled Shooters Are Adding The Step Back (from Sydney Robinson, Nylon Calculus):
Nets: Loyalty To Allen Crabbe Is Finally Paying Off (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Anthony Davis Is Carrying A Team That Needs Him More Than Ever (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Pistons GM Bower: Secrecy, Trust Are Key In Trade Talks (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
2018 Draft: Elie Okobo, Hiding In Plain Sight (from Jackson Hoy, The Stepien):
Remembering & Celebrating Flip Saunders (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
NBA Coaches: Sharing Teaching Techniques in eCoach Program (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

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):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/12/18

Trade Deadline: Not All 2nd Round Picks Are Created Equal (from Ti Windisch, The Step Back):

Players Who Have The Most Improved Situations: DeRozan, Bullock, Richardson, Dinwiddie, The 4 New Cavs (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The 2017-18 Low Minute All-Stars: T.Jones, Satoransky, Bell, Z.Collins, O’Neale (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
UTA Wins 9th Straight (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
A Symphony of Screens: How Donovan Mitchell Scores (from Jackson Frank, Patreon):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/16932627
How The Bucks Use  Analytics (from Lori Nickel, jsonline.com):
Spencer Dinwiddie On His NBA Journey (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
Breathing Life Back Into The Suns’ Timeline (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Cavs Act Brand New Vs The Celtics (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Sunday Basketball Notes: Altman Knew What Need To Be Done & More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
–  Cavs: What Each New Player Adds (from Ryan Piers, King James Gospel):
Jamal Crawford In The Pick & Roll: Strengths & Weaknesses (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Milos Teodosic Is For Real (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Grizzlies: Why Bickerstaff Needs To Be Permanent Head Coach (from Parker Fleming, Beale Street Bears):
What Has Really Been Going On With Markelle Fultz? (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
The Nets Need More Of The Newly-Aggressive Allen Crabbe (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Is James Nunnally The Next NBA Role Player To Come Out Of Europe? (from Andrew Bernucca, The Step Back):
Pacers’ Culture Helped Pritchard Stand Pat At Deadline (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Lakers Can Use This Play Type To Unlock Offense From IT  (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Grading The Jazz/Cavs/Kings Deal (from Ryan Aston, The J Notes):
The Wolves’ Defense Appears To Be Broken, Again (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
Heat: Using Whiteside & Adebayo Together (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Hezonja Continues To Show Growth (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
In Appreciation Of Udonis Haslem (from Shea Serrano, The Ringer):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/10/18

The Jimmy Butler Story (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Video: Jimmy Butler Interview (from Jim Petersen, Fox Sports):
Can Blake Griffin Change The Course Of A Franchise? (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Suns: Acquiring Payton Was Worth The Gamble (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
–  Trading Payton: The Magic Are Transitioning To A New Era (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Steve Kerr: Noticing The Benefits Of NBA’s Schedule Changes (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Analyzing The Cavs’ Deadline Moves (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
The Celtics And The New Economy Of 1st Round Picks (from wjsy, Celtics Blog):
The Shocking Success Of The Timberwolves Offense (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
Video Breakdown: KAT Doesn’t Get The Ball Enough (from Brian Sampson):
Lakers: Why Luke Walton Wants More Ball Movement (from Harrison Faigen, Lakers Nation):
Magic’s Coaches, Players Marvel At DJ Augustin’s Shooting Form (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Augustin Prepares For Heavier Load After Payton Trade (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
How The Pacers’ Big Men Space The Floor (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
How Trading For Devin Harris Will Improve The Nuggets (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Rasual Butler Was A HOF Friend (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
G-League: Georges Niang Is Shining (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):