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):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/18 PART TWO

Assessing The Buyout Market (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Big Men Pull-Up Shooting: A Measure Of Offensive Ceiling (from Cole Zwicker, The Stepien):
Revisiting The 2017 Deadline Trades (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Conversation With Mbah A Moute (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Cavs Hit The Reset Button To “Avert A Slow Death” (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Nuggets Decided It Was Time To Get Off The Mudiay Roller Coaster (from Zack Mikash, Denver Stiffs):
Pat Riley Explains The Heat’s DWade Acquisition (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
–  Bob Myers: Why The Warriors Made No Moves (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
With Technical Fouls Mounting, Warriors Look To Strike A Balance (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Paxson Feels Good About Where The Bulls Are Heading (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Kings Seem To Finally Commit To Youth Movement (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Assessing The ROY Race (from Sam Prescott, The Wesleyan Argus):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/18 PART ONE

Rubio & Mitchell’s Unlikely Partnership Is Driving The Jazz (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
The Cavs’ Imperfect Deadline Was The Best They Could Do  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Will The Cavs’ Dramatic Overhaul Save Their Season?  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
New Cavalier Breakdowns (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
George Hill: The Perfect Complement To LBJ (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Koby Altman: Cavs Trades Were About Building Chemistry (from Matthew Florjancic, WKYC):
Trade Deadline Winners & Losers (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
The Lakers Cleared Long-Term Salary While Adding A First-Round Pick  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Best, Worst & Most Surprising Moves (from ESPN Expert Roundtable):
Not Trading Evans Will Hurt The Grizzlies (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Why Teams Were Hesitant To Trade First-Round Picks At The Deadline (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
A Sign Of Rockets’ Strength: No Deadline Deals (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Sixers:  JJ Redick & Justin Anderson Know What It’s Like To Be Traded At The Deadline (from Zack Rosenblatt, NJ.com):
Greg Monroe’s Strong Debut (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
Meet New Piston Jameer Nelson (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
The Complexity Of Scouting Trae Young (from Patrick Oxford, 94 Feet Report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/8/18

Heat: Josh Richardson Flourishing Despite Losing Streak (from Simon Smith, All U Can Heat):
HOU 109, MIA 101 (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
NOTE: The following story was published prior to yesterday’s game vs CLE.  In that sense, it may be about the Cavs’ defense as much as it is about the Wolves’ offense:
How The Wolves Have Defied The “Modern NBA” To Achieve Offensive Success (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
If The Cavs Can’t Fix Their Defense, They Won’t Fix Their Season (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
Cavs: Promise Of More Playing Time For Osman After Strong Effort Vs. Wolves (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
CLE-MIN: LBJ’s Ridiculous Final 30 Seconds (from Emma Baccellieri, Deadspin):
OKC vs. GSW: Paul George’s Defensive Brilliance (from Whitney Medworth, SBNation):
Thunder: How Does An NBA Team Replace The Irreplaceable? (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
How The Pistons Are Working Blake Griffin Into Their Offense (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
DET 111, POR 91 (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Raptors’ Process-Oriented Approach Is Working (from Seerat Sohi, The Athletic):
Raptors’ Blowout Of BOS: A Warning To East’s Elite (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Raptors’ Youngsters Form One Of The NBA’s Bench Units (from Rachel Brady, The Globe And Mail):
Video Breakdown: Pacers’ “Curl Down Flare” (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Wolves: How Butler & Gibson Have Helped Coach Thibs Set The Tone (from Joseph Casciaro, The Score):
The Knicks Must Solidify Their Foundation (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Knicks: KP Injury Has No Silver Lining (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
Welcome Back, Emeka Okafor (from Jackson Lloyd, 94 Feet Report):
Glossary: Traded Player Exception  (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
The Underdog: Torrey Craig (from Mike Olson, Denver Stiffs):
Trey Burke: Embracing His New Opportunity (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Kris Dunn: Eager To Exit Concussion Protocol & Get Back To Work (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Jahlil Okafor: Struggling In Brooklyn (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Wizards: Mike Scott, Quirky Locker Room Favorite (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):