Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/1/19

CHI: Parker Locked In On On-Court Production, Not Off-Court Possibilities (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Takeaways From Loss To Sixers (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Bay Area News Group):
HOU: Harden’s New Offensive Weapon That No One Is Talking About (from Scott Rafferty, NBA.com):
LAC: How Montrezl Harrell Made His Leap To Clippers’ Heart & Soul (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
LAC: The Legend Of Boban (from Devin Gordon, ESPN):
MIL: The Rise Of The Bucks’ 2017 Draft Duo: DJ Wilson & Sterling Brown (from Andrew Hanlon, Brew Hoop):
MIN: Bayless Is Taking Advantage Of His Chance To Shine (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: The Re-Emergence Of Luol Deng (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NOP: Kenrich Williams Shines As His NBA Minutes Increase (from Robbie Vaglio, tcu360.com):
OKC: What’s Behind Thunder’s Win Streak?  (from Ben Mertens, Welcome To Loud City):
PHI: Examining Defensive Progress (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: The Sixers Are Putting Butler In His Comfort Zones.  Is It Helping?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
PHO: Mikal Bridges: Showing Flashes Of Future Two-Way Star  (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
SAC: Shumpert: Kings’ Stabilizing Veteran (from David Vertsberger, The Step Back):
TOR: Siakam Is Living His Father’s Dream (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
UTA: Breaking Down Joe Ingles (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
UTA: Inside Donovan Mitchell’s Red-Hot January (from Eric Woodtyard, Deseret News):
UTA: Blazers 132, Jazz 105 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Takeaways From January (from Nate Wolf, BBall Index):
The DAL-NYK Trade:
Don’t Get Duped In Trade Season (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/31/19

BKN: Kenny Atkinson Has Created A Star In DLo & A Playoff Team In The Nets (from Anthony Puccio, sny.tv):
BKN: DLo Is On The Rise (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
BKN: Jarrett Allen: Strengths & Areas That Need Growth (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
BOS: Keeping Track Of The Celtics’ 2019 Draft Picks (from Jeremy Stevens, Hashtag Basketball):
DEN: The Nuggets Still Have Room To Grow (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
GSW: Observations From DMC’s 1st 5 Games (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
MIL: Marques Johnson To Be Honored With Jersey Retirement (from Brandon Cruz, Fox6Now):
MIN: Ricky & Ryan: A Bond Like No Other (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
MIN: Have The Wolves Improved Under Saunders?  (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
MIN: Canaan Will Get Plenty Of Chances To Prove Himself With Short-Handed Wolves (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NOP: Jrue Holiday Is Having An All-Star Worthy Season (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
*NOP: Read This Before Constructing Your Aspirational AD Trades (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
OKC: Shouldn’t PG-13 Be Getting More MVP Love? (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
PHI: Jimmy Butler Is Always Keeping Score (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
PHI: Muscala Is Fitting In With The Sixers (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
PHO: Emanuel Terry Fulfills NBA Dream With 10-Day Contract (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
SAC: Rookies Bagley & Giles Shine In Kings’ Win (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
TOR: Raptors Are Markedly Better Whenever Danny Green Is On The Court (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
TOR: Siakam Could Be Most Unlikely All-Star (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
TOR: Evaluating Lowry’s New Role (from Holden Walter-Warner, Hoops Habit):
WAS: Scott Brooks Made A Statement With Final Play Against Cavs (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
–  Draft Prospects: Why Bitadze Is One Of 2019’s Top Bigs (from Jackson Hoy, The Stepien):
Hasheem Thabeet Is On The Comeback Trail & Says It Will Be Different This Time (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):

*NOP: Read This Before Constructing Your Aspirational AD Trades (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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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 1/29/19

ATL: Hawks Flash Considerable Upside In Win Over LAC (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Joe Harris: Walking Down Your Street & Pushing The Nets Up The Standings (from Kelly Whiteside, NY Times):
BOS: How Horford Figures Into Beating League’s Elite Teams (from Joe Hagen, Hoops Habit):
BOS: This Time The Celtics Had Answers For The Nets’ Zone Defense (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
CHA: Monk Saved The Hornets Vs. NYK, But Scoring Alone Will Never Be Enough  (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
GSW: Iguodala & Looney Are The Ultimate Role Players (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: How DMC Changes Every Other Dubs’ Starter’s Game (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
HOU: A Position Change Makes Faried Relevant Again (from Colin Connors, The Dream Shake):
IND: Why Thad Young Is So Important To The Pacers (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
IND: Edmond Sumner, The Pacers’ Best-Kept Secret (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: How Are The Clippers Still In The Playoff Race?  (from Jimmy Feterman, Nylon Calculus):
LAL: The Lakers Aren’t A LeBron-Type Team Yet (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
MEM: How A Bland Offense Has Made The Grizzlies Worse (from Joe Hulbert, Double Clutch):
MIL: Bucks GM Horst Stays Rooted (from Matt Schoch, Detroit News):
MIN: Veteran Reserves Playing A More Prominent Role (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: What The Top AD Trade Contenders Can Actually Offer (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
NOP: Trading AD Is Complicated (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
NOP: Jrue Holiday Cares in So Many Ways (from Justin Jett,  DefPen):
NYK: Kevin Knox: What Is His Ceiling?  (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
OKC: Presti & Budenholzer: Old Friends From San Antonio (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
POR: Recent Success Comes As Assists Skyrocket (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
SAC: More Than Just A Shooter: Buddy Hield Has Developed Into An Excellent Rebounder (from Tony Xypteras, Sactown Royalty):
SAS: Derrick White Is Making A Living At The Rim (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
Zion Could Be The Next Great NBA Point Center (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Top Draft Lottery Prospect Ja Morant’s Story (from Justin Sayers, Louisville Courier Journal):
–  The NBA’s Tactical Fouling Problem (from Albert Burneko, Deadspin):

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):