Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/17/18

Marcus Smart Embodies The Celtics’ Grit (from Jason Patt, The Step Back):
Rozier Embodies Celtics’ Fearlessness (from Marc D’Amico, Celtics.com):
Brad Stevens’ Coaching Talent (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):
The Cavs Ran Some Effective Set Plays In Game Two (from Jeff Siegel, Fear The Sword):
ECF Game 2 Takeaways (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Journal):
Revisiting The Cavs’ Trade Deadline Overhaul (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
LBJ Shouldn’t Be Shooting The Cavs’ Technical FTs (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
HOU 127, GSW 105:
The Lineup MDA Needs To Use More Often (from Kelly Iko, USA Today):
Rockets: Iso-Ball Can Work: If It Doesn’t Run Harden Into The Ground (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Draymond: Turning On The Playoff Switch is A Myth. However Focus & Intensity Do Pick Up (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Curry’s Rare Shooting Slump Has The Dubs Looking Mortal (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Steph: “I Keep Saying (That) I Feel Good” (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
How Looney Embraced The Challenge Of Defending Harden In Game One (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Friendly Foes: Kerr’s Path Through The Playoffs Filled With Familiar Faces (from Brian Witt, Warriors.com):
Who Will Suns Take At #1? (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
Lakers: Weight Room Update With Training Director Gunnar Peterson (from Mike Trudell, Lakers.com):
Q & A: Lakers’ Director Of Scouting Jesse Buss (from Mike Trudell, Lakers.com):
What Casey’s Firing Tells Us About Achieving Goals In The NBA (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Montrezl Harrell Saved His Career (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
– EuroLeague Final Four (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/11/18

How Thunder Trainer Joe Sharpe Helped Paul George And Andre Roberson Through Devastating Injuries (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):

Pacers: Poised To Pounce In NBA’s New Financial Landscape (from Jonathan Macri, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Pascal Siakam: Just Scratching The Surface (from Jordan Skuse, Raptors HQ):
Pistons Playbook: Blake Griffin And Spacing (from Matthew Way, Piston Powered):
Pistons: Meet James Ennis (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Langston Galloway And Jameer Nelson Rekindle Mentorship In Detroit (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Jameer Nelson: Happy To Join Pistons, Finds “The Same Stan”  (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Celtics: Stevens And Irving Agree On The Need To Stop Taking Offensive Shortcuts (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Clippers: Harris And Bradley Are Fully Committed To Playoff Run (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Grizzlies: What’s Wayne Selden’s Ceiling?  (from Parker Fleming, Beale Street Bears):
Timberwolves: Tyus Jones, Future Starting PG?  (from Adam Ziobrowski, Dunking With Wolves):
Warriors: Patrick McCaw’s Message To Himself (from Logan Murdock, Bay Area News Group):
Orlando Magic: Things Are Starting To Come Together (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
The Mavericks Look To Unlock Doug McDermott’s Potential (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
Mavericks: Embracing The Youth Movement Down The Stretch (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
Heat: Bam Adebayo’s Possibilities (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Heat):
Wayne Ellington: Past, Present & Future (from Rob Slater, All U Can Heat):
Luol Deng: Trapped In Nowhere Land (from Bill Plaschke, LA Times):
How Isaiah Thomas Fits In With The Lakers (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
– Isaiah Thomas: I’m Here To Help The Lakers “In Any Way Possible” (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Knicks: The Players Who Need More Playing Time (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
“Why I Got The Kyrie Irving Trade So Wrong” (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Q & A: Brandon Jennings (from Alberto De Roa, Hoops Hype):
Blazers’ Dilemma: What To Do With Resurgent Mo Harkless (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Lorenzo Brown: Itching For Success (from Andrew Damelin, Raptors Republic):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/3/17

Celtics: Tatum Is Emerging As Irving’s 4th Quarter Sidekick (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Jared Dudley On The Celtics’ Culture (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Is There Anything Al Horford Can’t Do? (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
Satoranksy: Prospering As Wizards’ Rotation Player (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
–  OKC:  A Look At Donovan’s Command At The Quarter Mark (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Jarrett Jack: Sparking Knicks’ Offensive Revival (from Howie Kussoy,  NYPost):
International Scout Tony Ronzone: Australia Has Become NBA Talent Factory (from Michael Randall, Herald Sun):
–  There’s An Easy Fix To Wolves’ 4th Quarter Problems (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Buddy Hield’s Move To The Bench: He’s More Successful Against Abrines Than Against Klay  (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
Brett Brown Won’t Be Fazed By Hack-A-Ben Crap (from Jack McCaffery, delcotimes.com):
The Sixers’ 3rd Quarter Woes (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
Clint Capela: Rockets’ X-Factor (from Preston Dubey, 16 Wins):
Frank Mason Has Been The Kings’ Best Rookie So Far (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Jeremy Lamb: Finally Finding His Way (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Pat St. Andrews Has Risen Quickly As Atlanta Hawks’ Assistant Coach (from John Dudley, goerie.com):
Cavs: Osman Gets His 1st Chance To Shine (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Tristan Thompson’s Impending Return Leaves Lue With Difficult Choice (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Fun & Heroic Tales From Former Knicks’ & Nets’ Trainer Timmy Walsh  (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
OKC: Still Figuring Out Abrines’ Role (from Fred Katz, CNHI):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/20/17

Horford, Dennis Smith, Jr., Ben Simmons & More Early Season Takeaways (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Dennis Smith, Jr: The Mavericks’ Present & Future (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
A Day With Hornets’ Assistant Coach Stephen Silas (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
–  Tracing Robert Covington’s Journey: From Unheralded Recruit To $62 Million Man (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
The Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
The Blazers’ Fast Break Is So Bad (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
The Making Of Jusuf Nurkic: Uncompromising Bosnian Beast (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Jazz: Sixth Man Role Fits Rodney Hood (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
The Real Ricky Rubio: Finally Ready To Stand Up (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Raptors: Siakam Appears To Have Found His Niche (from Mike Ganter, Postmedia Network):
It’s VanVleet’s Time To Shine (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
Caboclo: G-League Star Until Further Notice (from Vivek Jacob, Raptors Republic):
Piston Playbook, Week 5 (from Matthew Way, Piston Powered):
Heat: James Johnson’s Handoffs (from Jaelin Wilson, Hashtag Basketball):
Coach Malone Challenged Jokic To Become A Better Defender & Jokic Is Delivering (from Christian Clark, BSNDenver):
Lakers: Brandon Ingram’s Improvement (from Shane Young, Fanrag Sports):
Celtics: The Curious Case Of Marcus Smart (from Adam Miller, Hardwood Houdini):
Jayson Tatum’s Development (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Blog):
Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown: Quickly Coming Of Age (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
The Celtics’ Defensive Diligence (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Brad Stevens Explains The Crux Of His Coaching Style (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
Adjusting Team Ratings For Strength Of Schedule (from Chirag Agriwal, Nylon Calculus):
Oladipo’s Breakout (from Alex West, NBA Math):
Mavs: Antonius Cleveland Earns An Earlier Than Expected Shot (from Chris Reichert, 2days10days):
Julius Randle’s Future Should Be With The Lakers (from Darius Soriano, Forum Blue And Gold):
After 4 Years Away, Damien Wilkins Finds His Way Back To NBA (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Q&A: Personal Trainer Idan Ravin  (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
– Phoenix Is The Latest Stop On The Mike James World Tour (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Vanja Marinkovic, Europe’s Best Shooting Prospect (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Glossary: Bird Rights  (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Ben Simmons Isn’t “Really’ 0-for-7 On Three Point Attempts (from Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/28/17

Warriors Make The Most Of Their Talent With Historic Assist Rate (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Video: Secrets To The Warriors’ Offense (from Steve Kerr/Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
12 Players Who Could Breakout This Season (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
How An NBA Video Coordinator Reconciles Stats & Eye Test  (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Thunder: Lineup Versatility Is No Longer A Weakness (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Cavs: Wade Alone Won’t Move The Needle (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Cavs Set All-Time Record For Corner Threes (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Clippers: How Things Will Be Different Without Chris Paul  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Cousins’ Weight Loss Could Lead To Pelicans’ Transformation (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
Nuggets:  Why Mason Plumlee Could Be Worth Every Penny (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Ben Simmons: Mismatch Nightmare (from Bob Ford, Philly.com):
Earl Watson On Josh Jackson: “A Superstar Waiting To Happen”  (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
Celtics: Marcus Smart Got A Key Assist From Chauncey Billups This Offseason (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Finally Healthy, Jodie Meeks Aims To Give Wizards The Shooter They Targeted  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
What Kennard Brings To The Pistons (from Jamie Delancey, Detroit Bad Boys):
Most Important Training Camp Decisions, Questions For Every Team (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Thunder: How To Incorporate Carmelo (from Kenneth Teape, Hoops Habit):
Suns Look To Use Blistering Pace (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
The Rise, Fall & Possible Redemption Of Brandon Jennings  (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
A Day In The Life Of Chris Brickley (from Justin Tinsley, The Undefeated):
Automatic NBA Scouting With Machine Learning (from Michael Watson, Zig Zag Analytics):