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 9/8/17

Why Cody Zeller Is One Of The Most Valuable Big Men  (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Greg Monroe: “How The Moose Gets Loose” (from Michael Snyder, 94 Feet Report):
The 50 Most Interesting Players In European Hoops:  1-10 (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Sophomore Standouts: LeVert, Dejounte Murray, Hield, Jamal Murray, Embiid (from Alex Ellison, The Sports Quotient):
Thunder: In Search Of A Death Lineup (from Jonathan Bates, Welcome To Loud City):
Jazz Are In Transition On Offense (from Dillon Anderson, ksl.com):
Jae Crowder Will Help The Cavs On The Wing (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
TMac Was A Special Talent (from Fran Blinebury, NBA.com):
Lonzo Ball’s Scoring Ability (from Laker Film Room):
Offseason Moves Give Thunder Lineup Adaptability (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Brandon Knight’s Downfall (from Ben Gordon, 94 Feet Report):
How To Understand Synergy Play Type Categories (from Cranjis McBasketball, Nylon Calculus):
Video Breakdown: Xavier Munford Can Be A Quality Role Player  (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days):
How To Measure Success For Each WC Team In 2017-18  (from James Herbert, BS Sports):
Celtics: Seeking To Improve Transition Attack (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Blog):
IT Interview (from Fred McLeod, Fox Sports):
PGs: The Depth Of Talent During The Position’s Golden Age (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Grading The Nuggets’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
How Kenneth Faried Became A Forgotten Man (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
Projecting The Top 5 Breakout Players At Each Position (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
4 Remaining FAs Capable Of Making An Impact (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Pistons’ Asst. Rex Walters On Luke Kennard (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Draft Prospects Entering Make-Or-Break Seasons (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Cap Space For All 30 Teams (from Keith Smith, RealGM):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/12/17

Once In The Vanguard Of Diversity, Knicks Build A Future That Echoes The Past (from Harvey Araton, NY Times):
Sixers: Finally A Team Of Consequence (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
James Johnson: Feeling At Home In Miami (from Shandel Richardson, SunSentinel):
Malcolm Brogdon’s Consistency (from Tim Stubbs, NBA Math):
How SVG Intends To Increase Boban’s Playing Time  (from Keith Langlois, Pistons.com):
Film Room: How Brook Lopez Fits With The Lakers (from Pete Zayas, Laker Film Room):
Video Breakdown: Enes Kanter (from Gordon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
Can Nets Overcome Lack Of Length?  (from Charles Maniego, Nets Daily):
How Will Rondo Impact The Pelicans?  (from Wes Goldberg, Fanrag Sports):
Timberwolves: Sleeping Giants Of Transition Offense (from Josh Bungum, Dunking With Wolves):
Every Team’s Best And Worst Offseason Move So Far (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):