Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/23/17

Why Dennis Smith Will Revolutionize Mavs’ Offense (from Joe Hulbert, The Smoking Cuban):
–  Hawks Seek To Meld Championship Cultures (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
Q & A: Daryl Morey (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Okafor’s Best-Case Scenario In Philadelphia (from Luke Swiatek, The Sixer Sense):
Fultz: Talent & Room To Grow (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
Doncic Making Early Run At #1 Draft Spot (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
For Q-Pon, Basketball Nearly Turned Deadly (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Q & A: Bob Myers (from Hardwood Nation):
Q & A: Zaza Pachulia (from Connor Letourneau, Hardwood Nation):
Hornacek On The End Of The Triangle (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):

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

Who And What To Watch In Eurobasket Final  (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Marcus Morris, Point Forward?  (from wjsy, Celtics Blog):
Rockets Hope Harden/CP3 Mesh Quickly (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Anthony Randolph On The NBA: “Now I Fit In Perfect, Right?”  (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Saric Can Emulate Simmons Off The Bench (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Why Whiteside And Heat Should Love Him Being Double-Teamed In Post (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):
Where The Triangle Offense Lives (from Jordan Teicher, The New Yorker):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/22/17 PART TWO

Dewayne Dedmon: Spurs’ Latest Gem  (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):

Read it here:  http://www.businessinsider.com/dewayne-dedmon-spurs-journey-to-nba-2017-3

Chris Paul: Fast Hands, Gruesome Fingers  (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):

Read it here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/sports/chris-paul-clippers-los-angeles-hands.html

Evan Fournier Is Regaining His Form  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-sp-magic-evan-fournier-0322-story.html

5 D-League Shooters Who Could Help GSW (from Ti Windisch, Hoops Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/21/golden-state-warriors-five-d-league-shooters-help/

Hornacek Critiques Knicks’ Play  (from Marc Berman, NY Post):

Read it here: http://nypost.com/2017/03/20/is-hornaceks-passing-complaint-a-shot-at-knicks-stars/

Richaun Holmes Emerges (from Bob Cooney, philly.com):

Read it here: http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20170322_Holmes_emerges_from_Sixers__center_logjam.html

Dinwiddie: Prospering With Nets  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):

Read it here: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2017/03/21/ex-piston-dinwiddie-makes-opporunity-nets/99463906/

 The Celtics’ Defense Needs To Step Up (from Jared Dubin, VICE Sports):

Read it here: https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/for-a-shot-at-the-east-the-celtics-defense-needs-to-step-up/

How The Wizards’ Defense Has Slipped Since The All-Star Break  (from Chase Hughes, csnmidatlantic.com):

Read it here: http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/washington-wizards/state-wizards-numbers-how-defense-has-slipped-all-star-break

Everything You Need To Know About The NBA’s Rest Controversy (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-nbas-rest-controversy-including-solutions/

Hoiberg’s Circle Of Trust (from Joe Cowley, Chicago Sun Times):

Video Breakdown: Patrick McCaw Against The Mavericks  (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):

 Read and watch it here: http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2017/3/22/15018442/nba-2017-highlights-warriors-mavericks-patrick-mccaw-stephen-curry

Brett Brown On Westbrook (from Jessica Camerato, csnphilly.com):

Read it here: http://www.csnphilly.com/philadelphia-76ers/russell-westbrook-most-dominant-guard-brett-brown-has-seen-16-nba-seasons

By The Numbers: A Look At Covington’s Defense (from Cory Seidman, csnphilly.com):

Read it here: http://www.csnphilly.com/philadelphia-76ers/numbers-closer-look-robert-covingtons-defensive-prowess

DeAndre Bembry: On His Way With The Hawks  (from Cory Prescott, clnsradio.com):

Read and watch it here: http://clnsradio.com/boston-celtics-news/item/15452-deandre-bembry-on-his-way-to-an-nba-future-with-the-atlanta-hawks

ICYMI: Our Recent Interview  (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/ray-lebov-interesting-guy-havent-heard/

Heat Scout Bob Reinhart (from Brendan Perkins, Dubois County Herald):

Read it here: https://duboiscountyherald.com/b/reinhart-comes-full-circle-in-call-to-hall

Errick McCollum Q & A (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):

Read it here: http://www.eurohoops.net/en/interviews/419080/define-winning-thats-want-gala/

NOTE: This is PART TWO of today’s BI.  If you missed PART ONE, here it is: http://basketballintelligence.net/2017/03/22/todays-best-nba-reporting-analysis-32217-part-one/

 

Today’s Beat NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/13/17

HOU 117, CLE 112: 5 Observations (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):

Read it here: http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2017/03/cleveland_cavaliers_victimized.html

Three Takeaways From Sunday’s Games (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):

Read it here:  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/03/13/three-things-we-learned-sunday-james-harden-is-good-but-so-is-rockets-defense-in-win/

The Next Generation (from The Step Back):

   – Bradley Beal (from Bryan Harvey): http://fansided.com/2017/03/12/bradley-beal-next-generation/

   – Dejounte Murray (from Brandon Jefferson): http://fansided.com/2017/03/12/dejounte-murray-next-generation/

   – Clint Capela (from Jared Dubin): http://fansided.com/2017/03/12/cant-stop-wont-stop-clint-capela-records/

Nerlens Noel’s 1st Two Weeks With The Mavs Were A Great Success (from JC Fischer, Hashtag Basketball):

Read and watch it here: http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/dallas-mavericks/content/nerlens-noel-first-two-weeks-huge-success-dallas

LBJ & Harden’s Passing  (from Chris Herring, fivethirtyeight.com):

Read and watch it here: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/lebron-and-harden-are-the-nbas-best-quarterbacks/

How Westbrook Found His Singular Driving Force  (from Tim Keown, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/18893454/the-driving-force-oklahoma-city-thunder-russell-westbrook

Griz’ Coach Fizdale Q & A (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):

Read it here: http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/nba/grizzlies/2017/03/12/q-fiz-fire-state-grizzlies-address/99092774/

Video Breakdown: What Nurkic Has Brought To The Blazers  (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):

Watch it here: http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/03/13/video-breakdown-how-jusuf-nurkic-has-lifted-up-the-portland-trail-blazers/

How Nurkic’s Arrival Has Impacted Noah Vonleh (from Peter Sampson, Blazers Edge):

Read it here:  http://www.blazersedge.com/2017/3/13/14902814/portland-trail-blazers-jusuf-nurkic-noah-vonleh

 Ibaka And Tucker: Defensive Versatility And Toughness (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/toronto-raptors/content/serge-ibaka-pj-tucker-disciples-dwane-casey

Do The Warriors Have Enough Shooting From Their Role Players? (from Carter Rodriguez, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/03/13/warriors-need-more-shooting/

10 Things I Like And Don’t Like About The Pistons (from Duncan Smith, Piston Powered):

Read it here:  http://pistonpowered.com/2017/03/13/10-things-like-dont-like-detroit-pistons/

–  The Heat Are Erik Spoelstra’s Coaching Opus (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):

Read it here: https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/the-red-hot-miami-heat-are-erik-spoelstras-coaching-opus

Porzingis Unloads On Knicks’ “Confusion” (from Marc Berman, NYPost):

Read and watch it here: http://nypost.com/2017/03/13/frustrated-kristaps-porzingis-unloads-on-knicks-confusion/

Heat’s Wayne Ellington Creating Fits For Opponents  (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):

Read it here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/fl-sp-miami-heat-main-20170313-story.html

Mirotic Frustrated By Removal From Rotation (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18892485/nikola-mirotic-frustrated-removal-chicago-bulls-rotation

How Black Utah Jazz Players Have Embraced SLC (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):

Read it here: http://theundefeated.com/features/how-black-utah-jazz-players-have-embraced-salt-lake-city/

Eurocup Semifinal Preview (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/03/13/eurocup-semifinal-preview-watch-online/

Progressing Toward Personalized Analytics: Q & A With Patrick Lucey Of STATS (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/03/13/nylon-calculus-personalized-analytics-qa-patrick-lucey-stats/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/5/17

What It’s Like To Play With LBJ  (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/a/lebron-james-playmaker-cavaliers-sunday-shootaround

Grizzlies Urge Patience With Parson’s Difficult Comeback From Injury  (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/nba/post/_/id/30716/grizzlies-urge-patience-as-chandler-parsons-scuffle-through-comeback

Jusuf Nurkic’s Strong Start In Portland (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-saturday-strong-start-for-jusuf-nurkic-in-portland/

Tyler Ulis Is Finding His Footing  (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):

Read and watch it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/04/phoenix-suns-tyler-ulis-quickly-finding-nba-footing/

Suns: The Rise Of Alan Williams  (from Nick Veronesi, isportsweb.com):

Read it here: http://isportsweb.com/2017/03/04/phoenix-suns-the-rise-of-alan-williams/

Kyrie Irving Has Become A Willing Passer  (from Robbie DiPaola, King James Gospel):

Read it here:  http://kingjamesgospel.com/2017/03/05/cleveland-cavaliers-kyrie-irving-willing-passer/

Zipser And Portis Giving Bulls A Boost  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/bulls/features/zipser-and-portis-giving-bulls-boost

Bobby Portis’ New Role (from Patrick Sheetz, pippenainteasy.com):

Read it here: http://pippenainteasy.com/2017/03/04/bobby-portis-new-role-trade-deadline-chicago-bulls/

Hornacek: Knicks Being Hurt By Defensive Lapses, Not The Triangle  (from Al Iannazzone, Newsday):

Read it here:

http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/knicks/knicks-jeff-hornacek-it-s-not-triangle-s-fault-it-s-defensive-lapse-1.13209777

McCaw Seizing Chance As A Starter  (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Timberwolves: Tyus Jones Is Contributing  (from Logan Metzger, The Sports Daily):
Can Abdel Nader Make The Celtics Next Season? (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

LaMarcus Aldridge Plays Best When Tony Parker Is Healthy, Active And Productive  (from Michael Erler, Pounding The Rock):

Read it here:  http://www.poundingtherock.com/2017/3/4/14810058/lamarcus-aldridge-best-barometer-spurs-success

2017 Draft: Some International Prospects  (from Maxwell Ogden, Knicks Daily):

Read and watch it here:  http://dailyknicks.com/2017/03/04/new-york-knicks-international-prospects-2017-nba-draft/

Payton May Benefit Most From Magic’s Small-Ball Lineup (from John Denton, magic.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/magic/news/elfrid-payton-may-benefit-most-small-ball-lineup

Caris LeVert Is Impressing The Nets (from Greg Logan, Newsday):

Read it here: http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/nets/caris-levert-starting-to-impress-nets-1.13210149

Eric Musselman Finds Success At Nevada  (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article136533788.html