Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/9/18

Sixers: The New-Look Bench Unit Has Transformed The Team (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
Ben Simmons: Already Among The Best Cutters (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Fultz’ Return Renders McConnell To “Staying Ready” Status (from Jack McCaffery, Delco Times):
Doncic: Changing The Thinking About Euro Imports (from Mina Kimes, ESPN):
When Players Agree To Take Plays Off (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
The Fizdale List: 10 Black Assistant NBA Coaches Who Could Become Head Coaches (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
A Look At the State Of One-And-Done (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
DPOY: The Case For Gobert (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
Stating The Case For Each Of The Top MVP Candidates (from Kelly Scaletta, The Step Back):
Playoff Race: Which Of Monday’s Games Matter (from ESPN):
Will Darius Bazley Be A Pioneer Or An Outlier? (from Sam Fortier, Washington Post):
Can The Celtics Keep Jabari Bird For The Playoffs? (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
How Deep Should The Celtics’ Playoff Rotation Be? (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
With More Minutes And Confidence, Ojeleye Is Finding His Shot (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
NBA Scorekeepers Have A Harder Job Than You Think (from Spencer Lund, Complex Sports):
Bulls: Portis Reflects On His Season & Career (from Sam Smith,bulls.com):
Clippers: Tough Decisions Ahead (from Moke Hamilton, NBA Insiders):
The Jazz’ Dominant Run Since January (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
How One Play Tells Us About The Jazz (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
How Far Can Becky Hammon Go In The NBA? (from Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker):
Casspi: A Casualty Of Dubs’ Numbers Game (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Jarrett Jack: Ultimate Professional (from Fred Kerber, NY Post):
Hornets:  Monk’s Progress (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Kris Dunn’s Improvement (from Luke Askew, Pippin Ain’t Easy):
Pacers Need The Spacing That Myles Turner Sometimes Provides (from Dylan Hughes, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/30/17 PART ONE

Opportunity Is Knocking For Donovan Mitchell (from David Ramil, The Step Back):
What Do Teams Do With Non-Shooters Like Justise Winslow? (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Video Breakdown: Behind The Scenes Of The Timberwolves Offense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Video Breakdown: Steph’s Amazing Overtime (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
What Adding CP3 Has Done For The Rockets (from Darren Yuvan, The Dream Shake):
Robert Covington: The Best Undrafted Player (from Ben Detrick, The Ringer):
The Draft: How Teams Should Think About Positionality (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer)):
The Week In Review (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
Reassessing The Celtics’ Offseason Moves (from Chris Tyler, Hashtag Basketball):
What The Fizdale Firing Says (from Chris Herrington, Commercial Appeal):
Doc Rivers: “You’ve Got To Be Willing To Fail” (from Katie Baker, The Ringer):
Pacers: Should We Worry About Myles Turner? (from Adrian Lawhorn, 8points9seconds.com):
Pelicans: Darius Miller Is A Sharpshooter (from Warsame Abdi, Pelican Debrief ):
Kris Dunn Is Bouncing Back (from Noah Shatzer, 16 Wins):
Wizards: Quick Fixes (from Rob Athmer, Hashtag Basketball):
OKC: Breaking Old Habits Is Not That Easy (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):
Should OKC Bring Melo Off The Bench? (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
The Cavs Are Using Wade More Efficiently (from Jesse Blanchard, BBall Breakdown):
Defense Fuels Cavs’ Winning Streak (from Dan McCarney, NBA.com):
Fred VanVleet Is Legit (from Blake Murphy, VICE Sports):
Two-Way Contracts: The Difficulty Of Tracking Days Of Service (from Adam Johnson, twoways10days.com):
“Sets That Have Caught My Eye” (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Note: We Are Still Playing “Catch-up”, so watch for PART TWO of today’s BI, to be published later today.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/24/17

MIN-OKC: Breaking Down The Final Two Minutes (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Westbrook: Experimenting With Thunder’s 4th Quarter Recipe (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Jazz: Life After Hayward (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Why The NBA’s Big Men Are Getting Freakier (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Nets: Sean Marks Looks For “Small Wins” (from Howard Megdal, Medium.com):
Nets: RHJ’s Game Evolving At 4 Spot  (from Roger Rubin, Newsday):
Basketball Dictionary: Sink And Fill (from Dylan Murphy, Medium.com):
Giannis: The Future Of Aberrational Greatness (from Nathaniel Friedman, GQ):
Cavs’ 1st Step To Identity Rediscovery: Benching Wade (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
The Giannis Experience (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
The Promise Of Porzingis (from Rory Breasail, Hashtag Basketball):
An Early Look At The ROY Race (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Rookies On The Rise (from Adam King, Locked On Fantasy Basketball):
Delon Wright: Primed To Take Next Step With Raptors (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Monday Night Highlights (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
PHI 97, DET 86:  Embid/Simmons Highlights (from Barry Petchesky, Deadspin):
Andre Drummond Is Making His FTs Now (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Ryan McDonough On Watson’s Firing (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
Steve Kerr: Outspoken & Willing To Listen (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Jamal Crawford: Last Of The Ballers (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
Nick Young Feels Right At Home With The Warriors (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Week One Observations (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
The NBA Just Had Its “Welcome To Mike James” Moment (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):
The Cavs Have The League’s Oldest Roster (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Shaun Livingston Q & A (from Matt Foley, Ozy.com):
Keith Bogans: Transitioning From NBA Player To Coach (from Alejandro Danois, The Shadow League):
G-League Draft: Eastern Conference Recap (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
The NBA Is No Longer Only A Man’s League: G-League’s Progressive Hires  (from Adam Johnson, 2ways10days.com):

 

 

 

 

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/8/17

Why Hayward Is A Seamless Fit For Celtics (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Orlando’s Conundrum: Payton’s Inconsistency (from Ruben Badillo, Orlando Magic Daily):
–  Karl-Anthony Towns’ 2018 Defensive Outlook (from Michael Walton, Hoops Habit):
Day 7 Free Agency Recap (from Jeff Siegel, Medium.com):
FA Winners And Losers So Far (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Five Draftees Exceeding Expectations In Summer League (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Heat: The Importance Of Re-Signing Waiters (from Allana Tachauer, All U Can Heat):
Heat: Olynyk’s Fit/Role (from Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post):
Fultz/Harden Comparison (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Intriguing Rookie Jordan Bell Set To Debut For Dubs (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):
Two-Way Contract Tracker (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days.com):
Dakari Johnson: Hoping Hard Work Pays Off (from Fred Katz, CNHI Sports):
Justin Robinson/Dylan Ennis: Summer League Paths (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):
Nwaba’s Role In Year Two (from Lloyd Tunstill, Lake Show Life):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/7/17

What Can Teodosic Bring To The Clippers? (from Andrew Bernucca, The Step Back):
What Are The Kings Doing? (from Jerry Christodoulatos, The Step Back):
Paul George And The Spacing Revolution (from Paul Headley, 16 Wins):
How Hayward Changes The Celtics (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
How Andre Drummond Can Improve Offensively To Become Elite (from Shameek Mohile, 16 Wins):
The Salary Cap Is Normalizing (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Free Agency Winners And Losers (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Quality FAs Still Available (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Rubio Offers Different Note For Jazz (from Brady Klopfer, BBall Breakdown):
Jaylen Brown’s More Demanding Summer Job (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Two-Way Contracts FAQ (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days):
Darius Miller Gets A Rare Second Chance With The Pelicans (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Wizards’ Otto Porter Gamble (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
–  Orlando Summer League Winners And Losers (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Fansided):
Why The Sixers Made Their Draft Night Moves (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):