Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/11/17 PART ONE

The Warriors Finally Have A True Challenger: The Rockets  (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
Video Breakdown: How The Magic Incorporate Flex Action Into Their Offense (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):
Bucks: The Eric Bledsoe Effect (from Matthew Hallett, Behind The Buck Pass):
Jayson Tatum’s Surprisingly Elite 3-Point Shooting (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Breaking Down Tatum’s Offensive Game (from Will Lefkowich, isportsweb.com):
How The Celtics’ Defensive Adjustment Slowed Down Pistons (from Jay King, Mass Live):
The Cavs Need More Offensive Movement (from Jared Hesketh, King James Gospel):
VanVleet Refuses To Play Like An Undrafted Player (from William Lou, Medium):
Why The Grizzlies Struggle After Halftime (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
How LBJ Is Reversing Aging (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Why Reggie Jackson Is Better Than Ever (from Duncan Smith, BBall Breakdown):
Can The Nets Fit Okafor In?  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Courtney Lee: Knicks’ X-Factor (from Jared Mintz, Fanrag Sports):
DWade: SMOY Candidate (from Scott Sargent, Bleacher Report):
Oladipo: Putting The NBA On Notice (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Timberwolves’ Film Breakdown: The Keys To Taj Gibson’s Success (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Jonah Bolden: Balling In Israel, Giving A Glimpse Of What To Expect In NBA Next Season (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
The Wizards’ Czech Republic Basketball Experiment (from Rob Athmer, Hashtag Basketball):
Undermanned, Simmons & Frontcourt Rotation Fight On (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
Nwaba’s Rise Is An Unlikely Story (from Mike McGraw, Daily Herald):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/9/17 PART TWO

Pacers’ Chemistry Is Natural But Not Accidental  (from Derek Kramer, ipacers.com):
Oladipo’s Star Continues To Rise (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
J.B. Bickerstaff: The Bittersweet Life Of An Interim Head Coach (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Khris Middleton: Taking Advantage Of Analytics Revolution (from Max Carlin, Behind The Buck Pass):
Josh Jackson: Not Surprised By NBA’s Learning Curve (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):
Kris Dunn’s Game: Not Done Growing (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
How Are The Spurs Still This Good Without Kawhi?  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Jazz: Limiting The Gobert/Favors Pairing (from Ryan McDonald, Deseret News):
Film Room: How The Raptors’ Bench Provides A Spark (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
Weekly Roundup (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
More Insights Into PHI/LAL (from Adam McQueen, 94 Feet Report):
Bucks Must Still Improve Offensively (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Gortat’s Screen Open Up The Wizards’ Offense (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Bench Keeping Wizards Flowing Without Wall (from Ben Standig, Fanrag Sports):
SVG: Warriors’ 15 Blocks Stemmed From Bad Pistons’ Decision Making (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Nuggets: Finding The Best Lineup Combinations Without Millsap & Jokic (from Harrison Wind, BSN Denver):
–  Nets: Okafor’s Risks & Rewards (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Vin Baker: 7 Years Of Sobriety Have Given Him A New Outlook  (from Desmond Carter, Hartford Courant):
Knicks: Lance Thomas Brings Energy & Defense (from Al Iannazzone, Newsday):
Jeff Teague Was The Right Choice For The Wolves (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Treveon Graham Gives Hornets Cause For Optimism (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
GSW’s Go-To Guy Doesn’t Play A Minute (from Scott Cacciola, NYTimes):

 

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

The Celtics Have Turned Irving Into A New Player (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
The Bucks Need A More Conservative Defense (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
The Rockets Are Dominant On Defense, Too (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
2016 Draft Class: Doing Better In Year Two (from Philip Rossman-Reich, The Step Back):
What Happens When Kawhi Returns? (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
Is Lonzo Ball’s Shot Broken? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Season’s 1st Quarter: Ranking Teams By Tiers (from Brady Klopfer, BBall Breakdown):
Brandon Ingram: The Lakers’ Real Future Star (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Learning To Appreciate Jarrett Jack (from Zach Diluzio, Posting & Toasting):
The Four Nuggets’ Guards: How Each Scores (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
The CP3/Ryan Anderson Fit (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
World’s Best Leagues Outside The NBA (from Fran Fraschilla, ESPN):
– Friday Film: Warriors’ Anticipation (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Since The Coaching Change, The Grizzlies Have Been Different, But Have They Been Better? (from Chris Herrington, Commercial Appeal):
Ekpe Udoh: The Jazz’ Plus-Minus Genius (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
–  10 Things: The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Week In Review (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
Magic: Showing Signs Of Defensive Improvement (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Trevor Booker Q & A (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Yogi Ferrell & “Shot Doctor” Joey Burton (from Zack Cunningham, Dallas Sports Fanatic):
Fast-Learning D’Aaron Fox (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
3 Stories From The G-League (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/5/17

Roy Hibbert And The Search For Truth In Defensive Stats (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
What KAT Can Learn From DMC (from Michael Walton, Dunking With Wolves):
Are The Pacers Overachieving Or Underestimated?  (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Now D’Antoni Has Two Stellar PGs (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
The Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Horford Credits Marcus Smart For Blossoming Alley-Oop Connection (form Jay King, Mass Live):
Tatum’s Historic Shooting Pace (from Taylor King, celtics.com):
NBA Scout Breaks Down Ben Simmons’ Biggest Strengths, Flaws (from Sean Devey, Sporting News);
Cavs’ Playbook: New Sets Are Exploiting Opposing Centers (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
Film Breakdown: Timberwolves’ Flex Offense Concepts (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Interesting Trends So Far This Season (from Shane Young, BBall Breakdown):
The Raptors’ Youth Movement (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Nuggets: Lyles Ready For Increased Opportunity (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Thaddeus Young: The Do-It-All Big Man The Pacers Need (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
How Are The Jazz Doing It?  (from Andy Larsen, ksl.com):
Grizzlies’ Winning Formula: Defend & Score In Transition (from Grizzly Bear Blues):
Three Under-The-Radar Storylines From The Season’s 1st Quarter (from Austin Cracraft, LWOS):
Bulls: Can Dunn Provide Stability At PG? (from Sam Smith,  bulls.com):
ORL Reality: Improve Defense Or Miss Playoffs (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
With Room To Maneuver, WCS Is Playing Better Off The Bench (from Nate Wolf, NBA Math):
G-League Scouting Report: Christian Wood (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days.com):
Basketball Dictionary: “Drop”, Part Two (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Demario Mayfield Finds Basketball Peace In The Middle East (from David Gardner, Bleacher Report):

Adaptable Dwyane Wade (from Vincent Goodwill, NBC Sports):

Brandon Ingram: Transforming Before Lakers’ Eyes (from Tania Ganguli, LATimes):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/4/17 PART ONE

Rockets Look To Keep Improving (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Since Acquiring Bledsoe, The Bucks’ Defense Is Clicking (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Raptors’ Lorenzo Brown is The Perfect Two-Way Contract Player (from Stephen Brotherston, Pro BBall Report):
Weekly TV Guide (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Three Random NBA Thoughts: Cutting In Transition, Brandon Ingram, The Pass Defenses Fear (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
NOTE: For more great insight from Mo, be sure to check out BI Podcast #8:  http://basketballintelligence.net/2017/11/29/basketball-intelligence-podcast-8-guest-mo-dakhil/
ORL’s Young Guns Deserve A Longer Leash (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):
Teams That May Be Regretting Their 2017 Draft Decisions  (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Ranking The Teams By Tiers (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
NBA Teams That Should Already Be Tanking (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Dennis Smith, Jr Has Bought Into Rick Carlisle’s Philosophy (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
Nerlens Noel Q & A (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
Myles Turner’s Rebounding & Defense (from Derek Kramer,  ipacers.com):
Nuggets Are Finding Lineups That Works With Jokic & Millsap Out (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
Adebayo’s Next Challenge (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Anthony’s Sacrifices Are Allowing Players Like Steven Adams To Step Up (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Markieff Morris: Searching For A Surge (from Todd Dybas, Washington Times):
With More Playing Time, Joe Harris Is Delivering (from Roger Rubin, Newsday):
Q & A With Kuzma’s Trainer Clint Parks (from Hannah Kulik, lakersnation.com):
Why Steve Kerr Struggles Managing Iguodala’s Minutes (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Lakers: KCP’s Defensive Impact (from Cameron Neimand, Silver Screen And Roll):
TJ Warren: By The Numbers (from Kyle Clark, 94 Feet Report):
NBA Sophomores Who Are Making The Leap (form Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):