Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/17/18

How The Pacers Contained LBJ & The Cavs In Game 1 (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
“Closing Speed” Makes Oladipo Great (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
All The Ways Oladipo Sliced & Diced The Cavs’ Defense (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
What The Cavs Need To Fix Before Game Two (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
Can’t Play Whiteside? (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Sixers Learn Playoff Realities (from Jack McCaffery, Delco Times):
Game 2: Warriors Answer Spurs’ Physical Counterpunch The Only Way They Know How (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Iguodala Is Showing How Valuable He Is (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
Don’t Blame Kawhi For Taking Control (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
Welcome To The Paul George Playoff Experience (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Read it here:  https://www.theringer.com/nba-playoffs/2018/4/16/17242298/paul-george-thunder-jazz

Reserves Give Thunder Reason To Celebrate (from Jenni Carlson, newsok.com):
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Thunder Needs Defensive Detail To Continue (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Thunder: Maintaining What Worked In Game One (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
The Jazz Miss Sefolosha (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Ibaka: Benefitting From Full Season With Raptors (from Sportsnet.ca):
Capela Completes Rockets’ Cornerstone Trio (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
KAT & DRose: The Good, The Bad & The Decent (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
In-Flight Adjustments: Wolves Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Ben Falk And Liam Flynn, Cleaning The Glass):
How John Wall Went From Fat To Six-Pack Abs While Recovering (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Video: Jrue Holiday’s Defensive Brilliance In Game One (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):

In Playoff Debut, Blazers’ Rookie Zach Collins Proved Ready For The Stage (from Andrew Greif, Oregon Live):
Brandon Jennings’ Roads Not Taken (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Thoughts On Opening-Weekend’s Playoff Games (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Laker Film Room: Randle’s Breakout Season (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
How Stackhouse Crafted Himself Into Hot-Shot Head Coaching Candidate (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Get To Know David Fizdale (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Doncic Enters The Lions’ Den (from Emmet Ryan, Ball In Europe):
Luka Doncic: Situational Analysis (from Nick Prevenas, NBADraft.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/19/18

Warriors: With Other 3 Stars Out, Draymond Showcases His Versatility (from Conor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):

Warriors’ Video Breakdown: How Quinn Cook Can Play Off-Ball Like Klay Thompson (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Quinn Cook States His Case For Place On Dubs’ Playoff Roster (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Warriors Look For Spurs-like Long-Term Success (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):

How LeBron James Fixed His Back (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):

Giannis: Bucks’ Best Hope Since KAJ (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
OKC: 4 Big Questions (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Nets Got Everything They Wanted From DeMarre Carroll (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Video Breakdown:  D’Angelo Russell Shows What He Can Do (from Nicholas LeTourneau, Nets Daily):
Heat: Adebayo’s Defensive Edge Is Fancy Footwork (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Nuggets: Debunking The Myth That It’s All Coach Malone’s Fault (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Is It Time To Take The Blazers Seriously As Title Contenders? (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):
The Knicks’ PGs (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Jarrett Jack’s Wide Circle Of Influence (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Cheick Diallo: Providing Energy For Pelicans (from William Guillory, NOLA.com):
Emeka Okafor: Impacting The WC Playoff Race (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Spurs: Finding The “Silver Lining” Amid Playoff Struggle (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Suns: Josh Jackson Is Breaking Out (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
CBA Encyclopedia: Explaining The “Stepien Rule” (from Danny Leroux, Real GM):
Marshall Henderson: Still Chasing His Dream (from Jason King, Bleacher Report):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/5/17

Strengths & Weaknesses Of The WC’s Middle Tier  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Nuggets’ Film Room: Paul Millsaps’ Passing (from TJ McBride, BSNDenver):
The 50 Most Interesting Players In European Hoops: Numbers 31-40 (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Analyzing The Rockets’ Lineup Possibilities (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
The Bulls Have Made Youth A Priority  (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Blazers Look To Build From Within (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Grading The Cavs’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
The Awkward Dynamic Between DRose & The Cavs (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Is Davis Bertans The Next Great Spurs’ Role Player? (from Tim Stubbs, NBA Math):
The Knicks’ PG Conundrum (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Draft Assets/Traded Picks For All 30 Teams (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
The Proving Grounds: Dante Exum  (from Dan Clayton, Bball Breakdown):
Brandon Ingram: Sophomore Expectations (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Pacers: Making “Good Lance” Sustainable  (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Steven Adams’ Importance To The Thunder (from Tony Heim, Thunderous Intentions):
Updates On Players Who Received Qualifying Offers (from Austin Kent, Hoops Rumors):
Sean Elliott: Miracle In The Making (from Jeph Duarte, Pounding The Rock):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/6/17 PART TWO

The Small Market Problem Is More Perception Than Reality (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):
A Deep Dive On Teodosic (from Dylan Mendelowitz, 94feetreport.com):
–  How Does The New-Look Western Conference Stack Up?  (from Eric Spyropolous, NBA Math):
The Rockets: A Short Odyssey To The Top Of The West (from Noah Torr, Sir Charles In Charge):
Thunder Defense Will Benefit Most From Paul George (from Bo Cardona, Thunderous Intentions):
Thunder Solidify Their Imposing Defense With Roberson Deal (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Will Tatum And Brown Be Ready To Help Celtics Contend? (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Western Conference Will Be Even More Dominant: The Metrics (from Adam Fromal Bleacher Report):
Caleb Swanigan: It’s Time To Work (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Layman Looks To Build In Las Vegas (from Casey Holdahl, blazers.com):
Derrick Walton, Jr.: Looking To Defy Critics (from John Denton, magic.com):
Orlando Summer League Standouts (from Cody Taylor, Basketball Insiders):
Today’s Edition Of Basketball Intelligence Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Gene Conley:
Today we feature Basketball Intelligence Podcast #4 with special guest Fran Fraschilla. Following his distinguished career as head coach at Manhattan College, St. John’s and New Mexico, Fran joined ESPN where he serves as an analyst for Big 12 Games as well as covering the NBA draft and FIBA broadcasts.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/23/17

GSW 129, SAS 115 (from 16 Wins):
Questions The Spurs Need To Answer (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
LaMarcus Aldridge Faces Career Crossroads (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
The LBJ-Kyrie Pick-And-Roll (from Zach Lowe):
After Heartbreak And Healing, Dreams Come True For Avery Bradley (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Video Breakdown: BOS-CLE: Game-Winning ATO (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Marcus Smart’s Shot Arrives Just In Time (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Without IT, BOS Found Success In Low Post (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Cavs: Too Many Defensive Breakdowns In Game Three (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Prospects More Open To D-League (from Keith Langlois, Pistons.com):
The Euroleague Final Four (from Emmet Ryan, ballineurope.com):