Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/26/17

 GSW 117, TOR 112 (from William Lou, Medium.com):
Video Breakdown Of Game-Ending 10-0 Run (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):  https://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2017/10/26/16551980/nba-2017-warriors-raptors-stephen-curry-kevin-durant-last-minute-10-0-run
Wednesday Night Recap (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
SAS 117, MIA 100 (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Timberwolves: Where Is The Transition “D”?  (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Jaylen Brown & Jayson Tatum: Exceeding Expectations (from Paolo Uggeti, The Ringer):
Bulls: Kay Felder: Small Size, Big Heart (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
5 Players Making The Most Of New Opportunities (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The ringer):
Aaron Gordon: Prospering At PF (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Dejounte Murray Is Breaking Out (from Jesus Gomez, BBall Breakdown):
Nets: Sean Marks & Kenny Atkinson Have “Switched The Culture” (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Pelicans: The Problem Is The Rest Of The Roster (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Brad Stevens’ Magic Touch (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Scars That Shaped Jabari Parker (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
5 Ways To Fix “One-and-Done” (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Elbow Injury Forced LBJ To Change Shooting Motion (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
LBJ Can Play Any Position At Any Time (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
LBJ: The NBA’s Prometheus (from Jason Concepion, The Ringer):
Q&A: Hassan Whiteside (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
How Craig Robinson Wound Up Working For The Knicks (from Adam Zagoria, sny.tv):
Travelling Violations Are Way Up (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Video Compilation: Snap Series Run By 76ers/Pistons (From Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Shane Larkin Makes Most Of His Chances With Celtics (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Fultz’ Trainer Sheds Light On Strange Injury Saga (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Marques Johnson Discusses Bucks’ “Return To The Mecca” Game (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Swanigan Proving To Be Late Draft Steal (from David Woods, Indy Star):
Ask Ben: Game-To-Game Strategy & More (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Suns’ Defense: Effort is The First Step (from Ben Falk):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/15/17

Time For Marc Gasol & Grizzlies To Enter New Era  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Assessing The Cavs’ Top EC Challengers (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Don’t Overlook The Wizards (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
More Than Ever, LBJ Bears Cavs’ Hopes Of Reaching Finals (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Denver’s Backcourt Rotation: Key To Nuggets’ Improvement  (from Eric Spyropolous, NBA Math):
Daniel Theis’ EuroBasket Performance & Role With Celtics  (from Matt Chin, Celtics Blog):
Aaron Gordon Is The Key To Orlando’s Success…Or Failure (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Are Concerns About Pelicans’ Three-Point Shooting Overblown? (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
Top 100 Players: 1-10 (from ESPN):
Stanley Johnson: Ready To Seize Opportunity (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
What CJ Miles Brings To The Raptors (from Raptors Republic):
Young Players Who Are Future Top 100 Candidates (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):

 

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

Will Nurkic Sustain His Strong Play? (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Grading The Warriors Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Grading The Rockets’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Spurs Likely To Embrace A More Three-Point Heavy Offense (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Doncic Dazzles (from Emmet Ryan, ballineurope.com):
Top 100 Players Of 2017-18: Numbers 31-50  (from Ben Golliver/Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
The Most Interesting Rookie-Scale Extension Candidates: Gary Harris, Marcus Smart, Clint Capela, Jabari Parker (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Remaining FAs Face New Roster Reality (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
How Much Can Tony Allen Do For Pelicans?  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Most Important Likely & Unlikely Player Bonuses To Watch (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Mark Cuban Q & A (from Dalton Trigg, mavsmoneyball.com):
What’s Going On With Diamond Stone? (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Kelly Olynyk: One Overlooked Strength  (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):
Darius Miller Returns As More Mature Player  (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
Mavericks Hope To Develop Noel’s Inside Game  (from Earl K. Sneed, mavs.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/4/16

–  The Suns’ New Offense  (from Owen Sanborn, Bright Side Of The Sun):
–  Suns’ Lineup Rotation To Develop In Preseason  (from Paul Coro,  azcentral.com):

–  Kent Bazemore  Q & A  (from Alex Kennedy, hardwood Nation):

Read it here:  https://thehardwoodnation.net/2016/10/03/qa-kent-bazemore-2/

–  DeMarcus Cousins Is Excited About Options In High Post  (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):

 Thibodeau:  Having Guys That Can Play Multiple Positions Is The Way of The League Right Now  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
 Solomon Hill:  Pelicans’ Defensive Leader  (from Scott Kushner, New Orleans dvocate):
–  Lakers Open-Minded On How To Feature Randle And Nance  (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News):
–  McCaw’s Legend Is Already Growing In Warriors’ Camp  (from Monte Poole, csnbayarea.com):
–  Three Ways The Celtics Will Be Better On Offense  (from wjsy, celticsblog.com):
–  The Ben Simmons Injury Ripple Effect  (from Kevin O’Connor,  The Ringer):
–  Frank Vogel Q & A  (from Adi Joseph, Sporting News):
–  Vogel’s Debut As Magic Coach  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
 –  The Rise Of Kemba Walker  (from Ashwin Ramnath,  Bball Breakdown):
 James Harden: “Whatever It Takes To Win”  (from Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports):
 James Harden, “Points Guard”  (from Brandon Jefferson, BBall Breakdown):
 Nikola Jokic Q & A, Part Two  (from Mike Olson, Denver Stiffs):
–  Blazers’ Season Preview  (from David MacKay, Blazer’s Edge):
 Cavs’ Season Preview  (from David Zavac, Fear The Sword):
 –  The 5 Teams With The Best Asset ( Cap Space,Picks,Tradeable Players, Expiring Contracts) Collections (from John Buhler, fansided.com):
–  NBA Players Seldom Know When They’ve Played Their Last Game  (from jackie macMullan, ESPN):
–  Tyronn Lue Aiming To Improve  (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
–  Hornacek Plans To Speed Up Knicks’ Offense  (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
 The Pistons Have Positional Flexibility  (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
 Sixth Man Of The Year Candidates (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
–  Jamal Murray Is Ready To Light Up The NBA  (from Mike Ganter, canoe.com):
–  Raul Neto Has Improved But Expects To Play Fewer Minutes  (from Tony Jones, sltrib.com):
Celtics Like What They See From Yabusele  (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):  Read it here:  http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2016/10/03/celtics-liking-what-they-see-from-guerschon-yabusele/pqoA75wYXFXtvDPqQx0VQK/story.html
–  Cliff Alexander Is Ready To Compete  (from Cody Taylor, Basketball Insiders):
Nets’ Training Camp Surprises:  Harris, Bennett, Hamilton  (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Versatility Vs. Specialization  (from Andrew Ford, upsidemotor.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/17/16

–  Luke Walton Building Foundation Through Relationships  (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News):
–  Grizzlies’ Coach Fizdale Has “Plenty To Ponder”  (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):
–  How The Bulls Can Make The Wade, Butler, Rondo Combination Work  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
–  The Sixers Fascinating Challenge  (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
–  Will The Nuggets Young Core Break Out While The Veterans Are Still Productive?  (from Kurt Helin):
–  Jerry West Interview  (from Tim Kawakami, Mercury News):

Listen to it here:  http://blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami/2016/09/16/tk-show-guest-jerry-west/

 Amin Elhassan Interview (from Marcus Thompson/Tim Kawakami, Mercury news):
–  Learning Process Is Ongoing For Brad Stevens (from Scott Souza, Worcester telegram):
–  With Jrue Gone, Pelicans Should Say: “We Love You E’Twaun Moore Than We Did Before”  (from Rick Stone, Pelicans Debrief):
(BI NOTE: My apologies to Roy Orbison for the title.  I couldn’t help myself.)
–  Mavs May Be Able To rely On Defense This Season  (from Smoking Cuban):
–  Popovich Moves On Without Duncan  (from Buck Harvey, expressnews.com):
 How D-League Rosters Are Built  (from dleague.nba.com):
Additional Player Notes, Profiles, Updates:
Yi Jianlian  (from Shahan Ahmed, nbclosangeles):  http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sports/Lakers-intro-Yi-Jianlain-393779831.html
–  Ersan Ilyasova  (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):  http://www.nba.com/thunder/feature/meeting-ilyasova-160916/
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