Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/6/18

Knicks: How Does Ntilikina Get Better?  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
How LaMarcus Aldridge Got His Groove Back (from Brandon Meiners, Pounding The Rock):
KLove: What Version Will We See Next Season? (from Jordan Brenner, Cleaning The Glass):
What Is Devin Booker’s Ideal Role? (from Scott Levine, 94 Feet Report):
Markelle Fultz And The Yips (from Tim Marcin, Newsweek):
Will Fultz Realize His Potential Next Season?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
How The Pelicans Lost A Star But Became More Dangerous (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Bucks: How Pat Connaughton’s Off-Ball Work Can Help (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
Nuggets: Who Is Jarred Vanderbilt?  (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Answering The Biggest 2019 Draft Questions (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Rudy Gay Interview (from Don Amore, Hartford Courant);
Shawn Marion Q & A (from Vivek Jacob, sportsnet.ca):
2018-19 ROY Forecast (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The Impact Of The 2016 Salary Cap Spike (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Some Ideas For Rules Changes (from Jonathan Schulman, Posting And Toasting):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/29/18

Kenny McFadden: The Man Who Shaped Steven Adams & New Zealand Basketball (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Phil Handy: Former Cavs’ Assistant Who Is Now With The Raptors (from Colton Jones, Amico Hoops):
A Statistical Deep Dive Into Joe Ingles’ Performance (from Andrew Bailey,  SLC Dunk):
Q & A: Drew Hanlen (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Mikal Bridges: Bigger Upside Than You Think (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
How Mitch Creek Could Help The Nets (from Nicholas LeTourneau, Nets Daily):
Mirotic Is Ready To Breakout For Pels (from Preston Ellis, The Bird Writes):
How To Build The Pacers Into NBA Champ (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
– Trae Young: SL Synopsis (from Graham Chapple, Peachtree Hoops,):
What Can The Hawks Expect From Jeremy Lin? (from Sam Meredith, Peachtree Hoops):
What To Expect From Hawks’ New HC Lloyd Pierce (from Zackery Rogers, Soaring Down South):
Draft Stock Watch: Breakout International Prospects (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
As Sterling Brown Fights For An NBA Job, He’s Embraced His Role In A Bigger Struggle (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Smart & Horford: Best Defensive Duo In The Assn?  (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Will DeRozan’s Old School Game Be A Problem?  (from Kelly Scaletta, Bleacher Report):
The Really Real Conversation Between CJ & KD (from BBall Breakdown):
Watch and listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgN2jeXt7jo
Pull-Up Jumpers Held The Heat Back Last Season (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):
Jerian Grant: Struggling To Find PG Versatility (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Nerlens Noel: Recruited And Rejuvenated (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Wolves’ SL Review: Okogie & Bates-Diop (from Tim Faklis, A Wolf Among Wolves):
Pistons’ Two-Way Prospect Keenan Evans (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
TBT: The Best Basketball Event Of The Summer (from Dan Wolken, USA Today):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/3/18

GSW-NOP: 5 Early Takeaways (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Steph Is Back (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
Warriors’ Shooters Deal With Off-Nights In Different Ways (from Janie Mccauley, Associated Press):
Analyzing Donovan Mitchell (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Jazz Keep Proving Everyone Wrong (from Taylor Griffin, SLC Dunk):
UTA 116, HOU 108:
In 22 Minutes, Alec Burks Turned UTA-HOU Series On Its Head (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Attacking Mismatches With Jayson Tatum (from Keith P. Smith, Celtics Blog):
Why The Sixers Are In Better Shape Than You Think: Shot Quality (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Celtics Allowed Embiid To Dominate Post While Smothering The Perimeter (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
Fultz Can Only Focus On What’s Within His Control (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Marcus Smart Puts His Unique Stamp On Playoffs (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Celtics’ Floor Spacing Limited Embiid’s Defensive Impact (from Jeff Nooney, Celtics Blog):
Even With Depth Depleted, Celtics Got Key Contributions From Bench (from Keith P. Smith, Celtics Blog):
Terry Rozier’s Story (from Jack McCluskey, The Ringer):
Celtics’ Assistant Jerome Allen Has Deep Philly Roots (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
How Brad Stevens Transformed From College Assistant Coach To One Of The NBA’s Best (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
TOR-CLE: Game Two Preview (from Zach Lowe, Dave McMenamin, Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
From Norm de Silva/Dylan Murphy, Cleaning The Glass: https://cleaningtheglass.com/shootaround-cavs-at-raptors-game-2/
TOR-CLE: Game One Video Review (from Mike Zavagno):
Does Minnesota KLove Still Exist? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
KLove: Struggling Offensively In Restricted Area (form Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Cavs Sticking With KLove As Starting Center (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
JB Bickerstaff:  Following In His Father’s Footsteps (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Loading To The Ball Vs Great Transition PG (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/28/18

In Spite Of Everything, The Pelicans Are Here (from Justin Verrier, The Ringer):
The Pels Depend On, Believe In Rondo (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Are The Pels A Real Threat To The Dubs? (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Who Guards KD?  Who Guards AD? (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Jrue Holiday: Family First (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
The Loneliest Beat In The NBA (from Bryan Curtis, The Ringer):
HOU vs UTA Preview (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
With Shooters To Spare, Rockets Always Have Productive Offense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Video: Bucks vs Celtics: The Secret To Winning Game 7 (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
The Celtics’ Ojeleye Conundrum (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Bucks/Celtics: Notes From Game Six (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
Sixers: Ilyasova A Perfect Fit (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
UTA 96, OKC 91 (from Andy Larsen, KSL):
Donovan Mitchell: Dominant In His Playoff Series Debut (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Thunder: The End Of OK3?  (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Casey Turns To Raptors Bench: VanVleet Was The Difference (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Pacers Have Cavs On Brink Of Disaster (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Oladipo Never Loses Confidence (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
The Grizzlies Got Lance Stephenson’s Career Back On Track (from Christian Dudley, Beale Street Bears):
Cavs: How To Get More From Rodney Hood (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Best Xs & Os Of Playoffs Round One (from FastModel Sports):
Top Ten Coaching Candidates Who Are Also Former Players (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
For Spurs’ Murray, Summertime Is No Vacation (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
What’s Next For The Heat & Whiteside? (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
One Stat Shows Ntilikina’s Defensive Dominance (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
2018 Draft: Elie Okobo Is A Euro Name To Know (from Max Holm, Hoops Habit):
Exposing The Kawhi Leonard Rumor As Absurd (from Marilyn Dubinski, Pounding The Rock):
Doris Burke: The Added Challenges Of Being A Female NBA Network Analyst (from Noam Scheiber, NY Times):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/27/18

Time To Bench Carmelo?  (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):
Valanciunas Is Stepping Up Big (from Blake Murphy, VICE Sports):
DeRozan & Lowry Are Improving Their Playoff Resumes (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Ty Lawson Says His Comeback Story Is Just Beginning (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
These Playoffs Could Be The Twilight Of The Maximalist PG (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Steve Kerr & Alvin Gentry Share Bond That Won’t Crack (from Mark Medina, Mercury news):
Darren Erman, Pelicans’ Defensive Mastermind (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Mirotic Is A Key To Pelicans’ Upset Hopes (from Justin Willard, Washington Post):
How Should Pacers Distribute Center Minutes In Game Six? (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Can The Pacers Stop LBJ?  (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Giannis Dominates As Bucks Force Game 7 (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Celtics’ Stagnant Offense Helped Bucks Force Game 7 (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
Bucks/Celtics Takeaways (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Sixers: Veterans Letting Emerging Stars Lead (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):
Important Numbers From Sixers Series Vs. The Heat (from Kevin F. Love, Liberty Ballers):
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Hassan Whiteside (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Jazz’ 3rd Quarter Meltdown Stemmed Mlargely From Gobert’s Foul Trouble (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
The Effortless Artistry Of James Harden (from Micah Wimmer, The Step Back):
Rockets: Takeaways From Game 5 (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Three DeMatha Teammates Are In The Playoffs (from Samantha Pell, Washington Post):
A Day In The Life Of An NBA Officiating Crew (from Ben Dowsett, The Athletic):
Ask Sam Smith (from bulls.com):
2018 Draft: International Prospects Scouting Reports (from Connor Harr, Hoops Habit):
One Man’s Plan To Eliminate Intentional Fouling (from Tim Hackett, Sports Illustrated):
Is PHO The Best Available Head Coaching Job? (from Lucas Johnson, Valley Of The Suns):
Towns, Wolves Prepared To Take Next Step (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
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