Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/13/19

ATL:How Will Taurean Prince Fit In When He Returns? (from Xavier Cooper, Peachtree Hoops):
BOS: Smart’s Progression As A Leader (from Hardwood Houdini):
BOS: Bad Offensive Habits Resurface.  Cause For Concern? (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: Robert Williams’ Learning Process (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
CHA: The Hornets Need Cody Zeller (from Quinn Pilkey, Hashtag Basketball):
CLE: How Osman Earned LBJ’s Respect (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Why Jokic Has Become One Of The NBA’s Most Dangerous Transition Threats (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
GSW: What DMC Learned From Other NBA Players With Achilles Injuries (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: DMC Faces Long Odds To Return To All-Star Level (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
IND: No Rest, No Problem For Pacers (from Justin Byers, 8Points,9Seconds):
MIA: Winslow Wants More Than Numbers To Do The Talking (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIA: Video Breakdown: Justise Served Against The Celtics (from Jac Manuell, Off The Glass):
MIN: Now The Real Work Begins (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
NOP: Since Return From G-League, Frank Jackson Is Looking Like NBA Player (from Delayo, The Bird Writes):
NYK: 3 Observations, 2 Questions, 1 Prediction (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
NYK: Fizdale’s Frustration With Knicks’ Defense (from Zach Braziller, NY Post):
OKC: How Westbrook Needs To Adapt (from Noah Schulte, Thunderous Intentions):
PHO: Josh Jackson Needs To Stay Aggressive Offensively After Booker Returns (from Adam Maynes, Valley Of The Sun):
POR: Jusuf Nurkic Has Finally Found Himself (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
SAS: Q & A: Ettore Messina (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
UTA: Jazz 110 ,Bulls 102(from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Jerry Sloan Remembers Those Who Remember Him (from Brad Rock, Deseret News):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
What To Watch For In The Season’s Second Half (from ESPN):
How Experts Identify The Rookie Wall (from Bob Young, The Athletic):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/7/18

BKN: D’Angelo Russell Has Become The Leader (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Celtics Have A Top-10 Offense Without Scoring In The Paint Or From The FT Line (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Hayward Keeps Improving (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
DAL: The Mavs Key To Keeping Players Fresh: Blood Samples (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
DEN: The Contagious Passing Of Nikola Jokic Has The Nuggets On Top (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
Read and watch it here:  https://fansided.com/2019/01/07/nikola-jokic-nuggets-contagious-passing/

HOU: Harden & True Shooting Charts (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
HOU: Austin Rivers Has Been A Great Addition So Far (form Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
IND: Q & A: Myles Turner (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
LAL: Film Room: How The Lakers Have Changed Lonzo’s Role Without LBJ (from Pete Zayas, Silver Screen & Roll):
LAL: Solving Lakers’ FT Woes Will Be Difficult But Not Impossible (from Dr. Rajpal Brar, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: George Hill Is Doing The Little Things (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
MIN: Questions For The Wolves Going Forward (from A Wolf Among Wolves):
MIN: The Wolves’ PG Issues (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
ORL: Isaac Is Straddling The Magic’s Present & Future (from Philip Rossman Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Ben Simmons Is Not Holding The Sixers Back (from Ben Detrick, The Ringer):
SAC: Bogdanovic: King’s Offensive Ace (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
SAS: Spurs’ Unlikely Starting Backcourt Finds Its Way (from Jeff McDonald, Express News):
TOR: Serge Ibaka’s Career Year At Center (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
TOR: Raptors Face Back-End Decisions (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
UTA: Here’s What Mitchell Is Seeing Differently From Defenses In Year Two (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/27/18

BOS: Tatum’s Defense On Butler Was Key In Xmas Day Win (from Nick Goss, NBC Sports):
DAL: Searching For Doncic’s Closest Historical Comparisons (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
*DEN: How Jokic Has Transformed The Nuggets’ Defense (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
DEN: Jamal Murray’s Desire To Be Great (from Holly Mackenzie, slamonline.com):
DET: Casey Sends Message By “Steadying Ship” With Bruce Brown  (from John Niyo, Detroit News):
GSW: Draymond & The Dubs Changed The League; Now They Have To Change Themselves (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
GSW: The DMC Experiment Is About To Get Very Interesting (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
LAC: Gallinari Has Been Essential To Clippers’ Success (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
LAL: Things To Know About LBJ’s Groin Strain (from Dr Rajpal Brar, Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: Grizzlies Need To Continue To Feed JJJ (from Anthony Sain, Mmephis Flyer):
MEM: JJJ Is Already “The Franchise” (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
MIN: After A Slow Start With The Wolves, Saric Has Found His Footing (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NYK: The Knicks Are Buying Into The Power Of Sleep (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
PHI: Should Simmons Take More Jump Shots? (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
PHI: Highlighting Chandler’s Performance Against The Celtics (from Jake Hyman, Liberty Ballers):
SAC: Welcome To The Buddy Hield Show (from Adi Brescic, Hoops Habit):
SAC: Q & A:  Kings’ Exec Vlade Divac (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
UTA: Rubio Determines The Flight Of The Jazz (from Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune):
*Dissecting 3 Effective ATO Sets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
The Maximum Available Cap Space For All 30 Teams (from Keith Smith, Real GM):
Tiny Archibald Has A New Heart — And A New Outlook (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
 
 
*Dissecting 3 Effective ATO Sets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers: )
 
 
*DEN: How Jokic Has Transformed The Nuggets’ Defense (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
 
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/25/18

NBA  Christmas Day: Visualizing The Key To All Ten Teams (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
Wilt’s 23-Block Game May Be The Greatest Christmas Day Performance In NBA History:(from Chamberlain Archive):
Read it here:  https://imgur.com/hgQjqoe
Kenny Anderson Finds Peace (from Mike Mazzeo, Closeup 360):
Evaluating How The Two-Way Contract System Is Working (from Jeff Feld, Forbes):
BKN: Musa: Still Big Part Of Nets’ Future Plans (from Net Income,  Nets Daily):
DEN: Former NBA Star Big Men Love Jokic’s Game (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Video: How Jokic Has Turned Into The Best (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
DEN: COY Candidate Malone’s Biggest Challenge Is Still Lurking (from Jeff Feld, Forbes):
GSW: DMC On His Rehab, The Dubs’ Pace & More (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Austin Rivers Says He Fits Well With Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Sacrifices Elevate Pacers To League’s Best Defense (from J. M ichael, Indy Star):
LAC: Ralph Lawler Should Be In The HOF (from Tom Hoffarth, LA Times):
LAL: Rondo On Rondo: Rajon Reflects On His Past, Present & Future In The NBA (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
LAL: LBJ Battling When To Defer & When To Take Over (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
NOP: Ball Boy To Assistant Coach: Two Friends’ Rare Journey (from William Guillory, The Athletic):
NYK: A Look At Kevin Knox’ Recent Offensive Production (from Tom Piccolo, Bball Index):
PHI: Andrew Toney: A Lesson For The Sixers In Regard To Dealing With Markelle Fultz’ Injury (from Stuart London, The Sixer Sense):
PHO: Ayton Is Growing Up Right Before Our Eyes (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
POR: Video Breakdown: How The Blazers Use “Spain” Action (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
UTA: Rubio Has Learned How To Find Balance In His Life (from Tony Jones, The Athletic):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/16/18 PART ONE

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
NBA Promotes 5 Refs, Including 2 Women To Full-Time Status (from Tim Reynolds, AP):
Billy King Still Wears “The Trade” Like A Scarlet Letter (from Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated):
The Lopez Twins Have Seen Their Paths Diverge  (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
ATL:  The Differences Between Trae Young & Early Steph Curry (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
BOS: How To Fix What’s Been Wrong With The Celtics (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini):
CHI: Shaquille Harrison Is On A Defensive Hot Streak (from Michael Walton, NBC Sports):
DEN: Jokic Is The Throwback To The Future (from Mike Prada, SB Nation):
DET: Stanley johnson’s Defense Explains Pistons’ Patience (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: Will The Dubs “Forget About Dray”?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
HOU: JVG Says There Is A Lesson In The Melo Saga  (from David Barron, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Role Players Are Vital To Pacers’ Success (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
MEM: Is The Grizzlies’ Start Sustainable (from Nathan Chester, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIL: Anttokounmpo Is Still Only Scratching At The Surface (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
NOP: The Pels Need A Reliable Back-Up PG (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
OKC: Abrines Is Making Big Strides Defensively (from Brett Dawson, The Athletic):
PHI: This Play Is A Recipe To Success For Redick (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
PHO: Did The Suns Find A Sustainable Lineup In Win Over Spurs?  (from Ken Somers, Arizona Republic):
SAC: By Sharing His Basketball Insights, Bogdanovic Helps Keep The Kings Connected (from Jason Jones, The Athletic):
SAS: Fixing The Spurs’ Broken Post-Ups (from CharlieOChalres, Pounding The Rock):