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):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/29/18

This Year’s Bucks Are Like Last Year’s Raptors – With A Freakish Upside (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
BKN: Dudley Making Impact On Young Nets (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
CLE: Why The Cavs Felt Lue Wasn’t The Right Fit For his Group (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: The Cavs Should Start The Fire Sale (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
DAL: The Mavs’ Unsung Heroes (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
DEN: Jokic & Harris Use DHO To Terrorize Defenses (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DET: The Pistons’ Week In Review (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: Warriors Used Best Play In Basketball To Beat The Nets (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
HOU: Why Are The Rockets Abandoning Their Switch-Everything Defense?  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
HOU: Carmelo Is A Big Part Of The Problem (from Nekias Duncan, BBall Index):
MIL: Refined Shot Selection Has Made Middleton A Star (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
MIL: 6 Reasons Bucks Are 6-0 (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
PHI: How The Sixers Contained Kemba (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Did Suns Find Their PG In Loss To Thunder? (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
POR: Video Breakdown: How Zach Collins Has Fared In Increased Role This Season  (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
TOR: Lorenzo Brown May Have Found Long-Term Occupancy With The Raptors (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
WAS: Don’t Look At The Sniping, Look At The Schemes (from Bryan Oringher, Bullets Forever):
WAS: Stop Blaming Porter For Wizards’ Troubles (from Matt Moore, the Action Network):
WAS: The Wizards Are Worse Than You Think (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Austin & Doc Rivers Reunite As Rivals (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Answering The Biggest 2019 Draft Questions (from Givony/Pelton/Schmitz, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/21/18

BKN: LeVert Can Thrive As A Point Forward (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
BKN: LeVert’s Medical Journey (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
CHI: Wendell Carter: Undergoing Trial By Fire (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
DAL: Doncic Was Must-See In Home Opener (from Tyler Watts, The Smoking Cuban):
DEN: Video: Jokic’s Perfect Shooting Night:
DEN: The Nuggets’ New Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Jackson Frank, BBball Index):
DET: Griffin Is Back To All-Star Form  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: Alfonzo McKinnie: Under The Big Lights Now (from CJ Peterson, SF Examiner):
HOU: Melo & The Rockets Are An Odd Fit (from Ben Alamar, ESPN):
IND: “This Is What We Brought (O’Quinn) Here For”  (from Scott Agness, The Athletic):
ORL: Passing Has Become One Of Vucevic’s Top Strengths (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
TOR: Kawhi Is Back To MVP Level Form (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
UTA: Jazz Are Lighting It Up On Offense, Struggling On Defense  (from Eric Walden, Salt Lake Tribune):
Sunday Notes: Markelle Fultz & More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
The Ugly LAL-HOU Brawl  (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
From Sam Amick, USA Today:
Six Small Sample Size Overreactions (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
The NBA Feels Like The Future, The NFL Like The Past (from Will Leitch, nymag.com):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/9/18 PART ONE

ATL: Takeaways From Hawks’ Preseason Games (from Greg Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
–  BOS: Kyrie’s Sick Handles: Inside His Bag Of Tricks (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
DAL: The Mavs’ Pick-And-Roll Academy (from Shehan Peiris, Blog Don’t Lie):
DEN: How The Nuggets & Jokic Are Trying To Survive Against Pick-And-Rolls  (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Malik Beasley Knows His Role. Can He Flourish Within It?  (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
LAL: The Metamorphosis Of Brandon Ingram  (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
MIL: We’re About To See A New Giannis  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
MIL:  Q & A: Khris Middleton (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
MIN: In Meeting With Thibs, Butler Reiterates His Desire To Be Traded (from Jon Krawcynzski, The Athletic):
NOP: Depression Had Jahlil Okafor In A Dark Place, But He’s Come A Long Way (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
PHI: Sixers Could Draw On Lob City’s Offense  To Utilize Fultz & Simmons  (from Kevin F. Love, Liberty Ballers):
PHO:  McDonough’s Firing:
SAC: Grading The Kings’ Roster (from NBA Math):
SAS: Grading The Spurs’ Roster (from NBA Math):
TOR: Inside The Raptors’ Big Bet Of Kawhi Loving Their Culture (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
TOR: The Raptors Want Even More From Delon Wright (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players:  11-20 (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):
Q & A: Spanish Coach Joan Plaza (from Alex Madrid, eurohoops.net):
What Impact Will The New Draft Lottery Rules Have On Tanking (from Bryan Toporek, The Step Back):
Next Step For NBA Is Hiring Women In Positions Of Power (from Associated Press):
Q & A: “Basketball: A Love Story” Director Dan Klores (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
“Love Of The Game”: Excerpt From “Basketball: A Love Story” (from ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/26/18

Each Team’s Greatest Flaw As Training Camps Open (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
10 Breakout Candidates (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BKN:  How The Boomers Helped Mitch Creek Land An NBA Opportunity (from fiba.basketball):
BKN: New Net Alan Williams Has Service In His Blood (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Horford Welcomes His Role (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
BOS: A Reintroduction To Hayward (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
CHI: Portis Is Embracing His Sixth Man Role (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DAL:  Inside JJ Barea’s Unique Bond With Puerto Rico  (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

DEN: The Nuggets Are Defined By Why They Play, Not Just How (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
GSW: A Statistical Analysis Of Why The Dubs Are The Golden Standard (from Jordan Wong, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Will Dubs’ Youth Movement Prevail? (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
IND: Pacers Not Letting Contract Situation Affect Chemistry (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
MEM: A Note To Memphis (from Chandler Parsons, The Players Tribune):
MIA: How Much Does The Rotation Matter? (from Couper Moorhead, heat.com):
MIL: Budenholzer Emphasizes Defensive Transition & Offensive Spacing (from Ben Steele, jsonline.com):
NYK: Finally Speaking With One Voice (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
PHO: What Kokoskov’s Offense Is All About  (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
PHO: Ryan Anderson Lands In Ideal Situation For A Fresh Start (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
WAS: Wizards Begin Commitment To Spacing The Floor (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: Brooks Wants Otto Porter To Shoot More (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
Whatever Happened To Big Country Reeves? (from Gerald Narciso, Bleacher Report):
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Checking In On Each Team’s Roster Count (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
QOTD (from PJ Tucker, responding to being asked if he cared about player rankings): “No, I could care less. Some guys care about that crap. But man, they could have me dead last. I really don’t care. What does it mean? If you’re 12, if you’re 15… It doesn’t change how many wins you’re gonna get, what you mean to your team. I’m sure somebody on Golden State isn’t even on the list, but he’s got a lot of rings. So, it doesn’t matter to me.”