Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/1/18

What Are MIP Candidates Siakam, Sabonis,Harrell, Richardson Actually Better At?  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
NBA Scouts: Roles, Rules & Secrets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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– Enes’ & Giannis’ Struggles With Their Home Countries (from Andreas Vou, NY Daily News):
Each Team’s Most Surprising Player So Far This Season (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
2019 Draft Prospect: Bol Bol Is A Fascinating Conundrum (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
BOS: Kevin McHale Urges The Celtics To Make Tough Changes  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
BOS: Hayward’s Passing Could Be The Key To His Comeback (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
BOS: Hayward Finds His Aggressiveness (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Yabusele & Williams Impress Vs. The Cavs (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini):
CHI: Arcidiacono Has Found His Place (from Mark Karantzoulis, BlogABull):
CLE: Sexton Is Leading The Cavs’ Inexplicable Mid-Range Barrage (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
DEN: How A Year In The G-League Helped Prepare Monte Morris For His Shot With The Nuggets (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
HOU: Rockets Are Elite When Healthy (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
LAL: Film Room: The Lakers’ Defensive Potential  (from Pete Zayas,Silver Screen And Roll):
MIN: Defense Key To Wolves Making Up Ground (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
–  MIN: RoCo Has Transformed The Wolves’ Defense (from Chris Barnewall, Dime Mag):
MIN: How Good Is Wolves’ Second Unit?  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: Saric Hoping To Build New Source Of Pride With Wolves (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: The Pels’ Defense Needs To Get Better (from Noah Schulte, Hashtag Basketball):
NOP: Mirotic Is More Than A Stretch Four (from Jake Paynting, Real Ball Insiders):
NYK: Fizdale Fires Back At Knox/Ntilikina Critics (from Zach Braziller, NY Post):
OKC: Thunder Progress Report For Season’s 1st Quarter  (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
OKC: Emergence Of Schroder & Grant Gives Thunder Hope (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
PHO: , Can The Suns Build A Winner Around Ayton Despite His Defensive Deficiencies? (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
SAS: The Spurs’ Biggest Weaknesses (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Ibaka’s Renaissance (from M Scott, Hoops Habit):
UTA: Jazz 119, Hornets 111 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/2/18 PART TWO

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BKN: Dudley’s Journey From Suns’ Discard To Nets’ Starter (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith  (from Bulls.com):
CLE: No Cure For The LBJ Hangover  (from Kurt Streeter, NY Times):
DAL: Barea Is Always Figuring Out What He Must To To Outrun Father Time (from Martin Rickman, Dime Mag):
DEN: Monte Morris’ Maturity Is Making The Nuggets Better (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
LAL: JaVale McGee’s Game Is No Joke (from Trevor Lane, Laker Nation):
LAL: Can KCP Regain Last Season’s Form? (from Sabreena Merchant, Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: Mike Conley Is Still Excellent (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
MIN: Wolves’ Transition Offense Is Getting Functional (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall Index):
OKC 111, CHA 107 (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
PHI: Fultz Is Still Figuring Things Out (from Bill DiFilippo, Dime Mag):
SAC: Fast-Breaks & Mid-Range Jumpers: The Kings Are Hot (from Alex West, BBall Index):
SAS: The Spurs’ Slow-Paced Offense Is Also The League’s Hardest-Working  (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
UTA: Dante Exum Is On The Rise (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
–  What’s Real & What’s Not In The NBA Right Now (from The Ringer):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/29/18

10 Takeaways From The 1st Preseason Games (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Draft & Stash Players: Where Are They Now? (from Alberto De Roa, Hoops Hype):
What NBA Officials Will Focus On This Season (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
BOS: Versatility: Celtics Show Glimpses Of Promising Future  (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Kyrie Irving’s Secret Workouts In Seattle (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
CHI: Bulls Practice Observations (from Will Perdue & Kendall Gill, NBC Sports):
CLE: Osman Is Ready For Expanded Role (from Kaelen Jones, Sports Illustrated):
DAL: Ryan Broekhoff’s Journey To The NBA (from Isaac Harris, Mavs.com):

 

DEN: Nuggets Are Asking Young Vet Gary Harris To Take Another Leap (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/539301/2018/09/28/at-only-24-gary-harris-is-a-young-veteran-the-nuggets-are-asking-to-take-another-leap/

 

GSW: Q & A: Andre Iguodala (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):

Read it here: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/09/28/warriors-andre-iguodala-on-his-health-last-seasons-playoffs-and-life-after-basketball/

HOU: Rockets Like What They See In James Ennis (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: How To Process The Pacers’ Obsession With Rebounding (from J Michael, Indy Star):

 

IND: Screening: O’Quinn Brings Rare Skill To Pacers (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/pacers/news/oquinn-brings-rare-skill-pacers

LAL: Kuzma Diversifying Role (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
MIL: Bucks’ Roster Analysis (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):

MIL: Budenholzer Will Teach His Players To Work Smarter (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):

Read it here:  https://behindthebuckpass.com/2018/09/29/milwaukee-bucks-mike-budenholzer-will-teach-players-work-smarter/

MIL: Brook Lopez Gives Bucks A Stretch 5  (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  https://stats.nba.com/articles/brook-lopez-gives-milwaukee-a-stretch-five/

MIN: Taj Gibson’s Leadership Style (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: Grading The Pels Roster  (from NBA Math):
NYK: Grading The Knicks Roster (from NBA Math):
NYK: Is Mudiay Ready To Break Out?  (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Training Camp Notes (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
OKC: How Much The Thunder Defense Suffers Without Roberson (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):

ORL: Clifford Working On Determining Vucevic & Bamba’s Roles (from John Denton, magic.com):

Read it here:  https://www.nba.com/magic/news/clifford-plans-experiment-playing-vucevic-and-bamba-together-20180928

POR: Seth Curry Brings Shot-Making, Underdog Mentality To Blazers (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):

SAC: Harry Giles Is Ready To Unleash (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  https://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/article219164180.html

TOR: Lowry Remains Raptors’ Most Compelling, Complicated Figure (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/555712/2018/09/28/despite-upheaval-kyle-lowry-remains-raptors-most-complicated-compelling-figure/

UTA: For Some Jazz Players, Learning To Sacrifice Playing Time Will Be Key (from Tony Jones, The Athletic):
WAS: Lineup Experimentation (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/7/18

Sixers Need To Start Unlocking Simmons-Embiid Pick-And-Roll (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
How Innovative Can New Raptors HC Nick Nurse Get?  (from Vivek Jacob, Raptors Republic):
New Hornets’ HC James Borrego’s Demand: Ball Movement  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Best Celtics’ Lineups In Different Situations (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Grading The Atlanta Hawks Roster (from NBA Math):
Timberwolves Player Profile: James Nunnally (from Dane Moore/Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage);
Caris LeVert’s Versatility (from Jac Manuell, Nets Republic):
OKC: Westbrook, Schroeder May Thrive While Sharing The Court  (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Nuggets: Could Akoon-Purcell Follow In Torrey Craig’s Footsteps? (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
What To Watch For In September (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
The Colorful Life & Shocking Death Of R.J. Adelman (from Jon Krawcynzki, The Athletic):
How Hoops Legend Henry Logan Overcame Injuries, Alcoholism & Illiteracy (from Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated):
David West: Consummate Pro (from Derek Tahara, NBA Analysis Network):
Mavs’ Assistant Coach Jamahl Mosley (from Debbie Fetterman, Dallas Morning News):
HOF Class Of 2018:
 Steve Nash 
 Steve Nash/Jason Kidd
 Grant Hill
 Jason Kidd/Rod Thorn 
 Ray Allen

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/31/18

Joel Embiid In The Post (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
It’s Story Time (from Joel Embiid, The Players’ Tribune):
Will This Be OKC’s Breakthrough Season? (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
How The Dubs Create Open Looks For Steph & Klay (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
Is Jordan Bell The Warriors’ Center Of The Future?  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back ):
Q & A: Warriors’ Team President Rick Welts  (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Grizzlies:  Ivan Rabb Needs To Become More Versatile  (from Nathan Chester, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Grizzlies: SG Has Been Transformed To A Position Of Strength (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
Grizzlies: Watanabe’s 3-And-D Potential (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
The Rise Of Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
Who Will Fill Out The Celtics’ Rotation? (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Inside The Week Of Uncertainty Before Kyrie Officially Became A Celtic (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Celtics’ Best Defenders (from Kenny Doyle, Guy Boston Sports):
Heat: Should Whiteside Prioritize His Three-Point Game?  (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
The Future Of The Bucks & Bledsoe (from Dan Godziszewski, 94 Feet Report):
Nets: Extending Dinwiddie Is Complicated (from Jeff Siegel, Forbes):
Hornets: Two Potential Rotation Shifts  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Mirotic: The Pelicans’ Low-Usage, High-Efficiency Third Option (from Scott Levine, 94 Feet Report):
Close-up On Nuggets’ Big Three (from James Siegle, Nugg Love):
Jamal Murray & Gary Harris: Underrated Young Duo (from Bryan Toporek, Give Me Sport):
David West Was A Baaaaaaad Man During His Career (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Hack-A-Shaq Math: The Numbers Behind The Strategy (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
Podcast: Journey Inside The Numbers With Dean Oliver (from Adam Finkelstein, yurview.com):
The EuroLeague’s Best Players: 1-10  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Proximous Spirou GM Sebastian Bellin’s Inspiring Story: Don’t Call It A Comeback (from Jonathan Macri, The Step Back):
2017-18 Stat Leaders: Top Scorers Off Drives To The Rim (from NBA.com):
Saying Goodbye To Manu (from James Holas, Clutch Points):