Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/18/19

 – BKN: Sean Marks, The MF Who Saved The Nets (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: Getting Healthy For The Stretch Run (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
*BOS: 10 Years Later, The Day The Celtics’ Dynasty Hopes Buckled (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
DET: Thon Maker: No Regrets (from Kane Pitman, ESPN):
GSW: Should The Dubs Rechannel Their Anger? (from Scott Ostler, SF Chronicle):
IND: Nate McMillan Crafts Pacers In His Own “Old School” Image (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
IND: Could Tamika Catchings Become The NBA’s 1st Female  GM? (from Matt Foley,
OKC: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (from Austin Sternlicht, Thunderous Intentions):
ORL: Bamba Plans To “Fiercely” Work Way Back From Injury (from Roy Parry, Orlando Sentinel):
TOR: Why Ujiri Has Been Great For The Raptors (from Darien Chetram, Raptors Rapture):
WAS: Bradley Beal Refuses To Give Up (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
What’s Missing From Most Trade Machine Proposals: Intelligence And Logic (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Charting Player Passing Lanes (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
How Muggsy Bogues Saved His Brother’s Life & Found Meaning (from Richard Graff, ESPN):
Calling The Shots: Bill Spooner Has Been An NBA Ref For 30 Years (from Eliav Applebaum, The Acorn):
Two-Way Contract Standouts, Part Two (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
QOTD: From Kevin Durant:  “The NBA game in general is getting overlooked by speculation and everything. It’s the soap opera, and we’re all actors just trying to play our roles.

*BOS: 10 Years Later, The Day The Celtics’ Dynasty Hopes Buckled (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/12/19 PART ONE

– BKN: Napier Is Quite The Luxury (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
– BKN: The Loss At Toronto Was Encouraging (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
– BOS: Jayson Tatum And The Art Of Getting To FT Line (from Max Carlin, Celtics Blog):
– CLE: Steven Adams, The Ultimate Yeoman (from Jeff Siegel, Fear The Sword):
– DEN: Nuggets’ Depth Is A Good Problem (from Sean Keeler, Denver Post):
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– GSW: Steph Curry’s Game Is More Than Just The Shot (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
– HOU: Harden’s Leadership (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
– HOU: Harden Is Rockets’ MVP But Playoff Hopes Hinge On CP3 (from Ben Golliver, Washingotn Post):
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 IND: What Can Wesley Matthews Bring To The Pacers?  (from Tony East, BBall Index):
– LAL: Walton Says Lakers Need To Re-Find Passion For Playing Defense (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
– MIA: Winslow Now Countering Opponents’ Counterpoints (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIL: Khris Middleton: Perfect 2nd Option (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
– MIL: Brook Lopez Stretches The Bucks’ Offense By Shooting Threes (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
– OKC: Westbrook Is Thriving With PG In Control (from Nate Scott, USA Today):
– ORL:  Jonathan Isaac Breaks Out (from Luke Duffy, Hoops Habit):
– PHI: Simmons Three-Point Attempt (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
– POR: Seth Curry On Blazing His Own Career Path (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
– SAC: Bagley Is Getting Opportunities To Dominate  (from BS West, Sactown Royalty):
– The Art Of Talking To Refs (from Alex Wong, Yahoo Sports):
– AND1’s Influence On Today’s NBA Handles (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/5/19

ATL: Huerter’s Journey To The NBA (from Roman Stubbs, Washington Post):
BOS: The Quiet Brilliance Of Al Horford (from Chris Grenham, Celtics Blog):
CHI: What Should Bulls Expect From TLC?  (from Sam Smith,
LAL: The New, Old School Brandon Ingram (from Mike Garcia, Bball Index):
MIA: Spoelstra: I Love The Profession Of Coaching (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
MIL: DJ Wilson’s Development Provides Peek Into Future (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIL: Middleton’s Versatility Is Paying Off For Bucks (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIL: Brogdon Shoots His Shot (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
MIN: Bayless Will Soon Have His College Diploma (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NYK: Can Vonleh Run An Offense? (from Alex Wolfe/Dallas Amico, Posting And Toasting):
OKC: Where Does Schroder Rank Among 6MOY Candidates? (from Berry Tramel,
PHI: Shamet Bet On Himself Entering The NBA (from Sarah Todd,
PHI: The Corey Brewer Era Was Fun While It Lasted (from Justin Carter, Liberty Ballers):
SAC:  Bagley & Ferrell Help Kings Continue Home Roll  (From Noel Harris, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: Spurs Struggle With Kings’ Speed (from Jared Johnson, Bball Index):
The Value In Having A Head Coach Without Front Office Power (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Key Points To Remember As Trade Deadline Arrives (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
Everyone Is Falling For Ja Morant (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
Scouting Deni Avdija (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall Index):
Canada Continues To Churn Out Elite Talent (from Josh Lewenberg,

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/1/19

CHI: Parker Locked In On On-Court Production, Not Off-Court Possibilities (from Sam Smith,
GSW: Takeaways From Loss To Sixers (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Bay Area News Group):
HOU: Harden’s New Offensive Weapon That No One Is Talking About (from Scott Rafferty,
LAC: How Montrezl Harrell Made His Leap To Clippers’ Heart & Soul (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
LAC: The Legend Of Boban (from Devin Gordon, ESPN):
MIL: The Rise Of The Bucks’ 2017 Draft Duo: DJ Wilson & Sterling Brown (from Andrew Hanlon, Brew Hoop):
MIN: Bayless Is Taking Advantage Of His Chance To Shine (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: The Re-Emergence Of Luol Deng (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NOP: Kenrich Williams Shines As His NBA Minutes Increase (from Robbie Vaglio,
OKC: What’s Behind Thunder’s Win Streak?  (from Ben Mertens, Welcome To Loud City):
PHI: Examining Defensive Progress (from Brian Seltzer,
PHI: The Sixers Are Putting Butler In His Comfort Zones.  Is It Helping?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
PHO: Mikal Bridges: Showing Flashes Of Future Two-Way Star  (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
SAC: Shumpert: Kings’ Stabilizing Veteran (from David Vertsberger, The Step Back):
TOR: Siakam Is Living His Father’s Dream (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
UTA: Breaking Down Joe Ingles (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
UTA: Inside Donovan Mitchell’s Red-Hot January (from Eric Woodtyard, Deseret News):
UTA: Blazers 132, Jazz 105 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Takeaways From January (from Nate Wolf, BBall Index):
The DAL-NYK Trade:
Don’t Get Duped In Trade Season (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/20/19

ATL: DeWayne Dedmon Is Crushing It (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
ATL: Trae Young, Rising Star (from Bret Anderson, Atlanta Sports HQ):
BKN: Joe Harris Is Ridiculous (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
–  BKN: Nets Thriving Because Russell, Dinwiddie Finally Figured It Out (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Hawks (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
CLE: Cavs Are Struggling To Find Positives Amidst Rash Of Injuries (from Chris Fedor,
DEN: Podcast: POBO Tim Connelly On Building The Nuggets (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
GSW: The Problems DMC Solves (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
– GSW: Video Breakdown: DMC’s Return (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
GSW: Dubs Are Seeing “Playoff Iguodala” In The Regular Season (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: Inside The Dubs’ 51 Point Quarter (from Jannelle Moore, BBall Index):
LAL: Ingram Needs To Focus On Being A Playmaker (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
MIA: McGruder Reaches CBA’s “Starter Criteria”  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIL: At Last, Bucks Will Retire Marques Johnson’s #8 (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline):
OKC: PG-13 Is The Steadying Influence The Thunder Needs (from Royce Young, ESPN):
PHI:  Sixers- Thunder: Final Seconds Review (from Sarah Todd,
PHI: Video Analysis: Ben Simmons: Point Big Man (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
PHI: Do The Sixers Need To Stop Playing Simmons & McConnell Together? (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
SAC: What A Difference A Year Makes For Vlade (from Marcos Breton, Sacramento Bee):
*UTA: Here Come The Jazz (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
December In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Inside The NBA’s Efforts To Reach A Global Audience (from Patrick Murray, Forbes):

*UTA: Here Come The Jazz (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
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