Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/5/19

BKN: Jarrett Allen’s One-Man Paint Patrol (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS: Takeaways From Celtics’ Win Over Mavs (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
CHI: Paxson On Playing The Bulls’ Young Core (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown: The Last Ten Minutes That Cost The Dubs A Win Vs. HOU  (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Steph Curry, Anatomy Of A Shooter (from NBA TV Canada):
GSW: Draymond’s Defense Key To Regaining “Super Team” Status (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
HOU: Is Harden The Most Unstoppable Player Of His Generation  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
IND: Myles Turner, DPOY Candidate (from Tony East, BBall Index):
MEM: Grizzlies Need To Get Back To Defense (from King Producer, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIL: The “Tony Snell Play”: Simple But Difficult To Defend (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
NYK: Kevin Knox Is Growing Physically & Mentally (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
OKC: Adams’ Rugby Spirit Is At Center Of Thunder’s Strong Start (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
ORL: Can The Magic Find Suitable PG Depth In Time For A Playoff Chase? (from Preston Ellis, BBall Index):
ORL: Gordon Is Doing A Better Job Reading Defenses (from John Denton, magic.com):
ORL: Mentorship From Thibodeau Helped Clifford Rise Through Coaching Ranks (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI How The Sixers Can Maximize Their Big 3 (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Film Room: How The Sixers Use On-Ball Screens (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
UTA: Jazz Use 2004 Pistons As A Barometer Of What They Want To Become  (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News ):
Predicting The Six Most Improved Teams For 2019  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
The WC’s “Muddy Pecking Order”  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
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How Goga Bitadze Is Increasing His NBA Draft Stock  (from Antonis Straggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/2/18

BOS: Celtics 118, Wolves 109 (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Now Hayward Is Taking Over (from Marc D’Amico, celtics.com):
DET: Another Big Night For Pistons Bench (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
DET: The Pistons Still Have Room To Grow (from Michael Rothstein, ESPN):
GSW: Kerr: Dubs Need Better Spacing & More Flow (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
LAL: Lonzo Provides Game-Changing Defense (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
MIL: Dellavedova Leads From The Sideline (from Nick Mettalinos, ESPN):
MIL: Video Breakdown: Bucks “5 Out” Offense (from Ryan Nguyen):
MIN: RoCo Leads By Example (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NOP: The Pels Are Giving Up Too Many Corner Threes (from Ryan Hebert, Bourbon Street Shots):
NYK: In Appreciation Of Mitchell Robinson’s Defense (from Tom PIccolo, BBall Index):
ORL: Vucevic Is An All-Star.  Is That A Good Thing For The Magic? (from Preston Ellis, BBall Index):
TOR: What’s Going On With Raptors’ Bench Mob?  (from Daniel Hackett, RaptorsHQ):
UTA: The Anatomy Of The Korver Trade (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
8 Draft Prospects Shooting Up Scouts’ Boards (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
NBA Draft: How Daulton Hommes Became A Surprise D2 Prospect (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/24/18

ATL: Hawks’ Rookies Torched The Cavs (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Making Sense Of LeVert’s Hot Start (from Alec Liebsch, Hoops Habit):
BOS: Jayson Tatum Is Learning On The Job (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
CHI: Parker-LaVine Defensive Issues (from Stephen Noh, The Athletic):
CLE: Are The Cavs Becoming Too Enamored With Mid-Range Shots?  (from Chris Fedor, Cleveland.com):
DEN: Jokic Has Arrived & The Nuggets Are On Schedule (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
DET: Video Highlights: Blake Griffin’s 50-Point Game (from ESPN):
DET: Can Dwane Casey Get The Pistons Back On Track?  (from Michael Rothstein, ESPN):
IND: Bogdanovic Is Consistently Scoring  (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAC: Bradley Has Struggled Offensively As A Clipper (from Chris Murch, Clips Nation):
LAL: Johnathan Williams Introduces Himself With Big OT Performance In Debut (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
MEM: MarShon Brooks & The Power Of Persistence (from Jeremy Morris, The Step Back):
NYK: This Was The Hezonja The Knicks Have Been Waiting For (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Don’t Panic About The Thunder…Yet (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
OKC: Shore Up The Defense, Keep Creating Open Shots (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
ORL: Magic: Not Going To Just Lay Down (from Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel):
PHO: Rookie Review: Ayton Vs Dallas (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
SAC: WCS Is Finally Playing To His Strengths (from Richard Ivanoski, Sactown Royalty):
TOR: The Raptors Finally Look Like A Complete Contender  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
UTA: Inside Joe Ingles Career Best Start To The Season (from Ben Mallis, Pick And Roll):
G-League “Select Contract”:  A Step Forward, But Not The Answer (from Steve Kyler, Basketball insiders):
Measuring Passing Accuracy: A New Metric (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
Players Thriving In New Situations (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
What The Hell Happened To Darius Miles? (from The Players’ Tribune):
Which Teams’ Offenses Are More Modern This Season? (from Bryan Mears, The Action Network):
Each Top Rookie’s Biggest Flaw (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
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Bob Cousy Reflects On Making Amends With Bill Russell (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Tryggvi Hlinason Working To Become Second Ever Icelander In NBA  (from Sam Riches,  Longreads):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/2/18

League Pass Rankings, Part Two (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BKN: No Limits When Experimenting With Lineups (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
BKN: Nets’ Forward Options (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
BOS: Bench Role Hasn’t Sapped Rozier’s Energy (from Scott Souza, Providence Journal):
BOS: Yabusele Improves His Game (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Globe):
CHA: Hornets’ Plan For Miles Bridges Is Changing Already (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Splitting The Starting Center Job (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: The Cavs’ New Offense (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Notable Aspects Of Preseason Win Over LAL (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
GSW: How Curry’s Usage Has Evolved (from Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Quinn Cook Found His Place In Golden State (from Jake Paynting, Def Pen):
MIA: Duncan Robinson Now Slinging Instead Of Sprinting  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIA: Winslow Can Fill In All The Blanks (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
MIL: Bucks’ Players Like Budenholzer’s “Daily Vitamins”  (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: Star Track: Anthony Davis (from The Ringer):
ORL: Film Room At Sixers: Bamba, Vucevic & Ross (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Grading The Magic’s Roster (from NBA Math):
PHI: Monday’s Game Analysis: Fultz, Shamet, Embiid (from David Murphy,  philly.com):
PHI: Fultz Looks Set For Breakout Year Alongside Simmons (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
PHI: Improved Post Play Should Be A Focus For Simmons (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Unlike Fultz, Simmons Not Going To Start Launching Threes (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
PHI: JJ Redick Is More Than Just A Mentor To Sixers’ Young Players (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
SAS: When It Comes To D, Spurs Aim To Reload, Not Rebuild  (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
SAS: Can Dejounte Murray Lead Spurs Into New Era? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
TOR:  New Role For Siakam Could Have Big Benefits For Raptors (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
TOR: Raptors’ Playbook: Halfcourt Season Preview (from Cooper Smither, Raptors Republic):
UTA: Joe Ingles: Most Unappreciated Star?  (from Micah Adams, Sporting News):
UTA: Can The Jazz Attack Switching Defenses Effectively? (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Offseason Boxing Workouts Help Gobert On The Court (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
UTA: Ricky Rubio: Case Study In Confidence (from Dan Godziszewski, 94 Feet Report)):
10 Candidates For A Bounce-Back Season (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 81-90  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net ):
Hoop Dreams: Why Basketball Never Sleeps (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
How Can We Best Measure Individual Defensive Impact? (from Daniel Massop, Nylon Calculus):
How Can An Analytic Approach Be Applied To Player Psychology?  (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/30/18

Season Preview: Each Team’s Biggest Question (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Steven Adams’ Crucial Role As OKC’s Complementary Star (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
Pacers: Myles Turner Needs To Make The “Leap” (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Sixers: Why Is Robert Covington Such A Divisive Figure?  (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
How Can The Sixers Best Merge Simmons’ Transition Game With Embiid’s Post Dominance? (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
The EuroLeague’s Best Players:  11-20 (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
How Nick Nurse Will Impact Jonas Valanciunas (from Mohammed Ali, Raptors Rapture):
David Nurse Wants To Change How Players Train (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Film Room: Projecting ORL’s Best 3-Point Shooting Lineup (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
The Celtics’ “43” Play (from Matt Esposito, Hoops Habit ):
Public Injury Timelines Could Be Harmful To NBA Athletes (from Lucas Seehafer, The Step Back):
How Sean Marks Inspired New Zealand’s National Rugby Team’s Lethal Counter Attack (from Ben Smith, Rugby Pass):
The Luol Deng Situation Could Be Resolved Soon (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
JJJ Can Bring The Grizzlies Back To The Future (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Grizzlies: What Is Chandler Parson’s Future Role?  (from Eric Spyropolous, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Can Dillon Brooks Become A Plus Defender? (from pfleming15, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Timberwolves’ Rookie Preview (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
“Wall”: European Pick-And-Roll Defense Concept (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Bucks: Jaylen Morris’ Defense May Lead To NBA Minutes (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
Briante Weber Hopes 4th Time Is Charm With Heat (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Preseason Thoughts On Sekou Doumbouya  (from Ricky Scricca, The Stepien):
On Ball Screen Offense Vs Man  (from Zico Coronel):