Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/7/17

Can Westbrook Become More Of An Off-Ball Threat? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
This Is For Boston (from Isaiah Thomas, The Players Tribune):
Brad Stevens Responds To IT’s Comments (from Scott Polacek, Bleacher Report):
Top 50 Most Interesting Players In European Hoops:  11-20 (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The New And Improved Nuggets (from Austin Hutchinson, medium.com):
Pacers Hopes Center Around Myles Turner (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Markkanen: Already Easing The Blow From Losing Butler (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Mark Cuban Q & A (from Oliver Maroney, uproxx.com):
Kyrie Irving: Brad Stevens’ Next Project  (from wjsy, Celtics Blog):
The Summer League Story Of John Collins  (from Greg Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
What Can Otto Porter Do To Live Up To His Max Contract? (from Eric Spyropolous, NBA Math):
Biggest Impacts Of Players Changing Teams This Offseason (from Joe Romano, fansided.com):
Attacking The Switch – Concepts  (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Rex Walters Joins SVG’s Staff To Help Player Development (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
The Grizzlies’ Training Camp Concerns  (from BC Abraham, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Phil Jackson On Jerry Krause (from Sam Smith, Bulls.com):
Vin Baker’s Journey To Sobriety (from Bill Littlefield, WBUR):
Introduction To Dean Oliver’s Four Factors (from Justin Jacobs, squared2020):
Why Jaylen Brown And Other NBA Players Use Mental Skills App Lucid  (from Avery Yang,  Sporttechie.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/27/17

 NBA Scouts On Jayson Tatum  (from Jonathan Wasserman,  Bleacher Report):
Marquese Chriss’ Mystery Ceiling  (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
–  Masai Ujiri: Our Job Is To Beat LBJ (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
–  How Good Is Kyrie Irving?  (from Adi Joseph, USA Today):
2018 Could Be Wrong Time To Be FA  (from Tim McMahon/Bobby Marks):
10 Teams You Will “Low-Key” Love To Watch In 2017-18 (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):
How Sean Marks Is Improving The Nets (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
A Re-Examination Of Usage Percentage (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Guo Ailun Could Be The 1st Chinese Guard To Impact The Assn  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Orlando Seeks Modest Short-Term Improvement Without Impairing Cap Flexibility  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Orlando Magic:  Afflalo’s Fit  (from Cory Hutson, 16 Wins):
Pistons: Reggie Bullock’s Fit   (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Sports):
Marcus Georges-Hunt’s Busy Offseason  (from Cody Taylor, Basketball Insiders):
–  Video Breakdown: Celtics’ Fist Series (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
 The Highest Peaks Reached By Centers In The Modern Era  (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Whatever Happened To OJ Mayo? (from Ryan Jones, Bleacher Report):
Timberwolves’ Breakout Candidates (from Vince Massara, Dunking With Wolves):
The All “Sage Advice From The Sidelines” Team  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
– Continuity The Key In Decision To Retain Otto Porter  (from Chase Hughes, csnmidatlantic):
 Jabari Parker: The Need For Patience  (from Ben Sewell, Behind The Buck Pass):
Revisiting The Pistons’ Positional Needs (from Brendon Welper, Piston Powered):
Can Darren Collison’s Offense Overcome The Cost Of His Poor Defense? (from Ben Gibson, 8points9seconds):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/4/17

Otto Porter: Wizards Have A Decision To Make (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Timberwolves Have Taken Big Step Forward (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
What Makes Paul George A Perfect Fit With The Thunder (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Taking Every Team’s Pulse After FA Opening Weekend (from Brandon Anderson, 94FeetReport):
Hornets: Pros And Cons Of Signing MCW (from Colby Giacubeno, Hoops Habit):
Signs That “Trusting The Process” Is Paying Off (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
The Rockets Have Narrowed The Gap On The Dubs (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
The Highest Three-Year Peaks Reached By Shooting Guards In The Modern Era (from Adam Fromal, BA Math):
Eric Moreland’s Case To  Be The Pistons’ #3 Center (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
FA Willie Reed’s MIP Goal (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Magic’s Isaac Shows Flashes Of Potential And Areas For Growth (from Fran Blinebury, NBA.com):
Iwundu’s Underdog Mentality (from John Denton, magic.com):
Fultz Follows Trainer’s Grind (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
Copycat League: The NBA’s Ever-Changing Meta (from Ryan Jarvis, NBA Math):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/28/17 PART TWO

Monday Recap: Cavs’ Bread And Butter, Knicks’ Latest Disaster, Isaiah Conundrum  (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/3-games-3-plays-cavs-bread-and-butter-knicks-latest-disaster-isaiah-conundrum/

DAL 96, MIA 89  (from Dwain Price, Star-Telegram):

Read it here:  http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nba/dallas-mavericks/full-court-press-blog/article135383469.html

The Bucks In The Clutch: Woe Is O  (from Will Winston, nbaoutsider.com):

Read it here:  https://nbaoutsider.com/2017/02/27/the-bucks-in-the-clutch-woe-is-o/

Willie Cauley-Stein Q & A  (from James Ham, csnbayarea.com):

Read it here:  http://www.csnbayarea.com/kings/1-1-cauley-stein-finally-having-good-time-sacramento

Jokic Says He’s Not Tired; So What Gives? (from Harrison Wind, BSN Denver):

Read it here:  http://bsndenver.com/nikola-jokic-says-he-isnt-tired-so-what-gives/

Otto Porter: MIP Candidate  (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2017/02/28/otto-porter-wizards-most-improved-player-restricted-free-agency/98533212/

Pau Gasol: Unfazed Coming Off The Bench  (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/san-antonio-spurs/post/_/id/1423/pau-gasol-unfazed-with-coming-off-the-bench

Magic Hope To Make Opponents’ Passes Difficult  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Dentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-sp-orlando-magic-deflections-0301-story.html

–  Analyzing Okaro White’s Role, Progress (from Joe Hulbert, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/02/28/miami-heat-okaro-white-role/

Durant On D.C.: I Really Just Didn’t Want To Play At Home (from Tim Bontemps/Adam Kilgore, Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/02/27/kevin-durant-on-d-c-i-really-just-didnt-want-to-play-at-home/?utm_term=.cacfa2936b1f

Pistons’ Best Offensive Weapon Comes Off The Bench: Brilliant Or Foolish?  (from Stephen Shea, basketballanalyticsbook.com):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballanalyticsbook.com/2017/02/26/detroits-best-offensive-weapon-comes-off-the-bench-brilliant-or-foolish/

In Defense Of Danny Ainge  (from Chad Finn, Boston.com):

Read it here: https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2017/02/27/in-defense-of-danny-ainge

Time To Honor Wayne Embry (from Andy Bachman, jsonline.com):

Read it here:  http://www.jsonline.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/02/27/bachman-s-time-honor-wayne-embry/98491254/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/27/17

Magic End Their Big Experiment  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Fansided):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/02/27/orlando-magic-big-experiment-failed/

Noel’s Fit In The Mavs’ Offense (from Nick Sciria, BBall Breakdown):

Read and watch it here: http://bballbreakdown.com/2017/02/26/nerlens-noel/

The Nets Like Caris LeVert (from Howard Megdal, Fansided):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/02/27/caris-levert-brooklyn-nets-impressive-rookie/

Sunday Recap, Featuring Westbrook/Pelicans  (from Tim Cato, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/2/27/14746572/2017-nba-scores-russell-westbrook-triple-double-threat-thunder

Spurs Showcase Another ATO Gem (from Eli Horowitz, Pounding The Rock):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.poundingtherock.com/2017/2/27/14746660/spurs-playbook-ginobili-mills-lee-ato-gem

Richaun Holmes Keeps Rising Above Expectations (from Jack McCaffery, delcotimes.com):

Read it here: http://www.delcotimes.com/sports/20170226/richaun-holmes-keeps-rising-above-expectations-for-76ers

–  Griffin’s Deal-making Keeps Cavs Near Top  (from Matt Medley, Amico Hoops):

Read it here:  http://amicohoops.net/griffins-deal-making-on-display-for-third-straight-year/

Frank Vogel Says Aaron Gordon Is Better At PF  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):

Read it here: Frank Vogel says Aaron Gordon is better at power forward

–  The Triangle Is Still The Knicks’ System (from Al Iannazzone, Newsday):

Read it here:  http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/knicks/triangle-offense-shaping-up-as-knicks-plan-again-1.13179681

Otto Porter’s Cuts (from winnersview.com):

Read it here: http://www.winnersview.com/videos/otto-off-the-ball

Bradley Beal’s Scoring Surge  (from winnersview.com):

Watch it here: http://www.winnersview.com/videos/bradley-beals-scoring-surge

Eurocup Playoff Preview (from Trevor Magnotti, Fansided):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/02/27/2017-eurocup-playoff-preview-gets-euroleague/