Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/19/17

Lessons From Rockets-Warriors Opener  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
How The Van Gundys Became An Influential NBA Duo (from John Lombardo & John Ourand, Sports Business Daily):
Will Thibodeau Overwork The Wolves? (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
– Are The Wolves Ready To Be A Super Team? (from Evan Dyal, Sir Charles In Charge):
Kaminsky’s Opportunity (from Benny Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Utah’s Foundational Frontcourt (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):
Wednesday Recap (from Tim Cato, SBNation, with links to individual game stories):
The Sixers Were Worth The Wait (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Attacking Switching (Actions/Sets)  (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Crowder: Great Fit Alongside LBJ (from Robbie DiPaola, King James Gospel):
Can Lonzo Ball’s Jumper Make It In The NBA?  (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Kings: Divac Breaks Down The Roster (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Nuggets Roster Analysis (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Jaylen Brown/Jayson Tatum: Trying To Take Offensive Pressure Off Irving (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
Greg Monroe: Sixth Man Of The Year Candidate (from Brian Sampson, Dime Mag):
Pat Riley Reflects On 50 NBA Years, How He’s Changed & Why He Loves This Heat Team (from Greg Cote, Miami Herald):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/5/17

Nikola Jokic: Transcendent Passer (from Max Carlin, Hoops Habit):
Hassan Whiteside: The Habit He Needs To Break  (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):
How The “Harden Rule” Will Impact Harden (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
The Spurs Are Still Dangerous (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Myles Turner: New Face Of The Pacers (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Teodosic Is Already Dazzling The NBA (from Cody Taylor, Basketball Insiders):
Kevin Love At Center: Unleashing The Cavs’ Offensive Potential (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News);
Grading The Blazers’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Most Important Players: Northwest Division  (from Shane Rhodes, Basketball Insiders):
How Aldridge Can Improve This Season (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Pat Riley: Transcending The Need To Have A “Big 3”  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Marcus Smart: The Celtics’ Iguodala  (from wjsy, Celtics Blog):
Grizzlies’ Roster: Crowded With Collection Of Unproven Kids (from Chris Herrington, Commercial Appeal):
What “Playing Fast” Means For The Hawks (from Jeff Siegel, Soaring Down South):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 71-80  (from Sportando):
Video: Low Post Double From Baseline (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Evan Turner, Point Forward?  (from Mike Richman, Oregon Live):
How Sean Marks Is Rebuilding The Nets (from David Nash, The Four Point Play):
Jarrett Allen: New School Center (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Something To Prove: Bucks Edition (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Undrafted Treasure: Jacob Wiley (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/31/17

Paul & Harden: The Rockets’ Superstar Experiment (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Nuggets’ Film Room: Gary Harris’ Terrific Off-Ball Movement  (from Tom West, Nugg Love):
Langston Galloway: Latest Validation Of JVG’s Pro Scouting Staff (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Pat Riley: Heat Don’t Need To Add Back-Up PG (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Bryn Forbes Could Be The Spurs’ Next Success Story (from Melissa Rohlin, expressnews.com):
Read it here:  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/Forbes-could-be-Spurs-next-success-story-11720258.php

–  All The Spurs Do Is Win, Win, Win  (from Kyle Ringo,  expressnews.com):
Cavs Have Asking Price For Irving & History Of Complexity In Trades (from Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com):
Q & A: Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days):
Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey, The Craftsman (from Trey Sanders, Hashtag Basketball):
Jeff Green: The Scar (from The Players Tribune):
Nets’ Head Coach Atkinson: The Importance Of Being Kenny (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
Suns’ Head Coach Earl Watson: Philosophy, Strategy, Tendencies (from Yusuf Saleem, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Vogel’s History Suggests Magic Will Improve Defensively In Year Two (from Dar-Wei Chen, Orlando Magic Daily):
Bucks’ Offense Needs More Screens (from Ti Windisch, Behind The Buck Pass):
Lineups, Potential Moves For All 30 Teams (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
T’Wolves’ Strength & Conditioning Coach David Crewe  (from David Boehler, Kenosha News):
The Other NBA Father-Son Story: Roosevelt Barnes & Caleb Swanigan (from Liz Mullen, Sports Business Journal):
PJ Tucker: How A One-Time Washout Explains The Modern NBA (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Maxi Kleber Q & A  (from Jorge Sierra, Hoops Hype):
How I Started My Pro Basketball Career In Poland (from Brian Freeman, Blazers Edge):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/15/17

The Nuggets Needed Millsap (from Matt Chin, Hashtag Basketball):
Marcus Morris Brings Versatility & Toughness To Cs (from Matt Chin, Hashtag Basketball):
Cedi Osman Scouting Report (from Rafael Uehara, Basketball Scouting):
Summer League Takeaway: Markelle Fultz (from Bryan Toporek, BBall Breakdown):
Behind The Scenes Of Paul George’s OKC Arrival (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Bryn Forbes Is Making Waves (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Waiters Gets His $ & A New Challenge From Pat Riley (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Film Room:  Fournier: Count The Bucket Plus One (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Breaking Down The Celtics’ Bench (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Hayward: Perfect Piece For Celtics’ System (from Taylor Snow, Celtics.com):
Summer League: Draft Class Is Backing Up The Hype (from Max Holm, Hoops Habit):
Pistons Tout Bullock’s Versatility (from Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press):
Jeremy Senglin: Shooting His Way Into A Look With The Nets (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
The Sixers’ International Assets (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Don’t Overlook Dragan Bender (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
John Collins: Ready For The Hawks’ System  (from Kevin Wang, ESPN):
Willie Reed Could Bring A Two-Way Presence To The Cavs (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/17

 

Jeff Teague Is Feeling At Home  (from David Ramil, The Step Back):

Read it here; http://fansided.com/2017/02/09/jeff-teague-feeling-home/

–  Brett Brown’s Lasting Effect On The Spurs  (from Jessica camerato, csnphilly):

Read it here: http://www.csnphilly.com/philadelphia-76ers/brett-brown-still-has-lasting-effect-gregg-popovichs-spurs

–  The Rise Of Malcolm Brogdon  (from Justin Ware, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/the-rise-of-malcolm-brogdon-ed2393cb4c2c#.uxp96rdwi

Jabari Parker: The Awakening (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/nba-milwaukee-bucks-jabari-parker-basketball-and-political-awakening-bea7f0d34a8#.9du15qxgr

 The Lakers Are Setting A Low Bar On Defense (from Jared Dubin, VICE Sports):

Read it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/on-defense-the-lakers-are-setting-a-low-bar

Collis Temple’s Historic Struggle  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

Read it here: https://theundefeated.com/features/inside-collis-temples-historic-struggle-as-lsus-first-black-basketball-player/

–  Attacking Denial With Ball Screens (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):

Watch it here: http://pickandpop.net/2017/02/attacking-denial-ball-screens/

–  Mark Cuban On The Mavs’ Approach To A Youth Movement (from Bobby Karalla, mavs.com):

Read it here;  https://www.mavs.com/mark-cuban-on-the-mavs-different-approach-to-a-youth-movement/

–  What Signing Derrick Williams Means For Cavs (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):

Read it here:  http://kingjamesgospel.com/2017/02/09/cleveland-cavaliers-derrick-williams-contract/

–  Kent Bazemore: From Small-Town Kid To Big-Time Game-Changer  (from Jared Zwerling, NBPA):

Read it here:  http://nbpa.com/kent-bazemore-from-small-town-kid-to-big-time-student-athlete-game-changer/

Kyrie Irving Q & A (from Rohan Nadkarni):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2017/02/09/kyrie-irving-cavaliers-all-star-books-politics-interview

Oscar Robertson’s Legacy (from Sam Amick, USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/columnist/sam-amick/2017/02/08/oscar-robertson-legacy-triple-double-russell-westbrook/97637180/

Robertson And West On Westbrook (from Sam Amick, USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nba/thunder/2017/02/08/russell-westbrook-triple-double-oscar-robertson-jerry-west/97664346/

Why Heat Players Appreciate Pat Riley (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article131653804.html

Steve Kerr On David West’s Impact (from csnbayarea):

Read it here: http://www.csnbayarea.com/warriors/kerr-one-player-has-helped-make-draymond-easy-handle-year

–  Injuries Haven’t Hindered Celtics’ Climb  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://insider.espn.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4725209/injuries-havent-hindered-bostons-climb-in-east

Unorthodox Late Lineup Rallies Timberwolves To Win Over Raptors  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):

Read it here:  http://www.twincities.com/2017/02/08/unorthodox-late-lineup-rallies-timberwolves-to-win-over-toronto/

The Brilliance Of Patty Mills’ Screens (from Ben Mallis, pickandroll.com.au):

Read and watch it here:  https://pickandroll.com.au/aussies-in-nba-spurs-subtle-brilliance-of-patty-mills/

Pistons Must Revive Their “Tenacious D”  (from John Niyo, Detroit News):

Read it here:  http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/columnists/john-niyo/2017/02/08/niyo-pistons-fate-rests-reviving-tenacious/97679440/

 Grievis Vasquez Q & A  (from David Alarcon, Hoops Hype):

Read it here:  http://hoopshype.com/2017/02/08/greivis-vasquez-id-like-to-go-back-to-brooklyn-i-have-a-lot-of-respect-for-them/

–  Mike Fratello Q & A  (from Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post):

Read it here: http://heatzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/02/09/mike-fratello-talks-heat-coaching-and-broadcasting-in-our-qa/

Offense-Defense Tradeoff At Each Position (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):

Read t here;  http://fansided.com/2017/02/09/nylon-calculus-understanding-offense-defense-tradeoffs-position/