Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/29/17

“Scram” Gets Good Defenses Out Of Bad Matchups  (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):

James Harden: ISO MVP (from Brian Sampson, BBall Breakdown):
Video Breakdown: The Blazers’ Pick-And-Roll Defense  (from Jeff Siegel, Blazers Edge):
The Evolution Of The Pacers’ Half-Court Offense (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Khris Middleton: Quietly Approaching All-Star Stratum (from Def Pen):
Weekly Roundup (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Eric Gordon: Rockets’ Lifeline (from Nate Wolf, NBA Math):
Coach’s Clipboard: Adam’s Observations (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
Mavs: Welcome To The NBA, Maxi Kleber (from Lance Roberson, 16 Wins):
Rondo Might Be The Key To AD’s & DMC’s Futures (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Recovery: The Gordon Hayward Experiment (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
Denzel Valentine’s Versatility is Starting To Pay Off (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Durant Continues To Evolve In DPOY-Caliber Season (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
The Makeshift Heat Refuse To Roll Over (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Ish Smith Is A Viable Replacement For Reggie Jackson  (from Dan Karpuc, Give Me Sport):
The Thunder’s Jigsaw Puzzle Is Falling Into Place (from David Brandon, 16 Wins):
Paul George’s Defense Is On Another Level (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
International Draft Stock Watch: Doncic & More (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Suns GM:  Booker Will Have Input Into Team’s Decisions (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
The Evolution Of The Raptors’ Philosophical Approach (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Jeff Green Has Found His Roles, Aided By League’s Evolution (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Knicks: Beasley Is Thriving As Bench Scorer (from Thomas O’Callaghan, The Sports Quotient):
Pacers: Cory Joseph Is Paying Big Dividends (from Sean Reynolds, Hashtag Basketball):
Dubs: McCaw Is Getting More Aggressive (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Malachi Richardson Continues To Dream Big (from Alex Kraemers, kings.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/29/17

Video Breakdown: Embiid’s Defensive Versatility (from Mike O’ Connor, The Sixer Sense):
Under The Radar Ramifications Of This Summer’s Big Moves  (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Why Morey Ball Needs An Adjustment (from Joe Fernandez, House Of Houston):
Patrick McCaw: Rewarded For “Playing The Right Way”  (from Ian Thomsen, NBA.com):
FA Bargain: Raymond Felton (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
How Aron Baynes Will Affect The Celtics’ Offense (from Matt Chin, Hashtag Basketball):
Alan Williams’ Path: Rare & Special (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
–  What Holds JaVale McGee Back & How It Can Be Corrected (from Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):
Video Breakdown: Brett Brown’s End Of Game Playbook  (from Mike O’Connor, The Sixer Sense):
Mom’s Support, Flint Roots Bouy Kuzma’s Impressive Summer (from Mark Spezia, Detroit Free Press):
3-And-D Wings Are A Prime Commodity (from Ryan Jarvis, NBA Math):
Porzingis: Year Two In Review (from Tim Stubbs,  NBA Math):
What Nwaba Can Bring To The Bulls (from Vijay Vemu, Blog A Bull):
How Steven Adams And Andre Robeson Work To Improve Their FT Shooting (from Fred Katz, CNHI):
Brandon Jennings Leaves The NBA Having Never Shown What He Could Have Been  (from Adi Joesph, USA Today):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/22/17 PART TWO

Dewayne Dedmon: Spurs’ Latest Gem  (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):

Read it here:  http://www.businessinsider.com/dewayne-dedmon-spurs-journey-to-nba-2017-3

Chris Paul: Fast Hands, Gruesome Fingers  (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):

Read it here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/sports/chris-paul-clippers-los-angeles-hands.html

Evan Fournier Is Regaining His Form  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-sp-magic-evan-fournier-0322-story.html

5 D-League Shooters Who Could Help GSW (from Ti Windisch, Hoops Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/21/golden-state-warriors-five-d-league-shooters-help/

Hornacek Critiques Knicks’ Play  (from Marc Berman, NY Post):

Read it here: http://nypost.com/2017/03/20/is-hornaceks-passing-complaint-a-shot-at-knicks-stars/

Richaun Holmes Emerges (from Bob Cooney, philly.com):

Read it here: http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20170322_Holmes_emerges_from_Sixers__center_logjam.html

Dinwiddie: Prospering With Nets  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):

Read it here: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2017/03/21/ex-piston-dinwiddie-makes-opporunity-nets/99463906/

 The Celtics’ Defense Needs To Step Up (from Jared Dubin, VICE Sports):

Read it here: https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/for-a-shot-at-the-east-the-celtics-defense-needs-to-step-up/

How The Wizards’ Defense Has Slipped Since The All-Star Break  (from Chase Hughes, csnmidatlantic.com):

Read it here: http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/washington-wizards/state-wizards-numbers-how-defense-has-slipped-all-star-break

Everything You Need To Know About The NBA’s Rest Controversy (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-nbas-rest-controversy-including-solutions/

Hoiberg’s Circle Of Trust (from Joe Cowley, Chicago Sun Times):

Video Breakdown: Patrick McCaw Against The Mavericks  (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):

 Read and watch it here: http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2017/3/22/15018442/nba-2017-highlights-warriors-mavericks-patrick-mccaw-stephen-curry

Brett Brown On Westbrook (from Jessica Camerato, csnphilly.com):

Read it here: http://www.csnphilly.com/philadelphia-76ers/russell-westbrook-most-dominant-guard-brett-brown-has-seen-16-nba-seasons

By The Numbers: A Look At Covington’s Defense (from Cory Seidman, csnphilly.com):

Read it here: http://www.csnphilly.com/philadelphia-76ers/numbers-closer-look-robert-covingtons-defensive-prowess

DeAndre Bembry: On His Way With The Hawks  (from Cory Prescott, clnsradio.com):

Read and watch it here: http://clnsradio.com/boston-celtics-news/item/15452-deandre-bembry-on-his-way-to-an-nba-future-with-the-atlanta-hawks

ICYMI: Our Recent Interview  (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/ray-lebov-interesting-guy-havent-heard/

Heat Scout Bob Reinhart (from Brendan Perkins, Dubois County Herald):

Read it here: https://duboiscountyherald.com/b/reinhart-comes-full-circle-in-call-to-hall

Errick McCollum Q & A (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):

Read it here: http://www.eurohoops.net/en/interviews/419080/define-winning-thats-want-gala/

NOTE: This is PART TWO of today’s BI.  If you missed PART ONE, here it is: http://basketballintelligence.net/2017/03/22/todays-best-nba-reporting-analysis-32217-part-one/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/18/17

Dario Saric, Floppy Action, T’Wolves Surge, More  (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdwon):

Read and watch it here:  https://bballbreakdown.com/2017/03/17/coaches-seat-floppy-action-dario-saric-t-wolves-surge/

Rubio: Orchestrating The Wolves Late- Season Surge  (from Derek Bodner, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/ricky-rubio-good-stretch-minnesota-timberwolves-nba-7ccb5337e291#.iam5kd3dp

Spurs Vs. Grizzlies: Spotlight On The Gasols  (from Tom Orsborn, Express-News):

Read it here: http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/Spotlight-to-shine-on-pure-hearted-Gasols-11009696.php?cmpid=twitter-premium&t=914fc5ec6cc6ed8151

–  Wizards: 3 Things To Improve Before Playoffs (from Ryan Eugene, Wiz Of Awes):

Read it here: https://wizofawes.com/2017/03/18/washington-wizards-nba-playoffs-2017-three-things-to-improve/

Rudy Gobert’s Development (from Jody Genessy, Deseret News):

Read it here: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865675897/Is-Rudy-Gobert-the-next-Bill-Russell-The-Jazz-sure-hope-so.html

McCaw Is Gaining Needed Experience In Durant’s Absence (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):

Read it here: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/17/patrick-mccaw-gaining-needed-experience-in-kevin-durants-absence/

Jordan Clarkson & D’Angelo Russell: A Poor Fit  (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/lakers/jordan-clarksons-poor-fit-dangelo-russell-problem-lakers/

Spoelstra’s COY Credentials (from Josh Baumgard, slicemiami.com):

Read it here: http://slicemiami.com/2017/03/15/erik-spoelstra-coach-of-year-miami-heat/

With Waiters Out, It’s Next Plan Up For Heat (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):

Read it here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/fl-sp-miami-heat-main-20170318-story.html

From Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post:  http://heatzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/03/18/with-miami-heat-awaiting-more-news-on-dion-waiters-ankle-injury-wayne-ellington-prepared-to-step-in/

Are The Pacers Underachieving? (from Adrian Lawhorn, Hoops Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/18/indiana-pacers-underachieving-expectations-high/

Ray LeBov: The Most Interesting Guy You Haven’t Heard Of  (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/ray-lebov-interesting-guy-havent-heard/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/5/17

What It’s Like To Play With LBJ  (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/a/lebron-james-playmaker-cavaliers-sunday-shootaround

Grizzlies Urge Patience With Parson’s Difficult Comeback From Injury  (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/nba/post/_/id/30716/grizzlies-urge-patience-as-chandler-parsons-scuffle-through-comeback

Jusuf Nurkic’s Strong Start In Portland (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-saturday-strong-start-for-jusuf-nurkic-in-portland/

Tyler Ulis Is Finding His Footing  (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):

Read and watch it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/03/04/phoenix-suns-tyler-ulis-quickly-finding-nba-footing/

Suns: The Rise Of Alan Williams  (from Nick Veronesi, isportsweb.com):

Read it here: http://isportsweb.com/2017/03/04/phoenix-suns-the-rise-of-alan-williams/

Kyrie Irving Has Become A Willing Passer  (from Robbie DiPaola, King James Gospel):

Read it here:  http://kingjamesgospel.com/2017/03/05/cleveland-cavaliers-kyrie-irving-willing-passer/

Zipser And Portis Giving Bulls A Boost  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/bulls/features/zipser-and-portis-giving-bulls-boost

Bobby Portis’ New Role (from Patrick Sheetz, pippenainteasy.com):

Read it here: http://pippenainteasy.com/2017/03/04/bobby-portis-new-role-trade-deadline-chicago-bulls/

Hornacek: Knicks Being Hurt By Defensive Lapses, Not The Triangle  (from Al Iannazzone, Newsday):

Read it here:

http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/knicks/knicks-jeff-hornacek-it-s-not-triangle-s-fault-it-s-defensive-lapse-1.13209777

McCaw Seizing Chance As A Starter  (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Timberwolves: Tyus Jones Is Contributing  (from Logan Metzger, The Sports Daily):
Can Abdel Nader Make The Celtics Next Season? (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

LaMarcus Aldridge Plays Best When Tony Parker Is Healthy, Active And Productive  (from Michael Erler, Pounding The Rock):

Read it here:  http://www.poundingtherock.com/2017/3/4/14810058/lamarcus-aldridge-best-barometer-spurs-success

2017 Draft: Some International Prospects  (from Maxwell Ogden, Knicks Daily):

Read and watch it here:  http://dailyknicks.com/2017/03/04/new-york-knicks-international-prospects-2017-nba-draft/

Payton May Benefit Most From Magic’s Small-Ball Lineup (from John Denton, magic.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/magic/news/elfrid-payton-may-benefit-most-small-ball-lineup

Caris LeVert Is Impressing The Nets (from Greg Logan, Newsday):

Read it here: http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/nets/caris-levert-starting-to-impress-nets-1.13210149

Eric Musselman Finds Success At Nevada  (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article136533788.html