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,
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,
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,
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,


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/10/17

Paul George: A Different Kind Of Star (from Tony East, NBA Math):
Tyreke’s 3s, Horford’s Rebounding, Jazz’ Pace (from IanLevy, Nylon Calculus):
As Drummond’s Comfort As Facilitator Grows, Assists Soar & Turnovers Fall (from Keith Langlois,
Ben Simmons Is Really Good Defensively, Too (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Exploring Oladipo’s Breakout Season (from John Hugar, The Step Back):
Harden & CP3: Excelling In Their 1st “Crunch-Time” Experience Together (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Brett Brown’s Film Study With Markelle Fultz: Like A Classroom  (from DaveMcMenamin, ESPN):
Has Meyers Leonard Improved?  (from Raymond Simms, Hoops Habit):
Wizards: Some Growth Without Wall, But More Needed (from Jerry Brewer, Washington Post):
The Importance Of Coaching Stability To NBA Teams (from Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel):
 Sunday Notes: Mark Cuban Interview & More (from Gary Washburn,Boston Globe):
Hayward Discusses His Recovery & His Eventual Return (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
What Will Hayward Bring When He Returns? (from Jay King, Mass Live):
The New Power Of NBA Teens (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Podcast With Shooting Coach David Nurse (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Pep Talk From Bosh Spurred Winslow’s 3-Point Barrage (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Timberwolves: Muhammad Disappears From The Rotation (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Jazz: “You Better Be Right About The Problem And The Solution”  (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
JB DeRosa: NBA’s Youngest Ref (from Josh Weir,


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/2/17

OKC: Teammates Who Will Benefit Most From Formation Of “Big 3”  (from Lawrence George, Thunderous Intentions):
The Westbrook Roadmap 2.0  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Knicks’ KP Dilemma (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Sixers: The Value Of JJ & RoCo (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Heat: Spoelstra Conjures Intriguing 5-Men-Out Alignment  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
How Jabari Parker Breaks Down Defenders In Transition (from Scott Rafferty):
Grading The Sixers Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
How Anthony Tolliver Can Help The Pistons (from Lazarus Jackson, Detroit Bad Boys):
LeVert Used 1st Real Offseason To Get Seriously Fit (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Why The Jazz Offense Will Be Better Than People Think (from Jared Woodcox, The JNotes):
Dennis Smith, Jr & Backcourt Depth Will Allow Mavs To Do New Things (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
League Pass Rankings, Part One (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Kings: Buddy Hield “Burns To Win” (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Kuzma Continues To Build Off Impressive Summer (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Avery Bradley’s Work Ethic (from John Niyo, Detroit News):
Brad Stevens Continues To Stress Jaylen Bown’s Defense  (from Jay King, MassLive):
RIP: Frank Hamblen Was A Revered NBA Coach (from Andy Amey,

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/10/17

Paul George’s Summer Workouts (from Brett Dawson,
Q & A: Henry Ellenson (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Q & A: Avery Bradley (from Gerald Narciso, Bleacher Report):
BLUE Defense: Introduction And Analysis (from Justin Jacobs,
Dean Oliver Podcast (from Eric Sidewater, Sixer Science):
Weaponizing JJ Redick In Brett Brown’s Offense (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic)
Past, Current And Future NBA Players Shine At EuroBasket (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
OKC Hopes Westbrook-George Will Produce Long-Term (from Shaun Powell,


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/21/17

Antetokounmpo’s Playmaking Value  (from Nick Sciria, Nylon Calculus):
How Brett Brown Got The Sixers Through “The Process”  (from Jessica Camerato,
Why Embiid Can Be The MVP (from Matt Orminski, Hashtag Basketball):
 The Bucks Are The Only EC Team Keeping Pace With The Sixers (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Tyus Jones Has Earned His Opportunity (from Michael Marzec, Hashtag Basketball):
OJ Mayo Fights To Save His NBA Career (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Nets: Rebuilding From Ground Up (from Shaun Powell,
Nuggets: Making Small Steps Toward Greatness (from Matthew Huff, Nugg Love):
Steve Kerr Interview, Part II  (from Scott Ostler, SF Chronicle):
Raptors: Can Norman Powell Be The Difference Maker? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
Q&A: How Will The Tampering Charges Proceed? (from Ohm Youngmisuk/Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Ariza: Finally Getting His Due (from Kelly Iko,
The Pistons Traded Continuity For Possibility (from Keith Langlois,
2018 Draft: Are These Prospects Overhyped?  (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):