Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/20/17 PLAYOFF EDITION

HOU-OKC: Game Two Analysis (from 16 Wins):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/houston-rockets-oklahoma-city-thunder-game-2-analysis-563af76b69f6

From Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer: https://theringer.com/2017-nba-playoffs-oklahoma-city-thunder-houston-rockets-game-2-3b9ea97d31c5

GSW-POR: Game Two Analysis (from 16 Wins):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/golden-state-warriors-portland-trail-blazers-game-2-analysis-b3ba67319da9

From Anthony Slater, Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/20/five-observations-from-the-warriors-game-2-win-over-the-blazers/

How JaVale McGee Has Revived His Career And Reputation (from Harry Lyles, Jr, SBNation):

Read it here: http://www.sbnation.com/2017/4/20/14846126/javale-mcgee-warriors-nba-playoffs-2017-shaqtin-a-fool

From Sam Amick, USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2017/04/20/javale-mcgee-warriors-playoffs/100685582/

Video Breakdown: JaVale McGee’s Alley-Oop Dunks (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and watch it here: http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2017/4/20/15368108/nba-playoffs-2017-video-warriors-blazers-game-2-javale-mcgee-alley-oop-dunk

WAS-ATL: Game Two Analysis (from 16 Wins):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/washington-wizards-atlanta-hawks-game-2-analysis-a5ed9eed29ba

Pacers: Essential Adjustments For Game 3 (from Adrian Lawhorn Hoops Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/19/indiana-pacers-adjustments-game-3/

Myles Turner Has Underperformed So Far (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/04/20/myles-turner-lance-stephenson-indiana-pacers-try-play-better-series/

CLE-IND: 5 Takeaways From 1st Two Games (from Zach Geoghegan, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/04/19/cleveland-cavaliers-5-takeaways-2-games/

MIL-TOR: 6 Takeaways So Far (from Jourdan Canil, Hashtag Basketball):

Read it here: http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/milwaukee-bucks/content/bucking-trends-6-key-takeaways-from-the-milwaukee-toronto-series

How Kidd Is Managing Bucks’ Rotation (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline):

Read it here: http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2017/04/19/notes-kidd-managing-shortened-playoff-rotation/100621030/

Tucker & Ibaka Play Critical Roles For Raptors (from Jordan Ritter, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/2017-nba-playoffs-toronto-raptors-pj-tucker-serge-ibaka-1e60c1f15413

How Giannis Is Doing It (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):

Read and watch it here: http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/how-giannis-antetokounmpo-is-folding-the-basketball-floor-like-origami-vs-the-raptors/

CHI/BOS: Why It is Not The Typical 1-8 Matchup (from Andrew Tobolowsky, The Step Back):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/04/19/bulls-celtics-butler-isaiah-thomas-playoffs/

Brad Stevens: Bulls Are Defending Us Like The Hawks Did; Lineup Changes Are Possible  (from Jay King, Mass Live):

Read and watch it here: http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2017/04/brad_stevens_chicago_bulls_def.html

Robin Lopez’ Value Is On Full Display (from Easy Eis, Blog-a-bull):

Read and watch it here: http://www.blogabull.com/2017/4/19/15358596/the-value-of-robin-lopez-is-already-on-full-display-nba-playoffs-round-1-bulls-celtics-april-2017

Mirotic, Zipser And Portis have Been Huge So Far (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/bulls/gameday/new-big-three

How The Bulls Have Taken A 2-0 Lead (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):

Read and watch it here:  https://bballbreakdown.com/2017/04/19/revitalized-rondo-bulls-take-commanding-2-0-lead/

The Top 5 Ways The Celtics Can Get Even (from Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):

Read and watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?index=3&list=PLpIcK3MilCnYExvhkqMfPj1_qz6X3m_eh&v=7fzbIscLPok

–  The Value Of Gobert’s Defense And More About The Jazz (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):

Read and watch it here: https://bballbreakdown.com/2017/04/19/coaching-spin-jazz-sleeper-behind-gobert-hayward/

Quin Snyder’s Circuitous Path Helped Him Grow Into Successful NBA Coach (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News):

Read it here: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/04/19/jazzs-quin-snyder-credits-circuitous-path-for-helping-him-grow-into-nba-head-coach/

5 Factors For Spurs’ Success (from Yegor Kariaguine, Hashtag Basketball):

Read it here:  http://www.hashtagbasketball.com/san-antonio-spurs/content/five-factors-for-spurs-playoff-success

Who Is Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On “D”? (from Chris Herring, Five Thirty Eight):

Read and watch it here: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-nba-players-who-are-too-busy-complaining-to-get-back-on-d/

Like almost everyone, Basketball Intelligence’s favorite NBA journalist/reporter/analyst is Zach Lowe.  Who will the “next generation Zach”?   For us, the leading contender is Adam Spinella of BBall Breakdown.  Just wanted to go on record before the bandwagon for Adam starts rolling.

 

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