Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/29/17

The Rockets’ Fascinating Gamble (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How Will Paul & Harden Fit Together? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Mike D’Antoni On The Trade: Q & A (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Daryl Morey Painted A Masterpiece (from Jeff Siegel, Medium.com):
At Least Phil Jackson Didn’t Leave The Knicks In Ruins (from Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
D’Angelo Russell, The Passer (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Raptors Promote Bobby Webster To GM (from Blake Murphy, Raptors Republic):
Hoiberg Is Still Confident In Himself (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Grading Draft Graders (from Ryan Chen, 16 Wins):
The Strength Of The Weak Side (from Bradley Heltzel, Medium.com):
2017 Playoffs Best Sets (from Half Court Hoops):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/28/17

Knicks Part Ways With Phil Jackson (from Scott Cacciola, NYTimes):
The Draft: Understanding How Different Pieces Of Evidence Factor Into Decision-Making (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass);
Free Agency: What To Watch For  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Top 20 Free Agents (from Bobby Marks, Yahoo Sports):
The Moments That Won Westbrook The MVP (from Royce Young, ESPN):
The Numbers Behind Patrick Beverley’s Hustle Award (from Brian Martin, NBA.com):
Justin Patton: From 6’1′ Point Guard To 7-foot Center (from Associated Press):
Warriors Season-In-Review Player Capsules: The Wings (from Brian Witt, Warriors.com):
The Highest Peaks Reached By PGs In The Modern Era (from Adam Fromal, NBAMath.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/28/17

After “The Stop”, KLove Is A Different Player (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
Numbers Preview: The Finals (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Bob Myers’ Care For People Goes A Long Way As Dubs’ GM (from Janie McCauley, AP):
Steph Curry Made The Pull Up Three The Most Important Shot In The NBA (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Kyrie Irving Has Redefined Isolation Basketball (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Klay’s Next Assignment: Slow Down Kyrie (from Monte Poole, csnbayarea.com):
Draymond Green: The Most Efficient Defender In The Assn (from Sam Gordon, The Sports Quotient):
Clarence Gaines, Jr: Phil Jackson’s Draft Guru (from Marc Berman, NYPost):
What A Clarence Gaines, Jr. Scouting Report Looks Like (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Statistical Analysis Of Hawks’ Most Used Lineups (from Seth Kindig, Soaring Down South):
Bryn Forbes Q & A (from Graham Couch, Lansing State Journal):
Believe It Or Not, The Nets Did 5 Great Things This Season (from Mike Wlodawski, nothinbutnets.com):

 

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 3/5/17

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