Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/3/17

Celtics: Tatum Is Emerging As Irving’s 4th Quarter Sidekick (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Jared Dudley On The Celtics’ Culture (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Is There Anything Al Horford Can’t Do? (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
Satoranksy: Prospering As Wizards’ Rotation Player (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
–  OKC:  A Look At Donovan’s Command At The Quarter Mark (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Jarrett Jack: Sparking Knicks’ Offensive Revival (from Howie Kussoy,  NYPost):
International Scout Tony Ronzone: Australia Has Become NBA Talent Factory (from Michael Randall, Herald Sun):
–  There’s An Easy Fix To Wolves’ 4th Quarter Problems (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Buddy Hield’s Move To The Bench: He’s More Successful Against Abrines Than Against Klay  (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
Brett Brown Won’t Be Fazed By Hack-A-Ben Crap (from Jack McCaffery, delcotimes.com):
The Sixers’ 3rd Quarter Woes (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
Clint Capela: Rockets’ X-Factor (from Preston Dubey, 16 Wins):
Frank Mason Has Been The Kings’ Best Rookie So Far (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Jeremy Lamb: Finally Finding His Way (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Pat St. Andrews Has Risen Quickly As Atlanta Hawks’ Assistant Coach (from John Dudley, goerie.com):
Cavs: Osman Gets His 1st Chance To Shine (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Tristan Thompson’s Impending Return Leaves Lue With Difficult Choice (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Fun & Heroic Tales From Former Knicks’ & Nets’ Trainer Timmy Walsh  (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
OKC: Still Figuring Out Abrines’ Role (from Fred Katz, CNHI):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis: 11/16/17 PART ONE

Bledsoe Shows Why Bucks Traded For Him (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/eric-bledsoe-comes-up-clutch-in-win-over-pistons-shows-why-bucks-traded-for-him/

The Nuggets Have Jokic & A Million Questions (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Gary Harris’ Importance To The Nuggets (from TJ McBride, milehighsports.com):
The Pistons’ Retooled Offense (from David Fernandez, 16 Wins):
Wednesday Recap (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
TOR 125, NOP 116 (from William Lou, medium.com):
Kyrie Irving’s Mission To Prove He Was Right (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Key To Irving’s Defensive Rise (from Nate Wolf, NBA Math):
How NBA Scouts Prepare For The Draft In The Fall (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Grizzlies: Pressure Defense, Wing Grinders & A Pair Of Aces = A Winning Hand (from Brad Heltzel, medium.com):
Fixing The Grizzlies Defense (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):
Baynes’ Burgeoning Role As Celtics Become Elite (from Nick Metallinos, ESPN):
Covington, Millsap, Rozier, TJ Warren, Brandon Paul, Raptors  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Ntilikina Has Matured Fast (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
–  Terrence Ross:  Searching For His Shot, Finding Everything Else (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Hornets: Coach Clifford On Minute Distribution (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
–  Some Interesting Early Season Stats (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
Harrison Barnes Is Doing Everything He Can For Mavs (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
–  Small Ball Lineups That Could Challenge GSW (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
 – Cavs: Travel Itinerary Adjustment Is Helping (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
–  OKC: Week In Review (from David Brandon, 16 Wins):
Celebrating The Celtics’ Bench (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Video: “Barkley”: Perimeter To Post-Up Move (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Brandon Roy: “Then I Got Shot”  (from Jayda Evans, Seattle Times):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/15/17 PART TWO

Sixers’ Team Of Stats Gurus: Taking Analytics To The Next Level (from Sarah Todd, Philly.com):
How Kuzma’s Old School Moves Made Him The Perfect Fit For New Lakers’ Era (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
Marcus Smart: How The  NBA’s Worst Shooter Is Crucial To Celtics’ Offense (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
The Raptors’ Youth Brigade Has A Bright Future (from Jeff Seigel, The Step Back):
The Celtics’ Historically Stingy Defense (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
Key To Lakers’ Success: Drastically Improved Defense (from Drew Garrison, Silver Screen And Roll):
Q&A: Draymond Green (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Klay Thompson’s Blistering Start (from Shane Young, BBall Breakdown):
The Week In Review (from League Pass Don’t Lie):
The Non-Effort Part Of The Cavs’ Defensive Struggles (from Mike O’Connor, The Atletic):
Centers Are Shooting 3s At Unprecedented Rate (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Bledsoe’s Impact On The Bucks (from Rachael, Brew Hoop):
Grizzlies: Dillon Brooks Is Making A Name For Himself (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
What’s Going On With Jae Crowder? (from John Hugar, The Step Back):
Perry Ellis Eyes Unconventional Route: From Australia To NBA (from Skylar Rolstat, Sporting News):
How Chris Douglas-Roberts Became Supreme Bey (from Ben Mehic, The Step Back):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/15/17 PART ONE

How The Celtics Became The NBA’s Hottest Team (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Anatomy Of The Celtics’ Win Streak (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Brett Brown: The Process’ Survivor (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
How The Blazers Brought Out The Worst In The Nuggets (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Q&A: Kyle Korver (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Q&A: Kyle Kuzma (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Q&A: Dennis Smith, Jr. (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
DMC’s Dominance (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
DMC’s Benching: Performance Or Strategy-Based?  (from Chris Conner, Pelican Debrief):
Why OKC Has Been Bad In Close Games (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
How The Spurs Stay Afloat Minus Kawhi (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Is Belinelli’s Career Year Happening In Season 11?  (from KL Chouinard, hawks.com):
Knicks Are More Confident “Running Hornacek’s Stuff”  (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Will Raptors’ Changed Offense Work In The Postseason? (from Tim Bontemps, Washingotn Post):
Hardaway & The Knicks: An Ideal Fit (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Rockets’ Defensive Emphasis Stresses Switching Assignments (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Is This The Real Jeremy Lamb? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
Jonathan Simmons: Toughness And Determination (from John Denton, magic.com):
Wolves’ Film Breakdown: Active Hands (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Ben Simmons: Forcefully Reminding The Basketball World Of His Talent  (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Robert Covington: Leading By Example (from Rusty Gorleick, The Sixer Sense):
Suns: Lack Of PG Production Is Becoming A Problem (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Joe Harris: Getting Shots & Respect (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Shabazz Napier: Earning His Minutes (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Q&A: Bernard King (from Ali Danois, The Shadow League):
Cavs: The Irving Trade Didn’t Cause The Crisis  (from Zachary Tenner, Sir Charles In Charge):
LBJ Is Unstoppable But The Cavs Are In Trouble (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
LBJ’s Most Unstoppable Shot (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
The Rockets Are Shooting Even More 3s & It Is Working (form Tim Cato, SBNation):
Lakers’ Practice Notes: Clarkson, Kuzma, Vander Blue,Thomas Bryant (from Serena Winters, Lakers Nation):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/11/17

How Giannis Dominates Without Needing A Jump Shot  (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
The Sixers Could Be Dominant Soon ( From Chris Herring & Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight):
Ben Simmons’ Dominance Goes Beyond Numbers (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
How Harden Unraveled The Cavs’ Trapping Defense (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
A Terrifying Thought For Opponents: Rockets Threes Aren’t Falling Yet (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
How The Bucks Should Use Bledsoe (form Brett Koremenos, RealGM):
Tyreke Evans’ Hot Start (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
The Nuggets Defense & The Most Valuable Shots (from Max Carlin, Nugg Love):
MCW: “I’ve Been Through A Lot”  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
The Wide-Ranging Impact Of Drummond’s Improved FT Shooting (from Matt Way, NBA Math):
Zubac: Getting Lost In Crowded Laker Frontcourt (from Michael Dugger, Hoops Habit):
For Jazz To Make Playoffs, The Offense Must Improve (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
Durant Has Gone To Great Lengths To Become Dominant Defender (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Steph: Producing In Subtler, More Nuanced Ways (from Paolo Uggeti, The Ringer):
Is Robert Covington The Best 3-And-D Wing? (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Otto Porter: MIP? (from Paul Headley, 16 Wins):
Basketball Dictionary: “Shake”  (from Dylan Murphy, medium.com):
Understanding Floor Spacing (from Matt Craig, Daily Thunder):
Josh Jackson: The Good & The Bad So Far (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Middleton Brings Patience & Shooting To Bucks  (from Robby Kalland, Dime Mag):
Raptors’  Ujiri On Hiring Women (from Sportsnet.ca):
Markkanen’s Early Success (from Dan Cahill, Chicago Sun Times):
Jake Wiley’s Incredible Odyssey (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Rule Change Affecting Lowry Most On Raptors (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
Read it here:  http://torontosun.com/sports/basketball/nba/toronto-raptors/nba-rule-change-impacting-lowry-most-on-raptors

Friday Night Recap (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Should Brett Brown Call TOs In Game-Ending Scenarios? (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):