Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/1/19 PART ONE

BKN: Fear The Nets (from Bryan Toporek, The Basketball Writers):
CHI: Bulls May Take The Biggest Leap Next Season (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
CHI: Markkanen & LaVine Are Balling (from Mark Karantzoulis, Blog A Bull):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith (from bulls.com):
DEN: For Isaiah Thomas & The Nuggets: A Delicate Balance (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET:  Q & A: Ben Wallace (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
LAC: JaMychal Green Has Had A Great Start To Clippers Career (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
LAC: The Clippers Are Rebuilding The Right Way (from Justin Jett, Def Pen):
LAL: One-Year Deals Have Hindered The Lakers’ Rebuild (from Sabreena Merchant, Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: Garrett Temple Plays His Role In Historic Basketball Family (from Mike Wise, Sports Illustrated):
MIL Giannis’ Case For DPOY (from Leander Wallace, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIL: Wisconsin Herd Associate Coach Sidney Dobner (from Kelly Price, NBC26):
NOP: Okafor Finds Peace Of Mind (from CloseUp360 ):
NYK: Mitchell Robinson Is Making History (from Benjamin Hoffman, NY Times):
ORL: Magic Showed Their Toughness In Win Over Warriors (from Josh Robbins, The Athletic):
PHI: Mike Scott Announces His Arrival (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
POR: What Counts To Damian Lillard (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
POR: Harkless Gets Back To Setting The Tone (from Casey Holdahl, blazers.com):
SAS: Quincy Pondexter: 7 Knee Surgeries And Still Standing (from CloseUp360):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Most Interesting Teams & Players From The Season’s 3rd Quarter (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
How A CBA Flaw May Prevent A High Draft Pick From Playing In Summer League (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
The annual Basketball Career Conference held by Sports Management Worldwide is coming up July 6-7, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Speakers range from Agents, Scouts, General Managers, Media, and more. Learn more and register today at https://www.sportsmanagementworldwide.com/LasVegas-Basketball-Career-Conference

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/20/19

BKN: How The Nets Found Kurucs (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BOS: Hayward’s Season By The Numbers (from Travis Babcock, Hardwood Houdini):
DEN: Jokic: Serbian At Heart (from Andrea Cassini, Sporting News):
GSW: Storylines For Stretch Run (from Logan Murdock, Mercury News):
IND: Turner’s Elite Defense Crucial To Playoff Push (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
LAC: Q & A: Darius Miles & Quentin Richardson  (from Nathaniel Friedman, GQ):

LAL: LBJ Is Posting Up Less & Shooting Many More Deep 3s  (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
MIL: Giannis Is Figuring Out The Three-Pointer (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
–  *MIL: Who Can Stop The Bucks? (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
MIL:  Q & A: Wayne Embry  (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):

NOP: It Wasn’t All Demps’ Fault (from Alejandro Danois, The Shadow League):
OKC: Inside The Thunder’s Voracious Defense (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
PHI: How Should Sixers Adjust If They Meet BOS In The Playoffs? (from Noah Levick/Paul Hudrick, NBC Sports):
TOR: Kyle Lowry, Unconventional Star (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):
TOR: Siakam Is Already A Star (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
WAS: Q & A: Bradley Beal (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Video Breakdown: SAC Vs DEN (from Mo Dakhil):
12 Unappreciated Players (from Spencer Lund, Complex):
–  *MIL: Who Can Stop The Bucks? (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/12/19 PART ONE

– BKN: Napier Is Quite The Luxury (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
– BKN: The Loss At Toronto Was Encouraging (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
– BOS: Jayson Tatum And The Art Of Getting To FT Line (from Max Carlin, Celtics Blog):
– CLE: Steven Adams, The Ultimate Yeoman (from Jeff Siegel, Fear The Sword):
– DEN: Nuggets’ Depth Is A Good Problem (from Sean Keeler, Denver Post):
Read it here:  https://www.denverpost.com/2019/02/12/isaiah-thomas-michael-malone-denver-nuggets/

– GSW: Steph Curry’s Game Is More Than Just The Shot (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
– HOU: Harden’s Leadership (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
– HOU: Harden Is Rockets’ MVP But Playoff Hopes Hinge On CP3 (from Ben Golliver, Washingotn Post):
Read it here:   http://wapo.st/2GzSMzP
 IND: What Can Wesley Matthews Bring To The Pacers?  (from Tony East, BBall Index):
– LAL: Walton Says Lakers Need To Re-Find Passion For Playing Defense (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
– MIA: Winslow Now Countering Opponents’ Counterpoints (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIL: Khris Middleton: Perfect 2nd Option (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
– MIL: Brook Lopez Stretches The Bucks’ Offense By Shooting Threes (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
– OKC: Westbrook Is Thriving With PG In Control (from Nate Scott, USA Today):
– ORL:  Jonathan Isaac Breaks Out (from Luke Duffy, Hoops Habit):
– PHI: Simmons Three-Point Attempt (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
– POR: Seth Curry On Blazing His Own Career Path (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
– SAC: Bagley Is Getting Opportunities To Dominate  (from BS West, Sactown Royalty):
– The Art Of Talking To Refs (from Alex Wong, Yahoo Sports):
– AND1’s Influence On Today’s NBA Handles (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/19

BKN: Marks Won’t Let Nets’ Surprising Rise Alter His Long-Term Strategy (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: LeVert Better Than Expected In Return (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Importance Of Defining Roles (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
CHI: Otto Porter’s Bulls’  Debut  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DAL: Why Luka Loves Dallas & How The Mavs Plan To Keep it That Way (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DET: Reggie Jackson Is Adapting Well To New Role In Offense (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: Harden’s Unstoppable, Maddening, Beautiful Game (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
IND: Pritchard’s Commitment Remains Firm (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: The Clippers Might Have Won The Trade Deadline (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
LAL: Muscala’s Acquisition Was Calculated But Expensive ( from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: How The Bucks Solidified Their Roster By Adding Mirotic (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIN: Sorely Missing RoCo (from Dylan Hughes, Dunking With Wolves):
NOP: Balancing AD’s Playing Time With Future Concerns (from Associated Press):
PHI: Harris Fits Right In As Sixers Defeat Nuggets (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
POR: Video Breakdown: Blazers’ 5 Favorite Plays ( from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nguyen):
POR: New Lineup Brings New Hopes (from Dan Marang, Blazer’s Edge):
WAS: Ernie Grunfeld Interview (from Fred Katz, The Athletic)
Projecting The Buyout Market (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
From Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-daily-buyout-watch/
Q & A: Liliahn Majeed, NBA VP Of Diversity & Inclusion (from Dominique Fluker, Forbes):
– QOTD: Kenny Smith on the (non)-impact of LaVar Ball on the Lakers: ” “It’s not about dads and uncles and cousins in the NBA. It’s not like high school. The relationship is only your agent and player. As long as the agent and the player doesn’t say anything, you’re fine.”
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):

As a spiritual outgrowth of Basketball Intelligence, The Basketball Writers features original NBA and other pro basketball-related content from great writers that you can support directly via your subscription. TBW’s mission is to enhance your appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of the game. Check out details and subscription info here:

https://bballwriters.com/shop/?ref=2

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/3/19

BKN: DLo Adds To Nets Player Development Success Story (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BOS: Hayward Is Feeling His Athleticism Slowly Coming Back  (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
DEN: Malik Beasley’s “Thrill”-Ing Path (from James Siegle, Hoops Habit):
DEN: Mike Malone Earns All-Star Bid, Respect & Gratitude Of His Players (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: The Pistons’ Epic Collapse Vs LAC (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Dubs’ “Dribble Back Door” Play (from Bryan Oringher):
MEM: Julian Washburn Achieves His Dream Of Playing In The NBA (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: Dion Waiters: Out Of Rhythm, Searching For Answers (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIL: The Wizards Got Their 1st Look At Giannis & The New-Look Bucks (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
MIN: The Wolves Need More From Wiggins (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
ORL: Magic Showing They Can Become Elite Defensive Team (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
PHI: Missing Redick & Chandler In Loss Showcased The Sixers Need For More Depth (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
PHO: Mikal Bridges: More Than Just A 3-And-D Prototype  (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
So You Just Got Traded – Now What?  Players Share Their Stories (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Franchises That Are Turning Weaknesses Into Strengths: MIL, SAC, SAS, IND (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball insiders):
QOTD (from Jared Dudley): “90 percent of the trade rumors on social media don’t happen. It’s the ones  that are super quiet, that’s when you’re agent says, ‘Here it is.’ “
Australia’s Talent Pool Runs Deep (from Damian Arsenis, Pick And Roll):