Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/1/18

What Are MIP Candidates Siakam, Sabonis,Harrell, Richardson Actually Better At?  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
NBA Scouts: Roles, Rules & Secrets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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– Enes’ & Giannis’ Struggles With Their Home Countries (from Andreas Vou, NY Daily News):
Each Team’s Most Surprising Player So Far This Season (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
2019 Draft Prospect: Bol Bol Is A Fascinating Conundrum (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
BOS: Kevin McHale Urges The Celtics To Make Tough Changes  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
BOS: Hayward’s Passing Could Be The Key To His Comeback (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
BOS: Hayward Finds His Aggressiveness (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Yabusele & Williams Impress Vs. The Cavs (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini):
CHI: Arcidiacono Has Found His Place (from Mark Karantzoulis, BlogABull):
CLE: Sexton Is Leading The Cavs’ Inexplicable Mid-Range Barrage (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
DEN: How A Year In The G-League Helped Prepare Monte Morris For His Shot With The Nuggets (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
HOU: Rockets Are Elite When Healthy (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
LAL: Film Room: The Lakers’ Defensive Potential  (from Pete Zayas,Silver Screen And Roll):
MIN: Defense Key To Wolves Making Up Ground (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
–  MIN: RoCo Has Transformed The Wolves’ Defense (from Chris Barnewall, Dime Mag):
MIN: How Good Is Wolves’ Second Unit?  (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: Saric Hoping To Build New Source Of Pride With Wolves (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: The Pels’ Defense Needs To Get Better (from Noah Schulte, Hashtag Basketball):
NOP: Mirotic Is More Than A Stretch Four (from Jake Paynting, Real Ball Insiders):
NYK: Fizdale Fires Back At Knox/Ntilikina Critics (from Zach Braziller, NY Post):
OKC: Thunder Progress Report For Season’s 1st Quarter  (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
OKC: Emergence Of Schroder & Grant Gives Thunder Hope (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
PHO: , Can The Suns Build A Winner Around Ayton Despite His Defensive Deficiencies? (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
SAS: The Spurs’ Biggest Weaknesses (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Ibaka’s Renaissance (from M Scott, Hoops Habit):
UTA: Jazz 119, Hornets 111 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/7/18

– BKN: Dudley Worked Hard To Rebound As Nets Starter (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
– BOS: Featuring Hayward Through His Playmaking (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
BOS: The Celtics’ Fundamental Problem (from Gary Washburn, Boston Celtics):
– CHI: Arcidiacano Is Proving That He Belongs (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
– CHI: How Is Tyler Ulis Looking To Make An Impact For Windy City Bulls? (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
– CLE: Chris Fedor’s Mailbag  (from cleveland.com):
– DAL: Q & A: Dirk Nowitzki (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
– DAL: How DeAndre Jordan Became An 80% FT Shooter  (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
– DEN: 10 Nuggets Numbers Through Ten Games (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
– LAC: The Clippers Are Outrunning NBA Purgatory (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
– LAC: Gallinari Is A Silent Killer (from Chris Murch, Clips Nation):
 NOP: How Missing Payton Affects The Pels (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
– NOP: Recapping The Road Trip From Hell (from James Grieco, Hoops Habit):
– NYK: How Ntilikina Is Trying To Become A More Willing Scorer (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic);
– PHI:  How RoCo Has Become The Shooter The Sixers Need (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
– PHI: Joel Embiid Continues To Improve (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
– PHO: What’s Wrong With The Suns Has Become Systemic (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
– POR: McCollum Breaks Out (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
 SAC: Bagley: Fit For The Kings’ Future  (from Greg Wissinger, Sactown Royalty):
– SAC: Zach Randolph Understands His Reduced Role (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
– TOR: Changing Positions Has Revitalized Ibaka’s Career (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):
– TOR: Lowry: The Raptors’ Other Superstar (from Anthony Doyle, Raptors Republic):
 UTA: How The Jazz Use Gobert’s Offensive Game (from Jake Paynting, DefPen):
UTA: Gobert & Favors Are Struggling When On Court Together (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
– WAS: Wizards Lack Decisiveness & Offensive Activity (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
 Week 3 Recap  (from Michael Dugger, Hoops Habit):
– How New HCs Kokoskv & Nurse Are Adjusting (from Duane Rankin, azcentral.com):
– The Offensive Explosion Is Unstoppable (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
– Dark Horse MVP Candidates (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/12/18

BKN: The Nets Finally Control Their Own Destiny  (from Eric Spyropolous, The Step Back):
BOS: Is Horford The Most Important Celtic?  (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
BOS: How Horford Can Continue To Improve (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini);
CLE: Which Cav Had The Best Training Camp?  (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DEN: Q & A: Michael Porter, Jr  (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
GSW: Quinn Cook Could Be Poised For Breakout Year (from Patrick Murray, Forbes):
GSW: The Dubs’ Favorite JaVale Memories (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
LAL: Landing LeBron: Jeanie Buss & The Kobe Assist  (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
LAL: Will The Lakers Make The Playoffs?  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass);
LAL: Film Room: Lonzo Returns (from Pete Zayas, Lakers Film Room):
MIA: Hassan Whiteside Wants To Be Unleashed (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
MIN: Why Do The Wolves Want Josh Richardson So Badly?  (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NYK: Is Ntilikina The Knicks’ PG Of The Future? (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
NYK: Fizdale Wants To See How Ntilikina Does Defending Some PFs  (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
OKC: Can Schroder & Westbrook Form A Dynamic Duo?  (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
OKC: Grant And Patterson Are Keys To Thunder’s Faster Play (from Jenni Carlson, newsok.com):
ORL: Vucevic: Consistent & Still Improving  (from Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel):
ORL: Can The Magic Overcome Their PG Issue?  (from Brandon Jefferson, The Step Back):
PHO: James Jones Has Already Made His Mark On The Suns  (from Brendon Kleen, Bright Side Of The Sun):
PHO: Bender’s Future In Phoenix Looks Bleak (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
POR: Does Taking More Three-Pointers Really Make For A Great Offense?  (from Robert Flom, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: How The Kings Plan To Push The Pace (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
UTA: The Jazz’ Embarrassment Of Riches On The Bench (from Jordan Cummings, SLC Dunk):
WAS: Grading The Wizards’ Roster  (from NBA Math):
Inside Brian Bowen’s New Path To The NBA And What It Means (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Refs Are Using Psychology To Keep Up With The Pace Of The Modern NBA (from Ben Dowsett, SBNation):
Are Curry & Harden Breaking The Rules?  (from Coach Nick/Ronnie Nunn, BBall Breakdown):
The Art Of The Sidle: The Slickest Move In NBA Media (from Bryan Curtis, The Ringer):
Ranking All 30 Bench Units  (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
How Does The Luxury Tax Work?  (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Sleepers, Breakout Candidates & More (from The Athletic):
Two-Way Contracts Have Given Teams A Powerful Tool (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Tex Winter Was A Stickler For Details (from Dan Woike, LA Times):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/5/18

BKN:  Q & A: Jared Dudley  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BOS: Inside Gordon Hayward’s Misery-Filled Fight To Play Again (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BOS: The Rebuild Is Over. It’s Winning Time (from Romy Nehme, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Star Track: Kyrie Irving (from The Ringer)
DAL: The Mavs Hire Bob Voulgaris  (from Matt Bonesteel, Washington Post):
DEN: How Torrey Craig’s Path Through The NBL Has Shaped His NBA Game (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
IND: What’s Next For The Pacers? (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
IND: Pacers Preseason Games Primer (from TonyEast, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Rondo’s Importance To The Lakers’ Present And Future  (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
LAL: Film Room: Hart Replaces KCP In The Starting Lineup  (from Silver Screen And Roll ):
LAL: LBJ Praises Ingram After Lakers’ 1st Preseason Win  (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
MIL: DiVincenzo Won’t Let A Few Missed Shots Get Him Down (from Ben Steele, jsonline.com):
NOP: Jahlil Okafor Eager For Fresh Start (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
NYK: Kanter’s Realistic Three-Point Shooting Output (from Matt Spendley, The Knicks Wall):
PHI: Everything Is Different Now (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
PHI: Star Track: Joel Embiid (from The Ringer):
PHO: Grading The Suns’ Roster (from NBA Math):
PHO: The Suns Still Need A PG (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
POR: Grading The Blazers’ Roster (from NBA Math):
TOR: Are We Forgetting About Danny Green? (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
Video: Stopping The Pick And Roll (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players, 51-60  (from Anotnis Stroggylakis, europhoops.net):
Intriguing 2019 Draft Prospects (from Roger Acker, Hoops Habit):
Q & A: Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum (from Eion Connolly, SportsPro):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/26/18

Each Team’s Greatest Flaw As Training Camps Open (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
10 Breakout Candidates (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BKN:  How The Boomers Helped Mitch Creek Land An NBA Opportunity (from fiba.basketball):
BKN: New Net Alan Williams Has Service In His Blood (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Horford Welcomes His Role (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
BOS: A Reintroduction To Hayward (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
CHI: Portis Is Embracing His Sixth Man Role (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DAL:  Inside JJ Barea’s Unique Bond With Puerto Rico  (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

DEN: The Nuggets Are Defined By Why They Play, Not Just How (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
GSW: A Statistical Analysis Of Why The Dubs Are The Golden Standard (from Jordan Wong, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Will Dubs’ Youth Movement Prevail? (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
IND: Pacers Not Letting Contract Situation Affect Chemistry (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
MEM: A Note To Memphis (from Chandler Parsons, The Players Tribune):
MIA: How Much Does The Rotation Matter? (from Couper Moorhead, heat.com):
MIL: Budenholzer Emphasizes Defensive Transition & Offensive Spacing (from Ben Steele, jsonline.com):
NYK: Finally Speaking With One Voice (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
PHO: What Kokoskov’s Offense Is All About  (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
PHO: Ryan Anderson Lands In Ideal Situation For A Fresh Start (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
WAS: Wizards Begin Commitment To Spacing The Floor (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: Brooks Wants Otto Porter To Shoot More (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
Whatever Happened To Big Country Reeves? (from Gerald Narciso, Bleacher Report):
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Checking In On Each Team’s Roster Count (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
QOTD (from PJ Tucker, responding to being asked if he cared about player rankings): “No, I could care less. Some guys care about that crap. But man, they could have me dead last. I really don’t care. What does it mean? If you’re 12, if you’re 15… It doesn’t change how many wins you’re gonna get, what you mean to your team. I’m sure somebody on Golden State isn’t even on the list, but he’s got a lot of rings. So, it doesn’t matter to me.”