Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/2/18

In The Role Of Steph Curry: Quinn Cook:  (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury news):
How Luka Doncic Could Help Shape The Suns’ Identity (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
Luka Doncic Scouting Report (from Connor Harr, Sir Charles In Charge):
Will Michael Beasley Be With the Knicks Next Season? (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Jakob Poeltl, Unsung Hero (from Curtis Rafter, Hashtag Basketball):
The Cavs Never Lost Confidence In JR Smith (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Mike D’Antoni: Being Rested, Playing Poorly Is Not A Good Formula (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Pistons’ Week In Review: Reggie Jackson’s Importance & More (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Pistons: Anthony Tolliver Has Improved And Is More Versatile (from Keith Langlois, Pistons.com):
COY Candidates (from Dakota Crawford, Indy Star):
Nets’ Joe Harris Is More Than A Shooter (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Noah Vonleh’s Opportunity & Development (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Xavier Silas’ Return From Basketball Purgatory (from Dakota Randall, NESN):
Lakers: Luke Walton Has Overcome Challenges To Prove He’s The Right Coach (from Hannah Kulik, Lakers Nation):
Marcus Morris Has His Best Month – At Exactly The Right Time (from Justin Quinn, Celtics Life):
Thunder’s Need For Jerami Grant Is Evident In His Growth (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Can Any East Team Take LBJ’s Crown? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Why Has The Effort To Hire Female Refs Stalled? (from Britni de La Cretaz, Bleacher Report):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/19/18

Warriors: With Other 3 Stars Out, Draymond Showcases His Versatility (from Conor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):

Warriors’ Video Breakdown: How Quinn Cook Can Play Off-Ball Like Klay Thompson (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Quinn Cook States His Case For Place On Dubs’ Playoff Roster (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Warriors Look For Spurs-like Long-Term Success (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):

How LeBron James Fixed His Back (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):

Giannis: Bucks’ Best Hope Since KAJ (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
OKC: 4 Big Questions (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Nets Got Everything They Wanted From DeMarre Carroll (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Video Breakdown:  D’Angelo Russell Shows What He Can Do (from Nicholas LeTourneau, Nets Daily):
Heat: Adebayo’s Defensive Edge Is Fancy Footwork (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Nuggets: Debunking The Myth That It’s All Coach Malone’s Fault (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Is It Time To Take The Blazers Seriously As Title Contenders? (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):
The Knicks’ PGs (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Jarrett Jack’s Wide Circle Of Influence (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Cheick Diallo: Providing Energy For Pelicans (from William Guillory, NOLA.com):
Emeka Okafor: Impacting The WC Playoff Race (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Spurs: Finding The “Silver Lining” Amid Playoff Struggle (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Suns: Josh Jackson Is Breaking Out (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
CBA Encyclopedia: Explaining The “Stepien Rule” (from Danny Leroux, Real GM):
Marshall Henderson: Still Chasing His Dream (from Jason King, Bleacher Report):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/23/17 PART ONE

Q & A:  James Harden’s Trainer Paul Gabritz  (from Gavriel Wilkins, Space City Scoop):
Clint Capela Has Arrived (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Nets’ Young Guns (from Jacob Ahlmann, Nothin’ But Nets):
Why Brad Stevens Doesn’t Overreact To Foul Trouble (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Melo’s New Role (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Casspi’s Cutting Makes Him Ideal Fit With Warriors (from Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle):
Jordan Bell’s Evolution On Display (from Logan Murdock, Mercury News):
Ben Simmons Bends The Game To His Will (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Sixers: TLC Isn’t Playing Like A Viable Reserve (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Can The Raptors Reverse Their Playoff Trend?  (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Anunoby Finds Shooting Stroke, Gives Raptors Potential 1st Round Steal  (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
Inside The Heat’s Quest To Win Without A Superstar  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Through Off-Court Tragedy, Devin Harris Remains A True Professional  (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
Bucks: John Henson’s Connections Lead To Consistent PT (from Eric Nehm ESPN):
Friday Night Recap – With Links To Game Stories (from Michael D. Sykes, SBNation):
Devin Booker Is Becoming A More Complete Player (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
Suns:  Isaiah Canaan Is Making The Most Of His Opportunity (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Lakers Like What They Are Seeing From Lonzo Ball’s Shot (from Josh Martin, USA Today):
Are The Cavs Better Prepared For The Dubs?  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Film Room: Episode Two (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Lakers’ Film Room: Kuzma’s 38-Point Game (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
Jameel Warney, Team USA’s Unsung Male Athlete Of The Year  (from DefPen):

 

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 8/22/17

Brad Stevens Embraces Hayward’s Versatility With Plans For Infinite Lineups (from Jared Weiss, Celtics Blog):
Brad Stevens Discusses Tatum & Brown’s Defensive Potential (from Jared Weiss, Celtics Blog/ Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Marcus Smart’s Shot Will Improve (from Graham Allen, Celtics Hub):
The Best On-Ball Defenders (from Lang Whitaker, NBA.com):
Aaron Gordon: Ready To Take Another Step Forward (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):
Suns Opt For Continuity As Rebuild Continues (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
2017-18 Win Projections (from Josiah Brady, 94 Feet Report):
NBA.com Rookie Survey: 2017 Draftees Answer Questions About Their Draft Class  (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
On Bjelica And Patton’s Foot Injuries (From Lucas Seehafer, A Wolf Among Wolves):
How Kyle Lowry Fits Into Raptors’ “Culture Change” (from Nate Wolf, Raptors Rapture):
Lucas Nogueira: Breakout Candidate (from Bilal Shaikh, Raptors Rapture):
Re-evaluating The Jimmy Butler Trade (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
Canyon Barry Q & A (from Ian Begley, ESPN):