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):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/9/17

Rob McClanaghan: Skills Trainer To NBA Stars (from Sam Fortier, The Ringer):
–  The Flare Screen: Poetry In Motion (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
How Capela & Nene Don’t Allow Ballhandlers To Score (from Michael Snyder, 94feetreport.com):
Rockets: Suddenly A Defensive Team (from Mason Hicks, Space City Scoop):
Ranking The Best And Worst Scorers In Every Offensive Role (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
A Classical Concept To Help The Suns’ Offense (from Yusuf Saleem, Bright Side Of The Sun):
David Blatt: Remaining Patient Awaiting Another NBA Opportunity (from Allon Sinai, Jerusalem Post):
Ten Rookies Capable Of Making Instant Impact (from Chris Johnson, Sports Illustrated):
How The NBA Is Building In Rest Through Schedule Changes (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
How Teams Can Use “Roles” To Build Ideal Lineups (from Ryan Jarvis, NBA Math):
Undrafted Treasure: Derrick Walton, Jr  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
 Scouting Report: Nikola Milutinov  (from Andrew Bernucca, Fansided):
Malcolm Thomas Continues His NBA Dream (from NBA.com):
Video: Defeating ICE Coverage (from Jim Petersen/Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/31/17

Paul & Harden: The Rockets’ Superstar Experiment (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Nuggets’ Film Room: Gary Harris’ Terrific Off-Ball Movement  (from Tom West, Nugg Love):
Langston Galloway: Latest Validation Of JVG’s Pro Scouting Staff (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Pat Riley: Heat Don’t Need To Add Back-Up PG (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Bryn Forbes Could Be The Spurs’ Next Success Story (from Melissa Rohlin, expressnews.com):
Read it here:  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/Forbes-could-be-Spurs-next-success-story-11720258.php

–  All The Spurs Do Is Win, Win, Win  (from Kyle Ringo,  expressnews.com):
Cavs Have Asking Price For Irving & History Of Complexity In Trades (from Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com):
Q & A: Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days):
Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey, The Craftsman (from Trey Sanders, Hashtag Basketball):
Jeff Green: The Scar (from The Players Tribune):
Nets’ Head Coach Atkinson: The Importance Of Being Kenny (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
Suns’ Head Coach Earl Watson: Philosophy, Strategy, Tendencies (from Yusuf Saleem, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Vogel’s History Suggests Magic Will Improve Defensively In Year Two (from Dar-Wei Chen, Orlando Magic Daily):
Bucks’ Offense Needs More Screens (from Ti Windisch, Behind The Buck Pass):
Lineups, Potential Moves For All 30 Teams (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
T’Wolves’ Strength & Conditioning Coach David Crewe  (from David Boehler, Kenosha News):
The Other NBA Father-Son Story: Roosevelt Barnes & Caleb Swanigan (from Liz Mullen, Sports Business Journal):
PJ Tucker: How A One-Time Washout Explains The Modern NBA (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Maxi Kleber Q & A  (from Jorge Sierra, Hoops Hype):
How I Started My Pro Basketball Career In Poland (from Brian Freeman, Blazers Edge):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/27/17

 NBA Scouts On Jayson Tatum  (from Jonathan Wasserman,  Bleacher Report):
Marquese Chriss’ Mystery Ceiling  (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
–  Masai Ujiri: Our Job Is To Beat LBJ (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
–  How Good Is Kyrie Irving?  (from Adi Joseph, USA Today):
2018 Could Be Wrong Time To Be FA  (from Tim McMahon/Bobby Marks):
10 Teams You Will “Low-Key” Love To Watch In 2017-18 (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):
How Sean Marks Is Improving The Nets (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
A Re-Examination Of Usage Percentage (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Guo Ailun Could Be The 1st Chinese Guard To Impact The Assn  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Orlando Seeks Modest Short-Term Improvement Without Impairing Cap Flexibility  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Orlando Magic:  Afflalo’s Fit  (from Cory Hutson, 16 Wins):
Pistons: Reggie Bullock’s Fit   (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Sports):
Marcus Georges-Hunt’s Busy Offseason  (from Cody Taylor, Basketball Insiders):
–  Video Breakdown: Celtics’ Fist Series (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
 The Highest Peaks Reached By Centers In The Modern Era  (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Whatever Happened To OJ Mayo? (from Ryan Jones, Bleacher Report):
Timberwolves’ Breakout Candidates (from Vince Massara, Dunking With Wolves):
The All “Sage Advice From The Sidelines” Team  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
– Continuity The Key In Decision To Retain Otto Porter  (from Chase Hughes, csnmidatlantic):
 Jabari Parker: The Need For Patience  (from Ben Sewell, Behind The Buck Pass):
Revisiting The Pistons’ Positional Needs (from Brendon Welper, Piston Powered):
Can Darren Collison’s Offense Overcome The Cost Of His Poor Defense? (from Ben Gibson, 8points9seconds):