Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/16/18

BOS 107, CLE 94:
There’s Nothing Average About Al Horford’s Postseason (from Jack McCluskey, The Ringer):
The Cavs Are Fighting Organizational Fatigue (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Celtics’ Defense Shows Might, Pliability (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Marcus Smart Gives The Celtics Exactly What They Need (from Charles P. Pierce, Sports Illustrated):
The Celtics Are The Future Of Basketball, Today (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
GSW-HOU: Game 1 Takeaways:
From Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights:  https://earlybirdrights.com/2018/05/15/too-much-switching/
GSW-HOU: Game Two Preview:
Why Curry’s Struggles Tell Us So Much About The Warriors’ Success (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
Klay Thompson’s One-On-One Rivalry With James Harden Goes Back To High School (from Mark Medina, Bay Area News Group):
How The Rockets Were Built (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Inside The Tense And Wacky Draft Lottery Room (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
African-Americans Dominate Knicks’ Executive Roles, A Rare Situation Even In The NBA (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Darren Collison’s Low-Volume Efficiency Presents Pacers With A Tough Decision (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Andre Ingram’s 15 Minutes Of NBA Fame Are Over.  His Sense Of Purpose Remains (from Jerry Brewer, Washington Post):
Royce O’Neale Finds A Home (from John Keefer, The J Notes):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/9/18

In Appreciation Of Al Horford’s Brilliance (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
How TJ McConnell Energized The Sixers In Game 4 (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
The Sixers’ Extreme Plan To Run Everything Through Their Two Stars (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How Much Do Coaches Matter? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
After Making 1st Conference Finals, CP3 Asks: “Who Plays Just For That?” (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
CP3: The Ultimate Irony (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
– How D’Antoni Countered UTA’s Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
The Harden & Capela Oop Show (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
Jazz: The Beat Will Go On (from Royce Young/Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
HOU-UTA Series Winners & Losers (from Jeff Balke, Houston Press):
Royce O’Neale Proved His Worth In The Playoffs (from Zachary Padmore, The J Notes):
Love & Korver Aren’t Just Watching LBJ (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Raptors’ Reliance On Fred Vanvleet (from Seerat Sohi, SB Nation):
Lin & Roberson: The Rare Patellar Tendon Rupture (from Dr. Rajpal Brar, The Injury Insight):
The #1 Goal Of Agents In The Pre-Draft Process (from Matt Babcock, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Kevin Pritchard (from Dan Dakich/Dakota Crawford, Indy Star):
Guide To Igor Koskoskov (from David Nash, TheIVPointPlay)):
How To Approach Prospect Evaluation: Ballhandling  (from Danny Leroux, Real GM):
Fizdale’s Biggest Success: Admitting His Failure (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
Six Players Who May Surprise At The Combine (from Matt Norlander, CBS Sports):
Six Market-Value FAs Worth Watching (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Is Dual Coach/President Role Destined To Fail? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/2/18

These Plays And Matchups Will Decide HOU-UTA & PHI-BOS (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Clint Capela is The Glue That Holds The Rockets Together (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Jazz: Adjustments For Game Two (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
The Defensive Move The Rockets Made To Stop Mitchell (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey: Values He Learned In Houston Are Never Far Away (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Celtics Exploited Matchup Advantages Many Didn’t See Coming (from Jay King, The Athletic):
The Sixers Can’t Scheme Horford Away (from Nekias Duncan, Clutch Points):
Sixers Want RoCo To Keep Firing Threes (from Marcus Hayes, philly.com):
Sixers: Searching For Answers (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Game One: How Celtics Silenced Sixers’ Threes (from Marc D’Amico, celtics.com):
Amir Johnson On Why His Former Team Keeps On Winning (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Family, Faith Pave Ojeleye’s Path (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
Iguodala: Game Two Highlights (from watchbasketballvideos.com):
Warriors Thanos Has Arrived (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
CLE 113, TOR 112 (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
Inside The Tension Between Kawhi Leonard & The Spurs (from Ramona Shelburne & Michael Wright, ESPN):
How Teams Are Using Shooters As Screeners To Great Effect (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
The Pacers Set A Foundation That Didn’t Cost Years Of Losing (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Pacers: Takeaways From Season-End Session With Pritchard, McMillan (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
Pacers Still Have Eyes For Elusive Stretch-Four (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Which Postseason Star Is The Real ROY? (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Heat’s Next Step Could Be Waiters’ Surgically Repaired Ankle (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Carmelo’s Failed OKC Experiment (from Rodger Sherman, The Ringer):
Carmelo Lacks Self-Awareness Of His Declining Status (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
Nuggets: Jokic Made Important Strides This Season (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
The Making Of Danny Green (from CJackson Cowart, Media Hub):
2018 Draft: Strengths & Weaknesses Of Top Prospect At Each Position (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Brian Grant Won’t Back Down From Parkinson’s Disease (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Hornets’ Managing Partner Curtis Polk (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/26/18

Paul George Has Never Been Better (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
How Capela Has Emerged Into Rockets’ Ideal Center (from Gavriel Wilkins, Hoops Habit):
The Truth About Luka Doncic (from Rob Scott, Euroleague Adventures):
What Can We Glean From The Box-Out Stats? (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
DeMar DeRozan’s Honest Talk About Depression (from Doug Smith, The Star):
Takeaways From Sloan Conference (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Dwane Casey On End-Of-Game Situations: “We’ve Got To Get Better” (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
Raptors’ Playoff Concerns (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):
Joe Johnson Has Not Been Efficient In Isolation Situations This Season (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
How Lillard Leads The Blazers (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
The Warriors Must Unleash Their Full Pick-And-Roll Potential (from Hugo Kitano, Golden State Of Mind):
Wolves Can Thrive With A Post-Up Offense Even Without Butler (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Helping KAT On Defense (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Wolves Need The Best Version Of Bjelica (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Every Contender’s Biggest X-Factor (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Jahlil Okafor: An Interior Peg Trying To Fit Into A Perimeter Hole (from Fred Kerber, NY Post):
Former Cavs GM David Griffin: Living In Sonoma (from Phil Barber, Press Democrat):
Dennis Smith, Jr: Learning to Play The “2”  (from Eddie Sefko.Dallas Morning News):
Dante Cunningham Brings Toughness To Nets (from Alex Labidou, Nets.com):
Heat: Tyler Johnson Is Back On The Attack (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Nuggets’ Mike Malone: Our Defense Has To Be Better (from Harrison Wind, BSN Denver):
The Celtics’ Most Important Bench Players (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Players Still Hate The Desperation Heave (from Ryan Jones, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/25/18

Sloan Conference, Day 2 (from Nylon Calculus):
Cavs: LBJ & The New 4 (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
Wolves: Surviving Butler’s Injury (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
From Jackson Frank, Patreon.com:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/17181535
Wiggins’ Offensive Regression (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
Can Dejounte Murray Be The Next Great Spur?  (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Spurs: What’s Up With Kawhi Leonard’s Injury?  (from Lucas Seehafer, Zone Coverage):
Ballmer: Clippers Traded Griffin To Build For Modern NBA (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Pels: AD Is In The Midst Of The Best 4-Game Stretch Of His Career  (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
Julius Randle: Dynamic Scoring Threat (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Mavs: Is Playing Dennis Smith Off-The-Ball A Nod To Draft Plans?  (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
Sunday Notes: Harden, Raptors, Silver, Hornets & More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Kings: Labissiere Knows It’s Time To Step Up (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
For The Dubs, It All Still Starts With Curry (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
The Toughest Transition For NBA Rookies (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Pistons Playbook: Three-Point Defense (from Matthew Way, Piston Powered):
Video: How The Wolves Adjusted Their Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Lillard Time (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
Despite Flying Under The Radar, Poeltl Does A Lot For The Raptors (from Jordan Skuse, Raptors HQ):
Donovan Mitchell: Proving That He Is A Star (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Justise Winslow: Finding A Rhythm (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Bucks: 40-Year-Old Jason Terry Provides A Lift On & Off The Court (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
– Young Player To Watch On Each WC Lottery-Bound Team (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):