Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/30/18

Ten Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How The Grizzlies And Jazz Are Handling The Pace-And-Space Boom (from Ben Ladner, The STep Back):
Add Passing To The List Of  Required Skills For Big Men (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
Checking In On This Year’s Rookie Extensions Through 20 Games (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
What Has And Hasn’t Surprised So Far (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Are The Clippers, Grizzlies & Kings Legit Playoff Contenders? (from Sam Brief, Sports Illustrated):
Mudiay, Ferguson, Simons On The G-League’s New Elite Option (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
The Importance Of Gender Diversity In The NBA (from Kellen Becoats, Sports Illustrated):
BOS: Brad Stevens Stays Steady In The Face Of Challenges (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald)
BOS: The Celtics By The Numbers: The Good And The Bad (from Jay King, The Athletic):
DAL: Drop Everything And Watch Luka Doncic (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
DAL: Doncic Lives To Put On A Show (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
DAL: Why The Mavs Are In The Playoff Race (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
DET: Pachulia Provides Settling Effect For Pistons (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: TOR 131, GSW 128 (OT) (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: Harden’s Foul-Drawing Mastery (from Tim MacMahon/Michael Wright, ESPN):
HOU: Nowhere To Go But Up (from Darren Yuvan, The Dream Shake):
IND: Aaron Holiday Is Coming Into Focus (from Tony East, Bball Index):
MEM: Marc Gasol Is Back (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
MIL: How Brook Lopez Turbocharges The Bucks’ Offense By Standing At The 3-Point Line (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
MIN: With KG & Rose’s Help, KAT Is Becoming A Leader (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
MIN: The Wolves Are Playing The NBA’s Best Defense (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NYK: The Knicks Landed A Gem In Trier But A Big, Possibly Tricky, Decision Looms (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
POR: Video Breakdown: How The Blazers Use Drag Screens To Free Up Their Stars (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
POR: Why Jake Layman Has Fallen From Starter To Out Of The Rotation (from Jeff Siegel, Blazer’s Edge):
SAS: The Positives & Negatives Of The 4-Game Road Trip (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: TOR 131, GSW 128 (OT) (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
TOR: Kyle Lowry Interview (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
UTA: Defense Is The Problem For The Jazz (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
UTA: Korver Is One The Best Shooters In History (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/28/18

–  BKN: D’Angelo Russell’s Resurgence (from Justin Thomas, Nothin’ But Nets):
BKN: The Nets’ PF Situation (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: The Nets’ Defensive Flaw (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Marcus Smart Is Still The Celtics’ Heart & Soul (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
BOS: How The Celtics Can Be Better (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
CHA: Kemba Walker Never Saw This Superstar Turn Coming (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
CHA: MKG Has Taken A Step Forward (from Howard Megdal, Forbes):
CHI: Arcidiacano Is Making The Case To Be The Backup PG (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
CLE: Clarkson Must Adjust To Double-Teams (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
DEN: “Defense Is Our Staple” (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Pistons’ Reserves Are Making An Impact (from Dana Gauruder, Free Press):
DET: Blake Griffin Is Fully Invested In The Pistons (from Vincent Goodwill, Yahoo Sports):
LAC: Montrezl Harrell Is The Force That Drives The Clippers (from Jake Paynting, DefPen):
MEM: The Grizzlies Are Back To Their Ugly, Winning Ways (from Tim MacMahon, ESPn):
MEM: The Grizzlies Need Dillon Brooks Back In A Big Way (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIL: Takeaways From 1st Quarter Of The Season (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: As Payton Waits, Pels Search For Ways To Handle The Point (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
NYK: Trier Is Proving The Doubters Wrong (from Max Resetar, slamonline.com):
PHI: As Season Evolves, Simmons’ Leadership Stands Out (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: The Sparks Between Butler & The Sixers  Are Undeniable  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
PHI: Butler’s Impact Being Felt Early On (from George Kondoleon, BBall Index):
PHI: Now The Sixers Need To Work On Defense (from Tom Moore, The Morning Call):
PHO: DeAndre Ayton’s Lessons, Vol. 2 (from Gina Mizell, The Athletic):
POR: A Look At The Blazers One Quarter Of The Way Into The Season (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox Has Gotten Better At Just About Everything (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
SAC: Coach Joerger On The 10-10 Kings (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
UTA: The Jazz Are A Major Disappointment But GM Lindsey Is Keeping Powder Dry (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Wizards Are Somehow Their Best When Bedlam Hits (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
How The New Offensive Rebound Shot Clock Has Changed Things (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Underrated Moves With The Biggest Impact (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Steve Nash Aspires To Be NBA Coach Or GM, But Family Comes First (from Martin Rogers, USA Today):
You May Not Know That These NBA Legends Played Overseas (from Alberto De Roa, Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/27/18

BKN: Russell & Dinwiddie Are Thriving With & Without Each Other (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BOS: Smart’s Performance Gives Blueprint To Team’s Identity (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
BOS: The Key For The Celtics Is Quality, Not Quantity  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
CHA: Kemba Has Never Been Better  (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
CHA: TP & MKG: Calm & Chaos Lead To A Win (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Nance,Jr Puts Fresh Foot Forward For Friendship, Crohn’s Disease (from Josh Martin, Closeup 360):
CLE: Trending In The Right Direction (from Marla Ridenour, Beacon Journal):
CLE: Sexton’s Hell Week Starts With Teaching Moment (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Deep, Dangerous Nuggets See Potential (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DEN: Tom Welsh Has Brought Joy To The Nuggets, Even As He Has Waded Through Grief (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Isaiah Thomas Brings A Fiery Voice To Nuggets’ Quiet Locker Room (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
DET: Film Breakdown: Pistons Displaying Best Offense Of The Season (from Travis Gibbs,Piston Powered):
GSW: Steph Curry Is Chasing One More Ring For Oakland (from Alex Squadron, slamonline.com):
IND: Sabonis Has Been Playing Great, But Needs To Reduce Fouling (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAC: What’s Behind The Clippers’ Success? (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
LAC: The Clips Haven’t Needed A Superstar (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
LAL: Lonzo’s Lack Of 4th Quarter Playing Time (from Michael Dugger, Hoops Habit):
MIL: Giannis Is The New King At The Rim (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
MIN: The RoCo Effect (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
MIN: RoCo Boosts Wolves Past Cavs (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: Pels Need To Find Help At PG (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
NYK: Three Observations (from Tom Piccolo, Bball Index):

OKC: What Schroder Has Brought To The Thunder (from Jeremy Lambert, BBall Index):

ORL: Loss To Dubs Shows Aaron Gordon’s Value (from Josh Robbins, The Athletic):
PHI: Shamet Has Provided Shooting Spark, But At What Cost To Defense?  (from Kevin F. Love, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: What’s Behind Suns’ Recent Improvement? (from Brendon Kleen, Bright Side Of The Sun):
POR: Why Is McCollum Struggling From 3-Point Line? (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox Is Having A Breakout Season (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
WAS: Modern Lineup Helping Wizards Go From Slide To Surge (from Ben Standig, NBC Sports):
Q & A: Jimmer Fredette (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/20/18 PART ONE

ATL: John Collins’ Return Helps The Offense (from Quentin Haynes, Hoops Habit):
ATL: Video Breakdown: Hawks Playbook: Elbow Strong (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
CLE: Sexton Is Holding His Own (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
DAL:  Doncic’s Stats Are Amazing (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
DET: After 10 Teams In 7 Years, Ish Smith Has Found A Home (from Kevin Yeung, The Step Back):
DET: Sammy Gelfand, Analytics Whiz  (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
HOU: Gary Clark, The Rookie Who Took Melo’s Minutes (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
IND: Cory Joseph: Oladpio’s “Buddy Cop”  (from Tony East, 8 Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Brandon Ingram: The Bad Shot Profile (from Mike Garcia, BBall Index):
MEM: Signing Noah Would Be Low-Risk For Grizzlies (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: The Heat Are Switching It Up On The Offensive Glass (from Manvir Bhagrath, Hashtag Basketball):
MIL: Budenholzer Has Set The Bucks Free (from The Step Back):
MIN: Derrick Rose’s Resurgence (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
MIN: Tyus Jones Is Playing For A New Deal (from Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
NYK: Fizdale’s Impact (from MMiranda, Posting And Toasting):
NYK: The Knicks’ Defense Has Been Dreadful (from Tommy Beer, Forbes):
ORL: Amid His Recent Dominance, Vucevic Says Winning Is What Matters (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Butler’s New Reality Is A Welcomed Change For Him & The Sixers (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
PHI: How The Sixers Can Work With Limited Shooting (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Film Room: Inside The Development Of Josh Jackson  (from Yusuf Saleem, Bball Index):
POR: How The Blazers Recovered From Their Shocking Playoff Sweep (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
WAS: The Wizards Might Be At Rock Bottom (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
WAS: Wizards Back-Up Bigs Are Outperforming Hobbled Howard (from Nate Wolf, Bball Index):
Three Things From Last Night (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
The NBA Is Reveling In A Golden Age Of Young International Stars (from Nick Kosmider/Eric Nehm):
Q & A: Richard Jefferson (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

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

BOS: Stevens, Irving Call Out Celtics After Another Loss  (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
CHA: Video Breakdown: Kemba’s 60 Point Game (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
CHI: The Injured, Rebuilding Bulls Are Where They Are Supposed To Be (from Mark Strotman, NBC Sports):
CLE: Sexton Grows In Starting Role  (from Marla Ridenour, cantonrep.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown: The Positives From The Latest Loss (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Joe Lacob On Green, Durant  (from Al Sarcevic, SF Chronicle):
MEM: 3 Reasons Grizzlies Are For Real (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIL: Henson’s Injury Gives Maker Another Chance To Prove Himself (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: Learning To Adjust To Life Without True PG Payton (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
NOP: AD’s Improved Passing (from Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com):
NYK: An In-Depth Look Into Ntilikina’s Shooting (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
ORL: Tougher, More Resilient Under Clifford (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHO: What’s Behind Booker’s Slow Start? (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Hait):
POR: Blazers Lean On Togetherness (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
SAC: Kings Respond To Report That Joerger Could Be Fired Over Philosophical Differences  (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: Aldridge’s Slump Highlighted By Unusual Shot Percentages (from Rob Wolkenbrod, Forbes):
SAS: Don’t Give Up On Bertans (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Kyle Lowry: Master Of Taking Charges (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
McCutcheon: Officials Put Emphasis On Communication (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):