Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 6/13/18

– What  Moves Can & Should Blazers Make?  (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
– ORL’s Offseason Preview (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
– Raptors Promote Nick Nurse To Head Coach (from Michael Grange, Sportsnet.ca):
– KAT’s Defense & The Wolves’ Capacity To Improve (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
– Fizdale Holds The Key To Porzingis’ Stardom (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
– Rockets, Spurs Lead The Way In Draft Analytics (from Ben Alamar, ESPN):
– The One Question That Can Block Ayton’s Path To Stardom (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
– ESPN’s Draft Analytics Model Projections (from Paul Sabin/Seth Walder, ESPN):
– Ask The Draft Prospects: “Who Is The Toughest Player You faced This Season?” (from Darnell Mayberry, The Athletic):
– Michael Porter, Jr’s Draft Scouting Video (from Draft Express/ESPN):
– What Every West Team Needs This Summer (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
– Dwane Casey Faces Uphill Battle In Detroit (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
– Dirk is Amazing, But He Didn’t Win It By Himself In 2011 (from Bobby Karalla, mavs.com):
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– Head Coaching Carousel Recap (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
NOTE:  Today’s BI is late and abbreviated due to system problems with our Comcast internet connection.  We apologize and promise to play catch-up tomorrow.   

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/20/18

CLE 116, BOS 86:
The Warriors Are Leaning On KD Like Never Before (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Warriors’ To-Do List For Game 3 (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Warriors’ Biggest Issue Isn’t Curry’s Shooting (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
The Three-Point Shot: From Novelty To Necessity (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
David West: Struggling To Get On Floor Vs. Rockets (from Connor Letourneau, SF Gate):
Video: The Rockets Did Almost Nothing Different In Game Two (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
How The Rockets Forced The Warriors Out Of Their Offensive Comfort Zone (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Sunday Notes: Kendrick Perkins, The Combine, More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Blazers Take Different Approach In Combine Interviews (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Blazers Asst. Nate Tibbets Builds Resume, Awaits Next Step (from Mike Garry, Argus Leader):
Players Who Made The Biggest Impression At The Combine (from Joe Tansey, Bleacher Report):
Udonis Haslem On Continuing The Heat Culture (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Without A Pick, How Heat Stays In Draft Game (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/21/18

The Cavs Have A Talent Problem That LBJ Alone Can’t Fix (from Tim Cato, SB Nation):
Game Three: Bogdanovic Did It At Both Ends (from Mike Wells, ESPN):
This Time The Cavs’ Offense Was To Blame (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
MIL 116, BOS 92 (from Jason Patt, The Step Back):
Brad Stevens Trusts Shane Larkin (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
WAS 122, TOR 103 (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
Derrick Favors: “100% Healthy” And Making An Impact (from Associated Press);
Mythbusting The “Donovan Mitchell Shoots Too Much” Theory (from Andy Bailey, SLC Dunk):
Thunder Offense: More Movement Needed (from Matt Craig, Daily Thunder):
Q & A: Patrick Patterson (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
How The Jazz Are Using “Euro-Fouling” (from Fred Katz, Norman Transcript):
How Embiid Creates A Matchup Nightmare For The Heat (from Nicholas LeTourneau, The Charity Stripe):
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Dario Saric, Unsung Hero (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
The Heat Have No Margin For Error (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
Erik Spoelstra’s Coaching Progeny Are Taking Root (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
How The Pels Stymied The Blazers At The Point Of Attack (from Jackson Frank, The Charity Stripe):
Klay Thompson: Master Of Efficiency (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
How Steph Curry Has Mentored Quinn Cook (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
The Nets’ Development Process (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
How Bazley Showcases The Growth And Development Of The G-League (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
COY Candidates (from Spencer Lund, RealGM):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/19/18

Inside The Chessmaster Play That Playoff Teams Love To Run (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How The Pels Have Controlled The Series (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

The Blazers Shun The Pass (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
POR-NOP Game 3 Preview (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):

CLE 100, IND 97 (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):

The Reasons Behind Tristan Thompson’s Benching (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):

Jeff Bzdelik: The Genius Behind The Rockets’ Title Push (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
HOU 102, MIN 82 (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):

The Film Sessions That Helped Turn Donovan Mitchell Into UTA’s #1 Option (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

Analytics-Driven Sixers Ride The Numbers (from Marcus Hayes, philly.com):
Why The Sixers Must Not Rush Embiid Back (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
How The Sixers Cracked The Culture Code (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Bucks Get A Failing Grade In Playoff Chemistry (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Bucks May Need A Lineup Tweak (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
So, Who Is Terry Rozier? (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

DeMar DeRozan’s Evolution (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
Otto Porter’s Defensive Versatility (from Blake Murphy, Dime Mag):
Raptors: Delon Wright Is Thriving On Playoff Stage (from Jordan Skuse. Raptors Rapture):
Ibaka: Punishing The Wizards (from Blake Murphy, Raptors Republic):
The Wizards’ John Wall Dilemma (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Wizards Need To Clean Up Their Defensive Issues (from Marcus Atkinson, Bullets Forever):
GSW 116, SAS 101 (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Pachulia Keeps Benching In Perspective (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Using NBA Matchup Data To Define Defensive Roles (from Jared Dubin, Nylon Calculus):
What’s Next For The Clippers? (from Broderick Turner, LA Times):
–  NBA’s Basketball Operations Associate Program: Helping Players Transition Into Front Offices (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):

Miami Heat Coaching Staff Clinic Notes (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Pete Carril: Steve Mills Isn’t Just Going To Hand David Blatt The Knicks HC Job (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
Reviewing Dennis Smith, Jr’s Rookie Season (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
2018 Draft: Scouting Jaren Jackson, Jr (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):

Darius Adams: Around The World In Seven Years (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):

 

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

Jrue Holiday Is A Big Reason Why Pels Lead 2-0 (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
Film Breakdown: This Is A Different Raptors’ Team (from Jacob Mack, Raptors HQ):
Film Room Breakdown: Rockets Tactics Against The Wolves (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
Rockets: Capela Could Be Front & Center (from Stefano Fusaro, The Undefeated):

From Jackson Frank, Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/18258136
Thibodeau’s Derrick Rose Gamble (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
CLE-IND Game Two Preview (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

From Chris Barnewall, CBS Sports: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/2018-nba-playoffs-the-cavaliers-case-for-and-against-using-jeff-green-in-the-starting-lineup/

Film Sessions: UTA & OKC Prepare For Game Two (from Dylan Murphy/Steve Jones, Jr, Cleaning The Glass):
Physical Play Is Key As OKC-UTA Series Continues (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
The Heat-Sixers Chess Match (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Sixers: Game Two Loss Showed Effect Of Embiid’s Absence (from Liberty Ballers):

The Bucks’ Flaws Were Exposed In Game Two (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):

Jaylen Brown Has Improved By Leaps And Bounds (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Bucks And Sixers: Pushing The Boundaries Of Small-Ball (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Iguodala Has A Knack For Big Playoff Performances (from Janie McCauley, Associated Press):

Warriors’ Assistant Mike Brown’s Selective Head Coaching Aspirations (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):

Nets: Full-Time Duties At The 4 Helped RHJ Make Big Leap (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):

Becky Hammon Is Just The Start Of A Revolution (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):


2018 Draft: Biggest Questions For Projected Lottery Picks (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

Is A Bet On Bamba A Bet On Athletic Development? (from JZ Mazlish, The Stepien):