Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/19

BKN: Marks Won’t Let Nets’ Surprising Rise Alter His Long-Term Strategy (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: LeVert Better Than Expected In Return (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: The Importance Of Defining Roles (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
CHI: Otto Porter’s Bulls’  Debut  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DAL: Why Luka Loves Dallas & How The Mavs Plan To Keep it That Way (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DET: Reggie Jackson Is Adapting Well To New Role In Offense (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
HOU: Harden’s Unstoppable, Maddening, Beautiful Game (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
IND: Pritchard’s Commitment Remains Firm (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: The Clippers Might Have Won The Trade Deadline (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
LAL: Muscala’s Acquisition Was Calculated But Expensive ( from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: How The Bucks Solidified Their Roster By Adding Mirotic (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIN: Sorely Missing RoCo (from Dylan Hughes, Dunking With Wolves):
NOP: Balancing AD’s Playing Time With Future Concerns (from Associated Press):
PHI: Harris Fits Right In As Sixers Defeat Nuggets (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
POR: Video Breakdown: Blazers’ 5 Favorite Plays ( from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nguyen):
POR: New Lineup Brings New Hopes (from Dan Marang, Blazer’s Edge):
WAS: Ernie Grunfeld Interview (from Fred Katz, The Athletic)
Projecting The Buyout Market (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
From Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-daily-buyout-watch/
Q & A: Liliahn Majeed, NBA VP Of Diversity & Inclusion (from Dominique Fluker, Forbes):
– QOTD: Kenny Smith on the (non)-impact of LaVar Ball on the Lakers: ” “It’s not about dads and uncles and cousins in the NBA. It’s not like high school. The relationship is only your agent and player. As long as the agent and the player doesn’t say anything, you’re fine.”
*HOU: Why Not Just Double James Harden? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/24/19

BOS: Tatum Is Attacking & It Is Driving Celtics To Another Level (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Cavs (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: That 9 Pass Play Was Celtics Basketball (from Jeff Clark, Celtics Blog):
DEN: The Nuggets Are Inexperienced & Precocious (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
HOU: Explaining The Danuel House Move (from Jonathan Feigen, Housotn Chronicle):
MEM:  Q & A: Marc Gasol (from Peter Edmiston, The Athletic):
MIA: Winslow Emerges From “Dark Time” To Find Happiness On & Off Court (from Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald):
MIN: Wolves Practice The Wheres & Whys Of Taking A Good Shot (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
MIN: KAT Is On Fire (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
NOP: Holiday’s Defense Might Save The Season (from John Butler III, Hoops Habit):
ORL: How Magic Assistant Coaches Chart During Games (from Josh Robbins, The Athletic):
PHI: Developing The Embiid/Butler Pairing (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
POR: Blazers’ Assistant Dale Osbourne’s Journey (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAC: Hield Has Become On The NBA’s Best Shooters (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
UTA: Donovan Mitchell Has Been Turning It Around In January (from Daniel Lubofsky, Hoops Habit):
WAS: The Wizards Are Playing Their Best Defense Of The Season (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WAS: Bradley Beal Is Strong (from Nate Wolf, BBall Index):
Schedule Alert: Tricky Games In The NBA Playoff Race (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Players Who Can’t Be Aggregated In Trades (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
An Updated Look At Draft Pick Protection Obligations (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
How Ja Morant Became A Surprise Top-3 Draft Prospect (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/21/19

Candace Parker, Grant Hill, Garrett Temple & Marc Spears Discuss The Intersection Of Race & Sports (from Drew Hill, Commercial Appeal):
Pick & Roll Combos That Defy Convention (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
Bitadze Shuts Down Reigning EruoLeague Champs (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
BKN: Prigioni Learns Coaching Game With Nets (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
BKN: Is D’lo Russell Finally Making The Leap? (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
DET: Griffin Is Keeping The Pistons Afloat (from Gage Bridgford, Hoops Habit):
GSW: How Draymond Helped Ease DMC’s Transition With Dubs (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
GSW: Curry’s Off-Ball Mastery (from Ben Pfeifer, Clutch Popints):
HOU: Harden’s Post Defense Is Stellar (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Trevor Booker Reflects On His Time With The Pacers (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Analyzing The Lakers’ Young Talent (from Eric Pincus, Bleacher Report):
MIA: Whiteside’s Growth & Changed Attitude (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
MIL: Tony Snell’s Mundane Career Year (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
NYK: Vonleh Has Gone From Near Bust To Breakout Player (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
ORL: The Magic’s Lack Of Depth & The Fatigue Factor (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Growing The Embiid-Butler Pairing (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: How Bolden’s Play Is Translating From The EuroLeague To The NBA (from Kevin Rice, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Lillard Values Chemistry & Continuity (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
POR: Has Layman Earned A Permanent Spot In The Starting Rotation? (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAS: The Importance Of The Spurs’ Bench Players (from Dylan Carter, Air Alamo):
TOR: Danny Green, Premier Role Player (from Vivek Jacob, VICE Sports):
UTA: Does Donovan Mitchell Have A Future At PG?  (from Eric Walden, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: 3 Reasons Behind The Winning Streak (from Mitchell Hansen, Hoops Habit):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Jimmy Rayl:  https://www.nba.com/pacers/news/remembering-indiana-basketball-legend-jimmy-rayl

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/19/19

ATL: Trae Young Is The Offensive Fulcrum The Hawks Need (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Kenny Atkinson Puts Players In Position To Succeed (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
BKN: Understanding Joe Harris’ Value (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
*BKN: Nets EuroStash Sasha Vezenkov Reclaims Form (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
BOS: How Baynes’ Return Is Fixing What’s Broken (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS:  Using A Horford-Baynes Combo  (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
From Marc D’Amico/Taylor Snow, Celtics.com: https://www.nba.com/celtics/news/post-ups
CHA: Hornets’ Signs Of Life (from Spencer Percy, Queen City Hoops):
GSW: Cousins Impresses In Dubs’ Debut (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
GSW: What Will Rotations Look Like With DMC? (from Tim Kawakami, The Athletic):
HOU: What Changed PJ Tucker’s Mind About Coming Back To The NBA? (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
IND: Alize Johnson Is Showing Great Promise In The G-League (from Tony East, BBall Iindex):
LAL: Zubac Is Hitting His Stride (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
MIN: A Quick Look At The Ryan Saunders Offense (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall Index):
OKC: Paul George Is The Most Disruptive Force In The NBA (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
ORL: Gordon Has Improved His Three-Point Shooting Coming Off Screens (from Josh Cohen, Magic.com):
POR: Seth Curry, Sharpshooter (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
SAC: The Kings’ New Bench Mob (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAC: Harry Giles Is Filling In The Kings’ Defensive Gaps (from Tim Maxwell, Sactown Royalty):
SAC Joerger: “Shumpert Has Been Tremendous For Us” (from Christopher Cason,  NBA.com):
SAS: LaMarcus Aldridge Has Turned His Season Around (from Jared Johnson, Bball Index):
UTA: Mitchell Continues To Thrive As Fill-In PG (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):

*BKN: Nets EuroStash Sasha Vezenkov Reclaims Form (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/18/19

ATL: Why Huerter Is The Perfect Backcourt Mate For Trae Young (from Zach Hood, Peachtree Hoops) ):
ATL: The Hawks Have A Turnover Problem (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: Q & A: Vince Carter (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BKN: How Nets Rebuilt From The Worst Trade Ever (from Anthony Puccio, SNY):
BKN: Signature Win Comes At Opportune Time (from Erik Slater, Nothin’ But Nets):
From Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index:  https://www.bball-index.com/nets-game-46-2019/
BKN: Joe Harris Is One Of The NBA’s Best Shooters (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
BOS: Theis Is The Celtics’ Secret Weapon (from Jeremy Stevens, Hashtag Basketball):
CHA: The Bench Comes Together: The Kids & A Wise Old Man (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CHA: Film Study Has Accelerated Miles Bridges’ Growth (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Burks Has Revived His Career With Greater Opportunity (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DET: Kalin Lucas Is Back On NBA’s Doorstep (from Matt Schoch, Detroit News):
GSW: Video Analysis: How Will DMC Fit In The Offense? (from Eric Apricot, Goden State Of Mind):
GSW: Inside The Warriors Before DMC’s Debut (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
GSW: Will DMC’s G-League Rehab Fuel A League-Wide Trend? (from Ben Golliver, Washingotn Post):
IND: How The Pacers Have Become Even Better Than Last Season (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: Gallinari & Harris Have Strong All-Star Cases (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
LAL: Luke Walton Is Up To The Challenge As LBJ Recovers (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
MIL: Brook Lopez Is Making History, One Three Pointer At A Time (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
MIL: The Bucks’ Defense Is Built Around Brook Lopez (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
MIL: The Importance Of Bledsoe To The Bucks (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
MIN: Q &A: Kevin Garnett On The WNBA & More  (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
NYK: Knox Is Merely Scratching The Surface (from Sean Hiighkin, SNY):
PHI: Sixers Kick Off Brutal Stretch With Arguably Season-Best Win (from Paul Hudrick, NBC Sports):
*PHI: The Fate Of The Sixers’ Process Looms (from Bryan Toporek, The Basketball Writers):
POR: Maybe McCollum Really Isn’t Having a “Down Year” (from Doug Patrick, Rip City Project):
10 Things, Including Draymond, Kawhi & Lonzo (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The  5 Most Interesting Teams Of The Week (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Caboclo: Finally Ready For The NBA? (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Inside The Grueling Role Of An NBA Equipment Manager  (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Eric Musselman Is Thriving In College Hoops.  Will The NBA Ever Call Again? (from Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Sam Mitchell (from John Martin, The Athletic):
– *Pro Sports Agency Owner.  Still In High School (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
Projected Luxury Tax Teams For 2019 Free Agency (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):

*PHI: The Fate Of The Sixers’ Process Looms (from Bryan Toporek, The Basketball Writers):
– *Pro Sports Agency Owner.  Still In High School (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
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