Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/17/18

How The Pacers Contained LBJ & The Cavs In Game 1 (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
“Closing Speed” Makes Oladipo Great (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
All The Ways Oladipo Sliced & Diced The Cavs’ Defense (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
What The Cavs Need To Fix Before Game Two (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
Can’t Play Whiteside? (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Sixers Learn Playoff Realities (from Jack McCaffery, Delco Times):
Game 2: Warriors Answer Spurs’ Physical Counterpunch The Only Way They Know How (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Iguodala Is Showing How Valuable He Is (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
Don’t Blame Kawhi For Taking Control (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
Welcome To The Paul George Playoff Experience (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Read it here:  https://www.theringer.com/nba-playoffs/2018/4/16/17242298/paul-george-thunder-jazz

Reserves Give Thunder Reason To Celebrate (from Jenni Carlson, newsok.com):
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Thunder Needs Defensive Detail To Continue (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Thunder: Maintaining What Worked In Game One (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
The Jazz Miss Sefolosha (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Ibaka: Benefitting From Full Season With Raptors (from Sportsnet.ca):
Capela Completes Rockets’ Cornerstone Trio (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
KAT & DRose: The Good, The Bad & The Decent (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
In-Flight Adjustments: Wolves Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Ben Falk And Liam Flynn, Cleaning The Glass):
How John Wall Went From Fat To Six-Pack Abs While Recovering (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Video: Jrue Holiday’s Defensive Brilliance In Game One (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):

In Playoff Debut, Blazers’ Rookie Zach Collins Proved Ready For The Stage (from Andrew Greif, Oregon Live):
Brandon Jennings’ Roads Not Taken (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Thoughts On Opening-Weekend’s Playoff Games (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Laker Film Room: Randle’s Breakout Season (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
How Stackhouse Crafted Himself Into Hot-Shot Head Coaching Candidate (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Get To Know David Fizdale (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Doncic Enters The Lions’ Den (from Emmet Ryan, Ball In Europe):
Luka Doncic: Situational Analysis (from Nick Prevenas, NBADraft.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/16/18

Playoff Implications Of The Full-Strength Standings (from Ben Taylor, Nylon Calculus):
Playoffs: Day One Observations (from Zach Harper, FRSHoops):
Wizards Learn They Can’t Just Focus On Raptors’ Star Guards (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Led By Holiday, Defense Was Foundation Of Pels’ Game One Win (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
POR-NOP: Defending The Rim Out Of Pick & Roll (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Playoffs: Day Two Observations (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
BOS 113, MIL 107 (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Al Horford Does It All In Game One Victory (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Celtics Survive Insane Late-Game Sequence (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Why Fultz Remained Positive Amidst Chaos (from Zack Rosenblatt, NJ.com):
How Important Is Fultz To A Deep Playoff Run? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Ben Simmons Is Making His Opponents Look Like A Bunch Of Rookies (from Zito Madu, SB Nation):
HOU 104, MIN 101 (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
D’Antoni’s Innovation Leads The Rockets (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Clint Capela: The Sky’s The Limit (from Brian T. Smith, Houston Chronicle):
OKC 116, UTA 108 (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
IND 98, CLE 80 (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Draft Sleepers From The Portsmouth Invitational (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Why Ime Udoka Should Be An NBA Head Coach (from Francis Okupa, ESPN):
How Quin Snyder & His Staff Evolved Into A Playoff Ready Team of Their Own (from Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune):
Quin Snyder: From Breaking It To Making It In The NBA (from Kent Babb, Washington Post):
What Can Be Drawn From Nets’ Late String Of Wins? (from Zack Collura, Nothin But Nets):
Grading The Cavs After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Grading The Mavs After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/11/18

Q & A: Daryl Morey (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
CP3 & The Pursuit Of Happiness (from Kelly Iko, Bleacher Report):
Q & A: Ben Simmons (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Q & A: CJ McCollum (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Film Session: Bucks At Sixers (from Steve Jones,Jr/Dylan Murphy, Cleaning The Glass):
G-League Call-Up Andre Ingram Scores 19 In NBA Debut (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
How The Pelicans Survived Without DMC (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
E’Twaun Moore’s Inspirational Story (from Alex Squadron, slamonline.com):
Pacers: Darren Collison’s Landmark Season (from Mark Monteith, Pacers.com):
The Key To The Pacers’ Success (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
OKC: Working The Pick-And-Roll (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
Where Will Ben Simmons Go From Here? (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
LBJ: King Of Deep Threes (from Owen Phillips, FiveThirtyEight):
Inside The Basketball Education Of Jayson Tatum, Part One (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
Doc Rivers: The Pride Of The Shipwrecked Captain (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Fixing The Clippers (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Alternative NBA Awards: Handing Out Made-Up Honors (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Vince Carter: A Tale Of Two Careers (from John Chick, The Score):
How Did The Timberwolves End Up Here? (from Tim Faklis, Zone Coverage):
Jokic Has No Choice But to Be Great As Nuggets Battle For Playoff Spot (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
How Fatigue Shaped The Season & What It Means For The Playoffs (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
How Dario Saric Opened Doors For Simmons & Sixers (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
The Crossover’s All-NBA & All-Defense Picks (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/1/18

John Wall Returns (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Jason Terry: Still Making An Impact (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Jaylen Brown & Jayson Tatum’s Development Through Celtics’ Injury Epidemic (from Michael DePrisco, Celtics Blog):
Brad Stevens Pushes The Right Buttons (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Marcus Morris Has Found A Role, And A Home (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Walter McCarty On Brad Stevens (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
DeRozan’s Versatility (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
What Led To Whiteside’s Postgame Rant? (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
What Version Of Curry Will GSW Get In The Playoffs? (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Tracking The Key Injuries In Postseason Race (from Law Murray, ESPN):
Ed Davis Is Still Excelling (from Wayne Epps, Jr., Richmond Times-Dispatch):
DEN 126, OKC 125 (OT): Jokic Highlights (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Video Breakdown: Quinn Cook’s 5-For-5 Threes Vs MIL (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Rockets:  Resting Stars Will Have Positive Effect On The Whole Rotation (from Darren Yuvan, The Dream Shake):
Jazz: Exum Could Be A Difference Maker In The Playoffs (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Health Challenges That Coaches Face (from Nick Kosmider, Denver Post):
Hawks: Andrew White Scouting Report (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/28/18

The Spurs Have Been All-In On Aldridge’s Post-Ups (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Measuring Rudy Gobert’s Impact (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
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Fultz’ High School Coach: “He Is Going To Get Better” (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Film Review: Sixers’ Inbound Play Vs. Nuggets (from Kevin F. Love, Liberty Ballers):
Breaking Down The Hawks’ BLOB Sets (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
Rockets: The Path Is Open (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Can The Bucks Survive When Giannis Is Off The Court? (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Bucks: Khris Middleton Has Returned To Form (from Matthew Hallett, Hoops Hype):
Cavs: LBJ’s “New Levels” May Not Be Enough (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Long Live The Interim Lakers (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
The Grizzlies’ “Other Guys” Are Getting Better (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Markkanen’s Development Could Change Course Of Bulls’ Rebuild (form Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Olynyk: The Heat’s Secret Weapon (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Aminu’s Health & Growth Has Helped Propel The Blazers (from Jackson Frank, Patreon):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/17800105
Hidden Highlights: Contributions To Blazers’ Recent Success (from Eric Griffith, Blazer’s Edge):
Gorgui Dieng’s Struggles (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus):
Derrick Rose’s Report Card After 5 Games (from Brian Sampson, Canis Hoopus):
Shelvin Mack Keeps Magic’s Bench, Youth Stable (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Magic: Hezonja’s Progress (from John Denton, magic.com):
Melvin Frazier Is A Ball Of Role Player Clay (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Jerryd Bayless Won’t Let Basketball Define Him (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):