Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/7/17

Miami Has A Deep, Talented Roster & A Top-Four Coach  (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Q & A: Eric Malinowski, Author Of Betaball (from Matt Giles, Longreads):
– Justise Winslow’s True Test Will Come (from Ira Winderman, SunSentiel):
Q & A: Malcolm Delaney  (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
One Way Each Team Can Improve (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Magic Want Vucevic To Embrace The Trey (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Hawks’ Collins Has Set His Sights High (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Jayson Tatum: In A Unique Position With The Celtics  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Thunder Show Offensive Potential (from Royce Young, ESPN):
In Playoffs, OKC Collapsed w/o Westbrook (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
CP3/Rockets: A Clash In Shot Selection (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
The Raptors’ Young Bench  (from Demar Grant, Tip Of The Tower):
Aaron Gordon: Taking His Game To The Next Level (from John Denton, Magic.com):
The Importance Of Defensive Rebounding (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
Why Okafor’s Trade Value Is Rising (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 51-60 (from Sportando):
Gian Clavell: Impressing In Early Preseason Games (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Blazers: Replacing Crabbe (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
Should The NBA Adopt These G-League Rules?  (from Donnovan Bennett, Sportsnet.ca):
Today’s BI is dedicated to the Memory of The Hawk:

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/27/17

George & Anthony Will Help Steven Adams Reach A New Level (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
What Wade Brings To The Cavs (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
How Good Can The Celtics’ Offense Be? (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Blog):
– Celtics’ Task: Complementing The New “Big 3”  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
How Good Is Jae Crowder? (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
Projecting The Top 5 Defenses (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Six Players Who Must Adjust To New Roles After Big Offseason Trades (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
How The The Most Impactful Role Players Fare With Their New Teams?  (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
Melo’s Playbook Model: 2008 Paul Pierce (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
Melo Can Push Thunder Back To Elite Offensive Status  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Grading The Thunder Roster  (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Stotts Eyes Subtle Changes To Improve Blazers’ Defense (from Mike Richman, Oregon Live):
Nuggets Making Key Changes To Improve Defense (from Harrison Wind, BSNDenver):
Saric’s Eurobasket Performance (from Tyler King, The Sixer Sense):
Frank Kaminsky: Healthy Again After “Miserable Process”  (from Steve Reed, AP):
Q & A: Travis Schlenk (from Michael Cunningham, Hardwood Nation):
Omri Casspi Interview (from Brady Klopfer, Golden State Of Mind):
Dante Cunningham Brings A Lot To The Table For Pelicans (from Hunter Noll, Pelican debrief):
Pacers: Thad Young, Ready For A New Role (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
There Are Numerous Layers To G-League Assignment Usage From NBA Teams (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days.com):
Lottery Reform: Is It Necessary?  (from Just Carter, 94 Feet Report):
Dorrell Wright: Seeking An NBA Return (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/30/17

Blazers’ D/G-League History & Why They Don’t Have An Affiliate (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
4 Players Who Will Benefit From Redick’s Presence (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Remembering Summer Basketball In Philly’s Fabled Baker League (from Kevin Callahan, sixers.com):
Brandon Bass: Trying To Reinvent Himself (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Al Horford Q & A (from Graham Couch, Lansing State Journal):
Celtics: The Value Of Versatility (from wjsy, celticsblog.com):
Past & Present Players Develop Front-Office Skills Through Union Program  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Video Breakdown: Why Kuzma May be The Steal Of The Draft  (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
How Can Tony Snell Improve In Year Two With The Bucks?  (from Nick Thoreson, Behind The Buck Pass):
Weltman’s 1st Summer Shows Promising Future For Orlando (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):
Felton Is The Thunder’s X-Factor (from RK Anthony, Welcome To Loud City):
Terrance Ferguson On The Rise (from Jimmy Do, Thunder.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/13/17

WAS 92, BOS 91 (from 16 Wins):
Avery Bradley: Celtics’ X-Factor (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Using IT To Set Screens (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
The State Of The Celtics’ Frontcourt (from Eric Cross, Hardwood Houdini):
Numbers Preview: Western Conference Finals (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
How Mike Brown’s Life Was Revitalized (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):
Kerr’s Blueprint Is In Place But Mike Brown Is In Command (from Erik Malinowski, Bleacher Report):
Ultimate Guide To Spurs Upsetting Dubs (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher report):
The Spurs And Lazy Analytics (from Jesse Blanchard, BBall Breakdown):
Rebounding: Part Art, Part Science To Tristan Thompson (from Matthew Florjancic, WKYC):
How The Warriors Tap Silicon Valley Tech For Extra Edge (from Ari Levy, cnbc.com):
Time For Harden To Embrace Rest After Running Out Of Gas (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
Each Team’s Biggest Flaw To Address This Summer (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Pairing Antony Davis And DeMarcus Cousins  (from Kevin Barrios, The Bird Writes):
Terrance Ferguson Enjoyed Australian Detour (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline):
Hamidou Diallo Hasn’t Played In Months But His Draft Stock Is Rising (from Adam Zagoria, NY Times):
Ivan Rabb Has Unique Connection To Damian Lillard (from Jason Quick, csnnw.com):
Context Is Important When Evaluating Rodions Kurucs (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/14/16

–  Phil Jackson Q & A  (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18043923/truehoop-presents-new-york-knicks-president-phil-jackson-qa-nba

 The Lakers Are The Real Deal  (from Mitch Lawrence, Forbes.com):

Read it here:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/mitchlawrence/2016/11/13/five-reasons-the-lakers-are-the-real-deal/#4bd049024727

–  Three Lakers Who Need To Step Up  (from David Murphy, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2675801-3-players-who-still-have-to-step-up-for-los-angeles-lakers

Video Breakdown:  Return Of The Steph/Draymond Pick And Roll  (from EricApricot, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2016/11/14/13619760/warriors-vs-suns-video-analysis-2016-highlights-stephen-curry-draymond-green-pick-and-roll

–  The Cavs’ Potent 3-Point Attack  (from Dave McMenamin,  ESPN):

Read and view it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/cleveland-cavaliers/post/_/id/3287/even-greater-success-ahead-for-cavaliers-potent-3-point-attack

–  Wiggins’ Play Continues To Evolve: His 47 Points Lead Wolves Over LAL  (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):

Rae it here: http://www.startribune.com/andrew-wiggins-pours-in-career-high-47-to-lead-wolves-over-lakers/401042125/

From Danny Chau, The Ringer  (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):  https://theringer.com/andrew-wiggins-timberwolves-russell-westbrook-wings-84b84f372592#.egvmzeqqp

–  Benches, Rondo, Kenny Atkinson, WCS, Bebe, Brogdon  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here:  https://theringer.com/the-clippers-are-contenders-because-of-their-bench-3d101bd21641#.8koumhqln

–  GSW 133, PHO 120  (from Ethan Sherwood Strauss, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/golden-state-warriors/post/_/id/2703/with-defense-resting-warriors-shoot-past-young-suns

Stotts’ Halftime Speech Ignited The Blazers  (from Jason Quick, csnnw.com):

Read it here:  http://www.csnnw.com/portland-trail-blazers/terry-stotts-ignites-third-quarter-turnaround-spirited-halftime-speech

–  Kyrie Irving And Tristan Thompson Are Evolving And Leading  (from David Zavac, Fear The Sword):

Read it here:  http://www.fearthesword.com/2016/11/14/13619378/kyrie-irving-tristan-thompson-tanking-nba-title-leadership-games-evolving

–  The Rockets Are Firing Away From 3  (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):

Read it here:  http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets/article/Rockets-give-three-cheers-for-the-3-pointer-10612028.php?cmpid=twitter-premium&t=f376422a13438d9cbb

–  Kris Dunn (from Michael Scotto, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-rookie-kris-dunn-on-tom-thibodeau-ricky-rubio-and-his-future/

DeMar DeRozan’s Career Has Been An Annual Step In The Right Direction  (from Michael Pina, RealGM):

Read it here:  http://basketball.realgm.com/analysis/243978/DeMar-DeRozan-Becoming-The-Franchise-Player-Few-Expected

 Suns Are Revolving Around Devin Booker (from Tim Bontemps, Washingotn Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2016/11/14/the-phoenix-suns-are-revolving-around-devin-bookers-rapidly-rising-star/

–  Malcolm Delaney Has Erased  Backup PG Doubts  (from Tyler Duke, pechtreehoops.com):

Read it here:  http://www.peachtreehoops.com/2016/11/14/13620998/malcolm-delaney-erased-doubt-atlanta-hawks-point-guard

Video Breakdown: How The Celtics Guards Ran Off-Ball Against The Knicks  (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):

Read and watch it here: http://nba.nbcsports.com/2016/11/14/video-breakdown-how-the-celtics-guards-ran-off-ball-against-the-knicks/

–  Video: Plays Of The Week  (from Coaching Clipboard):

Watch it here:  https://twitter.com/CoachClipboard

 Comparing Okafor And Embiid  (from Charley Rosen, fanragsports.com ):

Read it here:  http://www.fanragsports.com/nba/rosen-comparing-games-jahlil-okafor-joel-embiid/

–  Sheldon McLellan Should Be In Wizards’ Rotation  (from Mike Knapp, bulletsforever.com):

Read it here:  http://www.bulletsforever.com/2016/11/13/13618502/sheldon-mcclellan-washington-wizards-rotation-mainstay

–  How Jason Smith Rose To The First Round  (from Michael Scotto, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/how-jason-smith-rose-to-the-first-round/

–  Fizdale On Giannis And Jabari  (from Charles F Gardner,  jsonine.cm):

Read it here: http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2016/11/13/grizzlies-coach-heaps-praise-bucks-young-duo/93606916/

James Harden’s Difficult Basketball Genius  (from Steve McPherson, Rolling Stone):

Read it here;  http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/james-hardens-incredible-start-to-the-nba-season-w450233

–  Raptors’ Unexpected Closing Lineup is Also The Team’s Best (from Steven Loung, sportsnet.ca):

Read it here:  http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/raptors-week-new-unexpected-closing-lineup-also-teams-best/

 Raptors: Time To Try JV & Bebe Together?  (from Brian Boake, Raptors Rapture):

Read it here;  http://raptorsrapture.com/2016/11/14/raptors-jv-bebe-time-play-together/

–  Nogueira Earning Trust  (from Mike Ganter, National Post):

Read it here:  http://news.nationalpost.com/sports/nba/toronto-raptors-lucas-nogueira-making-big-contributions-but-still-earning-trust-of-his-team

–  Harrison Barnes Credits Coach Carlisle For His Improved Game  (from  Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):

Read it here:  http://thesmokingcuban.com/2016/11/14/harrison-barnes-credits-carlisle-for-improved-isolation-game/

–  E’Twuan Moore/Solomon Hill: Expectations And Reality  (from Rory Callais, pelicandebrief):

Read it here:  http://pelicandebrief.com/2016/11/14/new-orleans-pelicans-expectation-vs-reality-etwaun-moore-solomon-hill/

–  Sizing Up The Sixers  (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/sixers/news/game-preview-bench-production-providing-boost

–  Doug McDermott Should Take More Threes  (from Mark Karantzoulis, chicagonow.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-bulls-confidential/2016/11/doug-mcdermott-needs-to-take-more-threes/

Wizards’ Positives And Negatives From Saturday  (from Kyle Weidie, Truth About It ):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.truthaboutit.net/2016/11/a-saturday-night-with-the-washington-wizards-they-lost-again-this-time.html

 How Much Have The Pistons Missed Reggie Jackson?  (from Duncan Smith, pistonpowered.com):

Read it here:  http://pistonpowered.com/2016/11/14/detroit-pistons-miss-reggie-jackson/

–  The Five Stages Of An NBA Rebuild  (from Zach Mikash, Denver Stiffs):

Read it here:  http://www.denverstiffs.com/2016/11/14/13619524/the-five-stages-of-an-nba-rebuild-denver-nuggets-golden-state-warriors-oklahoma-city-thunder

–  Can Michael Beasley Revive His Career?  (from Rohan Katti, Behind The Buck Pass):

Read it here:  http://behindthebuckpass.com/2016/11/14/milwaukee-bucks-can-michael-beasley-revive-his-career/

–  DeAndre Jordan’s Improved Free Throw Shooting (from Dan Woike, OCRegister):

Read it here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/jordan-735317-line-free.html