Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/13/18

ATL: Hawks Used Double Drag Screens To Great Effect Against The Lakers (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Caris LeVert Is Still A Nets’ Cornerstone (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BKN: Caris LeVert’s Story Is Deeper Than You Think (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
And for the good news:
BKN: Caris LeVert Medical Update  (from Brooklyn Nets):
CHA: New HC Borrego Is Pushing All The Right Buttons (from Jonathan DeLong, Bball Index):
DAL: A Set The Mavs Use To Get Looks For Doncic   (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL: DeAndre Jordan’s FT Turnaround (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown:  How The Dubs Came Back – And Then Missed Their Chance To Win (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
LAC: Clips Down Dubs In OT Thriller (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
LAC: SGA Showing Poise & Stepping Up (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
MEM: How Shelvin Mack & Garrett Temple Help The Grizzlies (from Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: Derrick Jones, Jr Is The Heat’s Latest Reclamation Project (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
MIL: Ilyasova Contributes Taking Charges And More (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
MIN: Derrick Rose Is Ascending But Still Learning (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
NYK: Allonzo Trier’s Winding Journey (from Kelly Whiteside, NY Times):
NYK: How The Knicks Have Built An Infrastructure For Mitchell Robinson To Succeed (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
PHI: How Does Fultz Fit With Sixers, Butler?  (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
PHI: Fultz Showing Signs Of Defensive Improvement (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Former Suns Coach Gentry Asks Phoenix For Patience With Kokoskov  (from Duane Rankin, azcentral.com):
POR: Lillard Has Been More Effective Attacking The Rim This Season (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAC: The Kings Are Building A New Identity (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
2017 Draft Class Progress Report: Sophomore Check-In (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The NBA Is A Real Estate Company Now (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
–  Top 10 G-League Players For 2018-19  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
What Was “Plan B” For Players If Their NBA Career Didn’t Work Out? (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/12/18

BOS: Hayward Has Hurt The Offense But Potential Is Clear (from Lucio Vainesman, Hardwood Houdini):
CHA: Dwayne Bacon Pressuring For More Playing Time (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CHI: Why Arcidiacano Never Gets Out Of The Way (from Sam Smith, Bulls.com):
DAL: Kleber Is Showing His Worth (from Isaac Harris, Mavs.com):
DEN: Coach Malone: “We’re Contributing To Our Own Demise”  (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET:  Andre Drummond Finds His Blueprint (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
GSW: How Jonnie West Learned From Dad Jerry, While Becoming His Own Man (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
IND: The Case For Keeping Both Turner & Sabonis (from Adam Friedman, Indy Cornrows):
MIA: Josh Richardson: Two-Way Destroyer  (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
MIL: Bucks’ Free-Flowing Style Is Tailor-Made For Giannis  (from Dan Woike, LA Ties):
NYK: How Does Kanter Dominate The Offensive Boards (from Jordan Brenner, Cleaning The Glass):
SAS: DeRozan Profile (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
SAS: What DeRozan’s Incredible Start Means (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
TOR:  Q & A: Kyle Lowry (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
TOR: Siakam Is Making The Leap At the Right Time (from William Lou, The Score):
TOR: Nick Nurse’s Best Changes  (from Brian Boake, Raptors Rapture):
UTA: Ingles & The Jazz: A Perfect Fit (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
WAS: More Minutes For Satoransky Could Help Wizards Turn Season Around (from Ben Standig, NBC Sports):
Team-By-Team 2019 & 2020 FA Lists  (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/11/18

CHA: Fresh Start Has Worked Wonders For Malik Monk (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: 5 Observations (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DET: Casey: Pistons Must Move Ball Fast & Freely (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Video Breakdown:  How KD Helped Cook & Klay Prosper In Steph & Draymond’s Absence (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Draymond Green Is Still Immensely Important (from Derek Tahara, NBAAnalysis.net):
HOU: Takeaways From Loss To Spurs (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: McDermott Needs The Ball More (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAC: How The Front Office Improved Clippers’ Viability (from Aymin Baker, Hoops Habit)
LAL: Complete Defensive Performance Evens Lakers’ Record (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
OKC: When Steven Adams Dictates, Thunder Offense Flourishes (from Lawrence George, Thunderous Intentions):
OKC: Thunder Heading Into 15-Game Win Padding Stretch (from Tamberlyn Richardson, Thunderous Intentions):
SAS: For Pondexter, A 2nd Chance Worth Waiting For (from Mike Finger, Express-News):
SAS: LaMarcus Aldridge, Defensive Anchor (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
Michelle Johnson’s Path From Air Force General To NBA Head Of Referee Operations (as told to Matt Eisenberg, ESPN):
NOTE:  We are still combing through the mountain of MIN-PHI trade stories and will have a special edition of BI with links later today or tomorrow
Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of former Nets’ great Super John Williamson.  He left us way too early at age 45; yesterday would have been his 67th birthday.  So many great memories, including his 16-point 4th quarter which led the Nets’ amazing comeback to defeat Denver to win the last ABA title.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/9/18 PART ONE

Ten Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
MIL 134, GSW 111 (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
BOS 114, PHO 109  (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
The Biggest Winners In The NBA’s Pace Boom (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
The Challenge Of Building Meaningful Relationships In The NBA (from Alex Wong, The Score):
BOS: Tatum’s Shot Selection Is A Concern (from David Morrow, DefPen):
CLE: Cavs Need To Be Smart About The Moves They Make (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
LAL: Details In Tyson Chandler’s Game Key To Winning (from Mike Garcia, Bball index):
LAL: Ingram’s Defense May Unlock The Lakers’ Potential  (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIL: Every Team Should Be Scared Of What Giannis & The Bucks Are Doing  (from Scott Rafferty, NBA.com):
NOP: Darren Erman: From Attorney To NBA Coach (from NBA Coaches Association):
POR: Where Are Nurkic’s Post-ups?  (from Dwight Jaynes, NBC Sports):
TOR: The Raptors May Have Perfected The Art Of Team Building (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
UTA: Is Alec Burks’ Arrival Finally Here?  (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/8/18

BKN: LeVert: From Project To Linchpin (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: Reflecting On New LI Nets HC Will Weaver (from Lou DiPietro, YES Network):
BKN: Kurucs Out To Prove He Belongs (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BOS: What’s Next For Robert Williams? (from Jordan Daly, Hardwood Houdini):
BOS: Why The Cs Aren’t Sweating Their Slow Start (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
DEN: Can Jamal Murray Make The Leap?  (from Kyle Mann, The Ringer):
DET: How Teams Are Defending Blake Griffin In The Post (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
GSW: Ron Adams: 50 Years On The Cutting Edge  (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
GSW: How Do The Dubs Handle Giannis Without Draymond?  (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: Can The Rockets Make It Work With Melo After His Failed OKC Experiment?  (from Tim MacMahon/Royce Young, ESPN):
LAC: The Clippers: A Joke No More  (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
LAC: Doc Rivers Identifies With Clippers’ Players Trying To Overachieve  (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
LAL: Kuzma’s Defensive Issues (from Laker Film Room, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Josh Richardson, Burgeoning Star (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
MIL: Coach Bud Is Coaching Giannis Unlike How Kidd Ever Did (from Gray Stout, Hoops Habit):
PHI: The Sixers Are Still Processing (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
SAS: DeRozan’s MVP-Level Start To The Season (from Micah Adams, NBA.com):
TOR: Kyle Collinsworth: A Case Of Basketball Adversity (from Andrew Damelin, Raptors Republic):
TOR: Raptors At The Forefront Of How Teams Change Their Starting Five (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
The Evolution Of The Eurostep (from Jordan Brenner, ESPN):
Players’ & Coaches’ Reactions To “Freedom Of Movement”  (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
Teams Are Setting A Blistering Pace, Leaving Defenses In The Dust (from Benjamin Hoffman, NY Times);
The Most Interesting Teams In Week 4 (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Six Impact Bench Players (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
Bret Just: How A H.S. Coach Became One Of Basketball’s Most Powerful People  (from Dan Wolken, USA Today):
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