Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/21/17

Cavs: Making KLove More Of An Offensive Focal Point (from Chris Fedor,
Korver’s Three-Point Shooting: The LeBron Effect (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
Heat: Examining Each Player’s Production So Far (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Heat: Defense Remains The Key (from Simon Smith, All U Can Heat):
Tobias Harris Is Emerging As An Offensive Star (from Matt Way, NBA Math):
Reggie Jackson’s 4th Quarter Brilliance (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS 110, DAL 102 (from Jay King, Mass Live):
IND 105, ORL 97 (from Ricy Scricca, orlando Magic Daily):
Video Breakdown: How The Hornets Stopped The Wolves’ Pick-And-Roll (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
Marcus Morris: Making The Most of Playing Time (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Timberwolves: Best Possible Defensive Changes (from Michael Walton, Dunking With Wolves):
Injuries Have Collapsed The Clippers (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Patrick Beverley: Clippers Need To Be More Mature & Play Harder (from Broderick Turner, LA Times):
Mike D’Antoni & The Offense That Changed The NBA (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Raptors: Culture Change Is Off To Promising Start (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Raptors: New Bench Mob Has Hit The Ground Running (from Mike Ganter, Postmedia Network):
Markkanen’s Journey From Finland To Chicago (from Alex Wong, The Score):
Lakers: Signs Of Defensive Improvement (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
How Kuzma Found A Path To The Lakers From A YMCA Court In Flint (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
The East Is Holding Its Own (from Daniel Levitt/Neil Paine, FieThirtyEight):
Oladipo: From Punchline To Possible All-Star (from Chris Barnewall, CBS Sports):
Knicks: Threading The Needle Of Rebuilding & Competing (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Ten Best Isolation Scorers (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Excerpt From “Hard Labor: The Battle That Birthed The Billion Dollar NBA (from Sam Smith, The Post Game):
Jarrett Allen: Nets’ Intriguing Teen-aged Big Man (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Referee Monty McCutchen Builds Variety Of Skills Away From The Court (from Brian Martin,
Analyzing Ryan Anderson’s Start To The Season (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
The Blazers’ Defensive Improvement (from Raymond Simms, Hoops Habit):
James Harden: Better Than Ever (from Chirag Agriwal, Nylon Calculus):
Lonzo Ball’s Offensive Struggles (from Eric Magana, Fansided):
Spurs: Aldridge Is Thriving As Lead Option (from John Hugar, The Step Back):
Thaddeus Young Interview (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):
Deron Williams Doesn’t Care That He’s No Longer In The NBA (from Gerald Narciso, Bleacher Report):
The G-League’s New Education Program (from Adam Johnson,

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/20/17

Horford, Dennis Smith, Jr., Ben Simmons & More Early Season Takeaways (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Dennis Smith, Jr: The Mavericks’ Present & Future (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
A Day With Hornets’ Assistant Coach Stephen Silas (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
–  Tracing Robert Covington’s Journey: From Unheralded Recruit To $62 Million Man (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
The Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
The Blazers’ Fast Break Is So Bad (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
The Making Of Jusuf Nurkic: Uncompromising Bosnian Beast (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Jazz: Sixth Man Role Fits Rodney Hood (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
The Real Ricky Rubio: Finally Ready To Stand Up (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Raptors: Siakam Appears To Have Found His Niche (from Mike Ganter, Postmedia Network):
It’s VanVleet’s Time To Shine (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
Caboclo: G-League Star Until Further Notice (from Vivek Jacob, Raptors Republic):
Piston Playbook, Week 5 (from Matthew Way, Piston Powered):
Heat: James Johnson’s Handoffs (from Jaelin Wilson, Hashtag Basketball):
Coach Malone Challenged Jokic To Become A Better Defender & Jokic Is Delivering (from Christian Clark, BSNDenver):
Lakers: Brandon Ingram’s Improvement (from Shane Young, Fanrag Sports):
Celtics: The Curious Case Of Marcus Smart (from Adam Miller, Hardwood Houdini):
Jayson Tatum’s Development (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Blog):
Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown: Quickly Coming Of Age (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
The Celtics’ Defensive Diligence (from David Aldridge,
Brad Stevens Explains The Crux Of His Coaching Style (from Nicole Yang,
Adjusting Team Ratings For Strength Of Schedule (from Chirag Agriwal, Nylon Calculus):
Oladipo’s Breakout (from Alex West, NBA Math):
Mavs: Antonius Cleveland Earns An Earlier Than Expected Shot (from Chris Reichert, 2days10days):
Julius Randle’s Future Should Be With The Lakers (from Darius Soriano, Forum Blue And Gold):
After 4 Years Away, Damien Wilkins Finds His Way Back To NBA (from Steve Aschburner,
Q&A: Personal Trainer Idan Ravin  (from David Aldridge,
– Phoenix Is The Latest Stop On The Mike James World Tour (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Vanja Marinkovic, Europe’s Best Shooting Prospect (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Glossary: Bird Rights  (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Ben Simmons Isn’t “Really’ 0-for-7 On Three Point Attempts (from Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/19/17

Clarence Gaines: The Man Behind The Curtain In Knicks’ Drafts (from Justin Weiss, Elite Sports NY):
Why Everyone Loves Playing With Domantas Sabonis (from Derek Kramer, Indiana Sports Coverage):
Video Breakdown: Timberwolves Pick-And-Roll (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
OG Anunoby’s Rise To Starter: Shoulder To The Wheel (from Arden Zwelling,
Reviewing The Rockets’ First Month (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
Rockets: Excited To See What Harden-CP3 Pairing Can Bring  (from Paul Coro, LA Times):
With Bledsoe, The NBA Should Fear The Deer (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Lionel Hollins Is Recharging Himself For Another Coaching Run (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Lakers: Turnovers Are A Major Issue (from Harrison Faigen, Lakers Nation):
Latest Attempt By Kings To Be Competitive Is Off To A Terrible Start (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Bogdanovic, Kings See Progress (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):
Raptors In A Full Court Press To Advance Women (from Rachel Brady, The Globe And Mail):
Celtics: The Inside Story Behind Hiring Brad Stevens (from Nicole Yang,
Can Boston’s Offense Catch Up To Its Defense? (from Ian Levy, Calculus):
Dinwiddie’s Importance To The Nets (from Zach Cronin, Book-Lin):
Jokic Is Quietly Dominating The Boards (from Jordan, Dig In Denver):
Eric Griffin: Once Falsely Accused Of Attempted Murder, Now Striving To Make The Jazz (from Gordon Monson,
Danny Green Is Playing The Best Basketball Of His Career (from Julian Gill, Pounding The Rock):
Revisiting The CHI-MIN Trade (from Ken Bradley, Dunking With Wolves):
The Magic Face Season Crossroads (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Laker Film Room: PHO122, LAL 115 (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
What Can John Holland Bring To The Cavs? (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Justise Winslow Is Starting To Find His Game (from Chase Eyrich, All U Can Heat):
Is The Wing Help The Wolves Need Already On The Roster? (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Pacers’ Sniper Bojan Bogdanovic  (from Josh Padmore,
Udoh Is A Delightful Anomaly (from Chris Thompson, Deadspin):
QOTD ( On the difference between 23 & 33-year old LBJ: from Doc Rivers to Dave McMenamin, ESPN):

“I don’t see a difference except for he’s smarter. I’m amazed, really. We were laughing about it, it wasn’t so funny to us watching film. Most players when they get to his age are smart enough now they see everything. But usually when they get to that age, they’re too old to do anything about it. Kevin McHale had that comment. ‘If I had the knowledge now but my body at 22, I would have been the greatest player of all time.’ LeBron has the knowledge of all those years and he’s still top two, three athletic in the league. He has both going for him. He can beat you with his brain, he can beat you with his power. It’s a daunting task when you watch him on film.”

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/18/17

Embiid May Be A Shaq-Sized Solution (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
The Efficiency & Effectiveness Of Otto Porter (from Kevin So, Hashtag Basketball):
Celtics: Off-Script & Amazing (from James Holas, BBall Breakdown):
Al Horford: Most Important Celtic  (from Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
How James Johnson Got Back To Trusting His Instincts (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Figuring Out What’s Best For Dennis Smith, Jr  (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
Rookies: Analyzing The Analytics (from Brandon Jefferson, Fansided):
Friday Recap (with links to game stories) (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
TOR 107, NYK 84 (from William Lou,
The Week In Review (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Isaiah Thomas Q & A (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
  – How Oladipo Is Shining With Pacers (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):

Magic Coach Vogel: Making Sure His Players Are Well Rested (from John Denton,

Numbers That Show The Timberwolves’ Improvement (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Westbrook, George, Anthony: Keeping Perspective (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Basketball Dictionary: “Drag It Out”  (from Dylan Murphy,
Brandon Paul’s Perseverance Finally Leads Him To The Spurs (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Tracking The Miami Heat With Machine Learning (from Zigzag Analytics):
Lakers: Finding Success In Unexpected Ways (from Trevor Lane, Laker Nation):
Jazz: Tank, Make A Change Or Stay The Course?  (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Can The Jazz Survive Without Gobert?  (from Evan Dyal, Sir Charles IN Charge):
Don’t Scapegoat KLove For Cavs’ Struggles (from Scott Sargent, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/17/17

Celtics Make Strong Case With Their D (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Jaylen Brown And The Thinking Man’s Game (from David Ramil, The Step Back):
The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Players Who Are Showing Off New Skills This Season (from Jared Dubin, The STep Back):
Video Breakdown: The Blazers’ Flow Motion Offense (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
Video Breakdown: Tyus Jones & KAT Have “That Chemistry” (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
Devin Booker: Winning Player (from Paul Headley, 16 Wins):
How DMC Became The James Harden Of Centers (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Central Division Analysis (from Nick Sciria, BBall Breakdown):
Why Are The Clippers Struggling? (from Noah Shatzer, 16 Wins):
The Pistons Can Finally Trust Andre Drummond (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
How The Warriors Use VR To Monitor Concussions And Fatigue (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Rookie Report: Jordan Bell (from Eric Apricot, BBall Breakdown):
How The Nuggets’ Defense Is Evolving (from Christopher Dempsey,
Analyzing The Nuggets’ Rotations (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
Why Mozgov Is Losing Playing Time  (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Luke Walton Described How Embiid Shredded The Lakers (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Video: An Encyclopedia Of Embiid’s Post Moves (from Jim Adair III, Liberty Ballers):
The Most Surprising Stats Of The First Month: Are They Sustainable?  (from Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports):
7 Most Impressive Rookies So Far (from Darryn Albert, Larry Brown Sports):
Knicks’ Big Man Logjam: No Easy Fix (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Ben Simmons’ Crusade (from Mike Sielski,
Joe Ingles’ Crazy Path To The NBA (from Michael Randall,  Herald Sun):
Road Trip Uncovers Magic’s Faults (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Shabazz Napier, Secret Weapon? (from Brandon Goldner, Rip City Project):
Daktari Johnson Has Filled In Nicely For Steven Adams  (from Erik Horne,
John Henson, Longest-Tenured Buck (from Lori Nickel,
Frank Mason: “I Still Have A Lot More To Prove”  (from Alex Kramers,
The Evolution Of Bradley Beal (from Rob Athmer, Hashtag Basketball):
Josh Hart Is Carving His Place With Defense & Effort (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):