Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/5/19

BKN: Jarrett Allen’s One-Man Paint Patrol (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS: Takeaways From Celtics’ Win Over Mavs (from Nicole Yang,
CHI: Paxson On Playing The Bulls’ Young Core (from Sam Smith,
GSW: Video Breakdown: The Last Ten Minutes That Cost The Dubs A Win Vs. HOU  (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Steph Curry, Anatomy Of A Shooter (from NBA TV Canada):
GSW: Draymond’s Defense Key To Regaining “Super Team” Status (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
HOU: Is Harden The Most Unstoppable Player Of His Generation  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
IND: Myles Turner, DPOY Candidate (from Tony East, BBall Index):
MEM: Grizzlies Need To Get Back To Defense (from King Producer, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIL: The “Tony Snell Play”: Simple But Difficult To Defend (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
NYK: Kevin Knox Is Growing Physically & Mentally (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
OKC: Adams’ Rugby Spirit Is At Center Of Thunder’s Strong Start (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
ORL: Can The Magic Find Suitable PG Depth In Time For A Playoff Chase? (from Preston Ellis, BBall Index):
ORL: Gordon Is Doing A Better Job Reading Defenses (from John Denton,
ORL: Mentorship From Thibodeau Helped Clifford Rise Through Coaching Ranks (from John Denton,
PHI How The Sixers Can Maximize Their Big 3 (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Film Room: How The Sixers Use On-Ball Screens (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
UTA: Jazz Use 2004 Pistons As A Barometer Of What They Want To Become  (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News ):
Predicting The Six Most Improved Teams For 2019  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
The WC’s “Muddy Pecking Order”  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
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How Goga Bitadze Is Increasing His NBA Draft Stock  (from Antonis Straggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/27/18

BOS: How The Celtics Became The Best At Defending Three-Pointers (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Bucking The NBA’s Trend Of  Defensive Struggles (from Marc D’Amico,
BOS: With Ankle Soreness, Hayward Is Still Trying To Find His Way (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
CHA: MKG Is Happy In His New Roles (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CHI: Breaking Down LaVine’s Hot Start (from Raymond Simms, BBall Index):
CLE: Why Are The Cavs Having So Many Problems? (from Terry Pluto,
DAL: Are The Mavs Underrated Playoff Contenders? (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
GSW: Iguodala Flies Under The Radar (from Brian Witt,
HOU: Rockets Must Make Defensive Adjustments (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
IND: Tyreke Evans Excels By Playing At Varying Speeds (from Tony East, BBall Index):
LAC: New Group Of Clippers Won’t Go Down Without A Fight (from Dan Woike, LATimes):
MEM: Film Room: JJJ Keeps Getting Better (from Jackson Hoy, The Stepien):
MIA: Could The Heat’s NBA Counter-Attack Be An All-Defensive Lineup?  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIL: Bucks’ New 3-Point Heavy Offense Makes Them Legit EC Contenders (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
NYK: Fizdale Experiments With New Starting Lineup (from Chris Iseman,
PHI: The Sixers Are Struggling To Adjust To Their New Defensive Schemes  (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic);
PHO: Inside The Mind Of Igor Kokoskov (from Yusuf Saleem, BBall Index):
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UTA: Exum’s Long, Winding Road (from Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Quin Snyder’s New Initiative Puts Jazz’ Entry-Level Staff On Path To Potential NBA Coaching Jobs (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: How Royce O’Neale Is Inspiring A Younger Generation In Killeen  (from Desert News):
WAS: Same Old Wizards (from Ben Mehic, Bullets Forever):
From Candace Buckner, Washington Post:
Week One In Review (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Jontay Porter’s Knee Injury Poses More Questions For Evaluators (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
How Miami Became A Basketball Hotbed Year Round  (from Warren Shaw, Closeup 360):
Why It Is Difficult To Draw Big Conclusions From Early Season Play (from Robert Flo, Blazer’s Edge):
–  NBA Names Who Attempted A Comeback Thru The G League (from Alberto De Roa, Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/12/18

BKN: The Nets Finally Control Their Own Destiny  (from Eric Spyropolous, The Step Back):
BOS: Is Horford The Most Important Celtic?  (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
BOS: How Horford Can Continue To Improve (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini);
CLE: Which Cav Had The Best Training Camp?  (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DEN: Q & A: Michael Porter, Jr  (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
GSW: Quinn Cook Could Be Poised For Breakout Year (from Patrick Murray, Forbes):
GSW: The Dubs’ Favorite JaVale Memories (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
LAL: Landing LeBron: Jeanie Buss & The Kobe Assist  (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
LAL: Will The Lakers Make The Playoffs?  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass);
LAL: Film Room: Lonzo Returns (from Pete Zayas, Lakers Film Room):
MIA: Hassan Whiteside Wants To Be Unleashed (from Tom Haberstroh, Bleacher Report):
MIN: Why Do The Wolves Want Josh Richardson So Badly?  (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NYK: Is Ntilikina The Knicks’ PG Of The Future? (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
NYK: Fizdale Wants To See How Ntilikina Does Defending Some PFs  (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
OKC: Can Schroder & Westbrook Form A Dynamic Duo?  (from Erik Horne,
OKC: Grant And Patterson Are Keys To Thunder’s Faster Play (from Jenni Carlson,
ORL: Vucevic: Consistent & Still Improving  (from Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel):
ORL: Can The Magic Overcome Their PG Issue?  (from Brandon Jefferson, The Step Back):
PHO: James Jones Has Already Made His Mark On The Suns  (from Brendon Kleen, Bright Side Of The Sun):
PHO: Bender’s Future In Phoenix Looks Bleak (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
POR: Does Taking More Three-Pointers Really Make For A Great Offense?  (from Robert Flom, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: How The Kings Plan To Push The Pace (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
UTA: The Jazz’ Embarrassment Of Riches On The Bench (from Jordan Cummings, SLC Dunk):
WAS: Grading The Wizards’ Roster  (from NBA Math):
Inside Brian Bowen’s New Path To The NBA And What It Means (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Refs Are Using Psychology To Keep Up With The Pace Of The Modern NBA (from Ben Dowsett, SBNation):
Are Curry & Harden Breaking The Rules?  (from Coach Nick/Ronnie Nunn, BBall Breakdown):
The Art Of The Sidle: The Slickest Move In NBA Media (from Bryan Curtis, The Ringer):
Ranking All 30 Bench Units  (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
How Does The Luxury Tax Work?  (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Sleepers, Breakout Candidates & More (from The Athletic):
Two-Way Contracts Have Given Teams A Powerful Tool (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Tex Winter Was A Stickler For Details (from Dan Woike, LA Times):


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,
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,
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 4/10/18

The Celtics Future Is Bright (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Aron Baynes: Elite Defender (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
NBA Players’ Postseason Habits (from Alex Wong, The Score):
Appreciating LBJ’s Brilliance (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Why The Jazz Made The Playoffs (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Gobert: NBA’s Most Dominant Defender (from Phillip Barnett, Yardbarker):
How A Childhood Passion For Drumming Helped Donovan Mitchell Adapt To The NBA (from Ben Dowsett, The Athletic):
Analyzing Jokic’s Defense (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Warriors Are “Figuring It Out” On Defense (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
What Happened To The Once-Surging Wizards (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Satoransky Patches Wizards’ Annual Hole (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
Cavs: What Starting Jeff Green Means (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
Ben Simmons Deserves To Be ROY (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Better Luck Next Year: Pistons Edition (from Andrew Unterberger, The Score):
Q & A: Harrison Barnes (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
NBA Execs Weigh In On Next Generation Of Head Coaches (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Gregg Popovich Clinic Notes (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Michael Beasley Wants To Change Your Perception (from Mike Vorkunov, The Atletic):
A Modern History Of The PG In Philadelphia (from Micahel Bauman, The Ringer):
Lakers’ Josh Hart: Much More Than 3-And-D (from Matthew Moreno, Lakers Nation):
Latest Laker: Andre Ingram (from Joey Ramirez,
COY Candidates (from Tim Bontemps/Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
Portsmouth Invitational Reference Guide (from 94 Feet Report):