Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/8/17

Dwight Howard Looking For Career Rebound In Charlotte (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Sixers: Redick Poised To Make Huge Impact (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Jimmy Butler: From Obscure Rookie To All-Star (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Nuggets: Will Barton Gearing Up For Increased Workload  (from TJ McBride, BSNDenver):
SVG: Ellenson, Johnson Each Likely To Stick To One Spot This Season  (from Keith Langlois, pisotns.com):
Most Important Players: Pacific Division (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Bulls: Justin Holiday Is Turning Heads As Preseason Leader (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Heat: Tyler Johnson Is Already Proving His Worth (from Allana Tachauer, All U Can Heat):
Orlando’s Game Plan Is Simple (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Bogut Offensive Data Dive (from Cranjis McBasketball, Forum Blue & Gold):
Great Passing Centers (from Cort Reynolds, Celtics Blog):
Embiid Provides Big Impact (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Raptors’ Historically Low Assist Percentage (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Spurs: Brandon Paul’s Defense-First Attitude Makes Him Perfect Fit  (from Tom Orsborn, Express News);
Pistons: Will Reggie Jackson Return To Pre-Injury Form?  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Seth Curry’s Tibia Injury (from Mike Fisher/Jeff Stotts, scout.com):
In-Depth Injury Outlooks For Embiid, Simmons, Thomas, Kawhi & More (from gearsofbiz.com):
Jazz: Impact Of Exum’s Injury (from David Locke, lockedonjazz.net):
Sixers:  The Importance Of Jerryd Bayless (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 41-50 (from Sportando.com):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/9/17

Ntilikina: What To Expect  (from Rory Breasail, Hashtag Basketball):
Hardaway, Jr.: What to Expect  (from Rory Breasail):
Millsap/Jokic: Next Great Frontcourt Duo  (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Grading The Pistons’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Hawks’ Rebuild Begins (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
A Deep Dive Into Julius Randle’s Game (from Justin Jett):
Rodney Hood Faces Season Of Opportunity  (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Nikos Galis: The Greatest Greek  (from George Kondoleon, Press Basketball):
Lottery “Reform” Must Be Measured (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Bogdan Bogdanovic’s Play At EuroBasket (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Brett Brown On Ben Simmons (from Jessica Camerato, csnphilly.com):
The NBA’s New Mantra: Good Offense Beats Good Defense (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
Morris Twins: Revamping The Sibling Rivalry  (from Nick Arguelles, Wizofawes.com):
Reggie Jackson’s Transition Issues (from Duncan Smith, Piston Powered):
Worldwide Player Movement Database (from Mark Porcaro):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/6/17

The NBA’s Coming Attractions At Eurobasket 2017  (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
What Makes Luka Doncic Special (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):
Jimmy Butler Has Something To Say (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Pistons Banking On Reggie Jackson Regaining Magic  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Predicting The Next Second Round All-Stars (from Lang Greene, Basketball Insiders):
The 50 Most Interesting Players In European Hoops: 21-30  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Balancing The Value Of Scoring Volume Vs. Scoring Efficiency (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
5 Young FAs Who Are Still Available (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Trading For Irving Was The Only Move Left For The Celtics (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Isaiah Thomas’ Fit With The Cavs (from Cranjis McBasketball, Real Ball Insiders):
Thomas Faces Uncertain Return From Hip Injury  (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
Grading The Mavericks’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Defining Bogdan Bogdanovic  (from Emmet Ryan, ballineurope.com):
10 Young Players In Need Of A Breakout Season (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Bucks’ Continue Growth Plan (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Players Looking To Shed Injury-Prone Label (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
After Golden Weekend, Jameel Warney Awaits The Call  (from Jerry Carino, app.com):
2018 Draft Primer: The Simple Subjective Initiator Test (from Ben Rubin, Ode To Oden):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/16/17

CP3 To Bring New Layer To Rockets’ Offense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Brad Stevens Focused On Present, Not Past, In Re-recruiting Hayward (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
JVG Interview (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Jazz Hope Donovan Mitchell Brings The Energy They Need (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Film Breakdown: What Osman Will Bring To The Cavs (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Chris Paul’s Desire To Win Can Be Traced To Upbringing (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Why Summer League Matters To The Warriors (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Darrell Williams Rebounds From Wrongful Conviction For Shot At NBA (from Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle):
From NBA To India, Coach Phil Weber Takes On A New Challenge (from Karan Madhok, The Field):
Five Menu Items From Joel Embiid (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
Simmons And Isaac Represent The Magic’s Future Direction (from Philip Rossman-Reich):
Pat Riley Refused To Lose Wayne Ellington (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Jonathan Motley Is Bouncing Back from Knee Injury (from Bobby Karalla, mavs.com):
Positionless Basketball Defines NBA’s Copycat Nature (from Ed Graney, Las Vegas Review-Journal):
How Avery Bradley Can Make Reggie Jackson Better (from Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press);
Jonah Bolden’s SL Play Showed He Belongs (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Deyonta Davis Looks To Crack The Griz’ Rotation (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Justin Robinson: The Heat’s Summer Revelation (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Nets: No One Has A Better Story Than Jacob Wiley (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
The Rockets Get Their Harrell Replacement: Tarik Black (from Karlo Lovenia, 16 Wins):
The Heat’s Summer League Growth Curve  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
3 Kings Rookies Could Help Right Away; Only One 2nd-Year Player Seems Ready (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/26/17

 

Gary Payton, Isaiah Thomas And Lessons In Fearlessness (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Read it here:  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/02/25/gary-washburn-gary-payton-isaiah-thomas-and-lessons-fearlessness/rQfO26WEPlLjjN8YOMOYmL/story.html

Isaiah Thomas Needs Fourth Quarter Help (from Gary Washburn, Boston Glove):

Read it here:   http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/02/25/isaiah-thomas-needs-help-fourth-quarter/RDRVbhtZ5Qs29Z4yJynQQK/story.html

Flip’s Kids Are Alright: The Wolves’ Future Is Now  (from Adam Joseph, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/flips-kids-are-alright-the-future-is-now-in-minnesota-for-the-wolves-young-core-c530c1b4fc37#.wk6pmaqdu

Nerlens Noel’s Dallas Debut  (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):

Read it here:  http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-mavericks/mavericks/2017/02/25/nerlens-noel-makes-strong-first-impression-mavericks-debut-dallas-beats-new-orleans

From Bobby Karalla, mavs.com:  https://www.mavs.com/nerlens-noels-gravity-had-mavs-offense-rolling-in-his-debut/

Deron Williams: The Cavs Finally Have Their Backup PG (from Carter Rodriguez, Fear The Sword):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.fearthesword.com/2017/2/25/14739642/deron-williams-cavaliers-signing-analysis

Two New Offensive Weapons Nurkic Gives The Blazers (from Spencer Gordon, Rip City Project):

Read it here: http://ripcityproject.com/2017/02/25/nurkic-blazers-new-offensive-weapons/

Divac: : “It Was Time To Start Over” (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article135024309.html

Frank Kaminsky Takes Control At Center (from AP ):

Read it here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article135036919.html

OKC’s Victory Shows Blueprint For Success (from Max Seng, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/02/25/oklahoma-city-thunder-victory-shows-blueprint-success/

Player Profile: Doug McDermott (from Matthew Hallett, Thunderous Intentions):

Read it here:  http://thunderousintentions.com/2017/02/26/doug-mcdermott-player-profile/

The Magic Are Playing With Renewed Defensive Energy  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):

Read it here:  http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2017/02/26/orlando-magic-build-energy-hustle-stats/

PJ Tucker Gets A Chance To Finish What He Started In Toronto  (from Justin Rowan, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/02/25/toronto-raptors-p-j-tucker-gets-chance-to-finish-what-he-started/

From Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-saturday-p-j-tucker-brings-versatility-to-toronto/

From Sean Woodley, Raptors HQ:  http://www.raptorshq.com/2017/2/25/14737352/fridays-game-a-win-for-the-raptors-and-qualitative-analysis-celtics-raptors-long-recap

–  Film Room: Terrence Ross  (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/magic/news/film-room-assessing-terrence-ross-performance-vs-hawks-cohen-20170226

Pistons Searching For A Way To Jump Start Reggie Jackson  (from Aaron McMann, MLive):

Read it here:  http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/2017/02/pistons_searching_for_ways_to.html

Suns: Vowing To Play Their Young Bench Players  (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):

Read it here:  http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2017/2/26/14742354/kids-are-coming-out-to-play-for-suns-in-second-half

Rodney McGruder’s Defensive Toughness  (from Anthony Chang, Palm Beach Post):

Read it here:  http://heatzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/02/26/heat-rookie-rodney-mcgruder-if-you-need-me-to-be-a-pest-i-will-be/

D-League: Chinanu Onuaku Continues To Impress (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

Read it here:  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2017/2/25/14737872/chinanu-onuaku-rio-grande-valley-vipers-nba-dleague