Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/24/18 PART TWO

Celtics: How Marcus Smart Can Change The Series (from Scott Levine, Sir Charles In Charge):

Read it here:  https://sircharlesincharge.com/2018/04/24/boston-celtics-marcus-smart-change-series-milwaukee-bucks/

From Keith P. Smith, Celtics Blog:  https://www.celticsblog.com/2018/4/24/17275850/how-marcus-smart-can-boost-the-boston-celtics-offense-milwaukee-bucks-2018-nba-playoffs

Film Sessions: Sixers & Heat Prepare For Game 5 (from Steve Jones, Jr/Dylan Murphy, Cleaning The Glass):

Read and watch it here: https://cleaningtheglass.com/shootaround-heat-at-sixers-game-5/

Thon Maker: This Is My Time (from Eric Nehm, ESPN):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/milwaukee/post/_/id/2345/thon-maker-this-is-my-time

From Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass:  https://behindthebuckpass.com/2018/04/24/milwaukee-bucks-the-postseason-rejuvenation-of-thon-maker/

Offensive Adjustments Cavs Can Make For Game 5 (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.fearthesword.com/2018/4/24/17273018/cavaliers-game-5-offensive-adjustments

Mitchell & Rubio: The Jazz’ Odd Couple Is Destroying OKC (from Brady Klopfer, Clutch Points):

Read and watch it here:  https://clutchpoints.com/the-utah-jazz-odd-couple-is-destroying-the-oklahoma-city-thunder/

 

The “Normal” Life Of Steven Adams (from Royce Young, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23277928/normal-life-oklahoma-city-thunder-center-steven-adams-nba

Inside An NBA Head Coaching Search: What Execs Consider (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/326873/2018/04/24/inside-an-nba-head-coaching-search-what-execs-consider-as-they-make-a-hire/

 

A New Wrinkle Has Powered Wall & The Wizards (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):

Read and watch it here:  https://clutchpoints.com/a-new-wrinkle-has-powered-john-wall-and-the-wizards-past-the-raptors/

 

Grading The Nuggets After 2017-18  (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):

Read it here:  https://nbamath.com/crystalbasketball-ranking-the-denver-nuggets-after-2017-18/

Evaluating Mason Plumlee (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.denverstiffs.com/2018/4/24/17273654/player-evaluation-mason-plumlee-nba-denver-nuggets-reverse-dunks-free-throws

Grading The Pistons After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):

Read it here:  https://nbamath.com/crystalbasketball-ranking-the-detroit-pistons-after-2017-18/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/22/18

Give LBJ Shooters & Get Out Of The Way (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
The Biggest Issue For The Cavs (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Cavs: Adjustments To Consider For Game 4 (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Raptors Plan To Stick With Bench Mob (from Rachel Brady, Globe And Mail):
Raptors Facing Key Defensive Questions (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
Anunoby: Thriving In The Playoffs (from Arden Zwelling, sportsnet.ca):
Maker, Bucks’ Length Put The Celtics On Their Heels (from Bobby Manning, Celtics Blog):
Bucks Need Middleton To Continue His Hot Shooting (from Nicholas LeTourneau, The Charity Stripe):
The Giannis Effect: Bucks Counting On Him To Take Them To New Heights (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
Sixers Sets Of The Week: Creating Threes With Misdirection (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):
PHI 106, MIA 102 (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
UTA 115, OKC 102 (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
How Rubio Turned His & The Jazz’ Season Around (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
Game Changer: Rondo’s Preparedness (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
MIN 121, HOU 105 (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Rookies Are Lifting Playoff Teams (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders:
Playoff Rondo Is Back (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
How Worried Should The Warriors be About Facing The Pels?  (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Luka Doncic Is The Real Deal (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
Q & A: Kara Lawson On Her Path To NBA Analyst (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/18 PART ONE

Rubio & Mitchell’s Unlikely Partnership Is Driving The Jazz (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
The Cavs’ Imperfect Deadline Was The Best They Could Do  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Will The Cavs’ Dramatic Overhaul Save Their Season?  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
New Cavalier Breakdowns (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
George Hill: The Perfect Complement To LBJ (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Koby Altman: Cavs Trades Were About Building Chemistry (from Matthew Florjancic, WKYC):
Trade Deadline Winners & Losers (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
The Lakers Cleared Long-Term Salary While Adding A First-Round Pick  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Best, Worst & Most Surprising Moves (from ESPN Expert Roundtable):
Not Trading Evans Will Hurt The Grizzlies (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Why Teams Were Hesitant To Trade First-Round Picks At The Deadline (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
A Sign Of Rockets’ Strength: No Deadline Deals (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Sixers:  JJ Redick & Justin Anderson Know What It’s Like To Be Traded At The Deadline (from Zack Rosenblatt, NJ.com):
Greg Monroe’s Strong Debut (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
Meet New Piston Jameer Nelson (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
The Complexity Of Scouting Trae Young (from Patrick Oxford, 94 Feet Report):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/26/17

How Can George, Anthony & Westbrook Co-Exist On Offense? (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Top 10 ROY Candidates (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
How The Lakers Can Unleash Lonzo (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Dean Oliver On Balancing Stats And “Eye-Test” (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Storybook Ending? Can Melo Change His NBA Story With A Dose Of Humility? (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
The Raptors’ Key Bench Players  (from Curtis Rafter, Hashtag Basketball):
Nuggets: Gary Harris, Overlooked Weapon (from Shane Young, Fanrag Sports):
Despite Roster Overhaul, Celtics’ Expectations Remain High (from Benny Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Popovich: The NBA’s Most “Woke” Coach  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Bizarre Adventure Of Wiggins In The Pick-And-Roll (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Rested Reggie Jackson Returns With Renewed Joy For The Game (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Pistons: Numbers To Keep An Eye On  (from Matthew Way, Piston Powered):
Bucks: The Benefits Of Continuity  (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
Vogel’s Return Gives Magic Continuity, Confidence (from Terrance Harris, AP):
How Jordan Crawford’s Two-Year NBA Exile Saved His Career  (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Hawks To Prioritize Defense (from Graham Chapple, Peachtree Hoops):
Suns: Re-Signing TJ Warren Has Many Positives (from Adam Maynes, Valley Of The Suns):
Jamal Crawford: Thibs Is One Of A Kind  (from Jerry Zgoda, Startribune.com):
Warriors: Coach Kerr Is Emphasizing More Accurate Passing (from Carl Steward, Mercury News):
–  Grading The Pelicans’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Grading The Knicks’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Harrison Barnes Interview (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
Meyers Leonard Talks Expectations (from Oliver Maroney, Basketball Insiders):
Jazz Offense: The Rubio Effect (from Allen Schowengerdt, Salt City Hoops):
10 Players Who Should Fit In Great With Their New Teams (from Joe Romano, Fansided):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/22/17

Why The Wizards Were Happy To Give $106M To Their 3rd Best Player (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Draymond Green Shakes Everything Up  (from Ryan Jarvis, NBA Math):
What Rubio Brings To The Jazz (from Tim Stubbs, NBA Math):
Free Agency Bargain: Patrick Patterson  (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Best Value Signings Of The Offseason (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
–  Who Will Be Next Season’s Best Pick-And-Roll Big Man?  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
The Bulls Rebuild: Lauri Markkanen  (from Vincent Goodwill, SLAM):
Cavs Have 3 Choices With Irving & No Rush To Decide  (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Irving’s List Of Preferred Destinations Doesn’t Really Matter (from Michael Sykes, SBNation):
Ranking Celtics’ Rookies’ Chances (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Heat: Did It Have To End This Way With Willie Reed? (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Summer League Observations (from Jeremy Nellis,  NBADraft.net):
Takeaways From Lonzo Ball’s Summer League Performances (from Nick Birdsong, NBA Math):
Celtics Are Placing A Premium On Sports Science/Biological Analytics  (from Curtis Rafter, Hardwood Houdini):