Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/2/18

League Pass Rankings, Part Two (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BKN: No Limits When Experimenting With Lineups (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
BKN: Nets’ Forward Options (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
BOS: Bench Role Hasn’t Sapped Rozier’s Energy (from Scott Souza, Providence Journal):
BOS: Yabusele Improves His Game (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Globe):
CHA: Hornets’ Plan For Miles Bridges Is Changing Already (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Splitting The Starting Center Job (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: The Cavs’ New Offense (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Notable Aspects Of Preseason Win Over LAL (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
GSW: How Curry’s Usage Has Evolved (from Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Quinn Cook Found His Place In Golden State (from Jake Paynting, Def Pen):
MIA: Duncan Robinson Now Slinging Instead Of Sprinting  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIA: Winslow Can Fill In All The Blanks (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
MIL: Bucks’ Players Like Budenholzer’s “Daily Vitamins”  (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: Star Track: Anthony Davis (from The Ringer):
ORL: Film Room At Sixers: Bamba, Vucevic & Ross (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Grading The Magic’s Roster (from NBA Math):
PHI: Monday’s Game Analysis: Fultz, Shamet, Embiid (from David Murphy,  philly.com):
PHI: Fultz Looks Set For Breakout Year Alongside Simmons (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
PHI: Improved Post Play Should Be A Focus For Simmons (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Unlike Fultz, Simmons Not Going To Start Launching Threes (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
PHI: JJ Redick Is More Than Just A Mentor To Sixers’ Young Players (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
SAS: When It Comes To D, Spurs Aim To Reload, Not Rebuild  (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
SAS: Can Dejounte Murray Lead Spurs Into New Era? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
TOR:  New Role For Siakam Could Have Big Benefits For Raptors (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
TOR: Raptors’ Playbook: Halfcourt Season Preview (from Cooper Smither, Raptors Republic):
UTA: Joe Ingles: Most Unappreciated Star?  (from Micah Adams, Sporting News):
UTA: Can The Jazz Attack Switching Defenses Effectively? (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Offseason Boxing Workouts Help Gobert On The Court (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
UTA: Ricky Rubio: Case Study In Confidence (from Dan Godziszewski, 94 Feet Report)):
10 Candidates For A Bounce-Back Season (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 81-90  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net ):
Hoop Dreams: Why Basketball Never Sleeps (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
How Can We Best Measure Individual Defensive Impact? (from Daniel Massop, Nylon Calculus):
How Can An Analytic Approach Be Applied To Player Psychology?  (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/15/18

The Pels Should Be Better Because AD Will Be Better (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Video: Analyzing Kevin Knox (from Seamus/Ryan, Scot Shot Basketball):
Pistons Have A Valuable Asset In Kennard (from James Edwards III):
Bucks: Can Middleton Continue To Improve As A Playmaker?  (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
–  Heat: What’s Holding Whiteside Back?  (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):
Trey Burke Has Found New Life With The Knicks (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
Grizzlies: Poised For Comeback (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
Remaining Offseason Questions: Central Division (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Underdog Hero Joe Ingles Has Defied The Odds In A Big Way (from Ryan Aston, The J Notes):
Ricky Rubio: The Next Chapter (from Taylor Griffin, SLC Dunk):
Q & A: Andre Iguodala (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Raptors’ Defense Set For Improvement (from Vivek Jacobs, Raptors Republic):
Nets: Could Jordan McLaughlin Be More Than Long Island’s PG? (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Nike Basketball Academy Camp:  Rising, Falling College Players To Watch (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Nike Basketball Academy Camp: High Schoolers With Pro Potential (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Thunder’s Biggest Fan Lives In Japan  (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):

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):