Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/8/18

Steph Curry Explains How Assistant Coach Bruce Fraser Helped Him Through Injuries (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Iguodala’s Importance (from Connor Letourneau, SF Gate):
Pels’ Preferred Pace Presents Dilemma Vs. Dubs (from Associated Press):
Chris Paul: Wizard Of The Mid-Range Game (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Why Defending Capela Is A Problem For Gobert (from Ti Windisch, The Step Back):
Capela: Playing A Key Role For HOU (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
The Further The Rockets Go, The More They Will Need Eric Gordon (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Day Donovan Mitchell Won Over The Jazz (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Rubio Has Found The Right Fit With The Jazz (from Christopher Kamrani, Salt Lake Tribune):
Sixers’ Defensive Tweak Leads To Added Intensity In Game 4 (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
Brett Brown: Making The Most Of A Limited Roster (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense ):
Saric Stepped Up Big In Game 4 (from Liberty Ballers):
TJ McConnell: Game 4 Hero (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
McConnell, Covington Bonded Through Years Of “Process” Struggle (from Zack Rosenblatt,
The Cure To Embiid’s Ailing Post-Up Game (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
George Hill Has Made The Cavs’ Offense Whole Again (from Chris Fedor,
LBJ: Confidence In Teammates “Never Wavered” (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Q & A: Emeka Okafor (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/26/18

Saric & Covington Make The Sixers Hum (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Sixers’ Young Core Taking The NBA By Storm Is An Historic Anomaly (from David Murphy, Philadelphia Inquirer):
(BI Note:  Let’s remember the 73-74 ABA Champ Nets with starting five of Doctor J, Super John Williamson, Larry Kenon, Brian Taylor and Billy Paultz who each averaged at least 29.4 mpg at ages 23, 22, 21,22,25.  The youngest championship team in NBA/ABA history.)
History Of Kyrie’s Knee Problems (from Nik DeCosta-Klipa & Nicole Yang,
The Gravity Of Steph Curry’s Knee Injury (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The Evolution Of Steph Curry (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
 60 Minutes: Giannis’ Story (from CBS News):
Five Great Moments From Giannis’ 60 Minutes Story (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline):
LaMarcus Aldridge: Quietly Overlooked  (from Jesse Blanchard, BBall Breakdown):
Pacers: Darren Collison Is Feeling Taller Than Ever  (from Mark Monteith,
Video: LeBron James’ Gravity (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
D’Angelo Russell: Back In Rhythm  (from Tom Dowd,
Off-Ball Role Helping Ntkilina Find His Game (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Thunder: Is It Time For Melo’s Minutes To Decline?  (from Berry Tramel, newsok):
Blake Griffin: More Motown Than Hollywood (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
The Relationship Between Darrell Griffith & Donovan Mitchell (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Kelly Oubre Enigma (from Rob Athmer, Hashtag Basketball):
Is Dragan Bender Ready To Prove Himself? (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
The Renaissance Of Kent Bazemore (from Dallin Duffy, Soaring Down South):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/18/18

Coming To America: NBA’s Global Growth (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):

Steve Kerr Believes In Fred Hoiberg’s Coaching Chops (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Dubs Have Rave Reviews For Markkanen, Hoiberg, Bulls (from Steve Greenberg, Sun Times):
How The Bulls Have Emulated The Dubs During Their Hot Streak (from Nate P., Golden State Of Mind):
Luke Walton’s Blueprint For Building  (from Dan Woike, LATimes):
Jrue Holiday’s Career Year Is Making A Huge Difference For The Pels (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Giannis Is Learning New Ways To Win (from Josh Cornelissen, Behind The Buck Pass):
Midseason Check-In On The Wolves (from Adam Ziobrowski, Dunking With Wolves):
The Wolves’ Defensive Improvement (from Josh Clement, Canis Hoopus):
Wolves: Not All Good Teams Have To Hit The Three (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
Q & A: Zach Collins (from David MacKay, Blazer’s Edge):
Anthony Davis Has Arrived. Again (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Jayson Tatum: No Average Rookie (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Melo: Accepting Role Has Made Game Fun Again (from Royce Young, ESPN):
OKC: The Importance Of Steven Adams’ Offensive Rebounding (from Fred Katz, CNHI):
Brett Brown On What Fultz Is Showing Behind The Scenes (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Sixers: Covington Must Step Up In Redick’s Absence (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
No Matter Who Is Missing, The Spurs Are Always Ready To Go (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
MIA 106, MIL101: Bucks’ Bad Habits Return In 4th Quarter (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline):
Potential Of Satoransky Playing Alongside Wall & Beal Is Starting To Show (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Wizards: Scott Brooks Vows Changes (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
New Two-Way Contract Players Worth Watching (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Three Statistical Observations: KP,OKC, MIN (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
How David West Became An Expert In African American History (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Popovich: Kawhi’s Confidence In Quad “Just Wasn’t There”  (from Ian Begley/Michael Wright):
Popovich Praises Sean Marks’ Work With The Nets (from Alex Labidou,
Takeaways From The Wolves’ Winning Streak (from Katie Nelson, LWOS):
Blow Up The Clippers?  Not So Fast! (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Playing In Lakeland Helped Sharpen Khem Birch’s Skills (from John Denton,
Pacers: Damien Wilkins Defense Will Be Missed (from Tony East, 8Points9Seconds):
Oladipo Has Found The Perfect Home (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):
Will The Trade-Down Become A Draft Day Trend? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Josh Childress Found A Second Basketball Life Down Under (from Bryan Curtis, The Ringer):
New Age Steve Clifford Remembers How To Scream (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Kyrie Irving Is On A Rebounding Tear (from Odie Waukewan, Celtics Life):
A Mini-Study Of NBA Team Pace (from Andre Liu, RotoBaller):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/27/17 PART TWO

Al Horford: At Heart Of Celtics’ Success (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
What We Learned From Raptors Road Trip  (from Mike Ganter, Postmedia Network):
Thaddeus Young: Consistent & Reliable (from Tony East,
Covington And The Sixers: A Perfect Match  (from Nate Wolf, NBA Math):
Redick Helps Make The Sixers Elite (from Jason Dandy, The Sixer Sense):
In Praise Of Kevin Pritchard (from Adrian Lawhorn,
David West’s Leadership (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Timberwolves: Tyus Starts A PG Conversation  (from Andy Grimsrud, A Wolf Among Wolves):
The Keys To The Mavericks’ Turnaround (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
Jazz: Week In Review (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
Billy Donovan Has To Take Control Of The Thunder (from Tony Heim, Thunderous Intentions):
Avery Bradley Has Boosted Pistons In A Variety Of Ways (from Ansar Khan,  MLive):
Frank Vogel Reflects On Early Coaching Days (from John Denton,
The Warriors’ Back-Up Shooting Wings (from Simon Cherin-Gordon, Hoops Habit):

Hornets: A Case For Treveon Graham (from Evan Dyal, At The Hive):

Pelicans: Will We See Ian Clark Play Serious Minutes Again?  (from Justin Jett, Pelican Debrief):
Q&A: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson  (from Steve Serby, Hardwood Nation):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/15/17 PART ONE

How The Celtics Became The NBA’s Hottest Team (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Anatomy Of The Celtics’ Win Streak (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Brett Brown: The Process’ Survivor (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
How The Blazers Brought Out The Worst In The Nuggets (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Q&A: Kyle Korver (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Q&A: Kyle Kuzma (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Q&A: Dennis Smith, Jr. (from David Aldridge,
DMC’s Dominance (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
DMC’s Benching: Performance Or Strategy-Based?  (from Chris Conner, Pelican Debrief):
Why OKC Has Been Bad In Close Games (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
How The Spurs Stay Afloat Minus Kawhi (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Is Belinelli’s Career Year Happening In Season 11?  (from KL Chouinard,
Knicks Are More Confident “Running Hornacek’s Stuff”  (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Will Raptors’ Changed Offense Work In The Postseason? (from Tim Bontemps, Washingotn Post):
Hardaway & The Knicks: An Ideal Fit (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Rockets’ Defensive Emphasis Stresses Switching Assignments (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Is This The Real Jeremy Lamb? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
Jonathan Simmons: Toughness And Determination (from John Denton,
Wolves’ Film Breakdown: Active Hands (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Ben Simmons: Forcefully Reminding The Basketball World Of His Talent  (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Robert Covington: Leading By Example (from Rusty Gorleick, The Sixer Sense):
Suns: Lack Of PG Production Is Becoming A Problem (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Joe Harris: Getting Shots & Respect (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Shabazz Napier: Earning His Minutes (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Q&A: Bernard King (from Ali Danois, The Shadow League):
Cavs: The Irving Trade Didn’t Cause The Crisis  (from Zachary Tenner, Sir Charles In Charge):
LBJ Is Unstoppable But The Cavs Are In Trouble (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
LBJ’s Most Unstoppable Shot (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
The Rockets Are Shooting Even More 3s & It Is Working (form Tim Cato, SBNation):
Lakers’ Practice Notes: Clarkson, Kuzma, Vander Blue,Thomas Bryant (from Serena Winters, Lakers Nation):