Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/15/18

BOS: Where Do The Celtics Go From Here?  (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
CHI: Is Dunn The Bulls’ PG Of The Future? (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DEN: Hernangomez’ & Beasley’s Development Save The Nuggets (from Max Carling, The Step Back):
DEN: Monte Morris Is Here To Stay (from Jackson Lloyd, 94 Feet):
DET: Are The Pistons Placing Too Much Emphasis On Defending Three-Pointers? (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
DET: Pistons’ Assistant Coach JD Dubois (from Ryan McDonald, Deseret News):
GSW: Video Analysis: Steph Outduels Luka Down The Stretch (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
* IND: Can The Pacers Keep Turner & Sabonis?  (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
MIL: Brogdon Rarely Misses (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
MIL: Q & A: Marques Johnson (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
OKC: Ferguson Is Repaying Thunder’s Faith (from Lawrence George, Thunderous Intentions):
PHI: The Sixers’ Upcoming Killer Schedule Will Test & Help Define Them (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
PHI: The Story Of Landry Shamet’s Rise (from Jackson Frank, The Athletic):
PHO: As Booker Returns, He Needs To Fit In, Not Take Over (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):
UTA: Rudy Gobert Scares People (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: In Locker Room & Beyond, Udoh Builds Community (from Aaron Falk, utahjazz.com):
Coaches Are Tending To Their Health To Cope With The Grind (from Janie McCauley, Associated Press):
The Three-Point Line Has Gone Beyond Percentages (from Justin Jett, DefPen):
Draft Prospect Goga Bitadze Shines In 1st EuroLeague Action (from Austin Green, Flo Hoops):
Cherokee Parks Finds Second Life In League Office (from Josh Martin, closeup360.com):

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* IND: Can The Pacers Keep Turner & Sabonis?  (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/29/18

BKN: The Emergence Of Rodions Kurucs (from Chris Von Achen, Hashtag Basketball):
BKN: Marks & Atkinson Have Used Minimal Resources To Build Nets For Long-Term Success (from Jeff Feld, Forbes):
BOS: Indispensable Irving Gives The Celtics Time To Figure Things Out (from Ben Ladner, The STep Back):
BOS: Video: Marcus Smart’s Defense On Harden (from Matt Esposito):
CHA: How Long Can Tony Parker Keep Doing This? (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
DAL: Barnes Is Changing His Game Next To Luka (from Vladislav Shufinskiy ,The Smoking Cuban):
DET: Bruce Brown Makes The Grade In Defensive Tests (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: What Are The Dubs’ Options With McCaw?  (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
HOU: Harden Is Amazing But We’re Getting Worried About His Minutes (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
HOU: What Rivers Brings To The Rockets (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
LAL: Q & A: Ivica Zubac (from Mike Trudell, lakers.com):
MIA: Winslow Flashes Potential As Starting PG (from Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald):
MIL: Brook Lopez Is Making Opponents Pay For Hard Closeouts Along The Arc (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
MIN: What’s Left Of Wiggins’ Potential? (from James Grieco. Hoops Habit):
MIN: Thibodeau Through The Eyes Of His TimberBulls (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
PHO: Recapping The Suns’ Road Trip (from Yusuf Saleem, Bball Index):
PHO: TJ Warren’s Historic Three-Point Percentage Increase (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
SAC: Buddy Hield: Stellar Start To His 3rd Year (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
SAS: Bertans Is Becoming An Elite Role Player (from Jared Johnson, Bball Index):
UTA: Rudy Gobert Is Still Evolving As A Defender (from Ryan Miller, KSL):
UTA: The 2nd-Half Surge Is Coming For The Jazz (from John Keeffer, The JNotes):
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How Scheduling Can Tell The NBA’s Subtlest Lies (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/9/18

BKN: Why The Nets Must Reward Dinwiddie (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
BKN: No Quit In Improving Nets (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BKN: Q & A: Jarrett Allen (from Steve Serby, NY Post):
BOS: Theis Shines In Blowout Win (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
BOS: The Offense Has Flipped The Script After Stagnant Start (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
CHI: Heart & Hustle, Arcidiacano Brings It (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
CLE: Cavs 116, Wizards 101 (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DAL: So Far This Season, The Mavs Are The NBA Kings Of Texas (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DAL: Inside Doncic’s First “Signature Game” (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DEN: How Will The Nuggets Replace Millsap? (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
DET: Assistant Coach Sean Sweeney’s Player Development Skills (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
GSW: The Warriors & The Elusive Quest For Joy (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
GSW: Video Breakdown: How The “ZaZa Pass” Became Part Of The Dubs’ Culture (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: Pacers Finding Strength In Numbers  (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
NOP: Anthony Davis’ Improved Passing (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
NYK: The Knicks’ Recent Transition Defense Woes (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
OKC: Steven Adams’ Rising Value (from Noah Schulte, Thunderous Intentions):
ORL: Vucevic Is The Magic’s MVP So Far This Season (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Film Study: Breaking Down Butler’s Big Night Vs Pistons (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: How Has Embiid’s Role Changed Since The Trade For Butler? (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
SAS: Forbes’ Bravado Is Exactly What Spurs Need (from Mike Finger, Express News):
TOR: Siakam Is Providing Secondary Playmaking (from Jake Hyman, 94 Feet):
UTA: Gobert Has Found His Voice (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: The Wizards Are Having A Difficult Time Processing Trading Jason Smith (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

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 4/24/18

Sixers: Getting A Huge Boost From Their Role Players (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here:  https://fansided.com/2018/04/24/nba-playoffs-76ers-role-players-embiid-simmons/

How The Sixers Can Combat The Heat’s Aggressive Defense (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):

Read and watch it here:  https://theathletic.com/325900/2018/04/23/how-the-sixers-can-combat-miamis-aggressive-defense-and-close-out-the-series/

Do AD & The Pels Still Need DMC? (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23297808/zach-lowe-anthony-davis-demarcus-cousins-new-orleans-pelicans-nba-playoffs

Celtics: Tatum & Brown Are Owning The Moment (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23297168/jaylen-brown-jayson-tatum-owning-moment-boston-celtics-nba

Maker Impacts Series With High-Octane Minutes (from Gary D’Amato, jsonline.com):

Read it here:  https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2018/04/22/damato-bucks-thon-maker-impacts-series-high-octane-minutes/529565002/

From Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini:  https://hardwoodhoudini.com/2018/04/24/boston-celtics-semi-ojeleye-taking-over-greg-monroes-role/

Maker & Delly Swinging The Series (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):

Read and watch it here: https://thejumpball.net/2018/04/23/the-bucks-maker-and-delly-swinging-the-series/

The Bucks Have Found A Winning Defensive Formula (from Nate Wolf, Charity Stripe):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/milwaukee-bucks-18377101

How The Celtics Can Adjust To Bucks’ Switching Defense (from Michael DePrisco, Celtics Blog):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.celticsblog.com/2018/4/24/17273432/how-the-boston-celtics-can-adjust-to-milwaukee-bucks-switching-defense

 

Ojeleye’s Rugged Defense (from Simon Pollock, Celtics Blog):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.celticsblog.com/2018/4/23/17269266/semi-ojeleye-game-four-boston-celtics-milwaukee-bucks-playoffs

 

Celtics’ Takeaways (from Jay King, The Athletic):

Read and watch it here:  https://theathletic.com/326826/2018/04/23/kings-celtics-takeaways-marcus-smarts-return-could-add-teeth-to-boston-defense/

 

Oubre Energized The Wizards To Even The Series (from Zach Rosen, wizards.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.nba.com/wizards/oubre-energizes-wizards-even-series

HOU 119, MIN 100 (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23299214/houston-rockets-find-their-rhythm-minnesota

From Tim Faklis, Zone Coverage:  https://zonecoverage.com/2018/timberwolves/inside-houstons-50-point-quarter-and-how-the-timberwolves-fell-into-a-3-1-series-hole/

Wolves Finally Using Butler At PF (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):

Read and watch it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/kzxjaa/jimmy-butler-minnesota-timberwolves-nba-playoffs

Derrick Rose Has Been Reborn (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):

Read and watch it here: https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/4/23/17267854/derrick-rose-minnesota-timberwolves-stats-highlights-nba-playoffs

UTA 113, OKC 96 (from Andy Larsen, KSL):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.ksl.com/article/46306840/the-triple-team-jazz-victorious-over-okc-in-physical-game-4-battle-for-3-1-series-lead

Gobert’s Defense Has Thunder Frustrated (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):

Read it here:  http://newsok.com/article/5592010/rudy-goberts-defense-has-thunder-frustrated

The Gravity Of The Thunder’s Situation (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/4/24/17274292/russell-westbrook-thunder-jazz-game-4

Inside Quinn Cook’s Winding NBA Journey (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  https://www.si.com/nba/2018/04/24/nba-playoffs-quinn-cook-warriors-mavericks-pelicans-stephen-curry

What Is The Best Way For Coaches To Manage Foul Trouble? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):

Read it here:  https://cleaningtheglass.com/the-trouble-with-foul-trouble/

What’s Ahead For Trail Blazers? (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):

Read it here:  https://portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/393174-284426-whats-ahead-for-trail-blazers

Bazley Charts Another Path To NBA (from Adam Zagoria, NY Times):

Read it here:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/sports/darius-bazley.html

NOAH Shooting System Wants To Fix Every Jump Shot (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  https://fansided.com/2018/04/24/nylon-calculus-noah-fix-every-jumpshot/