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/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/19/17

Lessons From Rockets-Warriors Opener  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
How The Van Gundys Became An Influential NBA Duo (from John Lombardo & John Ourand, Sports Business Daily):
Will Thibodeau Overwork The Wolves? (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
– Are The Wolves Ready To Be A Super Team? (from Evan Dyal, Sir Charles In Charge):
Kaminsky’s Opportunity (from Benny Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Utah’s Foundational Frontcourt (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):
Wednesday Recap (from Tim Cato, SBNation, with links to individual game stories):
The Sixers Were Worth The Wait (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Attacking Switching (Actions/Sets)  (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Crowder: Great Fit Alongside LBJ (from Robbie DiPaola, King James Gospel):
Can Lonzo Ball’s Jumper Make It In The NBA?  (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Kings: Divac Breaks Down The Roster (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Nuggets Roster Analysis (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Jaylen Brown/Jayson Tatum: Trying To Take Offensive Pressure Off Irving (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
Greg Monroe: Sixth Man Of The Year Candidate (from Brian Sampson, Dime Mag):
Pat Riley Reflects On 50 NBA Years, How He’s Changed & Why He Loves This Heat Team (from Greg Cote, Miami Herald):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/11/17

10 Best International Prospects Besides Luka Doncic (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
NBA Sophomores Ready To Break Out (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
How Kyrie Irving Will Evolve In Boston (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
Marcus Smart: An Incredible Coach’s Resource (from Sam Sheehan, Celtics Hub):
Ranking The Top 100 Players, Part One: 51-100 (from Ben Golliver/Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Wizards: Climbing NBA’s Hierarchy (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Furkan Korkmaz: An Analysis (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Thunder’s Changing Offense (from Fred Katz, CNHI):
Gobert: Ready To Silence The Doubters (from Adam Coffman, The J Notes):
What Happens When The Draft Helps The Rich Get Richer? (from Miles Wray, The Step Back):
Elgin Baylor, Uncelebrated Pioneer (from jackmccallum.net):
What Will Hornacek’s Offense Look Like Post-Phil Jackson? (from New York Basketball Observer ):
Top 10 FAs Still On The Market (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Pick-And-Roll Glossary (from Ryan Mahanna, Celtics Hub):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/20/17

How Does DeRozan Fit In Raptors’ Culture Change? (from Nate Wolf,  Hoops Habit):
Celtics’ Slice Play Breakdown (from Forum Blue And Gold):
KAT Double Screen ISO Set (from Paul Garcia, The Sports Daily):
The Top Ten Youthful Core Groups  (from Jason Dandy, 16 Wins):
Gobert’s Defense Transforms The Jazz (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Redemption For Ekpe Udoh (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
One-On-One With Steve Kerr (from Scott Ostler, SF Chronicle):
Should The Wizards Explore More Small Ball Lineups? (from Nicholas Arguelles, Wiz Of Awes):
What Effect Will CP3 Have On Rockets’ Offense? (from Tim Stubbs, NBA Math):
SI’s Lee Jenkins: Q & A (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
NBA “Mental Coach” Graham Betchart (from Richard Freedman, Vallejo Times-Herald):
Bagley Raises Issue Of “Reclassification” (from John Marshall, AP):
Joakim Noah Breaks His Silence (from Marc Berman, NY Post):