Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/17/19

*ATL: Keep Watching John Collins (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
ATL: John Collins’ Journey From Lightly Regarded Prospect (from Seerat Sohi, Yahoo Sports):
DEN: Michael Malone: Tough Ain’t Born, It’s Built (from Sean Keeler, Denver Post):
DET: The Improved But Not New Blake Griffin (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
HOU: Harden On The Development Of The Step-Back 3 (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
MIN: Inside KAT’s Decision To Stay (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
MIN: The Best Version Of KAT Yet (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NYK: Mitchell Robinson Is Just Getting Started (from Jonathan Macri, Knicks Film School):
ORL: Magic Finally Playing With Consistency  (from Roy Parry, Orlando Sentinel):
ORL:  Magic’s G-League Team’s Success Is Part Of ORL’s Organizational Change (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Harris Already Looks Like A Great Fit (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
SAC: Hield Is Putting It All Together  (from Duncan Smith, Hoops Habit):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
NBA Officiating Executives Discuss Challenges Of An Evolving Offensive Arsenal (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Q & A: Muggsy Bogues (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):

*ATL: Keep Watching John Collins (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/14/19

ATL: The Artistry Of Trae Young’s Passes (from Chris Kirschner, The Athletic):
BKN: D’Lo Is Breaking Free (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
BKN:  Jarrett Allen Embodies “Rising Star” (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BOS: The Importance Of Horford Vs The Sixers (from Daniel Poarch, Celtic Blog):
DAL: Doncic & The Art Of Passing (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
DEN: Can Isaiah Thomas Rise Again? (from Robert Sanchez, ESPN):
DET: Ellington’s Focus Is On “Right Now” (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: Q & A: Steph Curry (from David Dennis, Jr, The Undefeated):
GSW: How The Dubs Overcame The Jazz In The 4th Quarter (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Durant At PG Is Looking Better & Better (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
HOU: Shumpert Brings A Steel Will To Defense (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: How Harden’s Streak Is Different Than Wilt’s (from Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight):

Read it here:  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/james-harden-is-outdoing-wilt-chamberlain-where-it-matters/

IND: Kyle O’Quinn’s Road To The NBA (from Josiah Turner, Sports Illustrated):
IND: Why The Pacers Are Thriving After Oladipo Injury (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
MEM: Joakim Noah Is Happiest He’s Ever Been (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
MEM: Was Avery Bradley Misused By LAC? (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
MIN: Taj Gibson: From Starter To Reserve (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
MIN: Takeaways From Win Over HOU (from Andy Grimsrud, A Wolf Among Wolves):
NOP: When Kenrich Williams Became Kenny Hustle (from Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com):
*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
NYK: How Dennis Smith’s Journey Readied Him For A Fresh Start (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
OKC: Steven Adams Is Much More Than Just Strong (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Rebounding At Center Of Magic’s Identity (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Magic’s Patience For Isaac Is Paying Off (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Embiid: DPOY?  (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Q & A: Rodney Hood (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
POR: Kanter Makes Blazers Deeper & Better (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
SAC: Harrison Barnes Prepared For Playoff Push (from Alex Kramers, kings.com):
SAS: Aldridge’s All-Star Journey (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: Q & A: Chris Boucher (from Gad Elmaleh, BallNRoll):
UTA: Gobert’s MVP-Like Season (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):
WAS: The Newest Wizards Are Fitting Beautifully By Playing Their Strengths (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
Shot-Chart Trivia: Guess That All-Star (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
Sports Reference Informs The World (from James Wagner, NY Times):
The Step-Back 3 (from Associated Press):
An Oral History Of The 1998-99 Lockout  (from Thomas Golianopolous, The Ringer):
G-League: Keep An Eye On Stockton Rookie Cameron Reynolds (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/12/19 PART ONE

– BKN: Napier Is Quite The Luxury (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
– BKN: The Loss At Toronto Was Encouraging (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
– BOS: Jayson Tatum And The Art Of Getting To FT Line (from Max Carlin, Celtics Blog):
– CLE: Steven Adams, The Ultimate Yeoman (from Jeff Siegel, Fear The Sword):
– DEN: Nuggets’ Depth Is A Good Problem (from Sean Keeler, Denver Post):
Read it here:  https://www.denverpost.com/2019/02/12/isaiah-thomas-michael-malone-denver-nuggets/

– GSW: Steph Curry’s Game Is More Than Just The Shot (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
– HOU: Harden’s Leadership (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
– HOU: Harden Is Rockets’ MVP But Playoff Hopes Hinge On CP3 (from Ben Golliver, Washingotn Post):
Read it here:   http://wapo.st/2GzSMzP
 IND: What Can Wesley Matthews Bring To The Pacers?  (from Tony East, BBall Index):
– LAL: Walton Says Lakers Need To Re-Find Passion For Playing Defense (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
– MIA: Winslow Now Countering Opponents’ Counterpoints (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIL: Khris Middleton: Perfect 2nd Option (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
– MIL: Brook Lopez Stretches The Bucks’ Offense By Shooting Threes (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
– OKC: Westbrook Is Thriving With PG In Control (from Nate Scott, USA Today):
– ORL:  Jonathan Isaac Breaks Out (from Luke Duffy, Hoops Habit):
– PHI: Simmons Three-Point Attempt (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
– POR: Seth Curry On Blazing His Own Career Path (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
– SAC: Bagley Is Getting Opportunities To Dominate  (from BS West, Sactown Royalty):
– The Art Of Talking To Refs (from Alex Wong, Yahoo Sports):
– AND1’s Influence On Today’s NBA Handles (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/5/19

ATL: Huerter’s Journey To The NBA (from Roman Stubbs, Washington Post):
BOS: The Quiet Brilliance Of Al Horford (from Chris Grenham, Celtics Blog):
CHI: What Should Bulls Expect From TLC?  (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
LAL: The New, Old School Brandon Ingram (from Mike Garcia, Bball Index):
MIA: Spoelstra: I Love The Profession Of Coaching (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
MIL: DJ Wilson’s Development Provides Peek Into Future (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIL: Middleton’s Versatility Is Paying Off For Bucks (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIL: Brogdon Shoots His Shot (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
MIN: Bayless Will Soon Have His College Diploma (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NYK: Can Vonleh Run An Offense? (from Alex Wolfe/Dallas Amico, Posting And Toasting):
OKC: Where Does Schroder Rank Among 6MOY Candidates? (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
PHI: Shamet Bet On Himself Entering The NBA (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
PHI: The Corey Brewer Era Was Fun While It Lasted (from Justin Carter, Liberty Ballers):
SAC:  Bagley & Ferrell Help Kings Continue Home Roll  (From Noel Harris, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: Spurs Struggle With Kings’ Speed (from Jared Johnson, Bball Index):
The Value In Having A Head Coach Without Front Office Power (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Key Points To Remember As Trade Deadline Arrives (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
Everyone Is Falling For Ja Morant (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
Scouting Deni Avdija (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall Index):
Canada Continues To Churn Out Elite Talent (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/3/19

BKN: DLo Adds To Nets Player Development Success Story (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BOS: Hayward Is Feeling His Athleticism Slowly Coming Back  (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
DEN: Malik Beasley’s “Thrill”-Ing Path (from James Siegle, Hoops Habit):
DEN: Mike Malone Earns All-Star Bid, Respect & Gratitude Of His Players (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: The Pistons’ Epic Collapse Vs LAC (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Dubs’ “Dribble Back Door” Play (from Bryan Oringher):
MEM: Julian Washburn Achieves His Dream Of Playing In The NBA (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: Dion Waiters: Out Of Rhythm, Searching For Answers (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIL: The Wizards Got Their 1st Look At Giannis & The New-Look Bucks (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
MIN: The Wolves Need More From Wiggins (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
ORL: Magic Showing They Can Become Elite Defensive Team (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
PHI: Missing Redick & Chandler In Loss Showcased The Sixers Need For More Depth (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
PHO: Mikal Bridges: More Than Just A 3-And-D Prototype  (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
So You Just Got Traded – Now What?  Players Share Their Stories (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Franchises That Are Turning Weaknesses Into Strengths: MIL, SAC, SAS, IND (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball insiders):
QOTD (from Jared Dudley): “90 percent of the trade rumors on social media don’t happen. It’s the ones  that are super quiet, that’s when you’re agent says, ‘Here it is.’ “
Australia’s Talent Pool Runs Deep (from Damian Arsenis, Pick And Roll):