Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/23/18

What’s Changed For Lou Williams? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
The Warriors’ Defense Is Tough To Crack (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
The Rockets Are A Legitimate Threat To The Warriors (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Mbah A Moute Has Been Key Since Returning (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
What Are The Keys To Being An Elite Shot-Blocker?  The Best Share Their Secrets (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Coach Kevin Boyle’s Never-Ending Stream Of Top NBA Draft Picks (from Adam Zagoria, Bleacher Report):
How Do You Fix A Problem Like The Cavs?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
It’s Proving Time For Kings’ Young Players (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Analyzing The WC Middle, Part One: OKC (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
How Good Are The Raptors? (from Mark Deeks, Give Me Sport):
Q & A:  Jimmy Butler (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Time For The Celtics To Make A Trade (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Struggling Celtics Have Hayward-Sized Hole (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Bulls: Jerian Grant Is Coming Into His Own (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Zach Lowe’s All-Star Starters & Reserves (from ESPN):
Why The Bucks Fired Kidd (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
What’s Next For The Bucks? (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Part-Time Blazers Job Turned Into 30-Year NBA Career For Dan Burke (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
Journeymen & Glue Guys Q & As, Part One: Shane Battier (from Steve McPherson, Medium):
Mike Conley Q & A (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Spencer Dinwiddie: Flourishing With The Nets (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
Nate McMillan Reflects On His Coaching Career, Part Two (from AKicks, Blazers’ Edge/Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
TLC Finally Flashed Potential (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Have The Nets Made Joe Harris Too Valuable To Keep? (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

Khem Birch’s Hustle & Energy Are Helping The Magic (from John Denton, magic.com):

Last Seven Games: Magic Rank First In Paint Points (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
DPOY Watch (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Wolves: More Consistent Playing Time For MGH?  (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
For Arcidiacono, It’s About The Intangibles (from Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune):
Nets: RHJ’s Mid-Season Review (from Lance Roberson, Brook-Lin.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/12/18 PART ONE

How The Heat Get Wayne Ellington Open (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Chris Paul & The Pursuit Of Passing Perfection (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
How The Timberwolves Have Improved Their Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Gerald Green: Looking For Work One Minute, Lighting Up The NBA The Next (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
Is Kris Dunn Part Of The Bulls’ Future?  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Kyrie Irving Explains Brad Stevens’ Greatness (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Jaylen Brown’s Impact On The Celtics’ Success (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Joel Embiid Is Making A DPOY Push (from Tony East, Def Pen):
What It’s Like To Be Mentioned In Trade Rumors (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Kings’ Rookies: Midseason Report  (from Anthony Cardenas, Hashtag Basketball):
David West’s Quiet Brilliance (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
The Genius Of Masai Ujiri (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Podcast With Guest Ben Falk (from David Locke, Locked On NBA):
Can The Cavs’ Defense Be Fixed?  (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
What Is Ailing The Cavs? (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Are These The Answers The Cavs Are Searching For?  (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Cavs Look More Vulnerable Than In The Past (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Pop: Overcoaching Played A Role In Aldridge’s Struggles  (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Durant’s Path To 20,000: A Case Study In Efficiency (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
G-League Showcase: Day 1 Recap (from Alex Busch, gleague.nba.com):
Top Prospects Denied G-League Eligibility  (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
What’s Behind Trae Young’s Star Potential (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Jazz’ Royce O’Neale: Proving Worthy Of Extended Minutes (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
How Should The Sixers Use Their 4 2018 Second Round Draft Picks?  (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/21/17

The Bucks Are The Biggest Wild Card (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Rockets Unafraid To Push Each Others Buttons As Wins Pile Up (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
10 Things: The Week In Review (From Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Screen-Slipping, Redick’s Passing, Tyler Cavanaugh & Much More (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
–  Video Breakdown: X-OUT Switch: Cross Screen-Down Screen (from Zak Boisvert pickandpop.net):
Despite Injuries, Nuggets, Malone Keep On Fighting  (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Lakers’ Young Core Is Coming Together, But There Are Still Growing Pains (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
The Passing Fancy Of Lonzo Ball (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Constant Criticism Of Brett Brown Is Ridiculous (from Kyle Neubeck, phillyvoice.com):
Growing Ben Simmons’ Jumper (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
Making Blocks Count (from Justin Jacobs, Squared2020:
Lou Williams: From Character Actor To Clippers’ Leading Man (from Bonsu Thompson, Bleacher Report):
Q & A: Troy Daniels On The Art Of Shooting (from Scott Bodrow, azcentral.com):
Will Frank Mason Win Over The Kings, As He Did  Kansas? (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Pascal Siakam Can’t Shoot But He Has So Much More To Offer (from Brian Boake, Raptors Rapture):
Olynyk Was Huge; But Heat Don’t Stun Celtics Without Surprising Switch By Spoelstra (from Manny Navarro, Miami Heat):
The Thunder Rediscover Their Flow (from Royce Young, ESPN):
Donovan Mitchell’s Remarkable Rookie Season (from Jason Oliver, Sports Action):
–  Referee Assn/Players Union: Meeting Held To Discuss Tensions Between Players & Referees (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
Portis, Mirotic At Center Of Bulls’ Turnaround (from Evan Dyal, Sir Charles In Charge):
Kyrie Irving’s Recent Defensive Struggles (from Liam O’Brien, Hardwood Houdini):
Q & A: Rob Pelinka, Part Two (from Sam Amick, USA Today):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/20/17

Durant: Playing Like An MVP In Steph’s Absence (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
On Rotations, Rest & Ramifications For The Timberwolves (from Senthil Natarajan, Nylon Calculus):
Grading The 2017 First Round Draft Picks So Far (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Gordon Hayward’s Immense Pride & Unspeakable Agony (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Jayson Tatum’s 3-Point Efficiency (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
CP3’s Presence Has Restructured Harden’s Minutes (from Max Croes, The Dream Shake):
Wizards: Three Troubling Stats (from Kenny Chapman, Wiz Of Awes):
Bucks: Brogdon’s Defensive Struggles (from Max Carlin, Behind The Buck Pass):
Book Excerpt: Betaball: How Data Saved The Warriors (from Eric Malinowski,Wired.com):
An Early Look At Kawhi’s Return (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Dejounte Murray: Poised To Breakout?  (from Taylor Young, Pounding The Rock):
It’s Mirotic’s Moment (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Jerry Reinsdorf On The Bulls’ Rebuild (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Q & A: Eric Bledsoe (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Joe Ingles: Role Player Extraordinaire (from Paul Headley, 16 ins):
Finding Tristan Thompson’s Ideal Role Will Require Patience, Experimentation  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Josh Huestis’ Potential (from Gideon Lim, Thunderous Intentions):
After The Loss Of His Mother, A New Ricky Rubio (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Oladipo Gets His Opportunity & Breaks Out (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
What’s Going On With The Pelicans’ Rotations?  (from Jason Quigley, Locked On Pelicans):
Are The Kings Really A Young Team? (from Otis, Sactown Royalty):
Getting To Know Bogdan Bogdanovic (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Q & A: Marc Gasol (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Video Breakdown: Warriors’ OT Switching Confusion Vs. Lakers (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Has MKG’s “Unfixable” Flaw Been Fixed? (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Kris Dunn’s Improvement (from Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune):
How The Thunder Reversed Its “Clutch Curse” (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
The Thunder Need To Play Faster (from Tony Heim, Thunderous Intentions):
Orlando Magic Playbook: The Power Of Switching  (From Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Kennard Not Fazed By SVG’s Demanding Ways (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
How Kyle Collinsworth Earned A Two-Way Contract With The Mavs (from Jay Yeomans, jmoneysports.com):
Lance Stephenson’s Mid-Range Shooting (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/12/17

Pleasant Surprise Players Having Career Seasons (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Kris Dunn’s Most Important Improvement Is At The Rim (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Harden & CP3: The Perfect Backcourt Combo (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Isaiah Thomas’ Versatility Will Transform Cavs’ Backcourt (from Matt Chin, NBA Math):
Oladipo’s Emergence: Lessons About Success & Patience (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
The Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
David Nwaba Has Put In The Work Throughout His Career (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Magic Film Room:  Vucevic Has Become Elite Playmaker  (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Kevin Martin: The Blueprint For Fixing Lonzo Ball’s Shot (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
The Lakers’ Kids Go Back To School (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Q & A:  Brandon Ingram (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
How Gobert’s Injury Forced Jazz To Embrace Small-Ball  (from Blog Don’t Lie):
What Happens With Adebayo When Whiteside Returns?  (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Q & A:  Stauskas & Okafor (from Anthony Puccio & Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Q & A: Cedi Osman (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Week 8 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Knicks: Doug McDermott Is Proving His Value (from Randy Porga, Daily Knicks):
How Could George Hill Have Thought The Kings Would Be Competitive? (from Tony Xypteras, dimemag.com):
Why Does The Wolves’ Defense Get Worse In The Fourth Quarter? (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Brett Brown: Ben Simmons Has Exceeded Expectations (from Fox Sports):