Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/18/18

BOS: Stevens, Irving Call Out Celtics After Another Loss  (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
CHA: Video Breakdown: Kemba’s 60 Point Game (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
CHI: The Injured, Rebuilding Bulls Are Where They Are Supposed To Be (from Mark Strotman, NBC Sports):
CLE: Sexton Grows In Starting Role  (from Marla Ridenour, cantonrep.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown: The Positives From The Latest Loss (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Joe Lacob On Green, Durant  (from Al Sarcevic, SF Chronicle):
MEM: 3 Reasons Grizzlies Are For Real (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIL: Henson’s Injury Gives Maker Another Chance To Prove Himself (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: Learning To Adjust To Life Without True PG Payton (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
NOP: AD’s Improved Passing (from Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com):
NYK: An In-Depth Look Into Ntilikina’s Shooting (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
ORL: Tougher, More Resilient Under Clifford (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHO: What’s Behind Booker’s Slow Start? (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Hait):
POR: Blazers Lean On Togetherness (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
SAC: Kings Respond To Report That Joerger Could Be Fired Over Philosophical Differences  (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: Aldridge’s Slump Highlighted By Unusual Shot Percentages (from Rob Wolkenbrod, Forbes):
SAS: Don’t Give Up On Bertans (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Kyle Lowry: Master Of Taking Charges (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
McCutcheon: Officials Put Emphasis On Communication (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/16/18 PART TWO

Dan Peterson: The Coach Who Changed The NBA From Italy (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith (from Bulls.com):
CLE: Q & A: Kyle Korver Looks Back On His Rookie Year (from Joe Gabriele, cavs.com ):
DEN: Monte Morris Shines Bright For The Nuggets  (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
LAL: Lonzo Ball Is Doing The Little Things To Make Winning Plays (from Harrison Faigen/Pete Zayas, Silver Screen & Roll):
LAL: McGee Thriving By Ignoring Critics (from Kyle Goon, LA Daily News):
MEM: Gasol & Conley Lean On Their Grit & Grind Past (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
MEM: The Grizzlies Don’t Care About Your High-Powered Offense (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
MIA: Q & A: Josh Richardson (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
PHI: A Scout’s Take On The Addition Of Jimmy Butler (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
POR: The Blazers Are Building A Defensive Juggernaut  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
SAC: The Two Players Who Are Putting It All Together (from Zack Kobler, Sir Charles In Charge):
SAC: Yogi Ferrell’s Unconventional Journey To The NBA  (from Alex Kraemers, Kings.com):
SAC: The Kings’ Improved Chemistry & Culture (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAC: Can Fox Become The Best Player In His Class? (from Tony Soria, Cowbell Kingdom):
SAS: The Spurs  Are Learning How To Use Poeltl  (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/16/18 PART ONE

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
NBA Promotes 5 Refs, Including 2 Women To Full-Time Status (from Tim Reynolds, AP):
Billy King Still Wears “The Trade” Like A Scarlet Letter (from Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated):
The Lopez Twins Have Seen Their Paths Diverge  (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
ATL:  The Differences Between Trae Young & Early Steph Curry (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
BOS: How To Fix What’s Been Wrong With The Celtics (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini):
CHI: Shaquille Harrison Is On A Defensive Hot Streak (from Michael Walton, NBC Sports):
DEN: Jokic Is The Throwback To The Future (from Mike Prada, SB Nation):
DET: Stanley johnson’s Defense Explains Pistons’ Patience (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: Will The Dubs “Forget About Dray”?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
HOU: JVG Says There Is A Lesson In The Melo Saga  (from David Barron, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Role Players Are Vital To Pacers’ Success (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
MEM: Is The Grizzlies’ Start Sustainable (from Nathan Chester, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIL: Anttokounmpo Is Still Only Scratching At The Surface (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
NOP: The Pels Need A Reliable Back-Up PG (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
OKC: Abrines Is Making Big Strides Defensively (from Brett Dawson, The Athletic):
PHI: This Play Is A Recipe To Success For Redick (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
PHO: Did The Suns Find A Sustainable Lineup In Win Over Spurs?  (from Ken Somers, Arizona Republic):
SAC: By Sharing His Basketball Insights, Bogdanovic Helps Keep The Kings Connected (from Jason Jones, The Athletic):
SAS: Fixing The Spurs’ Broken Post-Ups (from CharlieOChalres, Pounding The Rock):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis: 11/14/18

ATL: Trae Young: Weapon For Tomorrow’s NBA (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
BKN: Understanding LeVert’s Dislocation (from Jeff Stotts, In Street Clothes):
BOS:  Here’s What’s Wrong With Celtics’ Offense (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
CLE:  Cavs 113, Hornets 89  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: Nwaba Makes Case For More Playing Time (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: Collin Sexton’s Progress (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
DET: Casey Braces For “Business Trip” In Return To Toronto  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: When NBA Zigs, Warriors Zag – Off Screen After Screen (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
IND: The Pacers Need More From Tyreke, And Vice Versa (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
IND: McMillan: Pacers Still Not Playing Fast Enough (from Jim Ayello, Indy Star):
IND: McMillan To Oladipo: “You Don’t Have To Do It All” (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: Shaun Livingston On SGA (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAL: Defensive Scheme Change Is Paying Off (from Michael Dugger, Hoops Habit):
MEM: How Jevon Carter Is Adapting To Wild G-League/NBA Schedule  (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: in The Zone: Heat Players And Meditation (from Greg Sylvander, Heatbeat):
MIA: What’s Holding Back James  Johnson’s Return (from Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald):
MIN: What Can Wolves Expect From RoCo & Dario?  (from Jake Paynting, CanisHoopus):
NOP:  AD & The Pels Are More Confident Than Ever (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
ORL: Q & A: Aaron Gordon  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
ORL: Magic Players Are Not Getting To The FT Line (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
SAC: Gregg Popovich: Kings Culture Has Changed Drastically (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
TOR: Dwane Casey’s Hidden Legacy: His Impact On Other Coaches (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
TOR:  How Nick Nurse Is Handling Replacing His Fired Mentor (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
TOR: The Evolution Of Pascal Siakam (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
Week 4 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
The 5 Most Interesting Teams In Week 5  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Most Impressive Rookies So Far  (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
How 9 Teams Are Navigating Their Biggest Chemistry Questions (from ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/13/18

ATL: Hawks Used Double Drag Screens To Great Effect Against The Lakers (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Caris LeVert Is Still A Nets’ Cornerstone (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BKN: Caris LeVert’s Story Is Deeper Than You Think (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
And for the good news:
BKN: Caris LeVert Medical Update  (from Brooklyn Nets):
CHA: New HC Borrego Is Pushing All The Right Buttons (from Jonathan DeLong, Bball Index):
DAL: A Set The Mavs Use To Get Looks For Doncic   (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL: DeAndre Jordan’s FT Turnaround (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown:  How The Dubs Came Back – And Then Missed Their Chance To Win (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
LAC: Clips Down Dubs In OT Thriller (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
LAC: SGA Showing Poise & Stepping Up (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
MEM: How Shelvin Mack & Garrett Temple Help The Grizzlies (from Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: Derrick Jones, Jr Is The Heat’s Latest Reclamation Project (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
MIL: Ilyasova Contributes Taking Charges And More (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
MIN: Derrick Rose Is Ascending But Still Learning (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
NYK: Allonzo Trier’s Winding Journey (from Kelly Whiteside, NY Times):
NYK: How The Knicks Have Built An Infrastructure For Mitchell Robinson To Succeed (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
PHI: How Does Fultz Fit With Sixers, Butler?  (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
PHI: Fultz Showing Signs Of Defensive Improvement (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Former Suns Coach Gentry Asks Phoenix For Patience With Kokoskov  (from Duane Rankin, azcentral.com):
POR: Lillard Has Been More Effective Attacking The Rim This Season (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAC: The Kings Are Building A New Identity (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
2017 Draft Class Progress Report: Sophomore Check-In (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
The NBA Is A Real Estate Company Now (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
–  Top 10 G-League Players For 2018-19  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
What Was “Plan B” For Players If Their NBA Career Didn’t Work Out? (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):