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):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/11/17 PART TWO

Adventures Of A Fired Coach (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Q & A:  Joel Embiid (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
The Play That Showcases Dejounte Murray’s Elite Skills (from JR Wilco, Pounding The Rock):
Which Atlantic Division Team’s Fountain Of Youth Is Best? (from Vivek Jacob, Raptors Republic):
How The Spurs Found A Way Without Kawhi (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Rookies Who Are Re-Writing Their Scouting Reports (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
DWade Is Thriving Off The Bench (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
How Harden Is Breaking The NBA (from Coach Nick, Bball Breakdown):
How The Raptors Keep Evolving (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Breaking Down Four Factors Adjusted Rating (from Patrick Oxford, 94 Feet Report):
Pelicans Should Post-Up Jrue Holiday More (from Chris Conner, Pelican Debrief):
The Kings Are What Happens When You Don’t Trust The Process (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/3/17

Celtics: Tatum Is Emerging As Irving’s 4th Quarter Sidekick (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Jared Dudley On The Celtics’ Culture (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Is There Anything Al Horford Can’t Do? (from Tom Lane, Celtics Life):
Satoranksy: Prospering As Wizards’ Rotation Player (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
–  OKC:  A Look At Donovan’s Command At The Quarter Mark (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Jarrett Jack: Sparking Knicks’ Offensive Revival (from Howie Kussoy,  NYPost):
International Scout Tony Ronzone: Australia Has Become NBA Talent Factory (from Michael Randall, Herald Sun):
–  There’s An Easy Fix To Wolves’ 4th Quarter Problems (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Buddy Hield’s Move To The Bench: He’s More Successful Against Abrines Than Against Klay  (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
Brett Brown Won’t Be Fazed By Hack-A-Ben Crap (from Jack McCaffery, delcotimes.com):
The Sixers’ 3rd Quarter Woes (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
Clint Capela: Rockets’ X-Factor (from Preston Dubey, 16 Wins):
Frank Mason Has Been The Kings’ Best Rookie So Far (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Jeremy Lamb: Finally Finding His Way (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
Pat St. Andrews Has Risen Quickly As Atlanta Hawks’ Assistant Coach (from John Dudley, goerie.com):
Cavs: Osman Gets His 1st Chance To Shine (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Tristan Thompson’s Impending Return Leaves Lue With Difficult Choice (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Fun & Heroic Tales From Former Knicks’ & Nets’ Trainer Timmy Walsh  (from Stefan Bondy, NY Daily News):
OKC: Still Figuring Out Abrines’ Role (from Fred Katz, CNHI):