Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/4/18

BOS 108, PHI 103 (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

Marcus Smart’s Return Has Morphed The Celtics At Both Ends (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Sixers Stay Ready Thanks To Young, Athletic Assistant Coaches (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Simmons’ Shooting Is Worse Off The Dribble (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hops Hype):
Exum Got Harden In Game Two (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
UTA Has The Highest Turnover Rate Among Teams In The Postseason (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Are The Rockets Fun To Watch? (from Mark Titus, The Ringer):
Jazz: Beating The Odds With Team Play (from Doug Robinson, Deseret News):
Anthony Davis & The Bizarre Tying Of Respect  To Postseason Success (from Tim Keown, ESPN):
Rondo: Back To Defying Expectations (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Is Kevon Looney Playing Himself Out Of Dubs’ Price Range? (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
KLove Breaks Through (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Cavs’ Role Players: Stepping Up At The Right Time (from Robbie Di Paolo, King James Gospel):
Cavs Are Winning By Avoiding Turnovers (from Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com):
Video: LBJ’s Epic Game Two Highlights:
The Raptors’ Matchup Problems (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Cavs: Learning To Play On The King’s Court (from Jason Lloyd, The Athletic):
Koby Altman: Thriving In One Of The NBA’s Most High-Profile Jobs (from Ryan Jones, Middlebury Magazine):
Pacers: Should Turner & Sabonis Start Together? (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
An Ode To Taj Gibson’s Season (from Jake Paynting, On The Prowl):
What To Expect From Bjelica’s Restricted Free Agency (from Britt Robson, The Athletic):
New Suns’ Coach Igor Kokoskov (from Patrick Redford, Deadspin):
The Pursuit Never Ends (from Taurean Prince, The Players Tribune):
Bulls’ Receptionist Celebrates 20 Years With Team (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/10/18

The Jimmy Butler Story (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Video: Jimmy Butler Interview (from Jim Petersen, Fox Sports):
Can Blake Griffin Change The Course Of A Franchise? (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Suns: Acquiring Payton Was Worth The Gamble (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
–  Trading Payton: The Magic Are Transitioning To A New Era (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Steve Kerr: Noticing The Benefits Of NBA’s Schedule Changes (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Analyzing The Cavs’ Deadline Moves (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
The Celtics And The New Economy Of 1st Round Picks (from wjsy, Celtics Blog):
The Shocking Success Of The Timberwolves Offense (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
Video Breakdown: KAT Doesn’t Get The Ball Enough (from Brian Sampson):
Lakers: Why Luke Walton Wants More Ball Movement (from Harrison Faigen, Lakers Nation):
Magic’s Coaches, Players Marvel At DJ Augustin’s Shooting Form (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Augustin Prepares For Heavier Load After Payton Trade (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
How The Pacers’ Big Men Space The Floor (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
How Trading For Devin Harris Will Improve The Nuggets (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Rasual Butler Was A HOF Friend (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
G-League: Georges Niang Is Shining (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/18 PART TWO

Assessing The Buyout Market (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Big Men Pull-Up Shooting: A Measure Of Offensive Ceiling (from Cole Zwicker, The Stepien):
Revisiting The 2017 Deadline Trades (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Conversation With Mbah A Moute (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Cavs Hit The Reset Button To “Avert A Slow Death” (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Nuggets Decided It Was Time To Get Off The Mudiay Roller Coaster (from Zack Mikash, Denver Stiffs):
Pat Riley Explains The Heat’s DWade Acquisition (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
–  Bob Myers: Why The Warriors Made No Moves (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
With Technical Fouls Mounting, Warriors Look To Strike A Balance (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
Paxson Feels Good About Where The Bulls Are Heading (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Kings Seem To Finally Commit To Youth Movement (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
Assessing The ROY Race (from Sam Prescott, The Wesleyan Argus):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/15/18

NBA Coaches Reflect On Dr. King’s Legacy: A Roundtable Discussion (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Heat’s Almost-Stars Are The Improbable Challenge In The East (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
MIA 97, MIL 79  (from Andre Fernandez, Miami Herald):
Heat Keep Winning – And Whiteside Issue Remains Curious (from Dave Hyde, SunSentinel):
Doncic: The Next Euro Star (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
Donovan Mitchell’s Surprising Star Turn (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Sabonis Demands Your Attention (from Jonathan Macri, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
The Gift & The Curse Fueling CP3’s Competitive Fire (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
Blazers Need To Be Patient With Zach Collins (from Ty Delbridge, Hoops Habit):
Waiting For Opportunity: Payne, Blakeney & Bulls’ Backcourt (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Bulls’ Week In Review: LaVine, Markkanen, Nwaba (from Stephen Noh, The Athletic):
Breaking Down LaVine’s Debut (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
RHJ: Showcasing Growth For Nets (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Manu Ginobili: Still Contributing at 40  (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
The Celtics’ Unique Size Situation (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
The Celtics’ Schedule: Finally Getting Back To Normal (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Anunoby: Quietly Becoming One Of This Year’s Best Rookies (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
Definitive Guide To NBA Pick-And-Roll (from Coach Nick/Jeff Diepenbrock, BBall Breakdown):
Suns’ GM Ryan McDonough Discusses The Job Coach Triano Is Doing (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
How Each Team Is Performing In 2nd Of Back-To-Backs  (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
Cavs: IT Is Still Trying To Get His Legs Back (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Markelle Fultz’ Return: The Final Hurdles (from Jessica Camerato, NBC Sports):
The Hornets Haven’t Given Up On Malik Monk (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Time To Call MIN-CHI Butler Trade A “Win-Win” (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Denzel Valentine Handles “Demotion” With Professionalism, Confidence (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Q & A: Jerry Stackhouse (from Vivek Jacob, sportsnet.ca):
What The Hell Is Going On With Norman Powell’s Offense? (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
Ian Clark: Earning Playing Time With Energy, Work Ethic (from William Guillory, NOLA.com):
NBA Execs Think Lonzo Should Tell Pops To Chill (from Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/22/17

Inside Houston’s Shot To Stop The Dubs (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Ball Movers, Black Holes, Warriors Blocks (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Lakers: Kuzma’s Potential Was On Full Display (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Suns: Troy Daniels Is Playing A Crucial Role With Booker Out (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Finding Bright Spots In The Suns (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Q & A: Quentin Richardson (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):
Developing Ben Simmons’ Jump Shot (from Chris Vito, Delco Times):
Donovan Mitchell is The Lifeblood Of The Jazz’ Offense  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Video Breakdown: How Klay & KD Slogged Through The Memphis Mud (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Friday Film: Single/Double (And Inverted), Dummy Step Up  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Examining The Nets (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
The Nets Have A Modern Offensive Scheme, But Is It The Right One? (from Brian Sampson, BBall Breakdown):
CLE 115, CHI 112 (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Mike Scott’s Comeback Season (from Kevin Parrish, Jr, Bullets Forever):
Video: The Worst Defensive Duo (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Meet Nets’ Color Commentator Sarah Kustok (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Celtics’ Bench Struggles Without Marcus Morris (from Brendan Ronan, Celtics Life):
Gordon Hayward: Improving Every Day (from gordonhayward20.life):
Celtics Have The NBA’s Most Surprising Big Three (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Sixers: The Value That Saric Brings (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
By The Numbers: Breaking Down The Pacers’ Early Season Success (from Jacob Breece, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
The Week In Review (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
The Blazers Are Taking A Different Road To The Same Destination (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
How Dwyane Wade Reinvented Himself (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Getting The Most Out Of NBA Lineups With Machine Learning (from Michael Watson, ZigZag Analytics):
Players Who Took Preps-To-Overseas Route (from Nick Birdsong, Sporting News):
Trey Lyles: Making The Most Of His Opportunity (from Aniello Piro, Mile High Sports):