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):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/21/19

Candace Parker, Grant Hill, Garrett Temple & Marc Spears Discuss The Intersection Of Race & Sports (from Drew Hill, Commercial Appeal):
Pick & Roll Combos That Defy Convention (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
Bitadze Shuts Down Reigning EruoLeague Champs (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
BKN: Prigioni Learns Coaching Game With Nets (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
BKN: Is D’lo Russell Finally Making The Leap? (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
DET: Griffin Is Keeping The Pistons Afloat (from Gage Bridgford, Hoops Habit):
GSW: How Draymond Helped Ease DMC’s Transition With Dubs (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
GSW: Curry’s Off-Ball Mastery (from Ben Pfeifer, Clutch Popints):
HOU: Harden’s Post Defense Is Stellar (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Trevor Booker Reflects On His Time With The Pacers (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Analyzing The Lakers’ Young Talent (from Eric Pincus, Bleacher Report):
MIA: Whiteside’s Growth & Changed Attitude (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
MIL: Tony Snell’s Mundane Career Year (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
NYK: Vonleh Has Gone From Near Bust To Breakout Player (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
ORL: The Magic’s Lack Of Depth & The Fatigue Factor (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Growing The Embiid-Butler Pairing (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: How Bolden’s Play Is Translating From The EuroLeague To The NBA (from Kevin Rice, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Lillard Values Chemistry & Continuity (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
POR: Has Layman Earned A Permanent Spot In The Starting Rotation? (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAS: The Importance Of The Spurs’ Bench Players (from Dylan Carter, Air Alamo):
TOR: Danny Green, Premier Role Player (from Vivek Jacob, VICE Sports):
UTA: Does Donovan Mitchell Have A Future At PG?  (from Eric Walden, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: 3 Reasons Behind The Winning Streak (from Mitchell Hansen, Hoops Habit):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Jimmy Rayl:  https://www.nba.com/pacers/news/remembering-indiana-basketball-legend-jimmy-rayl

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/12/19

ATL:  Q &A:  GM Travis Schlenk (from Chris Kirschner, The Athletic):
CLE: Cavs Don’t Have The Personnel To Fix Their Historically Bad Defense (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: Doncic Is Erasing The Euro Prospect Stigma  (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
DAL Carlisle Gets Real About How He Will Use Dirk  (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DEN: Malik Beasley’s Breakout Season (from Harrison Wind, BSN Denver):
DET: Was Trading For Griffin Worth It? (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: What Really Happened With Patrick McCaw (from Marcus Thompson III, The Athletic):
IND: The Pacers Are Here To Disrupt The EC (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
LAL: Luke Walton’s Week That Was (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
LAL: Ingram’s Defensive Impact (from Raj C, Medium):
MEM: How Bickerstaff Developed Plan For JJJ (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: At PG, All Of Winslow’s Talents Are On Display (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
NOP: Mirotic Opens The Floor For Pels (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
PHI: TJ McConnell Has Become Indispensable (from Matty Breisch, Section 215):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox’s Defense (from Richard Ivanowski, Sactown Royalty):
–  SAC: What Giles Hopes To Do With Increased Playing Time (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: LMA Is Thriving With Slow & Steady Approach (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
SAS: How The Spurs’ Super-Small Lineup Helped Defeat OKC (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
UTA: Jazz 113, Lakers 95 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
How The Celtics’ Offense Has Surged, Jaylen Brown’s Roller Coaster Ride, Spurs’ 3-Point Game (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/11/19 PART TWO

BKN:  Ed Davis: A Positive As Jarrett Allen’s Mentor (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Impressive Run With Bay Hawks Brings Hunter Back To Celtics (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: Marcus Morris’ Quietly Masterful Shooting Season (from Ryan Eggers, Hardwood Houdini):
BOS: How The Celtics Have Surged Offensively (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
CHI: Markkanen Still Finding His Feet In Disjointed Sophomore Season (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Why DMC’s Return Is Exactly What Dubs Need (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
LAL: How KCP Turned Into A Lethal Shooter (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Can Justise Winslow Change The Heat’s Ceiling? (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
MIN: Why Those Who Know Him Best Think Saunders Will Succeed (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NOP: Payton Has Blossomed Into A Solid Player (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
PHI: Simmons: I Need To Be More Aggressive (from Ben Mallis, The Pick And Roll):
PHI: Shamet: Most Important Bench Player (from Jack Duffy, The Sixer Sense):
POR: Lillard Has Improved Defensively (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
POR: Turner’s Playmaking Has Spurred The Blazers This Season (from Jeff Siegel, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: WCS Dominated Difficult Matchup (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: Video Breakdown: Last Night  Aldridge Feasted On The Left Block (from Jared Dubin):
SAS: The Spurs Are The Hottest Team In The NBA By Playing The Opposite Of Everyone Else (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
WAS: Porter Finds Offensive Rhythm In Bench Role (from Matthew Paras, Washingotn Times):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/11/19 PART ONE

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
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The Week In Review: Hayward, Brogdon, Satoransky, Drummond (from William Lou, The Score):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.thescore.com/news/1694956
The 5 Most Interesting Teams Of The Week: MIN,ATL, SAS, WAS, IND (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
What’s The Path To The Playoffs For The EC’s Middle Class? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
ATL: Lin Is Ready For Whatever Comes Next (from Howard Megdal, Forbes):
ATL: Alex Len Is Enjoying His Best Season (from Rashad Milligan, Peachtree Hoops):
BOS: Kyrie Irving, Finding His Balance (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
DET: No Griffin, No Luck (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
GSW: Kerr, DMC Appreciate Each Other’s Competitiveness (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: No One Shoots 3-Pointers Like Harden (from Bo Schwartz Madsen, Nylon Calculus):
HOU: How The Rockets Can Manage Harden’s Workload (from Jackson Lloyd, The 94 Feet):
IND: Why The Pacers’ Defense Has Slipped (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MIL: The Bucks Have A Deep, Versatile Roster Around Giannis (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
MIL: The Bucks’ Defensive Strategy Against Harden (from Mike Prada, SB Nation):
NYK: Kevin Knox Is Rounding Into Form (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
NYK: The Rebuilding Knicks & Their Bargain Bin Of Former Lottery Picks (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
PHI: How Embiid Has Improved As A Passer (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: How To Get Simmons Rolling With Butler (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
*SAS: Bertans Is Spurs’ Next Elite Role Player (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
SAS: Even On A Career-High 56 Point Night, LMA Stays The Same (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
SAS: Belinelli: Sharpshooter Who Refuses To Shoot Straight (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
UTA: The Jazz’ PG Injury Crisis (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
UTA: The Jazz Lead The League In Contract Incentives (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):

*SAS: Bertans Is Spurs’ Next Elite Role Player (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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