Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/15/17 PART ONE

How The Celtics Became The NBA’s Hottest Team (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Anatomy Of The Celtics’ Win Streak (from A. Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports):
Brett Brown: The Process’ Survivor (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
How The Blazers Brought Out The Worst In The Nuggets (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Q&A: Kyle Korver (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Q&A: Kyle Kuzma (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Q&A: Dennis Smith, Jr. (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
DMC’s Dominance (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
DMC’s Benching: Performance Or Strategy-Based?  (from Chris Conner, Pelican Debrief):
Why OKC Has Been Bad In Close Games (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
How The Spurs Stay Afloat Minus Kawhi (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Is Belinelli’s Career Year Happening In Season 11?  (from KL Chouinard, hawks.com):
Knicks Are More Confident “Running Hornacek’s Stuff”  (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Will Raptors’ Changed Offense Work In The Postseason? (from Tim Bontemps, Washingotn Post):
Hardaway & The Knicks: An Ideal Fit (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Rockets’ Defensive Emphasis Stresses Switching Assignments (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Is This The Real Jeremy Lamb? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
Jonathan Simmons: Toughness And Determination (from John Denton, magic.com):
Wolves’ Film Breakdown: Active Hands (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Ben Simmons: Forcefully Reminding The Basketball World Of His Talent  (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Robert Covington: Leading By Example (from Rusty Gorleick, The Sixer Sense):
Suns: Lack Of PG Production Is Becoming A Problem (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Joe Harris: Getting Shots & Respect (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Shabazz Napier: Earning His Minutes (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Q&A: Bernard King (from Ali Danois, The Shadow League):
Cavs: The Irving Trade Didn’t Cause The Crisis  (from Zachary Tenner, Sir Charles In Charge):
LBJ Is Unstoppable But The Cavs Are In Trouble (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
LBJ’s Most Unstoppable Shot (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
The Rockets Are Shooting Even More 3s & It Is Working (form Tim Cato, SBNation):
Lakers’ Practice Notes: Clarkson, Kuzma, Vander Blue,Thomas Bryant (from Serena Winters, Lakers Nation):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis PART ONE 10/27/17

Rookie Status Update: Simmons, Tatum, Anunoby (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Zach Lowe’s Weekly Roundup (from ESPN):
The Raptors’ New Bench Mob (from Jared Dubin,The Step Back):
Pacers Film Room: Darren Collison (from Tony East, 8points,9seconds):
Rockets: Capela Is Hitting The Right Notes (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Checking In On The Nonconformist Pelicans (from Malika Andrews, NYTimes):
Thursday Night Recap (With Links To Game Stories) (From Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Knicks’ Film Room: Pick-And-Roll Defense, Tim Hardaway,Jr. And More (from Jeffrey Bellone, Medium.com):
Week One Observations (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Early Season Takeaways (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Is Tobias Harris Taking A Leap? (from Jonathan Raymond, Mediu.com):
3 Stats That Will Define Cavs’ Chances (from Jason Timpf, King James Gospel):
Basketball Dictionary: “X-Out”  (from Dylan Murphy, Medium.com):
2018 Draft: The Top Ten International Prospects (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Clippers: Still The Best Show In L.A.  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
What Would Take Wizards From Good To Great?  (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Steph Curry Is Nearly Automatic From FT Line (from Ron Kroichick, SF Chronicle):
Which Offensive Styles Confound The Blazers’ Defense? (from Eric Griffith, Blazers Edge):
Video Breakdown: How The Nets Beat The Cavs (from Coach Nick/Spencer Didwiddie, BBall Breakdown):
Porzingis: Right Man For NY, But Are Knicks Right For Him?  (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Giannis Looks Like An MVP (from Chris Herring FiveThirtyEight):
Giannis Is Breaking Out His Own Way (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
The Importance Of Jae Crowder (from Scott Recker, Fear The Sword):
A Stop In Europe Paved The Way For Udoh’s NBA Return (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Anatomy Of LAL’s OT Victory Over WAS (from Joey Ramirez, Lakers.com):

The Spurs’ 4-0 Start (from Tim Reynolds, AP):
Mozgov Ventures Into 3-Point Land (from Scott cacciola, NYTimes):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/9/17

Rating NBA Tiers: From Warriors To Worst (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Teodosic: Already Giving Clippers Joy & Pace (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
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Breakout Watch: Norman Powell  (from Vivek Jacob, BBball Breakdwon):
Nets: Is Allen Crabbe A Perfect Fit?  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Q & A: Vince Carter (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Player Preview: Nikola Jokic  (from Tyler Bowen, Hoops Nations):
The New-Look Hawks’ Offense (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
Is Kuzma The Real Deal? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Four Atlantic Division Breakout Players  (from Matt Chin, otgbasketball.com):
Marcus Smart’s Scrappiness Is Rubbing Off On New Teammates  (from Taylor C. Snow, Celtics.com):
Yabusele: Strengths & Weaknesses  (from Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com):
Spurs: Lauvergne Looking Like Good Fit (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Podcast: Nuggets’ President Tim Connelly (from Adrian Wojnarowski):
The Cavs Are Counting On LBJ’s Defense (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Grizzlies: Playoff Hopes Depend On Four Comeback Candidates (from Chris Herrington, Commercial Appeal):
Every Teams’ Best Case Scenario (from Ti Windisch, Fansided):
Wolves: Thibodeau Executes The Rerunning Of The Bulls (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Grading The Spurs’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Summer Internship Could Help Willy Hernangomez Separate Himself (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
There Is More To Dion Than Waiters Island (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Coach Vogel: Excited About Orlando’s Modernized Style Of Play (from John Denton, magic.com):
Lakers’ Preseason: Data Takeaways  (from Cranjis McBasketball, Forum Blue And Gold):
–  Jazz: Joe Johnson Can Still Play (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):
The Top 5 Prospects From the 2017 Draft (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Pistons Like Moreland’s Energy, Not His Lapses (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Euroleague Season Preview (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 31-40  (from Sportando):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/29/17

Modern NBA Offense: How Is The Post-Up Utilized  (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Spurs: Bench Production Is A Reliable Strength (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Breaking Down A Summer Of Blockbuster Trades (from Jeremy Layton/Bobby Marks, NY Post):
Jaylen Brown Looks To Up His Defensive Play (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
As Training Camps Open, Every Team’s Biggest Flaw (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Rookies With The Steepest Learning Curves (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Grading The Magic’s Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Shane Larkin’s Second Chance  (from Benny Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Despite Distance, Miami Heat Forging True Partnership With Its G-League Team  (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days.com):
Raptors Talk About Change While Remaining The Same (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Raptors: Greater Focus On Off-Season Conditioning (from slam.canoe.com):
Blatant Tanking To Get Slightly Less Valuable For Some Teams (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Sixers Have Three Weeks To Figure Themselves Out (from David Murphy, philly.com):
Mavericks: Lack Of Paint Shots, Free Throws (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Taurean Prince: Ready For Expanded Role (from Graham Chapple, Peachtree Hoops):
Jahlil Okafor: Extreme Reclamation Project  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Pelicans: Three Storylines  (from Evan Dyal, Sir Charles In Charge):
Slimmer Nurkic Grasps His Role (from Casey Holdahl, blazers.com):
How A Year Away From Hoops Made Ben Simmons Better  (from Kyle Neubeck, phillyvoice.com):
Millsap Solidifies Nuggets’ Incredible Culture Shift (from TJ McBride, BSNDenver):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis: PART ONE 9/20/17

How Teague Can Make KAT Better (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Potential Breakout Players:
 – Nuggets Front Court: Their Best In A Long Time (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
Best Case, Worst Case Previews: Lakers, Bucks, Nets (from The Ringer):
Examining Okafor’s Future (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
Why Is Avery Bradley’s DRPM So Low? (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Kawhi Leonard Is The Spurs’ System (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Nets Are Following The League Trend Toward Positionless Basketball (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Healthy AD & DMC: Playoff Locks? (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
How Jameer Nelson Helped Make JJ Redick An NBA Player (from Bob Ford, philly.com):
Harrison Barnes: Building On Last Season’s Success (from Nick Angstadt, Mavs Moneyball):
Doncic: Early Favorite For #1 Draft Pick  (from Kevin Pelton/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Why Malik Monk Is Still A Mystery (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Making Sense Of DeMar DeRozan (from Tony East, NBA Math):
Grading The Heat Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Aaron Gordon: Finally Ready To Be Magic’s PF (from Tom Rende, NBA Math):
Each Team’s Preseason “Power Index” (from Seth Walder, ESPN):
Why The Jazz’ Two-Way Signings Of Nate Wolters And Eric Griffin Were Perfect (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Nets: Getting Beyond The Lost Picks With Creativity & Development (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
4 Teams In Danger Of Having To Rebuild (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):