Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/30/18

BOS: Irving’s “Tough Love” For His Young Teammates (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
BOS: Once Again, Smart Made Winning Plays Down The Stretch (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: The Impact Of Jaylen Brown’s Hand Injury (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
CHI: Jabari Parker: Staying Prepared And Patient (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
CLE: How Tristan Thompson’s Injury Has Played A Part In Sexton’s Recent Struggles (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: Savoring The Journey: Blossongame’s Basketball Odyssey (from Joe Gabriele, cavaliers.com):
– HOU: James Ennis III Has Used Basketball To Improve His Family’s  Lot (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Domantas Sabonis Is The NBA’s Best-Kept Secret (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
LAC: Another Episode Of The Lou Williams Show (from Mirjam Swanaon, OC Register):
MEM: Parsons Says He Ready To Play But That FO Won’t Let Him (from Mark Giannotto, Commercial Appeal):
OKC: Inside Schroder’s Evolution (from Noah Schulte, Thunderous Intentions):
PHI: 6 Thoughts On The Sixers (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: The Celtics Loss Wasn’t That Bad (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Starters Still Setting League Pace In Efficiency (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHO: Suns Are Forming An Offensive Identity Around Booker (from Brendon Kleen, Bright Side Of The Sun):
PHO The Suns Are Starting To Take Advantage Of Length & Athleticism (from Duane Rankin, azcentral.com):
SAC: Kings On The Right Path (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
SAS: The Shooting Efficiency Of The Spurs (from Scott LaForest, Nylon Calculus):
UTA: Exum Is Playing With More Poise & Confidence (from Aaron Falk, utahjazz.com):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/14/18

What The Schedule Can Tell Us About Who’s Real In The NBA (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Tony Parker, Ntilikina, Mavs’ Mania, Nerlens Noel, Justise Winslow  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BOS: Brandon Bailey Looking To Make His Mark As Red Claws’ HC (from Cory Prescott, Celitcs Blog):
DEN: 12/15/16 Changed The Nuggets For Years To Come (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
IND: Pacers’ Defense Elite Again, But In A Different Way (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
*MEM: Grizzlies Win By Slowing Down (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
MEM: Results Are Positive When Brooks’ Number Is Called (from Christian Dudley, Beale Street Bears):
MIL: Middleton: Searching For Way Out Of Slump (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NYK: Vonleh Is Making His Mark (from Drew Maresca, Basketball Insiders):
OKC: Thanks To Improved Defense, Thunder Appear Legit Threat To Dubs (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
ORL: Magic Have The Pieces To Be Elite Defensively (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
PHI: Exploring New Go-To Play Possibilities (from Rusty Gorelick, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Korkmaz: Turning Adjustments Into Opportunities (from Jessica Camerato, Basketball Insiders):
PHI: Fultz’s Bizarre Injury, Explained By A Surgeon (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
PHI: Former NBA Guard Ben Uzoh Has Dealt With Same Injury As Fultz (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
PHO: Inside The Kokoskov Offense (from Yusuf Saleem, BBall Index):
POR: Stauskas: Accepting NBA Reality (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
SAC: The Kings Are Sharing The Ball Better Than They Have In Many Years (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
SAS: Defense Leads The Turnaround (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
TOR: Monroe Steps Into Valanciunas’ Void (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
TOR: Raptors’ Offense Continues To Thrive Without Kawhi (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
TOR: VanVleet Is Hurting But It Hasn’t Stopped Him (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
TOR: Video Breakdown: Siakam’s Impact (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
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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 10/9/18 PART ONE

ATL: Takeaways From Hawks’ Preseason Games (from Greg Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
–  BOS: Kyrie’s Sick Handles: Inside His Bag Of Tricks (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
DAL: The Mavs’ Pick-And-Roll Academy (from Shehan Peiris, Blog Don’t Lie):
DEN: How The Nuggets & Jokic Are Trying To Survive Against Pick-And-Rolls  (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Malik Beasley Knows His Role. Can He Flourish Within It?  (from Brendan Vogt, Denver Stiffs):
LAL: The Metamorphosis Of Brandon Ingram  (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
MIL: We’re About To See A New Giannis  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
MIL:  Q & A: Khris Middleton (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
MIN: In Meeting With Thibs, Butler Reiterates His Desire To Be Traded (from Jon Krawcynzski, The Athletic):
NOP: Depression Had Jahlil Okafor In A Dark Place, But He’s Come A Long Way (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
PHI: Sixers Could Draw On Lob City’s Offense  To Utilize Fultz & Simmons  (from Kevin F. Love, Liberty Ballers):
PHO:  McDonough’s Firing:
SAC: Grading The Kings’ Roster (from NBA Math):
SAS: Grading The Spurs’ Roster (from NBA Math):
TOR: Inside The Raptors’ Big Bet Of Kawhi Loving Their Culture (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
TOR: The Raptors Want Even More From Delon Wright (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Top 100 EuroLeague Players:  11-20 (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net):
Q & A: Spanish Coach Joan Plaza (from Alex Madrid, eurohoops.net):
What Impact Will The New Draft Lottery Rules Have On Tanking (from Bryan Toporek, The Step Back):
Next Step For NBA Is Hiring Women In Positions Of Power (from Associated Press):
Q & A: “Basketball: A Love Story” Director Dan Klores (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
“Love Of The Game”: Excerpt From “Basketball: A Love Story” (from ESPN):

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

League Pass Rankings, Part Two (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BKN: No Limits When Experimenting With Lineups (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
BKN: Nets’ Forward Options (from Tom Dowd, Nets.com):
BOS: Bench Role Hasn’t Sapped Rozier’s Energy (from Scott Souza, Providence Journal):
BOS: Yabusele Improves His Game (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Globe):
CHA: Hornets’ Plan For Miles Bridges Is Changing Already (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Splitting The Starting Center Job (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: The Cavs’ New Offense (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Notable Aspects Of Preseason Win Over LAL (from Christopher Dempsey, nuggets.com):
GSW: How Curry’s Usage Has Evolved (from Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Quinn Cook Found His Place In Golden State (from Jake Paynting, Def Pen):
MIA: Duncan Robinson Now Slinging Instead Of Sprinting  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIA: Winslow Can Fill In All The Blanks (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
MIL: Bucks’ Players Like Budenholzer’s “Daily Vitamins”  (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NOP: Star Track: Anthony Davis (from The Ringer):
ORL: Film Room At Sixers: Bamba, Vucevic & Ross (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Grading The Magic’s Roster (from NBA Math):
PHI: Monday’s Game Analysis: Fultz, Shamet, Embiid (from David Murphy,  philly.com):
PHI: Fultz Looks Set For Breakout Year Alongside Simmons (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
PHI: Improved Post Play Should Be A Focus For Simmons (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Unlike Fultz, Simmons Not Going To Start Launching Threes (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
PHI: JJ Redick Is More Than Just A Mentor To Sixers’ Young Players (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
SAS: When It Comes To D, Spurs Aim To Reload, Not Rebuild  (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
SAS: Can Dejounte Murray Lead Spurs Into New Era? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
TOR:  New Role For Siakam Could Have Big Benefits For Raptors (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
TOR: Raptors’ Playbook: Halfcourt Season Preview (from Cooper Smither, Raptors Republic):
UTA: Joe Ingles: Most Unappreciated Star?  (from Micah Adams, Sporting News):
UTA: Can The Jazz Attack Switching Defenses Effectively? (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Offseason Boxing Workouts Help Gobert On The Court (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
UTA: Ricky Rubio: Case Study In Confidence (from Dan Godziszewski, 94 Feet Report)):
10 Candidates For A Bounce-Back Season (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 81-90  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, eurohoops.net ):
Hoop Dreams: Why Basketball Never Sleeps (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
How Can We Best Measure Individual Defensive Impact? (from Daniel Massop, Nylon Calculus):
How Can An Analytic Approach Be Applied To Player Psychology?  (from Sebastian Pycior, Nylon Calculus):