Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/9/19

ATL: Trae Young Is Seeing More Traps (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
BOS: How The Celtics May Have Saved Their Season (form John Karalis, Mass Live):
CHI: Q & A: Michael Reinsdorf (from Stephen Noh, The Athletic):
CHI: Zach LaVine’s Decision-Making Is Improving (from Phil Thompson, Chicago Tribune):
CLE: Who Can The Cavs Revive Off The “Scrap Heap”?  (from Jason Lloyd, The Athletic:
DEN: The Scoring Growth Of The Nuggets’ Young Core (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):;
DET: Luke Kennard Has Finally Arrived (from Brady Fred, Detroit Bad Boys):
MIA: New Look Second-Unit Proving A Winner (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
NYK: Mitchell Robinson’s Defensive Impact (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
OKC: Steven Adams’ Defense (from Reid Belew, Welcome To Loud City):
PHI: The Sixers’ Small Lineups Without Embiid (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Q & A: Lillard On Women Working In The NBA (from Casey Holdahl, blazers.com):
SAC: Harrison Barnes In The Post Is An Added Dynamic (from Sanjesh Singh, Sactown Royalty):
UTA: Takeaways From Loss To MEM (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Q & A: Rudy Gobert (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
The Psychology Of Tanking, Part Two (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):

QOTD:   from Nuggets’ Coach Malone on defending the Dubs“You have to have a different pick-up point. This is a different animal. The 3-point line is not out far enough. You’ve gotta pick them up two feet outside the 3-point line.”

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“The randomness of their offense, the quick rip screen by a shooter and popping, the cutting through.  Steph Curry is most dangerous when he passes the ball, because now he’s cutting and everybody stands still and relaxes. It makes it really hard, but that’s where you have to understand, KYP, know your personnel. Who am I guarding, what are their tendencies, and when the ball is given up, don’t ball watch, don’t stand up, be ready to run and chase and stay connected.”


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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/6/19

ATL: Vince Carter’s “Clutch” Defense (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
CLE: Kevin Love Is Making Life Easier For The Cavs (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
DET: Griffin’s Competitiveness Has Become Contagious (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
DET: Reggie Jackson’s Revival (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
DET: Outside The Box Score: Is Andre Drummond A Good Defensive Rebounder?  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
GSW: The Celtics’ Backbreaking 1st Quarter Run (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Dubs Don’t Have Much Time To Solve DMC Conundrum (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
GSW: How Rare Was Steph’s Ankle Injury Recovery? (from Calvin Fong, Clutch Points):
IND: Collison Deserves More Credit (from Tony East, Hoops Habit):
LAL: Ingram: Player Development At The NBA Level (from Mike Garcia, BBall Index):
MIA: The Heat’s Timely Offensive Transformation (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
MIL: Jon Horst, EOY Candidate (from Jacob Szaniawski, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIL: Will The Bucks Be Able To Keep All Of Their Best Players? (from Mitchelll Maurer, Brew Hoop):
NYK: Observations, Questions, Prediction (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
PHI: The Sixers’ Plan: Star Power & Simple Play (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
PHI: The Long Road Back: Justin Patton Makes His Sixers Debut (from Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Tyler Johnson Uses Playoff Experience To Motivate Young Suns (from Ashley Nevel, Bright Side Of The Sun):
UTA: Donovan Mitchell Breaks The Formula (from Hansen James, SLC Dunk):
UTA: Are The Jazz The NBA’s Sleeping Giant? (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Video: Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
The Psychology Of Tanking, Part One (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
Mid-Major Stars To Watch During Championship Week (from Rob Dauster, NBC Sports):
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ATL: Huerter’s Development Has Been Crucial For The Hawks (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/1/19 PART ONE

BKN: Fear The Nets (from Bryan Toporek, The Basketball Writers):
CHI: Bulls May Take The Biggest Leap Next Season (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
CHI: Markkanen & LaVine Are Balling (from Mark Karantzoulis, Blog A Bull):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith (from bulls.com):
DEN: For Isaiah Thomas & The Nuggets: A Delicate Balance (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET:  Q & A: Ben Wallace (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
LAC: JaMychal Green Has Had A Great Start To Clippers Career (from Robert Flom, Clips Nation):
LAC: The Clippers Are Rebuilding The Right Way (from Justin Jett, Def Pen):
LAL: One-Year Deals Have Hindered The Lakers’ Rebuild (from Sabreena Merchant, Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: Garrett Temple Plays His Role In Historic Basketball Family (from Mike Wise, Sports Illustrated):
MIL Giannis’ Case For DPOY (from Leander Wallace, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIL: Wisconsin Herd Associate Coach Sidney Dobner (from Kelly Price, NBC26):
NOP: Okafor Finds Peace Of Mind (from CloseUp360 ):
NYK: Mitchell Robinson Is Making History (from Benjamin Hoffman, NY Times):
ORL: Magic Showed Their Toughness In Win Over Warriors (from Josh Robbins, The Athletic):
PHI: Mike Scott Announces His Arrival (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
POR: What Counts To Damian Lillard (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
POR: Harkless Gets Back To Setting The Tone (from Casey Holdahl, blazers.com):
SAS: Quincy Pondexter: 7 Knee Surgeries And Still Standing (from CloseUp360):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Most Interesting Teams & Players From The Season’s 3rd Quarter (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
How A CBA Flaw May Prevent A High Draft Pick From Playing In Summer League (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/27/19

ATL: Trae Young Isn’t Wearing Down; He’s Getting Better (from Michael Cunningham, ajc.com):
BOS: Nobody Seems To Have Answers (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
CHI: Markkanen Is Still Beasting (from Vijay Vemu, Blog A Bull):
DET: Pistons Have Traded Perimeter 3 Defense For Wins (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
DET: Luke Kennard: A Force Off The Bench (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
DET: Drummond Is NBA’s Best Scorer In Restricted Area Since His Return (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
DET: Thon Maker Is Already Making An Impact (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
LAC: Video: Harrell Exploiting Pick-And-Roll Options (from Positive residual):
LAC: JaMychal Green Is A Good Fit (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
MEM: Joakim Noah’s Career Revival (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
MIN: Will KAT’s Elevated Play Be Enough? (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
MIN: The Wolves’ Wing Depth (from Pietro Caddeo, Bball Index):
OKC: Westbrook Isn’t Having The Season You Think He Is (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
PHI: Is Small Ball Built Around Simmons Viable For The Playoffs? (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
PHI: Harris Continues To Show Why He Is So Valuable (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
SAS: Spurs Best Offense:  Spot-Up & Catch & Shoot Attempts (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):Best Offense:
TOR: The Raptors Are The NBA’s Mystery Contender (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
WAS: Don’t Forget Bradley Beal Like You Do The Wizards (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
The 3-Point Boom Is Far From Over (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
NBA’s Best 25 Players Under Age  25 (from Chris Herring/Bobby Marks/Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
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Keeping The Memory Of The Black Fives Era Alive (from Moke Hamilton, The Athletic):

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/26/19

ATL: Young Is Putting The Hawks Back On The Map (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
BKN: Joe Harris Just Keeps Hittin’ Buckets (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
CHI: Video Breakdown: Markkanen’s Hot Streak (from Will Gottlieb):
CLE: Dellavedova Showing Cavs, Sexton The Right Way (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DAL: Mavs Own The Biggest TPE Ever.  What Does It Mean? (from David Lord, 247 Sports):
DEN: Monte Morris: NBA’s Best Backup PG?  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
DEN: Gary Harris’ Defense “Sets The Tone”  (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DEN: Is Millsap The Nuggets X-Factor? (from Chris Bolin, Nugg LOove):
DET: Kennard Has Found His Groove By Being More Aggressive (from Vince Elllis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: Assessing Jordan Bell’s 2nd Season (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
HOU: How “The Manimal” Got His Mojo Back (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
HOU: Capela-Faried Coupling A Big Development For Rockets (from Jonathan Feigen, Housotn Chronicle):
LAC: The Clippers Are In “Competitive Transition” (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
LAL: Assessing Walton & Coaching Staff’s Performance (from Cranjis McBasketball, BBallIndex):
MIL: Giannis Is Making Shots (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
MIN: Is Saric The Perfect Partner For KAT? (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
NYK: What DSJ Has Brought To The Knicks’ Offense (from Chris Iseman, northjersey.com):
OKC: Paul George Has Mastered The Pick-And-Roll (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
ORL: Playmaking Has Become One Of Fournier’s Main Strengths (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
PHI: Butler Is Thriving With The New-Look Sixers (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Q & A: Jamal Crawford (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
TOR: This Possession Shows Why Raptors Traded For Marc Gasol (from Scott Rafferty, nba.com):
TOR: Meeks Looking To Make Most of Opportunity (from Arden Zwelling, sportsnet.ca):
WAS Wizards Still Trying To Find A Role For Jabari Parker (from Candace Buckner, Washingotn Post):
2018 Rookie Class Progress Report (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
Checking In On Status Of Protected 1st Round Picks (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rmors):
Pre-Agency Calendar: The Key Dates (from Alberto De Roa, Hoops Hype):
David West Is Trying To Launch The Historical Basketball League As An Alternative To The NCAA (from Brian Costa, Wall Street Journal):

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