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: 3/7/19

BOS: The Celtics’ Imperfect Win Over SAC Is The Perfect Followup To Blowout Of GSW (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: When Hayward Shines, The Celtics Are A Juggernaut (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
DEN: Millsap Is Providing Quality Play At Both Ends Of The Floor (from Nuggets.com):
DET: Why Drummond Is Playing The Best Ball Of His Career (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
DET: Drummond Finds His Rhythm & Pistons Reap Benefits (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Dubs & DMC: Still Figuring Each Other Out (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
HOU: How The Rockets Became Relevant Again (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
LAC: SGA Has Seemed To Shake Off Slump (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
MIL: The Bucks’ Potential Championship Profile (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
NOP: The Pelicans Refuse To Quit On The Season (from William Guillory, The Athletic):
NYK: Fizdale Brings In Jason Kidd To Pass On PG Wisdom To The Knicks (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
OKC: Steven Adams Is Content To Do The Dirty Work (from DJ Foster, The Ringer):
PHO: Tyler Johnson Is Adding Stability To The Suns (from Katherine Fitzgerald, Arizona Republic):
POR: Stotts Has Stuck With Plan Of Playing/Sitting Lillard & McCollum Together (from John Schuhmann, nba.com):
TOR: The Humble Roots Shared By Danny Green & Jeremy Lin (from Alex Wong, Yahoo Sports):
WAS: Outrebound The Opponent & The Wins Will Follow (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
The Corner Three: What Really Happens (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Inside NBA Trainer Irv Roland’s World (from Josh Martin, Closeup 360):
MIP Candidates (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
This Season’s Rookies’ Future Star Potential (from Kevin Pelton/Mike Schmitz):
6MOY Candidates (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
Wilt’s Individual Game Rebound Records Are Safe (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
What Keeps Adam Silver Up At Night (from Briand Windhorst, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/14/19

ATL: The Artistry Of Trae Young’s Passes (from Chris Kirschner, The Athletic):
BKN: D’Lo Is Breaking Free (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
BKN:  Jarrett Allen Embodies “Rising Star” (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BOS: The Importance Of Horford Vs The Sixers (from Daniel Poarch, Celtic Blog):
DAL: Doncic & The Art Of Passing (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
DEN: Can Isaiah Thomas Rise Again? (from Robert Sanchez, ESPN):
DET: Ellington’s Focus Is On “Right Now” (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: Q & A: Steph Curry (from David Dennis, Jr, The Undefeated):
GSW: How The Dubs Overcame The Jazz In The 4th Quarter (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Durant At PG Is Looking Better & Better (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
HOU: Shumpert Brings A Steel Will To Defense (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: How Harden’s Streak Is Different Than Wilt’s (from Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight):

Read it here:  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/james-harden-is-outdoing-wilt-chamberlain-where-it-matters/

IND: Kyle O’Quinn’s Road To The NBA (from Josiah Turner, Sports Illustrated):
IND: Why The Pacers Are Thriving After Oladipo Injury (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
MEM: Joakim Noah Is Happiest He’s Ever Been (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
MEM: Was Avery Bradley Misused By LAC? (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
MIN: Taj Gibson: From Starter To Reserve (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
MIN: Takeaways From Win Over HOU (from Andy Grimsrud, A Wolf Among Wolves):
NOP: When Kenrich Williams Became Kenny Hustle (from Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com):
*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
NYK: How Dennis Smith’s Journey Readied Him For A Fresh Start (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
OKC: Steven Adams Is Much More Than Just Strong (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Rebounding At Center Of Magic’s Identity (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Magic’s Patience For Isaac Is Paying Off (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Embiid: DPOY?  (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Q & A: Rodney Hood (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
POR: Kanter Makes Blazers Deeper & Better (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
SAC: Harrison Barnes Prepared For Playoff Push (from Alex Kramers, kings.com):
SAS: Aldridge’s All-Star Journey (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: Q & A: Chris Boucher (from Gad Elmaleh, BallNRoll):
UTA: Gobert’s MVP-Like Season (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):
WAS: The Newest Wizards Are Fitting Beautifully By Playing Their Strengths (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
Shot-Chart Trivia: Guess That All-Star (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
Sports Reference Informs The World (from James Wagner, NY Times):
The Step-Back 3 (from Associated Press):
An Oral History Of The 1998-99 Lockout  (from Thomas Golianopolous, The Ringer):
G-League: Keep An Eye On Stockton Rookie Cameron Reynolds (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/12/19 PART ONE

– BKN: Napier Is Quite The Luxury (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
– BKN: The Loss At Toronto Was Encouraging (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
– BOS: Jayson Tatum And The Art Of Getting To FT Line (from Max Carlin, Celtics Blog):
– CLE: Steven Adams, The Ultimate Yeoman (from Jeff Siegel, Fear The Sword):
– DEN: Nuggets’ Depth Is A Good Problem (from Sean Keeler, Denver Post):
Read it here:  https://www.denverpost.com/2019/02/12/isaiah-thomas-michael-malone-denver-nuggets/

– GSW: Steph Curry’s Game Is More Than Just The Shot (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
– HOU: Harden’s Leadership (from Alykhan Bijani, The Athletic):
– HOU: Harden Is Rockets’ MVP But Playoff Hopes Hinge On CP3 (from Ben Golliver, Washingotn Post):
Read it here:   http://wapo.st/2GzSMzP
 IND: What Can Wesley Matthews Bring To The Pacers?  (from Tony East, BBall Index):
– LAL: Walton Says Lakers Need To Re-Find Passion For Playing Defense (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
– MIA: Winslow Now Countering Opponents’ Counterpoints (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIL: Khris Middleton: Perfect 2nd Option (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
– MIL: Brook Lopez Stretches The Bucks’ Offense By Shooting Threes (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
– OKC: Westbrook Is Thriving With PG In Control (from Nate Scott, USA Today):
– ORL:  Jonathan Isaac Breaks Out (from Luke Duffy, Hoops Habit):
– PHI: Simmons Three-Point Attempt (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
– POR: Seth Curry On Blazing His Own Career Path (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
– SAC: Bagley Is Getting Opportunities To Dominate  (from BS West, Sactown Royalty):
– The Art Of Talking To Refs (from Alex Wong, Yahoo Sports):
– AND1’s Influence On Today’s NBA Handles (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/11/18

BKN: RHJ Is Fixing The Nets’ Biggest Problem (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: After 7 Years In Europe, Brad Wanamaker Is Living His Dream In The NBA (from Trevor Hass, Boston.com):
BOS: Robert Williams Impresses In His Coming Out Party (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
CLE: How Dellavedova Fits On These Cavs (from Chris Manning, Fear The Sword):
GSW: How The Dubs Plan To Help DMC Adjust To Their Pace (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: How Patience, Trust & Practicing In A Chair Helped Draymond Return To Health (from Chris Haynes, Yahoo Sports):
GSW: Steph Curry: A Very Different Kind Of Superstar  (from Shane Young, medium.com):
GSW: G-League Team In Santa Cruz Is Key Developer For Dubs (from Janie Mccauley, AP):
LAL: Video Breakdown: How Kuzma Has Improved As A Playmaker  (from Pete Zayas, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Lonzo’s Impact (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Winslow Is Reaching A Whole New Level (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
MIA: Derrick Jones Is Emerging (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
OKC: The Thunder’ Impenetrable Defense (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
OKC: Westbrook’s FT Shooting Is Alarming (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
OKC: Steven Adams: The Throwback Center Of Modern NBA Dreams (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
PHO: De’Anthony Melton Shows Promise (from Yusuf Saleem, BBall Index):
PHO: What TJ Warren Brings To The Suns (from Bob Young, The Athletic):
POR: Nurkic & Lillard: The Blazer’s Odd Couple (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox’s Second Year Leap (from Adi Brescic, Hoops Habit):
TOR: Kawhi’s Handle Is The Secret To His Success (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
TOR: The Rudy Gay Trade, 5 Years Later (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
WAS: Rivers Was Supposed To Be Wizards’ Bench Scorer, Instead He’s Top Defender (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
*Tanking Vs Rebuilding: Where’s The Line? (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
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