Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/21/19

ATL: How Collins’ Defense Impacts The Hawks’ Future (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: Hawks Hustle To Grab Top Offensive Rebounding Spot (from hawks.com):
BKN: Film Study: The Secret To D’Lo’s Game (from Reed Wallach, Nets Daily):
BOS: So You Think You Know Marcus Smart (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
BOS: The Celtics Are Going To Be Just Fine (from Ian Levy, nba.com):
DAL: A Glimpse Into Doncic’s Unique Athleticism (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
GSW: Steph Curry Has Mastered The Art Of The Relocation Three (from Jared Dubin, Dime Mag ):
IND: A Team That Is Gender Blind: Meet The Pacers’ Highest Ranking Women   (from Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indy Star):
IND: Sumner Overcomes Adversity To Reach NBA (from Scott Agness,The Athletic):
IND: Switching Defenses Are Throwing Pacers For A Loop (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: What’s Better For The Clips Long-Term: Making Or Missing The Playoffs? (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAL: Kuzma Is Out To Prove The Doubters Wrong (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
MEM: 30 Years After Chris Washburn Was Banned By The NBA, His Son Julian Is Doing Him Proud (from Gary Peterson, Mercury News):
MEM: Grizzlies’ Motivations For Strong Finish (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
MEM: New Griz Trio Flashed In Debut Together (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
MIL: Middleton Is Rare Kind Of Second Star (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
OKC: Can Jerami Grant Be The Difference In The Playoffs? (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
OKC: Ferguson’s Second-Year Development (from Jonathan Saponara, Hashtag Basketball):
OKC: Thunder’s Playoff Ceiling Relies On Grant & Ferguson (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
SAC: Bogdanovic’s Second Season (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
SAC: In The Aftermath Of The DMC Trade, The Kings Are Playing Beautiful Basketball (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
TOR: DeRozan’s Bond With Toronto Runs Much Deeper Than Just Basketball (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
4 Trends Worthy Of Your Attention, Involving Brook Lopez, Buddy Hield, Marcus Smart, Trae Young  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Teams That Should Start Planning Full Rebuilds (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
The Biggest X-Factor For Each Likely Playoff Team (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Defining Teams By Offensive Style (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):

The NBA’s Pick-And-Pop Poison (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of Clinton Wheeler

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/18/19

 – BKN: Sean Marks, The MF Who Saved The Nets (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: Getting Healthy For The Stretch Run (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
*BOS: 10 Years Later, The Day The Celtics’ Dynasty Hopes Buckled (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
DET: Thon Maker: No Regrets (from Kane Pitman, ESPN):
GSW: Should The Dubs Rechannel Their Anger? (from Scott Ostler, SF Chronicle):
IND: Nate McMillan Crafts Pacers In His Own “Old School” Image (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
IND: Could Tamika Catchings Become The NBA’s 1st Female  GM? (from Matt Foley, Ozy.com):
OKC: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (from Austin Sternlicht, Thunderous Intentions):
ORL: Bamba Plans To “Fiercely” Work Way Back From Injury (from Roy Parry, Orlando Sentinel):
TOR: Why Ujiri Has Been Great For The Raptors (from Darien Chetram, Raptors Rapture):
WAS: Bradley Beal Refuses To Give Up (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
What’s Missing From Most Trade Machine Proposals: Intelligence And Logic (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Charting Player Passing Lanes (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):
How Muggsy Bogues Saved His Brother’s Life & Found Meaning (from Richard Graff, ESPN):
Calling The Shots: Bill Spooner Has Been An NBA Ref For 30 Years (from Eliav Applebaum, The Acorn):
Two-Way Contract Standouts, Part Two (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
QOTD: From Kevin Durant:  “The NBA game in general is getting overlooked by speculation and everything. It’s the soap opera, and we’re all actors just trying to play our roles.

*BOS: 10 Years Later, The Day The Celtics’ Dynasty Hopes Buckled (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/12/19 PART TWO

ATL: Alex Len Has Restarted His Career (from Don Markus, Baltimore Sun):
BOS: Do The Celtics Have A Leadership Problem? (from Bryan Oringher, Lineups.com):
BOS: Robert Williams: Beginning To Realize How Good He Can Be (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
DEN: Isaiah Thomas’ Invaluable Contributions To Playoff Push (from Harrison Wind, BSN Denver):
GSW: A Night Steve Kerr Won’t Forget (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
HOU: Morey Positioning Rockets To Be Dubs’ “Toughest Opponent” (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
HOU: Rockets Have Small Margin Of Error (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Pieces Are In Place For Stretch Run (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
MEM: Garrett Temple Carries Family Lesson In Community Service To NBPA VP Role (from Warren Shaw, Closeup 360):
MIA: Winslow Is Finding His Lane At PG (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
NOP: Undrafted Rookie Kenrich Williams Is Making A Big Impact (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
*OKC: PG13’s MVP Candidacy Is Growing (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
PHO: Ayton Focused On Perfecting His Body & Expanding His Game (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):
*SAS: Spurs’ Prospect Adam Hanga Intrigues (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
TOR: Marc Gasol Was Human Highlight Factory In 1st Raptors Home Game (from Kyle Kantion, Yahoo Sports):
TOR The New-Look Raptors (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
Terminology Tuesday: M.I.G. (from Bryan Oringher):
NBA Executives: Possibility Vs Certainty  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Read it here:  Possibility vs. Certainty
Layman’s Guide To Following #DraftTwitter (from Evan Zamir, Medium):
*OKC: PG13’s MVP Candidacy Is Growing (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
*SAS: Spurs’ Prospect Adam Hanga Intrigues (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/1/19

CHI: Parker Locked In On On-Court Production, Not Off-Court Possibilities (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Takeaways From Loss To Sixers (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Bay Area News Group):
HOU: Harden’s New Offensive Weapon That No One Is Talking About (from Scott Rafferty, NBA.com):
LAC: How Montrezl Harrell Made His Leap To Clippers’ Heart & Soul (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
LAC: The Legend Of Boban (from Devin Gordon, ESPN):
MIL: The Rise Of The Bucks’ 2017 Draft Duo: DJ Wilson & Sterling Brown (from Andrew Hanlon, Brew Hoop):
MIN: Bayless Is Taking Advantage Of His Chance To Shine (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: The Re-Emergence Of Luol Deng (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NOP: Kenrich Williams Shines As His NBA Minutes Increase (from Robbie Vaglio, tcu360.com):
OKC: What’s Behind Thunder’s Win Streak?  (from Ben Mertens, Welcome To Loud City):
PHI: Examining Defensive Progress (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: The Sixers Are Putting Butler In His Comfort Zones.  Is It Helping?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
PHO: Mikal Bridges: Showing Flashes Of Future Two-Way Star  (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
SAC: Shumpert: Kings’ Stabilizing Veteran (from David Vertsberger, The Step Back):
TOR: Siakam Is Living His Father’s Dream (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
UTA: Breaking Down Joe Ingles (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
UTA: Inside Donovan Mitchell’s Red-Hot January (from Eric Woodtyard, Deseret News):
UTA: Blazers 132, Jazz 105 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Takeaways From January (from Nate Wolf, BBall Index):
The DAL-NYK Trade:
Don’t Get Duped In Trade Season (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/31/19

BKN: Kenny Atkinson Has Created A Star In DLo & A Playoff Team In The Nets (from Anthony Puccio, sny.tv):
BKN: DLo Is On The Rise (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
BKN: Jarrett Allen: Strengths & Areas That Need Growth (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
BOS: Keeping Track Of The Celtics’ 2019 Draft Picks (from Jeremy Stevens, Hashtag Basketball):
DEN: The Nuggets Still Have Room To Grow (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
GSW: Observations From DMC’s 1st 5 Games (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
MIL: Marques Johnson To Be Honored With Jersey Retirement (from Brandon Cruz, Fox6Now):
MIN: Ricky & Ryan: A Bond Like No Other (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
MIN: Have The Wolves Improved Under Saunders?  (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
MIN: Canaan Will Get Plenty Of Chances To Prove Himself With Short-Handed Wolves (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NOP: Jrue Holiday Is Having An All-Star Worthy Season (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
*NOP: Read This Before Constructing Your Aspirational AD Trades (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
OKC: Shouldn’t PG-13 Be Getting More MVP Love? (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
PHI: Jimmy Butler Is Always Keeping Score (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
PHI: Muscala Is Fitting In With The Sixers (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
PHO: Emanuel Terry Fulfills NBA Dream With 10-Day Contract (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
SAC: Rookies Bagley & Giles Shine In Kings’ Win (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
TOR: Raptors Are Markedly Better Whenever Danny Green Is On The Court (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
TOR: Siakam Could Be Most Unlikely All-Star (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
TOR: Evaluating Lowry’s New Role (from Holden Walter-Warner, Hoops Habit):
WAS: Scott Brooks Made A Statement With Final Play Against Cavs (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
–  Draft Prospects: Why Bitadze Is One Of 2019’s Top Bigs (from Jackson Hoy, The Stepien):
Hasheem Thabeet Is On The Comeback Trail & Says It Will Be Different This Time (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):

*NOP: Read This Before Constructing Your Aspirational AD Trades (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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