Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/20/18 PART ONE

Mirotic: Keeping It Simple, Making Pels Difficult To Figure Out (from William Guillory, NOLA.com):
Anthony Davis: Portable Rim Protector (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Pels’ Blueprint To Stop Lillard Is Working (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Lillard Assesses Effect Of Pels’ Defensive Tactics On His Performance (from George Mills, Expressco.uk):
How The Pels Have Controlled The Series (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
Pels Showing What They’d Look Like Without DMC (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Jaylen Brown, Celtics’ Surging Star (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
How The Celtics Have Played Jabari Parker Onto The Bench (from Greg Cassoli, USA Today):
Shaun Livingston: “We Played For Each Other”  (from The Athletic):
Warriors: Quiet, Consistent, Focused, Stable (from Chris L., Mercury News):
Embiid Is Back! (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
Whiteside’s Struggles (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
5 Things Cavs Must Improve (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
Capela: Launching Into The Stratosphere (from Michael Baumann, The Ringer):
The Wolves Have A Long Way To Go (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
Jazz: What Went Right/Wrong In Game Two (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
There’s More To Brewer On Mitchell Than The Matchup (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Joe And Renae Ingles Didn’t Want A Long-Distance Marriage (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):
Terry Rozier & Delon Wright: Ready To Step Out Of The Shadows (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Q & A: David Blatt (from Irad Tsafrir, Haaretz):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/5/18

Zach Lowe’s 7th Annual “Luke Walton All-Stars” (from ESPN):
Brett Brown On The Sixers’ Rebuild (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Ben Simmons’ NBA Career: Off To Better Start Than LBJ’s? (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
The Rockets Have Become The Dubs’ Biggest Obstacle (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Draymond Green: Embracing Added Responsibilities (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Preparing Book On Rockets’ Potential First-Round Foes Is A Busy Task (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
20 Ways Injuries Have Impacted The Season & The Playoff Race (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Pacers: The Least Talked-About Playoff Team (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
CJ McCollum Is Kind Of A Ball Hog.  Does It Matter?  (from Eric Griffith, Blazer’s Edge):
How Have The Raptors’ Most Used Lineups Held Up & Can They Be Improved? (from Daniel Hackett, Raptors HQ):
Spotlight On Raptors’ Assistant Rex Kalamian (from Joel Stephens, Raptors HQ):
Taj Gibson Makes Minnesota Go (from Haley O’ Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Video: “Red” Defensive Coverage (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Aaron Gordon: Working On Shot Selection To End The Season (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
DWade: “I’m Not For Everyone, I’m For Miami” (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
6MOY Candidates (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
DPOY Candidates (from Kelly Scaletta, The Step Back):
Picking The DPOY & Every All-Defense Position (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Q & A: Walter McCarty (from Harry Lyles, Jr, SBNation):
Inaugurating Our WNBA Coverage:
WNBA Free Agency Winners & Losers (from Eli Horowitz, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/21/18

HOU 115, POR 111 (from Dave Deckard, Blazer’s Edge):
The Rockets Have Embraced Iso-Ball In Their Own Unique Way (from Serrat Sohi, SBNation):
How Denver Uses Elevator Screens To Get Jamal Murray Open (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
TOR 93, ORL 86 (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
How Raptors Ditched “Same Old Crap” To Dominate The East (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
Raptors: Lowry Has His Eye On Playoff Success (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Raptors: CJ Miles Is Playing A Vital Role (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
How VanVleet Became The NBA’s Unlikeliest Linchpin (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
OKC: Offensive Problems And Projecting The Playoffs (from Paul Headley, Real Ball Insiders):
Celtics: Larkin’s Energetic Play (from Taylor Snow, celtics.com):
Celtics: Built To Survive Adversity (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Mid-Range: The NBA’s Worst Shot, Except For The Warriors (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
12 Observations: Jayson Tatum, Bradley Beal, Taurean Prince & More (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Damian Lillard’s Powerful Gravity (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
JJ Redick: The NBA’s Most Meticulous Player (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Reggie Jackson & The Big Impact Of Losing Your Starting PG (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Grizzlies: Chandler Parsons Hopes To Finish The Season On A High Note (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
What’s Next For Hezonja? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
How Good Has Jose Calderon Been This Year? (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
Each Eliminated Team’s Silver Lining (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Is Taurean Prince The Best & Most Important Hawk? (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
Sixers’ Roster Has 3 Championship Pieces (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
Magic: Gordon & Isaac Will Likely Be On Court Together A Lot To Close Out Season (from John Denton, magic.com):
Monty McCutcheon & The Pursuit Of Refereeing Excellence (from Doug Smith, The Star):
I Walked Away From My NBA Dream (from Jalen Moore, The Players Tribune):
The Draft: Guidelines For Scouting Twins (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):

5 Up, 5 Down: Rockets, Blazers, Raptors, Players Only & More (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):

Rockets’ Two-Way Prospect RJ Hunter Has Been Electrifying In The G-League (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/28/18

Ron Adams: The Warriors’ 70-Year-Old Truth-Teller  (from Kurt Streeter, NY Times):
Don’t Forget About Josh Jackson (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Examining The Most Potent Stretch Of Jokic’s Career (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
Emeka Okafor: Providing Spark For The Pelicans (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Rockets’ Back-To-Back Wins Show They Are Playoff Ready (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Bucks: Coaching Change Has Righted The Ship (from Karl Bullock, Sports Illustrated):
How Steph Curry Leads Like No Other Superstar (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
Drazen Petrovic: Groundbreaking & Unforgettable (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Terry Rozier’s Emergence (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Reconsidering The Celtics (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Cavs: George Hill’s Breakout Game (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Why The Cavs Believe That Clarkson’s Early Three-Point Success is Not A Mirage (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Dejounte Murray: Can The Spurs Build Another Star From The Ground Up? (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
How KD Impacted The NBA’s Next Generation Of Players (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):
Q & A: Bradley Beal (from Jared Zwerling, Sports Illustrated):
Scouting Report: Luka Doncic (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):
Adam Silver Cautions Teams To Protect The Integrity Of The Game (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
CJ Miles Has The Most Points Per Touch In The NBA This Season (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Dwane Casey Prepares Raptors For Close Games, Even Though They Keep Winning Big (from Daniel Reynolds, Raptors HQ):
Raptors: No Help On The Way, Not That Any Is Needed (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
The Suns With Payton: The Rest Of The Story (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):
10 Rookies Who Have Exceeded Expectations (from Aaron Mansfield, Larry Brown Sports):
MIA 102, PHI 101: Miscommunication Leads To Game-Winning Strategy (from Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post):
Developing Sabonis Into The Next Horford (from Adam Friedman, Indy Cornrows):
Nets’ Isaiah Whitehead: Steady Through Ups & Downs  (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Mavs: McDermott & Barnes: Two Kids From Ames, Iowa, Reunited (from Isaac Harris, Mavs.com):
There’s A Reason Paul George Isn’t Getting Calls (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
Lakers: Personnel Moves Give Zubac A Chance (from Tania Ganguli, LATimes):
KAT: Already A Top-Ten Player (from Adam Ziobrowski, Dunking With Wolves):
Robert Swift Takes Another Step On The Road To Recovery (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated);
The Unwritten Modern Day Trash Talk Rules (from Tim MacMahon/Law Murray, ESPN):
End The Foul Out (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Grizzlies: Did Brice Johnson Show Anything In His Debut? (from Tony East, Hoops Habit):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/31/17 PART ONE

Giannis: Another Leap Forward (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Q&A: Jason Kidd On Giannis (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
Rookie Report: Ben Simmons (from Bryan Toporek, Bball Breakdown):
Wizards Chasing High Ceiling (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
The Wizards’ West Coast Worries (from Rob Athmer, Hashtag Basketball):
Inside The Celtics’ Defensive Juggernaut (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
Celtics Thriving After Losing Hayward (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Drummond’s New “Hub” Role: A Key In Pistons’ Surge (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
The High Post Twist: NBA’s Newest Play (from Seldon John Levasseur, 94 Feet Report):
Video Breakdown: Wolves’ Defensive Progress (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
New Look Wolves: Still Figuring It Out (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
The Basketball Dictionary: Drag Screen (from Dylan Murphy, Medium.com):
Q&A: G-League GM Dee Brown (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days):
Euroleague: Kyle Hines, Just A Kid From Sicklerville  (from Trevor Magnotti, the Step Back):
Three-Pointers: Blake Griffin’s New Tool (from Chirag Agrawal, Nylon Calculus):
TOR 99, POR 85 (from William Lou, Medium.com):
UTA 104, DAL 89 (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz):
Cavs: Crowder & Love Need To Be More Aggressive (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Magic: Depth is Proving To Be A Difference Maker (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Maic Daily):
The Hype/Concern Index (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
SVG: Bullock Helps At Both Ends (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Porzingis: Beefed-Up & Improved (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Which Teams Have Been Hit Hardest By Injuries?  (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
– Coaching Notes From 4 NBA Training Camps (from Chris Oliver, Basketball Immersion):