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):
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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 1/28/19

ATL: Breaking Down The Pick & Roll Coverage The NBA Is Throwing At Trae Young (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: The Hawks’ Turnover Problem (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Growing Injury List Puts “Next Man Up” To The Test  (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
From Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index:  https://www.bball-index.com/nets-game-50-2019/
BOS: Celtics Still Look Like Dubs’ Biggest Threat (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
DEN: How Beasley Became Nuggets’ Deadliest Weapon From Downtown (from Sean Keeler, Denver Post):
GSW: Video Breakdown: How The Dubs Beat The Celtics With Clutch Defensive Play (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Video Analysis: Steph & DMC Fake A Pick & Roll (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
HOU: Takeaways From Win Over Magic (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: Harden’s Transcendent Step-Back (from Thomas Beller, The New Yorker):
IND: 3 Keys To Unlocking The Pacers’ Offense Without Oladipo (from Ben Pfeifer, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Seeing The Game Through Rondo’s Eyes (from Kevin Ding, lakers.com):
LAL: Zubac Is Showing Potential (from Christian Rivas, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Ellington Turns Waiting Time Into Winning Game (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIL: Jon Horst, The Bucks’ Unsung Hero (from Mitchell Maurer, Brew Hoop):
MIN: Takeaways From Loss To Jazz (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
MIN: Wolves’ Defense Costs Them Again (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: Meet Ryan Saunders, NBA’s 1st Millennial Head Coach (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
OKC: PG-13 Continued His MVP Caliber Play Against The Bucks (from Royce Young, ESPN):
PHI: Three Sixers Observations: Simmons, Shamet, Redick (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
*SAC: Where Does MBIII Go From Here? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
UTA: Offense, Not Defense Beat The Wolves (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Gobert Is An All-Star (from Tavan Parker, BBall Index):
AD Trade Talk Is The NBA’s Biggest Story (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Why The Celtics Can’t Trade For AD This Year (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
Trade Deadline Buyers & Sellers To Watch (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Takeaways From This Weekends Potential Finals Previews (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
The Week In Review: Dame, CJ  & Seth; KAT, Iguodala, Pat Patterson, Okafor  (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
How The NBA Changed Their Minds About European Player Development Style  (from Brice Paterik, Mavs Moneyball):
How To Evaluate Big Man Defense In The Draft (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):

*SAC: Where Does MBIII Go From Here? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/6/18

*ATL: Trae Young’s Passing Is Ahead Of Schedule (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
ATL: Vince Carter’s Journey To Becoming NBA’s Go-To Mentor (from David Singh, Sportsnet.ca):
BKN: D’Angelo Russell Is Playing Like An Elite PG (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: DeMarre Carroll Is Playing Like His Old Self Again (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: Nets Point To Depth As Reason For Improvement (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BOS: Rozier’s Backup Role Brings Challenges (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
CHI: Boylen Just Wants Bulls To Play Smarter (from Mike McGraw, Daily Herald):
CHI: Bulls Focus Is On The Future (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
DAL: Broekhoff Find His Rhythm (from Nick Metallinos, ESPN):
GSW: Video Breakdown: How The Dubs Won Against The Hot-Shooting Kings (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
LAC: SGA Is Dealing With Fatigue & Fighting Through The “Rookie Wall” (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
LAL: Film Room: The Problem With How The Lakers’ Have Developed Ingram (from Pete Zayas, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Lakers’ Youth Is Wasting Its Opportunity To Shine (from Bill Oram, The Athletic):
LAL: Video: Lonzo Ball: Scrub Or Star? (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
MIN: Petersen & Benz: The Wolves’ Top Broadcast Team (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press)
MIN: Wolves Need A Strong, Candid Communicator (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NYK: Hardaway: Losing Is Tough But It Builds Character & Matures You As A Player (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
POR: Assists On The Rise (from Jamie Hudson, NBC Sports):
TOR: How To Properly Feed A Hungry Pack Of Raptors (from Rachel Brady, Globe And Mail):
Inside The Life Of NBA Assistant Coaches (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
A Study Of Blown Leads, Comebacks & Close Games Around The NBA (from Andrew Patton, Liberty Ballers):
Predicting Six Players Who Will Be Better In 2019  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
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*ATL: Trae Young’s Passing Is Ahead Of Schedule (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/26/18 PART ONE

Zach Lowe’s Weekly 10 Things (from ESPN):
ATL: Video Breakdown: Examining The Hawks’ SLOB Offense (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: Trae Young’s Early Returns: The Good, The Bad & New Dimensions (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
BOS: Celtics’ Bench Keys 2nd Half Comeback (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Another Brad Stevens ATO Quiets Thunder (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Can Jalen Brown Make The Leap? (from J. Kyle Mann, The Ringer):
CHA: The Hornets Have Found Their Own Draymond In MKG  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
CHA: Impact Of Last Season’s Rotation Structure (from Walker Harris, Swarm And Sting):
DAL: The Mavs Have Fully Embraced The Modern NBA (from Doyle Rader, Mavs Moneyball):
DET: Why Blake Griffin Has Been Unstoppable (from Brenden Welper, Piston Powered):
GSW: Video Breakdown: Steph Curry’s 51 Points (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
GSW: How Jordan Bell Plans To Get Himself Back In The Mix (from Logan Murdock, Mercury News):
NOP: Trevon Bluiett Knows He Belongs But Can He Convince The NBA?  (from Matt Foley, Ozy.com):
NYK: Knicks’ Assistant Coach Pat Sullivan (from Chris Iseman, northjersey.com):
OKC:  Is OKC Taking Good Shots?  (from Bobby Chancellor and Dom Flaim, Welcome To Loud City):
SAS: The Spurs’ Defense Is Struggling (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
TOR: Ibaka Is Excelling As Full-Time 5 (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
The Mavs & Hawks Are Each Winning The Doncic/Young Trade (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Which Players Are Currently On Max Contracts? (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Unwritten Locker Room Rules (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):