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

BOS 108, PHI 103 (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

Marcus Smart’s Return Has Morphed The Celtics At Both Ends (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Sixers Stay Ready Thanks To Young, Athletic Assistant Coaches (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Simmons’ Shooting Is Worse Off The Dribble (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hops Hype):
Exum Got Harden In Game Two (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
UTA Has The Highest Turnover Rate Among Teams In The Postseason (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Are The Rockets Fun To Watch? (from Mark Titus, The Ringer):
Jazz: Beating The Odds With Team Play (from Doug Robinson, Deseret News):
Anthony Davis & The Bizarre Tying Of Respect  To Postseason Success (from Tim Keown, ESPN):
Rondo: Back To Defying Expectations (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Is Kevon Looney Playing Himself Out Of Dubs’ Price Range? (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
KLove Breaks Through (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Cavs’ Role Players: Stepping Up At The Right Time (from Robbie Di Paolo, King James Gospel):
Cavs Are Winning By Avoiding Turnovers (from Joe Vardon, Cleveland.com):
Video: LBJ’s Epic Game Two Highlights:
The Raptors’ Matchup Problems (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Cavs: Learning To Play On The King’s Court (from Jason Lloyd, The Athletic):
Koby Altman: Thriving In One Of The NBA’s Most High-Profile Jobs (from Ryan Jones, Middlebury Magazine):
Pacers: Should Turner & Sabonis Start Together? (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
An Ode To Taj Gibson’s Season (from Jake Paynting, On The Prowl):
What To Expect From Bjelica’s Restricted Free Agency (from Britt Robson, The Athletic):
New Suns’ Coach Igor Kokoskov (from Patrick Redford, Deadspin):
The Pursuit Never Ends (from Taurean Prince, The Players Tribune):
Bulls’ Receptionist Celebrates 20 Years With Team (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/3/17 PART ONE

The Unspeakable Greatness Of Giannis (from Marc Stein, NYTimes):
Bucks Want To Lighten Giannis’ Load (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Westbrook’s One-Man Show Is Over: Welcome To The Thunder’s Variety Hour (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Analyzing Eric Gordon’s Hot Start (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
Robert Covington’s Spacing: Playing A Major Role In Sixers’ Offense  (from George Kondoleon, Bball Breakdown):
Fewer Timeouts Is Making Crunch Time More Exciting (from Kristian Winfield/Mike Prada, SBNation):
Steph Curry Is Shooting More FTs (from Sam Amick, USA Today):
Does Orlando Have Enough Magic Potion For The Entire Season? (from Mo Dahkil, The Jump Ball):
Basketball Dictionary: Double Drag Screens (from Dylan Murphy, The Medium):
Everyone Should Watch The Jazz (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Dejounte Murray: Has The Spurs’ Missing Piece Been There All Along?  (from Will Hoekenga, 16 Wins):
5 Rookies Teams Will Regret Passing On (from Brandon Jefferson, Fansided):
Thursday Highlights (from Paolo Uggeti, The Ringer):
Everyone Makes Mistakes In The Draft: We Should Learn From Them (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
The Spurs Still Need Manu (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Grizzlies: Tyreke Evans’ Great Start & More (from Chris Herrington, Commercial Appeal):
Aron Baynes Provides The Celtics With Toughness (from Mike Petraglia, Celtics Blog):
G-League Q & A:  Agua Caliente Clippers Coach Casey Hill (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
G-League Tips Off Today: Here Are The Rosters (from N. Lupo, Sportando):
Markelle Fultz’ Confounding Injury (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
The NBA’s Age Limit Is Broken: Prospects Are Actually Getting Younger (from Owen Phillips, FiveThirtyEight):
Cavs Need To Slow It Down (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/29/17

Smart Defensive Rotations Are The Key To Defeating Warriors (from Nick Sciria, Nylon Calculus):
Finals Preview (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):
How Tyronn Lue’s Calm Demeanor Helps Cavs (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Klay Thompson’s Immortal Game Six Vs. OKC (From Tim Kawakami, Mercury News):
Every Pass In Nikola Jokic’s Bag Of Tricks (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):

What Makes For A Great ATO? (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Lorenzo Romar On Isaiah Thomas And Markelle Fultz (from Chris Greenberg, Boston.com):
Jaylen Brown’s Teammates Are Impressed With His Ability, Attitude (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/12/17

SAS-HOU Series Takeaways (from Connor Learn, Fansided):
SAS 114, HOU 75 (from 16 Wins):
Jonathon Simmons: Raising His Game At The Right Time (from Tom West, 16 Wins):
Romp Shows Wisdom In Spurs’ Plan (from Mike Finger, Express-News):
There Is More Than One Way To Win In The NBA (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Patty Mills’ Value (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
BOS-WAS: Things To Watch (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How IT Torched The Wizards In Game 5 Without Scoring (from Scott Rafferty, The Sporting News):
Jaylen Brown: Huge In Game 5 And Possible Key Going Forward (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Avery Bradley’s Defense Has Been Key Ingredient (from Kyle Hightower, AP):
The Evolution of Al Horford (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Lue Vows To Make Love Bigger Part Of Offense (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
A Look Inside The Hornets’ Walker-Zeller Pick-And-Roll (from Max Seng, 16 Wins):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/28/17 PART ONE

Jeremy Lin’s Return & Impact On The Nets (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/03/28/jeremy-lin-nets-impact-injury/

Rockets/Dubs Offenses: Similarities & Differences (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):

Read it here: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets/article/Rockets-tweaks-on-offense-a-not-to-what-Warriors-11031894.php?cmpid=twitter-premium&t=65061db172438d9cbb

GSW’s Offense Before And After ASW (from Todd Whitehead, Nylon Calculus):

 Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/03/28/nylon-calculus-golden-state-offense-evolution/

Nelson And Jokic Turned The Nuggets’ Season Around  (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):

Read it ere:  https://theringer.com/how-a-second-round-unicorn-and-a-13-year-vet-saved-denvers-season-e6a197b01c0c

Blazers’ Offense Surging Since All-Star Break (from Willy Raedy, Blazers Edge):

Read it here: http://www.blazersedge.com/2017/3/28/15085736/portland-trail-blazers-offense-nba-trade-deadline-all-star-break-nurkic-lillard

How Nurkic’s Screens Transform The Blazers’ Offense (from Dave Deckard, Blazers’ Edge):

Readand watch it here: http://www.blazersedge.com/2017/3/24/15046496/nurkic-lillard-trail-blazers-offense-stats-pick-roll

Does Tyronn Lue Really Have A Magical Plan For The Cavs…And, If So, Will It Work?  (from Chris Almeida, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/cavaliers-spurs-cleveland-second-place-rest-2fe20d441796

Cavs Need KLove To Get Back To Being A Real Weapon  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/cavaliers/harper-cavs-need-kevin-love-get-back-real-weapon/

The Spurs Are The Quiet Contender Again (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):

Read it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/spurs/scaletta-spurs-quiet-contender/

Younger, Stronger, Smarter Assistant Coaches Are In Demand  (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):

Read it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2697750-latest-nba-hiring-trend-younger-smarter-stronger-assistant-coaches-in-demand

–  Middleton Getting Bucks Into Playoff Groove  (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/03/27/khris-middleton-helping-milwaukee-bucks-make-playoff-push

Raptors’ Coaches Deserve A Lot Of Credit  (from Spencer Redmond, Raptors Republic):

Read it here:  http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2017/03/28/raptors-coaching-staff-deserves-lot-credit-recent-stretch/

Timothe Luwawu-Caborrot Helps Reinvigorate Sixers’ Perimeter “D” (from Derek Bodner):

Read it here: http://www.derekbodner.com/2017/03/26/76ers-musings-timothe-luwawu-cabarrot-helps-reinvigorate-sixers-perimeter-defense/

Manny Harris’ Long Travels To Dallas (from Steve Simineri, NY Sports Day):

Read it here: https://www.nysportsday.com/2017/03/28/mavericks-manny-harris-travels-long-way-to-dallas/

Where Are The Best Shooting Zones? (from Drew Steele,16 Wins):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/where-are-the-best-shooting-zones-on-the-court-b2dbf0930bfb

Developing Nerlens Noel’s Offensive Game (from Isaac Harris, The Smokng Cuban):

Read and watch it here: http://thesmokingcuban.com/2017/03/28/the-developing-offensive-game-of-nerlens-noel/

Nowitzki Q & A (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/03/27/morning-tip-qa-dallas-mavericks-dirk-nowitzki

An Inside Look At Player Bonuses (from Bobby Marks, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/an-inside-look-at-player-bonuses-154533651.html

Magic: Time For A D-League Call-Up (from Zach Palmer, Orlando Magic Daily):

Read it here: http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2017/03/28/d-league-its-time-for-the-magic-to-give-somebody-a-shot/

NBA Management Rankings (from ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19017640/nba-2017-nba-management-rankings-top-bottom

COY Candidates (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):

Read it here: http://www.sbnation.com/2017/3/28/15086388/nba-coach-of-the-year-gregg-popovich-mike-dantoni

Joe Johnson’s New Assignment (from Fran Blinebury, NBA.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/article/2017/03/26/utah-jazz-joe-johnson-takes-new-assignment

 

 

 

This is PART ONE of today’s Basketball Intelligence.  Watch for PART TWO later today.