Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/15/18

The Pels Should Be Better Because AD Will Be Better (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Video: Analyzing Kevin Knox (from Seamus/Ryan, Scot Shot Basketball):
Pistons Have A Valuable Asset In Kennard (from James Edwards III):
Bucks: Can Middleton Continue To Improve As A Playmaker?  (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
–  Heat: What’s Holding Whiteside Back?  (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):
Trey Burke Has Found New Life With The Knicks (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
Grizzlies: Poised For Comeback (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
Remaining Offseason Questions: Central Division (from Luke Adams, Hoops Rumors):
Underdog Hero Joe Ingles Has Defied The Odds In A Big Way (from Ryan Aston, The J Notes):
Ricky Rubio: The Next Chapter (from Taylor Griffin, SLC Dunk):
Q & A: Andre Iguodala (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Raptors’ Defense Set For Improvement (from Vivek Jacobs, Raptors Republic):
Nets: Could Jordan McLaughlin Be More Than Long Island’s PG? (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
Nike Basketball Academy Camp:  Rising, Falling College Players To Watch (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Nike Basketball Academy Camp: High Schoolers With Pro Potential (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Thunder’s Biggest Fan Lives In Japan  (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/9/18

In Appreciation Of Al Horford’s Brilliance (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
How TJ McConnell Energized The Sixers In Game 4 (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
The Sixers’ Extreme Plan To Run Everything Through Their Two Stars (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How Much Do Coaches Matter? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
After Making 1st Conference Finals, CP3 Asks: “Who Plays Just For That?” (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
CP3: The Ultimate Irony (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
– How D’Antoni Countered UTA’s Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
The Harden & Capela Oop Show (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
Jazz: The Beat Will Go On (from Royce Young/Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
HOU-UTA Series Winners & Losers (from Jeff Balke, Houston Press):
Royce O’Neale Proved His Worth In The Playoffs (from Zachary Padmore, The J Notes):
Love & Korver Aren’t Just Watching LBJ (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Raptors’ Reliance On Fred Vanvleet (from Seerat Sohi, SB Nation):
Lin & Roberson: The Rare Patellar Tendon Rupture (from Dr. Rajpal Brar, The Injury Insight):
The #1 Goal Of Agents In The Pre-Draft Process (from Matt Babcock, Sports Illustrated):
Q & A: Kevin Pritchard (from Dan Dakich/Dakota Crawford, Indy Star):
Guide To Igor Koskoskov (from David Nash, TheIVPointPlay)):
How To Approach Prospect Evaluation: Ballhandling  (from Danny Leroux, Real GM):
Fizdale’s Biggest Success: Admitting His Failure (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
Six Players Who May Surprise At The Combine (from Matt Norlander, CBS Sports):
Six Market-Value FAs Worth Watching (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Is Dual Coach/President Role Destined To Fail? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/24/18

Sixers: Getting A Huge Boost From Their Role Players (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here:  https://fansided.com/2018/04/24/nba-playoffs-76ers-role-players-embiid-simmons/

How The Sixers Can Combat The Heat’s Aggressive Defense (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):

Read and watch it here:  https://theathletic.com/325900/2018/04/23/how-the-sixers-can-combat-miamis-aggressive-defense-and-close-out-the-series/

Do AD & The Pels Still Need DMC? (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23297808/zach-lowe-anthony-davis-demarcus-cousins-new-orleans-pelicans-nba-playoffs

Celtics: Tatum & Brown Are Owning The Moment (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23297168/jaylen-brown-jayson-tatum-owning-moment-boston-celtics-nba

Maker Impacts Series With High-Octane Minutes (from Gary D’Amato, jsonline.com):

Read it here:  https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2018/04/22/damato-bucks-thon-maker-impacts-series-high-octane-minutes/529565002/

From Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini:  https://hardwoodhoudini.com/2018/04/24/boston-celtics-semi-ojeleye-taking-over-greg-monroes-role/

Maker & Delly Swinging The Series (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):

Read and watch it here: https://thejumpball.net/2018/04/23/the-bucks-maker-and-delly-swinging-the-series/

The Bucks Have Found A Winning Defensive Formula (from Nate Wolf, Charity Stripe):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/milwaukee-bucks-18377101

How The Celtics Can Adjust To Bucks’ Switching Defense (from Michael DePrisco, Celtics Blog):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.celticsblog.com/2018/4/24/17273432/how-the-boston-celtics-can-adjust-to-milwaukee-bucks-switching-defense

 

Ojeleye’s Rugged Defense (from Simon Pollock, Celtics Blog):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.celticsblog.com/2018/4/23/17269266/semi-ojeleye-game-four-boston-celtics-milwaukee-bucks-playoffs

 

Celtics’ Takeaways (from Jay King, The Athletic):

Read and watch it here:  https://theathletic.com/326826/2018/04/23/kings-celtics-takeaways-marcus-smarts-return-could-add-teeth-to-boston-defense/

 

Oubre Energized The Wizards To Even The Series (from Zach Rosen, wizards.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.nba.com/wizards/oubre-energizes-wizards-even-series

HOU 119, MIN 100 (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23299214/houston-rockets-find-their-rhythm-minnesota

From Tim Faklis, Zone Coverage:  https://zonecoverage.com/2018/timberwolves/inside-houstons-50-point-quarter-and-how-the-timberwolves-fell-into-a-3-1-series-hole/

Wolves Finally Using Butler At PF (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):

Read and watch it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/kzxjaa/jimmy-butler-minnesota-timberwolves-nba-playoffs

Derrick Rose Has Been Reborn (from Ricky O’Donnell, SBNation):

Read and watch it here: https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2018/4/23/17267854/derrick-rose-minnesota-timberwolves-stats-highlights-nba-playoffs

UTA 113, OKC 96 (from Andy Larsen, KSL):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.ksl.com/article/46306840/the-triple-team-jazz-victorious-over-okc-in-physical-game-4-battle-for-3-1-series-lead

Gobert’s Defense Has Thunder Frustrated (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):

Read it here:  http://newsok.com/article/5592010/rudy-goberts-defense-has-thunder-frustrated

The Gravity Of The Thunder’s Situation (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/4/24/17274292/russell-westbrook-thunder-jazz-game-4

Inside Quinn Cook’s Winding NBA Journey (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  https://www.si.com/nba/2018/04/24/nba-playoffs-quinn-cook-warriors-mavericks-pelicans-stephen-curry

What Is The Best Way For Coaches To Manage Foul Trouble? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):

Read it here:  https://cleaningtheglass.com/the-trouble-with-foul-trouble/

What’s Ahead For Trail Blazers? (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):

Read it here:  https://portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/393174-284426-whats-ahead-for-trail-blazers

Bazley Charts Another Path To NBA (from Adam Zagoria, NY Times):

Read it here:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/23/sports/darius-bazley.html

NOAH Shooting System Wants To Fix Every Jump Shot (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  https://fansided.com/2018/04/24/nylon-calculus-noah-fix-every-jumpshot/

 

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 4/10/18

The Celtics Future Is Bright (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Aron Baynes: Elite Defender (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
NBA Players’ Postseason Habits (from Alex Wong, The Score):
Appreciating LBJ’s Brilliance (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Why The Jazz Made The Playoffs (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Gobert: NBA’s Most Dominant Defender (from Phillip Barnett, Yardbarker):
How A Childhood Passion For Drumming Helped Donovan Mitchell Adapt To The NBA (from Ben Dowsett, The Athletic):
Analyzing Jokic’s Defense (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Warriors Are “Figuring It Out” On Defense (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
What Happened To The Once-Surging Wizards (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Satoransky Patches Wizards’ Annual Hole (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
Cavs: What Starting Jeff Green Means (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
Ben Simmons Deserves To Be ROY (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Better Luck Next Year: Pistons Edition (from Andrew Unterberger, The Score):
Q & A: Harrison Barnes (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
NBA Execs Weigh In On Next Generation Of Head Coaches (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Gregg Popovich Clinic Notes (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
Michael Beasley Wants To Change Your Perception (from Mike Vorkunov, The Atletic):
A Modern History Of The PG In Philadelphia (from Micahel Bauman, The Ringer):
Lakers’ Josh Hart: Much More Than 3-And-D (from Matthew Moreno, Lakers Nation):
Latest Laker: Andre Ingram (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
COY Candidates (from Tim Bontemps/Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
Portsmouth Invitational Reference Guide (from 94 Feet Report):