Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/15/19

ATL: Inside The Hawks’ Rebuild (from Robby Kalland, Dime Mag):
BKN: Nets Need To Get Their Sputtering Offense In Gear (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: Interview: Long Island Nets’ Coach Will Weaver (from Chris Milholen, Nets Daily):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Kings (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: Hayward: More Comfortable & Confident (from Christopher Gasper, Boston Globe):
CLE: Collin Sexton Makes Strides (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
DEN: Jokic: Battling Through Fatigue, Still Finding Ways To Deliver (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: How Is MPJ’s Rehab Coming Along?  (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
GSW: How To Attack The Dubs (from Jannelle Moore, The Basketball Writers):
GSW: DMC Has Shined In Transition (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
MIA: The Waiters/Winslow Backcourt (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
MIN: KAT Is Taking The Next Step (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
PHI: Podcast: The Lowe Post With Guest Brett Brown:
PHO: How The Suns’ Shorthanded Front Office Operates (from Gina Mizell, The Athletic):
SAS: The Remarkable Story Of 4.5 Finger Sharpshooter Davis Bertans (from Henry Bushnell, Yahoo Sports):
TOR: Don’t Judge Gasol’s Fit Until The Playoffs (from Jeff Siegel, The Basketball Writers):
From Daniel Poarch, The Step Back:

UTA: GM Lindsey Tells Profound Story Of Race, Life After Westbrook Incident  (from Jeff Zillgitt, USA Today):
Ten Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Other Offensive Revolution: Teams Have Stopped Giving The Ball Away (from Jared Dubin, FiveThirtyEight):
Early Returns On Late-Season Additions (from John Schuhmann,
Retired NBA Stars Try To Bridge Gap With Today’s Players (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
The Most Interesting Things About The Least Interesting Teams (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
DPOY Candidates (from Josh Cohen,
Draft Notes: The Simple Upside Test (from Ben Rubin, The Stepien):
Q & A: Gilbert Arenas (from Martin Rickman, Dime Mag):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/14/19

ATL: Hawks Knock Off MEM With Offensive Clinic (from Graham Chapple, Peachtree Hoops):
DEN: What Does Isaiah’s DNP-CD Mean? (from Sean Keeler, Denver Post):
DEN: Takeaways From Win Over MIN (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
DET: Pistons’ Offense Is Thriving Off Simplicity (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
GSW: What The Dubs Did To Defeat HOU (from Joe Viray, Goden State Of Mind):
GSW: DMC Holds The Key (from Charles Curtis, USA Today):
HOU: Harden: The Keys To Guarding The Unguardable (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
HOU: Harden Is Even Better Than You Think (from Seerat Sohi, Yahoo Sports):
IND: Sabonis’ Screens Open Up Everything (from Tony East, BBall Index):
LAC: Zubac’s Rim Protection Has Transformed The Clippers’ Defense (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAC: SGA Has Established Himself As Clippers’ PG Of The Future (from Chris Murch, Clips Nation):
MIA: Haslem Is Still Here (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
MIL: Brogdon: Steadiness & Consistency (from Matt Velazquez,
NOP: Positives In A Lost Season (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
PHI: Embiid’s Defensive Brilliance Immediately On Display After Return (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: The Confusing Evolution Of Butler’s 3-Point Shooting (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: Evaluating Butler’s Impact (from Alec Liebsch, Hoops Habit):
PHO: Booker Is Taking The Suns To A Whole New Level (from Andrew Favakeh, Clutch Points):
SAC: Training Camp Set The Stage For The NBA’s Most Surprising Season (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
UTA: Takeaways From Win Over Suns (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
The Achilles Heel Of Each Finals Contender (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
Players With Most To Prove In Season’s Final Month (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
Video: Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
The NBA Should Do More To Deter Hate Speech From “Fans” (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/10/19

ATL: Q & A: Trae Young (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
BKN: Accepting Analytics: Another Reason The Nets Have Made The Jump (from Bryan Fonseca/Net Income, Nets Daily):
BKN: Dinwiddie’s Return Is Potent Force Off Bench (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over LAL (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
DEN: Morris & Beasley, Essential Complementary Duo (from Jamie Powell, Double Clutch):
DET: Why Tanking Was Never An Option (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press ):
HOU: Tucker’s Unsung Defense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: Austin Rivers Is At Peace With His Career (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
IND: Myles Turner’s 3-Point Shooting (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
IND: Collison Has Mastered The Corner Three (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
LAC: Beverley Provides The Defensive Spark The Clippers Need (from Broderick Turner, LA Times):
MIA: Heat Benefitting From Starter Quality Minutes Off The Bench (from David Furones, SunSentinel):
MIL: Bledsoe Thriving With The Bucks (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
NOP: Cheick Diallo, Revisited (from Dio Nikiforos, Hoop Ball):
SAS: The Spurs’ PG Depth (from Andrew Ites, Air Alamo):
UTA: Gobert’s Offense Is Invaluable (from Ryan Aston, The J Notes):
Video: Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/9/19

ATL: Trae Young Is Seeing More Traps (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
BOS: How The Celtics May Have Saved Their Season (form John Karalis, Mass Live):
CHI: Q & A: Michael Reinsdorf (from Stephen Noh, The Athletic):
CHI: Zach LaVine’s Decision-Making Is Improving (from Phil Thompson, Chicago Tribune):
CLE: Who Can The Cavs Revive Off The “Scrap Heap”?  (from Jason Lloyd, The Athletic:
DEN: The Scoring Growth Of The Nuggets’ Young Core (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):;
DET: Luke Kennard Has Finally Arrived (from Brady Fred, Detroit Bad Boys):
MIA: New Look Second-Unit Proving A Winner (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
NYK: Mitchell Robinson’s Defensive Impact (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
OKC: Steven Adams’ Defense (from Reid Belew, Welcome To Loud City):
PHI: The Sixers’ Small Lineups Without Embiid (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Q & A: Lillard On Women Working In The NBA (from Casey Holdahl,
SAC: Harrison Barnes In The Post Is An Added Dynamic (from Sanjesh Singh, Sactown Royalty):
UTA: Takeaways From Loss To MEM (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: Q & A: Rudy Gobert (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
The Psychology Of Tanking, Part Two (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):

QOTD:   from Nuggets’ Coach Malone on defending the Dubs“You have to have a different pick-up point. This is a different animal. The 3-point line is not out far enough. You’ve gotta pick them up two feet outside the 3-point line.”


“The randomness of their offense, the quick rip screen by a shooter and popping, the cutting through.  Steph Curry is most dangerous when he passes the ball, because now he’s cutting and everybody stands still and relaxes. It makes it really hard, but that’s where you have to understand, KYP, know your personnel. Who am I guarding, what are their tendencies, and when the ball is given up, don’t ball watch, don’t stand up, be ready to run and chase and stay connected.”

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/3/19

ATL: Hawks Believe Success Isn’t Far Away (from Chris Kirschner, The Athletic):
BOS: Sunday Notes: Tatum’s Growth & More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
DEN: The Nuggets’ Reserve Unit Dilemma (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: Jokic’s Much-Improved Defense (from Chris Bolin, Nugg Love):
DET: Pistons’ Rookies Are Adjusting To Life In The NBA (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
DET: Jackson, Drummond Have Figured It Out Just In Time (from Duncan Smith, The Basketball Writers):
GSW: Obervations From The Win Over The Sixers (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Harden’s Step-Back 3s Are Sent From Another Planet (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
HOU: D’Antoni: The Right Coach At The Right Time (from Salman Ali, USA Today):
HOU: Playoff Mindset Is Key In Surge (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
MIA: Adebayo Has Earned Spoelstra’s Trust (from Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald):
MIL: Bledsoe: Perfect Symbol Of Bucks’ Turnaround (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
MIN: IN D.C., Ryan Saunders Returns To Where His Coaching Career Began (from  Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NYK: Q & A: Mitchell Robinson (from Steve Serby, NY Post):
ORL: Vucevic Is Very Good Across The Board Offensively (from Josh Cohen,
PHI: Sixers Have Positives To Take From Loss To GSW (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
PHO: Mikal Bridges’ 2-Way Versatility (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
SAS: A Great Coach Can Take A Team Only So Far Without Star Players (from Jeus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
UTA: The Schedule Finally Evens Out (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Sunday Shootaround, Including A Conversation With Damian Lillard (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Which Upcoming Draft Picks Does Each Team Owe & Own?  (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
New League Plans To Pay Student Athletes (from Mia Jackson,  Global Sport Matters):