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

Valanciunas: Reaping The Rewards Of Raptors’ Egalitarian Offense (from Jordan Skuse, Raptors Rapture):
Q & A: Jusuf Nurkic (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Draymond Set The Tone In Warriors’ Win Over Suns (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
How The Sixers Manufacture Scoring For Ben Simmons (from Jackson Frank, Patreon):
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Sixers: Fultz Might Return Soon, But It’s Not As Simple As It Seems (from Keith Pompey,
The Sixers Blend Youth & Maturity (from Jack McCaffery,
X-Factor For Every WC Playoff Contender (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Timberwolves: Balancing The Offense Without Butler (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
Corey Brewer Fits In With The Thunder (from Brett Dawson,
– Justise Winslow: Heat’s Overlooked Hero (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):
Bam Adebayo’s All-Rookie Worthy Defense (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
Willy Hernangomez Loves Steve Clifford’s Bluntness (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Knicks: The Kyle O’Quinn Conundrum (from Jonathan Macri. The Knicks Wall):
Celtics: Greg Monroe, Making An Impact (from Justin Quinn, Celtics Life):
Spurs: Assessing Dejounte Murray As Starting PG (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Meet TJ Leaf (from Jon Marks, Times Of Israel):
How The NBA Finally Learned To Start Taking Mental Health Seriously (from Robert Silverman, The Daily Beast):
G-League: Jeremy Pargo Is On A Tear Since Joining Santa Cruz (from Jim Seimas, Santa Cruz Sentinel):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/13/18

Raptors: Real & Getting Better (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Everyone Wants Andrew Wiggins To Attack The Rim, But Will He? (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
Warriors Say Klay Deserves All-Defensive Honor (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Blazers: From Cursed To Charmed (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
Making Sense Of The Pelicans’ Pace (from Jake Madison, Locked On Pelicans):
Brandon Jennings Returns In Style (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
The Jazz’ Historic Playoff Push (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
Jazz: Rubio Is A Key Cog In Playoff Push (from Ryan McDonald, deseret News):
What NBA Scouts Will Be Watching In NCAA Tourney Day 1 Games (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz):
Trae Young Profile/Scouting Report (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Not Every Former Kentucky Player Skyrockets To NBA Stardom (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Australian Sports Scientists Are Changing The NBA Game (from Damian McIver,
The COY Race Is Heated (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Wizards: Wall Takes Another Step Toward Return (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Fixing The Brooklyn Nets (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Nets: Assessing Jarrett Allen’s Play Since Entering The Starting Lineup (from Zack Collura, Nothin But Nets):
What We Miss When We Focus On Watching The Ball (from Dylan Murphy, Cleaning The Glass):
Pacers: Myles Turner Has Stepped It Up Since The All-Star Break (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Julius Randle Is Finally Coming Into His Own: Now It’s The Lakers Job To Keep Him (from Christian Rivas, Silver Screen And Roll):
Rockets: Joe Johnson Continues To Struggle (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
Metrics: Worst Defenders (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Spurs: Coach Popovich On The Urge To Go With “Corporate Knowledge” (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Magic: How Jonathon Simmons’ Game Has Grown Since Leaving San Antonio (from John Denton,
Clippers: Thornwell Is Contributing In A Variety Of Ways (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Mavs: Jameel Warney On His Call-Up  (from Bobby Karalla,
Inside The Sixers’ Food Program (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
The Unlikely Journey Of Jimmer Fredette (from Jesse Hyde, Deseret News):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/11/18

Valanciunas & Poeltl Gave TOR The Edge It Needed Vs HOU (from Sean Woodley, Raptors HQ):
Raptors Keep Shattering Old Narratives (from William Lou,
– The Raptors’ Bench Mob (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
Deep Dive On DEN’s Win Over LAL (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Could Oladipo Make An All-Defense Team? (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Why It Didn’t Work Out For IT In Cleveland (from Dave McMenamin & Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Hornacek: Giving Young Players Time & Tanking Are Not The Same Things (from Chris Iseman,
Mudiay: Trying Not To Think Too Much On Court (from Fred Kerber, NY Post):
Michael Beasley: Still Chasing The Dream (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Jabari Parker’s Advice For Rehabbing Porzingis (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Can The Thunder Start Beating Good Teams? (from Tim Cato, SB Nation):
Nets Roster: Full Of Players With Something To Prove (from Tom Dowd,
Fixing The Magic (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball insiders):
Rodney Purvis Fulfills His NBA Dream – For Himself & His Late Godbrother (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Wolves: Why Not Play PGs Together? (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Jazz: Red-Hot And Ready To Shake Up West’s Playoff Picture (from Codi Benner, Sir Charles In Charge):
Jazz: Tony Bradley Navigates Rookie Year Splitting Time Between G-League & NBA (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Film Study: Al Horford, Point Forward (from Marc D’Amico, Celtics Life):
Brad Stevens & Marcus Smart On The Importance Of Mental Health (from Jay King, Mass Live):
The Heat Can’t Put A Ceiling On Adebayo (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Spurs: Poor Late-Game Execution (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
5 Non-Stars he Sixers Need To Keep Long-Term (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Troy Brown: A Pro With College-Kid Dreams (from Austin Meeks, Register-Guard):
Q & A: Jordan Clarkson On His Rookie Season (from Joe Gabriele,


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/17/18

OKC: Josh Huestis Could Be The Answer At SG (from Albert Dadson, Thunderous Intentions):
Bogan Bogdanovich: Proving He Belongs (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
Film: ROY Debate (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Q & A: Herb Magee On Markelle Fultz (from Dennis Young, Deadspin):
Four Nets Players Give Their Perspective On Season So Far (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Kevin Love Says Chemistry Won’t Be A Problem (from ESPN):
Q & A: Larry Nance, Jr (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):
Q & A: NBPA ED Michele Roberts (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Ntilikina’s Family Ties Run Strong (from Barbara Barker, Newsday):
DPOY Watch (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
What Is The Future Of The Turner/Sabonis Combo? (from Jacob Breece, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Dwane Casey Gets His Moment (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Paul George’s L.A. Homecoming (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
–  DeMar DeRozan: No Stranger To Pain (from Mark Kriegel, ESPN):
Andrew Wiggins’ Mysterious Inconsistency (from Michael Rand, Star Tribune):
Kyrie Irving Looks Forward To A Future With Gordon Hayward, Brad Stevens (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Spencer Dinwiddie’s Hard Work Is Paying Off (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
Koby Altman Has Put His Stamp On The Cavs (from Joe Vardon,
Q & A: Kevin Garnett (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
Unicorns Might Not Exist Without KG (from Andy Bailey, Bleacher Report):
Trey Burke: Dealing With Knicks’ PG Glut (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Q & A: Xavier Munford (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Jazz: Jae Crowder Appears To Be A Perfect Fit (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/9/18 PART ONE

Rubio & Mitchell’s Unlikely Partnership Is Driving The Jazz (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):
The Cavs’ Imperfect Deadline Was The Best They Could Do  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Will The Cavs’ Dramatic Overhaul Save Their Season?  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
New Cavalier Breakdowns (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
George Hill: The Perfect Complement To LBJ (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Koby Altman: Cavs Trades Were About Building Chemistry (from Matthew Florjancic, WKYC):
Trade Deadline Winners & Losers (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
The Lakers Cleared Long-Term Salary While Adding A First-Round Pick  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Best, Worst & Most Surprising Moves (from ESPN Expert Roundtable):
Not Trading Evans Will Hurt The Grizzlies (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Why Teams Were Hesitant To Trade First-Round Picks At The Deadline (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
A Sign Of Rockets’ Strength: No Deadline Deals (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Sixers:  JJ Redick & Justin Anderson Know What It’s Like To Be Traded At The Deadline (from Zack Rosenblatt,
Greg Monroe’s Strong Debut (from Taylor Snow,
Meet New Piston Jameer Nelson (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
The Complexity Of Scouting Trae Young (from Patrick Oxford, 94 Feet Report):