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

NBA Execs Weigh In On Next Generation Of Head Coaches (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
On The Rebirth Of Post Play – With A Twist (from Ben Falk & Ryan Nyugen, Cleaning The Glass):
COY Candidates (from Jeremias Engelmann, ESPN):
Nuggets: Millsap & Jokic Are Learning How To Flourish Together (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
Thunder: Westbrook & Adams: Telepathic Bond? (from Scott Rafferty, Dime Mag):
Q & A: Kris Dunn (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Q & A: Victor Oladipo (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
Weekly Observations (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
How About A Dash Of Zone Defense In The Playoffs? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
How Brad Stevens Has Kept The Celtics Afloat  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Brad Stevens Says Jay Wright has Talent To Coach In NBA; Support From A Team Is Key (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
UTA 117, LAL 110 (from Andy Larsen, KSL):
What Butler’s Absence Has Shown The Wolves (from Jake Paynting, Dunking With Wolves):
Another Positive Step For Fultz (from David Murphy, philly.com):
Sixers: Additions Ilyasova & Belinelli Providing Timely Bench Boost (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
Simmons: 1st-Team All-Defense?  (from Liberty Ballers):
The Long Road Back (from Gordon Hayward):
Denzel Valentine’s Season (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
NBA Creates New International Camp For Top Prospects (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):

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, philly.com):
The Sixers Blend Youth & Maturity (from Jack McCaffery, delcotimes.com):
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, newsok.com):
– 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, ABC.net.au):
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, magic.com):
Clippers: Thornwell Is Contributing In A Variety Of Ways (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Mavs: Jameel Warney On His Call-Up  (from Bobby Karalla, Mavs.com):
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, ca.pressfrom.com):
– 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, northjersey.com):
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, nets.com):
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, cavs.com):

 

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, cleveland.com):
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):