Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/8/17

HOU 125, SAS 104 (from 16 Wins):
HOU-SAS: A Battle Of Philosophy (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Jonathan Simmons Can Be A Big Factor (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
CLE 109, TOR 102 (from 16 Wins):
Kyrie Irving: Emerging As A Playmaker (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
Three Reasons Why the Cavs Are Coasting (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):
Time For The Raptors To Decide What Kind Of Team They Want To Be (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
WAS 121, BOS 102 (from 16 Wins):
John Wall Is Unleashing His Full Repertoire (from Shane Young, Fanrag Sports):
How The Wizards Keep Conjuring Up Huge Runs (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Why The Celtics Find Themselves Tied at 2-2 (from Alex Eddy, Hardwood Houdini):
GSW: Going For A Sweep Tonight (from Darryl Matsuda, Mercury News):
GSW: Offensive Breakdown (from Anthony Young, Shane Young Channel):
Playoff Teams Are Living Comfortably By The Three-Pointer  (from Bo Schwartz Madsen, Nylon Calculus):
Oladipo’s Identity Crisis (from Adam Joseph, 16 Wins):
What The Hawks Should Prioritize In GM Search (from Glen Willis, peachtreehoops.com):
Hawks Postmortem (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
How Royce White Became The Most Important Basketball Player (from Mary Pilon, Esquire):
The Stressful, Chaotic World Of NBA Agents (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/11/16

–  James Harden Is The Changing Face Of The Point Guard Position  (from Jonathan Tjarks, Real GM):

–  Joe Lacob, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala On Free Agency, Last Season’s Finals And More (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):

Read it here:  http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/10/11/kevin-durant-joe-lacob-shed-more-light-on-durants-free-agency-decision/

and from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2016/10/10/the-wait-was-worth-it-for-warriors-owner-joe-lacob/

–  The NBA’s Shot Doctors  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://theringer.com/nba-shooting-coaches-kent-bazemore-kawhi-leonard-8660e9939680#.6koxlh1xi

–  The Blazers’ Home-Road Discrepancy  (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/article/2016/10/10/one-team-one-stat-portland-trail-blazers-home-road

The Grizzlies: Forcing Turnovers (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/article/2016/10/10/one-team-one-stat-grizzlies-turnovers-rebounds

D’Angelo Russell: Leading The Lakers To Their New Identity (from Drew Garrison, Silver Screen And Roll):

Read it here:  http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2016/10/10/13225104/la-lakers-dangelo-russell-ontario-denver-nuggets

–  Blake Griffin’s Improved Shot Mechanics  (from Tom West, Clipperholics):

Read and view it here:  http://clipperholics.com/2016/10/07/la-clippers-blake-griffin-improved-shot-mechanics/

–  Glenn Robinson III: Fighting For Minutes (from Al Hamnik,  NWTimes.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/basketball/professional/pacers/glenn-robinson-iii-has-earned-pacers-respect/article_4964976c-cdda-5c54-90e2-2fea9c8ae844.html

Nurkic Could Win Comeback Player Award  (from Brandon Carney,  Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/10/11/jusuf-nurkic-could-win-comeback-player-of-the-year/

–  Thunder’s Offense Needs Massive Overhaul  (from Jon Hamm, Bleacher report))

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2668049-okc-thunders-offense-needs-massive-overhaul-without-kevin-durant

–  Thunder: Oladipo And Abrines Are Working On Their Post Games  (from Erik Horne):

Read and view it here:  http://newsok.com/what-victor-oladipos-learned-from-russell-westbrooks-post-game/article/5521887

–  Kawhi Leonard:  Filling The Post-Duncan Leadership Void  (from Jeff McDonald, Express News):

Read it here:  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/Spurs-Leonard-becoming-the-voice-of-the-9961543.php?t=b406b5a746927fc3fb&cmpid=twitter-premium

–  Tyronn Lue Interview  (from the Jim Rome Show):

Read it here:  http://cavsnation.com/head-coach-tyronn-lue-opens-coaching-cavs-championship/

–  Heat Ready To Bounce Back After Summer Of Roster Change  (from David Aldridge,  nba.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/article/2016/10/10/morning-tip-miami-heat-erik-spoelstra-moves-dwyane-wade-chris-bosh

–  Jeremy Lin: Back From The Depths  (from Mike Mazzeo,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york/brooklyn-nets/post/_/id/23787/up-from-the-depths-how-jeremy-lin-got-back-on-point

–  Will Teams Double-Team Dwight Howard?  (from Chris Vivlamore,  ajc.com):

Read it here:  http://www.ajc.com/sports/basketball/double-team-not-double-team-howard-that-the-question/mH0edlHSZi9LM1qqh1NB9K/

–  Analyzing The Bucks’ Offensive Style  (from Eric Nehm,  brewhoop.com):

Read it here:  http://www.brewhoop.com/2016/10/11/13155094/milwaukee-bucks-offensive-style

–  Hornacek “Overjoyed” With Chasson Randle  (from Marc Berman, NY Post):

Read it here:  http://nypost.com/2016/10/11/knicks-young-point-guard-picks-up-two-major-endorsements/

–  How Assistant Coach Dan Burke Has Lasted 20 Years With The Pacers  (from Nate Taylor, indystar.com):

Read it here:  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2016/10/10/insider-pacers-place-their-faith-defense-dan-burke/91847296/

Sergio Rodriguez Is Critical To Sixers’ Big Men’s Progress (from Bob Cooney, philly.com):

Read it here:   http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20161011_Cooney__Sixers__new_point_guard_critical_to_big_men_s_progress.html

–  Demetrius Jackson “Comes To Work Every Day”  (from Mark D’Amico, celtics.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/sidebar/prac-101016-jackson-is-learning-a-new-routine-as-an-nba-rook

–  How Will Evan Turner Fit With The Blazers Defensively?  (from Willy Raedy,  Blazers’ Edge)

Read and view it here:  http://www.blazersedge.com/2016/10/11/13240252/portland-trail-blazers-evan-turner-2016-nba-free-agency-defense-analysis

Orlando Magic Film Room: 5 Keys To Increase FTAs (from Josh Cohen,  magic.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.nba.com/magic/news/film-room-increase-free-throws-cohen-20161011

–  Hornets’ Season Preview  (from Nicklaus Denning, At TheHive):

Read it here:  http://www.atthehive.com/2016/10/10/13219182/charlotte-hornets-2016-17-season-preview-nba-sbnation

Spurs’ Season Preview (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):

Read it here: http://www.poundingtherock.com/2016/10/10/13213016/san-antonio-spurs-2016-17-season-preview

Podcast: Alvin Gentry And Jason Lloyd Interviews (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):

Listen to it here:  http://www.ajc.com/sports/basketball/double-team-not-double-team-howard-that-the-question/mH0edlHSZi9LM1qqh1NB9K/

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/25/16

–   Topics To Watch In Pacers’ Preseason  (from Nate Taylor, indystar.com):

Read it here:  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2016/09/24/insider-eight-topics-watch-during-pacers-preseason/90911772/

–  Tom Thibodeau Q & A  (from Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.startribune.com/q-amp-a-with-new-timberwolves-coach-tom-thibodeau/394700291/

–  Oladipo Wants To Be More Than “3-and-D”:  (from Erik Horne,  newsok.com_)

Read it here:  http://newsok.com/okc-thunder-victor-oladipo-wants-to-be-more-than-the-thunders-3-and-d-answer/article/5519629

Julius Randle Needs To Make Quicker Decisions  (from Anthony Irwin, Forum Blue And Gold):

Read it here:  http://www.forumblueandgold.com/2016/09/23/one-player-one-skill-julius-randles-quick-decisions/

–  Chase Budinger Is A Steal For The Nets  (from Manan Modi, Nothin’ But Nets):

Read and view it here:  http://nothinbutnets.com/2016/09/24/chase-budinger-steal-brooklyn-nets/

Acquiring Tyler Ennis Gives Rockets Another Distributor  (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):

Raed it here:  http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets/article/Tyler-Ennis-trade-an-indication-of-direction-9240770.php

–  What Are The Kings’ Plans For Anthony Tolliver  (from Tony Xypteras, Sactown Royalty):

Read it here:  http://www.sactownroyalty.com/2016/9/24/13030632/30q-why-did-the-kings-pay-anthony-tolliver-8-million-this-summer

–  Bulls’ Player Outlook: Spencer Dinwiddie  (from Michael Rene Knaoy, Pippen Ain’t Easy):

Read and View it here:  http://pippenainteasy.com/2016/09/25/bulls-player-outlooks-spencer-dinwiddie/

–  Hield Is Ready To Learn  (from Guerry Smith, New Orleans Advocate):

Read it here:  http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/pelicans/article_f541d33a-829b-11e6-a005-7fbf90c40701.html

–  Keith Closs Shares His NBA Failures So Others Can Avoid Them  (from Gary Washburn,  Boston Globe):

Read it here:  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2016/09/24/gary-washburn-keith-closs-shares-his-failures-others-can-avoid-them/OoqQNHPsPqXjtQtehGG9lL/story.html

–  Popovich Took His Stance Long Ago (from Buck Harvey, Express News):

Read it here:  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/columnists/buck_harvey/article/Popovich-took-his-stance-long-ago-9279384.php