Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/11/19

ATL: John Collins Is Leading Hawks’ Young Core (from Quinn Pilkey, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS:  Ojeleye Might Be C’s Most Improved Despite Lack Of Minutes (from Tom Westerholm, Mass live):
BOS: Wing Depth Is Becoming A Major Strength (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Horford In Peak Form For Surging Celtics (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):
DET: Ellington Proving Key To Pistons’ Surge (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
DET: Galloway Finds Rhythm From Behind The Arc (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
DET: How Reggie Jackson Is Getting Back To His Old Ways (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
LAL: Lakers Can Learn From The Nets About Perils Of Taking Shortcuts  (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insidiers):
LAL: Lakers Need A Long Look In The Mirror (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
MEM: Avery Bradley & The $11 Million Question (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
MIN: KBD Can Ball (from Kyle Ratke, timberwolves.com):
OKC: Defensive Adjustments Needed (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
PHI: Do The Sixers Switch Too Often?  (from Rusty Gorelick, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Embiid’s Health Will Dictate Sixers’ Playoff Path (from Malika Andrews, ESPN):
SAC: Cauley-Stein’s Passion For The Art World (from Kaelen Jones, Sports Illustrated):
SAS: Derrick White Is Essential To Spurs’ Present & Future (from Jared Johnson, BBall Index):
Top MIP Candidates’ Narratives (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Top 6MOY Candidates (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Video: The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
NBA Draft: What Scouts Will Be Watching In Conference Tournaments (from Jonathan Givony/Mike Schmitz, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/11/19 PART TWO

BKN:  Ed Davis: A Positive As Jarrett Allen’s Mentor (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: Impressive Run With Bay Hawks Brings Hunter Back To Celtics (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: Marcus Morris’ Quietly Masterful Shooting Season (from Ryan Eggers, Hardwood Houdini):
BOS: How The Celtics Have Surged Offensively (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
CHI: Markkanen Still Finding His Feet In Disjointed Sophomore Season (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Why DMC’s Return Is Exactly What Dubs Need (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
LAL: How KCP Turned Into A Lethal Shooter (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Can Justise Winslow Change The Heat’s Ceiling? (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
MIN: Why Those Who Know Him Best Think Saunders Will Succeed (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NOP: Payton Has Blossomed Into A Solid Player (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
PHI: Simmons: I Need To Be More Aggressive (from Ben Mallis, The Pick And Roll):
PHI: Shamet: Most Important Bench Player (from Jack Duffy, The Sixer Sense):
POR: Lillard Has Improved Defensively (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
POR: Turner’s Playmaking Has Spurred The Blazers This Season (from Jeff Siegel, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: WCS Dominated Difficult Matchup (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAS: Video Breakdown: Last Night  Aldridge Feasted On The Left Block (from Jared Dubin):
SAS: The Spurs Are The Hottest Team In The NBA By Playing The Opposite Of Everyone Else (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
WAS: Porter Finds Offensive Rhythm In Bench Role (from Matthew Paras, Washingotn Times):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/28/18

BKN: Analyzing The Box & One Adjustment That Lifted The Nets Vs CHA (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
BKN: Kurucs’ Breakout Month (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
BKN: Finding Rodions: How The Nets Scouting Machine Went All Out To Get Him (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
BOS: Kyrie Must Be Seen To Be Appreciated (from Zito Madu, SBNation):

BOS: Irving’s All-Around Game Has Improved Through Conditioning And Maturity (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):

CHA: Borrego Is Willing To “Junk It Up” (from Spencer Percy, Queen City Hoops):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith (from bulls.com):
DEN: Nuggets Have A Big Decision Looming With Lyles (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
DET: Casey Is Intent On Keeping Griffin Fresh (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
GSW: Video Breakdown: Blazers 110, Dubs 109, OT (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
IND: Knee Injection Appears To Revitalize Evans After Slow Start With Pacers (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
LAL: Playing Iso-Ball Costs The Lakers (from Anthony Irwin, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Video: How The Lakers Beat The Dubs On Xmas (from Laker Film Room):
MEM: Dillon Brooks’ Expedited Return  (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: Winslow Faces New Challenges At PG (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
MIN: Favorite Things About The Timberwolves (from Britt Robson, The Athletic):
MIN: Gibson & Saric Are A Potent 1-2 Punch (from Dale Mizutani, TwinCities.com ):
NYK: How Kevin Knox Has Adjusted To The NBA (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
OKC: Jerami Grant Is The Glue Holding The Thunder Together (from Isaac Gutierrez, Clutch Points):
ORL: The Magic Values Augustin’s Consistency (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: How Star Guards Feast On Sixers’ Drop Coverage In Pick-And-Rolls (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Tum Tum Nairn Masters The Rare College Player To NBA Assistant Transition (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
SAC: Video: DeAaron Fox, MIP Candidate (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
SAC: WCS Is Inconsistent In Defending The Paint (from Omer Khan, Sactown Royalty):
SAS: Managing Gasol’s Return  (from Brandon Meiners, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Jerome Castleberry Chases NBA Coaching Dream (from Mark Ziegler, San Diego Union-Tribune):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The Teams That Can Have Max Cap Space For 2019 Free Agency (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
The Pros & Cons Of Today’s Pace & Space Game (from Brian Quevedo, Sir Chharles In Charge):
Context Is Critical In Evaluating Draft Big Board Movers (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
Hoop Pioneer Wat Misaka Reflects On Breaking Barriers  (from Ed Odeven, Japan Times):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/16/18

BKN: Driving Sets Tone For Improving Offense  (from Phil Watson, Nothin’ But Nets):
BKN: Kurucs Is Starting To Blossom (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BKN: Dinwiddie’s 6MOY Credentials (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS: Heavy Legs & Tired Brains Snap The Win Streak (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Still Room To Improve (from Marc D’Amico, celtics.com):
CHA: The New Coaching Staff Has Established A New Culture (from Andrew Waters, At The Hive):
CHI: Popovich Says Boylen Knows What It Takes To Win (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
CHI: Boylen, Popovich Describe Bulls’ Comeback Win (from Michael Wright, ESPN):
DAL: Video Breakdown: Mavs’ Five Favorite Plays (from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nyugen):
DAL: How Doncic Won Over The Entire Mavs Organization Long Before He Was Drafted (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
DAL: Do The Mavs Have Too Many Good Players? (from Kohl Rast, The Smoking Cuban):
DAL: Welcome To The NBA, Ryan Broekhoff (from Ben Mallis, Pick And Roll):
DEN: Inside Nick Young’s Journey From The Couch To The Nuggets (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Drummond’s Blocks Highlight Defensive Improvement (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: Jerebko Feels Empowered Under Dubs’ Culture (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: Q & A: Steph Curry (from James Ham, NBC Sports):
IND: On Thaddeus Young’s Role Player Tour De Force (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAL: Lonzo’s Defensive Impact (from Joey Ramirez, Lakers.com):
MEM: Jevon Carter’s Solid NBA Debut (from David Cobb, Commercial Appeal):
MIA: Derrick Jones, Jr Is Earning Meaningful Minutes (from David Furones, Miami Herald):
MIN: The Rotation Challenges That Come With Having Depth (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
ORL: Magic Making Great Strides On Defense (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
PHO: Booker Magnificent In Return; Suns Beginning To Gel (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
SAC: The Ups & Downs Of Willie Cauley-Stein (from Alex West, BBall Index):
TOR: Is Chris Boucher Ready For His Potential NBA Moment? (from JD Quirante, RaptorsHQ):
Drew Gooden On What It’s Like To Be Traded (from NBC Sports):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/19/18

ATL: Hawks’ Opening Night Offensive Issues Should Be Easy To Correct (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: Jeremy Lin Has Lived A Basketball Lifetime (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
CHA: Tony Parker’s Stellar Hornets’ Debut (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
DEN: Jokic Showed Defensive Improvement In Opener (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
DET: Emergency Starter Bruce Brown Proves Unflappable (from Keith Langlois, Pistons.com):
DET: Game Film: The Blake Griffin Effect (from Matt Way, Motor City Made):
GSW:  Steph At 30 (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
GSW: How Do The Warriors Handle Their Tenuous Wing Position? (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
IND: McMillan Gets His Point Across: Rebound  (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
IND: What Tyreke Brings Offensively (from Sean Reynolds, Hashtag Basketball):
IND: Q & A: Myles Turner (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
LAL: LBJ Has Plenty Of Patience. For Now (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
LAL: Will Lakers’ Lack Of Shooters Be An Ongoing Issue? (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
– – LAL: How LeBron Came To Embrace SoCal (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
MEM: Are The Grizzlies Playing It Too Safe?  (from pfleming15, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIL: Playbook: Cross Double STS (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
NYK: Enes Kanter: Many Of Many Faces (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
NYK: Kevin Knox’ Journal, Vol 1 (from Drew Steele, Posting & Toasting):
OKC: The Thunder’s Wing Time Share (from Erik Horne, The Oklahoman):
– – ORL: Ross Superb Defensively Against Heat  (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Mo Bamba Game One Recap (from Spencer Pearlman, Front Office Eye):
PHI: Embiid Can Defend Smaller Perimeter Players (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
– – SAC: Cauley-Stein Impressive Against Gobert In Opening NIght Loss (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAC: Bagley To Learn From The Bench Early On (from Jason Jones, The Athletic):
– – UTA: Analysis Of Jazz’ Opening Night Win (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
– – Opening Night Takeaways (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):

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Past Trades That Are Still Hurting Franchises (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
CourtVision Could Revolutionize The Way We Watch Basketball (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Inside The World Of Players Turned Broadcasters (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
The “Select Contract”: The NBA’s New Alternative To One-And-Done  (from Jonathan Givony,  ESPN):
The 1 Reason To Tune In To Each Team’s Games This Season  (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Draft Thoughts: A New Approach To Scouting (from Eustachhio Raulli, The 94):
NOTE:  Due to yesterday’s internet service issues, today’s BI contains some of yesterday’s stories as well as we play catch-up.  We will return to normal publishing tomorrow.