Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/9/17

Rating NBA Tiers: From Warriors To Worst (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Teodosic: Already Giving Clippers Joy & Pace (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
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Breakout Watch: Norman Powell  (from Vivek Jacob, BBball Breakdwon):
Nets: Is Allen Crabbe A Perfect Fit?  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Q & A: Vince Carter (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Player Preview: Nikola Jokic  (from Tyler Bowen, Hoops Nations):
The New-Look Hawks’ Offense (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
Is Kuzma The Real Deal? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Four Atlantic Division Breakout Players  (from Matt Chin, otgbasketball.com):
Marcus Smart’s Scrappiness Is Rubbing Off On New Teammates  (from Taylor C. Snow, Celtics.com):
Yabusele: Strengths & Weaknesses  (from Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com):
Spurs: Lauvergne Looking Like Good Fit (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Podcast: Nuggets’ President Tim Connelly (from Adrian Wojnarowski):
The Cavs Are Counting On LBJ’s Defense (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Grizzlies: Playoff Hopes Depend On Four Comeback Candidates (from Chris Herrington, Commercial Appeal):
Every Teams’ Best Case Scenario (from Ti Windisch, Fansided):
Wolves: Thibodeau Executes The Rerunning Of The Bulls (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Grading The Spurs’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Summer Internship Could Help Willy Hernangomez Separate Himself (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
There Is More To Dion Than Waiters Island (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Coach Vogel: Excited About Orlando’s Modernized Style Of Play (from John Denton, magic.com):
Lakers’ Preseason: Data Takeaways  (from Cranjis McBasketball, Forum Blue And Gold):
–  Jazz: Joe Johnson Can Still Play (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):
The Top 5 Prospects From the 2017 Draft (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Pistons Like Moreland’s Energy, Not His Lapses (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Euroleague Season Preview (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 31-40  (from Sportando):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/18/17

Video Breakdown: Jayson Tatum  (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
5 Major Takeaways From Eurobasket 2017 (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
There’s Never Been A Draft Prospect Like Luka Doncic (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The Sophomore Campaign Of Willy Hernangomez (from Rory Breasil, Hashtag Basketball):
Why DeRozan Is Such A Polarizing Player  (from Scott Rafferty. Sporting News);
Grading The Lakers’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Should The NBA Implement A Version Of The Coach’s Challenge?  (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days.com):
What Is The Goal For Domantas Sabonis?  (from Hunter Kuffel, 8points9seoncds.com):
What Are The Pacers Getting In Oladipo? (from Ben Gordon, 94 Feet Report):
Video Breakdown: Harrison Barnes With The Mavericks (from Michael Snyder, 94 Feet Report):
Mitchell Robinson Will Bypass College, Train For 2018 Draft  (from Evan Daniels, Scout.com):
Influence Of Minutes Played On Risk Of ACL Injury (from Orthopedics):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/3/17

Kyrie Irving: Confident In His Decision And Himself (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Assembled Celtics Talent Follows Gospel According To Brad Stevens  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
With Millsap, Can Nuggets Make Playoffs?  (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Saric: Still A Critical Piece In Sixers’ Development  (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Willy Hernangomez: Key To Knicks’ Future (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Kuzminskas: Under The Radar & Poised To Improve (from Randy Porga, Daily Knicks):
No Shortage Of Big-Time Players At Eurobasket 2017  (from Jeff Taylor, FIBA):
Getting To Know Hawks’ Rookie Tyler Dorsey (from Joshua Sutter, Peachtree Hoops):
Undrafted Treasure: Daniel Dixon  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
George McGinnis: LBJ Before LBJ?  (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/5/17

Tom Thibodeau Q & A  (from Britt Robson, minnpost.com):

Read it here:  https://www.minnpost.com/sports/2017/02/everything-matters-qa-t-wolves-coach-tom-thibodeau

 Yogi Ferrell’s Storybook NBA Start  (from Gregg Doyel, Indy Star):

Read it here:  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/columnists/gregg-doyel/2017/02/04/doyel-undrafted-unbelievable-yogi-ferrells-storybook-nba-start/97488720/

From Earl K. Sneed, mavs.com: https://www.mavs.com/tag/offensive-freedom/

Briante Weber’s Introduction To The Warriors (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):

Read it here: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/04/briante-webers-introduction-to-the-warriors-this-is-my-2k-team/

From Devin Gray, Yahoo Sports:  https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/meet-briante-weber-the-best-nba-free-agent-up-for-grabs-191344660.html

From Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post:  http://heatzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/02/04/despite-losing-briante-weber-to-warriors-heat-coach-erik-spoelstra-really-happy-for-young-point-guard/

Why Cavs Need More Playmakers (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here: http://www.si.com/nba/2017/01/31/cavaliers-lebron-james-kyrie-irving-kevin-love-turnovers-playmaker

–  The Grizzlies’ Suddenly Great Offense (from Peter Edmiston, Commercial Appeal):

Read it here:  http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/nba/grizzlies/2017/02/02/numbers-game-grizzlies-suddenly-great-offense/97406902/

 

 

 

Young Stars’ Upsides (from Amin Elhassan, David Thorpe, Kevin Pelton, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/insider/story/_/page/nbarank_risingstarstop25/ranking-joel-embiid-kristaps-porzingis-25-best-nba-players-25

Ask Sam Smith (from Bulls.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/ask-sam-mailbag-020317

Cory Joseph To Address His Funk With A Dose Of Hard Work  (from Ryan Wolstat, Tornto Sun):

Read it here:  http://www.torontosun.com/2017/02/04/heart-and-soul-raptor-cory-joseph-working-his-way-out-of-funk

–  DeAndre Bembry’s Defense (from Chris Vivlamore, ajc.com):

Read it here:  http://www.ajc.com/sports/basketball/bembry-not-afraid-anyone-recent-defensive-assignments/Gxu43w8f1a1ZOsNTIq4yKL/

Nikola Jokic: The Nuggets’ Centerpiece  (from Christopher Dempsey, Denver Post):

Read it here: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/05/dempsey-nuggets-star-search-ends-with-nikola-jokic/

From Taylor Hunt, Nugg Love:  http://nugglove.com/2017/02/04/nikola-jokic-best-nugget/

Blake Griffin’s Return  (from Nicholas Agar-Johnson, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/02/04/los-angeles-clippers-blake-griffins-first-four-games-back/

–  Heat Remains The Model For Player Development  (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article130596144.html

Dion Waiters Is Taking His “Best Shots”  (from Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-dion-waiters-s020517-story.html

Patience Paying Off For Celtics’ Shooters  (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here: http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/02/04/patience-paying-off-for-boston-celtics-shooters/

–  How Long Will Hornacek Put Off The Noah Inevitable?  (from Marc Berman, NY Post):

Read it here: http://nypost.com/2017/02/04/how-long-will-hornacek-put-off-the-joakim-noah-inevitable/

How To Stop The Rockets  (from Brad Winter, Pace And Space Hoops):

Read it here:  http://paceandspacehoops.com/posts/31812411/how-to-stop-the-houston-rockets.html

–  Analyzing Miles Plumlee’s Fit With The Hornets (from Xavier Star, At The Hive):

Read it here:  http://www.atthehive.com/2017/2/4/14496436/analyzing-miles-plumlee-charlotte-hornets-milwaukee-bucks-roy-hibbert-spencer-hawes

5 Stats Correlate With Thunder’s Record (from Tony Heim, Thunderous Intentions):

Read it here:  http://thunderousintentions.com/2017/02/04/five-stats-correlate-okc-thunder-record/

 

 

 

–  Cameron Payne Wants To Build On His Best Performance (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):

Read it here: http://newsok.com/okc-thunder-payne-wants-to-build-on-his-best-performance-of-the-season/article/5536927

–  Marquese Chriss’ Rapid Progress (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):

Read it here: http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2017/2/5/14513982/marquese-chriss-shows-his-rapid-progress-in-27-point-career-high-for-phoenix-suns

–  Saturday Roundup (from Inside Hoops/AP):

Read it here:  http://www.insidehoops.com/daily.shtml