Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/4/19

BOS: Hayward’s Big Game: A Compelling Move in The Right Direction (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Heinsohn Updates His Health Status (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
BOS: Celtics’ Co-Owner: “Our History Is We Try To Make The Big Deal” (from Adam Himmeslbach, Boston Globe):
CHI: Video Breakdown: Lauri Markkanen (from Megann Horstead, Pippen Ain’t Easy ):
CLE: How Dellavedova Can Help Sexton Improve (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
DEN: Jamal Murray Keeps Raising His Ceiling  (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DEN: The Nuggets Rotation Will Soon Be Even More Armed & Dangerous (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
GSW: Observations From Loss To The Rockets (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
GSW: A Mother’s Faith Has Fueled Looney’s Self-Belief (from Marcu Thompson II, The Athletic):
GSW: Could Draymond’s Offensive Regression Make Dubs Vulnerable? (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
GSW: Kerr Says Dubs Won’t Slow Pace For DMC  (from Drew Shiller, NBC Sports):
HOU: Danuel House Is Morphing Into A Valuable Asset (from T.A. Mock, House Of Houston):
IND:  Analyzing Aaron Holiday’s Positive Impact (from Ben Pfeifer, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Gallinari & Harris: Deadly Forward Combo (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
MEM: The Grizzlies Must Improve Shooting & Defending 3-Pointers  (from Chris Kern, Beale Street Bears):
NOP: How The Pels Have Failed AD (from Tom Haberstroh, NBC Sports):
NYK: Knicks’ Observations & Questions (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
NYK: Video Breakdown: How Kanter Hurts The Knicks (from Zach Diluzio, Posting & Toasting):
OKC: Westbrook’s Shooting Woes (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
*ORL: Creation By Committee (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
PHI: Observations From Sixers’ Shootout Win Over The Suns (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: Embiid’s Historic-Level Dominance In First Halves (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
POR: Dominant Nurkic’s Recent Play Is His Best Four Games With The Blazers (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
POR: The Game-Day Caffeine Routine That Powers The NBA’s Most Frequent Flyers (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
SAC: The Kings Are Turning Their Games Into Track Meets (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
WAS: Wizards’ December Silver Linings (from Nate Wolf, BBall  Index):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Giannis, Dinwiddie, Okafor, Spurs (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Boylen, Draymond, Luka, Knox,Crawford (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
How The NBPA Guides Players Into Life After Basketball (from Bailey Knecht, Front Office Sports):
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*ORL: Creation By Committee (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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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 12/21/18

BKN: Inside The Nets’ Amazing U-Turn (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
CLE: Assistant Coach Longabardi’s Coaching Tree (from NBA Coaches Association):
DAL: Why Luka Doncic Is Something Else Entirely (from Seerat Sohi, Yahoo Sports):
DEN: Surprising Nuggets Lead The WC (from Pat Graham, AP):
HOU: Nearly Every Team Is Playing Like The Rockets.  And That’s Hurting The Rockets (from Jared Dubin, FiveThirtyEight):
LAC: Montrezl Harrell Will Never Be Outworked (from Drew Ruiz, slamonline.com):
LAL: Film Room: What Moe Wagner Is Bringing To The Lakers (from Pete Zayas, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: How LBJ Has Adapted To Basketball’s Evolution (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
MEM: Kyle Anderson’s Offbeat Rhythm Is The Secret To His Success (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
*MIA: The Heat’s Game Of Zones (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
MIA: How The Heat Improved Offensive Rebounding (from Couper Moorhead, heat.com):
MIL: Video Breakdown: Bucks’ “Strong Series” (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
OKC: No Matter The Scenario, Paul George Remains Dominant (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
PHI: Sixers Need Butler To Stop Holding Back (from Sarah Todd, Philly.com):
POR: Harkless: “Starting To Feel Like Myself Again” (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
SAC: A Method To The Kings’ Fastness (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
UTA: The Jazz Has Struggled Against The League’s Toughest Early Schedule.  That Is Likely To Turn Around (from Dan Devine,The Ringer):
WAS: Sato Should Still Be A Starter (from Ben Vasconcellos, Wiz Of Awes):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The 2003 Draft Class Survivors Share A Bond (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Sophomores Coming Into Their Own: Fox, Collins, Adebayo, Monte Morris (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
Weekly Trend Breakdown: DRose, John Collins, DeAndre Jordan, Bogdan, Danny Green (from William Lou, The Score):
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The Week In Review (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Andre Ingram Continues To Strive For NBA Career (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
*MIA: The Heat’s Game Of Zones (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/14/18

What The Schedule Can Tell Us About Who’s Real In The NBA (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Tony Parker, Ntilikina, Mavs’ Mania, Nerlens Noel, Justise Winslow  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BOS: Brandon Bailey Looking To Make His Mark As Red Claws’ HC (from Cory Prescott, Celitcs Blog):
DEN: 12/15/16 Changed The Nuggets For Years To Come (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
IND: Pacers’ Defense Elite Again, But In A Different Way (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
*MEM: Grizzlies Win By Slowing Down (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
MEM: Results Are Positive When Brooks’ Number Is Called (from Christian Dudley, Beale Street Bears):
MIL: Middleton: Searching For Way Out Of Slump (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NYK: Vonleh Is Making His Mark (from Drew Maresca, Basketball Insiders):
OKC: Thanks To Improved Defense, Thunder Appear Legit Threat To Dubs (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
ORL: Magic Have The Pieces To Be Elite Defensively (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
PHI: Exploring New Go-To Play Possibilities (from Rusty Gorelick, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Korkmaz: Turning Adjustments Into Opportunities (from Jessica Camerato, Basketball Insiders):
PHI: Fultz’s Bizarre Injury, Explained By A Surgeon (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
PHI: Former NBA Guard Ben Uzoh Has Dealt With Same Injury As Fultz (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
PHO: Inside The Kokoskov Offense (from Yusuf Saleem, BBall Index):
POR: Stauskas: Accepting NBA Reality (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
SAC: The Kings Are Sharing The Ball Better Than They Have In Many Years (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
SAS: Defense Leads The Turnaround (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
TOR: Monroe Steps Into Valanciunas’ Void (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
TOR: Raptors’ Offense Continues To Thrive Without Kawhi (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
TOR: VanVleet Is Hurting But It Hasn’t Stopped Him (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
TOR: Video Breakdown: Siakam’s Impact (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/11/18

Tiers: Contenders, Hopefuls & Bad Teams (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Anonymous Scouts’ Takes: Previewing All 30 Teams (from Sports Illustrated):
ATL: 3 Ways Trae Young Will Impact The Team (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: The Key To Unlocking The Offense  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
BOS: It’s Not What Irving Sees, It’s How He Sees It (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
BOS: Jaylen Brown & The Quest To Reach His Ceiling  (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
CHA: Hornets Are Shifting From “Kemba-Or-Bust” Offense (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
GSW: Q & A: Draymond Green (from Sam Alipour, ESPN):
GSW: The Death Of Bully Ball & The Rebirth Of Steph Curry (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
HOU: Rockets Getting In Touch With New Freedom Of Movement Calls (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: Will Change Be Good For The Rockets?  (from Eric Spyropolous, The Step Back):
IND: Pacers Need Less Iso-Ball (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
IND: Should Pacers Convert Sumner’s Two-Way Contract?  (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Exploring LBJ’s Offensive Role (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
LAL: Why The Lakers Might Not Make The Playoffs (from Daniel Lubofsky, Hoops Habit):
MIL: Video: Breaking Down The Bucks’ Secondary Series (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
MIN: Jimmy Butler’s Return (from Jon Krawczynski/Shams Charania):
NYK: For Enes Kanter, Basketball Is More Than A Paycheck Or Even A Passion (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
ORL: Film Room: Isaac’s Versatility, Magic’s Smothering Defense (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Isaac Puts The Magic At Ease & Makes Their Job Easier (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
POR: Role Players Who Will Decide Blazers’ Fate (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAC: On The Rise: WCS  (from Alex Squadron, Slamonline):
SAC: Kings’ Rotation Coming Into View (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
UTA: Grading The Jazz Roster (from NBA Math):
Players, Coaches Are Trying To Adapt To New Clutching, Grabbing Calls (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Preseason Injury Updates  (from Justin Fensterman, Fantasy Alarm):
USA Basketball Adds Star Power To Its Coaching Staff (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Tex Winter: