Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/14/18

Oladipo: Redefining His Career Through Biomechanics (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
PHI- MIA: A Study In Contrasts (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
– PHI-MIA preview (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Who Can Stop Ben Simmons? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Video Breakdown: Sixers’ Defense (from Ben Falk/Nick Sciria, Cleaning The Glass):
COY: The Case For Brett Brown (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
POR-NOP Preview (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
BOS-MIL Preview (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Brad Stevens: The Celtics’ Not-So-Secret-Weapon (from Matt Chin, Celtics Blog):
The Challenge Of Defending Giannis (from Owen Pence, Boston Globe):
Celtics’ Young Core Poised To Learn Playoff Lessons (from Jay King, The Athletic):
Horford Has To Headline (from Sam Sheehan, Celtics Blog):
TOR-WAS Preview (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Raptors Must Solve Beal (from William Lou, The Score):
HOU-MIN Preview (from Tyler Metcalf, Hashtag Basketball):
 – The Evolution Of Mike D’Antoni’s Offense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
The Impossible Task Of Guarding Harden, Explained By Players, Coaches (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
– Ariza Plays Understated But Key Role For Rockets (from Brian T. Smith, Houston Chronicle):
The Wolves Finally Get Their Moment, 14 Years In The Making (from Robert Mays, The Ringer):
How Can Cavs Replace Irving’s Production? (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
The Importance Of Jeff Green’s Defensive Versatility (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
1st Round Forecast (from David Berri, Forbes):
WC 1st Round Preview (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
EC 1st Round Preview (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
The Sidekicks Who Will Decide The Playoffs (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
GSW-SAS Preview (from Golden State Of Mind):
Jordan Bell: Prototype Of Centers To Come (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
OKC-UTA Preview (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
Lonzo Ball’s Exit Interview (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Andre Ingram’s Long Road To The NBA (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
NBA Awards Ballot, Part Two (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Weeks 25/26 In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Nuggets’ Young Core Is 100% Behind Coach Malone (from Harrison Wind, bsndenver.com):
Impact FAs Who Could Be Bargain-Bin Finds (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Grading The Hornets After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Grading The Bulls After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):

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 3/9/18

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Coach Spin’s Clipboard: Bucks PnR, Zach Collins & More (from Adam Spinella):
Examining WC Teams Fighting For Playoff Spots: The Clippers (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
The Rockets’ Spectrum Of Lineups (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
The Bucks’ Midseason Identity Crisis (from Max Carlin, Hoops Habit):
Is Showboating Hurting The Warriors? (from Chris Herring, FiveThiryEight):
Heat: The Justise Winslow Coming Out Party (from Simon Smith, Hoops Hait):
Celtics: Greg Monroe Is A Double-Edged Sword (from Andrew Neurerer, Hoops Habit):
Pacers: Oladipo Showing Off His Passing Ability (from Sean Reynolds, Hashtag Basketball):
Comparing D’Antoni’s Suns Offense To His Rockets’ Offense (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Steph Curry At 30 (from Ron Kroichick, F Chronicle):
BOS 117, MIN 109 (from Tom Westerholm, Mass Live):
LaMarcus Aldridge Opens Up (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
Raptors’ Not-So-Secret Weapon: Valanciunas Can Shoot The Three (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Raptors: Credit The “Culture Reset” (from Calgary Herald):
Pacers: Jefferson Helping Turn Turner Into A Post Threat (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Magic: Jonathan Isaac Is Creating Defensive Spark (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
MIP Candidates (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Officiating Czar McCutcheon Meets With Teams To Improve Player-Ref Relations (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Pelicans: Emeka Okafor Has Risen From The Ashes (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
Royce White’s Goal Is To Transform Thinking About Mental Health Issues (from Mar Pilon, Esquire):
I Got A Story To Tell (from Steve Francis, The Players Tribune):
Capela Makes The Rockets Nearly Unbeatable (from Phillip Barnett, Yardbarker):
What Corey Brewer Brings To OKC (from Royce Young ESPN):
The Most Important Players Of The Final Month (from Haley O’Shaughnessy & Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Grizzlies: Rathan-Mayes, Potential Diamond In The Rough (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/22/17

Inside Houston’s Shot To Stop The Dubs (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Ball Movers, Black Holes, Warriors Blocks (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Lakers: Kuzma’s Potential Was On Full Display (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Suns: Troy Daniels Is Playing A Crucial Role With Booker Out (from Gerald Bourguet, Valley Of The Suns):
Finding Bright Spots In The Suns (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
Q & A: Quentin Richardson (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):
Developing Ben Simmons’ Jump Shot (from Chris Vito, Delco Times):
Donovan Mitchell is The Lifeblood Of The Jazz’ Offense  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Video Breakdown: How Klay & KD Slogged Through The Memphis Mud (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Friday Film: Single/Double (And Inverted), Dummy Step Up  (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Examining The Nets (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
The Nets Have A Modern Offensive Scheme, But Is It The Right One? (from Brian Sampson, BBall Breakdown):
CLE 115, CHI 112 (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Mike Scott’s Comeback Season (from Kevin Parrish, Jr, Bullets Forever):
Video: The Worst Defensive Duo (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Meet Nets’ Color Commentator Sarah Kustok (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Celtics’ Bench Struggles Without Marcus Morris (from Brendan Ronan, Celtics Life):
Gordon Hayward: Improving Every Day (from gordonhayward20.life):
Celtics Have The NBA’s Most Surprising Big Three (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Sixers: The Value That Saric Brings (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
By The Numbers: Breaking Down The Pacers’ Early Season Success (from Jacob Breece, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
The Week In Review (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
The Blazers Are Taking A Different Road To The Same Destination (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
How Dwyane Wade Reinvented Himself (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Getting The Most Out Of NBA Lineups With Machine Learning (from Michael Watson, ZigZag Analytics):
Players Who Took Preps-To-Overseas Route (from Nick Birdsong, Sporting News):
Trey Lyles: Making The Most Of His Opportunity (from Aniello Piro, Mile High Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis: 11/16/17 PART ONE

Bledsoe Shows Why Bucks Traded For Him (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/eric-bledsoe-comes-up-clutch-in-win-over-pistons-shows-why-bucks-traded-for-him/

The Nuggets Have Jokic & A Million Questions (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Gary Harris’ Importance To The Nuggets (from TJ McBride, milehighsports.com):
The Pistons’ Retooled Offense (from David Fernandez, 16 Wins):
Wednesday Recap (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
TOR 125, NOP 116 (from William Lou, medium.com):
Kyrie Irving’s Mission To Prove He Was Right (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Key To Irving’s Defensive Rise (from Nate Wolf, NBA Math):
How NBA Scouts Prepare For The Draft In The Fall (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Grizzlies: Pressure Defense, Wing Grinders & A Pair Of Aces = A Winning Hand (from Brad Heltzel, medium.com):
Fixing The Grizzlies Defense (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):
Baynes’ Burgeoning Role As Celtics Become Elite (from Nick Metallinos, ESPN):
Covington, Millsap, Rozier, TJ Warren, Brandon Paul, Raptors  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Ntilikina Has Matured Fast (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
–  Terrence Ross:  Searching For His Shot, Finding Everything Else (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Hornets: Coach Clifford On Minute Distribution (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
–  Some Interesting Early Season Stats (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
Harrison Barnes Is Doing Everything He Can For Mavs (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
–  Small Ball Lineups That Could Challenge GSW (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
 – Cavs: Travel Itinerary Adjustment Is Helping (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
–  OKC: Week In Review (from David Brandon, 16 Wins):
Celebrating The Celtics’ Bench (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Video: “Barkley”: Perimeter To Post-Up Move (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Brandon Roy: “Then I Got Shot”  (from Jayda Evans, Seattle Times):