Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/17/18

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How The Pacers Contained LBJ & The Cavs In Game 1 (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
“Closing Speed” Makes Oladipo Great (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
All The Ways Oladipo Sliced & Diced The Cavs’ Defense (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
What The Cavs Need To Fix Before Game Two (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
Can’t Play Whiteside? (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Sixers Learn Playoff Realities (from Jack McCaffery, Delco Times):
Game 2: Warriors Answer Spurs’ Physical Counterpunch The Only Way They Know How (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
Iguodala Is Showing How Valuable He Is (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
Don’t Blame Kawhi For Taking Control (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
Welcome To The Paul George Playoff Experience (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Read it here:  https://www.theringer.com/nba-playoffs/2018/4/16/17242298/paul-george-thunder-jazz

Reserves Give Thunder Reason To Celebrate (from Jenni Carlson, newsok.com):
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Thunder Needs Defensive Detail To Continue (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Thunder: Maintaining What Worked In Game One (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
The Jazz Miss Sefolosha (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
Ibaka: Benefitting From Full Season With Raptors (from Sportsnet.ca):
Capela Completes Rockets’ Cornerstone Trio (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
KAT & DRose: The Good, The Bad & The Decent (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
In-Flight Adjustments: Wolves Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Ben Falk And Liam Flynn, Cleaning The Glass):
How John Wall Went From Fat To Six-Pack Abs While Recovering (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Video: Jrue Holiday’s Defensive Brilliance In Game One (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):

In Playoff Debut, Blazers’ Rookie Zach Collins Proved Ready For The Stage (from Andrew Greif, Oregon Live):
Brandon Jennings’ Roads Not Taken (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
Thoughts On Opening-Weekend’s Playoff Games (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Laker Film Room: Randle’s Breakout Season (from Pete Zayas, Forum Blue And Gold):
How Stackhouse Crafted Himself Into Hot-Shot Head Coaching Candidate (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Get To Know David Fizdale (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
Doncic Enters The Lions’ Den (from Emmet Ryan, Ball In Europe):
Luka Doncic: Situational Analysis (from Nick Prevenas, NBADraft.net):

 

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/16/18

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Playoff Implications Of The Full-Strength Standings (from Ben Taylor, Nylon Calculus):
Playoffs: Day One Observations (from Zach Harper, FRSHoops):
Wizards Learn They Can’t Just Focus On Raptors’ Star Guards (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Led By Holiday, Defense Was Foundation Of Pels’ Game One Win (from Jim Eichenhofer, pelicans.com):
POR-NOP: Defending The Rim Out Of Pick & Roll (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Playoffs: Day Two Observations (from Zach Harper, FRSHoopz):
BOS 113, MIL 107 (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Al Horford Does It All In Game One Victory (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Celtics Survive Insane Late-Game Sequence (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Why Fultz Remained Positive Amidst Chaos (from Zack Rosenblatt, NJ.com):
How Important Is Fultz To A Deep Playoff Run? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Ben Simmons Is Making His Opponents Look Like A Bunch Of Rookies (from Zito Madu, SB Nation):
HOU 104, MIN 101 (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
D’Antoni’s Innovation Leads The Rockets (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Clint Capela: The Sky’s The Limit (from Brian T. Smith, Houston Chronicle):
OKC 116, UTA 108 (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
IND 98, CLE 80 (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Draft Sleepers From The Portsmouth Invitational (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Why Ime Udoka Should Be An NBA Head Coach (from Francis Okupa, ESPN):
How Quin Snyder & His Staff Evolved Into A Playoff Ready Team of Their Own (from Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune):
Quin Snyder: From Breaking It To Making It In The NBA (from Kent Babb, Washington Post):
What Can Be Drawn From Nets’ Late String Of Wins? (from Zack Collura, Nothin But Nets):
Grading The Cavs After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Grading The Mavs After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/15/18

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HOU-MIN Preview (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Wolves: Butler & Rose’s Role Reversal (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
OKC-UTA Preview (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
CLE-IND Preview (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Nate McMillan’s Calm Hides A Competitive Spirit (from Mark Montieth, pacers.com):
Pacers: Assistant Coach Bill Bayno’s Work With Sabonis (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
BOS-MIL Preview (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Brad Stevens Respects Joe Prunty (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Marcus Morris Feels Overlooked & Disrespected (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Celtics Got An Early Start Molding Jayson Tatum For Their System (from Jared Weiss, The Athletic):
GSW 113, SAS 92 (from Charlie Stanton, Golden State Of Mind):
Warriors Look To Switch Back To Dominance After Poor End To Regular Season (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
PHI 130, MIA 103 (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
RoCo Is The Sixers’ Enforcer (from Bret Stuter, Fansided):
– The Process Didn’t Have To Work, But It Did (from Michael Levin, Dime Mag):
NOP 97, POR 95 (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Holiday & Davis: Beating The Injury Odds (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
Jrue Holiday’s 2018 Defense Highlights:
TOR 114, WAS 106 (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
How NBA Offenses Became Impossible To Defend (from Mike Prada/Seth Rosenthal, SB Nation):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Nuggets: Why Jokic Deserves An All-NBA Selection (from Brian Finci, isportsweb.com):
Jarrett Allen Gives Nets Reasons For Optimism (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
Knicks: Scott Perry Era Truly Begins (from Moke Hamilton, Basketball Insiders):
Cavs: John Holland Q & A (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
Darius Bazley’s Next Stop is The G-League (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

 

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

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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):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/13/18

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For Daryl Morey, A Game Is Agony Until It’s Over (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
The Rockets Need Mbah A Moute (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
TOR-WAS Preview (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
BOS-MIL Preview (from Ti Windisch, Behind The Buck Pass):
The Celtics Still Have An Advantage: Their Coach (from Adam Kilgore, Washington Post):
Q & A: Kevin McHale (from Jay King, The Athletic):
CLE-IND Preview (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):
EC Playoffs X-Factors (from Yahoo Sports):
Feature Film: LBJ Show, Slipping The Pin, Double Big (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
ORL Season Recap (from Kevin Clark, The Ringer):
Who Is To Blame For Vogel’s Firing? (from Mike Cali, Orlando Pinstriped Post):
The Rockets Put Banner Regular Season To Bed (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
– Jrue Holiday’s Stellar Season (from Jeff Duncan,NOLA.com):
How The Pels Did It Post DMC Injury (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
NOP: “Help Me, Rondo” (from Ron Higgins, NOLA.com):
Sixers: RoCo Started At The Bottom (from Jerry Bembry, The Undefeated):
The Numbers That Defined Ben Simmons’ Rookie Year (from Olgun Uluc, Fox Sports):
Big Questions About The Playoffs (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Bold Playoff Predictions (from ESPN Insiders):
Navigating The Unforgiving Terrain Of The Knicks’ Head Coaching Job (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
Grading The Celtics After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Grading The Nets After 2017-18 (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Dirk Clones Are Everywhere (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):

 

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