Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/19/18

Conditioning And Coaching Are Fueling The Heat (from Simon Smith, All U Can Heat):

The Heat’s Versatility Is The Key To Their Recent Success (from Chase Eyrich, All U Can Heat):
Adebayo Could End Up Being The Steal Of The 2017 Draft (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Breakout Star Capela Has Merely Scratched The Surface (from David Ramil, The Step Back):
The Pacers’ League-Leading ATOs  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
How The Young Wolves Have Gained Their Footing (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
The Wolves’ Offense Is Unconventional (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
Tyrone Wallace Is Making The Most Of His Chance (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
PHI 89, BOS 80 (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Brad Stevens: COY? (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Terry Rozier’s Development (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
–  IT Working His Way Back: Growing Pains For Cavs (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Nate McMillan Has Fond Memories Of Portland (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):
How Lance Stephenson Found A Home In Hoosier Country (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
OKC: The Progression Of Melo (from Weston Shepherd, Daily Thunder):
HOU: Ariza Embracing Role As Glue Guy (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
Eric Gordon Is Not Shooting Well On His Most-Frequent Three-Point  Shot (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Reggie Hearn’s NBA Shot (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
GSW: How Chris Boucher Overcame His ACL Injury (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
–  Austin Rivers Has Heard It All & Now He’s Firing Back (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/18/18

Coming To America: NBA’s Global Growth (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):

Steve Kerr Believes In Fred Hoiberg’s Coaching Chops (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Dubs Have Rave Reviews For Markkanen, Hoiberg, Bulls (from Steve Greenberg, Sun Times):
How The Bulls Have Emulated The Dubs During Their Hot Streak (from Nate P., Golden State Of Mind):
Luke Walton’s Blueprint For Building  (from Dan Woike, LATimes):
Jrue Holiday’s Career Year Is Making A Huge Difference For The Pels (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Giannis Is Learning New Ways To Win (from Josh Cornelissen, Behind The Buck Pass):
Midseason Check-In On The Wolves (from Adam Ziobrowski, Dunking With Wolves):
The Wolves’ Defensive Improvement (from Josh Clement, Canis Hoopus):
Wolves: Not All Good Teams Have To Hit The Three (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
Q & A: Zach Collins (from David MacKay, Blazer’s Edge):
Anthony Davis Has Arrived. Again (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Jayson Tatum: No Average Rookie (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Melo: Accepting Role Has Made Game Fun Again (from Royce Young, ESPN):
OKC: The Importance Of Steven Adams’ Offensive Rebounding (from Fred Katz, CNHI):
Brett Brown On What Fultz Is Showing Behind The Scenes (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
Sixers: Covington Must Step Up In Redick’s Absence (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
No Matter Who Is Missing, The Spurs Are Always Ready To Go (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
MIA 106, MIL101: Bucks’ Bad Habits Return In 4th Quarter (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline):
Potential Of Satoransky Playing Alongside Wall & Beal Is Starting To Show (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Wizards: Scott Brooks Vows Changes (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
New Two-Way Contract Players Worth Watching (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Three Statistical Observations: KP,OKC, MIN (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
How David West Became An Expert In African American History (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
Popovich: Kawhi’s Confidence In Quad “Just Wasn’t There”  (from Ian Begley/Michael Wright):
Popovich Praises Sean Marks’ Work With The Nets (from Alex Labidou, Nets.com):
Takeaways From The Wolves’ Winning Streak (from Katie Nelson, LWOS):
Blow Up The Clippers?  Not So Fast! (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Playing In Lakeland Helped Sharpen Khem Birch’s Skills (from John Denton,  magic.com):
Pacers: Damien Wilkins Defense Will Be Missed (from Tony East, 8Points9Seconds):
Oladipo Has Found The Perfect Home (from Clifton Brown, Indy Star):
Will The Trade-Down Become A Draft Day Trend? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Josh Childress Found A Second Basketball Life Down Under (from Bryan Curtis, The Ringer):
New Age Steve Clifford Remembers How To Scream (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Kyrie Irving Is On A Rebounding Tear (from Odie Waukewan, Celtics Life):
A Mini-Study Of NBA Team Pace (from Andre Liu, RotoBaller):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/17/18

Nuggets: The Unconventional Efficiency Of Gary Harris (from Max Carlin, Nugg Love):

Raptors: Offensive Makeover Is Going Well, But Could Be Stalled By Lack Of Shooters (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Raptors’ Midseason Report Card (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Wright, VanVleet Leading Raptors Bench To New Heights (from Faizan Hasnany, NBA Math):
The Raptors’ Improved Defensive Identity: Switching, Communication, Versatility, Intensity  (from Gabe Nisker, RaptorsHQ):
The Rockets Are Finally Getting Healthy (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
Pelicans:  AD & DMC Are Twin Towers For The Modern NBA (from Seth Rosenthal/Mike Prada, SBNation):
Bulls: LaVine Eager To Prove He’s More Than A Dunk Contest Icon (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
Rookie Status Update: Jordan Bell (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Bogdan Bogdanovic: The Best Rookie No One Is Talking About (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Hawks: Rookie Road Finally Leads To Playing Time For Tyler Dorsey (from Chris Vivlamore, ajc.com):
Every GM’s Trade Deadline History (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Q & A: Joe Harris (from Sam Blum, Daily Progress):
Scouting International Prospects For Future Drafts  (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Mo Bamba Is The Draft’s Freakish Defensive Star (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
The NBA’s International Takeover: How Marciuionis Opened Pandora’s Box  (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Video Breakdown: Steph Guards DeRozan, Draymond Wrecks Raptors (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Good, Bad, Ugly Of OKC’s Offense (from Kelly Scaletta, Dime Mag):
OKC: Donovan Likes His All-Bench Lineup (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
The Problem With How Assists Are Awarded (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Inside The Film Room With Kenny Atkinson (from Bryan Fonseca, Nets Daily):
  NBA G-League All-2018 Showcase Teams (from gleague.nba.com):
G-League: It’s Been A Long Road For Damion Lee (from Blake Murphy, The ASthletic):
Basketball Dictionary: Pick & Roll Defense:”Under-Two” (from Dylan Murphy, Medium):
Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of JoJo White, who passed away on Tuesday:

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/16/18

The Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
8 Observations (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
KAT Is Improving On Offense, Too (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
How Have Team Offensive Play Types Changed? (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):
Under-Appreciated Aspects Of Some Trade Deadline Targets (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
With Trade Deadline Approaching, What Some Teams Need To Consider (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
Cavs’ Lingering Issues Continue (from Michael Singer, USA Today):
The Cavs Must Make A Trade  (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
 (BI Note:  On 12/9, we wrote: “What’s the real import of the Cavs’ just-ended win streak? It was in part a “schedule” streak which means there will be “schedule payback”. From 1/8 thru 2/25: MIN,TOR,IND,GSW,ORL,OKC,SAS,IND,DET,DET,MIA,HOU,ORL,MIN,ATL,BOS,OKC,WAS,MEM,SAS”)
Q & A: Jamal Crawford (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
For The Moment, TJ McConnell Is The Sixers’ Only Solution To Their Biggest Weakness (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Darren Collison Takes Care Of The Ball (from Tony East, 8Points9Seconds):
John Wall: A View From 22+ Feet (from Rob Athmer, Hashtag Basketball):
Chris Paul’s Return Gets Ugly (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Biyombo Elevates His Play, But Not The Team’s Defense (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
G-League Showcase: Day 4 Recap (from Alex Busch, gleague.nba.com):
The EC All-Role Player Team (from Dennis Dow, 94 Feet Report):
Judging Win Probability Models (from Michael Beuoy, Inpredictable):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/15/18

NBA Coaches Reflect On Dr. King’s Legacy: A Roundtable Discussion (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
The Heat’s Almost-Stars Are The Improbable Challenge In The East (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
MIA 97, MIL 79  (from Andre Fernandez, Miami Herald):
Heat Keep Winning – And Whiteside Issue Remains Curious (from Dave Hyde, SunSentinel):
Doncic: The Next Euro Star (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
Donovan Mitchell’s Surprising Star Turn (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Sabonis Demands Your Attention (from Jonathan Macri, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
The Gift & The Curse Fueling CP3’s Competitive Fire (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
Blazers Need To Be Patient With Zach Collins (from Ty Delbridge, Hoops Habit):
Waiting For Opportunity: Payne, Blakeney & Bulls’ Backcourt (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Bulls’ Week In Review: LaVine, Markkanen, Nwaba (from Stephen Noh, The Athletic):
Breaking Down LaVine’s Debut (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
RHJ: Showcasing Growth For Nets (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Manu Ginobili: Still Contributing at 40  (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
The Celtics’ Unique Size Situation (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
The Celtics’ Schedule: Finally Getting Back To Normal (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Anunoby: Quietly Becoming One Of This Year’s Best Rookies (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
Definitive Guide To NBA Pick-And-Roll (from Coach Nick/Jeff Diepenbrock, BBall Breakdown):
Suns’ GM Ryan McDonough Discusses The Job Coach Triano Is Doing (from Scott Bordow, azcentral.com):
How Each Team Is Performing In 2nd Of Back-To-Backs  (from Mike Zavagno, Fear The Sword):
Cavs: IT Is Still Trying To Get His Legs Back (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Markelle Fultz’ Return: The Final Hurdles (from Jessica Camerato, NBC Sports):
The Hornets Haven’t Given Up On Malik Monk (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Time To Call MIN-CHI Butler Trade A “Win-Win” (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Denzel Valentine Handles “Demotion” With Professionalism, Confidence (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Q & A: Jerry Stackhouse (from Vivek Jacob, sportsnet.ca):
What The Hell Is Going On With Norman Powell’s Offense? (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
Ian Clark: Earning Playing Time With Energy, Work Ethic (from William Guillory, NOLA.com):
NBA Execs Think Lonzo Should Tell Pops To Chill (from Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report):