Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/17/19

*ATL: Keep Watching John Collins (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
ATL: John Collins’ Journey From Lightly Regarded Prospect (from Seerat Sohi, Yahoo Sports):
DEN: Michael Malone: Tough Ain’t Born, It’s Built (from Sean Keeler, Denver Post):
DET: The Improved But Not New Blake Griffin (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
HOU: Harden On The Development Of The Step-Back 3 (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
MIN: Inside KAT’s Decision To Stay (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic):
MIN: The Best Version Of KAT Yet (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NYK: Mitchell Robinson Is Just Getting Started (from Jonathan Macri, Knicks Film School):
ORL: Magic Finally Playing With Consistency  (from Roy Parry, Orlando Sentinel):
ORL:  Magic’s G-League Team’s Success Is Part Of ORL’s Organizational Change (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Harris Already Looks Like A Great Fit (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
SAC: Hield Is Putting It All Together  (from Duncan Smith, Hoops Habit):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
NBA Officiating Executives Discuss Challenges Of An Evolving Offensive Arsenal (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Q & A: Muggsy Bogues (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):

*ATL: Keep Watching John Collins (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/16/19

BKN: D’Lo: Marrying Creativity & Structure (from Kelly Whiteside, NY Times):
DET: Griffin Had No Doubt He’d Return To All-Star Level (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
DET: Reggie Jackson Could Push Pistons To Playoffs (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
MIL: How Giannis & Khris Developed Their Bond (from Eric Nehm, The Athletic):
MIL: Middleton & The Virtues Of Doing Less (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
NOP: Demps Is Gone, But The Tumult Is Far From Over  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
OKC: The Talent & Fit Of Markieff Morris (from Stephen Dolan, Thunderous Intentions):
SAS: LaMarcus Aldridge Is Boxing Out Like A Champ (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
UTA: Gobert Never Stops Working (from Tony Jones,The Athletic):
WAS: How Beal Went From Shooter To Complete Player (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
Ten Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Q & A: Kevin Garnett (from Alex Wong, Yahoo Sports):
Great Sets From The Nets-Cavs 3OT Game (from Adam Spinella):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/15/19

BKN: D’Lo’s Growth (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
CHA: Kemba Is Always The Surprise Star (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
CHA: Kupchak’s Quest To Build A Contender (from Bill Oram, The Athletic):
CLE: 4 Players Who Have Hit Their Stride (from Tony Pesta, Hoops Habit):
DET: Reggie Jackson’s Revival Is Reigniting The Pistons (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
LAL: LeBron Is A Hero For Our Time (from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Newsweek):
LAL: Kuzma’s Intriguing Effectiveness (from Alex Regla, BBall Index):
NOP: Q & A: Jahlil Okafor (from William Guillory, The Athletic):
NYK: Knicks Give Dennis Smith Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
ORL: Trade For Fultz: Low-Risk, Potentially High Reward (from Josh Robbins, The Athletic):
ORL: What Has Gotten Into The Magic?  (from Josh Robbins, The Athletic):
POR: Brian Grant’s Battles Continue (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
TOR: Where Does Lin Fit In? (from Josh Kern, Raptors HQ):
TOR: Siakam: The Face Of The Raptors’ Future? (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Respecting The Bucks; Monte Morris: Draft Steal; Impact Of Trades On Teammates (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Zion’s Defense (from Ricky O’Donnell, SB Nation):
QOTD: (from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar): ”  (Asking who is the GOAT) is akin to asking, Which superpower is better, flying or invisibility?… The game has changed so much over the years that there is no leveling rubric to take into account the variables…(the) GOAT is a mythological beast. It’s like asking, How big is the horn on a unicorn?

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/14/19

ATL: The Artistry Of Trae Young’s Passes (from Chris Kirschner, The Athletic):
BKN: D’Lo Is Breaking Free (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
BKN:  Jarrett Allen Embodies “Rising Star” (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BOS: The Importance Of Horford Vs The Sixers (from Daniel Poarch, Celtic Blog):
DAL: Doncic & The Art Of Passing (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
DEN: Can Isaiah Thomas Rise Again? (from Robert Sanchez, ESPN):
DET: Ellington’s Focus Is On “Right Now” (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: Q & A: Steph Curry (from David Dennis, Jr, The Undefeated):
GSW: How The Dubs Overcame The Jazz In The 4th Quarter (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: Durant At PG Is Looking Better & Better (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
HOU: Shumpert Brings A Steel Will To Defense (from Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: How Harden’s Streak Is Different Than Wilt’s (from Neil Paine, FiveThirtyEight):

Read it here:  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/james-harden-is-outdoing-wilt-chamberlain-where-it-matters/

IND: Kyle O’Quinn’s Road To The NBA (from Josiah Turner, Sports Illustrated):
IND: Why The Pacers Are Thriving After Oladipo Injury (from James Tillman III, Hoops Habit):
MEM: Joakim Noah Is Happiest He’s Ever Been (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
MEM: Was Avery Bradley Misused By LAC? (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
MIN: Taj Gibson: From Starter To Reserve (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
MIN: Takeaways From Win Over HOU (from Andy Grimsrud, A Wolf Among Wolves):
NOP: When Kenrich Williams Became Kenny Hustle (from Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com):
*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
NYK: How Dennis Smith’s Journey Readied Him For A Fresh Start (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
OKC: Steven Adams Is Much More Than Just Strong (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Rebounding At Center Of Magic’s Identity (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Magic’s Patience For Isaac Is Paying Off (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Embiid: DPOY?  (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Q & A: Rodney Hood (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
POR: Kanter Makes Blazers Deeper & Better (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
SAC: Harrison Barnes Prepared For Playoff Push (from Alex Kramers, kings.com):
SAS: Aldridge’s All-Star Journey (from Jabari Young, The Athletic):
TOR: Q & A: Chris Boucher (from Gad Elmaleh, BallNRoll):
UTA: Gobert’s MVP-Like Season (from Andrew Bailey, SLC Dunk):
WAS: The Newest Wizards Are Fitting Beautifully By Playing Their Strengths (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
Shot-Chart Trivia: Guess That All-Star (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
Sports Reference Informs The World (from James Wagner, NY Times):
The Step-Back 3 (from Associated Press):
An Oral History Of The 1998-99 Lockout  (from Thomas Golianopolous, The Ringer):
G-League: Keep An Eye On Stockton Rookie Cameron Reynolds (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

*NYK: Knicks Give DSJ Room To Explore (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
*Playoff Roles For Buyout Market Vets (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/13/19 PART ONE

ATL: Trae Young Is Figuring It Out (from Ben Pfeifer, Clutch Points):
BOS: Horford Shows How Impactful He Can Be In Win Vs Sixers (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
BOS: Another Step Forward For Gordon Hayward (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Sixers (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
CLE: Are The Cavs Misusing Osman? (from Reid Belew, Hashtag Basketball):
DAL: Maxi Kleber Should Be Long-Term Piece For Mavs (from Joe Hulbert, Hoops Habit):
DAL: Why The NBA World Is Enthralled With Doncic (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
GSW: There’s Only One Draymond Green (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
IND: Can Myles Turner Keep The Pacers A Playoff Threat? (from Kevin Nye, Hashtag Basketball):
LAC: Player Development Coach Natalie Nakase (from Mirjam Swanson, scng.com):
MIN: Okogie’s Road To All-Star Weekend (from Tyler Metcalf,  Hashtag Basketball):
PHI: Lessons From Loss To BOS (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
SAC: D’Aaron Fox Is One Of The NBA’s Best Thieves (from Tony Xypteras, Sactown Royalty):
SAC: Watching Fox Figure It Out (from Chris Manning, Fear The Sword):
SAC: Marvin Bagley’s Development (from Harrison Hamm, The Step Back):
TOR: Gasol Is Already Altering The Raptors’ DNA (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
UTA: Takeaways From Loss To Dubs (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
The Best Low-Minute Specialists (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
So You Want To Be An NBA GM Quiz  (from Sports Illustrated):
Each Projected Lottery Team’s Biggest Need In the 2019 Draft (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):