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

Timberwolves’ Film Breakdown: Mixing Up The Pick-And-Roll (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Each Team’s Biggest Question Mark (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
How Kemba Walker Grew Into A Star (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Inside The Celtics’ Win Streak (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
Celtics: The Only Team That Has Improved All 4 Defensive Factors (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Jayson Tatum: Making It Look Easy (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
The Current Warriors’ Broadcasters Had A Front-Row Seat When The Dubs Stunk (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Speights Personifies Orlando’s Depth (from Luke Duffy, Orlando Magic Daily):
–  The Bad Teams’ Little Things To Appreciate (from Jacob Doole, Sir Charles In Charge):
Follow Ben Simmons Into The Future (from Phillip Barnett, Yardbarker):
Rondo Gives The Pels A “Floor General”  (from Hunter Noll, Pelican Debrief):
Wade Has Become LBJ’s Backup (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
–  The Sixers’ Eurostashees  (from Kevin Rice, Liberty Ballers):
Luke Kennard: Cracking SVG’s Circle Of Trust (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
The Wizards’ Defensive Revival (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/29/17

Al Horford’s Versatility (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Who Is Ben Simmons’ Closest Comparison? (from Luke Swiatek, The Sixer Sense):
Warriors: Living On The Edge (from JasonPatt, Fanrag Sports):
 – Joel Embiid’s Turnovers (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Aron Baynes: The Little Things Matter (from Mark D’Amico, Celtics.com):
 – The Cavs Say That They Are Not Concerned (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
The Value of The Two-Minute Report Seems Minimal (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
The Raptors’ New Offense: Early Returns (from Shyam Baskaran, Raptors Republic):
Celtics’ Analysis: Irving, Tatum & More (from Mass Live):
Gary Washburn’s Sunday Notes (from Boston Globe):
Olynyk’s Slimmer Frame Is Paying Off (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Turnovers Are Hijacking Denver’s Offense (from TJ McBride, BSNDenver):
Nuggets’ Offense: A Work In Progress (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Connaughton Is Filling Crabbe’s Shoes For Blazers (from Ryne Buchanan, Blazers Edge):
Unlocking Giannis (from Max Carlin, Hoops Habit):
Doncic Is Already Dominating Europe This Season (from Max Holm, Hoops Habit):
De’Aaron Fox’s Link To John Wall (from Alex Kramers, Kings.com):
Tony Snell: Early Impressions (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
Saturday Night Highlights (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Buckets With Brock: Early Surprises, Weekly Awards, Games To Watch  (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Q&A: Walt Frazier (from Ian Begley, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/29/17

Al Horford’s Versatility (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
Who Is Ben Simmons’ Closest Comparison? (from Luke Swiatek, The Sixer Sense):
Warriors: Living On The Edge (from JasonPatt, Fanrag Sports):
 – Joel Embiid’s Turnovers (from Sean Kennedy, Fanrag Sports):
Aron Baynes: The Little Things Matter (from Mark D’Amico, Celtics.com):
 – The Cavs Say That They Are Not Concerned (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
The Value of The Two-Minute Report Seems Minimal (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
The Raptors’ New Offense: Early Returns (from Shyam Baskaran, Raptors Republic):
Celtics’ Analysis: Irving, Tatum & More (from Mass Live):
Gary Washburn’s Sunday Notes (from Boston Globe):
Olynyk’s Slimmer Frame Is Paying Off (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Turnovers Are Hijacking Denver’s Offense (from TJ McBride, BSNDenver):
Nuggets’ Offense: A Work In Progress (from Gina Mizell, Denver Post):
Connaughton Is Filling Crabbe’s Shoes For Blazers (from Ryne Buchanan, Blazers Edge):
Unlocking Giannis (from Max Carlin, Hoops Habit):
Doncic Is Already Dominating Europe This Season (from Max Holm, Hoops Habit):
De’Aaron Fox’s Link To John Wall (from Alex Kramers, Kings.com):
Tony Snell: Early Impressions (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
Saturday Night Highlights (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Buckets With Brock: Early Surprises, Weekly Awards, Games To Watch  (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Q&A: Walt Frazier (from Ian Begley, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/2/16

–  Golden State’s Other Fresh Faces  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/golden-states-other-fresh-faces-7b8cb38fe922#.p611a931m

Nuggets On The Rise  (from Coach Nick/Dave DuFour, Bball Breakdown):

Watch and listen to it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=YQA3LTh6Vd8

–  Nuggets Banking On Young Stars, Healthy Vets  (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2666184-denver-nuggets-banking-on-young-stars-healthy-vets-to-be-2016-17s-nba-sleeper

–  Clint Capela Determined To Become Elite  (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):

Read it here:  http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets/article/Clint-Capela-determined-to-become-an-elite-center-9515039.php?cmpid=twitter-premium&t=c418d92fc6438d9cbb

Otto Porter/Kelly Oubre, Jr  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wizards-insider/wp/2016/10/01/his-half-court-shots-falling-otto-porter-jr-turns-to-bigger-prize-in-wizards-camp/

Avery Bradley’s DPOY Goal  (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):

Read and view  it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/avery-bradleys-goal-of-winning-dpoy-isnt-unrealistic-but-its-unlikely/

 Analyzing The Pistons’ Roster  (from Cary Gahm,  Piston Powered):

Read it here:  http://pistonpowered.com/2016/10/02/analyzing-detroit-pistons-roster/

 Pelicans’ Season Preview  (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2665082-new-orleans-pelicans-complete-2016-17-preview

Grizz Coach Fizz Giving Troy Daniels The Green Light  (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):

Read it here:  http://www.commercialappeal.com/sports/grizzlies/griz-coach-fizz-giving-daniels-the-green-light–3dd6a900-481f-5267-e053-0100007fea0c-395529181.html

 Is A Change In Scenery All That Harrison Barnes Needed?  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://theringer.com/harrison-barnes-dallas-mavericks-second-chance-5ee9f7c46440#.sqx7c6nhe

–  Kevin Garnett Takes On A New Role: The Big Mentor  (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-saturday-kevin-garnett-takes-on-a-new-role/

–  Peja Stojakovic Is Mentoring Willie Cauley-Stein  (from James Ham, csnbayara.com):

Read it here:  http://www.csnbayarea.com/kings/stojakovic-embracing-role-mentor-kings-cauley-stein

–  Film Study: Fixing Marcus Smart’s Jump Shot  (from Jared Weiss, celticsblog.com):

Rean and view it here:  http://www.celticsblog.com/2016/10/2/13135364/marcus-smart-boston-celtics-jump-shot-three-pointer-fixed-broken

–  Ersan Ilyasova: The Art Of Drawing A Charge  (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):

Read it here:  http://newsok.com/okc-thunder-ilyasova-could-be-take-charge-defender-for-thunder/article/5520641

–  Ty Lawson Eager To Put Poor Season, Legal Troubles Behind Him  (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article105485791.html

–  Cavs’ Training Camp:  A Great Start  (from Terry Pluto,  cleveland.com):

Read it here:  http://www.cleveland.com/pluto/index.ssf/2016/10/cleveland_cavaliers_have_terry_68.html

–  Ben Simmons Is Expected To Miss 3 Months  (from Marc Stein, SPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17686206/philadelphia-76ers-rookie-ben-simmons-surgery-foot-next-week

 The Mavs’ Versatile Young Playmakers (from Cole Mentzel,  Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/10/01/dallas-mavericks-athleticism-will-play-success-elite-teams/

–  The Struggles Of Getting To And Sticking In The NBA  (from Christopher Dempsey, Denver Post):

Read it here:  http://www.denverpost.com/2016/10/01/nba-road-well-traveled/

–  Nets Putting In Long Days Under New Regime  (from Greg Logan, Newsday):

Reaed it here:  http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/nets/brooklyn-nets-putting-in-long-days-under-new-regime-1.12393757    and from Cory Wright, nets.com:  http://www.nba.com/nets/news/2016/09/30/better-bodied-nets

–  Brandon Ingram/Julius Randle  (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News):

Read it here:  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/ingram-730818-randle-walton.html

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/1/16

–  Ben Simmons’ Injury  (from Keith Pompey, Philly.com):

Read it here: http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/76ers-rookie-Ben-Simmons-could-miss-8-weeks-with-broken-foot.html   and from Kyle Neubeck, Liberty Ballers:  http://www.libertyballers.com/2016/10/1/13129270/ben-simmons-broken-foot-sixers-surgery-joel-embiid-the-process-bryan-colangelo

  • Taj Gibson Is The Last Bull Standing From 2010-11 EC Finalists  (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-taj-gibson-bulls-training-camp-spt-1001-20160930-story.html

–  Celtics Need To Juice Their 3-Point Attack  (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  http://nyloncalculus.com/2016/09/30/boston-celtics-juice-three-point-attack/

–  Jeremy Lin’s Yearlong Jumper Overhaul Is Nearly Complete (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

Read it here:  http://nypost.com/2016/10/01/jeremy-lins-yearlong-jumper-overhaul-is-nearly-complete/

–  How The Westbrook Solo Act Will Work  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17675910/how-russell-westbrook-solo-act-play-oklahoma-city-kevin-durant

–  Blazers Working Out Ways To Use NBA’s New Real-Time Video Rule  (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):

Read it here:  http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2016/09/trail_blazers_ironing_out_ways_to_use_nbas_new_rea.html

–  Justin Anderson Q & A  (from Oliver Maroney, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/justin-anderson-on-offseason-improvements-life-as-a-maverick/

–  Alex Len’s Maturation  (from Paul Coro, azcentral.com):

Read it here:  http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2016/09/30/alex-len-maturing-out-instable-phoenix-suns-years/91354314/

–  Stackhouse’s Love For The Game Is Vital To His Transition To D-League Coach  (from Jon Fawkes, dleague.nba.com):

Read it here:  http://dleague.nba.com/news/jerry-stackhouse-transition-nba-star-head-coach-raptors-905/

–  The Metamorphosis Of Kevin Durant  (from Sai Mohan, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/09/30/the-metamorphosis-of-kevin-durant/

–  The Young Wolves Reflect On KG’s Impact  (from Jared Zwerling, NBPA):

Read it here:  http://nbpa.com/what-kg-meant-to-me-the-young-wolves-reflect-on-kevin-garnetts-lasting-impact/

–  Defensive Upgrade Is Key To Pelicans’ Success (from Quentin Haynes, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/09/30/new-orleans-pelicans-defensive-upgrade-key-regular-season-success/

–  Top Ten Candidates For Exec Of The Year  (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/10/01/nba-top-10-candidates-executive-year-award-2016-17/

–  Davis Bertans Is Hoping His Perseverance Pays Off (from Ian Thomsen, NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/2016/news/features/ian_thomsen/09/29/san-antonio-spurs-david-bertrans-rookie-feature/index.html

–  Jeff Green’s Heart Surgery Made Him Stronger  (from Brian Schmitz, Orlando Sentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-magic-jeff-green-brian-schmitz-1001-20160930-column.html

–  Lance Thomas/Marshall Plumlee Looking  To Help Knicks’ Revamped Front Line (from Adam Zagoria, sny.tv):

Read it here:  https://www.sny.tv/college-recruiting/news/duke-guys-thomas-plumlee-looking-to-help-knicks-revamped-front-line/204228180

–  The Training Camp Contract  (from Bobby Marks, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/front-office-insider-the-training-camp-contract-161058008.html

 Trying Out For Nets’ D-League Team Beats Playing In Mongolia  (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):

Read it here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/01/sports/basketball/why-try-out-for-nets-new-d-league-team-it-beats-playing-in-mongolia.html