Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/18/17

Sixers/Celtics Trade Is A Win-Win (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
The Process is Working: Hinkie’s Experiment Is Validated (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
What Are The Sixers Getting In Markelle Fultz? (from Mark Whittington, Liberty Ballers):
The Transformation Of Markelle Fultz (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Rick Barry Q & A (from SFGate):
Magic GM John Hammond: Draft Q & A (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Jordan Clarkson Believes He Can Co-Exist With #2 Pick & D’Angelo Russell (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News):
Father’s Toughness Evident In Jamal Murray (from Nick Kosmider, Denver Post):
Looking Back On The Nets’ “All-In” Trade For Garnett & Pierce (from Stefan Bondy,
Deonte Burton’s NBA Journey (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Spurs’ Draft Philosophy (from Mark Olsen, Pounding The Rock):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/16/17

Video Breakdown: Simpler Offense Helped GSW Win Game One (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
How GSW Took Advantage Of Kawhi’s Absence (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Spurs Need Aldridge To Be More Decisive (from Chris Barnewall, CBS Sports):
Durant Reiterated His Value In Game One Comeback (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Injuries Give Spurs’ Reserves A Chance To Shine (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Kerr’s Absence: The True Test Of A Leader (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
Life Against The Warriors: Flawless Defense, But Then It’s One Mistake And It’s A Layup (from Ben Falk):
The Warriors Routinely Erase Big Deficits (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
BOS 115, WAS 105 (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Marcus Smart’s Great, Invisible Game (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Al Horford’s  Series Vs The Wizards In One Ridiculous Shot Chart (from Gary Dzen,
Olynyk: The Improbable Hero (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Appreciating The Celtics’ Moment (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Three Reasons Why Cavs Shouldn’t Overlook Celtics (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Fox Sports):
Jonathan Jeanne’s Combine Doesn’t Tell The Whole Story (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
BOS-CLE: What Numbers Could Be Difference Makers?  (from Mark Simon/John McTigue. ESPN):
Is Everyone Waiting On David Griffin? (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):
Canada Is Now One Of The Sources Of Elite Recruits (from Michael Fletcher, The Undefeated):
KAT Q & A (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/30/16


–  The Celtics Could Be Anything  (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

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–  Celtics Must Address Rebounding Deficiency (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):

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–  Lillard Time; Avery Bradley; Hack-a-Farce  (from Mike Prada, SBNation):

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The Evolution Of Lillard Time  (from Casey Holdahl,

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–  Avery Bradley: Taking His Game To The Next Level  (from Kenneth Teape, Hoops Habit):

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From Jay King, Mass Live:

–  The Nets Begin Their Long Ascent From Purgatory  (from Ben Rohrbach, Yahoo Sports):

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–  Celtics:  1st Round Drafting; Fecundo Campazzo; Brad Stevens; More  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

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Nets’ Plan For Keeping Brook Lopez Healthy  (from Brian Lewis, NYPost):

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–  Sixers’ Okafor-Embiid Experiment  (from Jessica caerato,

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–  Raptors Should Be Using Norman Powell More  (from Justin Rowan, Hoops Habit):

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Video:  Timberwolves’ Offensive Sets  (from Coach Nck, BBall Breakdown):

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–  Coach Clifford: Hornets Can’t Go Off Script On Defense  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):

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–  Hornacek Wants More Defensive Physical Toughness (from Marc Berman, NY Post):

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–  Healthy Korver Starts Season Strong  (from Adam McGee, Hoops Habit):

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–  Bulls Adjusting Nicely To Rondo  (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):

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–  Warriors’ Development Coach Chris DeMarco  (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):

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–  Basketball Is In Brandon Ingram’s DNA  (from Mark Whicker, OC Register):

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Kevon Looney: Finally Healthy, Rediscovering Potential  (from Monte Poole,

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/5/16

Breaking Down The Bucks’ Pick-and-Roll  (from Adam Coffman,

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–  What To Expect From Nets’ Assistant Coach Chris Fleming’s Offense  (from Anthony Puccio,

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 Celtics’ Scouting Reports/Analysis  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):

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–  Kings’ Preview (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

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Additional NBA Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

Marvin Williams  (from Jerry Stephens,

–  Gary Harris  (from T.J.McBride,

–  Kentavious Caldwell-Pope  (from Adam McGee, Hoops Habit):

–  Thon Maker (from Daniel O’Brien, Today’s Fastbreak):

Although it appears that almost everyone else is taking Labor Day off, we were still able to find a few stories worth checking out.

Have a great holiday!  We’ll see you again tomorrow. 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/1/16

–  What It’s Like To Return From Injury (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):

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–  Al Horford Is A Perfect Fit For Brad Stevens  (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):

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–  Guess The Shot Chart  (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):

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–  NBA’s International Presence  (from Ethan Skolnick, CBS Sports):

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Monetary Player Valuation Model: Part One  (from Max Schimanski, Nylon Calculus):

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 Big Luxury Tax Hit Is Holding Up J.R. Smith Signing  (from Aaron Ferguson, King James Gospel):

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Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:


Monta Ellis  (from C.Cooper, Indy Cornrows):

–  Justice Winslow/Josh Richardson  (from Nick Zapulla, RealGM):

–  Kyle Anderson  (from Michael Rehome, Air Alamo):

Jordan Mickey  (from A. Sherrod Blakely,

Donatas Motiejunas  (from Rahat Huq,

Jamal Murray/Malik Beasley/ Juan Hernangomez  (from Jordan Reid, Nugg Love);

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