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, nydailynews.com):
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, boston.com):
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):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2016/10/30/13460358/boston-celtics-preview-expectations-brad-stevens-al-horford

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

Read it here:  http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2016/10/celtics_getting_out_rebounded_across_the_board

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

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/10/30/13468946/2016-nba-scores-damian-lillard-clutch-blazers

The Evolution Of Lillard Time  (from Casey Holdahl, blazers.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.nba.com/blazers/forwardcenter/new-look-version-lillard-time

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

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/10/30/boston-celtics-avery-bradley/

From Jay King, Mass Live:  http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2016/10/boston_celtics_analysis_avery_2.html

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

Read and view it here;  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/the-view-from-the-brooklyn-nets-sisyphean-climb-from-nba-purgatory-140349684.html

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

Read it here:  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2016/10/29/celtics-might-like-second-try-first-rounds/4sGYbm9WwpsY4LrReTcmHK/story.html

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

Read it here: http://nypost.com/2016/10/29/nets-brook-lopez-plan-comes-into-focus-with-game-off/

–  Sixers’ Okafor-Embiid Experiment  (from Jessica caerato, csnphilly.com):

Read it here:  http://www.csnphilly.com/philadelphia-76ers/joel-embiid-jahlil-okafor-experiment-short-lived-loss-hawks

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

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/10/30/toronto-raptors-need-norman-powell/

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

Watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=3EXki9KdDzY

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

Read it here:  http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article111433717.html

 

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

Read it here:  http://nypost.com/2016/10/29/jeff-hornacek-wants-to-bring-the-90s-to-the-knicks-defense/

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

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/10/30/atlanta-hawks-healthy-kyle-korver/

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

Read it here:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-bulls-rajon-rondo-spt-1031-20161030-story.html

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

Read it here: http://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Ex-Dominican-star-now-Kevin-Durant-s-sparring-10422961.php

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

Read it here:  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/ingram-733769-donald-brandon.html

Kevon Looney: Finally Healthy, Rediscovering Potential  (from Monte Poole, csnbayharea.com):

Read it here: http://www.csnbayarea.com/warriors/finally-healthy-looney-relishing-chance-rediscover-potential

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

Breaking Down The Bucks’ Pick-and-Roll  (from Adam Coffman,  behindthebuckpass.com):

Read it here:  http://behindthebuckpass.com/2016/09/04/milwaukee-bucks-breaking-bucks-pick-roll/

–  What To Expect From Nets’ Assistant Coach Chris Fleming’s Offense  (from Anthony Puccio,  netsdaily.com):

Read it here:  http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/9/4/12790642/chris-fleming

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

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/17408335/boston-celtics-player-profiles-al-horford-isaiah-thomas-more-nba   and from Brett David Roberts, 3guardrotation: http://3guardrotation.blogspot.com/2016/09/boston-celtics-al-horford-makes-boston.html

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

Read it  here;  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/with-a-new-coach-and-a-better-boogie-cousins-maybe-the-kings-wont-be-so-bad/

Additional NBA Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

Marvin Williams  (from Jerry Stephens, swarmandsting.com):  http://swarmandsting.com/2016/09/04/charlotte-hornets-marvin-williams-great-rim-protector/

–  Gary Harris  (from T.J.McBride, bsndenver.com):  http://bsndenver.com/gary-harris-holds-the-key-to-his-own-development/

–  Kentavious Caldwell-Pope  (from Adam McGee, Hoops Habit):  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/09/05/detroit-pistons-kentavious-caldwell-pope/

–  Thon Maker (from Daniel O’Brien, Today’s Fastbreak): http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-east/milwaukee-bucks/step-step-plan-thon-makers-rise/

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):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-pm-what-its-like-to-return-from-injury

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

Read and view it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/in-al-horford-brad-stevens-has-an-all-star-and-a-perfect-fit

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

Read it here:  http://nyloncalculus.com/2016/09/01/guess-shot-chart-part-1/

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

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nbas-international-presence-on-the-rise-as-basketball-continues-to-grow-globally/

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

Read it here:  http://nyloncalculus.com/2016/09/01/nba-dollars-sense-player-monetary-value/

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

Read it here:  http://kingjamesgospel.com/2016/08/31/greed-root-j-r-smiths-free-agency-justified/

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

Monta Ellis  (from C.Cooper, Indy Cornrows):  http://www.indycornrows.com/2016/8/31/12556850/the-invincible-man-why-monta-ellis-durability-defies-logic

–  Justice Winslow/Josh Richardson  (from Nick Zapulla, RealGM):  http://basketball.realgm.com/article/243228/Justise-Winslow-Josh-Richardson-As-Miamis-Present-Future

–  Kyle Anderson  (from Michael Rehome, Air Alamo):  http://airalamo.com/2016/08/31/kyle-anderson-looks-like-player-spurs-years-come/

Jordan Mickey  (from A. Sherrod Blakely, csnne.com):  http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/mickey-has-prove-celtics-he-has-more-just-potential

Donatas Motiejunas  (from Rahat Huq, Red94.net):  http://www.red94.net/going-donatas-motiejunas/16465/

Jamal Murray/Malik Beasley/ Juan Hernangomez  (from Jordan Reid, Nugg Love);  http://nugglove.com/2016/09/01/denver-nuggets-look-rookie/

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