Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/22/16

–  How The Hawks Are Recapturing Last Seasons’s Magic  (from Zach Lowe,  ESPN):
 Cavs Clean Up Their Defense  (from Dave McMenamin,  ESPN):
–  What Makes Terry Stotts A Great Coach (from Dave Deckard, Blazer’s Edge):
–  Recapping Monday’s Games (from SBNation):
–  DET 92, MIL 91  (from David Mayo, MLive.com):
–  Video Breakdown: Steph, Draymond Punish Spurs-Style Switches  (from EricApricot,  Golden State Of Mind):
 –  Dubs Learn To Survive When Curry Sits  (from Rob Mahoney,  Sports Illustrated):
–   AD’s Torn Labrum Explained  (from Trevor Magnotti, Hardwood Paroxysm):
 DWade To AD:  “Don’t Rush Back” (from Michael Wallace,  ESPN):

–  The Hornets: Blueprint, Building Block, Product  (from Zach Buckley,  Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2626457-michael-jordans-vision-for-charlotte-hornets-finally-paying-dividends

–  The Clippers Have Rebounding Issues  (from Tom West, clipperholics.com):

Read and view it here:  http://clipperholics.com/2016/03/22/clippers-why-cant-you-make-more-effort-to-rebound/

–  D-League:  Underappreciated Point Guards  (from Chris Reichert,  upsidemotor.com):

Read it here:  http://upsidemotor.com/2016/03/22/nba-d-league-rewind-point-guards-david-michael-stockton-josh-magette/

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

 

–  Dwight Howard  (from Sam Amick,  USA Today):  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2016/03/22/dwight-howard-james-harden-daryl-morey-rockets/82083178/

–  Bismack Biyombo/Jonas Valanciunas  (from Chris O’Leary,  thestar.com):  http://www.thestar.com/sports/raptors/2016/03/21/blossoming-biyombo-has-given-raptors-double-threat-in-middle.html
–  Victor Oladipo  (from John Denton, magic.com):  http://www.nba.com/magic/news/victor-oladipo-much-improved-3-point-shooter-20160321
–  Ty Lawson  (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):  http://www.nba.com/pacers/lawson-spices-drab-victory

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 2/6/16

–  Recapping Friday’s Games  (from SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba-scores

–  Celtics 104, Cavs 103  (from Chris Fedor,  Cleveland.com):

Read it here: http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2016/02/tyronn_lues_late_substitution.html

–  Film Breakdown:  D’Angelo Russell Is Already A Dangerous Inside Scorer  (from Drew Garrison,  Silver Screen And Roll):

Watch it here:  http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2016/2/5/10924818/la-lakers-dangelo-russell-breakdown-film-nba-rookie

–  Film Breakdown:  How D’Angelo Russell Bullied The Pelicans Inside  (from Drew Garrison,  Silver Screen And Roll):

Read and view it here:   http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2016/2/5/10922624/la-lakers-dangelo-russell-analysis-breakdown-film-rookie

–  Terrence Ross:  Growing At Rate Of Practice Speed  (from Chris O’Leary, Toronto Star):

Read it here:   http://www.thestar.com/sports/raptors/2016/01/29/raptors-ross-growing-at-rate-of-practice-sessions.html

–  Terrence Ross Is Improving Defensively In Both Flashy And Subtle Ways  (from Sean Woodley,  RaptorsHQ):

Read and view it here:  http://www.raptorshq.com/2016/2/5/10891706/terrence-ross-is-improving-defensively-no-seriously

–  OKC Is Next Contender To Take On The Warriors  (From Kelly Dwyer,  Yahoo Sports):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/oklahoma-city-is-the-nba-s-next-contender-to-take-on-golden-state-162116493.html

–  Pistons’ Guide To Surviving KCP’s Injury And Making The Playoffs  (from Sean Corp),  Detroit Bad Boys):

Read it here:  http://www.detroitbadboys.com/2016/2/5/10923422/the-dbb-guide-to-surviving-kcps-injury-and-making-the-playoffs

–  DeRozan Now A Multi-Faceted Player  (from Jesse Blancarte,  Basketball Insiders):

Read and view it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-saturday-demar-derozan-now-a-multifaceted-player/

–  Nikola Jokic Is A Special Rookie  (from Mika Hokasalo,  Vantage Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://www1.vantagesports.com/Articles/article_view/VrXMLigAAOcaxOmQ

(Note;  As always, excellence from Mika.  However, we question whether KAT is having the best rookie season ever for a big, statistically speaking.  Wilt?  KA-J?)

Earl Watson Hails Influence Of D’Antoni’s, Nash’s Suns  (from Paul Coro,  azcentra):

Read it here:  http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2016/02/04/earl-watson-hails-influence-dantonis-nashs-suns/79851784/

–  Brett Brown Wants No Regrets, Defensive Athleticism  (from Brian Seltzer,  sixers.com):

Readit here:  http://www.nba.com/sixers/news/seltzers-notebook-brown-wants-no-regrets-defensive-athleticism

–  Sixers Still Seeking Building Blocks   (from Keith Pompey,  philly.com):

Read it here:  http://mobile.philly.com/beta?wss=/philly/sports/sixers&id=367729021

–  2016 Free Agent List (from Eddie Scarito,  Hoops Rumors):

Read it here:  http://www.hoopsrumors.com/2016/02/2016-nba-free-agents-2.html

–  Former Magic GM Otis Smith Now Coaching In D-League  (from Tim Casey,  USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2016/02/04/otis-smith-stan-van-gundy-nba-d-league/79763394/

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Chandler Parsons (from Tim McMahon,  ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14719077/nba-does-rick-carlisle-really-believe-chandler-parsons

–  Terry Rozier  (from Spencer Davies, AmicoHoops):  http://amicohoops.net/2016/02/rozier-patiently-awaits-turn-with-celtics/

–  Myles Turner  (from Mike Mazzeo,  ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14720918/nba-myles-turner-unique-style-game-all-own-go-ask-lebron-james

–  Kent Bazemore  (from Christopher Cason, slamonline):  http://www.slamonline.com/nba/qa-kent-bazemore/#Fuyc20zeCKcFapYT.97

–  Archie Goodwin  (from Paul Coro,  azcentral):  http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2016/02/05/phoenix-suns-archie-goodwin-pushes-through-turnovers/79906108/

–   Ray McCallum  (from Ananth Pandian,  CBS Sports):   http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25474506/spurs-hoping-ray-mccallum-can-be-their-next-d-league-success-story

–  Keala King  (from Brian Rzeppa,  Ridiculous Upside):   http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/2/6/10925160/former-top-prospect-keala-king-eyes-potential-chance-in-nba-d-league

–  Dragan Bender   (from Jonathan Givony,  Yahoo Sports):   https://sports.yahoo.com/news/european-dispatch–getting-to-know-dragan-bender-195451386.html

Jermaine Taylor  (from Keith Schlosser,  Ridiculous Upside):  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/2/5/10923128/jermaine-taylor-nba-return-d-league-stampede-red-claws-interview

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 12/28/15

–  Brad Stevens: Crowder “Playing at a High Level”  (from A. Sherrod Blakely, csnne):

Read it here:  http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/stevens-crowder-playing-high-level

–  Heat Teammates Beginning to Trust in Hassan Whiteside  (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nba/miami-heat/article51804800.html

–  Recapping Sunday’s Games  (from Liam Boylan-Pett,  SBNation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/28/10672054/2015-nba-scores-celtics-knicks-thunder-russell-westbrook-west-playoffs

–  Blazers 98,  Kings 94  (from James Ham,  csnbayarea):

Read it here: http://www.csnbayarea.com/kings/rewind-kings-endure-reoccurring-theme-sloppy-loss

CJ McCollum is Becoming One of the NBA’s Best All-Around Scorers  (from Yaron Weitzman, SBNation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/28/10673426/cj-mccollum-highlights-stats-blazers-star

–  Magic Must Get Back to Playing Elite Defense  (from John Denton,  magic.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/magic/news/magic-must-get-back-focusing-playing-elite-defense

–  Van Gundy Tries to Stir Pistons’ Low-Energy Starters  (from Wright Wilson, Detroit Free Press):

Read it here:  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2015/12/27/detroit-pistons-starting-lineup-concerns/77954740/

Raptors Adjust to Valanciunas, Carroll Returns  (from Doug Smith,  Tornto Star):

Read it here:  http://www.thestar.com/sports/raptors/2015/12/27/raptors-back-in-rhythm-with-return-of-jonas-valanciunas-against-bulls.html

–  Curry Not Letting Frustration of “Steph Slump” Show  (from Monte Poole,  csnbayarea):

Read it here:  http://www.csnbayarea.com/warriors/mired-steph-slump-curry-not-letting-frustration-show

–  Wizards Turning it Around  (from Moke Hamilton, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-sunday-wizards-turning-it-around/

–  Race for West’s 7th and 8th Playoff Seeds is Suddenly Depressing  (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25428200/race-for-the-wests-seventh-and-eighth-playoff-seeds-is-suddenly-depressing

Race for 8th in the West is Suddenly Sad  (from Tom Ziller,  SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2015/12/28/10673212/nba-western-conference-playoffs-jazz-suns-kings-blazers

–  Hornets Built a Quality Bench Out of Rejects  (from Jesus Gomez, BBall Breakdown):

Read and view it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/12/hornets-built-quality-bench-rejects/

–  Kevin Love’s Signature Pass Inspired by the Past  (from Scott Cacciola,  NYTimes):

Read it here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/28/sports/basketball/cavaliers-kevin-loves-signature-pass-is-inspired-by-the-past.html?_r=0

–  Derrick Favors’ Steady Improvement  (from Dan Clayton,  BBall Breakdown):

Read it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/12/derrick_favors_jazz_growing_offense/

How Each Other Warrior Fares With and Without Curry  (from Daniel Leroux,  Warriors World):

Read it here:  http://www.warriorsworld.net/2015/12/28/warriors-weekly-dec-28-2015/

How Raptors Offense Remains Efficient Without Ball Movement Beauty  (from Matt Lurie, RealGM):

Read it here:  http://basketball.realgm.com/analysis/240263/How-Torontos-Offense-Remains-Efficient-Without-Ball-Movement-Beauty

–  The NBA’s Counter-Revolution Has Begun  (from Jonathan Tjarks,  RealGM):

Read it here:  http://basketball.realgm.com/analysis/240258/The-NBAs-Counter-Revolution-Has-Begun

Kawhi Leonard’s Versatility  (from Scott Rafferty,  Sporting News):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sportingnews.com/nba-news/4689319-kawhi-leonard-unpredictable-scorer-spurs-mvp

LeBron’s Christmas Stew  (from Kevin Arnovitz,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14437762/truehoop-presents-lebron-christmas-stew

  •  Tyler Johnson’s Incredible Journey  (form Jared Zwerling,  NPBA):

Read it here:  http://nbpa.com/inside-the-incredible-journey-of-tyler-johnson-miamis-soaring-southpaw/

For those with access to ESPN Insider:

–  What Went Wrong for Suns: Early, Surprising Success  (form Kevin Pelton):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/14449153/went-wrong-phoenix-suns-jeff-hornacek

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

Amir Johnson/ Marcus Smart  (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):  http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2015/12/celtics_notebook_johnson_plays_big_through_foot_pain

–  Kent Bazemore  (from Chris Vivlamore,  myajc.com):  http://www.myajc.com/news/sports/basketball/hawks-ascend-standings-with-bazemore-in-starting-l/nprzt/

–  Chandler Parsons  (from Eddie Sefko,  Dallas news):  http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-mavericks/mavericks/2015/12/27/sefko-still-finding-rhythm-chandler-parsons-closing-old-form

–  Stanley Johnson  (from Marlowe Alter,  Detroit Free Press): http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2015/12/27/detroit-pistons-stanley-johnson-ignites-rally/77944816/

–  Bismack Biyombo  (from Shyam Baskaran,  Raptors Republic):  http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2015/12/28/bismack-biyombo-the-force-awakens/

Sean Kilpatrick/Jordan McRae  (from Roy Burton,  Liberty Ballers):  http://www.libertyballers.com/2015/12/28/10673392/sons-of-liberty-the-sean-kilpatrick-and-jordan-mcrae-show-delaware-87ers-sevens

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 12/15/15

–  While You Were Watching the Warriors, the Spurs Were Quietly Crushing Everyone  (from Tim Bontemps,  Washiington Post):

Read ithere:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2015/12/15/while-you-were-watching-the-warriors-the-spurs-were-quietly-crushing-everyone/

 The Forever Changing,  Still-Winning Mavericks  (form Zach Lowe,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14368804/dallas-keeps-striking-free-agents-seem-matter-standings

–  Dwyane Wade’s Advice to Hassan Whiteside  (from Ethan J. Skolnick,  Miami Herald):

Read it here:  http://blogs.herald.com/miami_heat/2015/12/dwyane-wades-advice-to-hassan-whiteside-dominate-then-cheer-.html

–  Skiles Working His Defensive Magic in Orlando  (from Chris Bernucca,  sheridanhoops.com):

Read it here:  http://www.sheridanhoops.com/2015/12/14/bernucca-skiles-working-his-defensive-magic-in-orlando/

–  Now Kawhi Leonard is Elite on Offense, Too (from Yaron Weitzman,  SBNation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/14/10104568/Kawhi-Leonard-highlights-spurs-breakdown-offense-stats

–  Blake Griffin’s MVP-Caliber Season Lost Among Clippers’ Mediocrity  (from Bryan Toporek,  BBall Breakdown):

Read it ere:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/12/15/blake-griffins-mvp-caliber-season-lost-amidst-clippers-mediocrity/

Recapping Last Night’s Games  (from Liam Boylan-Pett,  SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/15/10148978/2015-nba-scores-los-angeles-clippers-win-blake-griffin-chris-paul

–  5 Takeaways from Monday’s games  (from Kurt Helin,  NBC Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2015/12/15/five-takeaways-from-nba-monday-blake-griffin-can-pass-the-ball-too/

–  Pistons’ Overtime Heartbreaker : A Lesson For Andre Drummond  (from Jamie Delancey,  detroitbadboys.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.detroitbadboys.com/2015/12/15/10195452/detroit-pistons-la-clippers-recap-overtime-andre-drummond-blake-griffin-heartbreaker

–  The Ground-and-Pound Offense in the Samll Ball Era  (form Matt Lurie,  RealGM):

Read and view it here:  http://basketball.realgm.com/article/240147/The-Ground-Pound-Offense-In-The-Small-Ball-Era

–  Grizzlies Move Grit-and-Grind to the Bench  (from Matt Smith, Hardwood Paroxysm):

Rea it here:  http://hardwoodparoxysm.com/2015/12/15/memphis-grizzlies-move-grit-and-grind-to-the-bench/

The Hawks are OK – and That’s Not OK  (from Jason Patt,  SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2015/12/15/10153760/atlanta-hawks-breakdown-statistics-ok-nba

 Hoiberg, Colangelo, Reggie Jackson, more  (from David Aldridge,  NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/2015/news/features/david_aldridge/12/14/morning-tip-chicago-bulls-struggle-to-start-2015-16-derrick-rose-philadelphia-76ers-state-after-hiring-jerry-colangelo-qa-with-reggie-jackson/index.html

Hornets New 3-point Prowess Changing How teams Guard Them  (from Rick Bonnell,  Charlotte Observer):

Read it here:  http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article49731645.html

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

Will Barton  (from Sean Deveney,  Sporting News):  http://www.sportingnews.com/nba-news/4688097-will-barton-baltimore-freddie-gray-protests-nuggets-denver

What’s Up With Danny Green’s Jumper?  (from Mika Honkasalo,  Nylon Calculus):  http://nyloncalculus.com/2015/12/15/whats-danny-greens-jumper/

Chandler Parsons Says That He Finally Felt Like Himself  (from Tim McMahon,  ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/mavericks/post/_/id/4705899/chandler-parsons-finally-felt-like-myself

–  Kevin Love Refelects on Shouder Injury  (from Dave McMenamin,  ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/blog/cleveland-cavaliers/post/_/id/1678/kevin-love-looks-back-on-shoulder-injury-and-the-changes-it-sparked-upon-boston-return

–  Brett Brown Wants Stauskas to Work on Defense  (from Bob Cooney,  philly.com):  http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20151215_Sixers__Brett_Browns_wants_Nik_Stauskas_to_work_on_defense.html

 Olynyk Finding His Groove Shooting  (from  A.  Sherrod Blakely,  csnne.com):  http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/olynyk-finding-his-groove-shooting-ball

–  Luis Scola  (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):  http://www.torontosun.com/2015/12/14/pacers-coach-frank-vogel-praises-raptors-luis-scola

 C.J. McCollum  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):  http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2015/12/canton-native_cj_mccollum_lear.html

–  Nicolas Batum is the Key to the Hornets’ Resurgence  (form Josh Planos,  Washington Post):  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fancy-stats/wp/2015/12/15/nicolas-batum-is-the-key-to-hornets-resurgence/

–  Evan Fournier’s Rise Doesn’t Surprise Scott Skiles (from Britt Robson, SBNation):   http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/15/10112406/evan-fournier-scott-skiles-orlando-magic-profile

–  Clint Capela Providing Rockets With Hope  (from Dan Feldman,  NBC Sports):  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2015/12/14/clint-capela-providing-rockets-with-much-needed-hope/

–  Trey Burke (from Ben Dowsett,  saltcityhoops.com):  http://saltcityhoops.com/right-at-home-trey-burke-on-comfort-role-and-personal-improvement/

–  Film Study:  Omer Asik Has Not Met Expectations  (from John Reid,  nola.com):  http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2015/12/new_orleans_pelicans_omer_asik_3.html

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis

Michael Malone goes to great lengths to know his Nuggets players  (from Christopher Dempsey, Denver Post):

Read it here:  http://www.denverpost.com/nuggets/ci_28917248/michael-malone-goes-great-lengths-know-his-nuggets

 

–   With Monroe gone, who will be Pistons’ low post threat?  (from Vince Ellis,  freep.com):

Read it here:  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2015/10/03/detroit-pistons-low-post-options/73295472/

 

–  Raptors still have plenty to learn as training camp ends  (from Mike  Ganter,  Toronto Sun):

Read it here:  http://www.torontosun.com/2015/10/03/raptors-still-have-plenty-to-learn-as-training-camp-ends

 

–   Green says Warriors’ players will hold each other accountable during Kerr’s absence  (from Carl Steward,  Contra Costa Times):

Read it here:  http://www.contracostatimes.com/warriors/ci_28917190/green-says-warriors-players-will-hold-each-other

 

–   Warriors say Year 2 in offensive system will be even better  (from Rusty Simmons,  sfgate.com):

Read it here:  http://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Warriors-say-Year-2-in-offensive-system-will-be-6548866.php

 

–  Bucks have plenty of Point Guard options   (from Charles F. Gardner,  jsonline.com):

Read it here:  http://www.jsonline.com/sports/bucks/bucks-have-plenty-of-backcourt-options-b99588506z1-330546971.html

 

–   Orlando Magic get stern message as Scott Skiles pull starters  (from Philip Rossman-Reich,  orlandomagicdaily.com):

Read it here:  http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2015/10/03/orlando-magic-get-stern-message-as-scott-skiles-pulls-starters/

 

–  Hinrich says Hoiberg has brought fast pace, calm demeanor to Bulls  (form Mike McGraw, dailyherald.com):

Read it here:  http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20151003/sports/151009508/

 

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

–  Pierce fits in seamlessly with Clippers  (frm Dan Woike, ocregister.com):   http://www.ocregister.com/articles/pierce-686011-clippers-team.html

 

–  Hornet Michael Kidd-Gilchrist dislocates right shoulder; likely out for weeks (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):   http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article37711887.html

 

–  Kobe Bryant might be changing positions  (form Matt Moore,  CBS Sports):   http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25326139/kobe-bryant-may-move-to-small-forward-glad-to-play-off-ball

 

–  New-look Bogut turning heads at Warriors training camp  (from Monte Poole,  csnbayarea.com):  http://www.csnbayarea.com/warriors/new-look-bogut-turning-heads-warriors-training-camp

 

–  Will Additions of Splitter, Tavares Help Hawks Offensively?  (from KL Chouinard, hawks.com):  http://www.nba.com/hawks/features/will-additions-splitter-tavares-help-hawks-offensively

 

–  Sasha Vujacic Offers Knicks Stability  (from Scott Cacciola, NYTimes):  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/04/sports/basketball/sasha-vujacicoffers-knicks-stability.html?ref=basketball&_r=1

 

–   Rehab work gives Chandler Parsons a different perspective  (from Eddie Sefko,  dallasnews.com):  http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/dallas-mavericks/headlines/20151003-sefko-rehab-work-gives-chandler-parsons-a-different-perspective.ece

 

–   Deron Williams hopes to rejuvenate career with Mavericks  (from Dwain Price,  star-telegram.com):   http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nba/dallas-mavericks/article37663044.html

 

–   Paul George Looking To Find A Medium as a 3 and 4  (from Mark Monteith,  pacers.com):  http://www.nba.com/pacers/paul-george-looking-find-medium

 

–  A breakout spring has Wizards thinking Porter’s time could be now   (from Jorge Castillo, Washington Post):  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/a-breakout-spring-has-wizards-thinking-porters-time-could-be-now/2015/10/03/f63c9924-6a09-11e5-9223-70cb36460919_story.html

 

–   Crabbe looks to break out for Blazers  (from  Grant Lucas, bendbulletin.com):  http://www.bendbulletin.com/sports/3563569-151/back-to-his-old-ways

 

–  Gortat rolling with Wizards move toward small ball  (from Ben Standig, csnmidatlantic.com):  http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/basketball-washington-wizards/talk/gortat-rolling-wizards-move-toward-small-ball

 

–   Rajon Rondo: The King Of Sacramento’s Playoff Hopes  (from Brad Winter,  Vavel.com):  http://www.vavel.com/en-us/nba/548838-rajon-rondo-the-king-of-sacramentos-playoff-hopes.html

 

–   Blazers Player Review: Noah Vonleh  (from Joel Viss,  ripcityproject):   http://ripcityproject.com/2015/10/03/blazers-player-review-noah-vonleh/

 

–   Blazers’ Gerald Henderson remains sidelined, but surgically-repaired hip is improving ‘every day’  (from Joe Freeman,  oregonlive.com):  http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2015/10/trail_blazers_gerald_henderson_remains_sidelined_b.html