Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/19/16

–  Dubs vs. Spurs Preview  (from Dan Devine,  Yahoo Sports):

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Dubs, Spurs:  Masters Of Passing, Open 3s  (from Luke Knox,  ESPN):

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–  How A Kawhi Leonard Post-up Warps An Entire Defense  (from Eli Horowitz,

–  Video Breakdown:  Steph And Klay Seal Game With 3s  (from EricApricot,
Q & A:  Dirk On Steph  (from Tim McMahon,  ESPN):



–  The Book On Devin Booker  (from Zach Lowe,  ESPN):

–  Stan Van Gundy:  It’s Defend Or Go Home Time For Drummond, Pistons  (from David Mayo,

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–  Brett Brown And Billy Donovan Face Different Challenges  (from Bob Cooney,

–  Recapping Friday’s Games  (from SBNation):
Lillard’s Response To Flagrant Foul:  “I’m From Oakland”  (from Casey Holdahl,

–  Who Belongs In The Suns’ Backcourt Of The Future? (from Gerald Bourguet,

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What The Suns Face With Their Second Rebuild  (from Brett Koremenos,  RealGM):

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Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Ricky Rubio  (from Jesse Blancarte,  Basketball Insiders):

–  Solomon Hill  (from Mark Monteith,
Josh Richardson  (from Ira Winderman,  Sun-Sentinel):
 Gorgui Dieng  (from Brett Robson,
–  Kristaps Porzingis  (from Chris Herring,  Wall Street Journal):
–  Bismack Biyombo/Jonas Valanciunas  (from Ryan Wolstat,  Toronto Sun):

–  Kevin Durant  (interviewed by Stephanie Ruhle, Bloomberg News):

–  Sean Kilpatrick  (from Cory Wright,


Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 3/17/16

 Nuggets Defense Crumbling Inside The Paint (from Christopher Dempsey,  Denver Post):

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–   Pistons Defense: Coach Van Gundy Has No Answers  (from Vince Ellis,  Detroit Free Press):

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–  The T’wolves Best Offensive Lineup  (from Michael Rand,

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–  Sixers’ First Round Draft Odds Are Much Better This Year  (from Bret Stuter,  The Sixer Sense):

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Draymond Green’s Defense Keys Warriors’ Win  (from Rusty Simmons,

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–  The Spurs’ Ball Movement  (from Eli Horowitz/J.R. Wilco,  Pounding The Rock):

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–  His Players Back/Respect Suns’ Coach Earl Watson  (from Craig Grialou,

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–  Pacers’ Bench Is Becoming Effective  (from Mark Monteith,

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–  Recapping  Wednesday’s Games  (from SBNation):

Pistons’ Assistant Coach Charles Klask  Q & A  (from Aaron McMann,

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–  Sioux Falls Head Coach Dan Craig  (from Brian Rzeppa,  Ridiculous Upside):

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 Jabari Parker  (from Jared Dubin,  Bleacher Report):

C.J. McCollum  (from AJ Neuharth-Keusch,  USA Today):    and from Eric Griffith, Blazers’ Edge:

–  Jonas Valanciunas/Bismack Biyombo  (from Joshua Priemski, Raptors Republic ):

–  Hassan Whiteside  (from Dave Hyde,

–  Jermaine O’Neal  (from Chris Ballard,  Sports Illustrated):

–  Jared Cunningham  (from Matt Velazquez,

–  Norman Powell (from Donnovan Bennett,

–  Alec Burks  (from Allthatamar,

–  Luis Montero/Cliff Alexander  (from Mike Richman,  Oregon Live):

–  Deshaun Thomas  (from Brian Rzeppa,  Ridiculous Upside):

–  Sim Bhullar  (from Brian Rzeppa,  Ridiculous Upside):

Kris Dunn (from Ron Morris,

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

Golden State Warriors, Draymond Green, NBA Defense
–  Tuesday’s Roundup  (from Josh Martin,  Bleacher Report):
–  Recapping Tuesday’s Games  (from SBNation):
 Spurs’ Bench; Raptors; Pacers  (from Liam Boylan-Pett,  SBNation):
–  Spurs Rounding Into Playoff Mode  (from Michael C. Wright,  ESPN):
–  Popovich:  Bag Shootarounds In Exchange For Short, Direct Film Sessions  (from  Dan Woike,
–  Is C.J. McCollum A Good Defender?  (from Dane Carbaugh,  Blazers Edge):
–  Have Wizards Found Short-term Or Long-term Fix?  (from J. Michael, csnmidatlantic):
 Warriors Create Chaos After Responding To Draymond  (from Monte Poole,  csnbayarea):
Wolves’ Coach Mitchell Wants Bench To Do More Than Just Score  (from Jerry Zgoda,
–  Lack Of Focus Plagues Pistons’ Recent Starts  (from Angelique Chengelis, Detroit News):
–  Heat’s Player Development Program  (from Ethan Skolnick,  Miami Herald):
Josh Richardson’s Turning Point As A 3-Point Shooter  (from Jason Lieser,  Palm Beach Post):
–  Tony Allen, Matt Barnes Evolving Into Point Forwards  (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):
–  Jazz Lockdown Defense Returning  (from Tony Jones,  Salt Lake Tribune):
Lakers Finally Making Progress With Advanced Stats  (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
–  Screens And Defensive Activity  (from Andrew Schlecht,  Vantage Sports):
–  The Sixers Plan To Get Joel Embiid Healthy  (from Tom Haberstroh,  ESPN):
–  Stackhouse Proving A Quick Study As Raptors’ Assistant  (from Eric Koreen,
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Jabari Parker  (from Jeremy Woo,  Sports Illustrated);
Thabo Sefolosha  (from Brad Rowland, Peachtree Hoops):
–  Marreese Speights  (from Jimmy Durkin,  Bay Area News Group):
–  Jerryd Bayless  (from Alex Boeder,
–  LaMarcus Aldridge/Kawhi Leonard  (from Sarah Cilea, BBall Breakdown):
–  Bismack Biyombo  (from Spencer Redmond,  Raptors Republic):
–  Kyle Anderson  (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
–  Udonis Haslem  (from Ira Winderman,


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/13/16



–   Even As They Evolve, Steady Spurs Just Keep  Winning  (from Fran Blinebury,
–  Recapping Saturday’s Games  (from SBNation):
 Saturday Roundup  (from Josh Martin,  Bleacher Report):
–  Warriors Assistant Jarron Collins Interview  (from Matt Steinmetz):
–  Video Breakdown:  Thunder At Spurs  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
–  The Thunder Need Strong Play From Ibaka  (from James Holas,  BBall Breakdown):
–  The State Of The Bulls  (from Sam Smith,
–  Video Breakdown:  How Marreese Speights Got His Buckets  (from EricApricot, Golden State Of Mind):
–  Individual Statistics: Interesting Outliers  (from Mika Honkasalo, Vantage Sports):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  CJ McCollum  (from The Players Tribune):

–  Rondae Hollis-Jefferson  (from Brian Lewis,  NY Post):


Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 3/7/16



–  Warriors Were Overdue For A Bad Game  (from Tim Kawakami,

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–  Warriors Show They Aren’t Perfect  (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):

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–  Lakers Are At Their Best When Warriors Are At Their Worst  (from Baxter Holmes,  ESPN):

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–  Beyond Lillard, Depth Is Carrying The Blazers  (from James Herbert,  CBS Sports):

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–  Earl Watson’s Way Set By Memphis Years With Hubie Brown  (from Paul Coro,  azcentral):

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–  As Usual,  The Spurs Are Flying Under The Radar  (from Moke Hamilton,  Basketball Insiders):

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–  Clippers Defensive Changes Are Paying Off  (from Rowan Kavner,

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–  Pelicans, Gentry May Start Looking Toward The Future  (from Justin Verrier,  ESPN):

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–  The Suns’ 3-2 Stretch: Len, Defense & Stability  (from Kevin Zimmerman,

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–  Mapping Out The Suns’ Path Back To Relevance  (from Bryan Toporek,  BBall Breakdown):

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–  Making It In The NBA  (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):

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–  Kings’ Stats Guru Roland Beech (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):

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–  Chauncey Billups On Melo & The Knicks  (from Marc Berman,  NY Post):

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Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Marvin Williams  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):

–  Ryan Anderson  (from Justin Verrier,  ESPN):

–  Devin Booker  (from Paul Coro,  azcentral):

–  Damian Lillard/ CJ McCollum  (from Lang Whitaker,

–  Paul George  (from Jeff Zilgitt,  USA Today):

–  Carmelo Anthony  (from Chris Herring,  Wall Street Journal):

Sam Dekker  (from Joel Brigham,  Basketball Insiders):

Julius Randle (from Broderick Turner, LATimes):

–  Karl-Anthony Towns (from Jerry Zgoda,    and from Jesus Gomez,  SBNation:

–  Willie Cauley-Stein  (from Tom Ziller,  SBNation):

–  Bobby Portis (from Kris Terzic,

–  Lamar Patterson (from Kris Willis,

–  Pat Connaughton  (from David Waldstein,  NYTimes):

–  Kris Dunn  (Jason King,  Bleacher Report):

–  Ben Simmons  (from Marc Whittington, Liberty Ballers):