Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/12/17

Why The Cavs Are Alive & What To Watch In Game Five (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
How Kyrie Irving Found His Groove (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Film Study: How Cavs’ Offense Got Going In Game Four (from John Schuhmann, NBA.co):
The Physical Nature Of Game Four Played To The Cavs Advantage (from Brad Ward, Fear The Sword):
What The Dubs Should And Shouldn’t Change In Game Five (from Tim Kawakami, Mercury News):
Warriors Know Sloppy Defense Will Get Them Burned (from Monte Poole, csnbayarea):
Klay Thompson’s Uncluttered Mind (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Draymond Green’s Importance To The Dubs (from Oliver Maroney, Dime Mag):
Jaylen Brown Soared Through The Rookie Wall (from Jared Weiss, Celtics Blog):
The Fundamental Difference Between Josh Jackson & De’Aaron Fox For The Sixers (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Yogi Ferrell Is Looking To Build On Success With Mavs (from Bobby Karalla, Mavs.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/10/17

Game Four Recap (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Tristan Thompson Helped Set The Tone (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Draymond Green Has Two Teams: The Dubs And “Team Draymond” (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Klay Thompson And The Truth About The Hot Hand (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
What Is Marfan Syndrome And How Does It Affect Jonathan Jeanne? (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
The Delicate Balance Of Incorporating Player-Tracking Data Into The NBA (from Jordan Thompson, sporttechie.com):
Video: Five Minutes Of Gobert Blocks (from Jared Woodcox, Purple And Blues):
Pacers Could Benefit From More Aggressive Defensive Scheme (from Hunter Kuffel, 8points9 seconds):
In Defense Of Marcus Smart’s Offense (from Connor Murphy, Celtics Life):
Draft Expert Elan Vinokurov  (from Mike Jensen, philly.com):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/8/17

Game Three Recap (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
Steve Kerr Stuck To His Plan (from Tim Kawakami, Mercury News);
Dubs’ “Death Lineup” Closes Game Three With 11-0 Run (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Steph Curry’s Health Has Made A Big Difference This Year (from Adam Kilgore, Washington Post):
The Cavs’ Problem Is Their Bench (from Brandon Jefferson, The Step Back):
Game Three Takeaways (from Jonathan Feigen, Huston Chronicle):
Klay Broke Loose And Clamped Down (from Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports):
The Deeply Flawed Narrative Of Steph Curry’s Past Playoff Performances (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
The Cavs Miss DeAndre Liggins’ Defense (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):
The Drama Behind The NBA Logo (from Aaron Dodson, The Undefeated):
Pam & Javale McGee (from Katie Baker, The Ringer):
The Celtics’ Terry Rozier Dilemma (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Markelle Fultz’ Final Boston Stop? A Brad Stevens Film Session (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Thon Maker’s Future (from Paul Headley, Behind The Buck Pass):
Tahjere McCall’s Road Less Traveled (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):
Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of Todd Harris who died on Tuesday: 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/4/17

How The Warriors Built Something Special (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
The Solution To The Cavs’ Defensive Woes Is To Fix Their Offense  (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Has Curry Figured Out How To Defend LBJ Pick-And-Rolls? (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Film Study: Durant Protected The Rim In Game One (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Game One Takeaways (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
A Closer Look At Klay’s Game One Defense (from Jimmy Durkin, Mercury News):
Should The Cavs Attack Steph? (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
The Warriors’ Bigs Have Become A Big Advantage In The Playoffs (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illsutrated):
Cavs Need More From Tristan Thompson (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
The Dubs Don’t Need Klay To Be A Scorer (from Adi Joesph, USA Today):
How The Warriors Defend Irving (from Eric Apricot, BBall Breakdown):
Brown Leads Warriors While Waiting For Kerr (from Ramona Shelburne, ESPN):
Cavs’ Architect David Griffin’s Future Is Uncertain (from Joe Drape, NYTimes):
The NBA’s Most Profitable Play: Drawing A 3-Shot Foul (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
JVG Q & A (from Steve Serby, NYPost):
New Orlando Exec Weltman Known For Smarts, Toughness, Kindness (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Mason Plumlee Deserves Another Chance With The Nuggets (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
The Age Minimum Isn’t Working.  Here Is A Solution (fromTom Ziller, SBNation):
ICYMI:  We recently published Basketball Intelligence’s first podcast, featuring our conversation with Dean Oliver.  Dean is recognized as the “godfather” of the modern analytics movement in pro basketball.
In 2004, he published his groundbreaking “Basketball On Paper”, a treatise that is still frequently cited.  Dean’s insights were valued contributions to the three NBA franchises he worked for from 2004-2015. His influence on NBA analytics is profound.
 
Listen to Dean’s insights on NBA analytics and his perspectives on the playoffs herehttps://soundcloud.com/user-37885414/dean-oliver-basketball-intelligence

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/1/17 PLAYOFF FINALS EDITION

Finals Preview (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
NOTE:  Check out Basketball Intelligence’s 5/31 edition for more of the best Finals previews:
NOTE: Today marks the publication of Basketball Intelligence’s first podcast.  We are privileged and honored to present our conversation with Dean Oliver.  Dean is recognized as the “godfather” of the modern analytics movement in pro basketball.
In 2004, he published his groundbreaking “Basketball On Paper”, a treatise that is still frequently cited today.  Dean’s insights were valued contributions to the three NBA franchises he worked for from 2004-2015. His influence on NBA analytics is profound.
Listen to Dean’s insights on NBA analytics and his perspectives on the playoffs here: https://soundcloud.com/user-37885414/dean-oliver-basketball-intelligence
Video Breakdown: Kevin Love’s Rebounding (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
GSW-CLE: Why The Rematch Is Completely Different (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
How The Warriors Can Best Utilize Their “Big Four” (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports):
The Warriors Aren’t A “Small Ball” Team Anymore (from Kyle Wagner, FiveThirtyEight):
The Cavs Have Been On An Offensive Tear Since The Eastern Semis (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Klay Can Win Games With His Defense (from Scott Howard-Cooper, NBA.com):
The Cavs Success: Built Behind The Scenes (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
–  LBJ: Grooming Kyrie For The Future (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
The Unpredictable Draymond Green (from Robert O’Connell, The Atlantic):
Durant’s Worldview Changed When He Couldn’t Play (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
How The Cavs & Dubs Became Superpowers (from Bobby Marks, Yahoo.co):
Deconstructing JR Smith (from Chris Palmer, The Undefeated):
JaVale McGee’s Redemption (from Daniel Lewis, Bay Area News Group):
Joe Lacob Q & A (from Tim Kawakami, Mercury News):
David West’s Guide: How To Deal With The Media (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
The Glory of The Cavs’ Glorified Role Players (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
LBJ Has Resurrected Teammates’ Careers (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):