Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/12/16

 

 Olshey Shows GM Chops In Rebuilding Blazers On The Fly  (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/2016/news/features/steve_aschburner/04/05/executive-of-the-year-2015-16-pick-neil-olshey-portland-trail-blazers/index.html

–  Flip Saunders’ Script: His Vision Remains Alive  (from Zach Harper, CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/feature/25551583

Draft Rights On The Line In The Season’s Final Days  (from Danny Leroux, Sporting News):

Read it here:  http://www.sportingnews.com/nba-news/4701613-draft-rights-regular-season-tiebreakers-future-picks-trades?mc_cid=897620a251&mc_eid=85c76c0da2

–  Recapping Monday’s Games  (from SBNation):

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

–  Zach Lowe’s Awards Ballot  (from ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15186679/nba-awards-ballot-part-1

–  Jazz Are In Playoff Mode – Just Not In Playoffs  (from Brad Rock, Deseret News):

Read it here:  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865652038/Jazz-are-in-playoff-mode—-just-not-in-playoffs.html

–  Spurs Offense Is Struggling  (from Michael Erler,  Poundng The Rock):

Read it here:  http://www.poundingtherock.com/2016/4/12/11409764/spurs-offense-struggling-end-regular-season

–  Dwane Casey Q & A  (from Evan Rosser, sportsnet.ca):

Read it here:  http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/1-1-raptors-casey-years-playoffs-will-different/

Behind The Curtain Of The Pelicans’ Training Operations  (from Justin Verrier, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.co.uk/nba/story/_/id/15179914/new-orleans-pelicans-season-injury

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

 

DeMarre Carroll  (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):  http://www.torontosun.com/2016/04/11/raptors-carroll-wants-to-shed-minutes-restriction

–  Blake Griffin  (from Ben Bolch, LA Times):  http://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/la-sp-clippers-report-20160412-story.html

–  Jeremy Lin  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):  http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article71285702.html

–  Andre Drummond  (from Mike Brudenell,  freep.com):  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2016/04/11/detroit-pistons-stan-van-gundy-backs-drummond/82909214/

Steph Curry  (from Sam Smith, Japan Times):  http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2016/04/12/basketball/nba/brilliant-humble-curry-product-modern-game/#.Vw0nfvkrK7S

–  Tristan Thompson  (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15186233/tristan-thompson-cleveland-cavaliers-start-center-playoffs    and from Craig Battle,  sportsnet.ca:  http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/tristan-thompson-lived-mammoth-contract/

–  Tristan Thompson/Paul Millsap  (from David Zavac, Fear The Sword):  http://www.fearthesword.com/2016/4/12/11413622/even-as-he-excels-against-paul-millsap-tristan-thompson-sees-a-player

Marreese Speights  (from Vic Tafur,  sfgate.com):  http://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Warriors-backup-Speights-puts-shots-in-air-7242213.php

 Seth Curry  (from Jason Jones,  Sacramento Bee):  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/kings-blog/article71295502.html

–  Archie Goodwin  (from Paul Coro,  azcentral):  http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2016/04/12/archie-goodwin-closes-phoenix-suns-season-well-again/82921024/

–  Cole Aldrich  (from Dan Woike,  OCRegister):  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/aldrich-711651-rivers-clippers.html

Al-Farouq Aminu  (from Dan Marang, Blazer’s Edge):  Should Al-Farouq Aminu be Considered an All-League Defender?

–  Wayne Ellington  (from The Players Tribune):  http://www.theplayerstribune.com/wayne-ellington-nets-father/

–  Stanley Johnson (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):  http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/knowing-hell-need-him-playoffs-svg-folding-stanley-johnson-back-pistons-rotation

Nick Minnerath  (from Keith Schlosser, Ridiculous Upside):  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/4/6/11379708/nick-minnerath-wins-ridiculous-upside-2015-16-nba-d-league-sixth-man-award

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 1/4/16

–  Jimmy Butler’s Record-Breaking Performance  (from Jessica Patton,  csnchicago):
Draymond Green’s Heroics Know No Bounds  (from Carl Steward,  mercurynews.com):
–  Bucks’ Interim Coach Prunty Got His NBA Coaching Start With the Spurs  (from Charles F. Gardner,  jsonline.com):
–  Zach Randolph:  A Bright Spot for Transitioning Grizzlies  (from Ronald Tillery,  Commercial Appeal):
–  Grizzlies Not All on Same Page After Loss to Jazz (from Commercial Appeal):
–  Clippers: Just Wait Until Blake Griffin Returns  (from Robert Morales, Long Beach Press-Telegram):
–  Heat’s First Unit Finally in Plus Column  (from Ethan J. Skolnick,  Miami Herald):
–  Goran Dragic is Getting More Comfortable  (from Ethan J. Skolnick, Miami Herald):
–  Suns Problems Go Far Beyond Hornacek  (from Ben Golliver,  Sports Illustrated):
–  Orlando Magic Face Potential Crossroads  (from Josh Robbins,  Orlando Sentinel):
–  Bobby Portis,  Lakers/Suns, Danny Green,  Will Barton  (from BBall Breakdown):
–  The Wolves’ Issues With Spacing  (from Lucas Seehafer,  canishoopus.com):
–  10-Day Contract Candidates  (from Cody Taylor,  Basketball Insiders):
–  Recapping Sunday’s Games  (from SBNation):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Cole Aldrich/Pablo Prigioni  (from LATimes):  http://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/la-sp-clippers-report-20160104-story.html
–  Rodney Hood  (from Tony Jones,  Salt Lake Tribune):  http://www.sltrib.com/sports/3371905-155/utah-jazz-hope-hoods-breakout-a
Gerald Henderson/Noah Vonleh  (from Mike Richman,  oregonllive.com):  http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2016/01/vonleh_and_henderson.html

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 12/29/15

 Sorting Through the Drama in Phoenix  (from Zach Lowe,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14451352/the-suns-belief-competitive-building-future-taken-toll

–  Posting, Floating and the Future of the Grizzlies  (from Jordan M. Foley, Vantage Sports):

Read it here: http://www1.vantagesports.com/Articles/article_view/VoGQpR8AAEpfEsOd

–  Recapping Last Night’s Games (from SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/29/10682168/2015-nba-scores-stephen-curry-highlights-triple-double

–  Beyond the Box Score:  Mavericks’ Games 21-31  (from Bobby Karalla, mavs.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.mavs.com/behind-the-box-score-games-21-31/

–  Will Noel’s Rebirth End When Okafor Returns?  (from Keith Pompey,  philly.com):

Read it here:  http://mobile.philly.com/beta?wss=/philly/sports/sixers&id=363687641

–  Ish Smith is Helping to Change the Sixers’ Identity  (from John Coon,  csnphilly.com):

Read it here:  http://www.csnphilly.com/basketball-philadelphia-76ers/despite-loss-jazz-grittier-attitude-changing-sixers-identity

–  Secrets of Steph Curry’s Shooting  Hidden in Data (from Charles Babcock, Information Week):

Read it here:  http://www.informationweek.com/big-data/big-data-analytics/secrets-of-nba-stephen-currys-shooting-hidden-in-data/a/d-id/1323709

Long-Distance Relationship:  Dell and Steph Curry  (from Ken Babb,  Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/long-distance-relationship-steph-and-dell-curry-forged-bond-beyond-the-arc/2015/12/22/e27911c8-a8f3-11e5-bff5-905b92f5f94b_story.html

–  How Clint Capela Has Changed the Tone of the Rockets’ Season  (from Aaron Mah,  Hoops Habit):

Read and view it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2015/12/27/clint-capela-changed-tone-rockets-season/

–  Mirotic at the 3 is Not Good  (from The Hungarian Jordan, blogabull.com):

Read and view it here:http://www.blogabull.com/2015/12/29/10669468/niko-at-the-3-is-still-a-disaster

Dragic Still Searching for his Own Lane in Heat Lineup  (from Rohan Nadkarni,  Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2015/12/29/goran-dragic-heat-suns-rockets-dwyane-wade-chris-bosh-pat-riley

–  Death to All-Bench Units, Revisited  (from Blake Murphy,  Raptors Republic):

Read it here:  http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2015/12/29/redux-death-to-all-bench-units/

Mavs 103, Bucks 93  (from Jonathan Tjarks,  Pattern of Basketball):

Read it here:  http://patternofbasketball.blogspot.com/2015/12/mavs-vs-bucks.html

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Cameron Payne  (from Anthony Slater,  newsok.com):  http://newsok.com/article/5469244

–  Cole Aldrich  (from Dan Woike,  ocregister):  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/need-697763-ocregister-wizards.html

–  Omri Casspi  (from Tom Ziller,  SBNation):  http://www.sbnation.com/2015/12/29/10682936/omri-casspi-kings-shooter-stephen-curry-duel

–  Jared Dudley  (from Kyle Weidie,  truthaboutit.net):  http://www.truthaboutit.net/2015/12/jared-dudley-on-blessings-disguised-as-clipper-departures.html

–  Solomon Hill  (from Tom Lewis,  indycornrows.com):  http://www.indycornrows.com/2015/12/29/10684002/solomon-hill-stays-ready-to-deliver-for-pacers

–  Ryan Kelly  (from Hannah Kulik, lakeshowlife.com): http://lakeshowlife.com/2015/12/29/lakers-lakers-give-ryan-kelly-another-shot/

–  Darion Atkins  (from Keith Schlosser,  Ridiculous Upside): http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2015/12/28/10676962/knicks-darion-atkins-nba-d-league-ridiculous-upside-top-prospect-december

–  Terran Petteway  (from Lee Barfknecht,  nptelegraph.com):  http://www.nptelegraph.com/sports/husker_sports/petteway-shining-in-d-league/article_1c1eab84-4aa5-57a0-8f2a-efcbecd2da68.html