Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/22/17

Nikola Jokic: Mid-Range Assassin/Highlight Reel Passer  (from TJ McBride, BSNDenver):

Read and watch it here: http://bsndenver.com/nikola-jokic-is-a-mid-range-assassin-with-an-offensive-ceiling-that-keeps-climbing/

Nuggets Giving Former Coach Doug Moe A Team He Can Recognize And Love  (from Christopher Dempsey, Denver Post):

Read it here:  http://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/21/doug-moe-denver-nuggets-former-coach/

Nuggets: Reason For Optimism  (from Robson Friend, Nugg Love):

Read it here: http://nugglove.com/2017/01/21/nuggets-timely-form-gives-optimism/

James Michael McAdoo: Life Is Good On Warriors’ Bench  (from Scott Cacciola, NYTimes):

Read it here:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/21/sports/basketball/golden-state-warriors-james-michael-mcadoo-nba.html

–  The Warriors’ Motley Crew Of Back-Up Centers (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):

Read it here:  http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/01/21/the-warriors-motley-crew-of-big-men-tag-teaming-the-backup-center-spot/

–  Otto Porter, Jr: Deadly Shooter  (from Dan Karpuc, Give Me Sport):

Read it here: http://www.givemesport.com/968107-otto-porter-jr-is-quietly-the-nbas-most-deadly-shooter

Celtics Know They Need To Be Better  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Read it here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/01/21/gary-washburn-celtics-know-they-need-better/yu6cEHhgSR0keR7W6qpfsJ/story.html

 Even The Blazers Can’t Figure Out The Blazers (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/1/22/14349976/blazers-portland-inconsistency-damian-lillard-sunday-shootaround

–  The Nets At The Midway Point  (from Net Income, Nets Daily):

Read it here: http://www.netsdaily.com/2017/1/22/14334186/halfway-home-a-look-at-the-new-nets-at-the-midway-point

Video Breakdown: Knicks’ Season-Long Problems  (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/analyzing-knicks-woes-new-yorks-season-long-problems-wrapped-up-in-two-plays/

GM Lindsey Loaded Up The Jazz With Depth This Off-Season (from AllThatAmar, SLCdunk.com):

Read it here: http://www.slcdunk.com/research-statistics-analytics/2017/1/21/14346118/nba-free-agency-playoffs-utah-jazz-dennis-lindsey-gordon-hayward-rudy-gobert-george-hill-boris-diaw

New-Age NBA Reinventing How Teams Score (from Fred Kerber, NY Post):

Read it here: http://nypost.com/2017/01/21/behind-the-new-age-nba-thats-reinventing-how-teams-score/

Film Room: Aaron Gordon’s Defense On Antetokounmpo  (from Josh Cohen, Magic.com):

Read and watch it here: http://www.nba.com/magic/news/film-room-aaron-gordons-exceptional-defense-giannis-antetokounmpo-cohen-20170121

–  Timberwolves’ Point Guards  (from Michael Rand, Star Tribune):

Read it here: http://www.startribune.com/tnts-barkley-smith-lobby-for-wolves-to-play-dunn-and-tyus-over-rubio/411341515/

From Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-saturday-no-love-for-ricky-rubio/

  • SVG On The Dirty Truth Behind Trade Rumors (from Andrew Lynch, Fox Sports):

Read it here: http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/nba-trade-rumors-detroit-pistons-stan-van-gundy-truth-players-available-012117

Cavs: Smoothing Rough Edges Is A Formidable Challenge  (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.co.uk/blog/cleveland-cavaliers/post/_/id/3542/for-cavs-smoothing-rough-edges-the-challenge-now

Dekker’s 1st Career Start Helps Rockets Win  (from Calvin Watkins, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.co.uk/blog/houston-rockets/post/_/id/3557/sam-dekker-gets-first-career-start-helps-rockets-win

Spurs’ Future: Dejounte Murray  (from Alex Eddy, Sir Charles IN Charge):

Read it here: http://sircharlesincharge.com/2017/01/22/san-antonio-spurs-dejounte-murray-future/

D-League Showcase Recap: Day 4  (from Brian Kotloff, NBA.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://dleague.nba.com/news/2017-nba-d-league-showcase-recap-012117/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 4/15/16

 Western Conference Playoff Preview  (from Ben Golliver,  Sports Ilustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/04/15/2016-nba-playoffs-preview-western-conference-warriors-spurs

Eastern Conference Playoff Preview (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/04/15/2016-nba-playoffs-preview-eastern-conference-lebron-james-cavaliers

–  Three Question Playoff Preview:  Cavs vs Pistons  (from Brett Koremenos,  RealGM):

Read and view it here:  http://basketball.realgm.com/article/241571/Three-Question-Playoff-Preview-Cavaliers-Vs-Pistons

Pacers Could Use A Hand (Or Not) Against Raptors  (from Candace Buckner,  indystar.com):

Read it here:  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2016/04/14/pacers-could-use-hand-not-against-toronto/83035602/

–  How Bob Myers Built The Dubs’ Juggernaut   (from Ann Killion,  SF Chronicle):

Read it here:  http://www.sfchronicle.com/warriors/article/With-Curry-as-foundation-Bob-Myers-built-an-NBA-7250681.php

–  Why Brad Stevens Might Be The NBA’s Next Great Coach  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/why-brad-stevens-might-be-the-nba-s-next-great-coach-153911446.html

–   It’s A Point Guard’s Game  (from Jerry Brewer,  Washington Post):

Read it here:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/sports/wp/2016/04/15/its-a-point-guards-game/

–   No Nights Off For NBA Point Guards  (from  Jerry Brewer, Washington Post):

Read it here:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/sports/wp/2016/04/15/there-are-no-nights-off-for-nba-point-guards/

Patrick Ewing Knows He’s Ready To Be An NBA Head Coach  (from Adi Joseph, Sporting News):

Read it here:  http://www.sportingnews.com/nba-news/4701819-patrick-ewing-head-coach-hornets-knicks-rockets-wizards

–  Hawks Had To Adjust  (from Ray Giler, USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/hawks/2016/04/14/hawks-kyle-korver-paul-millsap-al-horford-jeff-teague/82988280/

–  Hornets, Full Of Expiring Contracts, Are Pulling Together  (from Dan Feldman,  NBC Sports):

Read it here:  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2016/04/14/hornets-full-of-expiring-contracts-pulling-together/

–  GM Tim Connelly’s  Breakdown Of The Current State Of The Nuggets  (from Christopher Dempsey,  Denver Post):

Read it here:  http://blogs.denverpost.com/nuggets/2016/04/14/tim-connelly-current-state-nuggets/14240/

–  Bucks Acknowledge Need For Outside Shooting Overhaul  (from Charles F. Gardner,  jsonline.com):

Read it here:  http://www.jsonline.com/sports/bucks/bucks-leaders-acknowledge-need-for-outside-shooting-overhaul-b99706729z1-375794421.html

–  Alvin Gentry Still Sees Great Potential In Pelicans  (from Justin Verrier,  ESPN):

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-orleans-pelicans/post/_/id/349/alvin-gentry-still-sees-great-potential-in-pelicans-after-throwing-first-season-in-the-toilet

–  Pelicans Look To Future  (from Brett Dawson, The Advocate):

Read it here:  http://theadvocate.com/sports/latestsports/15492219-113/with-disappointing-season-in-the-books-pelicans-look-to-future

–  Wizards ‘Checked Out’ On Wittman A While Ago  (from J. Michael,  csnmidatlantic):

Read it here:  http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/basketball-washington-wizards/talk/morning-tip-wizards-checked-out-wittman-long-ago

Phil Jackson Says He Won’t Abandon System  (from Stefan Bondy,  NY Daily News):

Read it here:  http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/knicks-prez-phil-jackson-won-abandon-system-article-1.2601683

–  Kings Fire Karl: 5 Things To Know  (from CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25554665/sacramento-kings-fire-coach-george-karl-5-things-to-know

Divac Must Convince Coaching Candidates That The Kings Won’t Continue Be Dysfunctional  (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/kings-blog/article71822137.html

 Today, Media Members Decided Whether The Pelicans Will Pay Anthony Davis $24 Million  (from Kevin Draper, Deadspin):

Read it here:  http://deadspin.com/today-media-members-decided-whether-the-pelicans-will-1771009105

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

 

Steph Curry  (from Sam Amick, USA Today):  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/playoffs/2016/04/14/steph-curry-golden-state-warriors-all-time-great-lebron-james-nba-history/83051782/

–  Kobe Bryant  (from Neil Paine,  fivethirtyeight.com):  http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/kobe-haters-are-stuck-in-2008/    and from Howard Beck,  Bleacher Report):  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2632803-kobes-unforgettable-finale-a-perfectly-drawn-portrait-of-a-unique-nba-career

–  Jae Crowder  (from Jay King,  masslive.com):  http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2016/04/jae_crowders_bumpy_rise_how_bo.html

Kyle Anderson/Boris Diaw  (from Jeff McDonald,  ExpressNews.com):  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/Spurs-notebook-Anderson-primed-for-playoff-role-7249291.php

–  Doug McDermott  (from K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune):  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-mcdermott-bulls-spt-0415-20160414-story.html

 

 

–  Trey Burke/Rodney Hood  (from Tony Jones,  Salt Lake Tribune):   http://www.sltrib.com/sports/3779722-155/utah-jazz-notes-a-onetime-lottery

–  Dante Exum  (from Brad Rock, Deseret News):  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865652259/Will-Jazzs-quiet-man-become-The-Man.html

–  Andre Miller  (from Lorne Chan,  Spurs.com):  http://www.nba.com/spurs/andre-miller-still-learning

–  Thon Maker (from Derek Bodner,  USA Today):  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/draft/2016/04/15/thon-maker-nba-draft/83079008/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 3/26/16

–  Friday NBA Takeaways  (from Adam Fromal,  Bleacher Report):
–  Offensive Improvement In Charlotte  (from John Schuhmann,  NBA.com):
–  Hawks Believe They Are Ready To Soar  (from Michael Lee,  Yahoo Sports):
 Video Breakdown:  Warriors’ Three-Man Plays  (from EricApricot,  Golden State Of Mind):
–  Coach Malone Has Message For Nuggets’ Players  (from Christopher Dempsey,  Denver Post):
–  Top Bloggers:  Jake Pavorsky On The Sixers  (from Chuck Myron, Hoops Rumors):
–  Joey Crawford Q & A  (from Ohm Youngmisuk,  ESPN):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Andrew Wiggins  (from Andrew Rosenfeld,  Vantage Sports): http://www1.vantagesports.com/Articles/article_view/VvV8BSUAAGUpEX-l
–  C.J.Miles  (from Mark Monteith, Pacers.com):  http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/miles-re-emerging-amid-challenging-season
Jamal Crawford  (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/peers-believe-crawford-is-sixth-man-of-year-2/
–  Boban Marjanovich  (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
” Manu Ginobili on what rookie Boban Marjanovic can provide the Spurs in the postseason: “With Boban, it depends on matchups. There are some teams that are going to be hard for him to play against. The Warriors, for example, where you have to be up and double team some players, rotate, and sometimes be on smaller players. But there are some other teams when they are a little slower and they play different where he’s going to be huge. Well, he is huge. But he’s going to be very important because he has a great touch, he’s a big target in the paint, he rolls very well, great hands. He’s a great player. The thing is that so far it’s too early in his NBA career. He’s got to adapt to the speed of the opponent. But for sure, he’s talented, skilled, and he wants to belong. He works out really hard. He’s going to give us a lot.”

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/24/16

 

–  Inside Warriors Practices  (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):

–  Recapping Wednesday’s Games  (from SBNation):
–  Video Breakdown:  Hoiberg’s BLOB Sets (from Tyler Pleiss,  blogabull.com):
–  Nuggets’ “Horns Rip” Set  (from Gibson Pyper,  denverstiffs.com):
–  Low Assist Numbers Aren’t Damning For Raptors  (from Josh Lewenberg,  tsn.ca):
–  Raptors’ Casey Not Concerned About #1 Seed  (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Emmanuel Mudiay  (from Nate Timmons,  bsndenver):  http://bsndenver.com/denver-nuggets-point-guard-emmanuel-mudiays-evolution-off-ball/
–  Chris Paul  (from Fred Katz,  BBall Breakdown):  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/03/23/chris-paul-forgotten-feared/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting 3/23/16

–  Recapping Tuesday’s Games  (from SBNation):
–  The Offensive Transformation of Kemba Walker And The Charlotte Hornets  (from Jared Zwerling,  NBPA.com):
–  Celtics Are Rebuilding On The Fly  (from Andrew Sharp (SBill Walton, Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericksports Illustrated):
–  Kirk Goldsberry:  Spurs Go Deeper Into A Secret World  (from Buck Harvey,  Express News):
Read it here:   http://tinyurl.com/hnuh36d
–  Hubie Brown Q & A Podcast  (from Richard Deitsch, Sports Illustrated):
–  Vince Carter Q &A; Damian Lillard: Atlanta Hawks  (from David Aldridge,  NBA.com):
–  Bill Walton Q & A  (from Lang Whitaker,  NBA.com):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Kevin Martin  (from Jeff McDonald, Express News):  http://tinyurl.com/j94sj7n