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 And Analysis 3/11/16

–  Brad Stevens’ Unique Form Of Motivation  (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/celtics_insider/2016/03/celtics_praise_brad_stevens_unique_form_of_motivation

–  Taj Gibson: Small Ball Destroyer  (from Michael Rosenfeld,  Vantage Sports):

Read it here:  http://www1.vantagesports.com/Articles/article_view/VuGtHikAAO8KeRfw

The Nuggets’ Culture Change  (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25511509/nuggets-maxing-out-talent-culture-still-one-big-move-from-contention

–  Video Breakdown:  Curry To Bogut Alley-Oop Dunks  (from EricApricot, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and view it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2016/3/10/11191844/warriors-vs-jazz-video-analysis-2016-highlights-stephen-curry-to-andrew-bogut-alley-oop-dunks

Recapping Thursday’s Games  (from SBNation):

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

–  Raptors 104, Hawks 96  (from James Herbert,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25512682/raptors-show-theyre-for-real-in-win-over-hawks-5-things-to-know

–  Injury Ends Joey Crawford’s Farewell Season Early  (from Steve Aschburner,  NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/2016/news/features/steve_aschburner/03/10/joey-crawford-done-officiating-in-nba-due-to-knee-injury/

Every Team Tries To Copy Spurs’ Model  (from Tim Bontemps,  Washington Post):

Read it here:   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2016/03/10/peter-holts-patience-as-spurs-owner-created-a-dynasty/

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

–  Joel Embiid (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):   http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14938684/man-charged-healing-joel-embiid

–  Larry Sanders  (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/qa-larry-sanders-explains-break-from-nba/

–  Trey Lyles  (from Jesus Gomez,  SBNation):  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/3/10/11193108/trey-lyles-utah-jazz-breakdown-highlights-rudy-gobert-derrick-favors

–  Damian Lillard  (from Jason Quick,  Oregon Live):  http://www.csnnw.com/blazers/special-trip-why-oakland-homecoming-has-damian-lillard-excited

–  Richaun Holmes  (from Wesley Share, libertyballers.com):   http://www.libertyballers.com/2016/3/10/11189566/nba-rookie-week-richaun-holmes-under-the-radar-sixers-film-breakdown

Josh Richardson  (from Manny Navarro,  Miami Herald):   http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nba/miami-heat/article65216707.html

–  Willie Cauley-Stein  (from Aykis16, Sactown Royalty):  http://www.sactownroyalty.com/2016/3/10/11194274/nba-rookie-week-willie-cauley-stein-sacramento-kings

–  Victor Oladipo  (from John Denton,  Magic.com):  http://www.nba.com/magic/news/victor-oladipo-continues-remain-positive-believes-team

–  Emanuel Mudiay/Nikola Jokic  (from Yaron Weitzman, SBNation):   http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/3/10/11185410/emmanuel-mudiay-nikola-jokic-nuggets-mediocre-save

–  Andre Iguodala  (from Rusty Simmons,  SF Chronicle):  http://www.sfchronicle.com/warriors/article/Warriors-Andre-Iguodala-a-key-cog-in-team-s-6883363.php

–  Patrick Beverley  (from Joel Birgham,  Basketball Insiders):  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-beverleys-long-road-to-the-nba/

Nemanja Bjelica  (from Lucas Seehafer,  Canis Hoopus):  http://www.canishoopus.com/2016/3/11/11196290/nba-rookie-week-breaking-down-bjelica

–  Salah Mejri (from Tim Cato,  mavsmoneyball.com):  http://www.mavsmoneyball.com/2016/3/10/11188528/salah-mejri-journey-nba-sets-him-apart-2015-rookie-class

–  Kevin Martin (from Michael C. Wright,  ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/blog/san-antonio-spurs/post/_/id/551/kevin-martin-makes-spurs-debut

–  Andrew Goudelock  (from Jonathan Feigen,  Houston Chronicle):  http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets/article/The-Mini-Mamba-Andrew-Goudelock-grows-up-for-6882536.php

–  Wesley Johnson (from LA Times):  http://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/la-sp-clippers-report-20160311-story.html

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/8/16

 

LBJ:  Cavs Aren’t Ready For The Playoffs  (from Dave McMenamin,  ESPN):
–  Quick Thoughts On Griz’ Win Over Cavs  (from Geoff Calkins, Commercial Appeal):
–  Kerr:  We Can’t Keep Relying On Steph Bailing Us Out  (from Ethan Sherwood Strauss,  ESPN):
–  Warriors Assistant GM Travis Schlenk Q & A  (from Matthew Steinmetz):
 Celtics Can’t Cross Line Of Emotional Play  (from Jimmy Toscano,  csnne.com):
–  Hornets/Kemba; Baron Davis; Paul George Q & A  (from David Aldridge,  NBA.com):
“Pressure Rate” Defenders  (from Jordan K. Foley,  Vantage Sports):
–  Suns Still Fighting Despite Down Season  (from Cody Taylor,  Basketball Insiders):
–  Wesley Matthews One Year Later  (from Saad Yousuf,  mavsmoneyball.com):
Mavs: Too Much Emphasis On 3s?  (from Eddie Sefko,  Dallas Morning News):
–  New Nets’ GM Sean Marks  (from Andy Vasquez, northjersey.com):
–  Recapping Monday’s Games  (from SBNation):
–  GIF Breakdown: The High Scoring Stylings Of Devin Booker and Alex Len  (from Rollin J. Mason,  brightsideofthesun.com):
–  Video Breakdown:  Steph Screens, Klay Hits Wild Trey  (from EricApricot,  Golden tate Of Mind):
Luke Walton:  Dubs Have Freedom To Improvise  (from Scott Davis,  Business Insider):
–  Raptors’ Second Half Collapse Versus Rockets  (from Cooper Smither,  Raptors Republic):
–  How The Lakers Beat The Dubs  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
–  Front Office Insider  (from Bobby Marks,  Yahoo Sports):
–  Zach Lowe’s “2016 Marc Gasol All-Stars”  (from ESPN):
–  Hawks Recapturing Some Of Last Season’s Form  (from Jonathan Savitske, Hoops Habit):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Giannis Antetokuonmpo  (from Jake Fischer,  Sports Illustrated):  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/03/08/giannis-antetokounmpo-milwaukee-bucks-jason-kidd-kobe-bryant
Kristaps Porzingis  (from Yaron Weitzman,  SBNation):  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/3/7/11134556/kristaps-porzingis-knicks-future
Joe Johnson  (from Ira Winderman,  sun-sentinel.com):  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-joe-johnson-s030716-story.html
D.J. Augustin  (from Christopher Dempsey, Denver Post):  http://www.denverpost.com/nuggets/ci_29608642/augustin-making-his-mark-denver
–   Dorell Wright  (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders): http://www.basketballinsiders.com/dorell-wright-discusses-china-stint-nba-return/
–  Shelvin Mack  (from Tony Jones,  Salt City Tribune):  http://www.sltrib.com/sports/3629567-155/utah-jazz-still-meshing-with-jazz
–  Jordan Clarkson  (from Mike Bresnahan, LATimes):  http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/la-sp-lakers-report-20160308-story.html
David West (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):  http://www.nba.com/pacers/pacers-stay-aggressive-turn-back-spurs
–  Emmanuel Mudiay  (from Evan Fiala,  The Sports Quotient):  http://thesportsquotient.com/nba/2016/3/8/emmanuel-mudiays-growing-pains
–  Josh Maggette  (from  Brian Rzeppa,  Ridiculous Upside):  Josh Magette Defies Odds for D-Fenders

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 2/5/16

Recapping Thursdays’ Games  (from SBNation):

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

–  Video Breakdown Of Steph Curry’s Eleven Threes  (from EricApricot,  Golden State Of Mind):

Read and view it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2016/2/4/10912066/warriors-vs-wizards-video-analysis-2016-highlights-stephen-curry-threes-go-to-eleven

–  Celtics’ Defense Wreaking Havoc On Opponents  (from wjsy  celticsblog):

Read and view it here:  http://www.celticsblog.com/2016/2/5/10921444/welcome-to-the-terrordome-celtics-defense-wreaking-havoc-on-opposing

–  Search For Better Shots Part Of Heat Quest For “Holy Grail”  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-chris-bosh-s020416-story.html

–  The NBA Guide To Winning  (from Daniel Lilling,  The Sports Quotient):

Read it here:  http://thesportsquotient.com/nba/2016/2/3/the-nba-guide-to-winning

 The Art Of The Alley-Oop  (from Michael Rosenfeld,  Vantage Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://www1.vantagesports.com/Articles/article_view/VrOAcCgAACkAt0rO

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  LeBron’s Inconsistent 3-Point Stroke  (from Greg Swartz,  Bleacher Report): http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2613846-lebron-james-inconsistent-stroke-has-opponents-cavaliers-off-balance

–  Stanley Johnson  (from Keith Langlois,  pistons.com):   http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/stanley-johnson-helps-out-44-minutes-pistons-survive-first-game-minus-kcp

–  Amar’e Stoudamire  (from Michael Wallace,  ESPN):   http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/miamiheat/post/_/id/21492/in-fighting-father-time-amare-stoudemire-is-landing-haymakers

–  Jeff Teague/ Dennis Schroder  (from Eric Yeboah,  BBall Breakdown):  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/02/04/atlanta-hawks-point-guard-conundrum/

–  Luol Deng/Justise Winslow  (from Ethan J. Skolnick, Miami Herald):  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ethan-j-skolnick/article58557708.html

–  Willie Cauley-Stein  (from James Ham,  csnbayarea):  http://www.csnbayarea.com/kings/cauley-stein-showing-rare-drive-rookie-nobody-outworks-me

–  Emmanuel Mudiay  (from An Nguyen,  bsndenver):  http://bsndenver.com/rookie-emmanuel-mudiay-has-been-a-rising-star-for-the-denver-nuggets/

–  Hassan Whiteside  (from Ira Winderman,  SunSentinel):  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-hassan-whiteside-s020416-story.html

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 1/27/15

–  Thunder:  Ball Movement And The Importance Of Context  (from Positive Residual,  Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  http://nyloncalculus.com/2016/01/26/okcs-ball-movement-and-the-importance-of-context/

–  Billy Donovan:  Connecting With Thunder Players  (from Scott Cacciola,  NY Times):

Read it here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/26/sports/basketball/oklahoma-city-thunders-billy-donovan-goes-one-on-one-to-foster-team-unity.html

–  Rookie/Vet:  Tyson Chandler/ Devin Booker  (from The Players’ Tribune):

Watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjXQGewGpBM

–  Brad Stevens:  The Wizard Of Boston  (from Jeff Siegel,  fansided.com):

Read and view it here:  http://fansided.com/2016/01/27/brad-stevens-boston-celtics-coaching-wizard/

Timberwolves Coach Mitchell Tries To Reach His Young Roster  (from Associated Press):

Read it here:  http://www.sctimes.com/story/sports/2016/01/26/nba-timberwolves-coach-tries-reach-young-roster/79373922/

–  Recapping Tuesday’s Games (from SBNation):

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

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Carmelo Anthony  (from Troy Tauscher, BBall Breakdown):  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/01/carmelo-anthony-less-is-more/

–  Justise Winslow  (from Zach Buckley,  Bleacher Report):   http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2611044-he-is-raising-the-bar-every-game-justise-winslow-is-what-miami-heat-wanted

–  Ian Mahinmi  (from Nate Taylor,  Indystar.com):  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2016/01/25/pacers-hope-their-defense-stiffens-when-ian-mahinmi-returns/79312668/

–  Emmanuel Mudiay  (from Christopher Dempsey, Denver Post):  http://www.denverpost.com/nuggets/ci_29434888/michael-malone-emmanuel-mudiay-talks-spark-improved-play

–  Lance Thomas  (from Jared Dubin,  Bleacher Report):  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2611335-new-york-knicks-glue-guy-isnt-who-anyone-was-expecting

–  Nik Stauskas  (from  John Finger,  csnphilly.com):   http://www.csnphilly.com/basketball-philadelphia-76ers/long-search-shot-nik-stauskas-finally-starts-find-rhythm

–  Willie Cauley-Stein  (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article56302670.html

–  Jrue Holiday  (from Brett Dawson,  The Advocate):  http://theadvocate.com/sports/pelicans/14690843-128/pelicans-guard-jrue-holiday-getting-healthier-more-dynamic

–  D’Angelo Russell  (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles-lakers/post/_/id/42677/dangelo-russell-benched-for-trying-to-take-over

–  Meyers Leonard  (from Jason Quick,  csnnw.com):  http://www.csnnw.com/blazers/how-shirt-told-story-meyers-leonard-and-trail-blazers-tuesdays-win

Archie Goodwin  (from Paul Coro, azcentral.com):  http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2016/01/26/archie-goodwin-settling-suns-point-guard-stint/79385706/

–  Erick Green  (from Randy Hollis,  Deseret News):  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865646267/Jazz-notebook-Traded-for-each-other-in-2013-Green-and-Gobert-now-teammates.html

–  Ronald Roberts, Jr  (from Keith Schlosser,  Ridiculous Upside):  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/1/27/10827206/ronald-roberts-nba-d-league-raptors-905-obstacles-interview