Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/24/17

CLE-BOS Trade Review (Day Two):
Rockets: Strengths & Weaknesses (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
CJ Miles’ Fit With The Raptors (from Justin Rowan, Real Ball Insiders):
Sixers’ Search For Firm Foundation Appears Over (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Dubs: How Much Run Should Jordan Bell Get?  (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
Hawks: What Does Quinn Cook Bring To The Table?  (from Graham Chapple, Soaring Down South:
Pistons: Ellenson Is Focused On Adding Strength, Playing “D”  (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
Magic: Fournier Found Right Role After All-Star Break  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
“45 GO” Ball Screening Action (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Mitchell Robinson’s Strange Recruiting Trip (from John Clay, Lexington Herald-Leader):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/23/17

CLE/BOS Trade:
Koby Altman: The GM Behind The Biggest Trade (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Ingram, Winslow, Ingles: 3 SFs Who Reflect The NBA’s Positional Evolution (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Will Antetokounmpo Develop A Reliable Jumper?  (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Film Breakdown: Butler/Towns Pick-And-Roll, Part Two  (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Can DMC & AD Save The Pelicans? (from Brian Sampson, NBA Math):
Five Under The Radar Rookies (from Max Holm, Hoops Habit):
Offseason Moves Start Lakers’ Facelift  (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
2018 Draft: Don’t Sleep On These Potential One-And-Done Freshmen  (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
The Champions Basketball League (from Sam Rosen, The Ringer):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/19/17

 

As His Stature Grows, Isaiah Thomas Is Dreaming Bigger (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4725289/as-his-stature-grows-isaiah-thomas-is-dreaming-bigger

Isaiah Thomas Counts NBA Peers Among His Fans (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Read it here:  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/02/18/allstars/ZXRRRE9JL7mPede07EemeN/story.html

A Night On The Road With Isaiah Thomas (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):

Read it here:  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/02/18/thomas/7gJNwcUjpDpyId6PpiCuzN/story.html

Eric Gordon Credits D’Antoni, Teammates For His Success (from Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-saturday-eric-gordon-credits-dantoni-and-teammates-for-his-success/

How His Father’s Tragedy Molded Caris LeVert (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

Read it here: http://nypost.com/2017/02/18/how-fathers-tragedy-molded-the-person-caris-levert-has-become/

Sixers Need To Make Covington A Long-Term Piece  (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):

Read it here:  http://thesixersense.com/2017/02/19/philadelphia-76ers-need-make-robert-covington-long-term-piece/

Jimmy Butler: Just A Kid From Tomball (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/bulls/features/just-a-kid-from-tomball

Draymond Green Q & A  (from CL Anthony, The Hardwood Nation):

Read it here: https://thehardwoodnation.net/2017/02/18/qa-draymond-green-4/

Exploring Reggie Jackson’s Struggles (from Jasper Apollonia, Piston Powered):

Read it here: http://pistonpowered.com/2017/02/18/detroit-pistons-reggie-jackson-struggles/

 

 

 

Gordon Hayward’s New Training Regimen Helped Him Become An All-Star (from Tony Jones/Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.sltrib.com/sports/4955242-155/utah-jazz-offseason-work-pushed-gordon

Even Without KD, Presti’s Plan Holds Up  (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):

Read it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/02/18/even-without-kevin-durant-sam-prestis-plan-for-the-thunder-holds-up/?utm_term=.9f69c9f7ed96

The TOR-ORL Trade:

From Philip Rossman-Reich/Brian Boake, Orlando Magic Daily):  http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2017/02/15/meet-terrence-ross-raptors-rapture/

From Brian Boake/Philip Rossman Reich, Raptors Rapture):  http://raptorsrapture.com/2017/02/18/learning-about-serge-ibaka-from-orlando-experts/

Nets: Kenny Atkinson Sees Hope And Progress (from Greg Logan, Newsday):

Read it here:  http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/nets/kenny-atkinson-sees-hope-and-progress-for-his-nets-at-all-star-break-1.13144946

DeAndre Jordan Has Come A Long Way  (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):

Read it here: http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/la-sp-nba-all-stars-20170218-story.html

Dave Joerger: Soothing Influence On A Hot Mess Organization  (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article133648744.html

Gortat On Markieff Morris  (from Ben Standig, Scout.com):

Read it here:  http://www.scout.com/nfl/redskins/story/1755689-1-on1-why-wizards-gortat-stands-with-morris

Abdel Nader: Ready To Kick The Door Down  (from Mark Potash, suntimes.com):

Read it here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/fred-hoiberg-guy-abdel-nader-ready-to-kick-the-door-down-to-nba/

D-League: Alfonzo McKinnie’s Ascension  (from Francis Adu, Ridiculous Upside):

Read and watch it here: http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2017/2/17/14651812/alfonzo-mckinnies-nba-dleague-nbadl-windy-city-bulls

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/18/17

Towns, Embiid, Jokic: Guards In Disguise  (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
 Kenneth Faried: King Of Short Corner Gravity (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
–  The Pelicans Need To Figure It Out Fast  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Isaiah Thomas: NBA’s Most Overlooked Star (from James Holas, BBall Breakdown):
–  Week 12 In Review  (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
–  The NBA’s Most Valuable Isolation Scorers (from Adam Fromal, NBAMath):
–  Video Breakdown: Hammer Action Explained  (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):
Luke Walton Draws A Line In The Sand (from Bill Oram, OC Register):
Zubac Shines In Loss To Nuggets  (from Shahan Ahmed, nbclosangeles.com):
–  Breaking Down Zubac’s Play Versus The Spurs  (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
–  When Your Practice Rival Is A Superstar (from David Vertsberger, Bleacher Report)L:
–  Willie Cauley-Stein: Restless On The Bench  (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
–  Making Sense Of Thon Maker’s Play  (from Adam Coffman, behindthebuckpass.com):
–  Montrezl Harrell Ignites High-Powered Rockets (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
In Defense Of Mudiay (from Gordon Gross, Denver Stiffs):
–  The Wizards Have Become A Very Good 3-Point Shooting Team  (from Alan Jenkins, Bullets Forever):
–  John Wall: Finally Healthy, And It Shows (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):

–  The Blazers’ Offense Continues To Improve (from Willy Raedy, Blazers Edge):

Read it here:  http://www.blazersedge.com/2017/1/18/14307542/portland-trail-blazers-halfway-point-offense-analysis

Gerald Henderson: Role-Playing Starter  (from Nicholas Agar-Johnson, Hoops Habit):

–  The Evolution Of NBA Defense (from Max Seng, Hoops Habit):

5 Players To Watch At The D-League Showcase  (from Chris Reichert,The Step Back):

Former NBA Players Finding Coaching Footing In D-League  (from Scott Howard-Cooper, NBA.com):
Ante Zizic Interview (from Bugra Uzar, eurohoops.net):
Milos Teodosic Interview (from Mozzartsport.com):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/3/16

Inside Story Of Zach Randolph’s Move To The Bench  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/the-inside-story-of-zach-randolphs-move-to-the-bench-165427780.html

–  James Harden Is Set To Have A Season For The Ages (from Jared Dubin, fansided.com):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2016/11/03/james-harden-point-guard-mike-dantoni-mvp/

–  Video: How Isaiah Thomas Continues To Defy The Odds (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Watch it here:  http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=17956934

–  Where Would Isaiah Thomas And Celtics Be Without Each Other? (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17885733/nba-where-isaiah-thomas-boston-celtics-other

–  Amir Johnson Hit 10 Treys Last Season; Last Night He Hit Four In One Quarter  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read and watch it here:  http://insider.espn.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4724303/amir-johnson-3-pointers

–  DeRozan Continues To Dominate  (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):

Read it here:  http://www.torontosun.com/2016/11/02/derozan-continues-to-dominate-as-raptors-take-down-wizards

–  TOR 113,  WAS 103  (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/24635/2016/11/03/10-observations-raptors-defeat-wizards-113-103-in-imperfect-fashion/

–  How Dwight Howard Fits In Atlanta  (from Howard Megdal, VICE Sports):

Read it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/how-dwight-howard-fits-in-atlanta

“Ten Things I Like And Don’t Like” So Far This Season (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17950115/zach-lowe-10-things-like

–  SVG:  Giving Nights Off To Rest Players Is “Not Us”  (from Aaron McMann, MLive):

Read it here:  http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/2016/11/resting_players_early_thats_no.html

–  John Wall Q & A (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/11/02/john-wall-washington-wizards-bradley-beal-demarcus-cousins

–  Wizards Are 0-3 But See Themselves On Verge Of Something Positive  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wizards-insider/wp/2016/11/03/wizards-believe-theyre-better-than-0-3-but-results-reveals-a-struggling-team/

–  Young Lakers Are Reborn Under Walton  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):

Watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7YhM31m1d0&feature=youtu.be&a

–  Joel Embiid: “All You Have To Do Is Watch”  (from Andrew Unterberger,  The Score):

Read it here:  http://www.thescore.com/nba/news/1145054

–  Kawhi Leonard Keeps Adding To His Game  (from Mike Monroe, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2673630-spurs-two-way-star-kawhi-leonard-has-quietly-become-an-iso-stud-too

–  TJ Warren: MIP?  (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/11/03/phoenix-suns-t-j-warren-making-early-case-improved-player/

–  The Free-Flowing Nature Of Kevin Durant’s Basketball Life  (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/the-free-flowing-nature-of-kevin-durants-basketball-life-143438722.html

–  Franchise Cornerstone Gorgui Dieng (from Steve McPherson, 1500espn.com):

Read it here:  http://www.1500espn.com/wolves-2/2016/11/feelings-arent-numbers-franchise-cornerstone-gorgui-dieng/

–  Jaylen Brown Works Incredibly Hard  (from Jay King, Mass Live):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2016/11/jimmy_butler_on_workout_partne.html

–  Maurice Ndour’s Four Continent Quest To The NBA  (from Charlie Hatch, thepostathens.com):

Read it here:  http://www.thepostathens.com/article/2016/11/maurice-ndour-finally-makes-it-big-nba-new-york-knicks

–  Ryan Anderson: Rockets X-Factor  (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2673357-sharpshooting-ryan-anderson-has-quickly-become-rockets-x-factor