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

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/17/16

–  Film Room All-Stars: The Twelve Best Role Players In The NBA This Season  (from Mike Prada,  SBNation):
–  Q & A:  Pistons GM On Tobias Harris   (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
–  The Tobias Harris Deal  (from Bobby Marks,  Yahoo Sports):
–  Film Room:  Ilyasova’s Strengths  (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
–  The Courtney Lee Deal  (from Bobby Marks,  Yahoo.com):
–  The One Area The Wizards Need To Improve To Make The Playoffs  (from Neil Greenberg,  Washington Post):
–  Video Breakdown:  The Blazers’ “Thumb Up” Set  (from Dane Carbaugh,  Blazers’ Edge):
 –  Anthony Davis, Chris Bosh And The Evolution of The NBA Big Man  (from Kurt Helin,  NBC Sports):
–  Sixers Players Were In Very Different Places A Year Ago  (from Jessica Camerato, csnphilly):
–  Thunder:  Daily Growth  (from Nick Gallo,  thunder.com):
–  Suns’ Earl Watson Found Great Motivation To Coach  (from Paul Coro,  azcentral):
–  Review:  Basketball Without Borders Showcase  (from Jonathan Wasserman,  Bleacher Report):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Ricky Rubio  (from John Meyer,  Canis Hoopus):
–  Larry Nance, Jr   (from Mark Medina,  LA Daily News):  http://www.dailynews.com/sports/20160216/larry-nance-jrs-frustration-with-injuries-may-end-soon
–  P.J. Hairston  (from Chip Williams,  Jr,  Grizzly Bear Blues):  http://www.grizzlybearblues.com/2016/2/17/11027706/pj-hairston-memphis-grizzlies-trade-deadline-analysis
–  Bobby Portis  (from Tyler Pleiss,  Blogabull):  http://www.blogabull.com/2016/2/16/10989918/growing-pains-bobby-portis
Justin Anderson  (from mavs.com):  http://www.mavs.com/mavs-tribune-justin-anderson/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 1/31/16

–  Cavaliers 117, Spurs 103: Five Observations (from Chris Fedor,  cleveland.com):

Read it here:  http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2016/01/lebron_james_new_role_on_dispa.html

And, from Dave McMenamin, ESPN:  http://www.espn.co.uk/blog/cleveland-cavaliers/post/_/id/2013/cavs-claim-win-over-spurs-to-cap-successful-first-week-for-tyronn-lue

–  Spurs Need Duncan Back  (from Michael C. Wright,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/blog/san-antonio-spurs/post/_/id/406/spurs-need-tim-duncan-back-in-lineup-as-soon-as-possible

–  Wrapping Up The Spurs’ January  (from Paul Garcia,  Project Spurs):

Raed it here:  http://projectspurs.com/2015-articles/wrapping-up-the-spurs-january.html

–  Doubling Down: Going Small Has The Celtics Scrambling On Defense  (from wjsy,  celticsblog.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.celticsblog.com/2016/1/31/10876992/doubling-down-going-small-has-the-celtics-scrambling-on-defense

–  Sunday Shootaround: “Can Anyone Beat The Warriors?” and more (from Paul Flannery,  SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/1/31/10878604/warriors-unbeatable-stephen-curry-sunday-shootaround

–  CJ McCollum:  Master Of The Midrange  (from Mike Richman,  oregonlive.com):

Read it here:  http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2016/01/trail_blazers_cj_mccollum_has_become_the_master_of.html

–  Raptors 111, Pistons 107  (from David Mayo, mlive.com):

Read it here:  http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/2016/01/detroit_pistons_get_two_cracks.html

–  Brett Brown, Sixers Slowly Escaping Dark Days  (from Steve Bulpett,  Boston Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2016/01/coach_76ers_slowly_escaping_dark_days

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

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/1/31/10877674/2016-nba-scores-raptors-pistons-spurs-cavaliers

–  Steve Kerr And Brett Brown:  Coaches With Much In Common  (from Scott Cacciola,  NYTimes):

Read it here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/31/sports/basketball/brett-brown-and-steve-kerr-coaches-with-much-in-common-aside-from-records.html

–  Video Breakdown:  Harrison Barnes’ Game-winner Vs. 76ers  (from EricApricot, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and view it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2016/1/30/10877832/warriors-vs-sixers-video-analysis-2016-highlights-harrison-barnes-wins-game-from-curry-green

–  Film Breakdown:  Marc Gasol’s Baseline Spin Move  (from Andrew Ford,  griaalybearblues.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.grizzlybearblues.com/features/2016/1/30/10874410/film-breakdown-marc-gasols-baseline-spin-move

–   Austin Rivers On The NBA’s Best Handles  (from Josh Martin,  Bleacher Report):

Read and view it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2609262-austin-rivers-reveals-the-secrets-of-the-nbas-best-handles

 Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Ish Smith (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):  http://mobile.philly.com/beta?wss=/philly/sports/sixers&id=367106691

–  Kelly Olynyk  (from Kevin O’Connor,  celticsblog.com):  http://www.celticsblog.com/2016/1/31/10874702/kelly-olynyk-boston-celtics-feed-kelly-feedkelly-nba-contest-beast-eat-food-sharpshooter

–  Khris Middleton  (from Charles F. Gardner,  jsonline.com):  http://www.jsonline.com/sports/bucks/bucks-khris-middleton-second-fiddle-no-more-b99660348z1-367127371.html

–  Bismack Biyombo  (from Michael Grange,  sportsnet.ca):  http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/biyombos-hard-work-proves-big-men-can-improve-at-the-line/

–  Steph Curry  (from Monte Poole,  csnbayarea.com):  http://www.csnbayarea.com/warriors/low-key-father-figure-mckillop-played-key-currys-stardom

–  Andre Drummond  (from Jason Brunskowski, Detroit Bad Boys):  http://www.detroitbadboys.com/2016/1/31/10842242/andre-drummond-post-game-hook-shot-stan-van-gundy

–  Nene  (from J. Michael,  csnmidatlantic.com):  http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/basketball-washington-wizards/talk/morning-tip-nene-sets-tone-physical-play-middle

–  Julius Randle  (from Jesse Blancarte,  Basketball Insiders):  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-saturday-julius-randle-showing-signs-of-improvement/

 Jerian Grant  (from Al Iazzonne, Newsday):  http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/knicks/jerian-grant-work-in-progress-for-knicks-1.11409889

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 1/6/16

–  The Subtle Details of the Spurs’ Stifling Defense  (from Brett Koremenos,  RealGM):

Read and view it here:  http://basketball.realgm.com/analysis/240352/The-Subtle-Details-Of-The-Spurs-Stifling-Defense

–  Draymond Green’s Uniqueness Makes the Warriors Who They Are  (from Jesus Gomez,  BBall breakdown):

Read and view it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/01/draymond-greens-uniqueness-makes-warriors/

–  Bulls’ Offense Clicking On All Cylinders  (from K.C. Johnson,  Chicago Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-butler-rose-bulls-bucks-report-spt-0106-20160105-story.html

–  The Heat’s ATOs (from Couper Moorhead,  heat.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.nba.com/heat/newsrecap/time-after-time

–  The Spurs’ Beautiful Game, Though Modified, Is Still Turning Heads  (from  Jeff McDonald,  News-Express):

Read it here:  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/Spurs-beautiful-game-though-modified-still-6738464.php?t=9f2a3033ee927fc3fb&cmpid=twitter-premium

–  Hornets Are On A Stable Path  (form Ken Berger, CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/writer/ken-berger/25439060/amid-the-struggles-hornets-are-on-a-stable-path-under-steve-clifford

 Jazz Thinking Deep Thoughts With Big Men Out  (from Tony Jones,  Salt Lake Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.sltrib.com/sports/3382574-155/utah-jazz-thinking-deep-thoughts-with?fullpage=1

–  Recapping Tuesday’s Games  (from SBNation):

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

–  Explain One Odd Play:  Draymond Green Pass to Steph Curry  Layup  (from Ericapricot,  goldenstateofmind):

Read and view it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2016/1/6/10722224/warriors-vs-lakers-2016-highlight-video-draymond-green-pass-to-stephen-curry-layup

–  Assists, Point Guards and Ball Movement  (from Brian McCormick,  learntocoachbasketball.com):

Read it here:  http://learntocoachbasketball.com/assists-point-guards-and-ball-movement

–  Colangelo Upbeat About Roster, Brett Brown, and Sixers’ Plan  (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/sixers/news/beat-colangelo-upbeat-about-roster-brown-sixers-plan

–  New Media Procedure Seeks to Improve Referee Accountability  (from Andy Larsen,  ksl.com):

Read it here:  http://www.ksl.com/?sid=38023928&nid=294

 D-League Showcase Primer  (from Brian Kotloff,  nba.com):

Read it here:  http://dleague.nba.com/news/2016-showcase-primer/

 D-League Showcase Day One Preview  (from Brian Kotloff,  nba.com):

Read and view it here:  http://dleague.nba.com/news/showcase-day-1-preview/

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Jimmy Butler  (from Nick Friedell,  ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bulls/post/_/id/22759/derrick-rose-jimmy-butler-is-ballin-in-midst-of-career-best-stretch

Justise Winslow  (from Tim Reynolds,  Associated Press):  http://bigstory.ap.org/article/e1a2e70746e046be877395e264157466/miamis-winslow-keeps-impressing-rookie-season

–  CJ McCollum  (from Ben Dowsett,  Basketball Insiders):   http://www.basketballinsiders.com/c-j-mccollum-on-role-new-challenges-and-expanding-his-game/

–  Dwyane Wade/Chris Bosh  (from  Barry Jackson,  Miami Herald):  http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2016/01/introspective-wade-bosh-discuss-their-rejuvenation-dolphins-canes-panthers-notes.html

 Dwyane Wade  (from Jason Lieser,  Palm Beach Post):  http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/sports/basketball/rousing-revival-dwyane-wade-is-miami-heats-benjami/npx9z/

–  Steph Curry  (from  Kurt Helin,  NBC Sports):  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2016/01/06/stephen-curry-on-leg-being-kicked-again-in-same-spot-its-just-a-magnet/

–  Isaiah Thomas  (from Jay King,  masslive.com):  http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2016/01/boston_celtics_isaiah_thomas_o.html

–  Sean Kilpatrick  (from Chris Priczak,  Ridiculous Upside):  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/1/5/10718196/sean-kilpatrick-dishes-on-the-10-day-contract-playing-at-home-and-more

–  Anthony Davis  (from John Reid, NOLA.com):  http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2016/01/anthony_davis_i_dont_want_a_co.html

–  Richaun Holmes  (from Tom Moore,  theintell.com):   http://www.theintell.com/sports/sixers/sixers-rookie-holmes-giving-sixers-a-lift/article_99991b50-af16-11e5-a508-3373828f8dfd.html

–  Chris Kaman  (from Jason Quick,  oregonlive.com):   http://www.csnnw.com/blazers/chris-kaman-adventure-trail-blazers-veteran-hopes-his-next-exploit-portland

–  Solomon Hill  (from Candace Buckner,  indystar.com):  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2016/01/05/solomon-hill-playing-more-thinking-too-much/78231262/

–  Jason Terry  (from Jonathan Feigen,  Houston Chronicle):  Jason Terry gives Rockets what they need

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 1/5/16

Offensive Rebounding/Transition Defense (from Zach Lowe,  ESPN):

Read and view it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14505051/transition-defense-left-offensive-rebounds-cutting-room-floor

–  Bulls Getting Contributions Throughout Roster During Win Streak  (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-bulls-rotation-depth-jimmy-butler-spt-0105-20160104-story.html

–  LBJ on Lack of Playing Time for Some  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):

Read it here:  http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2016/01/lebron_james_on_a_lack_of_minu.html

–  Can Heat Go From Good To Great?  (from Jeff Zilgitt,  USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2016/01/04/dwyane-wade-chris-bosh-hassan-whiteside-erik-spoelstra-heat-lebron-james/78271386/

–  How the Clippers Are Doing It Without Blake Griffin;  Elfrid Payton Q & A  (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/2016/news/features/david_aldridge/01/04/morning-tip-los-angeles-clippers-find-a-better-bench-chris-paul-blake-griffin-j-j-redick-austin-rivers-jamal-crawford-questions-for-2016-qa-with-orlando-magic-elfrid-payton/index.html

–  Brandon Jennings Busts Loose, Hopes to Stay With Pistons  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):

Read it here:  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2016/01/04/detroit-pistons-orlando-magic/78249168/

–  This Season’s Most Improved Jump Shooters  (from Mika Honkasalo, Vantage Sports):

Read it here:  http://www1.vantagesports.com/Articles/article_view/VoquZR8AAPC2SV6Y

–  Kings’ Assistant Vance Walberg on the Dribble Drive Motion Offense  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):

Watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ialg8Wq7DO0

–  The Wizards’ Injury Woes  (from Jorge Castillo,  Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/shorthanded-wizards-hope-to-heal-before-time-runs-out-on-their-plans/2016/01/04/5dcdd902-b327-11e5-a842-0feb51d1d124_story.html

–  Bucks’ Future Remains Bright  (from Ian Thomsen,  NBA.com):

http://www.nba.com/2016/news/features/ian_thomsen/01/05/milwaukee-bucks-bright-future-in-lost-season-giannis-antetokounmpo-michael-carter-williams-greg-monroe-john-henson/index.html

–  Rajon Rondo Q & A Re: Days with the Mavs  (from Tim McMahon,  ESPN):

http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/mavericks/post/_/id/4705961/rajon-rondo-i-have-nothing-but-love-for-mavericks

 The Case for Flip Saunders as Executive of the Year  (from Britt Robson,  minnpost.com):

Read it here:  https://www.minnpost.com/sports/2016/01/why-flip-saunders-should-be-nba-executive-year

–  Pelicans Still Working on Picking Up the Pace  (from Brett Dawson, The Advocate):

Read it here:  http://theadvocate.com/sports/pelicans/14476252-128/pelicans-still-work-on-picking-up-the-pace

–  Tyreke Evans Having Difficulty Adjusting to Gentry’s Offensive System  (from John Reid,  NOLA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2016/01/tyreke_evans_1.html

–  Recapping Monday’s Games  (from SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2016/1/4/10712540/nba-monday-pacers-hope-to-down-heat

–  Where Are They Now:  Amnestied Players  (from Chuck Myron,  Hoops Rumors):

Read it here:  http://www.hoopsrumors.com/2016/01/where-are-they-now-amnestied-players.html

And for those with access to ESPN insider:

–  What the Warriors are Teaching the Hornets (from Kevin Pelton):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/14500756/the-charlotte-hornets-showing-how-teams-learn-golden-state-warriors-nba

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Draymond Green  (from Sam Amick, USA Today):  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2016/01/03/draymond-green-magic-johnson-warriors-draymagic/78237606/

–  DeMar DeRozan  (from Josh Lewenberg,  tsn.ca):   http://www.tsn.ca/derozan-deserves-more-credit-for-career-best-stretch-1.418150

–  TJ Warren/Devin Booker/Alex Len  (from Jonathan Tjarks,  RealGM):  http://basketball.realgm.com/article/240329/Going-Back-To-McDonoughs-Original-Plan-In-The-Suns-Lost-Season

–  Jonathon Simmons  (from Tim McMahon,  Express-News):  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/Simmons-gives-Spurs-juice-to-blow-by-Bucks-6736840.php?t=871d385940927fc3fb&cmpid=twitter-premium

–  DeMarre Carroll  (from Ryan Wolstat,  Toronto Sun):  http://www.torontosun.com/2016/01/04/raptors-lose-carroll-for-game-in-cleveland–and-likely-for-some-time

–  Ish Smith (from Jason Patt,  SBNation):  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/1/5/10715482/ish-smith-philadelphia-76ers-highlights-stats

–  Montrezl Harrell  (from Jonathan Feigen,  Houston Chronicle):  http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterockets/2016/01/rockets-rookie-montrezl-harrell-ready-to-play-with-donatas-motiejunas-out/

–  John Wall  (from Abdullah Sharif,  hoopdistrict.com):   http://hoopdistrict.net/how-john-wall-destroyed-december-in-spite-of-inadequate-supporting-cast/

–  Larry Nance, Jr  (from Harrison Faigen,  silverscreenandroll.com):  http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2016/1/5/10712886/la-lakers-larry-nance-jr-nba-draft-2015