Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis: 11/16/17 PART ONE

Bledsoe Shows Why Bucks Traded For Him (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/eric-bledsoe-comes-up-clutch-in-win-over-pistons-shows-why-bucks-traded-for-him/

The Nuggets Have Jokic & A Million Questions (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Gary Harris’ Importance To The Nuggets (from TJ McBride, milehighsports.com):
The Pistons’ Retooled Offense (from David Fernandez, 16 Wins):
Wednesday Recap (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
TOR 125, NOP 116 (from William Lou, medium.com):
Kyrie Irving’s Mission To Prove He Was Right (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
The Key To Irving’s Defensive Rise (from Nate Wolf, NBA Math):
How NBA Scouts Prepare For The Draft In The Fall (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Grizzlies: Pressure Defense, Wing Grinders & A Pair Of Aces = A Winning Hand (from Brad Heltzel, medium.com):
Fixing The Grizzlies Defense (from Ronald Tillery, Commercial Appeal):
Baynes’ Burgeoning Role As Celtics Become Elite (from Nick Metallinos, ESPN):
Covington, Millsap, Rozier, TJ Warren, Brandon Paul, Raptors  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Ntilikina Has Matured Fast (from Ian Begley, ESPN):
–  Terrence Ross:  Searching For His Shot, Finding Everything Else (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Hornets: Coach Clifford On Minute Distribution (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
–  Some Interesting Early Season Stats (from Jordan Greer, Sporting News):
Harrison Barnes Is Doing Everything He Can For Mavs (from Josh Bowe, Mavs Moneyball):
–  Small Ball Lineups That Could Challenge GSW (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
 – Cavs: Travel Itinerary Adjustment Is Helping (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
–  OKC: Week In Review (from David Brandon, 16 Wins):
Celebrating The Celtics’ Bench (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Video: “Barkley”: Perimeter To Post-Up Move (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Brandon Roy: “Then I Got Shot”  (from Jayda Evans, Seattle Times):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/12/17

Underrated Rookies, For This Season & The Future (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The History Of Playoff Reformatting (from Rich Kraetsch, The Step Back):
Y’All Ready For Dion Waiters? (from Seerat Sohi, Bleacher Report):
Clippers: Filling The Chris Paul-Sized Hole (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
Summer Vacation Was Anything But For The Celtics  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Warriors’ Trio Of Newbies – Young, Casspi, Bell – May All Have Major Impact (from Carl Steward, Mercury News):
Rose & Wade Must Hit Corner Treys (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Knicks: Damyean Dotson Is Drawing Comparisons To Shumpert (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
E’Twaun Moore Prepares For Increased Role With Rondo Out (from William Guillory, NOLA.com):
Should Jazz Pick Up The Tempo? (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Nets Look To Limit Turnovers (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
10 Things To Watch For In The G-League Draft (from Adam Johnson, 2ways10days.com):
Lakers Looking To Improve Dreadful Defense (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
Sixers: Korkmaz Has Earned A Consistent Role (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Jokic: Throwback Star For The Modern Era (from Phillip Barnett, Yardbarker):
Magic Film Room: Newcomers Having Defensive Impact (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Uptempo Offense Suits Elfrid Payton’s Strengths (from John Denton, magic.com):
PJ Tucker: Exactly What The Rockets Needed (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
The Celtics Have A Stacked Roster & Jaylen Brown & Jayson Tatum Are On The Rise (from Rich Levine, VICE Sports):
First Glimpse Of Simmons/Embiid Pairing (from Jai Bednall, news.com.au):
– Okafor: Time To Move On?  (from Jordan Brenner, SBNation):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 11-20 (from Sportando):
2018 Draft: Top 10 International Prospects (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
G-League: What’s Next For Will Davis? (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Raptors’ Bench Kids (from Mike Ganter, slam.canoe.com):
Video: Shammgod’s Legendary Crossover Lives On (from Bleacher Report):
Video: “Bullet” Action Screening (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/27/17

Jazz Blueprint (Draft, Develop, Retain) Is Paying Off (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Daryl Morey Explains The Rockets’ Turnaround (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
The Week In Review (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
 The East’s Best Teams Can’t Get Stops (from Jared Dubin, Fansided):
Q & A: Vince Carter, Dirk Nowitzki, Paul Pierce  (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Prospect Calibration: Dejounte Murray  (from Cole Zwicker, Fansided):
–  Horford’s Value To The Celtics  (from Michael Pina, Bleacher report):
NBA Insiders On Embiid’s “Upside”  (from Bob Cooney, philly.com):
–  The Joel Embiid Stats Bonanza  (from Miles Wray, Fansided):
Kawhi Leonard’s Ruthlessly Efficient Offense  (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):
How Much Does The Three Affect The Bucks’ Defense  (from Mitchell Maurer, Brew Hoop):
Jim Clibanoff, Nuggets’ Director Of Scouting  (from Mike Jensen, Philly.com):
Devin Booker Breaks Down His Fast Ascension (from Jared Zwerling, NBPA.com):
NBA No-Man’s Land: The Knicks  (from Brett Koremenos, RealGM):
Friendship Between Brad Stevens And Frank Vogel Started At Suburban Indy Park  (from John Denton, magic.com):
–  Will Barton: Grinder Since Day One  (from Matan Halzel, Nugg Love):
21-And-Under All-Stars (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):
Okaro White (from Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel):

 

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):
(Note: this is in the original, online translation services make it understandable in English)

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/11/17

Teams Can’t Even Handle The Threat Of John Wall’s Pick-And-Rolls  (from Scott Rafferty, fansided.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/01/11/john-wall-pick-and-roll-pass-assist/

–  How James Harden Leads The League In Assists  (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):

Read and watch it here:  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/01/11/james-harden-assists-mvp-triple-double-houston-rockets-russell-westbrook-carbaugh-video-breakdown/

–  The Defensive Surprise In Houston  (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-pm-the-defensive-surprise-in-houston/

–  Joel Embiid’s Ambitions  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Rimger):

Read and listen to it here:  https://theringer.com/joel-embiid-point-guard-podcast-d76a4644101#.epv1056ui

Avery Bradley Q & A  (from Warren Shaw, BBall Breakdown):

Read it here: http://bballbreakdown.com/2017/01/10/avery-bradley/

Nikola Jokic: From Serbia To The Nuggets  (from Paul Klee, gazette.com):

Read it here:  http://gazette.com/paul-klee-nikola-jokic-from-serbia-to-the-denver-nuggets-with-love/article/1594083

–  Hayward And The Jazz Are For Real  (from Patrick Redford, Deadspin):

Read and watch it here:  http://deadspin.com/gordon-hayward-and-the-utah-jazz-are-for-real-1791057354

Blazers’ Give-And-Go 3-Point Play For CJ McCollum (from Paul Garcia, The Sports Daily):

Read it here:  http://thesportsdaily.com/analyzing-the-league/blazers-give-go-3-point-play-for-mccollum/

Thunder Film Room: Examining Adams And Kanter As Creators (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):

Read and watch it here: http://newsok.com/thunder-film-room-examining-steven-adams-and-enes-kanter-as-offensive-creators/article/5533883

 What Does The Future Have In Store For Demetrius Jackson?  (from Liam O’Brien, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here:  http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/01/11/future-store-demetrius-jackson/

Point Guard Defense (from Josh Eberley, NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://hoop.nba.com/nba_hoop_featured/defensive-pointers/

Bucks Strike Gold With Brogdon (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/article/2017/01/10/malcolm-brogdon-milwaukee-bucks-mature-success-draft-steal

The Knicks’ Real Problem (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):

Read it here:  http://dailyknicks.com/2017/01/11/new-york-knicks-real-problem-basketball/

From Marc Berman, NY Post:  http://nypost.com/2017/01/10/joakim-noahs-a-horrible-fit-and-carmelo-has-to-bolt-tnt-analyst/

–  Garrett Temple Took Long, Strange Trip To NBA  (from Ailene Vosin, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article125796744.html

GSW 107, MIA 95  (from Ethan Sherwood Strauss, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4724951/celtics-are-still-chasing-the-raptors-in-the-east

–  What The First Half Of The Season Taught Us About The Magic  (from Ricky Scricca, Orlando Magic Daily):

Read and watch it here:  http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2017/01/10/what-the-first-half-taught-us-about-the-orlando-magic/

Pistons’ Midseason Report (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):

Read it here:  http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2017/01/10/pistons-midseason-report-failure-launch/96398704/

 Six Reasons The Rockets Are Dominating Opponents (from Jeff Balke, Houston Press):

Read it here:  http://www.houstonpress.com/news/six-reasons-the-rockets-are-dominating-opponents-9095189

–  Covington’s Shooting Slump Doesn’t Worry The Sixers  (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):

Read and watch it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/why-robert-covingtons-shooting-slump-doesnt-worry-the-sixers/

–  Lowry’s Transformation Into Elite Long-Range Assassin  (from Blake Murphy, VICE Sports):

Read and watch it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/kyle-lowrys-transformation-into-elite-long-range-assassin/

–  Celtics: Areas Of Needed Improvement  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4724951/celtics-are-still-chasing-the-raptors-in-the-east

Ajinca Sees No Future For Himself In New Orleans (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):

Read it here:  http://www.thebirdwrites.com/2017/1/10/14232600/alexis-ajinca-seeks-nba-trade-new-orleans-pelicans-omer-asik-small-ball-improvement