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 1/29/16

–  DeMarcus Cousins Pushing Kings Into Playoff Contention  (from Rob Mahoney,  Sports Illsutrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/01/28/fundamentals-demarcus-cousins-rajon-rondo-kings-lakers-mavericks-cavaliers-heat

Evan Turner and Marcus Smart Are Delivering On The Block  (from wjsy, celticsblog.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.celticsblog.com/2016/1/28/10855494/the-postmen-evan-turner-and-marcus-smart-are-delivering-on-the-block

–  How The Raptors Are Doing It  (from Coach Nick,  BBall Breakdown):

Watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMudauro3u8

–  Larry Bird:  Q & A On The Pacers’ Season  (from Mark Monteith,  Pacers.com):

Read it hre:  http://www.nba.com/pacers/q-and-bird-assesses-pacers-halfway-point

–  Michael Kidd- Gilchrist’s Return To The Hornets Can’t Come Soon Enough  (from Zach Harper,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25464699/michael-kidd-gilchrists-return-couldnt-come-sooner-for-the-hornets

–  Recapping Thursday’s Games  (from SBNation):

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

–  Phil Jackson’s Vision For The Knicks:  How It Looks In Year Two  (from Harvey Araton,  NYTimes):

Read it here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/29/sports/basketball/how-phil-jacksons-blueprint-for-the-knicks-is-holding-up.html

The Elite Shot Creators  (from Jamal Crawford,  The Players’ Tribune):

Read and view it here:  http://www.theplayerstribune.com/jamal-crawford-clippers-shot-creators/

–  How Andre Roberson’s Absence Affects The Thunder  (from Erik Horne,  neswok.com):

Read it here:  http://newsok.com/how-andre-robersons-absence-affects-the-thunder-in-the-next-three-weeks/article/5475423?mc_cid=24003aab4e&mc_eid=a31b8084f6

–  Wolves Playing At Quicker Pace  (from Kent Youngblood,  startribune.com):

Read it here:  http://www.startribune.com/wolves-playing-at-quicker-pace-per-mitchell-s-prodding/366939391/?mc_cid=24003aab4e&mc_eid=a31b8084f6

–  Back-To-Backs Are A Pain In The Neck For Players, Fans  (from Gil Lebreton, star-telegram.com):

Read  it here:  http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gil-lebreton/article57208128.html

The WNBA Is Reorganizing Its Playoff System:  Could The NBA Be Next?   (from Howard Megdal, VICE Sports):

Read it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/highlight/the-wnba-is-reorganizing-its-playoff-system-could-the-nba-be-next

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

Klay Thompson  (from Jesus Gomez,  SBNation):  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/1/28/10858626/klay-thompson-highlights-stats-warriors-offense-breakdown

Goran Dragic/Dwyane Wade  (from Manny Navarro,  Miami Herald):  http://blogs.herald.com/miami_heat/2016/01/on-verge-of-comeback-goran-dragics-next-challenge-is-to-rekindle-his-chemistry-with-dwyane-wade.html

Isaiah Thomas  (from Chris Forsberg,  ESPN):   http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14670175/all-star-nod-big-feat-little-guy-isaiah-thomas-boston-Celtics

 Rodney Hood  (from Jody Genessy, Deseret News):  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865646449/Utah-Jazz-benefiting-from-a-hot-and-confident-Rodney-Hood.html

–  Bobby Portis  (from Ian Levy, VICE Sports):  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/rookies-deconstructed-bobby-portis

–  Justise Winslow  (from Ian Levy,  VICE Sports):   https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/rookies-deconstructed-justise-winslow

–  Mudiay/Jokic/Nurkic/Gary Harris  (from Mike Olson, Denver Stiffs):  http://www.denverstiffs.com/2016/1/28/10857630/denver-nuggets-the-futures-so-bright-i-gotta-wear-shades

–  Troy Daniels  (from Andrew Snyder,  Hoops Habit):  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/01/28/charlotte-hornets-troy-daniels-shoots-way-rotation/

DeMar DeRozan  (from Josh Lewenberg,  tsn.ca):  http://www.tsn.ca/all-star-derozan-on-mission-to-prove-doubters-wrong-1.430223

–  Nikola Vucevic  (from John Denton,  magic.com):  http://www.nba.com/magic/news/vucevic-looking-get-offensive-rhythm-back?mc_cid=24003aab4e&mc_eid=a31b8084f6

–  Jason Terry  (from Jonathan Feigen,  Houston Chronicle):  http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterockets/2016/01/jason-terry-rockets-werent-prepared-to-play-spurs/

Stanley Johnson  (from Keith Langlois,  pistons.com):  No rookie wall for Stanley Johnson – and also no limit on the 19-year-old’s ceiling

NOTE:  SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER:

 $39.99/year FOREVER!
Available ONLY to the FIRST 1000 subscribers, one-year access to Basketball Intelligence, containing daily coverage of the very best in NBA Reporting and Analysis for $39.99.  Renewable annually for this special introductory rate FOREVER!
(That’s a 60% discount from our normal rate and just 11 cents per day!).
Take advantage of this offer at basketballintelligence.net
*Please note, this is an individual subscription, not to be shared, our system does not allow  concurrent users.  For teams and bulk member rates, please contact us at ray@basketballintelligence.net

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 1/28/16

–   SVG Is Finding The Right Culture To Build On In Detroit  (from Zach Harper, CBS Sports):
–  Mike Malone And Brad Stevens On The Celtics’ Defense  (from Chris Forsberg,  ESPN):
Lakers’ Coach Byron Scott  (from Michael Pina, Bleacher Report):
–  Time To Move On From The Hack-a-Farce  (from Kevin Draper, Deadspin):

–  Cavs 115, Suns 93  (from Jason Lloyd, ohio.com):

Read it here:  http://www.ohio.com/blogs/cleveland-cavaliers/cleveland-cavaliers-1.275356/cavs-115-suns-93-jason-lloyd-s-19-thoughts-on-ball-movement-new-assistant-and-lue-as-an-all-star-1.657958

 

 

Griz Finally Enjoying The Benefits Of Lineup Versatility  (from Ronald Tillery,  Commercial Appeal):

Read it here:  http://www.commercialappeal.com/sports/grizzlies/griz-finally-enjoying-benefit-of-versatile-lineups-2a45a4b7-df23-6c11-e053-0100007ff43f-366784991.html

–  Why The Raptors Are Better This Year  (from Ryan Wolstat,  Toronto Sun):

Read it here:  http://www.torontosun.com/2016/01/27/five-reasons-why-these-raptors-are-better-than-last-year

–  Pacers Search For Lost 3-Point Touch (from Nate Taloyr,  indystar.com):

Read it here:  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2016/01/27/pacers-search-lost-3-point-touch/79428644/

–  Who Nets New Shooting Coach David Nurse Can Help The Most  (from Reed Wallach,  Nets Daily):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
Isaiah Thomas  (from Jay King,  masslive.com):   http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2016/01/mike_malone_boston_celtics_gua.html
–  Justise Winslow  (from Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com):  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-justise-winslow-s012716-story.html

 Tyus Jones  (from Jerry Zgoda,  startribune.com):   http://www.startribune.com/tyus-jones-sitting-on-wolves-bench-but-improving-in-practices/366792151/

–  Kyle Korver  (from hawks.com):  http://www.nba.com/hawks/features/korver-scraps-new-shooting-motion-effort-find-old-form

–  Nik Stauskas  (from Bob Cooney,  philly.com):  http://mobile.philly.com/beta?wss=/philly/sports/sixers&id=366778221

 

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

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

NOTE:  SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER:

 $39.99/year FOREVER!
Available ONLY to the FIRST 1000 subscribers, one-year access to Basketball Intelligence, containing daily coverage of the very best in NBA Reporting and Analysis for $39.99.  Renewable annually for this special introductory rate FOREVER!
(That’s a 60% discount from our normal rate and just 11 cents per day!).
Take advantage of this offer at basketballintelligence.net
*Please note, this is an individual subscription, not to be shared, our system does not allow  concurrent users.  For teams and bulk member rates, please contact us at ray@basketballintelligence.net