Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/17/17

Warriors Show Ball And Player Movement Beats Stationary Spacing (from Eli Horowitz, BBall Breakdown):
Curry/Durant Pick-And-Roll Works Best As A Change Of Pace (from Eric Apricot, BBall Breakdown):
The Pistons’ Summer Of Uncertainty (from Paul Headley, 16 Wins):
Jonathan Isaac, The Most Interesting Man In The Draft  (from Brandon Anderson, sethsdrathouse.com):
Once Overlooked, Colorado Guard Derrick White Gains Draft Traction (from Chris Dortch, NBA.com):
NBA Three-Ball: Usage + Accuracy, A Riddling Question (from Celtics Life):
Ron Baker Knows What Knicks Need.  Will He Be Back?  (from Marc Berman, NYPost):
John Collins Q & A (from Brandon Hall, stack.com):
John Collins’ Impressive Stats (from Chris Dortch, NBA.com):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/2/17

Game One Recap:
Transcript Of Mike Brown’s Post-Game Media Session (from Nathaniel Cline, cleveland.com):
The Cavs Have No Answer For KD (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Why Durant Had 2 Dunks So Wide Open That It Looked Like A Layup Line (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
How Draymond And KD Protect Curry On Defense (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
Game One Stat: Turnovers Make A Difference (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
How KD’s Length Slowed Down The Cavs (from Alykhan Bijani, Fansided):
The Dubs: Detail-Oriented, Innovative, Talented And In-Sync (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/10/17

Draymond Green Q & A  (from Sam Amick, USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/warriors/2017/01/09/draymond-green-kevin-durant-warriors-grizzlies/96363540/

OKC’s Transition Defense Is Paying Dividends  (from Bobby Chancellor, Welcome To Loud City):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.welcometoloudcity.com/2017/1/10/14213502/oklahoma-city-thunder-film-room-thunders-fast-break-defense-keep-okc-competitive

–  The New CBA’s Designated Player Veteran Extension Explained  (from Cole Zwicker/ Eric Pincus, 16winsaring.com):

Read it here:  https://16winsaring.com/the-nba-cba-explaining-the-designated-player-veteran-extension-and-choice-615f76872fb9#.ckgi8p3fu

The “Glamorous” World Of Overseas Scouting: Part Two (from John Hollinger, grizzlies.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/news/grind-city-media/road-trippin-per-hollinger-pt2-170109/

–  Jeff Green: All Heart  (from Jeff Green/Jared Dubin, NBPA):

Read it here:  http://nbpa.com/jeff-green-all-heart/

 Was The 2013 Draft Really All That Bad? (from Spencer Davies, 16winsaring):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/was-the-2013-nba-draft-really-all-that-bad-3c1652349abc#.xbv5n3vkc

 Clippers Stopped Being “Too Clever” And Found Their Defensive Stride Again (from Bill Oram, OC Register):

Read it here:  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/clippers-740657-rivers-defense.html

–  Tyus Jones: Still A “Situational Player” Despite Strong Play  (from Jace Frederick, twincities.com):

Read it here:  http://www.twincities.com/2017/01/10/timberwolves-tyus-jones-still-a-situational-player-despite-strong-play/

–  Brandon Ingram Has Started Turning The Corner  (from Eric Pincus, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2686077-brandon-ingram-has-started-turning-the-corner-for-los-angeles-lakers

–  The Amazing Fit Of Eric Gordon In Houston  (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-the-amazing-fit-of-eric-gordon/

–  Checking In On The Suns’ Rebuild  (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):

Read it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2017/01/09/the-coaching-spin-checking-on-the-suns-rebuild-in-phoenix/

–  An Early Progress Report On The Suns’ Frontcourt Of The Future  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://theringer.com/the-suns-frontcourt-of-the-future-is-going-through-growing-pains-and-so-is-the-nba-3cd39347acd2#.frawpqk9f

–  There Are Some Positives To The Suns’ Season So Far  (from deadpoolio, Bright Side Of The Sun):

Read it here:  http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2017/1/10/14222468/even-in-this-trying-season-positives-do-exist-for-the-phoenix-suns

–  Zaza Finds His Comfort Zone (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):

Read it here: http://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Zaza-Pachulia-finds-comfort-zone-with-Warriors-10846372.php

From Carl Steward, Mercury News:  http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/01/09/pachulias-fabulous-pass-just-one-element-of-blossoming-game/

 

 

 

Have The Pacers Turned The Corner? (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/01/10/indiana-pacers-turning-corner/

Film Room: 5 Stephen Zimmerman Strengths In Erie  (from Josh Cohen, Magic.com):

Watch it here:  http://www.nba.com/magic/news/film-room-5-stephen-zimmerman-strengths-erie-cohen-20170109

–  Podcast: CJ McCollum/Bobby Marks  (from  Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):

Listen to it here:  http://art19.com/shows/vertical-chris-mannix/episodes/bc079218-215e-47bd-a2c0-835f39516e34

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/12/16

Video Analysis: Advanced Curry/Durant Pick And Roll (from EricApricot, Golden State Of Mind):
–  Phil Jackson, Kenny Atkinson On Coaching (from Charley Rosen, fanragsports):
–  Luke Walton Credits Unselfish Play For Bench Success (from Mark medina, LA Daily News):
–  Anthony Davis Has Been Great, The Pelicans Have Been Bad  (from Chris Herring, fivethirtyeight.com):
 Thunder Offense Takes Big Step Back  (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
–  Thunder Playing Impressive Defense  (from Susan Bible, Basketball Insiders):
–  Clippers’ Defense Leads Them Atop The NBA  (from Rowan Kavner,  clippers.com):
–  Spurs Still Offering Lessons To The Heat  (from Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel):
Terry Stotts: “Our Challenge Is To Play Well For Longer Periods”  (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
–  Recapping Friday Night’s Games (from Mike Prada, SBNation):
–  Embiid Leads The Way As Sixers Win Their First Game (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
–  Embiid: Worth The Wait  (from The Jump Ball):
Brett Brown: Sports Science Has A Significant Voice That I Listen To  (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
 CLE 104, WAS 95  (from Adam Rubin, Truth About It):
–  BOS 114, NY 85  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston herald):
–  Jabari Parker Has The Tools To Be An Elite Scorer  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Giannis, Jabari And Khris: The Bucks’ “Big Three” Master Plan  (from Jonny Auping, Real GM):
–  Pelicans Defense Might Be A Mirage  (from David Fisher, The Bird Writes):
–  Kings Look To Speed Up To Avoid Working Against The Shot Clock  (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):
 These Aren’t Your Same Old Sacramento Kings  (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
–  Mavs’ Young Players Are Living Up To Expectations (from Cole Mentzel, Hoops Habit):
–  Jonathan Simmons’ Path To The NBA  (from Jenny Dial Creech, Huston Chronicle):
–  Weekend Dime Returns, Sort Of (from Marc Stein, ESPN):
–  Something Goes Right For The Lakers; In Two Words: Luke Walton  (from Mark Heisler, OC Reggister):
–  Zach LaVine And The Timberwolves’ Learning Curve  (from Jared Dubin, VICE Sports):
–  Sixth Man Monta Ellis  (from William Furr, 8points9seconds.com):

 Kent Lacob Interview  (from Golden State Of Mind):

Read it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2016/11/12/13601450/nba-2016-santa-cruz-warriors-kent-lacob-interview

Kirk Lacob Interview  (from Clevis Murray, Sir Charles In Charge):

Read it here:  http://sircharlesincharge.com/2016/11/01/golden-state-warriors-lacob-offseason/

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/4/16

–  Hawks Effectively Getting Dwight Howard Involved  (from Colby Giacubeno, Soaring Down South):

–  LBJ’s Role Is Changing  (from Michael Singer, USA Today):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2016/11/04/lebron-james-cavaliers-olajuwon-all-time-scoring/93278344/

Recapping Thursday’s Games  (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):

Read and watch it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2673948-thursday-nba-roundup-motivated-kevin-durant-should-terrify-rest-of-the-league

MIL 125, IND 107  (from Eric Nehm/ Frank Madden, brewhoop.com):

Read it here:  http://www.brewhoop.com/2016/11/3/13515686/bucks-vs-pacers-final-score-giannis-jabari-thon-maker

GSW 122, OKC 96  (from Nate Scott, USA Today):

Read it here:  http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/11/thunder-warriors-russell-westbrook-kevin-durant-stats

–  Video Breakdown:  Warriors’ Defensive Strategy Vs. Westbrook  (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2016/11/4/13517724/warriors-vs-thunder-video-analysis-2016-highlights-stephen-curry-draymond-green-russell-westbrook

–  Durant And Westbrook Shining Apart  (from JM Poulard, BBall breakdown):

Read it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/11/03/kevin-durant-and-russell-westbrook-shining-apart/

CLE 128, BOS 122  (fromChris Fedor, cleveland.com):

Read it here:  http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2016/11/inside_kevin_loves_offensive_c.html

HOU 118, NYK 99  (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):

Read it here:  http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets/article/James-Harden-s-30-point-15-assist-night-lifts-10557031.php?cmpid=twitter-premium&t=01273dba63438d9cbb

Video Breakdown: Ian Clark And Steph Curry Blitz Blazers (from EricApricot, Golden State Of Mind):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2016/11/2/13496012/warriors-vs-blazers-video-analysis-2016-2017-highlights-stephen-curry-ian-clark

Steph Curry: More Than Just A 3-Point Shooter  (from NBA Australia, Sporting News):

Read it here:  http://www.sportingnews.com/au/nba-au/news/curry-proving-hes-more-than-just-a-3-point-shooter-nba/mwsezndvblgs1bowx5m5h3c4t

–  Can The Warriors Break Basketball Again?  (from Benjamin Morris, fivethirtyeight.com):

Read it here:  http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/can-the-warriors-break-basketball-again/

–  The Bulls Are Fun Again  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://theringer.com/the-bulls-are-fun-again-and-its-no-mirage-251c62f6891#.kbzfhvjrs

Bulls May Be The Biggest Surprise So Far  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/wade-bulls-think-they-can-do-the-unexpected-evidence-says-they-may-be-right/

Hawks: The Helping Hand Of Mike Muscala  (from Jordan Treske, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/11/04/atlanta-hawks-helping-hand-mike-muscala/

–  Jaylen Brown Earns LBJ’s Respect  (from Mark D’Amico, celtics.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/sidebar/post-110316-rookie-brown-earns-kings-respect-in-cleveland

–  Kevin McHale Q & A  (from Chad Finn, Hardwood Nation):

Read it here:  https://thehardwoodnation.net/2016/11/04/qa-kevin-mchale/

–  The Rise Of Tomas Satoransky  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

RFead it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wizards-insider/wp/2016/11/03/the-rise-of-tomas-satoransky-could-send-trey-burke-to-the-bench/?postshare=5461478206770607&tid=ss_tw

–  Stanley Johnson: Trying To Reverse Second-year Slide  (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):

Read it here:  http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2016/11/03/pistons-johnson-trying-reverse-nd-year-slide/93266358/

What Is The Mid-Level Exception?  (from Mike Honkasalo, HoopsHype):

Read it here:  http://hoopshype.com/2016/11/04/hoopshype-explains-what-is-the-nba-mid-level-exception/