Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 3/17/16

 Nuggets Defense Crumbling Inside The Paint (from Christopher Dempsey,  Denver Post):

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–   Pistons Defense: Coach Van Gundy Has No Answers  (from Vince Ellis,  Detroit Free Press):

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–  The T’wolves Best Offensive Lineup  (from Michael Rand,

Read it here:  Timberwolves offense has taken off with Zach LaVine at shooting guard

–  Sixers’ First Round Draft Odds Are Much Better This Year  (from Bret Stuter,  The Sixer Sense):

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Draymond Green’s Defense Keys Warriors’ Win  (from Rusty Simmons,

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–  The Spurs’ Ball Movement  (from Eli Horowitz/J.R. Wilco,  Pounding The Rock):

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–  His Players Back/Respect Suns’ Coach Earl Watson  (from Craig Grialou,

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–  Pacers’ Bench Is Becoming Effective  (from Mark Monteith,

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–  Recapping  Wednesday’s Games  (from SBNation):

Pistons’ Assistant Coach Charles Klask  Q & A  (from Aaron McMann,

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–  Sioux Falls Head Coach Dan Craig  (from Brian Rzeppa,  Ridiculous Upside):

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 Jabari Parker  (from Jared Dubin,  Bleacher Report):

C.J. McCollum  (from AJ Neuharth-Keusch,  USA Today):    and from Eric Griffith, Blazers’ Edge:

–  Jonas Valanciunas/Bismack Biyombo  (from Joshua Priemski, Raptors Republic ):

–  Hassan Whiteside  (from Dave Hyde,

–  Jermaine O’Neal  (from Chris Ballard,  Sports Illustrated):

–  Jared Cunningham  (from Matt Velazquez,

–  Norman Powell (from Donnovan Bennett,

–  Alec Burks  (from Allthatamar,

–  Luis Montero/Cliff Alexander  (from Mike Richman,  Oregon Live):

–  Deshaun Thomas  (from Brian Rzeppa,  Ridiculous Upside):

–  Sim Bhullar  (from Brian Rzeppa,  Ridiculous Upside):

Kris Dunn (from Ron Morris,

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/10/16

–  Hawks Quietly Becoming Dangerous  (from Zach Harper, CBS Sports):
–  How Brad Stevens Draws Up Winning After Time Out Plays  (from Chris Forsberg,  ESPN):
–  Hornets Are Committed To Three Point Shots,  And To Accepting The Consequences  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
–  Coach Carlisle Working Hard On Mavs’ Transition Defense  (from Dwain Price,
–  Careless Offense Hurts Warriors’ Defense  (from Monte Poole,  csnbayarea):
–  Michael Malone On Nikola Jokic’s Passing  (from Nate Timmons,
Film Room: Magic’s Strengths And Struggles  (from Josh Cohen,
–  How Hassan Whiteside Is Saving Heat’s Season  (from Zach Buckley,  Bleacher Report):
–  How Steph Curry Is Inspiring Young Players Across The NBA  (from Michael Pina Bleacher Report):
–  Warriors 115, Jazz 94  (from Monte Poole,
–  5 Must-See Momenst In Dubs’ Win Over Jazz  (from Ananth Mandian,  CBS Sports):
Recapping Wednesday’s Games  (from SBNation):

–  The Genius Of Dirk Nowitzki  (from Rob Mahoney,  Sports Illustrated):

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–  Sidelined: How NBA Coaches Deal With Pain And Injuries  (from DeAntae Price,  Sports Illustrated):
Jerry Colangelo Touts Analytics As He Contemplates Rio Olympics Roster  (from Ben Golliver,  Sports Illustrated)
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
Myles Turner  (from Karl Monteith,
–  Devin Booker  (from Sean Sullivan,
–  Norman Powell (from Mike Ganter,  Toronto Sun):
–  Damian Lillard (from Erik Gundersen,  The Columbian):
–  Jonas Valanciunas/Bismack Biyombo  (from Josh Lewenberg,

–  Tony Allen  (from Jared Weiss,  Celtics Blog):

–  Bobby Portis  (from Yaron Weitzman,  SBNation):
Kristaps Porzingis/Jerian Grant  (from Joe Flunn, Posting And Toasting):
–  Joel Freeland (from Mark Woods,

–  Kris Dunn  (from Jason King,  Bleacher Report):


Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 3/7/16



–  Warriors Were Overdue For A Bad Game  (from Tim Kawakami,

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–  Warriors Show They Aren’t Perfect  (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):

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–  Lakers Are At Their Best When Warriors Are At Their Worst  (from Baxter Holmes,  ESPN):

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–  Beyond Lillard, Depth Is Carrying The Blazers  (from James Herbert,  CBS Sports):

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–  Earl Watson’s Way Set By Memphis Years With Hubie Brown  (from Paul Coro,  azcentral):

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–  As Usual,  The Spurs Are Flying Under The Radar  (from Moke Hamilton,  Basketball Insiders):

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–  Clippers Defensive Changes Are Paying Off  (from Rowan Kavner,

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–  Pelicans, Gentry May Start Looking Toward The Future  (from Justin Verrier,  ESPN):

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–  The Suns’ 3-2 Stretch: Len, Defense & Stability  (from Kevin Zimmerman,

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–  Mapping Out The Suns’ Path Back To Relevance  (from Bryan Toporek,  BBall Breakdown):

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–  Making It In The NBA  (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):

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–  Kings’ Stats Guru Roland Beech (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):

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–  Chauncey Billups On Melo & The Knicks  (from Marc Berman,  NY Post):

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Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Marvin Williams  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):

–  Ryan Anderson  (from Justin Verrier,  ESPN):

–  Devin Booker  (from Paul Coro,  azcentral):

–  Damian Lillard/ CJ McCollum  (from Lang Whitaker,

–  Paul George  (from Jeff Zilgitt,  USA Today):

–  Carmelo Anthony  (from Chris Herring,  Wall Street Journal):

Sam Dekker  (from Joel Brigham,  Basketball Insiders):

Julius Randle (from Broderick Turner, LATimes):

–  Karl-Anthony Towns (from Jerry Zgoda,    and from Jesus Gomez,  SBNation:

–  Willie Cauley-Stein  (from Tom Ziller,  SBNation):

–  Bobby Portis (from Kris Terzic,

–  Lamar Patterson (from Kris Willis,

–  Pat Connaughton  (from David Waldstein,  NYTimes):

–  Kris Dunn  (Jason King,  Bleacher Report):

–  Ben Simmons  (from Marc Whittington, Liberty Ballers):