Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/8/16


LBJ:  Cavs Aren’t Ready For The Playoffs  (from Dave McMenamin,  ESPN):
–  Quick Thoughts On Griz’ Win Over Cavs  (from Geoff Calkins, Commercial Appeal):
–  Kerr:  We Can’t Keep Relying On Steph Bailing Us Out  (from Ethan Sherwood Strauss,  ESPN):
–  Warriors Assistant GM Travis Schlenk Q & A  (from Matthew Steinmetz):
 Celtics Can’t Cross Line Of Emotional Play  (from Jimmy Toscano,
–  Hornets/Kemba; Baron Davis; Paul George Q & A  (from David Aldridge,
“Pressure Rate” Defenders  (from Jordan K. Foley,  Vantage Sports):
–  Suns Still Fighting Despite Down Season  (from Cody Taylor,  Basketball Insiders):
–  Wesley Matthews One Year Later  (from Saad Yousuf,
Mavs: Too Much Emphasis On 3s?  (from Eddie Sefko,  Dallas Morning News):
–  New Nets’ GM Sean Marks  (from Andy Vasquez,
–  Recapping Monday’s Games  (from SBNation):
–  GIF Breakdown: The High Scoring Stylings Of Devin Booker and Alex Len  (from Rollin J. Mason,
–  Video Breakdown:  Steph Screens, Klay Hits Wild Trey  (from EricApricot,  Golden tate Of Mind):
Luke Walton:  Dubs Have Freedom To Improvise  (from Scott Davis,  Business Insider):
–  Raptors’ Second Half Collapse Versus Rockets  (from Cooper Smither,  Raptors Republic):
–  How The Lakers Beat The Dubs  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
–  Front Office Insider  (from Bobby Marks,  Yahoo Sports):
–  Zach Lowe’s “2016 Marc Gasol All-Stars”  (from ESPN):
–  Hawks Recapturing Some Of Last Season’s Form  (from Jonathan Savitske, Hoops Habit):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Giannis Antetokuonmpo  (from Jake Fischer,  Sports Illustrated):
Kristaps Porzingis  (from Yaron Weitzman,  SBNation):
Joe Johnson  (from Ira Winderman,
D.J. Augustin  (from Christopher Dempsey, Denver Post):
–   Dorell Wright  (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):
–  Shelvin Mack  (from Tony Jones,  Salt City Tribune):
–  Jordan Clarkson  (from Mike Bresnahan, LATimes):
David West (from Mark Monteith,
–  Emmanuel Mudiay  (from Evan Fiala,  The Sports Quotient):
–  Josh Maggette  (from  Brian Rzeppa,  Ridiculous Upside):  Josh Magette Defies Odds for D-Fenders

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

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

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

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–  LBJ on Lack of Playing Time for Some  (from Chris Fedor,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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–  Bucks’ Future Remains Bright  (from Ian Thomsen,

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

 The Case for Flip Saunders as Executive of the Year  (from Britt Robson,

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

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–  Tyreke Evans Having Difficulty Adjusting to Gentry’s Offensive System  (from John Reid,

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–  Recapping Monday’s Games  (from SBNation):

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

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And for those with access to ESPN insider:

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

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Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Draymond Green  (from Sam Amick, USA Today):

–  DeMar DeRozan  (from Josh Lewenberg,

–  TJ Warren/Devin Booker/Alex Len  (from Jonathan Tjarks,  RealGM):

–  Jonathon Simmons  (from Tim McMahon,  Express-News):

–  DeMarre Carroll  (from Ryan Wolstat,  Toronto Sun):–and-likely-for-some-time

–  Ish Smith (from Jason Patt,  SBNation):

–  Montrezl Harrell  (from Jonathan Feigen,  Houston Chronicle):

–  John Wall  (from Abdullah Sharif,

–  Larry Nance, Jr  (from Harrison Faigen,

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis

–  How Billy Donovan built a basketball powerhouse at Florida  (from Anthony Slater,

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For Second Spectrum, Basketball is Just a Numbers game (from Gary washburn. Boston Globe):

” The analytics firm has many NBA teams on its client list, offering more concrete data to maximize teams’ rosters.

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Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:


–  With Exum out, Trey Burke says, ‘I have to be ready to step up’  (from Aaron Falk,


–  DeMarre on the defensive for Raptors  (from Ryan Wolstat,


–  Jared Sullinger is primed for a breakout season  (from Kevin O’Connor,


–  Rockets Face Tough Choice With Montrezl Harrell  (from Chuck Myron,


–  Justise Winslow knows the Heat won’t be down long  (from Michael Lee,  Washington Post):