Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/24/16

Video Breakdown: Clippers/Blazers game 3  (from Coach Nick,  BBall Breakdown):
–  Blazers 96, Clippers 88 (from Kevin Arnovitz,  ESPN):
–  OKC 119, DAL 108  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illsutrated):
–  The Celtics Aren’t Dead Yet  (from Paul Flannery,  SBNation):
–  Ty Lue Is Holding His Own In Cavs/Pistons Series  (from David Zavac,  Fear The Sword):
–  Pacers’ Psychologist Chris Carr  (from Nate Taylor,
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Jonas Jerebko  (from Kevin O’Connor,

–  Steph Curry  (from Henry Algert, The Sports Quotient):

We apologize for our delayed and abbreviated Sunday posting:  this was a travel day for BI.  We will resume normal publication on Monday.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/18/16


Recapping Sunday’s Games  (from Tim Cato/Liam Boylan-Pett, SBNation):

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–  Heat/Hornets Game 1: Seven Things To Know  (from James Herbert,  CBS Sports):

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–  Heat Punish The Hornets  (from Chris Barnewall, BBall Breakdown):

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–  Pistons Show Confidence And Inexperience In Game 1 Loss  (from Zach Harper,  CBS Sports):

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Impact Of Kevin Love At The Five  (from Aaron McMann,

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–  Trail Blazers Had No Answers  (from Kevin Arnovitz,  ESPN):

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–  Clippers 115, Blazers 95  (from Jason Quick,

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–  All Eyes On Raptors After Losing Game One   (from Zach Lowe,  ESPN):

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–  DeMarre Carroll Wants To Guard Paul George: “That’s What I Live For”  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

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–  Rockets’ Offense Picked Clean By Warriors In Game One  (from Jonathan Feigen,  Houston Chronicle):

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–  Rockets’ Solution For Game Two Is To Move  (from Calvin Watkins,  ESPN):

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–  How The Warriors Kept Harden Off The FT Line  (from Zach Harper,  CBS Sports):

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–  Isaiah Thomas’ Sneaky Use Of Flare Screen Out Of Horns  (from Jack Winter/Spencer Lund, dimemag):

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–  Celtics’ Target: Find A Marksman  (from Gary Washburn,  Boston Globe):

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–  Kenny Atkinson Named Nets’ New Head Coach  (from Laura Albanese, Newsday):

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–  Credit Kenny Atkinson For Jeremy Lin’s Boost With Knicks  (from Frank Isola,  NY Daily News):

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–  Pistons’ GM Jeff Bower Climbed The Ladder To The NBA  (from Neil Rudel,  Altoona Mirror):

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Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:



–  Kawhi Leonard  (from Sarah Cilea, BBall Breakdown):

 Myles Turner  (from Wheat Hotchkiss,

–  Kemba Walker/Nic Batum  (from Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer):

–  Dion Waiters  (from Lang Whitaker,

 Steph Curry  (from Max Whittle,

–  Shane Larkin  (from Alex Kennedy,  Basketball Insiders):

–  Quinn Cook (from Brian Rzeppa,  Ridiculous Upside):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 4/6/16


 Olshey Rebuilt Blazers “On The Fly”  (from Steve Aschburner,

–  Why The Wizards Plans Went Awry  (from Jorge Castillo,  Washington Post):
–  All Isaiah Thomas Needed Was To Be Wanted  (from Paul Flannery,  SBNation):
 Recapping Tuesday’s Games  (from SBNation):

–  Wolves 124, Warriors 117  (from Adam Lauridsen,

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–  Gregg Popovich/Quin Snyder: Mutual Admiration  (from Randy Hollis,
LBJ: Perfect Time For Cavs To Be Clicking  (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
–  Q & A With Rockets’ Health Guru Javair Gillett  (from Calvin Watkins,  ESPN):
–  Reno Bighorns Coach David Arseneault, Jr (from Keith Schlosser, Ridiculous Upside):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Jonas Valanciunas/Bismack Biyombo (from Arden Zwelling,
Myles Turner  (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):
–  Kawhi Leonard (from Aaron Falk,  Sal Lake Tribune):

Norman Powell (from Holly MacKenzie,

–  Terry Rozier (from A. Sherrod Blakely,
–  Langston Galloway/Jerian Grant  (from Fred Kerber,  NY Post):
QOTD (from Tom Izzo, on Draymond Green):  “I’ll call him up and say: ‘You can’t guard him. You’re not quick enough. You can’t guard him. You’re not big enough.’ But what he is is smart enough. He understands angles and positioning. I swear to you that guy knows where the ball is going, two passes before it gets there.”


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/12/16



–  Steve Kerr Is Fine Tuning Warriors’ Game  (from Sam Amick,  USA Today):

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–  Gauging A Transformation DPOY Race:  Kawhi Leonard/ Draymond Green  (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):

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Luol Deng Still Believes That The Bulls Did Coach Thibodeau Wrong (from Joe Cowley,  Chicago Sun Times):

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–  Hornets, Grizzlies, Rockets  (from Christopher Dempsey, Denver Post):

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–  Hornets Have The Smarts  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):

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–  Recapping Friday’s Games  (from SBNation):
Heat’s Shrewd Moves Are Paying Off (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):
–  The Case Rambis Is Making To Remain As Knicks Coach  (from Marc Berman,  NY Post):
Additional player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  DeMarcus Cousins  (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
–  Giannis Antetokuonmpo (from Jesse Blancarte,  Basketball Insiders):
–  Bismack Biyombo/Jonas Valanciunas  (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
–  DeWayne Dedmon/Jason Smith  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
–   Tony Wroten (from Henry Steckel,  Vantage Sports):
–   Devin Booker  (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):    and from Troy Tauscher, BBall Breakdown:  The Breakdown: It’s Time To Talk About Devin Booker
–  Robert Upshaw  (from Harrison Faigen,  Silver Screen and Roll):

–  Evan Turner (from Jimmy Toscano,

–  Mario Chalmers  (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):

 Chris Bosh  (from Benjamin Hoffman,  NYTimes):

–  Shelvin Mack  (from Aaron Falk,  Salt Lake Tribune):


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):