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

 

Chauncey Billups Wishes The Celtics Had Been Patient With Him  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
 The Celtics Show The Incredible Power Of The Three-Pointer (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Kemba Walker: True To His Roots  (from Kevin Armstrong, NY Daily News):
–  Video Breakdown: The Elevator Action (from Mo Dakhil, BBall Breakdown):
–  John Wall Is Having His Finest Season  (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):

The Rise Of Yogi Ferrell (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2017/02/06/yogi-ferrell-10-day-contract-mavericks-nets-hoosiers

–  Seth Curry Has Been On Fire In 2017 (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Jrue Holiday Q & A (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
LaVine’s Injury Puts His Potential On Pause  (from  Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
–  Each Team’s “Most Surprising Player” (from Connor Learn, Fansided):
Paul Zipser Is Getting Extended Minutes (from Tyler Pleiss, Blog A Bull):
–  How The Aaron Gordon Experiment Has Succeeded And How It Has Failed  (from Cory Hutson, Orlando Pinstriped Post):
Alex Len Is Lost In An Inconsistent Rotation (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):
P.J. Tucker: Marquese Chriss’ On-Court Coach (from Doug Haller, azcentral.com):
–  The All “You Should Still Be In School” Team  (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):
–  Grizzlies’ Veteran Core Shares Uncommon Bond (from Ian Thomsen, NBA.com):
Anzejs Pacesniks Is Becoming The 2017 Draft’s Best Center Prospect  (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Trahson Burrell In The D-League  (from Chris Reichert, The Step Back):
 The Enforcer: A Dying Breed (from Jason Concepcion, The Ringer):
The  Kings’ Bench Is Producing  (from Matt Kawahar, Sacramento Bee):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/22/17

Nikola Jokic: Mid-Range Assassin/Highlight Reel Passer  (from TJ McBride, BSNDenver):

Read and watch it here: http://bsndenver.com/nikola-jokic-is-a-mid-range-assassin-with-an-offensive-ceiling-that-keeps-climbing/

Nuggets Giving Former Coach Doug Moe A Team He Can Recognize And Love  (from Christopher Dempsey, Denver Post):

Read it here:  http://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/21/doug-moe-denver-nuggets-former-coach/

Nuggets: Reason For Optimism  (from Robson Friend, Nugg Love):

Read it here: http://nugglove.com/2017/01/21/nuggets-timely-form-gives-optimism/

James Michael McAdoo: Life Is Good On Warriors’ Bench  (from Scott Cacciola, NYTimes):

Read it here:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/21/sports/basketball/golden-state-warriors-james-michael-mcadoo-nba.html

–  The Warriors’ Motley Crew Of Back-Up Centers (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):

Read it here:  http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/01/21/the-warriors-motley-crew-of-big-men-tag-teaming-the-backup-center-spot/

–  Otto Porter, Jr: Deadly Shooter  (from Dan Karpuc, Give Me Sport):

Read it here: http://www.givemesport.com/968107-otto-porter-jr-is-quietly-the-nbas-most-deadly-shooter

Celtics Know They Need To Be Better  (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Read it here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/01/21/gary-washburn-celtics-know-they-need-better/yu6cEHhgSR0keR7W6qpfsJ/story.html

 Even The Blazers Can’t Figure Out The Blazers (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/1/22/14349976/blazers-portland-inconsistency-damian-lillard-sunday-shootaround

–  The Nets At The Midway Point  (from Net Income, Nets Daily):

Read it here: http://www.netsdaily.com/2017/1/22/14334186/halfway-home-a-look-at-the-new-nets-at-the-midway-point

Video Breakdown: Knicks’ Season-Long Problems  (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/analyzing-knicks-woes-new-yorks-season-long-problems-wrapped-up-in-two-plays/

GM Lindsey Loaded Up The Jazz With Depth This Off-Season (from AllThatAmar, SLCdunk.com):

Read it here: http://www.slcdunk.com/research-statistics-analytics/2017/1/21/14346118/nba-free-agency-playoffs-utah-jazz-dennis-lindsey-gordon-hayward-rudy-gobert-george-hill-boris-diaw

New-Age NBA Reinventing How Teams Score (from Fred Kerber, NY Post):

Read it here: http://nypost.com/2017/01/21/behind-the-new-age-nba-thats-reinventing-how-teams-score/

Film Room: Aaron Gordon’s Defense On Antetokounmpo  (from Josh Cohen, Magic.com):

Read and watch it here: http://www.nba.com/magic/news/film-room-aaron-gordons-exceptional-defense-giannis-antetokounmpo-cohen-20170121

–  Timberwolves’ Point Guards  (from Michael Rand, Star Tribune):

Read it here: http://www.startribune.com/tnts-barkley-smith-lobby-for-wolves-to-play-dunn-and-tyus-over-rubio/411341515/

From Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-saturday-no-love-for-ricky-rubio/

  • SVG On The Dirty Truth Behind Trade Rumors (from Andrew Lynch, Fox Sports):

Read it here: http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/nba-trade-rumors-detroit-pistons-stan-van-gundy-truth-players-available-012117

Cavs: Smoothing Rough Edges Is A Formidable Challenge  (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.co.uk/blog/cleveland-cavaliers/post/_/id/3542/for-cavs-smoothing-rough-edges-the-challenge-now

Dekker’s 1st Career Start Helps Rockets Win  (from Calvin Watkins, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.co.uk/blog/houston-rockets/post/_/id/3557/sam-dekker-gets-first-career-start-helps-rockets-win

Spurs’ Future: Dejounte Murray  (from Alex Eddy, Sir Charles IN Charge):

Read it here: http://sircharlesincharge.com/2017/01/22/san-antonio-spurs-dejounte-murray-future/

D-League Showcase Recap: Day 4  (from Brian Kotloff, NBA.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://dleague.nba.com/news/2017-nba-d-league-showcase-recap-012117/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/17/16

–  The NBA’s 3-Point Revolution (from Shane Young, BBall Breakdown):

Read it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/12/16/the-nba-3-point-revolution/

Klay Thompson Interview  (from Marc Stein, ESPN):

Read and listen here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/marc-stein/post/_/id/4786/klay-thompson-on-60-point-game-trade-rumors-and-more

–  Klay’s Greatness Isn’t Diminished  (from Tre Elder, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here: https://thecauldron.si.com/the-names-change-but-the-shadows-remain-over-klay-thompson-4bedf3ef4bfe#.dnry1dccs

–  The Hornets’ Swarming Defense  (from Nicholas Sciria, BBall Breakdown):

Read and watch it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/12/16/the-charlotte-hornets-swarming-defense/

Justise Winslow Steps Forward (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):

Read it here:  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-justise-winslow-s121716-story.html

 Schroder Is Getting A Better Understanding Of His New Role (from Chris Vivlamore,  ajc.com):

Read it here:  http://www.myajc.com/sports/basketball/recent-play-suggests-schroder-getting-better-understanding-new-role/mbPRnQ2zowAXfxfP7cmAHN/

–  Russ On The Road: Westbrook’s Thunder Move On Without KD  (from Sam Amick, USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/columnist/sam-amick/2016/12/15/kevin-durant-russell-westbrook-oklahoma-city-thunder/95495422/

–  Harrison Barnes’ Next Step: Playmaking  (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):

Read it here:  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2016/12/16/harrison-barnes-showed-he-can-score-like-a-no-1-now-says-he-must-be-playmaker/

 Oladipo’s Absence Being Felt On Defense  (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):

Read it here:  http://newsok.com/thunder-victor-oladipos-absence-being-felt-on-defense/article/5531232

Week In Review, Featuring “The Play Of The Week”  (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/the-big-3-record-offense-crazy-embiid-play-of-week/

–  Eric Gordon’s Star Is Finally Shining  (from Fran Blinebury, NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/article/2016/12/16/eric-gordon-comfortable-houston-rockets

Under The Radar 2017 Free Agents  (from Keith Smith,  RealGM):

Read it here:  http://basketball.realgm.com/article/244305/Under-The-Radar-2017-NBA-Free-Agents

Friday Recap  (from Inside Hoops/AP):

Read it here:  http://www.insidehoops.com/daily.shtml

Luwawu-Caborrot Is Making The Most Of His Minutes, Wherever They Come  (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/sixers/news/game-preview-luwawu-cabarrot-making-most-minutes-wherever-they-come

Jalen Jones: Killing It In The D-League  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

Read it here:  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/12/16/13979588/jalen-jones-dleague-boston-celtics

 David Foster: Long-Shot In The D-League  (from Jesse Dougherty, LA Times):

Read it here:  http://www.southernminn.com/article_a126d321-a60b-5802-b457-36747a961e2e.html

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/19/16

–  Dubs vs. Spurs Preview  (from Dan Devine,  Yahoo Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/warriors-spurs–5-things-to-watch-in-saturday-night-s-main-event-204917000.html

Dubs, Spurs:  Masters Of Passing, Open 3s  (from Luke Knox,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14970947/how-golden-state-warriors-san-antonio-spurs-use-unselfish-passing-create-open-3s

–  How A Kawhi Leonard Post-up Warps An Entire Defense  (from Eli Horowitz,  poundingtherock.com):

–  Video Breakdown:  Steph And Klay Seal Game With 3s  (from EricApricot,  goldenstateofmind.com):
Q & A:  Dirk On Steph  (from Tim McMahon,  ESPN):

 

 

–  The Book On Devin Booker  (from Zach Lowe,  ESPN):

–  Stan Van Gundy:  It’s Defend Or Go Home Time For Drummond, Pistons  (from David Mayo,  mlive.com):

Read it here:  http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/2016/03/stan_van_gundy_defend-or-go-ho.html

–  Brett Brown And Billy Donovan Face Different Challenges  (from Bob Cooney, philly.com):

–  Recapping Friday’s Games  (from SBNation):
Lillard’s Response To Flagrant Foul:  “I’m From Oakland”  (from Casey Holdahl,  forwardcenter.net):

–  Who Belongs In The Suns’ Backcourt Of The Future? (from Gerald Bourguet, hoopshabit.com):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/03/19/phoenix-suns-who-belongs-in-their-backcourt-for-the-future/

What The Suns Face With Their Second Rebuild  (from Brett Koremenos,  RealGM):

Read and view it here:  http://basketball.realgm.com/analysis/241255/What-Ryan-McDonough-And-The-Suns-Face-With-Their-Second-Rebuild

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Ricky Rubio  (from Jesse Blancarte,  Basketball Insiders):  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-saturday-what-to-make-of-ricky-rubio/

–  Solomon Hill  (from Mark Monteith,  pacers.com):  http://www.nba.com/pacers/hill-climbs-back-rotation
Josh Richardson  (from Ira Winderman,  Sun-Sentinel):   http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-ira-nba-column-s032016-column.html
 Gorgui Dieng  (from Brett Robson,  minnpost.com):  https://www.minnpost.com/sports/2016/03/gorgui-dieng-rodney-dangerfield-nba
–  Kristaps Porzingis  (from Chris Herring,  Wall Street Journal):  http://www.wsj.com/articles/is-kristaps-porzingis-finally-running-out-of-gas-1458261934
–  Bismack Biyombo/Jonas Valanciunas  (from Ryan Wolstat,  Toronto Sun):  http://www.torontosun.com/2016/03/18/breaking-down-great-raptors-centre-debate-valanciunas-vs-biyombo

–  Kevin Durant  (interviewed by Stephanie Ruhle, Bloomberg News):  http://m.newsok.com/article/5485649

–  Sean Kilpatrick  (from Cory Wright,  nets.com):  http://www.nba.com/nets/news/2016/03/19/kilpatrick-nba-dream

 

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