Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/12/19

ATL: Video: Trae Young, Undersized QB (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
BKN: How Kenny Atkinson Has Transformed the Culture In Brooklyn (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
CLE: Sexton Shows How Far He’s Come (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Patience Is A Virtue For Nuggets’ Half-Court Offense (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
GSW: Q & A: Steve Kerr (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
MEM: The Complexity Of Gasol/Valanciunas Comparison (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIL: Patience Is Warranted As Middleton Adjusts To New Role (from Dan Larsen, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIL: Antetokounmpo & Connaughton In The Weight Room (from Lori Nickel, jsonline.com):
MIN: Okogie’s Offensive Improvements & Where To Go From Here (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus ):
MIN: KBD Has A Chance To Show His Skills (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NYK: What To Watch For From The Young Knicks Down The Stretch (from Jonathan Lacri, Knicks Film School):
OKC: Markieff Morris: Beyond The Numbers (from Tailor Finney, Thunderous Intentions):
PHI: Zhaire Smith’s Jump Shot Form: Evolution & Analysis (from Dave Early, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Suns’ Future Looks Bright (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
POR: Playoff Race Update: WC Standings, Schedules, Tiebreakers (from Casey Holdahl, blazers.com):
SAS: Spurs Welcomed Gasol Back With An Offense Designed To Exploit Him (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
A Great NBA What-If (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Video: Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/8/19

BKN: How Caris LeVert Is Fitting In Again (from Zackery Rogers, Hoops Habit):
BKN: Jarrett Allen’s Block Party Is Fueling Nets’ Playoff Run (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
BKN: Kurucs Is Flourishing At PF (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
BKN: Nets Have Transitioned From Grim To Gritty (from Sean Deveney, Sporting News):
CHI: How Otto Porter Is Fitting In (from James Gilmore, Hoops Habit):
CHI: Markkanen Is Taking The Next Step Toward Stardom (from Andrew Favakeh, Clutch Points):
DAL: The Mavs Are Working With KP & His Inner Circle To Ensure His Future In Dallas (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DEN: How The Nuggets Will Beat You (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
GSW: Draymond’s Challenge: Get The Dubs To Buy In Defensively (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
HOU: CP3 Remains The Key (from Tim MacMahon, ESPN):
MIA: Derrick Jones, Jr. Offering Multiple Growth Curves (from Ira Winderman, SunSnetinel):
MIL: Video Breakdown: Dissecting Giannis’ Unique Defensive Game (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
MIN: Fixing Wiggins’ Offensive Profile (from Danny Cunningham, Skor North):
MIN: What RoCo’s Return Will Change (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage ):
NYK: The Fun, Mysterious Case Of Mitchell Robinson (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
ORL: Q & A: Magic POBO Jeff Weltman (from Josh Robbins, The Athletic):
SAS: Derrick White: Anatomy Of A Shot Blocker (from Asa Robinson, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Raptors Running Out Of Time To Build Cohesion (from Dave Zarum, sportsnet.ca):
TOR: A Week In The Life Of Asst Coach Adrian Griffin (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
TOR: The Day Kawhi Became A Star (from Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo Sports):
UTA: Derek Favors Is Winning Games For The Jazz (from Taylor Griffin, SLC Dunk):

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
The 5 Most Interesting Teams Of The Week: PHI, PHO, IND, NOP, DEN (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
The Potential Of Dual Big Men Lineups (from Jordan Brenner, The Athletic):
Offensive Rebounds: The Secret Point Behind Long-Distance Threes (from Tom Haberstroh, NBC Sports):
Heroes Of The Season’s 2nd Half (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Buy Or Sell?: Nuggets As 2nd Best In West; Markkanen’s Potential (from Andre Snellings, ESPN):
Giannis’ Evolving Jumper; Pacers’ Depth (from Scott Polacek, Bleacher Report):
CP3, Tatum, Markkanen, DMC & More (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Video: Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
G-League: Michael Frazier Talks About His Progession (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis: 3/7/19

BOS: The Celtics’ Imperfect Win Over SAC Is The Perfect Followup To Blowout Of GSW (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: When Hayward Shines, The Celtics Are A Juggernaut (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation):
DEN: Millsap Is Providing Quality Play At Both Ends Of The Floor (from Nuggets.com):
DET: Why Drummond Is Playing The Best Ball Of His Career (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
DET: Drummond Finds His Rhythm & Pistons Reap Benefits (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Dubs & DMC: Still Figuring Each Other Out (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
HOU: How The Rockets Became Relevant Again (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
LAC: SGA Has Seemed To Shake Off Slump (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
MIL: The Bucks’ Potential Championship Profile (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
NOP: The Pelicans Refuse To Quit On The Season (from William Guillory, The Athletic):
NYK: Fizdale Brings In Jason Kidd To Pass On PG Wisdom To The Knicks (from Steve Popper, Newsday):
OKC: Steven Adams Is Content To Do The Dirty Work (from DJ Foster, The Ringer):
PHO: Tyler Johnson Is Adding Stability To The Suns (from Katherine Fitzgerald, Arizona Republic):
POR: Stotts Has Stuck With Plan Of Playing/Sitting Lillard & McCollum Together (from John Schuhmann, nba.com):
TOR: The Humble Roots Shared By Danny Green & Jeremy Lin (from Alex Wong, Yahoo Sports):
WAS: Outrebound The Opponent & The Wins Will Follow (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
The Corner Three: What Really Happens (from Yaron Weitzman, Bleacher Report):
Inside NBA Trainer Irv Roland’s World (from Josh Martin, Closeup 360):
MIP Candidates (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
This Season’s Rookies’ Future Star Potential (from Kevin Pelton/Mike Schmitz):
6MOY Candidates (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
Wilt’s Individual Game Rebound Records Are Safe (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
What Keeps Adam Silver Up At Night (from Briand Windhorst, ESPN):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/21/19

ATL: How Collins’ Defense Impacts The Hawks’ Future (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
ATL: Hawks Hustle To Grab Top Offensive Rebounding Spot (from hawks.com):
BKN: Film Study: The Secret To D’Lo’s Game (from Reed Wallach, Nets Daily):
BOS: So You Think You Know Marcus Smart (from Mirin Fader, Bleacher Report):
BOS: The Celtics Are Going To Be Just Fine (from Ian Levy, nba.com):
DAL: A Glimpse Into Doncic’s Unique Athleticism (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
GSW: Steph Curry Has Mastered The Art Of The Relocation Three (from Jared Dubin, Dime Mag ):
IND: A Team That Is Gender Blind: Meet The Pacers’ Highest Ranking Women   (from Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indy Star):
IND: Sumner Overcomes Adversity To Reach NBA (from Scott Agness,The Athletic):
IND: Switching Defenses Are Throwing Pacers For A Loop (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: What’s Better For The Clips Long-Term: Making Or Missing The Playoffs? (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAL: Kuzma Is Out To Prove The Doubters Wrong (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
MEM: 30 Years After Chris Washburn Was Banned By The NBA, His Son Julian Is Doing Him Proud (from Gary Peterson, Mercury News):
MEM: Grizzlies’ Motivations For Strong Finish (from Michael Wallace, grizzlies.com):
MEM: New Griz Trio Flashed In Debut Together (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
MIL: Middleton Is Rare Kind Of Second Star (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
OKC: Can Jerami Grant Be The Difference In The Playoffs? (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
OKC: Ferguson’s Second-Year Development (from Jonathan Saponara, Hashtag Basketball):
OKC: Thunder’s Playoff Ceiling Relies On Grant & Ferguson (from Matt Moore, The Action Network):
SAC: Bogdanovic’s Second Season (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
SAC: In The Aftermath Of The DMC Trade, The Kings Are Playing Beautiful Basketball (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
TOR: DeRozan’s Bond With Toronto Runs Much Deeper Than Just Basketball (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
4 Trends Worthy Of Your Attention, Involving Brook Lopez, Buddy Hield, Marcus Smart, Trae Young  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Teams That Should Start Planning Full Rebuilds (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
The Biggest X-Factor For Each Likely Playoff Team (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Defining Teams By Offensive Style (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):

The NBA’s Pick-And-Pop Poison (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of Clinton Wheeler

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/29/19

ATL: Hawks Flash Considerable Upside In Win Over LAC (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BKN: Joe Harris: Walking Down Your Street & Pushing The Nets Up The Standings (from Kelly Whiteside, NY Times):
BOS: How Horford Figures Into Beating League’s Elite Teams (from Joe Hagen, Hoops Habit):
BOS: This Time The Celtics Had Answers For The Nets’ Zone Defense (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
CHA: Monk Saved The Hornets Vs. NYK, But Scoring Alone Will Never Be Enough  (from Brendan Marks, Charlotte Observer):
GSW: Iguodala & Looney Are The Ultimate Role Players (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: How DMC Changes Every Other Dubs’ Starter’s Game (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
HOU: A Position Change Makes Faried Relevant Again (from Colin Connors, The Dream Shake):
IND: Why Thad Young Is So Important To The Pacers (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
IND: Edmond Sumner, The Pacers’ Best-Kept Secret (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: How Are The Clippers Still In The Playoff Race?  (from Jimmy Feterman, Nylon Calculus):
LAL: The Lakers Aren’t A LeBron-Type Team Yet (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
MEM: How A Bland Offense Has Made The Grizzlies Worse (from Joe Hulbert, Double Clutch):
MIL: Bucks GM Horst Stays Rooted (from Matt Schoch, Detroit News):
MIN: Veteran Reserves Playing A More Prominent Role (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: What The Top AD Trade Contenders Can Actually Offer (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
NOP: Trading AD Is Complicated (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
NOP: Jrue Holiday Cares in So Many Ways (from Justin Jett,  DefPen):
NYK: Kevin Knox: What Is His Ceiling?  (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
OKC: Presti & Budenholzer: Old Friends From San Antonio (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
POR: Recent Success Comes As Assists Skyrocket (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):
SAC: More Than Just A Shooter: Buddy Hield Has Developed Into An Excellent Rebounder (from Tony Xypteras, Sactown Royalty):
SAS: Derrick White Is Making A Living At The Rim (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
Zion Could Be The Next Great NBA Point Center (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Top Draft Lottery Prospect Ja Morant’s Story (from Justin Sayers, Louisville Courier Journal):
–  The NBA’s Tactical Fouling Problem (from Albert Burneko, Deadspin):