Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/8/18

BKN: LeVert: From Project To Linchpin (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BKN: Reflecting On New LI Nets HC Will Weaver (from Lou DiPietro, YES Network):
BKN: Kurucs Out To Prove He Belongs (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
BOS: What’s Next For Robert Williams? (from Jordan Daly, Hardwood Houdini):
BOS: Why The Cs Aren’t Sweating Their Slow Start (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
DEN: Can Jamal Murray Make The Leap?  (from Kyle Mann, The Ringer):
DET: How Teams Are Defending Blake Griffin In The Post (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
GSW: Ron Adams: 50 Years On The Cutting Edge  (from Ethan Strauss, The Athletic):
GSW: How Do The Dubs Handle Giannis Without Draymond?  (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: Can The Rockets Make It Work With Melo After His Failed OKC Experiment?  (from Tim MacMahon/Royce Young, ESPN):
LAC: The Clippers: A Joke No More  (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
LAC: Doc Rivers Identifies With Clippers’ Players Trying To Overachieve  (from Andrew Greif, LA Times):
LAL: Kuzma’s Defensive Issues (from Laker Film Room, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Josh Richardson, Burgeoning Star (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
MIL: Coach Bud Is Coaching Giannis Unlike How Kidd Ever Did (from Gray Stout, Hoops Habit):
PHI: The Sixers Are Still Processing (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
SAS: DeRozan’s MVP-Level Start To The Season (from Micah Adams, NBA.com):
TOR: Kyle Collinsworth: A Case Of Basketball Adversity (from Andrew Damelin, Raptors Republic):
TOR: Raptors At The Forefront Of How Teams Change Their Starting Five (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
The Evolution Of The Eurostep (from Jordan Brenner, ESPN):
Players’ & Coaches’ Reactions To “Freedom Of Movement”  (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
Teams Are Setting A Blistering Pace, Leaving Defenses In The Dust (from Benjamin Hoffman, NY Times);
The Most Interesting Teams In Week 4 (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
Six Impact Bench Players (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
Bret Just: How A H.S. Coach Became One Of Basketball’s Most Powerful People  (from Dan Wolken, USA Today):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/7/18

– BKN: Dudley Worked Hard To Rebound As Nets Starter (from Greg Logan, Newsday):
– BOS: Featuring Hayward Through His Playmaking (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
BOS: The Celtics’ Fundamental Problem (from Gary Washburn, Boston Celtics):
– CHI: Arcidiacano Is Proving That He Belongs (from Howard Megdal, The Step Back):
– CHI: How Is Tyler Ulis Looking To Make An Impact For Windy City Bulls? (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
– CLE: Chris Fedor’s Mailbag  (from cleveland.com):
– DAL: Q & A: Dirk Nowitzki (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
– DAL: How DeAndre Jordan Became An 80% FT Shooter  (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
– DEN: 10 Nuggets Numbers Through Ten Games (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
– LAC: The Clippers Are Outrunning NBA Purgatory (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
– LAC: Gallinari Is A Silent Killer (from Chris Murch, Clips Nation):
 NOP: How Missing Payton Affects The Pels (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
– NOP: Recapping The Road Trip From Hell (from James Grieco, Hoops Habit):
– NYK: How Ntilikina Is Trying To Become A More Willing Scorer (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic);
– PHI:  How RoCo Has Become The Shooter The Sixers Need (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
– PHI: Joel Embiid Continues To Improve (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
– PHO: What’s Wrong With The Suns Has Become Systemic (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
– POR: McCollum Breaks Out (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
 SAC: Bagley: Fit For The Kings’ Future  (from Greg Wissinger, Sactown Royalty):
– SAC: Zach Randolph Understands His Reduced Role (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
– TOR: Changing Positions Has Revitalized Ibaka’s Career (from Mike Bossetti, Raptors Rapture):
– TOR: Lowry: The Raptors’ Other Superstar (from Anthony Doyle, Raptors Republic):
 UTA: How The Jazz Use Gobert’s Offensive Game (from Jake Paynting, DefPen):
UTA: Gobert & Favors Are Struggling When On Court Together (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
– WAS: Wizards Lack Decisiveness & Offensive Activity (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
 Week 3 Recap  (from Michael Dugger, Hoops Habit):
– How New HCs Kokoskv & Nurse Are Adjusting (from Duane Rankin, azcentral.com):
– The Offensive Explosion Is Unstoppable (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
– Dark Horse MVP Candidates (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/2/18 PART ONE

BOS: Jayson Tatum’s Shot Selection (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Marcus Smart Has Become The Heart Of The Celtics (from Jay King, The Athletic):
BOS: Celtics Displaying Championship Defense, Improving Offense  (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
CHI: Rawle Alkins Is Ready To Do Whatever It Takes (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
DEN: How The Nuggets Are Transforming Their Defense (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
IND: Collison Is Getting Back On Track (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Identifying Key issues (from Dave McMenamin/Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
MIA: A Look At The Heat’s Perimeter Defense (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):
MIL: Why The Bucks Can Keep Dominating (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
MIL: Why Middleton’s Free Agency Is Complicated (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
NYK: Vonleh Is Making The Case For His Knicks’ Future (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
PHI: Embiid Is Taking His Versatility To New Heights (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):
POR: The Blazers Are The Same…And Better (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
SAC: Bjelica Is Giving The Kings Another Look (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
SAS: Different Players, Same Story (from Luke Swiatek, Hoops Habit):
TOR: Kyle Lowry & The Subtle Art Of The Assist (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
TOR: Danny Green On The Art Of Transition Defense (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
WAS: The Wizards Are Learning How Important Screen Assists Are (from Jake Whitacre, Bullets Forever):
The Second Wave Of the Three-Point Revolution Has Arrived (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Draft Scouting Misses & How To Avoid Them Now (from Schmitz, Givony, Pelton, ESPN):
The Outlet Pass: Ish Smith, PJ Tucker, Pascal Siakam, DeAndre Jordan & More (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
RJ Barrett Preseason 2019 Draft Scouting Video (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
Sekou Doumbouya 2019 Draft Prospect Report (from Rafael Uehara, Real GM):
Zion Williamson 2019 Draft Prospect Report (from Rafael Uehara, Real GM):
Bol Bol 2019 Draft Prospect Report (from Rafael Uehara, Real GM):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/30/18

CHA: Q & A: Kemba Walker (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
CLE: Appreciating Larry Nance, Jr (from David Wood, The Wood Shop):
Read and watch it here:  http://www.cavstheblog.com/?p=53921
DAL: Luka Doncic Has The Goods (from Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report):
DEN: Malik Beasley Deserves To Start (from Daniel C. Lewis, Denver Stiffs):
DEN: Nuggets Have Room For Growth (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
GSW: Klay Thompson On The Hidden Art & Craft Of His Game (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
GSW: Klay Thompson Sets Single-Game 3-Point Record  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
GSW: McKinnie’s Unlikely Journey To The NBA (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: KD Has Prioritized His Life (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
HOU: Why The Rockets Aren’t Switching Away From Switching – Yet  (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle)
HOU: Troubling Observations From Rockets’ First 5 Games (from Eric Spyropolous, Red94):
LAC: Q & A: Doc Rivers (from Justin Barrasso, Sports Illustrated):
LAC: Montrezl Harrell Might Be The Most Impactful Clipper So Far This Season (from Chris Murch, Clips Nation):
LAL: The Lakers’ Faith In JaVale McGee Is Paying Off (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MEM: JJJ Is Just Here To Play His Game (from David Ramil, The Step Back):
NOP: Julius Randle Is The Perfect Bench Spark (from Jake Paynting, Real Ball Insiders):
OKC: Thunder’s Shots Will Fall: The Math Guarantees It (from Stephen Dolan, Thunderous Intentions):
POR: Lilliard Is More Than A Trail Blazer In Portland (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
SAC: Harry Giles Would Like To Re-Introduce Himself (from David Gardner, Bleacher Report):
TOR: Chris Boucher Is Making Good On His Second Chance (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
MIL 124, TOR 109 (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
Will Defenses Be Able To Adapt To The Rule Changes That Promote Offense? (from Justin Verrier, The Ringer):
10 Early Season NBA Trends (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
Why This Season Will Shatter Scoring Records (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
The Return of Post-Ups (from Aidan Lising, DefPen):
Read and watch it here:  https://defpen.com/return-nba-post-ups/
Which Games Will Teams Lose Because Of The Schedule?  (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Why DeAndre Jordan Will Shoot 70% From The Line This Season (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Sergio Llull, The Last, Best Player Not In The NBA (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
Early Season Surprises (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Four Factors Summary (from Cleaning The Glass):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/29/18

This Year’s Bucks Are Like Last Year’s Raptors – With A Freakish Upside (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
BKN: Dudley Making Impact On Young Nets (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
CLE: Why The Cavs Felt Lue Wasn’t The Right Fit For his Group (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: The Cavs Should Start The Fire Sale (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
DAL: The Mavs’ Unsung Heroes (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
DEN: Jokic & Harris Use DHO To Terrorize Defenses (from Nick Kosmider, The Athletic):
DET: The Pistons’ Week In Review (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
GSW: Warriors Used Best Play In Basketball To Beat The Nets (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
HOU: Why Are The Rockets Abandoning Their Switch-Everything Defense?  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
HOU: Carmelo Is A Big Part Of The Problem (from Nekias Duncan, BBall Index):
MIL: Refined Shot Selection Has Made Middleton A Star (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
MIL: 6 Reasons Bucks Are 6-0 (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
PHI: How The Sixers Contained Kemba (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Did Suns Find Their PG In Loss To Thunder? (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
POR: Video Breakdown: How Zach Collins Has Fared In Increased Role This Season  (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
TOR: Lorenzo Brown May Have Found Long-Term Occupancy With The Raptors (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
WAS: Don’t Look At The Sniping, Look At The Schemes (from Bryan Ohringer, Bullets Forever):
WAS: Stop Blaming Porter For Wizards’ Troubles (from Matt Moore, the Action Network):
WAS: The Wizards Are Worse Than You Think (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Austin & Doc Rivers Reunite As Rivals (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Answering The Biggest 2019 Draft Questions (from Givony/Pelton/Schmitz, ESPN):