Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/28/18

BKN: Q & A: Caris LeVert (from Steve Serby, NY Post):
BOS: The Celtics Look Like The Celtics Again (from Keith Smith, Celtics Life);
BOS: Irving’s Hustle Plays Are A Good Sign For The Celtics (from Chris Forsberg, NBC Sports):
– DEN: Monte Morris’ Emergence (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Back To The Drawing Board Following Blowout Loss (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: How KD Makes Life Easier For Steph (from Etic Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
HOU: D’Antoni Mulls Change In Defensive Strategy  (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: What’s Wrong With The Rockets?  (from Xiane, The Dream Shake):
IND: How McDermott Enhances The Pacers’ Offense (from Ben Pfeifer, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAC: the Exciting Emergence Of Montrezl Harrell  (from Aymin Bakr, Hoops Habit):
LAL: Lakers Might Have Suspensions To Thank For Stumbling Onto Best Lineup (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
MIA: Observations From The 1st 4 Games (from Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald):
MIA: Heat Following Pace & Points Trend In Its Own Way (from Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald):
NYK: Damyean Dotson: From DNP To Starting 3 (from Tom Piccolo, BBall Index):
NYK: Assessing Ntilikina As Starting PG (from Tommy Beer, Forbes):
NYK: Kevin Knox’s Father Gets Hands On With Son’s Game (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: What’s Wrong With Thunder’s Offense (from Royce Young, ESPN):
OKC: Inside The Year-Long Paul George Recruitment (from Royce Young, ESPN):
PHI: Last Night Belonged To Covington (from Noah Levick, NBC Sports):
PHI: Are We Sure The Sixers’ Bench Got Worse?  (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
PHI: The Sixers’ Early Season Defensive Struggles  (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
SAC: In Crunch Time, Give The Ball To Fox (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
WAS: Wizards Aren’t Looking Like The Team They Expected To Be (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Sunday Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Today’s edition Of BI is dedicated to the memory of Patrick Baumann:

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/24/18

ATL: Hawks’ Rookies Torched The Cavs (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: Making Sense Of LeVert’s Hot Start (from Alec Liebsch, Hoops Habit):
BOS: Jayson Tatum Is Learning On The Job (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
CHI: Parker-LaVine Defensive Issues (from Stephen Noh, The Athletic):
CLE: Are The Cavs Becoming Too Enamored With Mid-Range Shots?  (from Chris Fedor, Cleveland.com):
DEN: Jokic Has Arrived & The Nuggets Are On Schedule (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
DET: Video Highlights: Blake Griffin’s 50-Point Game (from ESPN):
DET: Can Dwane Casey Get The Pistons Back On Track?  (from Michael Rothstein, ESPN):
IND: Bogdanovic Is Consistently Scoring  (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAC: Bradley Has Struggled Offensively As A Clipper (from Chris Murch, Clips Nation):
LAL: Johnathan Williams Introduces Himself With Big OT Performance In Debut (from Joey Ramirez, lakers.com):
MEM: MarShon Brooks & The Power Of Persistence (from Jeremy Morris, The Step Back):
NYK: This Was The Hezonja The Knicks Have Been Waiting For (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Don’t Panic About The Thunder…Yet (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
OKC: Shore Up The Defense, Keep Creating Open Shots (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
ORL: Magic: Not Going To Just Lay Down (from Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel):
PHO: Rookie Review: Ayton Vs Dallas (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
SAC: WCS Is Finally Playing To His Strengths (from Richard Ivanoski, Sactown Royalty):
TOR: The Raptors Finally Look Like A Complete Contender  (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
UTA: Inside Joe Ingles Career Best Start To The Season (from Ben Mallis, Pick And Roll):
G-League “Select Contract”:  A Step Forward, But Not The Answer (from Steve Kyler, Basketball insiders):
Measuring Passing Accuracy: A New Metric (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
Players Thriving In New Situations (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
What The Hell Happened To Darius Miles? (from The Players’ Tribune):
Which Teams’ Offenses Are More Modern This Season? (from Bryan Mears, The Action Network):
Each Top Rookie’s Biggest Flaw (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
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Bob Cousy Reflects On Making Amends With Bill Russell (from Jackie MacMullan, ESPN):
Tryggvi Hlinason Working To Become Second Ever Icelander In NBA  (from Sam Riches,  Longreads):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/23/18 PART ONE

BOS: The Celtics’ Offense Is Failing Them (from Liam O’Brien, Hardwood Houdini):
BOS: Takeaways From Loss To ORL  (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
CLE: Give The Defense A Bit More Time For Corrections (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
MIA: The Rise Of Rodney McGruder (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
MIL: How The Bucks Have Reshaped Their Identity To Get The Best From Giannis (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
MIN: Tom Thibodeau & The Theory Of Defensive Evolution (from Dane Moore, Zone Coverage):
MIL: DiVincenzo Is Making A Strong Early Impression  (from Kane Pitman, The Step Back):
MIN: Thibodeau: DRose, When Healthy, Will Be One Of Assn’s Best (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
NYK: Dissecting The Ntilikina Question (from Jonathan Macri, Knicks Film School):
PHI: Inside The Embiid/Redick Two-Man Game (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
PHI: Observations From Wins Over CHI & ORL (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: Fultz & The Sixers Have A Problem Of Overlap (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
PHI: Q & A: Landry Shamet (from Rich Hoffman, The Athletic):
PHI: Covington Has Offered Most Return On Investment (from Josh Wilson, The Sixer Sense):
SAS: DeRozan, Spurs Embracing New Normals (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):
– SAS: Popovich Dials Up Old Play To Sink Lakers In OT (from William Lou, The Score):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.thescore.com/news/1635124
TOR: Kawhi: It Didn’t Take Long For it To Look Like 2017 Again (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Notes From NBA-TV’s Open Court,  2018 Coaches Edition (from Zak Boisvert/Jeff Steines, Pick And Pop):
Answering The Big Questions After The First Week (from MacMullan, Arnovitz, Pelton, MacMahon, Herring, ESPN):
Answering Questions About The Scoring Binge (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Full Team-By-Team Roster & Salary Breakdown (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Q & A: Chris Bosh (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
Projecting The Leading Shooters At Each Position (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
What Is The NBA Maximum Salary? (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/21/18

BKN: LeVert Can Thrive As A Point Forward (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
BKN: LeVert’s Medical Journey (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
CHI: Wendell Carter: Undergoing Trial By Fire (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
DAL: Doncic Was Must-See In Home Opener (from Tyler Watts, The Smoking Cuban):
DEN: Video: Jokic’s Perfect Shooting Night:
DEN: The Nuggets’ New Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Jackson Frank, BBball Index):
DET: Griffin Is Back To All-Star Form  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
GSW: Alfonzo McKinnie: Under The Big Lights Now (from CJ Peterson, SF Examiner):
HOU: Melo & The Rockets Are An Odd Fit (from Ben Alamar, ESPN):
IND: “This Is What We Brought (O’Quinn) Here For”  (from Scott Agness, The Athletic):
ORL: Passing Has Become One Of Vucevic’s Top Strengths (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
TOR: Kawhi Is Back To MVP Level Form (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
UTA: Jazz Are Lighting It Up On Offense, Struggling On Defense  (from Eric Walden, Salt Lake Tribune):
Sunday Notes: Markelle Fultz & More (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
The Ugly LAL-HOU Brawl  (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
From Sam Amick, USA Today:
Six Small Sample Size Overreactions (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
The NBA Feels Like The Future, The NFL Like The Past (from Will Leitch, nymag.com):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/18/18 PART ONE

BOS:  How Baynes Limits Embiid  (from Jack Noonan, Celtics Blog):
–  CHI: Tyler Ulis Is Still Surprising Doubters (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Q & A: Draymond Green (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
HOU: Can Melo Change To Play The Rockets’ Way?  (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
HOU: It’s A Good Time To Be PJ Tucker (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
LAL: How LBJ Became An Offensive Force  (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN):
MIL: The Bucks’ New Style Of Play (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
NOP: Have The Pels Finally Given AD A Real Supporting Cast?  (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
NYK: How Allonzo Trier Has Surprised Everyone (from Benoit Lilievre, Knicks Film School):
PHI: Observations From Opening Night Loss (from Jackson Frank, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Bahamian DeAndre Ayton: Son Of The Soil  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
TOR: The Raptors’ Defensive Blueprint (from Craig Oliver, Hashtag Basketball):
WAS: How Wizards’ Players Are Navigating Fatherhood (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Video Breakdown: Best Sets: NBA Day One (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
How The Lottery Picks Did On Opening Night (from Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports):
Ayton, Doncic Showcase Bright Futures On Opening Night (form Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
LBJ’s 1st NBA Game: An Oral History (from Justin Tinsley/Aaron Dodson):
Success For New Agents Is A Long Shot  (from Kevin Draper, NY Times):
NOTE:  Today’s BI is delayed & abbreviated due to Comcast internet service interruption.  We will play catch-up in Part Two later today.  Thank you for your patience.