Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/19/18

ATL: John Collins Is Quietly Tearing Up The League (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
BKN: How The Win Streak Has Shifted The Nets’ Narrative (from Anthony Puccio, Nets Daily):
*BKN: D’Angelo Russell Is In His Zone (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
BKN: What Do We Know About The Nets’ Offense? (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
BOS: Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward & The Celtics’ Search For Clarity (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
DAL: Doncic & The Mavs: The Perfect Marriage (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
DAL: DSJ Is Pure Motor (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
DEN: Jokic & Murray: The Nuggets’ Dynamic Duo (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
DEN: Jokic Can Carry The Load (from Tom Ley, Deadspin):
DET: Further Removed From Surgery, Leuer Is “Getting His Legs Back”  (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: Draymond Green; The People’s Champ (from Daniel Brown, The Athletic):
HOU: What’s The Key For James Harden? (from Kelly Iko, The Athletic):
IND: The Hyper-Efficient Domantas Sabonis (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
IND: What Makes The Pacers’ Defense So Good? (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAC: The State Of The Clippers (from Jovan Buha, The Athletic):
LAL: How Some Lakers Are Using Meditation To Elevate Their Game (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
MEM: The Ghosts Of Chandler Parsons (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: Dion Waiters Would Like A Word (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
MIA: Why Adebayo Is The Closer The Team Needs (from All U Can Heat):
MIL: Giannis’ Historic Interior Assault Brings More Offensive Fouls (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
OKC: Ferguson Is Quietly Proving His Worth (from Justin Cooper, Thunderous Intentions):
OKC: We Aren’t Talking Enough About Paul George (from Aidan Lising, Def Pen):
ORL: Magic Are “Winning Ugly”  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Magic Showing Defensive Improvement (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Two Small Moves That Might Vastly Improve The Bench (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Video: Sixers’ 5 Favorite Plays (from Bryan Oringher/Ryan Nyugen):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox’s Warp Speed (from BS West, Sactown Royalty):
SAC: Bjelica’s Huge Contribution: Spacing (from Alex West, BBall Index):
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SAS: Coaching Legend Etorre Messina (from NBA Coaches Association):
SAS: Gay Is Thriving After “Getting My Career Back” (from Jeff McDonald, ExpressNews):
SAS: Breaking Down Bertans’ Off-Ball Motion (from Dylan Carter, Air Alamo):
TOR: The Raptors Are ATO  Play Titans (from Joshua Howe, Raptors Republic):
UTA: Harden’s 47 Leads The Rockets Despite Good Jazz Defense (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: What The Wizards Got Wrong In The Years Before Ariza’s Full Circle Return (from Michael Lee, The Athletic):
Beno Udrih Travels Across The NBA In Search Of Coaching Advice (from Warren Shaw, Closeup360):
The “All-Underappreciated” Team: Impressive Contributions From Unexpected Sources (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):
The Challenges Of Putting Together 3-Team Deals (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Was The 3-Point Revolution Almost Put On Ice By D-League Experimentation? (from Adam Johnson, 2Ways10Days ):
Inside The Locker Room Media Scrum (from Tim Cato, The Athletic):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/14/18

What The Schedule Can Tell Us About Who’s Real In The NBA (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Tony Parker, Ntilikina, Mavs’ Mania, Nerlens Noel, Justise Winslow  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
BOS: Brandon Bailey Looking To Make His Mark As Red Claws’ HC (from Cory Prescott, Celitcs Blog):
DEN: 12/15/16 Changed The Nuggets For Years To Come (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
IND: Pacers’ Defense Elite Again, But In A Different Way (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
*MEM: Grizzlies Win By Slowing Down (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
MEM: Results Are Positive When Brooks’ Number Is Called (from Christian Dudley, Beale Street Bears):
MIL: Middleton: Searching For Way Out Of Slump (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com):
NYK: Vonleh Is Making His Mark (from Drew Maresca, Basketball Insiders):
OKC: Thanks To Improved Defense, Thunder Appear Legit Threat To Dubs (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
ORL: Magic Have The Pieces To Be Elite Defensively (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
PHI: Exploring New Go-To Play Possibilities (from Rusty Gorelick, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Korkmaz: Turning Adjustments Into Opportunities (from Jessica Camerato, Basketball Insiders):
PHI: Fultz’s Bizarre Injury, Explained By A Surgeon (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
PHI: Former NBA Guard Ben Uzoh Has Dealt With Same Injury As Fultz (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
PHO: Inside The Kokoskov Offense (from Yusuf Saleem, BBall Index):
POR: Stauskas: Accepting NBA Reality (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):
SAC: The Kings Are Sharing The Ball Better Than They Have In Many Years (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
SAS: Defense Leads The Turnaround (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
TOR: Monroe Steps Into Valanciunas’ Void (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
TOR: Raptors’ Offense Continues To Thrive Without Kawhi (from Colin Ward-Heninger, CBS Sports):
TOR: VanVleet Is Hurting But It Hasn’t Stopped Him (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):
TOR: Video Breakdown: Siakam’s Impact (from Ben Taylor, Thinking Basketball):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/13/18

ATL: John Collins Embraces His Place With The Hawks (from Kevin Chouinard, Hawks.com):
BKN: Why Joe Harris Has Become One Of The NBA’s Best Shooters (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
BKN: D’Angelo Russell Is In His Zone (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
BKN: The Curious Case Of The Nets’ Three-Point Shooting Splits (from Chris Von Achen, Hashtag Basketball):
BOS: How Rozier & The Celtics Found Themselves Through A Frustrating Start (from Ben Rohrbach, Yahoo Sports):
BOS: The Celtics Are 7-0 With Smart As A Starter (from Tom Lane, Celtic Life):
DAL: The Plays That Define The Doncic Phenoimenon (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
DAL: Can Doncic Reach Harden’s MVP Level? (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
DEN: Torrey Craig’s Defense-First Mindset (from Harrison Wind, BSN Denver):
IND: Pacers Show What They Can Be Vs. Bucks (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
LAC: The Clippers Lack An Inside Presence (from Chris Murch, Clips Nation):
LAL: Does Ingram Have A Place On LBJ’s Lakers? (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
LAL: 3-Point Revolution?  LBJ Has Noticed (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
NOP: Jrue Holiday: Star PG Working A Double Shift  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
OKC: Thunder Defense Is Dominating In An Unusual Way (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
PHI: Simmons’ Impressive Chemistry With Butler  (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
POR: What’s Wrong With The Blazers? (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
TOR: With MIP Buzz Building, Siakam Will Not Slow Down (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
TOR: Lowry Breaks Out Of Slump When Raptors Need Him Most (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
–  TOR: The Post-Up Lives On As Raptors Defeat Dubs (from Samson Folk, Raptors Republic):
UTA: Strength Of Schedule Has Been An Important Factor In Jazz’ Poor Start  (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/11/18

BKN: RHJ Is Fixing The Nets’ Biggest Problem (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
BOS: After 7 Years In Europe, Brad Wanamaker Is Living His Dream In The NBA (from Trevor Hass, Boston.com):
BOS: Robert Williams Impresses In His Coming Out Party (from Nicole Yang, Boston.com):
CLE: How Dellavedova Fits On These Cavs (from Chris Manning, Fear The Sword):
GSW: How The Dubs Plan To Help DMC Adjust To Their Pace (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
GSW: How Patience, Trust & Practicing In A Chair Helped Draymond Return To Health (from Chris Haynes, Yahoo Sports):
GSW: Steph Curry: A Very Different Kind Of Superstar  (from Shane Young, medium.com):
GSW: G-League Team In Santa Cruz Is Key Developer For Dubs (from Janie Mccauley, AP):
LAL: Video Breakdown: How Kuzma Has Improved As A Playmaker  (from Pete Zayas, Silver Screen And Roll):
LAL: Lonzo’s Impact (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Winslow Is Reaching A Whole New Level (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit):
MIA: Derrick Jones Is Emerging (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
OKC: The Thunder’ Impenetrable Defense (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
OKC: Westbrook’s FT Shooting Is Alarming (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
OKC: Steven Adams: The Throwback Center Of Modern NBA Dreams (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
PHO: De’Anthony Melton Shows Promise (from Yusuf Saleem, BBall Index):
PHO: What TJ Warren Brings To The Suns (from Bob Young, The Athletic):
POR: Nurkic & Lillard: The Blazer’s Odd Couple (from Jonathan Abrams, Bleacher Report):
SAC: De’Aaron Fox’s Second Year Leap (from Adi Brescic, Hoops Habit):
TOR: Kawhi’s Handle Is The Secret To His Success (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
TOR: The Rudy Gay Trade, 5 Years Later (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
WAS: Rivers Was Supposed To Be Wizards’ Bench Scorer, Instead He’s Top Defender (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
*Tanking Vs Rebuilding: Where’s The Line? (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/10/18

ATL: Hawks’ “Chest Series” Aims To Get Huerter Going (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
BOS: The Celtics’ HORNS Set (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Reasons For The Winning Streak (from Thomas King, Hardwood Houdini):
CHA: Video Breakdown: How Kemba Keeps Getting Better ( from J Kyle Mann, The Ringer):
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CHI: Boylen’s Tumultuous 1st Week (from Shams Charania, The Athletic: ):
*CHI: The Subtle Brilliance Of Wendell Carter (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
DET: Losing Streak Due To Poor Perimeter Play (from Dana Gauruder. Detroit Free Press):
GSW: Draymond Is The Fizz That Makes The Dubs Sparkle (from Monte Poole, NBC Sports):
HOU: The Rockets: No Easy Solutions (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
IND: Bojan Bogdanovic, Wide-Pindown Artist (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAC: Q & A: Tobias Harris  (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back):
MIL: How Giannis Is A Crucial Part Of The Bucks’ Three-Point Revolution (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
NYK: Ntilikina “Needs To Provoke The Action” (from Frank Isola, The Athletic):
ORL: The Education Of Mo Bamba (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Should Simmons Add A 3-Point Shot? (from Brian Murphy, Liberty Ballers):
*PHI: EuroLeague Stash Vasilije Micic Is Turning Heads (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
SAS: The Revitalized Rudy Gay (from Dylan Carter,Air Alamo):
TOR: Lowry Scoreless Vs Bucks; Needs To Be More Aggressive (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
UTA: Thoughts On The Loss To The Spurs (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Latest Trade Breaks Up Positive Pairing (from Ben Standig, NBC Sports):
*What’s Behind The NBA’s Switching Revolution? (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
How To Get A Contract In China (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
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