Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/10/16

–  Warriors’ Play Types: Hand-Offs  (from Andy Serbe, Blue Man Hoop):

Read and here:  http://bluemanhoop.com/2016/09/09/breaking-warriors-play-type-hand-offs/

 The Next Iteration Of Playmaking Fours (from Cole Zwicker, Upside and Motor):

Read and view it here: https://upsidemotor.com/2016/09/09/playmaking-power-forwards-nba/

 The Jazz Have Intriguing Lineup Possibilities  (from Andy Larsen,  ksl.com):

Read it here:  http://www.ksl.com/?sid=41408879&nid=304

 Why Is There A Trend Toward The Extinction Of Traditional Centers?  (from Jesus Gomez,  SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2016/9/9/12847610/shaquille-oneal-basketball-hall-of-fame-dominant-big-men-gone

–  Mavs: Small-Ball Will  Continue (from Cole Mentzel, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/09/10/dallas-mavericks-small-ball-trend-will-continue-next-season/

 The Celtics’ Best Offensive Lineup  (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here:  http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2016/09/10/building-bostons-all-offense-lineup/

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 Tomas Satoransky (from Lukas Kuba, truthaboutit.net):  http://www.truthaboutit.net/2016/09/wizards-exec-on-satoransky-we-want-him-to-be-a-rotation-player.html

–  Allen Crabbe (from Evans Clinchy,  Blazers Edge):  http://www.blazersedge.com/2016/9/9/12859658/portland-trail-blazers-allen-crabbe-contract-2016-nba-free-agency

–  Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):  https://theringer.com/brooklyn-nets-rondae-hollis-jefferson-2015-nba-draft-40ca42ef286#.wdjjtdd6p

–  Joffrey Lauvergne  (from Nick Gallo,  Thunder.com):  http://www.nba.com/thunder/feature/meeting-lauvergne-160908

–  Al Horford  (from Matthew Hallett,  Hoops Habit):  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/09/10/boston-celtics-al-horford-will-make-isaiah-thomas-even-better/

–  Lance Stephenson  (from Brendon Kleen, Pelican Debrief):  http://pelicandebrief.com/2016/09/10/new-orleans-pelicans-handle-lance-stephenson/

 Cliff Alexander  (from Josh Cohen, Magic.com): http://www.nba.com/magic/news/cliff-alexander/film-room-strengths-cohen-20160909

 A. J. Hammons  (from Dallas Morning News):  http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-mavericks/mavericks/2016/09/09/10-things-know-aj-hammons-connection-rajon-rondo-chad-ford-said-kept-lottery-pick

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/5/16

Breaking Down The Bucks’ Pick-and-Roll  (from Adam Coffman,  behindthebuckpass.com):

Read it here:  http://behindthebuckpass.com/2016/09/04/milwaukee-bucks-breaking-bucks-pick-roll/

–  What To Expect From Nets’ Assistant Coach Chris Fleming’s Offense  (from Anthony Puccio,  netsdaily.com):

Read it here:  http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/9/4/12790642/chris-fleming

 Celtics’ Scouting Reports/Analysis  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/17408335/boston-celtics-player-profiles-al-horford-isaiah-thomas-more-nba   and from Brett David Roberts, 3guardrotation: http://3guardrotation.blogspot.com/2016/09/boston-celtics-al-horford-makes-boston.html

–  Kings’ Preview (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

Read it  here;  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/with-a-new-coach-and-a-better-boogie-cousins-maybe-the-kings-wont-be-so-bad/

Additional NBA Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

Marvin Williams  (from Jerry Stephens, swarmandsting.com):  http://swarmandsting.com/2016/09/04/charlotte-hornets-marvin-williams-great-rim-protector/

–  Gary Harris  (from T.J.McBride, bsndenver.com):  http://bsndenver.com/gary-harris-holds-the-key-to-his-own-development/

–  Kentavious Caldwell-Pope  (from Adam McGee, Hoops Habit):  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/09/05/detroit-pistons-kentavious-caldwell-pope/

–  Thon Maker (from Daniel O’Brien, Today’s Fastbreak): http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-east/milwaukee-bucks/step-step-plan-thon-makers-rise/

Although it appears that almost everyone else is taking Labor Day off, we were still able to find a few stories worth checking out.

Have a great holiday!  We’ll see you again tomorrow. 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/29/16

–  Rim Protection And How Teams Take Away Shots Inside  (from Zach Harper, CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-rim-protection-and-how-teams-go-about-taking-away-shots-inside/

D’Antoni’s 7 Seconds Or Less Offense On The Rockets (from Eli Horowitz, Today’s Fastbreak):

Read and view it here:  http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-west/houston-rockets/seven-seconds-less-harden-dantoni-rockets/

–  Fun With Lineups: Impact Of Nerlens Noel And Jahlil Okafor  (from Derek Bodner, phillymag.com):

Read it here:  http://www.phillymag.com/news/2016/08/27/jahlil-okafor-lineups/

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 Tim Frazier/Langston Galloway/E’Twaun Moore  (from Rick Stone, pelicandebrief.com):  http://pelicandebrief.com/2016/08/28/will-new-orleans-pelicans-backup-point-guard/  and from Brendon Kleen:  http://pelicandebrief.com/2016/08/28/etwaun-moore-shines-light-pelicans-backcourt-logjam/

–  Kay Felder  (from Aaron Ferguson, King James Gospel):  http://kingjamesgospel.com/2016/08/28/kay-felder-next-damon-stoudamire/

–  Kyle Lowry/DeMar DeRozan  (from Holly McKenzie, raptors.com):  http://www.nba.com/raptors/holly-blog/lowryderozan-082616

–  Festus Ezeli  (from Steven Dewald/Carlos Murillo, ripcityproject.com):  http://ripcityproject.com/2016/08/28/viewing-festus-ezeli-from-golden-states-side/

–  Willie Cauley-Stein (from David Ramil, Today’s Fastbreak):  http://www.todaysfastbreak.com/nba-west/sacramento-kings/willie-cauley-stein-must-stand-out-in-kings-bloated-front-court/

–  Cole Aldrich  (from elevator music, canishoopus.com):  http://www.canishoopus.com/2016/8/29/12625322/timberwolves-preview-cole-aldrich-fan-favorite

Xavier Henry  (from Marquis Munson, Ridiculous Upside): http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/8/28/12624864/could-xavier-henrys-comeback-journey-continue-in-los-angeles

 Shane Larkin (from Jorge Sierra,  Hoops Hype):  http://hoopshype.com/2016/08/28/shane-larkin-it-has-not-been-the-easiest-path-for-me/

 Jason Terry  (from Gery Woelfel, journaltimes.com):  http://journaltimes.com/sports/basketball/bucks-beat-sharpshooter-terry-a-boost-for-bucks/article_015c934e-c968-5b6d-98fa-eed060d73507.html

–  Garrett Temple  (from Ben Mehic, Waizard Of Awes);  http://wizofawes.com/2016/08/28/washington-wizards-garrett-temple-sacramento-kings-culture-change/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/5/15

The Warriors’ Rhythm-And-Flow Offense  (from Scott Ostler, sfchronicle.com):

Read it here:  http://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/ostler/article/Warriors-secret-The-rhythm-and-flow-offense-7963811.php

–  Cavs’ Matchup Quandary  (from Dave McMenamin,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/blog/cleveland-cavaliers/post/_/id/2914/cleveland-cavaliers-bench-struggled-to-match-golden-state-warriors-small-ball-in-game-1-nba-finals

–  J.R. Smith Shows More Defensive Commitment But Cavs Also Need His Offense  (from Stave Aschburner,  NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/2016/news/features/steve_aschburner/06/05/j-r-smith-needs-to-shoot-the-ball/index.html

–  The Cavs’ Issues Against The Warriors  (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illsutrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/06/04/nba-finals-warriors-cavaliers-stephen-curry-lebron-james-game-2-preview

–  5 Ways The Cavs Can Attack The Dubs’ Switches  (from Carter Rodriguez,  Fear The Sword):

Read and view it here:  http://www.fearthesword.com/2016/6/4/11858886/nba-finals-5-ways-the-cavaliers-can-attack-the-warriors-switches

–  Cavs Searching For Balance Between Ball Movement And One-On-One Play  (from Jeff Zilgitt,  USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/playoffs/2016/06/04/cavs-ball-movement-isolation-kyrie-irving-lebron-james-nba-finals/85423312/

–  Klay Thompson’s Defense  (from Fred Kerber,  NYPost):

Read it here:  http://nypost.com/2016/06/04/cavaliers-have-to-look-out-for-more-than-klay-thompsons-3s/

–  Draymond Green Is on The Edge  (from Paul Flannery,  SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/6/5/11860834/draymond-green-edge-warriors-cavaliers-nba-finals-sunday-shootaround

–  Jeff Hornacek Q & A  (from Steve Serby,  NYPost):

Read it here:  http://nypost.com/2016/06/04/jeff-hornacek-on-not-dunking-what-he-wont-tolerate-and-knicks-belief/

–  David Fizdale  Q & A  (from Ethan J. Skolnick, Miami Herald):

Read it here:  http://blogs.herald.com/miami_heat/2016/06/david-fizdale-speaks-about-how-heat-prepared-him-for-memphis-job.html

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

 

Evan Turner (from Maurice Peebles, Complex):  http://www.complex.com/sports/2016/06/beyond-the-court-evan-turner

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/30/16

–  GSW/OKC Game 7:  Three Factors  (from Jesus Gomez,  BBall Breakdown):
–  7  Questions That Could Shape Game 7  (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
–  Game 7 Factors  (from Zach Harper,  CBS Sports):
Durant  vs. Iguodala:  Professional Scorer Vs. Professional Defender  (from Anthony Slater, newsok.com):
–  KD Should Feel No Shame If Thunder Loses  (from Tom Ziller,  SBNation):
–  Iguodala: Game Six Hidden Hero  (from Marcus Thompson, Mecury news):
  –  The Defensive Plays That Went Right For OKC In Game Six  (from Bobby Chancellor,  welcometoloudcity):
–  Roberson Has Become Indispensable For OKC  (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
–  Klay Shot Dubs Into Game 7  (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
–  Dubs Force Game 7  (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):

 Thunder’s Stagnant Half-Court Offense In Crunch Time  (from Yaron Weitzman, SBNation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/5/30/11808248/thunder-clutch-offense-kevin-durant-russell-westbrook   and from Amin Elhassan, vimeo.com:  https://vimeo.com/168563166

–  Billy Donovan’s College-to-NBA Transition  (from Mike DeCourcy, Sporting News):
 Bulls Looking For Seasoned Assistant Coaches  (from Michael Rene Kanoy,  pippinainteasy.com):