Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/25/16


–  Marcus Smart Put On A Master Class In Defensive Versatility In Game 4  (from Kevin O’Connor,
–  Hawks Let Game 4 And Series Control Slip Away  (from Ohm Youngmisuk,  ESPN):
–  After Curry Injury, Warriors Unleash Hell On Rockets  (from Dan Devine,  Yahoo Sports):
–  Warriors Fight On Without Steph, And For Him, As Well (from Ethan Sherwood Strauss, ESPN):
–  What Steph’s Knee Injury Means (from Ben Golliver,  Sports Illustrated):
–  Things Warriors Must Do To Remain Competitive If Steph Is Out (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports):
–  Playoffs’ Lion Face, Lemon Face  (from Eric Maroun, Hardwood Paroxysm):
–  Raptors Relying On DeRozan and Lowry For Pivotal game 5  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
How The Trail Blazers Rebuilt On The Fly  (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
–  What Will The Spurs Need From Tony Parker  (from Buck Harvey,
–  Cavs Can Be Optimistic Despite Their Vulnerabilities  (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
–  Charlotte’s Transition From Losing Bobcats To Playoff Hornets  (from Justin Verrier,  ESPN):
–  The “Difference” In The Playoffs Is Not All On The Officials  (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
 Sean Marks’ And The Nets’ Focus  (from Miles Wray,  Hardwood Paroxysm):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Patty Mills (from Warren Yiu,
–  Steven Adams, Enes Kanter, Serge Ibaka  (from Antony Slater,

 Marvin Williams  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/12/16


 Olshey Shows GM Chops In Rebuilding Blazers On The Fly  (from Steve Aschburner,

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–  Flip Saunders’ Script: His Vision Remains Alive  (from Zach Harper, CBS Sports):

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Draft Rights On The Line In The Season’s Final Days  (from Danny Leroux, Sporting News):

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–  Recapping Monday’s Games  (from SBNation):

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–  Zach Lowe’s Awards Ballot  (from ESPN):

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–  Jazz Are In Playoff Mode – Just Not In Playoffs  (from Brad Rock, Deseret News):

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–  Spurs Offense Is Struggling  (from Michael Erler,  Poundng The Rock):

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–  Dwane Casey Q & A  (from Evan Rosser,

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Behind The Curtain Of The Pelicans’ Training Operations  (from Justin Verrier, ESPN):

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Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:



DeMarre Carroll  (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):

–  Blake Griffin  (from Ben Bolch, LA Times):

–  Jeremy Lin  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):

–  Andre Drummond  (from Mike Brudenell,

Steph Curry  (from Sam Smith, Japan Times):

–  Tristan Thompson  (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):    and from Craig Battle,

–  Tristan Thompson/Paul Millsap  (from David Zavac, Fear The Sword):

Marreese Speights  (from Vic Tafur,

 Seth Curry  (from Jason Jones,  Sacramento Bee):

–  Archie Goodwin  (from Paul Coro,  azcentral):

–  Cole Aldrich  (from Dan Woike,  OCRegister):

Al-Farouq Aminu  (from Dan Marang, Blazer’s Edge):  Should Al-Farouq Aminu be Considered an All-League Defender?

–  Wayne Ellington  (from The Players Tribune):

–  Stanley Johnson (from Keith Langlois,

Nick Minnerath  (from Keith Schlosser, Ridiculous Upside):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting 3/23/16

–  Recapping Tuesday’s Games  (from SBNation):
–  The Offensive Transformation of Kemba Walker And The Charlotte Hornets  (from Jared Zwerling,
–  Celtics Are Rebuilding On The Fly  (from Andrew Sharp (SBill Walton, Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericksports Illustrated):
–  Kirk Goldsberry:  Spurs Go Deeper Into A Secret World  (from Buck Harvey,  Express News):
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–  Hubie Brown Q & A Podcast  (from Richard Deitsch, Sports Illustrated):
–  Vince Carter Q &A; Damian Lillard: Atlanta Hawks  (from David Aldridge,
–  Bill Walton Q & A  (from Lang Whitaker,
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Kevin Martin  (from Jeff McDonald, Express News):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 3/20/16

–  Recapping Saturday’s Games (from SBNation):
–  Heat 122, Cavs 101  (from Chris Fedor,
–  Spurs 87, Dubs 79  (from Michael C. Wright,  ESPN):
–  Spurs “Go Small”:  Diaw Replaces Duncan  (from Buck Harvey,  Express news):
–  How “Point-Giannis” Is Unlocking Jabari Parker  (from Will Gottlieb, BBall Breakdown):
–  Celtics & 76ers Rebuilds:  A Progress Report  (from Keith Pompey,
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Willie Cauley-Stein  (from Jason Jones,  Sacramento Bee):
–  Tim Hardaway, Jr.  (from Kris Willis,
–  Vince Carter/ Will Barton  (from Gary Washburn,  Boston Globe):
–  Tim Frazier  (from Jim Eichenhofer,


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/4/16

–  Kerr:  Warriors’ ‘Killers’ Make Them Special  (from J. Michael,  csnmidatlantic):

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–  Harrison Barnes  Q & A  (from Jared Dubin,  Sports Illustrated):

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–  Danny Ainge:  Striving To Build Another Winner  (from Harvey Araton,  NYTimes):

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–  How Myles Turner And The Pacers Are Blocking So Many Shots  (from Ben Gibson, 8poins9seconds):

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–  Myles Turner Plays Like A Veteran  (from Coach Nick,  BBall Breakdown):

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–  What Suns’ GM Expects From New Coach Earl Watson  (from Adam Green,  Arizona Sports):

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–   Sixers:  Why Rush The Process Now?  (from Bob Cooney,

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–  How Derrick Rose Is Learning To Be Derrick Rose Again  (from Nick Friedell,  ESPN):

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 Will The Raptors Still Be Great In April And May?  (from Yaron Weitzman, SBNation):

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–  The Origin Of The Blazers’ Defensive Resurgence  (from Joe Freeman,  Oregon Live):

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–  Diagnosing The Bucks’ Broken Defense  (from Eric Nehm,  Brew Hoop):

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–  Kerr’s Return Shows Impact Of Great Coaching  (from Tim Bontemps,  Washington Post):

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 Recapping Last Night’s Games (from SBNation):

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–  Steph Curry:  No Longer “Slumping”  (from ESPN):

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Nuggets Set Of The Week:  Ram Stagger Ballscreen  (from gibsonpyper, Denver Stiffs):

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–  Pau Gasol:  “Are We Doing Enough”?  (from Nick Friedell,  ESPN):

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–  The Cavs’ New Offense  (from Henry Steckel,  Vantage Sports):

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Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:


–  Bobby Portis  (from Sean Highkin,  Bleacher Report):

–  Marvin Williams  (from Russell Varner,  At The Hive):

Rudy Gobert  (from Ben Reiter,  Sports Illustrated):

 Steph Curry  (from Ananth Pandian,  CBS Sports):

–  Tim Hardaway,  Jr.  (from Chris Vivlamore,  Atlanta Journal-Constitution):

–  Jahlil Okafor  (from Marc Whittington, Liberty Ballers):

–  Jerian Grant  (from Jared Dubin,  Bleacher Report):

–  Zach Randolph  (from Michael Lee,  Yahoo Spots):–grizzlies-put-life-back-in-tall-ball-180831688.html

–  Paul George  (from Conrad Brunner,

–  Ronald Roberts, Jr  (from Coach Nick,  BBall Breakdown):