Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/21/19

BKN: D’Angelo Russell’s 44-Point Night Showed A Different Layer Of His Game (from Kristian Winfield, SB Nation)

Read it here: https://www.sbnation.com/2019/3/20/18274035/dangelo-russells-44-points-career-high-4th-quarter-layups-points-paint-brooklyn-nets

BOS: Even In A Loss, Al Horford Remains Unstoppable Against The 76ers (from Jack Noonan, SB Nation)

Read and watch it here: https://www.celticsblog.com/2019/3/21/18275259/even-in-a-loss-al-horford-remains-unstoppable-against-the-76ers-embiid-stevens-simmons-nba

CHI: NBA Buzz: What’s Next For Robin Lopez? (from Mark Schanowski, Yahoo Sports)

Read it here: https://sports.yahoo.com/nba-buzz-whats-next-robin-031738817.html

CLE: Collin Sexton Ties Franchie Rookie Record For Consecutive 20 Point Games (from Justin Rowan, SB Nation)

Read it here: https://www.fearthesword.com/2019/3/20/18272841/collin-sexton-franchise-rookie-record-consecutive

DAL: Why Luka Doncic’s Game Is Perfect For The Future Of The NBA (from Kirk Goldsberry, ESPN Staff Writer)

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/26313885/why-luka-doncic-game-perfect-future-nba

DEN: Denver Nuggets Season-Long Success Powered By Blossoming Bench Stars (from Mark Deeks, Sky Sports)

Read it here: https://www.skysports.com/nba/news/12375/11671844/denver-nuggets-season-long-success-powered-by-blossoming-bench-stars

GSW: James Harden’s New NBA Record Highlights Stephen Curry’s Indelible Impact On The Game (from Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News)

Read it here: https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/03/20/golden-state-warriors-stephen-curry-james-harden-nba-record-3-pointer-three-pointers-houston-rockets/

HOU: How PJ Tucker Became ‘Perfect For Us’ As Rockets Chase Warriors And An NBA Championship (from James Herbert, CBS Sports)

Read it here: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/how-p-j-tucker-became-perfect-for-us-as-rockets-chase-warriors-and-an-nba-championship/

LAL: Getting To Know: Moe Wagner (from Mike Trudell, NBA)

Read it here: https://www.nba.com/lakers/news/190319-getting-to-know-moe-wagner

MIA: Heat’s Josh Richardson Finding Ways To Impact Games When Shots Aren’t Falling (from David Furones, South Florida Sun Sentinel)

Read it here: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/fl-sp-miami-heat-notebook-s20190321-story.html

MIA: Miami Heat May Be Playing Best Basketball Of Season – But Seek Another Level (from David Furones, South Florida Sun Sentinel)

Read it here: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/fl-sp-miami-heat-main-s20190321-story.html

MIL: Lopez’s 3-Pointers Have Become A Key For NBA-Best Bucks (from Associated Press)

Read it here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2019/03/21/lopezs-3-pointers-have-become-a-key-for-nba-best-bucks/39234345/

MIN: Injuries Have Hurt Wolves, But Awful Defense Has Hurt Just As Much (from Michael Rand, StarTribune)

Read it here: http://www.startribune.com/injuries-have-hurt-wolves-but-awful-defense-has-hurt-just-as-much/507411442/

PHX: Player Development Is Working For The Phoenix Suns Under Igor Kokoskov (from Evan Sidery, SB Nation)

Read it here: https://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2019/3/20/18271446/player-development-is-working-for-the-suns-under-igor-kokoskov

TOR: The Full Kawhi Leonard Experience Is Imminent (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated)

Read it here: https://www.si.com/nba/2019/03/20/kawhi-leonard-raptors-spurs-trade-injury-demar-derozan-masai-ujiri

UTA: The Triple Team: Andy Larsen’s Analysis Of A Game In Which The Knicks Give Jazz Wide Open Threes, Dunks for 5th Consecutive Big Win (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune)

Read and watch it here: https://www.sltrib.com/sports/2019/03/21/triple-team-andy-larsens/

WAS: The Washington Wizards Are A One-Way Basketball Team (from Nate Wolf, BBall Index)

Read and watch it here: https://www.bball-index.com/wizards-one-way-team/

Each NBA Team’s Top Storyline To Watch In Last Month Of Regular Season, From Chasing Seeds To Warriors Fine-Tuning For Playoffs (from Colin Ward-Henninger, CBS Sports)

Read it here: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/each-nba-teams-top-storyline-to-watch-in-last-month-of-regular-season-from-chasing-seeds-to-warriors-fine-tuning-for-playoffs/

NBA Star Power Index: Bucks Make Giannis’ Case For MVP Hard To Deny; How A 60-Footer Defines Steph Curry’s Greatness (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports)

Read it here: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-star-power-index-bucks-make-giannis-case-for-mvp-hard-to-deny-how-a-60-footer-defines-steph-currys-greatness/

 

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/20/19

BKN: DLo’s Epic 4th Quarter Leads Unfathomable Comeback (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):

BKN: DLo: Sky’s The Limit (from Max Resetar, slamonline):
DEN: Millsap’s Underrated Impact (from James Siegle, Hoops Habit):
GSW: How The Dubs Screened The Wolves To Death (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
LAC: Doc Rivers Lost Some Power & Everybody Won (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
–  LAC: SGA’s Cerebral Approach (from Stephen Loung, Sportsnet.ca):
MEM: Caboclo’s Real Chance With The Grizzlies (from Blake Murphy, The Athletic):
MIL: Already Unguardable, Giannis Is Adding Three-Point Range (from Malika Andrews, ESPN):
MIN: KAT’s 2 Biggest Improvements (from Pietro Caddeo, BBall index):
NOP: How Payton Has Become An Elite Pick-And-Roll Threat (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
OKC: Q & A: Nick Collison (from Royce Young, ESPN):
OKC: Collison’s OKC’s Core Number 4 (from Nick Gallo, okcthunder.com):
OKC: Collison’s Two-Man Game (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
ORL: DJ Augustin Has Quietly Become One Of The Best PGs In The NBA  (from Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel):
PHI: Solving The Redick-Smart Mismatch (from Matthew del Rio, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Mikal Bridges: Vital To Suns’ Rebuild (from Brendon Kleen, right Side Of The Sun):
POR: Collins And Kanter Are A Complementary Combo (from Jared Cowley, kgw):
SAS: Video Breakdown: What One Defensive Possession Vs The Dubs Reveals (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
SAS: San Antonio’s Climb Spurred By Defensive Turnaround (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
SAS: Spurs Take Down Dubs To Win 9th Straight (from Jared Johnson, BBall Index):
TOR: Gasol & Lin: Learning On The Run (from Holly McKenzie, raptors.com):
UTA: Q & A: Donovan Mitchell (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
WAS: A Franchise-Record 25 Players Have Played For Wizards This Season (from Chase Hughes, NBC Sports):
Video: The Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
An NBA Fan’s Guide To The NCAA Tournament (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/19/19

ATL: Trae Young’s Elite “Floater”  (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
BOS: Takeaways From Loss To DEN (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
DEN: IT Gets His Moment (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
DEN: Film Study From Win Over Pacers (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
DET: Kennard Has Added The Step-Back (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
GSW: The Winding Road That Led Bogut Back To The Warriors (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
IND: How IS IND Keeping Pace In The East?  (from Derek Reifer, Corner Three):
LAL: G-League: Spencer Hawes Won’t Quit (from Kyle Goon, SCNG.com ):
MEM: Rabb Continues To Impress (from BBall Index):
MEM: Grizzlies Have Stayed True To Defensive Foundation (from Beale Street Bears):
MIA: How Good Can Adebayo Become? (from Sam DiGiovanni, Hoops Habit):
PHO: Bender Is Providing Stability (from Bob Young, The Athletic):
PHO: Maybe We Were Too Hard On Ayton (from Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
SAS: Poeltl’s Quick Adjustment To The Spurs’ Way (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Sports):
TOR: Raptors Need Lowry Back To Sustain Team’s Improved Shooting & Passing (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
How A Video Room Preps A Team For The Playoffs (from Mo Dakhil):
Video: Daily ATO (from Adam Spinella):
Q & A:  The Goble Brothers: NBA Refs  (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Best Draft Prospects In Each Tournament Region (from Brad Rowland, Dime Mag):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/17/19

BOS: Irving’s Rebounding Binge (from John Karalis, Mass Live):
BOS: Takeaways From Win Over Hawks (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Against The Kings, Irving Showed How High He Can Elevate The Celtics (from Daniel Poarch, Celtics Blog):
GSW: Takeaways From Wins Over HOU & OKC (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News):
GSW: How The Dubs Made Life Difficult For PG13 (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
HOU: Are Rockets Still A WC Threat? (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):
IND: Why Thad Young Is Perfect For The Pacers (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAC: SGA: No Longer Playing Like A Rookie Who Hit The Wall (from Broderick Turner, LA Times):
LAL: Kuzma Says He Has Changed His Shooting Form Six Times This Season (from Alex Regla, Silver Screen And Roll):
MIA: Q & A: Dwyane Wade (from Justin Tinsley, The Undefeated):
MIL: Questions Following Brogdon’s Injury (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):
NOP: How The Most Improbable Loss Happened (from Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com):
SAC: Fox Is Moving Fast, And In The Right Direction (from Paul Flannery, SB Nation):
SAS: DeRozan’s Defensive Emergence (from Dylan Carter, Air Alamo):
WAS: Jabari Parker Has Been Productive Since The Trade (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Breaking Down The EC Playoff Bubble (from Sara Peters/Nekias Duncan, The Basketball Writers):
NBA Hopefuls Morey Likely Scouted In Istanbul (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/16/19

BOS: Jaylen Brown Has Been Big Part Of Celtics’ Turnaround (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
CLE: Cavs’ Scoring Balance Is A Nice Trend (from Robbie DiPaola, King James Gospel);
DAL: Brunson Has More Than Filled DSJ’s Role Since The Trade (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DEN: Nuggets’ Swarming 4th Quarter Defense Is Turning Losses Into Wins (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
GSW: Steph Adds A Wrinkle To His Defense Against Harden (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
GSW: DMC Would Have To Walk Away From Significant Money To Stay With The Dubs Past This Season (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
GSW:  Arizona Basketball Has Graduated To The NBA (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
IND: Analyzing Myles Turner’s Contract Extension (from Aaron Washington, Business Casual Basketball):
IND: Cory Joseph Deserves Props For Shooting His Buzzer-Beating Half-Court Shot (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
LAL: LBJ Teammate Archetype Game: Alex Caruso (from Alex Garcia, BBall Index):
NYK: Kadeem Allen Picks Up Where He Left Off (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
OKC: Thunder’s Ball Hawking Defense Is Disrupting The League (from Royce Young, ESPN):
OKC: Paul George Can Make It From Anywhere (from Master Testfastion, Bleacher Report):
OKC: Video: How Westbrook Helped The Thunder Scorch The Nets (from Coach Nick, The Athletic):
PHI: Tobias Harris May Have Finally Found The Right Situation (from Steve Lipman, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: This Time Might Be Different For Suns (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
SAC: Speed Kills: Buddy Hield’s Mad Dash (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher Report):
SAC: The Kings Changed Everything On Offense (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
WAS: Beal Has Been The Wizards’ Workhorse & The Minutes Are Adding Up (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):


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