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 6/4/16

 Game Two Preview  (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-finals-series-reset-where-the-warriors-cavs-stand-going-into-game-2/

–  Film Study:  Warriors Double And Recover  (from John Schuhmann, nba.com):

Read and view it here:  http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2016/06/03/film-study-warriors-double-and-recover/

–  Game One:  Cavs Forgot Defensive Basics  (from Mike Prada, SBNation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/6/3/11850898/nba-finals-golden-state-warriors-cleveland-cavaliers-defense-game-1

–  Film Study:  Breaking Down The Cavs’ 3rd Quarter Run  (from Luke Sicari, King James Gospel):

Read and view it here: http://kingjamesgospel.com/2016/06/03/film-study-breaking-cavs-third-quarter-run-game-1/

–  Why The Warriors Dominant Defense Was The Difference In Game One  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-finals-why-the-warriors-dominant-defense-has-been-the-difference-vs-cavs/

–  How The Warriors Contained LBJ In Game One  (from Scott Rafferty,  Hardwood Paroxysm):

Read and view it here:  http://hardwoodparoxysm.com/2016/06/03/lebron-james-warriors-defense-iguodala-game-1-nba-finals/

–  The Warriors Bench Is Their Biggest Advantage (from Jesus Gomez,  SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/6/3/11849158/warriors-bench-nba-finals-game-1-cleveland-cavaliers

–  Kerr Keeps Warriors’ Reserves Fresh, Ready To Go  (from Ron Kroickick, sfgate.com):

Read it here:  http://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Kerr-keeps-reserves-fresh-ready-to-go-7962740.php

–  Livingston’s Throwback Game Still Works Beautifully (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2016/6/4/11857962/shaun-livingston-throwback-warriors-nba-finals-2016

–  Game One Review  (from J.M. Poulard,  BBall Breakdown):

Read it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/06/03/cavaliers-warriors-game1/

–  Defensive Discipline Is Key For Cavs  (from Bryan Toporek, Hardwood Paroxysm):

Read and view it here:  http://hardwoodparoxysm.com/2016/06/02/cavaliers-defense-warriors-nba-finals-kevin-love-kyrie-irving-curry/

–  From West Virginia To Italy, The Making Of Mike D’Antoni (from Jonathan Feigen,  Houston Chronicle):

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets/article/From-West-Virginia-to-Italy-the-making-of-Mike-7962758.php

–  Should The Sixers Trade Noel Or Okafor  (from Bryan Toporek,  BBall Breakdown):

Read it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/06/04/sixers-trade-nerlens-noel-jahlil-okafor/

–  Brad Stevens Talks Klay Thomspon, Steph Curry, NBA Finals, More  (from Phil Friend, indystar.com):

Read it here:  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/2016/06/03/brad-stevens-talks-klay-thompson-steph-curry-nba-finals-more/85355122/

–  The Coaching Carousel  (from Kelly Dwyer, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/assessing-each-of-the-nba-s-2016-head-coaching-commitments-214752245.html

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/3/16

 GSW 104, CLE 89

  -from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated:

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/06/03/nba-finals-cavaliers-warriors-lebron-james-stephen-curry-game-1-video

  – from J.A. Adande, ESPN:

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2016/story/_/id/15918848/cavs-stars-shine-warriors-show-different-way-win

  – from Jeff Zilgitt,  USA Today:

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/playoffs/2016/06/03/lebron-james-kevin-love-kyrie-irving-cavs-big-3-nba-finals-game-1/85332438/

  – from James Herbert, CBS Sports:

Read it here: http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/cavs-no-match-for-balanced-warriors-in-game-1-of-nba-finals-takeaways/

  – from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com:

Read it here:  http://www.cleveland.com/pluto/index.ssf/2016/06/cleveland_cavaliers_playoff_sc_6.html

–  Warriors’ Game Plan: Find Irving And Score On Him  (from Nate Scott, USA Today):

Read and view it here:  http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/06/warriors-cavaliers-game-1-kyrie-irving

–  Iguodala: Difference Maker  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):

Read it here:  http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2016/06/andre_iguodala_reigning_nba_fi.html

–  Bdzelik Sees Path To Fixing Rockets’ Defense  (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):

Read it here:  http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets/article/Jeff-Bedzelik-has-a-plan-for-Rockets-defense-7960354.php

–  Dissecting The Noel For Teague Trade Rumor (from Derek Bodner, phillymag.com):

Read it here:  http://www.phillymag.com/news/2016/06/03/dissecting-the-jeff-teague-for-nerlens-noel-rumor/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/24/16

 

–  Inside Warriors Practices  (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):

–  Recapping Wednesday’s Games  (from SBNation):
–  Video Breakdown:  Hoiberg’s BLOB Sets (from Tyler Pleiss,  blogabull.com):
–  Nuggets’ “Horns Rip” Set  (from Gibson Pyper,  denverstiffs.com):
–  Low Assist Numbers Aren’t Damning For Raptors  (from Josh Lewenberg,  tsn.ca):
–  Raptors’ Casey Not Concerned About #1 Seed  (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Emmanuel Mudiay  (from Nate Timmons,  bsndenver):  http://bsndenver.com/denver-nuggets-point-guard-emmanuel-mudiays-evolution-off-ball/
–  Chris Paul  (from Fred Katz,  BBall Breakdown):  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/03/23/chris-paul-forgotten-feared/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 12/31/15

–  Noel, Okafor Switch Roles (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):

Read it here:  http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20151230_Sixers_coach_switches_roles_of_Noel__Okafor.html

–  Butler Says that he and Hoiberg are “Learning a Lot About Each Other”  (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14471892/jimmy-butler-chicago-bulls-says-coach-fred-hoiberg-holding-accountable

–  Versatility Will Set the Grizzlies’ Course  (from Chris Herrington,  Commercial Appeal):

Read and view it here:  http://www.commercialappeal.com/sports/grizzlies/pick-and-pop/Pick-and-Pop-Versatility-will-set-the-Grizzlies-course-363819901.html

Reggie Jackson Podcast Transcript (from Adrian Wojnarowski/ Darnell Mayberry):

Read it here:  http://newsok.com/reggie-jackson-opens-up-about-his-thunder-days/article/5469638

–  Serge Ibaka  Q & A  (from Josh Martin,  Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2603720-serge-ibaka-on-state-of-the-oklahoma-city-thunder

–  Scott Skiles Has Pulled Another Great Defense Out of His Hat  (from Yaron Weitzman,  SBNation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/31/9836364/scott-skiles-magic-defense-improvement-victor-oladipo

–  HORNS Staggers is an Effective Play for Miami  (from Jay Ramos,  hothothoops.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.hothothoops.com/2015/12/30/10684596/hot-hot-plays-horns-staggers-effective-play-miami-heat-dwyane-wade

–  Why the Post-Up Will Never Die  (from Coach Nick,  BBall Breakdown):

Read it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/12/3-point-shooting-why-the-post-up-will-never-die/

–  Anatomy of a Game Winner:  Closer Look at Gasol’s Lob to Butler  (from Sam Smith,  bulls.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/bulls/gameday/samsmith/anatomy-game-winner

–  The NBA’s Best and Worst After Timeout Plays  (from Andrew Cutler,  BBall Breakdown):

Read and view it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/12/nba-after-timeouts/

–  How Robin Lopez Defended Drummond  (from Jonathan Schulman,  postingandtoasting.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.postingandtoasting.com/2015/12/30/10688548/look-how-good-robin-lopez-was-against-detroit

Timberwolves Moving On Slowly Without Flip Saunders (from Steve Aschburner,  NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/2015/news/features/steve_aschburner/12/30/life-after-flip-a-look-into-wolves-future/

–  Is There A Proper Time for an NBA Coach to Get a Technical Foul? (from Anthony Slater, newsok.com):

Read it here: http://newsok.com/is-there-a-proper-time-for-billy-donovan-or-any-nba-coach-to-get-a-technical-foul/article/5469686

–  Defensive Rookies of the Season’s First Quarter  (from Henry Steckel,   Vantage Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://www1.vantagesports.com/Articles/article_view/VoQWdR8AAPFqIeKL

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Oladipo Not Deterred By Criticism  (from Josh Robbins,  Orlando Sentinel):  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/magic-basketblog/os-mbb-victor-oladipo-criticism-offense-20151230-post.html

–  Kemba Walker’s Path to All-Star Efficiency  (from Tyler Davis,  Sporting News):  http://www.sportingnews.com/nba-news/4689555-kemba-walker-hornets-charlotte-all-star-efficiency-jeremy-lin-nicolas-batum

Jabari Parker’s Learning  Curve Hits a Dip  (from Charles F. Gardner,  jsonline.com):  http://www.jsonline.com/sports/bucks/jabari-parkers-learning-curve-hits-a-dip-b99642815z1-363891591.html

Bosh’s Story is One of Perspective  (from Ethan J. Skolnick,  Miami Herald):  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ethan-j-skolnick/article52400520.html

–  Ty Lawson is Turning His Offense Around  (from Jonathan Feigen,  Houston Chronicle):  http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterockets/2015/12/ty-lawson-showing-signs-of-turning-his-offense-around/

–  CJ McCollum  (from Mike Richman,  oregonlive.com):  http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2015/12/blazers_nuggets_cj_mccollum.html

–  Heat’s Chris Andersen Grows Into Veteran Leader  (from Adi Jospeh, Sporting news):  http://www.sportingnews.com/nba-news/4689660-chris-andersen-birdman-miami-heat-age-veteran-udonis-haslem-erik-spoelstra

–  Jae Crowder  (from A. Sherrod Blaekly,  csnne.com):  http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/kobe-bryant-praises-jae-crowder-development-with-celtics

–  Boban Marjanovic  (from Jeff McDonald,  mysanantonio.com):  http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/2015/12/31/popovich-no-fan-of-boban-mania/

–  Mareese Speights  (from Diamond Leung,  Inside the Warriors):  http://www.ibabuzz.com/warriors/2015/12/30/warriors-marreese-speights-having-worst-most-frustrating-year-minutes-wise-but-hes-willing-to-sacrifice/

–  Jordan Mickey  (from Nicholas LeTourneau,  Ridiculous Upside);  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2015/12/31/10686156/celtics-assignee-jordan-mickey-continues-to-shine-for-maine-red-claws

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