Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/11/16

–  How Phil Jackson Molded Luke Walton’s Coaching Philosophies (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News):
Giannis’ Hidden Talent  (from Brett Abramczyk, brewhoop.com):
Welcome To The Raptors’ Golden Age (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Can The Raptors Avoid The Treadmill?  (from William Lou, medium.com):
 Fizdale, Grizzlies “Fear No One”  (from Ronald Tillery, Commerical Appeal):
Saturday Recap (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
DeAndre Liggins Q & A (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
–  Mavs Enduring Unfamiliar Struggle  (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):

–  Knicks’ Bench Key In Recent Surge  (from Thomas O’Callaghan, Sports Quotient):

Read it here:  http://thesportsquotient.com/nba/2016/12/11/knicks-bench-key-in-recent-surge

–  Three Years Later: Trading Rudy Gay Continues To Pay Huge Dividends For Raptors  (From Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):

Read it here:  http://www.edmontonsun.com/2016/12/10/raptors-rudy-gay-trade-continues-to-pay-huge-dividends-three-years-later

Lakers’ Defensive Struggles:  What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate  (from Harrison Faigen, Silver Screen And Roll):
Jazz GM Lindsey Feels His Players’ Pain  (from Gordon Monson, sltrib.com):
Leuer’s Output Prods SVG To Add Plays For Him  (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
John Wall Interview  (from Adam Rubin, truthaboutit.net):
Ian Clark Continues To Impress (from Michael Shultz, Blue Man Hoop):
Video Breakdown: Hammer Action  (from Mo Dakhil/Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):

–  Shawn Long Shines In D-League  (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

Read it here:  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/12/10/13901208/shawn-long-delaware-87ers-dleague-nbadl

Devondrick Walker Continues Growth In D-League  (from Chris Priczack, dailyknicks.com):

Read it here:  http://dailyknicks.com/2016/12/10/devondrick-walker-growth-westchester-knicks/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 4/15/16

 Western Conference Playoff Preview  (from Ben Golliver,  Sports Ilustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/04/15/2016-nba-playoffs-preview-western-conference-warriors-spurs

Eastern Conference Playoff Preview (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/04/15/2016-nba-playoffs-preview-eastern-conference-lebron-james-cavaliers

–  Three Question Playoff Preview:  Cavs vs Pistons  (from Brett Koremenos,  RealGM):

Read and view it here:  http://basketball.realgm.com/article/241571/Three-Question-Playoff-Preview-Cavaliers-Vs-Pistons

Pacers Could Use A Hand (Or Not) Against Raptors  (from Candace Buckner,  indystar.com):

Read it here:  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2016/04/14/pacers-could-use-hand-not-against-toronto/83035602/

–  How Bob Myers Built The Dubs’ Juggernaut   (from Ann Killion,  SF Chronicle):

Read it here:  http://www.sfchronicle.com/warriors/article/With-Curry-as-foundation-Bob-Myers-built-an-NBA-7250681.php

–  Why Brad Stevens Might Be The NBA’s Next Great Coach  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/why-brad-stevens-might-be-the-nba-s-next-great-coach-153911446.html

–   It’s A Point Guard’s Game  (from Jerry Brewer,  Washington Post):

Read it here:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/sports/wp/2016/04/15/its-a-point-guards-game/

–   No Nights Off For NBA Point Guards  (from  Jerry Brewer, Washington Post):

Read it here:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/sports/wp/2016/04/15/there-are-no-nights-off-for-nba-point-guards/

Patrick Ewing Knows He’s Ready To Be An NBA Head Coach  (from Adi Joseph, Sporting News):

Read it here:  http://www.sportingnews.com/nba-news/4701819-patrick-ewing-head-coach-hornets-knicks-rockets-wizards

–  Hawks Had To Adjust  (from Ray Giler, USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/hawks/2016/04/14/hawks-kyle-korver-paul-millsap-al-horford-jeff-teague/82988280/

–  Hornets, Full Of Expiring Contracts, Are Pulling Together  (from Dan Feldman,  NBC Sports):

Read it here:  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2016/04/14/hornets-full-of-expiring-contracts-pulling-together/

–  GM Tim Connelly’s  Breakdown Of The Current State Of The Nuggets  (from Christopher Dempsey,  Denver Post):

Read it here:  http://blogs.denverpost.com/nuggets/2016/04/14/tim-connelly-current-state-nuggets/14240/

–  Bucks Acknowledge Need For Outside Shooting Overhaul  (from Charles F. Gardner,  jsonline.com):

Read it here:  http://www.jsonline.com/sports/bucks/bucks-leaders-acknowledge-need-for-outside-shooting-overhaul-b99706729z1-375794421.html

–  Alvin Gentry Still Sees Great Potential In Pelicans  (from Justin Verrier,  ESPN):

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-orleans-pelicans/post/_/id/349/alvin-gentry-still-sees-great-potential-in-pelicans-after-throwing-first-season-in-the-toilet

–  Pelicans Look To Future  (from Brett Dawson, The Advocate):

Read it here:  http://theadvocate.com/sports/latestsports/15492219-113/with-disappointing-season-in-the-books-pelicans-look-to-future

–  Wizards ‘Checked Out’ On Wittman A While Ago  (from J. Michael,  csnmidatlantic):

Read it here:  http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/basketball-washington-wizards/talk/morning-tip-wizards-checked-out-wittman-long-ago

Phil Jackson Says He Won’t Abandon System  (from Stefan Bondy,  NY Daily News):

Read it here:  http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/knicks-prez-phil-jackson-won-abandon-system-article-1.2601683

–  Kings Fire Karl: 5 Things To Know  (from CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25554665/sacramento-kings-fire-coach-george-karl-5-things-to-know

Divac Must Convince Coaching Candidates That The Kings Won’t Continue Be Dysfunctional  (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/kings-blog/article71822137.html

 Today, Media Members Decided Whether The Pelicans Will Pay Anthony Davis $24 Million  (from Kevin Draper, Deadspin):

Read it here:  http://deadspin.com/today-media-members-decided-whether-the-pelicans-will-1771009105

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

 

Steph Curry  (from Sam Amick, USA Today):  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/playoffs/2016/04/14/steph-curry-golden-state-warriors-all-time-great-lebron-james-nba-history/83051782/

–  Kobe Bryant  (from Neil Paine,  fivethirtyeight.com):  http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/kobe-haters-are-stuck-in-2008/    and from Howard Beck,  Bleacher Report):  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2632803-kobes-unforgettable-finale-a-perfectly-drawn-portrait-of-a-unique-nba-career

–  Jae Crowder  (from Jay King,  masslive.com):  http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2016/04/jae_crowders_bumpy_rise_how_bo.html

Kyle Anderson/Boris Diaw  (from Jeff McDonald,  ExpressNews.com):  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/Spurs-notebook-Anderson-primed-for-playoff-role-7249291.php

–  Doug McDermott  (from K.C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune):  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-mcdermott-bulls-spt-0415-20160414-story.html

 

 

–  Trey Burke/Rodney Hood  (from Tony Jones,  Salt Lake Tribune):   http://www.sltrib.com/sports/3779722-155/utah-jazz-notes-a-onetime-lottery

–  Dante Exum  (from Brad Rock, Deseret News):  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865652259/Will-Jazzs-quiet-man-become-The-Man.html

–  Andre Miller  (from Lorne Chan,  Spurs.com):  http://www.nba.com/spurs/andre-miller-still-learning

–  Thon Maker (from Derek Bodner,  USA Today):  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/draft/2016/04/15/thon-maker-nba-draft/83079008/

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/13/16

 

The Players No One Passed To This Season  (from Kyle Wagner,  fivethirtyeight.com):
–  Film Session:  Avery Bradley Defends  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
–  Knicks Focus Is To Get Players Who Fit The System  (from Stefan Bondy,  NY Daily News):

–  Terry Stotts’ Playoff Guarantee Changed The Blazers’ Season  (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):

Read it here:  http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2016/04/a_guarantee_from_terry_stotts_changed_trail_blazer.html

–  The Mavs Shouldn’t Have Made The Playoffs  –  But They Did  (from Tim Cato, Mavsmoneyball.com):
–  Recapping Tuesday’s Games  (from SBNation):
–  NBA Releases Playoff Scenarios  (from Dan Feldman,  NBC Sports):
–  Kings’ Season Is Down To How Many Games They Can Lose  (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Kevin Love  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):  http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2016/04/chat_with_tyronn_lue_has_ignit.html
George Hill (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):  http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/hill-finds-and-fills-another-role
Jerian Grant  (from Ryan Weinkauf,  thelotterymafia.com):  http://thelotterymafia.com/article/time-to-shine-for-jerian-grant.html
–  Cody Zeller  (from Reinis Lacis,  atthehive.com):  http://www.atthehive.com/2016/4/13/11415430/cody-zeller-2016-nba-playoffs-preview
–  John Holland  (from Brian Rzeppa, Ridiculous Upside):  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/4/12/11396520/john-holland-coming-through-for-canton

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/29/16

–  DeMarcus Cousins Pushing Kings Into Playoff Contention  (from Rob Mahoney,  Sports Illsutrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/01/28/fundamentals-demarcus-cousins-rajon-rondo-kings-lakers-mavericks-cavaliers-heat

Evan Turner and Marcus Smart Are Delivering On The Block  (from wjsy, celticsblog.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.celticsblog.com/2016/1/28/10855494/the-postmen-evan-turner-and-marcus-smart-are-delivering-on-the-block

–  How The Raptors Are Doing It  (from Coach Nick,  BBall Breakdown):

Watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMudauro3u8

–  Larry Bird:  Q & A On The Pacers’ Season  (from Mark Monteith,  Pacers.com):

Read it hre:  http://www.nba.com/pacers/q-and-bird-assesses-pacers-halfway-point

–  Michael Kidd- Gilchrist’s Return To The Hornets Can’t Come Soon Enough  (from Zach Harper,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25464699/michael-kidd-gilchrists-return-couldnt-come-sooner-for-the-hornets

–  Recapping Thursday’s Games  (from SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba-scores

–  Phil Jackson’s Vision For The Knicks:  How It Looks In Year Two  (from Harvey Araton,  NYTimes):

Read it here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/29/sports/basketball/how-phil-jacksons-blueprint-for-the-knicks-is-holding-up.html

The Elite Shot Creators  (from Jamal Crawford,  The Players’ Tribune):

Read and view it here:  http://www.theplayerstribune.com/jamal-crawford-clippers-shot-creators/

–  How Andre Roberson’s Absence Affects The Thunder  (from Erik Horne,  neswok.com):

Read it here:  http://newsok.com/how-andre-robersons-absence-affects-the-thunder-in-the-next-three-weeks/article/5475423?mc_cid=24003aab4e&mc_eid=a31b8084f6

–  Wolves Playing At Quicker Pace  (from Kent Youngblood,  startribune.com):

Read it here:  http://www.startribune.com/wolves-playing-at-quicker-pace-per-mitchell-s-prodding/366939391/?mc_cid=24003aab4e&mc_eid=a31b8084f6

–  Back-To-Backs Are A Pain In The Neck For Players, Fans  (from Gil Lebreton, star-telegram.com):

Read  it here:  http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gil-lebreton/article57208128.html

The WNBA Is Reorganizing Its Playoff System:  Could The NBA Be Next?   (from Howard Megdal, VICE Sports):

Read it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/highlight/the-wnba-is-reorganizing-its-playoff-system-could-the-nba-be-next

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

Klay Thompson  (from Jesus Gomez,  SBNation):  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/1/28/10858626/klay-thompson-highlights-stats-warriors-offense-breakdown

Goran Dragic/Dwyane Wade  (from Manny Navarro,  Miami Herald):  http://blogs.herald.com/miami_heat/2016/01/on-verge-of-comeback-goran-dragics-next-challenge-is-to-rekindle-his-chemistry-with-dwyane-wade.html

Isaiah Thomas  (from Chris Forsberg,  ESPN):   http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14670175/all-star-nod-big-feat-little-guy-isaiah-thomas-boston-Celtics

 Rodney Hood  (from Jody Genessy, Deseret News):  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865646449/Utah-Jazz-benefiting-from-a-hot-and-confident-Rodney-Hood.html

–  Bobby Portis  (from Ian Levy, VICE Sports):  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/rookies-deconstructed-bobby-portis

–  Justise Winslow  (from Ian Levy,  VICE Sports):   https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/rookies-deconstructed-justise-winslow

–  Mudiay/Jokic/Nurkic/Gary Harris  (from Mike Olson, Denver Stiffs):  http://www.denverstiffs.com/2016/1/28/10857630/denver-nuggets-the-futures-so-bright-i-gotta-wear-shades

–  Troy Daniels  (from Andrew Snyder,  Hoops Habit):  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/01/28/charlotte-hornets-troy-daniels-shoots-way-rotation/

DeMar DeRozan  (from Josh Lewenberg,  tsn.ca):  http://www.tsn.ca/all-star-derozan-on-mission-to-prove-doubters-wrong-1.430223

–  Nikola Vucevic  (from John Denton,  magic.com):  http://www.nba.com/magic/news/vucevic-looking-get-offensive-rhythm-back?mc_cid=24003aab4e&mc_eid=a31b8084f6

–  Jason Terry  (from Jonathan Feigen,  Houston Chronicle):  http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterockets/2016/01/jason-terry-rockets-werent-prepared-to-play-spurs/

Stanley Johnson  (from Keith Langlois,  pistons.com):  No rookie wall for Stanley Johnson – and also no limit on the 19-year-old’s ceiling

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 12/19/15

–  How Will Teams Stop the Best 3-point Scorers?  (from Zach Harper,  CBS Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25418260/how-will-teams-stop-the-best-3-point-scorers-in-the-nba

–  Kawhi Leonard, Quiet Superstar  (from Michael C. Wright,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14386491/san-antonio-spurs-kawhi-leonard-nba-quiet-new-superstar

–  Brad Stevens:   Always Seeking an Edge  (from Gary Washburn,  Boston Globe):

Read it here:  http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/12/17/celtics-found-right-man-brad-stevens/MLmGbthDRz6TQA92DNsRDO/story.html

–  Paul George’s Defense  (from Clint Corey,  Vantage Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://www1.vantagesports.com/Articles/article_view/VnRYQx8AAOVqw5hF

–  Spurs’ Defense:  Blast from the Past (from Jesus Gomez, BBall Breakdown):

Read and view it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/13413/

Luke Walton:  Warriors’ Unlikely Leader  (from Lee Jenkins,  Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2015/12/17/golden-state-warriors-stephen-curry-luke-walton-steve-kerr

–  Recapping Friday’s Games  (from SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba-scores

–  James Johnson Helps Lead Raptors Past Heat  (from Blake Murphy,  raptorsrepublic):

Read it here:  http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/2015/12/19/utilized-james-johnson-draws-start-help-leads-raptors-past-heat/

–  Eight Surprise Starters Who Have Caught On This Season  (from Zach Buckley,  Bleacher Report):

Read and view it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2599467-8-surprise-starters-who-have-caught-on-this-season

–  Zach LaVine’s True Position  (from Gerald Bourguet,  Hoops Habit):

Read and view it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2015/12/19/minnesota-timberwolves-zach-lavine-thriving-true-position/

–  Jeff Green Cannot Play With Zach Randolph  (from Joe Mullinax,  grizzlybearblues):

Read it here:  http://www.grizzlybearblues.com/2015/12/18/10440742/friday-three-jeff-green-zach-randolph-memphis-grizzlies-problems?_ga=1.263042572.1018263438.1420308416

–  Jerian Grant Is Struggling in the Knicks’ Triangle  (from Stefan Bondy,  NY Daily News):

Read it here:  http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/knicks-jerian-grant-change-plays-article-1.2470803

–  Brandon Jennings’ Decision to Play in D-League May Change NBA’s Rehab Practice  (from Peter J. Wallner,  Grand Rapid Press):

Read it here:  http://www.mlive.com/drive/2015/12/brandon_jennings_decision_to_p.html

–  Tony Parker Is Back to Being Key Cog for Spurs  (from Fran Blinebury,  NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/2015/news/features/fran_blinebury/12/19/even-with-new-parts-for-spurs-parker-remains-key-cog/

–  Jeremy Lin’s Revival  (from Jesus Gomez,  SBNation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/18/10575088/jeremy-lin-highlights-stats-hornets-helping

–  Decisions Nearing on Non-Guaranteed Players  (from  Eric Pincus,  Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/decisions-nearing-on-non-guaranteed-players/

–  Dario Saric Q & A  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, slamnroll):

Read it here:  http://www.slamnroll.com/content/dario-saric-how-i-feel-and-think-about-basketball-comes-first

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