Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/18/17

Sixers/Celtics Trade Is A Win-Win (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
The Process is Working: Hinkie’s Experiment Is Validated (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
What Are The Sixers Getting In Markelle Fultz? (from Mark Whittington, Liberty Ballers):
The Transformation Of Markelle Fultz (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Rick Barry Q & A (from SFGate):
Magic GM John Hammond: Draft Q & A (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Jordan Clarkson Believes He Can Co-Exist With #2 Pick & D’Angelo Russell (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News):
Father’s Toughness Evident In Jamal Murray (from Nick Kosmider, Denver Post):
Looking Back On The Nets’ “All-In” Trade For Garnett & Pierce (from Stefan Bondy, nydailynews.com):
Deonte Burton’s NBA Journey (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Spurs’ Draft Philosophy (from Mark Olsen, Pounding The Rock):

 

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 4/27/16

–  TOR 102, IND 99  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
–  Raptors’ Redeem Team Sparks Comeback  (from Josh Lewenberg,  tsn.ca):
–  ATL 110, BOS 83  (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports):
–  Hawks Go Small; Send Hard Traps At Thomas  (from Jay King, Mass Live):
–  Even In Loss Brad Stevens Trusts Process  (from Terence Moore,  Sports On Earth):
 Video Breakdown:  Walker, Lin Lead Hornets Over Heat In Game 4  (from Coach Nick,  BBall Breakdown):

–  Hornets Thriving With Shift To Old-School Offense  (from Scott Fowler,  Charlotte Observer):

Read it here:  http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/scott-fowler/article74074197.html

–  How The Warriors Can Score Without Steph  (from Dan Clayton, BBall Breakdown):
 Shaun Livingston Takes A Far Different Approach  (from Scott Cacciola, NYTimes):
Draymond Green’s Playoff Diary, Entry 4  (from Marc J. Spears, ESPN):

–  Terry Stotts And His Unfamiliar Walk  (from Jason Quick,  csnnw.com):

Read it here:  http://www.csnnw.com/blazers/terry-stotts-and-first-steps-his-unfamiliar-walk

–  Pistons’ Future May Depend On Hack-A-Farce Rule Change  (from Seth Partnow, Vice Sports):

Read it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/the-detroit-pistons-future-may-depend-on-nba-hack-a-rules-changes

–  New Wolves’ GM Scott Layden Learned From Masters, Including His Dad  (from Kent Youngblood,  startribune.com):

Read it here:  http://www.startribune.com/new-wolves-gm-scott-layden-learned-from-masters-including-his-dad/377209291/#1

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

Norman Powell (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):  http://www.torontosun.com/2016/04/26/raptors-norman-powell-plays-well-beyond-rookie-status

–  Doug McDermott (from Dirk Chatelain, kwbe.com):  http://kwbe.com/local-sports/aggressiveness-of-old-helps-doug-mcdermott-become-more-than-a-spot-up-shooter-in-second-nba-season/

–  Christian Wood  (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):  http://www.nba.com/sixers/news/year-review-christian-wood

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