Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 1/6/16

–  The Subtle Details of the Spurs’ Stifling Defense  (from Brett Koremenos,  RealGM):

Read and view it here:  http://basketball.realgm.com/analysis/240352/The-Subtle-Details-Of-The-Spurs-Stifling-Defense

–  Draymond Green’s Uniqueness Makes the Warriors Who They Are  (from Jesus Gomez,  BBall breakdown):

Read and view it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/01/draymond-greens-uniqueness-makes-warriors/

–  Bulls’ Offense Clicking On All Cylinders  (from K.C. Johnson,  Chicago Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-butler-rose-bulls-bucks-report-spt-0106-20160105-story.html

–  The Heat’s ATOs (from Couper Moorhead,  heat.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.nba.com/heat/newsrecap/time-after-time

–  The Spurs’ Beautiful Game, Though Modified, Is Still Turning Heads  (from  Jeff McDonald,  News-Express):

Read it here:  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/Spurs-beautiful-game-though-modified-still-6738464.php?t=9f2a3033ee927fc3fb&cmpid=twitter-premium

–  Hornets Are On A Stable Path  (form Ken Berger, CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/writer/ken-berger/25439060/amid-the-struggles-hornets-are-on-a-stable-path-under-steve-clifford

 Jazz Thinking Deep Thoughts With Big Men Out  (from Tony Jones,  Salt Lake Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.sltrib.com/sports/3382574-155/utah-jazz-thinking-deep-thoughts-with?fullpage=1

–  Recapping Tuesday’s Games  (from SBNation):

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

–  Explain One Odd Play:  Draymond Green Pass to Steph Curry  Layup  (from Ericapricot,  goldenstateofmind):

Read and view it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2016/1/6/10722224/warriors-vs-lakers-2016-highlight-video-draymond-green-pass-to-stephen-curry-layup

–  Assists, Point Guards and Ball Movement  (from Brian McCormick,  learntocoachbasketball.com):

Read it here:  http://learntocoachbasketball.com/assists-point-guards-and-ball-movement

–  Colangelo Upbeat About Roster, Brett Brown, and Sixers’ Plan  (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/sixers/news/beat-colangelo-upbeat-about-roster-brown-sixers-plan

–  New Media Procedure Seeks to Improve Referee Accountability  (from Andy Larsen,  ksl.com):

Read it here:  http://www.ksl.com/?sid=38023928&nid=294

 D-League Showcase Primer  (from Brian Kotloff,  nba.com):

Read it here:  http://dleague.nba.com/news/2016-showcase-primer/

 D-League Showcase Day One Preview  (from Brian Kotloff,  nba.com):

Read and view it here:  http://dleague.nba.com/news/showcase-day-1-preview/

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Jimmy Butler  (from Nick Friedell,  ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bulls/post/_/id/22759/derrick-rose-jimmy-butler-is-ballin-in-midst-of-career-best-stretch

Justise Winslow  (from Tim Reynolds,  Associated Press):  http://bigstory.ap.org/article/e1a2e70746e046be877395e264157466/miamis-winslow-keeps-impressing-rookie-season

–  CJ McCollum  (from Ben Dowsett,  Basketball Insiders):   http://www.basketballinsiders.com/c-j-mccollum-on-role-new-challenges-and-expanding-his-game/

–  Dwyane Wade/Chris Bosh  (from  Barry Jackson,  Miami Herald):  http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2016/01/introspective-wade-bosh-discuss-their-rejuvenation-dolphins-canes-panthers-notes.html

 Dwyane Wade  (from Jason Lieser,  Palm Beach Post):  http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/sports/basketball/rousing-revival-dwyane-wade-is-miami-heats-benjami/npx9z/

–  Steph Curry  (from  Kurt Helin,  NBC Sports):  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2016/01/06/stephen-curry-on-leg-being-kicked-again-in-same-spot-its-just-a-magnet/

–  Isaiah Thomas  (from Jay King,  masslive.com):  http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2016/01/boston_celtics_isaiah_thomas_o.html

–  Sean Kilpatrick  (from Chris Priczak,  Ridiculous Upside):  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/1/5/10718196/sean-kilpatrick-dishes-on-the-10-day-contract-playing-at-home-and-more

–  Anthony Davis  (from John Reid, NOLA.com):  http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2016/01/anthony_davis_i_dont_want_a_co.html

–  Richaun Holmes  (from Tom Moore,  theintell.com):   http://www.theintell.com/sports/sixers/sixers-rookie-holmes-giving-sixers-a-lift/article_99991b50-af16-11e5-a508-3373828f8dfd.html

–  Chris Kaman  (from Jason Quick,  oregonlive.com):   http://www.csnnw.com/blazers/chris-kaman-adventure-trail-blazers-veteran-hopes-his-next-exploit-portland

–  Solomon Hill  (from Candace Buckner,  indystar.com):  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2016/01/05/solomon-hill-playing-more-thinking-too-much/78231262/

–  Jason Terry  (from Jonathan Feigen,  Houston Chronicle):  Jason Terry gives Rockets what they need

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 1/5/16

Offensive Rebounding/Transition Defense (from Zach Lowe,  ESPN):

Read and view it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14505051/transition-defense-left-offensive-rebounds-cutting-room-floor

–  Bulls Getting Contributions Throughout Roster During Win Streak  (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-bulls-rotation-depth-jimmy-butler-spt-0105-20160104-story.html

–  LBJ on Lack of Playing Time for Some  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):

Read it here:  http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2016/01/lebron_james_on_a_lack_of_minu.html

–  Can Heat Go From Good To Great?  (from Jeff Zilgitt,  USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2016/01/04/dwyane-wade-chris-bosh-hassan-whiteside-erik-spoelstra-heat-lebron-james/78271386/

–  How the Clippers Are Doing It Without Blake Griffin;  Elfrid Payton Q & A  (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/2016/news/features/david_aldridge/01/04/morning-tip-los-angeles-clippers-find-a-better-bench-chris-paul-blake-griffin-j-j-redick-austin-rivers-jamal-crawford-questions-for-2016-qa-with-orlando-magic-elfrid-payton/index.html

–  Brandon Jennings Busts Loose, Hopes to Stay With Pistons  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):

Read it here:  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2016/01/04/detroit-pistons-orlando-magic/78249168/

–  This Season’s Most Improved Jump Shooters  (from Mika Honkasalo, Vantage Sports):

Read it here:  http://www1.vantagesports.com/Articles/article_view/VoquZR8AAPC2SV6Y

–  Kings’ Assistant Vance Walberg on the Dribble Drive Motion Offense  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):

Watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ialg8Wq7DO0

–  The Wizards’ Injury Woes  (from Jorge Castillo,  Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/shorthanded-wizards-hope-to-heal-before-time-runs-out-on-their-plans/2016/01/04/5dcdd902-b327-11e5-a842-0feb51d1d124_story.html

–  Bucks’ Future Remains Bright  (from Ian Thomsen,  NBA.com):

http://www.nba.com/2016/news/features/ian_thomsen/01/05/milwaukee-bucks-bright-future-in-lost-season-giannis-antetokounmpo-michael-carter-williams-greg-monroe-john-henson/index.html

–  Rajon Rondo Q & A Re: Days with the Mavs  (from Tim McMahon,  ESPN):

http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/mavericks/post/_/id/4705961/rajon-rondo-i-have-nothing-but-love-for-mavericks

 The Case for Flip Saunders as Executive of the Year  (from Britt Robson,  minnpost.com):

Read it here:  https://www.minnpost.com/sports/2016/01/why-flip-saunders-should-be-nba-executive-year

–  Pelicans Still Working on Picking Up the Pace  (from Brett Dawson, The Advocate):

Read it here:  http://theadvocate.com/sports/pelicans/14476252-128/pelicans-still-work-on-picking-up-the-pace

–  Tyreke Evans Having Difficulty Adjusting to Gentry’s Offensive System  (from John Reid,  NOLA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2016/01/tyreke_evans_1.html

–  Recapping Monday’s Games  (from SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2016/1/4/10712540/nba-monday-pacers-hope-to-down-heat

–  Where Are They Now:  Amnestied Players  (from Chuck Myron,  Hoops Rumors):

Read it here:  http://www.hoopsrumors.com/2016/01/where-are-they-now-amnestied-players.html

And for those with access to ESPN insider:

–  What the Warriors are Teaching the Hornets (from Kevin Pelton):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/14500756/the-charlotte-hornets-showing-how-teams-learn-golden-state-warriors-nba

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Draymond Green  (from Sam Amick, USA Today):  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2016/01/03/draymond-green-magic-johnson-warriors-draymagic/78237606/

–  DeMar DeRozan  (from Josh Lewenberg,  tsn.ca):   http://www.tsn.ca/derozan-deserves-more-credit-for-career-best-stretch-1.418150

–  TJ Warren/Devin Booker/Alex Len  (from Jonathan Tjarks,  RealGM):  http://basketball.realgm.com/article/240329/Going-Back-To-McDonoughs-Original-Plan-In-The-Suns-Lost-Season

–  Jonathon Simmons  (from Tim McMahon,  Express-News):  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/Simmons-gives-Spurs-juice-to-blow-by-Bucks-6736840.php?t=871d385940927fc3fb&cmpid=twitter-premium

–  DeMarre Carroll  (from Ryan Wolstat,  Toronto Sun):  http://www.torontosun.com/2016/01/04/raptors-lose-carroll-for-game-in-cleveland–and-likely-for-some-time

–  Ish Smith (from Jason Patt,  SBNation):  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/1/5/10715482/ish-smith-philadelphia-76ers-highlights-stats

–  Montrezl Harrell  (from Jonathan Feigen,  Houston Chronicle):  http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterockets/2016/01/rockets-rookie-montrezl-harrell-ready-to-play-with-donatas-motiejunas-out/

–  John Wall  (from Abdullah Sharif,  hoopdistrict.com):   http://hoopdistrict.net/how-john-wall-destroyed-december-in-spite-of-inadequate-supporting-cast/

–  Larry Nance, Jr  (from Harrison Faigen,  silverscreenandroll.com):  http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2016/1/5/10712886/la-lakers-larry-nance-jr-nba-draft-2015

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 12/22/15

The Wizards’ 3-point Defense (from Jake Whitacre,  Bullets Forever):

Read it here:  http://www.bulletsforever.com/2015/12/21/10634286/washington-wizards-three-point-perimeter-defense-nba-analysis

–  Sometimes Positions Matter  (from Ian Levy,  Sporting News):

Read it here  (slideshow):  http://www.sportingnews.com/list/4688715-position-matters-chris-bosh-kelly-olynyk-zach-lavine-nerlens-noel-cj-mccollum-jeremy-lin

Sixers’ Brett Brown’s 1st Priority is Player Development  (from Bob Cooney,  philly.com):

Read it here:  http://mobile.philly.com/beta?wss=/philly/sports/sixers&id=363187261

–  Al Jefferson’s Return Will Be a Welcome Sight  (from Rick Bonnell,  Charlotte Observer):

Read it here:  http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article51024335.html

–  Andre Drummond’s Rebounding in Historical Context  (from Ian Levy,  Nylon Calculus):

Read it here: http://nyloncalculus.com/2015/12/22/nylon-notebook-detroit-pistons-and-andre-drummonds-rebounds/

–  The Improved Eastern Conference  (from Jeff Zilgitt,  USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2015/12/21/eastern-conference-western-conference-jeff-van-gundy-adam-silver-andre-drummond-paul-george-stan-van-gundy/77718174/

–  Rajon Rondo is Good Enough to be Divisive Again  (from Andrew Cutler,  BBall Breakdown):

Read and view it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/12/rajon_rondo_is_good_again/

–  Recapping Yesterday’s Games  (from SBNation):

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

Kawhi Leonard  (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):

Read and view it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2601408-monday-nba-roundup-kawhi-leonard-shrinking-gap-between-spurs-and-warriors

–  Kawhi Leonard Forces Paul George Into Worst Career Shooting Night  (from Zach Harper,  CBS Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25423042/how-kawhi-leonard-forced-paul-george-into-worst-career-shooting-night

–  Marcin Gortat Exposes Drawbacks with Cousins   (from J. Michael,  csnmidatlantic):

Read it here:    http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/basketball-washington-wizards/talk/morning-tip-marcin-gortat-exposes-drawbacks-cousins

–  How It Happened:  Westbrook’s Clutch 3 Vs. the Clippers (from Kevin Arnovitz,  ESPN):

Read and view it here:  http://espn.go.com/blog/okc-thunder/post/_/id/962/how-it-happened-westbrooks-clutch-3-vs-clippers

–  How the Warriors Crush Opponents Early  (from Grant Huhges,  Bleacher Report):

Read and view it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2600393-how-golden-state-warriors-crush-opponents-early

–  The Evolution of Steph Curry  (from Chris Ballard,  Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2015/12/22/stephen-curry-golden-state-warriors-steve-kerr-don-nelson

–  The Bulls’ Shaky Chemistry  (from Zach Lowe,  ESPN):

Read and view it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14417182/the-bulls-trying-struggling-figure-are

–  Examining the Pelicans’ Lineups:

     -From  Mason Ginsburg,  Bourbon Street Shots:   http://www.bourbonstreetshots.com/2015/12/09/examining-lineup-data-get-well-soon-q-pon/

    – From David Fisher, The Bird Writes:  http://www.bourbonstreetshots.com/2015/12/09/examining-lineup-data-get-well-soon-q-pon/

    – From Jim Eichenhofer,  peliicans.com:   http://www.nba.com/pelicans/news/alonzo-gee-contributes-defense-and-hustle-pelicans-starter

–  What are Possessions and How Are They Calculated?  (from Justin W,  Nylon Calculus):

Read it here:  http://nyloncalculus.com/2015/12/21/nylon-calculus-101-possessions/

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  CJ McCollum/Damian Lillard  (from Shaun Powell,  NBA.com):  http://www.nba.com/2015/news/features/shaun_powell/12/21/damian-lillard-cj-mccollum-blazers-building-blocks/index.html

–  Tim Frazier  (from Jason Quick,  csnnw):  http://www.csnnw.com/blazers/trail-blazers-tim-frazier-emerges-potential-insurance-policy-during-loss-atlanta

–  Kent Bazemore  (from Cody Taylor,  Basketball Insiders):  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-pm-bazemore-playing-best-basketball-of-career/

–  Gerald Green  (from Manny Navarro,  Miami Herald):  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nba/miami-heat/article51000825.html

–  Why Is  Ed Davis So Good at Rebounding?  (from Brandon Goldner,  blazersedge.com):  http://www.blazersedge.com/2015/12/22/10360346/portland-trail-blazers-ed-davis-rebounding

–  Seth Curry  (from Jason Jones,  Sacramento Bee):  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/kings-blog/article51012955.html

–  Deron Williams  (from Michael Lee,  Yahoo Sports):  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/deron-williams-on-his-time-with-the-nets—made-me-question-if-i-even-wanted-to-play-basketball-161703309.html

–  Ersan Ilyasova  (from Vince Ellis,  Detroit Free Press):  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2015/12/21/detroit-pistons-ersan-ilyasova/77721598/

–  Danny Green  (from Jabari Young,  mysanantonio.com):  http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/2015/12/21/while-the-shots-arent-falling-greens-focus-is-on-wins-and-playing-defense/

–  Mo Speights  (from Monte Poole,  csnbayarea):  http://www.csnbayarea.com/warriors/speights-minutes-being-eaten-ezeli-walton-feels-bad

–  Dwight Powell  (form Joshua Kloke,  sportsnet.ca):  http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/traded-thrice-in-six-months-torontos-dwight-powell-seizes-opportunity-in-dallas/

–  Nikola Vucevic   (from John Denton,  magic.com):  http://www.nba.com/magic/news/vucevic-playing-terrific-confidence-recent-games

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 11/26/15

–  What Do The Warriors Mean When They Talk About “Confidence”?  (from Adam Fromal,  Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2593146-what-do-golden-state-warriors-really-mean-when-they-talk-about-confidence

–  How the Knicks are fast-Tracking Kristaps Porzingis’ Rise  (from Jared Dubin,  Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2592624-how-the-new-york-knicks-fast-tracked-the-rise-of-kristaps-porzingis

–  Dwane Casey’s Scouting Report on LBJ  (from Ryan McNeil,  hoopsaddict.com):

http://www.hoopsaddict.com/random/quotes/dwane-caseys-scouting-report-on-lebron-james/

–  The Lonely Burden of Jahlil Okafor  (from Robert Sanchez,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14172705/the-lonely-burden-sixers-jahlil-okafor

–  George Karl and His Many Disciples  (from Charles F. gardner,  jsonline.com):

Read it here:  http://www.jsonline.com/sports/bucks/george-karl-and-his-many-disciples-b99623043z1-354281271.html

Damian Lillard Evolving into One of NBA’s Best Facilitators  (from Joe Freeman, oregonlive.com):

Read it here:  http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2015/11/trail_blazers_damian_lillard_1.html

–  At 37, Dirk’s Burden Remains the Same  (from Tim McMahon,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/mavericks/post/_/id/4705831/at-ripe-old-age-of-37-burden-remains-same-for-dirk-nowitzki

–  Five Takeways From Spurs’ Season So Far  (from Gerald Bourguet,  hoopshabit.com):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2015/11/26/san-antonio-spurs-5-early-season-takeaways/

–  Quantifying Rebounding Skill (from Adam Yudelman,  Vantage Sports):

Read it here:  http://www1.vantagesports.com/Articles/article_view/VlYWsx0AAD0EBzGG

–  Recapping Wednesday’s Games  (from SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/11/25/9803018/nba-schedule-results-raptors-cavaliers-spurs-mavericks-clippers-jazz

–  Pistons’ Greatest Satisfaction in Rout of Heat is Defense  (from David Mayo,  mlive.com):

Read it here:  http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/2015/11/long_bombs_aside_pistons_great.html

–  Extending Coach Clifford Is A Sign of a Bright Future for the Hornets  (from Russell Varner,  atthehive.com):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/11/25/9803018/nba-schedule-results-raptors-cavaliers-spurs-mavericks-clippers-jazz

–  Be Thankful For Your team’s Point Guard  (from Joshua Jonah Fischman,  Vantage Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://www1.vantagesports.com/Articles/article_view/Vlc40B0AAM4CwpFf

Salary Cap Breakdowns by Team  (from Eddie Scarito,  hoopsrumors.com):

Read it here:  http://www.hoopsrumors.com/2015/11/201516-salary-cap-breakdowns-by-team.html

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

Jeremy Lamb Taking Full Advantage of Opportunity With Hornets (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):   http://www.nba.com/2015/news/features/steve_aschburner/11/25/charlotte-hornets-jeremy-lamb-putting-himself-in-discussion-for-sixth-man-and-most-improved/

Rajon Rondo  (from Jason Jones, Sacramento Bee):  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/kings-blog/article46568145.html

–  Victor Oladipo’s New Role (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-magic-knicks-game-1126-20151125-story.html

–  Thad Young Is Showcasing New Offensive Skills  (from Mike Mazzeo,  ESPN):  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-magic-knicks-game-1126-20151125-story.html

Rockets’ Point Guards: Terry, Beverley, Lawson  (from Jonathan Feigen,  Houston Chronicle):  http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets/article/Beverley-hopes-to-return-Wednesday-vs-Grizzlies-6655621.php

–  Luis Scola  (from Michael Grange, sportsnet.ca):  http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/scola-could-be-raptors-x-factor-against-lebron-cavs/

–  Ryan Anderson  (from Jim Eichenhofer,  pelicans.com):  Giving thanks for one of the NBA’s best teammates

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 11/15/15

–  Last Year’s Hawks Were Not a Fluke  (form Paul Flannery,  SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/11/15/9734278/hawks-fluke-kyle-korver-kent-bazemore

Gregg Popovich on Brett Brown  (from Bob Cooney,  philly.com):

Read it here:  http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sixerville/Popovich-on-76ers-Brett-Brown-He-loves-coaching-that-team.html

–  The Jazz’ Three-wing alignment  (from Tony Jones,  Salt Lake Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.sltrib.com/sports/3174938-155/utah-jazz-team-going-on-a

–  Jazz’ Pace is Slow and That’s OK With Coach Snider  from Mike Sorensen,  Deseret News):

Read it here:  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865641558/Jazz-among-NBAs-slowest-teams-but-thats-OK-with-coach.html

–  Trey Burke’s Move to the Bench Has Jazz Moving in Positive Direction  (from Zach Harper,  CBS Sports):

Read it here: http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25372491/trey-burkes-move-to-bench-has-jazz-headed-in-promising-direction

Knicks Know They Have to Rely Less on Carmelo Late in Games  (form Ian Begley,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/blog/newyork/knicks/post/_/id/63504/knicks-know-they-have-to-rely-less-on-carmelo-anthony-late-in-games

–  Pelicans: Ravaged by Injuries  (from James Herbert,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25374000/ravaged-by-injuries-pelicans-look-for-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel

Rockets: Is it Time to Panic?  (from Calvin Watkins, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/blog/houston-rockets/post/_/id/1387/rockets-lose-again-is-it-time-to-panic

How Are the New Guards Out West ( Rondo, Matthews, D. Williams, L. Williams, Lawson) Doing?  (from Aaron Fischman, Vantage Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://www.vantagesports.com/story/Vkgxsx4AAJVcIzQQ/how-are-the-new-guards-out-west-performing

Recapping Saturday’s Games (from SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/11/14/9736294/nba-scores-schedule-clippers-pistons-rockets-mavericks

Explaining the Play:  Iguodala’s Last Gasp 3 Saves the Dubs  (from EricApricot, goldenstateofmind):

Read and view it here:   http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2015/11/15/9737678/warriors-vs-nets-2015-highlight-video-andre-iguodala-three

New Pacers System Brings Out the Best in Paul George  (from Candace Buckner,  indystar.com):

Read it here:  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2015/11/14/insider-new-pacers-system-brings-out-best-paul-george/75712738/

–  The Blazers’ Rebounding Problems  (from Steven Dewald, ripcityproject.com):

Read and view it here:  http://ripcityproject.com/2015/11/15/rebounding-dooms-blazers/

Thunder Reducing Their Turnovers  (from Erik Horne,  newsok.com):

Read it here:  http://newsok.com/okc-thunder-thunder-flipping-its-early-season-turnover-woes/article/5460523

Will Pau Gasol Thrive Under Coach Hoiberg?  (from K. C. Johnson, Chicago Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/nba/article44941341.html

Intense Wizard Practices Yield Simplified Defense  (from Jorge Castillo,  Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wizards-insider/wp/2015/11/15/intense-wizards-practices-yield-simplified-defense-win-over-magic-saturday/

Danny Ainge Develops D-League Strategy  (from Gary Washburn, Bosotn Globe):

Read it here:  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/11/15/danny-ainge-develops-strategy-for-nbadl/iwxgvbfo8G1GCmlOQDBlpN/story.html

Celtics’ Defense Earning Respect  (from Joshua Bateman,  Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here:  http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2015/11/15/boston-celtics-defense-has-earned-respect/

Good News and Bad News from the Sixers’ Loss to Spurs  (from Sean O’Connor,  LibertyBallers.com):

Read it here:  http://www.libertyballers.com/2015/11/15/9738164/sixers-spurs-92-83-tenth-loss

–  Sam Mitchell Says NBA’s New Scheduling Policy Is Working (from Jerry Zgoda, startribune.com ):

Read it here:  http://www.startribune.com/mitchell-says-nba-schedule-policy-is-working/349222321/

What the NBA is Doing About the Nuggets’ Home Scheduling Advantage  (from Christopher Dempsey,   Denver Post):

Read it here:  http://www.denverpost.com/dempsey/ci_29118550/league-is-no-fan-nuggets-home-court-edge

Cavs, Heat Trending in Opposite Salary Directions  (from Jason Lloyd,  Ohio.com):

Read it here:  http://www.ohio.com/sports/cavs/jason-lloyd-cavs-heat-trending-in-opposite-salary-directions-1.640579

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Rajon Rondo is Leading By Example  (from James Ham,  csnbayarea.com):  http://www.csnbayarea.com/kings/amid-chaos-rondo-leading-example-getting-kings-buy

Tyler Zeller (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4720985/tyler-zeller-has-set-standard-for-bostons-overcrowded-frontcourt

Marco Belinelli Adapting to Life After Spurs  (from Ailene Voisin,  Sacramento Bee):  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article44970567.html

Valunciunas Is Growing into a Star  (from Ryan Wolstat,  Toronto Sun):  http://www.torontosun.com/2015/11/14/valanciunas-growing-into-a-star

–  Meyers Leonard’s Status/ Allen Crabbe’s Emergence  (from Joe Freeman,  oregonlive.com):  http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2015/11/trail_blazers_notes_meyers_leonards_status_allen_c.html

Nowitzki Is Silencing Doubters  (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports):  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25374162/dirk-nowitzki-silencing-doubters-on-pace-for-historic-37-year-old-season

The Mavs All Love Raymond Felton  (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas-mavericks/post/_/id/4705780/on-the-mavs-everybody-loves-raymond-felton

–  Pablo Prigioni  On Shooting  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=RBijs932Ito

–  The Situational Changes for D’Angelo Russell  (from Jonathan Tjarks, RealGM):  http://basketball.realgm.com/article/239860/The-Situatonal-Changes-For-DAngelo-Russell

–  Tyler Johnson  (from Ethan J. Skolnick,  Miami Herald):  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ethan-j-skolnick/article44217984.html

–  Lance Stephenson Plays Less Than 2 Minutes  (from Justin Verrier,  ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/blog/losangeles/clippers/post/_/id/8042/lance-stephenson-limited-to-under-two-minutes-in-clippers-win

Varejao:  Expensive Insurance for Cavs (from Marla Ridenour,  ohio.com):  http://www.ohio.com/sports/cavs/marla-ridenour-minutes-dwindling-anderson-varejao-becomes-expensive-insurance-for-cavs-1.639534

–  Pelicans’  Ish Smith Is Making the Most of His Opportunities  (from John Reid, NOLA.com):  http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2015/11/new_orleans_pelicans_guard_ish.html

Batum has Made Quick Impact With Hornets  (from Rick Bonnell,  Charlotte Observer):  http://www.heraldonline.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article44900457.html

Suns’ Brandan Knight Shifts Defense to Off-Guards  (from Paul Coro, azcentral.com):  http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2015/11/14/suns-guard-brandon-knight-shifts-defense-off-guards/75805004/

Thabo Sefolosha Getting Back On Track  (form Gary Washburn,  Boston Globe):   Gary Washburn | Sunday Basketball Notes: After ordeal with police, Thabo Sefolosha getting back on track – The Boston Globe

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