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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Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 12/30/15

–  Cousins Keeps Kings One Step from Success, One from Disaster  (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25430828/demarcus-cousins-keeps-kings-one-step-from-success-one-from-disaster

–  Cousins Latest Outburst Warrants Suspension  (form Ailene Voisin,  Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article52176130.html

–  How Scott Skiles and Channing Frye Took the Magic from the Lottery to the Playoffs  (from Keith P Smith,  Yardbarker):

Read it here:  http://network.yardbarker.com/nba/article_external/how_scott_skiles_and_channing_frye_took_the_magic_from_the_lottery_to_the_playoffs/s1_8276_20113372

–  International Players Bring Soccer’s Flair and Creativity to Spurs, NBA  (from Mark Travis,  Caller Times):

Read it here:  http://www.caller.com/sports/professional/nba/international-players-bring-soccers-creativity-flair-to-spurs-and-the-nba-2747bc3c-f055-05ce-e053-01-363502321.html

–  Shaun Livingston, the Definition of Redefinition  (from Robert O’Connell,  VICE Sports):

Read it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/watching-shaun-livingston-the-definition-of-redefinition

–  Recapping Last Night’s Games – I  (from SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/30/10686536/2015-nba-scores-rockets-hawks-harden-knicks-pistons-james-harden-bad-defense

–  Recapping Last Night’s Games – II  (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2603496-monday-nba-roundup-okcs-supporting-cast-keeps-star-studded-squad-among-elite

–  Cameron Payne Jolts OKC’s Second Unit in Win Over Bucks  (from Royce Young,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/blog/okc-thunder/post/_/id/994/cameron-payne-jolts-the-thunders-struggling-second-unit-against-milwaukee

–  Cameron Payne Gives Thunder A Jolt in Win Over Bucks  (from Anthony Slater,  newsok.com):  http://newsok.com/rookie-cameron-payne-gives-the-thunder-a-jolt-in-win-over-the-bucks/article/5469592

 –  Knicks 108,  Pistons 96  (from Vince Ellis,  Detroit Free Press):

Read it here:  http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nba/pistons/2015/12/29/detroit-pistons-new-york-knicks/78007666/

–  Bruce Bowen  Q & A  (from Benjamin Bornstein, Project Spurs):

Read it here:  http://projectspurs.com/2015-articles/bruce-bowen-and-the-evolution-of-gregg-popovich.html

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Will Barton  (from Mike Richman,  oregonlive.com):  http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2015/12/will_bartons_breakout_with_denver_nuggets.html#incart_river_index

–  Damian Lillard  (from Erik Gundersen,  columbian.com):  http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/dec/29/coach-lillard-stays-in-game-through-injury/

–  Justin Anderson  (from Mike DeCourcy, Sporting News):  http://www.sportingnews.com/nba-news/4689461-justin-anderson-dallas-mavericks-rookie-season-virginia-cavaliers

–  Nemanja Bjelica  (from Dennis Brackin,  Star Tribune): http://www.startribune.com/bjelica-works-to-translate-his-game-with-wolves/363787801/

–  Jrue Holiday  (from Brett Dawson, The Advocate):  http://theadvocate.com/sports/latestsports/14424514-87/pelicans-jrue-holiday-stepping-up-since-taking-a-role-off-the-bench

–  Shane Larkin  (from Brian Lewis,  NYPost): http://nypost.com/2015/12/30/shane-larkin-i-needed-to-escape-knicks-to-grow-as-player/

–  Joe Ingles  (from Aaron Falk,  Salt Lake Tribune):   http://www.sltrib.com/sports/3359505-155/utah-jazz-need-joe-ingles-to

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 12/18/15

–  New-Look Rotation Could Help Bulls Reach Full Potential  (from Rob Mahoney,  Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2015/12/17/fundamentals-bulls-fred-hoiberg-jimmy-butler-derrick-rose-pau-gasol

–  Grizzlies’ Grit-Grind May Be Done But All Hope is Not Lost  (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25416522/are-the-grit-grind-grizzlies-really-gone-and-if-so-whats-next

–  Conley, Gasol Trying to Get Used to Griz’ Changes  (from Ronald Tillery,  Commerical Appeal):

Read it here:  http://www.commercialappeal.com/sports/grizzlies/conley-gasol-inconsistent-amid-griz-changes-271ad438-3a33-1072-e053-0100007fd9db-362865321.html

–  Marc Gasol  Q & A  (from Zach Lowe,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14392337/marc-gasol-talks-grizzlies-how-game-changed-how-far-come

–  Hawks Turned to Hard Practice to End Losing Streak  (from Chris Vivlamore,  myajc.com):

Read it here:  http://www.myajc.com/news/sports/basketball/this-time-hawks-turned-to-hard-practice-to-get-bac/npmgk/

–  Luol Deng at Power Forward Helps Heat Combat Small-Ball  (from Ethan J. Skolnick,  Miami Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ethan-j-skolnick/article50390180.html

–  Inside the Mind of Heat Defender Extraordinaire Luol Deng  (from Jason Lieser,  Palm Beach Post):  http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/sports/basketball/inside-the-mind-of-miami-heat-defender-extraordina/npmqc/

–  Magic Now a Much Tougher and Resilient Team  (from John Denton,  magic.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/magic/news/magic-now-much-tougher-and-resilient-team

–  Wizards Have Lost Defensive Identity  (from Jorge Castillo,  Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/washington-wizards-have-lost-defensive-identity-in-quest-for-offense/2015/12/17/6bb7662c-a504-11e5-ad3f-991ce3374e23_story.html

–  Wizards’ Transition into a Fast-Paced Team Has Gone Horribly Wrong  (from Jesus Gomez,  SBNation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/18/10405494/washington-wizards-struggles-pace-and-space-nba

–  Thunder Film Room:  Westbrook, Durant Create Scoring Options  (from J.A. Sherman,  welcometoloudcity):

Read and view it here:  http://www.welcometoloudcity.com/2015/12/17/10434036/thunder-film-room-westbrook-durant-know-their-options-vs-trail-blazers

–  Thunder are Transitioning into Small- Ball Era  (from Jack Winter,  Dime Magazine):

Read and view it here:  http://uproxx.com/dimemag/2015/12/oklahoma-city-thunder-small-ball-billy-donovan/

–  Film Room:  Clippers’ Chris Paul Finds His Scoring Ability Again  (from Justin Russo,  clipsnation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.clipsnation.com/2015/12/18/10482954/film-room-chris-paul-finds-scoring-ability-helps-sink-milwaukee-bucks-los-angeles-clippers

–  Reggie Jackson:  Starring for Pistons  (from James Herbert,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25417650/reggie-jackson-getting-used-to-his-dream-job-starring-for-the-pistons

–  Having Two Point Guards Back Not a Perfect Solution for Sixers  (frm Bob Cooney,  philly.com):

Read it here:  http://mobile.philly.com/beta?wss=/philly/sports/sixers&id=362729171

–  Why are There Four Versions of “Usage Rate”  (from Neil Paine,  fivethirtyeight.com):

Read it here:  http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-did-basketball-end-up-with-four-versions-and-counting-of-one-stat/

–  D-League Coach Scott Morrison Could Have Quick Rise to NBA  (form Jeff Zilgitt,  USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/celtics/2015/12/17/scott-morrison-celtics-d-league-maine-redclaws/77433676/

For Those With Access to ESPN Insider:

– Hack-a-Shaq Rates are Up and NBA Must Fix the Rules  (from Kevin Pelton):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/14392150/nba-wrong-hack-shaq-change-rules

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

–  Jon Leuer:  Suns’ Pleasant Surprise  (from Kevin Zimmerman,  arizonasports):  http://arizonasports.com/story/492234/amidst-highs-and-lows-jon-leuer-is-the-suns-pleasant-surprise/

–  Jazz’ Jefff Withey’s Role Expands with Gobert Shelved  (from Aaron Falk, Sal Lake Tribune):  http://www.sltrib.com/sports/3321923-155/utah-jazz-jeff-withey-providing-insurance

–  Pacers’ Stuckey Flourishing in reserve Role  (from Mark Monteith,  pacers.com):  http://www.nba.com/pacers/un-stuck-stuckey-flourishing-reserve-role

–  Blazers’ Meyers Leonard:  Fighting Through Slump  (from Joe Freeman,  Oregon Live):  http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2015/12/meyers_leonard_1.html%23incart_river_index

–  More on Meyers Leonard  (from Jason Quick,  csnnw):  http://www.csnnw.com/blazers/tackling-meyers-leonard-issue-blazers-complicated-decision-start-noah-vonleh

–  Bulls’ McDermott Thriving Under Hoiberg  (from Nick Friedell,  ESPN):  Bulls’ Doug McDermott thriving under Fred Hoiberg

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

–  While You Were Watching the Warriors, the Spurs Were Quietly Crushing Everyone  (from Tim Bontemps,  Washiington Post):

Read ithere:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2015/12/15/while-you-were-watching-the-warriors-the-spurs-were-quietly-crushing-everyone/

 The Forever Changing,  Still-Winning Mavericks  (form Zach Lowe,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14368804/dallas-keeps-striking-free-agents-seem-matter-standings

–  Dwyane Wade’s Advice to Hassan Whiteside  (from Ethan J. Skolnick,  Miami Herald):

Read it here:  http://blogs.herald.com/miami_heat/2015/12/dwyane-wades-advice-to-hassan-whiteside-dominate-then-cheer-.html

–  Skiles Working His Defensive Magic in Orlando  (from Chris Bernucca,  sheridanhoops.com):

Read it here:  http://www.sheridanhoops.com/2015/12/14/bernucca-skiles-working-his-defensive-magic-in-orlando/

–  Now Kawhi Leonard is Elite on Offense, Too (from Yaron Weitzman,  SBNation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/14/10104568/Kawhi-Leonard-highlights-spurs-breakdown-offense-stats

–  Blake Griffin’s MVP-Caliber Season Lost Among Clippers’ Mediocrity  (from Bryan Toporek,  BBall Breakdown):

Read it ere:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2015/12/15/blake-griffins-mvp-caliber-season-lost-amidst-clippers-mediocrity/

Recapping Last Night’s Games  (from Liam Boylan-Pett,  SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/15/10148978/2015-nba-scores-los-angeles-clippers-win-blake-griffin-chris-paul

–  5 Takeaways from Monday’s games  (from Kurt Helin,  NBC Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2015/12/15/five-takeaways-from-nba-monday-blake-griffin-can-pass-the-ball-too/

–  Pistons’ Overtime Heartbreaker : A Lesson For Andre Drummond  (from Jamie Delancey,  detroitbadboys.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.detroitbadboys.com/2015/12/15/10195452/detroit-pistons-la-clippers-recap-overtime-andre-drummond-blake-griffin-heartbreaker

–  The Ground-and-Pound Offense in the Samll Ball Era  (form Matt Lurie,  RealGM):

Read and view it here:  http://basketball.realgm.com/article/240147/The-Ground-Pound-Offense-In-The-Small-Ball-Era

–  Grizzlies Move Grit-and-Grind to the Bench  (from Matt Smith, Hardwood Paroxysm):

Rea it here:  http://hardwoodparoxysm.com/2015/12/15/memphis-grizzlies-move-grit-and-grind-to-the-bench/

The Hawks are OK – and That’s Not OK  (from Jason Patt,  SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2015/12/15/10153760/atlanta-hawks-breakdown-statistics-ok-nba

 Hoiberg, Colangelo, Reggie Jackson, more  (from David Aldridge,  NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/2015/news/features/david_aldridge/12/14/morning-tip-chicago-bulls-struggle-to-start-2015-16-derrick-rose-philadelphia-76ers-state-after-hiring-jerry-colangelo-qa-with-reggie-jackson/index.html

Hornets New 3-point Prowess Changing How teams Guard Them  (from Rick Bonnell,  Charlotte Observer):

Read it here:  http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article49731645.html

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

Will Barton  (from Sean Deveney,  Sporting News):  http://www.sportingnews.com/nba-news/4688097-will-barton-baltimore-freddie-gray-protests-nuggets-denver

What’s Up With Danny Green’s Jumper?  (from Mika Honkasalo,  Nylon Calculus):  http://nyloncalculus.com/2015/12/15/whats-danny-greens-jumper/

Chandler Parsons Says That He Finally Felt Like Himself  (from Tim McMahon,  ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/mavericks/post/_/id/4705899/chandler-parsons-finally-felt-like-myself

–  Kevin Love Refelects on Shouder Injury  (from Dave McMenamin,  ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/blog/cleveland-cavaliers/post/_/id/1678/kevin-love-looks-back-on-shoulder-injury-and-the-changes-it-sparked-upon-boston-return

–  Brett Brown Wants Stauskas to Work on Defense  (from Bob Cooney,  philly.com):  http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20151215_Sixers__Brett_Browns_wants_Nik_Stauskas_to_work_on_defense.html

 Olynyk Finding His Groove Shooting  (from  A.  Sherrod Blakely,  csnne.com):  http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/olynyk-finding-his-groove-shooting-ball

–  Luis Scola  (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):  http://www.torontosun.com/2015/12/14/pacers-coach-frank-vogel-praises-raptors-luis-scola

 C.J. McCollum  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):  http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2015/12/canton-native_cj_mccollum_lear.html

–  Nicolas Batum is the Key to the Hornets’ Resurgence  (form Josh Planos,  Washington Post):  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fancy-stats/wp/2015/12/15/nicolas-batum-is-the-key-to-hornets-resurgence/

–  Evan Fournier’s Rise Doesn’t Surprise Scott Skiles (from Britt Robson, SBNation):   http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/15/10112406/evan-fournier-scott-skiles-orlando-magic-profile

–  Clint Capela Providing Rockets With Hope  (from Dan Feldman,  NBC Sports):  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2015/12/14/clint-capela-providing-rockets-with-much-needed-hope/

–  Trey Burke (from Ben Dowsett,  saltcityhoops.com):  http://saltcityhoops.com/right-at-home-trey-burke-on-comfort-role-and-personal-improvement/

–  Film Study:  Omer Asik Has Not Met Expectations  (from John Reid,  nola.com):  http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2015/12/new_orleans_pelicans_omer_asik_3.html

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 11/21/15

Breaking Down the Clippers 100 Seconds of Doom Against the Warriors  (from  Kevin Arnovitz,  ESPN):

Read and view it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14175382/los-angeles-clippers-100-seconds-doom-loss-golden-state-warriors

–  Explain One Play:  Busted Elevator = Draymond Green Beats the Clippers  (from Apricot,  goldenstateofmind.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2015/11/20/9768166/warriors-vs-clippers-2015-highlight-video-draymond-green-laup-elevator-doors

–  Draymond Green’s Importance  (from Jesus Gomez, SBNation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/11/20/9768674/draymond-green-highlights-stats-breakdown-warriors-stephen-curry

–  Wizards’ Small Ball: Further Adjustments needed  (from Ian Levy,  Sporting News):

Read it here:  http://www.sportingnews.com/nba-news/4661627-randy-wittman-washington-wizards-small-ball-kris-humphries-marcin-gortat-nene

The End of the Shooting Guard  (from Chris Herring, Wall Street Journal):

” In the NBA, the Traditional Spot-Up Shooter Is Going Extinct; Ray Allen: Last of a Kind?”

Read it here:  http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-end-of-the-shooting-guard-1402354437

–  Celtics Building an Identity  (from Jay King,  masslive.com):

Read it here:  http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2015/11/boston_celtics_brooklyn_nets_4.html

–  Does Utah Need Big Man Help?  (from my_lo,  slcdunk.com):

Read it here:  http://www.slcdunk.com/2015/11/21/9774940/the-downbeat-1778-jazz-need-big-man-help

–  Building the Magic’s Culture Part 3  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, orlandomagicdaily.com):

Read it here:  http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2015/11/21/building-the-orlando-magics-culture-part-3-playing-to-a-higher-standard/

–  Recapping Friday’s Games  (from SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/11/20/9773358/nba-scheduled-results-warriors-bulls-rockets-grizzlies

–  A Tiny Gadget Could Make or Break The Wizards Season  (from Jorge Castillo,  Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/a-key-player-for-the-wizards-stands-88-millimeters-tall/2015/11/20/a1e5c902-8ef0-11e5-acff-673ae92ddd2b_story.html

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

Mario Chalmers’ Impact on the Grizzlies  (from Peter Edmiston,  commercialappleal.com):  http://www.commercialappeal.com/sports/grizzlies/Can-you-quantify-fun-In-Mario-Chalmers-case-absolutely-352306431.html

It’s Now a Mental Game for Dwyane Wade  (from Ethan J. Skolnick,  Miami herald):  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ethan-j-skolnick/article45709071.html

–  Hassan Whiteside Emerges as Shot-Blocking King  (from Jason Lieser, Palm Beach Post):  http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/sports/basketball/miami-heats-hassan-whiteside-emerges-as-nbas-shot-/npSBk/

–  Heat’s Tyler Johnson Is Earning His Dream  (from Dave Hyde, Sun Sentinel):  http://www.bellinghamherald.com/sports/nba/article45736710.html

Nicolas Batum Breathing Life into Hornets’ Offense  (from Kenny Ducey,  Sports Illustrated):   http://www.si.com/nba/2015/11/20/nicolas-batum-charlotte-hornets-steve-clifford-blazers

Danny Green  Q & A  (from Michael C. Wright,  ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/blog/san-antonio-spurs/post/_/id/135/danny-green-ive-got-to-take-the-shot

Kemba Walker  Q & A (from Zach Lowe,  ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14177081/kemba-walker-legacy-rookie-year-dunking-dancing-big-al-jeans

–  Kobe Bryant  Q & A   (from Joey Ramirez,  lakers.com):   http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/151120_kobebryant

David Lee:  Making a case for More Minutes  (from Scott Souza, Providence Journal):   http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20151120/SPORTS/151129828

Willie Cauley-Stein  (form Jason Jones,  Sacramento Bee):  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/kings-blog/article45711006.html

–  The Redemption of Jeremy Lin  (form Howard Megdal,  VICE Sports):  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/the-redemption-of-jeremy-lin

–  Anderson Varejao:  Getting Used to New Role  (from Chris Fedor,  cleveland.com):  http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2015/11/anderson_varejao_getting_used.html

Jared Dudley (from J. Michael,  csnmidatlantic):  http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/basketball-washington-wizards/talk/morning-tip-dudleys-impact-just-tip-iceberg-wizards

Markieff Morris’ Woeful Offense  (from deadpoolio,  brightsideofthesun.com):  http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2015/11/21/9774330/phoenix-suns-markieff-morris-offense-has-been-woeful-this-season-but

–  Michael Carter-Williams  (from Andrew Snyder,  behindthebuckspass):  http://behindthebuckpass.com/2015/11/20/milwaukee-bucks-season-michael-carter-williams-breaks/

–  Jeff Ayres  Q & A   Part One  (from Nicholas Tozier,  hooptrends.com):   http://hooptrends.com/on-the-record-with-jeff-ayres-part-i/

–  Raptors Committed to Long-Term Growth of  Caboclo, Nogueira  (from Josh Lewenberg,  tsn.ca):   http://www.tsn.ca/talent/raptors-committed-to-long-term-growth-of-caboclo-nogueira-1.397151

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