Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/25/16


–  Marcus Smart Put On A Master Class In Defensive Versatility In Game 4  (from Kevin O’Connor,
–  Hawks Let Game 4 And Series Control Slip Away  (from Ohm Youngmisuk,  ESPN):
–  After Curry Injury, Warriors Unleash Hell On Rockets  (from Dan Devine,  Yahoo Sports):
–  Warriors Fight On Without Steph, And For Him, As Well (from Ethan Sherwood Strauss, ESPN):
–  What Steph’s Knee Injury Means (from Ben Golliver,  Sports Illustrated):
–  Things Warriors Must Do To Remain Competitive If Steph Is Out (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports):
–  Playoffs’ Lion Face, Lemon Face  (from Eric Maroun, Hardwood Paroxysm):
–  Raptors Relying On DeRozan and Lowry For Pivotal game 5  (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
How The Trail Blazers Rebuilt On The Fly  (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
–  What Will The Spurs Need From Tony Parker  (from Buck Harvey,
–  Cavs Can Be Optimistic Despite Their Vulnerabilities  (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
–  Charlotte’s Transition From Losing Bobcats To Playoff Hornets  (from Justin Verrier,  ESPN):
–  The “Difference” In The Playoffs Is Not All On The Officials  (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
 Sean Marks’ And The Nets’ Focus  (from Miles Wray,  Hardwood Paroxysm):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Patty Mills (from Warren Yiu,
–  Steven Adams, Enes Kanter, Serge Ibaka  (from Antony Slater,

 Marvin Williams  (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/18/16

 Steph Sees Room For Improvement  (from Scott Cacciola,  NY Times):

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–  Miami’s Success Without Bosh  (from Ben Dowsett,  Basketball Insiders):

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–  Luke Walton On Coaching The Warriors  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):

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–  Steph Curry Is Revolutionizing The Game  (from Henry Abbott, ESPN):

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–  Draymond Green And The Evolution Of Defense  (from Tom West,  FanSided):

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–  Recapping Thursday’s Games  (from SBNation):

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–  Thursday Takeaways  (from Adam Fromal,  Bleacher Report):

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–  Toronto 101, Indiana 94  (from Mark Monteith,

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–  Hottest Shooters Of The Week  (from Will Laws,  Business2Comunity):

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–  Celtics:  How To Use The D-League  (from Nicholas LeTourneau,  Ridiculous Upside):

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Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:


–  Luol Deng  (from Sam Amick, USA Today):

–  Jrue Holiday  (from Jesus Gomez, BBall Breakdown):

–  Lance Stephenson  (from Joe Mullinax,  grizzlybearblues):

–  Devin Booker  (from Ian Levy,  Vice Sports):

–  Zach LaVine  (from Jerry Zgoda,  Star Tribune):

–  Andre Miller  (from Jared Zwerling, NBPA):

–  Marreese Speights  (from CSNBayArea):


–  Shaun Livingston  (from Rusty Simmons,

–  Serge Ibaka  (from Andrew Schlecht,  Vantage Sports):

–  Chris Kaman  (from Mike Richman,  OregonLive):

–  Akeem Richmond (from Brian Rzeppa,  Ridiculous Upside);


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/13/16



–   Even As They Evolve, Steady Spurs Just Keep  Winning  (from Fran Blinebury,
–  Recapping Saturday’s Games  (from SBNation):
 Saturday Roundup  (from Josh Martin,  Bleacher Report):
–  Warriors Assistant Jarron Collins Interview  (from Matt Steinmetz):
–  Video Breakdown:  Thunder At Spurs  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
–  The Thunder Need Strong Play From Ibaka  (from James Holas,  BBall Breakdown):
–  The State Of The Bulls  (from Sam Smith,
–  Video Breakdown:  How Marreese Speights Got His Buckets  (from EricApricot, Golden State Of Mind):
–  Individual Statistics: Interesting Outliers  (from Mika Honkasalo, Vantage Sports):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  CJ McCollum  (from The Players Tribune):

–  Rondae Hollis-Jefferson  (from Brian Lewis,  NY Post):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/17/16

–  Film Room All-Stars: The Twelve Best Role Players In The NBA This Season  (from Mike Prada,  SBNation):
–  Q & A:  Pistons GM On Tobias Harris   (from Keith Langlois,
–  The Tobias Harris Deal  (from Bobby Marks,  Yahoo Sports):
–  Film Room:  Ilyasova’s Strengths  (from Josh Cohen,
–  The Courtney Lee Deal  (from Bobby Marks,
–  The One Area The Wizards Need To Improve To Make The Playoffs  (from Neil Greenberg,  Washington Post):
–  Video Breakdown:  The Blazers’ “Thumb Up” Set  (from Dane Carbaugh,  Blazers’ Edge):
 –  Anthony Davis, Chris Bosh And The Evolution of The NBA Big Man  (from Kurt Helin,  NBC Sports):
–  Sixers Players Were In Very Different Places A Year Ago  (from Jessica Camerato, csnphilly):
–  Thunder:  Daily Growth  (from Nick Gallo,
–  Suns’ Earl Watson Found Great Motivation To Coach  (from Paul Coro,  azcentral):
–  Review:  Basketball Without Borders Showcase  (from Jonathan Wasserman,  Bleacher Report):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Ricky Rubio  (from John Meyer,  Canis Hoopus):
–  Larry Nance, Jr   (from Mark Medina,  LA Daily News):
–  P.J. Hairston  (from Chip Williams,  Jr,  Grizzly Bear Blues):
–  Bobby Portis  (from Tyler Pleiss,  Blogabull):
Justin Anderson  (from


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

–  Noel, Okafor Switch Roles (from Keith Pompey,

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

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

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

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

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

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–  HORNS Staggers is an Effective Play for Miami  (from Jay Ramos,

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

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

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

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–  How Robin Lopez Defended Drummond  (from Jonathan Schulman,

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Timberwolves Moving On Slowly Without Flip Saunders (from Steve Aschburner,

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

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

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Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Oladipo Not Deterred By Criticism  (from Josh Robbins,  Orlando Sentinel):

–  Kemba Walker’s Path to All-Star Efficiency  (from Tyler Davis,  Sporting News):

Jabari Parker’s Learning  Curve Hits a Dip  (from Charles F. Gardner,

Bosh’s Story is One of Perspective  (from Ethan J. Skolnick,  Miami Herald):

–  Ty Lawson is Turning His Offense Around  (from Jonathan Feigen,  Houston Chronicle):

–  CJ McCollum  (from Mike Richman,

–  Heat’s Chris Andersen Grows Into Veteran Leader  (from Adi Jospeh, Sporting news):

–  Jae Crowder  (from A. Sherrod Blaekly,

–  Boban Marjanovic  (from Jeff McDonald,

–  Mareese Speights  (from Diamond Leung,  Inside the Warriors):

–  Jordan Mickey  (from Nicholas LeTourneau,  Ridiculous Upside);

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