Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 1/4/16

–  Jimmy Butler’s Record-Breaking Performance  (from Jessica Patton,  csnchicago):
Draymond Green’s Heroics Know No Bounds  (from Carl Steward,
–  Bucks’ Interim Coach Prunty Got His NBA Coaching Start With the Spurs  (from Charles F. Gardner,
–  Zach Randolph:  A Bright Spot for Transitioning Grizzlies  (from Ronald Tillery,  Commercial Appeal):
–  Grizzlies Not All on Same Page After Loss to Jazz (from Commercial Appeal):
–  Clippers: Just Wait Until Blake Griffin Returns  (from Robert Morales, Long Beach Press-Telegram):
–  Heat’s First Unit Finally in Plus Column  (from Ethan J. Skolnick,  Miami Herald):
–  Goran Dragic is Getting More Comfortable  (from Ethan J. Skolnick, Miami Herald):
–  Suns Problems Go Far Beyond Hornacek  (from Ben Golliver,  Sports Illustrated):
–  Orlando Magic Face Potential Crossroads  (from Josh Robbins,  Orlando Sentinel):
–  Bobby Portis,  Lakers/Suns, Danny Green,  Will Barton  (from BBall Breakdown):
–  The Wolves’ Issues With Spacing  (from Lucas Seehafer,
–  10-Day Contract Candidates  (from Cody Taylor,  Basketball Insiders):
–  Recapping Sunday’s Games  (from SBNation):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Cole Aldrich/Pablo Prigioni  (from LATimes):
–  Rodney Hood  (from Tony Jones,  Salt Lake Tribune):
Gerald Henderson/Noah Vonleh  (from Mike Richman,

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 12/13/15

  – The Warriors Finally Lose – and That’s Fine  (from Paul Flannery,  sbnation):

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Recapping Last Night’s Games  (from sbnation):

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–  Celtics 98,  Hornets  93  (from Jay King,

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How Brad Stevens Brought Defense to Boston  (from Brett Koremenos,  RealGM):

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–  Isaiah Thomas, Point Guard  (from wjsy,

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–  Can Grizzlies Find Their Fading Grind?  (from Geoff Calkins,

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–  Hornets: Offensive Rebounding vs. Transition Defense   (from Austin Peters,

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 The Spurs Do So Many Things Well (from Brayden Neumayer,

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–  Film Room: Inside the Nets’ 24-8 Run Against the Clippers  (from Justin Russo,

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Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

Reggie Jackson  (forom Keith Langlois,

–  Karl-Anthony Towns   (from Scott Cacciola,  NYTimes):

Trying to Figure Out What’s Wrong With Danny Green  (from John Carr,

–  Why Julius Randle Has Struggled Recently  (from Harrison Faigen,

Kosta Koufos: Helping the Team Win by Doing the “Little Things”  (from Leo Beas,

 DeMarre Carroll:  Fish Out of Water in Raptors Offense  (from Gavin Macpherson,

–  Noah Vonleh  (from Cody Sharrett,

–  Dennis Schroder  (from Eric Yeboah, BBall Breakdown):

–  Raptors’  Caboclo is in a Good Place  (from Ryan Wolstat,  Toronto Sun):

–   Jazz Center Tibor Pleiss Maximizes His D-League Stint  (from Kurt Kragthorpe,  Salt Lake Tribune):

–  Mario Hezonja  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):  Magic rookie Mario Hezonja receives playing time at point guard


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Today’s Top NBA Stories

Brett  Brown sees signs of success amid Sixers’ many losses  (from Ian Thomsen,

” Even after 127 losses in two seasons, coach Brett Brown feels he’s slowly building a solid foundation in Philadelphia”

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What’s Holding Anthony Bennett Back from NBA Success?  (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):


Tibor Pleiss could be an X-factor for the Utah Jazz   (from Jared Woodcox,



And very sad news – the passing of Moses Malone:


Moses Malone’s Legacy Extends Beyond Numbers  (Phil Watson,