Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/25/16

 

 

–   Dubs/Spurs: Two Seasons For The Ages Featuring Contrasting Styles  (from Kevin Cottrell Jr,  NBA.com):
–  Issues The Bulls Must Correct  (from Kelly Scaletta,  Bleacher Report):
–  LeBron Can’t Make 3s, So He Is Trying To Run Over Everyone  (from Scott Rafferty,  Sporting News):
–  Depleted Grizzlies:  Most Improbable Playoff Contender  (from Michael Pina,  Bleacher Report):
–  Grizzlies’ Collective Effort At PG  (from Ronald Tillery,  Commercial Appeal):
–  Hornets’ Transformation Has Them Surging  (from MichaelWallace,  ESPN):
–  LaMarcus Aldridge/Tony Parker: Pick-and-Rolls  (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
–  OKC’s Shooting Guards  (from R.K. Anthony, Welcome To Loud City):
Recapping Thursday’s Games  (from SBNation):
–  Celtics Assistant Martin Shrewsberry  Q & A  (from Boston Globe):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Shelvin Mack  (from Ben Dowsett,  Basketball Insiders):  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/shelvin-mack-utahs-catalyst/
 Zach LaVine  (from Lucas Seehafer,  canishoopus.com):  http://www.canishoopus.com/2016/3/25/11303206/a-few-thoughts-on-zach-lavine
–  Draymond Green  (from Ti Windisch,  Hoops Habit):  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/03/24/draymond-green-system-player/
 Amar’e Stoudamire  (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/03/25/amare-stoudemire-heat-dwyane-wade-joe-johnson-lebron-james
–  Kyle Korver  (from Jonathan Savitske,  Hoops Habit):  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/03/24/kyle-korvers-shot-returned/
 Tim Hardaway, Jr  (from Harry Lyles, Jr., peachtreehoops.com):  http://www.peachtreehoops.com/2016/3/25/11302468/atlanta-hawks-tim-hardaway-jr-mike-budenholzer-video

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 3/20/16

–  Recapping Saturday’s Games (from SBNation):
–  Heat 122, Cavs 101  (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
–  Spurs 87, Dubs 79  (from Michael C. Wright,  ESPN):
–  Spurs “Go Small”:  Diaw Replaces Duncan  (from Buck Harvey,  Express news):
–  How “Point-Giannis” Is Unlocking Jabari Parker  (from Will Gottlieb, BBall Breakdown):
–  Celtics & 76ers Rebuilds:  A Progress Report  (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Willie Cauley-Stein  (from Jason Jones,  Sacramento Bee):  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/kings-blog/article67135347.html
–  Tim Hardaway, Jr.  (from Kris Willis,  peachtreehoops.com):  http://www.peachtreehoops.com/2016/3/20/11271490/rockets-vs-hawks-recap-tim-hardaway-jr
–  Vince Carter/ Will Barton  (from Gary Washburn,  Boston Globe):  http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2016/03/19/vince-carter-has-lasted-adapting/IKw2HpDwRpkFOGCzvQgCVK/story.html
–  Tim Frazier  (from Jim Eichenhofer,  pelicans.com):  http://cache.nba.com/pelicans/news/ten-day-signee-tim-frazier-fast-start-pelicans

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/26/16

–  Recapping Thursday’s Games: Curry, Harden And More  (from Liam Boylan-Pett, SBNation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2016/2/26/11117396/2016-nba-scores-james-harden-rockets-comeback-blazers-stephen-curry-51

Steph Curry:  51 Points Vs. The Pelicans  (from Ethan Sherwood Strauss,  ESPN):

Read and view it here:  http://espn.go.com/blog/golden-state-warriors/post/_/id/1362/steph-currys-becoming-legendary

–  Anatomy Of A Comeback:  Warriors Go On a 64-28 Run To Defeat Raptors  (from Zach Harper,  CBS Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/24326312/anatomy-of-a-comeback-warriors-6428-run-to-beat-raptors

Video Breakdown:  Steph Curry Not Trying For 50  (from EricApricot,  Golden State of Mind):

Read and view it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2016/2/26/11118176/warriors-vs-magic-video-analysis-2016-highlights-stephen-curry-doesnt-try-for-50-points

–  The Polarizing Talents Of Hassan Whiteside  (from Rob Mahoney,  Sports Illustrated):

Read and view it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/02/25/hassan-whiteside-miami-heat-dwyane-wade-chris-bosh-nba-free-agency

–  Hassan Whiteside’s Numbers Don’t Ring Hollow Any More  (from Jesus Gomez,  SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/2/25/11112764/hassan-whiteside-stats-highlights-miami-heat

–  How The Warriors Exploited Whiteside  (from Jesse Blanchard,  BBall Breakdown):

Read and view it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/02/25/the-breakdown-hassan-whitesides-terrible-defense/

Thunder Film Room:  5 Worst Defensive Errors In Loss to New Orleans  (from Anthony Slater,  newsok.com):

Read and view it here:  http://newsok.com/thunder-film-room-the-five-worst-defensive-errors-in-okcs-loss-to-the-pelicans/article/5481326

–  Spurs Maximizing 3-Point Shooting In A New Way (from Miles Wray,  fansided.com):

Read and view it here:  http://fansided.com/2016/02/26/san-antonio-spurs-maximizing-three-point-shooting-new-way/

–  Brad Stevens  (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/brad-stevens-bostons-safest-asset/

–  Rambis: Knicks Scrimmage More To Improve Communication, Timing, Chemistry  (from Frank Isola, NY Daily News):

Read it here:  http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/rambis-knicks-scrimmaging-calls-team-immature-article-1.2544102

–  Key Stats For Teams On The Playoff Bubble  (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25495401/numbers-that-matter-key-stats-for-each-team-on-the-playoff-bubble

 – For NBA Refs, It’s A Whole New Ball Game  (from Bob Cooney,  philly.com):

Read it here:  http://mobile.philly.com/beta?wss=/philly/sports/sixers&id=370192561

–  Pacers:  No Technical Fouls In A Month  (from Nate Taylor,  IndyStar.com):

Read it here:  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2016/02/25/paul-george-pacers-no-longer-chase-after-referees/80942748/

–  The Subtle Brilliance Of Portland  (from Stephen Shea,  Basketball Analytics):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballanalyticsbook.com/2016/02/25/the-subtle-brilliance-of-portland/

How Far Can Versatility Carry The Pistons?  (from Jesus Gomez,  BBall Breakdown):

Read and view it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/02/25/pistons-testing-far-versatility-can-carry-team/

–  The Warriors And Analytics  (from Mark Emmons, Lean Data Inc):

Read it here:  http://www.leandatainc.com/account-based-sales-marketing/understanding-the-data-the-warriors-and-basketball-analytics

The Kings Need To Start Playing Together  (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article62587067.html

–  Game vs. Cavs:  Not A “Measuring Stick” For Raptors (from Mike Ganter,  Toronto Sun);

Read it here: http://www.torontosun.com/2016/02/25/tilt-against-cavaliers-not-measuring-stick-game-for-raptors

  •  How Pacers Are Improving  (from Mark Monteith,  Pacers.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/pacers/starters-improving-reserves-verge-it

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Trey Burke (from Tony Jones,  Salt Lake Tribune):  http://www.sltrib.com/sports/3583078-155/utah-jazz-playing-time-no-longer

–  Willie Cauley-Stein  (from Matt Kawahara, Sacramento Bee):  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nba/sacramento-kings/article62562822.html

–  Jrue Holiday  (from Justin Verrier, ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14838724/jrue-holiday-unsung-catalyst-new-orleans-pelicans

–  Giannis Antetokuonmpo  (from Josh Criswell,  Fansided.com):  http://fansided.com/2016/02/26/giannis-antetokounmpo-nbas-next-big-thing/

–  Joe Johnson  (from Kevin Pelton,  ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/nba/insider/story/_/id/14847673/how-much-does-joe-johnson-left-offer-contender-nba

–   Josh Richardson  (from Aric DiLalla,  Miami Herald):  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nba/miami-heat/article62498387.html

–  Channing Frye  (from Chris Haynes,  cleveland.com):  http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2016/02/how_channing_frye_became_the_3.html

–  Brandan Wright  (from Ronald Tillery,  Commercial Appeal):  http://www.commercialappeal.com/sports/After-Brandan-Wright-finding-his-footing-370116551.html

–  Alex Stepheson  (from Jacob Freedman, galencentral.com)  http://galencentral.com/2016/02/25/from-istanbul-to-iowa-alex-stephesons-long-journey-to-the-nba/

–  Cody Zeller  (from Rick Bonnell,  Charlotte Observe):  http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article62519362.html

–  Shaun Livingston  (from Kevin Cottrell, Jr,  NBA.Com):  http://www.nba.com/2016/news/02/25/bridging-the-gap-shaun-livingston-providing-vital-component-to-golden-state-warriors-success/index.html

–  John Jenkins,  Isaiah Thomas,  Phil Pressey  (from Paul Coro,  azcentral):  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14838724/jrue-holiday-unsung-catalyst-new-orleans-pelicans

Isaiah Thomas  (from Donnovan Bennett, Sportsnet.ca):

http://www.sportsnet.ca/magazine/how-celtics-isaiah-thomas-gives-up-a-foot-without-getting-blocked/

–  Greg Monroe  (from Gery Woelfel,  journaltimes.com):  http://journaltimes.com/sports/bucks-beat-does-monroe-regret-signing-with-milwaukee/article_9d050a98-1e7c-5acd-9e11-1635ab04a594.html

–  Michael Carter-Williams  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):  http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2016/02/michael_carter_williams_different_world

–  Tim Hardaway, Jr  (from Ray Glier,  USA Today):  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2016/02/26/tim-hardaway-mike-budenholzer-hawks-dleague/80974866/

Nick Minnerath  (from Keith Schlosser,  Ridiculous Upside):  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/2/26/11119074/can-nick-minnerath-carve-out-nba-future-canton-charge-d-league

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/4/16

–  Kerr:  Warriors’ ‘Killers’ Make Them Special  (from J. Michael,  csnmidatlantic):

Read it here: http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/basketball-washington-wizards/talk/kerr-golden-states-killers-make-them-special-breed

–  Harrison Barnes  Q & A  (from Jared Dubin,  Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/02/03/harrison-barnes-warriors-stephen-curry-draymond-green-death-lineup

–  Danny Ainge:  Striving To Build Another Winner  (from Harvey Araton,  NYTimes):

Read it here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/04/sports/basketball/celtics-danny-ainge-is-striving-to-build-another-winner.html

–  How Myles Turner And The Pacers Are Blocking So Many Shots  (from Ben Gibson, 8poins9seconds):

Read and view it here:  http://8points9seconds.com/2016/02/03/breaking-down-how-myles-turner-and-the-indiana-pacers-are-now-blocking-so-many-shots/

–  Myles Turner Plays Like A Veteran  (from Coach Nick,  BBall Breakdown):

Watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=jJFd3HN22SY

–  What Suns’ GM Expects From New Coach Earl Watson  (from Adam Green,  Arizona Sports):

Read it here:  http://arizonasports.com/story/544214/suns-gm-with-watson-in-charge-goal-is-to-see-improved-energy-and-effort/

–   Sixers:  Why Rush The Process Now?  (from Bob Cooney,  philly.com):

Read it here:  http://mobile.philly.com/beta?wss=/philly/sports/sixers&id=367606321

–  How Derrick Rose Is Learning To Be Derrick Rose Again  (from Nick Friedell,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14702727/how-derrick-rose-chicago-bulls-learning-old-self-again

 Will The Raptors Still Be Great In April And May?  (from Yaron Weitzman, SBNation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/2/3/10886750/toronto-raptors-breakdown-highlights-statistics-playoffs

–  The Origin Of The Blazers’ Defensive Resurgence  (from Joe Freeman,  Oregon Live):

Read it here:  http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2016/02/trail_blazers_defensive_resurgence.html

–  Diagnosing The Bucks’ Broken Defense  (from Eric Nehm,  Brew Hoop):

Read and view it here:  http://www.brewhoop.com/2016/2/3/10871010/diagnosing-the-bucks-defense-no-youre-not-helping

–  Kerr’s Return Shows Impact Of Great Coaching  (from Tim Bontemps,  Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2016/02/02/steve-kerrs-work-with-warriors-shows-how-nba-greatness-requires-great-coaching/

 Recapping Last Night’s Games (from SBNation):

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

–  Steph Curry:  No Longer “Slumping”  (from ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/blog/statsinfo/post/_/id/114340/stephen-curry-no-longer-slumping

Nuggets Set Of The Week:  Ram Stagger Ballscreen  (from gibsonpyper, Denver Stiffs):

Read and view it here:  http://www.denverstiffs.com/2016/2/3/10905522/denver-nuggets-set-of-the-week-ram-stagger-ballscreen

–  Pau Gasol:  “Are We Doing Enough”?  (from Nick Friedell,  ESPN):

Read and view it here:  http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bulls/post/_/id/22907/bulls-pick-up-slack-in-jimmy-butlers-absence-in-win-over-kings

–  The Cavs’ New Offense  (from Henry Steckel,  Vantage Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://www1.vantagesports.com/Articles/article_view/VrKazycAAK9b79qm

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

–  Bobby Portis  (from Sean Highkin,  Bleacher Report):   http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2613341-bobby-portis-a-work-in-progress-despite-earning-necessary-minutes-with-bulls

–  Marvin Williams  (from Russell Varner,  At The Hive):  http://www.atthehive.com/2016/2/3/10905346/marvin-williams-is-having-a-career-rebirth-and-you-didnt-even-notice

Rudy Gobert  (from Ben Reiter,  Sports Illustrated):  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/02/03/rudy-gobert-utah-jazz-france-stifle-tower

 Steph Curry  (from Ananth Pandian,  CBS Sports):  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25473222/watch-science-technology-shows-how-amazing-steph-curry-truly-is

–  Tim Hardaway,  Jr.  (from Chris Vivlamore,  Atlanta Journal-Constitution):  http://www.myajc.com/news/sports/basketball/with-trust-hardaway-jr-increased-role-with-hawks/nqJtN/

–  Jahlil Okafor  (from Marc Whittington, Liberty Ballers):  http://www.libertyballers.com/2016/2/4/10896008/sixers-okafor-rebounding-bad

–  Jerian Grant  (from Jared Dubin,  Bleacher Report):  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2613303-are-ny-knicks-already-looking-past-jerian-grant-as-their-next-point-guard

–  Zach Randolph  (from Michael Lee,  Yahoo Spots):  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/zach-randolph–grizzlies-put-life-back-in-tall-ball-180831688.html

–  Paul George  (from Conrad Brunner,  1070thefan.com):   http://www.1070thefan.com/blogs/brunos-blog/georges-excuses-ring-increasingly-hollow

–  Ronald Roberts, Jr  (from Coach Nick,  BBall Breakdown):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC8cF4CmsMY

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting and Analysis 12/6/15

–  How Rest and Fun Transformed Perfect Warriors into a Monster    (from Fred Kerber,  NYPost):

Read it here:  http://nypost.com/2015/12/05/how-rest-and-fun-transformed-perfect-warriors-into-a-monster/

–  Andrew Wiggins’ Developing Offense  (from Zach Harper, CBS Sports):

Read and View it here:   http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25401659/andrew-wiggins-becoming-clutch-go-to-scorer-wolves-need-him-to-be

Dellavedova Has Transformed the Cavs into a Passing Team  (from Aaron Fischman,  Vantage Sports):

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

Cassell Grateful to Flip Saunders for Giving Him His First Chance to Coach  (from Jerry Zgoda, startribune.com):

Read it here:  http://www.startribune.com/sam-casell-grateful-to-flip-saunders-for-giving-him-his-first-chance-to-coach/360689111/

–  Recapping Saturday’s Games  (from Jesus Gomez, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/6/9855606/nba-scores-2015-raptors-warriors-kyle-lowry-stephen-curry

Wariors 103, Raptors 101: Video Breakdown  (from Apricot, goldenstateofmind.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2015/12/6/9855754/warriors-vs-raptors-2015-highlight-video-stephen-curry-gravity-draymond-green

–  Sixers’ Fate Hinges on this Summer’s Draft  (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2015/12/03/the-fate-of-the-foundering-philadelphia-76ers-hinges-on-this-summers-nba-draft/

–  The East Is Back.  Maybe  (from Paul Flannery,  SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/12/6/9856504/sunday-shootaround-the-east-is-back-maybe

–  Gregg Popovich and Brad Stevens: Mutual Respect  (from Jay King,  masslive.com):

Read it here:  http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2015/12/as_usual_brad_stevens_gregg_po.html

Hornets: Best in the League Scoring Off Screens  (from Austin Peters,  atthehive.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.atthehive.com/2015/12/6/9855880/charlotte-hornets-stat-of-the-week-points-per-possession-off-screens

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  Tobias Harris’ Switch to Small Forward Has Paid Dividends  (from Josh Robbins,  orlandosentinel.com):

Read it here:  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-magic-tobias-harris-1206-20151205-story.html

Will Barton  (from Christopher Dempsey,  Denver Post):  http://www.denverpost.com/nuggets/ci_29207257/dempsey-sixth-man-sense-that-will-barton-is

–  Rockets Coaching Staff Trying to Get Harden the Ball in Different Situations  (form Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):  http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterockets/2015/12/rockets-coaching-staff-trying-to-get-james-harden-the-ball-in-different-situations/

–  Budenholzer Explains Hardaway’s D-League Assignment  (from Chris Vivlamore,  myajc.com):  http://www.myajc.com/news/sports/basketball/budenholzer-explains-hardaway-jr-d-league-assignme/npcSW/

–  Lance Stephenson  (from Candace Buckner,  Indystar.com):  http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nba/pacers/2015/12/02/lance-stephenson-aims-fix-reputation-3rd-team-3-years/75986858/

–  Austin Rivers  (form Dan Woike,  ocregister.com):  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/season-694427-rivers-playing.html

Markieff Morris  (from Paul Coro,  azcentral.com):  http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nba/suns/2015/12/02/markieff-morris-all-right-phoenix-suns-sits-out-detroit/76699074/

–  Kawhi Leonard Is a Handful  (from A. Sherrod Blakely,  csnne.com):  http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/behind-enemy-lines-spurs-kawhi-leonard-a-handful-for-celtics

–  Gerald Green  (from Ira Winderman,  sun-sentinel.com):  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/sfl-miami-heat-gerald-green-s120615-story.html

–  Jon Leuer  (from Dave King,  brightsideofthesun.com):  Can new starting power forward be Phoenix Suns Leuer’d and savior?

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