Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/15/18

Game One Difference: The Celtics’ Effort And Execution (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Celtics Have The Depth To Defend LBJ In Ways Pacers & Raptors Couldn’t (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
The Celtics Look A Lot Like The Warriors (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
The Cavs Know Their Limited Defense Must Be Supported By Elite Offense (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Cavs: Is Tristan Thompson The Answer?  (from Paolo Uggetti, The Ringer):
Horford Doubters Are Missing The Point (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
GSW 119, HOU 106:
Mbah A Moute’s Shoulder Condition Remains An Issue (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
The Midrange Shot Isn’t Dead (from Zito Madu, SBNation):
Nets’ Chief Scout Gregg Polinsky: Ton Of Work Left Before Ranking Prospects  (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
How The NBA, MLB Are Lobbying States To Cash In On Sports Betting (from Brian Windhorst, ESPN):
Previewing The Euroleague Final Four (from Emmet Ryan, Ball In Europe):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/12/18

CJ McCollum & The Art Of Separation (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back):
Pelicans: Don’t Forget About Jrue Holiday (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
AD: Stepping Up To The Task (from Jason Quigley, Locked On Pelicans):
The Wolves Without Butler (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Celtics: Resting Kyrie Is The Healthy Choice (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Stat Of The Week: Celtics’ Rebounding (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Q & A: Corey Brewer (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Getting Open From Deep In The Modern NBA (from Eric Nehm, ESPN):
Evan Turner’s Wide-Ranging Value (from Jason Quick, NBC Sports):
The Raptors Are Ridiculously Good (from Chris Thompson, Deadspin):
Valanciunas Knows Where He’ll Be At Closing Time (from Mike Ganter, The Sun):
Raptors: 10 Observations (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Patty Mills Experienced Racism Long Before A Fan Taunted Him (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
Brandon Jennings Reunites With The Bucks (from Matt Velazquez,
JaVale McGee, Small Minute Star (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
Q & A: D’Angelo Russell (from Marc J Spears, The Undefeated):
Q & A: Dwyane Wade (from David Aldridge,
Cavs: Changes To Make Before The Playoffs (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
Larry Nance’s Success With The Cavs (from Nathan Beighle, King James Gospel):
How A California Family Helped 17-Year Old Enes Kanter Acclimate To Life In The U.S. (from Mike Vornukov, The Athletic):
Grizzlies: Is Ben McLemore Finding His Groove? (from Parker Fleming, Beale Street Bears):
NBA/NBPA’s New Mental Wellness Program (from David Aldridge,
14 Years Strong, OKC’s Collison Still Filling In Admirably (from Brett Dawson, The Oklahoman):
Jazz: Jae Crowder Is The Perfect Fit (from Mychal Lowman, SLC Dunk):
Sixers: TJ McConnell Brings The Heat (from Bryan Toporek, The Tep Back):
The Sixers’ “Developing Developing Dilemma” (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
The Pacers Need Better Bench Production (from Grant Afseth, Indiana Sports Coverage):
The Heat Are Getting The Version Of Justise Winslow That They Need (from Brandon Johnson, All U Can Heat):
The Young Lakers Are Figuring It Out (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/5/18

A Big NBA Money Crunch Is Coming (from Brian Windhorst/Bobby Marks, ESPN):

The Trouble With Max Contracts (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
How Parker’s Return Can Help The Bucks (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
The Raptors’ Risky Summer Is Paying Dividends (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
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5 Things To Watch As Trade Deadline Approaches (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Wizards: The Case For Doing Nothing (from Rob Athmer,, Hashtag Basketball):
Is The Nets’ Pick Too Valuable For The Cavs To Give Up? (from Seth Walder, ESPN):
Missing Andre Roberson (from Fred Katz, CNHI):
Jeff Teague’s Struggles (from Britt Robson, The Athletic):
Clippers Aren’t In Bad Shape After The Griffin Trade (from Tom West Fanrag Sports):
Zach LaVine: Finding His Legs (from Sam Smith,
Will Hornets Be Able To Keep Treveon Graham? (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Reggie Bullock: NBA’s Biggest 3-And-D Bargain?  (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
Loyalty Is Part Of The Mavs’ Culture (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
Humbled In The NBA’s Shadows, Tim Hardaway, Jr. Returns To The Spotlight (from Mike Vorkunov, NY Times):
Pistol Pete’s Legend Lives Through Steph Curry, Current NBA Guards  (from Eric Woodyard, Deseret News):
Dejounte Murray’s Star Is On The Rise (from Marcin Ranah, Clutch Points):
Breaking Down Josh Reaves’ 3-And-D Skill Set (from Trevor Magnotti, TheStep Back):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/20/18

What’s Wrong With Golden State’s Once-Invincible Death Lineup? (from Will Gottlieb, Bleacher Report):
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GSW vs HOU: A Fascinating Strategic & Stylistic Matchup (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
Steph Curry Has Become A Better Scorer By Being Less Breathtaking  (from Micah Adams, ESPN):
10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
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The Slicing & Dicing Nuggets’ Offense (from Max Carlin, Nugg Love):
Teodosic’s Surprising Defensive Impact (from Brett Koremenos, RealGM):
Wolves: Time To Change The Narrative On Wiggins’ & Towns’ Defense (from Andrew Neururer, Dunking With Wolves):
The Clippers’ Big Shift: The Faces Changed & So Did The Offense (from Justin Russo, The Beat):
Capela Is Becoming A Consistent Option (from Eric Spyropolous, Space City Scoop):
Zach Lavine Is Getting Back In The Groove (from Sam Smith,
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Markkanen Is Blowing Expectations Away (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
Video Breakdown: Atlanta’s ATOs  (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
Spurs & Raptors Show That NBA Culture Is About People & Philosophy, Not Playing Style (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
Paul George Does A Little Bit Of Everything For OKC  (from Associated Press):
Khem Birch’s Path To Meaningful Minutes (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
KP’s Shot Selection: Eerily Similar To What Melo’s Was (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
How NBA Players Take Care Of Their Bodies, Part One: Cryotherapy (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Q & A: Davis Bertans (from Jorge Sierra, Hoops Hype):
The Saddest Plays In The NBA Right Now (from Zach Kram, The Ringer):
Kelly Oubre’s Career Night (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
Oubre’s Development: A Bright Spot In A Dim Wizards’ Season (from Osman Baig, Bullets Forever):
Friday Recap (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
The Hornets: What Happened? (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
It’s A Process But So Far Lue Likes Cavs’ New 2nd Unit (from Chris Fedor,
Challenge For Lue: How To Handle The Veterans (from Terry Pluto,
Blazers Hire Don Vaden, Former Head Of NBA Officials, As Consultant (from Mike Richman, Oregon Live):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/30/17

This Season Belongs To DeAndre Jordan (from David Ramil, The Step Back):
How Porzingis Became A Unicorn (from Steve Popper,
Zach Lowe’s 10 Things (from ESPN):
Mavs: Finding Optimism (from Sean Bush, The Smoking Cuban):
The Dubs’ Newfound Defensive Confidence (from Chris Haynes, ESPN):
The Warriors Have Unlocked Another Dimension Of KD’s Game (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):
Omri Casspi: Skilled Cutter (from Simon Cherin-Gordon, Blue Man Hoop):
Are The Wolves Too Fatigued During 4th Quarters? (from Matt Chin, NBA Math):
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Key Personnel Dates Over The Next Six Weeks (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Knicks: The Triangle Is Gone But The Offense Is Still Inefficient  (from Stefan Body, NY Daily News):
Blazers’ Weekly Review (from Mike Richman, Oregon Live):
Video Breakdown: How Brad Stevens Set Up Tatum’s Crucial Dunk In Celtics’ Rally Vs Rockets (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
Friday Film: Box Outs, Refs & Speed Vs Switches (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Video: What Did Teodosic Just Do?  (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
Replay Needs An Upgrade (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
Schedule Alert: Games Tired Teams Should Lose In January (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Jodie Meeks Is Finding His Range (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
WCS: Starting To Resemble The Player The Kings Thought They Drafted (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):
The Lakers Miss Lonzo More Than You Might Have Expected (from Eric Pincus, Bleacher Report):
The Grizzlies’ Murky PG Situation (from Tony East, Beale St.Bears):
Ntilikina’s Intriguing Upside (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Marcus Smart: Premier Individual Defender (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Updated DPOY Watch (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):