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):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 12/27/17

Live Ball Turnovers Can Mean Death For The Sixers (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):

The Checklist For Keeping Embiid Ready To Play (from Jake Fischer, Sports Illustrated):
Dinwiddie: The Nets Have Unearthed A Star-Level PG  (from Miles Wray, The Step Back):
Scouting The Top International Targets For NBA Rosters For Next Season (Non-2018 Draft Players) (From Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Wayne Ellington’s 3-Point Shooting (from Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post):
Hawks: Taurean Prince Is Quietly Making A Leap (from Jesus Gomez, Fanrag Sports):
Machine Learning: Getting The Most Out Of Maimi Heat Lineups (from Michael Watson, ZigZag Analytics):
Video Breakdown: Jordan Bell In Xmas Crunch Time (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
In A Changing NBA, Pachulia & McGee Try To Adapt To Stay Relevant (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
The Brandon Paul Way (from Jabari Young, Express-News):
With Fewer 3-Pointers, Better Passes, Roberson Is Boosting The Thunder’s Offense (from Brett Dawson,
When Westbrook Is Locked In, Thunder’s Defense Hits Another Level (from Erik Horne,
Have The Thunder Figured It Out? (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Inside The Rule Book: Continuation (from Joe Borgia,
Kris Dunn Continues To Mature & Improve (from Sam Smith,
–  Jayson Tatum’s Post Scoring: A Marker Of Continued Growth (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Wire):
Knicks: Hardaway Is Sorely Missed (from Maxwell Ogden, Daily Knicks):
Raptors: Dwane Casey Wisely Leans On His Coaching Staff (from Doug Smith, The Star):
Week In Review (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):
Week In Review (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Mavericks: The Growing Pains Of Grooming Dennis Smith, Jr (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
Are The Pelicans Maximizing DMC? (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Jimmy Butler Is The Solution For Every Wolves’ Problem (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
Timberwolves: Georges-Hunt Can Be A Serviceable Role Player (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
The Fantastical Adventures Of Fabulous Flournoy (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Heat Check: Dragic, Adebayo Updates  (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
Sixers Should Hold On To Saric (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):