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):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/5/17

Strengths & Weaknesses Of The WC’s Middle Tier  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Nuggets’ Film Room: Paul Millsaps’ Passing (from TJ McBride, BSNDenver):
The 50 Most Interesting Players In European Hoops: Numbers 31-40 (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Analyzing The Rockets’ Lineup Possibilities (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
The Bulls Have Made Youth A Priority  (from Shaun Powell,
Blazers Look To Build From Within (from Shaun Powell,
Grading The Cavs’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
The Awkward Dynamic Between DRose & The Cavs (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Is Davis Bertans The Next Great Spurs’ Role Player? (from Tim Stubbs, NBA Math):
The Knicks’ PG Conundrum (from Frank Urbina, Hoops Hype):
Draft Assets/Traded Picks For All 30 Teams (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
The Proving Grounds: Dante Exum  (from Dan Clayton, Bball Breakdown):
Brandon Ingram: Sophomore Expectations (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Pacers: Making “Good Lance” Sustainable  (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
Steven Adams’ Importance To The Thunder (from Tony Heim, Thunderous Intentions):
Updates On Players Who Received Qualifying Offers (from Austin Kent, Hoops Rumors):
Sean Elliott: Miracle In The Making (from Jeph Duarte, Pounding The Rock):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/17/16

Tristan Thompson Comes Up Huge (from Brian Dulik, The Chronicle-Telegram):

Read it here: from Luke Sicari, King James Gospel: and from Steve Aschburner,

Game Six Statistical Highlights (from ESPN):
Breaking Down Game Six’ Shot Charts (from nathaniel Cline,
Cavs Winning With Fast-Break Points (from John Schuhmann,
Game Seven Preview (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Jamal Crawford Q & A (from Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders):
Sean Marks On Nets’ Culture Change (from Brian Lewis, NYPost);
Sam Smith’s Mailbag (from
Willie Gardner: He Was Given So Much And So Much Was Taken Away (from Gregg Doyel,

–  Home Court Advantage And Shooting  (from Michael Lopez, Nylon Calculus):

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Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

Sean Kilpatrick (from Net Income, Nets Daily):

Kay Felder (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

QOTD (from Jimmy Butler on Derrick Rose):
“You can say that you feel for him, you understand, but you don’t because it didn’t happen to you. I don’t get mad at him for anything, because he works so incredibly hard. I know he’s training right now out here as well. Just to see what he brings to the table every night for his city of Chicago where he was born and bred. I think that for that to happen like it did in the manner it did, every single year, that’s tough on him as a point guard.”
“That’s tough on you as a player because not only is your body affected; your mind is gone with it. That’s all you’re worrying about. And rightfully so.
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/31/16

–  Warriors Close Out Thunder  (from Ben Golliver,  Sports Illustrated):

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–  Key Game 7 Stats  (from ESPN):

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–  Game 7 Video Highlights  (from Dime Mag):

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–  OKC Might Have Won With Defensive Adjustment  (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):

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–  A Deep Bench:  The One Thing OKC Is Missing  (from Jack Winter,  Dime Mag):

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 A Jump-Shooting Team Will Win The NBA Title  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):

–  Harry Edwards/Billy Donovan:  The NBA’s Little-Known Odd Couple  (from Marc J. Spears,  The Udefeated):

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–  Questions Await New Grizzlies Coach David Fizdale  (from Ronald Tillery,  Commercial Appeal):

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–  Hubie Brown On Jeff Hornacek  (from Marc Berman,  NYPost):

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–  Raptors’ GM Craves Challenge To Top This Season  (from Doug Smith,

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–  How Close Are We To Every NBA Team Having A D-League Affiliate?  (From Chris Reichert,  Upsaide & Motor):

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–  Draft Picks By Team  (from Hoops Rumors):

 Draft Picks By Team:

  • Boston Celtics (8): 3rd, 16th, 23rd, 31st, 35th, 45th, 51st, 58th
  • Denver Nuggets (5): 7th, 15th, 19th, 53rd, 56th
  • Phoenix Suns (4): 4th, 13th, 28th, 34th
  • Utah Jazz (4): 12th, 42nd, 52nd, 60th
  • Philadelphia 76ers (3): 1st, 24th, 26th
  • New Orleans Pelicans (3): 6th, 39th, 40th
  • Milwaukee Bucks (3): 10th, 36th, 38th
  • Orlando Magic (3): 11th, 41st, 47th
  • Atlanta Hawks (3): 21st, 44th, 54th
  • Los Angeles Lakers (2): 2nd, 32nd
  • Sacramento Kings (2): 8th, 59th
  • Toronto Raptors (2): 9th, 27th
  • Chicago Bulls (2): 14th, 48th
  • Memphis Grizzlies (2): 17th, 57th
  • Detroit Pistons (2): 18th, 49th
  • Indiana Pacers (2): 20th, 50th
  • Los Angeles Clippers (2): 25th, 33rd
  • Houston Rockets (2): 37th, 43rd
  • Minnesota Timberwolves (1): 5th
  • Charlotte Hornets (1): 22nd
  • San Antonio Spurs (1): 29th
  • Golden State Warriors (1): 30th
  • Dallas Mavericks (1): 46th
  • Brooklyn Nets (1): 55th


Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

–  DeMar DeRozan (from Bruce Arthur,

–  Justin Anderson (from Matthew Postins,


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/28/16

How The Warriors Saved Their Season:
–  Steven Adams, Thunder’s Breakout Star  (from Karen Crouse,  NYTimes):
–  Is Curry’s Defense Actually Underrated?  (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
–  GSW/OKC Game Five: First Quarter  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
–  GSW/OKC Game Five: Second Quarter (from Coach Nick, BBall breakdown):
–  Shaun Livingston: Symbol For Warriors’ Culture  (from Rob Mahoney,  Sports Illustrated):
–  Lue Changed The Direction, Morale Of The Cavs  (from Chris Haynes,
–  Coaching Carousel Recap  (from Eddie Scarito, Hoops Rumors):
–  New Griz Coach Fizdale: Fiercely Competitive, Naturally Easygoing  (from Tom Schas, Commercial Appeal):
–  Leo Rautins: Living The Dream As Raptors Broadcaster  (from Donna Ditota,
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Jusuf Nurkic  (from Jonathan Huang,