Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/3/16

Inside Story Of Zach Randolph’s Move To The Bench  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/the-inside-story-of-zach-randolphs-move-to-the-bench-165427780.html

–  James Harden Is Set To Have A Season For The Ages (from Jared Dubin, fansided.com):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2016/11/03/james-harden-point-guard-mike-dantoni-mvp/

–  Video: How Isaiah Thomas Continues To Defy The Odds (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Watch it here:  http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=17956934

–  Where Would Isaiah Thomas And Celtics Be Without Each Other? (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17885733/nba-where-isaiah-thomas-boston-celtics-other

–  Amir Johnson Hit 10 Treys Last Season; Last Night He Hit Four In One Quarter  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):

Read and watch it here:  http://insider.espn.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4724303/amir-johnson-3-pointers

–  DeRozan Continues To Dominate  (from Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun):

Read it here:  http://www.torontosun.com/2016/11/02/derozan-continues-to-dominate-as-raptors-take-down-wizards

–  TOR 113,  WAS 103  (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):

Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/24635/2016/11/03/10-observations-raptors-defeat-wizards-113-103-in-imperfect-fashion/

–  How Dwight Howard Fits In Atlanta  (from Howard Megdal, VICE Sports):

Read it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/how-dwight-howard-fits-in-atlanta

“Ten Things I Like And Don’t Like” So Far This Season (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17950115/zach-lowe-10-things-like

–  SVG:  Giving Nights Off To Rest Players Is “Not Us”  (from Aaron McMann, MLive):

Read it here:  http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/2016/11/resting_players_early_thats_no.html

–  John Wall Q & A (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/11/02/john-wall-washington-wizards-bradley-beal-demarcus-cousins

–  Wizards Are 0-3 But See Themselves On Verge Of Something Positive  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wizards-insider/wp/2016/11/03/wizards-believe-theyre-better-than-0-3-but-results-reveals-a-struggling-team/

–  Young Lakers Are Reborn Under Walton  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):

Watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7YhM31m1d0&feature=youtu.be&a

–  Joel Embiid: “All You Have To Do Is Watch”  (from Andrew Unterberger,  The Score):

Read it here:  http://www.thescore.com/nba/news/1145054

–  Kawhi Leonard Keeps Adding To His Game  (from Mike Monroe, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2673630-spurs-two-way-star-kawhi-leonard-has-quietly-become-an-iso-stud-too

–  TJ Warren: MIP?  (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2016/11/03/phoenix-suns-t-j-warren-making-early-case-improved-player/

–  The Free-Flowing Nature Of Kevin Durant’s Basketball Life  (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/the-free-flowing-nature-of-kevin-durants-basketball-life-143438722.html

–  Franchise Cornerstone Gorgui Dieng (from Steve McPherson, 1500espn.com):

Read it here:  http://www.1500espn.com/wolves-2/2016/11/feelings-arent-numbers-franchise-cornerstone-gorgui-dieng/

–  Jaylen Brown Works Incredibly Hard  (from Jay King, Mass Live):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2016/11/jimmy_butler_on_workout_partne.html

–  Maurice Ndour’s Four Continent Quest To The NBA  (from Charlie Hatch, thepostathens.com):

Read it here:  http://www.thepostathens.com/article/2016/11/maurice-ndour-finally-makes-it-big-nba-new-york-knicks

–  Ryan Anderson: Rockets X-Factor  (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2673357-sharpshooting-ryan-anderson-has-quickly-become-rockets-x-factor

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/29/16

 

–  ATL 104, BOS 92  (from Jake Fischer,  Sports Illustrated):

Read and view it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/04/28/nba-playoffs-hawks-celtics-lebron-james-cavaliers-conference-semifinals-video   from Tim Cato,  SBNation:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/4/29/11534220/2016-nba-playoff-scores-celtics-hawks-series-loss-isaiah-thomas-shooting  and from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/04/28/hawks-beat-celtics-set-for-rematch-with-cavaliers/

–  Hawks Bounce Celtics; Earn Another Shot At Cavs  (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):

Read it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25570632/hawks-bounce-boston-earn-another-shot-at-lebron-and-the-cavs

–  Numbers Preview:  Cavs vs Hawks  (from John Schuhmann,  NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2016/04/29/numbers-preview-cavs-hawks/

–  Mason Plumlee Emerges As Unlikely Playmaker (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):

Read and view it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/04/29/nba-playoffs-portland-trail-blazers-mason-plumlee-damian-lillard

–  Terry Stotts Q & A  (from Mike Richman,  OregonLive):

Read it here: http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2016/04/trail_blazers_terry_stotts_on_defense_and_mason_pl.html

–  Beating The Blazers Will Be A Daunting Task For The Clippers  (from Kerry Eggers,  Portland Tribune):

Read it here:  http://portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/304426-182352-beat-blazers-in-portland-daunting-challenge-for-clipped-clippers

–  How Doc Rivers Stays Strong  (from Arash Markazi, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/clippers/post/_/id/8096/doc-rivers-stays-strong-in-eye-of-clippers-storm

–  How Hiring Steve Clifford Rescued The Hornets  (from Adrian Wojnarowski,  Yahoo Sports):  Read it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/news/how-steve-clifford-changed-the-program-in-charlotte-192931811.html

 The Hornets’ Depth  (from Jesus Gomez,  SBNation):

Read and view it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/4/28/11476806/charlotte-hornets-miami-heat-nba-playoffs-2016-game-5

–  Hornets Pulled Out All Their Tricks In Game 5  (from Zach Lowe,  ESPN):

Read and view it here:  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15419858/the-heat-handle-hornets-bag-tricks

–  Dwane Casey Has Stepped Out Of His Comfort Zone  (from Eric Koreen,  sportsnet.ca):

Read it here:  http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/casey-steps-comfort-zone-raptors-finding-new-ways-win/

–  Should Frank Vogel Continue To Trust Pacers’ Bench  (from Ben Gibson, 8points9seconds):

Read it here:  http://8points9seconds.com/2016/04/29/indiana-pacers-frank-vogel-bench-toronto-raptors/

–  Spurs vs Thunder Preview  (from Dan Devine,  Yahoo Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/bdl-s-2015-16-nba-playoff-previews–spurs-vs–thunder-041329386.html    from Jesus Gomez,  BBall Breakdown:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/04/28/spurs-vs-thunder-will-fun-unpredictable-ever/   and from Fred Katz, CNHI News:  http://www.enidnews.com/sports/thunder_nba/thunder-prepare-for-spurs-shut-down-defense/article_4962e4fb-82b8-56fd-bcad-e401075bb3ef.html

–  Numbers Preview:  Spurs vs Thunder  (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):

Read it here:  http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2016/04/28/numbers-preview-spurs-thunder-2/

–  How Chip Engelland Helped Transform Kawhi Leonard’s Shooting  (from Mike Monroe,  Bleacher Report):

Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2634107-how-an-nba-shot-whisperer-transformed-kawhi-leonard-into-a-3-point-fire-hazard

–  Rockets’ Post-Mortem (from Mika Honkasalo, HoopsHype):

Read and view it here:  http://hoopshype.com/2016/04/28/rockets-post-mortem-what-went-wrong-and-how-they-can-fix-it/

 Scott Brooks: Defense, Relationship Building, Player Development  (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):

Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2016/04/28/its-not-who-scott-brooks-has-coached-but-how-that-matters-now-for-wizards/

–  Kenny Atkinson’s Journey From ‘Spunky” To Nets’ Coach (from Brian Lewis, NYPost):

Read it here:  http://nypost.com/2016/04/28/kenny-atkinsons-global-journey-from-spunky-to-nets-coach/

–  Go To Moves: KD, IT, Z-Bo  (from Coach Nick, Adam Turner,  BBall Breakdown):

Watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QenRTZsrCIk

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

–  Kawhi Leonard  (from Nick Moyle, expressnews):  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/Spurs-Leonard-next-step-on-NBA-evolutionary-7383706.php

–  Bismack Biyombo  (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):  http://www.torontosun.com/2016/04/28/hard-work-gets-results-bismack-biyombo-says

–  Draymond Green  (from Marc J. Spears, ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2016/story/_/id/15420114/draymond-green-playoffs-diary-part-5

–  Stanley Johnson  (from David Mayo, MLive):  http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/2016/04/pistons_stanley_johnson_may_be.html

–  DeMarcus Cousins  (from Leo Beas, Cowbell Kingdom):  http://cowbellkingdom.com/the-harsh-reality-of-facing-reality/

–  Eric Griffin  (from Brian Rzeppa, Ridiculous Upside):  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2016/4/29/11532064/eric-griffin-eyes-nba-opportunity

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/21/16

 

–  Hornets’ Coach Clifford On Film Review And Game Preparation (from Justin Verrier, ESPN):

http://espn.go.com/blog/nba/post/_/id/18276/steve-clifford-emphasizes-his-belief-in-hornets-gameplan-preperation-in-postgame-sermon

–  Whiteside Is Destroying The Hornets’ Defense Without Touching The Ball (from Jesus Gomez, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/4/21/11476910/hassan-whiteside-miami-heat-charlotte-hornets-nba-playoffs-2016

–  Hubie Brown Q & A On Grizzlies/Spurs And More  (from Kevin Lipe, Memphis Flyer.com):

Read it here:  http://www.memphisflyer.com/BeyondtheArc/archives/2016/04/21/qanda-hubie-brown-on-grizzlies-spurs-memphis-and-whether-the-grizzlies-are-outdated

–  Tables Have Turned In Aldridge-Randolph Matchup  (from Jeff McDonald,  express-news.com):

Read it here:  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/spurs/article/Tables-have-turned-in-Aldridge-Randolph-matchup-7276040.php?cmpid=twitter-premium&t=88f4718e00

–  Spurs Repeatedly Victimized Vince Carter In Game 2  (from Eli Horowitz, Pounding The Rock):

Read and view it here:  http://www.poundingtherock.com/2016/4/21/11477524/spurs-playbook-spurs-victimize-vince-carter-in-game-2

–  Why The Pistons Have An Issue When The Cavs Go Small  (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25561143/heres-why-the-pistons-have-an-issue-when-the-cavs-go-small-with-love

–  Stanley Johnson Is Making An Impact In His 1st Playoffs  (from Nick Friedell,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/blog/nba/post/_/id/18007/pistons-rookie-stanley-johnson-making-impact-in-first-playoff-opportunity

–  How Far The Clippers Go May Hinge Largely On Their Bench Play  (from Arash Markazi,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/blog/nba/post/_/id/18289/how-far-the-clippers-go-may-hinge-largely-on-the-depth-of-their-bench

–  Klay Thompson:  More Than Just A Shooter  (from Carl Steward, Bay Area News Group):

Read it here:  http://www.dailydemocrat.com/general-news/20160419/warriors-klay-thompson-more-that-just-a-shooter/5

–  Moving Isaiah Thomas To Shooting Guard  (from wjsy,  celticsblog.com):

Read and view it here:  http://www.celticsblog.com/2016/4/21/11476866/boston-celtics-moving-isaiah-thomas-to-shooting-guard

–  Kyle Korver Is Trying To Connect The Dots On His Shot Again  (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/blog/nba/post/_/id/18259/kyle-korver-is-trying-to-connect-the-dots-on-his-shot-again

 Jonas Valanciunas Q & A  (from Mike Mazzeo,  ESPN):

Read it here:  http://espn.go.com/blog/nba/post/_/id/18253/qa-with-raptors-jonas-valanciunas-im-not-going-to-relax

–  Wolves Hire Tom Thibodeau:  A New Era Begins  (from Jim Souhan,  startribune.com):

http://www.startribune.com/one-week-into-wolves-offseason-a-new-era-has-begun/376474961/

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

–  Steven Adams  (from Jeff Zilgitt,  USA Today):  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/playoffs/2016/04/20/steven-adams-thunder-defender-mustache-nba-playoffs/83307342/

–  Reggie Evans  (from Brian Rzeppa,  nothinbutnets.com):  http://nothinbutnets.com/2016/04/21/reggie-evans-provides-hope-for-younger-generations/

–  Jordan Clarkson (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News):  http://www.dailynews.com/sports/20160420/lakers-coach-byron-scott-tells-jordan-clarkson-to-improve-defense-or-lose-minutes

 Trey Lyles/Trevor Booker  (from Aaron Falk,  Salt Lake Tribune):  http://www.sltrib.com/sports/3799218-155/utah-jazz-trey-lyles-rise-makes

Today’s BI is dedicated to the memory of Pearl Washington

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/17/16

 

–  Warriors Run Circles Around Stagnant Rockets  (from Jesse Blanchard, BBall Breakdwon):

Read it here:  http://bballbreakdown.com/2016/04/17/the-warriors-run-circles-around-stagnant-rockets/

Video Breakdown:  Warriors Attack And Guard James Harden (from EricApricot,  Golden State Of Mind):

Read and view it here:  http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2016/4/17/11446142/warriors-vs-rockets-video-analysis-playoffs-2016-highlights-harden-stephen-curry-klay-thompson

–  Thunder Routs Mavericks in Game 1  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2016/04/17/nba-playoffs-oklahoma-city-thunder-dallas-mavericks-game-1-rout

–  How Paul George Dominated The Raptors  (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports):

Read and view it here:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25557155/how-paul-george-dominated-the-raptors-as-the-pacers-went-up-1-0

Playoffs Day One Recap  (from Matt Moore,  CBS Sports):  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25557581/what-we-learned-from-okc-warriors-rout-opening-day-of-nba-playoffs     and from RickyO’Donnell/Jesus Gomez, SBNation):  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/4/17/11444572/2016-nba-playoff-scores-pacers-raptors-paul-george

–  Parity Defines The EC Playoffs  (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):

Read it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/4/17/11443550/nba-playoffs-2016-east-celtics-hawks-hornets-heat-sunday-shootaround

–  Cavs Expect Test From Pistons’ Pick-and-Roll  (from Matthew Florjancic, wkyc.com ):

Read it here:  http://www.wkyc.com/sports/nba/cavaliers/cleveland-cavaliers-expect-test-from-detroits-pick-and-roll/138667274

 Cavs/Pistons: 10 Questions  (from Keith Langlois,  pistons.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/playoffs-2016-10-questions

–  How The Spurs Have Been The Opposite Of What We Expected  (from Matthew Tynan,  RealGM):

Read it here:  http://basketball.realgm.com/article/241522/How-The-Spurs-Have-Been-The-Opposite-Of-What-We-Expected

Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:

 

 

 

 Patrick Beverley  (from Sam Amick,  USA Today):  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/playoffs/2016/04/16/patrick-beverley-stephen-curry-draymond-green-klay-thompson-warriors-rockets-playoffs/83146624/

–  Jae Crowder  (from Adam Himmelsbach,  Boston Globe):   http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2016/04/14/jae-crowder-career-path-full-twists-and-turns/z2MPouBCzAiKIldzzO9enL/story.html

–  Danny Green  (from Tom Orsborn,  expressnews.com):  http://www.expressnews.com/sports/article/mm-Spurs-Green-seeks-playoff-rebirth-7253044.php?t=f824dea543927fc3fb&cmpid=twitter-premium

 LeBron James  (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):  http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15208083/lebron-james-dunk-renaissance

–  Zach Randolph  (from Grace Baker,  Grizzly Bear Blues):   http://www.grizzlybearblues.com/2016/4/17/11434650/the-past-present-and-future-of-zach-randolph

Trey Lyles  (from Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune):  http://www.sltrib.com/sports/3783256-155/monson-trey-lyles-has-bright-future?fullpage=1

 

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

–  Draymond Green Is Redefining NBA Stardom  (from Paul Flannery,  SBNation):
–  Warriors’ GM Myers Evaluates First Half  (from Monte Poole,  csnbayarea):
–   Never Underestimate Trade Deadline Chaos  (from Zach Lowe,  ESPN):    Lowe: Never underestimate trade deadline chaos
(Note:  This is the best story about potential trades that we’ve seen and one of the few that is actually worth reading.  And, as a bonus, it also includes interesting looks at Reggie Jackson’s and Nikola Vucevic’s offensive moves)
–  Wolves’ Coach Sam Mitchell Q & A (from 1500ESPN.com):
Wizards On The Brink At The Break  (from Kyle Wiedie,  Truth About It):
–  What’s Going Wrong In Houston  (from Jordan M. Foley,  Vantage Sports):
–  Dirk Nowitzki: Still Loving The Ride  (from Chris Ballard,  Sports Illustrated):
–  Before The Knicks:  This Is How Porzingis Was In Spain (from Jorge Sierra,  Hoops Hype):
–  Lakers’ Bryant:  Young Players’ Development Hinges More On Mentors Than College   (from Mark Medina, LA Daily News):
Blazers’  Assistant Coach Jay Triano  (from Kerry Eggers,  Portland Tribune):
–  Looking Back At Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s Promising Yet Suddenly Halted Return  (from Reinis Lacis,  At The Hive):
–  Scouting Report On Potential NBA Signees Coming From China:  Jordan Crawford, Jabari Brown, Jamaal Franklin  (from Marco Catanzaro,  Sheridan Hoops):
Additional Player Notes, Updates, Profiles:
–  Chris Paul  (from Rowan Kavner,  Clippers.com):  http://www.nba.com/clippers/news/chris-paul-has-no-weakness
–  DeMar DeRozan (from Justin Rowan,  Hoops Habit):  Toronto Raptors Have Found A Star In DeMar Derozan