By Ray LeBov

B.A. from Yale University and J.D. from the University of Southern California. Owner of Ray LeBov and Associates lobbying and consulting firm as well as Capitol Seminars. Executive Director of the Association for Professional Basketball Research (i.e. the world’s' pre-eminent professional basketball historians organization) since 2010. Founder, publisher, curator and editor of Basketball Intelligence (BI), including a daily email of the best 20-25 NBA-related internet stories as well as original content and podcasts.

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/27/18

– Reviewing Sloan (from Justin, Nylon Calculus): Read it here:  https://fansided.com/2018/02/27/nylon-calculus-sloan-conference-2018/ – Sloan’s Evolution (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass): Read it here:  https://cleaningtheglass.com/sloans-evolution/ – Wizards Find Ways To Thrive (from Ben Ladner, The Step Back): Read and watch it here:  https://fansided.com/2018/02/26/john-wall-wizards-success-bradley-beal/ From Jerran Anderson, Hoops Habit:  https://hoopshabit.com/2018/02/27/washington-wizards-everybody-eats-mentality-working/ – Jabari Parker Hopes His Progress Will Earn Crunch Time Chances (from Matt Velazquez, jsonline.com): Read it here:  https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2018/02/26/bucks-jabari-parker-hopes-progress-earn-crunch-time-chances/368554002/ – Rockets Push Streak To 13 With Defense (from David Locke, Locked On Jazz): Read it here:  https://www.lockedonjazz.net/jazz/emptying-the-noggin-rockets-push-streak-to-13-with-defense/ – It’s A Copycat League, But Good Luck Imitating The Rockets (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post): Read it here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fancy-stats/wp/2018/02/26/how-the-houston-rockets-built-nbas-best-offense/ – Pistons:…

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/26/18

– Paul George Has Never Been Better (from Wes Goldberg, The Step Back): Read and watch it here:  https://fansided.com/2018/02/26/thunder-paul-george-has-never-been-better/ – How Capela Has Emerged Into Rockets’ Ideal Center (from Gavriel Wilkins, Hoops Habit): Read and watch it here:  https://hoopshabit.com/2018/02/25/houston-rockets-how-clint-capela-has-emerged-into-ideal-center/ – The Truth About Luka Doncic (from Rob Scott, Euroleague Adventures): Read and watch it here:  http://euroleagueadventures.com/overcoming-doncic-fatigue-and-the-truth/ – What Can We Glean From The Box-Out Stats? (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports): Read it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/what-can-we-glean-from-the-nbas-box-out-stats/ – DeMar DeRozan’s Honest Talk About Depression (from Doug Smith, The Star): Read it here: https://www.thestar.com/sports/raptors/2018/02/25/raptors-derozan-hopes-honest-talk-on-depression-helps-others.html – Takeaways From Sloan Conference (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer): https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/2/26/17052150/mit-sloan-sports-analytics-conference-jimmy-butler-daryl-morey – Dwane Casey On End-Of-Game Situations:…

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/25/18

– Sloan Conference, Day 2 (from Nylon Calculus): Read it here:  https://fansided.com/2018/02/24/nylon-calculus-2018-mit-sloan-sports-analytics-conference-recap-day-2/ – Cavs: LBJ & The New 4 (from Terry Pluto, cleveland.com): Read it here:  http://www.cleveland.com/pluto/index.ssf/2018/02/cleveland_cavalivers_scribbles.html – Wolves: Surviving Butler’s Injury (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports): Read it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/timberwolves/how-the-timberwolves-survive-the-jimmy-butler-injury/ From Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated: https://www.si.com/nba/2018/02/24/jimmy-butler-knee-injury-minnesota-timberwolves-playoff-hopes From Danny Chau, The Ringer:  https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/2/24/17049504/jimmy-butler-knee-injury-minnesota-timberwolves From Jackson Frank, Patreon.com:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/17181535 – Wiggins’ Offensive Regression (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves): Read and watch it here:  https://dunkingwithwolves.com/2018/02/25/on-andrew-wiggins-disappointing-offensive-regression/ – Can Dejounte Murray Be The Next Great Spur?  (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN): Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22551995/can-dejounte-murray-next-great-san-antonio-spurs-nba – Spurs: What’s Up With Kawhi Leonard’s Injury?  (from Lucas Seehafer, Zone Coverage): Read it here:  https://zonecoverage.com/2018/featured/seehafer-whats-up-with-kawhi-leonard/ – Ballmer:…

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/24/18

– The Warriors Beat The Clippers With The Same Play 4 Times In A Row (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation): Read and watch it here:  https://www.sbnation.com/2018/2/23/17044224/stephen-curry-over-screen-three-warriors-vs-clippers-no-answer-double-screen-deandre-jordan – Anthony Davis Keeps Making History (from William Guillory, NOLA.com): Read and it here:  http://www.nola.com/pelicans/index.ssf/2018/02/anthony_davis_hitting_stride_a.html – Taj Gibson: “The Talented Mr. Clean” (from John Meyer, Canis Hoopus): Read it here:  https://www.canishoopus.com/2018/2/23/16980570/taj-gibson-minnesota-timberwolves-mr-clean – Nuggets’ Season May Hinge On Integrating Plumlee & Millsap (from Zach Mikash, Denver Stiffs): Read it here:  https://www.denverstiffs.com/2018/2/23/17044516/the-denver-nuggets-season-will-hinge-on-integrating-mason-plumlee-and-paul-millsap – Jokic: The Best Quarterback In Denver (from Max Carlin, Hoops Habit): Read and watch it here:  https://hoopshabit.com/2018/02/23/nikola-jokic-best-quarterback-denver/ – What’s Next For The Thunder? (from Royce Young, ESPN): Read it…

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/23/18

– The Rockets Are Just Getting Going (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports): Read it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/rockets/the-rockets-are-just-getting-going/ – Guarding Harden: A Nightly Headache (from ESPN): Read and watch it here:  http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/22180223/guarding-james-harden – 10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN): Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22546507/zach-lowe-10-things-like-including-new-nba-all-star-game – Video: Blazers’ Rookie Zach Collins Forsakes Post For The Perimeter (from Jeff Siegel, Blazers Edge): Read and watch it here:  https://www.blazersedge.com/2018/2/22/17039342/zach-collins-video-portland-trail-blazers-offense-stats – Timberwolves: NBA’s Most Surprising Offensive Juggernaut (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report): Read it here:  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2760893-andrew-wiggins-still-developing-but-timberwolves-offense-is-ahead-of-schedule – How The Warriors Win Over The Clippers Shows Progress (from Mark Medina, Mercury News): Read it here:  https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/02/22/how-warriors-win-over-clippers-showed-progress-goes-beyond-recharging-from-all-star-break/ From Karl Buscheck, SF Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/javale-rising-bell-returning-zaza-may-luck/http://www.sfexaminer.com/javale-rising-bell-returning-zaza-may-luck/ – Why OKC Is A Difficult…

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/22/18

– The Final Stretch: 5 Things To Watch For (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back): Read it here:  https://fansided.com/2018/02/22/final-stretch-nba-season-cavaliers-warriors-rockets/ – The Final Stretch: Each EC Team’s Most Pressing Question (from Nekias Duncan, Fanrag Sports): Read it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/one-pressing-question-nba-eastern-conference-edition/ – What The Blazers Do & Don’t Do Well (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back): Read it here:  https://fansided.com/2018/02/22/blazers/ – The Kings Need Bogdanovic To Shoot For Stardom (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer): Read it here:  https://www.theringer.com/nba/2018/2/22/17038954/bogdan-bogdanovic-kings-breakout-star – Revisiting The Chriss/Bogdan Trade From The 2016 Draft (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun): Read it here:  https://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2018/2/21/17027256/revisiting-suns-kings-chriss-bogdan-trade-from-the-2016-nba-draft – Why The Celtics Have Been Slumping (from Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com): Read…

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/21/18

– 5 Storylines To Watch Down The Stretch (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball): Read it here:  https://thejumpball.net/2018/02/20/five-nba-2nd-half-storylines-to-watch/ – Breaking Down The WC Playoff Picture (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs): Read it here:  https://www.denverstiffs.com/2018/2/20/17019676/breaking-down-western-conference-playoff-picture-nuggets-timberwolves-spurs-thunder-blazers-jazz – 5 Goals That Should Help Raptors Prepare For Playoffs (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic): Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/247566/2018/02/21/five-goals-big-and-small-that-should-help-the-raptors-prepare-for-the-playoffs/ – Kyrie Irving’s Leadership Style Is A Good Fit (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald): Read it here:  http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2018/02/bulpett_kyrie_irving_s_leadership_style_is_a_good_fit_for_these_celtics – Steve Adams: Great (And Quirky) Rebounding (from Fred Katz, CNHI): Read it here:  http://www.normantranscript.com/oklahoma/steven-adams-having-one-of-the-quirkiest-and-best-rebounding/article_9c5125de-16b3-11e8-8d18-5b794b134280.html – Q & A: Marc Gasol (from Michael Wallace, Grind City Media): Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/grizzlies/news/grind-city-media/the-mindset-of-marc-gasol-copes-with-toughest-season-180220 – With Lonzo Set…

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/20/18

– A Look Back At The Wolves’ Best Start In 14 Years (from Charlie Johnson, Canis Hoopus): Read it here:  https://www.canishoopus.com/2018/2/19/17021930/a-look-back-at-the-timberwolves-best-start-in-14-years-minnesota-timberwolves-nba-all-star-break – Analyzing The Wolves’ Pick-And-Roll Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves): Read and watch it here:  https://dunkingwithwolves.com/2018/02/19/analyzing-minnesota-timberwolves-pick-roll-defense/ – Ben Simmons & Donovan Mitchell: Breaking Down The Two Best Rookies’ Games (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report): Read and watch it here:  https://94feetreport.com/the-donovan-mitchell-vs-ben-simmons-debate-e7c4f5b87e4e – Q & A:  Kyle Kuzma (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype): Read it here http://hoopshype.com/2018/02/20/kyle-kuzma-on-being-a-laker-bond-with-lonzo-ball-l-a-s-max-deals-to-pursue-star-free-agents-and-more/ – Q & A: Steve Clifford (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer): Read it here:  http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article200871039.html – The Evolution Of The G-League (from Keith Smith, RealGM): Read it here:  https://basketball.realgm.com/analysis/249020/The-Evolution-Of-The-G-League –…

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/19/18

– Hezonja: The Curse Of Bravado & The Gift of Opportunity (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily): Read and watch it here: https://fansided.com/2018/02/19/mario-hezonja-curse-bravado-gift-opportunity/ – Cavs: The Advanced Stats That Improved The Team (from Ryan Piers, King James Gospel): Read it here:  https://hoopshabit.com/2018/02/18/cleveland-cavaliers-advanced-numbers-to-improve-team/ – Dario Saric, Overlooked Sixer (from Simon Smith, Hoops Habit): Read it here:  https://hoopshabit.com/2018/02/18/philadelphia-76ers-dario-saric-emerging-overlooked-sixer/ From Rory Fette, The Sixer Sense:  https://thesixersense.com/2018/02/19/philadelphia-76ers-dario-saric-continues-thrive-new-role/ – Wolves: KAT & Butler Work On Forging A Connection (from Jon Krawczynski, The Athletic): Read it here:  https://theathletic.com/245835/2018/02/19/kat-and-jimmy-wolves-all-star-duo-works-on-forging-connection-for-stretch-run/ – Checking In On The Wolves’ Progress (from Adam Ziobrowski, Dunking With Wolves): Read and watch it here:  https://dunkingwithwolves.com/2018/02/18/checking-in-on-the-timberwolves-progress-at-the-all-star-break/ – Horford: Center Of Evolution (from Mark…

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

– Celtics’ Defensive Struggles: A Closer Look (from Jeremy Stevens, Hardwood Houdini): Read it here:  https://hoopshabit.com/2018/02/17/closer-look-at-boston-celtics-defensive-struggles/ – How Kyrie Irving Learned To Be Effective In Small Spaces (from Mark Murphy, Boston Herald): Read and watch it here:  http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2018/02/the_star_of_celtics_guard_kyrie_irving_shined_by_his_father_drederick – Celtics: Why Marcus Smart Is So Important (from Jesse Collings, Hardwood Houdini): Read it here:  https://hardwoodhoudini.com/2018/02/17/heck-marcus-smart-important/ – Draymond Green Has Redefined What It Means To Be A Superstar (from Melissa Rohlin, Mercury News): Read it here:  http://www.sunherald.com/sports/nba/article200798379.html – MVP Favorite Harden Is Far From Satisfied (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype): Read it here:  http://hoopshype.com/2018/02/18/james-harden-is-the-mvp-favorite-and-houston-has-the-nbas-best-record-but-hes-far-from-satisfied/ – Joel Embiid’s Next Goal (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post): Read it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/joel-embiid-is-already-an-all-star-starter-his-next-goal-becoming-the-nbas-best-player/2018/02/17/26a863f4-1421-11e8-8ea1-c1d91fcec3fe_story.html – Is The Revised Schedule Proving To Be Even More Grueling…

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