Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/20/18 PART ONE

ATL: John Collins’ Return Helps The Offense (from Quentin Haynes, Hoops Habit):
ATL: Video Breakdown: Hawks Playbook: Elbow Strong (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
CLE: Sexton Is Holding His Own (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
DAL:  Doncic’s Stats Are Amazing (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
DET: After 10 Teams In 7 Years, Ish Smith Has Found A Home (from Kevin Yeung, The Step Back):
DET: Sammy Gelfand, Analytics Whiz  (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
HOU: Gary Clark, The Rookie Who Took Melo’s Minutes (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
IND: Cory Joseph: Oladpio’s “Buddy Cop”  (from Tony East, 8 Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Brandon Ingram: The Bad Shot Profile (from Mike Garcia, BBall Index):
MEM: Signing Noah Would Be Low-Risk For Grizzlies (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: The Heat Are Switching It Up On The Offensive Glass (from Manvir Bhagrath, Hashtag Basketball):
MIL: Budenholzer Has Set The Bucks Free (from The Step Back):
MIN: Derrick Rose’s Resurgence (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
MIN: Tyus Jones Is Playing For A New Deal (from Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
NYK: Fizdale’s Impact (from MMiranda, Posting And Toasting):
NYK: The Knicks’ Defense Has Been Dreadful (from Tommy Beer, Forbes):
ORL: Amid His Recent Dominance, Vucevic Says Winning Is What Matters (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Butler’s New Reality Is A Welcomed Change For Him & The Sixers (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
PHI: How The Sixers Can Work With Limited Shooting (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Film Room: Inside The Development Of Josh Jackson  (from Yusuf Saleem, Bball Index):
POR: How The Blazers Recovered From Their Shocking Playoff Sweep (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
WAS: The Wizards Might Be At Rock Bottom (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
WAS: Wizards Back-Up Bigs Are Outperforming Hobbled Howard (from Nate Wolf, Bball Index):
Three Things From Last Night (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
The NBA Is Reveling In A Golden Age Of Young International Stars (from Nick Kosmider/Eric Nehm):
Q & A: Richard Jefferson (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/16/18 PART TWO

Dan Peterson: The Coach Who Changed The NBA From Italy (from Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
CHI: Ask Sam Smith (from Bulls.com):
CLE: Q & A: Kyle Korver Looks Back On His Rookie Year (from Joe Gabriele, cavs.com ):
DEN: Monte Morris Shines Bright For The Nuggets  (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
LAL: Lonzo Ball Is Doing The Little Things To Make Winning Plays (from Harrison Faigen/Pete Zayas, Silver Screen & Roll):
LAL: McGee Thriving By Ignoring Critics (from Kyle Goon, LA Daily News):
MEM: Gasol & Conley Lean On Their Grit & Grind Past (from Jack Maloney, CBS Sports):
MEM: The Grizzlies Don’t Care About Your High-Powered Offense (from Dan Devine, The Ringer):
MIA: Q & A: Josh Richardson (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
PHI: A Scout’s Take On The Addition Of Jimmy Butler (from Brad Botkin, CBS Sports):
POR: The Blazers Are Building A Defensive Juggernaut  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
SAC: The Two Players Who Are Putting It All Together (from Zack Kobler, Sir Charles In Charge):
SAC: Yogi Ferrell’s Unconventional Journey To The NBA  (from Alex Kraemers, Kings.com):
SAC: The Kings’ Improved Chemistry & Culture (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
SAC: Can Fox Become The Best Player In His Class? (from Tony Soria, Cowbell Kingdom):
SAS: The Spurs  Are Learning How To Use Poeltl  (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/15/18

BKN: LeVert Was Propelling The Nets Toward The Playoffs (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
BOS: Q & A: Danny Ainge  (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
DAL: Cuban, Mavs Respond To Criticism Of Jordan  (from Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News):
DET: Pistons Have Casey’s Back In Win Over Raptors (from Vince Ellis, Free Press)
HOU: Harden On His Unique Style Of Play (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
IND: Oladipo & Pacers Are No Flash In The Pan  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
MEM: The Grizzlies’ Stout Defense Is Back, But With A Flaw (from Jeff Siegel, Dime Mag):
MEM: Marc Gasol, Ageless Wonder (from Jonathan Rosenberg, BBall Index):
NYK: Damyean Dotson Is Proving Himself (from Posting & Toasting):
PHI: Jimmy Butler And Sixers Adjust To Each Other (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
PHI: Fitting Butler In Is Going To Be A Process (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
PHI: How Brett Brown Should Use Butler (from Eric Sidewater, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: The Key To Building On The Spurs Win (from Gerald Bourguet, Hoops Habit):
SAS: Why Doesn’t Becky Hammon Have Her Own Team?  (from Greg Moore, azcentral.com):
TOR: Nurse Considering Ultra-Modern, Positionless Lineup (from Arden Zwelling, sportsnet.ca):
WAS: Troy Brown’s Greatest Asset  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
NBA Storylines: Saric, Siakam, Knicks, Gary Clark, Evan Turner, More (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):
Larry Brown’s Senior Year Abroad (from Andrew Keh, NY Times):

 

The MIN-PHI Trade, SPECIAL EDITION #2

From Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune:  http://www.startribune.com/sports/wolves/The_Wolves_Beat/
NOTE:   This is our second special edition of links to stories re the MIN-PHI recent trade.  If you missed special edition # 1, here it is:   http://basketballintelligence.net/2018/11/11/basketball-intelligence-special-edition-min-phi-trade/

 

Basketball Intelligence: Special Edition: The MIN-PHI Trade

Film Review: Butler Gives Sixers Space &  Creation (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
How Butler Meshes With The Sixers’ Young Stars (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Butler Needs Philly To Win (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Butler’s Minnesota Saga Finally Ends (from Jon Krawcyznski, The Athletic):
The Last Moments Of The Jimmy Butler Era (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
Financial Impact Of The Blockbuster Trade (from Luke Adams, Hoops Hype):
Winners, Losers, Takeaways From The Trade (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):
How Each New Player Fits With The Wolves (from Ben Beecken, Dunking With Wolves):
What The Trade Means For The Sixers (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
Breaking Down The Trade (from Keith Smith, Yahoo Sports):