Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/25/19

BOS: Takeaways From Loss To Bulls (from Keith Smith, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Anthony Davis Helped Tatum Catch Celtics’ Eye (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
CHI: Film Study: Ryan Arcidiacano  (from Luke Askew, Pippin Ain’t Easy):
CLE: The Impact of KLove’s Return (from Joe Vardon, The Athletic):
DEN: Film Study: Isaiah Thomas’ 1st Two Games With Nuggets (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
DEN: The Challenge Of Shuffling 6 Guards (from Mike Singer, Denver Post):
DET: Thoughts On Thon Maker’s Early Days With The Pistons (from Ben Mallis, Pick And Roll):
GSW: DMC Calls Recent Struggles “Frustrating” (from Nick Friedell, ESPN):
OKC: Takeaways From Loss To Kings (from Noah Schulte, Thunderous Intentions):
LAC: Lawler Reflects On Life Calling Clippers’ Games (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
MIL: Film Room: Mirotic’s Fit With The Bucks (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
PHI: Embiid Needs To Keep Taking 3s (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHI:  Ben Simmons Has Ramped Up His Aggressiveness In Embiid’s Absence (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
SAC: Can The Kings Make The Playoffs? (from Ailene Voisin, News And Review):
SAS: Rudy Gay’s Return To Relevance (from Ben Pfeifer, Clutch Points):
SAS: Pop: Beyond The Xs & Os (from Asa Robinson, Pounding The Rock):
TOR: Danny Green Q & A (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
UTA: Takeaways From Win Over DAL (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
Holiday Brothers Journey From Chatsworth Driveway To NBA (from Dan Woike, LA Times):
MIL vs BOS: The NBA’s Realest Drama Remains On The Court (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Grading Top 2019 Draft Prospects In Key Categories (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Draft Scouting: Top College Scorers (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Draft Scouting: Rising International Prospects For 2020  (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
What Abolishing One-And-Done Could Mean (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/21/19

Candace Parker, Grant Hill, Garrett Temple & Marc Spears Discuss The Intersection Of Race & Sports (from Drew Hill, Commercial Appeal):
Pick & Roll Combos That Defy Convention (from Adam Spinella, The Basketball Writers):
Bitadze Shuts Down Reigning EruoLeague Champs (from Antonis Stroggylakis, The Basketball Writers):
BKN: Prigioni Learns Coaching Game With Nets (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
BKN: Is D’lo Russell Finally Making The Leap? (from Eric Spyropolous, Hoops Habit):
DET: Griffin Is Keeping The Pistons Afloat (from Gage Bridgford, Hoops Habit):
GSW: How Draymond Helped Ease DMC’s Transition With Dubs (from Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle):
GSW: Curry’s Off-Ball Mastery (from Ben Pfeifer, Clutch Popints):
HOU: Harden’s Post Defense Is Stellar (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
IND: Trevor Booker Reflects On His Time With The Pacers (from Tony East, 8Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Analyzing The Lakers’ Young Talent (from Eric Pincus, Bleacher Report):
MIA: Whiteside’s Growth & Changed Attitude (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):
MIL: Tony Snell’s Mundane Career Year (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
NYK: Vonleh Has Gone From Near Bust To Breakout Player (from Mike Vorkunov, The Athletic):
ORL: The Magic’s Lack Of Depth & The Fatigue Factor (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
PHI: Growing The Embiid-Butler Pairing (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):
PHI: How Bolden’s Play Is Translating From The EuroLeague To The NBA (from Kevin Rice, Liberty Ballers):
POR: Lillard Values Chemistry & Continuity (from Jason Quick, The Athletic):
POR: Has Layman Earned A Permanent Spot In The Starting Rotation? (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAS: The Importance Of The Spurs’ Bench Players (from Dylan Carter, Air Alamo):
TOR: Danny Green, Premier Role Player (from Vivek Jacob, VICE Sports):
UTA: Does Donovan Mitchell Have A Future At PG?  (from Eric Walden, Salt Lake Tribune):
UTA: 3 Reasons Behind The Winning Streak (from Mitchell Hansen, Hoops Habit):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Jimmy Rayl:  https://www.nba.com/pacers/news/remembering-indiana-basketball-legend-jimmy-rayl

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/3/19

BKN: Joe Harris Has Found A Home With Nets (from Erik Slater, Nothin’ But Nets):
BOS: Celtics Show That Their Depth Can Shine Without Irving (from Jay King, The Athletic):
DEN: Jokic Is Lifting Nuggets To New Heights (from Pat Graham, Associated Press):
GSW: Looney Has Won The Pre-DMC Spot At Center (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
GSW: No Return Date For DMC, But Teammates Are Encouraged (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
HOU: Harden Is Pushing The Limits Of Basketball (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
MIL: Film Room: How The Bucks Defended Blake Griffin (from Brian Sampson, Brew Hoop):
MIL: DJ Wilson Is Making Progress (from Alex Boeder, bucks.com):
MIL: The Early Glimpses Of George Hill’s Impact (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIL: Brogdon & The Question Of Fit (from Jacob Szaniawski, Behind The Buck Pass):
MIN: The Pros & Cons Of KAT’s Passing (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NYK: Breaking Down The Futures Of The Knicks’ Forgotten Five (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
ORL: Gordon & Fournier Have Become Terrific Passers (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
SAC: Summer Workouts Helped Fix Fox’ Jumper (from Jason Jones, The Athletic):
SAS: The Spurs Have Adapted And Thrived Without Kawhi (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
SAS: Lessons DeRozan Learned In Toronto Are Yielding Dividends In San Antonio (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
TOR: Raptors Are Title Contenders In Part Because Of Danny Green (form Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal):
UTA: How Ingles Has Expanded His Offensive Game (from Ben Mallis, Pick And Roll):
International Stars Leaving Growing Imprint On NBA (from Tim Reynolds, Associated Press):
Runners, Touch & Shooting Development (from Cole Zwicker, The Stepien):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/2/19

BOS: Defense Will Determine The Celtics’ Fate (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
CLE: McCaw: The Right Kind Of Flier For The Cavs To Take (from Carter Rodriguez, Fear The Sword):
DEN: The Evolution Of Jamal Murray’s Passing (from Grayson Moore, Nugg Love):
DET: DJ Bakker: Life As An NBA Player Development Coach (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
DET: How The Bucks Picked Apart The Pistons Is Perfect Example Of How The NBA Has Changed (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
DET: Kennard Is Working On Being More Aggressive (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
DET: Reggie Jackson Shares Why He Is Struggling (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
HOU: How Harden Worked Overtime To Build His Scoring Streak (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: Harden Is The NBA’s Best Offensive Player (from Andre Snellings, ESPN):
HOU: No Need To Rush CP3 Back (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
LAL: Josh Hart’s Ever-Revolving Role (from Hannah Kulik, Laker Nation):
MIL: The Improved Efficiency Of Giannis (from Matthew Hallett, Hoops Habit):
NOP: The Importance Of Payton’s Return (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
OKC: Westbrook’s Roller-Coaster Offense Isn’t Slowing Down The Thunder (from Royce Young, ESPN):
OKC: Nader Is Trying To Make The Most Of His Chance (from Clay Horning, Norman Transcript):
PHI: Film Room: How Brett Brown Has Tried To Integrate Jimmy Butler (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: 5 Observations From Wild Win Over Clippers (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
POR: The Flu Doesn’t Stop Lillard Time (from Jamie Hudson, NBC Sports):
POR: Reacting To Nurkic’s Record-Setting Night (from Dave Deckard, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: Kings Enter 2019 With Aspirations, Expectations (from James Ham, NBC Sports):
TOR: The Year Of Norman Powell (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
UTA: The Jazz’ Rebounding Is Better Than You Think (from Mason McFee, Hoops Habit):
Role Players: The “Skeleton Keys” That Can Unlock Any Lineup: D.Green, Brogdon, Hart,Winslow,Crowder,Shumpert,Bogdan (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
January Schedule Breakdown (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
18 Lessons From 2018 (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):

Special Edition: Reaction To The TOR-SAS Trade, Day Two

NOTE:  We have reviewed many of the 3 billion-plus stories that have been written about the trade and now present links to some of the best “day two” reactions.  (See Wednesday’s Basketball Intelligence for links to “Day One” reaction stories.)
What The Trade Means For Both Teams & The NBA (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Why The Other Kawhi Trades Never Happened (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
A Win For Both Teams?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Winners & Losers From The Trade (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
For The Raptors, A Risk Worth Taking (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
The Raptors Are Built For The Long Haul, No Matter What Kawhi Decides (from Jonathan Tjarks):
In Trading For Kawhi, Raptors Sent A Loud Message (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Ujiri’s Career-Defining Trade (from Michael Grange, Sportsnet.ca):
How Kawhi Fits On The Raptors (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
How Kawhi Changes Raptors’ Defensive Identity (from Steven Loung, Sportsnet.ca.):
A Shallow Dive Into Kawhi’s Advanced Stats (from Colin Connors, Raptors Republic ):
What’s Next For The Spurs? (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Popovich Looks Forward (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Poeltl Could Be A Valuable Piece For Spurs (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
Spurs Finally Succumb To NBA’s Chaos (from Harvey Araton, NYTimes):
The Spurs Will Begin A Strange New Era (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
DeRozan Wanted Help, Not An Escape (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Podcast: Analyzing The Trade (from Alex Kennedy/FrankUrbina, Hoops Hype):