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):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 6/15/18

Doncic: Living HIs Best Life Twice (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
Drafting A Top-5 Center: Riskier Than Ever Before (from Kevin Pelton, ESPN):
Lonnie Walker & Zhaire Smith: The Most Known Unknowns Of The Draft (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
A Deep Dive On Zhaire Smith (from Mike O’Connor, The Athletic):
Michael Porter’s Back Injury, Explained By A Surgeon (from Matt Ellentuck, SBNation):
Miles Bridges’ Shooting: More Than Meets The Eye (from Trevor Magnotti, Clips Nation):
NBA Talent Evaluators Intrigued By JJJ’s All-Around Potential (from John Denton, magic.com):
Q & A: Draft Prospect Arnoldas Kulboka (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Each Team’s Biggest Draft Question To Answer (from Zach Buckley, Bleacher Report):
Every Lottery Teams’ Plans A, B & C (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Mikal Bridges: The Rare 4-Year Player Destined To Be A Lottery Pick (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
Is Ayton A Better Defensive Prospect Than His Numbers Indicate?  (from Sam Vecenie, The Athletic):
There’s Never A Bad Time Wirth DeAndre Ayton (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
How Bamba’s Help Defense Might Translate To The NBA (from Dylan Murphy, Cleaning The Glass):
Bulls Bring In Trae Young For Pre-Draft Workout (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Q & A: Mavs’ GM Donnie Nelson On The Draft (from Tim Cowlishaw/Chuck Cooperstein, KESN/Dallas Morning News):
Cavaliers’ Offseason Preview (from Danny Leroux, The Athletic):
What We Know, And What We Have To Find Out About The Latest Coaching Hires (from Haley O’Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Stealing How The Rockets Use Capela Could Benefit The Pistons (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Nick Nurse Made A Lasting Impression On Masai Ujiri (from Associated Press):
Nurse Intends To Think Outside The Box (from Josh Lewenberg, tsn.ca):
Danny Green: There’s No Locker Room Tension With Kawhi (from Marilyn Dubinski, Pounding The Rock):
Danny Green’s Offensive Decline (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
Debunking 5 Myths Re: The Dubs’ Season (from Daniel Hardee, Golden State Of Mind):
Khris Middleton: Poised To Help Take Bucks To Next Level (from Max Resetar, slamonline.com):
Brett Brown’s Ability To Learn On The Fly Will Be Tested (from Derek Bodner, The Athletic):