Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/11/19

BOS: Back To The Drawing Board? (from Bill Sy, Celtics Blog):
BOS: Why Has Celtics Defense Been Bad In 2nd & 3rd Quarters? (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
BOS: Who Deserves Blame For Collapse Vs LAC? (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Journal):
CHA: Dementia is Stealing Carl Scheer’s Memories But Not His Legacy (from Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer):
CLE: Explaining The Cavs’ Future Plans (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
CLE: Can Brandon Knight Regain Old Form? (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
DEN: Defensive Improvement Is Imperative (from TJ McBride, Mile High Sports):
DET: Maker Is Still A Project. How Limited Is His Upside? (from Sean Corp, Detroit Bad Boys):
GSW: Video Breakdown: How The Dubs’ Big 3 Survived The Heat (from Joe Viray, Golden State Of Mind):
GSW: 5 Observations From Win Over Heat (from Anthony Slater, The Athletic):
IND: What Wesley Matthews Brings (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
MIL: Bucks Are Juggernaut Hiding In Plain Sight (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
MIN: Saric Looking For Comfort Zone (from Chris Hine, Star Tribune):
NOP: Could Pels Run Afoul Of Anti-Tanking, Anti-Resting Rules? (from Michael McCann, Sports Illustrated):
NYK: Film Study: How To Improve Ntilikina’s Layups (from Posting And Toasting):
ORL: Magic Continue To Be One Of NBA’s Best Passing Teams (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Magic Gaining Confidence At Right Time (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
ORL: Isaac Showing Signs Of Becoming Transformational Player (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Ben Simmons’ 3-Point Attempt (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
TOR: Marc Gasol Offers Raptors New Dimension (from Vivek Jacob, Raptors Rapture):
WAS: Chasson Randle Is Making Impressions (from Jeff Wentland, Dispatch-Argus):
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Video: The Daily ATO: Great Actions For Backdoors & Shooters (from Adam Spinella):

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):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/10/18

How Four NBA Sophomores Can Take The Leap This Season (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
How The Wolves’ Young Stars Can Improve Next Season (from Josh Clement, Canis Hoopus):
Grizzlies: Coach Bickerstaff Discusses Offseason Moves & New Direction (from Mike Giannotto, Commercial Appeal):
A Look Into Dwane Casey’s Coaching Principles (from Mike Snyder, Detroit Bad Boys):
Grading The Nets’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Grading The Hornets’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Hornets: Cody Zeller’s Underrated Potential For 2018-19  (from Dan Godziszewski,94 Feet Report):
What Can Bob Beyer Do For The Thunder? (from newsok.com):
The Most Underrated Acquisitions Of The Offseason (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Saric Is The Sixers’ Glue (from Bryan Toporek, The Step Back):
Wendell Carter: No Real Weaknesses (from Chris Manning, The Step Back):
JJJ: The Zeitgeist Of Modern Basketball (from Max Carlin, The Step Back):
Raptors: Anunoby Offers Maximum Flexibility (from Chris Manning, The Step Back):
Lonzo Ball Is Many Things (from Ian Levy, The Step Back):
Cavs: Osman & Zizic Are Putting On A Show In World Cup Prep Games (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel ):
Bucks: Why Giannis’ Defense Should Anchor Any New Scheme (from Jordan Treske, Behind The Buck Pass):
How Tim Connelly Completely Transformed The Nuggets Roster In 4 Years (from Joel Rush, Forbes):
Austin Ainge Makes A Strong Case For Holding Free Agency Before The Draft (from Brian Robb, Boston Sports Journal):
18 NBA Players Who Will Join European World Cup Qualifiers (from George Orfanakis, eurohoops.net):
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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/8/18

How Steph Curry Became “Steve Nash On Steroids” (from Mark Medina, Bay Area News Group):
Grading The Celtics’ Roster (from NBA Math):
Timberwolves’ Player Profile: Andrew Wiggins (from Dane Moore/Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
The Shot That Can Take Jamal Murray To The Next Level (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Tobias Harris’ Limitations & Untapped Versatility (from Jackson Frank, Clutch Points):
Sixers: Would Bringing Saric Off The Bench Make Sense? (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
Season Review: How Iguodala Proved His Worth (from Vijay Singh, Golden State Of Mind):
Suns: Building A Lineup Around Defensive Switch Coverages (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
Heat: Is There A Point Where Trading Dragic Makes Sense? (from Ira Winderman, SunSentinel):
Q & A: Grant Hill (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Future FA Details By Team (from Real GM):
10-Year Net Rating Rankings – Infographics For All 30 Teams (from Real GM):
B.J. Armstrong’s Early Gym Hours Led To The NBA (from Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press):
Catching Up With Adam Morrison (from Brian Bennett, The Athletic):
Sue Bird & Kyrie Irving: Basketball’s Best PG Friendship (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
The Way The Spurs Need To Turn Defense Into Offense (from Pounding The Rock):