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):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/3/18

Spurs: Playing For Pop (from Jabari Young, San Antonio Express-News):
Kyle Anderson’s Story: Speed Is Overrated (from Bruno Passos, Pounding The Rock):

Week 24 Review: LBJ’s Defense, 76ers, TOR’s Playoff Rotation (from Justin, Nylon Calculus):

8 Observations: Figuring Out The Wild, Wild West, NBA Awards & More (from Zach Harper, frshoopz):
Bucks: Top 5 Plays Of The Week (from Brian Sampson, Dairyland Express):
Stating The Case For Each COY Candidate (from Matt Cianfrone, The Step Back):
Stating The Case For Each MIP Candidate (from Kelly Scaletta, The Step Back):
Additional MIP Candidate Assessments:
  From David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/most-improved-player-watch-3-31-18/
  From Zach Harper, frzhoopz: see 8 Observations story, above
Klay Thompson: Dive, Pop Or Curl? (from Eric Apricot, Golden State Of Mind):
Steve Kerr: Tinkering With The Dubs’ Starting Center Position (from Logan Murdock, Mercury News):
Jazz: Taking Note(s) Of A Small Market Team (from Mason McFee, Hoops Habit):
LBJ Isn’t The Cavs’ Coach, But Here is How He “Coaches” Them (from Ken Berger, Bleacher Report):
Thaddeus Young’s Consistency Is Key To Pacers’ Success (from Ben Gibson, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
The Switch The Mavs Made To Help Harrison Barnes Get His Groove Back (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
VanVleet Has Been Proving People Wrong His Entire Life (from Alex Wong, slamonline.com):
Q & A: Zach LaVine (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
Nets: Joe Harris Is No “Average Joe” (from Michael Scotto, The Athletic):
Hollis-Jefferson: How A Project Has Quietly Turned Himself  Into A Nets Asset (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
How Valuable Are Two-For-Ones?  (from Positive Residual, Cleaning The Glass):
All The Times Scott Brooks And Bradley Beal Have Described The Wizards’ Play As “Unacceptable”  (from Scott Allen, Washington Post):
Marquese Chriss: No Longer Taking Opportunities For Granted (from Craig Grialou, Arizona Sports):
Ish Smith: Finding A Home In Detroit (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Knicks: Burke Entered The Starting 5 & Became A New Player (from Fred Kerber, NY Post):
Amir Johnson Is Filling The Defensive Void Left By Embiid’s Absence (from Kevin F. Love, Liberty Ballers):
Dario Saric: Misunderstood (from Justin Jett):
Sixers: A Masterful Team Effort In March (from Brian Seltzer, Sixers.com):
The Resurrection Of Markelle Fultz (from Jake Paynting, 94 Feet Report):
Why It May Be Difficult For NBA Teams To Pry Jay Wright Away From Villanova (from Jeff Eisenberg, Yahoo Sports):
Q & A: Grant Hill (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
What An NBA, USA Basketball, NCAA Partnership Means For Future Draft Prospects (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):