Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/29/18

Kenny McFadden: The Man Who Shaped Steven Adams & New Zealand Basketball (from Erik Horne, newsok.com):
Phil Handy: Former Cavs’ Assistant Who Is Now With The Raptors (from Colton Jones, Amico Hoops):
A Statistical Deep Dive Into Joe Ingles’ Performance (from Andrew Bailey,  SLC Dunk):
Q & A: Drew Hanlen (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Mikal Bridges: Bigger Upside Than You Think (from Evan Sidery, Bright Side Of The Sun):
How Mitch Creek Could Help The Nets (from Nicholas LeTourneau, Nets Daily):
Mirotic Is Ready To Breakout For Pels (from Preston Ellis, The Bird Writes):
How To Build The Pacers Into NBA Champ (from J. Michael, Indy Star):
– Trae Young: SL Synopsis (from Graham Chapple, Peachtree Hoops,):
What Can The Hawks Expect From Jeremy Lin? (from Sam Meredith, Peachtree Hoops):
What To Expect From Hawks’ New HC Lloyd Pierce (from Zackery Rogers, Soaring Down South):
Draft Stock Watch: Breakout International Prospects (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
As Sterling Brown Fights For An NBA Job, He’s Embraced His Role In A Bigger Struggle (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Smart & Horford: Best Defensive Duo In The Assn?  (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):
Will DeRozan’s Old School Game Be A Problem?  (from Kelly Scaletta, Bleacher Report):
The Really Real Conversation Between CJ & KD (from BBall Breakdown):
Watch and listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgN2jeXt7jo
Pull-Up Jumpers Held The Heat Back Last Season (from Leonard Kreicas, Hot Hot Hoops):
Jerian Grant: Struggling To Find PG Versatility (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Nerlens Noel: Recruited And Rejuvenated (from Ben Nadeau, Basketball Insiders):
Wolves’ SL Review: Okogie & Bates-Diop (from Tim Faklis, A Wolf Among Wolves):
Pistons’ Two-Way Prospect Keenan Evans (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
TBT: The Best Basketball Event Of The Summer (from Dan Wolken, USA Today):

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 7/18/18

The TOR-SAS Trade:
Summer Winners And Losers So Far (from Adam Spinella, The Box And One):
New Coach Kokoskov Brings Euro Offense To Suns (from Ryan Nguyen, Cleaning The Glass):
The Cavs Need The Wolves’ Kevin Love (from Mo Dakhil, The Jump Ball):
Sean Marks Discusses His Latest Deals (from Tom Dowd, nets.com):
Clippers Backcourt Of The Future Is A Calculated Gamble (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
ORL: Building Something Familiar, But Still Different (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Q & A: Shabazz Muhammad (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
Summer League Takeaways (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
Meet Warren LeGarie, The NBA’s King Of Summer (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):
3 Players Who Landed In Good Spots For Potential Rejuvenation (from Haley O’ Shaughnessy, The Ringer):
Grizzlies: The Other Side Of Grit And Grind (from Eric Spyropolous, Grizzly Bear Blues):
Mavs’ Director Of Player Personnel Tony Ronzone’s Incredible Basketball Journey (from Isaac Harris, mavs.com):
Jazz: No Move Was The Best Move (from hansenjames, SLCDunk):
Q & A: FredVanVleet (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Pistons, Arnie Kander Reunite To Address Injury Prevention (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
Suns’ 2nd-Round Pick George King: Plotting Rare Lengthy NBA Career (from Jack Harris, Cronkite News):
Terrance Ferguson: Focused On Becoming A Well-Rounded Player (from Nick Gallo, Thunder.com):
Nuggets: Key Lineups For Next Season (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
Q & A: Scott Hastings, Part One (from Mike Olson, Denver Stiffs):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis: PART ONE 9/20/17

How Teague Can Make KAT Better (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
Potential Breakout Players:
 – Nuggets Front Court: Their Best In A Long Time (from Ryan Blackburn, Denver Stiffs):
Best Case, Worst Case Previews: Lakers, Bucks, Nets (from The Ringer):
Examining Okafor’s Future (from Jordan Christmas, Hashtag Basketball):
Why Is Avery Bradley’s DRPM So Low? (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Kawhi Leonard Is The Spurs’ System (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Nets Are Following The League Trend Toward Positionless Basketball (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Healthy AD & DMC: Playoff Locks? (from Oleh Kosel, The Bird Writes):
How Jameer Nelson Helped Make JJ Redick An NBA Player (from Bob Ford, philly.com):
Harrison Barnes: Building On Last Season’s Success (from Nick Angstadt, Mavs Moneyball):
Doncic: Early Favorite For #1 Draft Pick  (from Kevin Pelton/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Why Malik Monk Is Still A Mystery (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
Making Sense Of DeMar DeRozan (from Tony East, NBA Math):
Grading The Heat Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Aaron Gordon: Finally Ready To Be Magic’s PF (from Tom Rende, NBA Math):
Each Team’s Preseason “Power Index” (from Seth Walder, ESPN):
Why The Jazz’ Two-Way Signings Of Nate Wolters And Eric Griffin Were Perfect (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Nets: Getting Beyond The Lost Picks With Creativity & Development (from Net Income, Nets Daily):
4 Teams In Danger Of Having To Rebuild (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/18/17

Video Breakdown: Jayson Tatum  (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
5 Major Takeaways From Eurobasket 2017 (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
There’s Never Been A Draft Prospect Like Luka Doncic (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The Sophomore Campaign Of Willy Hernangomez (from Rory Breasil, Hashtag Basketball):
Why DeRozan Is Such A Polarizing Player  (from Scott Rafferty. Sporting News);
Grading The Lakers’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Should The NBA Implement A Version Of The Coach’s Challenge?  (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days.com):
What Is The Goal For Domantas Sabonis?  (from Hunter Kuffel, 8points9seoncds.com):
What Are The Pacers Getting In Oladipo? (from Ben Gordon, 94 Feet Report):
Video Breakdown: Harrison Barnes With The Mavericks (from Michael Snyder, 94 Feet Report):
Mitchell Robinson Will Bypass College, Train For 2018 Draft  (from Evan Daniels, Scout.com):
Influence Of Minutes Played On Risk Of ACL Injury (from Orthopedics):