Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/6/18

ATL: Kevin Huerter Has Shown He Belongs (from Glen Willis, Soaring Down South):
BKN: D’Antoni Has Long Been A Believer In Kenny Atkinson (from Moke Hamilton, The Athletic):
CLE: The Cavs’ Season From Hell Reached A New Low Against The Magic (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
DAL: The Mavs Have Fully Embraced The Modern NBA (from Doyle Rader, Mavs Moneyball):
DAL:  Q & A: Maxi Kleber (from Talk Basket):
DEN: Nuggets Match Best Start In Franchise History (from Tim Bontemps, ESPN):
DEN: Takeaways From Win Over Celtics (from Brandon Ewing, Mile High Sports):
DEN: Juancho Hernangomez & The Art Of Spacing The Floor (from Adam Mares, Denver Stiffs):
DET:  GRIII As A Starter Can Help Boost Pistons’ Shooting (from Ansar Khan, MLive):
GSW: How McKinnie Went From Long Shot To Rotation Player (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
HOU: Playbook: Flex STS Pitch Milwaukee (from Jeff Siegel, Early Bird Rights):
IND: Sabonis Is Playing Big Without Being Constrained By His Size  (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
MIA: Q & A: Dwyane Wade  (from Sekou Smith, NBA.com):
MIL: How To Handle The First Faults In The Defensive Scheme (from Adam Paris, Brew Hoop):
MIL: Brook Lopez Is Making A Big Difference On Defensive Glass  (from Kane Pitman, The Step Back):
MIL: Budenholzer Has Bucks Ahead of Schedule (from Mo Dakhil, Washington Post):
PHI: RoCo Is Making Early DPOY Case (from Ethan Piechota, The Sixer Sense):
PHI: Refusal To Play Smaller Is Holding The Team Back (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
POR: A New Rotation Is Bringing Success (from Peter Sampson, Blazer’s Edge):
POR: Evan Turner Is Flourishing In is New Role (from Steven Vaughan, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: The Kings Have Found Their Blueprint.  Will Bagley Fit?  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
SAS: The Best Version Of DeRozan Has Arrived In San Antonio (from Jared Johnson, BBall Index):
SAS: Aldridge & Extra Possessions (from Paul Garcia, Project Spurs):
SAS: Video Breakdown: Anatomy Of A Spurs Dunk (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock):
WAS: Can The Wizards Fix This New Level Of Dysfunction?  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Week 3 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):
Metrics 101: The One Number Defining Each Team Three Weeks In (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):
What Makes The Penny Hardaway/Mike Miller Coaching Union Work?  (from Drew Hill, Commercial Appeal):
2019 Draft Scouting Videos: Barrett, Williamson, Little, K. Johnson  (from Mike Schmitz/Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
Which Duke Draft Prospect Has The Most NBA Potential?  (from Schmitz/Givony/Pelton, ESPN):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/23/18

Nets: Defense Will Determine How Far They’ve Come (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Sixers: Will Elton Brand Get Leeway From Ownership To Be A Leader?  (from Keith Pompey, philly.com):
Read it here:

http://www2.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/elton-brand-sixers-gm-76ers-ownership-david-heller-nba-20180922.html

Lonnie Walker: “Just A Kid From Reading”  (from Jeff McDonald, Express-News):
SVG At Crossroads Over Next Step  (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
The Sixers’ Offseason Work (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
DeRozan’s Three-Point Shooting: Reason For Optimism  (from CharlieOCharles, Pounding The Rock ):
Sunday Basketball Notes (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Hayward Ready To Put Grueling Rehab Behind Him (from Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe):
Max-Contract Talks: Behind The Scenes Look From Team Execs, Agents  (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Lee Jenkins’ New Job With The Clippers:  Why?  (from Ben McGrath, The New Yorker):
From Cape York To The NBA & Back (from Nate Jawai, Players Voice):
Glen Grunwald: A Perfect Fit As Canda Basketball’s New Head (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
NBA Vet Henry Walker Powers His PBA Team To Record Start (from Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star):

 

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):