Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/11/17

Warriors: How History’s Most Explosive Offense Began (from Baxter Holmes, ESPN):
Traffic Cones & High-Fives: A Glimpse Behind The Warriors’ Curtain (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):
Isaiah Thomas: “Best Year Of My Career, Worst Year Of My Life” (from Lee Jenkins, Sports Illustrated):
Is This The Season Gary Harris Becomes One Of NBA’s Best SGs?  (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
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Pindown Defense: “Top-Lock”  (from Dylan Murphy, medium.com):
Dennis Smith, Jr. Turns Heads As He Adjusts (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Jokic Has Revolutionized The Nuggets’ Offense (from Brandon Jefferson, The Step Back):
Paul George: Feeling Right At Home In OKC (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Anonymous NBA Scouts Preview The Northwest (from Sports Illustrated):
Anonymous NBA Scouts Preview the Pacific (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):
How The Blazers Make Flare Screens Unstoppable (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Blazers: Nurkic Sparked Post-Break Turnaround (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
 – Bucks Live In The Paint (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
Nuggets Need To Get Easy Stops (from Ian Levy, Fansided):
Celtics’ Depth Is A Good Problem To Have (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Can Terry Rozier Become A Traditional Facilitator? (from Matt Chin, Celtics Blog):
Celtics Still Have A Rebounding Problem (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
Cracking Down On Faux “Shooting Fouls”  (from Berry Tramel, newsok.com):
Nets Need To Make Open 3s (from Ian Levy, Nylon Calculus):
This Season Will Be Doc Rivers’ Greatest Coaching Challenge  (from Robert Flom, clipsnation.com):
Hornets Can’t Keep Allowing Open 3s (from Max Schimanski, Nylon Calculus):
Embiid’s Deal Protects Sixers In Case Of Contractually Specific Injuries  (from Adrain Wojnarowski/Bobby Marks, ESPN):
Grading The Raptors’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Sabonis, Stephenson Make Early Connection (from Mark Monteith, pacers.com):
Vucevic Hopes To Be Stretch-5 That Works The Post (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 21-30 (from Sportando):
McGruder’s Long, Winding Path To The NBA (from Aaron Torres, Washington Post):
Meet Alfonzo McKinnie (from Curtis Rafter, Hashtag Basketball):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/9/17

Rating NBA Tiers: From Warriors To Worst (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Teodosic: Already Giving Clippers Joy & Pace (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
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Breakout Watch: Norman Powell  (from Vivek Jacob, BBball Breakdwon):
Nets: Is Allen Crabbe A Perfect Fit?  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Q & A: Vince Carter (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Player Preview: Nikola Jokic  (from Tyler Bowen, Hoops Nations):
The New-Look Hawks’ Offense (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
Is Kuzma The Real Deal? (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Four Atlantic Division Breakout Players  (from Matt Chin, otgbasketball.com):
Marcus Smart’s Scrappiness Is Rubbing Off On New Teammates  (from Taylor C. Snow, Celtics.com):
Yabusele: Strengths & Weaknesses  (from Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com):
Spurs: Lauvergne Looking Like Good Fit (from Jared Johnson, Fanrag Sports):
Podcast: Nuggets’ President Tim Connelly (from Adrian Wojnarowski):
The Cavs Are Counting On LBJ’s Defense (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Grizzlies: Playoff Hopes Depend On Four Comeback Candidates (from Chris Herrington, Commercial Appeal):
Every Teams’ Best Case Scenario (from Ti Windisch, Fansided):
Wolves: Thibodeau Executes The Rerunning Of The Bulls (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Grading The Spurs’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Summer Internship Could Help Willy Hernangomez Separate Himself (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
There Is More To Dion Than Waiters Island (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
Coach Vogel: Excited About Orlando’s Modernized Style Of Play (from John Denton, magic.com):
Lakers’ Preseason: Data Takeaways  (from Cranjis McBasketball, Forum Blue And Gold):
–  Jazz: Joe Johnson Can Still Play (from Tony Jones, Salt Lake Tribune):
The Top 5 Prospects From the 2017 Draft (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Pistons Like Moreland’s Energy, Not His Lapses (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Euroleague Season Preview (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 31-40  (from Sportando):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/14/17

Hawks’ Offensive Playbook: Pick-And-Roll Action, Part One (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
2017-18: Aaron Gordon’s Season Of Opportunity (from Philip Rossman-Reich< Orlando Magic Daily):
G-League Player Invitational: 5 Intriguing Prospects (from Ben Stram, Fanrag Sports):
The Proving Grounds: Marcus Smart  (from James Holas, BBall Breakdown):
Read and watch it here:  https://bballbreakdown.com/2017/08/13/the-proving-grounds/

Misconceptions About Jarrett Allen (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Read it here: http://nypost.com/2017/08/14/nets-rookie-doesnt-care-what-you-think-about-his-hobbies/

Paul George’s Fit With The Thunder (from Jackson Frank, Welcome To Loud City):
Myles Turner’s Shot Selection (from Hunter Kuffel, 8points9seonds.com):
Nets’ Defense: The Good, Bad & Unknown (from Charles Maniego, Nets Daily):
What Tyler Dorsey Does & Doesn’t Bring To The Hawks (from Tyler Sellers, Soaring Down South):
Is Avery Bradley’s Offense What The Pistons Needed To Make The Playoffs? (from Thomas Rende, NBA Math):
How Nate McMillan Should Approach The Post-Paul George Era (from Caitlin Cooper, indycornrows.com):
Read and watch it here:  https://www.indycornrows.com/2017/8/14/16127324/nate-mcmillan-should-dare-to-be-weird

Where Will Celtics’ Rebounding Come From? (from Bryan Rafferty, Celtics Hub):
Does Lonzo Ball Need To “Fix” His Jump Shot? (from Ric Bucher, Bleacher Report):
Making The Jump: Welcome To The Euroleague (from Sam Meyerkopf, NextStep-Basketball):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/22/17

BOS 111, CLE 108 (from 16 Wins):
Video Breakdown: Bradley’s Winning Shot Came On Another Great Stevens’ ATO Play (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):
Marcus Smart’s Game 3 Shooting (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
NBA Culture: The Warriors And The Spurs (from Kevin Arnovitz, ESPN):
Steph Curry Is On Best Offensive AND Defensive Run Of His Playoff Career (from Tim Kawakami, Mercury News):
GSW-SAS: Game Three Takeaway (from Tom Piccolo, Pounding The Rock):
Klay Thompson Has Shut Down Patty Mills (from Courtney Cronin, Mercury news):
With Kawhi, Spurs Again Choose Short-Term Suffering In Hopes Of Long-Term Gain (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Appreciating Gregg Popovich (from Jason Concepcion, The Ringer):
Player-Turned-Executive Brandon Williams (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Statsketball: An Advanced Stats Primer (from Hal Brown, Mavs Moneyball):
Wizards: The Fatigue Factor (from Chase Hughes, csnmidatlantic):
Trading Okafor Is Ideal, But Suitors Are Scarce  (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Udoh And Vesely Have Been Unlocked At Fenerbahce’s Euroleague Champion (from Trevor Magnotti, Fansided):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/22/17 PART ONE

Karl-Anthony Towns From The Triple Threat Position (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/03/22/karl-towns-triple-threat-timberwolves/

Dario Saric’s Compelling ROY Case (from Ben Detrick, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/dario-saric-interview-philadelphia-76ers-nba-ae72d28e5ac2#.n1x63vam3

From Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense: http://thesixersense.com/2017/03/22/philadelphia-76ers-dario-saric-steps-up/

Brett Brown’s Patience Promotes Confidence  (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):

Read it here:  http://www.nba.com/sixers/news/game-preview-more-minutes-rookies-mean-more-opportunities-learn

Deciphering Julius Randle’s Talent & Value (from Adam Jospeh, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here:  https://16winsaring.com/deciphering-the-talent-value-of-julius-randle-9d1ec04b3721#.ujgd0qsdl

The Mavericks’ Rebuild  (from Vijay Vemu, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and wtach it here: https://16winsaring.com/life-after-dirk-how-the-dallas-mavericks-slowly-made-an-investment-in-youth-b847b0b7149b#.8arkqwbgs

 The Raptors’ Defensive Improvement (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here:  https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/raptors/raptors-defensive-improvement-leading-without-kyle-lowry/

DPOY Watch (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):

Read and watch it here: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/defensive-player-of-the-year-watch/

By The Numbers: Top 5 Defenders At Each Position (from Adam Fromal, Bleacher Report):

Read it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2698613-metrics-101-the-top-5-nba-defenders-at-every-position

Ranking The Most Hopeless Teams (from Ben Golliver, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here:  http://www.si.com/nba/2017/03/22/nba-hopeless-rebuilding-teams-knicks-nets-lakers

How Brogdon Went From Draft Afterthought To All-Rookie Team Season (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):

Read it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2698424-how-malcolm-brogdon-went-from-nba-draft-afterthought-to-rookie-of-the-year-race

From Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated:  https://theundefeated.com/features/milwaukee-bucks-malcolm-brogdon-nba-rookie-of-the-year-race/

Anthony Tolliver: So Good At Taking Charges That A Stat Was Invented For Him  (from Chris Herring, fivetirtyeight.com):

Read and watch it here: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-nba-player-whos-so-good-at-taking-charges-we-created-a-stat-for-him/

Pacers: Hurtling Toward A Wild Summer  (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18959003/zach-lowe-paul-george-future-indiana-pacers

Millsap’s Heavy Load Is Taking Its Toll (from Graham Chapple, Hawks Hoop):

Read and watch it here: http://hawkshoop.com/millsaps-heavy-load-finally-takes-toll/

How Kelly Oubre Can Keep His Spot In Wizards’ Rotation (from Marcus Atkinson, Sr., Bullets Forever):

Read it here:  http://www.bulletsforever.com/2017/3/22/14972452/kelly-oubre-washington-wizards-rotation-player-analysis-defense-open-shots

DMC’s Big Night Sparks Pelicans’ Dimming Playoff Hopes  (from Justin Verrier, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/blog/new-orleans-pelicans/post/_/id/1127/demarcus-cousins-big-night-sparks-pelicans-dimming-playoff-hopes

Bucks’ Lockdown Defense Thwarts Blazers At Finish  (from Charles F. Gardner, isonline.com):

Read it here: http://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2017/03/22/bucks-93-trail-blazers-90-lockdown-defense-thwarts-blazers-finish/99432128/

Marcus Smart’s Burgeoning Post Game (from Greg Cassoli, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here: http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/03/22/marcus-smarts-burgeoning-post-game/

Behind The Numbers: Why Does Conley Shoot Better With Parsons On The Floor? (from Ross Jarrar, Grizzly Bear Blues):

Read and watch it here: http://www.grizzlybearblues.com/2017/3/22/15016904/memphis-grizzlies-stats-they-got-numbers-part-2-mike-conley

Len’s Future With The Suns Is In Question (from Gavin Schall, arizonasports.com):

Read it here: http://arizonasports.com/story/1065093/alex-len-future-with-suns-is-in-question/

Euroleague Overview (from Andrew Bernucca, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/catching-up-on-euroleague-basketball-cbc6ffc75671#.njzydfmsi

D-League: Trahson Burrell (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

Read and watch it here: http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2017/3/21/15010848/trahson-burrell-nba-dleague-nbadl-nbadleague

NOTE: This is PART ONE of today’s Basketball Intelligence.  We will publish PART TWO later today.  Stay tuned.