Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/1/19

CHI: Parker Locked In On On-Court Production, Not Off-Court Possibilities (from Sam Smith, bulls.com):
GSW: Takeaways From Loss To Sixers (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Bay Area News Group):
HOU: Harden’s New Offensive Weapon That No One Is Talking About (from Scott Rafferty, NBA.com):
LAC: How Montrezl Harrell Made His Leap To Clippers’ Heart & Soul (from Ben Golliver, Washington Post):
LAC: The Legend Of Boban (from Devin Gordon, ESPN):
MIL: The Rise Of The Bucks’ 2017 Draft Duo: DJ Wilson & Sterling Brown (from Andrew Hanlon, Brew Hoop):
MIN: Bayless Is Taking Advantage Of His Chance To Shine (from Jace Frederick, Pioneer Press):
MIN: The Re-Emergence Of Luol Deng (from Jake Paynting, Canis Hoopus):
NOP: Kenrich Williams Shines As His NBA Minutes Increase (from Robbie Vaglio, tcu360.com):
OKC: What’s Behind Thunder’s Win Streak?  (from Ben Mertens, Welcome To Loud City):
PHI: Examining Defensive Progress (from Brian Seltzer, sixers.com):
PHI: The Sixers Are Putting Butler In His Comfort Zones.  Is It Helping?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
PHO: Mikal Bridges: Showing Flashes Of Future Two-Way Star  (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
SAC: Shumpert: Kings’ Stabilizing Veteran (from David Vertsberger, The Step Back):
TOR: Siakam Is Living His Father’s Dream (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
UTA: Breaking Down Joe Ingles (from Jordan Hicks, Basketball Insiders):
UTA: Inside Donovan Mitchell’s Red-Hot January (from Eric Woodtyard, Deseret News):
UTA: Blazers 132, Jazz 105 (from Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune):
WAS: Takeaways From January (from Nate Wolf, BBall Index):
The DAL-NYK Trade:
Don’t Get Duped In Trade Season (from Kelly Scaletta, The Basketball Writers):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/2/19

BOS: Defense Will Determine The Celtics’ Fate (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
CLE: McCaw: The Right Kind Of Flier For The Cavs To Take (from Carter Rodriguez, Fear The Sword):
DEN: The Evolution Of Jamal Murray’s Passing (from Grayson Moore, Nugg Love):
DET: DJ Bakker: Life As An NBA Player Development Coach (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
DET: How The Bucks Picked Apart The Pistons Is Perfect Example Of How The NBA Has Changed (from Keith Langlois, pistons.com):
DET: Kennard Is Working On Being More Aggressive (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
DET: Reggie Jackson Shares Why He Is Struggling (from Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press):
HOU: How Harden Worked Overtime To Build His Scoring Streak (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: Harden Is The NBA’s Best Offensive Player (from Andre Snellings, ESPN):
HOU: No Need To Rush CP3 Back (from Michael Knight, Space City Scoop):
LAL: Josh Hart’s Ever-Revolving Role (from Hannah Kulik, Laker Nation):
MIL: The Improved Efficiency Of Giannis (from Matthew Hallett, Hoops Habit):
NOP: The Importance Of Payton’s Return (from Scott Kushner, The Advocate):
OKC: Westbrook’s Roller-Coaster Offense Isn’t Slowing Down The Thunder (from Royce Young, ESPN):
OKC: Nader Is Trying To Make The Most Of His Chance (from Clay Horning, Norman Transcript):
PHI: Film Room: How Brett Brown Has Tried To Integrate Jimmy Butler (from Andrew Favakeh, Liberty Ballers):
PHI: 5 Observations From Wild Win Over Clippers (from Kyle Neubeck, Philly Voice):
POR: The Flu Doesn’t Stop Lillard Time (from Jamie Hudson, NBC Sports):
POR: Reacting To Nurkic’s Record-Setting Night (from Dave Deckard, Blazer’s Edge):
SAC: Kings Enter 2019 With Aspirations, Expectations (from James Ham, NBC Sports):
TOR: The Year Of Norman Powell (from Louis Zatzman, Raptors Republic):
UTA: The Jazz’ Rebounding Is Better Than You Think (from Mason McFee, Hoops Habit):
Role Players: The “Skeleton Keys” That Can Unlock Any Lineup: D.Green, Brogdon, Hart,Winslow,Crowder,Shumpert,Bogdan (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
January Schedule Breakdown (from John Schuhmann, NBA.com):
18 Lessons From 2018 (from Sara Peters, The Basketball Writers):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 11/20/18 PART ONE

ATL: John Collins’ Return Helps The Offense (from Quentin Haynes, Hoops Habit):
ATL: Video Breakdown: Hawks Playbook: Elbow Strong (from Jeff Siegel, Peachtree Hoops):
CLE: Sexton Is Holding His Own (from Spencer Davies, Basketball Insiders):
DAL:  Doncic’s Stats Are Amazing (from Matt Ellentuck, SB Nation):
DET: After 10 Teams In 7 Years, Ish Smith Has Found A Home (from Kevin Yeung, The Step Back):
DET: Sammy Gelfand, Analytics Whiz  (from James Edwards III, The Athletic):
HOU: Gary Clark, The Rookie Who Took Melo’s Minutes (from Maurice Bobb, Bleacher Report):
IND: Cory Joseph: Oladpio’s “Buddy Cop”  (from Tony East, 8 Points,9Seconds):
LAL: Brandon Ingram: The Bad Shot Profile (from Mike Garcia, BBall Index):
MEM: Signing Noah Would Be Low-Risk For Grizzlies (from Joe Mullinax, Grizzly Bear Blues):
MIA: The Heat Are Switching It Up On The Offensive Glass (from Manvir Bhagrath, Hashtag Basketball):
MIL: Budenholzer Has Set The Bucks Free (from The Step Back):
MIN: Derrick Rose’s Resurgence (from Matt John, Basketball Insiders):
MIN: Tyus Jones Is Playing For A New Deal (from Charlie Johnson, Zone Coverage):
NYK: Fizdale’s Impact (from MMiranda, Posting And Toasting):
NYK: The Knicks’ Defense Has Been Dreadful (from Tommy Beer, Forbes):
ORL: Amid His Recent Dominance, Vucevic Says Winning Is What Matters (from John Denton, magic.com):
PHI: Butler’s New Reality Is A Welcomed Change For Him & The Sixers (from Shams Charania, The Athletic):
PHI: How The Sixers Can Work With Limited Shooting (from Tom West, Liberty Ballers):
PHO: Film Room: Inside The Development Of Josh Jackson  (from Yusuf Saleem, Bball Index):
POR: How The Blazers Recovered From Their Shocking Playoff Sweep (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
WAS: The Wizards Might Be At Rock Bottom (from Fred Katz, The Athletic):
WAS: Wizards Back-Up Bigs Are Outperforming Hobbled Howard (from Nate Wolf, Bball Index):
Three Things From Last Night (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
The NBA Is Reveling In A Golden Age Of Young International Stars (from Nick Kosmider/Eric Nehm):
Q & A: Richard Jefferson (from James Herbert, CBS Sports):

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):