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):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/11/18

Tiers: Contenders, Hopefuls & Bad Teams (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Anonymous Scouts’ Takes: Previewing All 30 Teams (from Sports Illustrated):
ATL: 3 Ways Trae Young Will Impact The Team (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
BKN: The Key To Unlocking The Offense  (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
BOS: It’s Not What Irving Sees, It’s How He Sees It (from Howard Beck, Bleacher Report):
BOS: Jaylen Brown & The Quest To Reach His Ceiling  (from Alex Kungu, Celtics Blog):
CHA: Hornets Are Shifting From “Kemba-Or-Bust” Offense (from Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer):
GSW: Q & A: Draymond Green (from Sam Alipour, ESPN):
GSW: The Death Of Bully Ball & The Rebirth Of Steph Curry (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
HOU: Rockets Getting In Touch With New Freedom Of Movement Calls (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
HOU: Will Change Be Good For The Rockets?  (from Eric Spyropolous, The Step Back):
IND: Pacers Need Less Iso-Ball (from Caitlin Cooper, Indy Cornrows):
IND: Should Pacers Convert Sumner’s Two-Way Contract?  (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
LAL: Exploring LBJ’s Offensive Role (from Jackson Frank, The Step Back):
LAL: Why The Lakers Might Not Make The Playoffs (from Daniel Lubofsky, Hoops Habit):
MIL: Video: Breaking Down The Bucks’ Secondary Series (from Zak Boisvert, Pick And Pop):
MIN: Jimmy Butler’s Return (from Jon Krawczynski/Shams Charania):
NYK: For Enes Kanter, Basketball Is More Than A Paycheck Or Even A Passion (from Jordan Ritter Conn, The Ringer):
ORL: Film Room: Isaac’s Versatility, Magic’s Smothering Defense (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
ORL: Isaac Puts The Magic At Ease & Makes Their Job Easier (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
POR: Role Players Who Will Decide Blazers’ Fate (from Dane Delgado, NBC Sports):
SAC: On The Rise: WCS  (from Alex Squadron, Slamonline):
SAC: Kings’ Rotation Coming Into View (from Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee):
UTA: Grading The Jazz Roster (from NBA Math):
Players, Coaches Are Trying To Adapt To New Clutching, Grabbing Calls (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):
Preseason Injury Updates  (from Justin Fensterman, Fantasy Alarm):
USA Basketball Adds Star Power To Its Coaching Staff (from Marc Stein, NY Times):
Today’s BI Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Tex Winter:

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/1/18

The 2018-19 League Pass Rankings, Part One (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
BOS: Quality 3-Pointers On Celtics’ Menu (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
CHI: Markkanen’s Out 6-8 Weeks: Now What?  (from Ryan Borja, bullsconf.com):
DAL: The Mavs Could Be Better Than You Think, Sooner Than You Think (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
LAL: Key Takeaways From LBJ’s Lakers Debut  (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):
LAL: Observations From Training Camp (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
MIA: Whiteside The Big Positive In Heat’s Preseason Opener (from Anthony Chicang, Miami Herald):
MIN: Wolves Facing Rising Pressure In The Butler Saga (from Sam Amick, The Athletic):
NYK: What Fizdale Wants From Hezonja (from Greg Joyce, NY Post):
OKC: Grading The Thunder Roster (from NBA Math):
OKC: Takeaways From Blue & White Scrimmage (from Nick Gallo, thunder.com):
OKC: Schroder Could Lead Thunder To New Heights (from Chris Guest, 94 Feet Report):
PHO: Suns’ Preseason Keys (from Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic):
POR: Blazers Shoot For Improvement (from Kerry Eggers, Portland Tribune):
POR: Setting A Baseline For Blazers’ Assists This Season (from TeamMom, Blazer’s Edge):
SAS: The Debut Of The New-Look Spurs (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
TOR: Simplifying The Offense Is Just One Step In Acclimating Kawhi (from Eric Koreen, he Athletic):
TOR: Raptors Have Two Weeks To Prepare Their Defense (from Doug Smith, Toronto Star):
TOR: Miles Looking To Overcome Defensive-Minded Depth on The Wing (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
The Next EC Dynasty Could Depend On The…Sacramento Kings  (from Bryan Mears, The Action Network):
EuroLeague Top 100 Players, 91-100  (from Antonis Stroggylakis, Eurohoops.net):
Josh Boone: Finding A Home In The NBL  (from Matthew Kipp, Liberty Ballers):