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 9/2/17

Hawks’ Offensive Playbook: Off-Ball Screens, Part Two (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
Scout Breaks Down Cavs’ New Additions Young Talent (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):
Celtics Need Hayward’s & Irving’s Shot Creation (from Ian Levy, NBA.com):
Hayward Will Get Even Better Thanks To Irving Trade (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
How Does Irving Fit Into Celtics’ Game Plan? (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
BOS-CLE Trade Analysis  (from Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald):
Avery Bradley Will Bring Versatility & Efficiency To Pistons’ Offense (from David Fernandez, Detroit Bad Boys):
The Dizzying Highs Of Added Spacing & Perilous Lows Of Limited Shooters  (from Tony East, NBA Math):
Kings: Coach Joerger Discusses Rotation Plans (from Blake Ellington, Sactown Royalty):
Timberwolves Film Festival: Butler-Towns Pick-And-Roll, Part Three (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Wiggins, Towns & “Two-Way” Play  (from Andy Grimsrud, A Wolf Among Wolves):
Russ Smith Is Trying To Score His Way Back INto The NBA (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/8/17

Why Hayward Is A Seamless Fit For Celtics (from Michael Brock, NBA Math):
Orlando’s Conundrum: Payton’s Inconsistency (from Ruben Badillo, Orlando Magic Daily):
–  Karl-Anthony Towns’ 2018 Defensive Outlook (from Michael Walton, Hoops Habit):
Day 7 Free Agency Recap (from Jeff Siegel, Medium.com):
FA Winners And Losers So Far (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Five Draftees Exceeding Expectations In Summer League (from Daniel O’Brien, Fanrag Sports):
Heat: The Importance Of Re-Signing Waiters (from Allana Tachauer, All U Can Heat):
Heat: Olynyk’s Fit/Role (from Tom D’Angelo, Palm Beach Post):
Fultz/Harden Comparison (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Intriguing Rookie Jordan Bell Set To Debut For Dubs (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):
Two-Way Contract Tracker (from Chris Reichert, 2ways10days.com):
Dakari Johnson: Hoping Hard Work Pays Off (from Fred Katz, CNHI Sports):
Justin Robinson/Dylan Ennis: Summer League Paths (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):
Nwaba’s Role In Year Two (from Lloyd Tunstill, Lake Show Life):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 5/16/17

Video Breakdown: Simpler Offense Helped GSW Win Game One (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):
How GSW Took Advantage Of Kawhi’s Absence (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):
Spurs Need Aldridge To Be More Decisive (from Chris Barnewall, CBS Sports):
Durant Reiterated His Value In Game One Comeback (from Tom West, Fanrag Sports):
Injuries Give Spurs’ Reserves A Chance To Shine (from James Blancarte, Basketball Insiders):
Kerr’s Absence: The True Test Of A Leader (from Chris Ballard, Sports Illustrated):
Life Against The Warriors: Flawless Defense, But Then It’s One Mistake And It’s A Layup (from Ben Falk):
The Warriors Routinely Erase Big Deficits (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
BOS 115, WAS 105 (from Jack Winter, Fanrag Sports):
Marcus Smart’s Great, Invisible Game (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Al Horford’s  Series Vs The Wizards In One Ridiculous Shot Chart (from Gary Dzen, boston.com):
Olynyk: The Improbable Hero (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Appreciating The Celtics’ Moment (from Paul Flannery, SBNation):
Three Reasons Why Cavs Shouldn’t Overlook Celtics (from Dieter Kurtenbach, Fox Sports):
Jonathan Jeanne’s Combine Doesn’t Tell The Whole Story (from Trevor Magnotti, The Step Back):
BOS-CLE: What Numbers Could Be Difference Makers?  (from Mark Simon/John McTigue. ESPN):
Is Everyone Waiting On David Griffin? (from Steve Kyler, Basketball Insiders):
Canada Is Now One Of The Sources Of Elite Recruits (from Michael Fletcher, The Undefeated):
KAT Q & A (from Reid Forgrave, CBS Sports):

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.