The Clippers-Pistons Trade: Special Edition

It seems as if virtually everyone published a “take” on the deal.  Here are some interesting ones:

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 10/12/17

Underrated Rookies, For This Season & The Future (from Mike Schmitz, ESPN):
The History Of Playoff Reformatting (from Rich Kraetsch, The Step Back):
Y’All Ready For Dion Waiters? (from Seerat Sohi, Bleacher Report):
Clippers: Filling The Chris Paul-Sized Hole (from Jacob Goldstein, Nylon Calculus):
Summer Vacation Was Anything But For The Celtics  (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Warriors’ Trio Of Newbies – Young, Casspi, Bell – May All Have Major Impact (from Carl Steward, Mercury News):
Rose & Wade Must Hit Corner Treys (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Knicks: Damyean Dotson Is Drawing Comparisons To Shumpert (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
E’Twaun Moore Prepares For Increased Role With Rondo Out (from William Guillory,
Should Jazz Pick Up The Tempo? (from John Schuhmann,
Nets Look To Limit Turnovers (from John Schuhmann,
10 Things To Watch For In The G-League Draft (from Adam Johnson,
Lakers Looking To Improve Dreadful Defense (from Tania Ganguli, LA Times):
Sixers: Korkmaz Has Earned A Consistent Role (from Christopher Kline, The Sixer Sense):
Jokic: Throwback Star For The Modern Era (from Phillip Barnett, Yardbarker):
Magic Film Room: Newcomers Having Defensive Impact (from Josh Cohen,
Uptempo Offense Suits Elfrid Payton’s Strengths (from John Denton,
PJ Tucker: Exactly What The Rockets Needed (from Michael Pina, VICE Sports):
The Celtics Have A Stacked Roster & Jaylen Brown & Jayson Tatum Are On The Rise (from Rich Levine, VICE Sports):
First Glimpse Of Simmons/Embiid Pairing (from Jai Bednall,
– Okafor: Time To Move On?  (from Jordan Brenner, SBNation):
Top 100 Euroleague Players: 11-20 (from Sportando):
2018 Draft: Top 10 International Prospects (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
G-League: What’s Next For Will Davis? (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):
Raptors’ Bench Kids (from Mike Ganter,
Video: Shammgod’s Legendary Crossover Lives On (from Bleacher Report):
Video: “Bullet” Action Screening (from Zak Boisvert,


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,
Marcus Smart’s Scrappiness Is Rubbing Off On New Teammates  (from Taylor C. Snow,
Yabusele: Strengths & Weaknesses  (from Nik DeCosta-Klipa,
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,
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 10/1/17

Pairing Of Harden & Paul Has Endless Possibilities For Rockets’ Offense (from Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle):
Celtics: Horford’s Significant Value (from Chris Forsberg, ESPN):
Celtics Feel They Have A Find In Shane Larkin (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):
Cavs: 3 Ways The Defense Can Improve (from Dan Gilinsky, King James Gospel):
Pelicans Finally Get Defensive (from John Schuhmann,
Grizzlies Hurt Themselves By Fouling (from John Schuhmann,
Jazz: For Donovan Mitchell, Defense Makes The Difference (from Mike Sorensen, Deseret News):
Markelle Fultz: Destined To Hit Rookie Wall?  (from Dennis Chambers, Basketball Insiders):
Derrick Rose: No Longer “In A Dark Place” (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):
The Nets’ “Biggest Weakness” Might Not Be So Bad (from Brian Lewis, NY Post):
Bulls’ Rebuild To Initially Be Judged By Effort (from KC Johnson, Chicago Tribune):
Jordan Bell Flashes Potential (from Greg Thomas, Golden State Of Mind):
How Bruce Bowen Was Chosen To Be Clippers’ New TV Analyst  (from Tom Hoffarth, OC Register):
Expect To Hear More Women Giving Thoughtful Analysis When You Watch The NBA This Season (from Cindy Boren, Washington Post):


Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 9/14/17

More Thoughts On How Teams Run Shooters Off Screens (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
LBJ & Cavs Need KLove More Than Ever (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Luka Doncic’s EuroBasket Brilliance (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Dark Horse ROY Candidates (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Raptors’ Veteran Corps Ready To Roll (from Shaun Powell,
Toronto Remodels Its Game Plan (from Ian Thomsen,
Grading The Clippers’ Roster (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Assembling Every Team’s “Death Lineup” (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
What To Expect From Jaylen Brown (from Greg Cassoli, Celtics Blog):
Nets Will Miss Brook Lopez’ Three-Point Shooting (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
More, Better 3-Point Shooting Key For Pistons  (from Keith Langlois,
Nine Breakout Season Candidates (from Scott Rafferty, Sporting News):
Top 100 Players: 1-10  (from Ben Golliver/Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Jeff Teague’s Strengths & Weaknesses (from Lucas Seehafer, A Wolf Among Wolves):
Ian Clark: Looking To Take Next Step (from Jim Eichenhofer,
Glancing At Bulls’ PG Depth  (from Michael Whitlow, Pippin Ain’t Easy):
NCAA Elite “Student-Athlete” Symposium  (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):