Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/7/18

Paul George Has Evolved Into Westbrook’s Ideal Sidekick (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):

OKC’s Turnover-Forcing Defense & How It Fuels Their Offense (from SBNation):
The Raptors Show How Good They Can Be (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
Raptors & Celtics Are Examples Of Importance Of Player Development (from Eric Koreen, The Athletic):
KP’s ACL Tear: A Franchise Altering Injury (from Jared Dubin, The Step Back):
Behind The Scenes Story Of A Deadline Deal That Changed The Trajectory Of A Franchise (from Ben Falk, Cleaning The Glass):
Jazz Sets That Create Open 3s (from Mike Zavagno):
Meet The Nuggets’ Point Guard: Center Nikola Jokic  (from Josh Plaos, Washington Post):
Oladipo’s Underrated Defense (from Tony East, 8 Points, 9 Seconds):
Pacers: Why Making No Move At The Trade Deadline May Be Their Best Move (from Adam Friedman, Indy Cornrows):
Grading 2017’s Deadline Deals One Year Later (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Reggie Bullock Has Been A Delightful Surprise For The Pistons This Season (from Bryan Kalbrosky, Hoops Hype):
The Distance Between LBJ & The Cavs Is Growing (from Jason LLoyd, The Athletic):
Cristiano Felicio: Trying To Show He’s Still Got Game (from Will Gottlieb, The Athletic):
Sixers Assistant Coach Billy Lange’s Role Regarding Markelle Fultz (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):
Sixers: The Fultz Saga Continues (from Sarah Todd, philly.com):
Trade Deadline BS Meter (from Grant Hughes, Bleacher Report):
Seth Curry’s Injury Changed The Season For The Mavericks (from Isaac Harris, The Smoking Cuban):

Key Factors In ORL’s Improved Play: Trust & Jonathon Simmons (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):

Michael Beasley Is Instant Offense But He’s Stuck Being An NBA Nomad (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):
How Steve Kerr’s Talented Roster Helped Him Build The Culture He Wanted (from Mark Medina, Mercury News):
Read it here:  https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/02/06/how-steve-kerrs-talented-roster-helped-him-build-culture-he-wanted/

Blake Griffin’s Leadership Style (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Has SVG Finally Figured Out The Stanley Johnson Puzzle? (from Ku Khahlil, Piston Powered):
Juancho Hernangomez: Staying Patient & Prepared (from Brendan Vogt, Mile High Sports):
Heat: Spoelstra Looking To Play Whiteside & Adebayo Together More  (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):
16 Years, Nine Teams, One Love (from Caron Butler, The Players Tribune):
What’s Next For The Bulls’ Rebuild? (from Sean Highkin, Bleacher Report):
Shabazz Napier: Seizing Opportunity With The Blazers (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):
Cavs: How To Solve Their IT Problem  (from Greg Swartz, Bleacher Report):

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

4 Ways The Celtics Can Use Hayward (from John Karalis, Boston.com):
Hawks’ Offensive Playbook: Pick And Roll Action, Part Two (from Glen Willis, Peachtree Hoops):
Rudy Gobert Q & A (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Malcolm Delaney: A Rookie, A Brother & A Hail Of Gunfire (from Yaron Weitzman, ESPN):
The Case For Bagley As 2018 Draft’s “Crown Jewel” (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
“Baby Euro” Step By Scoring Move (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
Why Embiid Is Great (from Daniel Stets, The Sixer Sense):
Every Team’s Best And Worst Current Contract (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
US Men’s Basketball Enters A New World – Without Its Stars (from Associated Press):
What Is A “Glue Guy”? (from Josh Bungum, Dunking With Wolves):
Examining Each Team’s Schedule (from Matt Moore, CBS Sports):
Protecting Marquee Games With Schedule Tweaks (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):
RJ Barrett: Next Canadian Star (from Alex Wong, slamonline.com):
Podcast: Royce White (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Hezonja: Working To Regain Health (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):
NOTE: Today’s edition of Basketball Intelligence is dedicated to the memory of Tommy Hawkins: