Special Edition: Reaction To The TOR-SAS Trade, Day Two

NOTE:  We have reviewed many of the 3 billion-plus stories that have been written about the trade and now present links to some of the best “day two” reactions.  (See Wednesday’s Basketball Intelligence for links to “Day One” reaction stories.)
What The Trade Means For Both Teams & The NBA (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Why The Other Kawhi Trades Never Happened (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
A Win For Both Teams?  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):
Winners & Losers From The Trade (from Andrew Sharp, Sports Illustrated):
For The Raptors, A Risk Worth Taking (from Seerat Sohi, SBNation):
The Raptors Are Built For The Long Haul, No Matter What Kawhi Decides (from Jonathan Tjarks):
In Trading For Kawhi, Raptors Sent A Loud Message (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
Ujiri’s Career-Defining Trade (from Michael Grange, Sportsnet.ca):
How Kawhi Fits On The Raptors (from Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun):
How Kawhi Changes Raptors’ Defensive Identity (from Steven Loung, Sportsnet.ca.):
A Shallow Dive Into Kawhi’s Advanced Stats (from Colin Connors, Raptors Republic ):
What’s Next For The Spurs? (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Popovich Looks Forward (from Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN):
Poeltl Could Be A Valuable Piece For Spurs (from Jesus Gomez, Pounding The Rock):
Spurs Finally Succumb To NBA’s Chaos (from Harvey Araton, NYTimes):
The Spurs Will Begin A Strange New Era (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):
DeRozan Wanted Help, Not An Escape (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
Podcast: Analyzing The Trade (from Alex Kennedy/FrankUrbina, Hoops Hype):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/14/18 PART ONE

Jabari Parker: Staying Humble, Guarded In Latest Comeback (form Yaron Weitzman, BleacherReport):
New Age Of Center Play (from Steve Aschburner, NBA.com):
Hawks: Dedmon Has Picked Up Where He Left Off (from Chris Guest, Soaring Down South):
Pelicans: Explaining The Spain Pick & Roll (from Kumar, Bourbon Street Shots):
The Porzingis Post-Surgery Timetable (from Marc Berman, NY Post):
Steve Kerr Let The Players Do The Coaching  (from Marcus Thompson II, The Athletic):
Inside The 24 Hours That Changed The Cavs’ Season (from Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN):
LBJ’s Versatility Is The Key To Cavs’ Success (from Michael D. Sykes II, SBNation):
The Cavs’ Looming Luxury Tax Bill (from Buddy Grizzard, Basketball Insiders):
Will IT Ever Be Last Season’s Player Again? (from John Gonzalez, The Ringer):
Pacers Are Building A Winning Culture (from Grant Afseth, Kokomo Tribune):
The Jazz’ Recent Roll (from Zach Lowe,ESPN):
Jazz: So Far, No Moment Has Been Too Big For Royce O’Neale (from Kyle Goon, Salt Lake Tribune):
Trade Deadline Takeaways (from David Aldridge, NBA.com):
Mavericks: This Is How Young Players Learn (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):
Ranking The Best Buyout Players (from Bobby Marks, ESPN):
– Second Look: Pistons Vs Pelicans (from Joseph Sinke, Piston Powered):
Pistons: A Whole New World For James Ennis (from Rod Beard, Detroit News):
Can Greg Monroe Save The Celtics’ 2nd Unit? (from Graham Allen Celtics Hub):
Wolves: Teague Adjusts To Unfamiliar Role (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):
Clippers: Big Decisions Loom (from Shaun Powell, NBA.com):
Khem Birch’s Unique Journey To The NBA (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):
Jahlil Okafor Is Tanking A Team With Nothing To Tank For (from Jason Patt, Fanrag Sports):
Cristiano Felicio Overcame Prep School Nightmare To Achieve His NBA Dream  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):
Lakers: Alex Caruso Finds His Role (from David Ramil, Fanrag Sports):
Is Jaren Jackson, Jr The Most Versatile Player In The 2018 Draft?  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
Five Draft Prospects Who Deserve More Shine (from Jeremy Woo, Sports Illustrated):
Raptors: Caboclo Was A Worthwhile Gamble (from Blake Murphy, VICE Sports):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 1/12/18 PART ONE

How The Heat Get Wayne Ellington Open (from Jeff Siegel, The Step Back):

10 Things (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):
Chris Paul & The Pursuit Of Passing Perfection (from Tim McMahon, ESPN):
How The Timberwolves Have Improved Their Defense (from Brian Sampson, Dunking With Wolves):
Gerald Green: Looking For Work One Minute, Lighting Up The NBA The Next (from Vincent Goodwill, Bleacher Report):
Is Kris Dunn Part Of The Bulls’ Future?  (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):
Kyrie Irving Explains Brad Stevens’ Greatness (from Jay King, Mass Live):
Jaylen Brown’s Impact On The Celtics’ Success (from Dan Favale, Bleacher Report):
Joel Embiid Is Making A DPOY Push (from Tony East, Def Pen):
What It’s Like To Be Mentioned In Trade Rumors (from Alex Kennedy, Hoops Hype):
Kings’ Rookies: Midseason Report  (from Anthony Cardenas, Hashtag Basketball):
David West’s Quiet Brilliance (from Nick Agar-Johnson, Hashtag Basketball):
The Genius Of Masai Ujiri (from Tom Ziller, SBNation):
Podcast With Guest Ben Falk (from David Locke, Locked On NBA):
Can The Cavs’ Defense Be Fixed?  (from Tim Cato, SBNation):
What Is Ailing The Cavs? (from Joe Vardon, cleveland.com):
Are These The Answers The Cavs Are Searching For?  (from Quenton Albertie, King James Gospel):
Cavs Look More Vulnerable Than In The Past (from Chris Fedor, cleveland.com):
Pop: Overcoaching Played A Role In Aldridge’s Struggles  (from Michael C. Wright, ESPN):
Durant’s Path To 20,000: A Case Study In Efficiency (from Connor Letourneau, SFGate):
G-League Showcase: Day 1 Recap (from Alex Busch, gleague.nba.com):
Top Prospects Denied G-League Eligibility  (from Jonathan Givony, ESPN):
What’s Behind Trae Young’s Star Potential (from Jonathan Wasserman, Bleacher Report):
Jazz’ Royce O’Neale: Proving Worthy Of Extended Minutes (from Jared Woodcox, The J Notes):
How Should The Sixers Use Their 4 2018 Second Round Draft Picks?  (from Bret Stuter, The Sixer Sense):

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 8/2/17

Film Study: How Will The Thunder Deploy Westbrook & George?  (from Rob Mahoney, Sports Illustrated):
Anthony Tolliver’s Fit With The Pistons (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Basketball):
Andrew Wiggins Future If He Remains With Timberwolves (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):
For Andre Roberson, FT Advice Is Free & Frequent (from Brett Dawson, newsok.com):
Jazz’ Front Office Strategy  (from Mychal Lowman slcdunk.com):
Jeremy Lin: A Tale Of Two Teams (from Jackson Lloyd, 94feetreport.com):
Raptors’ Success Hinges On Internal Development  (from David Yapkowitz, Basketball Insiders):
Scouting Report: Luka Doncic  (from Rafael Uehara, Real GM):
5 Players With Breakout Opportunities in 2017-18 Season  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):
Spurs’ Assistant Coaches (from Gabe Santana, Air Alamo):
Scola: How We Play In Argentina  (from The Players Tribune):

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 7/27/17

 NBA Scouts On Jayson Tatum  (from Jonathan Wasserman,  Bleacher Report):
Marquese Chriss’ Mystery Ceiling  (from Adam Spinella, NBA Math):
–  Masai Ujiri: Our Job Is To Beat LBJ (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):
–  How Good Is Kyrie Irving?  (from Adi Joseph, USA Today):
2018 Could Be Wrong Time To Be FA  (from Tim McMahon/Bobby Marks):
10 Teams You Will “Low-Key” Love To Watch In 2017-18 (from Josh Martin, Bleacher Report):
How Sean Marks Is Improving The Nets (from Tim Bontemps, Washington Post):
A Re-Examination Of Usage Percentage (from Kelly Scaletta, Fanrag Sports):
Guo Ailun Could Be The 1st Chinese Guard To Impact The Assn  (from Chris Mannix, Yahoo Sports):
Orlando Seeks Modest Short-Term Improvement Without Impairing Cap Flexibility  (from Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel):
Orlando Magic:  Afflalo’s Fit  (from Cory Hutson, 16 Wins):
Pistons: Reggie Bullock’s Fit   (from Joseph Sinke, Hashtag Sports):
Marcus Georges-Hunt’s Busy Offseason  (from Cody Taylor, Basketball Insiders):
–  Video Breakdown: Celtics’ Fist Series (from Zak Boisvert, pickandpop.net):
 The Highest Peaks Reached By Centers In The Modern Era  (from Adam Fromal, NBA Math):
Whatever Happened To OJ Mayo? (from Ryan Jones, Bleacher Report):
Timberwolves’ Breakout Candidates (from Vince Massara, Dunking With Wolves):
The All “Sage Advice From The Sidelines” Team  (from Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Illustrated):
– Continuity The Key In Decision To Retain Otto Porter  (from Chase Hughes, csnmidatlantic):
 Jabari Parker: The Need For Patience  (from Ben Sewell, Behind The Buck Pass):
Revisiting The Pistons’ Positional Needs (from Brendon Welper, Piston Powered):
Can Darren Collison’s Offense Overcome The Cost Of His Poor Defense? (from Ben Gibson, 8points9seconds):