Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 4/10/17

ATL: The Comeback (from Andrew Snyder, Soaring Down South):

Read and watch it here:  http://soaringdownsouth.com/2017/04/09/atlanta-hawks-comeback-cavaliers/

From Chris Vivlamore, ajc.com: http://www.ajc.com/sports/basketball/how-the-hawks-made-history-erasing-point-deficit-beat-cavs/XmJEdFIahtU7hH1TCckWQO/

Westbrook’s Last 10 Games  (from Kristian Winfield, SBNation):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.sbnation.com/2017/4/9/15239010/russell-westbrook-mvp-discussion-thunder

Masai Ujiri: Exceutive Of The Year? (From Joe Hulbert, 16 Wins):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/masai-ujiri-should-be-executive-of-the-year-be10656ec120

 

 

 

Why Are The Bucks Struggling?  (from Brian Sampson, 16 Wins):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/bucks-slump-comes-at-worst-time-969281687f47

Nene’s Resurgence: A Perfect Fit In Houston  (from Eric Spuropolous, 16 Wins):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/the-delightful-resurgence-of-nene-85e6e6ccbbef

KD’s Return  (from Zach Harper, Fanrag Sports):

Read and watch it here: https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/warriors/harper-kevin-durants-return-wasnt-entirely-smooth-and-that-actually-helps/

“Whatever Is Needed”: Jaylen Brown Answers The Call  (from Michael Shapiro, Sports Illustrated):

Read it here: https://www.si.com/nba/2017/04/10/jaylen-brown-boston-celtics-nba-playoffs-xfactors-brad-stevens

A Behind The Scenes Look At Blazers’ Game Day  (from Joe Freeman, Oregon Live):

Read it here:  http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2017/04/behind_portland_trail_blazers_game_day.html

Video Breakdown: Pindown Screens  (from Dane Carbaugh, NBC Sports):

Read and watch it here: http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/04/10/pindown-screen-video-breakdown-nba-glossary-offense-terms/

In The Film Room: Spencer Dinwiddie  (from Coach Nick, BBall Breakdown):

Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=R1EcP_9Cx0E

Heat Shooting Coach Rob Fodor  (from Barry Jackson, Miami Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article143708434.html

Thibodeau “Coaches Every Dribble”  (from Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune):

Read it here: http://www.startribune.com/it-s-who-he-is-wolves-coach-tom-thibodeau-coaches-every-dribble/418741543/

Tyler Ulis: Second-Round Steal (from Kellan Olson, Arizona Sports):

Read it here:  http://arizonasports.com/story/1064655/suns-tyler-ulis-rookie-season-second-round/

Alan Williams: Suns’ Big Weapon Off The Bench  (from Rod Argent, Bright Side Of The Sun):

Read it here: http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2017/4/10/15233370/big-sauce-alan-williams-phoenix-suns-big-weapon-off-the-bench-has-a-big-summer-ahead-nba-free-agency

Prospect Watch: Frank Ntilikina (from Adam McGee, Behind The Buck Pass):

Read it here: https://behindthebuckpass.com/2017/04/09/nba-draft-2017-prospect-watch-frank-ntilikina/

 Joe Johnson’s Secret: Hot Yoga  (from Aaron Falk, Salt Lake Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.sltrib.com/sports/5154958-155/utah-jazz-joe-johnsons-secret-to?fullpage=1

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Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 3/2/17

Knicks: Greater Focus On The Triangle  (from Marc Berman, NY Post):

Read it here:  http://nypost.com/2017/03/01/how-phil-jackson-meddled-his-way-to-triangle-triumph/

Karl-Anthony Town’s Amazing Sophomore Season  (from Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer):

Read it here:  https://theringer.com/karl-anthony-towns-minnesota-timberwolves-sophomore-season-849b7e961ed4#.jzw25mvth

Jamal Murray Is Finding His Footing  (from Kurt Helin, NBC Sports):

Read it here:  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/03/02/jamal-murray-starts-to-find-his-footing-in-nba-just-in-time-to-help-lift-nuggets/

Durant Injury Opens Door For Warriors’ Young Bench  (from Brendon Kleen, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/03/02/kevin-durant-injury-patrick-mccaw-bench/

Cauley-Stein & Labissiere: Filling The Cousins Void  (from Ben Dowsett, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/boogie-on-filling-the-demarcus-cousins-void/

From Tom West, 16 Wins A Ring:  https://16winsaring.com/keep-an-eye-on-kings-willie-cauley-stein-3acef3e94e7c#.rw6x4v5ai

Previewing The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference  (from Positive Residual, Nylon Calculus):

Read it here: http://fansided.com/2017/03/02/mit-sloan-sports-analytics-preview/

Can Pelinka Save The Lakers?  (from Bill Oram, OCRegister):

Read it here:  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/pelinka-745309-maggette-lakers.html

–  Westbrook Can’t Stop Going Left  (from Chris Herring, FiveThirtyEight):

Read it here:  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/russell-westbrook-cant-stop-going-left/

CJ McCollum: Midrange Assassin  (from Winners View):

Watch it here:  http://www.winnersview.com/videos/cj-mccollum-midrange-assassin

Raptors: Trying To Find A Way Without Lowry  (from Daniell Hackett, Raptors HQ):

Read it here: http://www.raptorshq.com/2017/2/28/14754592/kyle-lowry-injury-toronto-raptors-lineups-numbers

Wizards’ Bench Is Stepping Up  (from Candace Buckner, Washington Post):

Read it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/for-wizards-bench-suddenly-has-plenty-of-appeal/2017/03/01/2df92916-feb2-11e6-99b4-9e613afeb09f_story.html

For D’Antoni & The Rockets: No Such Thing As Too Many Three-Pointers  (from Sam Amick, USA Today):

Read it here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/rockets/2017/03/02/mike-dantoni-rockets-three-pointers/98625444/

Video: Nuggets’ Beautiful Ball Movement  (from Scott Davis, Business Insider):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.businessinsider.com/nuggets-ball-movement-vs-bucks-2017-3

From Matt Moore, CBS Sports:  http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/watch-nuggets-offense-shows-off-insane-ball-movement-before-getting-bucket/

Despite Loss, Cavs Excited About Their “Mad Science Experiments” (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):

Read it here:  http://www.espn.com/blog/cleveland-cavaliers/post/_/id/3740/despite-loss-cavaliers-excited-by-their-mad-science-experiments

Cavs’ GM Griffin’s Bet On The Buyout Market Is Paying Off (from Chris De Silva, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read and watch it here: https://16winsaring.com/with-new-arrivals-incoming-cleveland-heads-for-the-home-stretch-e71090fdee88#.obrphk6ni

–  With Bradley Back, The Celtics Were A “Completed Puzzle” In Defeating Cavs  (from Bobby Manning, celticsblog.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.celticsblog.com/2017/3/2/14786610/with-avery-bradley-back-celtics-were-a-completed-puzzle-in-cavs-win

–  The Celtics’ Front Court Of The Future?  (from Joshua Bateman, Hardwood Houdini):

Read it here:  http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2017/03/02/projecting-bostons-front-court-of-the-future/

–  NBA Unveils Initiatives To Improve Officiating (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2017/03/02/nba-unveils-new-initiatives-improve-officiating/98603338/

 Thank You, Toronto  (from Terrence Ross, The Players Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.theplayerstribune.com/terrence-ross-thank-you-goodbye-toronto-raptors-orlando-magic/

–  JC Team “Plagiarizes” GSW, Is Undefeated (from Scott Cacciola, NY Times):

Read it here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/sports/basketball/golden-state-warriors-south-plains-texans.html

–  The Suns’ New Two-Man Game, Featuring Tyler Ulis And Alan Williams (from Kevin Zimmerman, Arizona Sports):

Read and watch it here:  http://arizonasports.com/story/1039220/welcome-suns-2-man-game-tyler-ulis-alan-williams/

Is Cam Payne The Bulls PG Of The Future?  (from Chris Kuc, Chicago Tribune):

Read it here:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-cameron-payne-bulls-spt-0302-20170301-story.html

Why George Hill Has Fit So Well With The Jazz (from Michael Lee, Yahoo Sports):

Read it here: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/why-george-hill-has-fit-so-well-with-the-jazz-164148997.html

SVG: “There Are No Corners”  (from Aaron McMann, MLive):

Read it here: http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/2017/03/dont_ask_stan_van_gundy_about.html

–  Dedmon Needs To Stay As Spurs’ Starting Center  (from Jared Johnson, fanragsports.com):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.fanragsports.com/nba/spurs/dewayne-dedmon-needs-stay-spurs-starting-center/

Tyler Johnson: Answering Critics With Strong, Consistent Play  (from Brandon Di Perno, Hot Hot Hoops):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.hothothoops.com/2017/3/1/14782814/tyler-johnson-emerging-as-one-of-the-heats-most-consistent-players-goran-dragic-james-johnson-riley

Byron Spruell: New President Of League Operations  (from Jeff Zilgitt, USA Today):

Read it here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2017/03/02/nba-new-president-league-operation-byron-spruell/98600788/

Nowitzki Is Embracing His New Role At “5”  (from Sam Casey, The moking Cuban):

Read and watch it here:  http://thesmokingcuban.com/2017/03/02/dirk-nowitzki-embracing-role-mavs-center/

Korver: Cavs Have Unique Mindset  (from Matthew Florjancic, WKYC):

Read it here:  http://www.wkyc.com/sports/nba/cavaliers/kyle-korver-cleveland-cavaliers-have-unique-mindset/416211905

–  D-League: Kevin Murphy Is Ready To Return To NBA (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2017/3/1/14782470/kevin-murphy-nba-dleague-nbadl-grand-rapids-drive

–  11 Former NBA Players You May Not Have Realized Are College Head Coaches  (from Aaron Torres, Fox Sports):

Read it here: http://www.foxsports.com/college-basketball/gallery/college-basketball-coaches-coaching-changes-details-bracketology-ncaa-tournament-030117

– QOTW (from Gregg Popovich on the value of continuity):

 
“It’s better than conflict and chaos, right?… (O)wners who let people do their jobs end up being more successful in our business. And obviously, if someone has made a lot of bucks doing something else, the pitfall is always to think that you can do that no matter what business you might be in. Some organizations get into trouble because of that.
 
“Instant gratification seems to be the factor that runs things the most, as far as whether you can have continuity or not.”

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/26/17

 

Gary Payton, Isaiah Thomas And Lessons In Fearlessness (from Gary Washburn, Boston Globe):

Read it here:  https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/02/25/gary-washburn-gary-payton-isaiah-thomas-and-lessons-fearlessness/rQfO26WEPlLjjN8YOMOYmL/story.html

Isaiah Thomas Needs Fourth Quarter Help (from Gary Washburn, Boston Glove):

Read it here:   http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/celtics/2017/02/25/isaiah-thomas-needs-help-fourth-quarter/RDRVbhtZ5Qs29Z4yJynQQK/story.html

Flip’s Kids Are Alright: The Wolves’ Future Is Now  (from Adam Joseph, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/flips-kids-are-alright-the-future-is-now-in-minnesota-for-the-wolves-young-core-c530c1b4fc37#.wk6pmaqdu

Nerlens Noel’s Dallas Debut  (from Eddie Sefko, Dallas Morning News):

Read it here:  http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-mavericks/mavericks/2017/02/25/nerlens-noel-makes-strong-first-impression-mavericks-debut-dallas-beats-new-orleans

From Bobby Karalla, mavs.com:  https://www.mavs.com/nerlens-noels-gravity-had-mavs-offense-rolling-in-his-debut/

Deron Williams: The Cavs Finally Have Their Backup PG (from Carter Rodriguez, Fear The Sword):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.fearthesword.com/2017/2/25/14739642/deron-williams-cavaliers-signing-analysis

Two New Offensive Weapons Nurkic Gives The Blazers (from Spencer Gordon, Rip City Project):

Read it here: http://ripcityproject.com/2017/02/25/nurkic-blazers-new-offensive-weapons/

Divac: : “It Was Time To Start Over” (from Ailene Voisin, Sacramento Bee):

Read it here:  http://www.sacbee.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ailene-voisin/article135024309.html

Frank Kaminsky Takes Control At Center (from AP ):

Read it here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article135036919.html

OKC’s Victory Shows Blueprint For Success (from Max Seng, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/02/25/oklahoma-city-thunder-victory-shows-blueprint-success/

Player Profile: Doug McDermott (from Matthew Hallett, Thunderous Intentions):

Read it here:  http://thunderousintentions.com/2017/02/26/doug-mcdermott-player-profile/

The Magic Are Playing With Renewed Defensive Energy  (from Philip Rossman-Reich, Orlando Magic Daily):

Read it here:  http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2017/02/26/orlando-magic-build-energy-hustle-stats/

PJ Tucker Gets A Chance To Finish What He Started In Toronto  (from Justin Rowan, Hoops Habit):

Read it here:  http://hoopshabit.com/2017/02/25/toronto-raptors-p-j-tucker-gets-chance-to-finish-what-he-started/

From Jesse Blancarte, Basketball Insiders:  http://www.basketballinsiders.com/nba-saturday-p-j-tucker-brings-versatility-to-toronto/

From Sean Woodley, Raptors HQ:  http://www.raptorshq.com/2017/2/25/14737352/fridays-game-a-win-for-the-raptors-and-qualitative-analysis-celtics-raptors-long-recap

–  Film Room: Terrence Ross  (from Josh Cohen, magic.com):

Read it here: http://www.nba.com/magic/news/film-room-assessing-terrence-ross-performance-vs-hawks-cohen-20170226

Pistons Searching For A Way To Jump Start Reggie Jackson  (from Aaron McMann, MLive):

Read it here:  http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/2017/02/pistons_searching_for_ways_to.html

Suns: Vowing To Play Their Young Bench Players  (from Dave King, Bright Side Of The Sun):

Read it here:  http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2017/2/26/14742354/kids-are-coming-out-to-play-for-suns-in-second-half

Rodney McGruder’s Defensive Toughness  (from Anthony Chang, Palm Beach Post):

Read it here:  http://heatzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/02/26/heat-rookie-rodney-mcgruder-if-you-need-me-to-be-a-pest-i-will-be/

D-League: Chinanu Onuaku Continues To Impress (from Dakota Schmidt, Ridiculous Upside):

Read it here:  http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2017/2/25/14737872/chinanu-onuaku-rio-grande-valley-vipers-nba-dleague

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/16/17

Isaiah Thomas’ Journey From Final Draft Pick To NBA All-Star  (from Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated):

Read it here: https://theundefeated.com/features/celtics-isaiah-thomas-nba-all-star/

Assessing The Jabari-Less Bucks (from Adam Spinella, BBall Breakdown):

Read and watch it here: http://bballbreakdown.com/2017/02/15/coaching-spin-assessing-jabari-less-bucks/

How The Old-Head Grizzlies Learned A Few New Tricks (from Jared Dubin, VICE Sports):

Read and watch it here:  https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/how-the-old-head-grizzlies-learned-a-few-new-tricks

The Spurs Spring Leonard With A Twist on Their Most Famous Play  (from Eli Horowitz, Pounding The Rock):

Read and watch it here:  http://www.poundingtherock.com/2017/2/14/14609538/spurs-spring-leonard-twist-famous-play

Gordon Hayward Q & A (from Jared Zwerling, NBPA):

Read it here: http://nbpa.com/commanding-the-court-gordon-hayward-on-a-tennis-to-hoops-career-all-star-and-more/

 Warriors Are Diligent In Their Reduced-Minute Approach (from Anthony Slater, Mercury News):

Read it here:  http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/14/4385776/

LeBron’s Amazing Week (from Nate Scott, Fox Sports):

Read it here: http://www.foxsports.com/nba/gallery/lebron-james-cavaliers-week-stats-impressive-career-021617

Derrick Williams Gives The Cavs’ Bench A Different Look (from Carter Rodriguez, Fear The Sword):

Read and watch it here: http://www.fearthesword.com/2017/2/15/14607742/derrick-williams-cavaliers-bench-kevin-love-injury

 Taj Gibson Interview  (from Vincent Goodwill, CSNChicago):

Read it here: http://www.csnchicago.com/nba-trade-rumors-bulls-taj-gibson-pouring-heart-out-gar-forman-jimmy-butler-dwyane-wade

The Bulls May Have Found A Keeper In Felicio (from Mark Schanowski, CSNChicago):

Read it here:  http://www.csnchicago.com/chicago-bulls/nba-buzz-bulls-may-have-found-keeper-cristiano-felicio

How Has Dragic Found A Way To Double His FTAs?  (from Manny Navarro, Miami Herald):

Read it here:  http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/heat-check/article132944224.html

Perfecting The Pick And Roll (from Neil Greenberg, Washington Post):

Read and watch it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fancy-stats/wp/2017/02/15/want-to-thrive-in-the-modern-nba-the-key-may-be-perfecting-the-pick-and-roll/?utm_term=.ef77425a23c2

Life Is Good On Waiters Island  (from Ben Detrick, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/dion-waiters-nba-miami-heat-d55b3b646cd8#.bml8o490n

Pop To Dejounte Murray: Study Chris Paul (from Jabari Young, My San Antonio):

Read it here:  http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/2017/02/16/popovichs-request-to-dejounte-murray-study-chris-paul/

Week 16 In Review (from Justin Willard, Nylon Calculus):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/02/15/nylon-calculus-week-16-review-trades-3-point-defense-revisited/

More TOR-ORL Trade Analysis (from David Brandon, 16 Wins A Ring):

Read it here: https://16winsaring.com/serge-ibaka-the-next-great-toronto-raptors-power-forward-is-here-efc2ea7cae7a#.typ24oyvx

–  Ibaka Is Perfect For The Raptors (from Scott Simmons, Toronto Sun):

Read it here: http://www.torontosun.com/2017/02/15/ujiri-knows-it-and-you-should-too-ibakas-perfect-for-the-raptors

–  The Problem With The Raptors’ ATOs (from Danny Chau, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/serge-ibaka-doesnt-fix-toronto-s-problems-b6381db0fe5#.rgts545qv

–  Film Room: How Jimmy Butler Made An Impact In His Return Without Scoring (from Michael Whitlow, Pippen Ain’t Easy):

Read and watch it here:  http://pippenainteasy.com/2017/02/16/film-room-jimmy-butler-made-impact-without-scoring/

The Nets’ Young Guns  (from Matthew Pisani, Nothin But Nets):

Read it here: http://nothinbutnets.com/2017/02/16/brooklyn-nets-young-time/

Why Superstars Dominating Offenses Is Trending (from Tim Cato, SBNation):

Read it here: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2017/2/15/14613630/nba-scoring-statistics-james-harden-russell-westbrook

Ron Baker Is Adjusting To The NBA (from Bob Lutz, Wichita Eagle):

Read it here: http://www.kansas.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/bob-lutz/article133029394.html

How Jerome Randle Survived Chicago And Found Adelaide (from Ulgun Nukic, Fox Sports):

Read it here: http://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/nbl/no-love-how-jerome-randle-survived-chicago-and-found-adelaide/news-story/05323c3f7980f6ff8ddbe20b9247e541

 

Today’s Best NBA Reporting And Analysis 2/15/17, PART ONE

 

Korver Has Never Seen So Many Open 3-Pointers (from Scott Rafferty, The Step Back):

Read and watch it here: http://fansided.com/2017/02/15/kyle-korver-open-3-pointers-lebron/

–  Would A Big Move At The Trade Deadline Get The Pistons Unstuck? (from Zach Lowe, ESPN):

Read and watch it here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18686427/zach-lowe-andre-drummond-reggie-jackson-detroit-pistons

Analyzing Andre Drummond’s And D’Angelo Russell’s Games (from Jake Rauchbach, Basketball Insiders):

Read it here: http://www.basketballinsiders.com/prodigies-andre-drummond-and-dangelo-russell/

The Heat’s Win Streak: The Role Of The Supporting Cast (from Jonathan Tjarks, The Ringer):

Read and watch it here: https://theringer.com/miami-heat-playoff-push-rodney-mcgruder-willie-reed-james-johnson-nba-974b6f5fa528#.npjuygxc5

Rick Carlisle: Coach of The Year? (from Lance Roberson, Hoops Habit):

Read it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/02/14/dallas-mavericks-rick-carlisle/

Mavs Are Thriving In Half-Court Situations  (from Bobby Karalla, mavs.com):

Read it here: https://www.mavs.com/mavs-have-thrived-in-halfcourt-situations-during-11-6-run/

Jokic Is Leading An Eastern Euro Generation To NBA Stardom (from Leo Sepkowitz, Bleacher report):

Read it here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2692809-born-of-a-new-eastern-europe-nikola-jokic-leads-a-generation-to-nba-stardom

Monday’s Top Performances: Michael Beasley, Greg Monroe, Kawhi Leonard (from Chris Almeida, The Ringer):

Read it here: https://theringer.com/greg-monroe-michael-beasley-bucks-pistons-31efa6e8dd44#.hc4xhaaay

Sitting LeBron Makes Perfect Sense (from Tom Haberstroh, ESPN):

Read it here: http://scores.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18547955/dnp-rest-makes-perfect-sense-lebron-james

From Chris Fedor, Cleveland.com: http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2017/02/tyronn_lue_vows_to_not_run_leb_1.html

LeBron Showing Efficiency Growth Along With Minutes’ Increase (from Dave McMenamin, ESPN):

Read it here: http://www.espn.com/blog/cleveland-cavaliers/post/_/id/3663/lebron-james-showing-exponential-efficiency-assist-growth-along-with-minutes-increase

Aaron Gordon: Time To Show Is Now (from Spencer Henderson, Orlando Magic Daily):

Read it here: http://orlandomagicdaily.com/2017/02/15/now-is-the-time-for-aaron-gordon-to-show-up-and-show-out/

 Adding The Ingredients For An Efficient Nets’ Offense, Part Two (from Charles Maniego, The Brooklyn Game):

Read and watch it here: http://thebrooklyngame.com/sustainably-sourced-adding-ingredients-efficient-nets-offense-part-ii/

–  Westbrook: Leading A Rebounding Evolution (from Adam Kilgore, Washington Post):

Read it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/02/14/russell-westbrook-is-leading-an-evolution-in-nba-rebounding

Trade Breakdown: Ibaka To The Raptors  (from Cole Zwicker, The Step Back):

Read it here:  http://fansided.com/2017/02/14/trade-breakdown-serge-ibaka-toronto-raptors-orlando-magic/

From Mike Prada, SBNation: http://www.sbnation.com/2017/2/14/14610764/serge-ibaka-trade-raptors-magic-terrence-ross-nba-rumors

From David Brandon, 16 Wins A Ring: https://16winsaring.com/serge-ibaka-the-next-great-toronto-raptors-power-forward-is-here-efc2ea7cae7a#.xofo5av4r

From Chris Ryan, The Ringer: https://theringer.com/toronto-raptors-serge-ibaka-trade-4c0e69716a14#.j1v2g2tq6

–  Rise And Resilience Of Grit And Grind (from Dan Feldman, NBC Sports):

Read it here:  http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/02/15/rise-and-resilience-and-fall-of-grizzlies-grit-grind/

How Sabonis Is Adjusting His Game (from Max Seng, Hoops Habit):

Read and watch it here: http://hoopshabit.com/2017/02/14/oklahoma-city-thunder-domantas-sabonis/

–  Nate Robinson Hopes To Use D-League To Jump-Start NBA Comeback (from Jake Pavorsky, Liberty Ballers):

Read it here: http://www.libertyballers.com/2017/2/15/14619930/nate-robinson-d-league-delaware-87ers-nba-new-york-knicks-slam-dunk-contest-andre-iguodala

ESPN Re-signs Mark Jones (from Gianina Thompson):

Read it here: http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2017/02/espn-re-signs-veteran-commentator-mark-jones-multi-year-agreement/

NOTE: We will publish Part Two of today’s Basketball Intelligence this afternoon or evening.